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Publication numberUS2983425 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 9, 1961
Filing dateJul 23, 1957
Priority dateJul 23, 1957
Publication numberUS 2983425 A, US 2983425A, US-A-2983425, US2983425 A, US2983425A
InventorsManuel G Rodriguez
Original AssigneeManuel G Rodriguez
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Egg carton with advertising means
US 2983425 A
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y 9, 1951 M. G. RODRIGUEZ 2,983,425

EGG CARTON WITH ADVERTISING MEANS Filed July 23, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR MANUEL G. RODRIGUEZ fimmm- ATTORNEYS y 9, 1961 M. G. RODRIGUEZ 2,983,425

EGG CARTON WITH ADVERTISING MEANS Filed July 23, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR MANUEL s. RODRIGUEZ MM 2 15 BY W ffjyg c ATTORNEYS EGG CARTON WITH ADVERTISING MEANS Manuel G. Rodriguez, G.P.'o. Box 1ss, New York, NY. Filed Jnly 23, 1951, Ser. No. 673,637

13 Claims. (Cl. 229-28) This invention relates to egg cartons and particularly to such cartons having separate means attached thereto for carrying advertising matter and the like.

It has long been the practice in the packaging of goods to print advertising matter on the wrapper or container in which the goods are packaged. More recently, in the packaging of certain commodities, a separate ribbon or other member has been wrapped around or applied to the wrapper or container of packaged goods. Such a member becomes more noticeable and hence provides a better means for attracting the attention of the customer. v x

In accordance with the present invention, the egg carton is pr'ovided wi th a separate member which may be applied to the cartonafter it has been filled with eggs and closed, and which provides a space for the printing of advertising or other matter to which it is desired to direct the attention of the purchaser. V The inventionis particularly adapted .for. use with that type of egg carton in which the bottom inclines upwardly, slightly, from the lower front edge and the lower back edge to the .longitudinal center of the carton and a vertical partition extends lengthwisealong the longitudinal center and has tabs extending below the bottom, at its center, to the level of the lower sides of the front and back of the carton. When such a carton is placed on a supporting surface, it is supported by the lower edges of the front and back and the bottom edge of the protruding tabs.

in the present invention the advertising matter which is attached to the egg carton has one sectionwhich lies along and is secured to'the bottom of the car-ton and another sectionwhich extends upwardly along and is secured to one end wall, orto the front or back wall, 01' which may extend the full height of the end or front or back wall and then .over a portion of the top wall. The end portion of the advertising member which lies along the bottom wall is notched or slotted to interlock with slotted or notched portions 'of the protruding tabs at the bottom of the carton, while the other end of the advertising member which is wrapped aroundv a portion of the carton is secured to the carton as by sealing, stapling, or by interlocking with a portion of the longitudinal: partition member.

'The'invention will be further described in connection with the accompanying drawings in which several forms of the invention are illustrated.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is an inverted perspective view showing the advertising member applied to an egg carton adjacent one end thereof;

Fig. 2 in an inverted expanded view, in perspective, showing the carton and advertising member of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is an inverted perspective view showing a difierent form of the advertising member applied about the central portionof an egg carton;

, Fig. 4'is aninvertedpe'rspective view of the central 2,983,425 Patented May 9, 1961 Ece portion of the egg carton shown in Fig. 3 with the ad- 17 form the end walls of the carton.

7 may have notched tabs to interlock with portions of vertising member removed therefrom; Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the advertising member shown in Fig. 3, removed from the carton;

' Fig. 6 is an inverted perspective view of one end of an egg carton showing a still further form of the advertising member applied thereto; and

Fig. 7 is a longitudinal sectional view of the egg carton and advertising member shown in Fig. 6.

' The several forms of advertising matter shown in the different figures of the drawing'are adapted to be applied and secured to the same form of egg carton. This is a well known form of egg carton and is cut from a rectangular blank folded along transverse lines to form a front wall 1, back wall 3, lid or cover 5, lid or cover flap 7, bottom sections 9 and 9' and a longitudinallyeX-tending partition 11. In the blank, the bottom sections 9 and 9' are spaced from one another by a pair of adjacent transverse panel sections 13 and 13'. When the blank is foldedto form the carton, the panel sections 13 and 13' are folded flat against one another so that in the assembled carton they extend inwardly from the adjacent bottom sections 9 and 9' and form the central longitudinal partition 11 of the carton, as can be seen, for example, in Fig. l. The blank from which the carton is made has lengthwise-extending slots which extend across the fold lines between the panel sections 13 and 13'. When the carton is assembled with the'panel sections folded fiat against one another, these lengthwiseextending slots form notches 15 extending inwardly from the 'upper edge of the longitudinally-extending partition 11. The carton is completed by cross members 17 which may be an integral part of the blank and extend from the upper edge of the front wall, through the notches 15 in the horizontal partition and secured to the back wall 3 of the carton, as at 18. The endmost cross members The cover flap the cross members to secure the cover inplace.

