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Publication numberUS2478635 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 9, 1949
Filing dateMar 31, 1945
Priority dateMar 31, 1945
Publication numberUS 2478635 A, US 2478635A, US-A-2478635, US2478635 A, US2478635A
InventorsOverly Elmer G
Original AssigneeOverly Elmer G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Envelope package
US 2478635 A
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2 Sheets-.Sheet l E. G. OVERLY ENVELOPE PACKAGE Agg. 9, 949,

Filed March 3l, 1945 ATTORNEYS All@ 9 3949 E. G. ovERLY 2,478,635

l vENVELO1S E PACKAGE Filed March 51, 1945 2 sheets-sheet 2 E/mer G Over/y ATTORNEYS Patented Aug. 9, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT- OFFICE 2,478,535 Y f f 1 Y ENvELoPE PACKAGE y Elmer G. Overly, Oakmont, Pa. Application March 31, 1945, serial No. 585,945

` i (o1. 20c-s3) 1 Claim.

The present application is a continuation in part of application Ser. No. 517,625, now matured into Patent No. 2,425,895 and relatesto packages containing envelopes and writing paper, and more particularly to the packing means by which two stacks of evelopes are arranged and held in predetermined relationship in a stationery box. y

One object of. the present invention is'to provide-a new and improved stationery package having'packingmeans by which two stacks of envelopesare banded and maintained side by side, andare protected against crushing.

Another object is to provide new and improved packing means which is adapted to hold neatly two stacks of envelopes side by side in a stationery box and lin an accessible manner, so that successive removal of the envelopes is permitted Without disturbing the orderly arrangement of the stacks, which is easily folded and formed from sheet material, which occupies a minimum of space in a stationery box, which is free from adhesive or similar attachments, whch affords suicient structural strength to protect effectively the stacks of envelopes against crushing and which is inexpensive to manufacture.

'Various other objects, features and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following particular description, and from an inspection of the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a vertical section of a stationery package embodying the present invention and shown 'comprising a box made of two telescopingpieces;

Fig. 2 is a perspective View showing the packing insert employed in the package of Fig. 1 and showing in dot and dash lines the two stacks of en-A velopes banded by said inserts, and the outline of the box;

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the blank from which the insert of Fig. 2 is formed by folding; and

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a package embodying thel present invention, the packing insert being similar to that shown in Figs. 1 to 3, but being shown contained in a box which is ofthe ltype having a side closure and which is illustrated -in dot and dash lines. Y Referring to Figs. l to 3 of the drawings, there 'is shown a box I0 consisting of two telescoping Sections and I2. The inner box section I I comprises bottom and side walls, and is adapted to y .ITO

scopically engaging the side walls of the inner box section II.

yFor holding the two envelope stacks I3 in predetermined orderly position in the inner box section II, and to protect said envelopes against crushing, there is provided a packing insertA I5. This packing insert I5 is folded from an imperforate flat blank I'I (Fig. 3) of -comparatively still' sheet material such as cardboard or kheavy paper, shaped and scored to dene two band sections I8 for the respective envelope stacks I3. For that purpose, the blank I1 comprises a Vcentralrectangular portion or panel 20, which is substantially of the same area as the bottom of the inner box section II, in which it is to be used, and which forms a common supporting base for the two envelope stacks I3. On both ends of the central panel 20 are two panels or sections 2| separated from the panel 20 by score lines 22, and each having its sides converging symmetrically outwardly. These panels 2| are adapted to be folded upwardly along score lines 22, to vdenne the outer side walls of the envelope stacksv I3 in banded position of said stacks, and the height of these panels is substantially that of the stack of envelopes around which they are adapted to be wrapped.

Outwardly beyond the panels 2|, the blank I1 includes the rectangular panels or sections 24 having a width which is substantially smaller than the width of the base panel 20, and separatedfrom the panels 2l by score lines 25. These panels 24 are foldable along the score lines 25, and are adapted. to extend horizontally across the tops of the envelope stacks I3. The length of these panels 24 is substantially equal to the Width of the envelope stacks I3.

Outwardly beyond the panels 24, the blank I1 includes rectangular panels 26 separated from the top wall panels 24 by the score lines V2'I, and adapted to be folded along said score lines to form the inner side confining walls for the envelope stacks I3. The length of these panels 25 is just substantially equal or slightly less than the length r of the outervside wall panels 2|, and is substantially equal to the height of the envelope stacks I3.

At the ends, the blank I'I includes the panels or sections 3|) separated from the inner side wall panels 26 by the score lines 3 I, and adapted to be folded alongk said score lines- 3|, so that said panels 3l! in folded position of the blank are seated on the base panel 20, and tucked underneath the envelope stacks I3.

