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Publication numberUS2280935 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 28, 1942
Filing dateDec 27, 1938
Priority dateDec 27, 1938
Publication numberUS 2280935 A, US 2280935A, US-A-2280935, US2280935 A, US2280935A
InventorsStevens Jr Roderick G
Original AssigneeStevens Jr Roderick G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Package and display carton
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April 28, 1942. R. G. STEVENS, JR

PACKAGE AND DISPLAY CARTON 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Dec. 27, 1938 Jg J5 J4 INVENTOR.

ATIORNEY6.

April 28, 1942. R. G. STEVENS, JR

PACKAGE AND DISPLAY CARTON 2 Sheet-Sheet 2 Filed Dec. 27, 1938 .Eaderzk fizz/@7250?! ATTORNEY 5 Patented Apr. 28, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,280,935 PACKAGE AND DISPLAY CARTON Roderick G. Stevens, Jr., Chicago, Ill. Applicatihn December 27, 1938, Serial No. 247,862

12 Claims.

This invention relates to a package and display carton, and. the primary object of the present inventidn is to provide a new and improved display earton for displaying merchandise, the carton itself being used as a. package in which the articles may be transported and shipped.

, Another object of the invention is to provide a" strong, compact, simple package in which the articles and. certain display material may be shipped and stored, thep'ackage being provided with means whereby some of the articles may be displayed exteriorly of the package and maintained in position because of the particular formation. of the package.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a new and improved combination package and display carton, the package being adapted to contain a box or tube in which the articles are arranged, there being space provided to receive a display stand uponv which the package may be mounted for display, purposes, the articles in theihterior package oritube being adapted to extend through openings provided in the outer wall of the outer package, the stand fitting in openings in the package whereby the central orinner package or tube is elevated a predetermined distance so that the articles displayed through openings in the package may rest upon an exterior surface of the inner tube and'thereby be maintained at the proper height.

I A still further objectis the provision of a package which has a stand fastened thereto, the

package containing an inner tube or package in which the articles arearranged, some of the articles in the inner tube being adaptedtobe'displayed through openings provided in the exterior package.

Numerous other objects and advantages will. beapparent throughout the progress of the following specification.

The accompanying drawings illustrate aselected embodiment of the invention and th views therein are as follows: Fig. 1 is a detail perspective view of the improved package mounted as a display carton and having some of the articles arranged in display position;

Fig. 2 is a detail longitudinal sectional view on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig.3 is a transverse sectional View on the line of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a detail View showing one of the articles arranged in its individual covering;

Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view showing the package used as acontainer for shipping and transportation purposes;

Fig. 6 is a longitudinal sectional view on the line 66 of Fig. 5;

Fig. '7 is a transverse sectional view on the line 'l' l of Fig) 5;

Fig. 8 is an exploded view showing the parts which constitute the present package and display carton; I v

Fig. 9 is a detailviewshowing the slot in which the supporting stand engages; and

Fig. 10 is a detail perspective view of the supporting stand.

The particular package and display carton herein shown for the purpose of illustrating the invention comprises an exterior package which may be made in any particular shape but is herein shown in the form of a tube II. This tube H is in the form ofa cylinder, as shown in the various, figures, and is provided with circular end closing capsor covers [2, E2. The coversor caps l2; l2 have a tightfit With the cylinder ll, one being fixed bygluirig or otherwise and the other being removable so as to permit access to the interior. Inside of the tube ll there may be arranged a second tube [3 adapted to contain and receive articles l4. The tube |3 may be provided with an end cap l5 on one end thereof so that the other end of the tube [3 is open, or, if desired, a cap l5 may be applied over the other end of the tube H3. The tube I3 is substantially the same length as the distance between the inside of the covers [2 so that the tube [3 can be easily arranged in the tube H but to overcome endwise movement. The length of the tube l3, and

accordingly the length of the tube II, is suchthat it can conveniently receive a number of articles I4 arranged properly in the tube I3.

The articles 14 herein shown are preferably rubber finger stall toothbrushes I 6 of the type shown and disclosed in PatentsNos. 1,965,009 and 2,018,903 and Design Patent No. 97,360, and each of these finger stall toothbrushes is arranged in a glass casing IT, Fig. 4, there being an airtight cover ['8 sealing the closed end of the glass tube I! so as hermetically to seal the device. The cap T8 is preferably a regenerated cellulose capwhich shrinks tightly about the openend of the glass tube orcasing I l.

