|Publication number||US2160816 A|
|Publication date||Jun 6, 1939|
|Filing date||Oct 14, 1936|
|Priority date||Oct 14, 1936|
|Publication number||US 2160816 A, US 2160816A, US-A-2160816, US2160816 A, US2160816A|
|Inventors||Barnes Aldrich B|
|Original Assignee||Mason Box Company|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (18), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Jue 6, 1939. IA. BARNES CONTAINER few Patented June 6, 1939 UNITED STATES FTENT OFFHCE CONTAINER Application October 14, 1936, Serial No. 105,544
This invention relates to containers, and more particularly to a container adapted to hold eyeglasses or other frag-ile articles Within a shipping carton So as to avoid breakage or damage thereto.
The principal object of the invention is to provide a container of the aforementioned type, which is of simple construction, inexpensive to manufaoture and easy to assemble, and Which is so Constructed that it may be supported within a carton so that its Walls are spaced from those of the carton, thereby overcoming any danger of breakage Or damage to its contents when the carton is subjected to the shocks and impacts encountered in transit.
Further objects will be apparent from the folloWing description and accompanying drawing,
V Wherein Fig. 1 is a plan View of a blank used in making a container in accordance withthe present invention;
Fig. 2 is a perspective View of a partially formed container;
Fig. 3 is a perspeotive view of the completed container, but showing the supporting fiaps before being folded inWardly;
Fig. 4 is a VieW similar to Fig. 3, but showing the supporting fiaps folded inwardly;
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary perspective View showing the arrangement of. the supporting fiaps with relation to the container proper; and
Fig. 6 is a perspective view, With parts broken a-Way and shown in section, showing the manner in which the container is supported in a carton.
The particular embodiment herein shown is designed for holding eyeglasses and accordingly its shape is such as to provide a shallow pocket adapted snugly to receive a pair of eyeglasses or other similarly shaped article, but it is to be understood that the shape of the container may be Varied in accordance With the particular typ of article to be carried thereby.
Referring to Fig. 1, the blank B is cut, stamped or otherwise formed from a suitable piece of Sheet material, such as fiber board, so as to provide areas l, 2, 3, 4 and 5 separated by score lines 6, 1, 8 and 9. The outer longitudinal edge of the area l is provided with an integral locking flap IO defined by a score line i i and the corresponding edge of the area 5 is provided With a flap |2 defined by a score line 14. The opposite ends of flap |2 are divided by score lines IE, I'I', [8 and [9 into areas 20,11, 22 and 23, the areas 20 and 22 being formed With looking tongues 25 and 26. The areas 2 and i are of the same size and shape and constitute opposite outer Walls of the container, whereas the areas i, 3 and 5 are of gradually decreasing Width and con- Stitute the intervening side Walls. The area 12 is of slightly less Width than that of areas 2 and 4 and constitutes an inner Wall, whereas the areas 2| and 23 are of the same size and shape and constitute the end Walls of the container.
The area 4 is formecl With spaced transverse slits 28 and 29 adapted to receive the tongues 25 and 26', and a longitudinally extending slit 3D adapted to receive the fiap il). The opposite ends of areas 2 and 4 are provided with supporting fiaps 3| and 32, separated from the ends of these areas by score lines 33 and 34. Each of the fiaps 31 and 32 extends transversely beyond the score lines defining the longitudinal edges of areas 2 and 4 and each is provided With a score line 36 so that it may be easily folded upon itself, thereby to define a spring-like Supporting element integral With one of the side walls, as shoWn in Figs. 4 and 6.
In assembling the container the fiaps ZE] and 22 are folded inwardly along the lines IB and |9 and the end Walls 2| and 23 are folded in- Wardly along the lines il' and I8. The inner Wall |2 and side Wall 5 are then folded inwardly toward the bottom Wall i along the lines [4 and 9, respectively, and the tongues 25 and 26 are then inserted in the slits 28 and 29, respectively, thereby forming a pocket P for the reception of eyeglasses or other similarly shaped article, as shown in Fig. 2.
After having inserted a pair of eyeglasses or other fragile article Within the pocket P, the areas l, 2 and 3 may then be folded inwardly along the lines 6, 1 and 8 so that the areas l and 2 overlie the areas 5 and IZ, respectively, and When thus disposed the flap ID may then be inserted into the slit 30 in the bottom Wall 4, as shown in Fig. 3, and the supporting fiaps :il are folded upon themselves along the line 36, as shown in Figs. 4 and 5.
When the container is inserted Within a Shipingly supported So that shocks and impacts received by the carton C are not transmitted to any great eXtent, if at all, to the container and its contents. Moreover, as the Supporting flaps hold the Walls of the container spaced from those of the carton C, the latter may be crushed appreciably Without danger of subjecting the Walls of the container to crushing forces.
In the embodiment herein shown the flaps [0, 25, 26, etc., are provided to hold the parts in folded position, this particular form being advantageous in that all parts of the container may be formed from a single blank, but it is to be understood that the use of interlocking tongues, fiaps, etc., may be dispensed With and the parts held in position by any suitable means such as a gummed tab, Wire staples or the like. Furthermore, although the supporting flaps preferably are integral With the Walls of the container, it is to be understood that, if desired, they may be separately formed and attached to or assembled about the container in any suitable manner so as to provide a supporting means for holding the container in spaced relation to the Walls of the carton, as illustrated in Fig. 6.
1. A container for a fragile article, adapted to be inserted Within the carton, said container comprising an enclosed tubular member for holding said fragile article, and a pair of oppositely disposed flaps integral With each end of said tubular member, each of said flaps being folded upon itself so as to define a spring-like element having free end portions extending transversely beyond and projecting outwardly of the longitudinal edges of said tubular member, Said flaps being engageable With the adjacent Walls of said carton so as yieldingly to support said tubular member in spaced relation to said Walls.
2. A container for a fragile article, adapted to be inserted Within the carton, said container comprising an enclosed tubular member for holding a fragile article, and a pair of oppositely disposed flaps integrally joined to each end of said tubular member, each of said flaps being folded upon itself so as to define a Spring-like element having free end portions projecting transversely beyond and outWardly from the end of said tubular member, said flaps being engageable With the adjacent Walls of Said carton so as yieldingly to support said tubular member in spaced relation to said Walls.
3. A container for a fragile article, adapted to be inserted Within the carton, said container consisting of a single piece of sheet material folded to provide integral Side and end Walls and resilient flaps integral With opposite side Walls, each of said flaps being folded upon itself and projecting transversely beyond and outwardly of the ends of Said side Walls, said fiaps being engageable With the adjacent Walls of said Carton so as yieldingly to support said side Walls in spaced relation to those of said carton.
ALDRICI-I B. BARNES.
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|U.S. Classification||206/586, 206/591, 206/594, 206/587|