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Publication numberUS3326361 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1967
Filing dateSep 21, 1964
Priority dateSep 21, 1964
Publication numberUS 3326361 A, US 3326361A, US-A-3326361, US3326361 A, US3326361A
InventorsZimmerman Walter W
Original AssigneeComly Gillam Carton Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display containers
US 3326361 A
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DISPLAY CONTAINERS Filed Sept. 21, 1964 4 Sheets-Sheet 5 IIVI ENTOI? 6 WALTER W Z/MMERMA/V 8V V QM ATTORNEY June 1967 w. w. ZIMMERMAN 3,326,361

DISPLAY CONTAINERS Filed Sept. 21, 1964 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 FIG, 9

INVE/VI'OI? WALTER W Z/MME/PMAN ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,326,361 DISPLAY CONTAINERS Walter W. Zimmerman, Philadelphia, Pa., assignor to Comly-Gillam Carton Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania Filed Sept. 21, 1964, Ser. No. 397,974 19 Claims. (Cl. 20644) This invention relates to display containers and more particularly to containers in which a plurality of small articles such as packages are displayed for sale.

In good display containers it is usually desirable to have a completely open face for visibility and easy access to the displayed contents, together with a positively positioned display panel for advertising and the like. It is a preferable display container if it has additionally the stabilizing influence of a back tilted base panel along with a back panel at right angles to the base panel. And it is the ultimate display container if the portion of the board normally used as a face panel can be converted to make a material saving base panel, along with the foregoing desirable characteristics and at the same time provide an adequate container with support at the back and two sides.

It is the principal object of the present invention to provide a display container having a completely open face which is quick and easy to set up for use and which is strong and stable.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a display container having an open face which can be readily made from a minimal sized blank and assembled on readily available equipment and which will have advantageous qualities and characteristics not heretofore available in display containers of this general type.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a display container having an open face which can be assembled and shipped in flat condition to the place of filling and can be readily set up for filling.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a display container having a bottom formed from portions which are derived from the open face when the container is set up, with attendant quantitative saving of board.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a display container having an open face with improved display panels and positive positioning mountings therefor.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a display container having an open face and which can optionally include a reinforced or heavy bottom wall construction, a bottom wall which is inclined or horizontal, a lower auxiliary display panel which can extend downwardly over a shelf front edge, a display panel which is removable or positively positioned for upright support, and article restraining structure.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a display container which, in one preferred embodiment, has a rearwardly tilted or inclined bottom wall with a back wall extending perpendicularly upwardly therefrom.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a display container in which, in a preferred embodiment, the bottom wall is connected to and supported by the side walls.

Other objects and advantageous features of the invention will be apparent from the description and claims.

The nature and characteristic features of the invention will be more readily understood from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming part thereof, in which:

FIGURE 1 is a view in perspective of a display con- "ice tainer in accordance with the present invention in set-up condition and ready for filling;

FIG. 2 is a view similar to FIG. 1 with the articles to be packaged omitted therefrom but ready for insertion into -or removal from a shipping enclosure or sleeve;

FIG. 3 is a plan view showing the unfinished face of a blank employed for making the container of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a rear perspective view showing a preferred form of the positive support of the display panel;

FIG. 5 is a fragmentary perspective view showing the interior of the corner construction and the manner of locking the rear wall in position;

FIG. 6 is a vertical sectional view, enlarged, taken approximately on the line 6-6 of FIG. 4;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view, enlarged, taken approximately on the line 7-7 of FIG. 6;

FIG. 8 is a view in perspective of a modified form of display container having a horizontal bottom wall, and the additional lower auxiliary display panel;

FIG. 9 is a vertical sectional view taken approximately on the line 9-9 of FIG. 8;

FIG. 10 is a view in perspective of another preferred form of display container, generally similar to that of FIG. 1, but with a display panel of a different character;

FIG. 11 is a vertical sectional view taken approximately on the line 11-11 of FIG. 10, and showing the display panel in the position prior to lowering for locking; and

FIG. 12 is a view similar to FIG. 11 but showing the display panel in lowered and locked position.

