US 2113715 A
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APril 1933- WILCOX 2,113,715
CONTAINER Filed March 25, 1936 INVENTOR.
BY Isaac 1 3 2100,?
Patented Apr. 12, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CONTAINER of New York Application March 25, 1936, Serial No. 70,835
This invention relates to paper containers, and more particularly, to a bottom structure incorporating means for permitting the container to be used in connection with the sale of merchan- 5 disc, where premiums are given with the individual sales with the idea of stimulating the sale of the merchandise sold in the container.
The invention resides in the combinations and constructions hereinafter set forth and claimed.
The drawing represents a perspective view of a container embodying the invention with parts in section and parts broken away.
The invention comprises generally a paper container including a cylindrical body or barrel portion, a bottom closure provided with a circumferential marginal flange extending substantially parallel with the side of the body portion and arranged within the body adjacent one end thereof with the adjacent end portion of the body crimped over the edge of the flange and overlapping the inner wall thereof, a disk having an indicia applied to one side thereof overlying the outer surface of the bottom closure, with the indicia toward the bottom closure and the crimped portion of the body coacting with the margin of said disk to retain it in place.
It has become more or less common practice, in connection with the sale of certain goods, such as confections, to give a premium with each individual sale, which premiums are retained by the purchaser until a certain number of premiums have been collected, which premiums are returned to the retailer, and some sort of prize is given the purchaser, or additional merchandise of the same description given free. Certain merchandise is being sold extensively in small paper containers, as for example, ice cream, and in carrying out the premium idea to stimulate the sale of the particular kind of ice cream, premiums are ofiered,
for example, pictures of popular or prominent personages, such as moving picture stars, expresidents of the United States, etc., which pictures, for convenience are usually printed upon the container. The objection to this procedure is that the purchaser, who is usually a child of school age, will not accept a container of ice cream, if it bears a premium whichhe has previously collected. That is, he will insist on another package containing another premium, so as to more quickly complete the set or number of premiums required to obtain the prize offered. This disadvantage has been overcome partially by placing the premium within the container. However, it is desirable not to make the premium i a separate article, because of the additional manufacturing cost. Therefore, usually the premium has consisted of some picture or indicia attached to or applied to the under side of the lid. This procedure also has a disadvantage in that there is the possibility of the purchaser removing the lid far enough to observe the picture or indicia,
or, in other Words, has somewhat the same disadvantage as in the case where the picture or indicia is printed on the outside of the container. Also, problems arise in connection with printed 10 indicia on the inside of the lid, or on the inside of the container, in that the inside of the container coming in contact with the merchandise must be subsequently covered with a protective coating, such as paraffin. The printing thus be- 15 comes an extra or additional step in the manufacture of the container and lid, which materially increases the cost of the container.
, This invention has, as an object, a container construction whereby the indicia or picture constituting the premium is so applied or aflixed to the container that it is impossible for the purchaser to determine what the premium is until the container has been disassembled to the point of destruction.
A further object is to provide a construction permitting the use of the premium which will not add any substantial additional time to the fabrication of the container.
In the drawing, in designates the body portion of a paper container, the upper half of which is rolled or beaded over, as at H, for the chief purpose of stiffening the container and adding to its attractiveness.
l2 indicates the usual bottom closure com- 35 prising a central discoidal portion having a circumferential marginal flange l3, which extends at substantially right angles to the closure or parallel to the side wall of the body portion it. This closure i2 is inserted in the bottom'body adjacent 40 the end thereof and is initially spaced a short distance from the end of the body portion, and the free end is turned or crimped over the flange l3, as at l t.
it designates a disk of paper,or similar mate- 45 rial, on one side of which is applied a picture or indicia. As here shown, a map it of one of thestates of the Union is printed, or otherwise ap- .plied. The disk i5 is substantially of the same diameter as the internal diameter of the flange 5 i3 and is located within the flange adjacent the outer surface of the bottom closure i2, and with the indicia 56 arranged toward the bottom closure 12. The crimp or bead ii overlaps the margin of the disk l5 and thus holds it securely in place. r
In manufacturing the container, the disks are simultaneously printed and blanked out, and are inserted in the inverted cup-shaped closure 12 and the bottom closures and the disks l5 are inserted, as a unit, in the bottom of the body portion l0, and the end wall of the body crimped over in the usual manner. The inner end portion 84 of the body wall overlaps the margin of the disk 95 holding it firmly in place. It will be observed that in order to remove the disk i5, to observe the indicia it, it is necessary to destroy the bead or crimp ii, and thus destroy the container. Also, the disk 85 may be formed of any low priced paper and may be readily printed, due to the fact that the disk 95 is not in contact with the merchandise, and accordingly does not have to be in any manner treated for moisture or the like.
The disk 95 may be of such diameter as to be pressed into the bottom of the container after the crimp it is formed. In this instance, the disk l5 would be of such diameter as to be a press-fit against the inner portion H of the body wall, and would be held in place by frictional engagement of the wall M against the peripheral edge of the disk. With such structure, it would still be comparatively difficult to remove the disk it? without noticeable damage to the container.
This construction provides a means whereby it is possible to use premiums in connection with the sale of merchandise in a container, and the premiums are entirely withheld from the sight of the purchaser, until after the purchase and the destruction of the container.
- is removed'fromthe container, it is in a dry and desirable condition, whereby the purchaser may carry it in his pockets or otherwise, whereas when the indicia is printed on the inner side of the cover, it is necessary to remove the merchandise, as ice cream which tends to form a sticky undesirable coating on the under side of the lid. It will be further observed that the insertion of When the disk 95 the disk I! adds in no way to the time consumed in manufacturing the container. The only additional expense involved is the blanking and printing of the disk, which is a comparatively cheap operation requiring less time and expense than to print the indicia either on the side of the container body, or on the underside of the lid.
What I claim is:
1. A container comprising a cylindrical body, a bottom closure comprising a central discoidal portion and having a circumferential marginal flange extending parallel to the side wall of the container, 9. disk having an indicia applied to one side thereof, said disk being arranged within said flange with the indicia toward the bottom of the bottom closure, and the lower end of the body being infolded against the inner side of said flange and against the lower side of said disk adjacent the margin thereof to hold the bottom closure and disk in the body.
2. A container comprising a tubular body, a bottom closure having a depending annular flange arranged against the inner surface of the body, with the adjacent end portion of the body folded over the edge of said flange and lying against the inner surface of said flange, a disk having an indicia applied to one side thereof arranged within the flange of the bottom closure, with the indicia toward the outside surface of the bottom closure, and with the margin of said disk overlying the infolded portion of the body to lock the disk against the bottom closure.
3. A container comprising a tubular body portion, a bottom closure, a disk having indicia applied to one side thereof arranged in the bottom closure with the indicia toward the bottom of said bottom closure, and the bottom portion of said tubular body being infolded and interlocking with the marginal portion of said bottom closure and disk to permanently secure the closure and said disk to the body portion.
ISAAC L. WILCOX.