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Publication numberUS2178091 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 31, 1939
Filing dateJun 27, 1936
Priority dateJun 27, 1936
Publication numberUS 2178091 A, US 2178091A, US-A-2178091, US2178091 A, US2178091A
InventorsArthur J Weiss
Original AssigneeRobert Gair Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shipping display and dispensing container
US 2178091 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Oct. 31, 1939.

A. J. wEass SHIPPING DISPLAY AND DISPENSING CONTAINER Filed June 27, 1936 3 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR:

Oct. 31, 1939 A. J w lss 2.178.091

SHIPPING DISPLAY AND DISPENSING CONTAINER Filed June 27, 1936 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 WM! 9 I mom.

Oct. 31, 1939. 1 A. J. WEISS 2,178,091

SHIPPING DISPLAY AND DISPENSING CONTAINER Filed June 27, 1936 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 INVENTOR.

Patented Oct. 31, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SHIPPING DISPLAY AND DISPENSING AINER CONT Arthur J. Weiss, Englewood, N. Robert Gair Company, Inc.,

J., assignor to New York, N. Y.,

a corporation of Delaware Application June 27, 1936, Serial No. 87,741

15 Claims.

The present invention relates to a paper board container, and more specifically to a shipping container which is intended to contain a plurality of like packages of goods which are superimposed in rows upon one another, and which container may be used by the distributor as a counter display device to thereby act as an advertising display and dispensing means for the goods, these functions being, in part, one of the main features of the present improvement, I

A further feature of advantage is the provision of a three part container, the outer portion of which acts as a protective shipping case, which is removed and discarded, the inner display container comprising a main display device having a high back, sloping sides and a low front and a cover convertible into a rear display panel and a removable and discardable three sided package retainer piece or filler, which when the upper exposed row, or rows of goods are dispensed, is

' removed to expose the lower rows of goods for display and dispensing.

In instances where the goods packed and displayed are in small packages such as a paper envelope containing pulverulent material, such as beverage concentrates or extracts and the like, the packages are soft and tend to jam together during shipment, and to prevent this the container is provided with insertible and removable partition members which are utilized to maintain the packaged rows of goods in separate and orderly arrangement within the container, and as the packages are removed and sold, these partitions are likewise removed and discarded.

From the foregoing it will be noted that the container is, initially, a sturdy, unitary shipping package, which is sequentially stripped of some of its coacting parts, as the goods are displayed and dispensed, thus to leave the remaining goods of easy dispensing access, without loss of attractive display and advertising at any stage of emptiness of the container.

The foregoing and other advantages will be.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the container, before filling and closing;

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the container with the discardable, outer shipping tube or carton sectioned, only; 5

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the middle portion member;

Fig. 7 is a perspective view of one of the vertical partition members;

Fig. 8 is a layout 'of the blank of the display container;

Fig. 9 is a longitudinal sectional view of the container before goods are packed therein, I to show the lay of some of the parts thereof;

Fig. 10 is a perspective view of the filler piece;

Fig. 11 is a blank layout of the filler piece; and

Fig. 12 is a perspective view of the outer shipping tube, with a part broken away to show the interior.

The main portion of the container is in one piece as shown in Fig. 8, wherein the blank is shown as comprising 'a high rear wall forming panel 5, having a glue lap 6 defined therefrom by a score line h, and a sloping side wall forming panel 3 defined from panel 5 by a score line g, a low front wall forming panel 2 defined from panel 3 by a score line j and a second sloping side wall forming panel 4 defined from panel 2 by a score line e.

In erection, the panels 2, 3, 4 and 5 are bent on their respective score lines, with glue lap.6 joining the exposed side edge of panel E, and glued thereto, thus to form a rectangular body portion, having a high rear panel a low front panel and two symmetrically sloping side panels, as in Figs. 1, 3, 4 and 9.

Front panel 2 carries an extended series of flaps and panels i2, 13, Hi, I3 and i3", panel l2 being scored from the top edge of front panel 2 by score line b, and in turn, bottom forming panel I3 is defined from panel l2 by score line 0, to form a bottom panel for the container when set up, and bottom panel carries a lock fiap l4 defined from panel l3 by a score line d. Bottom panel l3 also carries two side lock flaps l3 and i3" defined therefrom by score lines 11. and m, respectively.