It should, of course, be understood that the description and drawings herein are illustrative merely, and that various modifications and changes can be made in the structure disclosed without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Like numerals refer to like parts throughout the several views.

The display container in accordance with the present invention and in its various forms is preferably constructed from a blank of paperboard or the like, finished on one face for printing if desired, and with suitable crease lines, sharp score lines, perforations and cut lines to provide the desired components and facilitate the gluing and assembly.

Referring now more particularly to FIG. 3 of the drawings, a blank B is shown of paperboard which provides the structure of FIGS. 1 to 7, inclusive.

The blank B preferably includes a substantially rectangular bottom wall panel 15 bounded by spaced parallel longitudinal crease lines 16 and 17 each with short cut lines 18 and 19 at the front end, a back crease line 20 with a perforated line 21 along part of its length and a front sharp score line 22 parallel to the back crease line 20. The front score line 22 is interrupted at a plurality of locations to provide front restraining tongues 23 bounded by cut lines which include perpendicular portions 24, offset portions 25 and arcuate portions 26.

The panel 15 preferably has diagonal sharp score lines 28 and 29 extending from the said portion of the crease line 20 to the intersections of the cut lines 18 and 19 and front score line 22 to facilitate assembly.

The bottom wall panel 15 has a front outer wall panel 30 joined thereto along the score line 22 and the margins of the tongues 23 so that the tongues 23 extend from the panel 30. The front wall panel 30 is bounded on each side by crease lines 31 and 32. The crease line 31 is aligned with the out line 18 and the crease line 32 is slightly offset outwardly of the out line 19.

The outer front wall panel 30 has an inner front wall panel 35 joined thereto along a sharp score line 36 and the inner front wall panel 35 is bounded by a diagonal marginal edge 37 and by a marginal edge 38 aligned with the crease line 32.

e The inner front wall panel has joined thereto along a perforated line 39 an inner bottom wall panel 40. The line 39 is interrupted at a plurality of locations to provide holding tongues 41 defined by cut lines 42 and adapted to lock along the ends of the restraining tongues 23 at the shoulders provided by the portions 24 and 25. The inner bottom wall panel has a holding tuck flap 43 joined thereto along a crease line 44'. The panel 40 has side edges 45 and 46 and the flap 43 has a marginal edge 47.

The panel 15 has joined thereto along the crease line 16 an inner side Wall panel 48 having a marginal edge 49 aligned with the crease line 20 and having a cutout 51 for locking, as hereinafter explained, and a marginal edge 52 to provide clearance in assembled condition. The inner side wall panel 48 has an outer side wall panel 53 joined thereto along a diagonal sharp score line 54 with a portion 55 formed as a crease line. The outer side wall panel 53 is joined to the outer front wall panel 30 at the crease line 31, has a marginal edge 56 inclined with respect to the score line 36 to determine the tilting of the bottom wall 15 in set up condition and has a terminal cutout 57. The line 54 extends to the junction of the cut line 18, the score line 22, the score line 28, and the crease line 31.

The crease line 55 provides a bulge or separation of the inner side wall panel 48 and the outer side wall panel 53 in set up condition.

The side wall panel 53 has a glue flap 58 connected thereto along a crease line 59.

The bottom wall panel 15 has joined thereto along the crease line 17 an inner side wall panel 62 having a marginal edge 63 aligned with the crease line 21 and having a cutout 64 for locking, as hereinafter explained, and a marginal edge 65 to provide clearance in assembled condition. The inner side wall panel 62 has an outer side wall panel 66 joined thereto along a diagonal sharp score line 67 with a portion 68 formed as a creaseline. The outer side wall panel 66 is joined to the outer front wall panel 30 at the crease line 32, has a marginal edge 69 inclined with respect to the score line 36 to determine with the edge 56 the tilting of the bottom wall 15 in set up condition, and has a terminal cutout 70. The line 67 extends from the junction of the edges 65 and 70 to the junction of the cut line 19, the score line 22, and the crease line 32.

The crease line 68 providesa bulge or separation of the inner side wall panel 62 and the outer side wall panel 66 in set up condition.

