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Publication numberUS3157278 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1964
Filing dateMay 21, 1962
Priority dateMay 21, 1962
Publication numberUS 3157278 A, US 3157278A, US-A-3157278, US3157278 A, US3157278A
InventorsSamuel Braun
Original AssigneeB C N Design Products Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hinged watch box
US 3157278 A
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Nov. 17, 1964 s. BRAUN HINGED WATCH BOX 1 t e 8 mm 2 k 70 6 f f p i Q 2 6 9 1, w p u 4i i i 3T m w m n F F IN VEN TOR. 6/1/7052 15/714 U/V ATTORNEY Nov. 17, 1964 Filed May 21, 1962 S. BRAUN HINGED WATCH BOX 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. /4/7054 BR/Il/A/ United States Patent 3,157,278 l-EENGED WATCH 520K Samuel Braun, Rye, N.Y., assigns: to B.C.N. Design Froducts lac, Middle Village, N.Y., a corporation of New York Filed May 21, 1962, Ser. No. 184,411 12 Claims. (Cl. ass-7s The present invention relates to a package, andit particularly relates to a plastic box to act as a package for and to enable ready display of a watch.

Although not limited thereto, the present invention will be particularly directed to a hinged watch box in which a watch may be conveniently displayed and merchandised;

A primary object of the present invention is to provide a novel plastic box construction which will enable ready merchandising, shipment, storage and packaging of a watch and which also will permit ready display thereof for customers upon a counter, in a showcase or in a display window.

Another object is to provide a novel plastic construction which may be readily molded and assembled and can be utilized for displaying various valuable objects for merchandising and selling including but not limited to mens and ladies watches.

Still further objects and advantages will appear in the more detailed description set forth below, it being understood, however, that this more detailed description is given by way of illustration and explanation only and not by way of limitation, since various changes therein may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the scope and spirit of the present invention.

In accomplishing the above objects, it has been found most satisfactory to provide a hinged cover and container element within which may be placed molded plastic plaque elements for assuring a most satisfactory display of watches or other goods to be displayed upon a counter or on back of a showcase.

The container or base portions is desirably more shallow than the hinged cover portion, and it desirably has molded in the interior bottom thereof an upwardly projecting location fin within which may be positioned a holder tray having outwardly and upwardly divergent side walls with the rear wall extending to greater height than the front wall. a

This tray is designed to carry a pad consisting of a molded convex member having a central recess in which the mens or ladies watch is designed to be placed.

The front portion of the tray will desirably be enclosed in and below the upper edge of the shallow bottom element whereas the rear portion will extend well up into the space enclosed by the cover.

Desirably, the hinge construction is formed integrally with the upper and lower plastic container sections.

Enclosing and extending around the pad and the tray obliquely holding the same is a frame holding device of square or rectangular shape which will have an opening receiving the oblique tray and pad combination.

This oblique tray or pedestal may alsobe approximately of rectangular contour and it has a forward extension which will project toward the lip or open sides of the cover and container element.

The'cover may carry suitable insignia to indicate the character and type of the contents.

The entire plastic combination, which will produce a box and pad for supporting or displaying the watches, wi ether to be for ladies or mens watches may have an exterior sandblast finish and an interior liquid bone finish.

Desirably the overall total height of the box should be about 2 to 3" and a total length of about 4 to 5" and a lateral width of about 3 /2 to 4 /2".v

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination 'ice and arrangement of parts as hereinafter more specifically, described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings,

wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and 'modifications can be resorted to which fall within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

in the drawings, wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout the several views: FIG. 1 is 'a top view of the container with the hinged portion at the top and the opening portion at the bottom.

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view taken upon the line 22 of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a side elevational view taken upon the line 3-3 of PEG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken upon the cover A and a relatively shallow base container section B.

The base container section B may be provided with the feetlh projecting downwardly from the bottom face 11 thereof.

At the sides, the box has the upwardlydivergent 45 degree walls 12 and a similar 45 degree wall 13 at the front thereof.

At the top edge of the curved divergent portions 12 and 13, there are the various wall sections 14 and 15 (see FIGS. 4 and 5).

The rear wall 16 is somewhat heavier and thicker than the side walls 12, 13, 14 and 15, and at its upper end, it terminates in the hinged portion 17.

The interior face 18 of the bottom wall 11 has an upstanding back rib 19- and side ribs 20 which serve to locate the oblique pedestal C (see particularly FIG. 5).

This oblique pedestal tray C has a forwardly extending lip 21 and the base portion 22 which fits inside of the location fins or ribs w and 2'9.

The tray C also has the upwardly and outwardly curved divergent short front wall 23 and relatively higher rear wall together with the side walls 25.

The side walls 2% incline downwardly and upwardly at their upper faces to the top face or edge 26 of the front Walls.

