US 1938490 A
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Dec. 5, 1933. E. A. LocKE, JR
DISPLAY STAND AND BOX Filed Feb. 16, 1933 INVENTOR Edwin Eljoclze, JP
lllll'lllllenf @ffy WITNESSES ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 5, 1933 DISPLAY STAND AND BOX Edwin A. Locke, Jr., Quincy, Mass., assignor to The Nevins-Church Press, New York, N. Y., a.
corporation of New Jersey Application February 16, 1933. Serial No. 657,121
This invention relates to an improved display sta-nd and box and has for an object to provide a construction which when combined will present an easel with one or more boxes removably sup- 5 ported thereon.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved display stand and box wherein the stand forms part of the box, and at the same time holds the box on the stand in displayed position.
An additional object is to provide an improved box display stand wherein the box is removably positioned in the stand, the construction being that part of the box interlocks with the stand, and part of the stand turn interlocks and forms lA part of the box.
In the accompanying drawing- Figure 1 is a front View of a display stand and box disclosing an embodiment of the invention;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the box shown in Figure 1;
' Figure 3 is an edge view of the structure shown in Figure 1 illustrating how the easel is provided With an easel brace at the back which may be folded;
Figure 4 is an edge view of the easel shown in Figure 3 with the box removed;
Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional View through Figure l, on the line 5 5 ure 6 is an enlarged perspective View similar ,ure 2 but showing the respective ends of the open. Referring to the accompanying drawing by nur 1 indicates body of the easel and 2 theV bracing structure which may be folded as shown gure 4. Preferably the body 1 and bracing f notare 2 are made from paper, pasteboard or 'iai n the body 1 formed with one At the bottom of the body 1 there vided extending tab 4 for each of the each tab having a section 5 which acts as the end oi the box o', and a section '7 which acts as a locking extension.
The box 6 is formed preferably from a single ded over to nia-ke a rectangular certain overlapping substan- 'ell-xnown manner. However, the re- .s 6 are diferent from the ordinew on the market. The lower end is with tabs e 'ed 9 fsfhile the upper end is provided with tabs lo and l1 and a closure section 5i moved so that the sides of the box 6 will be subtantially parallel with the sides of the bodyl l. o eath the particular slot 3 carrying the 6 l n folded over so that the extension 7 "ll 'be tucked in as shown in Figure 5, and the section 5 will actas the end of the box, While tabs 8 and 9 arranged interiorly of section 5. It will thus be s en that one of the tabs 4 of body 1 acts really as the end of box 6 and the extension 14 of box 6 is interlock-ed with the body 1 through the slot 3.
As the device is a display structure, preferably the box 5 fo-1 led with a Window 15 which may ve a transpal ont piece associated therewith, or may be left open as preferred.
When the parts are in the position shown in Figure 3 they are in functioning position of both the box and the easel. Preferably, when the combined box and easel is to be shipped, the ends ci the box are removed as shown in Figure 6, and the box then collapsed. The brace 2 and body l are also collapsed as shown in Figure 4, and the parts then placed in boxes or into piles, and stored or shipped as desired.
When the device is in use the box 6 is intended to contain a number of small articles, as, for instance, packages of safety razors. When it is desired to remove a package the top of the box 6 is torn off, or if preferred the various flaps l() and l1 and 12 are removed as shown in Figure 6, and the fingers of the operator then inserted into the opening l5 and one or more packages slid upwardly and out the end of the box.
The tab 4 is arranged preferably at the bottom of the easel because this locates the box at the lower-most point of the easel and thus prevents any possibility of upsetting the easel. However, if desired, the slots 3 can be made near the lower part of the body 1 and the tabs 4 pressed out of some part of the body and the box reversed.
I claimzl. A combined display stand and box comprising an easel structure having a body formed at one point with an opening and at another point with a tab having a member acting as an end section and a member acting as a locking extension, and a box formed at one end with means acting end members and with a hook adapted to be inserted through said opening and at the other end with an opening adapted to be covered by said end section, said extension fitting into the box adjacent the end section to frictionally hold the end section in place.
2. A combined display. stand and box comprising a. body of dat sheet material, means for said opposite end, said opposite end being positioned adjacent said extension whereby when said extension is folded and the end thereof 2 is tucked into the box, part of the extension will act as an end to the box and as means for holding the tabs on the box in folded position, and the remaining part of the extension will act as a locking tab.
EDWIN A. LOCKE, JR.