US 1924823 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 29;-1933. F. p. WILLI 1,924,823
' couPARTENTED CARTON A sued dci. 1o, 1952 a z sheets-sheet 1 Aug. 29,` 1933. F. D. WILLI 1,924,823Y
COMPARTMENTED CARTON Filed Oct. -10, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Aug. 29, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Hairpin Manufacturing Company,
lll., a corporation of West Virginia Application October 10,
This invention relates to improvements incartons and refersspecifically to a compartmented display carton which is particularly adapted for containing and displaying small articles of merchandise. Each compartment in the carton may be separated from the remaining compartments and the interior' of each of said compartments may be visible from the exterior of the carton; each of said compartments being particularly adaptable for containing a plurality of articles of one size or shape whereas other sizes or shapes of said articles may be contained in the remaining compartments.
The utility, objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the accompanying drawings and following detail description.
In the drawings, Fig. 1 is an elevational view of the carton comprising my invention.
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional View of the carton taken on line 2 2 of Fig. 3. Y
Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the device shown in Fig. 1. i
Fig. i is a sectional View taken on the line 1 4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5 5 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 6 is a development of the outer wall of the carton. v
Fig. 7 is a view of the perforated top closure of the carton.
Fig. 8 is a development of one of the partitions.
Fig. 9 is a development of another partition member.
Fig. 10'is a view of the bottom closure of the carton. r
Fig. 11 is a plan View of the lower gate.
Fig. 12 is a plan view of the upper gate.
Fig. 13 is a sectional view taken on the line 13 13 of Fig. 1, showing the apertures in the upper and lower gates in coincidence.
Fig. 1d is a sectional view of the upper portion of the carton taken immediately below the upper closure showing the apertures in the gates -in nonregistered relationship.
Referring in detail to the drawings, 1 indicates a carton which may comprise lateral walls 2 constructed from a blank piece of cardboard or the like 3. The blank 3 may be provided with a plurality of transverse fold lines i dividing the blank into a plurality of sections or faces 5. When the blank 3 is folded about lines 4 the same forms a tube having a hexagonal cross section. A tongue 6 may be formed integral with the blank Bat one transverse edge, said tongue being adapted to be adhesively united to the opposite transverse edge of the blank.
The bottom closure '1 of the carton may comprise a hexagonal sheet of cardboard 8 carrying integral tongues-or aps 9 along each edge of the hexagon. In mounting the bottom upon the 1932. Serial No. 637,117 (ci. 229-7) the lower inner surfaces of the panels 5 as shown best at 11 inFig. 2.
'An arcuate shaped strip 12 may be` provided with a plurality of radial fold lines 13, the strip when folded along said lines forming a frustropyramid. Tongues 14 may be formed integral with one edge of the strip 12 and tongues 15 may be formed integral with the opposite edge thereof, the tongues 14. and 15 being so offset relative to each other as to lock the edges of the strip 12 with -respect to each other preventing the strip 12, after being folded, from being displaced from pyramidal form. The strip 12 after folding may be inserted within the tubular body 2 with the base of the pyramid resting upon the bottom hexagonal closure 8, as lshown best in Fig. 2. t
An elongated cardboard strip 16 having a straight edge 17 and a serrated or saw-tooth opposite edge 18 may be providedwith a plurality of folded lines 19 and 20 which may transversely span the strip 16 adjacent the crests and troughs The strip 16 may be as to conform or complement the angle of the sides of the pyramid formed by the strip 12. The
strip 16 in star-shaped folded position may be inil serted within the tube 2 with the edge 18 downwardly and the points of the star corresponding to the folded lines 2) may be positioned in the corners of said hexagonal tube. In vother words,
the folded lines 20 may be disposed adjacent folded lines l and the folded lines 19 may terminate adjacent the upper portion of the pyramidal member 12, as shown best at 21 in Fig. 1. In this manner a plurality of compartments 22 may lbe formed within the carton 1, said compartments being defined by the surface formed by the strip 12, the surface formed by the folded strip 16, and the rear faces of the panels 5.
A tubular cardboard member 23 may be positioned at the upper portion of the strip 12 and may form a support for the inwardly folded portions of the star-shaped strip 16. In other Words, folded lines 19 may be disposed adjacent the outer surface of the tubular member 23.
A- cardboard disk 24 may be loosely positioned upon the upper portion of the star-shaped member 16 as shown best at 25 in Fig. 2, the diameter of said disk being substantially equal to the distance across the hexagonal tubular member from one side 5 tothe opposite side thereof. An aperture 26 may be provided in the disk 24, the purpose of which willbe hereinafter more fully described. A second aperture 27 may be provided in the central portion of the disk 24 and may be deiined by inwardly extending lugs 28. A second disk 29^may be loosely positioned immediately above disk 24 andmay be: provided with an eccentrically positioned aperture 30 of s'imilar shape to aperture 26 and similarly located. A second aperture 31 may be provided in the center of the disk 29, said aperture being'in the form of a square.
