US 2000454 A
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y 7, 1935. w. H. PETERS TOILET PAPER CONTAINER AND DISPENSER Filed March 24, 1954 ATI'ORN 6.
Patented May 7, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TOILET PAPER CONTAINER AND DISPENSER William H. Peters, Castleton-on-Hudson, N. Y.,
assignor to Wheeler Paper Corporation, Albany, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application March 24, 1934, Serial No. 7l7,150
' 4 Claims. (Cl. 206-57) My present invention relates to containers or tainer blank which is suitably scored along the receptacles for holding and dispensing toilet paparallel longitudinal lines a and the transverse per, paper towels, and the like, and aims to proparallel lines is, and cut through along the longivide certain improvements therein. More partudinal lines and transverse lines 4a, to provide 5 ticularly it relates to'a dispensing container which the front and rear walls B and B, the side walls 5 has novel means integral therewith for support- C and C, and theend walls D and D of the ing the container to facilitate dispensing the concontainer when the blank is suitably assembled tents therefrom. into box-like form.
An object of the invention is to provide a de- The end wall D has a slot (1 extending com- ]0 vice of the character described, formed from a pletely thereacross and centrally thereof parallel single blank of cardboard and the like, having to the ends of the container, and also has formed integral reinforcing means for providing a suitaintegrally therewith an extension portion E of a ble suspending medium for the container. A furlength greater than'the length of the wall Bby ther object is to provide a carton having a disan amount e which is best shown in Fig. 1. The
l5 pensing opening in its bottom wall, which latter portion e of the blank on its side opposite to that is made integral with the suspending means so containing the scorings a and 2c is scored along as to distribute the pressure overother portions the line-4a paralielto the ends of the container of the carton when withdrawing the contents and said line of scoring is such 1 as to divide. the therefrom. A further object is to provide a device portion e into two parts, the outermostof which of the character described wherein the supportis slightly wider than the inner part thereof so 20- ing means normally do not interfere with the that when the outermost part is folded down packing and shipping of the containers. along the line la the free edge thereof willproject The foregoing and other objects of my invenbeyond the scored line 2a for a purpose which tion I accomplish by forming the wall of the conwill presently, appear. The portion e is formed tainer having the dispensing slot therein integral with; aligned openings 2e so disposed with rela- 25.
with the-container supporting flap or tab, and tion to-the line of fold 4a that said openings will where said dispensing opening is in the bottom coincide when the outermost portion of the part 6 wall Iextend the panel containing said wall back is folded down in the manner aforesaid.
under the rear wall of the container so as to The blank is suitably-folded along its scored project beyond the top thereof to provide the lines a, and the flap F adliesively secured to the 30;
supporting tab th reat. I also preferably make side wall B, to provide a box-like container with said projecting tab of a length substantially equal open ends. The end wall D, together with its to or slightly less than the depth of the container extension portion, is then folded along the scored so that it may be doubled back upon itself to lines 2a, whereupon the end flaps M will enter provide the tab, or if desired it may be folded into the box-like container as the extension pordown fiat against said top and be held in such tion E is inserted thereinto. It will be appreposition during packing and shipping by the top ciated that when this is done the extension porflap of the carton. The invention will be better tion E will overlie the back B and the portion e understood from the detailed description which will project beyond the top edge of said back B.
40 follows when considered in conjunction with the At this point the toilet paper, paper towels, or 40 accompanying drawing showing a preferred emthe like, G, are introduced into the container bodiment of my invention, and wherein through the top thereof. This being accom- Figure l is a. plan view of a blank from which plished, the dispensing container may be closed the container is formed; up for packing and shipping in either of the fol- 4.3 Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the container lowing manners:-(1) The portion e may be bent mounted upon a supporting wall; back upon itself along the line of fold 4a to bring Fig. 3 is an enlarged section taken substantially the openings 2e into coincident relation and the along the plane of the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; free edge of said extension down into the con- Fig. 4 is a perspective View of the container with tainer, after which the top end D may be folded the supporting tab folded down and held in place along its scored lines 211 to bring the flap J into by the top wall of the container so as to be free overlapping relation to the end of the portion 0 from projections; and to close the end of the container in a manner best Fig. 5 is an enlarged section taken along the shown in Figs. 2 and 3. The resulting package plane of the line 5--5 of Fig. 4. will have a projecting tab thereon ready for Referring to the drawing let A represent a conmounting up hooks h Secu ed in a supporting 55 wall H or the like, or by any other equivalent means. (2) Alternatively, the extension 2 may be folded down across the top of the container preferably after the end flaps 3d have been turned down, after which the top end D may be folded down over the part e to bring the flap J into between the wall B and extension portion E to close the container to provide a package free from projections as best shown in Figs. 4 and 5.
Where the dispensing container is packed and shipped in the form shown in Fig. 4 it may contain instructions on the top thereof for withdrawing the portion e and folding it back upon itself to provide the supporting tab for the container as shown in Figs. 2 and 3.
From the foregoing detailed description it will be apparent that I have provided a simple, economical and practical combined container and dispensing device possessing the various features described in the objects of my invention and wherein the bottom wall of the container, which is formed with the dispensing opening therein, will be reinforced by the extension member thereon which carries the supporting tab so that in withdrawing the contents from said container through the dispensing slot any strain placed upon the bottom wall by such action will be in the main borne by the supporting elements h and thus prevent the bottom of the container from opening up and discharging the contents en masse.
The invention it will be appreciated is susceptible of other detailed constructions and uses and I therefore do not wish to be limited to the precise construction disclosed since it will be apparent that the same may be deviated from without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What I claim is:
1. A dispensing container formed from a unitary blank of sheet material scored to define areas constituting front, back and side walls with a supplemental attaching strip and top and bottom walls when the container is set up, the bottom wall having a dispensing slot therein and an extension portion overlying the inner face of an adjacent wall and of a length to project beyond the top of saidadjacent wall, said projecting portion of said extension being bent back upon itself and having its free edge extending into the container to provide a supporting tab therefor.
2. A dispensing container formed from a unitary blank of sheet material scored to define areas constituting front, back and side walls with a supplemental attaching strip and top and bottom walls when the container is set up, the bottom wall having a dispensing slot therein and an extension portion overlying the inner face of an adjacent wall and of a length to project beyond the top of said adjacent wall, said projecting'portion of said extension being of a length no greater than the depth of the container and being bent back upon itself along a line to bring its free edge back into the container to provide a supporting tab therefor.
' 3. A foldable cardboard box-like dispensing container formed from a unitary blank and normally free from projections when set up and having its bottom wall integral with an extension portion which overlies an adjacent wall of the container and of a length to project beyond the top of the container, said projecting portion of said extension being of a length no greater than the depth of the container and being normally held under the top of said container by the top wall thereof, and said extension member being adapted to: be withdrawn from beneath said container top and bent back upon itself to provide a supporting tab for the container.
4. A cardboard dispensing container formed from a single blank of material bent into box-like form, having a body portion closed at four parallel edges and open at its ends whereat it is provided with flaps to provide end-closures, the flap at the bottom of the container having a dispensing opening therein and being of a length to provide an end-closure for the container and to extend inwardly over one of the box walls beyond the opposite end thereof a distance not greater than the depth of the end-closure, said projecting portion being normally folded down and held in place by the closure flap at said end and said folded down flap projection being adapted to be withdrawn from said position and to be bent back upon itself into substantially the plane of the portion thereof which overlies the box wall to provide a reinforced projecting tab for supporting the container.
WILLIAM H. PETERS.