US 710407 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented 0ct.'\'7, |902.
No. 7I0,407. A
A. BAUER. FULDING DISPLAY BOX.
(Application med Jul v, 1901.)
Tm; nona s Pneus to woounm WASHINGTON u c UNITED STATESl PATENT OFFICE.
ALECK BAUER, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO BAUER da BLACK, O
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 710,407, dated October '7, 1902.
Y Application filed J'uly 27, 1901. Serial No. 69,913. (No model.)v
To al?, whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALECK BAUER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois,
have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Folding Display Boxes, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to novel improvements in folding display-boxes of the kind lo usually made of pasteboard and variously called cartons or envelops or wrapper-s. Itis designed more especially for holding suspensory bandages; and its object is to provide a box which will securely hold the bandr5 age, so that it can be used for mailing and shipping purposes, and which is constructed so that it can be unfolded and used to display the bandage without in any wise disturbing the arrangement thereof and so that 2o the bandage can be readily removed for further inspection and replaced. y
WVith this and other ends in view the invention consists in the novel construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described,and
illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in
which- Figure l is a perspective view of my improved box, showing the same folded. Fig. 2 shows the box unfolded in display position 3o and abandage arranged therein. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the box closed. Fig. el is va detail perspective view at one end of t-he support.
Like letters of reference designate similar parts in each of the figures of the drawings, and referring thereto A designates the bottom, B the top, C D the end aps, E the tucking-ap,R the front, K K the ends, and S the back, of my improved box, all of these parts 4o being preferably connected together and formed out of a single blank. The ends, front, and back are comparatively narrow and of corresponding width, the front R forming the connection between thek top and tucking-iiap, the backS connecting the top and bottom, and the ends K connecting the the endliaps to the bottom. The back and ends are formed by bending or scoring the vblank on parallel lines, so that they can be 5o readily folded together in the form of a dat package or box, as shown in Figs. l and 3.
The tucking-iap is provided with tongues F to enter slits G in the bottom for the purpose of securing the box whenafolded and closed.
On the inner face of the bottom and near the iop thereof I provide a support H, upon which the bandage is hung, and in order that the bandage may be held inY the box in a propel' manner and so that it can be displayed with effect I preferably make the support in 6o the form of a strip of pasteboard or other material which extends across the bottom of the box and is secured thereto at its lower portion I by glue or any suitable fastening means, the upper portion thereof being free from the box. l
'lhe box is constructed of a size adapted to accommodate the particular -bandage which it holds, and the band J of the bandage is slipped on the support and is held therebyin 7o a convenient manner for displaying the bandage and for preventing its becoming disarranged in the box during transportation.
vShoulders h may be provided at the ends of the support, against which the lower edges of the band J will abut when the bandage is hung on the support; but this is not necessary, and the ends of the support may be made Without said shoulders, as shown Fig. 4c.
The bandage is arranged upon the support 8o in such a manner that the box may behung up unfolded to display the bandage to advantage, and for this purpose I provide an open. ing L in. the tucking-iiap to receive a hook or other suspending device. The different parts of the box may be used for vadvertising purposes and bear labels and printed matter of a suitable nature, and it will be apparent that when the box is hung up unfolded, as shown in Fig; 2, the advertising will be prominently 9o displayed as well as the bandage.
For holding bandages I prefer t-o make the box of rectangular shape and dat, the space between the top and bottom being preferably of sufficient depth only to provide for the ar- 95 ticle.
My improved box constructed in accordance with this invention is strong and will maintain its shape under all ordinary conditions and not easily become disligured or :oo
broken. The end iiaps fit beneath the top of the box and hold the ends in position kto constitute a support for the top and bottom, and the front and back are arranged to brace and support the top and bottom at their other edges, so that the box will be braced around its edges by the front, back, and ends and at its middle by the article contained therein.
My improved box holds the bandage securely in place and at the same time permits of its examination and inspection without unnecessary handling, which frequently soils and otherwise injures such articles; but at the same time it can be readily removed from the support and replaced thereon.
I am aware that changes in the arrangement of the different parts of my invention may be made without departing from the spirit or sacricing the advantages thereof-e as, for example, the ends C D may be arranged on the top B, the tucking-ap may be located at the lower edge of the bottom, a single tongue may be provided atl the center of the tucking-flap to entera properly-disposed slitin the bottom. the top and bottom may be transposed, and other changes of an obvious character may be made. 'lhe proportions of the dierent parts may be changed to adapt the box for bandages of derent sizes and for holding any other articles, as it will be understood that I do not limit the invention toits usein connection with suspensory-bandages, and the box may be made of other material than pasteboard.
Instead of attaching the support to the box at its lower portion, as shown, I may attach it at the middle and leave the ends free or attach it at one end, leaving the other end free.
Having thus fully'described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, I8-
l. A folding display-box, comprising a bottom, a top, a back connecting the top and bottom along their adjacent edges, a tuckingiap, a front connecting the top and tucking- A flap along their adjacent edges, end iiaps, ends connecting the end flaps and bottom along their adjacent edges and a support consisting of a strip of pasteboard or other material fastened at its lower edge to the bottom and adjacent to the back of the box and having its upper portion free from the box, substantially as described.
2. A folding display-box for suspensory bandages and other articles formed out of a single blank and having a bottom, a top corresponding to the bottom in size and shape, a back and a front at opposite edges of the top and formed by bending or scoring the blank on parallel lines, ends at opposite edges of the bottom, similarly-formed end flaps connected to the ends and arranged to fold beneath the top and on the article in the box, a tucking-flap connected to the front and arranged to fold on the outer side of the bottom and provided with tongues to enter slits in the bottom, the top and bottom of the box being braced and supported at the front and back edges thereof by the front and back and at the end edges thereof by the ends and end flaps and inside their edges by the article in the box and a support within the box for holding the article, substantially as described.
3. In a folding display-box, a support consisting of a strip of pasteboard or other material located adjacent to the upper edge of the bottom of the box, that portion of said strip extending from end to end thereof and from its lower edge to a line between its up-v l per and lower edges being fastened to the bottom of the box and holding the upper portion of the-strip close to the bottom of the box but free therefrom to enter the band of a suspensory or other article for holding and suspending the same against the bottom of the box.