US 1879952 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 27, 1932. s, ROSEN y 1,879,952
DISPLAY PACKAGE Foi EDIBLES AND THE LIKE Filed April l5, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet l i fjyewfZaaeW CL* H.
Sept. 27, 1932. s. Rosi-:N 1,879,952
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Patented Sept. 27, 1932 PATENT GFFICE SAMUEL ROSEN, 0F PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND DISPLAY PACKAGE FOR EDIBLES AND THE LIKE Application led April 15,
This invention relates to an improved display package for edibles and the like as is particularly adapted for use in connection with candies of the type which are generally sold mounted upon elongated wooden supporting strips and which are commonly known as lollypops. Y l
One object of the invention is to provide a display package for confections of the character described which is in the form of a book having a back and cover portions secured to opposite edges thereof and foldable to be arranged upon opposite sides of a central space occupied by the confections.
Another object of the invention is to provide novel means 'for securing the confections or edibles to one of the cover portions of the holder in such a manner that they will be supported between the covers, when the covers are in folded position, and be held by the cover to which they are secured in such a manner as to provide an attractive display when the covers are open.
Another object of the invention is to provide novel means for retaining the confections in display position upon one of the cover portions of the holder in such a manner as to permit their being readily removed while retaining them against accidental separation from the cover portion.
A further object of the invention resides in the employment of'certain novel steps and arrangement of steps employed in forming the holder member and in positioning the confections thereon in such a manner as to advantageously display the same to view when the cover portions are opened.
Other objects and advantages of the invention relate to various improved details of construction and novel arrangements of the parts as will be more fully set forth in the detailed description to follow.
Referring to the drawings Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the holder showing the covers partially open and illustrating the position ofthe parts when the confcctions are inserted within and held in position upon one of the cover portions,
Fig. 2 is a sectional view of the cover portion holding the confections, taken substan- 1931. Serial No. 530,226.
tially along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, and showing the confections in side elevation in their relation to those parts of the cover portion which are adapted to retain them in position thereon, v 5
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the holder showing the covers in closed position,
Fig. 4 is a plan view of a sheet forming the cover port-ion, and showing the cut and weakened lines for forming the confection holding and retaining elements integral with the cover as well as the weakened lines for forming folds in the sheet and about which the cover portions are turned to give the sheet a booklike form, and,
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a portion of the sheet showing the cut-out confection holding and retaining elements of the cover portion when moved out of the plane of the cover .portion and into their confection holding and retaining positions.
In the embodiment of the invention illustrated herein 1 designates generally a sheet of relatively stiff paper, cardboard or the like or substantially rectangular form which may be employed for forming the confection holder, the sheet being preferably made of material which is capable of bending but which is suiiciently sti" so that the confection holding and retaining portions thereof are capable of maintaining themselves substantially in their confection holding and retaining positions under the weight of the confection carried thereby.
The sheet 1 is preferably provided with weakened lines consisting of creases or indentations 2 which extend transversely of the sheet in parallel relation-with each other to separate the sheet into cover portions 3 and 4 and a back 5 in such a manner that the cover portions may be folded about the lines 2 and into position to form a book-like structure as'shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings.
The cover portion 4 is provided with confection holding and retaining elements which are preferably formed integral with the cover portion 4 after a manner which will be more fully described hereinafter. The confection holding and retaining elements comprise spaced retaining members 6 and 7,
which `as shown are formed integral with the cover portion 4 and turned at substantially right angles to the plane of the cover portion along lines of fold designated by the reference character 8. The confection retaining members 6 and 7 are each provided with alternate large and small openings 9 and 10 formed therein for the reception of the supporting shanks or staffs 12 (formed ofwood or other suitable' material) upon which the confections or edibles 14 are individually mounted. The confection holding members 15 and 16 are preferably formed integral with the cover portion 4 and are each bent into substantially right angles to the plane of the cover portion so that they occupy positions substantially parallel with and spaced from the retaining members 6 and 7 respectively. These confection holding members serve to engage or be located in proximity to that part of the confections opposite to the portion adjacent to one of the retaining members 6 or 7, when the parts are in assembled position, and to retain the confection in proper position and prevent the accidental escape of the staffs or supports 12 from the openings formed in the retaining members. The formation of the retaining members 6 and 7 and the holding members 15 and 16 from the cover leaves parallel connecting strips 18 and 19 located between corresponding retaining members 6 and 7 and holding members 15 and 16 respectively upon which the confections located between the members 6 and r15 and the members 7 and 16 rest when in assembled position relative t0 the cover portion 4.