The top face 27 of the rear wall 24 will extend up into the enclosure A. I

I The location fins or ribs 19 and 20 will be of horse shoe shape as indicated in the'lower part of FIG. 6, and they will reach their maximum width at 23.

The bottom of the oblique'tray or pedestal 22will have a similar shape so as to telescope or fit thereinto and be Extending fore and aft of the recess portion 34 on' either side of the annular box 33 will'be the recessed portions 35 and 36 (see FIG. 6) which carry the watch straps.

These recessed portions will terminate in the indentations 37 and 38 by means of which the strap may pass under the display pad D.

The cover A has a central upwardly domed wall 55 which has an extension downwardly to a recess 56 at the rear inside of a peripheral ridge 57 (see FIG.

The domed top portion as shown in FIG. 4 will also slope down to the recess 58 which is in the side of the elevated structure 59.

The rear ridge 57 constitutes the upper edge of the downwardly divergent back wall 60 (see FIG. 5) and the ridge 59 constitutes the ridge of the downwardly divergent side wall 61 (see FIG. 4).

Extending forwardly, the upper domed portion will have a recessed curved forwardly and downwardly extension 62 which terminates in the groove 53 inside of the upwardly projecting edge 64.

i The upwardly projecting edge 64 constitutes the top edge of the downwardly divergent front wall 65 of the cover element A (see FIG. 5).

The hinge construction is shown in small scale in FIG. 6 and in large scale in FIG. 7.

This hinge construction consists of the inwardly directed flanges having the inturned projections 81 which extend closely adjacent to but do not contact the faces 82.

The side structures 83 are provided with the recess 84 which extends between the sections 83 and the sections 85.

On either side, the interior edge 85 of the rear wall 69 will extend to the side wall 61, to position the hinge construction on the cover element A.

The hinge construction on the container element is similar and is provided with the flanges 87 (see FIG. 6) with the projection portions 88. 7

These portions extend to the box 89 and then the wall portions 9t) of the rear wall 69 continue to the side.

The inside frame E is held in position by means of the interior stops or shoulders 91 along the interior of the side walls 61 (see FIG. 3), and the interior of the front wall 65 as the shoulder 92 receives the depending oblique front wall 92 of the frame E.

The frame E will abut the rear wall 60 as indicated at 94.

The frame E will have a central opening 95 which will expose the pad D and permit the watch on such pad to project therethrough and be conveniently displayed.

The entire structure may be molded of plastic, and the cover A, the base structure B, the pedestal C, the pad D and the frame B may be readily fitted together to form the entire display package and container of the present invention.

As many changes could be made in the above hinged watch box, and many widely different embodiments of this invention could be made without departing from the scope of the claims, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having now particularly described and ascertained the nature of the invention, and in what manner the same is to be performed, what is claimed is:

l. A molded plastic display box for merchandising and displaying watches and the like comprising a relatively shallow lower container structure, a relatively deep cover element hinged to the rear of the container structure, an interior oblique pedestal tray member mounted in the bottom of the base, a display pad mounted in said pedestal tray member and an open frame mounted in said cover element, said open frame extending obliquely downwardly and rearwardly and across and contacting the upper sides of the tray member and the upper sides of the tray member extending obliquely upwardly and rearwardly into the interior of the cover element at its upper portion and said tray member being wedged forwardly in the base of the shallow lower container element.

2. A molded plastic display box for merchandising and displaying watches and the like comprising a relatively shallow lower container structure, a relatively deep cover element hinged to the rear of the container structure, an interior oblique pedestal tray member mounted in the bottom of the base, a display pad mounted in said pedestal tray member and an open frame mounted in said cover element, said container construction having a curved horseshoe shaped location fin and said tray memher also having a horseshoe shaped bottom structure to be mounted within said horseshoe shaped location fin, said open frame extending obliquely downwardly and rearwardly and across and contacting the upper sides of the tray member and the upper sides of the tray member extending obliquely upwardly and rearwardly into the interior of the cover element at its upper portion and said tray member being wedged forwardly in the base of the shallow lower container element.

3. A molded plastic display box for merchandising and displaying watches and the like comprising a relatively shallow lower container structure, a relatively deep cover element hinged to the rear of the container structure, an interior oblique pedestal tray member mounted in the bottom of the base, a display pad mounted in said pedestal tray member and an open frame mounted in said cover element, said container element having a peripheral shoulder along the interior inside walls thereof to receive and hold said frame structure, said open frame extending obliquely downwardly and rearwardly and across and contacting the upper sides of the tray member and the upper sides of the tray member extending obliquely upwardly and rearwardly into the interior of the cover element at its upper portion and said tray member being wedged forwardly in the base of the shallow lower container element.

