US 2453238 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 9, 1948.
E- A. LOCKE, JR
BLADE CONTAINER Filed Jan. 8, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVEN TOR. Edwin ./7. L o cine J5:-
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BLADE CONTAINER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Jan. 8, 1945 IN V EN TOR.
Patented Nov. 9, 1948 BLADE CONTAINER Edwin A. Locke, Jr., Quincy, Mass, assignor, by mesne assignments, to Gillette Safety Razor Company, Boston, Mass, a corporation of Delaware Application January 8, 1945, Serial No. 571,761
4 Claims. (Cl. 206-16) This invention relates to containers and more particularly to containers which may act not only as a shipping package but also asa convenient dispenser. While my container is not limited to razor blades, it is particularly adapted for use/,1
therewith and accordingly for the purpose of disclosing my invention, I have shown and will describe its use in connection with razor blades.
A further object of the invention is not only to provide a package which may hold new blades but also a package having a suitable compartment for used blades so that they may be disposed of without danger to the fingers. I have accordingly prepared a single unit which acts not only as a merchandising package but also as a dispensing and disposition unit.
Other objects and advantages of my invention will become apparent as the description proceeds.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a containerembodyin my invention.
Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view of the container taken along the lines 2--2 of Figure 3.
Figure 3 is a cross-sectional view taken along the lines 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a cross sectional view taken along the lines 4-4 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of resilient member forming a part of the package.
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the portion of the package which forms the used blade compartment.
Figures 7 and 8 are views of the blanks from which the carton is assembled.
Referring particularly to the drawings, the 2 container In, is made of three members, the outer enclosure or covering ll. shown in Figure 7 in the form of a flat blank which forms bottom, top and sides of the container, the used blade compartment l2, and the resilient member I4. The outer container I I, consists of side members 2| and 22.with connecting flaps 23 and 24 combining to formv one end in which is defined a circular opening 25. The other end of the container is formed by the intermediate connecting section 26 in which a suitable opening 21, is formed. The'flap 28. connected to one side of the member 2|, forms the bottom of the container while the flap '-29, forms the top thereof.
A. slot, 30, is provided in the flap 29 to form an entrance into the used blade compartment. One edge of the flap 2!], is also cut away slightly at 3|, the purpose of which will be disclosed later. Connecting tab 32 is attached to the cover member 29, so that the box may be closed and connecting tabs 33, 34 and 35 are provided so that the box may be pasted or glued together. An assembled blank N, forms the outside container as shown in Figure 1 with the flap 23 engaging the end 24, tabs 34 and 35 being folded under the bottom 28 and the tab 33 engaging the inner portion of the side 22 in the customary manner.
The blank I2 for the used blade compartment, consists of tab 40, ends 4| and 42 and sides 43 and 44. The side 44 is considerably longer than the side 43 so that when the blank I2 is folded into osition and the tab 40 glued or otherwise secured to the side 44, an extension 45, as particularly shown in Figure 6, will extend beyond the end 4|, of this member. This extension 45 positions the used blade compartment when the Whole container is assembled so that the used blade compartment is free to move to some degree within the outer container formed by the blank A resilient member is formed from card board or other suitable material, bent upon itself without scoring and joined at 5B. The sides, 5| and 52, are bent inwardly along offset lines 53 and 54 while the other two sides 55 and 56, are parallel. Member l4 may be compressed by pressing the sides, 55 and 56, toward each other but will have sufficient resilience to urge these sides away from each other.
Merchandise such as razor blades 60, is packed between the end 26, and the resilient member l4, which is in turn pushed against the end 4|, of the used blade compartment l2. The blades may be placed against the end 26, so that the trademark will appear through the opening 21, and it will be posisble to ascertain whether any blades are still in the container. The cut away portion 3|, forms with the end 26 an exit slot 51, through which the blades may be moved by the use of the thumb inserted in the opening 21. As the blades are used the resilient member M, will have a tendency to push the unused blades toward the end 26 of the box, keeping the outermost blade always in line with the delivery slot.
In examining Figure 3, it will be seen that the extension, 45, terminates somewhat short of the end, 26, of the container. It will be noted that there is an opening, 25, in the end, 24, of the container as is clearly shown in Figure 3. When the supply of blades is depleted it is possible to supplement the action of the resilient member 4, by exerting pressure on the used blade compartment l2, through the opening 25. This may be moved toward the end 26, until the extension 45 abuts the end 26 of the container.
It will be seen that I have disclosed a relaiiaccnt to the other end of the RUDE/'28! :of the enclosure having ,a
tively inexpensive combined blade package and dispenser with means for disposing of used blades all in one unit. When all of the blades have been used the entire package may be thrown away without the necessity of disposing of loose used blades or if desired, it may be emptied and new lades insei fzed, 'andreused.
It will be appreciated that While 1 have disclosed my invention as applied to a blade holder or container, that its use is not so limited but that it may be adapted for a number .oflnther.
I claiml. A container for razoriblades orztheilikencomprising an elongated enclosure having sidewalls, ends, bottom, and a cover having an outlet slot adjacent one end thereof, an opening therein, a stack of blades Within the enclosure adjacent the said end, a compartment for used blades disposed within the enclosure ad- ,container, the slot ,oommuni eating with 'said compartment, and a resilient :member disposed between vsaid compartment and the blade stack and serving to hold the "outer-- :most blade of the 1 stack always in. alignment with the outlet slot in all positions of the container, zt-he other 'end :of the enclosure having .a hole through which the compartment'for used blades :may :be engaged and pushed inwardly with :said iitesilient member; against the blade vstack.
.A [container for ,razor blades and the like,
. comprisingi-an outer enclosure havingsides, ends,
and a cover, each of said ends being apertured, a compartment 'slidabl-y contained within :the \enclosura'the cover-of the enclosure having -a.,slot communicating with said compartment in all positions thereof and a delivery slot at one end, ,a'plurality of blades pcsitioned beneath the slotted end'of sa-id coveradj-acent to the end @of the enclosure, :spring means for :so positioning said the :said :end having at one endithe ,eenclosur e- 4 blades, the said compartment being shorter than the said enclosure and slidable therein and havin an extension limiting said sliding movement.
3. A dispensing container for razor blades, comprising Wall forming a rectangular enclosure, a cover for the enclosure having a deliver slot fhwing rend walls both provided with openings, a used'iblade receptacle movable within the enclosure, a spring backed by said receptacle, a stack of blades held by said spring With the outermost blade against one end oitheenclosure-affiording access whereby the used .ing .a. closed rectangular box viding an outlet slot said :spring and one end of the of the enclosure, the opening in the other end fleladesmeceptaolesmay be moved within the enclosure.
4. A dispensing' 'container for blades, compriseach provided with an aperture, and a cover proatone end of the box and an inlet slot at an intermediate location, a used blade neceptacle :movably contained w-ithimthegbox, a
springibearing against one-endef sai receptacle, and a-stackof blades .held-underpressure between o here t outermost blade maybe aligned w i th the outlet slot, h er in ha then nsi we l n rmin access to, said receptacle throng-hymen may bemoved-to-:efiectgthasarnepur-pose. l
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