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July 3 1956 R. E. PAIGE CARDBOARD CONTAINER AND CARRIER 2 Sheets-Shae?- 1 Filed Dec. 5 1951 INVENTOR.
July 3,, 3%56 Filed Dec. 5 1951 R. E. PAIGE CARDBOARD CONTAINER AND CARRIER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR.
RICHARD E. PAIGE jA/wzyzm,
fiTTOR/VEY CARDBOARD CONTAINER AND CARRIER Richard E. Paige, New York, N. Y.
Application December 5, 1951, Serial No. 259,957
2 Claims. (Cl. 229-16) The present invention relates to a corrugated board container and carrier and more particularly to containers of a display type and made from folded corrugated board or similar sheet material and adapted to display fruit and vegetables, such as apples, tomatoes and so forth.
Generally, the present carton or carrier is made from a rectangular blank of corrugated board which is cut and creased in such manner that when the same is bent into its final shape there is provided a solid rear wall, a bottom support, a carrying handle at the upper end of the device, side walls and windowed forward wall through which the articles which may be assembled in the carrier may be viewed. The device is such that in each of its forms shown herein, it is capable of being shipped in a flat condition and capable of quick and easy assembly when it is desired to use the same.
It is accordingly an object of the invention to provide a corrugated board container or carrier of this type which is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture and yet eificient and effective in use.
Another object of the invention is to provide a container or carrier which has novel display windows formed by the removal of strap portions out of the blank piece which are adapted to serve as carrying straps.
Another object of the invention .is to provide a container or carrier of this type wherein there is a minimum of wastage of material in a blank from which the device is formed.
A further object of the invention is to provide a container or carrier wherein no external fastening means is required for maintaining the device in its assembled form.
For other objects and for a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. l is a perspective view of a completely flat blank from which the present container or carrier is formed;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the container, shown in Fig. l, and illustrating the first step in the assembling of the same from a blank to its final form;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the container illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, but showing the device immediately prior to final assembled condition while the same is ready for the reception of articles to be carried therein;
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the container shown in Figs. 1 to 3, inclusive, as it appears in final assembled condition and filled with articles to be carried thereby;
Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional View taken substantially along line 5-5 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line 6-6 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a modified form of the invention shown as a completely flat blank;
Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. 2, but showing the modified container, illustrated in Fig. 7;
Fig. 9 is a perspective view of the modified container shown in Figs. 7 and 8 in its final assembled condition with bottles disposed therein;
nited States Patent O Fig. 10 is an enlarged sectional view taken along lines 10-10 of Fig. 9;
Fig. 11 is a vertical sectional view taken along line 11-11 of Fig. 10.
Referring now particularly to Figs. 1 to 6, 10 represents an elongated blank of rectangular shape with a pair of integrally formed books 11 extending: from one end thereof. This blank 10 is provided with transverse scorings or fold lines 12, 13, 14 and 15 which divide the same into a front panel 16, side panels 17 and 18, one connected to each side of the front panel 16, a back panel 19 connected to the side panel 17 and a connector flap 20.
A pair of transversely extending slits 21 are formed in the blank 10 adjacent the scoring line 15 and each is adapted to receive therein one of the hooks 11 when the device is in assembled condition.
The blank 10 is provided with two pairs of longitudinally extending incisions 22 and 23 each pair of which extends transversely across the front panel 16 and each one of the incisions 22 and 23 is respectively connected to curvular incisions 24 and 25, which curvular incisions each are directed toward the adjacent longer edge of the blank 10. These incisions form therebetween straps 26 and 27, which, when moved outwardly of the blank 10 provide windows 28 and 29 respectively entirely across the front wall 16 and extending partially into the side walls 17 and 18, as clearly shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings.
Each of the straps 26 and 27 is provided with an outer transverse bend 30, Fig. 5, and an inner transverse bend 31 adjacent each of the ends thereof.
