US 2357155 A
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1944- B. M. WILLIAMS ET AL 2,357,155
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CONTAINER Filed Jan. 1.8, 1943 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Aug. 29, 1944 CON TAIN ER- Benjamin M. Williams, St. Louis, Mo., and Fred L. Rushing, Tampa, Fla., assignors to Gaylord Container Corporation, St. Louis, Mo., a corporation of Maryland Application January 18, 1943, Serial No. 472,658
This invention relates to containers, par- .ticlarly shipping cartons of the kind comprising a body and a slip cover therefor. The principal objects of the present invention are to provide for quickly and easily locking the cover to the body without the use of separate locking members; to provide for readily unlocking the cover to permit inspection of the contents of the carton; to provide for holding the body of the carton in erected position without the use of staples or glue, and to provide for strength, durability, simplicity and economy of construction. The invention consists in the carton and in the construction, parts and combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed. v
In the accompanying drawings, which form part of this specification and wherein like symbols refer to like parts wherever they occur,
Fig. 1 is an end view of a carton embodying my invention,
Fig. 2 is a side view of said carton,
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the cover of the carton,
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the body of the carton,
Fig. 5 is a perspective view showing the body of the carton in the process'of erection,
Fig. 6 is an enlarged fragmentary verticalv cross-section on the line 6-6 in Fig. 4; and
Fig. '7 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical crosssection on the line '|-'I in Fig. 1-.
Our invention is shown embodied in a shipping carton comprising a body A and a slipcover B in register. The end flaps 2 ofthe bottom panel I are then bent upwardly outsideof the-overlapped end panels 5, and the locking tabs or tongues 3 of said end flaps are pushed through the registering hand holes 63in said lapped end panels and bent downwardly inside thereof.
The slipcover B comprises a top panel or wall I and depending side and end walls or flanges l and 9, respectively, the end walls 9 having end flaps III that are bent alongside the side walls 9 without departing and rigidly secured thereto preferably by means of staples II. The end walls 9 of the slip cover B have locking tongues or tabs I2 depending therefrom that are bent inwardly through the registering hand holes 6 inthe lapped end panels 5 and are thence bent upwardly inside thereof, thereby locking the cover in place. As shown in the drawings, the upwardly bent end portions of the locking tabs I2 of the cover B have finger holes I3 therein.
As shown in the drawings, the ends of the' registering hand holes 6 in the lapped end panels 5 are provided with inwardly extending semicircular lugs I4, which form notches I5 in the four corners of said holes. of the upturned bottom panel flaps 2 are snugly engaged in the notches I5 at the lower corners of the hand holes 6 and are thus retained therein; and the locking flaps I2 of the cover B likewise snugly engage the notches in the upper corners of said hand holes and are thus retained therein.
The hereinbefore described carton has several important advantages. The body and cover may be shipped in knockdown form and readily .erected for service. The overlapped endpanels 5 are locked together merely by inserting the locking tabs 3 through the hand holes 6 therein and bending said tabs downwardly inside said body; and the cover is-locked to the body merely by inserting the locking tabs I2 through said hand holes and bending them upward1y,the
tabs I2 also serving to hold the body in setup position. The contents of the carton tends to prevent accidental unfolding of the locking tabs 3 and [2 while the notches I5 in the corners of the hand holes serve to space'said tabs apart to permit insertion of the fingers therebetween. The locking tabs 3 and I2 also serve to stiii'en the carton along the horizontal edgesof the hand holes 6; and the locking tabs I2 also provide smooth rounded edges for the fingers along the upper edges of the hand holes and are pressed tightly against the and panels 5 by the upwardly bent fingers when the carton is lifted. The car- 'ton is particularly adapted for use in shipping fruits and vegetables, which must be inspected upon arrival at the consuming market. When it is desired to inspect the contents of the carton, the fingers are inserted through the hand holes 6 and into the finger holes I3 in the upturned looking tabs I2 of the cover 13, which tabs are then drawn outwardly through the openings, thus permitting removal of said cover.
Obviously, numerous changes may be made fromthe invention and I do The locking tabs 3 upwardly around the upper edges thereof, said openings being large enough to facilitate such bending of said body and cover flaps, withdrawal of said cover flaps from said openings and handling of said container by inserting the fingers in said openings, said openings have notches in the upper and lower comers thereof adapted to receive the inwardly bent body and cover locking strips, respectively, and space them far enough apart to provide clear spaces therebetween for the fingers.
BENJAMIN M. WILLIAMS. FRED L. BUSHING.