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A'ITIJRNEYE 'no such flexible system exists.
Patented May 29, 1945 I .1. 2,376,916 I. "LABELHOLDER FOR BOXES Ernest C. Harden, Conway, Ark.
Application January 21, 1943, SerialNo. 473,124
My invention'relates to label holder for boxes such as are employed in the drug trade, and has among its objects and advantages the provision of an improved drug box so designed as to facilithe tops unfinished. When the manufacturer receives an order of assorted sizes, the manufacturer steel die stamps the purchasers name and design on top label papers of a size as large or larger than the top of the largest box ordered. The labels are then trimmed to fit the individual boxes, from the largest to the smallest, and the labels are then pasted to the box tops. Thisprocedure gives the manufacturer of paper boxes an exceptionally flexible system. However, under present methods of manufacturing plastic boxes, Plastic boxes in quantities of two or three gross of a given size would increase the cost of production to such a point that the prices offered to the trade would be practically prohibitive.
Accordingly, an object of my invention is to provide a plastic box so designed as to meet the needs of the drug trade, and in which the construction is such as to greatly facilitate the production of such boxes at a low cost.
In the accompanying drawing: I
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a box in accordance with my invention.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view.
Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view looking inside the. cover of the box.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of a label support,
and l Figure 5 is a perspective view of an insert.
In the embodiment of the invention selected for illustration, the box l0 comprises a box part l2 and a cover l4 which may be hinged or loosely related to the box part. As shown in Figure 2, the side walls of the part l2 are reduced in thickness about their outer face margins to provide shoulders l6 constituting rests for the edges of the cover part. The side walls of the cover are identical to provide an inwardly extending rib l8, which rib is formed in each side wall of the cover. The top wall 20 constitutes an inwardly extending flange on each side wall so as to provide a large window or sight opening 22 of slightly smaller dimensions than the wall 20.
Figure 4 illustrates a flat sheet 24 of the same contour as the wall but of smaller dimensions so as to fit loosely between the ribs 18. Four flaps 26 are formed as continuations of the sheet 24 and bend along lines 28. These flaps are so angled as to span a. greater area than the enclosure defined by the side walls of the cover M.
In Figure 5 a sheet insert 30 is of such size as to fit snugly within the side walls of the cover l4 when the insert is pressed to a position adjacent the inner face of the wall 20. In Figure 2, the insert 30 is held firmly against the wall 20 by the sheet 24, since the flaps 26 are of such width as to engage the ribs l8 and hold the sheet 24 in the cover. The flaps 26 snap into the position shown, so that the sheet 24 is effectively locked in the cover.
The parts I2 and I4 areformed of plastic. The boxes may be made up in a large assortment of colors and sizes. When a druggist orders an assortment of sizes, the manufacturer'places the buyers store card imprint on one face of the insert 30, the latter being opaque. The inserts 30 are trimmed to fit the respective assorted sizes. When the'druggist uses a box, he merely writes his direction label and places the label between the insert 30 and the sheet 24.
card lithographedupon the opposite face of the label. Thus the store card is exposed through the transparent insert 30 and the-label or doctor's directions are legible on the inside of the box top. I
Without further elaboration, the foregoing will so fully explain my invention, that others may, by applying current knowledge, readily adapt the same foruse under various conditions of service.
1. In a device of the'character described, the
combination with a box including a bottom section having a bottom wall and side walls and a cover section having a top wall provided with a sight opening and side walls disposedto fit over the upper parts of the side walls of the bottom section, said side walls of the cover section having an inwardly projecting rib, of a holder-adapted to be slidably inserted within the cover section whereby to hold a label sheet under the cover top, said holder comprising a transparent sheet having a flat body portion of a size smaller than the inside of the cover top and greater than the sight opening therein, and a plurality of flaps extending from the edges of the body portion at a downward and outward "inclination so that their bottom edges seat on said ribs of the cover section to support the body of the cover top. i
2. A cover device for receptacles having atop size than the sight opening therein, and flap parallel with and contiguous with the underside means extending from the edges of the body of the holder ata downward and outward inclination so that the bottom edges thereof seat on the inwardly projecting rib ofthe side portions of the cover to support the body parallel with and contiguous with the underside of the cover top.
ERNEST C. HARDEN.