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Publication numberUS3664572 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1972
Filing dateNov 20, 1970
Priority dateNov 20, 1970
Publication numberUS 3664572 A, US 3664572A, US-A-3664572, US3664572 A, US3664572A
InventorsPuchkoff Zalman P, Topazio Vincent
Original AssigneeTopazio Vincent, Puchkoff Zalman P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foldable shirt packaging box and carrying container
US 3664572 A
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y 97 z. P. PUCHKOFF ET AL 3,664,572

FOLDABLE SHIRT PACKAGING BOX AND CARRYING CONTAINER 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed NOV. 20, 1970 INVENTOR. ZALMAN P. PUCHKOFF VINCENT TOPAZIO ATTORNEYS FIGS.

May 23, 1972 z. P. PUCHKOFF ETAL 3,664,572

FOLDABLE SHIRT PACKAGING BOX AND CARRYING CONTAINER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Nov. 20, 1970 INVENTOR. ZALMAN I? PUCHKOFF VINCENT BY TOPAZIO ATTURNEYJ FIG. 5.

United States Patent Ofice Patented May 23, 1972 Int. Cl. B65d /18 [1.5. Cl. 229-40 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A foldable shirt packaging box and carrying container has been provided by this invention, and comprises two main panel portions interconnected by an intermediate riser portion and having end riser portions with a locking flap and locking latch that overlie one another, when the box has been folded up over shirt packages positioned upon the main panels, one shirt package extending in one direction with the collar lying at one end and with the other skirt package extending in the opposite direction with the collar lying at the other end of the panels, so that when the box is folded and the shirt package is joined the collars of the shirt package will be stacked oppositely. Flaps extend from the main panels and each of the main panel flaps have a plain flap foldable along one line and a double foldable flap, foldable upon two lines and providing for a riser portion overlying the collar of the packaged shirt. The

different flaps of one panel extend oppositely from the flaps of the other panel. The locking latch of the locking flap is extendable through an elongated slot in the one panel and a handle is provided on one of the riser panels adjacent to the locking flap by which the package is carried. The elongated slot is closed on the inner face of the package by a closure plate providing for a pocket for receiving mainly the locking latch.

This invention relates to a foldable shirt packaging box and carrying container.

The principal object of the present invention is to provide a shirt carrying box for use by the stores for the packing and offering for sale of two shirts, and by which the shirts can be carried home in a safe and practical manner.

It is another object of the invention to provide a shirt packaging box in which the shirts can be stacked with the collar ends of the shirt packages lying in opposite directions, so that the thickness of the box need only be the thickness of the collar plus the lower end of the shirt package and .wherein riser portions will be provided to protect the collar portions of the shirt packages at the opposite ends of the box.

It is another object of the invention to provide a foldable shirt package carrying box in which a locking flap is provided with a locking latch and wherein one of the main panel portions of the box has an elongated slot for receiving the locking latch protected by a closure plate overlying the inner face of the panel and providing for a pocket for receiving the locking latch, and wherein the box is provided with a handle adjacent to the locking latch end of the box and so that an upward pull of the handle and the weight of the box will increase the locking engagement elfect of the locking latch with the latch opening in the main panel.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a foldable shirt package packaging box and carrying container, having the above objects in mind, which is of simple construction, easy to manufacture, requires little space for storage, durable, of pleasing appearance, easy to fold to package the shirt packages, light in weight, eflicient and effective in use.

For a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a foldable packaging and carrying box.

FIG. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the box as viewed on line 22 of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a plan view of the box looking upon the inner face thereof, and in its unfolded state.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the box looking upon the inner face of the box and with portions of the same partially folded.

FIG. 5 is a similar perspective view to FIG. 4, but w1th portions more folded and illustration being shown as the position of mens shirts being enclosed therein.

FIG. 6 is a transverse sectional view of the box as viewed on line 6-6 of FIG. 5.

FIG. 7 is a fragmentary view, similar to FIG. 4, and taken about the slot opening for the securing flap and the closure member for closing the slot on the inner face of the box when the box is completely folded and closed.

