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Aug. 23, 1938. w. H. WEIL BOX OR CARTON AND BLANK THEREFOR Filed Oct. 5, 1956 I N VENT OR.
Patented Au 23, 1938 2,128,197
UNITED STATES PATENT OFF-ICE BOX on CARTON AND BLANK THEREFOR William H. Weil, Hollis, N. Y., assignor to Stransky Products Corporation, New York, N. Y., a corporation oi New York Application October 3, 1936, Serial No. 103,827
2 Claims. (Cl. 206-44) This invention relates to boxes or cartons and prises panels I], i2, l3, l4, l5, i6, i1, I8, l9, makbianks therefor, the box providing means for ing nine panels in all for the preferred construcclosely enwrapping and securing therein supports t on of blank. These panels extend longitudinally for articles, the blank being preferably adapted f the blank, in succession one after the other, to having articles of merchandise positively seand are separated by transverse fold lines 20, 2|, 5 cured thereto preliminary to setting the blank up 23, 5. ad p t b k to e into box shape. and being foldable into such folded over and over away from one surface shape. The blank with the articles mounted thereof, which fold lines may be created by scorthereon may be stored or shipped fiat so as to take ing t e blank upon the Other Surface thereof up relatively small space as compared with the which is shown in Fig. 2, the broken lines in Fig. 1 19 size of the box when it is set up, the articles in cating that the scor g is not on the exposed the box being securely contained therein so that u a e f g. 1.
they will not shift about, rattle or become de- The transverse fold lines of the blank define tached from the support or supports upon which different breadths of panels long u y of t as they are t blank, the panels l2, l4, l6 and i8 being of sub- 18 These being among the objects of the present stantially the same breadth, while panels ll, l3 invention, the same consists of certain features are f Substantially t s me breadth as each of construction and combinations of parts to be t p l 95 0f rather s breadth a panels hereinafter described and then claimed with ref- H. i3, and panels l1, IQ of substantially thesame 20 cranes to the accompanying drawing, showing a breadth. but of less breadth dimensions than that 20 preferred embodiment of the invention, and in of panel i5. which: The opposite ends of the panel l5 are provided Flg 1 1 a plan of blank according t the with similar flaps 28 which are adapted to fold present invention, the broken lines indicating fold po f d l s 2929 extending longitudinally of lines or folds; the blank. The blank is incised or sheared length- 25 Fig. 2 1 a plan view of some of t panels wise thereof at 30, along lines extending in line shown in Fig. 1, and illustrating articles of merwith the fold lines 29, the incisions 30 extending to chandise attached thereto; the fold line 24. Such incisions provide the panel Fig. 3 is an elevation of the parts shown in Fig. l5 wit flaps 8 at oppo i e ends'which are of greater so 2 both figures i t t m t partial .breadththan the distance between the fold lines 39 folding up of the blank; 23, 24 which define the-panel [5, thereby provid- Flg. 4 is an end view of parts shown in Figs. 2 ins lateral extensions or shoulders 3| at corresand 3 and showing an additional step in folding pending portions f t fl ps 28. The construet bla k; tion just described is of particular advantage Fig 5 is a perspective view of b k away end when a box or carton is set up from the blank, portions of the parts shown folded up in Fig. 4; and is to contain articles of merchandise sup- Flg. 6 is a perspective view of a box or carton ported y par s of the blank.