It will be apparent that the container may be shipped in great numbers in a flattened condition as shown in Fig. l and that when it is desired to utilize one of the containers it is only necessary to move the straps 26 and 27 upwardly from their flat positions in Fig. 1 to the positions shown in Fig. 2 while at the same time lifting the side panels 17 and 18 upwardly and folding the back cover 19 and connector flap 20 toward each other so that the hooks 11 may be ready for insertion into the slits 21 whereupon articles to be carried in the device, such as, for example, apples 32 may be placed therein after which the hooks 11 are inserted into the slits 21 and the entire container turned to a position where the sides, back panel and front panel extend in a vertical direction. The strap 26 may then be utilized as a handle for carrying the entire container and its contents while the strap 27 forms a yieldable bottom therefor and at the same time it will be apparent that the apples 32 or other articles carried in the container will be displayed through the windows 28 and 29 formed by the moving of the straps 27 and 26 to their operative positions as above described in Fig. 4. The container may be inverted and the strap 27 may be used as a handle.
In Figs. 7 to 11, inclusive, there is shown a modified form of the invention in which there is provided novel reinforcing ribs and a novel open face display.
According to this form of the invention, there is provided a generally rectangular blank generally indicated at 40 provided at one of its ends with a pair of integrally formed hooks 41. The blank 40 is transversely scored at 42, 43, 44 and 45 to provide a front panel 46, side panels 47 and 48 respectively connected to such front panel 46 and a back panel 49 connected to the side panel 47 and a connector flap 50 connected to the side panel 48.
The scorings 43 and 44 are centrally cut to form the side edges of a pair of reinforcing ribs 51 and 52 which are separated by a centrally disposed incision 53 which extends longitudinally with respect to the blank 40. The ribs 51 and 52 are respectively connected to straps 54 and 55 which are formed similarly to the straps 26 and 27 above described with reference to the first form of the invention and scoring lines 56 and 57 are provided at the connection between the ribs and their respective straps.
Curvular incisions 58 and 59 are respectively provided in the side panels 47 and 48, whereby to provide openings 60 and 61 in the forward portions of such side panels when the container or carrier is in its final assembled condition.
In use, it will be apparent that blanks may be shipped in a flat condition as shown in Fig. 7 and that when it is desired to use one of the carriers, it is only necessary to move the straps 54 and 55 upwardly as viewed in Figs. 7 and 8 together with their attached reinforcing ribs 51 and 52 whereupon the side panels may be moved upwardly and the rear panel 49 moved toward the connecting flaps 50 whereupon articles to be carried within the carrier such as, for example, bottles 61, may then be placed within the container and the hooks 41 engaged with slits 62 identical in character with the slits 21 heretofore described to thus lock the device into a unitary structure. It will be seen that the bending of the straps 54 and 55 together with their reinforcing ribs 51 and 52 will cause such ribs to lie flatly against the rear wall 49 as clearly shown in Figs. and 11 whereupon the strap 54 may be utilized as a handle, as clearly shown in Fig. 10 while the strap 55 may be utilized as the bottom of the container thus providing a very compact and easily assembled carton for bottles 61 and at the same time providing a relatively large window 63 in the forward wall 46 for the display of bottles therein contained. It will also be seen that the cutaway portions of the side walls indicated at 60 and 61 in Fig. 7 serve to enlarge the window 63 to thus more eifectively display the goods contained in the carrier forming the invention.
While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. An article carrier comprising a one-piece blank of sheet material cut and folded to have a front panel, side panels of approximately one half the width of the front panel and foldably connected to the opposite sides of the front panel, a rear panel foldably connected to one of the side panels and a flap foldably connected to the other side panel, means for releasably locking the rear panel over the flap and to the other side panel to form a tubular body having bottom and top open ends, an article-supporting strap extending across the bottom open end of said tubular body and a carrying strap extending across the top open end of the tubular body, said article-supporting and carrying straps being struck out of the front and side panels at locations respectively removed from the lower and upper edges of the front and side panels, the ends of the respective straps being integrally hinged from the side panels and folded at an angle vertically inclined with respect to the front and rear panels and along a line extending from the joined bottom and upper edges of the front and side panels, the side edges of said straps running parallel to the bottom and upper edges of the front and rear panels, one of the side edges of each strap lying close to the corresponding edge of the rear panel to provide a tray-like support wall upon the carrier being rested upon its rear panel and the other side edge of each strap being removed from the corresponding edge of the front panel whereby to provide display openings in the bottom and top ends of the carrier the openings in the front and side panels from which the straps have been struck serving to display articles lying within the confines of the carrier.
2. An article carrier as defined in claim 1 and reinforcing ribs respectively extending from and folded along the edges of the respective straps that lie close to the rear panel whereby to reinforce the straps and to enlarge the openings in the front panel to increase the display of the articles within the carrier.
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