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Publication numberUS2818971 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 7, 1958
Filing dateDec 2, 1955
Priority dateDec 2, 1955
Publication numberUS 2818971 A, US 2818971A, US-A-2818971, US2818971 A, US2818971A
InventorsStone Orison W
Original AssigneeContinental Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding paperboard display carton
US 2818971 A
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1958 o. w. STONE 2,818,971

FOLDING PAPERBOARD DISPLAY CARTON Filed Dec. 2, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet l Q INVENTOR.

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2 Sheets-Sheet 2 5 RM H W un I A United States Patent 2,818,911 FOLDING PAPERBOARD DISPLAY CARTON Orison W. Stone, Valley Cottage, N; Y., assignor to Continental" Can Company, Ibo, a corporation of New York Application December 2, 1955, Serial No.v 550,604 3' Claims; (Cl; 2116 45 13- "Ehc invention. relates: to a folding; paperboard display carton.

Summary My invention. comprises. a folding paperboard display carton of generally rectangular form having a one-piece double thickness top and a two-piece back including a doublelower' section, lines of separation. across the double top-permitting it to be extended to: form: a display panel of a height equal to twice the depth of the top. The inner portion. of the double top is formed by a cutout in the fIOIltxOfii the carton and this cutout: has a flap secured to the back of the carton adjacent the top thereof.

The carton has a front panel, one-piece top and bottom panels formed by integral extensions of the front panel, and a back panel formed by integral extensions of the top and bottom panels, the back panel extensions being overlapped and secured together intermediate the top and bottom of the carton. One-piece side panels formed by integral extensions of the front panel terminate in tuck flaps at the back of the carton. Cutouts in the front panel have flap portions secured to said back panel, and one of these cutouts terminates at the fold line between the front and top panels and has its flap portion adjacent the fold line between the top and back panels. This particular one of the cutouts extends across the top panel at tear lines to form one section of a display panel. Cut lines extending across the top panel at points removed from the tear lines form a second section of the display panel, this second section terminating in a tear line extending along the fold line between the top and back panels. The back panel extension from the top panel projects beyond the point where it is secured to the other back panel extension to form an easel.

Description In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a front view of my improved display carton as set up for use.

Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse cross sectional view of the same carton taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a detail cross sectional view taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a detail cross sectional view (fragmentary) taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a face view of the one-piece paperboard blank from which the carton of Figs. 1-4 is formed.

Referring to the drawings, I shall now describe the best mode contemplated by me of carrying out my invention.

My invention comprises in its general arrangement a folding paperboard display carton of generally rectangular form having a front panel 6, one-piece top and bottom panels 7, 8 formed by integral extensions of the front panel, a back panel 9 formed by integral extensions 10 and 11 of the top and bottom panels respectively, the back panel extensions overlapped at 12 and secured together intermediate the top and bottom of the carton.

} 2,818,971 Patented J an- 7, 1958 One-piece side panels 13, 13 formed by integral extensions of front panel 6 terminate in tuck flaps 14', 142 at the back of the carton. Side panels 13, 13 fold over conventional. inwardly turned flaps 15,, 15, 15,15 extending from the. respective'endsv of the top and bottom panels 7 and 8. Locking tabs 16, 16 extend from fold-lines 17, 17 slightly offset into the body of section 11 off the back panel, cut lines 18. being provided. so that the locking tabs 16 can. be inserted easily through. slots provided by cut lines 19, 19 in the. fold lines. for tuck flaps. 14, 14. Cut lines 20, 20 20 and. 21. in. the front panel. 6 form cutouts 22, 22, 22 and 23 having. flap portions 24, 24, 24 and 25 respectively secured. to back. panel 9. Suitable fold lines for the cutouts. and their flaps are formed by scoring, or slitting (or both): the paperboard. blank in accordance with procedure conventionally used for this purpose. (The symbol. f isusedin Fig. 5 to' indicate fold lines.)

Cutout 23 in front panel 6 terminates at. the. fold? line between the front and. top panels, and. has its flap portion 25 secured to the back panel adjacent the fold line between thetop and back panels. Cut line/2.1 extends across top panel 7 as perforated tear lines 26, 26. to: form the lower section of a display panel-2.7 (Figs. 1. and 2). Cut lines, 28, 28- extend. across top panel.7 at points removed from tear lines 26, 26 to" form; a. second. section of the display panel: 27". This. second. section of the display panel terminates in a perforated tear line 29 extending along the fold line between the top and back panels.

The back panel section 10 projects beyond the point where it is secured to back panel section 11 to form an easel 30 comprising a back part 31 and side parts 32, 32. Locking tabs 33, 33 of the side parts enter slots formed by cut lines 34, 34 in the fold lines of the tuck flaps 14, 14.

It will be seen that I have provided a folding paperboard display carton having a one-piece double thickness top 7, 23 and a two-piece back 9 including a double lower section 11, 31, lines of separation 26, 26, 23, 28 across the double top permitting it to be extended to form a display panel 27 of a height equal to twice the depth of the top, the inner portion 23 of the double top being formed by a cutout in the front of the carton.

