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Publication numberUS1958257 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1934
Filing dateAug 4, 1933
Priority dateAug 4, 1933
Publication numberUS 1958257 A, US 1958257A, US-A-1958257, US1958257 A, US1958257A
InventorsAddis Frank J, Addis Paul P
Original AssigneeAddis Frank J, Addis Paul P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Packing and display box
US 1958257 A
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May 8, 1934. I F. .1. ADDIS ET AL PACKING AND DISPLAY BOX Filed Aug. 4, 1933 IN V EN TOR. fifi/wr J flap/5 Par/1. F? 140015.

Patenteol May 8, i934 PACKING AND DISPLAY BOX Frank J. id-dis and. Paul 1?. Addis, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Application August 4,

8 Claims.

This invention relates to packages or boxes employed for packing and displaying various types of articles of merchandise, and particularly, such articles as candle holders; and the object of the invention is to provide a box or container consisting of four packing parts, one a box proper open at opposed ends, second an article supporting member or partition disposed Within the box, third an article spacing, cushioning and reinforcing member, and last a transparent sheet of glassine or cellophane paper employed to protect the articles against handling and the collection of dust and dirt or other foreign elements thereon; a further object being to provide a partition member including a supplemental partition wall which aids in supporting the articles within the box and prevents shifting or displacement thereof; a further object being to provide a packing box or-container of the class described which in addition to supporting the articles against breakage in the shipment and transportation thereof will also serve to produce the effect of a bouquet at the top open end of the box, thus producing a neat and attractive appearance of the complete package when arranged on a counter or display casing; and with these and other objects in view, the invention consists in a device of the class and for the purpose specified, which is simple in construction, eihcient in use, and which is constructed as hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention is fully disclosed in the following specification, of which the accompanying drawing forms a part, in which the separate parts of our improvement are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the views, and in which:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of a package made according to our invention, illustrating the method of its use.

Fig. 2 is a section on the line 22 of Fig 1.

Fig. 3 is a diagrammatic perspective view illustrating the relative arrangement of the separate parts of the package in the successive steps of assembling the same, the parts being disposed in spaced relation with respect to each other;

-' or sheet of cardboard or other similar material 1933, Serial No. 683,648

having the ends thereof overlapped and secsle together at one corner of the box as indicated at 13. An article supporting partition member 14 also consisting of a sheet of cardboard or similar material is folded into substantially U- shaped formation to provide downwardly extending leg members 15 and a top crosshead or partition member 16, the latter being of suchdimensions as to fit snugly within the box 10.

The leg members 15 extend to the bottom of the box and serve to properly space and position the partition wall 16 within the box in the manner illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawing. In the construction shown, the partition wall 16 of the member 14 is provided with a central depression, slit or apertLu'e 17 and other apertures 18 are disposed circumferentially around the aperture 17 in equally spaced relationship with respect to each other. In practice, the wire or other stem portions 19 of candle holders 20 are forced or otherwise passed through the apertures 17 and 18 so as to disclose the floral heads21 of the holders upon the upper surface of the partition wall 16 in the manner illustrated in Figs. 1-, 2 and 3 of the drawing.

The candle holders 20 are of conventional form and further detail description thereof is therefore not essential, except that it be stated that the floral heads 21 are commonly composed of a sugar icing or similar material which is subjected to breakage if not handled with reasonable care. The candle holders when mounted in the apertures 18, five of which are employed in the construction shown, assume a reclining or somewhat reclining position and this facilitates the placement of the spacing, cushioning and reinforcingmember 22 upon the top of the partition 16 with the V-shaped or angular ends 22a thereof disposed intermediate the separate floral heads 21 of the candle holders 20 as is clearly seen in Fig. 1

of the drawing and also indicated in Fig. 2.

The member 22 is in the form of a five pointed star and is preferably made from a sheet of material folded upon itself and secured together as indicated at 23, forming a substantial tube of the sheet, and this tubular sheet is scored and perforated transversely so that comparatively narrow strips may be severed from the sheet and the scored portions thereof folded to form the star representation indicated in the member 22. In this connection, it will be understood that the number of V-shaped or pointed ends 22a of the member 2.2 employed will depend entirely upon the number of articles or candle holders to be disposed upon the partition wall 16.

wall 16 as illustrated in Fig. 3, the star member 22 is next placed in position, after which the candle holder fitting in the central slit or aperture 1'7 is then placed in position. To complete the assemblage of the package, a sheet of glassine, cellophane or other transparent paper 24. is placed over the entire assembled unit consisting of the parts 14, 22 and 20 so as to completely cover the candle holders disposed on the partition wall 16 and so as to bring the ends of the sheet 24 around the side walls 16a of the partition 16 and beneath said wall as indicated at 24a in Fig. 2 of the drawing.

By holding the ends 240. of the sheet as well as the pins 19 of the candle holders in one hand, the entire assemblage is mounted in the box 10 by passing said assemblage upwardly through the lower open end 12 of the box, in which operation, the cellophane sheet is drawn tautly over and around the candle holders 20, thus producing a neat and finished appearance of the entire package. In this connection, it will also be understood that the cellophane aids in frictionally supporting the part 14 within the box 10.

