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April 3, 1934. 3, w, GLASS V 1,953,896
FOLDING BOX Filed Oct. 27. 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 FLAP mus v FLAP SIDE FLAP 19b \Bb FLAP TOP BACK BOTTOM FRDNT w (3 x2 u 7 10 FLAP Sam: I FLAP SIDE FLAP 9 I 16 B 15 T 9a 13 v lNVENfOR George W. Glaas ATTORNEYS April 3, 1934. G.W.GLASS 1,953,896
FOLDING BOX Filed Oct. 27, 1950 ZSheerQs-Sheet 2 INVENTOR ('rebrge W. (fflass ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 3, 1934 1,953,896 PATENT OFFICE FOLDING BOX George W. Glass, Akron, Ohio, assignor to The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, a corporation of- Ohio Application October 27,
This invention relates to folding boxes.
The general purpose of the invention is to pro- -vide a simple, inexpensive folding box construction for the rapid packaging of articles in factories, stores or the like.
'More particularly the invention has for its purpose the provision of a folding box provided by a single-piece blank so shaped, scored and slit as to provide a front, bottom, back, top and locking flap in line through the center of the blank, sides on the front and back, interlocking flaps adapted to be connected across the box on both ends of the sides attached to the front The foregoing and other objects of the inven-' tion are attained in the folding box illustrated in the accompanying drawings and described below. It is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the specific form thereof shown and described.
Of the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a plan view of a folding box embodying the invention.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the box after the first two folding operations have been per-' formed and the article to be packaged inserted.
Figure 3 is a perspective view illustrating the next folding operation.
Figure 4 is a perspective view illustrating the completion of the folding operation of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the completely folded box.
Referring to the drawings, the numeral 10 designates the front, 11 the bottom, 12 the back, 13 the top and 14 the locking flap in line through the center of the box blank. Sides-15, 15 are provided on the front and sides 16, 16 on the back. The sides 15 are provided with interlocking flaps 17, 17 on their outer ends and interlocking flaps 18, 18 on their inner ends. The sides 16 are provided with interlocking flaps 19, 19 on their outer ends only.
The flaps 17 are formed with interengaging hook members 17 and fiaps 18 and 19 with interengaging tongues and slits 18 and 18 19 and 19 respectively.
In folding the box, the sides 16 are first folded upwardly and flaps 19 inwardly, these being interlocked across the box. The article A to be boxed is then inserted on the back 12 in the space defined by sides 16 and flaps 19.
The next operation is to fold up the sides 15 and fold in the fiaps 18, interengaging these 1930, Serial No. 491,336
sides 15 about the sides 16 and the front down over the article. The folding of the box is then completed by interlocking flaps 17 across the box, folding top 13 upwardly to overlie these fiaps and inserting the locking fiap 14 under the top edge of the front (Figure 5) It will be apparent from the foregoing that a simple," effective box has been provided by the invention. Obviously, modifications of the invention may be resorted to without departing from the spirit thereof or the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A folding box comprising a one-piece blank provided with a. back, a pair of sides, and a pair of locking flaps on said sides and adapted to be interlocked, said back sides and interlocked flaps forming four walls of a back portion of the box, havingan upperopening and an end opening, a front, a second pair of sides, and pair of locking flaps on said second pair of sides adapted to be interlocked to form four walls of a front portion of the box, having an upper opening and an end opening corresponding to the upper opening and end opening of said back portion, said front portion of the box being of a size and shape so as to fit over the back portion, a bottom hingedly con- 'necting said front and back portions, said bottom being substantially the size and shape of the open end of thegback portion of the box, a pair of interlocking flaps on the side edges of the front portion at its open end, and adapted to be overlapped across the top of the box when assembled,
and a top flap adapted to overlap said last-named flaps on said second pair of sides adapted to be interlocked to form four walls of a front portion of the box, having an upper opening and an end. opening corresponding to the upper opening and end opening of said back portion, said front portion of the box being of a size and shape so as to fit over the back portion, a bottom hingedly connecting said front and back portions, said bottom being substantially the size and shape of the open end of the back portion of the box, and a pair of interlocking flaps on the side edges of the front portion at its open end, and adapted to be overlapped across the top of the box when assembled.
GEORGE W. GLASS.