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Publication numberUS2101355 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 7, 1937
Filing dateSep 8, 1936
Priority dateSep 8, 1936
Publication numberUS 2101355 A, US 2101355A, US-A-2101355, US2101355 A, US2101355A
InventorsWonder Charles E
Original AssigneeCleef Bros Van
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tape carton
US 2101355 A
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Dec. 7, 1937. C, E WONDER 2,101,355

TAPE CARTON Filed Sept. 8A, 1936 ./0 i ze nasal pse a rar TAPE cAn'roN Application September 2 Claims.

The present invention relates generally to can tons. More particularly the invention relates to that type of carton which is formed from a onepiece blank of cardboard and consists of a pair of laterally spaced sides, a pair of end walls, and a bottom and top and is designed to hold and encase a roll of tape or like article having a ring-shaped core or central aperture.

One object of the invention is to provide a carton of this type which includes simple and improved means for centering the roll of tape with respect to the side walls and top and bottom in order to prevent injury or damage to the outer convolutions of the tape in the event that the carton is dropped or struck.

Another object of the invention is to provide a container of p the type under consideration in which the centering means for the roll of tape comprises an annular series of tongues which are formed in the central portion of one oi the sides of the carton by way of a central hole and a plurality of equidistantly spaced, radially extending,

tongue defining slits and are designed after insertion of the roll of tape into the carton to be bent inwardly into a position wherein'they extend' at substantially right angles to the side to which they are attached and engage the inner periphery of, and form a centering band for, the core of the roll.

A further object of the invention is to provide a carton of the last mentioned character in which the means for centering the roll of tape with respect to the side walls and top and bottom comprises in addition to theannular series of tongues a cardboard ring which is adapted after inward bending or folding of the tongues into engagement with the inner periphery of the core of the roll to be inserted within the tongues into a position wherein it serves to hold the tongues in their band forming position within the core of the roll.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a carton of the type and character under consideration in which the top is formed as an integral part of, and is foldable with respect to the other side wall to form a closure for the carton and embodies an integral iiap which is adapted to be folded across the tongue-equipped side wall and serves when in its folded positionto hold the ring against displacement from its operative position within the tongues.

An additional object of the invention is to provide a roll holding carton which is generally of new and improved construction and may 'be manufactured at a low and reasonable cost.,

s, 1936, serial No. 99,703

(ci. zoe- 52) Other objects of the invention and the various advantages and characteristics of the present roll holding or retaining carton will be apparent from a considerationof the following detailed description.

The invention consists in the several novel features which are hereinafter set forth and are more particularly. defined by claims at the conclusion hereof.

In the drawing which accompanies and forms l0 a part of this specication or disclosure and in which like numerals of reference denote corresponding parts throughout the several views:

Figure 1 is a perspective of a carton embodying the invention;

Figure 2 is a perspective view showing the tongues before they are bent inwards into engagement or interlocking relation with the core of the roll;

Figure 3 is a perspective of the ring for holding 2c the tong ues in their operative position;

Figure 4 is a sectional view illustrating the general construction and design of the carton and showing the tongues before inward bending thereof; and

Figure 5 is another sectional View showing the container with a roll of tape therein and the tongues and ring in their operative position wherein they serve to center the roll with respect to the side walls and top and bottom of the 3o carton.