V Cut-outs are formed in each of the bottom sections 9 and 9' extending inwardly from the fold lines between those sections and the transverse panel sections 13 and '13 which are folded to form the longitudinal partition of the carton. The portions of the panel sections 13 and 13' which are removed from the bottom sections 9 and 9' in forming the cut-outs, form longitudinallyextending end tabs 19 (Figs. 1, 2 and 6) and a longitudinal-extending central tab 21 (Figs. 3 and 4) extending from the lower edge of the longitudinal partition 11 through the bottom of the carton. In the assembled carton the bottom sections '9 and 9 incline inwardly and upwardly from the lower front edge and the lower back edge of the carton to the longitudinally-extending partition 11, and tabs 19 and 21 protrude through the bottom of the carton to an extent such that their lower edges lie in substantially the same horizontal plane as the lower edges of the front and back walls of the carton. With such an arrangement, the carton, when placed on a flat surface, will be supported by the lower edges of the front and back walls of the carton and the bottom edges of the tabs 19 and 21, and the'bottom sections 9 and 9' on which the eggs rest will be slightly above the surface. Thus there will be little danger of the eggs being broken by setting the carton on a supporting surface.

The egg carton as described above is a form of carton which is used extensively and, of itself, forms no part of the present invention.

7 The advertising member of Figs. 1 and 2 is shown as attached to the egg carton adjacent one end thereof and comprises a section 23 which extends across a portion of the bottom of the carton and a section 25 which extends upwardly along the front wall. The side edges of the bottom section 23 have inwardly-extending notches 2.7 and 27' near the free edge thereof which interlock with notches 29 and 29", respectively, formed in the inner side edges of the end tabs 19, to securely lock that end of the advertising member to the bottom of the carton.

The upper edge of the front section 2.5 of the advertising member has an extending tab 31 which is of such length as to overlie the depending cover flap 7. The tab 31 isrsecured to the cover flap by an adhesive strip 33 or the like. Thus, the advertising member not only provides a separate member on which the desired matter may be printed or displayed but it also forms a sealing means for the carton.

While theadvertising member is only shown as being applied to one end of the carton, it will be understood that a similar advertising member may be applied in a similar manner to the other end of the carton.

The advertising member of Figs. 3, 4 and is shown as applied around the central portion of an egg carton. It comprises a bottom section 41, back section 43, top section 45- and front section 47. The bottom section 41 has a transversely-extending slot 49 adjacent its free edge. The center depending tab 21 of the carton has V-shaped notches 51 and 51' extending inwardly from its side edges.

The front section 47 is provided with a depending tab 53 of such length that when the advertising member is applied to the carton it will overlie the front wall 1 of the carton.

After the carton has been filled with eggs and closed, the carton is inverted and the slot in the bottom section 41 is passed over the center tab 21. and caused to interlock with the notches S1 and 51', as shown in Fig. 3. The advertising member is then wrapped around the carton and the tab 53 brought into overlying relationship with the front wall 21. The tab is then secured to the front wall of the carton by an adhesive strip 55 or the like so that the advertising member is effectively secured to the carton at both ends, and also functions, through the tab 53 and adhesive strip 55, to seal the carton.

The advertising member of Figs. 6 and 7 is adapted to be secured to and extend over a portion of the bottom of the carton and one end thereof. It comprises a bottom section 57 and an end section 59. The bottom section is formed with longitudinally-extending slots 61 and 61' and the side of the end section remote from the bottom section is provided with a tab 63 having a longitudinallyextending slot 65 extending from the juncture of the tab with the end wall 57.

In this form of the invention the end tabs 19 of the partition are provided at their sides remote from the end of the carton with notches 67 and 67'.

