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Publication numberUS2015278 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 24, 1935
Filing dateMar 18, 1933
Priority dateMar 18, 1933
Publication numberUS 2015278 A, US 2015278A, US-A-2015278, US2015278 A, US2015278A
InventorsMeyer Frank J
Original AssigneeP L Andrews Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Sept. 2, H935. F. J. MEYER v I CARTON Filed March 18, 1955 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Sept. 24-, 1935.. F, J MEYER 2,@15,Z73

CARTON Filed March 18, 1933 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Sept. 24, 1935. F J, MEYER zmszw CARTON Filed March 18, 1955 5 Sheets-Sheet 4 IINVENTOR flafif ye er ATTORNEY Sept 24, 19355.

F. J. MEYER CARTON Filed March 18, 1935 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 I INVENTOR fianfi J 67 BY Z 2 ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 24, 1935 UNITED STATES PA'lN FFEQE CARTON Frank J. Meyer, Floral Park, N. Y., assignor to P. L. Andrews Corporation, Brooklyn, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application March 18, 1933, Serial No. 661,465

6 Claims.

- formed into separate compartments with all the walls thereof, except the cover walls, connected or firmly attached to other walls at a plurality of places.

A principal object of the invention is to provide a multiple compartment, one piece carton which, in the completely formed state, is collapsible, for knock down shipment and storage, so as not to require subsequent handling or folding for use except to open it up, and insert contents.

- Another object of this invention is to provide a carton having a plurality of compartments made from an integral blank and, when formed, having lateral portions so related and joined that the carton may be collapsed to fiat condition along longitudinal lines determining the junctions of the main and side walls of the several compartments.

A more specific object of the invention is to provide a multiple compartment carton having a main compartment for carrying a regular line of goods and a second and preferably smaller coinpartment, the walls of which are formed unitary with those of the main compartment, for the carrying of a sample of some other line of goods to introduce it with the main line article carried.

Another object of the invention is to pro-- vide a carton having'a. main compartment and another smaller compartment in such a form that a number of such cartons can be packed with economy of space in storage or shipment.

With the various objects of the invention in View, the same consists, primarily, in the novel arrangements and combinations of parts making up the carton hereinafter described and set forth; and the invention also consists in the details of construction of said parts all of which will be hereinafter more fully described and finally embodied in the claims appended hereto.

The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:-

Fig. l is a plan View of a carton blank, embodying the invention, with the elements there of developed and aligned all in one plane; Figs. 2, 3, 4 and 5 are perspective views showing successive steps in the folding of the carton blank; Figs. 6 and 7 are perspective views showing the front and rear, respectively, of the completely formed carton; and Fig. 8 is a plan View in section taken along the line 8--B of Fig. 6; Figs. 9 and 10 are, respectively, a perspective View open,

and a perspective view collapsed of another embodiment of the invention; and Figs. 11 and 12 are views similar to those of Figs. 9 and 10, of still another embodiment; Fig. 13 is a perspective view of another form of the collapsible carton em- 5 bodying the principles of this invention, in which two compartments of equal size are provided; and Fig. 14 is a plan view in section of a collapsible carton providing three compartments.

Similar characters of reference are employed in 10 all of the hereinabove described views, to indicate corresponding parts.

Referring now to said drawings, the reference character i refers toa carton portion which is the back portion of a main carton; said back 15 portion is part of a unitary blank and has adjacent to an end edge thereof, a cover portion 2, adjacent to which at its outer edge is the tuck flap portion 3. Adjacent to the respective lateral edges of said back portion I are side portions 4 and 5.