The container is normally shipped flat to the distributor being flattened on score lines 9 and e, or on score lines f and h, and in erecting, the carton is opened up to its rectangular form, as in Fig. 3, for instance, and then panel l2, is bent inwardly and downwardly to be parallel with front panel 2, panel I3 is bent at right angles to panel II, to form the bottom of the container, and lock flaps I3'--l3", H "are bent upwardly at right 55 angles to bottom panel II, to rest against back wall 5, and side walls I and 4, thus to lock the bottom assembly in operative position. To further strengthen the bottom panel it against displacement from its normal operative position, it is provided with two side flaps i3 and i3" defined therefrom by score lines 11 and m, so that when the bottom panel is bent inwardly to operative position lock panels i2 and I!" are bent at right angles to panel l8, and thus are in parallel, interior engagement with the sloping side panels I and 4, respectively. The flaps II and I3" thus act as supports against the rear wall 5, to hold bottom panel I! up.

The blank, Fig. 8, is further provided with a tuck, display cover assembly, wherein rear panel I has a main cover panel 1 defined therefrom at its top edge by score line 1, and in turn a minor cover and display panel 8 is defined from .the main cover panel by a divided score line aP-a, and a tuck flap 9 is carried by the panel I and defined therefrom by score line 1. Minor cover panel I has a cut-out display portion i l, which is blanked out of main cover panel 1 by out line i so that when panel 8 and its tuck flap 9 are bent inwardly and downwardly. as in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, the portion I is left exposed above the top edge of the container, for advertising display purposes. The tuck flap 9, in this instance, is tucked in behind the packages P, as in Fig. 2.

. When in covering position, with the cover assembly bent on its score lines a and i, Fig. 5, the tuck fiap l is tucked in between the inner face of the doubled front wall 2-l2, as shown in Fig. 5, thus to cover and retain the packages P therein during shipment.

After the erection of the container, as shown in Fig. 4, two rows of enveloped goods, as at P-P, Fig. 3, are placed on the bottom l3, these rows being divided by a thin, vertically positioned cardboard separator 30, Figs. 3 and 7, thus to keep the plural packages from becoming displaced.

In practice these packages each comprise a thin, sealed, semi-transparent paper envelope containing a predetermined beverage concentrate, which renders the package soft and yieldable.

After the first two rows of packages P are placed in position, a horizontal paper board separator S, Figs. 6 and 1 and 2, is laid upon the top of the said two positioned rows, and then an upper two rows of enveloped goods P-P, Fig. 1, is superimposed upon the separator S. Before the second row of enveloped goods is positioned in the container, a filler piece, generally denoted by F, in Figs. 1. 2, 10 and 11, is inserted in the .container to fill up the space formed by the sloping sides 3-4, and the low front 2, thus to additionally'hold the upper two rows of goods within the container and to also carry advertising matter thereon. The filler piece F remains in position until the first two upper rows of goods have been dispensed, and then the filler piece F and separator 30 are discarded.

As in Figs. 10 and 11, the blank of the filler piece, Fig. 11, comprises three joined panels, a front panel l5 having two side panels l6 and i1 defined therefrom by parallel score lines It and 1, respectively, the upper edge of which panels having upstanding connected corner portions l8i9 and l8'l9', leaving the adjacent edges A to form gaps whereby the upper edges of the goods packages are exposed for easy access, as in Fig. 1,

for manual withdrawal from the container, as

. needed.

When the upper rows of goods are dispensed and the filler piece F and separator II are removed and discarded the lower rows of goods P,

Fig. 3, are then exposed by removing horizontal separator S, which is also discarded.

The horizontal separator 8 comprises a thin, rectangular, paper board panel i9, Fig. 6 having two downstanding tuck flanges or flaps 20-2i on opposite edges and defined therefrom by divided score lines o and p, respectively. Both tuck fiaps have two integral tabs 2222 which are cut or blanked out of panel i9, leaving apertures 23-22 and 24-24 therein. These tabs, when the flaps 2-0 anddi are bent downwardly from panel i8, stand erect, above, and at right angles to the plane of panel i8, and when the separator is positioned upon the lower rows of packages, they act as guards for the packages at theends of the upper rows of superimposed goods and prevent said end packages from slipping down and jamming into the packages underneath. In practice the outside dimensions of the separator are so designed as to substantially fit the interior dimensions of the container.

After the container has been erected, filled, and the cover tucked over the goods, as in Fig. 5, a shipping casing T, Fig. 12 having all sides closed, leaving the bottom open as at B, Fig. 12, is then slipped down over the filled container to enclose the container all round, except at its bottom II, the container is then ready for shipping to the distributor in another, outer larger case, in which a plurality of the encased containers may be packed.

