US 2064590 A
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Dec. 15, 1936. M. M. CUNNINGHAM CONTAINER Filed Nov. 16, 1934 4 lllVlII Patented Dec. 15, 1936 CONTAINER Application November 16, 1934, Serial No. 753,342
This invention relates to containers and more particularly to a novel container for brake lining or similar material.
In the packaging of molded and semi-molded brake lining and similar articles of curved shape, it has been found extremely difficult to design a container wherein the articles can be conveniently transported, and in which it is impossible to substitute other goods for those originally packaged.
An object of this invention is to provide a non-refillable carton for brake lining segments and. the like.
Another object is to provide a novel carton conforming to the shape of the packaged article.
A still further object is to provide a carton of artistic design and construction for packaging molded or semi-molded brake lining.
Another object is to provide a simple and inexpensive brake lining carton which may be formed of a single piece of cardboard or other suitable material, blanked out and marked with score lines in a single operation.
A still further object of the invention is to provide novel means for sealing the box whereby it is impossible to open the box without destroying it, thereby rendering it impossible to substitute other goods for those originally packaged.
Other objects and advantages of this invention will be apparent from the following detailed description together with the accompanying drawing, submitted for purposes of illustration only and not intended to define the scope of the invention, reference being had for that purpose tothe subjoined claims.
In the drawing, wherein similar reference characters refer to similar. parts in both views:
Figure 1 is a plan View of the blanked-out material of which the carton is formed; and
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the carton shown with one end partly disassembled to show the construction.
Referring more particularly to Figure 1 there is shown a carton blank formed of a single piece of cardboard or any other suitable substance. As shown the blank is formed with a bottom member It and two side members l2 and it respectively. The blank is formed with score lines It indicating the lines on which the blank is to a be folded to form the carton illustrated in Figure 2.
As illustrated, the outer edges of the side members l2 and M are formed in an arcuate shape to conform to the shape of the brake lining or other article to be packaged. The side members l2 and It are formed with a plurality of cooperating laterally extending staggered projections l8 and 20 respectively. Score lines 22 and 24 respectively indicate the lines on which the projections l8 and 29 are to be folded to form the top closure of the carton as illustrated in Figure 2. The cooperating projections i8 and 2B are provided with score lines 26 and 28 indicating the lines on which the projections are to be turned to form the locking flaps 30 and 32 respectively adapted to be placed between the edges of the packaged goods and the side members l2 and lo respectively to hold the side members It] and I2 of the carton in fixed relation to each other. The distance between the score lines 22, 26 and 24, 28 of the projections l8 and 2!! respectively is preferably equal to the width of the bottom ID of the carton indicated as the distance between the score lines I6. It 0 will be understood, however, that if desired, a trapezoidal shaped carton may be obtained by varying these dimensions.
The ends of the side members l2 and I4 are formed with projections 34 and 36 respectively adapted to be folded on the score lines 38 and 40 respectively to form the end closures of the carton as more fully illustrated in Figure 2. Each of the projections 34 and 36 are preferably of a width equal to one-half of the width of the bottom ID of the carton.
The bottom member ID is provided with extensions 42 and 44 adapted to be folded on the score lines 46 and 48 respectively to cover the projections 34 and 36 to securely close the ends of the carton. The length of the projections 42 and 44 is preferably equal to the longest dimension of the projections 34 and 36.
In the use of the carton, a suitable number of segments of brake lining 50 are stacked on the bottom section I0 with their convex surfaces upward, the side members I2 and I l are then folded upwardly into contact with the lateral surfaces of the stack and locked in place by bending the projections l8 and over the top of the stack and inserting the locking flaps and 32 between the edges of the article andv the side members I2 andiltl of the carton respectively. The end projections 34 and are then folded over the end of the article and the extensions 42 and M bent up .to cover" the projections 34 and 36 respec tively to close the ends of the carton. The extensions 42 and 44 are then securely locked in place by a suitable sealing member 52 engaging the projections l8 and 28 and the extensions 42 and 44.
The side members l2 and i4 may be imprinted with any desired legend 54, such as the trade name of the manufacturer, and a description of the packaged goods, in this case Brake Lining.
To remove the goods from the carton it is necessary to tear the sealing member 52 from the carton. The carton is thereby destroyed, rendering it impossible to replace the originally packaged goods with any others. The original manufacturer is thus protected against having other goods fraudulently substituted for those originally packaged.
This invention thus provides a simple, inexpensive, novel carton for packaging brake lining or similar goods, which cannot be opened to substitute other goods for those originally packaged.
While the invention has been described with particular reference to a preferred embodiment it is not intended to limit the scope of the invention to that embodiment, nor otherwise than by the terms of the following claims.
1. A cardboard brake lining container formed of a one-piece blank having score lines indicating a bottom and two arcuate side closures, a plurality of cooperating laterally extending staggered projections carried by the arcuate side closures to form a top closure adapted to be sealed by a strip of adhesive material, score lines between the projections and the side closures, looking flaps adapted to engage the brake lining carried by said projections, score lines to mark said locking flaps, the distance between the locking flaps and the side closures being approximately equal to the width of the bottom, cooperating extensions carried by the side closures to form two end closures, score lines between said extensions and the side closures, lateral reinforcing extensions carried by the bottom, and score lines between said extensions and the bottom.
2. A cardboard container adapted to receive arcuate shaped friction brake lining, said container comprising a flat bottom closure, a pair of arcuate shaped side closures formed integral with the bottom closure, a plurality of cooperating staggered laterally extending projections formed integral with the arcuate shaped side closures to form a shaped top closure conforming to the shape of the friction lining, locking flaps carried by the staggered projections to engage the brake lining to hold the container in the closed position, and means including a strip of gummed material to seal the container in the closed position.
MARION M. CUNNINGHAM.