Adjacent to the ends of said side portions 4 and 5, corresponding to the end of the back portion i at which said coverportion 2 is located are the side cover flaps or tabs 6 and l, respectively,

and at the opposite ends of said side portions 4 and 5, are respectively, the side cover flaps or tabs 8 and 9. Adjacent to the longitudinal edge of said side portion 5 opposite to said back portion I is the front portion it], which at its outer or free edge, has the gluing fiap H which is suited for fixed attachment to said side portion 4 which extends from the opposite side of said back portion 1. Adjacent to the outer or free edge of said side portion Q and coextensive therewith for a part of its length is the side portion I2 which is one of the side walls of the smaller compartment. Adjacent the ends of said side portion i2 are, respectively, the end cover flaps or tabs I 3 and M. Adjacent to the side of said portion I2, opposite to said side portion 4, is the front portion I5 for the smaller compartment, and adjacent the top edge of said front portion I5 is the cover flap it which has along its outer edge the tuck flap i'l. Adjacent the bottom edge of the said front portion i5 is the bottom cover flap it which extends far enough from said front portion [5 to cover both the open ends of the smaller compartment and the larger compartment, that is, it extends for a distance equal to the sum of the widths of both the side portion 4 and side portion E2. The corresponding dimensions of said cover flap i6 is equal to the width of said side portion !2, and the corresponding dimension of said cover flap 2 is equal to the width of side portions 4 or 5. Adjacent the outer edge of said bottom cover flap I8 is the tuck flap l9. Adjacent the outer side edge of said portion I5 is the side portion 20 which carries in extension from its outer edge the gluing fiap- 2!, and said side portion 20 has at its top and bottom edges the side cover flaps or tabs 22 and 23, respectively. Between adjacent portions, where there are no cuts, the carton blank is scored, as indicated by the dot and dash lines in Fig. 1, for facilitating the folding of the blank to form the carton. Said side cover flaps 8 and M can be formed as one flap without any cut between them, Also, a flap can be formed adjacent the bottom edge of portion l in place of the flap i8 for the bottom of the two compartments.

In the method of setting up the carton of Figs. 6 and 7 from the blank of 1, as in the steps illustrated by Figs. 2, 3, 4 and 5, the front, back and side portions If), i, 4, 5 and H are folded at the scorings intermediate the adjacent portions thereof to form a complete lateral enclosure with the glue flap ll fixed against the inside of said side portion 4, in which position it is permanently secured by means of glue, or by mechanical clips or other equivalent means. The portions I2, I5, 20 and 2| are then folded to bring said portion l2 co-extensive with and in the plane of said portion 4, and then to bring said portion 55 parallel to said front portion IE], and then to bring 3 said portion 23 co-extensive with said side por- ;against said front portion l0.

tion 5, the gluing flap 2| being turned inward so as to be affixed to the outside of said front portion ID, by glue or other suitable fastening means. The blank can be folded to disposed said glue tab 2| so that the latter may be glued or otherwise aflixed to outside of said side portion 5 instead of to said front portion ID.

The side cover flaps 3 and 9 and I4 and 23, respectively, are then folded over the bottom of the main and smaller compartments and said bottom cover flap l8 folded over all of them with said tuck flap l9 tucked in to hold said cover [8 in place. The said cover flaps 6 and 1 are folded over the top of the main compartment with the cover 2 over them and the fiap 3 tucked in to hold the cover in place; likewise said side cover flaps l3 and 22 are folded over the top of the smaller compartment with the cover flap 16 folded over them and the tuck flap I! tucked in The tuck flaps 3, I! and I9 may be omitted, if desired, and the remaining flaps glued together in the manner familiar to those skilled in the art.

It is to be noted in the embodiment of the invention above described that the multiple compartment box or carton is made from a onepiece blank; that the compartments are individual, completely separated one from the other, and the partitions securely glued; and that there are no loose interior-partitions separating the compartments. The box or carton when folded and glued is ready for filling and closing and the same is collapsible into a fiat form which occupies a minimum amount of space for storage. In flat collapsed form the covers and side tabs are opened and extended in the planes of the parts from which they spring, and the body portion are collapsed together by relative turning of the body parts on the score lines intermediate the back and main side I and 4, the side and front I2 and I5, the front and side 15 and 20, the back and main side I and 5, while the front l0 turns relative to the junctures thereof with the glued flaps H and 2|. The fact that there are three 1 portions parallel to each other does not interfere with the folding of the carton into the flat form, because the side wall portions of both compartments are all parallel to each other, and the front, back and intermediate walls are parallel to each other, so that the turning movements above mentioned are accomplished easily and without strain.

