US 2717073 A
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p 6, 1955 1.. D. YOUNG 2,711,073
INVENTOR LEWIS DOUGLAS YOUNG United States Patent TRANSPARENT WALL DISPLAY PACKAGE Lewis Douglas Young, Providence, R. I., assignor to Douglas Young, Inc., a corporation of Rhode Island Application April 30, 1953, Serial No. 352,186
1 Claim. (Cl. 206-45.34)
This invention relates to a display package.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide a display package in which each one of a plurality of articles may be viewed without opening the package.
Another object of the invention is to provide a package of attractive appearance and yet one which may be formed in a simple and inexpensive manner.
Another object of the invention is to provide a package which will be formed of a plurality of parts held in position by a transparent casing, thus making unnecessary the securing of the parts together adhesively or by staples one to the other.
Another object of the invention is to provide a package for bottles or breakable articles in which the articles are protected from contacting one with the other, which might result in breakage.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the package formed in accordance with this invention;
Figure 2 is a section on line 22 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a perspective exploded view of the container with the bottles removed;
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the partition between articles;
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the frame of the package.
In proceeding with this invention, I provide a partition between the articles to be displayed with a frame extending about the articles, leaving their major portion exposed, and then hold the frame about the articles with the partition between them in a transparent case which may be formed of transparent material in box-like form with the side walls telescoping.
With reference to the drawings I have illustrated this package as comprising a package of four bottles in which different sorts of perfume or the like may be contained. These bottles are designated 10, 11, 12, and 13. It will, however, be apparent that many articles of different forms might be utilized to which this invention will apply. In order to separate the bottles one from another, I have provided a member designated generally 14 and which comprises a strip of material folded into generally right angular formation so as to form partitions 15, 16, and 17. Partitions 15 and 16 are joined as at 18 at the lower edge, while partitions 16 and 17 are joined as at 19 at their upper edges. Thus, by simply folding a strip of material of a proper width, the partitions are formed and held in spaced relation, and the part 18 will extend beneath the bottle 12 and the part 19 will extend above the bottle 11.
- wall 22, and side walls 23 and 24. This framework extends along the tops and bottoms of the bottles and also along the sides of the two end bottles 10 and 13. In order to provide a broader surface for the top wall 21 to rest on, a lip 25 may be provided on the side wall 23 and folded at its end. The frame is further stiffened by means of flanges 26 oneach of the walls 21, 22, 23, and 24 along the front edge, while it is also provided with a similar flange 27 along the same walls at the back edge. These flanges are mitered as at 28 on the flange of wall 21 and 29 on the flange of wall 24 at substantially 45 degrees so that when folded at right angles to these walls, these flanges will abut in a mitered corner. These flanges also serve to engage the partitions which are substantially the width of the distance between the flanges when at right angles so as to assist in retaining the partitions in position.
With the bottles in place between the partitions and the frame embracing the group of bottles, the assembly is held in position by placing the same in a tight-fitting box made of cellophane, acetate, or similar transparent material in which there is a body portion designated generally 30 and a cover portion designated generally 31. The body portion has a bottom 32 with upstanding walls 33 of substantially the depth of the thickness of the frame; the cover likewise has a top wall 34 with depending sides 35 of substantially the thickness of the frame and height of the walls 33 so as to tightly telescope over the walls 33 and embrace the assembly. When this box is thus assembled, it is of very rigid construction, and yet the articles, or bottles in this case, may be readily viewed without the necessity of opening the case.
A package for a group of a plurality of articles positioned side by side comprising a transparent casing having telescoping sections each having side and end walls with a top wall on one and a bottom wall on the other, a frame of a single strip of material within said casing extending along and engaging the side and end walls of said casing and held in position thereby with its ends unconnected and in adjacency, a plurality of articles within said frame, a partition within said frame made of a single strip of material folded in zig-zag shape to provide wall sections located between said articles with the connecting portions between the wall sections extending along the side walls of said frame in engagement therewith, said frame having peripheral flanges at opposite sides thereof which meet at the corners in mitered abutting relation and extend into overlapping engagement with said partitions and are held in place by engagement with said casing.
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