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Sept. 6, 1932. w. E. TURNER DISPENSING CONTAINER Filed July 7, 1930 IN V EN TOR. I Wa/ffirj Z2726?" @644 I 4; ATTORNEY.
Patented Sept. 6, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WALTER E. TURNER, OF NORWICH, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO ATLANTIC CARTON v CORPORATION, OF NORWICH, CONNECTICUT, A. CORPORATION OF NEW YORK DISPENSING CONTAINER Application filed July 7, 1930. Serial No. 466,135.
the carton is set up the said flap closes the carton and acts as a shelf for supporting an object in front of said window.
The article is supported in front of the window for display purposes while at the same time the window facilitates the wit-hdrawal of articles from the carton.
Numerous other objects and advantages of the invention will be observed from the following description of the preferred form thereof which for purposes of disclosure are illustrated in the accompanying drawing,
Fig. 1 is a perspective View of a container in'partially set-up position embodying the novel features of the carton of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a similar View of a container in full set-up position, and
Fig. 3 is a side elevational view of the container as it appears in setup relation, parts being shown in section to explain the novel features of the invention.
Referring now to the drawing, the invention will be described in detail.
The carton or container of the invention comprises relatively foldable frontand rear walls 2 and 4.- and side walls 6. Thecarton may be cut from a suitable blank of cardboard or any other desired material and will have the usual overlapping edges which are secured together so that a plurality of cartons may be stacked in flat or knock-down position andopened or set-up as shown in Fig. 1.
At the upper, end of the container, side flaps 8 and a top end flap 10 are provided. These are foldable inwardly as usual so as to close the upper end of the container as shown in Fig. 2.
A cut-out slot or window 12 is provided near the lower end of the front wall of the container which extends transversely of said wall. The side walls 6 may be cut away adj acent thereto as at 14, all as shown. A lower foldable flap indicated generally at 16 is provided at the lower side of the container and preferably extends from the forward Wall thereof. This flap 16 as a whole is bendable or foldable along: a line 18 and comprises relatively foldable or hingedtogether sections 20, 22, 24 and 25. Lower side flaps 26 are hinged to the lower end of the side walls 6 and cooperate with the flap 16 to close the lower end of the carton, as will later appear.
According to a special feature of the in vention the lower flap 16 is formed with the hinged sections so that it may be folded to provide a shelf between the walls of the carton in front of the window and at the same time close the lower end of the carton. To accomplish this the sections 22, 24 and 25 are inserted in the lower end of the carton so that section 22 lies against the rear wall thereof, while the section 24 extends between the Walls and the section 25 lies against the front wall. In this way the section'25 provides a shelf between the walls at the lower edge of the window, while section 22 supports section 24 and section 20 acts as a closure for the end of the carton.
The lower one of a stack of articles such as cartons may rest in thevwindow through which it may be withdrawn. As an article is withdrawn through the window the stack will drop so that the next lowermost article will rest on the shelf. In this way a stack of articles may be withdrawn through the window one at a time and as long as any articles remain in the carton one will be displayed on the shelf for withdrawal therethrough.
abovethe corresponding edges of the front wall.
In this way as the lower end of the carton rests on a support the carton tilts rearwardly as shown in Fig. 3, and it will be seen the carton is supported in this tilted position by means of the easel 28.
It will be noted that the carton is provided with a window for displaying an article and through which it may e withdrawn, while a flap for closing an end of the carton is formed to provide a shelf for supporting the lowermost article of a stack in front of said window. It will also be noted that the lower end of the carton is arranged so that when the carton rests thereon it will be tilted rearwardly while an easel extending from the rear wall of the carton supports the same in tilted position. 1
Having described the invention in the form at present preferred,,what I desire to claim and secure as broadly as the law permits is:
A carton blank comprising in combination front, rear and side walls joined together to form a receptacle when set up, the front wall having a transverse window the lower edge of which is spaced above the lower edge of said wall, the lower edge of said front wall extending beyond the lower edge of the rear wall and the lower edges of the side walls extending in an angular relation therebetween so the receptacle when resting with the lower edges on a horizontal surface will tilt rear-- wardly, an easel on the rear face of said rear wall for supporting the receptacle in said tilted position, a section extending from the said lower edge of the frontwall to the lower edge of the rear wall to close the lower end of the receptacle, a second section extending from said first-named section to overlie'the inner face of said rear wall, a third section extending from said second section to extend across between said front and rear walls adjacent the. lower edge of said window and a fourth section extending from said third section to overlie the inner face of said front wall below said window and rest on the inner face of said first named section, the said sections being arranged so that the first-named section may reston a horizontal surface when the carton is set up in tilted position and whereby the third section will be supported in parallelism with said first-named section.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
WALTER E. TURNER.