The casing T comprises a rectangular tube having four side panels three of which, 26, 21 and 28 are shown, the top portion thereof being covered by a cover portion 29, made by gluing together four overlapping panel fiaps. When the distributor desires to place the package on dispensing display he removes the casing T, and discards it and then positions the display cover as at 8, Figs. 1, 2 and 3, by tucking the flap 9 behind the goods P.

Having thus described the invention what is claimed is:

l. A one-piece blank for forming a carton, said blank comprising a high rear-wall-forming panel; a low front-wall-forming panel; sideforiningpanels and each having its upper edge obliqueto the side panel and sloping upwardly from the front wall forming panel; a bottom-forming panel having rear, front and side fiaps foldably joined thereto and adapted to be upturned with respect to the bottom forming panels; the outer edge of the front flap integrally foldably joining the upper edge of the front-wall-forming panel; the edge of the corner portions of the side flaps nearest the front fiap being oblique to the side flaps and substantially adjacent to the sloping edge of the side panels when the blank is fiat.

2. A one-piece blank for forming a carton, said blank comprising a high rear-wall-forming panel; a low front-wall-forming panel; side forming panels foldably joining said wall-panels and each having its upper edge oblique to the side panel and sloping upwardly from the front wall forming panel; a bottom-forming panel having rear, front and side flaps foldably joined thereto and adapted to be upturned with respect to the bottom forming panels; the outer edge of foldably joining said wall-panels the front flap integrally foldably joining the 7g I est the front flap being oblique to the side flaps upper edge of the front-wall-forming panel; the edge of the corner portions of the side flaps nearand substantially continuously adjacent to and contacting the sloping edge of the side panels when the blank is flat, thereby to economize material; the angle of slope of said oblique edges with respect to the side panels and flaps being substantially equal; the height of the side flap being slightly less than that of the side panel at corresponding adjacent parts of said oblique edges.

3. A carton having 'a one-piece blank comprising a high rear wall panel; a low front wall panel; side panels free of folds foldably joining said wall panels and each having its upper edge oblique to the side panel and sloping upwardly from the top edge of the front wall to near the top edge of the rear wall; a bottom-forming panel having rear, front and side flaps foldably joined thereto and upturned and engaging respectively with the lowermost parts of said panels; the outer edge of the front flap integrally foldably, joining the upper edge of the front wall, the bottomforming panel being in the plane of the lower edges of said wall and side panels; the side flaps being approximately twice the height of the front wall; the edge of the front corner portions of the side flaps being oblique to the flaps and substantially continuously adjacent to the sloping edge of the side panels; the flap edges adjacent to the oblique corner edge being substantially at right angles to each other; the angle of slope of said oblique edges with respect to the side panels and flaps being substantially equal, thus resulting in economy of material; the height of the side fiap being slightly less than that of the side panel at corresponding adjacent parts of said oblique edges.

4. A carton adapted to hold packages to be displayed and comprising a high rear wall panel; a low upright front panel; upright side panels foldably joining said wall panels and each having its upper edge oblique to the side panel and slopthe upper part thereof when the carton is full and to be removed to display the lower articles when the carton is not more than half full.

5. A carton as in claim 4 comprising a tuck and display cover assembly comprising a main cover foldably joining the top edge of said rear wall panel and provided with a tuck flap disposable downwardly against the inner face of the front panel of the filler to coact with the filler to close the front of the carton.

6. A carton as in claim 4 adapted to receive superposed pairs of packs of vertically disposed flat packages; and means in said carton for holding said packs from exerting such pressure against the upper part of the front panel of the filler as would tend to push said front wall of the filler over the lower front panel and withdraw the rear part of the filler side panels from their seats.

7. In combination, a high rear panel; a low front panel; side panels foldably joining said front and rear panels and each having its upper edge oblique to the side panel and sloping upwardly from the front panel to near the top of the rear panel; a bottom secured across the lower part of said panels; a removable filler piece comprising foldably joined front and side panels, resting von said bottom adjacent to said first named front and side panels; to complete the carton; and means to hOld'dOWll the rear part of the side panels of the filler piece when outward pressure is exerted on the upper part of the front panel thereof.

8. A carton comprising a high rear wall panel; a low front panel; side panels foldably joining said wall panels and each, having its upper edge oblique to the side panel and sloping upwardly from the front wall to near the top edge of the rear wall; a bottom extending to the lower margins of said panels respectively; a filler piece comprising foldably joined upright front and side panels, resting on said bottom adjacent to said flaps; and projections on the ends of the filler side panels; said carton at said rear panel being proyided adjacent to the side panels with recesses adapted to receive said projections, when the front of the filler is snug against the front wall panel, this holding the projection in place.

