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Marchzs, 1939. EL, Wm 2,152,079
DISPLAY PACKAGE AND METHOD OF' PACKAGING ZN Vf/vTo/a bw/N L /Varr March 2s, 1939. E. L. MOTT 2,152,079
DISPLAY PACKAGE AND METHOD OF PACKAGING Filed oct. 6, 1937 2 sheets-sheet 2 displaying position;
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container partly Patented Mar. 28,1939
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DISPLAY PACKAGE AND METHOD 0E PACKAGING i This invention relates in general to certain new and useful improvements in display packages and methods Yof packaging articles of merchandise for display.'
' My invention has for its primary objects the provision oi a new and improved display package which' is simple, eiclent, and economical in construction and arrangement; which tightly, securely, and protectively encloses the merchandise packed therein for shipping purposes-and may be quickly Nand conveniently playing the merchandise in an attractive and sales-inviting manner; which is rugged andY durable for the protection of the packed merchandise during shipping and storageiand is unusually rigid when opened to merchandisewhich -is constructed'at an exceptionally low cost and which may, therefore, be readily discarded or otherwise disposed of after themerchandise' contained therein has been sold; and which is otherwise highly eicient and satisfactory in the performance of its in- And with the above and other objects in. view. my invention resides form, construction, arrangement, and combination of the several parts presently described and pointed out in the lalms. 1
VIn vthe accompanying drawings (2 sheets) Figure 1 is a plan view oi' a box blankwhich may be formed into a display container constructed in accordance `with and embodying my present invention; i
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the iinished display container;
Figure 3 is .a perspective view oi' the display broken away and in section for illustrating the manner in 4which -the merchandise maybe packed therein; A Figure 4`is a schematic vperspective view, illustrating the display container in Y out position with the merchandise removed for purposes of better illustration; 'Y
Figure 5 is a perspective view or the container in fully opened out position with the merchandise removed for purposes oi better illustration; y A
Figure 6 is 'a top in partially inserted position; and Figure 'I is a perspective view. of container in operative merchandise-displaying position. y Referring now in more detail and by reference A racters to the' drawings, which illustrate a by dot and dash lines opened for dis-` 'more fuliy appear.
being provided along the fold line o with a downfwanny extending tan lo for rigid nemici-ming in the novel featlues of a, b. crd,
WillianreadilyunderstoodbythoseiarlniiiarwithY prspectiveview -of the display container in opened out position with the card the display' .in end to end and preferred embodimmt of the present invention, A desima'tes a box blank preierah die-cnt imm rectangular body portion I scored for folding along the score lines o', o, c, d, e, and f, as shown in Figure i in the forma tionofsidewalis2,3,4,and 5,thewall2belng further provided with a transverse score iine-g, which may, ii desired, be cui: through at intervals toi'acilitate tearing, for purposes presently more fully'- appearing. 'ine body portion i is integrally provided along the score e, i', with a plurality of outwardly extending tabs d, 8', 1, 1', 8, 8', 9, E', all for subsequent interntting closurefforming engagement -as will Ypresently the body portion i further engagement with a face of the opposite side wail margine! edge il in container forma@ The side walls Y2, 3, and intervening wall 5 of the body member i are mutually symmetrically arranged lines |27', which, meet, respectively, tions of the side walls 2 and 3, as shown in Figclosed denen and thence extend as a single line epererations downwardly toward the fold line b and the martion.
`gina! edge il, respectively, of the i,
for mn'poses presently more fully appearing.
