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Publication numberUS312851 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 24, 1885
Publication numberUS 312851 A, US 312851A, US-A-312851, US312851 A, US312851A
InventorsJohn Heron
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
John heron
US 312851 A
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No Model.)



No.`312,851. l Patented Feb. 24., 1885.`



, l SPECIFICATION formlilgipartlrf Letters Patent No. 312,851, dated February 2d, T885.

I, ,i ,i Z'o all whom, it Wray concern:

Alpplicagion filed Octoh letters of reference marked thereon.

My invention relates particularly to what are known as knockdown boxes, or such as are adapted for tacks, screws, and other Small articles; and my object is a greater convenience and rapidity in folding, and the production of a box which, when complete, shall be tight, firm, and durable, and can be easily opned and closed at either end or at both en s.

The invention therein consists in the box made from a blank cut, creased, folded, and pasted, as hereinafter described and claimed.

For the better understanding` of tite form of the blank and the way it is folded and secured together to produce the box attention is invited to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure I is a plan of the box-blank cnt out of paper and scored or creased in accordance with my plan; Fig. 2, a View of thesame when partly folded, and Fig. 3 another View of the same when more completely folded.

Similar letters of reference denote correspending parts in each figure The entire box is intended t be of rectangular form-that is, it is to be a little longer than wide and a little wider than its thickness, as Well as its blank, which is cut ont of paper in the form illustrated in Fig. 1, in which view the parts cnt entirely through are represented by solid lines, arl-d the rcores or creases where the blank is to be bent are represented by dotted lines. Thsse l es di'v'ide the blank into several sectibx'is.J whieh, when properly folded together, constitute the box, of which the parts forming the sidestop, and bottom will be designated as the bodyfsections, and those at the ends the covering and tucking flaps. The blank, after being eut out in the form shown, is then scored or creased transversely and longitudinally to produce a row v of contiguous body-sections, A, B, C, D, E,

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cover, covering-flaps c, b, c, and d its ends,

and the tucking-llaps c c means whereby the end covering-flaps are retained in a closed condition, while section F is employed as the joining` section of the body, which is secured by paste to the exterior of the section l, forni.- ing one side of the box,

In forming the box the several sections andV flaps are folded togctherin the iollowingorder: The section B is folded or bent up at a right angle to section C, and section A is then' bent at a right angle to section B over the bottom section, C, as shown in Fig. 2. Then section D is bent or folded up at a right angle to section C, so as to touch section A, and section E is folded at a right angle over section A., and then section F is folded at a right angle down upon the exterior of section B, and is secured to the same by paste or sonic other adhesive substance. Thus thebody ofthe box is formed, and to close the ends is all that is necessary to complete it. This is done by folding inwardly at right angles to its sides the end flaps, b,

and d, or b, d, and c, in the order named, and I then the iiaps c, and finally inserting` the titel:-

ing-flaps c c between the two nnattachcd top sections, A and E.

The tncki 11g-flaps c e are preferably ronnded at their corners to facilitate their insert-ien between the sections named; but this may be further facilitated by compressing` the sides of the box, which action will canse these top sections to separate a little and git-'e more space for the iiaps. Q The advantages asserted for a box constructedin this way are the increase in strength and iirmness arising from `a double thickness on one side, in addition to the double thickness ofthe top, and the convenience and rapidity with which it can be folded and secured, at the same time leaving1 no rough edges exposed, but presenting a neat and smooth exterior.

What I claim, and desire to secu rc by Lei-ters Patent, is

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2 i j Mln' w l. A paix); kiilxbomposed of a blank clit and creased to @mi a) row kf six contiguous bodysections, of whichl four djoining sections have end flaps, and the two remaining sections have 5 no flaps, su stantially as described.

2. A paper-box. blank having an end section, A, provided with end iiaps, a, three adjoining sectiions, B C D, provided,respective1y, with end iaps, b c d, and tucking-aps e e, an

` 1o adjoining apiess section, E, and an adjoining iii," IV'I apless end and joining section, F, all to constitute a box having its top and one of its sides of double thickness, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I afx my signature in Ig presence of two witnesses.

JOHN HERON. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/22