In packing and shipping a plurality of the assembled and filled cartons, the arrangement of the two compartments as shown is such that the cartons can be packed together with an economy of space by arranging them in pairs with one of each pair reversed end for end with the other of the same pair and both the smaller compartments situated adjacent one another and between the two main compartments of the pair. A main advantage of this form of package is that it provides sample advertising means for manufacturers or distributors who have several lines to market.

The main compartment serves as a sales package 20 to carry a vended article or line, and the smaller compartment serves as a carrier for a sample of another product for direct introduction to the ultimate purchaser of the vended article. Ad-

vertising by sample is expensive, even though effective as a sales producer, by reason of high cost of packing and distribution. The carton of the instant invention saves, however, a substantial amount, in fact, the greater part of the expense of sample distribution, for the reason that the sample container is a part of a necessary sales package itself and adds but very little to the necessary cost of packing and shipping the sold article which the sales package contains.

Also the cartons of the instant invention assures that the sample reaches a prospective customer in the person of the purchaser of the main or vended article. The other advantages and description not further pointed out will be obvious from the above disclosure and description and 4031 from the appended claims.

The embodiment of the invention illustrated in Figs. 9 and 10 consists in a single sheet wrapper for holding such things as different colored paper in separate bundles, or for any other suitable purpose. This wrapper comprises a comparatively wide flap 30 and, adjacent thereto, a comparatively narrow flap 32, from which extends another comparatively wide flap 34 parallel with said flap 36. toward said flap 30 the narrow flap 36 from which in turn there extends the wide flap 38 which lies parallel to and between said flaps 30 and 34. From the inner edge of said flap 38 there extends a fastening flap 40 which lies parallel to and is 5,:

fixed to said fiap 32. From said fiap 40 extends another fastener flap 42 which lies adjacent to and is aflixed to said flap 34. It is to be understood, of course, that said flap 42 can be dispensed with and flap 40 relied upon for fastening said middle flap 38 to the other elements of the package. Opposite said flap 32, said flap 3!] carries along a side edge, the narrow flap 44 which extends to the narrow side flap 36, from which it turns inwardly into the narrow flap 46 which is fixed to said flap 38, as by gluing or other suit able means.

In Figs. 11 and 12, are illustrated a package similar to that shown in Figs. 9 and 10, except that the package blank is folded to form an additional compartment. In this embodiment a flap 59 which is comparatively long and wide has extending from one lateral edge thereof the narrow fiap 52 from which in turn there extends parallel to said flap 50 the wide flap 54. From the From said flap 34 there extends part way 50?- lateral'edge of flap 54' opp'osite to'said flap52 there extends downwardly the comparatively narrow flap 56which is of a width approximately two-thirds of the width ofsaid fiap 52. From the edge of said flap 56 there extends inwardly and parallel to and between said flaps 50 and 54, the wide partition flap 58 which at said fiap 52 turns upwardly into a narrow flap 6B, which extends part way to said flap 54 and then turns into the wide intermediate flap 62 which extends between and parallel to said flaps 54 and 58. At said flap 56 said fiap 62 turns into a narrow flap 64 which lies parallel to and is fixed to said flap 56, as by gluing. Turned from said flap 64 and lying parallel and fixed to said flap 58 is the narrow flap 63. Saidfiap 68, of course, can be dispensed with and said flap 64 alone relied upon to fasten said partition fiap 62 in place. Said flap 60 can be secured to said flap 52; as by gluing or by some other suitable manner. Said flap 5!] hasat its lateral edgeopposite said flap 52, a narrow flap ill which extends therefrom to said flap 56 at which it turns inwardly into a narrow flap 12 which is fixed, as by gluing to said flap 58.

