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Publication numberUS3026997 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 27, 1962
Filing dateOct 15, 1959
Priority dateOct 15, 1959
Publication numberUS 3026997 A, US 3026997A, US-A-3026997, US3026997 A, US3026997A
InventorsBianchi Jr Icilio W, Leslie Erickson Carl
Original AssigneeBianchi Jr Icilio W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container for corsage
US 3026997 A
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March 27, 1962 1. w. BlANCHl, J ET AL 3,026,997



3,026,997 CONTAINER FGR CORSAGE Icilio W. Bianchi, .lr., Epson Course, Brookhaven, N.Y., and (Iarl Leslie Erickson, East Patchogue, N.Y.; said Carl Leslie Erickson, assignor to Icilio W. Bianchi, Jr.

Filed Oct. 15, 1959, Ser. No. 846,624 3 Claims. (Ci. 206-4514) This invention relates to a display box or container. More particularly, it relates to a carton, or container for a floral piece such as a corsage and the like.

Heretofore, in the sale of floral pieces they were packed and shipped en masse in boxes, without regard to individual'unit show pieces. To make the floral piece more attractive to the purchasing public they are individually prepared for immediate sale. Under such circumstances, there was little provision for preserving the show piece except in a refrigerator.

In order to facilitate and enhance the sale of corsages, they are individually prepared with the stem of each corsage being immersed in a vial containing water and then packed into an attractive box or container.

With the above in view it is an object of the present invention to provide an attractive miniature show case for a floral piece, such .as an individual corsage.

Another object .of this invention is to provide a box for holding and preserving a corsage therein, over a relatively extended period of time without the corsage deteriorating.

One other object .of the present invention is to provide a container adapted to hold a corsage in fixed position.

Another object is to provide an attractive box having an upper removable portion adapted to permit visibility of the contents of the container.

A more specific object of the present invention is to provide a box for a floral piece, comprising a base portion adapted to hold such floral piece in prone position and an upper removable transparent cover member for said base portion permitting exhibition of a corsage and the like fixed to the base portion.

Other objects and features of the present invention will become apparent from the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a side view of a preferred embodiment of the invention showing in outline part of a corsage held therein,

FIG. 2 is an end view of the embodiment.

FIG. 3 is a top plan view of FIG. 1 with the cover removed.

FIG. 4 is a sectional view taken on line 44 of FIG. 3, but with the floral piece removed, and

FIG. 5 is a plan extended view of a blank from which the embodiment of the present invention is made.

Referring now to the drawings wherein like numeral references refer to like parts throughout, there is shown a container comprising a lower part or tray 11 and an upper removable transparent part or lid 12.

The lower part 11 comprises a flat bottom 13 of any suitable material such as stiff cardboard or paper or corrugated carton material. Said base 13 may be of any suitable shape, but as shown is of a rectangular or oblong shape and may be scored or perforated at certain areas notably at 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, as shown in FIG. 5 of the drawings, forming foldable lines thcreat to obtain a finished product which will be hereinafter more fully described.

When the blank is initially formed or cut and in one piece, as shown with the scored folding lines 14 to 18 inclusive, the bottommost member or panel 19 forms a a 3,026,997. Patented Mar. 27, 1952 base onto which is folded an intermediate flat portion or sheet 20, and then an upper flat member 21. It is to be noted that the fold at line 15 is arranged short of the free marginal edge 22 of the base or panel 20, thereby providing a space 20a between said edge 22 and the edge 15.

Extending upwardly from fold line 15 there is provided a section or side Wall 23 so that it runs substantially parallel with edge 22 and the bottom panel 19, but short of the length thereof as shown. There is also provided a face piece 24 extending laterally of scoring 16 which is scored along its longitudinal center 25 so as to permit the formation of a depressed area above the member 20. Said section or face piece 24 is scored at 17 to form a raised portion or extension 26which is of substantially the same length and width as section 23.

A tab or extension 27 is provided continuing from score line 18 to permit adhesion thereof to the bottom member 20 by any means; thus presenting a composite unit as shown in FIGS. 1 to 4 inclusive.

It is understood that the formation of the lower part 11 is described herein for purposes of example only. it may be a unitary member or base formed by injection molding as in the case of plastic products. Furthermore, the base may be of one piece having an upwardly extending middle section relative of the base adapted to hold the stem of the corsage or of a vial 31a, and a marginal area acting as a support for the cover member or removaole part or lid 12.

Toward the lower margin of the face piece 24, there are provided cross cuts or slits 29 and 30 which permit the intermediate portion 31 to be raised above the face piece and provide an anchoring means for a vial 31a or stem of a corsage passed underneath and intermediate section 31. It is to be noted that the length of the cross slots 29 and 39 may be varied depending upon the thickness of the stem or the diameter of the vial holding the stem between the recessed line 25 and the anchoring means 31.

