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Publication numberUS2569018 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 25, 1951
Filing dateApr 17, 1947
Priority dateApr 17, 1947
Publication numberUS 2569018 A, US 2569018A, US-A-2569018, US2569018 A, US2569018A
InventorsPriester Kendall B
Original AssigneeBrown & Bigelow
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Compartment box
US 2569018 A
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K. B. PRIESTER COMPARTMENT BOX Sept. 25, 1951 2 Shee'ts-Sheet 1 Filed April 1'7, 1947 FIG. I.



P 1951 K. B. PRIESTER 2,569,018

COMPARTMENT BOX Filed April 17, 1947 2 SheerLs-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. 3O KENDALL B. PRIESTER ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 25, 1951 2,569,018 COMPARTMENT BOX Kendall B. Priester, St. Paul, Minn., assignor to Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, Minn.

Application April 17, 1947, Serial No. 712,125

2 Claims.

This invention relates to a box primarily adapted to be used for twin deck playing cards and wherein the box is made of a single piece of sheet material such as paper, cardboard. or the like, which is died out in outline form and scored along certain lines to be folded to form two separate compartments primarily used for packs of playin cards. I

A feature resides in providing a simple form of box for holding two decks of playing cards, which box can be made up in partial assembly formation with the body of the box lying flat so that it can be printed upon on either side thereof. whereupon the box is completed by folding the bottom flaps over each other for glueing them together to form the bottom of the box.

It is also a feature to provide a box having two compartments wherein the entire box is made of one single piece of material folded and glued together to provide twin compartments adjacent each other provided with twin cover flaps for the compartments.

A feature resides in forming the box from a single sheet of material which is died out in formation to provide a rectangular back portion with a long, single bottom flap projecting therefrom and with a pair of individual cover flaps from the top edge thereof while extending from one side edge I provide a portion having the same area as in the back and connected by an intermediate portion which forms the thickness of the box made up, whereas from the opposite vertical edge Iform an integral member which is connected by a wall member to form the thickness of the container and the end portion carried thereby is folded with one portion connected to the front and the extreme free end connected to the inside of the back thus to provide a twin compartment box particularly adapted for playing cards.

In the drawings forming a part of the specification:

Figure 1 illustrates the died out formation of my box as it would appear cut from a single sheet of integral material.

Figure 2 illustrates a perspective view of my box as it would appear partially secured together and with the front and back walls lying against each other.

Figure 3 is a perspective view of my complete box folded and set up for use showing one of the closure flaps in partially closed position and one in open position.

Figure 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Fi ure 3.

Fi ure 5 is a section on the line 5-5 of Fis- Figure 6 is a section on the line 6-4 of Fig. ure 4.

My box A is primarily designed to support two decks of playing cards and thus the box is formed with two compartments Ill and I I which are positioned side by side and which are adapted to be closed by separate closure flaps l2 and I3, respectively. -Small end top flaps H and i5 which are hinged from the end walls It and i1, respectively, extend over the compartments l0 and II at the outer upper corners thereof and are adapted to be folded under the closure flaps i2 and [3, respectively, to close the box.

In the formation of the box A it is adapted to be cut from a single sheet of material as illustrated in Figure 1. When the sheet material is died out in this form, a. rectangular back portion 18 is formed to provide the back of the box A. From this back portion all of the other flaps emanate. The cover flaps l2 and 13 extend from the top edge of the back It and are adapted to be formed of substantially the same dimensions with rounded corner portions IS. A score line 20 is formed at the base of the flaps l2 and I3 where they join the body of the back It. Parallel score lines 2| and 22 extend through the flaps l2 and I3 which are hingedly supported to the back It by the score line 20. The distance between the score lines 2! and 22 measures the thickness of the box A when it is closed.

Extending along the bottom edge of the back I! I provide a single long flap 23 which is connected to the body l8 by the score line 24. This flap 23 forms the bottom for both compartments l0 and l I.

Extending from one vertical edge of the back I8 I provide the side flap I6 which is formed between the vertical score lines 25 and 26. Extending from the bottom edge of the side I6 I form a short lower closure flap 21.

Extending integral from the score lines 25 I provide the front wall 28 of the box A which is integral with the back It and which is adapted to be folded over in position to form the front 28 of the box A as will be hereinafter described. Extending along the bottom edge from the score line 29 I provide the closure flap 30.

