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Publication numberUS2606711 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 12, 1952
Filing dateSep 15, 1950
Priority dateSep 15, 1950
Publication numberUS 2606711 A, US 2606711A, US-A-2606711, US2606711 A, US2606711A
InventorsForrer Homer W
Original AssigneeAtlanta Paper Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Compartmental folded paperboard carrier with handle
US 2606711 A
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Aug. 12, 1952 H. w. FORRER COMPARTMENTAL lF'OLDED PAPERBOARD CARRIER WITH HANDLE Filed Sept. l5, 1950 2 SHEETS-SHEET l rlllrlrillllllllillust/41| .Z4 INVENTOR.

HOME?? IM FHRER ATTOPNEYJ Aug. 12, 1952 H. W. FORRER COMPRTMENTAL FOLDED PAPERBOARD CARRIER WITH HANDLE 2 SHEETS--SHEET 2 Filed Sept. l5, 1950 i JNVENTOR. Hamm nf. Fama/e Patented Aug. 12, 1952 ooMPARTMENTAL FoLDED PAPERBOARD CARRIER WITH `HANDLE Homer W. iForrer, Atlanta,` Ga., assigner to Atlantav Paper Company, a corporation of Georgia Application September 15, `l1950, SerialNo. 185,007

This invention relates to a paperboard carrier structure, and more particularly to a carrier structure of this sort formed of relatively lightweight paperboard that is nevertheless exceptionallystrong and sturdy, and that can be made collapsible. I

The carrier structure of the present invention is especially well adapted for use with the small jars in which powdered coffee is often packaged, although it may be employed as well for cans and other containers or articles of comparable size, as pointed out further below in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is aV perspective view of a carrier constructed in accordance with the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken substantially on the line 2 2 in Fig. l;

Fig. 3 is a p-lan view of the carrier shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a plan view of a blank for forming the carrier illustrated in Figs. 1 to 3, inclusive; and Y Figs. 5, 6, and '7 are corresponding plan views illustrating progressively the manner in which the blank shown in Fig. 4 is folded and glued for erection to form thecarrier shown in Figs. 1 to 3, inclusive.

As shown in the drawings, the carrier structur of the present invention, which is intended to be formed of relatively lightweight paperboard (i, e., e

of about l-point paperboard, for example), comprises a One-piece bottom wall I integrally joined along fold lines as at I2, to opposed end walls I4, with which opposed pairs of side wall half-laps I6 and I8 are foldably associated along foldlines at the end wall side edges. These sidewall half-laps I6 and I8, which are joined to and extend from the end walls I4, are in turn foldably secured at their extending ends to transverse full-laps 22 and 24, which are positioned in back-to-back relation uponerection of the carrierto form a medial partition. Preferably the full-.laps 22 and 24 are secured to the extending edges'of the half-laps I6 and I8 by foldably joining them as at 26 and 28 to one of the half-laps of each pair that are joined respectively to the end walls I4, and then providing glue flaps as at 30 at the opposite edges of the full-laps 22 and 24 for attachment to the other half-lap of each pair.

The medial partition formed in this manner by the full-laps 22 and 24 serves to define two carrier compartments between the opposed end walls I4, and further provides a central panel from which the carrier may be suspended for carrying. For this latter purpose, each of the full-laps 22 and 24 are formed with a handle tab at its top edge as indicated at 32 and 34, and one of the full-laps (such as 24) is further formed with an extending panel 36 of substantially coextensive proportions. This extending panel 36 6 Claims. (Cl. 229-27) is foldablyy joined at the bottom edge 38 of the full-lap 24, and" has a ap member 40 foldably joined at its opposite edge 42 with a slot 44 that is proportioned to receive the handle tabs 32 and 34 arranged at the adjacent foldably joined edges of the extending panel 36 and the flap member 40, By this arrangement, the extending panel 36 and flap member 40 may be foldled over the full-laps 22 and 24 when they are disposed in bacli-to-back position upon erection of the carrier and thereby secure them in this position for maintaining the carrier erect with the handle tabs 32 and 34 extending upwardly through the slot 44 for convenient access as a handle means. To integrate the carrier structure further, web panels 46 may be employed as disclosed in copending application Serial No. 185,008, led September 15, 1950. These web panels 46 are foldably joined at each side edge 48 of the bottom wall I0, and at the bottom edges 50 and 52 of the respective half-laps I6 and I8 which form the adjacent side wall. The web panels 46 are further formed with fold lines 54 extending diagonally from the adj acent corners of the bottom wall I0 and the respective half-laps I6 and I8 so that they are adapted for doubling in overlying relation with respect t0 the bottom wall I0 upon erection of the carrier, the web panels 46 being proportioned so that their doubled width is not more than half the width of the bottom wall I0. This overlying disposition of the web panels 46 when the carrier is erected results in reenforcing substantially the bottom wall I0 and'also serves to dispose the side wall half-laps I6 and I8 in fixed alignment with the side edges 48 of the bottom wall I0 so that the carrier structure is stabilized in erect position.