Duringshipment, therefore, the outer tube II carries the inner tube l3 with the devices [4 ar ranged therein. The caps l2 are applied to the outer tube I I and the device may be wrapped in a sheet of paper for shipment, or the devices may be arranged in boxes or shipped through the mail as a mailing tube with the address appearing directly on the face of the outer tube I I.

It is preferable that the tube be provided with a base or stand, and this base or stand may be of any conventional form, but it is advantageous to ship the base or stand directly with the articles in the outer tube II. Therefore, the base or stand herein shown is a foldable base or stand I9 which is adapted to be inserted inside ofthe outer tube between the inside walls of the outer tube and the outside walls of the inner tube, as clearly shown in Figs. 6 and '7. This stand or base is preferably made from a single sheet of material, such as cardboard, and is adapted to be folded along the lines 20, Fig. 10, so that it may be folded in its flat position as shown in Fig. 8, and inserted between the tubes II and I3 as shown in Fig. 6. This base or stand I9 is provided with a front piece 2| which may contain advertising, and two side members 22. Each side member is provided with an upstanding edge or flap 23 which is rounded at its upper surface so as to conform with the exterior contour of the inner tube I3. The outer tube II is provided with slots 24, Fig. 9, to receive the ears 23 on the side pieces 22 of the base 19. age containing the articles is received, an end cap I2 is removed, Fig. 6, and the stand I9 is withdrawn and straightened from the position shown in Fig. 8 to the position shown in Fig. 10. The ears 23 are then fitted into the slots 24 whereby the outer tube will rest on the stand as shown in Figs. 1 to 3, inclusive. The exterior part of the tube will engage the ledges 25 on each side of the cars 23 and along the top edge 26 1 of the front member 2|, the ledges 25 being circular to conform with the outer periphery of the tube II. When the ears 23 are arranged in the slots 24 they will extend a predetermined distance inwardly of the tube II and support the inner tube l3, this inner tube resting upon the curvedor arcuate surfaces of the ears 23. Inas-. much as the cars 23 extend inwardly a predetermined distance, they will cause the inner tube I3 to be raised a predetermined distance, that is, the bottom side of the tube I3 will be spaced a predetermined-distance from the inside bottom of the outer tube II, as clearly shown in Figs.v

2 and 3.

Theouter tube II is also provided with a plurality of openings 21, Figs 5 and 8, through which the articles I4 may extend. The size of the openings 2'! is substantially the same size as the transverse diameter of the glass case I'I. Therefore, articles I4 may be removed from the inner tube and placed in the openings 21 in the outer tube. The members I4 are fitted down into the openings 21 until their bottom edges engage the exterior surface of the inner tube I3. The ears 23 on the base I9 are made a sufficient length to determine the distance the articles I4 extend down into the outer tube. If the articles M are to be extended downwardly into the tube II a greater distance than that shown in the presentdrawings, the ears 23 may be shortened, but if it is desired to have the articles protrude farther out and not extend into the tube as great a distance, then the ears 23 may be lengthened. The articles I4 are therefore clearlyon display, projecting outwardly from the outer tube II which is mounted on its display stand I9.

The tube of the present type and construction is of great use and convenience to the retailer as the articles themselves are always on display. Each time an article I I is sold it is preferable that When the pack-- azs ess it be removed from the inner container I3. Therefore, when all the articles in the inner tube l3 are removed there will still remain the three articles appearing on the outside, giving the dealer, in effect, notification that it is time to place an additional order, there still being three on hand to supply the demand until the additional articles are received.

If desired, a circular or piece of advertising material 28, Fig. 4, may be rolled up and inserted in the finger stall toothbrush, giving the directions as to the use of the finger stall toothbrush, as well as supporting it and holding it in upright position.

The exterior casing may be made of a highly ornamental and decorative covering with advertising matter thereon, and the base or standard I9 may likewise be decorative, so as to make a highly attractive display carton to display the articles attractively.

The tubes II and I3, as well as the stand I9, may be made of cardboard. While the articles herein mentioned are finger stall toothbrushes arranged in a hermetically sealed glass casing, it is to be understood, of course, that the invention is adaptable for use with any article which may be displayed as herein set forth.

Changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing any of its advantages, and the right is hereby reserved to make all such changes as fairly fall within the scope of the following claims.

The invention is hereby claimed as follows:

1. A display carton for the storing of display articles comprising an outer casing and an inner casing, said outer casing being provided with an opening to receive said inner casing, and said inner casing being receivable freely within the outer casing for containing articles, said outer casing being provided with another opening therein whereby articles contained in the inner casing may fit into the said other opening and extend into contact with the inner casing, and a stand for supporting the outer casing, said stand having portions constructed and arranged to extend through the outer casing to support the inner casing in predetermined, spaced relationship opposite said other opening whereby to operatively engage the said articles in said other opening with predetermined portions of said articles extending outwardly of the outer casing in display relationship.

v2. A display carton for the storing of display articles comprising an outer casing and. an inner casing, said outer casing being provided with an opening to receive said inner casing and said inner casing being receivable freely within the outer casing for containing articles, said outer casing being provided with other openings therein whereby articles contained in the inner casing may fit into the said other openings and extend into contact with the inner casing, and a stand for supporting the outer casing, said stand having portions constructed and arranged to extend through the outer casing to support the inner casing in predetermined, spaced relationship opposite said other openings, whereby to operatively engage the said articles in said other openings with predetermined portions of said articles extending outwardly of the outer. casing in display relationship, said stand comprising outer casing supporting shoulders for engaging said outer casing, and said inner casing'supporting porship.

tions projecting beyond said shoulders for engaging the inner container in spaced relationship.

1 3. A display carton for the storing of display articlescomprising an outer casing and a substantially smaller inner casing, said outer casing being provided with an opening to receive said inner casing, said inner casing being receivable freelywithin the outer casing for containing articles; said outer casing being provided on its upper wall surfaces with other openings therein whereby articles contained in the inner casing may fit into the said other openings and extend into contactwith a surface of the inner casing, and a stand for supporting the outer casing, said stand having portions constructed and arranged to extend through the, outer casing to support the in her casing with its upper surface in predetermined, spaced relationship below said other openings, said spacing being sufiicient to operatively dispose articles in said other openings with predetermined portions of said articles extending above the outer casing in display relationship, said stand comprising outer casing supporting shoulders for engaging said outer casing, and said inner casing supporting i portions projecting beyond said shoulders for engaging the inner cas ingin spaced relationship, said outer container being relieved to admit said projecting means.

41A display device forstoring and displaying articles comprising an outer, generally tubular container and an inner tubular container adapted to be located withinthe outer tube for receivmg articles to be stored, openings in the outer tube into' which the articles may be inserted to extend intothe outer tube to display the same, a stand for supporting both of said tubes in displayposition with: respect to a supporting surface, said stand having outer tube supporting portions, and tabs extending beyond said supporting portions for engaging the inner container, slits in said outer container for receiving said tabs, said tabs being proportioned to support the inner container in spaced relation to said openings to permit articles extended into said openings to rest on the top of the inner container on the outor surface thereof in supported display relation- 5. A display carton for displaying and storing articles comprising an outer casing and a supporting member, said outer casing being provided with an opening to receive said supporting member and with another opening therein whereby the articles may fit into said other opening and extend interiorly of the casing, a stand for supporting the outer casing comprising portions adapted to engage the outer casing in supporting relationship, said supporting member being adapted to be arranged interiorly of said outer casing and in spaced relation to said other opening to engage the inner extremity of articles inserted within said other opening for positioning said articles in said other opening with the op posite portions projecting outwardly thereof in display relationship,and means associated with said stand and said member to support said memher in said predetermined relationship with re spect to said other opening when the carton is in assembled position.

6. A display carton for displaying and storing in display relationship, and means associated with said stand and said member to support said member in said predetermined relationship with respect to said other openings when the carton is in assembled position, said member cooperating with said casing to provide a substantial.interior space for the storage of additional articles interiorly of the casing.

