US 2089563 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 10, 1937. H. E. LUHRs 2,089,563
PAPER NOVELTY Filed July 3, 195e 2 sheets-she@ 1 u if Z3 l r w I d@ @WW'W l0, 1937- H. E. LUHRs 2,089,563
PAPER NOVELTY Filed July 3, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR.
/fm ATToRNEYs Patented Aug. 170, 1937 fpNiTeD vsurfers PATENT OFFICE Claims.
This invention relates to a class of articles of which so-called holiday novelties are examples. The article to be described herein embodies the invention in what is called an Easter :i basket, i. e. a collapsible container whichy when expanded and brought to final form exhibits a nest providing a Vbed simulating grass upon which may be deposited the familiar Easter eggs. Y The principal object of the invention is to prol-O vide a nest material or bed for such a basket or for other uses which shall, by a novel method hereinafter described, be readily and cheaply made from or incidentally to the manufacture of what is known as honeycomb paper; and another object is to provide for the assembly of such a nest or bed with and between relatively movable members, which may be walls of a preferably coilapsible container box, or basket, so that when the container is collapsed for ship- 2n ping with the said walls brought together, the
nest will likewise be collapsed and in a relatively flattened and compact mass between them; and so that when the container is expanded the nest will likewise be expanded and substantially cover the bottom of the box or basket.
Other features, objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent by reference to the following detailed description of the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Fig. l illustrates in elevation a form of Easter basket orA box in collapsed form, with parts broken away to reveal the imitation grass;
Fig. 2 is a view taken at right angles to the showing of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 shows the box expanded and set up, with the contained honeycomb likewise expanded;
. Fig. 4 is a section taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3;
Fig. 5 is a partial sectional View taken on the une 5- 5 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 is the elevation showing one of the lengths of paper which go to make up the honeycomb, and showing the slitting of the upper portion of such length of paper and the glue areas on the lower portion thereof Fig. 7 shows a triangular form of box or nest;
Fig. 8 is an elevation, with parts broken away, showing the assembly of Fig. 7 collapsed;
Fig. 9 is a sectional view with parts in elevation, taken on the line 9 9 of Fig. '7;
Fig. 10 is a perspective View looking into a 5 partly collapsed box of the kind shown in Figs. 7 to 9, but with no honeycomb unit in place; and
Fig. 11 is an elevation of the framed collapsible honeycomb insert used in connection with the collapsible box of Figs. 7 to 10. v
Referring to the numerals on the drawings, the imitation grass is made from a section 4of honeycomb paper such as shown in Fig. 5. The lengths f5 of paper from which the honeycomb is made are slitted in their upper portions as indicated at I in Fig. 6, and the unslitted lower portion of each length of paper is provided at spaced intervals with a glue area II whereby it may be 10 united to the next adjacent Vlength of paper, to form honeycomb cells, these glueA areas being indicated by the same reference character, I I, in Fig. 5. A section of the honeycomb thus constructed may be compacted or expanded, in a 15 well-known manner, and when it is expanded the upper end will present the appearance of grass,
as suggested by Figs. 3, 4, '7 and 9.
Such a honeycomb section may be used in various ways, but I have shown how it may be 20 utilized in the making of an Easter basket. In Figs. 1 to 5 inclusive I show a more or less conventional form of pasteboard box, which is collapsible for shipping as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, and expansible to the final form shown in Fig. 3. 25 Here the walls I2, which are the opposed side walls of the expanded box, have glued to them, respectively, by means of glue areas II shown in Fig. 5, the outermost lengths of paper constituting the honeycomb section, in such fashion that 30 when the box is collapsed the honeycomb is compacted between them, and so that when these walls are brought to the Fig. 3 position the honeycornb will be expanded between them, with the lower edges of its component lengths of paper 35 upon or close to the bottom of the box (comprising box sections I3) and the upper slitted portions reaching almost to the top of the box and presenting the appearance of grass, suiliciently for the purposes of an Easter basket. 40
In Figs. 7 to 9 the box or nest has a generally triangular form. It is therefore not feasible to glue the honeycomb to some two interior walls of the box, and accordingly the honeycomb has two of its sides glued to adjacent sides I4 of 45 a frame or holder, which holder when expanded is triangular and of a size to t the box, the third side of the holder having no direct connection with the honeycomb and having bend lines I5 separating it from the sides I4 and hav- 50 ing also a median bend line I6 so that when the rst two sides are brought towards each other with the honeycomb compacted between them y the two halves of the third side will also approach each other; thus the honeycomb and its frame 55 may be shipped flat inside the collapsed box; and when the box is expanded, the expanded honeycomb is set into it, with the visual result suggested by Fig. 7.
In order to bring the box of Figs. 7 to 10 from collapsed or partially collapsed to expanded condition, the sections I'I, I8, I9 and 20 (Fig. 10) are moved forward and (necessarily) downwardly with respect to the walls 2| to which they are connected, whereupon the sections 'Il and I8 become the front wall or third side of a triangular box of Fig. 7, and the sections I9 and 20 become the bottom thereof.
1. As a new article of manufacture a container,
and a honeycomb paper unit secured betweenwalls of said container immediately above the bottom thereof, said unit being made up of component lengths of paper which are slitted and unconnected as to their upper edge portions and v`unslitted and united together at spaced intervals as to their lower edge portions, said unit serving as -a support for articles deposited in said container.
2.V As a new article of manufacture a collapsible container, and a honeycomb paper unit secured as a support for articles deposited in said con: tainer, and being collapsible within walls of said container. A
3. As a new article of manufacture a container, and a honeycomb paper unit4 secured between walls of said container immediately above the bottom thereof, said unit having upstanding strip-like portions simulating grass, said unit serving as a support for articles deposited in said container. y
4. As a new article of manufacture a container, and a honeycomb paper unit secured between `Walls of said container immediately above the bottom thereof, said unit having upstanding striplike portions, said unit serving as a support for articles deposited in said container, said striplike portions being movable under the weight of deposited articles to simulate matted grass.
5. As a new article of manufacture an open top collapsible container, and a honeycomb paper unit secured between walls of said container immediately above the bottom thereof, said unit having a bottom portion resistant to downwardly applied weight whereby said unit serves as a support' for articles deposited in said container, and said unit having an upper portion, made up of upstanding strips oiering little resistance to the i downwardly applied weight of such articles, said upstanding strips simulating grass, said unit HENRY E'. LUI-IRS.