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Publication numberUS2617578 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 11, 1952
Filing dateDec 9, 1949
Priority dateDec 9, 1949
Publication numberUS 2617578 A, US 2617578A, US-A-2617578, US2617578 A, US2617578A
InventorsFischer Howard J
Original AssigneeUs Printing & Lithograph Compa
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carton construction
US 2617578 A
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Nov. 11, 1952 J FISCHER 2,617,578

CARTON CONSTRUCTION Filed Dec. 9, 1949 INVENTOR.

HOWARD J FISCHER Patented Nov. 11, 1952 CARTON CONSTRUCTION Howard J. Fischer, Hartwell, Cincinnati, Ohio, assignor to The United ,States Printing & Lithograph Company, Norwood, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application December 9, 1949, Serial No. 131,960

Claims. (01. 229-16) This invention relates to a carton made from sheet stock and to a blank for folding to form a carton. More particularly, this invention relates to a preformed blank for folding into a carton for displaying crayons or the like which carton is provided with a false bottom for holding each row of crayons in the carton at a highe level than the row in front thereof.

An object of this invention is to provide a preformed one-piece blank for folding into a crayon display carton having a fiat bottom and a false bottom designed to support successive rows of crayons in the carton at successively higher elevations for display and ease of access.

A further object of this invention is to provide a one-piece blank for forming a crayon display carton having a partition spaced between front and rear walls and a false bottom extending upwardly and rearwardly from the partition to the rear wall for displaying crayons in rows, each row of crayons behind the panel being held at a higher elevation than the row in front thereof.

A further object of this invention is to provide a one-piece blank for forming a crayon display carton of this type in which all exposed surfaces occur on one side of the blank so that only the one side of the blank need be finished and decorated.

A further object of this invention is to provide platform support construction for a carton which includes a partition panel, a platform panel, and platform support members all of which are formed from a single blank of sheet material, which blank may also include panels for forming the walls of the carton.

The above and other objects of the invention will in part be apparent and will in part be obvious from the following detailed description, and the drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a plan view of a carton blank constructed in accordance with an embodiment of this invention;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing a carton formed from the blank illustrated in Fig. 1, the carton being shown partly unfolded and partly broken away for clarity of detail; and

Fig. 3 is a lengthwise sectional view of the carton, th carton being shown fully assembled and containing crayons.

In the following detailed description, and the drawing, like reference characters indicate like parts.

Referring now to Fig. 1, solid lines have been used to indicate lines of cut and dashed lines have been used to indicate score lines for 'perfront wall panel l0 and a rectangular rear wall panel I4. The rear wall panel I4 is hinged along a lengthwise edge of. the side wall l3 opposite the front panel "I. A top panel l6 and a bottom panel I! ar hinged to top and bottom edges of the rear wall panel respectively. A top flap |8 and a bottom flap |9 are hinged to outer edges of the top and bottom panels respectively. A

partition supporting panel 2| is hinged to the rear wall panel l4 along the edge thereof opposite the side panel |3. A partition panel 22'is hinged to the edge of the partition supporting panel 2| opposite th rear panel, and a partition flap 23' is hinged along the free edge of the partition panel.

When the carton is assembled, the partition supporting panel 2| is adhesively attached to the inner side of the side wall |2 while the partition flap 23 is adhesively attached to the inner side of the side wall |3. The area of the side. wall I3 to which the partition flap 23 is to be attached is indicated by dot-dash lines at 24 in Fig. 1. When the partition flap 23 and the partition supporting panel 2| are attached to the side walls, the partition panel is supported between the front and rear wallsof the carton parallel thereto and spaced therebetween as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. As shown in Fig. 1, the front wall panel H], the rear wall panel l4, and the partition panel 22 are all of the samefwidth so that the side panels are parallel when. the carton is assembled and the carton may be fiat. tened for shipping after the platform supporting panel 2| and the platform flap 23 have been .at-' tached to the side walls.

At the lower end of the partition panel aplat-.

form panel or false bottom 26 is hinged. to the partition panel. The platform panel is adapted to extend from the partition panel to the rear wall sloping upwardly and rearwardly to form a false bottom for the carton so that, as shown in.

