US 2281304 A
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April 1942- J. L. GILLIAN 2,281,304
PACKING AND SHIPPING CARTON n Filed June 15, 1940 InvEntUI" J.L..Eri1lian Patented Apr. 28, 1942 UNITED STATES PATIENT OFFICE PACKING AND SHIPPING CARTON Joseph Louis Gillian, Milwaukee, Wis., assignor to Hummel & Downing Company, Milwaukee, Wis.
Application June 15, 1940, Serial No. 340,730
1 Claim. (Cl. 22937) This invention appertains to shipping conwalls I! and I3 have formed thereon bottom tainers, and more particularly to cardboard carsealing flaps l4 and I5; while the lower edges of tons or similar boxes commonly used for packing the side walls l0 and II have formed thereon and shipping merchandise, food products, canned bottom wall closurefiaps l6 and I1. and bottled beer, etc. In folding the box for use, the side and end One of the primary objects of this invention is walls are bent on the creasing lines and the to provide a cardboard or corrugated board packbottom end wall flaps are then turned in, after ing and shipping carton which, when packed and which the bottom closure flaps are folded over on sealed, will be of a strong character, but which the bottom end wall sealing flaps and firmly can be conveniently and quickly opened without .lfl secured thereto by suitable adhesive i8. undue effort on the part of the receiver of the The upper edges of the end walls l2 and I3 carton. have formed thereon top sealing end wall flaps Another salient object of this invention is the i9 and 20; while the upper edges of the side provision of novel cover flaps on the side walls of walls Ill and II have formed thereon cover flaps the carton for sealing engagement with the end 15 2| and 22. These cover flaps 2| and 22 are conwall flaps, whereby the end wall flaps can be constructed in a novel manner to facilitate the veniently pressed down to permit the expeditious opening of the box, as set forth in the objects of gripping of the cover flaps, so that the cover flaps the specification.
can be quickly pulled up and torn away from the As in the usual construction, the top end wall end wall flaps to facilitate the unpacking of the 2 sealing flaps I 9 and 20 are folded in over the carton. contents of the box, after which the cover flaps A further important object of my invention is 2| and 22 are folded down over the top end wall to provide means for forming the cover flaps in flaps. In accordance with the invention, the such a manner that the same can be effectively inner corners of the cover flaps 2| and 22 are glued to. the end wall flaps without danger of the cut away, as at 23, leaving outer corner tabs 24 accidental opening or tearing of the cover flaps. and inwardly directed, inclined edges 25. The With these and other objects in view, the incutting away of the inner corners of the side wall vention consists in the novel construction, arflaps 2| and 22 leaves the central portions of the rangement, and formation of parts, as will be top end wall sealing flaps I9 and 20 exposed to hereinafter more specifically described, claimed, view, but thes flaps mpl y v r and p and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in tect the contents of the box.
which drawing: The inner faces of the outer corner tabs 24 Figure 1 is a perspective View of my improved of the cover flaps 2i and 22 are covered with an carton, showing the same in its closed sealed conadhesive 26, and spots of adhesive 21 are placed dition for shipping, a part of one cover flap being :5 along the inclined edges 23 of the cover flaps. shown partially broken away and in section. This permits the eflicient sealing of the cover Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1, but showflaps 2| and 22 with the top end wall flaps l9 and ing one cover flap in a raised position prior to 20, and by'providing the corner tabs 24, accisealing. dental tearing of the cover flaps is prevented, and
Figure 3 is a central, longitudinal, sectional H suflicient surface is also provided for permitting view through the carton, taken on the line 3-3 the efi'ective sealing of the cover flaps with the of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows. top end wall flaps.
Figure 4 is a transverse, sectional view through In a carton constructed in accordance with my the carton, taken on the line 4--4 of Figure 3, invention, after the same has been packed and looking in the direction of the arrows. sealed and shipped to a consumer, the same can Figure 5 is a plan view of the blank from which be quickly and conveniently opened without th the box is formed prior to folding thereof.- use of tools of any character.
Referring to the drawing in detail, wherein To open the carton or box, it is merely necessimilar reference characters designate correcary to press down on the exposed portions of sponding parts throughout the several views, the the top end flaps l9 and 20, so as to permit the letter C generally indicates my improved carton, insertion of the hand under the inclined edges and the same includes longitudinally extending 23 of the cover flaps. This permits an eilicient side walls It) and i l and the end walls l2 and grip to be had upon the cover flaps, and upon a l3. The walls are all formed from a single blank firm upward pull on the cover flaps and conof material, as shown in Figure 5, and the end tinued downward pressure on the top end wall flaps i9 and 20, the cover flaps can be quickly and conveniently raised and torn away from the top end flaps.
NLv carton presents a strong and durable structure, and no danger results in the cutting away of the inner corn rs of the coverflaps, in that a perfect seal is had at all times.
If desired, the end walls l2 and I3 can be provided with handhold slits 28, leaving bendable tabs 29. Obviously, by forcing the tabs 29 inwardly, as suggested in Figure ,3, the hands can be readily inserted within the case for permitting the easy carrying thereof.
Changes in details may be made without departing from the spirit or-scope of my invention,
but what I claim as newis:
A packing and shipping carton comprising a body including end walls and side walls, rectangular impertorate top end wall flaps formed on the end walls and toldable in over the body with their opposed free edges in spaced relation, 1ongi-' tudinally extending imperforate main cover flaps formed on the side walls and Ioldable in over the top of the body on the top end wall flaps, said main cover flaps extending the full length of the side walls and ,having end reinforcing corner tabs and truncated tapering extensions, the innet edges of the extensions meeting at the longitudinal center of the carton when the main flaps are folded down, a means adhesively securing the corner tabs and the inner faces of the cover flaps along the inclined edges to the top end wall flaps, the tabs and the inclined edges of the extensions forming notches in said main flaps to expose the end wall flaps partly to view.
JOSEPH LOUIS GILLIAN.