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Publication numberUS2268906 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 6, 1942
Filing dateJan 5, 1940
Priority dateJan 5, 1940
Publication numberUS 2268906 A, US 2268906A, US-A-2268906, US2268906 A, US2268906A
InventorsGeorge Scheer
Original AssigneeGeorge Scheer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Jan. 6, 1942. G.. SCHEER w 2,268,906

V BOX Filed Jan. 5, 1940 61.22 Z5 24 2226 za mvENToR George .5c/leer 'ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 6, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Y E2,268,906 v f l nox George Seheer,New York, N. Y. n Application January 5, 194.0, seria1N0.31z,477 e s Claims. (ol. 229452) My present invention relates to paper boxes which are preferably produced from a single blank folded to form a pair of hinged sections, one of which fits into the other whereby the box is closed, and more particularly to the type provided with handles and locks.

An object of this invention is to provide a box of the character mentioned of novel and improved construction, vwhich is materially reinforced and provided with a handle of substantial strength and bulk, all formed out of a single blank.

A further object hereof is to provide a box adapted to be locked of novel and improved construction, formed from a'single blank.

A further object Vhereof is` to provide a box adapted to maintain itself shut, of novel and irnproved constructiomformed out of a single blank.

Another object ofA the present invention is to provide a novel andimproved handled box with automatic locking means, all formed kout of a single blank.

Still another object hereof isto provide a novel and improved box ofthe type mentioned which is cheap to manufacture, easy 'to use and ef- :licient in carrying out the purposes for whichit is designed.

Other objects and advantages gained will become manifest as'this disclosure proceeds.

, In the accompanying Vdrawing forming a part of this application, similar characters vof reference indicate corresponding parts in -all the views. f

Fig. 1 shows a blank for forming a box embodying the teachings 'of this invention.

Fig. 2 shows a modification of said blank.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the box formed by folding the blank shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the box formed by folding the blank illustrated in Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a section taken at une 5-5 in Fig. 3,

or at line 5-5 in Fig. 4, when the respective boxes are in closed condition.

Fig. 6 is a section taken at line B-B in Fig. 3, with the box in closed condition, and

Fig. 7 is a section taken under similar condition at line 'I-'I in Fig. 4.

In the drawing, the numeral I5 designates generally a blank cut out of cardboard, paper or other suitable sheet material, foldable in the usual manner to form a one-piece box, but the upper sides I6 and I'I of the hinged box sections I8 and I8 respectively, are each provided with an` additional flap 28, of size to form a full second ply for each of said upper sides.` These flaps 20,

are stitched, stapled, glued or otherwise suitably secured, preferably at theirends to their related boxv parts 2 I Slits indicated in the figures showing theY blanks I5 and I5', permit the `material to be bent up from the box upper ends I6 and I1, about lines 22 and 23 as axis in one instance, and about lines `22 and 23 in the other; such bending being donefrom the free edges of said upper ends, to form a double-ply handle extending upwardly from each of said upper sides I6 and I1; said handles being designated by the numerals 24, 25 and 24',v respectively.

The numerals 26 and 21 are lugs or tab pieces extending outwardly from the handle components of handles 24 and 24,', which are of the box sections IS constituting the inside box sections, While the cut outs 28, 29 and 38 are notches. `Lines 22, 23, 22 and 23 are at such position, that when the box is in closed condition, the two double-ply handles of each box are in abutment, that is, one

. up fiat against the other, tov provide a substantial handle for the box proper. The full double-ply upper sides I6 and I1, substantially strengthen .the entire structure and providey substantial foundation for the handles.

Due to the natural buckling of the blanky material when folded, or else the blank is so cut, that the box closes in such manner that the -upper side II'I of the outside section -|8, extends yslanted upwardly towards the free edge of said side. In closing'the box, it cornes necessary to press Adown this free edge of said side, in order that notches 28 receive it. The lower edge 26 of the lugs or tabs 126, Will therefore be inv frictional contact with the upper face of this upper side I'I and act to keep the box closed. To insure locking, the notches 30 may be provided, into which the tabs 26 may fall, and come to rest against the inner ply 20 of I1. v

In the modification shown in Fig. 4, in closing the box in said figure shown, it is necessary to press the free edge of the upper side I'I, less than in the box of Fig. 3, in order that notches 29 receive said edge. Of course, the frictional contact resulting is less than in the former instance, and yet sulicient to maintain the box in closed condition. It is also easier to shut the box.

