US 2018070 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 22, 1935.
G. R. KRElDE-R, JR
WRAPPED BOX Filed April 15. 1932 INVENTOR zdc wz 71. fizz/leg]. BY
ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 22, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 6 Claims.
This invention relates to wrapped boxes and method of making same, and more particularly is concerned with the production of wrapped boxes economically and eificiently.
It is well known that boxes may be given an artistic effect by decorating the side walls and top of the box body and then wrapping the same with transparent material such as Cellophane which protects the decorative material and which also gives the box a smooth and glossy finish. Such boxes heretofore made, however, have been very expensive to produce inasmuch as the box body has first been made up complete, the box body then wrapped with a decorative covering which is secured in place, and then rewrapped with the transparent sheet, thus requiring a double wrapping operation. Since the sheet is transparent, glue cannot be placed between the transparent sheet and the decorative sheet to hold the same together without producing a disagreeable appearing spot, which looks as though the transparent sheet was defective and dirty.
In my novel method, I propose to place the decorated sheet on the transparent sheet, making the cellophane sheet sufliciently large to extend beyond the edges of the decorated sheet. I then glue the edges of the decorated and transparent sheets simultaneously, and then place the box body in position on the decorated sheet. The glue which overlaps from the edge of the decorated sheet to the transparent sheet binds these sheets together so as to permit both sheets to be wrapped simultaneously around the box body. This operation can be performed automatically on a wrapping machine with no greater difficulty than if a single sheet only were used. Since both the edges of the decorated and transparent sheets are glued, they will both adhere to the side walls of the box body independently of the other. The double wrapping sheets thus provided may also serve to bind the side walls of the box body together in complete set-up assembly, without corner stays being first applied to the box body. The body-forming blank of the box, therefore, can be placed directly on the wrap sheets and wrapped to form a completely wrapped and setup box without first binding the side wall portions of the blank together into a set-up box skeleton.
An object of my invention is to provide a method of making wrapped boxes quickly, efiiciently and economically.
Another object of my invention is to provide a method of applying two or more sheets of wrapping material to a box simultaneously on an automatic wrapping machine.
Still another object of my invention is to provide a method of making an artistic wrapped box in which a decorated sheet and a transparent sheet are applied and secured to the box body simultaneously and with no greater difficulty than would be required to wrap a single sheet around the box.
A further object of my invention is to provide a novel wrapped box comprising a box body covered by a decorated wrap and a transparent wrap which can be produced with' few operations and at low cost.
Other objects of this invention will become ap- I I parent as the disclosure proceeds. Referring to the drawing, Fig. 1 is a perspective View of a box-covering material comprising a decorated sheet superimposed upon a larger sized transparent sheet, the edges of both sheets being glued;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a box body positioned on the decorated and transparent sheets and ready to be wrapped;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of my decorated box as it appears in the last stage of the Wrapping operation;
Fig. 4-. is a perspective view of the finished box; and
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of my finished box as it appears when used as a cover and telescoped over a box-like container.
Like numerals refer to similar parts throughout the specification and drawing.
In making my novel box, I provide a decorated sheet l0, shown in Fig. 1, positioned over a larger sized transparent sheet H. Both sheets l0 and H are cut to the proper size and shape so as to conform to the shape of the box body to be wrapped. The decorated sheet I0 may be provided with any variety of designs on the face which is positioned adjacent the transparent sheet, while the opposite face of the decorated sheet carries no design. The transparent sheet is provided with an edge portion l2 which extends beyond the edge of the decorated sheet I0, as clearly shown in Fig 1. A strip of glue I4 is placed around the edges of both sheets [0 and H, as shown in Fig. 1. The glue 1 i may extend only a short distance inwardly on the sheet I0, or it may cover the entire sheet. The glue I4 which overlaps the edge of the decorated sheet serves to bind the decorated and transparent sheets together sufiiciently to permit the sheets to be picked up and handled as one. The glue may be placed on the sheets by an automatic gluing device or by hand, as desired. The notches l3 in the edges of the decorated sheet also provide glue recesses permitting the glue to get an unusually good adhesive grip on the transparent sheet.