The outer side wall panel 66 has joined thereto, along a crease line 72, an outer rear wall panel 73 which has a horizontal edge margin 74, a vertical edge margin 75 and an edge margin 76 substantially parallel to the margin 74.

A display panel support retention tongue 78 intermediate the crease line 72 and edge 75 is also provided having parallel edges 79 and 80, formed as cut lines extending inwardly from the edge 74 for differing distances, and having a crease line 81 diagonally disposed to connect the inner ends of the edges 79 and and provide for offsetting of the tongue 78 in use.

The bottom wall panel 15 has joined thereto along the portion of the crease line 20 in which the perforated portion 21 is located a minor inner rear wall panel 85 bounded by a out line 86, a out line 87 and an edge 88.

The bottom wall panel 15 also has joined thereto along the crease line 20 a major inner rear wall panel 90 which is separated from the panel 85 by the cut lines 86 and,

87.The panel 90 has side edge margin 91 inset from the crease line 16 and side edge margin 92 aligned with the edge 88 and aligned with the crease line 17,

The edge margins 91 and 92 have tongues 93 and 94 provided thereon for locking engagement at the cutouts 51 and 64 in assembled condition. v

The inner rear wall panel 90 has joined thereto along a crease line 95 a display panel 96 having side margins 97 and 98 and an edge margin 99.

The inner rear wall panel 90 has joined thereto along a crease line 100, aligned with the edge 91, a lower holding panel 101. The panel 101 has an edge 102.

The lower holding panel 101 is joined by a crease line 103, aligned with the crease line 95, to an upper holding panel 104 which is joined along a crease line 105, aligned with the crease line 100, to the display panel 96. The crease line 103 has a centrally located cut line 106 and the panel 104 has a marginal edge 107.

The lower holding panel 101 has separated therefrom by a crease line 108 a lower display panel holding tongue 109 which has edge margins 110 and 111. The tongue 109 is connected by a crease line 112 formed as an extension of the crease line 103 to an upper display panel holding tongue 113 which is joined to the upper holding panel 104 by a crease line 114. The angle of the inclination of the crease line 114 with respect to the crease line 103 can be utilized to determine the rearward tilting of the display panel 96.

The panel 113 has a marginal edge 115.

For certain uses, as will hereinafter appear, the bottom wall panel 40 and tuck flap 43 can be omitted, with a terminal edge at the line 39, the tongues 41 serving as explained below.

In other containers, in place of the support tongue 78, the tongues 109 and 113 and the holding panels 101 and 104, a different display panel lock can be employed.

The blank B is brought to a partially assembled condition on a gluer of well known type and for this purpose is folded along the crease lines 16, 31, and the crease line 72 with the glue flap 58 to which glue has been previously applied by an under glue wheel (not shown) beneath the end of the outer rear wall panel 73 and adhered thereto. The adherent locations are designated as G1 and G2,

In like manner the lower holding panel 101 and upper holding panel 104, with a line of glue G3 applied by an over glue wheel (not shown) are bent along the crease lines and and adhered to the major inner wall panel 90 and display panel 96 at the location G4.

The structure in flat condition is then ready to be shipped to the user whose packages or articles after erection are placed therein and shipped to the point of sale.

In order to set up the glued blank B, the blank is posi tioned so that the exterior side of the panel 15 is facing the operator, and the panel 90 is bent along the crease line 20 toward the operator and flat against the panel 15. The panel 90 is thus separated from the minor panel 85.

With the crease line 72 and the crease lines 16 and 31 as hinges the panel 73 is swung away from the panel 15 to the maximum extent available.

Pressure is now applied simultaneously on the panels 62 and 48 to swing them about the lines 54 and 67 as hinges. At the same time an inward hinging action occurs at the crease lines 16 and 17 and at the score lines 28 and 29 so that the inner wall panel 90 is positioned against the outer rear wall panel 73, with the outer front wall panel 30 also in position. The tongues 23 project upwardly in their positions for use.

