US 2019425 A
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Oct. 29, 1935. I c R uc I 2,019,425
SOUND PRODUC ING BOX Filed Jan. 22, 1955 WITNESSIES INVENTOR W /za/rZeg il uce 1 ii TORNES Patented Oct. 29, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.
This invention relates to a new article of manufacture which is designed and adapted to constitute a container or box for merchandise and a sound producing device.
The principal object of the invention is the provision of a new article of manufacture of the indicated dual character which may be filled with candy to be sold to children, and which when empty may be used to produce sound to the amusement and delight of the children.
The invention consists of the features hereinafter described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. l is a perspective view of a box embodying the features of the invention, and showing the closure at one end of the box open;
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the box, the section being taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a transverse section taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Referring now more particularly to the drawing, it will be apparent that the invention consists of a container or box B for merchandise such as candy. The box is constructed of a blank of sheet material, such as cardboard, to provide a hollow tubular body it having walls II and 'l 2, and end closures, there being one for each end of the box which may be opened and closed at will. Each of said end closures consists of a fold portion l3 in continuation of one of the walls II and a fold portion It in continuation of the first portion l3. The portion I4 is loosely tucked into the body Ill adjacent the other wall I l in proximity thereto, substantially paralleling said last mentioned wall II, to close the related end of the box. The portion I4 is held disposed as stated, subject to a limited amount of vibratory movement, by laterally inward or transversely disposed portions I5 in continuation of the walls l2 respectively. One of the walls l2 has a wind or air opening l6 therein of suitable size. The opening [5 occurs preferably midway between the opposite ends of the box.
After the candy has been removed from the box by opening one of said end closures, it is returned to its closed position with the portions l5, l3, and I4 disposed as explained. The box may then be held by a youngster with the forefinger and thumb of one hand contacting the portions I3. The youngster by placing the mouth over the opening I6 may blow wind or air through it into the body in, and as the wind or air leaves 5 the body, causes the portions M to vibrate rapidly, thereby producing sort of musical sounds.
The outer surfaces of the box will have printed thereon, among other things, appropriate matter instructive of the use of the box as a sound pro- 10 ducing device.
It is to be understood that the box may be constructed with only one closure to provide one vibratory portion I4; that the vibratory portion may be located on any one of the walls of the box; and that the wind or air opening l6 may be at any other point than that shown.
1. As a new article of manufacture, a box for merchandise, said box comprising a hollow body having a closure at each end, said closure including a portion loosely tucked into the body so that it may be vibrated, and said body having an opening in one of its walls between the ends of the body through which air may be blown into said body causing said portions to vibrate to produce sounds.
2. As a new article of manufacture, a box for merchandise, said box having a portion in continuation of one of its walls and projecting inwardly of the box adjacent another one of its walls in close proximity thereto so that said portion may be vibrated, and there being an opening in one of the walls of the box through which air may be blown into the box causing said portion to vibrate to produce sound.
3. As a new article of manufacture, a box for merchandise, said box having a closure member consisting of a fold in continuation of one wall of the box, and a fold in continuation of the first fold, said last fold being loosely tucked into the box and thus constituting a vibratory portion, and said box having an opening therein between its ends through which air may be blown into said box causing said portion to vibrate to produce sound.
CHARLES R. LUCE.