US 1922354 A
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Aug. 15, 1933. H. H. BURKE 1,922,354
BOX CONSTRUCTION Filed NOV. 30, 1931 Patented Aug. 15, 1933 i PATENT OFFICE BOX CONSTRUCTION I Hubert H. Burke, Chicago, 111., assignor to The Packagezliox Company, a Corporation of Illinois 9 Application November. 30, [1931 Serial No. 577,911
2 Claims. (01. 229746),
Thepresent invention relates to boxconstrum tions, and more particularly toa novel base construction and tying or closure means.
Among the objects of the present invention is ,to provide a novel reenforced base in box'constructions provided with tape, ribbon, string or other tyingmeans whereby to provide a tight closure. I
A further obj ect is to provide a base, end or side ,of a box, with a false bottom adapted to add strength to a construction provided withtying means normally associated with the base.
Another object of the inventionis to provide the base, end or side of a box construction with a novel reenforcing member adapted to more evenly distribute the weight of the contents of the box and prevent detachment of the usual base,
end or side.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a box or receptacle with a novel tying means 7 such base, end
or side. The present invention contemplates the provision of the tape, ribbon,
string or other tying means on the base, end or side wall, and through the adjacent ends or sides of the box or receptacle, and a false bottom stamped or otherwise secured in position over such tying means, whereby to reenforced the base, end or side wall, secure the tying means in position, and cover up the openings through which such tying means pass to the exterior of the box or receptacle so as to provide a weather-tight structure;
Further objects are to provide a construction of maximum simplicity, efliciency, economy and ease of assembly and operation, and such further objects, advantages and capabilities as will later more fully appear and are inherently possessed thereby.
The invention further resides in the combination, construction and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and
while there is bodiment, it is susceptible of shown therein a preferred emto be understood that the same is modification and i change, and
comprehends other details and constructions,
without depart tion.
ing from the spirit of the inven- In the drawing: a Fig. 1"- is' a view in perspective of v the lower section. of theibox or receptacle with the tying means in position and the false bottom about to beplaced thereover.
Fig. '2 is a View in perspective of thelower surfaceof the false bottonn Fig. 3 is a view in vertical cross section through the assembled box or receptacle.
Fig. 4 is a view in perspective of an alternate construction.
Referring more particularly to the disclosure in the drawing, the novel box or receptacle construction comprises a lower section 1 provided with a base or bottom 2, sides 3 and ends 4, and an upper section 5 provided with a top 6, sides '7 and ends 8.
On the interior of the bottom or base 2 of the lower section 1 are provided tying means as tapes,
ribbons, strings or the like 9 passing through openings 10 in the side and end walls, and of sufficient length extending exterior of the lower section so as to encompass the sides and ends of the lower section, and the sides, ends and top of the upper section. In order to secure these tapes, ribbons, strings or the like in the lower section and to reenforce the base, the invention comprehends the provision of a false bottom 11 of a size adapted to conformably iit within the box and cover the base, and cover and retain the tying means in position. In order to secure the false bottom and the tying tom is covered with an adhesive, and when the false bottom is stamped or otherwise placed in position, the false bottom, tying means and base will form a substantially integral construction. This provides a greatly reenforced base structure adaptmeans in position, the lower side of this false boted to cover and retain the tying means, cover the thereby to prevent detachment or damage to the a base, sideand endwalls.
In Fig. 4 is disclosed a modification of the base structure suitably adapted for use in small boxes or receptacles which require but one tape, ribbon or string, and which receive articles relatively loo.
cardboard, heavy paper or other material 18 adapted to completely bridge across the bottom so as to cover the openings 17. This strip may be of any width sufiicient to satisfy the above requirements. As in the preferred form, adhesive is placed'on the lower surface of this strip, so that when the strip is stamped or otherwise placed in position, it will be firmly attached to the bottom or base of the box or receptacle and retain the tape, ribbon, string or other tying means in position.
In the structures disclosed and from the above description, it will be readily seen that the inven-,- tion comprehends a novel box or receptacle construction provided with a reenforced base adapted to secure and rigidly retain tying means such as tape, ribbon, string or the like in proper position, without damage to the box or receptacle structure, and without danger to the enclosed articles.
Having thus disclosed the invention, I claim:
1. In a box, a lower container section comprising a base and enclosing walls with openings in oppositely disposed walls close to said base and in alignment with each other, a tape resting upon the inner surface of said base and extended through said openings, so as to provide tying means for a cover complemental to said base, and
anchoring means for said tape consisting of a separate false bottom having a surface area attached to the inner surface of said base, so as to clamp the tape between them, said false bottom having edges abutting oppositely disposed walls of the container section and so positioned within said container section as to permanently close said openings with a weather tight seal.
2. In a box, a lower container section comprising a base and enclosing walls, with openings in oppositely disposed walls close to said base, the openings in opposite walls being disposed in alignment with each other, crossed tapes resting upon the inner surface of said base and extended through the respective openings, so as to provide tying means for a cover complemental to said base, and anchoring means for said tapes consisting of a separate false bottom of approximately the same area as the inner surface of the base, and having a surface area attached to said inner surface of the base, so as to clamp the tapes between them, the marginal edges of said false bottom abutting contiguous enclosing walls of the container section and so positioned therein as to permanently close said openings with a weather tight seal.
HUBERT H. BURKE.