US 2366099 A
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w 1944- J. DE WITT GRAY ETAL 2,366,099
' BUTCHER TRAY TRIM Y Filed March 8, 1943 I Jam flgwfi m KENNETH N CHAPMAN Patented Dec. 26, 1944 BUTCHER TRAY TItIM John DeWitt Gray, Chicago, and Kenneth w.
Chapman, Clarendon Hills, Ill.
Application March 8,1943, Serial No.4 78,352
7 Claims. (c1.41-10) This invention relates to decorative trim. More particularly it relates to strips of trimmaterial to be used between or around meat or other food trays in a display case and for other decorative and identification uses in food stores.
For some years it has been customary to use various types of colorful material around meat trays in display cases in butcher shops. Much of this material-was expensive, some ofit consisting of rubber and metal.
Theprincipal object of this invention is to provide an attractive meat tray trim which will be so inexpensive to manufacture that it may be distributed by meat and food packers generally to promote the'sale of their products atthe point of sale. Applicants invention resides primarily in the provision of a strip of cardboard having cutouts and scorings such that by proper folding there may be produced a row of flowers or other decorations which may readily be positioned between adjoining rims of meat trays or around other displays of food.
A further object of this invention is to employ a petaled flowered design so cut from a sheet of strip material such as light cardboard and so related to certain scorings for folding that the petals will stand out from the strip material after folding to form paperflowersor other decorative indicia not apparently supported by the strip material. a a a l One feature of applicants method of producing tray trim resides in the fact that during the cutting no part of the sheet material is actually severed therefrom. This leaves thesheet material, after printing and cutting, without out out portions which might result in tearing, etc., during handling.
Another object of this invention is to provide a vertical wall support for the flowers or other decorative indicia having sufiicient height to bring the flowers well above the edge of the trays or displays of food.- Thesetrays are ordinarily about three-quartersof an inch deep, but the food is frequently stacked in the tray to a height well above the depth of the tray.
These and such other objects as may herein after appear are obtained in two embodiments of this invention shown in the drawing, comprising one sheet, wherein Fig. 1 is a perspective view of applicants decorative trim positionedbetween two meat trays, only portions of which are shown; Fig. 2 isacross section of applicants tray trim taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a sectional view of applicants" tray trim showing it folded in one way for shipping purposes; Fig; 4 is a top view of applicants strip material unfoldedyand Fig. 5 is a plan view of a second embodiment of applicants invention.
Continuing to refer tothe drawing and particularly to' Fig. 4, the numeral l0 identifies a strip of sheetmaterial having two side edges [2 and I4 and one end H5. The edge 181s shown for drawing purposes only. In fact, applicants material i an extended strip varying in length from one foot to three feet and it is contemplated that it may be produced in long rolls, shipped to the user in this form and cut by theuser to desired lengths.
One of the features of applicants inventionis the provision of a body portion defined by two parallel scorings 22 and 24, which scorings are interrupted at a plurality of points by ornamental figures 26 and 28. On each side of the body portion therefore, are side portions 30 and 32. The body portion 20 constitutes a display surface for background material.
The second embodiment of the invention which is illustrated only in Fig. 5 shows applicants invention in its simplest form. Here the main body portion 21 is formed by two interrupted parallel scorings 23 and 25,the interruptions being by land portions as 21. These land portions 21 extend outwardly into the side portions which in this figure bear the numerals 3| and 33. In
30 this figure the solid single lines as 29 indicat a cut through the sheet material. It is evident referring to Fig. 1 andmore particularly to the flower bearing the numeral that by bending the heet material shown in Fig. 5 along the scorings 23 and 25 so that the side portions 3| and 33 are directed downwardly, the land portions 21, see Fig. 5, will remain in the plane of the body portion 2| so as to form a horizontally disposed flower.
In this second embodiment of the invention, the design of the ornamental figure may be any kind of a flower or any other kind of a device provided portions of it extend outwardly from the body portion 2| into both of the side portions 3| and 33 and provided further that requisite cuts through thesheet material around those portions of the design configuration lying in the side portions of the sheet material are provided.
