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Publication numberUS2335913 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 7, 1943
Filing dateFeb 20, 1943
Priority dateFeb 20, 1943
Publication numberUS 2335913 A, US 2335913A, US-A-2335913, US2335913 A, US2335913A
InventorsButtery Kenneth T
Original AssigneeSutherland Paper Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 2335913 A
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Dec. 7, 1943. K. T. BUTTERY PACKAGE 0R CONTAINER Filed Feb. 20, 1943 s Shee ts-Sheet -1 r if 5 I -INVENTOR. of I ezwaf/r 7. @x/ a 75 iz gaaai sig=s 7 7L 7 Dec. 7, 1943. K. 'r. BUTTERY PACKAGE OR CONTAINER Filed Feb. 20, 194:5

3 Sheets-She et 2 INVENTOR.

Dec. 7, 1943. K. 'r. BUTTERY PACKAGE OR CONTAINER Filed Feb. 20, 1945 3 Sheets-Sheet a Patented 7,1943

PACKAGE OR CONTAINER Kenneth T. Buttery, Kalamazoo, Mich., assignor to Sutherland Paper Company, Kalamazoo,

Mich.

Application February 20, 1943, Serial No. 476,575

Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in packages or containers.

The main objects of this invention are: 7

First, to provide an improved package which is well adapted for use in the packaging and dispensing of food products such as butter, lard,

oleomargarine and like greasy or oily products, effectively packaging the contents for delivery and transportation and at the same time one which may be readily opened for access to the packaged product.

and bag flaps partially closed and a modified form invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

- Fig. 1 is a top perspective view or a closed Fig.3 is a perspective view of the inner con tainer member with the top closure flaps of the inner container member and the contents bag arranged therein in fully open position.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view with the top of the inner container member and bag in partially closed position.

of top closure flaps.

Fig. 12 is afragmentary perspective view of a j structure embodying the modified form-of retaining tongues or lugs on the inner container member, the outer container member being substantially the same as shown in Fig. 11, illustrating another manner of assembling the inner container member within the outer container member.

Fig. 13 is a plan view of the blank of the outer container member.

Fig. 14 is a plan view of the blank for the inner container member.

Fig. 15 is a fragmentary plan view of the blank showing the modified form of retaining tongue or lug.

Fig. 16 is a'fragmentary perspective view show-- ing the relation'of the end closure flaps in partially closed position.

The preferred embodiment of the invention comprises an outer container member designated generally by the numeral I, an inner container member designated generally by the numeral 2, and a bag or liner member 3 of flexible material arranged within the inner containermemher. This bag 3 is preferably oi greaseproof material adapted to receive a predetermined quan-' tity oi the material to be packaged such as but- Fig. 5 is a top perspective view of the top of g the outer container member with the top closure flaps partially closed.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged sectional view on line 8-6 of Fig. 1 showing the relation of the bag,

member and one of the retaining tongues f9r the Fig. 9 is a perspective view illustrating the final closing step of the top closure.

Fig. 10 is a plan view' of a slightly modified form of end closure.

Fig. 11 is a fragmentary perspective view show ing a modified .form of retaining tongue on the ter, lard, oleomargarine or the'like.

The outer container member comprises side walls 4 and end walls 5 provided with overlapping bottom and top closure flaps. 'I'hese bottom and top closure flaps are of the overlapping interlocking type,- the top closure flaps oi the embodiment shown in Figs. 1 to 6 comprising the inner flap 6 having a slit 22 parallel to the edge thereof and a slit 23 extending from the slit .22 to the edge. The intermediate flaps 8 are cut away on one edge at 9 to provide an opening through which the dovetail shaped tongue ll may be engaged when the container is completely closed as-shown in Fig. 1. dovetailed tongue is engaged in the slot 22. In the bottom closure of the outer container of the embodiment illustrated, the flap 2| is provided with a recess 1 in the inner edge thereofso that when the flaps 8 are closed upon it; the

tongue III of the flap 24 may be readily inserted and interlocked with the edges of the inner flaps 8, as shown in Fig. '8. The sideand end walls are providedwith fracturing lines. 12 disposed in spaced relation to the top end.

The inner container member is adapted to teleinner container member with the inner container '66 scope within the outer container member and has The side and end walls l4 and I5 so that when the inner container member is telescoped within the outer the tongues serve as retaining lugs or detents engaging the wall of the outer member as shown in Fig. 6.

The inner container member is provided with non-overlapping opposed top flaps It. The bag is of such length that when it is arranged within the container member it projects a substantial distance above the upper edges of the flaps it when they are in open position. The flaps It may be folded inwardly upon the opposed sides of the bag which results in collapsing these sides and bringing the opposed edges ll of the bag into side by side relation, projecting from be- 2,335,918 tongues l3 struck out from the bottom of the such as lard, oleomargarine and-the like, it is desirable for various other uses. I have illustrated and described embodiments which'I have found tween the fiaps it, see Fig. 4. The collapsed projecting portions H are thenfolded down upon tainer member through which the container-is introduced then closed. Care should be taken however that the folded end of the bag and the top closures of the inner container member are at the top end of the outer container member.

