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Publication numberUS2320396 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 1, 1943
Filing dateMar 4, 1941
Priority dateMar 4, 1941
Publication numberUS 2320396 A, US 2320396A, US-A-2320396, US2320396 A, US2320396A
InventorsRingler William A
Original AssigneeNat Folding Box Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Radio tube carton
US 2320396 A
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gggwr flaw-4% ATTORNEY I Patented June 1, 1943 2,320,396 RADIO TUBE CARTON William A. Ringler, Wayne, Pa., assignor to National Folding Box Company, New Haven, Conn., a corporation of New Jersey Application March 4, 1941, Serial No. 381,613

11 Claims.

This invention relates to radio tube cartons, and more particularly to a carton adapted for the packaging of a radio tube, an electric light bulb, and a like fragile article, which may be economically formed from paperboard material.

In accordance with this invention, an elongated rectangular strip of paperboard is provided which is cut and scored so as to permit the same to be wrapped around and to enclose the tube or bulb. This strip is provided with a platform section having an aperture through which the test end of the article may be inserted, opposed side walls which are spaced from and protect the sides of the article, and a top platform which overlies the 'top end of the article and contains an aperture into which the end portion of the article may be inserted to properly center the article in the strip. A hook flap hinged to the top platform may be hooked into a slit in the adjacent side wall and these parts, if desired, may be riveted or stapled together so that the tube or bulb cannot be removed from the inner member. 1 I r An important feature of the invention resides in the provision of a closure hinged to an extended portion of one of the side walls of the inner member, which is designed to overlie inturned flaps provided on the outer tubular sleeve. The closure is provided with a tuck-in flap which is inserted within the outertubular sleeve. thus assembled the inner tube supporting member is firmly suspended within the outer tubular sleeve with both ends of the tube spaced inwardly from the adjacent ends of the outer sleeve so as to protect the tube from the injury. The inner member with the tube supported therein may be telescoped any distance within the outer sleeve by merely withdrawing the tuckin tab and raising the end closure which overlies the inturned flaps on the outer sleeve. A sealing device, such as a strip of tough material, may be glued over the adjacent edges of the closure and the adjacent side panel of the outer sleeve so that the tube cannot be removed without leaving visible evidence of tampering. In place of such a sealing strip, a sealing rivet or staple may be provided to secure the side wall of the inner member to which the closure is hinged to the adjacent side wall panel of the outer sleeve. Said sealing means need not be provided, however, in event the hook flap is riveted, stapled, or sealed to the adjacent side wall of the inner tube supporting member so that the tube or bulb cannot be removed therefrom.

In another form of the invention, the tuck-in flap hinged to the closure of the inner member may carry tear-off tabs which carry the type number of the tube packaged within the carton, as well as other information of value to the jobber or retailer and which may serve, when torn off, as a permanent record. These tear-off tabs may be connected to the tuck-in flap by one or more weakened lines and may be positioned to overlie the outside face of one of the side wall panel of the outer sleeve by threading each tab through a transverse slit provided in the adjacent side Wall panel. That portion of the side wall panel above the transverse slit may be riveted, stapled, or otherwise permanently secured to the tuck-in flap so that the tube or bulb cannot be removed from the carton without leaving visible evidence of tampering. The outer sleeve may be provided with inturned flaps which underlie the closure associated with the inner member, so that the inner member and tube or bulb which it carrie is rigidly suspended within the outer member with both ends of the tube or bulb firmly'held inwardly spaced from the adjacent ends of the outer sleeves. If limited telescoping movement of the inner tube supporting member is desired, the inturned flaps on the outer sleeve may be eliminated so as to permit telescoping movement of the inner member within the outer sleeve sufiicient to eject the test end of the article beyond the adjacent end of the outer sleeve for purposes of test.

