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Publication numberUS2797015 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 25, 1957
Filing dateApr 5, 1956
Priority dateApr 5, 1956
Publication numberUS 2797015 A, US 2797015A, US-A-2797015, US2797015 A, US2797015A
InventorsEdward Grosz
Original AssigneeEdward Grosz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container with pivoted closure
US 2797015 A
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June 25, 1957 E. GROSZ CONTAINER WITH PIVOTED CLOSURE Filed April 5, 1956 I N If EN TOR.

BY A Auam: s

Edward Grosz Fig.4

United States Patent CONTAINER WITH PIVOTED CLOSURE Edward Grosz, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Application April 5, 1956, Serial No. 576,361

1 Claim. (Cl. 220-30) This invention generally relates to a container and more specifically relates to a container for mailing fragile articles and is especially designed for mailing glass slides.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a mailing container having a label or tag thereon which requires no gumming or tying while the entire package is securely assembled and retained in closed position without the necessity of any strings.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a mailing container having a novel closure arrangement wherein the device is closed through the utility of a spring metal closure member which may be easily opened upon proper procedure but which is retained in closed relation during normal handling thereof.

Yet another important feature of the present invention is to provide a protective insert or pocket for insertion into the container for holding the glass slides or similar articles while in transit to prevent damage to such slides by contact with each other.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the mailing container of the present invention;

Figure 2 is a longitudinal, vertical sectional view taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 22 of Figure 1 illustrating the details of construction of the mailing container;

Figure 3 is a plan sectional view taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 3-3 of Figure 1 illustrating further structural details of the mailing container;

Figure 4 is a partial perspective view of the manner in which the closure member is easily opened;

Figure 5 is a partial perspective view illustrating the closure member in opened position;

Figure 6 is a plan view of the protective insert for use in conjunction with the container;

Figure 7 is a detailed sectional view taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 7-7 of Figure 6 illustrating the relationship of the pockets and the form of the liner therein; and

Figure 8 is a detail sectional view taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 8-8 of Figure 6 illustrating further details of the pocket construction.

Referring now specifically to the drawings, the numeral 10 generally designates the mailing container of the present invention including a top 12, a bottom 14, side walls 16 and an end wall 18 all of which are preferably con structed of wood and formed into an integral unit by suitable fastening arrangements such as adhesive, tacks or the like. The other end of the container 10 is open to permit the insertion of articles or material into the interior of the container.

A closure member generally designated by the numeral 7 20 is provided for the open end of the container and the portion 24 overlies and forms a closure for the open end of the container 10 and the elongated leg 22 extends alongside one side wall 16 and is pivotally secured thereto by pivot pin 28 whereby the closure member 20 may pivot about the axis formed by pin 28 with the leg 22 moving in a plane alongside the plane of the side wall 16. The short leg 26 terminates in an inwardly extending lug 38 which is disposed within a notch 40 in the side wall 16 whereby the resilient nature of the leg 26 will retain the lug 38 in the notch 40 and due to the shorter length of leg 26, the lug 38 will prevent pivotal movement of the closure 20 inasmuch as the lug 38 must move in an arcuate manner when the closure 20 pivots about pivot pin 28 which is not coincidental with the lug 38.

When it is desired to open the closure 20, the thumb 42 may be employed for exerting pressure against the bight portion 24 thereby urging the lug end of the leg 26 outwardly from the notch 40 wherein the lug38 may be moved into misalignment with the notch 40 after which the closure 20 may be pivoted upwardly to an out of the way position substantially as illustrated in Figure 5.

For providing the necessary mailing indieia, a tag or label 44 is provided with inwardly extending end portions 46 which extend through a pair of parallel slits 48 in the top wall 12 wherein the inner ends 46 are bent toward the closed end 18 of the container 10 whereby the material inserted into the container 12 will assure that the tag or label 44 cannot be removed until such time as the articles or material has been extracted from the container 12.

Referring now specifically to Figures 6-8, the numeral 50 generally designates a cushioned insert for the mailing container of the present invention whereby the articles to be mailed are positioned within the cushioned insert 50 for protection thereof.

The insert 50 includes a sheet of cardboard material 52 having the free edges thereof reversely bent at 54 and forming an overlying pocket flap 56 which is secured to the main body portion of the member 52 by a suitable adhesive type of tape 58. Disposed between the members 52 and 56 is a sheet of foam rubber 60 forming a liner for each pocket formed by the reversely bent edges of the cardboard member 52. It will be noted that the central portion of the cardboard member designated by the numeral 62 forms a hinge for folding the two pockets into overlying relation so that glass slides positioned in the pocket will fit closely within the container 10. A pull tab 64 is provided on the hinge portion 62 of the member 52 to permit ease of removal of the insert 50 from the open end of the container 10 thereby facilitating the shipping of glass slides with the glass slides reaching their destination in undamaged condition.

While the invention has been specifically illustrated and described in conjunction with glass slides and the size thereof specifically adapted to glass slides, it will be understood that other types of articles may be mailed and the container may be provided in various shapes and sizes dependent upon the particular articles to be shipped The container 10 is constructed of wood or similar material and the closure member 20 is constructed of metal or some similar material having an inherent rigid construction of sufiicient resiliency to permit operation in the manner illustrated in Figure 4.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention 'to the exact censtnuction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all-suitable-modificatiom and equivalents may be resorted to, falling Within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed asnew :is {as-follows: V I

An elongated container open atoneendandconpprising a top, bottom and opposed sidewalllsyone-ot said side walls having a. notch therein, and-aresilient, substantially U shaped closure-for the open end of thecontaineB-said closure, when in operative position, straddling the con taincr and including .a leg pivotallyseeured =at'its free en'd' to the other side wall, said closure further including a relatively short leg --term'-inating -at its free end inan inturned lug engageable in the-notch, saidclosure still 4 further including a bight portion traversing the open end of the container and bendable thereintobetween the top and bottom for swinging the short leg outwardly and disengaging the lug from the'notch.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,676,868 Petersen July 10, 1928 1,720,274 Holden V July 19,, 1929 2,117,342 McPherson 1 May 17, 1938 FOREIGN PATENTS 789,835 France Aug. 26, 1935 480,612 GreatBritain"wank"- Feb. 25, 1938

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US1720274 *Jun 9, 1926Jul 9, 1929Royal Comb CompanyCovered box
US2117342 *Nov 30, 1934May 17, 1938Bruce McphersonCigarette package
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Referenced by
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US3251152 *Jan 31, 1964May 17, 1966California Nut & Bolt CoReorder device for boxed merchandise
US6082156 *Oct 5, 1998Jul 4, 2000Jee Tae KimAntitheft case for preventing packed compact discs from being stolen
US7665625Feb 23, 2010James L. RothsteinContainer and closure
U.S. Classification220/810, 40/312, 206/1.5, 206/454
International ClassificationB65D45/00, B65D45/20
Cooperative ClassificationB65D45/20
European ClassificationB65D45/20