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Publication numberUS2164506 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 4, 1939
Filing dateJun 9, 1937
Priority dateJun 9, 1937
Publication numberUS 2164506 A, US 2164506A, US-A-2164506, US2164506 A, US2164506A
InventorsEnrich Henry A
Original AssigneeEnrich Henry A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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July 4 1939- H. A. ENRICH j 2,164,506

CONTAINER Filed June 9, 1957 v 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR HFA/PY A. ENE/CH ATTORNEY July 4, 1939. H. A. ENRlcl-l 2,164,506

` CONTAINER 'Filed June 9, 1937 2 Sheet s-Sheet 2 PQ 7 v @610.

INVENTOR HFA/PY A. ENQ/CH ATTORNEY Patented Joly 4, 1939 rre/o siv This invention Vrelates .to-ocmtainersefl It islpar- -=ticular1y. :directed-ita closeti .boxesff such `as'pfhat boxes ,1 suit .and vsweatenbcn s; linenboxeswblanket fboxes, andthe llkecontaifnersf; j 'Y 1 f An Objectzof this'finventiorr is=tohprovide a1co1. -1apsible''boxfoff the'characterdescribed.-having a window throughfwhich.the-:articles with-in' thebox Efmay-fberrreadily seen; gand-formed with T:or without '.'separatecompartments 10 s-Still 'another' object -ofthisY vide a-neat,fcompact sturdyI andIKiufr-able-box of 1' -the character-described which shallbe relatively r f inexpensivel to manufacturer; .easyeto collapse .fand fasetnup; :attractivein appearance-,'and withal praclfi :tical and 'ehcientcto. azhigh degree..inuse.

:Other'fobjeots of'this inventionfiwilhimpart be I =obvious 'and-1 in parte hereinaftenwpointed Hout.

Ilhefinvention' aeconzlinglv,l consists im the1 .fea- 1 ggnanct arrangement of-spa'rts which'wi11-fbeexempliied in the construction hereinafterffdesoribed,

'andi of?whiehthe--scopesrof V:applica-tion W-ill be indicated fin the f following-claimstin .ftherz accompanyingi drawingsj'inewhich is 1 :bcdirnentssof this '.inventi'cn,

f: Figi lfis arperspective wiew of' a boxembodying itheinvention; I

2l is' a 7cross 30.' -2-2 of Fig. t1;

Fig. Sfis. a Stop planj View 'of :thefbox' shown in f-Fig.\ 1;- with Ether :cover `'.rernoved;

."Fig Llffis a' Ipartial;` enlargedntonplan view of f a portionfof 'the'.f box; 'with `thev fcover removed; 35 i; Eigai 5iis an Venlargedcrosswsectionalvview takenl Ioni line E--EOFigJZ; l Y

zt Figa 6:-:is lanenla-rged :crosszsectional viewntaken f on-line GiofligrZ;

i Fig; 7' 'is a perspeetivefview of: a" portionaof :the 40 box-` in folded:` orfcollapsed ipositicn;

'Figi 8 issan elevational,icross-sectional view of .the .completev:boxrinfcollapsed position;

'Figc 9eis ami-perspective fvievwoI-.f a box embodying fthe. invention; and illustrating a modied- `form 45 vthereof;.and

=seetiona1f View tahenhonoline Fig. `101sY aperspective .viewofi aeportionfof. the

boxshown,inlig. 9.

f--Referringlnowainadetail toethe drawings, I

i. Ydesignates a container. .embodying Vthe invention, V50.-heretshowrr.fmmthe p pose. of illustration.only in the form of a closet box for'shoes and thellike articles. The box ,Illeomprises aV .base I .I,l a cover `I2 therefor, azmembeznl 3 forming. .the .reanand .side.\wal1s,.of. the box,.a front walll4f.hi nged to `{i-the.. base l I and. provid es vof" construction; combinationsz'of.y elements;-

ed--with wivi'ndow openingv lI 5,- anda f partition member 1 decorative'sheet material; on other. -textile or --orna tac-hed to the inner Iside' I an-elongatedlstr-ip -member 24' whic 'A ."of oar-dboardf-or 'other-suitable m -fwithfpapeix The me the inner surface-of`th A. para-llelpvertical kgrooves25 lbetween said f-member 24- and said-` pose hereinafter appearing.

