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March 7, 1967 E. BITTNER 3,307,693
TRANSPARENT SMALL COMMODITY PACK FOR MOUNTING v ON A SUPPORTING FRAME FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES Filed Dec. 18, 1964 INVENTOR.
M/M/%M-WWI alwyw United States Patent 3,307,693 TRANSPARENT SMALL COMMODITY PACK FOR MOUNTING ON A SUPPORTING FRAME FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES Ernst Bittner, Klettenbergstrasse 15, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Filed Dec. 18, 1964, Ser. No. 419,341 Claims priority, application Germany, Dec. 24, 1963,
Sch 34,380 2 Claims. (Cl. 206-78) This invention relates to packaging small articles such as stockings, inner soles for shoes and numerous other goods which are often packed in so-called transparent packs consisting of a bag of a transparent synthetic foil or a carton forming the rear side of the pack, on the front side of which is fastened a transparent synthetic foil to form a container.
These packs are displayed in shops, especially in selfservice stores; the packs are supported one behind another on the arms of a supporting frame, from which the desired pack may be easily removed by the vender or the customer.
For some goods, such as nail and callus files, propelling pencils and ball point pens, packs have also been developed in which a trough-like bowl of a strong transparent synthetic material secured to a carton forming the rear side of the pack, and which is adapted to the shape of the contents, the bowl being fastened either in the centre of the carton or displaced laterally from the centre towards one side of the carton. The latter construction has the advantage that substantial surfaces remain on the carton, beside the bowl, on which data such as the name of the manufacturers of the contents and instructions for use of the contents, can be marked as by printing.
If however, such packs are mounted one behind another on the arms of a supporting framework, only a small number of packs can be so supported since the bowls of the packs protrude from the cartons.
The main object of the present invention is to provide packs in which these disadvantages are minimised.
According to the invention a transparent small commodity pack for mounting on a supporting frame for display purposes comprises a carton, a cut out section in said carton excentrically disposed on one side of the central axis thereof, a transparent synthetic foil cover layer assembled over said out out section, a trough-shaped bowl for said commodity fixed to said cover layer, and a side flange on and extending substantially around the open side of said bowl for securing said bowl to said assembly and to close said open bowl side.
The said transparent covering foil and also the said bowl taking the goods, may be fastened to the cut-out section of the carton by pasting or welding it on.
These packs now make it possible to see into the bowl, for the goods contained therein to be inspected from both sides of the pack, and for the packs in consequence to be suspended in a manner whereby the bowls containing the goods of each two packs, lined up in succession on the arms of the supporting frame, no longer come to rest behind each other spatially, but in juxtaposition, with the result that each length unit of the supporting arm on the frame can take twice the number of packs lined up thereon as formerly.
In order that the invention may be more fully understood embodiments in accordance therewith will now be described by way of example with reference to the accompanying drawings, which also show such embodiments in comparison with known packs, and in which drawings:
FIG. 1 is a front elevation of a pack according to the invention,
or v ice FIG. 2 is, a cross section on the line II-II of FIG. 1 looking in the direction of the arrows,
FIG. 3 is a cross section of several packs of known construction mounted one above the other on the arm of a supporting frame, I
FIG. 4 is a cross section similar to FIG. 3 but showing packs according to the invention mounted on the arm of the supporting frame,
FIG. 5 is a longitudinal cross section through one of the bowls of the pack of FIG. 1,
FIGS. 6 and 7 show in elevation and longitudinal cross section another pack according to the invent-ion, and
FIG. 8 shows in cross-section a further form of pack according to the invention.
Referring to FIGS. 1, 2 and 5 the pack comprises a carton 1 of any colour, which is provided eccentrically on its left hand side (or it may be otherwise located) with a cut out portion 2 the shape and size of which is adapted to those of the bowl receiving the displayed contents to be mounted thereon. This bowl is a' rightangular, round or elliptic trough-shaped structure of transparent synthetic foil, which is provided on its free marginal edge with a narrow outwardly bent rectangular flange 4.
After the cut out section 2 of the carton has been covered by a transparent, weldable, synthetic foil 5, the goods to be displayed, such as a nail or callus file or a ball point pen 7, are placed in the bowl and the bowl is then welded or secured by adhesive to the carton together with the said covering foil 5 so as to cover the cut out section 2. The said shape of the pack ensures that double the quantity of packs may be displayed and suspended per unit of length of the arm of the carrier and display frame on which the packs are hung by an apertured suspension lug 6 provided on them, compared with packs where the bowls containing the goods are closed on their open surface by the carton since, in the latter case, if the goods in the bowl are to be visible to the customer, it is only possible to suspend the packs on the arms 8 of a carrier frame 9 as indicated in FIG. 3. In FIG. 3, 10' denotes the carton and 11 the bowl of a transparent synthetic foil fixed thereto and closed at the rear by the carton and containing the goods on show. As these packs provide for the inside of the bowl 11 to be visible only from the front of the packs, the packs must be suspended in succession to ensure that the bases of the bowls all point forwards.
With the packs according to the invention on the other hand, the bowls 3 containing the goods can be seen both from the front and the rear of the packs, and thus the can be suspended on the carrier frame 8 and 9 as seen in FIG. 4, that is to say a suspension in which the bowls 3 in the consecuctive packs point alternately forwards and backwards: thus the bowls 3 of every two packs mounted on the carrier arm 8 lie in juxtaposition, that is to say, every two packs of the invention, require only the same amount of space in which to hang as is taken by one known pack in which the originally open sides of the bowls can not be viewed through the carton.
In another construction of packs of the invention, in stead of the bowls being disposed laterally of the centre line of the carton 1, they may be arranged, with equal effect, above or below the transverse central axis of the carton as shown in FIGS. 6 and 7 which show the carton at 1a, the cut out section at 2a, the bowl at 3a, its flange at 4a, its covering layer of transparent synthetic material at 5a and the suspension lug at 6a.
Instead of securing the bowl 3 and its covering layer 5 On to the carton 1 by welding or adhesive so as to cover its cut out section 2, the bowls and their covering layers may be arranged between two carton layers to be secured as by adhesive to each other and each provided with a cut out section, so that the flange of the bowl and its covering layer lie between both carton layers, as shown in FIG. 8. In FIG. 8, both carbon layers K1 and K2 to be connected together each have superimposed cut out sections 12 and 13 respectively, the bowl 14 being fastened by its flange 15 on the inside of the carton layer K1 and with the cover layer 16 secured thereto is secured to the inner face of the carton layer K2. This pack, Which although of more complicated construction than that of FIGS. 1, 2 and 5, has the advantage of concealing the parts by which the bowl and the covering layer are secured to the carton.
I claim: 1. A commodity pack for suspension on a supporting arm for display purposes, including a carton having an opening therein offset from the center thereof, a transparent cover secured to said carton over said opening, a transparent bowl secured to said carton over said opening to contain a commodity visible from either side of said carton, and
a suspension lug on said carton so arranged that a pair of packs facing in opposite directions may be hung on a supporting arm with the bowls thereof disposed side by side.
2. The commodity pack of claim 1, in which said suspension lug has a pair of apertures therein one on each side of the median line of said carton to selectively slip over a supporting arm and hold the carton with either side outermost.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,884,127 4/1959 Near-y 2-06-80 3,011,629 12/1961 Rohdin 2 0645.3l
FOREIGN PATENTS 1,168,643 9/1958 France.
THERON E. CONDON, Primary Examiner.
W. T. DIXSON, Assistant Examiner;