The carton which isshown in the drawing constitutes the preferred embodiment of the invention. It is adapted primarily to hold and encase a roll of tape T and is formed of a one-piece blank of cardboard. The tape T is shown as being wound or rolled into spiral form on a ring-shaped core C. The carton consists of a-pair of sides 6 and 1, a pair of end walls 8 and 9, a bottom I0, and a top II and as hereinafter described, embodies means for centering the roll of tape with respect to the side walls and top and bottom in order to prevent injury or damage to the outer convolutions of the tapein the event that the carton is dropped orstruck. The sides 6 and 'l are 45 square, as shown in the drawing. They are positioned in laterally spaced relation and together withthe end walls 8 and 3 and the bottom IIJ and top I I form a compartment I2 for the roll of tape T. Th'e endwalls8 and 9 extend between and serve 60 to space apart the side walls of the carton and embody in-turned tabs I3 at the upper margins thereof, and in-turned tabs I4 at their lower margins. The tabs I3 are formed as integral parts of the end Walls 8 and 9 and are adapted to 55 tral hole I9 and equidistantly spaced slits 20 t between the upper margins of the sides and underlie the end portions of the top II when the carton is in its closed position. The tabs I4 are also formed as integral parts of the end walls of the carton'and are bent or folded inwards so that -they fit between the bottom margins of the carton sides and overlie the end portions of the bottom I 3 when the carton is fully assembled, that is, in its closed position. The end wall 8 is formed integrally with the adjoining or contiguous end margins of the carton sides and forms a connection between the side 6 and the side 'I. The end wall 9 is joined at one side margin thereof to the contiguous or adjoining side margin of the side 'I and is connected at the other side margin thereof to the contiguous side margin of the side 6 by a ap I5. The latter extends at right angles to and is formed integrally with the side 6 and fits against and is cemented or otherwise i'lxedly secured to the inner face of the end wall 9. The bottom I0 is joined to and extends at right angles to the bottom margin of the side l and embodies an inturned flap I6 along its outer margin. This fiap is adapted to be inserted between the tabs I4 and the bottom margin of the side 6 and serves to secure the bottom in its closed position. The top II is joined to the top margin of the side 'I and is adapted to be folded inwardly over the tabs I3 so as to close the compartment l I2 after insertion of the role of tape T.

The means for centering the roll of tape T with respect to the side walls 6 and 'I in order to prevent injury or damage to the outer convolutions in the event that the carton is dropped or struck consists of an annular series of tongues I'I and a ring I 8. The tongues I 'I are formed in the central portion of the side 6 and are adapted to be bent inwardly into a position wherein they extend across the compartment I2 and form a centering band for the core C of the roll of tape T. They are substantially in the form of equilateral triangles and are formed by a cenin the central portion of the carton side 6. The slits 20 extend radially from the hole I9 with the result that the tongues I'I are free along the inner ends and side edges thereof and are connected to the side 6 at their outer ends. Straight scores 2| are preferably formed in the side 6 between the outer ends of the slits 20 so as to facilitate inward bending of the tongues I'I. In view of the fact that the scores are straight the band which is formed by the tongues when the latter are in their operative position within the core C of the roll of tape T is polygonal as far as peripheral conformation is concerned. Preferably the flaps I'I are formed so that the band which is formed by them when they are in their operative position is substantially the same in diameter as the inner periphery of the core C so that the roll of tape T is held against lateral displacement in the compartment I2 as well as centered. As shown in Figures 4 and 5, the tongues II are of such length that they extend substantially from the side 6 to the side I when they are in their band forming position. Prior to insertion of the roll of tape Tinto the compartment I2 the tongues I'I are retained in a position where they are substantially flush with the side 6. After insertion of the roll of tape into the compartment the tongues are bent inwardly into their band forming position wherein they engage the inner periphery of the core C. The ring I2 serves to retain the tongues within the core, It 15 formed of carboard or like material and is adapted to be inserted through the central part of the side 6 into a position wherein it fits within the tongue formed band and serves to urge the tongues outwards into engagement with the inner periphery of the core C. The height of the ring I8 is substantially equal to the distance between the carton sides 6 and l and the diameter of the ring and is slightly greater than the diameter ofthe tongue formed band. By having the ring of slightly 'greater diameter than the tongue formed` band the tongues are urged inwards into firm Contact with the core C when the ring is in place, and the ring itself as the result of its frictional contact with the scored portions of the central part of the carton side 6 is held against axial displacement with respect to the carton. In order additionally to hold the ring I8 in place within the tongue formed band,' the top II is provided with an integral ap 22. This ap is joined to and is foldable with respect to the outer side margin of the top and is the same in size as the side 6. It is' adapted when the top II is in its closed position to' overlie the carton side 6 and embodies at the distal margin thereof an extension 23 and a tab 24 for securing it in p lace. The extension 23 is formed integrally with and is bendable relatively to the flap 22 and is similar in size to the bottom ID of the carton. When the flap 22 is in place the extension 23 is adapted to t against and underlie the carton bottom I0 (see dotted line position of extension in Figure 5). The tab 24 is of restricted or limited length and is hinged to the central portion of the outer side margin of the extension 23. It is bendable or foldable relatively to the extension and is adapted to extend through a slot 25 into a position wherein it is disposed between the bottom portion of the side I and the roll of tape'T. 'I'he slot 25 is formed in and extends longitudinally of the carton bottom I0 and is located adjacent to the point where the bottom is joined to the bottom margin of the carton side 1. When the tab 24 is in its operative position, that is, when it extends through the slot 25 into the compartment I2, the top II, the flap 22 and the `extension 23 are respec- "tively held in place against the tabs I3, the

