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Publication numberUS2139239 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 6, 1938
Filing dateNov 26, 1937
Priority dateNov 26, 1937
Publication numberUS 2139239 A, US 2139239A, US-A-2139239, US2139239 A, US2139239A
InventorsRalph Mancuso
Original AssigneeNat Card Mounting Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible container
US 2139239 A
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, De'c.'6, 1938. R. MANCUSO COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINER 3 Sheets-She et l Filed Nov. 26, 1937 INVE TOR. 32y. fZZ/Zpfi M602 Z ZZJO A 4w.)4tau.

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Dec. 6, 1938. R. MANCUSO COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINER 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Nov. 26, 1937 INVENTOR. f. Marmara 442/0 ATTORNEY.

Patented Dec. 6, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application November 26, 1937, Serial .No. 176,450

5 Claims.

This invention relates to collapsible containers, of sheet material, such as cardboard or the like and has for its object to provide a device of the character specified, simple in construction, easily 5 erected into receiving condition, and having unusual features of strength and rigidity.

To these ends and others which will appear later herein my improvements comprise features illustrated in the drawings accompanying this 10 specification, wherein Figure 1 is a front perspective elevation of my improved container in erected condition.

Fig. 2 is an upright cross section on line 2--2 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction of the arrows 18 in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a vertical cross section similar to that of Fig. 2, but showing the device in collapsed con-.

dition, ready for packing in quantity for shipment.

Fig. 4 .is a plan view of one of the two members 20 f the device in fiat form as cut from some suitable sheet material such as cardboard and Fig. 5 is a similar plan view of the other member of the device.

Fig. 6 is a front perspective elevation of a modi- 25 fication of my improved container in erected'condition.

Fig. 7 is a front perspective elevation of a further modification of said container.

Figs. 1, 4,5, 6 and 7 are to a scale about one 39 third of the preferred size of the actual container and Figs. 2 and 3 are to a scale about one half actual size.

The general character of my container is of a known type, but has features of simplicity and 35.;rigidity, and economy of construction which are believed to be novel in the art.

Referring first to Fig. i, the main member of my device comprises a back wall 2 comprising an upstanding panel 3 adapted to bear printed or 40 pictured display matter referring to merchandise in the container. 1

Converging slightly downwardly from opposite sides of panel 3 are folding score lines 4, 5, terminating at the bottom, thereby forming opposite 45 wings B, l which in their turn terminate in ears 8, 9 defined from wings ii, "I by some lines H], H parallel with score lines 4, 5, all respectively.

Abouthalf way between the top and bottom of Wings 5, i is a transverse cut i2 extending from 50 score line It! to score line i i thereby dividing the main member into two portions A and B. Midway its length out It may rise into a half circle I2a to provide a simple ornamental feature to the front of the container, see Fig. 1.

53 Referring now to Fig. 5, therein is shown the second member of my improved container comprising a back wall divided into three panels l3, I4, l5 by score lines I6, ll, said score lines converging slightly toward the bottom of said back wall and spaced apart similarly to the lower por- 5 tions of score lines 4, 5 of Fig. 4. Outer panels or wings l3, l5 terminate in cars l8, l9 defined from wings l3, 15 by score lines 20 2| parallel with score lines 45, I], all respectively. Score lines 20, I6 and I1, 2| are spaced apart equal distances to score lines It, 4 and 5, ll of Fig. 4 whereby wings 6, l3 and 1, 45 are of equal Width, all respectively.

Projecting downwardly from mid-panel i4 is bottom member 22, attached to said mid-wing along horizontal score line 23 and separated therefrom by opposite cuts 24, 24a and from opposite Wings 13, I5 by opposite cuts 25, 26, all respectively.

Bottom 22 is of approximately hexagonal shape and is divided into approximately equal parts by transverse score line 21. That part above said score line terminates transversely in feet 28, 29 divided therefrom by score lines 30, 3| and that part below score line 21 terminates transversely in feet 32, 33 divided therefrom by score lines 34, 35, all respectively. Bottom 22 terminates downwardly in front foot 36, divided therefrom by score line 31.

In assembling the two members of my improved device, the blank of Fig. 4 is superposed upon the blank of Fig. 5, with ears 8, 9 in register with ears i8, i9 respectively, and ears 8 and I8. and ears 9 and I9 are secured together by some convenient means as an adhesive or preferably by 35 means of wire staples 38, 38.

Lower portion B of the main member is then drawn forward, and bottom 22 is folded forwardly along score line 23 and against itself along score line 21 and pushed up behind main member portion B, whereby front foot 36 is brought into contact with the lower part of portion B and secured thereto by wire staples 39, 39.

The device will then appear as in Fig. 3. In opening out the device for the reception of merchandise, feet 28, 29, 32, 33 are bent downward at right angles to bottom 22, thereby providing substantial support for said bottom, Fig. 2. Panels l3, l4, 15 form a substantial support at the back for the short wall A and the upper portions of wings 6, 1, thereby producing a novel and rigid construction.

To illustrate shapes other than hexagonal for the bottom member of my improved container, Fig. 6 shows a bottom 40 of irregular pentagonal portion and a lower portion, a second member outline without a transverse folding line as 2! in Fig. 5, but having feet 320, 330 on the forward edges. Also member BB has one central vertical folding line instead of two, as in Figs. 1 and 4. When collapsed bottom 40 folds upwardly against wall AA.

