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Publication numberUS3050183 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 21, 1962
Filing dateNov 13, 1959
Priority dateNov 13, 1959
Publication numberUS 3050183 A, US 3050183A, US-A-3050183, US3050183 A, US3050183A
InventorsJr John C Mueller
Original AssigneeRichardson Taylor Globe Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display package
US 3050183 A
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1962 J. c. MUELLER, JR 3,050,183

DISPLAY PACKAGE Filed Nov. 13, 1959 12 5 INVENTOR.


United States Patent 01 3,05%,183 Patented Aug. 21, 1962 3,050,183 DISPLAY PACKAGE John C. Mueller, J12, Cincinnati, Ohio, assignor to Richardson Taylor-Globe Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio, a corporation of ()hio Filed Nov. 13, 1959, Ser. No. 852,727 2 Claims. (Cl. 206-4514) This invention relates to a display package for a container, and more particularly, this invention relates to a one piece cardboard blank designed to cooperate with a container to fix the container in a displaying attitude with respect to the package.

Display packages of this type generally are not new. However, the present invention provides improvements over prior designs, the improvements resulting in several advantages from the standpoint of the economy of the manufacture and assembly of the packages with the containers and from the standpoint of the ultimate appearance of the combined container and package. Broadly, the invention comprises a package for a container, the package being constructed from a one piece cardboard blank. When assembled the container cooperates with the blank to lock the container and package in position without requiring any additional fastening means.

It has been an objective of the invention to provide a package comprising a display support and container combination in which the container is interlocked with the support in such a manner as to prevent inadvertent disassembly of the combination and to prevent the container from shifting in any direction with respect to the package.

It has been another objective of the invention to provide an economical display support constructed from a one piece cardboard blank, the support being easy to assemble with the container for the goods being displayed.

It has been still another objective of the invention to provide a display support and container combination in which the container projects to a position of prominence in front of the display package, while the package forms a stand for the container.

It has been still another objective of the invention to provide a display package which is normally, generally of triangular configuration with an upwardly projecting flap but whose configuration can be conveniently modified to a rectangular configuration of reduced vertical dimension for ease in packing and conservation of space in shipping in cartons.

These and other objectives of the invention will become more readily apparent from the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a plan view of the one piece blank as it is formed before assembly.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the invention showing a preliminary step in assembly.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a further step in assembly.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view showing the assembled invention and,

FIG. 5 is a side elevational view thereof.

The display support of the present invention is manufactured from a one-piece cardboard blank as indicated at in FIG. 1. The blank has a front panel 11, a base panel 12, a back panel 13 and a lock tab 14. The lock tab 14 has an aperture 15 which receives the top of the container as will be explained below.

The front panel has a top flap 16 delineated by a scoreline 17. The top flap 16 provides a prominent position on the package for printed matter such as the identification of the goods, advertising matter and price. A second scoreline 18 on the flap 16 permits the package to be 2 adapted for packing and shipping in a carton as will be explained below.

The front panel 11 also has an aperture 19, bounded by two flaps 20 and 21 delineated by scorelines 22 and 23. When assembled, the flaps 211 and 21 will embrace the sides of the container so as to prevent tilting or side-wise shifting of the container within the package.

The scorelines 24- and 25 of the blank delineate the base 12 of the package and permit the folding of the blank to the position shown in FIG. 2.

The support is designed to receive a container 26 of the type shown in FIGS. 3 and 4. While the support is shown in cornbiantion with a container of a particular configuration, it should be understood that the support is useful with containers of other configurations. The illustrated container has a base portion 27, a cylindrical body portion 28, and a top portion 29. The top portion 29 may be a ribbed cap. Because of the flared base portion 27 of the container, the aperture 1? through which the base portion 27 will be passed during assembly has also been flared as at 31.

The manner in which the container and the display package are assembled is illustrated in FIGS. 2, 3 and 4. The first step in the operation is to push the flared base through the flared area 31 of the aperture 19. Only the flaps 2t} and 21 block the passage of the container through the aperture. The flexibility of the cardboard combined with the scorelines Z2. and 23 permit the flap to be bent rearwardly to form a frictional engagement on the sides of the container. After the container has been pushed through the aperture 19, the container is inverted until the flared base portion 27 is adjacent to the base panel 12 of the blank. The base panel 12 is then folded on the scoreline 24 to lie against the bottom surface of the container base 27. The back panel 13 is folded up along scoreline 25 so that the package is then in the position shown in FIG. 3.