An object of this invention is to provide an improved radio tube carton which is economical to manufacture, which results in little or no waste of paperboard material, which can be quickly and economically assembled and packaged, and which provides an attractive carton which fully protects the article packaged therein from injury resulting from blows and shock externally delivered to the outer sleeve.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved radio tube and bulb carton provided with means for retaining the ends of the tube or bulb inwardly spaced from the ends of the outer sleeve so that the carton may be placed. on a shelf or supporting surface in either upright or inverted position without damage to the article packaged therein.

A further object of this invention comprises the provision of convenient tear-off tabs associated with the inner tube supporting member which are positioned exterior to the outer containing sleeve and which may carry information which may serve as a convenient record for the jobber or retailer.

advantages, and the manner in which it may be 1 carried out, may be better understood by referring to the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming a part thereof, in which:

Fig. l is a plan view of a paperboard blank suitably cut and scored to form the outer tubular sleeve of the carton;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of an extended blank cut and scored to form the inner tube supporting member;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the inner tube supporting blank shown in Fig. 2 in process of being wrapped'around a radio tube;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the inner tube supporting strip fully wrapped around the tube and ready for insertion into the outer tubular sleeve;

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the outer tubular sleeve fullyassembled from the blank shown in Fig. 1 ready to receive the inner tube supporting member;

Fig, 6 is a perspective view of the inner tube supporting member telescoped within the outer tubular sleeve with the closure flap on the inner member ready to be swung into closed position:

Fig. 7' is a vertical cross-sectional view of the fully assembled and closed carton showing a radio tube suspended therein;

Fig. 8 is an extended View of a paperboard blank suitably cut and scored to form an inner tube supporting member of somewhat modified construction;

Fig.9 is a perspective view of this tube supporting member as it appears when fully assembled and wrapped around a radio tube ready for insertion into the outer tubular sleeve;

kFig. 10 is a-perspective view of the assembled outer tubular sleeve ready to receive the tube supporting member shown in Fig. 9;

Fig. 11 is a perspective view of the fully assembled and packed carton sealed to prevent unauthorized removal of the tube therefrom;

Fig. [12 1 is a vertical cross-sectional view through thefully packed carton shown in Fig. 11 as it appears when looking in the direction of the arrows I2-I2'of Fig. 11;

Fig. 13 is a perspective view of a sealed carton similar'to that shown in Fig. 11 except that'the inner tube supporting member possesses a limited sliding movement sufficient to permit test ejectionof the? test end of the tube; and

Fig. 14 is a vertical cross-sectional View through the packed carton shown in Fig. 13 as it appears when looking in the direction of the arrows lL-Hl of Fig. 13.

Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views of the drawings and the specification.

v The radio tube carton as illustrated more particularly in Figs Band 7 comprises an outer 'tubularsleeve formed from the blank A shown in Fig.1 and an inner tube supporting member B formed from the blank shown in Fig. 2. The

outer sleeve formed from the blank A shown in Fig. 1 comprises four enclosing side wall panels I, 2, 3 and 4 and a securing flap 5, the panels I, 2, 3 and 4 being hinged together along their vertical edges by a fold line 6 and the flap 5 being hinged to the vertical edge of the side wall panel 4 along a similar fold line 6. The side wall panels 2 and 4 are each provided with a flap 1 hinged to one end of each panel along a horizontally extending fold line 8. One corner 9 of each flap I may be rounded for a purpose that will presently appear.

The inner tube supporting member is formed from a strip 13 of paperboard material and comprises a bottom tube supporting platform I!) having a central opening ll therein through which the socket prongs p of the tube T may be inserted. A side Wall I2 is hinged to the tube supporting platform l0 along a fold line i3 and top platform I4 is hinged to the other end of the side wall l2 along the fold line I5. The top platform I4 is preferably provided with a central opening It to receive the nose 'n. of the tube T so that the tube Twill be properly centered within the inner tube supporting member when Wrapped around the tube. A hook portion I! which forms a side wall portion is hingedly connected to the top platform l4 along fold line 26. A side wall I8 is hinged to the tube supporting platform It along fold line I9 and when the inner member is assembled it is in a position diametrically opposed to the side wall l2. The side wall I8 is somewhat longer than the side wall l2 and carries an end closure 20 hinged thereto along the fold line 2 I. A tuck-in flap 22 is hinged to the oppostie side edge of the closure 29 along the fold line 23.

