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Publication numberUS3124293 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1964
Filing dateNov 9, 1962
Publication numberUS 3124293 A, US 3124293A, US-A-3124293, US3124293 A, US3124293A
InventorsFelix Transport
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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March 10, 1964 F. TRANSPORT MERCHANDISING CONTAINER 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Nov. 9, 1962 INVENTOR FEux TiaAusPom- ATTORNEYS March 10, 1964 F. TRANSPORT 3,124,293

MERCHANDISING CONTAINER Filed Nov. 9, 1962 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR IEux Tnnuspoxa'r BYMZOI g im ATTORNEYS March 10, 1964 F. TRANSPORT 3,124,293

' MERCHANDISING CONTAINER Filed Nov. 9, 1962 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 INVENTOR ZFEu x TRANsPoz Wkz hm ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,124,293 MERQHANDESING CONTAINER Felix Transport, New York, N.Y., assignor to Donrico Inc, New Yo-sir, N.Y., a corporation of New York Filed Nov. 9, 1962, Ser. No. 236,625 14 Claims. (Cl. 229-16) The present invention relates to a new and novel merchandising container, and more particularly to a container which is especially adapted to be formed of heavy paper or cardboard and which is utilized for selling articles of merchandise.

The present invention is particularly directed to a merchandising container which is adapted to enclose an article of sale such as a jar of cosmetic creams or any similar article which it is desired to place on sale before the public. A particular feature of the present invention is the fact that it is designed to provide an unusual and attractive outer configuration and appearance which will catch the eye of the prospective customer and which will give a luxurious impression to assist in merchandising the container. This is particularly important when selling articles such as cosmetic creams or the like wherein it is desired to create a most favorable impression upon a prospective buyer.

The container of the present invention is of such a construction that it is adapted to firmly hold and retain therewithin a fragile component such as a jar, the container being of a strong finished construction and provided with means for enclosing and protecting the product therewithin.

An additional feature of the present invention is the fact that it is so constructed as to provide upper and lower portions which are hingedly interconnected with one another such that these portions can be pivoted to an open position whereby the lower portion of the container may be utilized as a receptacle for holding the article such as a jar or the like when the container is in its open position. Additionally, of course, means is provided for holding the container in its closed position whereupon the article disposed within the container will be completely protected.

An important consideration with this type of container is the cost of shipping the containers. It is generally not economical to ship such containers in their erected condition since the containers would occupy too much shipping space. Accordingly, it is desirable to ship this type of container in a flat condition. Accordingly, the container of the present invention is specifically constructed such that it may be formed of a single flat blank or sheet of material which can be stacked in such fiat position and shipped to the desired location whereupon the completed container can be erected in a most simple and effective manner.

An object of the present invention is to provide a new and novel merchandising container so constructed as to hold a fragile component therewithin and to provide a strong finished construction with means for enclosing and protecting the component within the container.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a merchandising container which provides an unusual and attractive outer configuration which will catch the eye and give a luxurious impression to a prospective buyer to assist in merchandising the product which is disposed within the container.

A further object of the invention is to provide a merchandising container including movable portions which can be pivoted with respect to one another to an open position to present two similar halves along with an arrangement which permits the lower portion of the container to serve as a receptacle for the enclosed article.

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A still further object of the invention is the provision of a merchandising container which is formed of a single flat sheet of material so that it can be economically shipped as a flat blank and then later erected in a most simple and effective manner into its completed operative erected position.

Other objects and many attendant advantages of the invention will become more apparent when considered in connection with the specification and accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a top view of a flat sheet or blank incorporating the novel structure of the container according to the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a top perspective view illustrating an initial step in erecting the container from the blank shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a top perspective view illustrating a step subsequent to that shown in FIG. 2 in erecting the completed container;

FIG. 4 is a top perspective view illustrating the container in its erected position with the upper and lower portions thereof pivoted into an open position and showing the means for receiving and retaining an article within the container;

FIG. 5 is a bottom perspective view of the completed container illustrating the container in its closed position;

FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken substantially along line 6-4 of FIG. 5 looking in the direction of the arrows;

FIG. 7 is a sectional view taken substantially along line '7-7 of FIG. 6 looking in the direction of the arrows;

FIG. 8 is a top view of a single sheet or blank of material utilized for forming a container having the identical outer configuration and appearance as shown previously, but illustrating a modified form of flap construction; and

FIG. 9 is a top perspective view of a first step employed in erecting the container from the blank shown in FIG. 8.

