US 2853183 A
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Sept. 23, 1958 R. GUYER CAN HOLDING CARTON 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed April 15, 1955 INVENTOR Fey/1 a/as Guye Sept. 23, 1958 I I R. GUYER 2,853,183
CAN HOLDING CARTON Filed April 15, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 5/ 3 66 INVENTOR 2 f Reyna/d5 Guyer ATTORNEY United States Patent CAN HOLDING CARTON Reynolds Guyer, St. Paul, Minn., assignor to Waldorf Paper Products Company, a corporation of Minnesota Application April 15, 1955, Serial No. 501,648
1 Claim. (Cl. 206-47) This invention relates to an invention in can holding carton and deals particularly in a carton designed to contain a can and to attach the can to a second package.
In the merchandising of various items itis sometimes advantageous to connect together two items of a somewhat difierent character so that they may be sold as a unit. For example, in introducing or popularizing a new product, it is sometimes advantageous to give a package of-the product with a package of a well known product. Recently one of the soap manufacturers has followed the practice of giving a can of cleanser with a carton of powdered soap. The present invention resides in a package which facilitates the connection of these items as a unit so that they need not both be separately handled.
A feature of' the present invention resides in a trayshaped member designed to accommodate a can. The tray is provided with a fiat base of approximately the samesize and shape as the top of the package to which it is to be secured. With this arrangement a simple and efiective manner of connecting the two products is provided.
A feature of the present invention resides in the provision of a can tray having a base panel which may be readily proportioned to fit the top of a rectangular carton. By merely changing the proportion of two of the panels, the same tray structure may be employed to fit packages of more than one size.
These and other objects and novel features of my invention will be more clearly and fully set forth in the following specification and claim.
In the drawings forming a part of the specification:
Figure l is a perspective view of a rectangular carton having a tray-shaped structure secured thereto and containing a can.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the can tray before its attachment to the carton.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal section through the can tray showing the manner in which the can is engaged therein.
Figure 4 is a cross sectional view taken at right angles to the section of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a top plan view of the blank from which the can tray is formed.
Figure 6 shows the blank of Figure 5 in its glued form.
The can tray is indicated in general by the letter A and is designed for attaching a can B containing a suitable product to a rectangular carton C. The carton C may contain any desired product and the particular form and structure thereof is not of importance in the present application.
The tray A is formed as is best illustrated in Figure 5 of the drawings. The tray includes a bottom panel 10 which is of approximately the same width and length as the top of the carton C. This arrangement is provided in order to center the can with respect to the carton and to simplify the attachment of the two elements.
The bottom panel 10 is connected at one end along a 2,853,183 I Patented Sept. 23, 1958 fold line 11 to a panel 12 which is designed to overlie one end of the panel '10 in assembled form of the tray. The panel 12 is provided with a central projecting tab 13 defined by a U-shaped cut line 14. The panel 12 is connected along a fold line 15 to an end wall panel 16. The fold line 15 extends from the side edges of the panel 12 to the ends of the cut line 14 so that the end wall is provided with a central aperture therethrough when the end wall is in set up form.
The end wall panel 16 is connected along a fold line 17 to a tab 19 which is preferably'provided with an arcuate edge 20 designed to engage within the recessed end of the can B and to engage against the can chime. Obviously the edge 20 may be otherwise shaped to fit cans which are not cylindrical in shape. I
The opposite end of the bottom panel 10 is connected along a fold line 21 to a panel 22 having a central projecting car 23 thereupon. The ear 23 is defined by a U-shaped out line 24 having its ends terminate substantially at a transverse fold line 25 defining an end of the panel 12. The fold line 25 connects the panel 22 to an end wall 26 which in assembled form has an aperture therethrough defined by the out line 24. A fold line 27 connects the upper edge of the wall panel 26 to a tab 29 designed to engage the opposite recessed end of a can B from that engaged by the tab 19.
A side wall 30 is connected along a fold line 31 to one side of the bottom panel 10. This side wall 13 is shorter than the bottom panel 10. In other words, each end of the side wall 30 is spaced from the end of the panel 10 a distance approximately equal to the length of the panel 12 or 22. The side wall panel 30 is con nected along a fold line 32 to a reinforcing or lining panel 33.
The remaining edge of the rectangular bottom panel 10 is connected along a fold line 34 to a side wall panel 35. This side wall panel 35 is substantially equal in length to the panel 30 and is in opposed relation thereto. A reinforcing or lining panel 36 is connected to the upper edge of the wide wall panel 35 along a fold line 37.