along the rear edge of the platform panel 26 and, as shown in Fig. 3, is adapted to extend downwardly from the platform panel to the bottom panel. A wing supporting panel 33 is hinged to the free edge of the platform supporting panel, as shown in Figs. 1 and 3, and, as shown in Fig. l, the wing carrying panel 33 is rectangular in shape and is attached to the central portion of the free edge of the platform supporting panel and extends only part way across the platform supporting panel. Triangular wings 34 and 33 are hinged along opposite side edges of the wing supporting panel 33. As shown in Fig. 1, each of the triangular wings is in the form of a right triangle having one of its short sides forming the hinge. The other short side of each triangular wing is separated from the platform supporting panel by a line of cut and is adapted to be aligned with the hinge line between the platform supporting panel and the wing carrying panel when the carton blank is flat. Wing positioned flaps 31 and 38 are hinged to the wings 34 and 36 respectively along the long sides thereof. As shown in Fig. 1, a side edge 39 of the flap 3'! extends perpendicular to the long side of the wing 34 at the hinge line between the wing 34 and the wing carrying panel 33. Similarly a side edge 4| of the wing positioning flap 38 extends perpendicularly of the long side of the wing 35 at the hinge line between the wing 36 and the wing carrying panel 33.

When the carton blank is folded to form a carton, the wing carrying panel 33 is folded against the platform supporting panel 32, as shown in Fig. 3, and the triangular Wings 3 -3 and 36 extend lengthwise of the platform panel to support the platform panel from below. As shown in Fig. 2, the side edges 39 and M of the wing positioning flaps 31 and 38 respectively engage the hinge line between the platform panel and the platform supporting panel to hold the wings in position and extending lengthwise of the platform panel. The wings are each of substantially the same length as the platform panel so that the wings give support to the platform panel throughout its length.

As shown in Fig. l, the side wall 12 is provided with top and bottom flaps indicated at 42 and 43 respectively and the side wall I3 is provided with top and bottom flaps indicated at 44 and 46; respectively while the partition supporting panel 2| is provided with top and bottom flaps 4'! and 48 respectively. When the bottom part of the carton is assembled, the flaps 43, 46, and 48 fold underneath the platform supporting wings. 34 and 36 and are held up by the bottom of the carton. The blank is slotted, as indicated at 49 along opposite ends of the hinge line between the bottom panel and the bottom flap so that, when the bottom flap is inserted behind the frontwall panel, the flaps 43 and 45 can engage the slots 49 to hold the bottom panel in place.

As shown in Fig. l, thefiaps 42, 44 and 41 are angled to the side walls so that when the top flap of the carton is disposed behind the front wall, the top panel of the carton slopes substantially in conformance with the platform panel 26.

The flap 46 is suiliciently long that, when folded in, it extends under the wing 33, and the flaps 43 and 48 are sufficiently long that, when folded in, they extend under the wing 34- so that the flaps add rigidity to the sup-port for the platform supporting wings.

The carton is adapted to hold the front row of crayons 3| between the partition panel 32 and the front wall panel I3. A window it may be provided in the front panel for viewing the crayons of the front row. Further, the upper portion of the front wall panel l3 may be cut away as indicated at 52 so that the top flap l8 may readily be engaged for raising the top flap and the top panel to permit access to the crayons.

The one-piece blank of this invention can be folded to form a carton having a platform which holds succeeding rows of crayons at successively higher levels than the front row so that all thecrayons in the carton are displayed when the top panel is raised and all crayons in the carton are easily accessible. All exposed portions of the carton appear upon one side only of the blank so that only the one side need be completely finished and decorated.

The carton may readily be shipped flat in a knockdown condition, for when the top and bottom flaps are withdrawn and the platform and platform supporting member are unfolded and flattened, the entire carton may be flattened or collapsed for ease in shipment.

The carton described above and illustrated in the drawing is subject to structural modification without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. A carton formed from a single blank of sheet material which comprises a front panel, side panels hinged along opposite side edges of the front panel, a rectangular rear panel hinged along the edge of one of the side panels opposite the front panel, top nd o tom panels hing to top d bottom edges of the rear panel resp tively, top and bottom flaps hinged, to outer edges of the top and bottom panels respectively, a partition supporting panel hinged to the other side edge of the rear panel, means for attaching the partition supporting panel to the second side panel in parallelism thereto, a partition panel hinged to the partition Supporting panel along the edge thereof opposite the rear panel, a partition flap hinged to the partition panel along the edge thereof opposite the partition supporting panel, means for attaching the partition flap to the first side panel in parallelism thereto to hold the partition panel parallel to and spaced between the front and rear panels, a platform panel hinged, to the lower end of the partition panel, a rectangular platform supporting panel hinged to the platform panel along the edge thereof opposite the partition panel, a rectangular wing carrying panel hinged to the platform supporting panel centrally of the side thereof opposite the platform panel, the width of the wing carrying panel being substantially equal to the width of theplatform supporting. panel, a pair of right triangular wings, each of Said wings being hinged to said wing carrying panel along a short side thereof, the other short side of each wing being in alignment with the hinge between the platform supporting panel and the wing when the carton is flat, the length of each of said wings being equal to the width .Of said platform panel, and a pair of platform supporting flaps, each of said platform supporting flaps being hinged to the long side of one of the wings and having a side edge substantially perpendicular to the long side of the wing to which it is attached at the hinge between the wing and the wing carrying panel, said platform panel being adapted for disposing between the partition and the rear panel when the box is raised, said wing carrying panel being adapted for disposing parallel to and adjacent the platform supporting panel when the carton-is raised withthe wings extending perpendicularly thereto beneath the platform panel to support the platform panel, the platform supporting flaps holding the wings in position below the platform with said side edges of the platform supporting flaps in engagement with the hinge between the platform panel and the platform supp rting panel, the bottom flap being adapted for disposing behind the front panel for holding the bottom panel beneath the wings for supporting the wings to hold the platform above the bottom panel and extending upwardly and rearwardly from the partition panel to the rear panel.