In packaging the tube T the socket prongs p thereof are first inserted through the central opening II in the bottom platform HI. The side wall I! of the tube supporting strip is then raised into a position at right angles to the tube supporting platform l0 and the top platform I4 is swung over the top end of the tube and the nose n thereof inserted into the open-- ing It. The hook flap I1 is then bent toward the bottom platform I9, the side wall l8 raised and connected to the hook flap ll. The hook flap I1 is provided with a transverse slit 24 and the side wall 18 is provided with a corresponding transverse slit 25 to permit hooking attachment of these parts. The inner tube supporting strip when thus wrapped around the tube appears as shown in Fig. 4. A rivet or staple 21 may be provided to permanently secure the hook flap I1 to the side wall I8 so that the strip'permanently encloses and contains the tube so that the tube cannot be removed from the inner tube supporting strip or member without leaving visible evidence of tampering.

The outer tubular sleeve is assembled from the blank A as shown in Fig. 1, by folding the side wall panels I, 2, 3 and 4 into the form shown in Fig. 5 and adhesively securing the securing flap 5 to the inside face of the side wall panel I adjacent the free edge thereof, providing a closed sleeve of rectangular cross-section. The sealed inner tube supporting member with the tube contained therein is telescoped into the assembled outer tubular sleeve with the side wall E8 of the inner member positioned adjacent the inside face of the side wall panel I The side walls l8 and [2 of the inner member are of sufilcient width so that the vertical side edges thereof will frictionally engage the inside surfaces of side wall panels 2 and 4 of the outer sleeve, so that the inner member supporting the tube will be retained in the outer tubular sleeve by friction when little or no force is applied thereto. The sealed inner tube supporting member is telescoped into the outer tubular sleeve to a point where the fold line 2I at the upper end of the side wall I8 is substantially adjacent the top edge of the side wall panel I.

Whenthe inner member and outer sleeve have been thus assembled, the opposed flaps I carried by the side wall panels 2 and 4 are inturned as shown in Fig. 6, and the top closure 20 of the inner member swung over the flaps I, and the tuck-in flap 22 then inserted into the outer tubu lar s'leev'e so as to lie adjacent the inside face of the side wall panel 3. The rounded corners 9 of the inturned flaps I permit ready insertion of the tuck-in flap 22 into the outer sleeve. When thus assembled, the inturned flaps I serve as a support for'the closure 20 so as to prevent further downward telescoping movement of the loaded inner member within the outer tubular sleeve. As shown in Fig. 7, the free ends of the socket prongs p of the tube T are then spaced from the lower edge of the side wall panels of the outer sleeve so that the assembled carton may be placed on a noted, by referring to Fig. '7, that the nose n of the tube is housed completely within the upper end of the outer tubular sleeve and spaced from the closure 2!]. Thus if the carton is placed upon the shelf or other supporting surface in inverted position, there is no danger that the delicate head end of the tube will be injured.

The carton may be protected against tampering by adhesively securing a tough strip of paper, textile, or similar material 28 to the adjacent portions of the front wall panel 3 and the closure 20. To remove the tube from the carton, destruction of the carton or visible rupture of the sealing strip 28 is necessary. Thus the customer will remain fully aware that the carton has been tampered with. As an alternative, a rivetor staple 29 may be used to secure theupper portion of the side wall i8 of the inner member to the adjacent side wall panel I of the outer sleeve so that access to the tube cannot be had without leaving visible evidence of tampering. This stapling or riveting operation can be performed while the closure 20 is in raised position, as shown in Fig. 6.

