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Publication numberUS2522049 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1950
Filing dateJan 21, 1949
Priority dateJan 21, 1949
Publication numberUS 2522049 A, US 2522049A, US-A-2522049, US2522049 A, US2522049A
InventorsJack Lang
Original AssigneeMakdon Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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.1. LANG CARTON Sept. 12, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 F1184 Jan. 21, 1949 INVENTOR.

LANG

J'ACK ATTORNEYS J. LANG Sept. 12, 1950.

CARTON F ned Jan. 21, 1949 2 snefts-sneei 2 INVENTQOR.

J'ACK LANG ATTORNEYS Patented Se t. 12.1950

CARTON Jack Lang, New York, N. Y., alaignor to Maiden. 11%, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New Application January 21, 1948, Serial No. 11.807

1 6 Claims.

This invention relates to a carton which may be used for packaging and display of cosmetics and other commodities. The carton is adapted to hold a platform for displaying the commodities. when the carton is closed, it resembles a ladys handbag. It may be equipped with a handle and used as a carrying case.

The carton may be readily assembled from a single blank of material, or optionally may be assembled from two or more blanks. The carton is formed with a reinforced front support member. The platform is usually a separate item and may be used apart from the carton for display purposes, but optionally the platform is made integral with the carton.

The front support member of the carton adds to its rigidity, and also serves as a convenient means for securing the handle to the carton.

Other objects and advantages of this invention will become apparent from the following description.

Fig. l is an isometric view of one embodiment of this invention, with the lid of the carton raised, the platform for the cosmetics placed inside and the handle attached.-

Fig. 2 is a top view of the blank from which the carton of Fig. 1 is assembled.

Fig. 3 is a section along the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is an isometric view of the carton of Fig.

1, showing the carton completely closed, with the handle attached and in carrying position.

Fig. 5 is a view of the blank from which the top part of the platform is assembled. The platform is made in two parts which are fitted together.

Fig. 6 is a view of the blank from which the bottom part of the platform is assembled.

Fig. 7 is an isometric view of a second embodiment of this invention, with the lid of the carton raised, the platform for the cosmetics placed inside and the handle attached. The view is partly cut away.

Fig. 8 is a top view of the blank from which the carton of Fig. 7 is assembled. The piece shown in Fig. 9 is also a. part of the assembled carton.

Fig. 9 is a front view of the piece which forms the rear inner wall of the carton of Fig. 7.

Referring to the drawings, the carton is generally designated by the reference numeral I. One of the preferred embodiments is shown in Fig. 1, wherein it is apparent that carton I consists of a container portion and a cover portion. Platform 2 may be mounted within the container portion. Carton I may be equipped with carrying handle 3.

The preferred embodiment of carton I, shown in Fig. 1, may be readily assembled from the blank in Fig. 2. Fig. 2 is drawn substantially to the scale of this embodiment. The blank for carton I may be made of cardboard or other suitable material, and may be constructed from one piece of the material. In Fig. 2, solid lines represent the outline of the cut-out blank I. Broken lines indicate the score lines along which members are articulated or along which members may be bent when the blank is assembled into carton form.

For convenience in describing carton I, the members and their edges will be described as taking the positions-left, right, front, rear, top, bottom-established by the orientation of Fig. 1. In describing the positions of the cover members, the cover portion shown in Fig. 1 will be assumed to be closed. It is understood, however, that the assembled carton I may be held in any position, such as the position shown in Fig. 4.

The bottom member of the container portion of carton I is designated by reference numeral 4. Member 4 is substantially rectangular in shape and optionally may be square.

The side walls of the container portion of carton I are respectively designated by reference numerals 5 and 8 and are symmetrical with respect to each other. They are articulated to member 4. when carton I is assembled, the front and rear edges of members 5 and 6 are perpendicular to member 4, and the top edgesof members 5 and 6 slope downwardly from rear to front. Optionally, however, the top edges may be made parallel to member 4 by making the front and rear edges of members 5 and 6 equal in height.

The back wall of the container portion of carton I comprises two locking flaps which are respectively designated by reference numerals I and 8. Members I and 8 are substantially symmetrical with respect to each other, except for the different locations of slots Ia and 8a.

Members 'I and 8 are respectively articulated to members 5 and 6. When carton I is assembled, the top edges of members I and 8 are parallel along their entire width to member 4. The bottom edges of members I and 8 lie along member 4 for about half their widths but then taper away from member 4, so that the free ends of members I and 8 are narrower than their articulated ends.

Slot 8a is formed in the narrowed free end of member 8. Slot 8a comprises a notch opening on the bottom edge of member 8, which notch narrows into a slit extending upward for a substantial part of the height of said free end of member 8.