2. In combination with a carton having side walls, parallel front and rear walls, and a bottom wall, a partition panel, means for attaching side edges of said partition panel to the side walls to support the partition panel parallel to and spaced between the front and rear walls, a platform panel hinged to the bottom edge of said partition panel, aplatform supporting panel hinged to the platform panel along the edge thereof opposite the partition panel, a rectangular wing carrying panel hinged to the platform supporting panel centrally of the edge thereof opposite the platform panel, the length of the wing carrying panel being substantially equal to the length of the platform supporting panel, and a pair of right triangular wings, each of said wings being hinged to said wing carrying panel along a short side thereof, the other short side of each wing being adapted for alignment with the hinge between the platform supporting panel and the wing supporting panel, the long side of each wing being substantially equal in length to the platform panel, said wings being adaptedto extend between the bottom wall of the carton and the platform panel to support the platform panel above the bottom wall and sloping upwardly and rearwardly from the platform panel to the rear wall to form a sloping false bottom for the carton.

3. A preformed one-piece blank of sheet material for folding to form a carton for crayonsor the like having side walls, a front wall, a rear wall, a partition Wall parallel to and spaced between the front and rear walls, a flat bottom having an interior false bottom sloping upwardly and rearwardly from the partition wall to therear wall, and a top panel, said blank comprising an elongated front wall panel having parallel side edges, elongated parallel-sided side wall panels hinged along opposite side edges of the front wall panel, a rectangular rear wall panel hinged along the edge of one of the side wall panels opposite the front wall panel, top and bottom panels hinged to opposite ends of the rear panel, top and bottom flaps hinged to free edges of the top and bottom panels respectively, an elongated parallel-sided partition supporting panel hinged along the edge of the rear wall panel opposite the front wall panel, an elongated parallel-sided partition wall panel hinged to the partition supporting panel along the edge thereof opposite the rear wall panel, one of the edges of the partition wall panel being aligned with the hinge between the rear wall panel and the bottom panel when the blank is flat, a partition flap hinged to the partition wall panel along the side thereof opposite the rear wall panel, the partition flap and the partition supporting panel each being adapted for attaching to one face of one of the side wall panels to support the partition wall panel between and parallel to the front and rear wall panels, a rectangular platform panel hinged to said one of the edges of the partition wall panel, a rectangular platform supporting panel hinged to the platform panel along the edge thereof opposite the partition wall panel, a rectangular wing carrying panel hinged to the platform supporting panel centrally of the edge thereof opposite the platform panel, the length of the wing carrying panel being substantially equal to the length of the platform supporting panel, and a pair of right triangular wings hinged along opposite side edges of [the wing carrying panel, each of said wings being hinged to the wing supporting panel along a short side thereof, the other short side of each wing being in alignment with the hinge between the platform supporting panel and the wing supporting panel when the blank is flat, the length of each wing being substantially equal to the length of the platform panel, the wings being adapted for disposing'between the platform paneland the bottom panel when the blank is folded to form a carton for supporting the platform panel above the bottom panel to form a false bottom extending upwardly and rearwardly from the partition wall panel to the rear Wall panel.