The form of blank used in accordance with the present invention, for constructing a carrier such as is shown in Figs. l, 2, and 3 of the drawings, is shown in Fig. 4. In constructing the carrier from this blank, the extending panel 36 and associated iiap member 40 are first folded downwardly, as seen in Fig. 5, over the full-lap 24 about the fold line 30. Next the full-laps 22 and 24 are folded over to the right about the adjacent edges 26 and 28 of the half-laps I6 and I8 to which they are joined, as seen in Fig. 6, and a coating of adhesive is applied to the exposed faces of the glue iiaps 30, as indicated by stippling in Fig. 6; and then the right hand half-laps I6 and I8 are folded over to the left and thereby secured by this adhesive application to the glue naps 36, as shown in Fig. '7, to form the carrier structure in collapsed position. The resulting carrier structure is remarkably strong and serviceable, and may be employed to particular advantage in providing lightweight paperboard carriers for handling articles such as the small size powdered coffee jars mentioned above. Y

I claim:

1. A lightweight paperboard carrier structure comprising a bottom wall, opposed end walls foldably joined to said bottom wall, a side wall halflap foldably joined at each side edge of each of said end walls and extending therefrom, a transverse full-lap foldably joined at vthe extending edge of one of the half-laps joined to each of said end walls, each of said full-laps being secured to the other half-lap that is joined to the'same end wall, each of said full-laps being formed with a handle tab at its top edge, and one of said fulllaps having foldably joined at its bottom edge an extending panel of substantially coextensive proportions, and-a nap member foldably joined at the extending edge of said extending panel with a slot formed at the adjacent foldably joined edges of said extending panel and flap member for receiving said handle tabs, whereby said panel and iiap member may be folded over said full-laps for maintaining said carrier in erect position.

2. A lightweight paperboard carrier structure comprising a one-piece bottom wall, opposed end walls joined to said bottomwall, opposed pairs of side wall half-laps joined at the side edges of said end walls and extending therefrom, and transverse full-laps secured to the extending edges ofthe respective side wall half-laps of said pairs that are joined to each end wall, each of said full-laps being formed with a handle tab at its top edge, and,` one of said full-laps having foldably joined at its bottom edge an extending panel of substantially coextensive proportions, and a flap member foldably joined at the extending edge of said extending panel with a slot formed at the adjacent foldably joined edges of said extending panel and flap member for receiving said handle tabs, whereby said panel and flap member may be folded over said full-laps for maintaining said carrier in erect position.

3. In a paperboard carrier structure having a one-piece bottom wall integrally joined to opposed end walls with which side wall half-laps are associated, the improvement which comprises a medial partition for said carrier defining two carrier compartments between said end walls and providing handle means from which said carrier may be Supported for carrying, said medial partition comprising transverse full-laps secured to the side wall half-laps that are associated with each of said end walls, whereby saidfull-laps are disposed in back-to-back relation when said carrier is erected, each of said full-laps being formed with a handle tab at its top edge, and one of said full-laps vhaving foldably joined at its bottom edge an extending panel of substantially coextensive proportions, and a ap member foldably joined at the extending edge of said extending panel with a slot formed at the adjacent fol'dably joined edges of said extending panel and ap member for receiving said handle tabs, whereby said panel and flap member may be folded' over said full-laps for maintaining said carrier in erect position.

4. A collapsible, lightweight paperboard carrier structure comprising a one-piece bottom wall, opposed end walls foldably joined to said bottom wall, a side wall half-lap foldably joined at each side edge of said end walls and extending therefrom, a transverse full-lap foldably secured at the extending edges of both the half-laps joined to each of said end walls, and a web' panel foldably joined at each side edge of said bottom wall and at the bottom edges of the half-laps forming the adjacent side wall, said web panels being formed with fold lines extending diagonally from the adjacent corners of said bottom wall and half-laps for doubling in overlying relation to said bottom wall upon erection of said end walls and thereby disposing said side wall half-laps in fixed alignment with the side edges of said bottom wall and with the full-laps that are secured to said halflaps positioned in back-to-back relation upon erection of said carrier, each of said full-laps being for-med with a handle tab at its top edge, and one of said full-laps having foldably joined at its bottom edge an extending panel of substantially coextensive proportions, and a flap member foldably joined at the extending edge of said extending panel with a slot formed at the adjacent foldably joined edges of said extending panel and flap member for receiving said handle tabs, whereby said panel and flap member may be folded over said full-laps for maintaining said carrier in erect position.

5. A blank for a paperboard carrier structure, said blank being formed from a single piece of paperboard and comprising a one-piece bottomwall panel, opposed end Wall panels, foldably joined to said bottom wall panel, a side wall halflap foldably joined at each side edge of each of said end wall panels and extending therefrom, and a transverse full-lap foldably joined at the extending edge of one of the half-laps joined to each of said end walls, each of said full-laps being formed with a glue ilap at its opposite edge for securing to the other half-lap that is joined to the same side wall, each of said full-laps being further formed with a handle tab at its outer edge, and one of said full-laps having foldably joined at its inner edge an extending panel of substantially coextensive proportions, and a flap member foldably joined at the extending edge of said extending panel with a slot formed at the adjacent foldably joined edges of said extending panel and flap member for receiving said handle tabs, whereby said panel and flap member may be folded over said full-laps for maintaining a carrier formed from said blank in erect position.

6. A blank for a paperboard carrier structure as defined in claim 5 and further characterized in that a web panel is foldably joined at each side edge of said bottom wall panel and at the bottom edges of the half-laps forming the adjacent side wall, said web panels being formed with fold lines extending diagonally from the adjacent corners of said bottom Wall panel and half-laps for doubling in overlying relation with respect to said bottom wall panel upon erection of said blank to form a carrier, and said web panels being proportioned so that their doubled width is not more than half the width of said bottom wall panel.

HOMER W. FORRER.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,973,035 Barron Sept. 11, 1934 2,535,741 Lighter Dec. 26, 1950

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/184, 229/162.6, 229/120.18, 229/162.7, 206/189, 229/117.14
International ClassificationB65D71/56, B65D71/58, B65D71/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2571/00845, B65D2571/00802, B65D2571/00141, B65D2571/00487, B65D71/0014, B65D2571/0066, B65D71/0022, B65D2571/0037
European ClassificationB65D71/00B2, B65D71/00B3