The carton is formed from the blank shown in Fig. 5, and it will be observed that all of the features of construction which have been described are obtained in a blank which is of generally rectangular form, the front, top, bottom and back panels, and easel part 31, all being in alignment, which is of advantage from the standpoint of conserving paperboard stock when the carton blank is diecut from the sheet of paperboard. In its flat folded form as knocked down for shipment of empty cartons to the manufacturer whose products are to be packed, the top wall is folder into the same plane as the back wall and the bottom wall is folded into the same plane as the front wall, the two planes being juxtaposed. Further, one section of the display panel is in the plane of the front Wall and the other section of the display panel is in the juxtaposed plane of the back wall.

When the carton is erected for loading, the front and back walls are separated so that the cutouts 22, 22, 22, 23 form transverse partitions as seen best in Fig. 2. One of the side wall panels is then closed, with insertion of its tuck flap 14, and is locked by tab 16. The articles to be carried by the carton may then be inserted from the open side opposite. Then that side is closed and locked, and the loaded carton is now ready to ship to retail stores. The retailer who wishes to use the display feature of the carton will break all perforations of the top of the box and lift up the display panel into the position shown in Figs. 1 and 2. Also, he will pull out the easel at the back and insert the locking tabs 33 through the slits 34 to complete the display stand. The transverse partitions formed by cutouts 22 and 23 now form shelves carrying the articles to be displayed, and these articles can be removed as desired through the openings in the front of the carton that are left by the cutouts.

The terms and expressions which I have employed are used in a descriptive and not limiting sense, and I have no intention of excluding such equivalents of the invention described, or of portions thereof, as fall within the purview of the claims.

I claim:

1. A folding paperboard display carton of generally rectangular form having a front panel, one-piece top and bottom panels formed by integral extensions of said front panel, a back panel formed by integral extensions of said top and bottom panels, said back panel extensions overlapped and secured together intermediate the top and bottom of the carton, one-piece side panels formed by integral extensions of said front panel and terminating in tuck flaps at the back of the carton, substantially U-shaped cutouts in said front panel forming shelves extending rearwardly from said front panel and having flap portions secured to said back panel, another substantially U-shaped cutout in said front panel and terminating at the fold line between said front and top panels and having its flap portion spaced from said fold line, said last-named cutout extending beneath said top panel, tear lines extending across said top panel and overlying the side edges of said last named cutout so that when said tear lines are severed and the top panel is positioned in the plane of the back panel said last named cutout forms one section of 4 the display panel, and cut lines extending across said top panel at points spaced inwardly from said tear lines and defining a second section of said display panel, said second section terminating in a tear line extending along the fold line between said top and back panels.

2. A carton according to claim 1, in which the back panel extension from said top panel projects beyond the point where it is secured to the other back panel extension to form an easel.

3. A folding paperboard display carton of generally rectangular form having a front panel, one-piece top and bottom panels formed by integral extensions of said front panel, a back panel formed by integral extensions of said top and bottom panels, said back panel extensions overlapped and secured together intermediate the top and bottom of the carton, one-piece side panels formed by integral extensions of said front panel and terminating in tuck flaps at the back of the carton, the back panel extension from said top panel projecting beyond the point where it is secured to the other back panel extension to form an easel.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,114,041 Richardson Oct. 20, 1914 1,124,175 Sackett Jan. 5, 1915 1,170,507 Blum Feb. 8, 1916 1,454,849 Ganz May 15, 1923 1,472,953 Bamber Nov. 6, 1923 1,954,060 Powers Apr. 10, 1934

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1114041 *May 8, 1912Oct 20, 1914Ralph R RichardsonDisplay-carton.
US1124175 *Mar 26, 1914Jan 5, 1915Reynolds CorpDisplay-stand.
US1170507 *Jun 29, 1910Feb 8, 1916Charles BlumAdvertising display-rack.
US1454849 *Sep 17, 1921May 15, 1923Einson Freeman CompanyCombined shipping, dispensing, and display box or carton
US1472953 *Aug 7, 1922Nov 6, 1923William BamberDisplay box
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US5095653 *Nov 21, 1989Mar 17, 1992Arnfinn GuldbergConnected containers
US5156265 *Oct 15, 1990Oct 20, 1992The Packaging House, Inc.Foldable paperboard display carton formed from a unitary blank
DE9004353U1 *Apr 14, 1990Jun 21, 1990Pelikan Ag, 3000 Hannover, DeTitle not available
DE102006025409A1 *May 31, 2006Dec 6, 2007Gustav Stabernack GmbhTower-shaped shelf for use in shop, has shelf base latches formed in side walls and connected with side walls such that latches latch shelf bases in use condition, where walls lie on each other in flat transportation condition
DE102006025409B4 *May 31, 2006Aug 12, 2010Gustav Stabernack GmbhSchachtförmiges Regal
EP0452742A2 *Apr 4, 1991Oct 23, 1991Pelikan GmbHErected display stand
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/45.25, 211/73, 206/45.29
International ClassificationB65D5/44, B65D5/52
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/5206
European ClassificationB65D5/52B