By providing the V-shaped ends 220. on the star member 22 and by virtue of the free mounting of said member upon the partiton wall 18, it will be apparent that each floral head 21 of the candle holders is capable of independent movement and definitely spaced from the other heads to prevent injury or breakage to said heads by striking one another, and the side walls 22b of the V-shaped ends 22a. form resilient or cushioning members which are free to yield independently of each other should the complete box be subjected to a jar or jolt, tending to throw said heads toward each other, it being understood that the floral head of the center candle holder is spaced from the other heads by the inner end portions of all of said V-shaped ends 22a. The member 22 also serves to produce an attractive display of the complete package, giving the representation of a bouquet of flowers through the transparent open end 11a of the package.

The transparent sheet 24 in no way affects the appearance of the complete package, but on the other hand, prevents the handling or the separate candle holders, the soiling thereof by coming in contact with dust or dirt while on display on a counter or show case, and further prevents accidental displacement of the candle holders through the open end of the container.

We may also use another form of article supporting or partition member such as seen at 14a in Fig. 4 of the drawing. This member is identical with the member 14 with the sole exception that to the end of one of the legs 15a of said member is foldable a supplemental partition wall 25 having a. leg portion 25a. joining the leg 15:: and at its free end, another leg portion 25b, both of which serve to support the partition wall 25 in spaced relation to the partition wall 16b thereof. The partition wall 25 has a large central aperture 250 through which the stem ends of the candle holders are adapted to pass, thus serving to hold and aid in supporting the stems of the candle holders in proper position, especially in the operation of applying the candle holders to the partition wall 16b and prior to the arrangement of the spacing and cushioning member 22 thereon.

It will be understood that our invention is not necessarily limited to the packing and displaying of candle holders, nor are we limited to the particular shape or contour of the member 22 herein disclosed, and various other changes in and modifications of the construction herein shown and described may be made within the scope of the appended claims without departing irom the spirit of our invention or sacrificing its advantages.

Having fully described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. In a packing and display box of the class described, an article supporting part detachable with respect to and arranged within said box, said part including a wall transversing the box, means spaced circumferentially on said wall for receiving and definitely but loosely positioning a plurality of articles in spaced relation on said wall, and a member on one surface of said wall and including portions disposed intermediate adjacent articles to space said articles one from the other.

2. In a packing and display box of the class described, an article supporting part detachable with respect to and arranged within said box, said part including a wall transversing the box, means spaced circumferentially on said wall for receiving and definitely but loosely positioning a plurality of articles in spaced relation on said wall, a member on one surface of saidwall and including portions disposed intermediate adjacent articles to space said articles one from the other, and said spacing member comprising freely flexing V-shaped portions disposed between said articles.

3. In a packing and display box of the class described, an article supporting part adapted to be arranged within a box, said part comprising a. U-shaped body consisting of parallel vertical walls joined by a horizontal wall, stemmed articles passed through said horizontal wall at circumferentially spaced intervals to definitely but loosely position the articles on said wall, and a member freely disposed on said wall intermediate adjacent articles to space said articles one from the other.

4. In a packing and display box of the class described, an article supporting part adapted to be arranged within a box, said part comprising a U-shaped body consisting of parallel vertical walls joined by a horizontal wall, stemmed articles passed through said horizontal wall at circumferentially spaced intervals to definitely but loosely position the articles on said wall, a member freely disposed on said wall intermediate adjacent articles to space said articles one from the other, said member comprising a series of vshaped walls producing a substantially starshaped contour to the complete member, and a transparent sheet mounted upon said articles, member and part.

5. In a packing and display box of the class described, an article supporting part adapted to be arranged within a box, said part comprising a U-shaped body consistingof parallel vertical walls joined by a horizontal wall, stemmed ar- 1 ticles passed through said horizontal wall at circumferentially spaced intervals to definitely but loosely position the articles on said wall, a member freely disposed on said wall intermediate adjacent articles to space said articles one from the 1 other, and other means within said part for collectively engaging the stems of said articles to aid in supporting the same in position.

6. A box for packing and displaying stemmed articles comprising a box member open at one meager end, an article supporting part comprising a wall transversing the box member inwardly or" the open end thereof, stemmed articles including flowered heads arranged on said part with the stems of said articles passed through said wall to dispose the flowered heads of the articles in circumferentially spaced relation with respect to each other to produce thereof a bouquet effect within the open end of the box, and means engaging said articles when mounted on said wall for retaining the same against displacement therefrom.

'7. A box for packing and displaying stemmed articles comprising a box member open at one end, an article supporting part comprising a wall transversing the box member inwardly of the open end thereof, stemmed articles including flowered heads arranged on said part with the stems of said articles passed through said wall to dispose the flowered heads of the articles in circumferentially spaced relation with respect to each other to produce thereof a bouquet eiTect within the open end of the box, and a member on one surface of said well and including portions disposed intermediate adjacent articles to space said articles one from the other.

8. A packing and display box for candle holders of the class described including enlarged floral heads and projecting stems, said box being open at one end, and means within the box for supporting and spacing a plurality of candle holders with the floral heads in a grouped formation representing a floral bouquet exposed through the open end of the box.

FRANK J. ADDIS. PAUL P. ADDIS.

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US2763134 *Aug 1, 1955Sep 18, 1956Harrison B McdonaldRefrigerated container
US2961141 *Mar 25, 1959Nov 22, 1960Felt Products Mfg CompanyReinforcing element
US3050230 *Jul 10, 1961Aug 21, 1962Penetray CorpShipping and display carton
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US5229149 *Jul 2, 1991Jul 20, 1993Cone Shari LStrawberry simulating a rose bud
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/423, 206/457, 206/778, 428/24
International ClassificationB65D5/50
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/5028
European ClassificationB65D5/50D