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Publication numberUS207347 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 27, 1878
Filing dateJun 18, 1878
Publication numberUS 207347 A, US 207347A, US-A-207347, US207347 A, US207347A
InventorsGeobge O. Cole
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in fruit-boxes
US 207347 A
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G. O. COLE. Fruit-Box.

No. 207,347. Patented Aug. 21,1878.





Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 207,347, dated August 27, 1878 application filed June 18, 1878.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, GEORGE 0. (low, of Hillsdale, Bergen county, State of New J ersoy, have invented a new and Improved Fruit- Venders Dish, of which the following is a specification:

Figure 1 represents a vertical view of the blank, made of thin wood, veneer, or other flexible materiahfrom which the dish is formed. Fig. 2 represents a lateral perspective view of the dish. Fig. 3 represents a perspective view of the same.

Fruit-boxes have heretofore been constructed of a blank out out in one piece by a single blow of a die, and provided with corner flaps or wings provided with slits brought to register with each other, through which the tongues of central flaps or wings pass from the outside of the box.

My invention is intended to improve the above described construction of boxes or dishes by introducing the tongues into the registered slits from the inside of the box or dish in stead of the outside, whereby the tongue has end supports in the flaps or wings, and the weight of the fruit or other material in the box forces the tongues into the slits, and they are supported by the wings or flaps, whereas if they (the tongues) are introduced from the outside, the weight of the material in the box presses the tongues out, and in the construction alluded to have no support from the win gs or flaps. It will also be perceived that in my construction of dish the tongues and flaps are so curved that the openings between the wings or flaps are entirely closed.

To this end my invention consists of a fruitdish having wings 0r flaps provided with slits through which the tongues pass from the inside, as hereinafter more fully described.

I stamp the material of which the dish is to be formed substantially as shown in Fig. 1, and at the same time punch in each of the outer wings, X X X X, any kind of elongated holes, A A A A, the greater diameters of which are exactly parallel with the outer lines of the wings X X X X.

The central tongues B B may of course be cut in a cuneiform, curved, or other similar shape, which will give a point or blunted point on a broad base. I prefer the shape shown in Fig. 1 and marked B O. The pointed end of the tongue B B I terminate preferably on a line with the holes A A, though it is obvious the point may be a trifle shorter or indefinitely longer.

To fasten the dish and permanently hold it in shape I fold the outer edges of the wings X X X X 011 either end together until the holes A A on each end are brought directly over each other. I then bend the tongues B B in such manner as to introduce their points 0 0 through the holes AA and A A. When the tongues B B are flattened with the points in this position the dish is at once firmly pin-ned together and stiffened without the aid of any other appliance.

The dish before forming may be transported in flat sheets and put together at a moments notice without the aid of any tools or machinery.

WVhat I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

As a new article of manufacture, the dish herein described, consisting of the body F, having the wings X X at each of its opposite ends, said wings being provided with openin gs A A, registering with each other, through which the pointed ends O of the end tongues {B, respectively, pass from the inside of the "dish, as herein set forth.




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US4126265 *Jan 6, 1978Nov 21, 1978Professional Packaging LimitedProduce containers
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/2047