It will beno-ted that in the line of ornamental figures, there is provided a strip cutout 31 which is positioned at one end of the row of ornamental designs and which is intended to carry a brand indicia 'as,f0r example, the name of a meat packing house. This brand indicating strip willprobably be used in all forms of applicants invention and in the case of strips in roll the brand indicia will be shown at regular intervals.
Returning now to the first embodiment of the invention, all of the solid lines 34 defining the petals of the flowers in Fig. 4 will be cuts through the material. It will be noted that the center 360i each flower is positioned inside the parallel lines along which the scorings 22 and 24 are made. It will also be noted that there: are short scorings 3 8" and 40 between the twoside groups' of petals 42 and 44 on the one hand and the bottom group of petals 46 on the other. It follows; therefore, that the center 36 of the flower is connected by two ligatures or-lands 48 and 50 to the side portion 30. Similarlythe center 36 i the flower is connected by lands Fai -and 54- to the other side portion 32. It will be noted. that the group of petals '42 is entirely severed from the adjacent body portion indicated by the nu-'- meral 20 and similarly that. the grouper-.- petals] 44 is completely severed from the adjacent main body portion.
When the sheet material shown and described in Fig. 4. is bent along the scorings. 20 and 22 so that the side portions 30 and 321 depend downwardly, the flower portions 46. and 41 remain. in the same. plane as the body portion 28.. in. exactly the same. fashion as=occurred in the simpler embodiment shownin Fig. 5. However, the groups of petals 42- and 44. tend topop upwardly by a limited extent to. occupy the position. illustrated in Fig. 1. This is due to the 'draw at. the lands 48 and 52v upon the portion of the sheet material connecting, the petal group 42- to the center 36. The popping up tendency of the two groups of petals 42 and 44 is not. great but by simply placing. ones finger under the outer edges of these two groups of petalsand bending themup slightly they will tend to stay in whatever position they areleft at. I I
The flowers produced. accordingto the first embodiment of this invention are definitely superior to those producedaccording to the second embodiment because where all of the petals of the flower stand clear of. the sheet. material, anv illusion is presented of their standing alone. Referring to Fig. 1, it will be noted that the/ligature or land. 48- can. scarcely be seenirom above it and it is these ligatures that are holding the flower in assembled relationship with the rest'of the decorative trim.
The balance of. applicants tray trim is fairly evident from the drawing. The upper side por tion 32 is. scored along lines parallel to the first scorings mentioned, 22 and 24,-. at 55, 56, 58, 60
and 6.2. Referring to Fig. 2,. the body portion 20 includingatwo petal. groups as. 41. and 46' lie in a horizontal plane. The body portion 32 has: been bent along the scoring. 22 to form a diagonal supporting portion which in- Fig. 2 is one: of the ligatures or lands B but which also may: be part of. a side Wall as, for example, the part] marked- 64 in Fig. 4. At'thescorin'g. 55 the side portion 32 is bent downwardly andat the. scoring Wont-'- wardly. At the scoring 58- it is bent back upon itself and the same occurs at the scoririgifita At the scoring 62 the end of. the side portion 32 is bent back along itself and may be: fastened to itself by a staplet'o.
Referring again to Fig; 4:; the side. portion 31'!" has. onescoring 88* parallel: to' the seoringsi 2.07 and 22.. Referring. to. 2' the: side pm-tron. 3i) is bent at the. scorin rfial so that its; edge; ll limaybe slipped inside the edge-:12: onthe side) portion.
thereby assisting in holding the trim in assembled relationship.
While in the preferred embodiments shown, applicant has utilized'scorings for the purpose of shaping. the finished trim, it will be understood that demarcation lines for folding would suffice and in the case of machine folding, no visual lines would be necessary.
It be appreciated that the actual configuratiorrof the vertical. supporting; wall: for applicants tray trim could be modifiedin various ways to obtain approximately the same result. In the case of the base, however, its width may be sufficiently great that its outer edges may bepositioned. under the edges of the pans and thelike.-
In such cases, the base constitutes an important factor in firmly positioning the trim between the trays.
