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Plil 27, 1943. N. E. cLoUsToN 2,317,834
BOX MADE OF TRANSPARENT MATERIAL Filed Dec. 28, 1939 ATTQRNEY Patented Apr. 27, 1943 BOX MADE F TRANSPARENT MATERIAL Norman Edwin Clouston, Granby, Quebec, Canada.
Application December 28, 1939,"Serial No. 311,381
1 Claim. (Cl. 20S-44) The invention relates to a box made of transparent material and having a paper bottom, as described in the present specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawing that forms part of the same.
The invention consists essentially of the novel features of construction, as pointed out in the claim for novelty following a description containing an explanation in detail of an acceptable form of the invention.
The objects of the invention are to furnish a box made of transparent material that will stand up without support; to provide a box which will display the contained material most eiectively; to furnish a transparent box with a paper bot- 'tom and a beaded top thereby adding to the rigidity of the box; to provide a box which offers all the advantages of an all transparent box but overcomes some of the Weaknesses of the all transparent boxes; to furnish a box which, on account of its rigidity, will have a long life and can be re-used to hold trinkets and many other things, and generally to provide a box that will be of great value to the manufacturers, the retailers, and the public at large.
It is well known that during the last few years, the use of transparent material for packaging purposes has spread very widely. Most of this transparent material is used in a lightweight,
(about M000" thick) in sheets which are well Y known to everyone as Cellophane. 'I'he Cellophane wrapping, however, is not satisfactory for certain articles, so that quite a lot of boxes are made from a transparent material in such Weights as 71/2/1000 and 10/ 1,000". 'I'hese are called semi-rigid transparent containers.
These semi-rigid boxes are ideal for certain products but their use has been retarded for two or three reasons. One is that they cost a great deal more than paper boxes, chiefly because the .transparent material is much more expensive than paper. The second reason is that they lack rigidity; this has meant that, in time and under certain weather conditions, the boxes are warped out of shape.
In the present invention, the cost of the material used is decreased without aiecting the visibility to any extent and the construction of the box as hereinafter described adds to the rigidity of the box.
In the drawing, Figure 1 is a. plan view of the transparent blank strip.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the blank strip shown in Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of the strip showing the top and bottom edges folded over.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the transparent cover.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the box with n the paper bottom. Y f
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the paper base.
Figure 7 is a perspective view of the complete box.
Like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in the various-figures.
Refer'ing to the drawing, the box I5 is made of a continuous transparent strip I6, a transparent cover II', a paper bottom I8 and a paper base I9; the cover may be made of paper if desired but will preferably be of transparent material, as shown in the drawing. The continuous transparent strip I6 has the crease lines 2li, 2l, 22 and 23 and the flap portion 24; in the creasing operation the corners 25 are cut at the top to allow for the bead 26 to fold. The top edge of the strip is then folded over the line 21. 'I'he bottom edge is cut, as shown by the numeral 28, and is then folded out at right angles to the sides on the line 29 forming the inturned edges 30, as shown in Figure 2.
In the operation of this invention, the blank strip is rst creased at the right spots to fold for the desired size of box, and, as described above, the beaded top is formed and the bottom edge is folded, after which the strip is bent where creased at the corners and the flap is cemented. The transparent sides of the box are then put into the paper base I9 of the required size and the other paper member or bottom I8, which is cut to flt tightly on the inside of the box, is inserted. Where this paper bottom I8 is'glued or stuck to the base I9, it locks the transparent inturned edges 30. The ribbon 3i of a suitable colour may be applied to the box,A and it can be tied over the cover II, thereby adding to the attractiveness of the box, as shown in Figure 7.
It will be seen that the paper bottom decreases the cost of the material used without affecting visibility to any extent, and it adds to the rigidity of the box, and as the transparent material is a n continuous strip, there is no waste as is the case when blanks are cut to make transparent boxes in the regular way. The beaded top adds further rigidity to the box and this allows for the use of a paper cover, if desired.
Another important feature of this invention is that there is only one lap to cement, which saves labour and makes the contents more visible than a bead and the lower flanges forming a securing 10 base. a paper bottom secured to the lower flanges, a paper base adapted to enclose the paper bottom and the lower portion of the box walls, a cover adapted to enclose the upper portion of the box walls, and a ribbon adapted to transversely straddle the paper base and located between the paper base and paper bottom and having its free ends adapted to be fastened toegther around said cover.
NORMAN EDWIN CLOUSTON.