US 2132632 A
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H. KONDOLF 2,132,632
CARTON AND BLANK FOR FORMING SAME Oct. '11, 1938.
Filed July 24, 1933 ENVENTOR Patented a. 11, 1938 PATENT oi-rics canon AND BLANK Fon roams SAME Henry Kondolf, New York, N. Y., assignor to. Southern Kraft Corporation, New York, N. 1., a corporation of Delaware Application July 24, 1933, Serial No. 681,869
2 Claims. ,(01. 229-21) My present invention relates to improvements in packages and more particularly to an improved carton having partitions designed to facilitate the handling of bottled goods and the like. My m- 5 vention also comprehends the provision of a new and improved form of blank from which the carton may be formed; The problems encountered in shipping bottled goods are numerous and varied, and a package which embodies features reages .and the cost of shipping is of supreme importance both to-bottling companies, brewers and the like, and to retail establishments. It is necessary that the bottles be protected from breakage and from having their labels defaced or torn ofl and the package must be designed to meet common carrier requirements.
Accordingly, the chief object of my invention is to obtain the above results while at the same time reducing the size of the package to a minimum so that several of these packages may be shipped and handled in an outer container or carton such as is disclosed, for example, in my co-pending application, *Ser. No. 673,541, filed. May 29, 1933.
Numerous packages have been devised with these ends in view, some of which afford excellent protection at the expense of space, while the reverse is true of others. Among the many objects of my present invention is the provision of a package whereby bottles or other fragile articles may be positively protected from breakage or defacement. Another feature of my present invention is the provision of a carton or package having side walls .tapering from the bottom thereof and which is provided with partitioning members formed as an integral part of the package, Another feature of my present invention is the provision of a package which may be sold as a unit and which will afford protection to the bottles packaged therein. 1
Another feature of my present invention is to provide a carton for packaging articles without the use of expensive packaging machinery such self-supporting without so much as a sealing strip being required to seal it. 9
My new and improved package is so designed that it may be made from a substantially rectangular one piece blank of cardboard, strawboard or other material, preferably of the type known as single or double-faced corrugated board, the latter material being strong, rigid and relatively thin for its stifines's With my inventions. maximum duci g the labor involved in forming the pack-' a as stapling or sewing units, my package being amount of protection is afforded the packaged articles without an appreciable waste or loose packing.
A preferred form of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing and a detailed description thereof given in the following specificaof material tion.
The blank from which my carton or package is formed is substantially rectangular in shape,
beingtapered only suiilcient to provide tapered side walls. This form-of blank lends itself to machine operation with little or no waste of material between the blanks. This feature is of extreme importance in machine operation since in many cases the loss in waste of material in forming many of the known carton blanks approximates 25% of the board used.
The blank is divided into a bottom Ill and front and back walls, H and I! by means of transverse score lines l3 and II. As will be noted from an inspection of Fig. 1, score line I3 does not extend across the width of the package. The side walls I! of the carton or. package are attached to the back wall I2 along score lines t6.
To maintain the carton or package in its finished form I have provided endlocking flaps i1 and i8 attached to the front and back walls H and I! along score lines is and 20'. Each of these end locking flaps is provided with a diagonally position cut 23 cut away as at 2| to provide a notch. Afte the desired bottled goods are positioned in the package or carton the end flaps are overlapped and held in position by means of the interengage- 'ment of the cuts 23, the interlocking thereof being facilitated by the notched portions. If desired, a score line may be provided which will extend from the termination of the cut 23 to the end of each locking flap and parallel to score lines l9 and 20. This will 'permitthe bending of the material to facilitate the interengagement of the locking members.
The side walls It are provided with extensions constituting tabs 25 which are separated from the end locking flap is by means of cuts 26.
When the carton blank is folded into form these tabs are bent along score lines 21 and serve to retain the side walls in position. I
The front wall I l is provided with flanges 28 attached thereto along score lines 29. As will be noted from an inspection of Fig. 1, these score lines diverge from the outer end of the wall to the bottom so that theflanges 28 will fit within the confines of the box when the cover is closed. The outer edges of these flanges are separated from partition members 30 by means of cuts 3| and cuts 32 which terminate at the juncture of score line l3 and cut 33. The front wall may be provided with a mutilatable panel 38 generally rectangular in shape and defined by score lines 39. If desired a panel of transparent material may be secured to the back face of the front wall by adhesive or other securing means so as to provide a display face when the mutilatable panel is removed.
Each partition member 30 is separated from the bottom by means of the cut 33 and is provided with a score line 34 and notches 35 which correspond in configuration to the cuts 23 provided in the end locking flaps.
In assembling my carton or package the side walls I are first bent into position wit the tabs 25 carried thereby being bent at righ angles thereto. are then folded along score line H and the score line 34 which results in the position of the partition members in the manner shown in Fig. 2. The partition members are held in relative position by means of the interlocking of the notches 35. The next step in the forming of the carton or package is to bring the bottom It into position against that portion of the partition member designated by the numeral 33 in the drawing which latter member serves in effect as a reinforcing member for the bottom wall. The bottles 31 are then placed in the container and the front wall is swung into position with the flanges carried thereby fitting within the side walls. The end locking flaps are then interlocked by means of the notches 24 and the package is then ready for shipment and sale.
It will be appreciated that I have provided a new and improved form of package which will facilitate the packaging and sale of bottled goods and like products. Each package is designed to carry three bottles, although it is to be understood that the principles of my present invention may be carried out in forming a blank holding more than three bottles. The package may be used as an advertising medium by scor- The spacing or partition members 30 v ing the front wall of the blank to define a panel which may be removed by the retailer. This panel, when removed, will open to view the labels on the bottles, and since the package is readily adapted to be stood on end, the advertising of the goods may be accomplished without the necessity of supplying to the retailer additional advertising devices. I
As will be evident to those skilled in the art,- my invention admits of various modifications without departing from the spirit thereof, and it is to be understood that the invention is not to be limited as set forth in the appended claims which are broadly to be construed.
1. In a container formed from a continuous sheet of material having a bottom, front and back walls; side walls carried by said back wall and provided at one end with article-engaging flaps, each flap adapted to engage an article when in operative position, said side walls being tapered to provide a container tapering from the bottom to the top thereof; a member provided at the opposite end of eachsi'de wall forming a reinforcement for the bottom, each of said members carrying an extension extending in spaced relation into said container for a substantial distance, the height of said extensions being not greater than the height of the side walls throughout their length whereby to form a partitioned tapered carton, said front wall being provided with tapering depending flanges adapted to maintain the front wall in closed position.
2. In a container formed from a continuous sheet of material having a bottom, front and back walls; side walls carried by said back wall and provided at one end with article-engaging flaps, each flap adapted to engage an article when in operative position, said side walls being tapered to provide a container tapering from the bottom to the top thereof; a member provided at the opposite end of each side wall forming a reinforcement for the bottom, each of said members carrying an extension extending in spaced relation into said container for a substantial distance, the height of said extensions being not greater than the height of the side walls throughout their length whereby to form a partitioned tapered carton, said front wall being provided with tapering depending flanges adapted to maintain the front wall in closed position, and interlocking end flaps carried by the outer ends of said front and back walls to maintain the carton or container in closed position.