US 3380181 A
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B. KAREL 3,380,181
ADVERTISEMENT ATTACHMENT FOR GABLE-TOP CONTAINERS April 30, 1968 Filed May 23, 1966 fiavemiar fiervzard ffref United States Patent 3,380,181 ADVERTISEMENT ATTACHMENT FOR GABLE-TOP CONTAINERS Bernard Karel, 311 N. Des Plaines St., Chicago, Ill. 60606 Filed May 23, 1966, Ser. No. 552,117 4 Claims. (Cl. 40-312) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE An advertisement attachment for gable-top containers formed of a single blank of material having a section adapted to extend above the top of the container for ad vertising copy, with said section having a tab out therefrom to engage and lock with the top rib of the gable top and with another section of the attachment having triangular-shaped attaching means which are positioned inside the side spaces of the gable-top container.
This invention relates to an advertisement attachment for gable-top containers.
One of the objects of this invention is to provide a very simple and inexpensive attachment formed of paperboard or the like material which will contain an advertisement or other printed information and which may be readily attached to a gable top container to display the advertise ment or printed information in a conspicuous manner without defacing or substantially covering any other part of the container.
Another object of this invention is to provide an advertising attachment which is readily detachably secured to the top of a gable topped container.
With this invention an advertising message can be readily attached to a carton so as to display the advertising message in a conspicuous manner without substantially covering or defacing the appearance of the carton. It also provides a tear-off portion which may be used as an ordering blank.
Other objects will become apparent as this description progresses.
In the drawings:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view showing the preferred form of the invention applied to a tabletop container.
FIGURE 2 is a view of the blank forming the attachment in a fiat condition after same has been formed.
FIGURE 3 is a sectional view taken on line 33 of FIGURE 1, and
FIGURE 4 is a view of the blank of a modification.
The conventional gable top container to which this invention is applied is generally designated by the numeral 10, having a pair of inclined roof panels 12 surmounted by an upstanding top rib 14. Interposed between the roof panels 12 are infolded triangular end panels 16, 18 and 20 which define the side spaces generally indicated at 22. This is a conventional construction and forms no part of this invention.
The invention herein, as shown in FIGURES 1 to 3, comprises a member generally designated at 24 which is made for attachment to the conventional gable-top container. The member 24 is formed from a blank or strip of paperboard material 26 which is of generally rectangular shape. The blank has a front rectangular section 30, an intermediate section 32 and a rear rectangular section 34. The intermediate section has a cut out 36. In forming the cut out 36, inwardly extending triangular-shaped flap members or attaching means 38 are provided which extend inwardly of the opposite sides of the blank into the cut out 36.
Spaced slits 40 are provided in the rear section 34. Said slits are inwardly of the sides of the blank and extend to the cut out 36 adjacent the flaps 38. Transverse score lines 42 are formed between the flaps 38 and the rear section 24. Transverse score lines 44 are also formed between the front section 30 and the flaps 38. The rear section 34 has an arcuate-shaped slit 46 which defines a tab 48. The front section 30 and the opposite faces of the rear section 34 may have printed material or advertising matter printed thereon, since the purpose of the device is to provide an inexpensive attachment which contains advertising matter or printed material thereon. The front section 30 has spaced perforations 31 extending across the width of same so that the lower portion of section 30 may be detached by the consumer if desired. It may serve as an order blank.
The blank is formed as shown in FIGURE 3 and is readily attachable to the gable-top carton, as in FIGURES 1 and 3. The blank is bent or folded on the score lines 42 and 44 and the flaps 38 are both initially bent downwardly parallel to the sides of the carton 10. The strip is positioned on the gable top so that the cut out 36 would be positioned over one of the roof panels 12, with the lower portion of section 34 extending rearwardly of the top rib 14 of the carton and the tab 48 engaging the top rib 14. The rear section 34 thus assumes a vertical posi tion and extends above the top rib 14 of the carton. The front section 30 extends downwardly adjacent to the vertical wall of the carton. The opposite flaps 38 will extend into the end spaces 22 and the flaps will engage under the triangular end panel 18 (or end panel 22) to lock or secure the attachment to the top of the container. When the locking flaps 38 are in this locked position the roof panel 12 remains uncovered so as not to interfere with the printed material on the roof panel of the carton. The attachment may be positioned over either of the roof panels 12.
FIGURE 4 shows a modification. It comprises a blank or strip of paperboard 50 having a generally rectangular shape. Score lines 52 and 54 are provided so that the blank has an upper section 56, an intermediate section 58 and a lower section 60. Triangular-shaped flap members or attaching means 64 extend outwardly of the intermediate section 58. The flaps 64 are folded or bent on score lines 65. The blank is positioned over one of the inclined roofs 12 of the gable top with the intermediate section 58 overlaying the roof 12 and with the flaps or attaching means 64 tucked into the end spaces 22 of the carton, with the attaching flaps 64 engaging under the triangular end panel 18 (or end panel 22) to lock or secure the attachment to the top of the container, similarly to that previously described. The upper section 56 has an arcuate slit 66 to define a tab 68 which is secured to the top rib 14 of the carton, as previously described. The lower section 60 would extend over the side of the carton similar to section 30. Perforations 70 are provided in lower section 60 to permit the section to be torn off.
A very simple and inexpensive advertisement attachment is thus provided which may be readily secured to a gable-top carton.
It will be understood that various changes and modifications may be made from the foregoing without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. An advertising attachment for a gable top container, which'container has inclined roof panels and infolded triangular end panels which define side spaces, said attachment comprising a generally rectangular-shaped strip, attaching means adjacent the opposite sides of the strip intermediate the upper and lower edges of the strip, said strip when secured to the gable-top container having a section adapted to extend above the top of the gable-top container, said last mentioned section having a tab cut from said section adapted to engage and lock with the upstanding top rib of the gable top with a portion of the strip positioned over one of the inclined roof panels of the container and in which the attaching means are positioned inside the side spaces and under the triangular end panels of the container.
2. An attachment as defined in claim 1 in which the strip includes a front section, an intermediate section and a rear section, which rear section is the section extending above the top of the gable-top container with the attaching means extending from the intermediate section and with the intermediate section positioned adjacent the inclined roof panel.
3. An attachment as defined in claim 1 in which the portion of the strip positioned over one of the inclined roof paneis has triangular-shaped members cut from said portion and facing inwardly toward each other and definring a central space therebetween, with the triangularshaped members extending inwardly of the side edges of the section which extend above the top of the gable-top container.
4. An attachment as defined in claim 2 in which the intermediate section has triangular-shaped members cut from said intermediate portion and facing inwardly toward each other and defining a central space therebetween, with the triangular-shaped members extending inwardly of the side edges of said intermediate section.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,448,767 3/1923 Robbins 40-312 X 1,652,907 12/1927 Nelson et al 40-307 X 2,101,565 12/1937 Smelling 40-307 2,651,862 9/1953 Fine 40-312 3,016,644 1/1962 Sass 40-312 EUGENE R. CAPOZIO, Primary Examiner.
WENCESLAO J, CONTRERAS, Examiner.