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M y 30, 1933- I G. G. DUNN, JR 1,911,673
DISPLAY AND DISPENSING DEVICE Filed June 19, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet l May 30, I933. cs. e. DUNN, JR 1,911,678
I DISPLAY AND DISPENSING DEVICE Filed June 19, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented May 30, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GEORGE J'R., Oi PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR TO SHOE LACE COMPANY, BT11, OF PROVIDENGE, RHODE ISLAND, A CORPORATION OF RHODE ISLAND Application filed June 19,
This invention relates to a display and dispensing device and is herein illustrated as embodied in a box particularly adapted for use as a container for packages of shoe lustrated by way'of example, consists in front, rear and sie walls, and top and bottom closures, together with a partition extending between the front and rear walls for dividing the interior of the box into a plurality of compartments, and a flap formed in the rear wall and adapted to be bent inwardly to retain in substantially upright position in the box articles located between the front wall and the edge of the flap. Preferably and as shown the partition divides' the interior of the box into upper and lower compartments which are further subdivided by vertical partitions which extend at right angles to the rear wall, there being flaps located in the rear wall, respectively, adjacent to the upper and lower compartments, said flaps each: having aslot in alinemen-towith the corresponding vertical partition so that the flap can be bent inwardly. Preferably, the front wall is inclined relatively to the rear wall, and the upper portion of the front wall is provided with an opening behind which is located a display eardrheld in position by the vertical partition the upper compartment.
Boxes constructed and arranged as above set forth provide convenient means for storing articles, such as packages of shoe laces of different-sizes and colors, which are securely held inupright position in the various compartments between the front wall of the box and the forward edges of the flaps. The openin'gs "left by the flaps provide access to the articles through which the articles can readily be removed when desired. The display card, which is adapted to support samples, is located in a prominent position along. the front wall of the DISIEZIZrAY AND DISPENSING DEVICE 1931'. Serial No. 545,517.
box whereas the openings through which articles are removed are located in the rear of the box. This construction provides a neat and compact box in which articles can be packed and shipped and then displayed for sale without further handlingof the in-' dividu-al articles.
Other objects and features of the invention will be apparent from the following detailed description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and will be pointed out in the claims.
In the drawings, 7 Fig. 1 is a perspective view in section, illustrating one embodiment of the inventlon; Fig. 2 is a plan View of the box blank; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the partition for dividing the box into upper'and lower compartments;
Flg, 4 is a perspective View of the vertical partition for the lower compartment;
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of'the dis- 7 play card;
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the upper portion of the box, showing the display card in position; and
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the vertical partition for the upper compartment.
As shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the draw ings, the body portion of the box is formed:
from a blank 10 cut from sheet material and which comprises rectangular front and. rear walls 12, and 14, respectively, and substantially triangular side walls 16 and 18. The side walls 16 and 18 are bent along score lines 20 and 22 about the front wall 12, and the rear wall 14 is bent along a score line 24 about the side wall 18 to form the box, the parts being held in assembled relation by a tongue 26 carried by the rear wall 14 and preferably secured by paste tothe margin of the side wall 16. The side Walls 16 and 18 are provided with flaps 28, and the rear wall 14 is provided with a flap 30 which is foldable inwardly over the flaps 28 .to constitute a top closure for the box, the flap 30 being retained in position by a tongue 32. Similarly, the side walls are provided with flaps 34, and the front portion 12' is pro vided with a flap 36 foldable over the flaps 34 to provide a bottom closure, flap 36 being held in position by a tongue 38. It is to be noted that the side walls 16 and 18 of the blank 10 are provided with score lines 40 along which the blank may be folded after the tongue has been secured to the side walls 16 thus to permit the blank to be collapsed so that prior to assembly it can be stored substantially flat. By reason of the triangular shape of theside walls 16 and 18 the front wall 12 of the box extends at' an inclination to the rear wall 14 and bottom closure when the box is assembled, thereby rendering the front face or display portion of the box more prominent than would otherwise be the case. s
The box is divided into several compartments by means of partition members which, as illustrated in Figs. 3 to 7, inclusive are shown in the same relative positions as they occupy in the assembled box shown in Fig. 1.
The box is divided into upper and lower compartments by means of a blank 42 best shown in Figs. 2 and 3. The blank 42 comprises a portion 44 which is arranged to extend parallel to the bottom of the box and haying a tongue 46 secured to the rear wall of the box and a flap 48' bent along a scoreline 50 in such manner as to engage and extend along the inclined front wall 12 of the box, the front of the flap resting upon the bottom of the box.
The lower portion of the box is subdivided into two compartments by means of a partitionwhich comprises a blank 52 (Fig.
4) which] is folded upon itself to form a double partition wall 54 from which extend laterally wings 56-which are adapted to rest upon the bottom of the box. The forward edges of the partition 54 are inclined to the bottom of the box at the same angle as is the front wall 12 of the box and is-arranged to abut said wall. The upper edge of the partition 54 is provided with a locking tongue 58 which is adapted to extend through a slot 60. in the blank 42 and thereby to securethe blanks 42 and 52 in fixed position relatively to each other and to the body portion of the box.
