US 2056297 A
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Patented Oct. 6, 1936 UNITED STATES "prism (lFFlCE CONTAINER Lynn 0. Rood, St. Paul, Minn. Application November 12, 1934, Serial No. 752,610
3 Claims. (01. 229-34) My invention relates to containers, and particularly with reference to that type generally known as berry boxes or fruit baskets, ordinarily made of Wood.
Among the objects of my invention is to provide a box made of heavy paper, such as cardboard, so constructed as to prevent the side walls of the box being distorted by the outward pressure of the contents.
This and other features of my invention will be more fully brought out in the following description, wherein:
Figure 1 is a view in perspective of my invention.
Figure 2 is a plan view of the blank of which the box is formed; and
Figure 3 is a fragmentary, sectional view through one side of the box.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the blank particularly shown in Figure 2 is out and scored to form a center bottom portion I and side wall portions 2. A flap extending outwardly from the side walls 2 is scored and cut to form sections 3, 4, and 5, with tabs 6 extending outwardly from the ends of the section 4. The intermediate sides or ends of the blank are scored to form the flaps 1, 8, and 9. The side wall sections 2 are preferably formed with ventilating openings II].
In forming the box shown in Figure 1 from the blank, the side sections 3, 4, and 5 are folded inwardly with section 3, constituting when folded a horizontally disposed rim II. The section 4 folds downwardly along the wall of the box, with the section 5 folded behind section 4 and against the side wall, as particularly shown in Figure 3.
The flaps l, 8, and 9 are folded to form the ends of the box, as illustrated by dotted lines in Figure l, the flap 8 overlapping the flap 1, with the flap 9 folded inwardly over the flaps I and 8, and the flap 6 folded inwardly from the side walls behind the flaps 9 and secured as by staples 12. The flaps B, being an integral part of the side walls of the box and being fastened by the staples l2 behind the flap 9 of the end wall bring about a particularly secure anchoring of the ends of the side walls with the end walls.
By means of the construction shown, a particularly rigid side wall is secured. As shown in Figure 3, when the parts are folded, the section 3 forms a flat rim or shelf around the side walls of the box. The sections 4 and 5 constitute, with the inclined side walls of the box, a triangle, of which section 3 is the top. This makes a particularly rigid construction, preventing the box being distorted by outer pressure of the contents.
The flap-s 6, integrally formed with the end walls of the box, are as shown made long enough so that they may overlap, and, when stapled make a particularly strong end.
I may cover the box with a thin coating of 5 paraffin, or otherwise treat the cardboard, to protect the box against moisture.
I am aware that it is old to make cardboard boxes for this purpose. Usually these boxes have been made with fiat, folded sides, and with such 10 constructions there is a tendency for the side walls to bulge outwardly by the pressure of the contained goods and become warped through the absorption of moisture, etc. As a result, these paper boxes have proven unsatisfactory for the 15 purpose for which my box is designed in substitution for the ordinary wooden boxes. With my features of invention I have secured in a cardboard box for the purpose designed the advantages of the wooden constructions, and secured a box that is not merely very satisfactory for the purpose for which it is used, but a box that will not become injured by being used as a container for articles like fruits or vegetables and is, therefore, usable as a strong and convenient box for other purposes.
1. As a new article of manufacture, a paper box formed from a single blank or sheet, said blank being cut and scored to form a bottom section and side and end wall sections, flaps carried by the side wall sections to overlap the end walls when the box is set up, three scored sections carried by each side wall and foldable when the box is set up to form a rim along the side walls of the box, a wall depending from said rim into contact with the side wall of the box, and a flap turnable upwardly against the side wall of the box, flaps carried by the ends of said section connected to the rim portion and foldable with the end flaps, and a flap carried by the end wall of the box and foldable over said last mentioned flaps and said end wall flaps, and fastening means for securing said parts in assembled position.
2. As a new article of manufacture a paper box formed from a blank, said blank being cut and scored to form a bottom section and connected end wall sections and outwardly flaring side wall sections, scored sections carried by each side wall and foldable when the box is set up to form a horizontally disposed section extending inwardly from the upper edge of the side wall, and a. connecting flap section extending downwardly from the inner edge of the shelf section against the adjacent inclined side wall of the box forming along the side wall of the box a V- shaped shelf with the horizontal section forming the top of the V.
a 3. As a. new article of manufacture a. paper box formed from a single blank or sheet, said blank being scored and cut to form a bottom and connected end walls and outwardly flaring side walls, means forming a. connection between the end Walls and said outwardly flaring side walls,
flaps connected with the side walls to form inwardly projecting top shelves or rims along the side walls, flaps connected to the inner edges of said inwardly projecting top shelves or rims and extending downwardly into contact with the inclined side walls of the box, for the purpose set forth.
LYNN C. ROOD.