After gluing. the combined decorated and transparent sheets are ready to be applied to the box body. The box body may be formed from a single blank of cardboard or other material ,cut and scored to provide a bottom portion 20 and side wall portions 2 l defined by the score lines 22 is placed in proper position on the decorated 2 r V as shown in Fig. 2 The side wall portions 2| are bent upwardly into box formation. It is not necessary, however, tosecure the side wall portions togetherat the cornersby stays or other means The box body or box blank thus formed sheet, with the transparent sheet secured thereto and lying underneath, as shown'in Fig. 2. The
decorated and transparent sheets can now be wrapped simultaneously around the box body on an automatic wrapping machine. The edges of the sheets are turned inwardly over the top edge of the side wall portions and the glue I4 along the edges of the decorated sheet secures the decorated sheet in position, and the glue along the outer edge of the transparent sheet secures the transparent sheet in position, as clearly shown in Fig. 3. All these operations are performed as the box passes through the wrapping machine.
The covering material may be wrapped around the box in a variety of different ways. By way of example only, I have shown in Fig. 3 the side wall portionsc of the wrapping material folded over the side walls zl of the box body with the end portions folded inwardly along the Opposite side walls to form corner laps'b, 'as shown in Fig.
3. The end wall portions are then folded upwardly and inwardly over these side walls of the box body. The free edge portions of the wrapping material are folded inwardly by the turn-in blades of the wrapping machine and then downwardly by the plunger block as the box body passes through the machine. The decorated and transparent sheets also serve to bind the side wall portions of the box blank together in fixed setup assembly, so that no corner stays are necessary.
It is now seen that my decorated transparent sheet covered box can be easily and quickly made entirely by machine operation. The blank forming the body of the boxmay be cut and scored on a cutting and scoring machine in a single operation; The decorated sheet and the transparent sheet are positioned in superimposed relationship and the sheets may be glued together by passing them through a gluing machine which glues the well known manner, and the box is completely wrapped by one passage therethr'ough. The operation required in the making of my decorated box is thus reduced to a minimum, and the completed box can be produced very economically and at much less cost than similar boxes heretofore made.
The novel box above described may beused as a container for receiving goods, orit may be used "as a cover to telescope over another container 3!], as illustrated inFig. 5. The container 36 may be a plain box unit or it may be made'similar to the wrapped box. heretofore described so as to provide two telescoping transparent sheet covered units, It is understood thatlthe words transparent sheet are intended to embody any sheet material havingtransparent characteristics such as Cellophane waxed paper, transparent gauze and similar material. 7
The wrap sheets and the box body then pass through the wrapping machine in the It is now seen that a very artistic and sanitary box is provided. Delicate decorative materials can be used since the transparent sheet provides adequate protection, Furthermore, the transparent sheet prevents the escape of moisture from r 5 the contents within the box, and thus tends to preserve the same against deterioration.
While certain novel features of the invention have been disclosed and are pointed out in the annexed claims, it will be understood that various 10 omissions, substitutes and changes may be .made by those skilled in the art without depart- ;side face of" the box body.
2. As a product of manufacture, a Cellophane'wrapped box comprising a box body having a bottom portion and side wall portions, a covering material for said box body comprising a decorated sheet and a Cellophane sheet wrapped around said box, the edges of said Cellophane sheet-extending beyond the edges of said decorated sheet, the edges of both said sheets being inturned over the top edge of said side wall portions and secured to the inside face thereof.
As a product of manufacture, a wrapped box comprising a box body blank formed from a single piece or" paperboard material having a bottom portion and unconnected side wall portions, a covering'material for said box body comprising a decorated sheet and a transparent sheet wrapped around said box and binding the side wall portions of said box body together in unitary set-up assembly, the edges of said transparent sheet extending beyond the edges of said deco-- rated sheet, the edges of both said sheets being inturned and secured to the inside face of the box body. 7 ,55
4. As a product of manufacture, a wrapped box comprising a box body having a bottom wall and side walls, and a plurality of superimposed wrap covering the outside of said body and extending over the free edges of said walls,
the of said sheet being secured to the inside surface of the box body, the outer one of said wrap sheets extending beyond the edges of the inner one of said wrap sheets. a
5. As a product of ,manufacture, a wrapped 5 box comprising a box body having a bottom wall and side walls, and a plurality of superimposed wrap sheets covering the outside of said body and extending over the free edges of said side walls, the edges of said sheets being secured to the inside surface of the box body, and irregularities in the edges of at least one of said sheets to facilitate the securing thereof. r
6. As a product of manufacture, a wrapped box comprising a box body having a bottom wall and side walls, and a plurality of superimposed wrap sheets covering the outside of said body and ex ending over the free edges of said side walls, the edges of said sheets being secured to the inside surface of the box body, and notches in the edges I of at leastone of said sheets.
, GIDEON R. KREIDER, JR.