Referring now to the drawings wherein like reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the blank as shown in FIG. 1 comprises a single sheet of material which is formed of relatively heavy paper or cardboard, and the surface which is directed upwardly toward the viewer in this figure includes all of the surfaces which are normally presented to view to a person employing the erected container, whether the container be in its closed or in its open position. Accordingly, these surfaces as seen in FIG. 1 may be provided with a luxurious finish in the form of a glossy surface which may be colored or which may in certain instances have decorative designs or printing and other subject matter thereon. In this manner, the finished product or container is provided with the desired appearance, and one surface of the blank can be readily finished by printing or by other processes as required while the opposite surface of the blank or that one which is hidden from view in FIG. 1 on the opposite side of the blank need not be finished in any manner since it will be hidden from view when the container is employed in its normal manner.

As seen in FIG. 1, a top wall panel 16 is provided, and in the present instance, this panel is shown as being substantially square in configuration. A pair of upper side wall panels 11 and 12 extend from opposite side edges of the top wall panel and are defined from the top wall panel by a pair of score lines 13 and 14 respectively. Each of these upper side wall panels is substantially trap ezoidal in shape as seen.

An extension Ztl extends outwardly from the outer edge of upper side wall panel 11 and is defined therefrom by a score line 21, extension 26 also being substantially trapezoidal in configuration. A fastening tab 22 extends outwardly from the outer edge of extension 26 and is defined from extension by a score line 23.

A pair of fiaps and 26 extend from the opposite free ends of upper side wall panel 11 and are defined therefrom by score lines 27 and 28 respectively, it being noted that flaps 25 and 26 extend in an oblique direction.

A pair of flaps 30 and 31 extend obliquely from the opposite free ends of upper side wall panel 12 and are defined therefrom by score lines 32 and 33 respectively. It is evident that flaps 25 and 3% extend outwardly toward one another while flaps 26 and 31 similarly extend outwardly toward one another as will be apparent.

The blank also includes a bottom wall panel which has lower side wall panels 41 and 42 extending from opposite side edges thereof. Panel 41 is defined from panel 40 by a score line 43, while panel 42 is defined from panel 40 by a pair of score lines 44 and 45 and a slit or cut line 46 which has the configuration shown and which extends between adjacent ends of the score lines 44 and 45. Slit 46 defines a fastening slot the purpose of which will be hereinafter explained.

A hinge portion 48 is disposed between the panels 12 and 41 and is defined therefrom by a pair of score lines 49 and 50. A pair of flaps 52 and 53 extend outwardly from the opposite free ends of panel 41 and are defined therefrom by a pair of score lines 54 and 55 respectively.

A pair of flaps 57 and 58 extend from the opposite free ends of panel 42 and are defined therefrom by score lines 59 and 60 respectively. It will again be apparent that flaps 52 and 57 extend outwardly toward one another which flaps 53 and 58 extend outwardly toward one another.

It will be noted in passing that each of the panels 52, 53, 57 and 58 is of similar configuration and these flaps are similar to the flaps previously described, while the panel portions 41 and 42 are also trapezoidal in configuration similar to the panels previously described. Furthermore, it will be noted that the bottom wall panel 49 is also substantially square as is the top wall panel.

A lower interior wall panel 61 which is illustrated as being substantially square in configuration is defined from the lower side wall panel 42 by a score line 62. A pair of lower side wall panels 63 and 64 extend from opposite side edges of the interior wall panel 61, and are defined therefrom by a pair of score lines 65 and 66 respectively.

A pair of extensions 70 and 71 extend outwardly from the outer edges of lower side wall panels 63 and 64 respectively and are defined therefrom by score lines 72 and 73 respectively. It will also be noted that each of the extensions 70 and 71 is provided with an arcuate cutout portion at one corner thereof as indicated by reference numerals 74 and 75 respectively.