To remove the inner member from the outer member the closure flap 2B is raised so as to withdraw the tuck-in fiap 22, permitting the tube loaded inner member to be partiallyor completely removed from the outer tubular sleeve. The tube can be tested by inserting the test prongs p thereof into a suitable socket which is so formed that the socket can be telescoped into the lower end of the outer sleeve while the tube is still completely housed within the outer sleeve, as shown in Fig. 7. If the test socket is so formed that it cannot be inserted into the lower end of the outer sleeve to effect testing of the tube, the closure seal, comprising the adhesive strip 28 or a rivet or staple 29 as above described, need not be used so that the inner tube supporting member is free to telescope within the outer tubular sleeve to eject the test end of the tube when the closure 20 is swung open. To still provide a tamper-proof construction, the hook flap I! may be secured to the side wall I8 of the inner member by means of a rivet or staple 21 so that the tubecannot be theinner member is completely removed from the outer-sleeve. The inturned flaps I provide a sturdy support for the inner member which prevents sliding movement of the inner member within the outer sleeve even though pressure is exerted thereon. This carton requires a minimum of paperboard material, is economical to manufacture, assemble and pack, and fully protects the tube against damage or injury.

There is shown in Fig. 8 a paperboard strip or blank '3 from which an inner tube supporting member of somewhat modified construction may be made. This strip comprises a bottom tube supporting platform Iflwhich has a central opening I I therein through which the socket prongs p of 'the tube T extend. A side wall I2 is also hinged to the bottom platform I0 along the fold line I3 and a top platform I4 hinged to the side wall I2 along the fold line I5 is also provided. A hook flap I1 is hinged to the opposite side edge of top platform I4 along the fold line 26. On the opposite side of the platform ID a side wall I8 hinged to the platform III along the fold line I9 is provided, the side wall I8 being somewhat longer than the side wall I2. A closure 20 is hinged to the top end of the side wall l8' along the fold line 2|, which serves to close the upper end of the outer tubular sleeve. A tuck-in flap 32 is hinged to the top closure 20 along the fold line 23. The tuck-in flap 32 carries a tear-off tab 33 connected to the tuck-in flap 32 by perforated or weakened line 34. Another tear-off tab 35 may be connected to the tear-01f portion 33 along a perforated or weakened line 35. The tear-off tab 35 may have imprinted thereon the type of tube packaged in the carton and other information which may be used as a jobbers record. The tear-off tab 33 may also carry the type oftube packed in the carton and in addition thereto information in which the dealer is interested, and, if desired, space in which the dealer may write in the customers name and address and thedate of sale of the tube, which may be used for future reference.

In packaging the tube in the strip B, the socket prongs p are inserted through the opening I I so that the bottom portion of the tube proper rests upon the platform Ii]. The side wall I2 is raised .intoposition at right angles to the platform Ill, and the top platform I4 swung over the top of the'tube and the nose portion n thereof inserted into the opening I6. The hook flap I I is then swung down toward the bottom platform Ill and the side wall I8 raised so as to overlie the downturned hook flap H. The hook flap I1 is provided with a hook portion 30 and a transverse slit i l so that the hook portion 36 may be inserted through the arcuate slit 3! in the adjacent side wall I8 so as to secu rely attach the hook flap II tothe side wall I8. An arcuate section 38 of the side wall I8 defined by the arcuate out line 31 will then overlap one side face of the hook portion 30 so as to frictionally retain the hook flap I! properly attached to the side wall I8. The tube T with the strip B wrapped therearound will then appear as shown in Fig. 9.

