US 2137906 A
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1933- F; E. CUMMINGS DISPLAY BOX Filed Feb. 14, 1938 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 3 1M0 5 Uwmmizgqm S im/"Mp Nov. 22, 1938. UMM1N 2,137,906
DISPLAY BOX Filed Feb. 14, 1938 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Patented Nov. 22, 1938 DISPLAY BOX Fred E. Cummings, Atlanta, Ga., assignor to Atlanta Paper Company, Atlanta, Ga.
Application February 14, 1938, Serial No. 190,517
The invention relates to display boxes and has as an object an improvement in boxes to be used both for display and packaging. H
Further objects of the invention are to provide a box which will have great rigidity both in display and in closed position: to provide a box which when folded to display position will present no recesses at its exterior: to provide a box having, in display position, a surface lying at an end of the box providing a space for identifying or advertising matter, which space will be positioned at an end of the closed box so that said matter will be disclosed when the box is stacked.
Further objects will appear from the following description when read in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein Figure 1 is a plan view of a. form of blank of the invention which when folded forms the box. Figure 2 is a perspective view of a box partially folded.
Figure 3 is a perspective viewof the box closed. Figure 4 is a perspective view of the box in display condition.
Figure 5 is a detail sectional view on line 5-5 Figure 4. v
Figure 6 is a perspective view of an alternative position of use, and n Figure '7 is a vertical section on line 1--I of Figure 6.
As shown in Figure 1, the blank comprises body portions ID to i8 inclusive and combined cover and easel forming members i8 to 2'lincluslve.
The portion ill forms the bottom of the box, the portions ii and i2 the respective ends, and
the portions i3 and i4 the respective sides. The dot and dash lines on the blank represent lines of scoring, and the solid lines the location of cuts entirely through the material.
To fold the box the ends I I and i2 are erected along lines 28, 29 and the sides l3 and I4 along the lines 30, 3| after which the-portions i5, i6 ,and l1, ID are folded along lines 34, 35 respectively to outwardly overlap the respective ends as indicated in Figure 2, with interlocking of tabs.
The parts i9 to 21 will then be joined to the folded box solely at the score line 40.
To fold the portions is to 21 into easel position the portions 2i, 22 are erected along lines 4|, 42 carrying with them the portions 23, 24 which are then folded along lines 43, 44 to the position shown in Figure 2. The portion 25 is then folded along line 45 to outwardly overlap the portions 23, 24 after which the portion 26 is folded along line 46 over the top of the free longitudinal edges of portions 23, 24 tobring the junction of portions 26 and 21 into contact with the junction line of portions 20 and 25 where folded. The' portion 21 is folded along the line 41 so that portion 21 is in surface contact with portion 20, and the free edge of 21 is tucked under tab 48.
A good sized tab 49 is struck out of the portion 26 and the fold of portions 2 i-2| leaves this tab projecting. To finally fold the parts to easel forming position the portions i9, 20 are folded on 10 line 50 and the portion i9 is' folded along line into surface contact with the interlocked portions H, M, the tab 28 being inserted into slit 5| and with the portions 2|, 22 lapping the sides i3, i4 of the box body. In this position the'tabs 52, i5 53 are inserted respectively into the slits 54, 55 and thus act in conjunction with the tab 28 to hold the display box in rigid position. The projections 55, 51 of portions 2i, 22 project as shown in Figure 4 to form supporting legs of the easel 0 portion.
When folded to the position described the exposed surface, of portion 20 and the back edges of leg portions 56, 51 are in substantially vertical position and the upper exposed surface of portion 25 25 is substantially level when the box sits on a level surfaoe. As shown by Figure 5 the level portion referred to is made up largely of four thick- I nesses-of material and is supported at all four margins,'thus providing a strong rigid platform 30 upon which may be placed any suitable display card holding standard, and any desired identifying labelmay be secured thereon.
