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Publication numberUS2517767 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 8, 1950
Filing dateJan 28, 1948
Priority dateJan 28, 1948
Publication numberUS 2517767 A, US 2517767A, US-A-2517767, US2517767 A, US2517767A
InventorsCody Richard J
Original AssigneeFederal Mogul Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shipping and display box
US 2517767 A
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8, 1950 R. J. CODY 2,517,767

SHIPPING AND DISPLAY BOX Filed Jan. 28, 1948 I N V EN TOR. 316%4/4 7. (24:54

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Patented Aug. 8, 1950 2,517,767 SHIPPING AND DISPLAY BOX Richard J. Cody, Evanston, Ill., assignor to Federal-MognlCorporation, Detroit, Mich., a corporation of Michigan Application January 28, 1948, Serial No. 4,812

1 Claim.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in cartons of foldable sheet material such as cardboard, oasteboard, fiberboard and the like.

Fig. 6 is a plan view of a blank from which the outer box unit comprising a part of the carton can be fashioned.

Broadly, the carton embodying the present An important object of the present invention invention comprises a box I0 (Fig. 1) which conis to provide a carton of the above-mentioned tains one or a plurality of superposed partition character that can be used both as a shipping units [2 (Fig. 3). The box It) here shown is and as a display container for various small adapted to contain two of the partition units i2 articles of manufacture. stacked one on top of the other; however, it will Another object of the invention is to provide be readily apparent thatv by making the box cora carton of the above-mentioned character respondingly deeper, any reasonable number of which is primarily adapted and pre-eminently partition units l2 can be placed therein. As sugsuited for packaging, shipping and displaying gested, both the box I0 and the partition units crankshaft bearings. l2 conveniently can be made of cardboard or the Still another object of the invention is to prolike, but it is contemplated that any suitable mavide a carton of the above-mentioned character terial may be used. which is uniquely partitioned so that each of the The carton here shown is primarily adapted articles contained therein is separated from the and pro-eminently suited for packaging crankother of said articles. shaft bearings. Each crankshaft bearing con- Yet another object of the invention is to proventionallyis formed of two complementary semi vide a carton of the above-mentioned character cylindrical shells, and according to the present wherein the partitions are uniquely arranged invention the partition units i2 subdivide the and correlated to display the articles in a pleasbox ill to provide a separate compartment for ing and attractive manner. each bearing shell. Moreover, the partition walls A further object of the invention is to provide are arranged so that each bearing shell is snugly a carton of the above-mentioned character which received therein and in such manner that th comprises separate box and partition units and shells are attractively presented for maximum wherein one or a plurality of partition units may sales appeal when the box iii is opened. The be mounted in each box. bearing shells are made of metal, whereas the A still further object of the invention is to box In and partition units I! probably will be provide a carton of the above-mentioned charmade of relativelylightweight cardboard. Thus, acter wherein the box and each of said partition it is desirable to hold each shell snugly in its units is separately fabricated from a single respective compartment in order to prevent the uniquely shaped blank of foldable sheet material. same from rattling around and rupturing the Other obj eots and advantages of the invention walls of the carton during handling or shipment.- will be apparent during the course of the follow- Also, by providing a snug fit for the bearing ing description. shells, a maximum economy of material from In the drawing forming a part of the speciwhich the carton is made is achieved and a light flcation, wherein like numerals are employed to weight, compact carton is obtained. Moreover, designate like parts throughout the same: this arrangement obtains a lightweight, compact Fig. i is a perspective View illustrating the top carton which maintains shippi li costs at a miniand two sides of a carton embodying the invenmum. tion and particularly showing the top in closed In the form of the invention here shown, each position; partition unit i2 is adapted to accommodate two Fig. 2 is a perspective view similar to Fig. 1 complete crankshaft bearings or four of the inbut with the top open to show the arrangement dividual bearing shells. Since the two partition of the partition walls and to illustrate the attracunits I! are stacked one upon the other in the tive manner in which articles contained in the box ill, the carton here shown will accommodate carton are displayed when the top is open; four complete crankshaft hearings or eight "of Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a partition unit the individual shells. embodying a part of the invention; I The box ll here shown is generally conven- Fig. 4 is a vertical, longitudinal sectional view tional in construction in that it has four side taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1; walls, a bottom, and a cover; and the side wall:

Fig. 5 is a plan view of a blank from which at the ends or transverse edges of the cover and a partition unit comprising a part Of the carton bottom are provided with flaps which fold incan be fashioned; and wardly in the usual manner when the cover and bottom are closed. In general, the box it may be of any suitable or conventional design or construction as long as it is of requisite size. A suitable box construction is here shown by way of illustration. The blank from which the box i8 is formed is shown in Fig. 6. This blank comprises four side-wall panels I4, i6, i8, and 20 integrally connected together and arranged in series relation. The side-wall panel 20 is provided along one edge thereof with a flap 22 which is folded inwardly and against the outer marginal portion of side wall l4 when the box is assembled. All the side-wall panels l4, I6, l8, and 20 are uniform in width. The alternate side-wall panels l4 and I6 are identical in size and shape, as are the other two alternate panels 16 and 20. The last-mentioned panels l6 and 28 here shown are approximately twice as long as the other panels l4 and I8, but this relationship may not be critical in every instance.

