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Publication numberUS3471006 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 7, 1969
Filing dateNov 29, 1966
Priority dateDec 14, 1965
Also published asDE1511151A1, DE1948597U
Publication numberUS 3471006 A, US 3471006A, US-A-3471006, US3471006 A, US3471006A
InventorsTempelhof Jonas
Original AssigneeTempelhof Jonas
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Transport and display container for small objects on supporting cards
US 3471006 A
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Oct. 7, 1969 J. TEMPELHOF 3,471,005

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United States Patent 3,471,006 TRANSPORT AND DISPLAY CONTAINER FOR SMALL OBJECTS ON SUPPORTING CARDS Jonas Tempelliof, 114 Avenue Leopold Robert, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland Filed Nov. 29, 1966, Ser. No. 597,604 Claims priority, application Switzerland, Dec. 14, 1965, 17,189/ 65 Int. Cl. B65d 75/58 US. Cl. 206-4412 8 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE The object of this invention concerns a transport and display package, in particular for small objects supported by printed cards, a window being 'cut in such package to render visible one of the printed portions of the supporting cards.

The object of this invention is to create a package serving as the usual means of transport for one or more identical presentations, so that these may easily be transported in larger recipients. In addition, after the removal of a portion of one of its sides, it may also serve as a display package,'so that the small objects may be offered for sale, for instance, on a counter. Furthermore, as a cartridge package, itenables the supporting cards to be suspended, together and at the same time, on hooks or nails, without requiring any special handling of any of the supporting cards when it is removed from the package.

The object of the invention is characterized by the fact that the package has a square bottom, two triangular sides situated opposite to each other, two rectangular sides rising from the bottom in the shape of a wedge, a window cut in one of the rectangular sides, and one rectangular side provided with a window detachable along perforated lines, with the exception of the portion adjacent to the bottom.

An example of an embodiment of this invention is represented by a drawing comprising:

FIG. 1 which is a view of the front portion of the closed package;

FIG. 2 which is a view of the rear portion of the package according to FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 which is a view of the side of the package according to FIG. 1, with one side cut away to show the contents of the presentation;

FIG. 4 which is a view, in perspective, of the closed package, without contents, and lastly FIG. 5 which is a view, from above, of the cutout blank for the manufacture of the package according to FIGS.

The package shown in FIGS. 1 to 4 serves as a container for the printed cards 10 or other small fixed objects 11, for example clothing accessories such as buckles for petersham and trousers, etc. Each card bears the trademark, the order number, data concerning the size and use of the objects, etc., and is provided with a longitudinal hole 10a enabling it to be suspended, for example, on a hook. When ten such cards are aligned behind one another and are fitted with small objects at their lower end, this portion logically requires more space than the upper 3,471,006 Patented Oct. 7, 1969 portion. This package allows for such variable space requirements.

The package has a square bottom 1 and four sides 2, 3, 4 and 5. Two sides, that is the front 2 and the back 3 are rectangular-shaped and rise from the bottom in the form of a wedge, so that their upper edges meet. The two other sides 4 and 5 each form a right-angled triangle, of which the shorter side of the right angle is adjacent to the bottom 1 and the longer side of the right angle is adjacent to the back 3, while the hypotenuse is adjacent to the front 2.

Through a window 8 in its upper portion, the front 2 shows part of the printing on the cards 10. In the lower portion of the front 2 is another window 9, limited on one side by a semicircular cutout line 13 and on the other side by another partly semicircular cutout line 12.

In its upper side 6, the back 3 has a V-shaped notch 14, which is an essential feature.

The package is formed from a cutout cardboard blank according to FIG. 5. In this figure, the sides and the lines of separation are shown by heavy tracing, while the folding lines and the perforated lines are shown by light tracing. Between the front 2 and the two triangular sides 4 and 5, there are folding lines 15 and 16, and perforated lines 17 and 18. Along the sides of the window 8, the perforated lines 17 and 18 are replaced by cutout lines 17a and 18a. Side 4 is joined, about the folding line 19', to the back 3, which is joined about a folding line 20 to a triangular fiap 21.

The bottom 1 is joined to side 4 by a folding lne 22. The bottom 1 is joined, about a folding line 23, to a closing flap 24. In addition, a bottom flap 26 is joined to the lower end of the back 3 via a folding line 25; similarly, a bottom flap 28 is joined to the lower end of the front 2 via a folding line 27. Flap 36, which is provided with a notch 37, is joined to the front 2 via a double folding line 7. Between the bottom 1 and bottom flap 26, there is a line of separation 29. Perpendicular to the folding line 25, which joins the back 3 to bottom flap 26, two out lines 30 and two cut lines 31 are also arranged symmetrically in relation to the median line. Further, in the upper part of the back 3, across each of the folding lines 19 and 20, there is a short double out line 32. Flap 36 prevents the contents from escaping through the opening at the top of the package; it might however be suppressed in order to facilitate the use of the presentation as a cartridge package.

The manner in which the package is cut out enables sides 5, 2, 4 and 3, as well as fiap 21, to be folded back along folding lines 17, 18, 19 and 20 and to form a container as illustrated in FIG. 9, so that flap 21 covers side 5 and flap 36 lies against the inside of the back 3. The

flaps may be joined to the sides by means of glue, for example. The cards 10 which are to be packed and which carry the objects 11 are then inserted through the open bottom, after which the two bottom flaps 26 and 28 are folded back towards the inside, along the folding lines 25 and 27. The bottom 1 is folded back along the folding line 22, and then, in one movement, the insertion flap 24 is folded back at right angles along the folding line 23 and pushed under side 5, to which it may be glued. This completes the process of making up the package.

