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July 15, 1941.
R. A. LAMBERT- DISPLAY BOX Filed NOV. 21, 1938 INVENTOR 13/33: A ZAMBERT ATTORNEYS Patented July 15, 1941 OFFICE DISPLAY BOX? Russell A. Lambert, Springfield, Mass, assignor to Brooks Bank Note Company, Springfield, Mass., a corporation of Massachusetts Application November 21, 1938, Serial No. 241,532
This invention relates to display boxes of the type in which a display card is provided as an integral part of the box itself, usually being formed as part of one of the wall members.
As one of the features of my invention I have constructed a display box from a single sheetof cardboard or other like and suitable material with the cardboard printed, lithographed or otherwise decorated on only one side and by means of certain configurations and associations of the parts, have provided for a display card which may be locked in position with the printed side towards the front without additional tucks and tabs. This display box construction is rendered possible by a novel hinging arrangement for the display card, said arrangement having in addi-' the bottom of the container, the printed side of the blank being of course on the outside. The relation of parts in forming the bottom of the box is indicated in Fig. 2 and as this particular method is well known in the art, no further description is deemed necessary.
With this operation completed the box appears as in Fig. 2, the printed side of the card l0 facing to the rear and on the outside of'the box. The
display card is then rotated 180 on a vertical axis X-X as indicated by the arrow in Fig. 2, with the scored line ll supplying the hinging action so that it is positioned with the printed side of the card facing the front of the box as indicated in Fig. 3. As is shown in the latter figure, the display card in its final position is locked in place by forcing a corner portion of the card included between the edges l3 and I4 past the edge It of the rear wall so that the corner portion lies on the inside of the'rear wall I.
By this arrangement, the display card need not be glued in position nor is it necessary to Fig. 3 shows the display box with the card locked in position.
As shown in Fig. I, the display box is made up of a blank printed or otherwise decorated on one side, providing for a rear wall I to which is connected a side wall 2, front wall 3 and another side wall 4. Side walls 2 and 4 have flaps 6 and I along their lower edges, and the back and front walls I and 3 have flaps 8 and 9 which cooperate with the said flaps 6 and 1 to provide the bottom of the display box.
Extending upwardly from the rear wall I, but integral therewith, is a display card It]. This card is attached to the body of the rear wall I only along the scored line II, the lower half of the card being'irregularly shaped adjacent line H as determined by the cuts l2, l3, l4, l5, l6, l1, and I8. As is evident from Fig. 1, the cuts l2 to l8 leave the card It] free to pivot around a vertical axis X--X due to the hinging action of the scored line I I. The design of the blank is preferably such that the card It] on one blank extends into the cut-away portion of the front wall 3 of the adjacent blank on the printed sheet from which the blanks are cut. This not only results in a saving of material but permits two filled boxes to be stacked end to end for shipping.
Referring to Fig. 2, the box is assembled by gluing the side wall 4 to an extension 23 of rear wall I and interfitting the flaps 6 to 9 to formprovide additional locking means of any sort. Likewise a distinct improvement in appearance is realized, for as is evident from a consideration of Fig. 3, the position of the hinge line II is such that when the box is filled with articles tobe displayed, all unprinted surfaces are covered when the box is viewed from the front, making it unnecessary to provide additional flaps for the sake of appearance.
While I have described and illustrated my display card with a particular location of hinge line I I and shape of severance line as determined by the cuts l2 to l8, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the exact configuration shown. For instance the shape'of the lower edge of the display card may be varied; the card may be locked in position by placing the portion of the card lying between lines I! and I8 (see Fig. 3) so that it lies against the back wall of the rear member I; the card may be swung to a position where its printed surface lies against the back of the backwall entirely; or it may be arranged to be held in place entirely by glue. Many other variations coming within the purview of the invention will suggest] themselves to one skilled in the art.
From thev above it will be clear that in addi- Y I claim:
1. A display box comprising a single blank having one decorated and one undecorated surface with portions of the blank interfolded and forming an open-topped receptacle having a rear wall of a single thickness of said blank with the decorated surface on the outside of said wall, an extended portion formed integrally with said rear wall and extending upwardly beyond the open top with the side edges of the extended portion unattached to the adjacent walls, a pair of cuts extending laterally to the side edges of said extended portion from two spaced points lying in the rear wall and on a vertical axis midway between the side edges of the rear wall and of the.
extended portion, and a fold line in the rearwall lying on said vertical axis and connecting the two spaced points whereby said extension m'ay'be rotated around said vertical axis so that the decorated surface faces the front wall to form a display card.
2, A display boxc'onipri'sing asingle blank having one decorated and one'undecorated surface wimp-omens of the blank interfolded andforming'an open-topped receptacle having a rear wall of a single thickness of said'mank with the decorated surface on the outside or said wall, an extended' portion formed integrally 'with said rearw'all arid'extending'upwardly beyond the open top with the side'edges of the extended'portionunatta'ched'to the adjacent walls, a pair of non-symmetrical cutsextending laterally to the 'side edges of said extended portion from two "spaced points lying in the rear wall and on a Vertical axis niidway'between the side edges of the'reaif wall and of the extended portion, with the lowerof said two cuts shaped so that in passmg "from the vertical axis to the edge of the extendedporti'on at least part'of said out lies above a horizontal plane. passing through the lowest part" of the upper cut and closer to the vertical axis than a portion of the upper cut lying in saidplane and a fold line in the rear wall lying on said vertical axi s andconnecting the two spaced points whereby said extended portion may be i'rotated ar ourid the vertical axis so that decorated surface facesthe front wall and its undecorated surface faces the undecorated surface of the rear wall and the edges formed on the rear wall and extended portions by the cuts may be forced past each other to lock the extended decorated surface on the outside of said wall,
an extended portion formed integrally with said rear wall and extending upwardly beyond the open top with the side edges of the extended portion unattached to the adjacent walls, a pair of cuts extending laterally to the side edges of said extended portion from two spaced points on a vertical axis midway between the side edges of the extended portion, the cuts being located wholly below the level of the open top of said box.
' 41 A' display box comprising a single blank having oned'ecorated andone undecorated surface "with portions of the blank'inter'folded' and formwith the side'edgesof the' extended portion unattached to the adjacent walls, a pair of nonsymmetrical cuts extending laterally to the side edges of said extended portion from' two spaced po'int's lying in the rear wall and on a vertical axis niidwa'y between the side edges of the rear wall and of the extended portion with the lower of said two outs shaped so that in passing from the vertical axis to the edge of the extended portion at least apart of said out lies above a horizontal plane passing through the lowest part of the upper cut and closer to the vertical axis than a portion of the upper cut lying in said planeyand a fold line in the rear walllying on said vertical axis and connecting the two spaced points, said cuts being located wholly below the lejvel of the open top of said box.
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