In the specific form of construction illustrated the end wall panels incline upwardly and inwardly. Accordingly, the ends of the side wall panel 30 are connected along converging fold lines 39 and 40 which are so arranged that the upper edge or fold line 32 is substantially shorter than the fold line 31 connecting the wall panel 30 to the bottom panel 10. End flaps 41 and 42 are connected to the wide wall 30 along the fold lines 39 and 49. The edges 43 and 44 of the flap 41 are at substantially right angles to the fold line 39. Similarly, the edges 45 and 46 of the flap 42 are at substantially right angles to the fold line 40.
The ends of the reinforcing panel 33 are formed so that the panel 33 will be substantially coextensive with the panel 30. In other words, the ends 47 and 49 of the panel 33 diverge apart at the same angle that the fold lines 39 and 40 converge together. Short tabs 50 and 51 are hingedly connected along fold lines 52 and 53, respectively, to the ends of the reinforcing panel 33.
The ends of the side Wall panel 35 are connected along a pair of converging fold lines 54 and 55 to flaps 56 and 57, respectively. The edges 59 and 60 of the flap 56 are generally at right angles to the fold line 54 while the edges 61 and 62 of the flap 57 are at right angles to the fold line 55. The ends of the reinforcing panel 36 are diverging as indicated at 63 and 64 and tabs 65 and 66 are foldably connected to these edges 63 and 64.
While in the particular arrangement illustrated the end walls incline upwardly and inwardly, it is possible that these walls may extend vertically, in which case the ends of the side wall panels and the reinforcing panels would not converge ordiverge. ,Furthermore, the reinforcing panels 33 and 36 can be omitted although they produce a better appearing tray and they prevent the outward bowing of the side walls intermediate the ends thereof. Whenthe tray blankshave been formed as shown in Figure thereinforcing panels 33 and 36 are normally foldedto overlie the side wall panels 30 and 35 and are adhered thereto. Similarly in usual practice, the panels 12 and 22 are folded to overlie the ends of the bottom panel,10 andare adhered thereto. This securing of the panels together simplifiesthe assembly of the carton.
When thecarton ,is to be opened from the position shown in Figure 6 to its erected position, the end walls Hand 26 with their connected tabs 19 and 29 are folded upwardly along thefold lines 15 and 25, respectively. Thetside wallsfitlxand 35 .with the various parts attached thereto arealso folded. upwardly into right angular relation with ,the bottom panel 10. The flaps 41 and 56 at one end of the tray along with the smaller fiaps 50 and 65 .are then folded inwardly to approximately right angular relation to the side walls to which they are attached. The flap 19 is then folded inwardly of these flaps 41 and.56..as shown in Figure 2.
The opposite end is similarly folded by folding the flaps 42 and 57 as well as the flaps-5.1 and 66 into right angular relation with the ,side walls 30 and 35 to which they are attached. The flap .29 is next folded over the flaps 42-and57. The can .of product may then be inserted betweenthefiaps 19 and 29, these flaps engaging in the recessed ends of thecan and preventing removal of the can.
Either before or after thetray is erected and the can is in place vthe bottom panel,10 may be adhered to the top panel of the carton C as illustrated in Figure 1. The endpanels 12 and 22 may serve as pressure areas in adhering thetrayto the top panel of the carton. The twoproducts are then connected together and may be handled as a unit.
In accordance with-the patent-statutes, I have described the principles of construction and operation of my can holding carton, and while I have endeavored to set forth the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that obvious changes may be made within the scope of the following claim without departing from the spirit of my invention.
In combination with a generally rectangular carton having a closed top, a can tray having a bottom panel substantially coextensive with said closed carton top and secured thereto, side walls on said bottom panel extending upwardly therefrom in substantially the plane of two opposed walls of said carton, end walls foldably connected to opposite ends of said bottom panel and extending upwardly from said bottom panel along lines spaced inwardly from the ends of said bottom panel providing flat pressure areas on said bottom panel overlying oppositeends of said closed carton top, corner flaps on two opposedwalls folded inwardly of the remaining two opposed walls, tabs foldably connected to said remaining opposed walls and folded inwardlyof said corner flaps and engaged in the opposite recessed ends of a can placed within the tray to lock said corner flaps between said remaining opposed walls and said tabs.
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