Referring to Fig. 3, there is illustrated a method of packing applicants tray trim. In this case the-base 10 has been folded over onone side to occupy substantiallythesame plane as the principal part: ofLtheside portiontL A lso the-end 14 of the side portion 36 has been withdrawn part1 way from beneath. the end of the side portion 32. with the result that: the body portion 20- and; all parts. of the flower. will. lie: in. thesame plane as the. side portion 32...
In order to further the resemblance of the tray trim to real flowers afield the body'portionr 20' and side portions. 50 and 32- arecolored; light green. and. in othersu-itable coloring; are stems 12' and leaves #4.
Having thusdescribed! our invention what. we wish to patent and protect by United States Let ters: Patent .is-z
1.. A decorative trim comprising. a strip of sheet material, a plurality of parallel fold lines forming. therebetween a body. portion. and a side portion. bn. each side thereof, andscuts in: the sheet material extending intothe sideuportions and joining adjacent ends of fol'dnlines having. a
common axis whereby when. the side portions are bent toward each other along the fold. lines, the portions defined by the'cuts will-remain in the plane of the; body. portion.
2. A. decorative trim comprising a stripof sheet materiaL two parallel fold lines forming thereb'etween a. body portion and a side portion on each side thereof, said fold lines .beinginterrupted by cutout portions of ornamental figures extending into the. side portions and. lands: connecting: the side portions to the main portion whereby whenv the side portions-are bent toward each .other'along the fold lines; the portions de fined by the: cuts will remain in the plane of the body portion.
p 3. A decorativetrimcomprising a strip of. sheet 1 strip material alongv such edgesof the ornamental figures that upon. bending the sheet material: along the scorings. the ornamental figures may, continue to lie in the plane of' the body portion.
4. A= decorative trimcomprising a-strip of sheet material,. a plurality of? indicia having petal-like membersv radiating from: a center disposed. in alignment on said sheet materiaL. two parallel scorings extending" between adjoiningindieia to form a' body' portion. and two sidep'ortions; cuts' the centers thereby creatinglands connecting the center portion to the side portions, whereby when the side portions are benttoward each other along the scorings, the flowers Willremain in substantially the same plane as the bodyportion and no part of the sheet material will have been severed as waste material.
5. A decorative trim comprising a strip of sheet extending between adjoining indicia, between the material, aplurality of indicia havingfpetal-like members radiating from a center disposed in alignment on said sheet material with a brand indicia at one end thereof, two parallel scorings end indicia and the brand indicia, and between j a the end indicia and the brand indicia and the ends of the sheet material to form a body por-,
indicia center to the side portions, whereby when the side portions are bent toward each other along the scorings, the indicia will remain in the same plane as the body portion and no centers thereby creating lands connecting the the side portions and joining adjacent ends of a said fold lines, one of said side portions being elongated and having a plurality of parallel fold lines along which said sideportion maybe folded to form'a base which may be disposed at right angles to the side portion, and serve to assist in holding the trim in upright position. a l;
7. A decorative trim comprising a strip of sheet material, a plurality of scorings positioned along two parallel lines forming therebetween a body portion and a side portion on each side thereof, and cuts in'the sheet material extending into the side portions and joining adjacent ends of scorings, one of said body IPOIti-OIIS having five parallel scorings by which it maybe bent downwardly at a line beneath the center of the body portion to form a vertical support portion, outwardly along the second scoring at right angles,
back upon itself along the third, and fourth scorj ings to form a base, and upwardly along the part of the sheet material will have been severed as waste material.
6. A decorative trim comprising a strip of sheet material, a plurality of fold lines positioned along vertical support portion to which it may be fas-, tened, whereby the other side portion may be bent downwardly and beneath the free end of the first side portion to form an erect decorative trim.
JOHN DEWI'I'I' GRAY. KENNETH W. CHAPMAN.
two parallel lines forming therebetween a body