The shape of the face piece 24 as shown in such that the upper marginal edge extends from the center line or fold 25 downwardly from the fold lines 16 and 17 respectively, while the lower marginal edge extends from the center line or fold 25 upwardly toward fold lines 16 and 17.

Also, the side walls 23 and 26 may be slantingly and vertically disposed with respect to the sheet 20 or they may be slightly tilted so as to converge at a plane extending from center line 25.

It is to be noted that the upper part comprising wall 23, face piece 24, wall 26 form a platform which can be tilted sidewise to the left or right of the center line 25 and which has a depressed longitudinally centered area on which the stem portion of a corsage or vial 31a can be firmly held by passing such stem or a vial holding such stem in the water in the vial between the face piece and the cut out raised intermediate anchoring means 31.

It will be further noted that the lower portion 1? has a margin which is adapted to support the upper, removable part or cover 12 which is transparent to permit visibility of the corsage as shown in FIGS. 1 to 3. Said cover 12 is of one piece, blown into the desired shape. It is of suitable light weight and made from synthetic plastic material such as of acetyl cellulose. The cover furthermore is of sufficient height to provide for any suitable sized corsage, and has rounded corners, thereby permitting visibility of the contents when assembled with the lower part. Said cover is provided with smooth downwardly extending walls, 33, 34, 35 and 36 and is provided with a horizontal marginal edge 37 which is adapted to fit and rest on the marginal edges or extensions of the lower portion.

From the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, it will be noted that there is provided a container of rugged construction and esthetic appearance to hold and show a corsage thereby presenting an attractive unit which is intended to promote sales in the floral fashion field. Furthermore, it is to be noted that the lower unit is so constructed that it will firmly retain a small vial containing water and into which the stern of a corsage piece, for example an orchid, extends so that the piece is fresh, even after display, over an extended period and which can then be removed and worn.

A container of the type made according to the present invention will support and hold a corsage no matter in what position the container is laid or placed.

While a preferred embodiment of the present invention has been illustrated and described, it is to be noted that modifications as to arrangement of parts, use of materials and change of form may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

We claim:

1. A container for a floral piece and the like comprising a base member, a raised member above said first member, said raised member having a central depressed midline, a section of said raised member being cross slit forming upwardly movable retaining means with respect to the rest of the midline of said raised member to permit the insertion therebetween of a floral piece stem, and a removable transparent cover, said cover having laterally extending marginal edges adapted to rest on the base member and being contiguous therewith.

2. A container for a corsage and the like comprising a base member having a pair of opposed walls extending inwardly and laterally of the longitudinal edges of the member, said base member having a raised face between said walls and being contiguous with the walls, the longitudinal center of said member being depressed to form a central recess, said face member having a pair of spaced cross slits at an area beyond the lower half thereof providing upwardly extending retaining means with respect to face member for accommodating a corsage, and a transparent cover member forsaid lower portion adapted to rest on the marginal edges of said lower portion to provide a storage area for the corsage, said cover member having sides adapted to rest against the longitudinal edges of the member.

3. A container for a floral display piece comprising a base member having upwardly extending marginal lateral walls set in from the longitudinal sides of the base member to form supporting sides, a face piece extending inwardly from said sides and having a middle bent in longitudinal line to permit said piece to be bent downwardly toward the base, said face piece further having a pair of spaced cross slits across the longitudinal line forming upwardly extending retaining means with the rest of the face piece whereby a floral piece can be retained between the face piece and the retaining means, and a removable transparent cover having side walls adapted to rest against said lateral walls and a continuous horizontal extension adapted to rest on the longitudinal sides of the base.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,064,813 Bloomberg June 17, 1913 1,561,622 Wagner Nov. 17, 1925 1,586,637 Myers June 1, 1926 2,120,826 Young June 14, 1938 2,157,954 Gould May 9, 1939 2,348,488 Mclellan et a1. May 9, 1944 2,549,023 Shinoda Apr. 17, 1951 2,576,708 Williamson Nov. 27, 1951 2,583,927 Bianchi Jan. 29, 1152 2,622,731 Lovelady Dec. 23, 1952 2,756,542 Mossman July 31, 1956 2,932,384 Johnnides Apr. 12, 1960

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Referenced by
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US3225805 *Oct 9, 1963Dec 28, 1965Wise Glenn ESectional handbag
U.S. Classification206/423, 47/69, 206/776
International ClassificationB65D43/02, B65D25/10
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2543/00537, B65D25/10, B65D2543/00527, B65D2543/00296, B65D2543/00194, B65D2543/00351, B65D43/0222
European ClassificationB65D43/02S5E, B65D25/10