Means is provided in the central portion of the lower interior wall panel for receiving an article to be retained within the container such as a jar or the like. This means comprises a pair of wing members and 81 which are hingedly interconnected with the lower interior wall panel These wing members are defined by a central slit or cut line 82 which intersects slit or cut lines 83 and 84 defining the opposite ends of the wing members which in turn intersect the cut or slit lines 85 and 86 which extend to the opposite end portions of the score lines 90 and 91 respectively. It will accordingly be apparent that wing members 80 and 81 are connected with the associated lower interior Wall panel 61 only through the score line portions 90 and 91 which permits the wing members to readily pivot inwardly or down out of the plane of the paper as seen in the drawings when the device is in its erected position.

An upper interior Wall panel 95 is provided, this wall panel also being substantially square and of the same size as the lower interior wall panel 61. Upper interior wall panel 95 is connected with the lower interior wall panel 61 by means of a hinge portion 96 which is defined by a pair of score lines 97 and 9S Hinge portion 96 is adapted to be positioned adjacent to hinge portion 48 previously described when the container is erected and it will be noted that hinge portion 96 is of a narrower dimension longitudinally of the blank than is the hinge portion 48.

A pair of upper side wall panels 100 and 101 extend outwardly from opposite side edges of the upper interior wall panel 95, and are defined therefrom by a pair of score lines 102 and 103 respectively. It will be noted that the upper side wall panels 100 and 101 are both trapezoidal in configuration as are the lower side wall panels 63 and 64 previously described.

A pair of extensions 105 and 106 extend outwardly from the outer edges of upper side wall panels 100 and 1&1 respectively and are defined therefrom by a pair of score lines 107 and 1&8 respectively.

The central portion of the upper interior wall 95 is also provided with means for receiving and holding an article in place, and this means takes the form of a pair of wing members 110 and 111 which are hingedly interconnected with the panel 95. Wing members 110 and 111 are defined by a central slit or out line 112 and a slit or cut line 113 which defines one end of each of the wing members The opposite ends of each of the wing members are indicated by reference numerals 114 and 115, these end portions being spaced from a cut line 120 formed in the panel 95 to thereby define an open space of somewhat triangular configuration defined between the cut lines 114, and 120.

Wing members 110 and 111 are hingedly interconnected to panel 95 along the score lines 122 and 123 whereby the wing members may be freely pivoted inwardly or out of the plane of the paper as seen in this figure to accommodate an article disposed within the container in its erected position. v

A tongue member 127 extends outwardly from the outermost edge of upper interior wall panel 95 and is defined therefrom by a score line 123, this tongue member being substantially trapezoidal in configuration as shown. Tongue member 127 is utilized in this modification for securing the tongue member to another portion of the blank as will hereinafter appear, and accordingly, there is illustrated in FIG. 1 by stippling a body of a suitable adhesive substance indicated by reference numeral 129 which is adapted when wetted to securely attach the tongue 127 to the other portion of the blank. The sur face of tongue 127 may also be provided with a number of lines or indentations 131) to improve the binding effect of the adhesive substance placed on this indented surface for securing it in operative position.

In order to erect the blank illustrated in FIG. 1, the initial step is to fold the blank and secure the tongue 127 to the proper portion of the blank, and as seen in FIG. I, the portion of the tongue having the adhesive substance thereon is secured to the under side or the side that is hidden from view of upper side wall panel 11 in an area bounded by the score lines 21, 2'7 and 28 as well as a dotted line indicated by reference numeral 135.

Referring now to FIG. 2, the initial step in erecting the blank will be more clearly understood. As seen in this figure, the blank has been flipped over from the position shown in FIG. 1 or in other words the bottom side as shown in FIG. 1 would now be the top side, and tongue 127 has been folded back and secured to the under surface of upper side wall panel 11 in that area as indicated in FIG. 1. It will, of course, be understood that if de sired the adhesive substance could be secured to that portion of upper side wall panel 11 to which the tongue 127 is secured, or on the other hand, the adhesive may be applied to either of the desired areas just prior to erecting the container, although it is considered preferably to incorporate the adhesive substance in the blank as shipped In the description to follow, it will, of course, be understood that all of the various folding operations as described will be about the score lines associated with the various members discussed.