The inner front wall panel 35 is then bent along the crease line 36 and the holding tongues 41 positioned along the interiors of the tongues 23, the bottom wall panel 40 is positioned below the bottom wall panel 15 and the tuck flap 43 is inserted upwardly between the rear wall panel 73 and the inner rear wall panels '85 and 90.

The tongues 93 and 94 are engaged at the cutouts 51 and 64, the panels 48 and 53 at one side and the panels 62 and 67 at the other bulging or separating slightly at these locations to aid in holding because of the crease lines 55 and 68.

This provides the structure shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 and in part in FIGS. 4 to 7.

Packages or articles are inserted onto the bottom wall panel 15 in rows and columns and are faced advantageously for display purposes, the tilt of the bottom wall panel 15 aiding in retention of the articles until their positive removal.

The display panel 96 is bent along the crease line 95 and the filled display container can be inserted into a protector sleeve S for shipping to the place of sale.

When it is desired to use the display container it is removed from the sleeve S. The display panel is swung about the crease line 95 so as to be rearwardly tilted. The retention tongue 78 is swung rearwardly about the pivotal axis provided by the crease line 81 and the tongues 109 and 113 swung about the lines 108 and 114 to permit the tongue 78 to be swung upwardly in engagement with the tongue 109. The angle of inclination of the crease line 114 determines the rearward positioning of the display panel 96.

Referring now more particularly to FIGS. 4 to 7, inclusive, of the drawings, the display panel supporting and positioning structure for positioning at a selected angle is there shown in detail in a display container with only a single bottom panel 15, this being adequate for lighter articles carried on the panel 15.

Referring now more particularly to FIGS. 8 and 9 of the drawings, a simplified form of construction is there shown in which the bottom wall panel 15 is disposed flat on the support, the front panels 30 and 35 and the bottom panel 40 being omitted. In this form of the invention also, a simplified form of display panel supporting and positioning structure is illustrated and a lower auxiliary display panel is provided.

In this form, the retention tongue 78 is omitted, the holding panels 101 and 104 and the lower and upper holding tongues 109 and 113 are omitted and snap locking tongues 120 are provided at spaced intervals along the crease line 95 as interruptions thereof. The bottom wall panel 15 has joined thereto along a crease line 140, a lower auxiliary display panel 141 which can be bent upwardly for shipping and bent downwardly along the edge of a shelf for display.

Referring now more particularly to FIGS. 9 to 12, inclusive, a different display panel construction is there provided which is separable from the remaining portion of the structure.

The display and panel construction includes a substantially rectangular panel 126 with a holding panel 127 separated therefrom by a crease line 128. The holding panel 127 has a bottom marginal edge 129 with an intermediate upwardly extending cutout portion 130.

The panel 127 is vertically insertable between the inner back wall panel 90 and the outer back wall panel 73 and one of these panels, such as the inner back wall panel 90 has a limit or stop tongue 131 connected thereto along a crease line 133 providing a hinge axis, and with margins 134 and 135. The holding panel 127 can be positioned at an upper position for shipping with the crease line 128 at the line 95a, and with the panel 126 horizontal, or at a lower position as permitted by the cut out portion 130,- where the crease line 128 is below the line 95a, and the edge 74 so that the panels 127 and 126 are both upwardly disposed and frictionally held between the wall panels 90 and 73, with the greater part of the panel 126 visible for display purposes as shown in FIG. 12.

I claim:

1. A display container comprising a single sheet of paperboard blanked and formed to provide,

an integral bottom wall panel open at the front,

an inner rear wall panel hingedly connected to said bottom wall panel along a rear margin thereof, inner side wall panels hingedly connected to said bottom wall panel at side margins thereof,

outer side wall panels connected to said inner side wall panels along inclined margins extending forwardly and downwardly from the upper portion of said inner rear wall panel and in supporting relation to said inner side wall panels, and

an outer rear wall panel hingedly connected to each of said outer side wall panels.

2. A display container as defined in claim 1 in which said inner rear wall panel has locking members in engagement with marginal portions of said inner side wall panels.

3. A display container as defined in claim 1 in which said bottom wall at the front thereof 'has an integral front panel to which said bottom wall is hingedly connected, said front panel extending downwardly from said bottom wall.