For boxes to have only the locking and shutting features taught herein, it is evident that handles 25 may be'omitted as well as the horizontal holding portions of the other handles 24 or 24' as the case may be, in Which event, only the upwardly extending members of the handles 24 or 24 will remain.

This invention is capable of numerous forms and various applications without departing from the essential features and teachings of this invention. It is therefore intended and desired that the embodiments shown and explained herein be deemed illustrative and not restrictive and that the patent shall cover whatever patentable novelty is herein disclosed; reference being had to the following claims rather than to the specific descriptions herein to indicate the scope of this invention.

I claim:

1. A closable box formed of a blank, comprising a pair of box sections hinged at their bottom end and adapted to enter one into the other; the upper end portion of the outer section being slantingly distended from the upper end portion of the inner section, handle members formed in each of said upper end portions, adapted to be bent up, inwardly from the free edges of said portions; a part of said free edges forming the top edge of said handles respectively, and when said handles are bent up, slots are formed in said upper end sections wherebythe handle of one section may enter the slot inthe other section whereupon said handles lie in surface abutment when the box is closed, a lug extending outwardly from the handle formed on the inner box section; the lower edge of said lug being above the surface of the upper end portion of the inner box section, and a flap extending from the upper end portion of the outer box section, adapted to be folded to form a4 double wall part for said end portion; whereby upon closing the box, said lower edge of the lug will begin frictional contact with the outer surface of the upper end portion of the outer box section to maintain the box shut; said flap constituting an .end of the blank and said upper end'portion being provided with a slot in its outer ply into which the lug may enter and rest on the inner ply of said endv portion when the box is closed, to lock` the box.

2. A closable box formed-of a blank, comprising. a pair of box sections hinged at their bottom end and adapted to enter one into the other; the upper end portion of the outer sectionbeing slantingly distended from the upper end portion of the-inner section, handle members formed in each of said upper end portions, adapted tobe bent up, inwardly from the free edges. of said i portions; a part of said free edges forming the top edge of said handles respectively, and when said handles are bent up, slots are formed in said upper end sections whereby the handle of one section may enter the slot in theother section whereupon said handles lie in surface abutment when the box is closed, a lug extending outwardly from the handle formed on the inner box section; the lower edge of said lug being above the surface of the upper end portion of the inner box section, and a second lug extending directly below the rst lug outwardly from the handle formed on the inner box section; the upper edge of said second lug being spaced from the lower edge of the rst lug, whereupon closing the box, the upper end portion of the outer box section will enter the space between the lugs whereby the lower .edge of the first lug will be in frictional contact with the outer surface of the upper end portion of the outer box section to maintain the box shut.

3. A closable box formed of a blank, comprising a pair of box sections hinged at their bottom end and adapted to enter one into the other; the upper end portion of the outer section being slantingly. distended from the upper end portion of the inner section, handle members formed in each of said upper end portions, adapted to be bent up, inwardlyV fromthe free edges of said portions; a part of said free .edges forming the top edge of said handles respectively, and when said handles are bent up, slots vare formed in said .upper end sections whereby the handle of one section` may enter the slot in the other section whereupon said handles lie in surface abutment when the box is closed, a lug extending outwardly from the handle formed on the inner box section; the lower edge of said lug being above the surface ofthe. upper end portion vof the inner box section, and av second lugextending directly below the rst lug outwardly from the handle formed -on the inner box section; the upper edge of said second lug being spaced from the lower edge of the first lug, whereupon closing the box, the upper, end portion of the outer box section will enter the space between the lugs, whereby the lower edge of the first lug will be in frictional contact with the outer. surface of they upper end portion of theouter box section to maintain the box shut, and a flap extending from. the upper end portion of the outer box section, adapted to be folded to form a double4 wall part for said end portion; said iiap constituting an end of the blank;` said upper end portionv being provided with a slot in its outer ply into which the upper lug may enter and rest on the inner ply of said upper end portion to maintain the box in locked condition.

GEORGE SCHEER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/117.15, 229/146, 229/144
International ClassificationB65D5/46
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/4616
European ClassificationB65D5/46B4A