US 2339656 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
F. c. sHlNA Jan. 18, .1944.
Filed May 29, 1942 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 illllillllllxldlllllllll II II'I Illlrll i l l vllllllllllllll Jan. 18,1944. F c, SHINA 2,339,656
Filled May 29. 1942 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Jan. 18, 1944 UNITED STATES;
Frank c. shins Urbana, Ohio, assignor'to United Paperboard Company, New York, N. Y., a, corpartition of New Jersey 7 Application May 29, 1942, Ser'ial'N o. 445,057
This invention relates to the art of packaging; and has special reference to boxes of paperlike material, such boxes being commonly termed pasteboard or cardboard boxes.
More particularly the, invention relatesto a box of'the foregoing character especially adapted for the packaging of smoking tobacco, cigars, and the like.
The ordinary paper package of tobacco is cas ily crushed and torn when carried in onespocket and, because of this, tobaccois commonly packaged'in metal containers.
One important object of the present inventionis to provide a simple and efiicient double walled container highly resistant to crushing whenin use.
A second important object of the invention is to provide a novel box for this purpose capable of having an ordinary package'oftobacco-cov cally fitting inner and outer sections separable for the insertion-of the'tobacco.
A third important object of the invention'is to provide a novel arrangement of hingedly swing-- ing' top for sucha box, the top forming'part ofthe outersection and closing over the upper part of the inner section'with novel provision for guiding the top during closing.-
A fourth important object of the inventiorf is to provide a novel form of top fastening means in'such a box;
top of the box.
With the above and other objects in-view; as
Will be presently'apparent; the invention cohsist's in genefal'of certain novel features of=con-- structioh and com binationsof partshereinafter' fully' described, illustrated inthe ac'con'ipany' ingi drawings and particularlyclaimed.
In the accompanying drawings like characters" of reference indicate like parts in the several' views, and:
Figure 1 is an-is'or'netri'c' view of the" improved box as dispensed. I
Figure -2is a similar view with the box-open;
, 3' is a sectioncn" the line"3='-3 of Fi ure' l';
Figure 4'isa sectio'ncn the line 4:4 of Fig=- Figured is a section of theupper pa-rt of the box similar toFigure 3 but with the securing top in securing position;- v
Figure 6 is a;vi ew similar to Figure 1 but showing a modified form'ofthe outer box'member;
Figure '7 is an isometric view showing the innerbox member as used-withthe form shown in Figur 6% c c Figure 8- is a view similar to Figure 6 but with the box in shortenedv condition.-
v Referring tothe; drawings, and particularly Figure 1' thereof, the outer member A of the box is preferably of vertically elongatedi rectangular form and is provided with side walls I0,. a front wall llya rearwall; l2; and a top wall [3. The top wallis provided intermediate its junctions with-the frbntand rear walls with afold line H! extending from one side wall to the other, this foldline being f ormed by creasing the material. Each sidewall hasashort vertical slit l5 extending downwardly from the respective end of thefoldline'orc-rease l4. From the lower end of each slit l5 extends a semicircular slit l6 providing a tab ll presenting its convex edge toward the rear wall l 2.- A weakened or'tear line l8 extends fromthe lower end of the slit IB to the junctionof; the front wall ll with-the respective side wall the weakening of the material along. these lines l8 -being preferably accomplished .by a suitable; perforation. The tabs H are preferably termed guide tabs. The frontwall i8 is out through by a'semicircular slit 19' havings its ends meeting the front ends of theweakened lines is and this'slit provides adownwardly extending securing tab 20. The portion-,-shown bestat; B inFigure 2, de-
fined by the lines l4. l6; lfland l9 constitutes a hingedlymounted cover portion.
} The outer-member Ais open at the bottom and" of the slit l9-so that the holding tab 20 may be inserted through thisslitlii to lie within the member-C against the inner surfaces of the front #3111 22; 7. V
Inthemodifiedform shown in Figures 6, '7 and-8 BJ'WBBikHBd line 26ieXtends across the side walls .21 vandbacl: wall-:23-from the' endsof the slit 25and'a weakened linell extends around the member A in correspondingly spaced relation to the bottom edges of this outer member.
