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Nov. 5, 1935. N. RIPPEN DISPLAY CONTAINER Filed Jan. 30, 1952 Inventor:
Patented Nov. 5, 1935 UNET'ED STATES PATENT oFFlcE 5 Claims.
My invention relates to the class of folding display containers described in my previous invention for which United States Letters Patent Number 1,524,881 have been granted.
The object of myinvention is to strengthen the bracing webs in my previous invention when the latter is embodied in that general class of folding display containers wherein a relatively large, non-attenuated piece of material is utilized to 10 form the bottom wall, a plurality of inner, vertical walls and a display panel, and a relatively attenuated piece of material, also termed a band is utilized to form a plurality of outer, vertical walls while being foldably connected to said large 15 piece of material.
Heretofore, the attaching of said band to said large piece of material at an inner, back, vertical wall of the latter has necessitated incorporating an additional score-line or line of weakening 2 in one of the bracing webs to permit its inward fol-ding corresponding with one of the side, outer vertical walls of the band when the latter is folded into flat condition for shipment from the plant of the container manufacturer. This additional 25 score-line has so seriously detracted from the otherwise normal rigidity of the bracing web as to permit the display panel to fall forwardly to a certain extent and thus at least partially losing its advertising value and concealing the 30 contents of the container from the View of the public. To. preserve the original rigidity of the bracing web, I propose to eliminate the additional score-line therein by attaching the band to the inner, vertical front wall instead of to the inner,
35 vertical back wall. The following description and the accompanying drawing will disclose how this has been done.
Figure 1 illustrates a display container embodying my invention and shown in incipient setup condition.
Figure 2 illustrates the container set up for i play.
In the drawing, l indicates a relatively large and non-attenuated piece of material from which are foldably formed the bottom wall 3, the inner, vertical back wall i, the display-panel 5 hingedly disposed to said inner back wall along upper edge 6 thereof, other inner, vertical walls consisting of inner, vertical front wall 1 and inner, vertical side 50 walls 8 and 8, flaps 9 and 9 extending laterally from and hinged to said back wall along scorelines I!) and I9 respectively, and bracing webs II and II respectively joining the display-panel to flaps 9 and 9. Bracing web II is hingedly 55 joined to the display-panel along primary score- (Cl. 206-44) 1 line 13 and to flap 9 along secondary score-line l2. Correspondingly, bracing web I I is hingedly joined to the display-panel along primary scoreline l3 and to flap 9 along secondary scoreline l2, said primary score-lines'forming to- 5':
gether with upper edge 6, acute angles i4 and M respectively. l5 and I5 indicate intermediate score-lines respectively in bracing webs II and H, formingtogether with primary score-lines I 3 and I3, angles of substantially forty-five de grees, and permitting their respective bracing webs to fold inwardly thus causing the displaypanel to fall forwardly until it lies substantially in the plane of the upper edges of said inner-vertical walls. Flaps 9 and 9' are provided with 15 oblique lower edges and 29 respectively, said lower edges forming together with score-lines l0 and I9, acute angles.
2 indicates a relatively attenuated piece of material, also termed a band, from which is 20 formed a plurality of outer, vertical walls I 6, l1, l8 and I9. Pieces I and 2 are hingedly joined or connected to one another thru the medium of their respective walls 1 and I6, which may be pictured as secured to one another by means of adhesive, wire staples or other suitable device or method.
If the container were shown assembled in the conventional manner with outer, vertical wall l8 secured to inner, vertical back wall 4, and if we 30 assume that, in folded condition, band 2 would assume a position tothe right, flap 9 and a part of bracing web I I would have to fold over to the right together with the immediately adjacent side wall [9 of the band. Obviously this would necessitate an additional score-line in webll disposed between primary score-line I3 and intermediate score-line l5 and in a straight line with score-line Ill. This need is therefore obviated in my invention because the band being secured to the inner, vertical front wall 1, leaves the method of folding the balance of the container optional, thus permitting said balance as a matter of fact to be shipped entirely unfolded or 'flat.
Obviously the band may be attached to either 8 or 8'.
In setting the container up for filling, the band is first opened up and while held in this position, the inner walls 8 and 8' are folded inwardly and downwardly, flaps 9 and 9' are swung into rectangular relation o back wall 4 with bracing webs II and l I folded inwardly, and back wall 4 is swung upwardly until it is disposed at an acute angle with bottom wall 3 with the display-panel in close proximity thereto, which position is rendered possible by the oblique lower edges 20 and 20 of the flaps. This position obviously brings upper edge 6 within the radius of walls I! and I9, thus permitting the band to pass over said upper edge and around until wall l8 occupies a corresponding position with that of wall 4 with the entire band embracing the inner wall of the large piece.
Score-lines or lines of weakening as they are also termed are indicated in the drawing by dotand-dash.
Having described my invention, I claim as features of novelty therein the following:
1. A folding type of display-container comprising two pieces of material foldably secured to one another, one being relatively large and non-attenuated and the other being relatively attenuated, said attenuated piece comprising a plurality of outer, vertical walls, said large piece comprising a bottom wall, an inner, vertical back wall, an inner, vertical front wall, a'plurality of inner, vertical side walls, a hinged displaypanel, a pair of hinged flaps and pair of hinged bracing webs, said inner back wall being laterally extended to constitute said pair of hinged flaps and upwardly extended to constitute said display panel hinged to said back wall along an upper edge thereof, each of said bracing webs being integral with and intervening between one of said hinged flaps and said display-panel, said bracing web being hingedly joined thereto along a primary score-line and to said hinged flap along a secondary score-line, said primary score-line forming together with said upper edge an acute angle, said bracing web being characterized by the presence therein of a single intermediate score-line between said primary score-line and said secondary score-line and terminating in the intersection of said primary and said secondary score-lines.
2. A folding type of display-container as described in claim 1, characterized by said attenuated piece being secured to said inner, vertical front wall.
3. A folding type of display-container as described in claim 1, characterized by said attenuated piece being secured to one of said inner, vertical side walls.
4. A folding type of display-container as described in claim 1, characterized by one of said outer, vertical Walls being secured to said inner, vertical front wall.
5. A folding type of display-container as de- 25 scribed in claim 1, characterized by one of said outer, vertical walls being secured to one of said inner, vertical side walls.