. --Saicl member 24 -is ffur e. hereof iorfthef-pur The' front-wa1l-| board frame f28f-su window- I 5" -mayl--b .ffsheet omater-iaLf's eoveredwith cloth, such Aeringfisextended at the lbotto 24 and thefront wall 2|,

nected by. a pair ofalign giether" forming aback wa `:"`34"35 .are covered on the outside` material vserving to" form wall portions`35 'and wall 31 between the wall portions "I '3"may'be` placed in upstandi lfthe base: I l, with 'the-lower e f Contact with the 'inner surfa 23,''and thel'ower edges 'of contactwwith the inner AI'hebottom 4ends of the' lwalls i34 are received within t "ber: I3gas shown in `the Wertical central groove 271 pose hereinafterffappearing. l` 4 yof the box comprisesl a; cardpportingd'fhey window fvI 5f; Said e made- -of vtransparent flexible uchf-as, Cellull -.Pliolmf, #Protect raid" -o light .transmitting material.

abottorn wall fronti .-wall sidewal1sg23. f The.up 23are-short=andof -equal 5 Il maybecovered onvthefoiitside by such as-'eh-intz, lcotton mental material; -lAtof they front wal-l `2| is 10 h may-be made aterial` covered mber24-termi-natesshort of side walls for thev purL ermore :formed with a on Vthe innen-surface oid,rfCellophane, rf anyrother--suitable 25 The-frame -28 is int'z, and `the-Yeovm andi disposed beas ch wallsbvglue-Vorjin any 30 he portion 3l ofthe-cloth and. the `4base. Aserving to ont wall 2| olthe` base.

I 3ds removable from the base and nd placed intothebase.

'It comf 35 side walls 34interc`on`- ed. wall portions 35 to- 1l fof the box. The,A walls with a textile Y36 between ','the 40 a eentralhinge 35. Said'member ng' position'wi'thin dges ofwalls 34 in 'ce of the side walls 45 wall portions 35 in ace'ofl rearwall 22. nt edges 34a0f'side he grooves 25. Memdrawings; is`of` greater 22` and 23'of'base II. I6 is preferably of 'subght'v as themember' I3. edge "lathere'of kis rember 24. `The' rear' edge 55 hingesl s 34, and

surf 'fro I6b of the partition is received between the wall portions 35 in engagement with the flexible hinge 3'I.

The cover I2 has a top wall 40, a front wall 4I a rear wall 42, and side walls 43. It is likewise covered on the inside with paper, and on the outside with cloth, such as chintz or other ornamental material. Padding material 44 may be inserted within the top wall beneath the outer cover. The cover I2 loosely receives the upper edges of the member I3 and the front wall I4, and is of such dimension as to snugly fit over and receive the base II when the box is collapsed.

To collapse the box, the cover I2 is first removed. The partition and member I3 are then removed. The front wall I4 is swung back on its hinge into the base. The partition may be placed within the base under the front wall I4. The member I3 may then be folded and placed in the base, as shown in Figs. '7 and 8.

In folding up member I3, the wall portions 35 are pushed inwardly into face to face contact, between the walls 34. `The cover I2 may vthereafter be placed over the base to close the same. The height of the base I I is such asto fit within the cover I2.

In collapsed position the box may be conveniently stored and shipped. It may be set up quickly and easily by merely removing the cover, placing first the member I3 in position, swinging the front wall I4 upwardly, placing the partition I6 within the box in upright position, then placing the cover on the upper edges of members I3 and I6 and front wall I4.

It will be noted that articles placed within the compartments on both sides of the partitions can be seen through the window I5.

In Figs. 9 and 10 there is shown a box Illa embodying the invention, and illustrating a modified form thereof. The box Illa which may be proportioned to receive a blanket or other articles, is similar to the box I0, excepting that the partition is omitted, and the rear wall of upstanding member 5D is not split in half. In the box shown in Figs. 9 and l0 the member 50 may likewise be folded or collapsed and placed into the base, and the front hinged wall swung back into the base, so that the cover may be placed over the base.

It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.

As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawings is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

l. A closet box comprising a base having a bottom wall, a front wall and rear wall, and side walls, said front wall having vertical grooves at the ends thereof, and a member comprising a rear wall, and side walls, constituting the rear and side walls of said box, mounted on the base in contact with the inner surfaces of the rear and side walls of said base, the bottom ends of the front edges of the side walls of said member being received within said grooves, a front wall for the box hinged to the front wall of thebase, and a cover on the upper edges of the front, side and rear walls of the box. i