Both the embodiments illustrated in Figs. 9 to 12, show simple packages which are made from a single sheet with each of thewalls thereof at tached to a pluraltiy of the other walls and with all gluings, or similar wall attachments, contained within the package itself.

1 It is to be understood, of course, that various modifications and changes, can be made without departing from the spirit of the invention. For example, the gluing between said nap 4G and flap 32,01 between said flap 69 and 5.2 or said flap 64 and 56 can be omitted in the form of packages illustrated in these figures of the drawings; also some of the gluing flaps can be fixed to outside walls instead of inside walls of the package.

The structure illustrated in these figures further provides that the packages can be folded fiat with opposite flaps lying against opposite flaps to 00- cupy a-minimum amount of space for shipping and storing of the-packages before they are used. Referring to Fig. 13 there is shown therein a modified form of collapsible carton, similar in general arrangement and construction to that shown in Figs. 1 to 8 inclusive, but in which the two compartments or cells are of equal size. In

.this modified arrangement there is provided a back panel 15 sized the full width of the carton and having at its respective sides the side panels 16 and I1. Extending from the side panel 16 is one front panel 18 sized at half the full width of the carton, from which extends to said back panel 15 an interior or partition panel 19 having at its free edge a gluing flap 8!! to lie contiguous to and in adhered relation to the interior face of said back panel 15. Extending fro-m the side panel 11 is another front panel 8!, also sized at half the full width of the carton, from which extends a gluing flap 82 to lie contiguous to and in adhered relation to the interior or partition panel 19. Connected with the ends of said panels are end closing flaps as shown which may be variously arranged for gluing, tucking or like closed arrangement. The carton as thus modified will also collapse to flat condition as will be obvious.

As shown in Fig. 14 a collapsible carton of the general type shown in Fig. 13 and formed from a single blank may be provided to furnish more than two compartments, as e. g. compartments.

A, B andC as shown. In plan section the carton is similar, with respect to the arrangement of its exterior and interior panels, to that shown in Fig. 11.

I am aware that some changes, other th those indicated, may be made in the various arrangements and combinations of the several parts, '1

without departing from the scope of this invention as above described, and as defined in the appended claims. Hence, I do not limit my invention to the exact arrangements and combinations as described in the foregoing specification, nor do I confine myself to the exact details of the construction of the parts as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

I claim:

1. A carton blank of cardboard or other suitable material and formed to include different portions of a multiple compartment carton, said blank comprising; a main compartment back portion, a side portion adjacent one lateral edge of said back portion, a main compartment front portion adjacent the lateral edge of said side portion opposite to said back portion, an attaching flap adjacent the outer edge of said front portion, and a side portion adjacent to the other lateral edge of said back portion; an auxiliary compartment side portion adjacent the outer edge of last said main compartment side portion, an auxiliary compartment front portion adjacent its side portion, a second side portion adjacent the opposite side of said auxiliary compartment front portion with an attaching flap adjacent the outer edge thereof; cover flaps adjacent said portions, including a cover flap at one edge of said blank contiguous to said auxiliary compartment front portion and having an outline similar to that defined by said front, back and lateral portions of both said compartments when arranged to form the completed carton.

2. A carton blank of cardboard or other. suitable material and formed to include different portions of a multiple compartment carton, said blank comprising; a main compartment back portion, a side portion adjacent one lateral edge of said back portion, a main compartment front portion adjacent the lateral edge of said side portion opposite to said back portion, an attaching flap adjacent the outer edge of said front portion, and a side portion adjacent to the other lateral edge of said back portion; an auxiliary compartment side portion adjacent last said main compartment side portion, an auxiliary compartment front portion adjacent its side portion, a second side portion adjacent the opposite side of said auxiliary compartment front portion with an attaching fiap adjacent the outer edge thereof, cover flaps adjacent the ends of said front, back,

and lateral portions, including a cover flap adjacent to an outer edge of said auxiliary compartment front portion, last said cover flap having a width equal to the combined widths of a main compartment side portion and an auxiliary compartment side portion.