The locking tab 14 is folded on its scoreline 32 and is projected forwardly through the flared area 31 of the front panel aperture 19. Thereafter assembly is completed by passing the top 29 of the container through the aperture 15 of the lock tab. The complete package then is as shown in FIGS. 4 and 5.

As seen in FIG. 4, the package cannot be inadvertently disassembled since the top 29 of the container projects above the aperture 19 in the front panel. Thus, withdrawal of the container and the lock tab is prevented by engagement of the container with the front panel. Further, side-Wise shifting of the container in the package is prevented by the engagement of the flaps 2t} and 21 with the side container. Vertical shifting of the container is prevented by the frictional grip of the lock on the top of the container and by the manner in which the inclined front panel engages the flared base portion of the container. Even rotative movement of the container in the package is prevented by the frictional engagement of the lock tab with the top of the container.

From FIG. 5 it can be seen that the package, when being displayed, can assume the position shown in full lines in which the panel 11 with its flap 16 lies in a single plane. By bending the flap 16 slightly on the scoreline 17, the flap 16 can be disposed in the same plane as the back panel 13. That is, the flap 16 is vertical, whereas the major portion of the front panel 11 would be inclined to the vertical.

In practice, the container and display package are assembled at the point of manufacture of the container and thereafter packed in cartons in assembled condition and shipped. For the purpose of packing and shipping, the flap 16 can be folded over to a horizontal position as shown in FIG. 5 so that the overall height of the package is substantially reduced and a rectangular configuration of the package and container is provided, the rectangular configuration being most ideally suited for compact packing in a carton prior to shipping. It can. be seen that the scoreline 17 permits the section between scorelines 16 and 17 to lie in the plane of the back panel thereby assuring the desired rectangular configuration without misshaping the front panel by bending or bowing when the container is packed for shipment.

The invention having been described, several of its advantageous features will now become more easily appreciated. From an appearance standpoint, FIGS. 4 and 5 serve to demonstrate the manner in which the container assumes a position of prominence in front of the front panel 11. Further, because of the manner in which the one piece blank is folded, the blank need be printed only on one side in order for the printed matter to be viewed from the front base and back of the package.

It can be seen that the combined container and package presents an attractive display in which the prominent container is flanked by display panels and further by a top panel. Thus, the container is framed by the package.

From the above description of the steps involved in assembling the package, the ease of assembly can be appreciated. It is, of course, possible to assemble in a somewhat different manner. For example, the top 29 of the container could be forced through the aperture 19 from the back of the blank after bending flaps 20 and 21 rearwardly. This assembling method, however, is somewhat awkward as compared to that described above. Further, by pushing the container through the front of the front panel, the flaps 20 and 21 are bent back only enough to permit the passage of the container through the aperture and, because of the resilience, the flaps 20 and 21 will remain in tight engagement with the sides of the container.

I claim:

1. A display package comprising, a container having a base and a top, a one piece blank having, in sequence, a front panel having an elongated vertically directed aperpanel, and said lock tab projecting forwardly through the' 1 aperture of said front panel and surrounding said top of said container with said edge shoulders abutting said front panel.

2. A display package comprising a one piece blank having in sequence, an apertured front panel having a top flap, a base panel, and a back panel, terminating in an edge and an apertured lock tab projecting centrally from said edge, said edge providing shoulders at each side of said lock tab, said lock tab projecting forwardly through the aperture in said front panel with said shoulders engageable with said front panel, said blank receiving a con tainer resting on said base panel and projecting through the aperture in said front panel with the upper end thereof projecting through said aperture in said lock tab, whereby said package provides an attractive display in which said container is flanked by the front panel portions at the sides of the aperture and surmounted by said top flap to frame the container, said top flap being of substantially the same dimensions and configuration as said base panel and being bendable forwardly over the top of said container to provide a rectangularly configurated shipping package.

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U.S. Classification206/780, 206/446
International ClassificationG09F5/00, B65D73/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F5/00, B65D73/0085
European ClassificationG09F5/00, B65D73/00F1