4. A display container as defined in claim 3 in which said front panel is hingedly connected to said other side Wall panels.

5. A display container as defined in claim 3 in which said bottom wall is inclined downwardly from said front panel to said inner rear wall.

6. A display container as defined in claim 3 in which article restraining portions are providing extending upwardly with respect to said bottom wall panel.

7. A display container as defined in claim 3' in which said front panel has an inner front wall extending therealong and in locked relation thereto.

8. A display container as defined in claim 3 in which said bottom wall has an additional bottom wall extending therealong, and

members are provided for holding said additional bottom wall in locked relation to said first mentioned bottom wall.

9. A display container as defined in claim 8 in which said additional bottom wall is in hinged relation to a front wall connected to said first mentioned bottom wall.

10. A display container as defined in claim 1 in which a display panel extends upwardly with respect to said inner wall panel.

11. A display container as defined in claim 10 in which members are provided for holding said display panel in predetermined angular relation to said inner rear wall.

12. A display container as defined in claim 11 in which said last members include a holding tongue carried by said display panel and a retaining tongue engaged therewith carried by one of said rear wall panels.

13. A display container as defined in claim 12 in which said holding tongue is hingedly mounted on an inclined hinge axis.

14. A display container as defined in claim 11 in which said members include snap tongues along a hinge axis connecting display panel and said inner rear wall panel.

15. A display container as defined in claim 10 in which said display panel is rem-ovably mounted with respect to said rear wall panels.

16. A display container as defined in claim 15 in which one of said rear wall panels has a limit member carried thereby,

said display panel has a holding panel hingedly connected thereto along a hinge line,

said holding panel is disposed between the inner and outer rear wall panels,

said hinge line provides a hinge for forward disposition of said display panel above said bottom wall panel in one position of said holding panels,

said holding panel has a portion engageable with said limit member in another position of said holding panel with said display panel in an upwardly extending relation to said rear wall panels.

17. A display container comprising a single sheet of paperboard blanked and formed to provide,

an integral bottom wall panel open at the front,

an inner rear wall panel hingedly connected to said bottom wall panel along a rear margin thereof,

inner side wall panels hingedly connected to said bottom wall panel at side margins thereof,

locking members on said inner side wall panels in engagement with rear marginal portions of said inner side wall panels,

outer side wall panels connected to said inner side wall panels along inclined margins extending forwardly and downwardly from the upper portion of said inner rear wall panel and in supporting relation to said inner side panels,

an outer rearwall panel hingedly connected to each of said outer side wall panels, and

an outer front wall panel hingedly connected to said bottom Wall panel and extending downwardly therefrom and hingedly connected to said outer side wall panels,

sai d'bottom wall being inclined downwardly from said front wall to said inner rear wall panel and being positioned by said front wall and the lower margins of said outer side wall panels.

18. In combination a first panel,

a second panel extending upwardly with respect to said first panel and having a holding panel secured thereto and extending therealong,

a tongue member secured at its upper portion to said holding panel along a crease line and having a lower portion extending downwardly therefrom,

said crease line being at a predetermined angle with respect to said second panel to determine the angular positioning of said second panel with respect to said first panel, and

a support tongue pivotally connected to said first panel and having a side marginal edge for engagement with said tongue member.

19. The combination defined in claim 18 in which said support tongue pivotal connection is inclined with respect to the upper margin of said first panel.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/765, 206/768, 206/767
International ClassificationA47F5/11, A47F5/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/112
European ClassificationA47F5/11B
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Jan 31, 1986ASAssignment
Owner name: SUARM, INC., 337 WEST WALNUT STREET, NORTH WALES,
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:MEF CO.;REEL/FRAME:004516/0974
Effective date: 19851101
Owner name: SUARM, INC., A CORP. OF PA.,PENNSYLVANIA
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:MEF CO.;REEL/FRAME:004516/0974
Jan 28, 1986ASAssignment
Owner name: UNITED STATES TRUST COMPANY OF NEW YORK, 45 WALL S
Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:MEF CO., A CORP. OF PA.;REEL/FRAME:004521/0564
Effective date: 19860115