The three panels 24, 26 and 30 in each band section I8 are substantially uniform in width throughout their aggregate length, and form a rectangularly folded wrap-around section for the two envelope stacks I3. 'I'he two inner side wall panels 26 abut face to face in folded set-up packing position of the insert I5, so that the two envelope stacks I3 are retained side by side close together, and consequently require an outer box of minimum size. The insert I5 will retain its folded shape Without the use of adhesives or other fastening medium, as a result oi its frictional engagement with the banded expansive envelope and the confining action of the box walls.

In the folded packing position of the insert I5 shown, the top band sections or panels 24 of reduced width would extend centrally across the tops of the two envelope stacks I3. The envelopes in the stacks would thereby have vtheir ends extending beyond these top band sections 24, in easily accessible position for removal, and may be pulled out successively from the stacks Without disturbing the rest Aof the envelopes in the box.

Furthermore, by means of the comparatively rigid construction alorded by the insert 115, any Weight on the insert, such as that due to the writing paper -or the load .of other packages on the outer box I0, Would not be transmitted to the envelopes, but would be effectively resisted ,by .the insert, and especially by the upright rside wall panels '2I and 26, so that the envelopes would not be crushed or otherwise injured as a result of weight or load.

Since .the base section 26 of the insert I5 has an area substantially coextensive with the internal area of the inner blox section II, the insert will be held snugly in the box Il) against displacement, so that the 'insert will be retained in predetermined relationship with respect to the envelope stacks i3, even though the package may be subjected to violent handling during transporta-tion.

The construction as shown in Figs. 1 to 3, permits easy y,packaging of the envelopes in the insert outside lof the box, and permits the assembly to be then transferred easily to the box without disturbing the relative position Yof the insert with .respect to the banded envelopes, or without disturbing the orderly arrangement of these envelopes.

Fig.. 4 shows Vthe application of the insert i5 nf Figs. 1 to 4 to a package having a box Illa, which, instead o-f being of the two-piece telescoping top closure type, as in the construction of Fig. 1, is shown of the one-piece type having a closure Wall 35 on one side, a closure flap 36 separated from the closure wall 35 by a score line 31, and vadapted to be folded along said score line and tucked underneath the top Wall of the box, and end flaps 38 adapted to be tucked behind the closure Wall 35 in closed position of said wall. This box Illa may be supported `in upright position shown in Fig. 4 with the closure Wall 35 on the top, and a sheet of Writing paper or an envelope can be removed from the opened box while supported in this upright position Without the necessity of slipping the entire stationery contents from the box.

Even tho-ugh the box Ia may be held up on edge, sinlce the base panel 213 of the packing insert I5 is substantially coextensive with the area of the box, the insert will be retained in said box against displacement, and the envelopes will consequently retain their orderly arrangement in said box. Furthermore, by means of the arrangement shown in Fig. 4, if it is desired to pull Iout the whole stationery assembly while the box Mia is standing upon edge as shown in Fig. 4, or is held horizontally, this assembly can be very easily7 pulled eut from the box by manipulation of the base panel 20, is easily accessible from the opening in said box.

Not only can the envelopes be easily removable successively fnom the box Illa (Fig. 4) Without disturbing the orderly arrangement of the other stationery .units in said box, but the writing paper can also be removed for use without disturbing these Aother stationery units.

I have described what I believe to be the best embodiments of my invention. I do not Wish, however, to be confined to the embodiments shown, but what I desire to cover by Letters Patent is set forth in the appended claim.

Wha-t I claim is:

In combination, a fbox, two stacks of envelopes disposed in Asaid box side by side, and a ypacking insert for said envelope stacks made of one piece of comparatively stii material and removably set in said box, said insert 'having-an 'intermediate panel forming the base support for the two envelope stacks and substantially eoextensive in area with the area of the bottom of the two stacks of envelopes in packed relationship and with the base of said box, and band -extensions projecting beyond the ends of said intermediate panel medially of said ends and separated by transverse score lines into panels, the panel at each end of said intermediate panel having outwardly converging sides which are joined to the sides of the intermediate panel and to the sides of the adjoining panel of the band extension, Vsaid :band extensions being folded at `right `angles along said .score lines `to Yform for .said .stacks respectively band wrappers lying inwardly of the ends of said intermediate panel along the outer sides, tops, sides and bottoms Yof said stacks respectively, the sections of said insert extending along the inner sides of said stacks being in .face to face contact, the Widths of :said band extensions beyond said oonverging end panels being materially less than the Width of said .intermediate panel to allow said envelopes to project beyond the sides of the panels extending along the tops of .the stacks and thereby to render them accessible for removal from the stacks.


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U.S. Classification206/215, 206/449
International ClassificationB65D5/50
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/5035
European ClassificationB65D5/50D4