The next step in erecting the container is to bring the hinge portions 43 and 96 into proximity with one another, and with these two hinge portions in substantial contact with one another, the flaps associated with lower side wall panels 41 and 42 are folded into the plane defined by an edge of the bottom wall panel 46, the score lines associated with the flaps and an edge of the lower interior wall panel.

In a similar manner, the flaps associated with the upper side wall panels 11 and 12 are folded into the planes defined by an edge of the top wall panel 11), the score lines associated with these flaps, and the adjacent edges of the upper interior wall panel. This relationship may be most clearly understood with reference to FIG. 3 wherein the flaps 53 and 55 associated with the lower side wall panels have been folded into such a plane while the flaps Z6 and 31 associated with the upper side wall panels have been similarly folded into such a plane.

As indicated by the arrow in FIG. 3, the next step is then to fold each of the lower side wall panels 64 and 63 upwardly and to tuck the extensions 71 and 7 h respectively thereof between the upper edges of the adjacent flaps and the bottom wall panel 419. As illustrated in FIG. 3, extension 71 has already been tucked into place and lower side wall panel 64 is being folded upwardly so as to tuck the extension '71 into a similar position at the opposite side of the bottom wall panel 40. It will be understood that the extensions 76 and 71 will be disposed adjacent the inner surface of the bottom side wall.

In a similar manner, the upper side wall panels 1% and 101 are folded upwardly with the extensions 105 and 106 thereof respectively being tucked in between the upper edges of the associated flaps and the top wall panel 10. As illustrated, upper side wall panel 190 has been folded upwardly and extension 105 thereof is about to be tucked in between the upper edges of the associated flaps 25 and 3t) and the under surface of the top wall panel. It is, of course, apparent that the extension 1116 on upper side wall panel 101 will be tucked in between the upper edges of flaps 26 and 31 and the under surface of top wall panel 100 such that both the extensions 1115 and 106 will be disposed adjacent the inner surface of the top wall panel.

After having folded all of the extensions 70, 71, 105 and 166 of the lower and upper side wall panels in place as aforedescribed, the blank may then be flipped over or inverted from the position shown in FIG. 4 wherein it will be apparent that an upper portion indicated generally by reference numeral 146 is hingedly connected about the hinge portions 48 and 62 to the lower portion 14-1 of the completed container. It will be apparent that each of these upper and lower portions comprises a five-sided figure 011 the outer surfaces thereof, and furthermore that the outer configuration of the two portions is substantially the same. The cutouts and the wing members provided in the central portions of the lower interior wall 61 and the upper interior wall 95 provide recessed portions which are adapted to receive and support an article such as a jar or the like therewithin, it being apparent that the wing members serve to grip such a jar due to the inherent resilience of the material of the blank, and will hold the article firmly in position and provide protection for the supported article.

After having erected the blank into the position shown in FIG. 4, the article such as a jar or the like may be placed within the container by pushing the jar into operative position in the lower portion of the container, the wing members 80 and 81 hinging about their connections to the lower interior wall panel to permit the insertion of the article in place.

The container may then be closed simply by swinging the upper portion of the container in a downward direction as indicated by the arrow in FIG. 4, whereupon the jar or other article which is supported in the lower portion or" the container will be received in the recess in the upper interior wall portion forcing the wing members and 111 to hinge inwardly about their score lines which define the wing members from the upper interior wall panel.

When the upper portion of the container has been swung downwardly into its closed position, the two portions and 141 may be locked in the closed position by swinging the extension 20 of the upper side wall panel 11 downwardly so as to bring the extension 20 into contact with the outer surface of the lower side wall panel 42 while at the same time inserting the fastening tab 22 into the fastening slot 46.

The container is shown in its closed locked position in each of FIGS. 5, 6 and 7, and in FIG. 6 and FIG. 7, a supported article such as a jar or the like is indicated in operative position within the device by the phantom lines.

