US 2593333 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Filed Aug. 2, 1947 April 1952 H. L. MYERS 2,593,333
DISPLAY CONTAINER 3 Sheets-Sheet 1.
INVENTOR HAROLD LMYERS WWM ATTORNEY April 15, 1952 H. 1.. MYERS 2,593,333
DISPLAY CONTAINER Filed Aug. 2, 1947 s Sheets-Sheet 2 E5 fi INVENTOR HAROLD L. MYERS ATTORNEY H. L. MYERS DISPLAY CONTAINER April 15, 1952 Filed Aug. 2, 1947 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 HAROLD L. MYERS W W; m
ATTO R N EY Patented Apr. 15, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DISPLAY CONTAINER Harold L. Myers, Morristown, N. Application August 2, 1947, Serial No. 765,769
My invention relates to display devices and more particularly to display containers for predetermined articles of merchandise and has for itsobject to provide a display device of noveland simple construction arranged to constitute a container for the articles of merchandise for which it is designed and adapted to display said articles in an attractive manner. The invention further contemplates a, display device constructed in a novel manner to protect the articles of merchandise against contamination and at the same time to provide for the ready removal of said articles from the device at'will. Another object of the invention is to provide a display device which is ioldable to a relatively fiat condition for storage and shipment, and to its container formed for the reception of the articles of merchandise for storing and shipping the same, and which further is adjustable to an operative display position for displaying said articles of merchandise to view. Other objects will appear from the description hereinafter and the features of novelty will bepointed out in the claims.
. The invention accordingly comprises an article of manufacture possessing the features, properties, and the relation of elements which will be exemplified in the article hereinafter described and the scope of the application of which will be indicated in the claims.
. For a fuller understanding of the nature and objects of the invention, reference should be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a front view of a device embodying the invention, with the closure closed;
Fig. 2 is a side view of the device partly broken away;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the device in display position with the closure open;
Fig. 4. is a perspective bottom view of the device;
Figs. 5, 6, and '7 are views of the blanks from which the device is formed; and
Fig. 3 isa View of the device collapsed for shipping.
The exemplified form of construction comprises a main unit H! which rovides a face panel I5 having a display opening i=5. Connected with the panel I 5 by a fold line H at the lower edge of the opening I6 is a panel I3 adapted to serve as the bottom of the display container, and connected thereto by a fold line I9 is a tuck 20 adapted to be bent downwardly to support the bottom-pro viding panel 58. The fold lines ll and I5 and the 2 Claims. (0]. 206 -4531) other fold lines hereinafter referred to may be formed in any suitable manner as by partial cut-'- ting, but, except as hereinafter indicated, are preferably and as exemplified formed of creasing. Connected to each side of the panel 15 by a fold line 22 is a panel 23 adapted to serve as an outer wall of the device and having a sloping base 24 upon which the device may rest in a suitably angulated display position. To secure the flaps .23 in place each flap has connected thereto by a fold line 26 an inwardly bendable tuck 21. The panel I5 is reinforced along its top by a flap 30, the fold line 3| of which, as exemplified, is out partway thru the cardboard thruout its length; and the panel [5 is reinforced at its bottom by a flap 32, the fold line 33 of which is similarly out part: way thru the cardboard thruout its length. Connected to the flap 32 by means of a fold line 34 is a panel 35 adapted to provide the bottom of the device. From each end of the panel 35 are tabs 36 connected by fold lines 31 so as to be bent upwardly inside of the panels 23. Beyond the panel 35 and connected thereto by a fold line 39 is a rear panel 40 carrying, in the exemplified form of construction, tabs 4| adapted to be inserted in slits 42 formed between the ends of the fold lines 26. The tabs 4! are provided with bend-back in.- sertion means comprisin a fold line 43, a connecting piece 44, and a fold line 45; slits 46 sepae rating the ends of the piece 44 from the body of the panel 43. The panel 40 is, in the present instance, also formed with cutouts 48 to receive stitching as hereinafter described.
The top 58 of the device is connected by a fold line 5! to the panel 40 and carries, by fold line 53, tabs 52 which, like the tabs 36, are adapted to be bent inside the flaps 23. Connected with the top by a fold line 54 is a second front panel 55, in the present instance, having an opening 56 which desirably and as exemplified is about the same size and dimensions as the opening IS. The panel 55 is adapted to lie rearwardly of the face panel l5 and to provide therewith guideways 51 at the sides of the opening to receive guide por tions for a slide closure when the presence of such a closure is desired. By fold lines 53 at the verti' cal edges or the opening 56 there are mounted panels 55 adapted to provide the sides of the display compartment of which the panel 18 forms the bottom. Connected with the flaps 60 by fold lines 61 are tucks 62 adapted to be bent outwardly so as to lie to the front of the rear panel 40 and to the rear of the tucks 21. Connected to the sides of the panel 55 by fold lines 64 are: panels 65 adapted to lie inside the panels 23. The lower edges 66 of these panels extend diagonally to conform with the edges 24. In order that the tabs 4| may be accommodated within the panels 23 without bulging, the invention in its more specific aspects contemplates cutting away a portion of each panel '65 as at 61 to accommodate the tab 4| in the same plane as the body of the panel 65.