'7. A display carton for displaying and storing articles comprising an outer casingsaid outer casing being provided with openings therein whereby the articles may fit into said openings andextend interiorly of the casing, a stand for supporting the outer casing comprising portions adapted to engage the outer casing in supporting relationship, a supporting member adapted to be arranged interiorly of said outer casing and in spaced relation to said openings to engage the inner extremities of articles inserted Within said openings for positioning said, articles in said openings with the opposite portions projecting outwardly thereof in display relationship, and means associated with said stand and said memoer to support said member in said predetermined relationship with respect to said openings when the carton, is in assembled position, said member cooperating with said casing to provide a substantial interior space for the storage of additional articles interiorly of the casing, said stand comprising a foldable member with spaced, i supporting Walls having cooperable receiving surin said outer casing for permitting said tabs to,

extend into engagement with said member.

8. A display carton for the storage of display articles comprising an outer casing and an inner casing, said outer casing being provided with an opening to receive said inner casing and said inner casing being receivable freely within the outer casing for containing articles, said outer casing being provided with other openings therein shaped to conform to the shape of said articles whereby said articles contained in the inner casing may fit into the said other openings and extend into contact with the inner casing, and a stand for supporting the outer casing, said stand having portions constructed and arranged to extend through the outer casing to support the inner casing in predetermined, spaced relationship opposite said other open ings, whereby to operatively engage the said articles in said other openings with predetermined portions of said articles extending outwardly of the outer casingin display relationship, said stand comprising outer casing supporting shoulders for engaging said outer casing, and said inner casing supporting portions projecting beyond said shoulders for engaging the inner container in spaced relationship.

9. A display carton for displaying and storing articles comprising an outer casing and a supporting member, said outer casing being provided with an opening to receive said supporting member and with another opening therein shaped to conform to the shape of said articles whereby the said articles may fit into said other opening and extend interiorly of the casing, a stand for supporting the outer casing comprising portions adapted to engage the outer casing in supporting relationship, said supporting member being adapted to be arranged interiorly of said outer casing and in spaced relation to said other opening to engage the inner extremity of articles inserted within said other opening for positioning said articles in said other opening with the opposite portions projecting outwardly thereof in display relationship, and means associated with said stand and said member to support said 'member in said predetermined relationship with respect to said other opening when the carton is in assembled position.

10. A display device for storing and displaying articles comprising an outer, generally tubular container and an inner tubular container adapted to be located within the outer tube for receiving articles to be stored, said outer container being provided with an opening to receive said inner container and with another opening shaped to conform to the shape of said articles and into which the articles may be inserted to extend into the outer tube to display the same, a stand for supporting both of said tubes in display position with respect to a supporting surface, said stand having outer tube supporting portions, and tabs extending beyond said supporting portions for engaging the inner container, slits in said outer container for receiving said tabs, said tabs being proportioned to support the inner container in spaced relation to said other opening to permit articles extend ed into said other opening to rest on the outer face of the inner container in supported display relationship.

11. A display carton for displaying and storing articles comprising an outer casing, said outer casing being provided with an opening therein through which an article to be displayed may extend interiorly of the casing, a stand for supporting the outer casing comprising portions adapted to engage the outer casing in supporting relationship, an inner casing for storing articles not on display, said inner casing arranged interiorly of said outer casing and in spaced relation to said opening to enage the inner extremity of said article inserted within said opening for positioning said article in said opening with the opposite portion projecting outwardly thereof in display relationship, and means associated with said stand and said member to support said member in said predetermined relationship with respect to said opening when the carton is in assembled position.

12. A display carton for displaying and storing articles comprising an outer casing, said outer casing being provided with an opening therein shaped to conform to the shape of said articles whereby the articles may fit into said opening and extend interiorly of the casing, a stand for supporting the outer casing comprising portion adapted to engage the outer casing in supporting relationship, an inner casing receivable freely within the outer casing for containing articles not on display, said inner casing being adapted to be arranged within said outer casing in spaced relation to said opening to engage on its outer surface the inner extremity of articles inserted within said opening for positioning said articles in said opening with the opposite portion projecting outwardly thereof in display relationship, and means associated with said stand and said inner casing to support said inner casing in said predetermined relationship with respect to said opening when the carton is in assembled position.

RODERICK G. STEVENS, JR.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/733, 206/45.24, 248/174, 206/362.1
International ClassificationB65D3/02, B65D3/22, B65D3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D3/22, B65D3/02
European ClassificationB65D3/22, B65D3/02