US 2068095 A
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Jan. 19 1937. Q WELTZlEN n 2,068,095
` FURNITURE PACKING CARTON AND METHOD 0F MAKING THE SAME Filed Jan. 28, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet l /9 /Oox 6 7 /9` /gL man@A `,27d/,wm Wigan-ew A tlomeys Jam 19, 1937 D. WELTzn-:N 2,068,095
FURNITURE PACKING CARTON `VAND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME Filed Jam 28, 193e y 2 sheets-snaai 2 nvenlor 51g Attorneys n Y Patented Jan. 19, 1937 UNITED STATE FURNITURE PACKING CARTON AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME Darwin Weltzien, Elgin, Ill.
Application January 28, 1936, Serial No. 61,239
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in furniture cartons and method of making the same and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a method of constructing a furniture packing carton which is particularly adapted for chairs, settees, and other pieces of the type including backs, the carton conforming substantially in shape to the furniture, thereby requiring a minimum of space while at the same time providing a maximum of protection.
Another very important object of the invention is to provide a novel method whereby conventional boxes of corrugated cardboard or other material may be utilized.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a furniture carton of the character described which is simple in construction, strong, durable, highly eicient and reliable in use, compact, light in weight and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objectsk and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:-
Figure 1 is a View in side elevation of a furniy 30 ture carton constructed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 is a view in vertical longitudinal section through the invention, showing a piece of furniture enclosed therein. y
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the lower box.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the upper box.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment -of the inventionr which has been illustrated comprises lower and upper boxes which are designated generally by the reference numerals 1 and 2, respectively. The boxes I and 2 are of any suitable light, strong material, such as corrugated cardboard. Further, the boxes I and 2 are of any suitable dimensions, according to the furniture to be packed. The reference numeral 3 designates a piece of furniture (see Figure 2) which includes a back 4.
The lower box I comprises a top 5, a bottom 6, side walls 1 and a front 8. The front 8 is formed by top, bottom and side flaps folded inwardly and secured by adhesive strips 9. These flaps are integral with the top, bottom and side walls of the box I.
The rear of the lower box I, at which point the furniture 3 Ais inserted, is formed by side flaps I0, a top flap II, and a bottom ap I2. The rear end portions of the upper corners of the box i are out, as at I3, to provide an opening lwhich accommodates the back 4 of the furniture when the carton has been completed. At a spaced point from the inner ends of the cuts I3, the rear end portion of the top 5 of the lower box I is cut off which, of course, also removes i the top flap I I In this manner a flap I4 -is provided forwardly of the furniture back 4; The top flap II is secured. by an adhesive strip I5 to the free end vof the lower nap I2, as best seen in Figures 2 and 3 of the drawings.
With the lower box I thus prepared, the furni-` ture 3' is inserted therein through the open back thereof in a manner which'is kthought to'be obvious. The side flaps I0 arethen closedgbehind the furniture and the bottom vfiap I2 with the top flap II mounted thereon, is then folded upwardly over said side aps. As illustrated to advantage in Figure 2 o of the drawings, the severed rear end portion of the top 5 of the lower box I now constitutes ran upstanding flap I6 adjacent the rear of thek back `Il. The upper box 2 is now inverted and slipped over the furniture back 4 with the-upstand-ing vflaps I4 and I6 engaged therein, said upper box being rmly secured in position through the medium of adhesive strips Il. It will be observed that` the construction 'and arrangement is such that the upper box 2 constitutes means for securing the back of the lower I in closed position. Wood strips I8 are secured to the lower ends of the legs I9 of the furniture 3, the front strip projecting forwardly for vengagement with the'front 8 of the lower box I for preventing contact of the furniture therewith. Also, suitable pads 20 maybe provided at desired points in the carton for preventing contactof the furniture with said carton.
It is believed that the many advantages of a. furniture carton and method in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood,
and although a preferred embodiment is as i1- lustratedA and described, itis to be understood that changes may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
A method of packing furniture of the type including a back, comprising taking a box embodying upper and lower flaps on one end, cutting the top of the box along the sides thereof inwardly for a distance from said one end, then severing and removing a portion of said top,
ing the lower nap, with the upper flap and the severed portion of the top thereon, upwardly to close the box at said one end, and then mounting an inverted box over the back in a manner to enclose said back, and the third-named ap and the severed top portion and securing said inverted box to the first-named box.
` DARWIN WELTZIEN.