' Opposite to the upper compartment of the box the front wall 12 is provided with an opening 62 behind which is located a display card 64 (Figs. 5 and 6) having outturnedflanges 66 which operate to space the body portion of the card rearwardly ofthe front face of the box thereby to provide a compartment for sample articles such as shoe-lace packages 67 to be displayed. The display card 64 rests upon the blank 42 with its flanges 66' inengagement with the under side of the front wall 12 the card being held in position by a partition member 68 (Fig. 7) which also divides the upper compartbetween the front wall 12 and the flanges Centrally of the rear wall 14 the box is providedwithcut-out portions or flaps 76 and 78 (Figs. 1 and 2) located respectively above and below the portion 44' of the blank 42 and foldable inwardly intoposition to constitute retaining members for articles positioned in the various compartments of the box. slot 80, and the'vertical wall 'of'th'e partition member 68 is provided-with a cooperating slot 82 so that the flap can berotated inwardly without being obstructed bythe wall 70. Similarly, the flap 7 8 is pro'vided'with a. slot 84, and partition wall 54 is provided with a cooperating notch 86 which will permit inward movement ofthe-fl'ap'78. The
forward edges of flaps 76 and 78 extend in-- wardly, upon opposite sides of the partitions 68 and 54, toward the front wall 12 but are spaced a suflicient distance therefrom tohold in substantially vertical" position slender articles located in the comp'artl'nents in front of the flaps without any likelihood-of the articles being unintentionally removed through openings 88 and 90 left by the flaps in the back of the-box. '--This is illustrated in Fig. 1 in which articles, such as packages of shoe laces 92, are positioned in the righthand upper compartment; with the lower portions of the packages resting upon the blank 42 and-the upper portions resting upon the portion 94 of -the rear portion of the box. the packages being retained in substantially upright position by the forward edges of the flap 76. In the lower. righthand compartment o'f'the box are shown shoe-lace packages 96 the lower portions-of which rest 'upon'the bottom of the box and which are held in substantially upright positionby the forward edges of the flap 7 8. It is to be noted thatthe openings 88 and 90 provide easy access to the articles. in -the various compartments. 4 Y 1 7 After the box hasbeen assembled in the manner above set forth, it can readily be packed with-articles; such as shoelaces, by resting the box upon itsfront wall 12,-successively folding back the top and bottom flaps 30 and 365 and the wings 56, and placing the articles in' the various compartments with the axes' of.-the articles extending substantially parallel to 'the front wall of the box. "The closures are The flap 76 is provided with a then replaced, and the flaps 76 and 78 are bent inwardly to hold the packages in position within the box. The construction and arrangement of parts is such that, while the packages are retained within the box even upon considerable rough handling thereof, the packages are held in such position that they can be grasped by inserting the fingers through the openings 88 and 90 and can be readily removed through the openings.
Thus the invention provides a compact display and dispensing device in which articles can be packed and shipped and from which the articles can be dispensed without further arrangement or individual handling of the articles.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the Unite States is 1. A display box comprising front, rear and side walls, top and bottom closures for the box, a partition extending between the front and rear walls for dividing the interior of the box into a plurality of compartments, and a flap cut from the rear wall and .7
having portions foldable inwardly upon opposite sides of the partition into position with the edges of the flap in predetermined spaced relation to the front wall to retain in. substantially upright position in the compartments articles located between the front wall and edges of the flap.
2. A display box comprising front, rear and side walls, top and bottom closures for the box, a partition extending between the front and rear walls for dividing the interior of the box into a pluraility of compartments, and flaps formed centrally of the rear wall and foldable inwardly into the compartments formed by the partition for engaging articles located in the compartments between the front wall and the edges of the flaps to retain the articles in accessible position relatively to openings in the rear wall left by the flaps.
3. A display box having side walls, a. rear wall, a front wall inclined relatively to the rear wall and having an opening therein, top and bottom closures, partition members for dividing the interior of the box into a plurality ,of compartments, a display card located inside the box in alinement with said opening, and means on one of the partitions for engaging the card to support it in position in engagement with the inclined wall.
4:. A display box comprising side walls, a rear wall, a front wall inclined relatively to the rear wall and having an opening therein, a display card positioned within the box in alinement with said opening and having flanged portions for spacing the card from the front wall, and a member within the box for dividing the interior thereof into compartments and having portions for engaging the card to hold the latter in position along the inclined front wall, the rear wall having an opening therein to provide access to the compartments.
5. A display box comprising a blank cut and bent to form side walls, a rear wall, and a front wall inclined relatively to the rear wall, flaps carried by the walls for forming the bottom and top of the box, a blank secured to the rear wall and having a portion extending parallel to the bottom of the box to divide theinterior of the box into upper and lower compartments, and flaps formed in the rear wall adapted to be bent inwardly to provide openings for access to the compartments.
6. A display box comprising front, rear and side walls, a partition dividing the interior of the box into upper and lower compartments, a vertical partition in each of the compartments extending at right angles to the rear wall, and flaps in the rear wall having cut-away portions in alinement with the partitions to permit the flaps to be bent inwardly.
7 A display box comprising front, rear and side Walls, a partition extending at right angles to the rear wall for dividing the interior of the box into compartments, and a flap formed in the rear wall and having a slot located in alinement with the partition so thatthe flap can be bent inwardly on both sides of the partition to provide openings for access to the compartments.
8. A display box comprising rear and side walls, a front wall inclined to the rear wall, flaps on some of the walls to form top and bottom closures for the box, a partition se cured to the rear wall and having a portion extending from the rear wall to the front wall to divide the interior of the box into upper and lower compartments and a portion extending along the front wall to the bottom of the box to support the partition, a vertical partition in the lower compartment, an opening in the front wall opposite the upper compartment, a display card resting upon the first-mentioned partition and extending along the front wall in alinement with the opening, a vertical partition in the upper compartment having a laterally extending inclined wing for supporting the GEORGE G. DUNN, JR.