US 2598050 A
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May 27, 1952 R. GUYER TISSUE DISPENSING CARTON 2 SHEETS-SHEET l v Filed June 10, 1948 May 27, 1952 R. GUYER TISSUE DISPENSING CARTON 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 Filed June 10, 1948 fleynoldo Gaye)" 01.39am
Patented May 27, 1952 UNITED STATES ICE.v
TISSUE DISPENSING Reynolds Guyer, St. Paul, Minn., assignon to Waldorf'PaperProducts Company, St Paul, Minn a corporation of Minnesota;
Application June 10, 1948, Serial 0. 32 24 3. 2f Claims. (01. 2279-51-7 My invention relates toanimprovement in dispensing carton wherein it isdesired to provide a simple carton useful in. dispensing tissues and the like.
Cartonsare commonly usedfor containing disposable tissues, napkins andthelike. These care tons are often provided with aslot. intheir upper extremity through whichthe. uppermost tissue or napkin in aseries maybe withdrawn. Such cartons operate efiiciently when. the. packages: are nearly full. However, when half-of the. tissues areused the uppermost tissueof-theseries is so farbelow; the, upper surface of the carton. that it is difficult to grasp the uppermost tissue to remove the; same.
The object of" the present invention lies in the. provision of acarton; which may be used todispense tissues nd which actsto elevatethe tissues to apoint adjacent the dispensing slot after a substantial portion of the tissues have been used. As a result all of; thetissues may more effectively be removed from the cartgn.
feature of pre nt nve tiQn-li th pr vi io of a art hav an lon ated .519 Or opening in its upper surface through which tissues; napkins or the like may bev removed andhaving means in the bottom of the carton for elevating the tissues when approximately half ofthe same have been used. As a result little difficultyis experienced in grasping even the last tissue in the carton.
A feature of the present invention lies in the provision of a carton having apair of overlapping tongues designed to interlock when pressed inwardly so as to produce a triangular support for the remaining tissues within the carton.
An added feature of the present invention-lies in theprovision of a cartonzhaving a slot extending longitudinally thereof spaced from two opposed walls of the carton and to provide means immediately below theslot in the bottom wall of the carton to elevate portions of the carton contents to a point adjacent the slot. The elevatingmeans is positioned directly below the slot so that the tissues remaining in the carton tend to bow upwardly in the center when held elevated. In this bowed position the tissues may be most effectively removed.
These and other objects and novel features of my invention will be more clearly and fully set forth in the following specification and claims.
In the drawings forming a part of my specification:
Figure 1 is a diagrammatic view of the carton blank forming my carton.
Figure 2; is a perspective view of-the closed cartoninreadiness for use.
Figure3 is a perspective view of the bottom of the carton when the contents elevating means has been operated to elevate the contents of the carten.
Figure 4' is across sectional view through the carton showing' the construction'thereofl Figure 5 is 'a' perspective'view'of one end of the carton with the end open to show how the contents elevating means appears in el'evated position.
The carton A includes a top panel l and side wall panels H and I2 hingedly connected thereto along parallel fold lines I3- and. I4 respectively. Bottom panels l and It are hingedly connected to the sidewall panels I l and 12 respectively along fold lines I'Land 9 Thebottom panels !5 and IG are designed to overlap in assembled condition of the carton to securefth walls in tubular formation.
The top panel I-B ishingedly connected along an end fold line to an end panel 2| which. in turn is hingedly-connectedalong a fold line 22: to a tuck flap 23. The: panel In iss'imilarly connected along an endfold line 24- to an'end panel 25 which in turn is connected by a fold line 26 to a tuck-flap 21; The side wallpanel I1. is provided with end closure flaps 29' and 3!! hingedly connected thereto along extensions of the fold lines 24- and 20 respectively. Similarlythe side wall panel [2 is provided with tuck flaps 3iand 32- which are hingedly connected thereto along extensions of the fold'lines 24 and 20;.
The top panel- [0- is provided with spaced fold lines 33 and 34 which extend the entire length of the top panel. Cut lines 335 and 3B- aligned with x the fold lines 24 and 20 connect these fold lines 33 and 34 at their ends. intermediate-the fold lines 33 an'di'34 divide the area between these fold lines into a pair of naps 39. and 40 which may be hinted upwardly or downwardlyto. provide access to the contents of the carton.