side 6 andthe carton bottom I0.

In assembling or mounting the roll of tape T in the carton, the top II and the flap 22 are lfirst swung into their open position (see Figure 4). Thereafter the tabs I3 are swung outwardly so as to permit of complete access to the compartment I2 and the roll of tape T is slid into the compartment into a position wherein the core C is aligned or coaxially positioned with respect to the hole I9. After the roll of tape is so positioned the tongues II are folded Vinwards until they engage and form a band around the inner periphery of the core C. After inward folding of the tongues the ring I8 is inserted within the tongue-formed band so that it serves to prevent the tongues from swinging outwards out of locking relation with respect to the core. After insertion of the ring within the tongue formed band the tabs II are folded inwards and the top II is folded or swung into its closed position. Thereafter the flap 22 is swung into lapped relation with the side 6 of the carton and the tab 2l is inserted into the slot 26 and pushed or forced inwardly until the extension 23 abuts against or `underlies the carton bottomv III. When the aps 26 and the ring Il are centered within the compartment I2 and is held against sidewise displacement with the Vresult that the outer convolutions are not likely to be injured or damaged in the event that the cary ton is dropped or struck. The ap 22 when in lapped relation with the side S holds in place the ring i8 which in turn holds the iiaps i1 in band form vwithin the core C of the roll of tape T. When ,it is desired to remove the tape T vfrom the container it is only necessary to swing the flap .22 and top il into their open position and then remove the ring i8 and swing outwardly the tongue i'i. f

The herein described carton is simple as far as construction is concerned and may be' manufactured at a low` and reasonable cost.

Whereas the carton has been described for use primarily with a roll of tape T having a core C, it is to be understood thatthe carton may be used to hold other articles having central apertures. It is also to be understood that the invention is not to be restricted tothe details set forth, since these may be modified within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from' the spirit and scope of the invention.

Having thus described the invention, what' I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. A carton for retaining and holding a roll of tape or like article, comprising a side having a central opening therein, a second side positioned opposite and in spaced relation to the iirst mentioned side, end walls extending between the end margins of the sides, a top and bottom extending respectively between the top and bottom margins of the sides and forming with the sides and ,it in Dlae.

the end walls a compartment for the roll, an

`annular series ot tongues connected to and extending inwardly from the opening dening marginxef said iirst mentioned sideand serving to ,l form a centering band within the core of the roll, ff-a removable ring extending throughsaid opening and within" the tongues and arranged to hold the tongues in their band forming position, and a flap hinged'to the top and adapted to be swung into a position wherein it overlies said first mentioned side and operates to hold the ring against axial displacement.

2. A cartonfor retaining and holding a roll of tape or rlike article, 'comprisinga side having a central opening therein, a second side positioned opposite and in spaced relation to the rst mentioned side, end walls extending between the end margins of lthe sides, a bottom extending between the bottom .margin of the sides and having a slot therein, a top hinged to the top 'margin L of the second mentioned side and adapted to form a closure forV the carton, an annular series of tonguesv connected to and extendinginwardly from the opening defining margin of said first mentioned side and serving to form a centering band within jthe core of the roll, a removable 'CHARLES E. WONDER.;

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/396, 229/147, 206/303
International ClassificationB65D85/67, B65D85/672
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/672
European ClassificationB65D85/672