US 1912310 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
30, 1933- c. c. kossoTTl I ,9
DISPLAY CONT-AINER Filed Feb. 11 1932 Char/es C. 7x 03 0771 Patented May 30, 1913 3 UNITED STATES PATENT ornce CHARLES C. BOS8OT'1I, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ABSIGNORIO BOBSO'ITI LITHOGBAPKIHG comm, INCL, OF NEW YORK, N. Y A. @RPOBA'IIOH OF NEW YORK msrmv con'rmnn Application fled February 1:, 1m.- a im No. 592300.
This invention relates to display cartons of the type having a window through which art of the contents ofthe carton are visible or purpose of display.
T e, object of -t e invention is to provide a carton having. a display aperture cut in one face thereof, said carton being enclosed'in a wrapper completely sealed against the entrance of dust, and having a window glazed to with a transparent membrane and registering with the a erture in said carton.
t is old in t e art to provide a carton particularly of the one-piece tuck flap type, having'a display aperture covered by a sheet of cellophane or other transparent membrane, pasted on from the inside of the carton; This construction has heretofore been applicable only to an unwrapped carton, and this type of carton is open to the serious objection that so it is not dust-proof.
33 a transparent sheet In the quest for a dust-proof display package, manufacturers and distributors have adopted a carton having a display opening, the carton beino com letely wrapped within t rough which the display opening and the contents of the package are visible. iihis answers the-desideration oi dust-prootness, but it is not only expensive, but has the much more important drawback, that the transparent wrapper obscures the printing and color lithographed on the carton, so that the transparent wrapper becomes the predominant feature of the package, the brand becoming a secondary or sub-ordinate characteristic. This is explained through the tact that the trans arentwrapper does not closely against the surfaces of the, carton sothet a thin film of air intervenes, which causes total reflection of light from the wrapper or at least a part thereof, detracting trorn the visibility of the brand.
i he present invention seeks to avoid this drawback by providing an opaque wrapper for completely enclosing the carton upon which the printing andcolor of the lithographing may up ear, and having a trans parent window a opted to re ister with an opening in the carton, when t e wrapper is op lied to the carton.
ther objects or the invention will appear to theunderside of the wrapper.
as the following description of a preferred and practical embodiment thereof proceeds.
In the drawing throughout the several figures of which the same characters of reference havebeen employed to denote identical parts:
Figure 1 is perspective view of the carton;
\ Figure 2 is a plan view of the paper wrapper in flat position showing the cellophane ends;
Figure't is a similar view, the fold being partly completed;
Figure 5 is a similar viewv showing a stage in the sequence of the wrapping operations,
in which the upper end flap is about to be pasted into dust-sealing relation upon the folded end of the wrapper;
Figure 6 is a perspective view showing the end of the wrapper in its finished, sealed state; and t Figure 7 is a cross section through the wra ped carton showing the glazed aperture of t e wrapper in reglstry with the open aperture in the face of the carton.
Referring now in detail to the several fi ures, the numeral 1 represents a carton. n the illustrative embodiment as shown, this is composed of a unitary blank of sheet material such for instance, as pasteboard suitably folded and slotted to form a carton of the known tuck-flap type. It has an aperture 2 formed in one face, 1n the present instance, in i Y material such, for instance as an or inary light grade of paper. It may be printed, or lithographed in color and to show the brand, and 1t, is provided in asuitable region with an'apertur'e' glazed with a small sheet. 5
of transparent membrane adhesivelyvapplied brightness wit In ractice the wrapper is laid down upon the fil ed and closed carton by a machine with sufiicient precision to cause the aperture 4 in the wrapper to register with the aperture 2 in the top of the carton. The wrapper is then folded around the carton in conformation to the surface thereof, the lines of fold being shown in broken lines in Figure 2. The edge 6 is overlapped b the bottom face 7 and is adhesively joined t ereto. The ends of the carton are folded together in known manner, slits 8 bein cut in the wrap er to facilitate folding. he lower end ap 9, see Figure 3, is first folded upward into a osition a ainst the end of the carton as is Indicated 1n Figure 4. The triangular extending side portions 10 thus formed are folded flat against the ends of the carton as is indicated in Figure 5. This leaves only the extended portion of the top face of the wrapper free. This portion forming the flapll is now folded down and pasted against the flap 9 and the portions 10, completely sealing the ends of the carton.
As has been stated in connection with the objects of the invention, this is the first instance insofar as is known in which the idea of the glazed display window has been applied to an opaque wrapper of the dust-proof type in which the printing, coloration or brand of the Ipackage is exposed in all its out any diminution in its appearance such as is ordinarily caused when the carton is enclosed in a transparent wrapr. While I have in the above description dcscribed what I believe to be a preferred and practical embodiment of the invention, it is tobe understood that the illustrative embodiment of the invention as shown is merely by way of example but that the principles of the invention can be applied to a carton of any shape and construction, the inventive concept eing satisfied by the rovision in a dust-proof wrapper of the g a zed window registering with an open window or aperture in the carton itself.
What I claim is:
Dust sealed package with display window comprising a carton of material sufliciently stiff to be self-shape retaining having a window opening in a face thereof, an opaque flexihle wrapper having a window opening, a transparent membrane glazing said last named opening, said wrapper being posi tioned in enclosing. and fitting relation to said carton with its glazed opening registering with the opening in said carton and its sealing edges overlapping and adhesively united.
In testimon whereof I aflix my si nature.
HARLES C. ROSS TTI.