In the modifications shown and described in connection with FIGS. l7, the tongue member 127 is glued to the under surface of the upper side wall panel 11. The necessity for such gluing may be eliminated, and in the modification shown in FIGS. 8 and 9, it is not necessary to provide any adhesive substance for securing one portion of the blank to another, and in such case, it may even be desirable to completely eleminate the tongue member 127.

The structure of the modification as shown in FIGS. 8 and 9 is substantially identical with the blank as shown in FIG. 1, and the same parts have been given similar reference numerals primed. The only difference in the construction of the blank shown in FIGS. 8 and 9 is the particular construction of the flaps associated with the opposite free ends of the upper side wall panels 11 and 12. It is of course evident that the adhesive substance will be eliminated from the tongue portion 127 if such portion is provided in the blank of the modification shown in FIGS. 8 and 9. For the purpose of illustration, the tongue portion 127 is still indicated as being incorporated in the blank without any adhesive substance thereon.

As seen particularly in FIG. 8, a pair of flaps and 151 extend outwardly from the opposite free ends of the upper side wall panel 11 and are defined therefrom by score lines 152 and 153 respectively. A pair of flaps 155 and 156 extend outwardly from the opposite free ends of upper side wall panel 12' and are defined therefrom by score lines 157 and 158 respectively. It is apparent that the flaps 150 and 155 extend obliquely from the respective upper side wall panels in a direction toward one another, the outer ends of these fiaps being defined by a slit or cut line 166. In a similar manner, the fiaps 151 and 156 extend outwardly obliquely from the respective upper side wall panels in a direction toward one another with the outer ends of flaps 151 and 156 being defined by a cut or slit 161.

For the purpose of description, the edges and 166 of flaps 151i and 155 respectively may be considered the upper edges of these flaps while the edges 167 and 168 may be considered the bottom edges of these flaps. Flap 1511 is provided with a slit 170 which extends from the top edge 165 thereof substantially one half the distance to the lower edge 167. Flap 150 is also provided with an arcuate cutout portion 171 adjacent to the slit 170.

Flap 155 is provided with a slit 172 extending from the bOiLOl'Il edge 16% thereof substantially halfway toward the upper edge 166 thereof, an arcuate cutout portion 1'73 being provided adjacent the slit 172.

For the purpose of description, the upper edges of fiaps 151 and 156 are identified by reference numerals 3% and 181, and the lower edges of these flaps are identified by reference numerals 182 and 183. Flap 151 is provided with a slit 185 in the bottom edge 182 thereof which extends approximately one-half the distance to the top edge 181i thereof. An arcuate cutout portion 186 is provided in flap 151 adjacent the slit 185 thereof.

amazes Flap 156 is provided with a slit 183 in the upper edge 181 thereof, the flap also being provided with an arcuate cutout portion 189 adjacent slit 188.

In erecting the container from the blank shown in FIGS. 8 and 9, the first step in such erection may be understood by reference to FIG. 9, wherein the blank has again been flipped over and the components are shown in the same general relationship as illustrated in FIG. 2. As can be clearly seen in FIG. 9, the first step is to interlock flaps 150 and 155 and to also interlock flaps 151 and 156. This is accomplished by bending the flaps into the same general plane and twisting the interlocking flaps such that the slits 170 and 172 of flaps 150 and 155 for example are aligned with one another whereupon the two flaps can be interlocked by moving the portions of the opposite flap downwardly into the slits as will be clearly understood. Flaps 150 and 155 as seen in FIG. 9 are shown in the interlocked position wherein a portion of flap 155 extends through the slit 170 of flap 150 while a portion of fiap 150 extends through the slit 172 of the flap 155.

In a similar manner, the flaps 151 and 156 are also interlocked. Once these two pairs of flaps have been interlocked as shown in FIG. 9 and as described, the remainder of the blank is erected in the same manner as described in connection with the previous modification. The only difference in the method of erection, of course, is the fact that in the modification shown in FIGS. 8 and 9, no adhesive is required, and the interlocking flaps are substituted for the adhesive substance, this interlocking relationship preventing the upper side wall portion 11 from pulling out when the extension 20 and tab 22 are pulled to either open or close the container.

