US 3703234 A
A drill bubble-packaged on a card having a punched hole exactly the size the tool will bore. The card has a coating in the form of a flat ring around the hole; such ring being of a contrasting color and may be printed or constitute an adhered hole-reinforcement washer.
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United States Patent [151 3,703,234 Howard 1 Nov. 21, 1972 [s41 DISPLAY PACKAGES FOR DRILLS, 1 References C te BITS AND SIMILAR BORING TOOLS,
UNITED STATE PATENTS PROVIDING MEANS To TEST IF 2 563 959 8/1951 P k tt 206/78 R uc e GIVEN BOLT 3,416,650 12/1968 Mortensen ..206/47 R 2,475,450 7/1949 Dvorak ..33/178 B  Inventor: Joel A. Howard, Cliffside, NJ. 2,374,723 5/1945 Barghausen..206/D1G. 29 UX  Assignee: Howard Hardware Products Inc., ggggz 3,307,693 3/1967 Bittner ..206/78 B  Filed: July 27, 2970 Primary Examiner-Leonard Summer  Appl' Attorney-Friedman & Goodman 52] us. Cl ..206/78 B, 33/178 B, 206/DIG. 29 [571 ABSTRACT  Int. Cl. ..B65d 73/00, G011) 3/36 A drill bubble-packaged on a card having a punched  Field of Search ..206/78 B, 78 R, 46 H, 80 R,
206/80 A, DIG. 29; 33/178 hole exactly the size the tool will bore. The card has a coating in the form of a flat ring around the hole; such ring being of a contrasting color and may be printed or constitute an adhered hole-reinforcement washer.
2 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures PATENTEUNIJY 2 1 I972 INVENTOR. Joel A.Howord,
DISPLAY PACKAGES FOR DRILLS, BITS AND SIMILAR BORING TOOLS, PROVIDING MEANS TO TEST IF PROPER SIZE FOR A GIVEN BOLT,
SCREW OR DOWEL The present invention relates to display packages for drills, bits, augers, gimlets and the like, and more particularly to the type of package comprising a card on which such boring tool is carried.
Frequently occuring every day, customers in hardware stores, hobby shops, five and tens and the like, ask for a drill, bit or other boring tool to drill a hole to suit a particular bolt, screw or dowel they present to the clerk. They do not know the hole size and too many of them would hardly know how to measure it. Salespersons are sometimes too busy to give such customer the time needed.
It is therefore the principal object of this invention to provide a novel and improved package for this kind of merchandise, affording the holder of the bolt, screw or dowel, easy means to choose the tool he needs, without outside help.
Another object thereof is to provide the package with a hole-size test means which adds hardly any expense, to the package cost.
Still a further object of this invention is to provide a novel and improved display card package for boring tools, of the character described, and having means showing the hole size physically, so a bolt or screw in hand, can be easily tested, to determine whether the packagaed tool is the proper one therefor, with provision to maintain the efficiency of the package in its capability to perform its measuring function.
Other objects and advantages will become apparent as this disclosure proceeds.
For one practice of this invention, the boring tool is confined within a transparent plastic bubble having a perimetrical outward coplanar flange which is adhered onto the front surface of a card having a central hole near its top edge so it can be hung on a hook of a display rack or peg board. Said card has a hole punched in it near the bottom edge. The diameter of this hole is exactly that of the packaged tool, and serves as a hole gage for any bolt or screw to be passedinto. If the bolt will not go into such gage hole, the customer will know that he needs a larger size tool. If on making the test, the bolt wobbles and is too loose, it would be evident that a smaller size tool is required. If the bolt slidingly fits the gage hole, the customer will know that the tool on that particular card is proper for his purpose. The cards of course, will have printed thereon the hole size, and it is preferred that the punched gage hole shall have a distinctive colored printed ring around it, to be immediately discernible. In a modified embodiment, before the gage hole is punched, a reinforcement disc is adhered on the region of the card to have such punched gage hole, and then such hole is punched through the double ply. Such disc when placed on the front face of the card, may offer the contrasting color.
In the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification, similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
FIG. 1 is a front view of a package embodying teachings of this invention. All descriptive text usually printed on the card component, is omitted to attain clarity of illustration.
FIG. 2 is a side view of FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a section taken at line 3-3 in FIG. 1.
FIG. 4 is a view similar to FIG. 3, but of a modification.
FIG. 5 is a pictorial view of a package of this invention, shown used to test a screw to ascertain if the tool is the proper size therefor.
In the drawing, the numeral 15 designates generally a package comprising a boring tool which is here shown to be a twist drill 16, enclosed within a transparent plastic bubble 17, whose perimetrical outward coplanar flange 17 is adhered onto the front surface of a relative stiff card 18, having printed thereon the generic designation of the merchandise and the hole size. Near the upper edge of the card, there is a usually a center hole 19, for hanging the card on a hook 20 of some display rack or peg board. Within the lower half of the card, a hole 21 is punched; said hole having the exact diameter of the hole drilled by use of said tool 16, and hence can be used to gage the bolt or screw 22 in hand, as in FIG. 5, to determine no go or slidable fit. It is preferred, that there be a printed ring 23 around the gage hole 21; such ring to be of a contrasting color, so the said hole he immediately noticable, and it is advisable to include the printed notation hole size as shown, so its purpose is immediately understood. In order to maintain the trueness of the gage hole against a plurality of testings, the hole 21 may be surrounded by a reinforcing washer 24 of cardboard or plastic, on either or both faces of the card 18. It is practical that the hole reinforcement element shall be furnished onto the card surface in the form of a disc over the region the gage hole is to be, and then punching such gage hole through both plies, as is believed to be readily understood without the need of further illustration.
It is evident that the packaged tool may be any form of hole-boring implement, as the twist drill shown, or as mentioned, the merchandise may be other forms of bits, augers, gimlets and the like, held on the card by bubble packaging. The number of bits on a card, may be more than one, and if not of identical size, as for instance, a set comprising a drill for a main hole, and a larger one for a counterbore, the respective sizes thereof are printed on the card, and two gage holes provided, so the threaded shank of the bolt may be measured by one, and the head of such bolt, may be dealt with through the other.
This invention is capable of numerous forms and various applications without departing from the essential features herein disclosed. It is therefore intended and desired that the embodiments shown herein shall be deemed merely illustrative and not restrictive, and that the patent shall cover all patentable novelty herein set forth; reference being had to the following claims rather than to the specific showings and description herein, to indicate the scope of this invention.
l. A display package for a drill, said package comprising support means for confining a drill tool in display, said support means including a relatively stiff card and a transparent plastic bubble member adhered to a front surface of said card, said drilling tool being interposed between said bubble member and said card, said drilling too having a drilling portion of uniform maximum diameter, said card including gage means disposed on said front surface of said card outside said bubble member for indicating said maximum diameter ble hole extending through said card, said hole having a uniform lateral extent substantially identical to said uniform maximum diameter of said enclosed drilling tool, said coating means defining a flat ring around said hole.
2. The package as defined in claim 1, wherein the coating means includes an element adhered onto the card and serving as a reinforcement of said hole.