US 284179 A
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(Model) J. P. BUOKINGHAM.
' FOLDING BOX;
Patented Sept. 4, .1883.
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- UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOSEPH P. BUcxINeHAM, or New YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 284,179, dated se tembern, 1883.
Application filed July 21, 1883. (Model.)
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Josnrrr P. BUOKING-.
folded together, withportions of the bottom folded against each other, and with the sidesfolded together into a flat and compact condition for shipment; and I accomplish this by the means substantially as hereinafter described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure I is a plan view of a blank sheet from which a box is made according to my invention, showing the lines where the paper is cut and creased to form the box, and showing also the lines .where the box is creased to be folded for shipment. Fig. II is a plan View, showing the sides and ends of the sheet bent up and secured together to form the sides and endsof the box, and the lines of creasing to fold the box into flat form for shipment. Fig. III is a side view of the box when made and folded into fiat form for shipmenuand Fig.
IV is an edge view of the same.
In the drawings, 2 represents a blanksheet of any suitable 'paper, of rectangular form; and thisblank I crease so as to be folded at the lines 4, 5,11, and 12, and I cut the slits 3 therein atequal distances from each endof the blank, and extending from two opposite edgesinward to the crease-line 4, as shown clearlyin Fig. I. The space inside the creased lines 4 and -5 forms the bottom of the box, and the border space between these lines and the edges of the sheet forms the sides and ends of the box, and which are marked, respectively,
9 and 6. These portions 9 and 6 are bent at the lines 4. and 5 into a position perpendicular to the bottom portion,2, and the rectangular. part 10, at each corner of the blank, is bent inward, with'the lined coincident with the end 3 of the side 9, and the edge 7of the part extending along the side 9-say, to the dotted line 8this part 10 being secured by any suitable means-preferably by some adhesive substanceto the side 9. This forms a box, in which, as shown in Fig. II, 2 is the bottom,
I 6 the ends, and 9 are the sides; and, if desired, the cover may be formed in the same manner, and of a size that its sides and ends shall fit, either outside or inside, the sides and ends of the box, so that the box and its cover may shut into each other or telescope,
To fold the box into suitable flat shape to be shipped economically, the middle portion of the bottom 2 of the box,between the points 13 in Fig, II, is folded outward at the creased line 11, and also at the converging lines 12, and all that portion of each end of the box between the converging lines 12 is folded inward, being folded at the line 11 from the point 13 to the end. ner, the box is flat, as shown in Fig. IV, and a great number of them may be secured to gether in a package in a comparatively small bulk; and when wanted for use the sides 9 are When folded in this mansimply pulled away from each other, and the -box assumes its proper rectangular shape.
It is evident that these boxes may be made of paper of any desired thickness, according to the use to which they are to be put or the article which they are to contain.
I claim- A knockdown paper box consisting of a rectangular sheet of 'paper or othermaterial, slitted on the lines 33, having the edges folded to form the sides and ends of the box, the ex tensions of the ends being secured to the sides at the corners of the box, and the bottom and the ends being creased on the lines 11 12, the said creases being the single thickness of pa per only, whereby the box may be folded on the creasedlines into a flat compact form for packing, substantially as described.
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