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Nov. 2, 1937. s, HERZ BOX FbR DISPENSING TISSUES Filed Sept. 15, 1936 50 /e ij INVENTOR ATTORNEY.
Patented Nov. 2, 1937 UNITED STATES 2,097,858 Box roamsrmvsma TISSUES Sol Here, New York, N. Y., assignor to Federated Mills, Ina, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New Yor Application September 15, 1936, Serial No. 100,823
My invention relates to a container for holding, protecting and dispensing a package of folded sheets of tissue or other papers which are arranged sothat removing one sheet will expose the edge of the next one below it.
It is the purpose of the present invention to provide a container which is formed of a single.
blank and comprises a top portion enclosed within a continuous weakened line, whereby said por- 1 tion may be readily removed to form an opening in thetop panel.
Another object of the present invention is to provide the sides of the container with windows,
consisting of openings covered with a transparg aterial, whereby the contents are visibly A Still 1 q.h'er
Ject of my invention is to pmvlde rigid oort for the top panel, withstands the strain exerd t h the removable blank is fi i ig weakened line, as the sidewalls m, count of the extensive window cti3f1 able to take up said strain.
I accomplish these objects by means of the construction and arrangement of parts described inithegfpllo ing speciiigatibfise r pended claim and illustratively exemplified n the accompanying drawing in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved container showing a portion of the outer layer of the cover or top broken awayto show the blank in the inner layer before removal.
Figure 2 is a substantially longitudinal sectional view of the container taken on lines 22 of Figure 1. I
Figure 3 is a substantially transverse sectional view taken on lines 3-3 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a plan view of the blank from which the container is formed.
Referring now to the drawing, the container comprises a single piece of material, preferably cardboard, cut and folded to form a box having a bottom if], two sides H, and a top It.
The sides II are provided with extensive cut- .out portions forming windows I, which are covered by sheets of transparent material IS, the marginal portions of which are adhered to the inner surface of the side walls marginallyof the windows M;
00 The top l3 of the containerds formed by a panel of the material integral along one edge with one side H and is provided with a center blank l6, which is outlined by a continuous perforated line H, and which is removable from the 55 top by merely separating the blank along the perforated line. A second panel or cover piece i8 for the top I3 is provided by including an integral portion of material at the outer edge of the second side H, which piece is the same size as that of the top l3 and is folded over onto the lat- 5 ter to conceal the same and the blank l6. When the complete package is dispensed the cover piece I8 is adhered to the top l3 by utilizing spots I9' of adhesive, but after the package has been broken and the blank l6 removed, the outer or 10 free corners of the cover piece It! are inserted in slots 20 cut into the corresponding corners of the underlying top i3, as illustrated in Figures 1 and 4.
The contents of the box have not been illus- 15 trated, but it will be readily appreciated that upon removal of the blank iii an opening can be provided in the top i3, and that the contents may be removed. through the opening, which is closed by the cover it. 20
The blank from which the container is folded is illustrated in Figure 4 and consists of five panels set oil from each other by' lines of scoring to form the top I3, side ll, bottom It, second slde H nd cover piece it. The top l3'has a 5 narrow strip ne:- its outer edge to be folded i 11d adhered to the eer marginal portion of the secon a; The top '3 and bottom iii are provided with project...
vs- I tions 23 which fold upright to overlap each 6%. N
and to form the end walls, each of the projections 23 having the full size of an end wall. The sides I! are also provided with projecting pieces 2 3 at their ends, each of said pieces 24 having half the size of an end wall and being sand- 35 wiched between the projections 23 of the top and bottom sections when the box or container is assembled.
This arrangement makes the 'end walls and the connection between the individual sections 40 sufliciently rigid to take up the strain exerted upon the top and the weakened side walls when the removable blank is separated along said perforated line by being lowered over the top l3 and its corners inserted in the slots 20 of the latter. 45
Having described my invention and the manner in which the same may be used, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
A dispensing container of rectangular form comprising a top panel having a center portion enclosed within a continuous weakened line to permit easy removal of said portion -in order to form an opening in said top panel, two side walls opposite each other, said side walls being substantially weakened by extensive window cut- 5 outs, said container being folded from a blank having four mid-portion sections to form the bottom, side walls and top, the bottom and the top having and limbs on either side thereof, each of said flaps having the full size 0! an end wall and being folded inwardls, to overlap the corresponding flap of the opposite section, the side wall sections having on either side flaps of half the size of an end wall, said side wall flaps being folded inwardly and sandwiched between the flaps or the-top and the bottom section, whereby the endwalls become sui'lliciently rigid to take up the strain exerted upon the top and the weakened side walls when said removable portion in the top is separated along said weakened ilne. SOL HERZ.