The widths of portions i3, 20 and 25 preferably are such as to,represent the members of a right 35 angled triangle, the portion [9 being the hypothenuse, the portion 20 the altitude and the combined portions 25 and 26 the base of the triangle. Furthermore the combined widths of the portions i9 and 20 equal the lengths of the bottom portion 40 ill of the box body in order to serve as a cover of the box, and the widths of portions l2 and i9 being equal.
,To fold the parts to position to close the box the tabs 28, 52 and 53 are pulled out of their slits and portions i9 and 20 are opened into a single plane, after which the said parts i9 and 20 are moved about line 40 as a hinge to bring the portions 2|, 22 including the legs to overlapping position relative to the sides as shown in Fig. 2, in 50 which position the combined portions 23-26 will overlap the end ii, l5, is of the box. The tabs 52, 53 in this position may be inserted respectively into the slits 58, 59 to hold the box closed in the form shown in Figure 3. In this position any 55 label carried by the outer surface of portion 25 will be exposed at an end of the box and will be visible when stacked with other boxes.
The members 60, 6| may be folded to frame the opening of the box and may serve to retain a fancy or transparent covering for the contents of the box in open or displaying position.
Figure 6 shows a position of use of the box in display which is at present preferred for some purposes, for the reason that the weight of the box at the rear is not borne by the legs 56, 51 in their position which is shown in Figure 4. In the position of Figure 6 a considerable proportion of the weight falls upon the triangle |9--26 which is amply strong for the service. Furthermore, the weight of the last few articles in a box in the position of Figure 6 will better serve to prevent the box from pitching forward.
In this position, if the space 25 is utilized for a label, it must, of course, be inverted from the position shown in Figures 3 and 4.
It will be seen that when the box is closed the sides and ends are formed substantially. throughout of at least two thicknesses of material, thus offering considerable strength to resist vertical crushing. When in position of display spreading of the sides is resisted by the overlapping legs of the easel and the bottom has support at the middle of its edges by the tabs 52, 58.
Minor changes may be made in the physical embodiment of the invention within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of the invention.
1. A display box comprising in combination: a box body including bottom, side, and end forming portions; an easel and cover forming member hinged to the upper edge of one of the end forming portions and comprising a narrow portion extending in a plane at an obtuse angle to said upper edge, a portion extending at a right angle from said narrow portion substantially to the lower edge of the end of the box to which said member is hinged and side members hinged to said right angle extending portion lapping the sides of the box and projecting from said narrow portion to form legs of the easel.
2. The combination of claim 1 with tabs pro- Jecting at a free end edge of said side lapping portions and insertable into slots at the bottom side edges of the box portion to hold the easel member in position.
3. A display box comprising in combination: a box body including a bottom, sides, and ends a cover portion hinged to the uper edge of one of said ends and including a portion having said hinge at one edge thereof and a second portion hinged to the remaining edge thereof, the combined widths of saidhinged portions being equal to the length of said body; a ledge forming member hinged to the said second portion at its edge opposite the first named hinge thereof; the first named hinged portion equal in width to an end of the box and to the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle of which the said second portion is the altitude and the ledge portion is the base; a pair of easel members hinged at their edges to the end edges of said second portion; a tab at the edge of the ledge portion to enter a slit in the first named hinge and the tabs carried by the easel members to enter respective slits in the box sides in display card box covering positions of the cover members.
4. A display box comprising in combination: a box body comprising bottom and side members; means to support said body in display position including a part hinged to the upper edge of one of said side members, substantially equal in width thereto and folded into surface contact therewith, a second part hinged to said first part and in width complemental therewith to equal the area of the open side of said body, said second part folded to an acute angle with the first part, leg forming members hinged to opposite edges of said second part and folded at right angles thereto to lap with sides of said body, flaps of less width than and hinged to the respective ends of said leg members and folded to stand at right angles thereto and to said second part, a ledge member comprising portions of equal width hinged together and to the free edge of said second part, said ledge members folded about and enclosing said flaps, means to secure the free edge of said ledge member to the first referred to hinge and means to secure said leg members to the respective sides of the box body.
FRED E. CUMMINGS.