Cover panels 24 and 26 are integrally attached to and extend in Opposite directions from the longitudinal edges of side-wall panels l6 and 28, and the cover panels are provided along the outer longitudinal edges thereof with the usual flaps 28 and 38. Side flaps 32, 34, 36 and 38 extend in opposite directions from both sides of the sidewall panels l4 and i8. All the side flaps 32, 34, 35, and 38 have beveled edges 48. When the box is formed the flaps 32 and 36 are folded inwardly under the cover 26, and the cover is folded downwardly thereon with the flap 38 between the side wall l6 and the adjacent edges of the laps. Similarly, the flaps 34 and 38 are folded inwardly under the cover 24, and the cover is folded downwardly thereon with the flap 28 inscrted between the side wall 20 and the adjacent edges of the flaps. In this connection, it will be observed that both covers 24 and 26 are provided with slots 42 which extend inwardly for limited distances from opposite sides thereof along the fold lines which separate them from the flaps 28 and 38. When flaps 28 and 36 are inserted behind the opposite side walls in the manner hereinabove described, the slots 42 interlock with the adjacent edges of the side flaps to hold the covers closed.

Each partition unit l2 comprises a bottom panel 44 which is generally rectangular in form and of a size to fit snugly within the box I (Fig. 6). At opposite sides of the bottom panel 44 are side-wall panels 46 and 48 which extend from one end of the panel 44 and along approximately one fourth of its length. Both side-wall panels 44 and 48 are of equal width, and this dimension is determined by the height of the articles to be packaged. If desired, the outer corners of the side-wall panels 46 and '48 may be chamfered as at 50. Integrally attached to the inner side edge of the side-wall panel 46 is a transverse partition panel 52. The latter panel 52 is the same width as the side-wall panel to which it is attached, and its length is equal to the width of the bottom panel 44. Correspondingly attached to the inner side edge of the side-wall panel 48 in a diagonal partition panel 54, and integrally attached in series relation to the latter panel is a second transverse partition panel 56. The second transverse partition panel 56 is identical in size and'shape to the transverse partition panel 52 first described. The diagonal partition panel 54 is the same width as the sidewall panel 48 and the transverse partition panel 56 to which it is attached, and it is sufllciently long to extend diagonally between points spaced 4 inwardly from the ends of the bottom panel approximately one fourth of its total length.

To assemble the partition units, the side-wall panels 46 and 48 are bent upwardly substantially at right angles to the bottom panel 44. The transverse partition panel 52 is swung inwardly across the bottom panel and into abutting relation with the opposed side-wall panel 48. The diagonal partition panel 54 is then bent diagonally across the bottom panel behind the transverse partition panel 52, and the second transverse partition panel 56 is bent reversely. transversely across the bottom panel 44, as shown in Fig. 3. This entire unit can then be inserted downwardly into the box l8, as shown in Fig. 2, after the bottom of the latter has been closed.

When crankshaft bearings are packaged in the carton, they preferably are arranged as shown by broken lines in Fig. 2. I Separate bearing shells are placed in the two end compartments formed bythe transverse partitions 52 and 56 with the axial edges thereof against the side walls l4 and i8 of the box, and two additional shells are placed in the middle compartment at opposite sides of the diagonal partition 54 with the axial edges thereof against the partition. When packaged in this manner, the bearing shells are snugly held by the various walls and partitions which bound the compartments, and each bearing shell is separated and protected from the others. Also, the shells are arranged symmetrically in the box and make an attractive display when the latter is opened.

When the first partition unit has been inserted in the box and the bearing shells or other articles have been inserted in the various compartments in the manner hereinabove described, a second identical partition unit I2 may be placed in the box Ill in superposed relation therewith and additional bearing shells or other articles similarly introduced therein.

To prepare the box for shipping, the side flaps 34 and 38 are folded downwardly on the top edges of the uppermost partition units and the cover 24 is closed and interlocked with the flaps in the manner hereinabove described.

Important features of this carton construction are its versatility and the ease with which it can be loaded. If desired, each partition unit l2 can be set up in a jig or form which holds it in shape, and the bearing shells or other articles then loaded in the unit in the manner hereinabove described. The partition units loaded with the bearing shells can then be picked up either manually or mechanically and placed in the boxes "I.

It is to be understood that the form of the invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes in the size, shape, and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claim.

Having thus described the invention, I claim:

A shipping, storage and display carton comprising a box; and a separate partition unit within said box, said partition unit provided with a generally rectangular bottom having opposite longitudinal edges, side walls integrally connected to said bottom along fold lines, said side walls being arranged transversely opposite each other and extending from one end of said bottom along the longitudinaledges thereof and for approximately one fourth the length of said edges, a

inner vertical edge of one side wall along a fold line and extending transversely across said bottom between the inner vertical edges of said side walls, a second vertical partition integrally connected to the inner vertical edge of the other 5 side wall along a fold line and extending diagonally across said bottom from one longitudinal edge to the other longitudinal edge thereof and from a point approximately one fourth the distance from one end of the bottom to a point approximately one fourth the distance from the other end of the bottom, and a third vertical partition integrally connected alon a fold line to the vertical edge of said second partition remote from the side wall to which such partition is attached, said third partition extending transversely across said bottom from one longitudinal edge thereof to the other and disposed approximately one fourth the distance from the adjacent end of said bottom.


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U.S. Classification229/120.23, 229/120.26, 206/318
International ClassificationB65D5/48, B65D5/497
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/48044
European ClassificationB65D5/48B4