When it is desired to have access to the contents the outer container member may be fractured along the fracturing line I! and the portion thereof above the fracturing lines removed as shown in Fig. 2. This removed portion constitutes acap l9 which may be replaced, the portion of the inner container member projecting above the fracturing line of the outer container member constitutinga neck with which the severed part I 9 may be removably engaged.

very practical, and have not attempted to illustrate other adaptations as it is believed this disclosure will enable those skilled in the art to embody or adapt my invention ,as may be desired.

Having thus described the invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a package, the combination of an outer container member comprising side walls and overlapping and interlocking bottom and top closure flaps, the sidewalls having alined fracturing zones adjacent to but spaced from the top end thereof, an inner container member comprising side walls and overlapping and interlocking bottom closure flaps and opposed non-overlapping top closure flaps, said inner container member being adapted to be telescoped within the outer container member and having projecting tongues struck out from its side walls adjacent the bottom closure flaps constituting bendable retaining members coacting with walls of the outer container member for retaining the inner container member in telescoped relation therein, and a bag of flexible material inserted in said inner container member with its top end, when open pro- .jecting substantially beyond the said inner con tainer member top closure flaps whereby said top closure flaps may be folded oppositely upon the sides of the bag to collapse the same inwardly In the embodiment shown-in Figs. 11 and 12 the retaining tongues or lugs 26 are struck out from the walls adjacent the corners thereof. In this embodiment the end closure flaps of the outer container comprise the opposed inner members 2i and the interlocking outer members 28 which have opposed co-engaging tongues 29. The inner container member is the same as described with the exception of the forming and position ing of the retaining lugs.

Fig. 14 is a blank of the inner container memher, the bottom'closure flaps of which are substantially the same as the top closure flaps of the outer container member shown in Fig. 5.

The inner and outer container members may be made of such relative dimensions that-they areeasily telescoped and at the same time, owing to the retaining tongues of lugs, they are effectively retained in telescoped relation. This is a feature of great advantage in making up the package. The inner liner or bag 3 can be made of relatively light material and if desired can be easily sealed when the parts are brought into the relation shown in Fig. 4. However, the

tainer has been fractured along the fracturing I lines as shown in Fig. 2.

While this container is especially desirable for use in packaging relatively heavy materials 76 with portions thereof projecting from between the edges of the folded top closure flaps and in side by side relation, the said projecting portions being folded upon one of the top closure flaps and the collapsed portions projecting at the ends of said top closure flaps being folded inwardly over the end edges thereof, the end closure flaps of the outer container being in overlapping interlocking position over the closed bag, the outer container member being fracturable along said fracturing lines to permit access to the contents of the packagewithout opening said outer container top closure flaps, the portion of the inner container member projecting above the fracturing zone of said outer container member constituting a neck for detachably receiving the severed portion of the outer container which constitutes a removable cap.

2. In a package, the combination of an outer of the outer container member for retaining the inner container member in telescoped relation th'erein, and a bag of flexible material inserted in said inner container member with its top end when open projecting substantially beyond. the said inner container member top closure flaps whereby said top closure flaps may be folded op-'- positely'upon the sides of the bag to collapse the same inwardly with portions thereof projecting from between the edges of the folded top 010- sure flaps and in side by side relation, the said 2,385,913 projecting portions being folded upon one of the,

top closure flaps and the collapsed portions projecting at the ends of said top closure flaps being folded inwardly over the end edges thereof.

3. In a package, the combination of an outer container member comprising side walls and overlapping and interlocking bottom and top closure flaps, the side walls having alined fracturing zones adjacent to but spaced from the top end thereof, an inner container member comprising side wallsand overlapping and interlocking bottom closure flaps and opposed nonoverlapping top closure flaps, said inner container member being adapted to be telescoped wthin the outer container member and having projecting tongues struck out from its walls 'adjacent the bottom closure flaps constituting re-' taining members coactlng with walls of the outer container member .for retaining the inner container member in telescoped relation therein, a bag of flexible material inserted in said. inner container member with its'top end when open projecting substantially beyond the said inner container member top closure flaps whereby said top closure flaps may be folded oppositely upon the sides of the bag to collapse the same inwardly with portions thereof projecting from between the edges of the folded top closure flaps and in side by side relation, the said projecting portions being folded upon one of the top cl sure flaps and the collapsed portions projecting at the ends of said top closure flaps being folded inwardly over the end edges thereof, the end closure flaps of the outer container being in overlapping interlocking position over the closed bag, theiouter container member being fracturable along said fracturing lines to permit access to the contents of the package without opening said outer con tainer top closure flaps, the portion of the inner container member projectingabove the fracturing zone of said outer container member constituting a neck for detach'ably receiving the severed portion of the outer container which con-.

stitutes a removable cap.