4. A molded plastic display box for merchandising and displaying watches and the like comprising a relatively shallow lower container structure, a relatively deep cover element hinged to the rear of the container structure, an interior oblique pedestal tray member mounted in the bottom of the base, a display pad mounted in said pedestal tray member and an open frame mounted in said cover element, said display pad consisting of upwardly projecting domed structure with a central recess received within a location portion in the upper part of the oblique pedestal tray member, said open frame extending obliquely downwardly and rearwardly and across and contacting the upper sides of the tray member and the upper sides of the tray member extending obliquely upwardly and rearwardly into the interior of the cover element at its upper portion and said tray member being wedged forwardly in the base of the shallow lower container element.

5. A hinged plastic display and receptacle box for a watch and strap comprising molded plastic cover and base enclosure elements, the base element having a flat bottom with incurved curved side and front walls and upper slightly diverging vertical edges and a straight rear wall, and the cover having a slightly domed top with substantially vertical slightly downwardly diverging side walls abutting at their lower edges, said vertical edges of the base element, said cover element carrying a molded frame element extending interiorly around the inner faces of the diverging walls and having a central opening with downwardly extending edge portions and said base having upwardly extending integrally molded rear and side fins and terminating short of the front curved wall, a molded plastic insert tray holder having a closed bottom portion fitted between the side fins and the rear fin having upwardly extending first inwardly and then outwardly curved front, back and lateral sides with upper vertical edges terminating so that the front side upper edge is below the upper edge of the bottom front wall and back side upper edge is above the upper edge of the straight rear wall and terminates closely adjacent the rear portion of the interior of the domed top and the sides and the oblique side edges extend obliquely upwardly and rearwardly, said insert tray holder carrying an oblique shelf closing the top thereof just slightly below said upper vertical edges and a plastic curved upwardly domed display tray clamped between the oblique side edges and extending across the abutting edges of the walls of the cover and base elements, and having central recess and front and aft recessed channel extending from the front to the rear of the tray, and the side downwardly edge portions of the tray contacting and pressing down on the side vertical edges of the plastic tray holder and extending obliquely downwardly from the front to the rear across said vertical side edges to hold said tray holder down against the base.

6. The box of claim 5, said tray holder having an ovular horseshoe shaped bottom and said fins having the same shape so that the ovular shaped bottom may be jammed forwardly thereinto.

7. A molded plastic box having a front closure and a rear hinge for displaying watches and the like having a shallow lower container portion and deep upper cover portion, said portions having respectively upwardly and downwardly outwardly divergent side front and back thin side walls meeting and abutting at their upper and lower edges, said container having an upwardly and inwardly extending oblique peripheral frame portion having its lower edges attached to the upper interior edges of the side walls of the container portion, the frame having upwardly projecting upwardly concave front, back and side sections extending to a greater height at the front of the box than the rear and the side sections having downwardly extending vertical lips, an internal tray support having outwardly divergent lower inwardly curved and upper outwardly curved support extensions, said extensions extending to a higher position at the rear of the box than at the front of the box, and a forwardly inclined removable display tray mounted in said tray support and the rear side walls having a double wall structure and intervening recessed portions to form said hinge and an upstanding locator structure on the bottom of said container for said tray support.

8. The box of claim 7, said locator structure consisting of upwardly extending short vertical fin members to engage the lower side and back of the bottom of the tray support, said tray support being closed at its base and having a flat bottom, said flat bottom being located against and contacting the base of the container portion.

9. The box of claim 7, said tray support having a widened mouth held in position by said vertical lips at the sides thereof and said mouth being inclined upwardly and rearwardly from the level of the abutting edges to about the level of the top of the cover portion.

10. The box of claim 7, said frame portion encircling and enclosing said tray support and having a mouth opening above the tray support and above the tray support at the front of the box and below the tray support and tray at the rear of the box.

11. The box of claim 7, said tray support having a horse-shoe curved side and rear wall structure at the lower inwardly curved extensions.

12. The box of claim 7, said cover portion having a dome top wall and said container portion having a flat bottom wall and said tray support and tray together having a bottom flat wall against the bottom wall of the container portion and having an upwardly curved display portion extending upwardly into the container portion from front to rear and curving into the cover portion.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,966,662 Downs et al July 17, 1934 2,180,885 Sundee Nov. 21, 1939 2,867,353 Botham Jan. 6, 1959 2,919,023 Braum Dec. 29, 1959 top wall of the

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1966662 *Jul 14, 1933Jul 17, 1934Ingraham E CoStrap-watch package
US2180885 *Oct 7, 1937Nov 21, 1939Buffalo Jewelry Case Co IncJewelry box
US2867353 *Apr 4, 1956Jan 6, 1959Arrow Mfg Company IncDisplay box for watches, etc.
US2919023 *Oct 2, 1956Dec 29, 1959William BraunDisplay for jewelry
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/566, 206/457
International ClassificationA45C11/00, A45C11/10
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/10
European ClassificationA45C11/10