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April 18, 1944.
W. S. WATTS ETAL.
CARTON FOR ICE CREAM CONES Filed Dec. 12, 1940 Patented Apr. 18, 1944 CARTON FOR ICE-CREAM CONES Warren S. Watts, Montclair, and George J. Losson, Arlington, N. J., assignors to Eskimo Pie Corporation, Bloomfield, N. J., a corporation of Delaware Application December 1 2, 1940, Serial No. 369,700
By means of the present invention, a very inexpensive sanitary protection enclosure is provided for ice cream cones through the provision of a carton which may be shipped in the fiat, assembled without the use of glue, staples or other applied fastening means, which may be stamped out of the fiat by a single stroke of a cutting and perforating die, and which in use will entirely enclose a filled ice cream cone for both sanitary protection and protection against breaking of the somewhat fragile and brittle cake cone portion of the confection. By means of the invention, ice cream cones may be filled with ice cream, in quantities at the factory, may be packed in boxes with rows of cartons in which the cartons are alternately inverted and transported to retail outlets ready for sale to the consumer, as distinguished from the customary practice of individual filling operations by the retailer at the time of sale to the consumer. The low cost of the carton, due toits form and ease of manufacture and assembly, make this new practice commercially possible.
means are provided for separating the upper section of the carton from the lower section held by the hand of a user, by a single straight line pull of a, tab portion while rotating the carton if desired. To this end the upper and lower sections of the carton are separated by a line of perforations at p and the upper section of panel I is formed with a finger tab just above the said line of perforation as shown at 6.
In forming up the carton from the blank, the latter is folded on the fold lines a,-side wall 5 being lapped under side wall I, the filled cone is The invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 is a plan view of the cut blank. Figure 2 is a perspective view of the assembled and closed carton, a corner thereof being partly broken away to show the interlocking arrange,- ment.
Figure 3 isa vertical section on the line 3-3, Figure 2, the lower part of the carton being broken away.
inserted and flaps 2a: and 41: being folded down, the cover member Ix with lip Ira: folded is brought into position. In the downward insertion of lip law, the spring of the cardboard material from which the blank is made enables the lip to pass first along the tops of flaps 21a: and an: after which the shoulders enter the slots 3 and lock the carton elements in closed position.
It will be understood that in those cases where the retailer prefers to fill cones at the time of sale to the consumer, the cartons may be shipped flat to the retailer, but the primary use of the carton is for the shipping of filled ice cream cones directly from the manufacturer in closed sanitary containers in the manner shown.
It will be understood that various modifications may be made in the form and arrangement of the elements comprising the embodiment illustrated, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Having described our invention, what. we claim and desire to secure by letters Patent, is as follows:
A carton for ice cream cones consisting of a 'wedge-shaped unitary piece of cardboard sep- The side walls are separated by lines of score at a. and the members Is, In: are separated by scored fold lines b, the flaps 2a: and 4:: having base scored fold lines at c.
Colinear with fold line b for lip In and at each end thereof, is a slot as shown at s. Each arated longitudinally by scoring into at least four wedged shaped side wall sections ode of said side wall sections carrying at its top a hinged covering wall, a lip projected from the covering wall, and adapted to be folded parallel with one of the side walls, the said lip having slots at opposite ends of its fold line, and two of the side walls, said side walls being spaced one at each.
side of and adjoining said wall carrying said covering wall, carrying foldable closure flaps. each WARREN S. WATTS. GEORGE J. LOBBON.