US 3047135 A
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July s1, 1962 s. MILLER COMBINATION BOX AND BOX-INSERT Filed Aug. 25, 1960 INVENTOR.
Fill/waa /W/Lfe Arwen/EY United States Patent Giifrce Patented July 3l, 1962 3,047,135 COMBINATN BX AW BOX-INSERT Samuel Miller, 7 0 Washington St., Brooklyn, NX. Filed Aug. 25, 1950, Ser. No. 51,816 1 Claim. (Ci. 2do-45.14)
This invention relates to a combination box and boxinsert, both formed of sheet material, wherein the boxinsert is cooperatively held by the box in proper position providing two separated compartments for receiving articles of merchandise, such as greeting cards, stationary, paper and the like.
A further object of this invention is to provide a boxinsert, made of a sheet material blank, which has an elevated platform acting both as a compartment divider and as a suitable surface for indicia or printed matter, and also has projections extending oppositely from the center of the platform over the compartments provided thereby in the box to act as hold-downs for the articles of merchandise in the compartments, which merchandise may be visible through a transparent window in a box cover thereover.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, this invention comprises the combination, construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter set forth, claimed and disclosed in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
FIG. l is a perspective view of the combination box and box-insert of this invention.
FIG. 2 is a sectional View on line 2 2 of FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a sectional View on line 3 3 of FIG. l.
FIG. 4 is a plan view of the box-insert sheet material blank.
There is shown at the box-insert of this invention in position within the box 12 lin combination with which it is used.
The box-insert 19 comprises a rectangulai sheet material blank 14 of cardboard or the like. This blank 14 has two parallel fold lines 16 providing vertically upstanding spaced apart portions 17 terminating in two parallel spaced apart but discontinuous fold lines 18'. The fold lines 18 each extend to oppositely diverging die-cut slits 20 providing oppositely extending projections -24 in the same plane with and part of the elevated platform 22, to thus extend beyond the vertically extending portions 17 The portions 26 of the blank 14 between the folds 16 and the blank edge 28, provide box-insert bottom portions.
The box 12 is also made of sheet material and includes an open box tray 30 and a box cover 32. In general, except as hereinafter pointed out, the box tray 30 and the box cover 32 are both made of sheet material such as cardboard, but the cover 32 has a transparent window 34, of suitable material, to extend over a central opening 36 in the cover 32, so that the box-insert 10, and any articles of merchandise packed therein, may be Visible therethrough. Both the cover 32 and the tray 30 are made of suitably folded and cut material, somewhat similar 2 to the boxes shown in any of the patents to Gross, 1,758,510; 1,758,511; 1,758,512; 1,941,084, and others.
Two opposite side walls 38 of the box tray 30 have inwardly extending tabs 4i) overlying vadjacent portions of the box tray bottom 42. Both these tabs 40 are cut away at their central portions as at 44, the Cut-away 44 being of a width and depth to receive the ends of the platform side walls 17, with the ends 46 of the box tray bottom extending under the tabs 49.
The cut-aways 44 thus embrace the platform side walls 17 with the insert bottom ends 46 under the tabs 4t?, and thus serve to hold the box-insert l@ substantially fixed in the box tray 31), with the box-insert 10 dividing the box tray into two compartments, and the projections 24 provided by the die-cut slits 20 extend over such two compartments, and thus over any articles of merchandise, such as greeting lcards for example, iilling the compartments.
The surface of the platform 22 may be provided with suitable indicia, such as slogans or reading matter appropria-te to the merchandise in the two spaced compartments.
Although this invention has been described in considerable detail, such description is intended as being illustrative rather than limiting, since the invention may be variously embodied, and the scope of the invention is to be determined as claimed.
Having thus set forth and disclosed the nature of this invention, what is claimed is:
In combination, a box of suitably folded sheet material having a box bottom, two opposite vertical sides, and two opposite vertical ends, said two opposite vertical sides each having tabs extending downwardly and then intions of the box-insert bottom, said inwardly extending' tabs being cut away only in the area of said platform to embrace the ends of said platform with the end pontions of the box-insert bottom extending under said tabs to lock said box-insert in iixed position in said box between said Vvertical sides and spacedsubstantially from both said ends of said box.
References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,871,617 King Aug. 16, 1932 1,897,672 Neumann Feb. 14, 1933 FOREIGN PATENTS 101,434 Sweden Feb. 20, 1941