o member. Y

2. A closet box comprising a base having a bottom wall, a front and rear wall, and side walls, the front Wall of said base having a pair of vertical grooves at the ends thereof, and a vertical groove between said pair of grooves, and a member comprising a rear wall, and side walls, mounted within the base in contact with the rear wall of the base and the side walls of said base, the bottom ends of the front edges of the side walls of said member being received within said pair of grooves, the back wall of said member comprising a pair of interhinged wall portions, and a partition within the box having the bottom end of the front edge thereof disposed within said last mentioned groove, the rear edge of said partition being disposed at the hinge between the wall portions of said back wall, and a cover on thev upper edges of said member. 3. A closet box comprising a base having a bottom wall, a front and rear wall, and side walls, the front wall of saidbase having a pair of vertical 'grooves at'lthe ends thereof, and a vertical groovebetvveenr said pair of grooves, and a member comprising a rear wall, and side walls, mountedwithin the base in contact with the rear wall of thez base and the side walls of said base,

thebottom ends of the front edges of the side walls of said member being received within said pair of grooves, the back wall of said member comprising a pair of interhinged wall portions, and a partition within the box having the bottom end of the front edge thereof disposed within said last mentioned groove, the rear edge of said partition being disposed at the hinge between the wall portions of said back wall, a member f forming a front wall of the box, hinged to the front wall of the base'and comprising a frame, and a transparent window on said frame, and a cover for said box receiving the upper edge of said hinged wall, and the upper edges of said 4. A closet box comprising a base having a bottom wall, a front and rear wall, and side walls, an elongated strip attached to the inner side of the front wall of said base and terminating short of the ends of said front wall forming grooves at the ends of said front wall, and a member comprising a rear wall, and side walls, mounted within the base in contact with the rear wall of the base and the side walls of said base, the botof said member comprising a pair of interhinged z wall portions, and a partition within the box having the bottom end of the front edge thereof disposed within said last( mentioned groove, the rear edge of. said partition being disposed at the hinge between the'wall portions of said back wall, a member forming a front wall of the box, hinged to the front wall of the base and comprising a frame, and'a transparent window on said frame, and 1a cover for said box receiving the upper edge of said hinged wall, and the upper edges of said member, said member being foldable and when folded being adapted to be placed within said base, said hinged wall being swingable into said base, and said cover being of such dimension as to be fitted over and to receive said base.

5. lIn a box, a base having a bottom wall, and upstanding front, rear and side walls, an elongated strip attached to the inner side of one of Said upstanding walls, a frame, a transparent 6L A box comprising a base having ay bottom t wall, a front wall, a rear Wall, and side Walls,

. a front Wall for the box hinged tothe front Wall of the base, a member comprising a back Wall, and a pair of side Walls hinged to the back Wall, said member being disposed Within the base with the back Wall of said member in engagementA With the inner surface of the back wall of the base, and the side walls of said member in engagement with the side walls of said base, and a cover receiving the upper edge of the hinged front Wall and the upper edges of said member, said cover being dimensioned to t over and receive the base, when said member is folded and placed within the base, and said front wall is swung baokwardly into the base, the front Wall of said base being formed with vertical grooves adjacent the ends thereof and on the inner surface thereof, the bottom ends of the'front edges of the side walls of said member being received Within said grooves.

'7. A box comprising a base having a bottom wall, a front Wall, a rear wall, and side Walls, a

, extending from front to rear,

front wall for the box hinged to the front Wall of the base, a member comprising `a back Wall, and a pair of side Walls `hinged tothe back wail, said member being disposed Within the base with the` back Wall of said member in engagement with the inner surface of the back wall of the base, and the side Walls of said member in engagement with the side Walls of vsaid base, and a cover receiving the upper edge of the hinged front Wall and the upper edges of said member, said cover being dimensioned to fit over and receive the base, when said member is folded and placed within the base, and said front Wall is swung backwardly into. the base, the front Wall of said base being formed with vertical grooves adjacent the ends thereof and on the inner surface thereof, the bottom ends of the front edges of the side Walls of said member being received Within said grooves, the front Wall of said base being .formed with a vertical groove on the inner surface thereof and disposed between said first mentioned grooves, and a partition within the box, the bottom of the front edge of said partition being received Within said last mentioned groove.

HENRY A. ENRICI-I.

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US3117692 *Jan 8, 1962Jan 14, 1964Lockheed Aircraft CorpContainer and lid assembly
US3817443 *Jun 26, 1972Jun 18, 1974Gen Tire & Rubber CoReturnable carton
US4771885 *Dec 29, 1986Sep 20, 1988Shippers Paper Products CompanySkid top
US5605229 *Feb 27, 1995Feb 25, 1997Illinois Tool Works Inc.Bulk vertical window package
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/117.2, 229/162.1, 229/122.21, 229/122.3
International ClassificationB65D13/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D13/00
European ClassificationB65D13/00