made from a blank according to the present in- Preferably the p r i n of the blank which comvention, articles of merchandise being indicated prises panels ll. '2, i3 and I 4 are provided with o in b k l flaps 32 defined bv fold lines 33 at the end of the Fig. 7 is a section in solid lines taken on line p n With extensions 34 defined y o d lines 1-1, Fig. 10. the articles of merchand se being 35 at the ends of panel l2, end portions of which omitted therefrom for the sake of clearness; provide flaps 3 defi y fold lines a d with Fig. 8 is a similar section, except that the arflaps 38 defined by fold l ne 39 h ends of p l ticles oi. merchandise are illustrated and certain L The p l l3 and ther with 45 flaps shown in Fig. 7 are omitted, for the sake of t e fl p may be characterized as the pp r clearness; or enclosing portion of the box or carton. Pref- Fig. 9 is a section on the line 9--9, Fig. 10, also erebly e p nel I2 is provided with a window in solid lines for the sake of clearness; and pe 40 for receiving a D 0f p ne Or Fig. 10 is a longitudinal section through Fig, like transparent material, and panel l4 may also 50 the lines being solid black and not cross hatched have a window. for t sake of cleamess, The foldable blank is preferably provided with Referring t 1 1, t blank of sheet material means for aillxing articles of merchandise therethere shown may be of cardboard or other similar to on the panel or panels which lie adjacent to the tough paper material. The illustrated blank comextensions or shoulders 3| of the flap 28, to which 5 end a series of tabs I may be struck out from'the material of the panel I8 and a series of tabs 42 struck out from the material of the panel II, and these tabs are indicated in Fig. 1 as extending in a direction away from the exposed surface of the blank. To these tabs 4 I, 42 there may be positively secured and held upon the panels I8, I8 a plurality of articles of merchandise, in the-manner disclosed by U. 8. Letters Patent to Jacob Strand. No. 1,581,886 for a sales and display card. In that patent the tabs such as I or 42 are combined in such way with assembled picture hangers, such as 48, and nails, such as 44, as that the assembled articles of merchandise are prevented from being accidently detached from their supports. In Fig. l the articles of merchandise are not illustrated as they would probably be located upon the unexposed surface of the blank there shown, unless the tabs are on the exposed surface.
In Figs. 2, 3, 4'and some'of the steps in folding up the blank to set up or provide a box or carton are shown. In Fig. 2 it is assumed that, with the articles of merchandise attached, the panels I8, I8, I'|, I8 and I8 had been folded up into more or less box shape, and these parts go within the ultimate wrapper so as to be contained within the outer walls of the box. The folding together of the panels I8, I'I, I8 and I8 disposes the articles of merchandise to view which are upon the panel I8, while the articles on panel I8 as well as such panel, would be beneath panel I8. Fig. 3 clearly shows how the articles of merchandise would look when looking directly at the panel I1, and it is clear that the tabs ll, 42 for supporting the articles will extend in opposite directions respectively from the panels I6 and I8. Figs. 2 and 3 both show the flaps 28 of panel l5 as extended away from the major portion of the blank, as in Fig. 1, but in Fig. 4 the panel I5 has been folded away from panel It so as to be disposed opposite to the panel II, in which case the extensions or shoulders 8| are shown as downward, and the panel I4 is shown as turned at right angles to panel I5 and its flaps 28. Of course the relative arrangement in folding need not be as shown in Fig. 4 and it depends upon the direction in which the workman folds the parts to obtain the relative position shown in Fig. 4.
In Fig. 5 the panels which have been folded or set up as just described are shown in perspective, so that the disposition of the parts at this stage of the folding will be clear. In this figure it will be seen that the panel I is at the bottom, while the panels I8 or I8 are in succession above panel I4, and one of the flaps 28 is shown in the position that it then has in line with the panel I5, with its shoulder or extension 3| extending upwardly in such plane, so that the same will be above the plane of the panel I6. In this view it is also seen that the panel I9 extends upwardly from panel I8 so that its edge is disposed in the corner formed by panels I5 and I8. The next step is to turn the flaps 28 in the direction indicated by the arrow in Fig. 5 towards the open ends of the spaces between the panels I6, I8 and I4. The next step is to complete the wrapping and enclosing of the. article supporting panels and their concomitant parts by the wrapper which is provided by the panels, etc. shown in Fig, l and which are there illustrated as above the wastes. ultimate disposition and arrangement of the illustrated parts to complete the box with its contents will be made clear by the description of the figures after Fig. 5.
Referring now to Figs. 6 to 10 inclusive, the
same reference numerals are used for parts of the panel it have been brought around the ultimate contents of the box so as to constitute a wrapper or enclosing means. In a well known manner the panel II constitutes the bottom wall of the box or carton, the panel I2 the top wall of. the box and the panels II, I8, the side walls of the box, the wall I8 being between the walls I2, II and the panel II being at the opposite side of the box. The flaps 82 and 28 are brought around towards each other so that with the extensions 84 they constitute with the flaps 28 multi-ply walls of the box between the sides, top and bottom, while the flaps 38 are folded towards the box and inserted between the edges of the multi-ply walls and the bottom wall ll. The flaps 28 and 88 extendin the same direction as shown in Fig. 9, while the flaps 32 extend in the opposite direction, the extensions 34 being outside thereof. The disposition of the flaps is also shown in Fig. 10. It will be seen that the articles of merchandise will not only be located in the space between the wall or partition I6 and the top wall I2, but between the wall or partition l8 and the bottom wall I4. The means for locking the box or rather securing the box in box-shape, together with the contents, reside in the extensions 84 and the flaps 88, in this form of the invention.