Slot la is formed in the narrowed free end of of member I. v

Slots 1%. are so positioned that they are broug registration when carton I is 1/assembled..=.This is shown in Fig. 1.

The front, corner tabs of the container portion of carton I are respectively designated by refer'-- Members III and. II

ence numerals l and II. are substantially rectangular and are substantially symmetrical to each other. :Members I0- and' II are respectively articulated to members I and 8. When carton I is assembled, members I! and II are respectively substantially perpen- Member 24 is articulated to'member 2:.

dicular to members and 6 and lie along the prises front wall I2, top wall It, rear wall I4, bottom wall supports l5 and I8, and closure tab I'I.

Members I2, I! and I4 are all substantially rectangular in shape and of the same width as member 4. Member I2 is articulated to member 4. Member I3 is articulated to member I2. Member I4 is articulated to member I3.

When carton I is assembled, member I2 has about the same height as the front edges of members 5 and 6. while member I4 has a greater height. As a result, member I3 has approximately the same slope with respect to member 4 as the top edges of members i and 8. Optionally, however, members I2 and I4 may have the same height.

Members I6 and it are approximately rectangular in shape. Said members It and I6 are respectively articulated to member I4 along the left and right portions of the bottom edge of member I4.

Member I! is articulated to member I4 along the central portion of the bottom edge of member I4. The sides of member I! taper toward each other, and the front edge is approximately parallel to the rear edge.

The rear wall of the cover portion of carton I is designated by the reference numeral I9. Member I9 is articulated to member 4. Member Is is substantially rectangular in shape, except that the side edges curve inwardly. When carton I is assembled, the top edge of member I9 is on a level with or slightly above the top edges of members I and 8. Member I9 has the same width'as member ty The top wall of the cover portion of carton I is designated by the reference numeral 20. Member in is articulated to member I9. Member is substantially rectangular in shape and is substantially as wide as member 4 and as long as the edges of members i and 8.

The side flaps of the cover portion of carton I are respectively designated by the reference numerals 2| and 22. Members 2| and 22 are substantially symmetrical with respect to each other. They are respectively articulated to the left and right edges of member 20. The bottom edges of members H and 22 are curved. When carton I is assembled and the side edges of member 20 are brought into approximate alignment with the upper edges of members 5 and 6, portions of the bottom edges of members 2i and 22 abut member 4.

The front wall of the cover portion of carton I is designated by the reference numeral 23.

Member 23 is articulated to member 22. Member 23 is substantially rectangular in shape, as wide as member 24 and sufliciently greater in height than member I2 to ensure proper closing of the cover portion of carton I.

The bottom flap of the cover portion of carton l is designated by the reference numeral 24. The side edges of member 24 curve toward each other, so that the rear edge is shorter than the front edge, which is co-extensive with the bottom edge of member 23. The closure or locking tab of the cover portion of carton I is designated by the reference numeral 25. Member 25 is articulated to member 24. The rear edge of member 25 is approximately one-fourth as wide as member 4. The sides of member 25 taper slightly toward each other.

Member 25 has additional transverse score lines to facilitate bending. To the rear of these score lines, locking notches 29 and 30 are cut g pposite each other in the side edges of member Handle 3 may be made in any convenient manner of cardboard, plastic, cord, cloth or other suitable material. In Figs. 3 and 4, handle 3 is shown made of a loop of cardboard whose free ends are joined together by staple 3a or other suitable fastening means.

The assembly of the blank into carton I is shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4. Locking flaps I and 8 are respectively folded upwardly along their score lines until they are perpendicular to the respective side walls 5 and 6. Front corner tabs III and II are likewise folded upwardly along their score lines until they are perpendicular to the respective side walls 5 and 6. Side walls 5 and 6 are folded upwardly along the score lines which they respectively have in common with bottom member 4. Side walls 6 and 6 are thus folded until respective slots Ia and 8a of locking flaps 'I and 8 meet. Locking flaps I and 8 are then locked together. The part of the free end of flap 8 which is beyond slot 8a is placed behind flap 1. The part of the free end of flap I which is beyond slot I0 is placed behind flap 8. Side walls 5 and E are then perpendicular to bottom member 4. Any attempt to push side walls 5 and 6 outwardly is resisted by the locking action of flaps I and 8. Corner flaps I0 and II he perpendicular to bottom member 4 and to side walls I and 8. Corner flaps I0 and II enhance the appearance of the front of carton I if side walls 5 and 6 are pushed outwardly near said front corners.

Handle 3 is inserted over front support member 9. The edge of handle 3 which is above member 9 is placed against front wall member I2. Optionally, handle 3 may be omitted.