Referring now to Fig. 7, therein is illustrated a multi-side bottom 220 giving the appearance of a curved front B2 to the container. In this modification bottom 220 has a cross folding line similar to that at 21 in Fig. 5 and a front foot 360 simi- 'lar to foot 36 of said Fig. 5. In Fig. 7 ears 80, are given an ornamental contour which may be in consonance with the character of the merchandise displayed.

There is thus provided a container of two members only, adaptable to various shapes, economical in material and easily assembled with accuracy.

I claim: 1

1. A collapsible container of sheet material including in combination a main member comprising a mid-panel, two opposite wings articulated thereto and two opposite ears articulated to said wings respectively, a transverse cut dividing said mid-panel and said wings into an upper comprising a back wall having a mid-panel, two opposite wings articulated thereto and two opposite ears articulated to said wings respectively, a bottom member of polygonal form articulated at its upper edge to said mid-panel, opposite feet articulated to the opposite edges of the lower portion of said bottom member, means for attaching the opposite ears of the main and second member together respectively, said second member being located behind said main member and adapted to reinforce the upper portion of said main member, the lower portion of said main member being brought forward to admit the bottom portion of the second member, the opposite feet of the bottom member being foldable downwardly for supporting said bottom member when the device is erected, the-whole being foldable into collapsed condition by folding the bottom member upwardly against the main member mid-panel.

2. A collapsible container of sheet material including in combination, a main member comprising a mid-panel and two opposite Wing's articu- "lated thereto, a transverse cut dividing said midpanel and said wings into anupper portion and a lower portion, a second member comprising a back wall having a mid-panel and two opposite wings articulated thereto, a bottom member of polygonal form, articulated at its upper edge to said mid-panel, a transverse score line dividing said bottom member into approximately equal parts, a downwardly reaching foot articulated to the bottom edge of said bottom member, means for hingedly connecting the outer edges of the wings of the main member and the second member respectively, said second member being located behind said main member and adapted to reinforce the upper portion of said main member, the lower portion of said main member being brought forward to admit the bottom-portion of the second member and means for securing the downwardly'reaching foot of the bottom member to the lower portion of the mid-panel of the main member, the whole being foldable into collapsed condition by folding the bottom member upwardly against the main member midpanel.

3. A collapsible container of sheet material including in combination, a main member comprising a mid-panel and two opposite wings articulated thereto, a transverse cut dividing said mid-panel and said wings into an upper portion and a lower portion, a second member comprising a back wall having a mid-panel and two opposite wings articulated thereto, a bottom member of polygonal form, articulated at its upper edge to said mid-panel, a transverse score line dividing said bottom member into two parts, a downwardly reaching foot articulated to the bottom edge of said bottom member, means for hingedly connecting the outer edges of the wings of the main member and the second member respectively, said second member being located behind said main member and adapted to reinforce the upper portion of said main member, the lower-portion of said main member being brought forward to admit the bottom portion of the second member and means for securing the downwardly reaching foot of the bottom member to the lower portion of the mid-panel of the main member, the opposite feet of the bottom member being foldable downwardly for supporting said bottom member when the device is erected, the whole being foldable into collapsed condition by folding the bottom member upwardly along its transverse score line, against the main member mid-panel.

4. A collapsible container of sheet material including in combination, a main member comprising a mid-panel, two opposite wings articulated thereto and two opposite ears articulated to said wings respectively, a transverse cut dividing said mid-panel and said wings into an upper portion and a lower portion, a second member comprising a back wall having a mid-panel, two opposite wings articulated thereto and two opposite ears articulated to said wings respectively, a bottom member of polygonal form, articulated at its upper edge to said mid-panel, a transverse score line dividing said bottom member into two parts, opposite feet articulated to the opposite edges of the lower portion of said bottom member, a downwardly reaching foot articulated to the bottom edge of said bottom member, means for attaching the opposite ears of the main and second member together respectively, said second member being located behind said main member and adapted to reinforce the upper portion of said main member, the lower portion of said main member being brought forward to admit the bottom portion of the second member and means for securing the downwardly reaching foot of the bottom member to the lower portion of the mid-panel of the main member, the whole being foldable into collapsed condition by folding the bottom member upwardly along its transverse score line, against the main member mid-panel.

5. A collapsible container of sheet material including in combination, a main member comprising a mid-panel, two opposite wings articulated thereto and two opposite ears articulated to said wings respectively, a transverse out dividing said mid-panel and said wings into an upper portion and a lower portion, a second member comprising a back wall having a mid-panel, two opposite wings articulated thereto and two opposite ears articulated to said wings respectively, a bottom member of polygonal form, articulated at its upper edge to said mid-panel, a transverse score line dividing said bottom member into two parts, opposite feet articulated to the opposite edges of the upper portion of said bottom member and similar opposite feet articulated to the opposite edges of the lower portion of said bottom memher, a downwardly reaching foot articulated to the bottom edge of said bottom member, means for attaching the opposite ears of the main and second members together respectively, said second member being located behind said main member and adapted to reinforce the upper portion of said main member, the lower portion of said main member being brought forward to ad- 10 mit the bottom portion of the second member and means for securing the downwardly reaching foot of the bottom member to the lower portion of the mid-panel of the main member, the opposite feet of the bottom member being foldable downwardly for supporting said bottom member when the device is erected, the whole being foldable into collapsed condition by folding the bottom member upwardly along its transverse score line, against the main member mid-panel.

/ RALPH MANCUSO.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/104, 229/108, 229/108.1, 229/183, 229/161
International ClassificationB65D5/36
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/36
European ClassificationB65D5/36