4. In a package, the combination of an outer container member comprising side walls and overlapping and interlocking bottom and top closure flaps, an inner'container member comprising side walls and overlapping and interlocking bottom closure flaps and opposed-non-overlapalined fracturing zones adjacent to but spaced from the top-end thereof, an inner container member comprising side walls, bottom closure flaps and opposed non-overlapping top closure flaps, said inner container member being adapted to be telescoped within the outer container member, and a bag of flexible material inserted in said inner container member with its top end when open projecting substantially beyond the said inner container member top closure flaps whereby said top closure flaps may be folded oppositely upon the sides of the bag with end portions thereof projecting from between the edges of the folded top closure: flaps and in side by side relation, the said projecting portions being folded upon one of the top closure flaps and the collapsed portions projecting at the ends of said top closure flaps being folded inwardly over the edges thereof, the end closure flaps of the outer container being closed over the closed-bag, the outer container member being fracturable along said fracturing lines to permit access to the contents of the package without opening said outer container top closure flaps, the portion of the inner container member projecting above the fracturing zone of said outer container member constituting a neck for'detachably receiving the severed portion of the outer container which constitutes a removable cap.

6. In a package, the combination of an outer container member comprising side walls and bottom and top closure flaps, an inner container .member comprising side walls, bottom closure flaps and opposed non-overlappin top closureflaps, said inner container member being adapted to be telescoped within the outer container member, and a bag of flexible material inserted in said inner container member with its top end when open projecting substantially beyond the said inping top closure flaps, said inner container member being adapted to be telescoped within the outer container 'member and having projecting tongues struck out'from its walls adjacent the bottom closure flaps constituting retaining members coacting with walls of the outer container member for retaining the inner conta ner member in telescoped relation therein, and a bagof flexible material inserted in said inner container member with its op end when open projecting substantially beyo d the said inner container member top closure flaps whereby said top clovsure flaps may be folded oppositely upon the sides of the bag to collapse the same inwardly w th portions thereof projecting from between the edges of thefolded top closure flaps and in side by side relation, the said projecting portions being. folded upon one of the top closure flaps and the collapsed portions projecting at the ends of said top closure flaps being folded inwardly over the end edges thereof.

5. In a package, the combination of an outer container member comprising side walls and bottom and top closure flaps, the side walls having ner container member top closure flaps whereby said top closure flaps may be folded oppositely upon the sides of the bag with end portions there.- of projecting from between the edges of the folded top closure flaps and inside by side relation, the said projecting portions being folded upon one of the top closure flaps and the collapsed portions projecting at the ends of said top closure flaps being folded inwardly over the edges thereof.

'I. In a package, the combination of an outer container member comprising side walls and bottom and top closure flaps, the side walls having alined fracturing zones adjacent to but spaced from the top end thereof, an inner container member comprising side walls and non-overlapping top closure. flaps, said inner container member being adapted to be telescoped within the outer container member and having projecting tongues struck out from its walls constituting retaining members coacting with walls of the outer container member for retaining the inner container member in telescoped relation therein, and

j a bag of flexible material inserted in said inner container member with its top end when open projecting substantially beyond the said inner v permit access to the contents of the package without opening said outer container top closure flaps,

tom and top closure flaps, an inner container.

member comprising side walls and non-overlapping top closure flaps, said inner container memher being adapted to be telescoped within the outer container member and havin rojecting tongues struck out from its walls constituting,re-. taming members coacting with walls of the outer container member for retaining the inner container member in telescoped relation therein, and a bag of flexible material inserted in said inner container member with its top end when open projecting substantially beyond the said inner container member top closure flaps whereby said top closure flaps may be folded oppositely upon the sides of the bag with end portions thereof projecting from between the edges of the folded ,inpclosure flaps, and the said projecting portions thus folded upon one of the top closure flaps and the portions of the bag projecting at the ends of said top closure flaps folded inwardly over the fracturing lines,'the severed portion of the outer container member constituting a cap, the portion of the inner container member projecting above alined fracturing zones adjacent to but spaced from the top end thereof, and an inner container member adapted to be telesco'ped within the outer container member and having projecting tongues the fracturing zone of the outer container member constituting a neck for detachably receiving the cap,

10. In a package, the combination of an outer container member comprising side walls and bottom and top closure flaps, the side walls havin alined fracturing zones adjacent to but spaced from the top end thereof, and an inner container member adapted to be tele'scoped within the outer container member and having projecting tongues struck out from its walls, said tongues being shaped for wedging engagement when moved into the outer container and for locking engagement when removed therefrom and constituting retaining members coacting with the walls ofthe outer container member for lockingly. retaining the inner container member in telescoped relation ,therein, said outer container member bein fracturable along said fracturing lines, the severed portion of the outer container member censtituting a cap, the portion of the inner container member projecting above the fracturing zone of the outer container member constituting a neck for detachably receiving the cap.

KENNETH T. BUTTERY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/101.2, 229/156, 229/117.34, 229/120.1, 229/210
International ClassificationB65D5/54, B65D5/10, B65D5/02, B65D5/60, B65D5/56
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/606, B65D5/5445, B65D5/103
European ClassificationB65D5/60B2, B65D5/54C, B65D5/10A