Referring now to the figures, 10 generally represents the box as finally assembled upon goods and which is formed from a foldable unit indicated generally at 11, into which mens shirts or other goods can be packaged and enclosed and with the part of the foldable blank member being locked together in a manner to be described and to provide a carrying container for the shirts in a manner that will be apparent as the description proceeds, the same being effected by a locking flap for connecting two of the portions together and a handle strap connected to one of the portions, and by which the container box is carried.

The box or container blank 11 has two main panel portions 12 and 13, which are joined together in spaced relationship to one another by a small joining panel 14 and connected therewith respectively on foldable lines or scorings 15 and 15. The width of this panel 14 is substantially the height of a collar of a shirt folded in a plastic container to prevent the crushing of the shirt collar upon the panels 12 and 13 overlying the shirts being packaged within this foldable container.

The panel 12 has respectively flaps 16 and 17, the flap 16 being foldable inwardly over the panel 12 along a scored line 18 and the panel 17 being foldable upwardly and inwardly on respective scored lines 21 and 22 and portion 20 of the flap between the scored lines 21 and 22 being also the height of a collar of a shirt folded in a plastic container and being substantially the width of the intermediate panel 14.

The main panel 13 has two fiaps 23 and 24 extending respectively from the opposite ends thereof. The flap 23 is foldable along a score line 26, while the flap 24 is foldable along two score lines 27 and 28 to provide a riser portion 29 in the flap 24 that can overlie the collar of a packaged shirt being contained in this foldable box.

It should be noted that the flap 24 corresponding to the flap 17 extends from an opposite end of the panel 13 then does the flap 17 from the panel 12.

It should also be noted that the plain flap 23 extends in the opposite direction from panel 13 than that in which plain flap 16 extends from the panel 12. The reason for these different flaps extending oppositely is so that the shirt packages when placed upon the box blank 11, and as best seen in FIG. 5, will be extended in opposite directions. A shirt package 31 is extended so that its collar 32 will be adjacent to flap 17 so that its portion between the fold lines 21 and 22 will serve as a riser over the collar 32, the outer end of the flap 17 being folded along the line 22 and over the collar. A packaged shirt 33 will be placed upon the panel 13 so that its collar 34 extends from the opposite direction than does the collar 32 of the package 31, and such that the riser portion 29 will extend upwardly and the outer portion of the flap 24 will be folded inwardly over the shirt collar on fold line 27. Thus the riser portions of the flaps 17 and 24 provide protection for the collars 32 and 34 respectively.

As further seen in FIG. the plain flaps 16 and 23, which fold on a single fold line 18 for the flaps 16 and a single fold line 26 for the flap 23. These plain flaps 16 and 23 thus fold over the packaged shirts 31 and 33 at the lower ends of the packages where no fold height is needed for protection.

Extending from the panel 12 and connected thereto by a foldable score line 36 is an end flap 37 that can be folded upwardly and inwardly along a foldable score line 38 over the shirts 31 and 33 and provide a riser portion to overlie the collars of the shirts and as the packaging box is folded further with the panels 12 and 13 along the score lines and 16, provides an opposite side of the packaging box and container to the intermediate portion 14.

A similar riser portion 41 is provided which will overlie the riser portion 37, as best seen in FIG. 2, the riser portion 41 being foldable upon panel 13 along the score line 42 and this riser portion 41 has a locking flap 43 that is foldable along score line 44 so as to extend downwardly over the outer end of the riser portion 37 as indicated at 45 to finally enclose a box and to elfect through a locking flap 46 that is cut out along a curved line 47 and foldable along line 48 for engagement into an elongated closed slot 49 in the panel 12, as best shown in FIG. 2, so that the locking flap 43 will keep all poritions of the blank 11 together and provide therefore for a box or container 10, shown in FIGS. 1 and 2.

It will be noted that all sides of this box or container are closed and locked together.

In the locking flap riser portion 41, spaced locking slots 51 and 52 are provided for the attachment of opposite ends of a flexible carry strap 53, shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, with the engagement being made by simply twisting the ends of the flexible member to make engagement of their T-shaped ends into the openings which are more or less shaped as keyhole like slots and so that when parts of the handle are extended a twisting action can be effected through the handle with the ends of the handles being carried into the narrow part of the slots 51 and 52.