In forming the body member is folded along the reid hnes and the tab :manner Il snitaby glued or otherwise secured, as above pointed out, to the face of the'side wall 3 adjacent iis marginal edge il in the formation of an open-ended rectangular container. It will, of course, be evident thattheparticuiarsizeand shapeedthe container may be varied to accommodate the various sizes of merchandise, depending upon the thereof, as
the art; For purposes oi' the present description, I have preferably illustrated the application of 'the present invention to the packaging o! nnit packages of cut smoking tobacco. In sich -an instance, i have iennd it convenient to provide a display container of such width and iength as win accommodate four stacks of tobacco packages side oy side reiationship, as shown inFigure 3. It should noted that each ofthe stacks oi' tenaces packages the containinrom the blank A,
should preferably be ends together at the packed with their vhead middle of the container,
. for purposes presently more fully appearing.
, wise, the tabs 1', 9', are folded over iiapwise rmly creasing play package mayA may be torn apart against each other across the end of the container and the end tabs 6 and 8' are respectively folded over and secured together in the conventional closure-forming manner, and it maybe stated in this connection, as will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art that; may use with equal facility either the interlocking ends, glued ends, or any other form of closure.
After the tobacco packages or other merchanv dise have been packed, as above described, they may be stored and ultimately shipped to the retail merchant for sale to the consumer. When the retail merchant, for instance, receives the package and wishes to place the merchandise therein on sale, he merely runs his finger nail or some `apprpriate object, such as a knife blade, along the line of perforations I2, I2', tearing them out and thus separating from the body. of the container a somewhat rectangular tear-out piece B, which, at the same time, permits the back wall 2 of the container to be folded'backwardly upon itself along the score line g substantially as shown in Figure 4. The backward folding action is continued until the back wall is folded ventirely upon itself, whereupon the container will assume the position and shape as xillustrated in Figure 5. By the back wallalongthe fold line g but which has now edge of the container, the container will remain rmly in display positionl without the need of-l any interlocking members across which now serves as the base.
The tobaccol packages chosen for Athe purposes of the present illustration, as has been above pointed out, will now be displayedin upright position, as shown in Figures 6 and 7. Furthermore, the downwardly depending side portions I3,v I3', of the tear-out section B maybe bent flatwise against theback thereof to form a nat advertising card which may be conveniently in`. serted between the packages of merchandise somewhat as shown in Figure 6. 1 When the tearout portion B has been pushed completely down until its bottom' edge rests upon the bottom of theV display container, there will still remain an upwardly extending-portion I4 upon'which a suitable advertising message may beiniprinted, as may be best seen in' Figure FZ. the merchant desires to break down the container into two sections, the now-folded bottom wal1'5 the' portion line g 'to provide two separate display units, each of which'will stand firmly in upright position.
It should be understoodthat changes and modiiications inthe form, construction, arrangement,
and combination of those hereinshown and described withbildpart- `ing from the Anature and principle of my invention.- Havingthus described my invention, what I claim and desire tosecure by Letters Patent is,-
l. A inerchandisedisplay.container comprising a top wall, opposed sidewalls, and a rear wall,
become the upper marginal-v In the event that along the partially cut scorethev several parts of4 the dis-. be made andv substituted forsaid rear wall having a transversely extending score-line midway between its ends, the front wall and side-walls having spaced apart'interconnecting lines of weakness to provide a tear-out por, tion substantially the rear-wall score-line adapted for removal from the mid-section of the front and sidewalls of the container in the provision of a relatively large display opening therein, a linev of perforations in each of the side walis'midway between the ends thereof and extending from said opening to-the rear wall score-line for permitting the container, when the tear-out portion is removed, to be separated into two open-top display trays each hingedly connected to the other along said score-line in oppositely presented, abutting back-tq-back, relationship. A g
2. A rectilinear display container having opposed parallel front andrear walls connected at their respective side margins by opposed parallel side walls, opposed parallel end-closure members extending transversely across margins of the container at right angles to the front,` rear, and side walls, said rear wall having a transversely extending score-line between its ends, the front wall and side-walls having spaced apart interconnected lines of weakness to provide a tear-out portion substantially-symmetrical with respect to the'rear-wall score-linev adapted for removal from the mid-section of-the front and side walls ofthe container in the provision of a relatively large display opening therein, a line of perforation's in each of the side walls midway between the ends thereof and extending from said opening tothe rear wall score-line for permitting the container, when the tear-out portion is removed, to be separated into two open-top dise play trays each hingedly connected tothe other along said score-line in oppositely presented relation, said two tray portions being adapted to fit back to back with the respective end-closure members lying in the same plane when. the container is in opened-out merchandise-displaying position.