In this form of the invention, after the carton has been filled and inverted, the slots 61 and 61 are slipped over the end tabs 19 and the bottom section then shifted towards the end of the carton to cause the slots to interlock with the notches 67 and 67. The end wall 59 is then folded up against the end of the carton and the tab 63 extending from the free end of the end wall is inserted between the cover 5 of the carton and the partition 11 and then folded down around the partition 11 with a portion 69 of the partition passing through the slot 65. The end of the tab is then folded inwardly, as shown in Fig. 7, thereby securing that end of the advertising member to the partition structure of the carton, and together with the interlocking of the slots 6-1 and 61 with the notches 67 and 67' effectively locking the advertising member to the carton.

A similar advertising member may be applied in a like manner to the other end of the carton.

Theadvertising member of the invention provides an effective way in bringing any desired advertising or other matter which may be displayed on them to the attention of the purchaser. The advertising members may, if de-' 4 sired, be of a color contrasting to the color of the carton so as to present a more distinctive appearance.

Various changes may be made in the details of construction of the several forms of the advertising member without departing from the invention or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof.

I claim:

1. An egg carton comprising front, side, bottom, top anden'd walls, longitudinal and transverse partition members within said walls dividing the carton into a plurality of cells for eggs, a tab protruding fromthe'bottom of the carton, an advertising member having-a bottom portion extending along a portion of the bottom wall, on

the outside of the carton, and another portion extending upwardly along one of the other of said walls, on the outside of the carton, the bottom portion of the advertising member and the protruding tab having interlocking'portions which secure the bottom section of the advertising member to the bottom of the carton, and means for securing the other portion of the advertising member to the carton.

2. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which the protruding tab and the bottom section of the advertising member are both notched and the notched portions of the tab and the advertising member are interlocked.

3. An egg carton as set forth in claim 2 in which there are a pair of spaced, aligned tabs protruding. from the bottom of the carton, the tabs have notches in their sides which are opposite one another, the side edges of the bottom section have inwardly-extending notches, and the notched portions of the tabs and the bottom section of the advertising member interlock.

4. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which the top wall has a flap extending downwardly at the front of the carton, said other portion of the advertising member extending upwardly along the front wall has a part overlapping said flap, and the overlapping portion of the advertising member is secured to the flap to seal the carton.

5. An egg carton as set forth in claim 4 in which the overlapping portion of said other portion of the advertising member is a protruding flap and is secured to the cover flap by an. adhesive strip.

6. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which the top wall has a flap extending downwardly at the front of the carton, said other portion of the advertising member extends upwardly along the back wall, over the top wall, downwardly over said flap and along a portion of the front wall, and said other portion of the advertising member is secured to the front wall to seal the carton.

7. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which the bottom portion of the advertising member has a slot extending longitudinally of the carton and the protruding tab extends through said slot and is interlocked with the portion of the advertising member having the slot.

8. An egg carton as set forth in claim 7 in which the tab extends longitudinally of the carton and the end thereof has a notch for interlocking with the slotted portion of the bottom portion of the advertising member.

9. An egg carton as set forth in clairnl in which said other portion of the advertising member extends upwardly along an end wall of the carton and'has a portion at its free edge extending into the carton, and means are provided for holding said latter portion in the carton to, in turn, hold said other portion of the advertising member against the end of the carton.

10. An egg carton as set forth in claim 9 in which the portion which extends into the carton is interlocked with the longitudinally-extending partition.

11. An egg carton as set forth in claim 10 in which the portion which extends 'into'the carton has a slot and a portion of the longitudinally-extending partition passes through said slot.

12. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which said other portion of the advertising member extends upwardly along an end wall of thecarton, means are provided for holding said other portion of the advertising member opposite said end wall, the protruding tab extends longitudinally of the carton and has a notch extending inwardly from the side thereof remote from the end of carton, the bottom portion of the advertising member has a slot extending longitudinally of the carton, the tab protrudes through said slot, and the slotted portion of the bottom portion of the advertising member and the notched portion of the tab are interlocked.

13. An egg carton as set forth in claim 12 in which there are two longitudinally-spaced aligned notched tabs and the bottom portion of the advertising member has a pair of longitudinally-spaced aligned slots and the slotted portions of the bottom portion of the advertising member are interlocked with the respective notched portions of the tabs.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,910,409 Schwartzberg May 23, 1933 2,081,574 Bueschel May 25, 1937 2,154,195 Benoit Apr. 11, 1939 2,158,072 Jones May 16, 1939 2,387,314 Cox Oct. 23, 1945 2,542,504 Gariepy Feb. 20, 1951

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/521.1, 229/120.8, 206/831, 229/120.27
International ClassificationB65D85/32
Cooperative ClassificationY10S206/831, B65D85/32
European ClassificationB65D85/32