On the opposite side of the back It to the score lines 25 and 26 I form score lines 3| and 32 which determine the thickness of the box A and the vertical width of the side l1. Extending from the score line 32 I provide an inner front wall portion 33 and from this wall portion 33 I provide a lower closure flap 34 which extends along thescore line 35.

Extending from the wall portion 33 I provide an integral diviflion wall portion a which it on proximatelythewidthoftheboxAwhenitisin complete formation, and this dividing wall portion It is formed between the vertical score lines I1 and II.

lxtending from the score line a I provide the back wall portiomil which is adapted to be glued orsecuredtotbeimideofthewallportion llina manner to hold'the partition member as at right snglfltothcfrontilandthebackportion ll intheam gnblyof theboxA. Theinsidewall I1 is formed with a bottom closure fiap II which is similar to the flap 21.

mthemethodofmakingmyhoxmitisdied out as illustrated in Figure 1. The respective score lines are formed therein at the'time the sheet-is died out in flat formation, whereupon the box is set up into its complete form as illustrated in Figure 3 with the portion ll glued againstthebackofthe wall ll atthelefthand side and which operation places the division wall it in position to divide the compartments II and it. The next operation consists of folding the front wall ll over onto the portion 33 and glueing refit??? 'saidbackwallandcloaurempsoneach and attaching the inner surface of the front 2.

,2, II, It, 34, and 40 are left extending freely from the respective sides. When the box is in this flat state as i lustrated in Figure 2 it can be readily printed upon after which the flaps 21 and II and the flaps 3. and 34 are folded over each other and finally the flap portion 26 is folded over the respective flaps 21, 30, 34, and ll so i that the long bottom flap 23 makes a smooth bottom portion over the other folded flaps. When these lower flaps are all folded together and secured firmly in place, the box A is in the form illustrated in Figure 3, and is thus ready to re- 'ceive a deck of playing cards in each of the compartln'ents II and Ii. The compartments in and ii are adapted to be closed by the end flaps it and It and the cover flaps l2 and is.

It will be apparent that the construction of the box A is extremely simple being formed from a single integral sheet, cut and scored as set forth to form separate compartments It and II which are closed by the fiaps l2 and II, respectively.

In view of the" use of twin playing card packs for bridge, etc, a box of this nature is very desirable because it is economical in construction, simple in formation, and efiective in use. Naturally this box may-be used for other purposes than supporting packs of playing cards.- Its unique, novel construction makes it desirable for various uses.

The carton or box may be printed upon while it is in the flat, died out state as shown in Figure l.- This permits the entire outer surface of the. box-to be decorated in any suitable manner and printed on with certain indicia not illustrated in the drawing Furthermore, the carton or box A may be printed upon while the box is in its flat state as shown in Figure 2.,so that additional printing or indieia may be printed or illustrated on the surface of the box if desired. The flat state of the partially'secured form of the box or carton illustrated in Figure 2 permits these boxes to be made complete except for glueing'the bottom closed,

and while in this flat state these boxes can be singie sheet of-material including a front wall.

thereof, an inner reinforcing wall portion integral with said second end wall, a

partition member of a length to secure it below said lowermost fold line on the inner surface of said back wall to reinforce the same and to position said partition member intermediate in said box and a single long enclosure fiap formed integral with said back wall of a width greater than said bottom closure flaps and adapted to be secured over said inner bottom aligned closure flaps. I 2. A double compartment box formed from a single sheet of material including a'front wall, a bottom closure flap formed integral with and extending along half of the lower edge of said front wall, an end wall formed integral with said front wall and having closure flaps on each end thereof, a back wall formed integral with said end wall. separate closure flaps formed integral with said back wall by slits formed in said back wall extending below the top edge defining said back wall to define said flaps and having three parallel fold lines formed therein, the'lowerinost of said fold lines formed below the edge defining said back wall to allow said closure flaps to open away from said back wall for easy removal of the contents of 'said box, a second end wallformed integral with said sheet and closure flaps on each "end thereof, an inner reinforcing wall portion formed integral with said second end wall, a partition member formed integral with said inner reinforcing wall, an inner reinforcing wall portion formed integral with said partition member to reinforce the back wall and to position said partition member intermediate in said box and a bottom enclosure flap formed integral with said back wall.


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U.S. Classification229/120.18
International ClassificationB65D5/4805, B65D5/48
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/48014
European ClassificationB65D5/48A2