3. A carton blank of cardboard or other suitable material and formed to include different portions of a multiple compartment carton, said blank comprising; a main compartment back portion, a side portion adjacent one lateral edge of said back portion, a main compartment front portion adjacent the lateral edge of said side portion opposite to said back portion, an attaching flap adjacent the outer edge of said front portion, and a side portion adjacent to the other lateral edge of said back portion; an auxiliary compartment of less height than said main compartment, comprising an auxiliary compartment side portion formed as a continuation of last saidmain compartment side portion, an auxiliary compartment front portion adjacent its side portion, a second side portion adjacent the opposite edge of said auxiliary compartment front portion with an attaching flap adjacent the outer edge thereof, the Width of said auxiliary compartment portion being equal to the width of the main compartment front portion, substantially, cover flaps common to the bottom ends of both said main and auxiliary compartments, including a cover flap of a shape and area to extend over both compartments when the carton is formed and independent sets of cover flaps for the top ends of said main and auxiliary compartments respectively.

4. A carton blank of cardboard or similar material and formed to include different portions of a multiple compartment carton, said blank comprising; a main compartment back portion, a cover flap adjacent one end thereof, a side portion adjacent one lateral edge of said back portion, a main compartment front portion adjacent the lateral edge of said side portion opposite to said back portion, an attaching flap adjacent the outer edge of said front portion, a side portion adjacent to the other lateral edge of said back portion; and an auxiliary compartment side portion adjacent last said main compartment side portion, an auxiliary compartment front portion adjacent its side portion, a second side portion adjacent the opposite side of said auxiliary compartment front portion with an attaching flap adjacent the outer edge thereof, lower end edges of said front and side portions of the auxiliary compartment being in line with the lower end edges of the corresponding parts of the main compartment and the upper end edges of said front and side portions of the auxiliary compartment being offset below the upper end edges of said main compartment, independent closure flaps respectively serving the top ends of said main and auxiliary compartments, and closure flaps common to said main and auxiliary compartments to serve the bottom ends thereof;

5. A collapsible compartment carton having its walls and ends formed of a unitary blank, comprising a series of laterally connected parts relatively folded to form continuous exterior carton walls, an intermediate part and a terminal part being in-folded to extend as partitions between opposed exterior carton walls, similar side edges 5 of said intermediate and terminal parts being interconnected by another part adhered to the inner face of an adjacent exterior carton wall, said terminal part having at its free end a gluing flap adhered to the inner face of an adjacent exterior carton wall, the opposite terminal part being disposed to complete an exterior carton wall, said last mentioned terminal part having at its free end a gluing flap inturned and adhered to a face of an adjacent portion of said intermediate part, the abutting angular folds between said latter part and the exterior wall part from which it springs and between said last mentioned terminal part and its gluing flap forming a closed seam in said exterior wall.

6. A collapsible compartment carton having its walls and ends formed of a unitary blank, comprising a series of laterally connected parts relatively folded to form exterior carton walls, a first terminal part of said blank being infolded to extend from a front Wall part to the opposed back wall part, said terminal part having at its free end a gluing flap adhered to the inner face of said back wall part, the opposite second terminal part of said blank being disposed to complete the front carton wall, said second terminal part having at its free end a gluing flap inturned at right angles thereto and adhered to a face of said partition forming first terminal part with said second terminal part disposed in the plane of said front wall part from which said partition forming first terminal part springs, the abutting angular folds between said partition forming first terminal part and the front wall part from which it springs and between said sec- 0nd terminal part and its gluing flap forming a closed seam in the carton front wall, and the exterior carton wall parts having carton closing flaps extending from the free edges thereof.

FRANK J. MEYER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/120.18, 229/164, 229/110, 229/120.32
International ClassificationB65D5/4805, B65D5/48
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/48014
European ClassificationB65D5/48A2