Also a supplementary slit 218 is formed in the wall a weakened lines 26 and a portion of the outer- The member A is torn off on a corresponding weakened line 21, the two portions, when assembled,
will be in position such that the tab2fl may 00- act withaslit 28. In use the members A and C are separated and the thinly wrapped package of tobacco is inserted in the inner member after which the outer member is slipped over the inner member. When it is desired to obtain access to the tobacco, the tab 20 is grasped and the portion B released from the'body of the member A by tearing along the weakened lines l8. This portion B may now be swung back on the'fold or crease line H constituting the hinge. When thus opened, the inner package of tobacco may be torn open and the tobacco extracted; In closing the box, the guide tabs I! act to prevent the ends of the sides of the closure from slipping inside of the top of the inner member C. Insertion of the holding tab 20 through the slot 25 serves to hold the cover frictionally in closed position;
After part of the tobacco is used, the members A and C may be separated, removable portions torn off, and the partsreassembled. This will bring the remaining tobacco close to the top for easy access. I
It 'is obvious that this same construction may be used for cigars, cigarettes and a wide variety of other purposes, the opening of the portion B afiording access to whatever may be packed in this box.
What is claimed is:
1. In a box of the kind described, an outer member'open at the bottom and closed at the top, an inner member openat the top and closed at the bottom telescopically fitting 'in said outer member, said me'mberseach having side andfront walls and the outer member having a top wall,
said outer member having a portion of its top wall hinged to the remainder of the top'wall and having portions of its side and front walls carried by the hinged portion of the top wall and engageable with theouter faceof the top portions of the side and front walls of the inner member when thebox is closed, the side walls ofthe said hinged portion having guide tabs" adjacent thehinged 'end of the topand' engaging'the' side walls of the inner member 'uponthe hinged portion being fully opened. l "j 2. In a box of the kind described,-' an outer member open at the bottom and closed at the top, an inner member open'at thet'opand closed at the bottom telescopically fitting in said outer member, said members each having side and front walls and the 'outer memb'er having a top wall, said outer member having a'portion of its top wall hinged to the remainder of the top wall and having portions of its-"side and front walls carried by the hinged portion of the topwall and engageable' with the outer face of th e top portions of the side and front walls of the inner member whenz-the box'" is closed, the "front wall of the hinged" portion having a downwardl y exv top wall hinged to the remainder of the top wall and having portions of its side and front walls carried by the hinged portion of the top wall and ,engageable with the outer face of the top portions of the side and front walls of the inner member, when the box is closed, the side walls of the said hinged portions having guide tabs adjacent the hinged end of the top end engaging the side walls of the inner member upon the hinged portion being fully opened, the front wall of the hinged portion having a downwardly extending'holding tab and the'front wall of the inner portion having a slit receiving said holding tab.
4. In a box of the kind described, a box having outer and inner layers at the ends and front of its top portion and having a top wall carried by said outer layer, said top wall having a transversely extended fold line forming a hinge portion, the side portions of the outer layer having each a slit extending downward from a respective end of the fold line and curved to provide a rearwardly extending slit, said outer layer having weakened tear lines extending from the lower ends of said slits to the front of the box and having a downwardly arched slit in the front connecting said tear lines, the hinged portions thus defined constituting a closure for the box having a depending tab at its free front portion constituting closure manipulating means. I
5. In a box of the kind described, a box hav-' ing outer and inner layers at the ends and frontv of the top portion and having a top wall carried by said outer layer, said top wall having a trans versely extended fold line forming a hinge portion, thes'ide portions of the outer layer having each a slit extending downward from a respective end of the 'fold line and curved to provide a rearwardly extending'slit, said outer layer having weakened tear lines extending from the lower" ends of said slits to the front of the box and having a-downwardly arched slit in the front connecting said tear lines, the hinged portions thus defined constitutinga closure for the box having a depending tab'at its free front portion member, said members each having side and front walls :and the outer member having a top wall,- said outer member having a portioniof its top wall hinged to the remainder of the top" wall and having portions 'of its side and front walls carried by the hinged portion of. the top wall and engageable 'with'theouter face of the top portions of the side and front walls; of the inner member when the box is closed, the front." wall'of the hinged portion having a downwardly 1 extending holding tab and the front wall of 'thel;
inner portion having a slit receiving said holding tab, said members having weakened tear lines extending therearound and correspondingly spaced from the lower end of the outer member walls carried by the hinged portion of the top 15 wall and engageable with the outer face of the top portions of the side and front walls of the inner member when the box is closed, the front wall of the hinged portion having a downwardly extending holding tab and the front wall of the inner portion having a slit receiving said holding tab, said members having weakened tear lines extending therearound and correspondingly spaced from the inner end of the outer member 10 'ner member having at least one additional front and upper end of the inner member, and the intransverse slit position to receive said holding tab upon a portion of the inner member being removed along one of its tear lines.
FRANK C. SHINA.