4. A preformed one-piece blank-of sheet material for folding to form a carton for crayons or the like having side walls, a front wall, a rear wall, a partition wall parallel to and spaced between the front and rear walls, a fiat bottom having an interior false bottom sloping upwardly and rearwardly from the partition wall to the rear wall, and a top panel, said blank comprising an elongated front wall panel having parallel side edges, elongated parallel-sided side wall panels hinged along opposite side edges of the front wall panel, an elongated rectangular rear wall panel hinged along the edge of one of the side wall panels opposite the front wall panel, top and bottom panels hinged to opposite ends of the rear wall panel, top and bottom flaps hinged to free edges of the top and bottom panels respectively, an elongated parallel-sided partition supporting panel hinged along the edge of the rear wall panel opposite the front wall panel, an elongated parallel-sided partition wall panel hinged to the partition supporting panel along the edge thereof opposite the rear wall panel, one of the edges of the partition wall panel being aligned with the hinge between the rear wall panel and the bottom panel when the blank is flat, a partition flap hinged to the partition wall panel along the side thereof opposite the rear wall panel, the partition flap and the partition supporting panel each being adapted for attaching to one face of one of the side wall panels to support the partition wall panel between and parallel to the front and rear wall panels, a rectangular platform panel hinged to said one of the edges of the partition wall panel, a rectangular platform supponting panel hinged to the platform panel along the edge thereof opposite the partition wall panel, a rectangular wing carrying panel hinged to the platform supporting panel centrally of the edge thereof opposite the platform panel, the length of the Wing carrying panel being substantially equal to the length of the platform supporting panel, a pair of right triangular wings hinged along opposite side edges of the wing carrying panel, each of said wings being hinged to the wing carrying panel along a short side thereof, the other short side of each wing being in alignment with the hinge between the platform supporting panel and the wing supporting panel when the blank is'flat, the length of each Wing being substantially equal to the length of the platform panel, and a pair of wing positioning flaps, each of said wing positioning flaps being hinged to the long side of one of the wings, the wings being adapted for disposing between the platform panel and the bottom panel with the wing positioning flaps beneath and parallel to the platform panel when the blank is folded to form a carton for sup-porting the platform panel above the bottom panel to form a. false bottom extending upwardly and rearwardly from the partition wall panel to the rear wall panel.

5. A preformed one-piece blank of sheet material for folding to form a carton for crayons or the like having side walls, a front wall, a rear Wall, a flat bottom having an interior false bottom sloping upwardly and rearwardly from the partition wall to the rear wall, and a top panel, said blank comprising an elongated front wall panel having parallel side edges, elongated parallel-sided side wall panels hinged along opposite side edges of the front wall panel, an elongated rectangular rear wall panel hinged along the edge of one of the side wall panels opposite the front wall panel, top and bottom panels hinged to opposite ends of the rear wall panel, top and bottom flaps hinged to free edges of the top and bottom panels respectively, a partition supporting panel hinged along the edge of the rear wall panel opposite the front wall panel, an elongated parallel-sided partition wall panel hinged to the partition supporting panel along the edge thereof opposite the rear wall panel, a partition flap hinged to the partition wall panel along the side thereof opposite the rear wall panel, one of the edges of the partition wall panel being aligned with the hinge between the rear wall panel and the bottom panel when the blank is flat, the partition flap and the partition supporting panel each being adapted for attaching to one face of one of the side wall panels to support the partition wall panel between and parallel to the front and rear wall panels, a rectangular platform panel hinged to said one of the edges of the partition wall panel, a rectangular platform supporting panel hinged to the platform panel along the edge thereof opposite the partition wall panel, a rectangular wing carrying panel hinged to the platform supporting panel centrally of'the edge thereof opposite the platform panel, the length of the wing carrying panel being substantially equal to the length of the platform supporting panel, a pair of right triangular wings hinged along opposite side edges of the wing carrying panel, each of said wings being hinged to the wing carrying panel along a short side thereof, the other short side of each wing being in alignment with the hinge between the platform supporting panel and the wing supporting panel when the blank is flat, the length of each wing being substantially equal to the length of the platform panel, and a pair of Wing positioning flaps, each of said wing positioning flaps being hinged to the long side of one of the wings and having a side edge perpendicular to the long side of the wing to which it is attached at the hinge between the wing and the wing carrying panel, said wings being adapted for disposing between the platform panel and the bottom panel with the wing positioning flaps beneath and parallel to the platform panel and said side edges of the wing positioning flaps against the hinge between the platform panel and the platform supporting panel when the blank is folded to form a carton for supporting the platform panel above the bottom panel to form a false bottom extending upwardly and rearwardly from the partition wall panel to the rear Wall panel.

HOWARD J. FISCHER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/214, 206/273, 229/120.18, 229/164, 206/256, 206/443, 229/120.17, 229/112
International ClassificationB65D5/4805, B65D5/50, B65D5/42, B65D85/10, B65D5/48, B65D85/08
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/1009, B65D5/4204, B65D5/5014, B65D5/48014
European ClassificationB65D85/10E, B65D5/48A2, B65D5/50A3B, B65D5/42B