The upper closure for the carton 1 may comprise a hexagonal sheet of cardboard 32 having integral lugs or tongues 33 provided adjacent each of the edges of the hexagon. The membei` 32 may be provided with a central circular aperture 34 and a plurality of eccentrically positioned apertures 35, saidlatter apertures being similar in shape to apertures 26 and 30. The hexagonal member 32 may be inserted in the upper portion of the tubular member 2 and the lugs or tongues 33 may be adhesively united to the inner walls of the panels 5. The apertures 35 formed in the closure v32 may be so positioned with respect to the edges of the hexagon as to be disposed immediately above the compartments 22 thereby permitting access to said compartments.
Each of the panels 5 comprising the strip 3 may be provided with oval shaped openings 36 and the inner walls of the tubular member 7 may be lined with a transparent material, suchas cellophane or the like 37, thereby forming a transparent closure for the openings 36.
When the discs or gates 24 and 29 are mounted upon the carton, they are so positioned with respect to each other as to bring the apertures 26 and 30 into registration. This position is shown best in Fig. 13. When the discs are so'disposed with respect to each other, the corners cf the square aperture 31 may be positioned adjacent lugs 28. A key, having a square head 38 conforming with the square aperture 31-may be inserted from said aperture may be folded about the dethrough central opening 34 in the upper closure, and into the square aperture 31. By rotating key 38 in a clockwise direction, as viewed in Fig. 13, upper gate or disc 29 will be rotated and inasmuch as the c'orners of the key 38 contact lugs 28, the lower disk or gate 24 will also be rotated in unison with disk 29, thereby maintaining aperture 26 and 30 in registered relationship. It can readily be seen that said registered apertures may thus be brought' into coincidence with any predetermined aperture 35 permitting access to .any predetermined compartment. When access is gained to the desired compartment, the articles carried therein (not shown) may either be shaken out or if said articles are constructed of iron or steel, such as carpet tacks or the like, a relatively thin bar magnet, (not shown) may be inserted through the opening and a number of from one lug 28 to the next adjacent lug. In so doing upper gate or disc 29 will be rotated a portion of a complete revolution whereas lower gate or disc 24 will remain stationary thereby bringingapertures 26'and 30 outof registration and closing the carton. v
In forming aperture 31 the material removed iining edges of the square in the formof four isosceles triangles. Disk 29 may be so positioned with respect to the direction of fold of said trif angles as to cause said triangles to be inserted through aperture 27. Hence, the key 38 may be eliminated and the finger of the user may be inserted in the square aperture 39 forcing the triangles 39 downwardly. When the finger is rotated the edges of the triangles contact lugs 28 and lower disk 24 may thus be rotated in unison With disk 29.
It is to be understood, of course, that my invention is not dependent upon the use of cardboard since other materials .possessing like characteristics may beused, such as, celluloid, relatively tliin wood, or the like. Further, I do not wish to be limited to the particular geometrical shape shown, since the carton may be vconstructed in circular, square, octagonal or any other desired section.
I claim as my invention:
1. A carton'comprising a tubular member having a bottom and apertured top, a frustro-pyramidal member positioned upon said bottom Within said tubular member, partitions disposed between the surface of the frustro-pyramidal member and vthe inner walls of the tubular member dividing the interior of the tubular member intoa plurality of compartments.
2. A carton comprising a tubular member having a bottom and apertured top, a frustro-pyramidal member positioned upon said bottom within said tubular member, partitions disposed between the surface of the frustro-pyramidal member and the inner Walls of the tubular member dividing the interior of the tubular member into a plurality of compartments, the -walls of the tubular member being provided with apertures, each aperture corresponding to each compartment, and a transparent sheet positioned over each aperture.
3. A carton comprising a tubular member having a bottom and apertured top, partitions in said tubular member dividing the same into a plurality of compartments, a rotatable gate positioned beneath said top, said gate being provided with an eccentric aperture registerable with the apertures in the top, a second rotatable gate positioned beneath said rst mentioned gate, said second gate being provided with an eccentric aperture, means for rotating said gates in unison in one direction with their apertures in registration, and means for rotating said gates in the opposite direction with their apertures non-registered.
4. A carton comprising a tubular member having a bottom andapertured top, a frustro-pyramidal member positioned upon said bottom within said tubular member, partitions disposed between the surface of the frustro-pyramidal member and the inner walls of the tubular member dividing the interior of the tubular member into a plurality of compartments, a rotatable gate pof sitioned beneath said top, said gate'being provided with an aperture adapted to be brought into registration with an aperture in the top, a second rotatable gate positioned beneath said rst mentioned gate, said second gate being provided with an aperture, means for rotating said gates in unison in one direction with their apertures in reg- `istration, and means for rotating said gates in the opposite direction with their apertures non-registered,