Attention is directed to the fact that the flaps 28 extending at an angle to the wall Ii as shown more clearly in Figs. 7 and 9 lie against the ad- Jacent edges of the walls between them and furthermore their lateral extensions or shoulder portions 8| extend at substantially right angles to and beyond the intermediate partition wall I8, this being one of the walls which supports the articles of merchandise aflixed thereto, and the upper and lower edges of the flaps 28 will lie closely adjacent to or in contact with the walls I2, I! thereat. As the wall I5 and its flaps 28. as well as the walls I8 and II are composed of comparatively stiff cardboard and as the wall l8 and the wall I8 are also of such comparatively still. material, the partition walls I8, I8, sup-. porting the articles of merchandise will be reliably held and supported by the flaps 28 and their shoulders 8|, and the supports for the articles will be reinforced thereby, and as the edges of said flaps and the other flaps lie substantially coincident with each other as shown in Fig. 10
the bottom and top of the box will also be reinforced. This is particularly true because the flaps 28 are preferably integral extensions of the wall I5 and may be folded at substantially right angles thereto in setting up the box. Itwill furthermore be seen that in this form of the invention the articles of merchandise supported by the partition wall l8 rest upon the bottomwall I4, throughthe intervention of the flaps 38, and
, assist in sustaining the position of the parts within the box. 4
It has been stated that the parts I4, etc. beyond the part I5 shown in Fig. 1 constitute a wrapper for the contents of the box and it is to be understood that the wrapper may be of any other suitable construction than that shown. Obviously the looking or securing means for the box may be provided in any other well known manner, as by providing a slit in the wall I5 .and forming the wall I I with a suitable locking tongue for insertion into said slit, as is common practice with cartons. In such case it is obvious that the flaps 38 will not be necessary.
It is also obvious that the panels l8, l9 shown in Fig. 1 may be omitted, in which case the lower edge of panel i! would rest upon the adjacent wall of the box, and there would be but a single series of articles in the box, supported upon the panel l6. In such case the series of articles on panel i6 would be supported by two walls, wall I and a broader wall l'l than that shown, and the flaps 28 with the offset portions 3i will provide additional support for the articles which are reliably secured to the panel l6.
Of course other articles than picture hangers and their nails may be similarly mounted in a box and held against relative movements.
It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that further modifications of the invention may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
What'I claim as new is:
1. A box blank, of somewhat stiff sheet material, comprising at least two panels connected by a fold line and of relatively different breadths transversely of the fold line and of substantially the same lengths, flaps foldably connected with the opposite ends of the smaller panel by fold lines to adapt them to be folded toward such panel, the blank being incised along lines aligned with such fiap fold lines and up to the panel connecting fold line for a distance much less than the said breadth of the larger panels, and the incisions defining a greater breadth for the flaps than the breadth of the smaller panel, the larger panel adapted for supporting articles, and covering means adapted to closely enwrap, surround and secure therein the two panels and the flaps in such position that the panels extend at an angle to each other and the flaps extend at an angle to the panels, the breadth of such flaps being such as to approximately define the distance between the bottom and the top of the covering means.
2. A box or carton, of cardboard-like material including two inner walls foldably connected together, and of relatively different breadths transversely of the line of connection and of substantially the same lengths, the walls lying at an angle to each other, flaps foldably connected with the opposite ends of the smaller wall and being of greater breadth than such wall, to provide lateral extensions, such flaps being folded inwardly against the opposite ends of the two walls to extend at substantially right angles to such walls, with the extensions projecting away from the plane of the larger wall andremaining in the same planes as the flaps, such larger wall adapted for receiving an article, and wrapping means closely enclosing and securing the two walls, with the flaps with their lateral extensions extending along inner surfaces of the wrapper, and opposite edges of the flaps with their extensions confined by opposed portions of the wrapper and defining the distance between such portions.
WILLIAM H. WEIL.