The back of the elongated locking flaps slot is covered with an enlarged sheet or plate 54, about the four sides of the same, and secured by an adhesive, heat sealing or in any other suitable manner, but of suflicient size to provide for a pocket behind the slot 49 to receive the locking latch or flap 46 as shown in FIG. 2, and thereby help to sustain the locking flap 46 in place within the slot 49 and at the same time keep the goods within the box or carrying container 10 from exposure or from rain or water when the package is being carried by its handle. This closure plate is indicated at 54 and the pocket provided thereby is indicated at 55. The plate 54 will also reinforce the sheet material of the panel 12 about the area of this slot 49. When the locking flap 46 is secured in the slot 49 and the packaging box carried by the handle 53, this locking flap 46 will be forced upwardly into the pocket 55 to maintain the locking action under the weight of the container and its contents.

It should now be apparent that a packaging box is provided for shirts, wherein the shirts can be laid upon the panels of the unfolded box in a manner where the collar portions extend in opposite directions, and wherein the opposite flaps of the panel portions are provided with riser portions for the flaps that overlie the collar and wherein by two such riser portions the side ends of the box are provided. The total thickness of the box at one end of the same improves the thickness of the panel members, the riser portion at that end of the box, and in addition the thickness of the plain flap folded over the shirt. Thus in effect the shirts are stacked in alternate fashion, face to face with one another, so as to provide for a minimum thickness of the box from one panel to the other, and at the same time by the provision of riser portions 37 and 41 taken with the riser portions of flaps 17 and 24, the box will be of substantially uniform thickness about the four sides of the box.

What is claimed is:

1. A foldable packaging box comprising two panels of equal size, an intermediate bottom riser portion connected between the panels and by foldable score lines to permit the panels to be folded one over the other and spaced from one another by the intermediate panel, each of the main panels having foldable flaps extending from the opposite side ends of the panel, one of the flaps of each panel being foldable along the end line of the panel and the flap of the other end of the panel being foldable along the end of the panel and outwardly thereof to provide a riser end portion therebetween, the double foldable flaps of the respective main panel portions extending from opposite ends from one another and adapted to receive shirt packages and provide protection over the collar ends of said shirt packages, the single foldable flaps adapted to extend over the bottom ends of the shirt packages from the collar and confine the same, and riser portions, foldably connected to the opposite sides of the joined main panels, and a lock flap releasably connected with one of the panels to hold the packaging box panels joined together.

2. A foldable packaging box, as defined in claim 1, and one of the main panels having an elongated slot and the locking flap having a lock tab adapted to enter the elongated slot in the main panel to hold the locking flap against outward displacement therefrom.

3. A foldable packaging box, as defined in claim 2, and a cover plate overlying the elongated slot in the main panel on the inner face thereof and providing for a pocket for the locking latch extending through the slot and prevent the admission of rain or dust into the package through this slot.

4. A foldable package box for shirts or the like, as defined in claim 3, and said locking flap portion being connected to one of the riser portions and this riser portion having spaced slots adapted to receive the outer ends of a carrying handle, and a carrying handle having its ends extended through the slots in locking engagement therewith, the pull of the handle being in the direction serving to effect a lifting of the locking latch on the locking flap into fuller and upward engagement with the slot in the main panel portion.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,182,050 12/1939 Krout 206-7 E 3,199,760 8/ l965 Conescu 229-33 UX FOREIGN PATENTS 1,214,846 4/1966 Germany 206-7 E 598,795 10/1959 Italy 206-7 E M. HENSON WOOD, 111., Primary Examiner R. W. THIEME, Assistant Examiner US. Cl. X.R.

206-7 E, 46 AP; 229-27, 87 S

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/103.2, 206/299, 229/87.17, 229/149, 206/292, 229/117.24, 229/120.9
International ClassificationB65D5/18, B65D5/46, B65D5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/18, B65D5/46024
European ClassificationB65D5/46A2, B65D5/18