The various members comprising front support member 9 are then folded upwardly along their score lines in any convenient manner, and locking tab I1 is inserted through slot I8 in bottom member 4. As a result, front wall member I2 is substantially perpendicular to bottom member 4 and parallel to corner tabs I0 and II. Handle 3 passes between member I2 and tabs I0 and II. Top wall member I3 lies between side walls 5 and 8, slightly below their top edges, and has substantially the same slope. Rear wall member I4 is substantially perpendicular to bottom member 4. Bottom wall support members I5 and I6 abut bottom member 4, pass under corner flaps I0 and II, and touch handle 3. Depending on the posiaeaaoco tion of handle 2, the members II and Il may also pass under handle 8 and touch member I2.

Blot II is so placed that when support member I is folded as above described, member i3 is substantially aligned with slot I8, Therefore, tab Il may be passed through slot I8 with no bending, or with very little bending. When passed through slot II, tab II is approximately perpendicular to bottom member l. Tab i1 is then folded on its score line so that it lies along the under side of bottom member l, with its free end facing toward the front of bottom member l.

Slot i8 is substantially the width of the marginal score line of tab II. Slot II is a straight slit, except at its ends, where it consists of little circular holes.

When it is desired to close the cover portion of carton I, the marginal score lines of rear cover wall it serve as hinges. Wall I! is brought into abutment with looking flaps I and 8. Side flaps 2i and 22 are folded upwardly until they are parallel to each other. Top cover wall 20 is bent toward closed position, flaps 2I and 22 being disposed inwardly of walls and 6.

Front cover wall member 22 is then bent toward member I2, and bottom cover flap 2l is bent toward the under side of bottom member l. This brings locking tab 25 into registration with slot 26 in bottom member l. Slot 26 is in the shape of an arcuate slit, except at the ends,

which are circular holes, Tab 25. is pushed through slot 26 and along the upper side of bot- Platform 2 may be inserted in carton I, prior I to closing the cover. Platform 2 comprises upper platform member 21, which is assembled from the blank shown in Fig. 5, and lower platform member 28, which is assembled from the blank shown in Fig. 6. These blanks are cut from relatively stiff cardboard or other suitable material.

Member 21 comprises a rectangular top portion with a depending peripheral flange. Member 28 comprises a rectangular bottom portion with an upstanding peripheral flange. Member 28 nests within member 21 to form a box, the bottom portion of member 28 being flush with the bottom edge of the flange of member 21.

Various holes or cut-outs may be made in members 21 and 28, so that platform 2 will be adapted to hold containers of desired sizes and shapes.

Platform 2 is removabiy insertable in carton I. Optionally, platform 2 may be fixed in place within carton I. The bottom of platform 2 rests upon and coverssubstantially all of the portion of member l not covered by front support member 9. The height of platform 2 is somewhat less than the height of rear wall member ll of front support member 9. Optionally, these heights may be the same.

Another embodiment of the carton, carton la, is shown in Fig. 7. This may be assembled from the blank shown in Fig. 8, together with the piece shown in Fig. 9. Parts of carton Ia which are similar to the corresponding parts of carton I are numbered the same, with addition of the suffix a. For example, bottom member la of carton Ia corresponds to member l of carton I.

Parts of carton In which do not thus correspond are diiferently numbered.

Carton Ia differs from carton I in the following respects:

The rear wall of carton la comprises locking flaps If and l0 and wall piece li. Members I! and lll are substantially symmetrical with respect to each other and are respectively articulated to side wall members 5a and to. Members 39 and lb are curved members with approximately triangular-shaped notches formed in their upper edges. The free end portions 29a and liia of members 29 and ll are tab portions to be used for insertion purposes.

Member li is substantially rectangular in shape and has two slots liaand lib formed therein. Slots lie and lib are respectively adapted to receive tab portions 30a and llia. Slots lia and lib are so spaced that when carton la is assembled, and tab portion 29a and lilaare respectively inserted in slots lid. and lib, walls to and 6a are substantially parallel to each other.

The brace member l2 of front support member 9a of carton ia differs from brace members it and it of front support member 8 of carton I. Member l2 is substantially rectangular in shape. It is articulated to member Ila and is of substantially the same width as member Ila.

In assembly, member l2 is bent so that its free lateral edge faces away from member i2a. Member I2a is thereby engaged by locking tab l3, which is punched from member la. Tab l8 remains secured at its upper end to member la.

The side flaps 2Ia and 22a of the cover portion of carton ia, while shaped somewhat differently from their counterpart members 2i and 22, have the same functions.

