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6. G. UDELL.
Fastening for the End Flap, of Trays, 8L0. Na; 241,254. Patented May 10, 1881'.
N. PET ERS. Fhoto-Lithogmpher, Washington, D. C.
NrrEn STATES CALVIN G. UDELL, OF NORTH INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.
FASTENING FOR THE END FLAPS OF TRAYS, 80C.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 241,254, dated May 10, 1881.
Application filed March 31, 1881.
To all whom "it may concern:
, Be it known that I, CALVIN G. UDELL, a citizen of the United States, residing at North Indianapolis, in the county of Marion and State of Indiana, have invented a new and useful fastening for the folded and overlapping end flapsoftrays, dishes, or boxes, made from thin wood, veneer, or pasteboard, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in the mode of fastening the end flaps of veneer or pasteboard dishes, trays, &c., in which a thin strip of wood veneer, paper, or textile fabric is glued or cemented fast between the central end flap and the overlapping corner flaps of each end of a tray or dish; and the object of my invention is to firmly secure the end flaps of a tray or dish without the use of wire staples, tacks, eyelets, or pieces of sheet metal. This object I accomplish by the device illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 represents a perspective view of the thin wood veneer or pasteboard dish or tray, having its end flaps united and firmly secured by a thin strip of veneer, paper, or textile fabric, and Fig.2 isa view of a strip of thin wood veneer, paper, or textile fabric, which is glued or cemented fast between the central end flaps and the corner flaps of the tray or dish.
Similar letters refer to likeparts in the different views.
Arepresents an ordinary thin wood or pasteboard tray or dish, having the ordinary central (No model.)
end flaps, B, and corner flaps (J O, which heretofore have been secured together by wire staples, tacks, eyelets, or pieces of thin sheet metal to form the tray. The small strip D is preferably made of thin wood veneer; but strips of paper or of textile fabric may be employed, if desired.
The strip D is coated with glue or cement on each side and placed between the central end flap, B, and the ends a a ofthe corner flaps, (J O, and the ends of the tray thus prepared are then subjected to a quick heavy pressure by any suitable machine for that purpose, which secures the parts tightly together, where they remain when released from the pressing-machine.
Trays and dishes thus prepared are much stronger than those having their ends secured by wire staples, eyelets, or thin sheet-metal strips, and the strip D holds the flaps B (J O firmly together and prevents the ends of the tray or dish from splitting.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
In combination with the central end flap, B, and corner flaps, O G, of a tray or dish, the strip 1), glued or cemented fast between said end and corner flaps, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.