The confections are alternately arranged between the members 6 and 15 and between the members 7 and 16 throughout the width of the cover portions with their respective supports positioned in oppositely arranged corresponding openings 9 and 10 formed in the retaining members 6 and 7 res ectivcly, that portion of each support 12 a jacent to the confection being located within one of the larger openings 9 while that part of the support more remote from the confection is positioned in one of the openings 10. It follows from the above that the confections 14 are arranged in two oppositely positioned rows spaced from each other and extending substantially across the cover portion 4, each row of confections being located between one of the upright retaining members, 6 or 7, and one of the upright holding members, 15 or 16, by which they are held against accidental removal from the cover and in the position shown resting upon the strips 18 and 19 respectively.
In forming the confection holding and retaining elements as well as the weakened lines of creases or depressions 2, the sheet 1 may be treated in any suitable manner but I prefer to subject the sheet to the action of a suitabove described portions of the die may form weakened lines of creases or depressions 2 extending transversely of the sheet', and other portions of the die may be so formed and arranged as to cut entirely through the sheet along the heavy lines 20, 21, 22 and 23 to partially sever from the sheet those portions which become respectively the holding members 15 `and 16, the retaining members 6 and 7, the tabs 24 and the tabs 25. The die may also be provided with portions shaped and adapted to form weakened lines or lines of creases or depressions 8 and 27, about which the holder members 6 and 7 and the holding members 15 and 16 may be bent as they are pressed out of the plane of the cover portion 4 and into their operative positions at approximately right angles to the plane of the cover portion.
After the sheet l has been stamped out o1 cut as above described the retaining members 6 and 7 and holding members 15 and 16 are pressed out of the plane of the cover portion and into the approximate position shown in Fig. 5 of the drawings, the several members each being bent substantially along its weakened line 8 or 27, as the case may be. In pressing out the retaining members 6 and 7 as above described, the tabs 24 are not bent out ofthe plane of the cover member 4 but tend t remain substantially entirely within the plane of the cover member after the retaining members have been pressed out into positions substantially at right angles to the plane of the cover .member 4. 4
After the holding members and retaining members have been pressed out in the manner above described, the confection may be mounted upon the cover member by passing the supports of each confection irst through one of the larger openings 9 in such a manner that the end of the staff strikes the corresponding tab 25 in the other retaining member and presses it out of the plane of the retaining member so as to permit the end of the support to enter one of the smaller openings 10.
As shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings the confections are alternately arranged upon the cover member so that the supports of adjacent confections extend in opposite directions and lie within correspondingly positioned openings formed in the retaining members with the confections located between 'each holder member and its corresponding retaining member.
vWhat I claim is 1. Apholder for confections and the like comprising a stiff sheet having portions thereof shaped to form oppositely positioned each other throughout a portion of their eX- tent, spaced retaining members carried by one of said cover portions and located at an angle to the plane of the cover portion, said retaining members being arranged in substantial parallelism Witheach other for holding a plurality of articles each of which is provided with a slender elongated portion adapted'Ito be received in registering openings ormed in said retaining members, and holding members carried by said cover portion and located at substantially right angles to the plane of the cover portion, each of said holding members being spaced from and located substantially parallel with one of said retaining members.
2. A display package for edibles having elongated supports, comprising a sheet of relatively stil7 material provided with lines of bend arranged substantially parallel with each other along which adjacent portions of the sheet are bent to form a book-like structure having a back and oppositely positioned cover portions, spaced retaining members carried by one of said cover portions 'and located upon the inner face of said cover portions, and a plurality of said edible supports mounted in said retaining members and positioned between said cover portions.
3. A display package for edibles having elongated supports, comprising a sheet of relatively stiff material provided with lines of bend arranged substantially parallel with each other along which adjacent portions of the sheet are bent to form a book-like structure having aback and oppositely positioned cover portions, spaced retaining members carried by one of said cover portions and located upon the inner face of said cover portions, a plurality of said edible supports mounted in said retaining members and positioned between said cover portions, and holding 'members carried by said edible supporting cover portions and arranged Ain spaced relation with said edible retaining 1 members.
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