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R. w. KROUT I CONTAINER June 7, 1938 Filed June 13. 1936 lNVENTOR 196 Y VV. KEOU 4246 ATTORNEYS Patented June 7, 1938 i3 UNITED" STATES CONTAINER 7 Ray W. Krout, Paterson, N. J., assignor to Charms Company, Bloomfield; N." J a. corporation of Delaware Application June 13,
My invention relates to improvements in containers, and more particularly to those for holding or packing candy.
The object of my invention is to provide an improved construction for a container of the character referred to which is relatively inexpensive and easy to manufacture, and which is transparent, durable, and neat in appearance.
For the purpose of illustrating my invention, an embodiment thereof is shown in the drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view, partly broken away, of a container constructed in accordance with my invention; and 1 Fig. 2 is a sectional view, the section being taken on the line 2-2 in Fig. 1.
With reference to the drawing, the numeral I designates a piece of cotton mesh material folded as shown to bring the opposite edges I2 and I4 together to form the wall structure of the container.
Two cardboard members I6 and I8 are glued together and form the bottom of the container.
The edge portion 20 of the mesh material around the bottom of the wall is folded inwardly and is glued and secured between the bottom members I6 and I8.
The members I6 and I8 are provided respectively with integral extensions 22 and 24 at the 30 overlapping edges I2 and I4. These extensions are bent as shown in a plane at a right angle to the bottom members I6 and I8, and are disposed respectively on opposite sides of the wall.
The extensions 22 and 24 are glued together to secure the edges I2 and I4 between them and to reenforce and support the wall.
Paper binding 26 is glued over the edge of the mesh material.
The ends of the extensions 22 and 24 extend 4O upwardly beyond the edge of the wall and operate to retain the candy in place when it is packed in to the level 28.
It is proposed to make the extension 22 slightly longer than the extension 24 and to widen it at the end to form a tab- 30 on which a designation for the candy can be placed. Since this" tab is comprised of only one layer of cardboard, it can be easily folded over upon the candy in shipping, as indicated by dash-line in Fig. 2.
- While I prefer to have the extensions 22 and 24 overlie the ends I2 and I4 of the strip' of mesh material or netting I0 these extensions will brace the sides of the container efliciently in upright position if the location of the extensions with respect to the overlapping ends I2 and I4 is 1936, Serial No. 84,987
changed; or if, in other words, the parts 22 and 24 which really form a single extension or element are at one side of the container and the overlapping ends I2 and I4 on another side and are held together by means of a cord or in any 5 other feasible manner.
The primary purpose of the mesh material or netting is to enable the contents of the receptacle or container to be seen through the sides of the container as well as through the open top thereof. Hence I do not wish to be limited to mesh cloth or netting; but reserve the right to use any other material through which the packages in the container can be seen; and which is therefore transparent in effect. 7
In theclaims, the term glued is used in the broad sense and is intended to embrace the use of any suitable adhesive material, or other feasible means. 7
From the foregoing it will be seen that I have provided an improved construction for a container adapted particularly for holding or packing candy, and which is neat in appearance, durable, and relatively inexpensive to manufacture.
I claim as my invention:
1. A container comprising mesh material folded to bring opposite edges thereof together to form the wall structure of the container, and two card- 7 board members glued together and forming the bottom of the container, the edge portion of the material around the bottom of the wall structure being folded inwardly and glued between said members, said members being provided with reenforcing cardboard extensions at said opposite edges of the material and bent in a plane at substantially a right angle to said members, said extensions providing the single main support of the wall and being disposed respectively on opposite sides of the wall and glued together to secure said opposite edges between said extensions. V
2. A container comprising a strip of material bent into shape to constitute up-standing sides of the container and permitting the contents to be viewed therethrough, a bottom having upper and lower layers with their edges arranged to receive the lower edge of said material between them, said material being glued to said bottom, and a cardboard extension at one side of said container, said extension comprising two layers between which the ends of said material are received and held fast;-' the extension being of greater height than the sides of said container to form a panel for display. I
3. A container comprising a strip of material bent to constitute sides of said container and permitting contents of the container to be seen therethrough, upper and lower members glued together and forming bottom of the container, the edge portion of said material adjacent the bottom being folded inward and glued between said members, said upper and lower members being provided at one side with reinforcing extensions bent in a plane substantially at right angles to said members, said extensions being disposed so that said material lies between them and being glued together to secure them to said material and to support said sides. I A
4. A container comprising a strip of material folded to constitute sides of the container, said material permitting the contents to be seen therethrough, and having a bottom formed of upper and lower layers the edges of which are arranged to receive the lower edges of said sides between them, said material being secured to the bottom by gluing, and an extension in upright position at one side of the container, said extension being connected with said bottom and extending upward, said extension comprising two layers, between which said side is received and held fast by gluing, the extension adapted to project above the top of the container for the purpose of display.
RAY W. KROUT.