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Publication numberUS659651 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 16, 1900
Filing dateNov 19, 1897
Priority dateNov 19, 1897
Publication numberUS 659651 A, US 659651A, US-A-659651, US659651 A, US659651A
InventorsArthur B Cowles
Original AssigneeArthur B Cowles
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Box formed of paper, cardboard, & c.
US 659651 A
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BOX FORMED OF PAPER, CARDBOARD, 800.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 659,651, dated October 16, 1900.

Application filed November 19, 1897 Serial No. 659,081. LNo model.)

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Be it known that l, ARTHUR B. COWLES, of Rochester, in the county of Monroe, in the State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Boxes Formed of Paper, Cardboard, and Similar Materials, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a full, clear, and exact description.

My invention relates to improvements in boxes formed of paper, cardboard, and similar materials, and has for its object the production of a knockdown box which is particularly simple in construction, is readily assembled in operative position, and is strong and durable in use; and to this end it consists in the combination, construction, and arrangement of the parts of a box, all as hereinatter described, and pointed out in the claims.

Figure l is an isometric view, partly broken away, of my improved box. Figs. 2 and 3 are isometric views of the lower and upper sections of the box, said sections bring illustrated as partly unfolded and the upper section being shown as inverted. Figs. at and 5 are plan views of the blanks for forming the sections of the box, and Fig. 6 is an isometric view of a rectangular shell which may be used in connection with either ofsaid sections.

My improved box consists of telescoping sections A B, each of which may be used as an open box, if desired. The section A is preferably composed of a single blank A, Fig. 4, and comprises a bottom a, side-wall flaps to a, and end-wall flaps a a The side-wall flaps a a are provided at their opposite ends with supplemental flaps a which form part of the end walls of the box-section A, and one of said side-wall flaps is usually provided at its longitudinal edge with an inwardly-folding supplemental flap d, which is normally arranged substantially parallel with the bottom afor preventing displacement of articles disposed crosswise in said section. The endwall flaps a a are each formed with supplemental flaps a a, arranged one in advance of the other. The flaps a (6 fold upwardly against the outer faces of the supplemental flaps a the flaps a a fold inwardly and downwardly against the inner faces of said flaps a and the flaps a a lap upon the bottom 0. The flaps ct a are usually formed of sufficient length so that their adjacent end ,edges are engaged with each other for looking said flaps in position, and thus holding the flaps er a a 663, a a a a securelyin place.

The box-section B is usually composed of a single blank B, and comprises a top I), endwall flaps b b, and side-wall flaps 17 17 The end-wall flaps b b are substantially similar to the side-wall flaps a a of the section A and are provided with supplemental flaps 19 6 which form part of the side walls of the section B. The side-wall flaps b b are substantially similar to the end-wall flaps a a of the section A and are each formed with supplemental flaps 12* 19 The flaps b 5 fold downwardly against the outer faces of the supplemental flaps b b the flaps b 5 fold inwardly and upwardly against the inner faces of the flaps b b and the flaps b b lap upon the top Z). The adjacent end edges of the supplemental flaps b b are normally engaged with each other for holding the flaps b" b 11 17 b 19 Z) Z) in position.

The described construction of box-section B is particularly applicable for use with the described construction of box-section A; but it will be obvious that said sections A B may be identical in construction. It will also be obvious that either of said sections may be used as a slide for a rectangular shell, as the tube 0. (Seen in Fig.6.) Theconstruction of my improved box will now be readily understood upon reference to the foregoing description and the accompanying drawings.

Having thus fully described myinvention, what I claim as new, and desire to-secure by Letters Patent, is-

' l. A knockdown-box section having a bottom a, side-wall flaps a, a provided with supplemental flaps a a forming part of the end walls of the box-section, and end-wall flaps a a each provided with supplemental flaps a a, the flaps (t a being folded upwardly against the outer faces of the flaps a a the flaps a (6 being folded inwardly and downwardly against the inner faces of the flaps (t a and the flaps a 61/6 being lapped upon the bottom a and having their adjacent end edges arranged in substantially the same plane and normally engaged witheach other,

substantially as and for the purpose described.

2. A'knockdown-box section having a bottom a, side-wall flaps a a provided with supplemental flaps a a forming part of the end walls of the box-section,.one of said side-wall flaps being provided with a supplemental flap a projecting from its upper longitudinal edge in a plane above the bottom and substantially parallel therewith, and eud-wallflaps a a each provided with supplemental flaps a C06, the flaps a a being folded upwardly against the outer faces of the flaps a a the flaps a a being folded inwardly and downwardly against the inner faces of the flaps (1 a and the flaps a a being lapped upon the bottom a and having their adjacent end edges arranged in substantially the same plane and normally engaged with each other, substantially as and for the purpose specified.

3. A knockdownbox section having a top 1), end-wall flaps b I) provided with supplemental flaps b 12 forming part of the side walls of the box-section, and side-wall flaps b 17 each provided with supplemental flaps b 19 the flaps b b being folded downwardly against the outer faces of the flaps b 17 the flaps b I) being folded inwardly and upwardly against the inner faces of the flaps b Z2 and the flaps I) being lapped upon the top I) and having their adjacent end edges arranged in substantially the same plane and normally engaged with each other, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

4. In a knockdown box, the combination of a box-section A having a bottom a, side-wall flaps a a provided with supplemental flaps a a forming part of the end Wallsof the boxsection, and end-wall flaps 01, a each provided with supplemental flaps a ai, the flaps a a, being folded upwardly against the outer faces of the flaps a3 a the flaps a a being folded inwardly and downwardly against. the inner faces of the flaps a a and the flaps a a being lapped upon the bottom a and having their adjacent end edges arranged in substantially the same plane and normally engaged with each other; with a box-section B having a top b, end-wall flaps b I) provided with supplemental flaps b 12 forming part of the side walls of the box-section, and sidewall flaps b h each provided with supplemental flaps b 19 the flaps b being folded downwardly against the outer faces of the flaps 12 b the flaps b I) being folded inwardly and upwardly against the inner faces of the flaps b b and the flaps b I) being lapped upon the top I) and having their adjacent end edges arranged in substantially the same plane and normally engaged with each otheflsubstantially as and for the purpose described. t

In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name, in the presence of two attesting witnesses, at Rochester, in the county of Monroe, in the Stateof New York, this 16th day of November, 1897.

ARTHUR B. COWLES. Witnesses:

HAMPDEN HYDE, K. H. THEOBALD.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/248