3. A rectilinear display container having opposed parallel front and rear walls connected at their respective'side margins by opposed parallel side walls, opposed parallel end-closure members extending transversely across the respective end .margins of the container. t right angles to the front, rear, and side walls,lsaid rear wall having 'a transversely extending'score-line between its.
play trays yeach hingedly connected to the other` along saids'core-line in oppositely presented relation, said tear-out portio l within the container in upright position when the container is in opened out merchandise-displaying position for exte 'ding upwardly beyond the margins of the open top thereof'in'the provision of avisible indicia-bearingv surface.
. 4. Amerchandise display container comprising sa. top wall, opposed side walls, and a rear wall, said rear wall having .a transversely extendingv symmetrical with respect to the respective end being sized to t.
partially perforated score-line, the `front wall being provided with opposed lines of weakness spaced a substantial distance apart and connected at their ends by. lines of weakness extending along the adjacent side-walls in the formation of a tear-out portion adapted for'removal from the container in the provision-ofv a relatively large display opening therein, a line of .weakness in each of the side walls. extending from said opening toj the rear wall score-line for permitting the container, when the tear-out portion is removed, to be separated into two opposed open-top display trays.
5.v A merchandise display container having opposed parallel front and rear Walls and parallel opposed side walls marginally interconnecting said front and rear walls, said front Wall being j provided'with a pair of transverse extending parallellines of perforation, each line being spaced -equidistantly inwardlynfrom opposed transverse margins of said front wall, each of said sidewalls being'provided with an arcuate line of perforations joining at its opposite ends with the ends ofthe linesof perforations-in the dfront wall and extending downwardly across the side wall in .a
- curve and symmetrically about the transverse axis of the side Wall, said lines of perforation in the front and side walls -providing a symmetrical tear-out portion, said rear wall being provided with a hinged line extending transversely thereacross and lying in a plane midway between the lines of perforation of the front' wall and being connected at its ends with said opening in the area of the side-wall for permitting the container to be bent upon itself when' the tear-out portion is removed in the formation of an opexftop merchandise displaying tray having a pair of similarly shaped oppositely presented compartments.
6. A merchandise displayrcontainer having opposed parallel front and rear walls and parallel opposed side-walls 'marginally interconnected with said front and rear walls, said front wall being provided with a pair of transversely extending lines of weakness spaced substantially far .'45 apart, each of said` side-walls being provided with,
a line of weakness joining at its opposite ends vWith the ends of the lines of weakness in the front Wall and extending downwardly across and longitudinally along the side-wall, said lines of weakness'in the front and side-walls providing a tear-out portion for the formation of a relativelyl Y large display opening, said rear wall `being provided with a hinge line extending transversely thereacross in juxtaposition to the tear-out por' tion, and being at its ends connected with the'display opening formed by removal of the tear-out portion for permitting the container to be bent ,upon itself when the tear-out portion is removed 'in the formation. of an open top merchandise disan open topped display tray having oppositely presented compartments.
8. A container comprising a rear wall having a transversely extending hinge line, a plurality of interconnected walls havinglspaced apart interconnected lines of weakness forming ya tear-dut 1portion adapted, upon removaLto provide a rela-I tively large merchandise displaying opening in juxtaposition tothe rear wall hinge line, said opening being operatively connected at opposedpoints respectively to the ends of the rear wall hinge line for permitting the container, when the tear-out portion is removed, to be bent about the 'hinge line in the formation of an open topped display` tray having oppositely presented compart- EDWIN L. Marr.