A central out line 3"? The bottom panel I6 is provided with a pair of A second pair of spaced out lines 49 and 50 extend in parallel relation into the panel [6 from the edge 45. A score line connects the inner ends of the cut lines 49 and 50 to define a locking fiap 52. This flap 52, like the flap 44, terminates short of the edge 46 of the panel [6. A relatively wide notch 53 is provided in the free edge of the flap 52.
A pair of parallel cut lines 54 and 55 extend inwardly from the edge 56 of the bottom panel I5, these out lines 54 and 55 being spaced similarly and located similarly to the cut lines 4| and 42 of the bottom panel l6 so as to register therewith. A score line 5! connects the inner ends of the cut lines 54 and 55 to define a locking flap 59 between the cut lines. A projecting tongue 60 is provided on the free edge of the flap 59, this tongue 60 being of substantially the same width as the notch 45 of the corresponding flap 44. A second pair of cut lines BI and 62 extend inwardly from the edge 56 of the panel l5 in longitudinal alignment with the cut lines 49 and 50 of the bottom panel IS. A score line 63 connects the inner ends of these cut lines BI and 52 to define a locking flap 54 between the cut lines. A projecting tongue 55 is provided on the free edge of the flap 64 which substantially corresponds in width to the notch 53 of the flap 52 and is designed to interengage therewith.
In the formation of my carton A, the carton blank may be folded along two spaced fold lines such as the fold lines 14 and I? on the fold lines 13 and I9. For example the panel 15 may be folded to overlie the panel II and the panels I2 and 16 may next be folded to overlie portions of the panels 10 and H, the bottom panels 45 and It being arranged in overlapping relationship. Adhesive 41 is applied before the folding operation so that the top side walls and bottom walls are folded in tubular relation. In this condition the fiaps 44 and 55 overlap and the flaps 52 and 64 overlap. When the carton A is filled with the product to be dispensed such as the sheets of tissue B, the stack of tissue sheets is suificiently high to be close to the top In of the carton. When in this position it is relatively simple to reach between the flaps 39 and 40 and engage the uppermost tissue in the series, and draw this tissue out between these flaps 39 and 40. However, when the carton becomes about half empty, it is difficult to reach into the carton far enough to engage the uppermost tissue of the series. At this point inward pressure is exerted upon the overlapping flaps in the bottom panels of the carton. If the flaps 44 and 59 are hinged upwardly the tongue 80 engages in the notch 45 of the corresponding flap and prevents infolding of these two flaps, holding the flaps in upwardly inclined position as indicated in Figures 3, 4, and
5 of the drawings. As a result the part of the tissues B is elevated, particularly at the center point of the carton immediately below the flaps 39 and 40 and are thus readily engageable.
Similarly the flaps 52 and B4 are hinged upwardly so that the tongue 65 interlocks into the notch 53 so as to hold the body of tissues in elevated position. While the side edges of the tissue bend downwardly as illustrated in Figure 4 of the drawings, the central portion of the body of tissues is closely adjacent the top of the carton and the tissues may be easily removed.
In enclosing the carton contents, the ends of the carton may be closed in the manner of any tuck ended carton. If it is preferred the tuck flaps 23 and 2'! may be omitted and flaps added to the bottom panels so that all of these fiaps may be glued in superimposed relation to form closures for the carton ends.
In accordance with the patent statutes, I have described the principles of construction and operation of my tissue dispensing carton, and while I have endeavored to set forth the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that obvious changes may be made within the scope of the following claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.
1. A dispensing carton comprising a sheet of paperboard scored to provide a top panel, a side wall panel foldably connected thereto, a bottom panel foldably connected to each of said side wall panels, a tab foldably connected to each said bottom panel and defined by substantially parallel cut lines extending at substantially right angles to the score lines connecting said bottom panels to said side wall panels, the cut lines in the two bottom panels being substantially in registry and the tabs being arranged in overlapping relation, interlocking means on the ends of said tabs being interengageable to hold the tabs both in upwardly and inwardly inclined position, one of said tabs terminating short of the one bottom panel from which it is out, adhesive between the portion of said one bottom panel projecting beyond said tab and the other bottom panel, and said top panel having a slit therein through which carton contents may be removed.
2. The structure described in claim 1 and in which the bottom panels include a second pair of overlapping tabs spaced from the first pair and identical thereto.
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