|Publication number||US2587828 A|
|Publication date||Mar 4, 1952|
|Filing date||Apr 10, 1946|
|Priority date||Apr 10, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2587828 A, US 2587828A, US-A-2587828, US2587828 A, US2587828A|
|Original Assignee||Samuel Fogel|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (8), Referenced by (10), Classifications (11)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
March 4, 1952 FQGEL 2,587,828
S. WINDOWED DISPLAY CONTAINER WITH ARTICLE SUPPORTING PLATFORM Filed April 10, 1946 5 Sheets-Sheet l 5; I 55 SAMUEL FOGEL Wt. w;
March 4, 1952 s. FOGEL 2,587,828
WINDOWED DISPLAY CONTAINER WITH ARTICLE SUPPORTING PLATFORM Filed Aprll 10 1946 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR SAMUEZFOGEL W0 ATTORNEY? March 4, 1952 FOGE 2,587,828
WINDOWED DISPLAY NER WITH ARTICLE SUPPORT PLATFO Flled Aprll 10, 1946 5 Sheets-Sheet 3 INVENTOR SAMUELFOGEL ATTO R N EY March 4, 1952 FOGEL 2,587,828
WINDOWED DISPLAY CONTAINER WITH ARTICLE SUPPORTING PLATFORM Filed. April 10, 1946 5' Sheets-Sheet 4 a 5 0L P22222223 37 36 \8 Ian 1,42 u u H 12 INVENTOR SAMUEL FOGEL 5 Shee tsPSheet 5 S. FOGEL WINDOWED DISPLAY CONTAINER WITH ARTICLE SUPPORTING PLATFORM March 4, 1952 Filed April 10, 1946 \Nv NTo SAMUEL BY FIGJS Patented Mar. 4, 1-952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application April 10, 1946, Serial N 0. 661,128
This invention relates to an improved display package of the transparent window-type in which an article enclosed by the package is retained in an 'efiective display position opposite the transparent window by an article-holding insert which also improves the general appearance of the package.
According to this invention, the article-holding insert is arranged on the bottom Wall of an outer ca'sing'having its top and side'portions formed by a one-piecewall-forming member provided with a window opening and with a permanently attached sheet of transparent material covering side opening. The insert is formed with upstanding article positioning end members which are held in place by end closure members of the outer casing and which, in turn, serve to retain the packaged article in a display position in which the whole length of the article is exhibited through the display window to a person looking directly to ward the tip or side of the package. The insert also improves the general appearance of the package by concealing raw or unfinished inner surfaces of the outer casing that would otherwise be seen through the Window opening.
The article-holding insert provided in accordance with the invention may comprise a tray having a bottom article-supporting wall resting flatly on the bottom wall of the outer casing or itmay be designed to provide an article-supporting platform lying above and parallel with the bottom wall of the casing. The platform type of insert positions the article closer to the top of the transparent window of the package and enables the article to be displayed to somewhatbetter advantage as compared with the tray type of insert.
The-wall-forming member which provides the top and side portions of the outer casing of the package may be sent along predetermined lines of fold to provide fiat right-angularly related top and side portions, or it may be curved over and across the bottom wall of the package in a continuous curve to provide an upwardly arched wall structure forming the top and side portions of the package. In either case, the upstanding end portions of the insert and the end closure members of the outer casing are shaped to conform to the contour of the wall member constituting the top and side portions of the outer casing.
The foregoing and other characteristics of the invention are illustrated by several preferred embodiments shown in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of display package provided in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a longitudinally sectional view taken substantially along the line 22 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially along the line 33 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a bottom plan view.
Figure 5 is a plan View of a single piece blank from which the package shown in the preceding figures is formed.
Figure 6 is a View "similar to Figure l but showing a display package including a separately formed, removable, tray type insert.
Figure '7 is a longitudinal sectional View taken along the line 1-1 of Figurefi.
Figure 8 is a transverse sectional view taken along the line 8-8 of Figure Figure 9 is a plan view of a single-piece blank from which the outer casing of the package shown in Figure 6 is formed.
Figure 10 is a plan view of a single-piece blank from which the removable insert shown in Figures 6 to 8 inclusive is formed.
Figure 11 is a longitudinal sectional view of a modified display package in which a tray-type insert is formed integral with the outer casmg.
Figure 12 is a transverse sectional view taken along the section line 12-12 of Figure 11.
Figure 13 is a plan View of the blank from which the package shown in Figures 11 and 12 is formed.
' Figure 14 is a perspective view of a display package in which the outer casing presents fiat, angularly-related, top and side portions formed by a single wall forming memberprovided with a window opening and in which a platform type article-holding insert is formed integral with the bottom wall of the outer casing.
Figure 15 is a longitudinal sectional View taken along line |5l5 of Figure 14. Figure 16 is a transverse sectional view taken along line I6--|6 of Figure 14.