The outer tubular sleeve A as shown in Fig. 10 is similar to the tubular sleeve shown in Fig. 5. However, the sleeve in Fig. 10 is provided with a transverse slit 3'! for a purpose which will be presently explained. The inner member B with the tube T enclosed therein is telescoped into the outer sleeve A shown in Fig. 10, with the side wall I8 'of the inner member positioned adjacent the ,removed from the inner member even though $7.") insidefaceof sidewall panel I. The width of the that the vertical side edges thereof will frictionally engage the inside surfaces of the side wall panels 2 and 4 of the outer sleeve when the inner member is telescoped therein. The inner member B is pressed into the outer tubular sleeve A, as shown in Fig. 10, to a point where the fold line 2| at the upper end of the side Wall I8 is disposed adjacent the upper edge of the side Wall panel I. The fold-in flaps l are then turned inwardly and the closure 20 swung over to overlie the inturned flaps l. The free end of the tear-off tab 35 is then inserted into the outer sleeve adjacent the inside face of side wall panel 3 and then threaded through the transverse slit 3'! to a point where the free end of the tab 35 may be grasped at a point outside of the side wall panel 3. A downward pull on the grasped tab 35 draws the closure 20 into closed position as shown in Fig. 11, with the tear-01f tabs 33 and 35 disposed outside of that portion of the side wall panel 3 below the slit 3? while the tuck-in flap portion 32 is disposed against the inside face of the upper portion of side wall panel 3 above the slit 31, which portion is designated 3'.

As thus assembled, the inturned flaps 1 maintain the inner member which carries the tube T fixedly suspended within the outer tubular sleeve so that the free ends of the socket prongs p are spaced inwardly from the lower edge of the side wall panels of the outer sleeve. Also, the nose portion 11 of the tube T is spaced a distance below the closure 20 so that this delicate end of the tube will not be damaged by blows which may be delivered to the closure 20. If desired, the inner member may be permanently sealed within the outer sleeve so that the inner member and the tube cannot be removed from the outer sleeve without leaving visible evidence of tampering. Such sealing means may comprise a rivet or staple 49 which secures the upper portion 3' of the side wall panel 3 to the inserted tuck-in flap portion 32 of the inner member, as clearly shown in Figs. 11 and 12. This rivet or staple 4!] may be readily applied by inserting one nose or anvil of the riveting or stapling tool through the slit 3? so as to lie against the inside face of the tuck-in flap portion 32. The tube in the carton shown in Figs. 11 and 12 may be tested by providing a test socket so shaped that it may be inserted through the lower end of the outer sleeve a sufficient distance to receive the socket prongs p of the tube T.

In event the test socket is so shaped that the socket prongs p can be inserted into the socket only when the prongs p extend beyond the lower edge of the outer sleeve, provision can be made for limited telescoping movement of the inner member by eliminating or tearing off the inturned flaps .l, as shown in Figs. 13 and 14. When these inturned flaps I are eliminated, inward pressure can be exerted upon the closure 29 so as to cause the side walls It of the inner member to telescope downwardly into the sleeve a sufficient distance to permit insertion of the socket prongs go into the socket. The rivet or staple 49 prevents complete removal of the inner member or the tube from the outer sleeve so that the tube T cannot be removed from the outer sleeve without leaving visible evidence of tampering.

The cartons shown in Figs. 11 to 14 inclusive provide tear-off tabs which can be easily and quickly removed by the jobber or the retailer to serve as a permanent record. The jobbers tearside walls l2 and I8 of the inner member is such off tab 35 and the retailers tear-off tab 33 may carry any desired information, such as the type of tube contained in the cartonand other information useful to the jobber or retailer. For example, these tabs may be torn ofi by the jobber or retailer and kept as a permanent record from which he will know the number of tubes he has sold and delivered and the type thereof. These tabs may also carry the date of manufacture of the tube and the jobber or retailer may write thereon the person or firm to whom they are delivered and the date of delivery, thereby providing a permanent sales and delivery record. These tabs 35 and 33 can be easily and quickly torn off along the perforated lines 34 and. 36 without damage to the carbon or the tube packaged therein.

The cartons above described can be formed substantially without waste of paperboard material, and can be easily and quickly assembled and packaged. The tube packaged therein is firmly suspended within the outer tubular sleeve so as to protect the ends of the tube from damage. The sides of the tube are also fixedly spaced out of contact with the side wall panels of the outersleeve so that rough handling of the carton will not result in damage to the tube.