It is apparent from the foregoing that there is provided a new and novel merchandising container adapted to hold a fragile component such as a jar of cosmetic cream and the like, and wherein the container provides a strong finished construction with means for enclosing and protecting the product within the container. It is apparent that the recessed portions in the upper and lower interior walls in combination with the wing members hingedly connected therewith will provide a very effective means for holding the enclosed article in position and providing shock resistance and damage resistance so that even though the container may be subjected to bumping or impacts, the article therewithin will be protected from damage.

The finished container has an unusual and attractive outer configuration in that all of the outer surfaces of the erected container may be of an attractive finished surface, and furthermore, the general shape of the container being of a decahedron configuration is in itself a shape which is pleasing to the eye. The over-all appearance of the completed container is such that it gives a feeling of luxuriousness and will materially assist in merchandising the product disposed Within the container. The finished container comprises an upper and a lower portion of similar construction which can be pivoted to an open or closed position, and when in an open position, the container may serve as a receptacle for holding the article. An additional important feature of the invention is the fact that the container is formed from a single sheet of material which enables the blanks to be economically shipped in a fiat condition to a desired destination, whereupon the containers can be erected quickly and in a relatively simple manner.

As this invention may be embodied in several forms without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof, the present embodiment is therefore illustrative and not restrictive, and since the scope of the invention is defined by the appended claims, all changes that fall within the metes and bounds of the claims or that form their functional as well as conjointly cooperative equivalents are therefore intended to be embraced by those claims.

I claim:

1. A merchandising container comprising upper and lower portions hingedly interconnected with one another, said upper portion comprising a top wall, a first pair of upper side walls formed integral with and extending from opposite side edges of said top wall, each of said upper side walls having flaps formed integral therewith and extending from opposite free ends of the associated side walls, said upper portion including an upper interioi-Tvall disposed in spaced relationship to said top wall, a second pair of upper side walls formed integral with and extending from opposite side edges of said upper interior wall, each of the upper side walls of said second pair of upper side walls having an integral extension hingedly connected to the outer edges thereof, each of said extensions being positioned between a pair of said flaps and the inner surface of said top wall, said lower portion including a bottom wall, a first pair of lower side walls formed integral with and extending from opposite side edges of said bottom wall, each of said lower side walls having flaps extending from the opposite free ends thereof, one of said first pair of lower side walls being hingedly interconnected with one of said first pair of upper side walls, said lower portion also including a lower interior wall spaced from said bottom Wall, said lower interior wall being hingedly interconnected with said upper interior wall, a second pair of lower side Walls formed integral with and extending from opposite side edges of said lower interior wall, each of said second pair of lower side walls having an extension hingedly interconnected with the outer edge thereof, each of said last-mentioned extensions being positinned between a pair of flaps connected with said first pair of lower side walls and the inner surface of said bottom wall.

2. A container as defined in claim 1, wherein each of said interior walls includes means for receiving and supporting an article within the container.

3. A container as defined in claim 2, wherein said means comprises a pair of integral wing members hingedly interconnected with each one of the interior Walls.

4. A container as defined in claim 1, wherein one of said first pair of top walls includes an integral extension hingedly connected to the outer edge thereof, said lastrnentioned extension being adapted to overlie one of said first pair of bottom Walls.

5. A container as defined in claim 4, wherein said lastientioned extension has an outer edge, and a fastening tab formed integral with said last-mentioned extension and extending from the outer edge thereof, a fastening slot being formed between one of said first pair of bottom side Walls and said bottom wall, said fastening tab fitting within said fastening slot to secure said first and second portions of the container in closed position relative to one another.

6. A container as defined in claim 1, wherein said flaps connected to the opposite free ends of said first pair of upper side walls are each provided with slits therein, a pair of flaps from adjacent ends of opposite ones of said first pair of upper side walls being in interlocking relationship with one another with a portion of each of such interlocking flaps disposed within a slit defined by the other of said interlocking flaps.

