US 2848154 A
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9, 1958 R. H. HANSON 2,848,154
CARDBOARD CARTON AND INTEGRAL HANDLE ASSEMBLY Filed Sept. 24, 1954 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 7/11 1/14 1 lIII/I.'//IIII.
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CARDBOARP CARTON AND INTEGRAL HANDLE ASSEMBLY Filed Sept. 24, 1954 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. mq'filmvnzvsolv ATTORNEY I United States PatentO CARDBOARD CARTON AND INTEGRAL HANDLE ASSEMBLY Roger H. Hanson, Great Falls, Mont. Application September 24, 1954, Serial No. 458,194
1 Claim. (Cl. 229-52) This invention relates generally to improvements in cardboard box or carton constructions and especially appertains to a novelly constructed one-piece carton which is fabricated and assembled in a manner to serve as a shipment and carrying container, especially for cans.
The primary object of this invention is to provide a simple, compactly and sturdily constructed cardboard carton which includes integral end and sides that include complementary overlapping flaps and includes an integral handle which is constructed and formed so as to be held down tightly against one end of the carton during shipment and storage of the carton and which can be easily erected to a position substantially normal to such end for use in carrying the carton.
A further object of this invention is to provide a reinforced handle construction which is attached to and reinforced by a side and an end of the carton, the handle being integral with the side and being reinforced by being folded upon itself and attached to the side and end by the securing means normally used to attach the side and end together.
Another object of this invention is to provide a carton which includes a carrying handle that is provided at one corner of the carton and is formed so as to enable the carton to be easily carried in the hand and is so constructed that it will not interfere with compact stacking of the carton on top of and alongside of similar cartons during shipment and storage.
These and ancillary objects are attained by this invention, the best known form of which is set forth in the following description and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the carton in erected condition;
Figure 2 is a detailed top plan view partly in section to show the handle construction;
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 and showing the handle in an open position;
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the handle corner of the carton;
Figure 5 is a detailed cross-sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Figure 2;
Figure 6 is a detailed sectional view taken on line 6-6 of Figure 3;
Figure 7 is a detailed sectional view taken on line 7-7 of Figure 3;
Figure 8 is a plan view of the handle in a spread out position;
Figure 9 is a plan view of the blank forming the carton;
Figure 10 is a perspective view of the carton, and,
Figure 11 is a perspective view of the carton in a partly assembled or erected state.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, the
carton 10 is erected from the blank 12 of Figure 9 and, as shown therein, the blank 12 is of rectangular shape and includes an elongated center strip 14. The center strip 14 is divided by longitudinally spaced, transverse scoring 16 into an end wall 18, a side wall 20, an end wall 22 and a sidewall 24, respectively. The end wall 18 has hingedly connected flaps 26 formed integrally on its side edges and the side wall 20 is also formed with flaps 28 which are spaced by slits 30 from the flaps 26 on a line with the scoring 16 between the end and side wall. Similarly, the end wall 22 has flaps 32 which are spaced and separated from flaps 34 on the side wall 24.
The end walls 18 and 22 confront each other in the erected condition of the carton and the side walls 20 and 24 are disposed in spaced apart confronting relation. The flaps on the side walls and the end walls interact to form the top wall 36 and bottom wall 38 of the carton. In this respect, as shown in Figures 10 and 11, the flaps on the end walls fit under the flaps on the side walls which almost meet at their free edges and which are adhesived to the flaps on the end walls.
The end wall 18 is formed with a slight axial extension 40 on its free end edge and such extension is adapted to be bent down normal to the end wall, as shown in Figures 2 and 3. The end wall 18 is also formed with a finger hole 42 which is disposed adjacent the free end edge thereof. The extension 40 is adapted to be bent down and fixed to the inside of the side wall 24 to which it is attached by staples 44, which may be aided by an adhesive. The staples 44 lock the carton in its erected condition.
A carrying handle 46 is provided and includes a tab 48 which is formed-integral with the side wall 24 and is connected thereto by a fold line 50. The tab 48 includes an inner section 52 and an outer section 54 which is connected by a fold line 56 to the inner section. The outer section is of greater length than the inner section and includes a free end portion 58. The outer section is adapted to be folded over onto the inner section with the free end portion 58 disposed fiat against the inside of the side wall 24. The end portion 58 is of a width complemental to the width of the side wall and the end portion is interposed between the side wall and the extension 40 and is attached thereto by the staples 44.
The outer section 54 is shaped similar to the inner section 52 and both sections are formed with registering transverse slots 60 adjacent the connected ends thereof, such slots providing a finger grip.
The outer section 54 is foldable down relative to the end wall 18 about a transverse hinge line 62 which coincides with the fold line 50 about which the inner section is hinged. The handle, thusly formed, is adapted to be secured fiat onto the end wall 18 for the purpose of holding the handle out of the way during shipment and storage of the carton. It is preferred to secure the handle by means of a spot of adhesive 64 with the finger hold 42 partly visible through the registering slots 60, but the hole may be spaced out of registry with the slots. In this respect, the handle is easily released from its attached placement on the end wall by inserting a finger into the hole 42 and applying pressure on the inner section of the handle above the slots. The handle is thus easily freed and will flex to its outstanding position.
While the best known form of this invention has been shown and described, other forms may be realized as come within the scope of the invention, defined by the appended claim.
In a one-piece cardboard carton including a pair of adjacent side walls, the provision of a tab hingedly carried by one of said side Walls, said tab having a finger receiving aperture, the other of said side Walls having a finger hole partially registering with one side of said aperture, and adhesive means releasably fixing the tab onto the other said side wall, said last means being releasable under the pressure of a finger inserted through the aperture and into the opening and bearing under the tab.
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