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Publication numberUS1899666 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 28, 1933
Filing dateJun 18, 1931
Priority dateJun 18, 1931
Publication numberUS 1899666 A, US 1899666A, US-A-1899666, US1899666 A, US1899666A
InventorsBuschman Abraham L
Original AssigneeBuschman Abraham L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Christmas tree lighting set package
US 1899666 A
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Feb. 28, 1933; A, BUSCHMAN 1,899,666

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING SET PACKAGE Filed June 18, 1931 IN V EN TOR.

IR HUI ww Patented Feb. 28, 1933 ARAHAM L. BUSCHMAN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING sin: PACKAGE Application filed .Tune V18,

rl`his invention relates to Christmas tree lighting set packages and the like articles.

An object of this invention is to provide a package of the character described having highly improved means for carrying the lamps of a Christmas tree lighting setandfor attractively displaying the'same.

A further object of this invention is to provide a neat, compact and strong package ofthe character described which shall comprise comparatively few and simple parts, easy to assemble into a package, which shall be relatively inexpensive to manufacture, attractive in appearance and practical and efficient to a high degree.

Other objects 'of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out. A

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction herein-A after described, andi of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claims. Y

In the accompanying drawing7 in which is shown one ofthe various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a package embodying the invention with the outer cover removed; u

l Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 2 2 of 1; and A Fig. 3 is a top plan view of a blank forming part of my invention.

Referring now in detail to the drawing, 10 designates a Christmas tree lighting set package embodying the invention. As is well known such sets usually comprise eight miniature lamps 11 connected in series circuit by wiring' l2 and provided with a quick detachable attachment fitting 13, the lamps and the fitting usually being sold to the retailer in a boX. u

For attractively displayingV the lamps, as well as housing the same, the package 10 comprises a boX 15 having a case portion 16 and a cover 17. The case 16 and cover 17 may be of usual construction, said case being formed with a bottom wall 18 and side walls 19; and

1931. Serial No. 545,187.

the cover being providedI with a top wallv 20 and side walls 21 frictionally fitting over the said side walls 19.

' For supporting the lamps within theboX 15, there is provided an Vinsert member 23, preferably made of a single piecev of sheet material such as' cardboard or paperboard forming a blankl 24 shown in Fig. V3L The member 23' is formed with side wall 25 fric- Y tionally contacting the inner surfaces of the said side walls 19, and an outer wall portion 26 parallel to and spaced from said top wall 20. Extending'from said wall 26 are rearwardly extendingtabs 27 preferably formed from the material of said` wall and bent back- (l5 wardly. The outer end portions 28 of said tabs 27 are bent substantially at right angles about creased lines 41 for contacting the inner surface of said bottom wall 18 to retain vsaid tabs 27 against movement. "Each of said tabs 70 is Apreferably formed with a round opening 29Vof sutticient diameter to permit the base of the lamp bulb 30' to pass therethrough. Each bulb 30 of the lamps 1l is screwed to its vsocket 31, whereby the lamps vare attached,75

to the tabs 27 and are thus maintained in substantially parallel relation with respect to said wall 26. Preferably the shape of each tab 27 is similar to the longitudinal, crosssectional shape of the lamp bulbs 30 so that 80 upon pushing the tabs rearwardly, the openings 34,.formed in the wall portion 26 and through which the lamp bulbs maybe seen, will be of similar shape.

In the form shown in the drawing for the purpose of illustration only, the lamp bulbs 30 are bell-shaped and hence the tabs 27'are likewise bell shaped, so as to provide bell shaped openings 34 through which thek similarly shaped lamp bulbs may be seen upon removing the cover 17. The wall portion 26 may also be formed withl slots 35 adapted to receiveportion of the rims 36 of the lamp sockets therethrough.V

The frontface of said wall portion 26 may 95 be' decorated as with a representation of a church steeple whereby theklamp bulbs give the appearance of the bells for said Steeple. Since the tabs 27 may move slightly due to the natural resiliency of the cardboard or paperboard'of which the blank Qlvis made, the lamps l1 will assume slightly varying positions and thus enhance the appearance of the package, since swinging bells are thus simulated.

InV making the device, the blank 24 is' Y' stamped to provide the openings 36 and is formed with outlines 40 and with creased lines ll to form tabs 27 and to permit the portions 28 to be bent as shown in Fig. 2.

Obviously any suitable Ydecoratively shapedv Y ily assembled into the package which is effective for housing and attractively displaying the lamps. The lamp obviously maybe readily disassembled by merely .unscrewmg the bulbs: from the sockets.

, lIt will be noted that in accordance `with this invention, the complete lighting set is displayed and supported by the inserted member itself in a .highly decorative and ornamental manner, and a dominant feature of the invention resides in the fact that with the construction described, it is possible to have a complete decorative unit embraced in the insert itself and the latter together with the lamps assembled thereon maybe removed from rthe box and suspended for display in a window or on a tree or any other way, so'as to vcomprise a complete Christmas or other festival decorative unit. I

It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is well 'adapted to meet the conditions'of practical use. v

As various possible embodiments might be made of thevabove invention, and as various changes might be Inade'in the embodiment above set forth, it is to beunderstood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is -to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:`

l. A Christmas tree lighting set package comprising a box and a sheet member within said boX having a plurality of openings, a plurality of sockets wiredl in series circuit within the box, and lamps attached to said sockets, each lamp comprising a base and a bulb, the base of each of said bulbs extending through one of` said openings and being screwed to a socket whereby said sheet member is clamped between the bulbs and sockets.

