US 2112960 A
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April 5, 1938. H. c. HARVEY DISPENSING RECEPTACLE AND PACKAGE Filed May 16, 1936 INVIIENIOR. Harold 6. Harvey Patented Apr. 5, 1938 2,112,960 DISPENSING RECEPTACLE AND PACKAGE Harold 0. Harvey, Sturgis, Mich, assignor to Harvey Mich.
Application May 16,
The main objects of this invention are:
First, to provide a dispensing container for paper dishes or baking cups which may be used as a shipping container and which efiectively supports the dishes or cups to maintain their shape and also so that they are readily accessible for removal one by one or in small quantities.
Second, to provide a package for paper dishes which is very attractive in appearance and at the same time is comparatively simple and economical and has the advantages above indicated.
Objects relating to details and economies of the invention will appear from the description to follow. The invention is defined and pointed out in the claims.
A structure which is a preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my improved ackage with the contents therein.
Fig. 2 is a rear elevation.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged view in section on line 33 01 Fig. 1, the bottom dispensing closure be-.
ing shown in open position by dotted lines and the dish being shown partially withdrawn by dotted lines.
.Fig. 4 is a plan view of the blank from which the container is formed.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the inner holder for the dishes.
In the embodiment of my invention illustrated, the container designated generally by the numeral I is preferably formed of an integral blank, as shown in Fig. 4, comprising a front wall 'por- 35 tion 2, side wall portions 3 and 4, and a rear wall portion 5. These are arranged in alignment.
The rear wall portion 5 is provided with a corner flap 6 while the side wall portion is provided with a tongued joint fiap I engaged in the longitudinal slit 8 of the rear wall, thus locking the walls in erected position.
The front wall is provided with a top wall extension 9 while the side walls 3 and 4 have top flap extensions i0 and II respectively which are arranged in overlapping relation with the top wall 9 folded over the same, the top wall being provided with a tuck-in or joint flap l2 which is tucked in or folded on the inside of the rear wall and between the rear wall and the edges of the top flaps l0 and II. This provides an effective closed top for the container.
The front wall has a bottom extension 13, this bottom extension having an end joint or tuck-in flap l4 and side joint or tuck-in flaps l5 which 55 are arranged inside of the walls, thus supporting Paper Products Company, Sturgis,
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the bottom, the length and width of these flaps corresponding to the width of the walls so that the bottom is eflectively locked or retained in position and cannot swing down on its scored connection with the front wall. The blank is suitably scored between the various parts to facilitate folding.
The back wall is provided with a suspending flap l6 having a hole I! which may be engaged with a nail or the like.
The bottom l3 has a circular slit l8 partially severing a substantial portion of the bottom to provide a circular opening through which the article such as the dishes l9 may be removed. This slit is not continuous but is arranged to provide an unsevered hinge portion 2' at the rear of the opening, the part within the slit constituting a closure 2 I. Opposite the hinge portion, parallel slits 22 provide a finger piece 23 for manipulation of the closure.
The front wall of the container is preferably provided with window openings 24 and 25, and if additional, window openings as 26 and 21, these latter being mainly however for ornamental purposes or purposes of symmetry of design. Aside from exposing. the contents, the openings 24 and 25 are shaped to provide slot-like finger openings adjacent the top and the bottom of the container.
The paper dishes I 9 are of the type designed as baking or service cups and are die-pressed, preferably having corrugated walls as illustrated. These are arranged in a holder consisting of the tubular wall member 28 formed of containerboard or the like, the edges 29 being spaced to provide a side opening 30. Around this is a wrapping 3| of transparent material such as cellophane. This provides a transparent window for the opening. The upper edge of the wrapper is preferably tucked into the top of the stack of dishes as is shown in Fig. 3. In the embodiment illustrated, the wrapper does not cover the bottom of the holder.
The dimensions of the holder are such as to hold the stack of dishes under some peripheral compression, thus maintaining their shape and also partially sustaining their weight.' However, .the closure may be opened and the bottom dish grasped by the exterior thereof. The diameter of the holder exceeds that of the opening in the bottom of the container provided by slit l8 so that the holder with its contents is supported within the container. Normally, the stack of dishes will slide down as they are'removed but in the event of their becoming wedged within the 55 holder, the wrapping 3| may be fractured and the dishes pushed down through the window openings of the container.
My package is highly desirable as a shipping package and also as a dispensing package.
I have illustrated and described my improvements in an embodiment which I regard as very practical and desirable. I have not attempted to illustrate certain modifications and adaptations as it is believed that this disclosure will enable those skilled in the art to embody or adapt the same as may be desired.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. A shipping and dispensing package for a stack of articles, comprising a tubular holder of relatively stifl material open at one side to expose the articles and closely embracing the stack of articles, and a container receiving said holder and having a bottom discharge opening of less area than the cross sectional area of said holder and through which the articles may be withdrawn from said holder, said container being provided with an opening for exposing the articles, the holderbeing arranged with its opening facing said container opening, whereby the articles are accessible for manual actuation to expel the same through said bottom discharge opening.
2. In combination, a container adapted to be suspended and having a bottom discharge opening and an elongated vertically extending opening,
and a tubular article holder or relatively stifi discharge opening.
material having an elongated opening at one side in register with the opening in said container, said holder having a plurality of articles therein accessible through said last named openings for manual actuation to expel the articles through the bottom discharge opening, the articles being maintained in said holder by friction with the walls thereof prior to discharge.
3. In combination, a container adapted to be suspended and having a bottom discharge opening and a vertically extending opening, and a tubular article holder having an opening at one side in register with the opening in said container, said holder having a plurality-of articles therein accessible through said last named openings for manual actuation to expel the articles through the bottom discharge opening, the articles being maintained in said holder by friction HAROLD c. HARVEY.