The inner membrs B and B shown in Figs. 1 and 8 can be formed in gangs cut from a large sheet of paperboard material and they are so formed that they need be printed only on one side thereof, which may be done before the paperboard sheet is cut or scored. The outer sleeve A, as shown in Figs. 1, 5 and 10, may be cut from large sheets of suitable paperboard material, and when printed on one side only all of the printing is fully exposed to view. The cartons herein described provide highly satisfactory, attractive and economical assemblies for the packaging of fragile products such as radio tubes and electric light bulbs.

While certain novel features of the invention have been disclosed and are pointed out in the annexed claims, it will be understood that various omissions, substitutions and changes may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. A radio tube carton including in combination, an outer tubular sleeve having enclosing side wall panels, an inner tube supporting strip having top and bottom platforms supporting the ends of the tube, a side wall hingedly connected to said platforms along one side thereof, an oppositely disposed side wall hinged to one of said platforms and hooked to a hook flap hinged to the other platform, a sealing element permanently securing said hook flap to said last named side wall, an end closure hinged to one end of said last named side wall, a tuck-in flap hinged to said end closure insertable into the outer tubular sleeve, and opposed inturned flaps hinged to opposed side wall panels of said outer sleeve adapted to underlie said end closure and support the tube and the inner member in fixed housed position within said outer sleeve.

2. A radio tube carton including in combination, an outer tubular sleeve having enclosing side wall panels, a separate inner tube supporting strip having top and bottom platforms supporting the opposite ends of the tube, a side wall having the extreme ends thereof connected to said platforms with the platforms extending substantially normal to the extreme ends of the side wall, an

extended side wall having one extreme end thereof hingedly connected to one of said platforms and an extension portion projecting beyond the plane of the other platform, a hook flap hinged to one of said platforms adjacent the extension portion extending toward the other platform and having a hooking connection with the midsection of said extended side wall, and an end closure hinged to the extreme end of said extension portion, said end closure having a tuck-in flap insertable into the outer tubular sleeve, each of said platforms having a centrally disposed opening therein adapted to receive the adjacent end portion of the tube to retain the tube in fixed position and spaced from said side wall panels.

3. A radio tube carton including in combination, an outer tubular sleeve having enclosing side wall panels, a separate inner tube supporting strip having top and bottom platforms supporting the opposite ends of the tube, a side wall having the extreme ends thereof connected to said platforms, an opposite extended side wall having one extreme end thereof hingedly connected to one of said platforms and an extension portion projecting beyond the plane of the other platform, a hook flap hinged to the platform adjacent said extension portion extending toward the other platform and having a hooking connection with the midsection of said extended side wall, an end closure hinged to the extreme end of said extension portion, said end closure having a tuck-in flap insertable into the outer tubular sleeve, each of said platforms having a centrally disposed opening therein adapted to receivethe adjacent end portion of the tube to retain the tube in fixed position and spaced from said side wall panels, and a sealing element permanently securing one of said side walls of the inner member to the adjacent panel of the outer sleeve.

4. A radio tube carton including in combination, an outer sleeve having enclosing side wall panels, and an inner tube supporting strip having top and bottom platforms supporting the ends of the tube, side Walls connecting said platforms, an end closure hinged to one of said side walls, a flap hinged to said end closure, and a transverse slit in that side wall panel of the outer sleeve adjacent said flap, said flap having a portion thereof insertable into said outer sleeve so as to lie against the inside face of said slitted side wall panel and a portion threaded through said slit adapted to lie against the outside face of said slitted side wall panel.

5. A radio tube carton including in combination, an outer sleeve having enclosing side wall panels, and an inner tube supporting strip having top and bottom platform supporting the ends of the tube, side walls connecting said platforms, an end closure hinged to one of said side walls, a flap hinged to said end closure, a transverse slit in the side wall panel of said outer sleeve adjacent said flap, said flap having a portion thereof insertable into said outer sleeve so as to lie against the inside face of said slitted side wall panel and a portion threaded through said slit adapted to lie against the outside face of said slitted side wall panel, and a sealing element permanently securing the inner portion of said flap to the adjacent side wall panel of the outer sleeve.

