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Publication numberUS2762553 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1956
Filing dateJun 28, 1952
Priority dateJun 28, 1952
Publication numberUS 2762553 A, US 2762553A, US-A-2762553, US2762553 A, US2762553A
InventorsBentz Russell A
Original AssigneeBentz Russell A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Book wrapper
US 2762553 A
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Sept. 11, 1956 Filed June 28, 1952 R. A. BEN-rz 2,762,553


Russen 4. BEA/rz R. A. BENTZ BOOK WRAPPER sept. 11, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed June 28, 1952 United States Patent O BOOK WRAPPER Russell A. Ben'tz, Scranton, Pa.

Application June 28, 1952, 'Serial '.No. 296,183

`1 Claim. (Cl. 229-40) This invention relates to wrappers for shipping books, and has as an object a shipping wrapper for books formed from a one-piece blank of heavy paperboard and embodying a structural arrangement by which the wrapper may be quickly folded about the book and the free end of the wrapper quickly and conveniently interlocked permanently and in such manner that it will not become loosened in handling the package during shipment.

The invention consists in the novel features and in the combinations and constructions hereinafter set forth and claimed.

In describing this invention, reference is had to the accompanying drawings in which like characters designate corresponding parts in all the views.

In the drawings- Figure l is a view of the one-piece blank forming the wrapper.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the blank with the book positioned thereon and with the wing panels folded about the ends of the book.

Figure 3 is a plan view of the lower portion of Figure 2 and with the remaining transverse panel moved upwardly to vertical position.

Figure 4 is a perspective view showing the wrapper in folded form with the last transverse panel and locking tab extending vertically.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the wrapper completely folded about the book.

Figure 6 is an end view of the arrangement shown in Figure 3.

Figure 7 is a plan view of the lower portion of the blank shown in Figure l and illustrating a modication in this portion of the blank.

Figure 8 is an end view of the Wrapper folded about the book with the locking ap partially inserted.

The wrapper is formed from a one-piece blank of heavy paperboard, preferably of corrugated board, the blank being scored transversely at 10, 11, 12 and 13, to define a connected rseries of transversely extending panels 14, 15, 16 and 17, adapted to be folded about the book.

Wing panels 20 are attached to the end edges of the panel 14 by the score lines 21 and are adapted to be folded perpendicular to the panel 14 to cover the ends of the book, and these wing panels 20 carry stay panels 22. Also, the Wing panels 20 may carry wing tabs 23.

The book 25 is positioned upon the panel 14, the wing panels 20 folded upwardly against the ends of the book, the fstay panels -22 folded downwardly against the cover of the book, and the wing tabs 23 folded against the front and back edges of the book, as illustrated in Figure 2. The blank is then folded on the score line to move the panel vertically against the back of the book, the panel 16 folded over the front of the book, as illustrated in Figure 4, and the panel 16 folded on the score line 12 toward the back edge of the book.

One of the end panels, such as the panel 14, is formed Patented Sept. 11, 1956 r'ice with a slit 27 extending in parallel spaced relation to the free edge of the panel, or this edge yof the panel 14 may be notched centrally to provide spaced apart confronting tabs 28.

The panel 17 at the opposite end of the series is provided v-.ith a lock ilap defined by the score line 13 and formed with laterally extending portions or tabs 30, the edges 31 of which converge inwardly toward the center of the blank. Preferably, the lock tab is also provided with a transversely extending score line 32 extending substantially in registration with the inner side edges 33 of the tabs 30, the score line 32 dividing the flap into inner and outer portions 34, 35.

Because of the inclined edges 31 of the tabs 30, the flap is conveniently inserted in between the panel 14 and the confronting cover of the book, this operation being also more conveniently performed because of the score line 32 which permits the outer portion 35 of the tab to be inclined inwardly toward the panel 14, as illustrated in Figure 8. A-s the portion 35 is inserted between the panel 14 and the book cover, the edges 33 of the tabs 30 move under the contiguous portion of the panel 14, or the tabs 2S which are passed outwardly against the lock flap by the book cover. With this arrangement, the lock ap can not be removed without materially damaging the wrapper which means that the wrapper is quickly and permanent-ly locked about the book and will not become unfastened during rough handling of the package.

What I claim is:

A shipping wrapper for books and like articles comprising a one piece blank of paperboard adapted to be wrapped about the article, said blank being scored transversely to provide a series of connected panels, the panel at one end of said series being notched centrally thereof and provided with a pair of slits extending oppositely from such notch and terminating in closely spaced relation to the opposite side edges of such panel and defining a pair of independent tabs between the slits and the free end edge of the panel, the panel at the opposite end of said series having a transversely extending llap along its free edge, said ilap having opposite end portions extending laterally therefrom, the opposite side edges of said opposite end panel being notched to provide inner side edges of Isaid laterally extending ap portion which are spaced from adjacent portions of said opposite panel, the opposite free ends of said portions terminating short of the base of said tabs and said inner side edges of said portions being parallel to said slits when said ilap is inserted between the rst panel and the article and said inner side edges of the lateral portions being spaced from the base of said flap by the same amount that said slits are spaced from the free edge of .said rst panel, whereby said lateral tlap portions interlock with the tabs.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 683,294 Karr Sept. 24, 1901 1,315,516 Koriist Sept. 9, 1919 1,615,200 Shrum Jan. 18, 1927 1,624,719 Dixon Apr. 12, 1927 1,625,756 Winters Apr. 16, 1927 2,238,548 Andrews Apr. 15, 1941 2,304,362 Huye Dec. 8, 1942 2,337,198 Holy Dec. 21, 1943 2,619,226 Adams Nov. 25, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS 3,490 Great Britain `1892

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U.S. Classification206/424, 229/149, 229/103.2
International ClassificationB65D5/00, B65D5/18
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/18
European ClassificationB65D5/18