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July 3, 1962 M. B. HERRIN 3,042,192
BEVEL. STOP FOR JEWEL BOXES AND THE LIKE Filed Oct. 12, 1960 INVENTOR.
1" H MELVIN B. HERRIN United States Patent Ofifice 3,042,192 Fatented July 3, 1962 3,042,192 BEVEL STOP FOR JEWEL BOXES AND THE LIKE Melvin B. Herrin, Philadelphia, Pa., assignor to Regent Paper Box Co., Philadelphia, Pa., a firm Filed Oct. 12, 1960, Ser. No. 62,113 1 Claim. (Cl. 206--45.19)
This invention relates generally to the art of containers and more particularly to new and useful improvements in a jewel box and the like.
A jewel box should be ornamental and eye-appealing without any extraneous attachments on the box to spoil the symmetry or appearance thereof.
It is therefore a principal object of the present invention to provide a jewel box having a hinged cover with built-in means providing a stop or abutment whereby closing movement of the cover is limited.
Another object of the invention is to provide a jewel box with a hinged cover, without any protruding extraneous attachments, in order to enhance the appearance of the box.
A further object is to provide a jewel box that is simple in construction and economical to manufacture.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claim in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of a jewel box embodying one form of my invention, in closed position.
FIG. 2 is a front view thereof.
FIG. 3 is a side view thereof, on a reduced scale.
FIG. 4 is a top perspective view of the jewel box of FIG. 1 in open position.
FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view on the line 55 of FIG. 2, on an enlarged scale, parts being broken away.
FIG. 6 is a fragmentary sectional View of one corner of the box.
FIG. 7 is a view similar to FIG. 1 showing a modified form of the jewel box.
FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view on the line 8-8 of FIG. 7.
FIG. 9 is a similar view to FIG. 3, but showing a further modification of the jewel box.
Referring in detail to the drawings, in FIG. 1 there is shown a jewel box embodying one form of the invention designated generally by the reference numeral 10.
The jewel box 10 comprises broadly a base 12, a removable display support shelf 13 and a cover 14 hingedly connected to the base. The base, shelf and cover are composed of cardboard or any other suit-able box ma terial. 1
The base is rectangular and shallow and includes a flat bottom wall 16, upstanding front and rear walls 18 and 20, respectively, and upstanding end walls 22, 22. The outer surfaces of the walls are preferably finished off with a thin layer of colored paper 24 which is turned over the top edges of the walls and secured to the inner surfaces thereof by adhesive or the like.
The shelf 13 has a flat body portion with downwardly extending continuous flange 15 seated 011 the bottom wall 16 of the base. The shelf is removably mounted on the wall of the base and is finished off with a top layer of fabric 17 such as satin secured thereto by adhesive or the like.
The cover 14 includes a fiat panel constituting a top wall 26 and downwardly extending front and rear walls 28 and 30, respectively, and downwardly extending end walls 32, 32. The end walls 32, 32 are deeper than the depth of the upstanding walls on the base 12.
In carrying out the invention, the front and rear walls are each formed with a portion at right angles to the top wall and with an inwardly extending beveled or tapered portion 34 and 36, respectively, the taper starting about half way the height of the front and rear Walls as seen in FIG. 1. The outer surfaces of the walls of the cover are finished off with a thin sheet of paper 38 of a color preferably contrasting to the color of the paper 24 on the outer surface of the base. The paper sheet 38 is turned over the edges of the walls of the cover and is secured to the inner surfaces of said walls by adhesive or the like, partly inwardly of their edges. A lining of fabric 40, such as satin, finishes off the inner surfaces of the top wall and the remaining surfaces of the downwardly extending walls of the cover. The tapered portion 34 and tapered portion 36 are so arranged that they serve as stops or abutments for the top edges of the front and rear walls 18 and 20, respectively, of the base 12, thereby limiting the closing movement of the cover 14.
The hinged connection between the base 12 and cover 14 includes a tubular headed pin 42 extending loosely through aligned openings in the end walls 22, 22 of the base adjacent its rear wall 20 and in the adjacent end walls 32, 32 of the cover adjacent the rear wall 30 thereof with its inner end 44 peened over the end walls of the base. Only the head portions of the pins are exposed.
In FIG. 9 the cover 14' of the jewel box 10 is shown with a right angle rear edge formed by the rear wall 30 and the top wall 26 In other respects this form of the invention is similar to the previous form and the corresponding parts may be recognized by similar reference numerals with the exponent a added.
In use, jewelry or the like is placed on the shelf 13. The cover 14 is adapted to be manually swung over the base 12 and shelf into closed position as shown in FIGS. 1 and 5, whereupon the beveled or tapered portions 34 and 36 of the front and rear Walls of the cover contact the top edges of the front, rear and side walls of the base and stop further inward closing movement of the cover thereby eliminating the necessity for extraneous devices, such as separate rails and shoulders for this purpose. When the cover 14 is in closed position such as shown in FIG. 1, the lower portion of the base 12 protrudes therebelow, permitting the base to be grasped by the fingers of the hand of the user for readily opening the cover.
The modified form of jewelry box 10' shown in FIGS. 7 and 8 differs from the jewelry box 10 in that no display shelf such as the shelf 13 is used and the jewelry is placed on the bottom floor 16' of the base 12'.
Furthermore, the cover 14' of the box 10 is formed with an enlargement 50 with its top wall 52 raised above the top wall 26 of the cover 14' and provided with a front beveled or tapered portion 54 and a rear beveled or tapered portion 56 similar to the front and rear beveled or tapered portions 34' and 36' of the cover and disposed in alignment with said "latter beveled portions. This enlargement provides a deeper compartment for receiving jewelry or the like.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim.
Having thus described my new, and desire to secure 1S:
invention, what I claim as by United States Letters Patent A jewel box comprising a shallow box-like base with upstanding front, rear and side Walls, a removable shelf in said base, and a cover hingedly connected to the base, said cover having a flat top wall and downwardly extending front, rear and side walls, said front and rear walls having beveled portions disposed between the flat body portion and the downwardly extending wa'lls thereof, said beveled portions serving as stops coacting with the top edges of the walls of the base to limit inward closing movement of the cover, said cover having a centrally disposed integral enlargement having a flat top portion with beveled front and rear end portions between the flat top portion and the front and rear depending walls of the cover, said beveled front and rear end portions being in alignment with the first-named beveled portions of the 15 front and rear walls of the cover, said centrally disposed enlargement providing a countersunk portion for the cover thereby enlarging the storage space in the box at the center thereof.
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