In the formation of the display unit from the blank the flap -30 is bent down to lie behind the upper rear surface of the panel I5. The flap 32 is folded back and up so as to lie substantially against the rear of the lower part of the panel 5. The panel 35 is folded down and the panel I 40 folded up. The front panel 55 is juxtaposed the panel 50 to a horizontal position at the top sufficient to retain the closure in display position when pulled up. The closure is removed from the opening it by a singlesliding action and is simple and sturdy in construction and free from creases.
The biased edges 24 and 66 provide an effective base for supporting the device in display position. The angulation of these edges may be varied. Where these edges form anangle close to 90 with the front, the box willsupport itself effectively without additional supporting means.
However, in many instances and as exemplified the invention contemplates theprovision also of of a compartment the frontof which'isiformed by the panels l5 and 55 and the rearof. which is formed by the panel 40. The sides of this compartment are formed by folding back the flaps 60, the-tucks 62 being tucked in against the front surface of the panel 40. The panel l8 is'folded back, and thetuck folded down to lie against the forward surface of the lower part of'the panel 40. The'panels 65 are folded inwardly, and the'tabs 52 and the tabs 36 are bent downwardly and upwardly respectively. The tucks 2'! are'bent inwardly and the panels 23 bent-over so asto move the flaps 21 between the tucks 62 and the panel 40. Thetabs 4'! are pressed'thru the slits 42, the-double fold lines 43"and 45 enabling the tabs 4| to be drawn back forthis insertion. These tabs hold the assembly in place; but, in order to provide 'a permanently strong construction, wire stitching 63 thru the flaps 21 and 62 is provided. Because of the provision of the cutouts 48, this stitching may be applied thru the rear panel 45 where the device is in thecollapsed position of Fig. 8.
Ii -certain instances and as exemplifl'ed'the inyen-tion contemplates the provision of a sliding closure for the opening H5. The exemplified closureflfl is of a -width Iessthanthewidth of the'panel |5-'-but wider than the opening it. In its lower. edgeis' a" gripping cutout "if, and from the outer-ends of the lower edge there pro- 'trude downwardly tabs 73 having portions 14 which extend laterally of the side edges of the closure-at points below the line H. The closure '10' can'be readily inserted between the panel i5 and the panel 55. When slid downwardly it covers andprotects the merchandise and when slid upwardly it displays the merchandise. lower edge of the flap 39 serves normally to re- 'tain the coverin placeand to prevent its being drawn upwardly; Even without this, the wire stitc'liirigSB" thru panels Hi and 55 and the flap SIJwouId'preVent-the removal of the cover. Pursuant to the invention in its more specific aswhen in display position, while its main body will extend above the device. Display advertising' may accordingly be provided on the main body'of the closure TB, and display instructions maybe noted on the lower portion thereof which,
7 when it is in display position, is covered by the upper portion of the panel I5. The frictional binding action of the sides of the guideways is The prises a front panel 80 connected by a preferablyscored fold line 8| to a rear panel '82. Connected .toiithepanel 82:by. a preferablyscored fold line 83 is a flap 84 connected to aflap 85 by a fold line BSwhich is preferably unscored. Fold lines 8'! and 88, both of'which are-preferably scored, connect, respectively, a flap 89 with the flap'85, and a fiap Sflwith the flap 89; In use, the fiap 89 is laid against the rear surface of the flap 80, and the front surface of thefiap 80 is secured against the rear surface of the rear flap, as 49, of the display container unit. In the present instance wire stitching 9| secures the upper corners of the panel 80 to the panel 40 and wire stitching S2 secures the outer end. portionscf the flap 89 and the lowercorners of the paneli li to the panelAflQ By pressing down the flap 9% so that its free edge fits against the inside of the fold line 83 there is provide-cl a strong and highly effective supporting structure.
Since certain changes may beflmade in the above article and different embodiment of the inventioncould ble'made without departing from the. scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the above-description or shown in the accompanying 'drawingvshall be interpreted as illustrative and not in alimiting sense.
1. An upright display container with two 7 front panels, each of which'has a substantially rectangular display opening, said rectangular display openings having substantially the same size, shape, and position, the outer panel having a foldably connected lower flap bent inwardly to frame the display openin'g'and to form the floor of an inner display compartment, and the inner panel having two foldably connected flaps bent inwardly to frame the display opening and to form the sides of said display compartment, the
7 display openings having substantially the-same 'lower edge of theclosure 'Hlis entirely invisible size, shape, and position, and a sliding cover movable across said opening and between said panels and carrying laterally of and beneath the cover a pair of tabs movable in a pair of lateral guideways formed by the two front panels, wherein the vertical sliding movement of said cover is limited at the bottom by a flap foldably connected to the outer of saidpanels'and extending inwardly to form the floor of a display compartment, and limited at the top by a flap bent inwardly and downwardly from the top of REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 291,281 Blakely Jan. 1, 1884 326,705 Bauer Sept. 22, 1885 1,184,689 Houghland May 23, 1916 Number Number Name Date Lengsfield Jan. 12, 1926 Myers Nov. 1, 1938 Lester June 9, 1942 Gordon Sept. 1, 1942 Musson -1 Feb. 16, 1943 Slevin June 22, 1943 Glover Sept. 26, 1944 Kackley et a1. Jan. 7, 194'! FOREIGN PATENTS Country Date Great Britain 1906 Great Britain Apr. 22, 1926 Great Britain Nov. 25, 1935