US 2480729 A
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Aug. 30, 1949. M. c. GU-EST DISPENSING canton Filed Feb. 18, 1947 Inventor MAuR/cE C. 60:57
Patented Aug. 30, 1949 2,480,729 DISPENSING CARTON Maurice 0. Guest, Lom
one-third to :1 Linda, CaliL, assignor of Audrey L. Guest and Calvin J Guest, both of Pontiac, Mich. Application February 18, 1947, Serial No.-'i29,279 2 Claims. (01.229-7) The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in dispensing cartons designed particularly to facilitate the dispensing of small articles such as candles, gum, lozenges and the like.
An important object of the present invention is to provide a dispensing carton including-a flap for the opening of the carton and provided with means whereby the articles may be singly dispensed from the carton.
A further object of the inventionls to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is efllcient and reliable in use, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view with parts broken away and shown in section and showing the dispensing flap in open position.
Figure 2 is a similar view showing the entire flap for the open end of the carton priorfto severing the dispensing flap therefrom.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the baflle carried by the dispensing flap.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional view showing thedispensing flap in closed position, and
Figure 5 is a similar view showing the dispensing flap in open position.
Referring now to the drawings in detail wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed and at one .end of the main flap 6 and foldable into a, closed position in the same manner as the main flap.
A baille l3 constructed of a rectangular strip of cardboard or other suitable substantially stifl material is cemented or otherwise suitably secured at one end to the inner surface of the disa preferred embodiment of the invention the numeral 5 designates a'carton of conventional construction which may be made of cardboard or other suitable inexpensive material and including a flap B at the open end of the carton which has its free edge 1 foldable inwardly of the carton in its closed position.
One side edge of the flap is formed with a segmentB which is separated from the main flap 6 by means of a perforated line 9 positioned inwardly of the side edge of the flap and extending inwardly along the rear wall I ll of the carton a predetermined distance. A second line of perforations II is formed in the back ill in parallelism to the line of perforations 9 and in longitudinal alignment with the end edge of the segment 8. The inner end of the segment 8 is foldable along the fold line l2 which connects the inner ends of pensing flap 8 at its portion removed from the back wall ill of the carton and with the other end of the baille projecting inwardly beyond the fold line l2 as shown in Figure 4 of the drawings, said inner end of the baffle being free of the dispensing flap as well as from the back wall It.
Accordingl in the operation of the device by severing the dispensing flap 8 along the line of perforations 9 and II and securing the baiile IS in the position as indicated the dispensing flap 8 may be closed in the same manner as the main flap 6' and cooperates therewith to close the open end of the carton.
When it is desired to dispense one of the articles from the carton the carton is tilted forwardly to move the contents toward the open end of the carton and causing one of the articles to lie upon the panic IS. The dispensing flap 8 is then opened whereupon the article lying upon the ballle may be discharged from the carton and at the same time the rear end of the baille is tilted upwardly into the position shown in Figure 5 of the drawings whereby to obstruct the discharge of the remaining articles from the carton.
The articles may thus be discharged sin ly from the carton by manipulating the dispensing flap in the manner as indicated.
In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings it its believed that a clear understanding of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.
It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown-and described a preferred embodiment of the invention'the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein describied and the scope of the appended claims.
I cla m:
1. A dispensing carton having a closure flap provided with a line of perforations extending movable into an obstructing position at the open end of the carton upon an opening movement of I the dispensing flap.
2. A dispensing carton having a closure flap provided with a. line of perforations extending inwardly from the side of the carton and to a. point below the open top of the carton, and a second line of perforations in said carton parallel to the first line, said lines of perforations defining a, dispensing flap severable from the closure flap and adapted for opening and closing movement independently of the closure flap, and a.
battle carried by the dispensing flap along at portion or the length thereof and having a free end movable into a transversely projecting position in the carton to obstruct discharge of articles behind the baille the top of the carton serving as the stop means for said baflle.
' MAURICE C. GUEST.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,306,574 Boerlin June 10, 1919 1,374,956 Schneider Apr. 19, 1921 2,351,812 Guyer June 20, 1944 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 25,810 Germany Feb, 7, 1884