No extra score lines are provided on closure or looking tab 25a. Optionally, such score lines may be added.

Preferred embodiments of this invention have been described, and optional constructions of several of the members have been described. Other changes may be made without departing from thespirit and scope of this invention.

For example, front corner tabs I0 and II may be eliminated. Cover flaps 2i and 22 may also be eliminated.

Proportions may be changed. For example, the

ratio of the height of the carton to the length of the carton may be changed. Other dimensions may be changed accordingly.

Alternate means of locking the container portion of carton I in assembled position, besides flaps I and 8, and besides tabs 1 and l and member li,may be used.

I claim: I

l. A carton formed from a single blank of material, comprising a container portion and a cover portion, said container portion comprising a container bottom member, container side walls articulated to said container bottom member, the tops of said container side walls sloping from rear to front, interlocking container rear wall flaps respectively articulated to said container side walls, container front flaps articulated to said container side walls, and a container support member in- 7 tegral with the front of said container bottom wall. said top support wall having substan- 7 tially the same slope as the tops of said con tainer side walls, a rear support wall articulated to said top support wall, bottom bracing members articulated to said rear support wall and resting in said container bottom member, and a closure tab articulated to said rear support wall, said container bottom member having a slot therein through which said closure tab is inserted, said cover portion comprising a rear cover wall articulated to said container bottom member and resting against said interlocking container rear wall flaps, a top cover wall articulated to said rear cover wall, cover side flaps articulated to said top cover wall, said cover side flaps being fitted within said container side walls and resting against said container bottom member, a front cover wall articulated to said top cover wall, said front cover wall resting against said front support wall, a cover bottom flap articu lated to said front cover wall and resting against said container bottom member, and a cover looking tab articulated to said cover bottom flap, said container bottom member having a slot therein through which said cover locking tab is inserted, means for holding said cover locking tab in said inserted position, said cover locking tab resting against the inner face of said container bottom member.

2. A carton comprising a container portion and a cover portion, said container portion comprising a container bottom member, side walls, a rear wall, and a front support member, said front support member comprising a front support wall articulated to the front of said container bottom member, a top support wall articuated to said front support wall, a rear support wall articulated to said top support wall, support bracing means articulated to said rear support wall and resting on said container bottom member, and support locking means articulated to said rear support wall, said container bottom member having means integral therewith for receiving said support locking means, said cover portion comprising a rear cover wall articulated to said container bottom member, a top cover wall articulated to said rear cover wall, side cover flaps articulated to said top cover wall, a front cover wall articulated to said top cover wall, a cover bottom flap articulated to said front cover wall and resting against said container bottom member, and a cover locking tab articulated to said cover bottom flap, said container bottom member having a slot therein through which said cover locking tab is inserted, means for holding said cover locking tab in said inserted position, said cover locking tab resting against the inner face of said con"- tainer bottom. member.

3. A carton as in claim 2, said carton being formed from a single blank of material.

4. Acarton' comprising a container portion and a cover portion, said container portion comprising a container bottom member,

container side walls articulated to said container bottom member, container rear wall flaps respectively articulated to said container side support wall, a rear support wall articulated to.

said top support wall, bottom bracing members articulated to said rear support wall and resting on said container bottom member, and support locking means articulated to said rear sup port wall, said container bottom wall having means integral therewith for receiving said support locking means, said cover portion comprising a rear cover wall articulated to said container bottom member, a top cover wall articulated to said rearcover wall, side cover flaps articulated to said top cover wall, a front cover wall articulated to said top cover wall, a cover bottom flap articulated to said front cover wall and resting against said container bottom member, and a cover looking tab articulated to said cover bottom flap, said container bottom member having a slot therein through which said cover locking tab is inserted, means for holding said cover locking tab in said inserted position.

5. A carton as in claim 4, said carton being formed from a single blank of material.

6. A carton comprising a container portion and a cover portion, said container portion having a base which has a front edge and a rear edge, side walls, a rear wall and a front support member, said front support member having a front support wall which is integral with the front edge of said base, a top support wall, and a rear support wall, means securing said rear support wall to said container base, said cover portion comprising a rear cover wall which is integral with the rear edge of said base, a top cover wall which is hingedly connected to said rear cover wall, a front cover wall which is hingedly connected to said top cover wall, a cover bottom flap which is hingedly connected to said front cover wall and which rests against said container base when said carton is closed, and means for releasably securing said cover bottom flap to said container base.

JACK LANG.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/147, 383/25, 229/112, 229/117.23, 229/149, 229/194
International ClassificationB65D5/46, B65D5/50
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/46008, B65D5/5038
European ClassificationB65D5/46A, B65D5/50D4B