6. A radio tube carton including in combination, an outer sleeve having enclosing side wall panels, an inner tube supporting strip having top and bottom platforms supporting the ends of the tube, side walls connecting said platforms, an end closure hinged to one of said side walls, a flap hinged to said end closure, opposed inturned flaps hinged to opposed side wall panels of said outer sleeve adapted to underlie said end closure and support the tube and the inner member in housed position within said outer sleeve, and a transverse slit in that side wall panel of said outer sleeve adjacent said flap, said flap having a portion thereof insertable into said outer sleeve so as to lie against the inside face of said slitted side wall panel and a portion threaded through said slit adapted to lie against the outside face of said slitted side wall panel.

'7. A radio tube carton including in combination, an outer sleeve having enclosing side wall panels, an inner tube supporting strip having top and bottom platforms supporting the ends of the tube, side walls connecting said platforms, an end closure hinged to one of said side walls, a flep hinged to said end closure, opposed inturned flaps hinged to opposed side wall panels of said outer sleeve adapted to underlie said end closure and support the tube and the inner member in housed position within said outer sleeve, a transverse slit in that side wall panel of said outer sleeve adjacent said flap, said flap having a portion thereof insertable into said outer sleeve so as to lie against the inside face of said slitted side wall panel and a portion threaded through said slit adapted to lie against the outside face of said slitted side wall panel, and a sealing element permanently securing the inner portion of said flap to the adjacent side wall panel of the outer sleeve.

8. A radio tube carton including in combination, an outer sleeve having enclosing side wall panels, an inner tube supporting strip having top and bottom platforms supporting the ends of the tube, side walls connecting said platforms, an end closure hinged to one of said side walls, a flap hinged to said end closure, and a slit extending transversely across that side wall panel of the outer sleeve which is adjacent said flap, said flap having a portion thereof insertable into said outer sleeve so as to lie against the inside face of said slitted side wall panel, and a second portion connected by a severable weakened line to said firstnamed flap portion threaded through said slit and positioned against the outside face of said slitted side wall panel, said second flap portion being adapted to carry information serving as a record when torn from said first named flap portion.

9. A radio tube carton including in combination, an outer sleeve having enclosing side wall panels, an inner tube supporting strip having top and bottom platforms supporting the ends of the tube, side walls connecting said platforms, an end closure hinged to one of said walls, a flap hinged to said end closure, a slit extending transversely across that side wall panel of the outer sleeve which is adjacent said flap= said flap having a portion thereof insertable into said outer sleeve so as to lie against the inside face of said slitted side wall panel, and a second portion connected by a severable weakened line to said first-named flap portion threaded through said slit and positioned against the outside face of said slitted side wall panel, said second flap portion being adapted to carry information serving as a record when torn from said first named flap portion, and a sealing element permanently securing the inner portion of said flap to the adjacent side wall panel of the outer sleeve.

10. A radio tube carton including in combination, an outer sleeve having enclosing side wall panels, and an inner tube-supporting strip having top and bottom platforms supporting the ends of the tube, side Walls connecting said platform, an end closure hinged to one of said side walls, a flap hinged to said end closure, and a transverse slit in the side Wall panel of the outer sleeve adjacent said flap, said flap being threaded through said slit and having a portion thereof positioned adjacent the inside face of said slitted side Wall panel and a portion positioned adjacent the outside face of said slitted side wall panel.

11. A carton including in combination, an outer sleeve having enclosing side Wall panels, an artiole-containing member telescoped withinsaid outer sleeveand having an end closure hinged to one end thereof, a flap hinged to said closure, and a, transverse slit in that sidewall panel of the outer sleeve adjacent said flap, said flap being threaded through said slit and having a portion thereof positioned adjacent the inside face of said slitted side wall panel and a portion positioned adjacent the outside face of said slitted side 10 wall panel.

WILLIAM A. RINGLERJ

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/455, 206/418, 206/590
International ClassificationB65D5/50
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/5038
European ClassificationB65D5/50D4B