2. A flat sheet member provided with a tab cut from the material thereof and extending .at an angleto said sheet to? form an opening V'prising Va bulb having a screw threaded base extending through said tabE opening, and a socket screwed to said base, the longitudinal cross-sectional shape of said bulb being substantially the same as the shape of said opening formed in said member.

Ll. `A Christmas tree lighting set package comprising a case having a rear -wa-ll and side walls, a member mounted Ywithin said member having a front wall portion parallel to saidrear wall, and side wall portions contacting said first named sidewall, and a plurality oftabs cut from the said front wall and bent rearwardly therefrom, and a plurality of lamps wired in series circuit disposed be- Y tween said front and rear walls and mounted on said tabs. Y

5. A Christmas tree lighting set package comprising a case having a rear wall and side walls, and a member made of sheet material, mounted within `said casing and disposed substantially parallel to said rear wall, a plurality of tabs cut fromthe material of said member and bent rearwardly therefrom, each of said tabs being formed with an opening and a plurality of lamps wir-ed in series circuit, each lamp comprising a bulb formed with a base extending through one of said openings and a socket screwed to said base.

6. A Christmas tree lighting set package.`

comprisinga case having a rear wall and side walls, anda member made of sheet material mounted withinV said casing and disposed substantially parallel to said rear wall, a plurality of tabs cut from the material of said member and bent rearwardlyy therefrom, each of said tabs having a plurality of lamps wired in series circuit,`each lamp comprising a bulb formed with a base extending through one of said openings, and a socket screwed to said base, the longitudinal crosssectional shape of one of said bulbs being substantially similar to the shape of one ofsaid tabs.

comprising a case having a rear wall and side walls, a cover therefor having a front wa ll and side walls fitted over said first named side walls, a member made of a single blank of sheet material within said package and having the front wall parallel to, and spaced from, said first mentioned front wall, and side walls contacting the inner surface of the side A christmas tree lighting set package sheet material within said package and having the front wall parallel to, and spaced from, said first mentioned front wall, and side walls contacting the inner surface of the side walls of said case, and tabs cut from said Y second named front wall and extending rearwardly therefrom, the end portions of said tabs contacting the inner surface of said rear wall, a plurality of lamps wired in series circuit disposed between said second named front wall and said rear wall, each of said tabs being formed with an opening, a bulb of each lamp having a base extending through said opening and screwed to the socket portion of said lamp.

9. A Christmas tree lighting set package comprising a case having a rear wall and side walls, a cover therefor having a front wall and side walls fitted over said first named side walls, a member made of a single blank of sheet material within said package and having a front wall parallel to, and spaced from, said first mentioned front wall, and side walls contacting the inner surface of the side walls of said case, and tabs cut from said second named fro-nt wall and extending rearwardly therefrom, the end portions of said tabs contacting the inner surface of said rear wall, a plurality of lamps wired in series circuit disposed between said second named front wall and said rear wall, each of said tabs having an opening, the bulb portion of each lamp having a base extending through said opening and screwed to the socket portion of said lamp, the longitudinal, cross-sectional shape of each bulb being substantially similar to the shape of each of said tabs. f

10. A display device comprising a piece of sheet material having a plurality of openings therein, a plurality of lamps wired in series circuit and means for mounting said wired lamps on one side of said sheet and with the bulbs projecting into said openings, said means comprising tabs extending from said piece of sheet material, and adjacent said openings, said tabs each having an opening for receiving the base of a lamp therethrough.

l1. A display device comprising a fiat piece tab cut out from the material thereof and extending at an angle to said sheet to form an opening in said member, said tab having an opening therein and a lamp comprising a bulb having a screw threaded base extending through said tab opening and a socket screwed to said base,rsaid bulb projecting partially within the opening in said sheet member.

13. A ChristmasV tree lighting set package comprising a case having a rear wall and side walls, a member made of a single blank of sheet material within said case and having a front wall parallel to and spaced from said rear wall, and side walls contacting the inner surfaces of said side walls, and a plurality of lamp sockets interconnected by wiring and lamps attached to said sockets, mounted on said front wall and disposed betweensaid rear v wall and front'wall. p

14. A Christmas tree lighting set package comprising a case having a rear wall and'side walls, a member made of a single blank of sheet material within said casefand having a front wall parallel to and spaced from said rear wall, and side walls contacting the inner surfaces of said first side walls, and a plurality of lamp sockets interconnected by wiring and lamps attached to said sockets, mounted on said front wall and disposed between said rear wall and front wall, said front wall having openings for partially receiving the bulb portions of'said lamps.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.

ABRAHAM L. BUSCHMAN.

of sheet material having a plurality of open- 'I ings, a plurality of electric sockets wired in series circuit, bulbs attached to said sockets and means adjacent Vsaid openings and disposed on one side of said flat sheet for supporting said sockets on said side only, with the bulbsprojecting into said openings.

l2. A fiat sheet member provided with a

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3072250 *Feb 12, 1960Jan 8, 1963Stanley Houston AlexanderInterior package
US4022323 *Dec 3, 1975May 10, 1977Yasuo YamazakiPacking case assembly of a set of decoration lamps
US5033619 *Jun 13, 1990Jul 23, 1991Garis Cynthia LLight string carrier
US6237777 *May 14, 1997May 29, 2001Hunter Manufacturing Group, Inc.Display carton for simulated article inspection
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/419, 206/779, 206/457
International ClassificationB65D5/50
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/5038
European ClassificationB65D5/50D4B