US 3086649 A
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R. V. JOHNSON SIDING PACKAGE April 23, 1963 Filed Dec. 23, 1960 INVENTOR Rona/a 1/ Johnson United States Patent 3,086,649 SIDING PACKAGE Ronald V. Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn., assignor to Waldorf Paper Products Company, St. Paul, Minn., a corporation of Minnesota Filed Dec. 23, 1960, Ser. No. 78,069 2 Claims. (Cl. 206-60) This invention relates to an improvement in siding package and deals particularly with a folder of corrugated board or the like which may be used to contain a series of strips of composition siding or the like.
During recent years it has become more and more common to use siding of composition board rather than wood for covering houses and the like. In one form, this siding comes in strips which are perhaps 60 feet in length and a foot in width. Due to the fact that these strips must fit closely together with a good joint when they are used, it is necessary to protect the edges of the boards from damage. In the past, it has been common practice to fold a sheet of corrugated board or similar material around the boards, and to secure the wrapper in place by a wire or steel strapping. This often damages the edges of the board due to the fact that the packages are often lifted by the wire or strapping, pulling the strapping through the wrapper and against the board. Furthermore, when the boards are wrapped in this way, and the wrapper held in place by longitudinally spaced straps or wires, the package is very difficult to handle due to the fact that the boards tend to bend when lifted. It is usually necessary for two men to handle the package, and the board-s sag or bend dueto the fact that the wrapper can slip to some extent, and due to the fact that the wrapper is only held in place at spaced points.
An object of the present invention resides in the provision of a folder of corrugated board or similar material which is wrapped around three sides of the boards and at least partially over the fourth side. The wrapper is held in place by applying adhesive between the opposed edges of the folder and the under surface of a siding board. As a result of this arrangement, most of the damage to the boards is avoided, as the package cannot be lifted by the straps. Furthermore, the package has the advantage of providing no external wires or straps to catch or tear the surface of the package or the surface of other packages.
In the past, the packages which have been strapped with wire or steel bands cause injury to similar packages from contact therewith. When a series of strapped packages were piled on a truck or in a railroad car, relative movement of the packages caused injury due to the effect of one band scufling or digging into the surface of an adjoining package. Due to the fact that the present package has a smooth outer surface, the completed packages may be shipped and delivered with considerably less danger of injury.
A further feature of the present invention resides in the fact that the resulting package is considerably more rigid than previous packages. When the edges of the folder are adhered to the surface of one of the boards, a surprising increase in rigidity was found. In actual tests, the flexing or sagging of the package between the ends was found to be about one-half the sag of the previous packages. By increasing the rigidity, the handling of the packages was greately facilitated, as the sag between the ends of the previous packages made it necessary to lift the packages much higher in order to pile them one upon the other. As a result, greatly improved handling was afiected and the product could be handled much more quickly than in the past.
A further feature of the present invention resides in the provision of a folder of the type described in which 3,086,649 Patented Apr. 23, 1963 the marginal edges of the folder are adhered to the siding, and in which tear strips or removable portions were provided adjoining the adhered portions. As a result, in order to open the package, it was only necessary for the operator to pull away the tear strips throughout the length of the package. When removed, all but the portion of the folder which is adhered to the surface of the siding is free from the boards. Due to the fact that the portions of the paperboard which remains adhered to the board is adhered to the rear surface thereof, it creates no problem in the use of the boards.
These and other objects and novel features of the invention will be more clearly and fully set forth in the following specification and claims.
In the drawings forming a part of the specification.
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the package in its completed form.
FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of one end of the package, showing the manner in which the tear strips may be removed.
FIGURE 3 is a sectional view through the package, the position of the section being indicated by the line 3-3 of FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 4 is a diagrammatic view of the blank from which the package is formed.
FIGURE 5 is a diagrammatic view of one end of a modified form of blank.
The folder is formed as best illustrated in FIGURE 4 of the drawings. The folder A includes a rectangular bottom panel 10 which is foldably connected along parallel fold lines 11 to side wall panels 12. The side wall panels 12 are foldably connected along fold lines 13 to top panels 14. In usual form, the combined width of the panels 14 is somewhat less than the width of the boards, as the exposed area between these panels is only the rear surface of one of the boards.
The bottom panel is also connected along fold lines 15 to end wall panels 16. The end. wall panels 16 are connected along fold lines 17 to top flaps 19. If preferred, the end panels and top flaps may be eliminated, or if preferred, the top flaps 19 may be reduced in width and anchored to the surface of the boards between the opposed edges of the panels 14. As indicated in the fragmentary view, FIGURE 5, the end wall panel 16 is shown foldably connected along the fold line 20 to a relatively narrow flap 21.
Tear strips are formed in each of the panels 14 by spaced parallel weakened lines of separation indicated at 22 and 23. These weakened lines could be perforations, but are preferably formed by cutting the inner liner of the corrugated board as indicated in the patent issued to Reynolds Guyer, No. 2,706,076, issued April 12, 1955.
The manner in which the folder A is used, is obvious from the drawings. The boards are placed upon the bottom panel 10, the boards being indicated in FIGURE 3 by the letter B. The end walls 16 are folded up along the ends of the boards, and the panels 19 are folded over the upper surface of the board. If desired, the fold line 17 can be omitted, and the end wall may be of suilicient height to merely fold a portion thereof over the upper surface of the boards.
Adhesive is applied to the edges of the panels 14 outwardly of the outer weakened line of separation 22. The side walls 12 are folded upwardly, and the top panels 14 folded over the top of the stack of boards and adhered thereto.
In accordance with the patent statutes, I have described the principles of construction and operation of my improvement in siding package, and while I have endeavored to set forth the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that changes may be made within the scope 3 of the following claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.
1. A package including a series of superimposed flat strips of substantially rectangular cross section, said strips being sufliciently long and flexible to sag materially when lifted from the ends, a folder of paperboard including a bottom panel underlying said strips and contiguous therewith, side walls extending over the longitudinal side edges of the strips, and top flanges overlying the upper surface of the uppermost strip and adhered in face contact thereto, the Wrapping of said folder about the bottom and sides of the strips and the anchoring of top flanges to the uppermost strip forming a means of materially increasing the rigidity of the superposed strips, the top flanges being adhered to the uppermost strip along parallel zones spaced from the longitudinal side edges of the strips and parallel thereto, and tear strips in said flanges between the zones of adherence and the longitudinal side edges of the uppermost strip and parallel thereto.
2. A package including a plurality of superimposed strips of composition siding, the strips being of a width many times the thickness thereof and of a length many times the width thereof, the superimposed strips being sufiiciently flexible to sag materially when lifted from the ends thereof, the package including a folder of paperboard including a bottom panel underlying the lowermost strip and contiguous therewith, side walls overlying the longitudinal edges of the strip and contiguous therewith, and top flanges overlying the upper surface of the uppermost strip, and longitudinally extending zones of adhesive connecting said flanges to said uppermost strip parallel to the longitudinal edges of the strips, the bottom panel and side walls of said folder, together with the adherence of the flanges to the uppermost strip, materially increasing the rigidity of the superimposed strips, the Zones of adhesive being spaced inwardly from the longitudinal edges of the uppermost strip, and tear strips extending the length of the flanges between the zones of adhesive and the longitudinal edges of the strips.
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