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Publication numberUS2469343 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1949
Filing dateMar 7, 1946
Priority dateMar 7, 1946
Publication numberUS 2469343 A, US 2469343A, US-A-2469343, US2469343 A, US2469343A
InventorsEdwin C Siewert
Original AssigneeMarathon Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spoon package
US 2469343 A
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May 3, 1949.

E. c. slEwERT sPooN PAcxAGE Filed'Maroh 7, 1946 Patented May 3, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Marathon Corporation poration of Wisconsin Rothschild, Wis., a cor- Application March 7, 1946, Serial No. 652,604

1 Claim. 1

This invention relates to a package or carton provided with means for retaining a spoon within the package.

Large quantities of single slices or helpings of ice cream, sherbet, frozen spices and desserts and the like are being sold in paper-cartons or packages which are usually provided with a hinged cover that is opened so` that the consumer may eat the food directly from the container by means of a wooden spoon or other implement that may be provided. Such packages are sold on trains, amusement places, parks, refreshment places and in outdoor stands. It has been customary to give the consumer a spoon with each purchase or to place a spoon loosely inside the package which the consumer can use for eating the food products. When spoons are inserted within the package they are often lost or misplaced.

According to the present invention, means are provided as an integral part of the carton so as to form a pocket portion within which a wooden spoon or other implement may be inserted and in which it will be securely retained while being shipped or stored until it is used by the consumer. The pocket portion occupies relatively little space and is constructed in such manner that it can be readily inserted within the package so as not to bulk or bulge the package or deform it in any way. Upon opening the cover of the carton or container it is possible to readily remove the spoon or other implement by merely slipping it out of the pocket portion for convenient use.

Other advantages and objects of this invention will be apparent from the following specication and drawings wherein,

Figure 1 is a plan view of the inside face of the blank from which my carton is formed,

Figure 2 is a planview of the reverse outsidel face of the carton blank shown in Figure 1,

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the carton made from the blank shown in Figure 1,

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the completed and closed carton, and

Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on lines 5 5 of Figure 4.

Referring to the drawings, an illustrative em bodiment of my invention is shown in Figures 1 to 5 wherein a single integral blank of cardboard or other suitable material is suitably cut and scored to provide a front panel I0, a bottom panel II, a rear panel I2, a top cover panel I3, cover extension panels I4 and I5 and a glue panel 25. These panels are hlngedly connected to each other along parallel fold lines so that they may be folded in suitable relation to each other when the carton is made as illustrated in Figure 3. The front panel I0 is .provided with end iiaps I6. 'Ihe bottom panel II is provided with integrally hinged end walls I'I having hinged closure flaps I8. Rear panel I2 is provided with integrally hinged end flaps I9. In forming a carton from the blank described, extension panel I5 is folded back on itself over along score line 2 on panel I4 and glue panel 25 is adhered to the overlapping portion of the cover panel I3 to assume the relation shown in Figure 3, whereby a pocket portion 2| is provided for frictionally receiving and retaining a spoon or other implement 20. The spoon 20 can be readily slipped within the pocket portion 2| and engaged therein merely by frictional engagement of the faces thereof. One side of the extension panel I5 is provided with a cut curved portion 5 which has a contour congruent with the curved cut portion 6 of extension panel I4 so that when the two panels I4 and I5 are in folded relation to each other the cut edges thereof will have the same contour as illustrated in Figure 3. The opposite edges 4 of extension panel I5 and glue panel 25 are preferably cut along a diagonal line 4, so that when panels I4 and I5 are in superimposed relation a cutaway portion will be provided in the pocket 2| in order to facilitate grasping the end of the spoon oi other implement 20 which can be removed from the pocket. Panels I4 and I5 are preferably of the same width sothat score line 3 will coincide with score line 2 and the combined folded panels I4 and I5 can be folded in relation to the top panel I3 and function as a tuck-in flap in the manner illustrated in Figure 4.

If desired, adhesive may be applied at the marginal portion 26 of panel I5 as shown in Figure 1 so that when panel I5 is folded4 over on panel I4 aA closed end will be provided for the pocket 2| so that the spoon 20 will not slip out at this end. Adhesive is applied to the flaps I6 and I9, as indicated in Figure 2, and the front, bottom, rear and end panels are folded up in right angular relation to each other. The end aps I 6 and I9 are adhered to the overlapped corresponding. portions of the end walls I1 so that the carton assumes the position illustrated in Figure 3. The combined panels I4 and I5 can then be inserted in overlapped relation to the inner face of the front panel 20 while retaining the spoon within the pocket portion without bulging or distorting the contour of the carton.

Combined panels Il and I 5 can be readily slipped out of the carton by merely pulling of same upwardly so as to open the cover in the position shown in Figure 3 whereupon the spoon or other implement 20 can be withdrawn from the pocket portion 2| for use in consuming the contents packaged within the carton.

It isv obvious that the same principle ofthe pocket portion construction may be applied to any other part or parts of a carton or to the closure iiaps in any type of other carton construction by providing an additional folded back extension panel whereby a suitable pocket portion is formed within which an implement can be frictionally retained. For example, panels I8 can be readily provided with extension panels that could be folded back and adhered thereto to form a pocket portion for retaining a spoon.

Numerous modifications and changes can obviously be made within the scope of the invention herein disclosed which are intended to be broadly included within the scope of the appended claim.

I claim:

A carton comprising a tray portion and a hinged cover portion, said trap portion comprising front, rear, and end walls for retaining a product to be consumed, a cover portion hinged to the rear wall of said tray portion of suitable dimension for closing the open end of said tray portion, an extension panel hinged to said cover portion forming a tuck ap, a second extension panel hingedly connected to said first extension panel having the same width as said first extension panel and cut away at one end thereof so as to be shorter in length than said first extension panel, a glue panel hingedly connected to said second extension panel along a line parallel to said last named hinge connection and adhered to the inner face of said cover portion adjacent said first named hinge connection to bring said first and last named hinge connections into coinciding relation to provide a pocket portion for slidably receiving and retaining an implement for dispensing food packaged within said pended claims.


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U.S. Classification229/120.9, 229/190, 229/905, 229/152, 206/229, 229/401, 229/114
International ClassificationB65D77/24, B65D5/66
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/6673, B65D77/245, Y10S229/905
European ClassificationB65D5/66D3, B65D77/24B