7. A blank for a merchandising container comprising, in an integral sheet of material, a top wall panel, a pair of upper side wall panels extending from opposite side edges of said top wall panel, said upper side Wall panels being defined from said top wall panel by score lines, a lower side wall panel, said lower side wall panel being interconnected with one of said upper side wall panels by a hinge portion, said hinge portion being defined by score lines, a bottom wall panel extending from one side of said lower side wall panel and being defined therefrom by a score line, a further lower side wall panel extending from one side of said bottom wall panel and being defined therefrom by a pair of score lines and a central slit,

amazes a lower interior wall extending from one side of said last-rnentioned lower side wall panel and being defined therefrom by a score line, a pair of lower side wall panels extending from opposite side edges of said lower interior wall panel and being defined therefrom by score lines, an extension extending outwardly from the outer edge of each of said last-mentioned lower side wall panels and being defined therefirom by score lines, an upper interior wall hingedly interconnected with a further side edge of said lower interior wall panel and being hingedly interconnected therewith by a hinge portion defined by score lines, a pair of upper side wall panels extending outwardly from opposite side edges of said upper interior wall panel and being defined therefrom by score lines, an extension extending outwardly from the outer edge of each of said last-mentioned upper side wall panels and being defined therefrom by a score line, and means formed in said upper and lower interior wall panels for providing an opening to receive an article in the erected container.

8. A blank as defined in claim 7, wherein said lastmentioned means includes a pair of wing members defined by cut lines along several edges thereof, each of said wing members including an edge formed integral with the associated interior wall panel and defined therefrom by a score line.

9. A blank as defined in claim 7, wherein each of said first-mentioned upper side wall panels extending from said top wall panel and each of said first-mentioned lower side wall panels extending from opposite sides of said bottom wall panel include flaps extending outwardly from the opposite free ends of said last-mentioned upper side wall and lower side wall panels, the flaps being defined from the associated upper and lower side Wall panels by score lines.

10. A blank as defined in claim 7, including an extension extending outwardly from one of said upper side wall panels extending from said top wall panel, said lastmentioned extension having a fastening tab extending outwardly from the outer edge thereof, said fastening tab being adapted to extend through said slit for fastening the erected container in operative closed position.

11. A blank as defined in claim 7, wherein each of said top wall panels, said bottom wall panel, said lower interior wall panel, and said upper interior wall panel is substantially square in configuration, and wherein each of said upper side wall panels and each of said lower side wall panels is substantially trapezoidal in configuration.

12. A merchandising container comprising similar first and second portions movably interconnected with one another, one of said portions serving as a closure for the 10 other of said portions, said first portion including a first portion outer wall, a first pair of first portion side walls, said first pair of side walls being integral with and extending from opposite side edges of said first portion outer Wall, said first portion also including an interior wall, a second pair of first portion side walls being formed integral with and extending from opposite side edges of said first portion interior wall, means retaining said first portion side walls in operative erected relationship to one another, said second portion including an outer wall, a first pair of second portion side walls being integral with and extending from opposite side edges of said second portion outer wall, said second portion also including an interior wall, a second pair of second portion side Walls being integral with and extending from opposite side edges of said second portion interior wall, means retaining said second portion side walls in operative erected relationship with respect to one another, the container when in erected closed position having said interior walls of the first and second portions in face contact With one another and with the side walls of the first and second portions respectively being in outwardly converging relationship to one another from the associated outer walls.

13. A container as defined in claim 12, wherein the means for retaining the second pair of side walls of each of said portions in operative position comprises an extension hingedly interconnected with the outer edge portion of each of the side walls of the second pair side walls.

14. A container as defined in claim 13, wherein each of said first pair of side walls of the first and second portions of the container are provided with flaps at the opposite free edges thereof, the extensions on said second pair of first portion side walls extending between the flaps on said first pair of first portion side walls and said first portion outer wall, the extensions on said second pair of second portion side walls extending between the flaps on said first pair of second portion side walls and the second portion outer wall.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/485, 229/113, 229/149, 229/114, 206/490, 229/147, 229/112
International ClassificationB65D5/00, B65D5/50
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/0085, B65D5/5023
European ClassificationB65D5/50C, B65D5/00D