US 1927667 A
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Sept. 19, 1933. A w. w. MILLER RECEPTACLE Filed Dec. 6, 1932 4 P/VEY Patented Sept. 19, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 4 Claims.
My invention relates to devices more especially adapted to contain articles of merchandise and particularly rolls of tape or similar goods, and an object of my invention, among others, is
to provide a structure of this type that may be readily constructed at a minimum cost, which is particularly convenient for the insertion of goods therein, and efficient for the removal of the goods by degrees.
Forms of my improved receptacles, in the construction and use of which the objects herein set out, as well as others, may be attained, are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which-- Figure 1 is an'isometric view of my improved receptacle illustrating a roll of tape enclosed therein and the manner of removing portions of said tape.
Figure 2 is a similar view showing the closing flaps opened out for the insertion of the goods.
Figure 3 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but showing the reverse side, of the receptacle.
Figure 4 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but illustrating a little different form of the package. Figure 5 is a view of this other form of the package showing the closing flaps opened out.
Figure 6 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but illustrating another form of my improved package.
Figure 7 is a view of this latter form of the package showing the closing flaps opened out.
My improved package is constructed preferably of paper board, or similar semi-stiff material,- sufliciently rigid to maintain the shape of the package, at least to a limited extent, and particularly when reinforced by the contents of the package. ,The blank from which said package is formed comprises wings extending at angles of substantially ninety degrees each from another. In that form of the package illustrated in Figs. 1, 2, and 3 these wings each comprises a back 8 and an edge fold 9.
' Two of the wings which are located opposite each other terminate in front flaps 10 having overlapping ends 11 which are secured together as by means of an adhesive to form the.permanent front of the package. The other two wings, extending transversely to those just described, are projected beyond the edge folds 9 to comprise closing flaps 12 each of which is extended to form tuck flaps 13 terminating in interlocking tucks 14 as shown in Fig.1 of the drawing.
A V-shap'ed opening 15 is formed between the inner ends or backs 8 of adjacent wings at the locations which would otherwise constitute the corners of the package, and this, when the parts are folded to complete the package, provides a delivery opening 16 at each corner of the package, either of which openings may be utilized for projection of the end 17 of the roll of tape 18 located within the package.
It will be noted that the package may be permanently formed with the front flaps 10 secured together and the closing flaps 12 overlapped. The package may now be pressed so that the front and back of the package will lie against each other, making a very thin structure for storing or shipping purposes. A roll of tape may'be readily inserted by lifting the closing flaps and inserting the roll from one edge, and thereupon the flaps 12 being placed in their normal closing positions with the tucks 14 engaging each other, the tape may be unrolled as required by means of the end 17 projecting through the opening 16 at one of the corners 5 of the package.
In that form of the structure shown in Figs. 4 and 5 the back 19 of the package is composed of the inner portion of the wings as just described with respect to the package of Figs. 1 to 3. Edge folds 20 are formed as in the case of the other package and front flaps 21 are provided permanently secured together. Closing flaps 22 terminating in tucks 23 are also made to engage each other.
In this form of the package the corners are closed, and the back, each edge fold '20, and each flap are cut away at their crosswise center to create a delivery opening 24, through which the end 17 of the roll of tape 18 is accessible.
In that form of the structure shown inFigs. 6 and 7 the back of the package is formed much as in the two devices hereinbefore described, the front flaps 25, however, being of a width to substantially close the front of the package, their overlapping ends being secured as by an adhesive. The closing flaps 26 are of a size to substantially cover the front' flaps 25, and tucks 27 are formed to interengage as in the case of the other two packages.
In this latter form of the package the corners are cut away to provide openings 28 through either of which the end 17 of the roll of. tape 18 is accessible. 105
As hereinbefore explained this provides a package which in its collapsed condition occupies but little space and is conveniently arranged to receive a roll of tape which may be readily secured therein, and the tape may be no easily obtained from the projecting end through the delivery openings as may be required.
1. A dispensing receptacle including a back composed of the inner portions of crosswise extending wings, the members of each pair of oppositely extending portions of said wings being folded to overlap, and portions of said wings being spaced apart to create a dispensing opening permitting access to the interior of the package for the removal of material therefrom.
2. A tape dispensing receptacle including a back composed of the inner portions of crosswise extending wings, the members of each pair of oppositely extending portions of said wings being folded to overlap and adjacent edges of adjacent members of each pair of wings being cut away to form a dispensing opening for the receptacle, and tuck portions on the. meeting ends of the members of one of said pairs provided with interlocking tucks.
3. A dispensing receptacle for strip material including a back composed of the inner portions of crosswise extending wings, the wings overlapping at their meeting ends, and said receptacle being substantially rectangular in plan and said wings being so related as to provide a corner opening through which the outer end of a roll of strip material may be extended for dispensing the strip material.
4. A dispensing receptacle for strip material including a back composed of the inner pertions of crosswise extending wings, the wings overlapping and at least one pair of wings being detachably connected together and said receptacle being substantially rectangular in plan and said wings being so related as to provide an opening at each corner of the receptacle through which the outer end of a roll of strip material may be selectively extendedpfor dispensing the strip material.
WILLIAM W. MILLER.