Figure 17 is a' bottom plan view of the package shown-in Figures 14 to 16inclusive.
Figure 18is a plan view of the blank from which the package shown inFigures 15 to 16 inclusive is formed.
The display package shown in Figures 1 to 5 inclusive comprises'anbuter' casing 5 enclosing a platform-type article-holding insert 6 on which the packaged article (not shown) is supported in a display position opposite a display window I.
Casing includes bottom wall 8 and integral end walls 9 extending upwardly therefrom. A single piece wall member In is curved over and across bottom wall 8 to provide an upwardly arched wall structure forming the top and sides of the casing. One longitudinal marginal portion of wall member Ill is integrally and hingedly joined to one longitudinal marginal portion of bottom wall 8. A locking flap integrally hinged to the opposite longitudinal marginal portion of wall I0, is flatly disposed against the underside of bottom wall 8 and is releasably interlocked therewith by means of locking tongues 12 carried by the said flap and passing inwardly through slots l3 provided in said bottom wall.
Insert 6 comprises a platform portion l4 supported above and in parallel relation with bottom wall 8 by means of depending side walls i5 and I6, the lower edge of side wall l5 being integrally and hingedly joined to the remaining longitudinal marginal portion of bottom wall 8. The platform M of insert 6 includes upstanding article-positioning end members I! beyond which the side walls I5 and I6 are extended to opposite ends of bottom wall 8. The upstanding end members II are provided with integral outwardly directed tabs |8 which serve as spacers between said members and the end walls 9 of easing 5.
The end walls 9 fit within and are shaped to conform to the curvature of the wall member l0 which forms the top and side portions of the outer casing. Wall member ID is provided with correspondingly shaped end walls which are bent downwardly therefrom to overlie the end walls 9. The end walls 26 are provided at their lower edges with looking tongues 2| which are passed inwardly through slots 22 provided at the juncture of the bottom wall 8 and end walls 9 of easing 5.
Wall member ID is provided witha windowopening 25 whose end edges lie substantially flush with the inner surface of the upstanding end members I! of insert 6 and whose side edges lie substantially flush with the upper surface of the platform portion M of said insert. By virtue of this arrangement, it will be seen that an article arranged on the insert 6 is supported so that the Whole length and height of the article will always be visible to a person looking directly toward the side of the package since the article is always retained within the area of the transparent window 1 by the platform and upstanding end members of the insert. As a general rule, the length of the platform portion of the insert will be the same as the length of the article supported thereon.
Window-opening 25 is covered by a sheet 26 of transparent material permanently attached to the inner surface of the wall member ID to provide the complete transparent window The display package shown in Figures 6 to 10 inclusive includes an outer casing. 5 which is exactly the same as the outer casing previously described and has its component parts correspondingly numbered. In this case, however, the outer casing encloses a separately formed and removable tray-type insert 28. This insert comprises bottom wall 29, upstanding side walls 30, and upstanding end members 3| provided with integral, outwardly directed tabs 32. The side walls 30 of the insert extend beyond the upstanding end members 3| to the ends of bottom casing wall 8 and the tabs 32 serve as spacers between the end members 3| of the insert and the end casing walls 9 in the same manner as the spacer tabs [8 previously described in connection with Figures 1 to 5 inclusive. It will also be noted that, in the construction shown in Figures 6 to 10 inclusive, the upper edges of the side walls 30 of the tray-type insert terminate flush with the side edges of the window opening 25 while the inner surface of the upstanding end members 3| terminate flush with the end edges of said window opening. In this case, the article supported on the insert between its upstanding end members 3| is, at least in part, disposed beneath the window opening 25 but is clearly visible therethrough.
The outer casing of ,the package shown in Figures 11 to 13 includes wall members 8, 9, I0 and 20 which are the same as the correspondingly numbered wall members of the previously described package and which are interlocked in the same manner by locking tongues 12 and 2| corresponding to those previously described. It will be noted, however, that the top and side portions of the package shown in Figures 11 and 12 are of two-ply construction, the outer ply being formed by wall member ID and the inner ply by a wall member lila whichis a duplicate of wall member l0 and is provided with a, window opening 25a registering with window opening 25. V V
The tray-type insert of the package shown in Figures 11 to 13 includes a bottom Wall 35 and end member 36 provided with tab extensions 31, the bottom wall 35 having its longitudinal marginal portions integrally hinged to longitudinal marginal portions of the wall members 8 and 10a of the outer casing.
In the set-up condition of the package shown in Figures 11 and 12, the bottom wall 35 of the insert rests flatly in the upper surface of the bottom wall 8 of the outer casing. The end members 36 of the insert are bent upwardly with the tab extensions 37 directed outwardly to serve as spacers between said end members and the inner end walls 9 of the outer casing.