9. A carton as in claim 8 adapted to receive superposed pairs of packs of vertically disposed flat packages; and means in said carton for holding said packs from exerting such pressure against the front panel of the filler as would tend to push the upper part of the front filler panel outwardly over the low panel and withdraw the rear part of the filler side panels from their seats and saidprojections from said recesses.

10. A carton comprising a rear wall panel; a front panel; side panels foldably joining said wall panels; a bottom having upstanding rear, front and side flaps engaging the lower margins of said panels respectively, the front flap being extended from the top of the low panel; filler piece comprising foldably joined upright front and side panels, resting on said bottom adjacent to said flaps; projections on the ends of the filler side panels; said rear flap being provided adjacent to the side panels with end recesses adapted to receive said projections when the front filler panel is snug against the front flap.

11. A carton comprising a high rear wall panel; a low front panel; side panel; side panels foldably joining said wall panels and each having its upper edge sloping upwardly from the front wall to near the top edge of the rear wall; a bottom extending to the lower margins of said panels respectively; a tuck and display cover assembly comprising a main cover foldably joining the top edge of said rear panel and adapted to be folded upon itself at its mid-part, and provided with a tuck flap disposable downwardly above the front part of the bottom or flat against said rear panel and snugly between the side panels; and projections on the ends of the tuck flap; said side panels being provided adjacent to the rear panel with recesses positioned and adapted to receive said projections when the cover and flap are thus folded and disposed; whereby when flap.

front and side panels, resting on said bottom 15 adjacent to said first named front and side panels; said filler and rear panel being adapted to receive therebetween lower packs of fiat packages rested edgewise on the bottom and upper packs of packages above the lower packs; the top edges of the front filler panel and the front carton panel being substantially even with the middle of the front face of the front packages of the upper and lower packs respectively, to display and give easy access to the upper pack when the filler is in place, and to display the lower packs when the filler and upper packs are removed; the side panels of the filler preventingthe front panel thereof from falling rearwardly.

13. In combination, a highrear panel; a low front panel; side panels foldably joining said front and rear panels and each having its upper edge oblique to the side panel and sloping upwardly from the front panel to near the top of the rear panel;.a bottom secured across the lower part of said panels; .an inner wall secured to the inner face of the rear panel with its top edge slightly below the middle of the rear panel; a vertical separator resting edgewise on said bottom perpendicular to and substantially against said front and rear walls and having a horizontal top edge; a horizontal separator on said top edge and provided at its rear edge with a downturned flange resting on the top edge of said inner wall, said inner wall coacting with the ver ticalseparator to give three point support to the horizontal separator.

14. A carton comprising a high rear panel; a low front panel; rearwardly upwardly sloping side panels joining said wall panels; a bottom extending to the lower margins of said panels; a

anaoai filler piece comprising foldably joined vertical front and side panels, resting on said bottom adiacent to said first named front and side panels; said filler and rear panel being adapted to receive therebetween two packs of flat packages rested edgewise on the bottom and projecting above the'front wall; a vertical separator between said packs substantially perpendicular to the rear wall; a horizontal separator on said vertical separator and above said packs and adapted to receive packs resting edgewise thereon extending about to the level of the top of the rear wall; said iiller piece hiding said separators and terminating below said level to display the upper packs, and adapted to be removed to allow the separators to be removed and the lower packs to be displayed, after the upper packs are removed.

15. A carton comprising a high rear panel; a low front panel; rearwardly upwardly sloping side panels joining said wall panels; a bottom extending to the lower margins of said panels, and a filler piece comprising foldably joined vertical front and side panels resting on said bottom adjacent to said first named front and side panels; said filler and rear panel being adapted to receive therebetween superposed packs of flat packages rested edgewise parallel to said rear wall and perpendicular to the bottom; said filler having upwardly projecting front corners to position said packs and cut-away intermediate portions to'display the upper packs; said lower packs projecting above the front wall; said filler piece being adapted to be removed to display said lower packs after the upper packs are removed.

' ARTHUR J. WEISS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/45.3, 229/120.32
International ClassificationB65D5/49, B65D5/52
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/48024, B65D5/524, B65D5/52
European ClassificationB65D5/48B, B65D5/52, B65D5/52G1A2