The package can be used as follows:

(a) As a transport package: Two packages complement each other adequately and form a rectangular parallelepiped body when simply placed together front to front, so that several such pairs can be packed in a receptacle.

(b) As a display package for sales purposes: To this effect, one inserts a finger into window 9. Then the flap of the upper portion of the front 2 is grasped at the semicircular projection defined by the cutout line 12, tom away along the perforated lines 17 and 18 and removed.

Resting 'on its bottom 1, the package can be displayed on a counter, each of its cards being clearly visible and removable.

(c) As a cartridge package enabling the cards 10 to be hung together on a nail or hook: To effectuate this object, one inserts a finger into window 8 and tears away the portion of the front 2 situated above the window, along the perforated lines 17 and 18. The entire package is then directed towards the hook or nail so that the latter passes through the V-shaped notch 14 and, at the same time, through all the longitudinal holes 10a in the cards so that it projects through the hole 10a of the front card 10. Then the package is manually pulled downwards, with the cards 10a left handing on the nail or hook, without tearing downwardly along the perforated lines 17 and 18; tearing along these lines 17 and 18 then follows automatically because the broader bottoms of the stacked cards 10 must pass through the formed opening in the front 2.

Cut lines 30, or 31, together with folding lines 33 or 34, make it possible, when the package has been completed, to fold one larger stop or two smaller stops. In FIGS. 3 and 4, the median stop, which is also the larger, is indicated by the figure at 35. These stops serve to take up the differences in thickness of the articles packed. Thus one and the same package can be adapted to objects of variable thickness, the difference being taken up by stop or by the neighboring stops, which wedge inside the package the cards 10 bearing the objects 11.

The double cut lines 32 which cross folding lines 19 and 20 enable small corners to be folded when the package has been completed; thus small notches are formed in the two longitudinal edges at the back of the package (see FIG. 4). In these notches, it is possible to insert an elastic band, which will surround the package and, if the front has been removed, will consolidate the cards 10 in the presentation.

The package described above can be manufactured from cardboard the homogeneous mass of which is uniformly colored.

What I claim is:

1. A transport and display container for small objects mounted on a plurality of card carriers or the like, said container being formed from a single foldable blank cardboard material suitably cut and scored to provide a plurality of wall portions, comprising an elongated rectangularly shaped front wall portion having at least one window through which at least a portion of the front card carrier of said plurality of card carriers is visible, a pair of side wall portions extending from opposite longer sides of said rectangularly shaped front wall portion, said side wall portions having the shape of right-angled triangles, the hypotenuses of which form the dividing lines between said front and side wall portions, an elongated rectangularly shaped back wall portion extending from one of said pair of side wall portions, and a square-shaped bottom wall portion extending from one of the shorter sides of said rectangularly shaped back Wall portion, said front wall portion having a pair of parallel tear lines parallel to the longer sides of said rectangularly shaped front wall portion, the lower ends of said pair of tear lines being spaced from the lower short side of said rectangularly shaped front wall portion.

2. A container as set forth in claim 1 wherein said back wall portion is disposed opposite to said window in said front wall portion and. has a V-shaped notch at its end remote from the bottom of said container when folded.

3. A container as set forth in claim 1, wherein in said back wall portion and in the adjoining bottom wall portion there are provided at least two parallel cutting lines which are perpendicular to the folding line separating the bottom and back wall portions for the purpose of obtaining by folding in a portion of said bottom wall portion and said back wall portion at least one projection extending into the inside of said container.

4. A container as set forth in claim 1, wherein there is provided anotheropening. said front wall portion between the bottom of said container when folded and said window and wherein the upper boundary edge of said opening represents the lower boundary edge of the removable portion of this front wall and said pair of tear lines.

5. A container as set forth in claim 1, wherein said container is comprised of a single blank in which one (5) of the triangular side walls is joined via a folding line (15) and, respectively, via a perforated line (17) to the front side wall (2), the latter side wall is joined via a folding line (16) and, respectively, via a perforated line (18) to the second triangular side wall (4), the latter side wall is connected via a folding line (19) to the rear side wall (3), and a triangular flap (21) extends adjacent to the latter side wall via a folding line (20), a bottom flap (28) is connected to the front Side wall (2) via a folding line (27) and a second bottom flap (26) is connected to the rear side wall (3) via a folding line (25), and wherein via a folding line (22) said bottom (1) is connected to the side wall (4) located between the front wall (2) and the rear wall (3) and a closing flap (24) is connected I to said bottom (1) via a folding line (23).

6. A container as set forth in claim 1, wherein a closure flap extends from said front wall portion via at least a single folding line and is folded over said back wall portion when the container is folded.

7. The transport and display container as set forth in claim 1, wherein portions of saidpair of tear lines are located opposite to said window and are formed as cutting lines.

8. A container as set forth in claim 1 wherein said pair, of side wall portions have two unequal sides adjacent to the side forming the hypotenuse, the shorter one of said two unequal sides is adjacent to the bottom of said container when folded.

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MARTHA L. RICE, Primary Examiner US. Cl. X.R.

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U.S. Classification206/449, 229/122, 229/162.6, 229/115
International ClassificationB65D5/42, B65D5/54, B65D5/00, B65D6/00, B65D83/00, B65D5/50
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/4208, B65D5/5023, B65D83/0088, B65D5/008, B65D5/4204, B65D5/54
European ClassificationB65D5/42B, B65D5/54, B65D83/00D, B65D5/00C, B65D5/42D, B65D5/50C