The outer casing of the package shown in Figures 1.4 to 18 inclusive, comprises a bottom wall 38 having one side edge thereof integrally hinged to a side edge of a single-piece wall forming member 39 which is bent along predetermined lines of fold to provide fiat, angularly related side walls 40 and M and top wall 42. Side wall 40 is integrally joined to bottom wall 38 and side wall 4| is provided with an integrally hinged locking flap 43 folded to underlie bottom wall 38 and provided with locking tongues 44 passing inwardly through slots 45 provided in said bottom wall.
The wall member 39 is provided with a display window 46 which may be covered by a sheet 41 of transparent material 48 glued to said wall members.
Each end of the outer casing of the package shown in Figures 14 to 18 inclusive is closed by an end wall 50 having its upper edge integrally joined to top wall 42 and its lower edge integrally joined to a locking flap 5| which is inserted between bottom wall 38 and the lower edges of inwardly directed locking-flap extensions 52 of the side walls 40 and 4|.
The platform-type insert of the package shown in Figures 14 to 18 inclusive, comprises a plat-' form portion 53 supported above and in parallel i) relation to the bottom wall 38 by depending side walls 54 and 55, the lower edge of side wall 54 being integrally joined to the side edge of bottom wall 38 remote from side wall 40. Platform portion 53 is provided with upstanding end to within the scope and spirit of the invention as defined by the appended claims.
1. In a container of the character described a display casing comprising top, side, bottom and end walls, the top and side walls being provided with a single window opening bounded by end edges spaced a substantial distance inwardly from said end walls and by side edges spaced a substantial distance above the bottom wall, an article-supporting platform arranged in said oasing, said platform being of a length apprcximately equal to the length of said window opening and being provided with integral upwardly extending end wall members having their side and top portions disposed immediately adjacent the inner surface of the top and side walls and having their inner surfaces flush with the end edges of saidwindow opening and spacing tabs formed integral with the upper portions of the end wall members of said platform and extending outwardly into abutting engagement with the end walls of the casing to thereby support the end wall members of the platform against outward displacement relative to the end edges of the window opening.
2. A container as set forth in claim 1, in which the top and sides of the container are formed by a single wall member having one longitudinal edge integrally joined to one longitudinal edge of the bottom wall and having its opposite longitudinal edge releasably interlocked with the bottom wall and in which said platform is provided with side flanges one of which is integrally joined to the remaining longitudinal edge of the bottom wall.
3. A container as set forth in claim 1 including side flanges formed integral with the longitudinal edges of said platform and disposed in flat engagement with side wall portions of the casing lying below the side edges of the window opening, said flanges projecting beyond the ends of said platform into abutting engagement with the end walls of the casing and serving to prevent endwise shifting of the platform relative to said window opening.
4. A container as set forth in claim 3 in which the side flanges of the platform extend downwardly therefrom and serve to support the platform in elevated relation to the bottom wall of the casing with the upper surface of the platform substantially flush with the side edges of the window opening.
5. A container as set forth in claim 3 in which the platform rests on the bottom wall of the casing and in which the side flanges of the platform extend upwardly therefrom and serve to cover inner surfaces of the side wall portions of the casing which lie directly below the longitudinal edges of the window opening.
6. In a container of the character described, a display casing comprising top, side, bottom and end walls, the top 'and side walls being provided with a single window opening bounded by end edges spaced an appreciable distance inwardly from the end walls of the casing and by longitudinal side edges spaced an appreciable distance above the bottom wall of the casing, a platform arranged in said casing, said platform extending across the casing and being of a length equal to the length of said window opening, end wall members formed integral with and extending upward- -ly from the ends of the platform, said end wall members being provided with integral spacer tabs extending outwardly from the upper portions thereof into abutting engagement with the end walls of the casing to hold said end wall members against outward displacement relative to the end edges of the window opening, said tabs serving to position the end wall members so that their inner surfaces are flush with the end edges of the window opening, side flanges formed integral with and extending downwardly from the longitudinal edges of the platform and serving to support the platform in an elevated position above the bottom wall of the casing and with the upper surface of the platform disposed substantially flush with the longitudinal side edges of the window opening, said flanges extending beyond the opposite ends of the platform into abutting engagement with the end walls of the casing to thereby hold the platform against longitudinal shifting movement relative to the casing and the end edges or the window opening.
7. A container as set forth in claim 6 in which the platform, with its end wall members and side flanges, is formed separately from the casing and constitutes a completely removable insert.
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|U.S. Classification||206/777, 229/107|
|International Classification||B65D5/02, B65D5/42, B65D5/50|
|Cooperative Classification||B65D5/5038, B65D5/4204, B65D5/029|
|European Classification||B65D5/02K, B65D5/50D4B, B65D5/42B|