|Publication number||US742271 A|
|Publication date||Oct 27, 1903|
|Filing date||May 7, 1903|
|Priority date||May 7, 1903|
|Publication number||US 742271 A, US 742271A, US-A-742271, US742271 A, US742271A|
|Inventors||Irving W Allen|
|Original Assignee||Irving W Allen|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (9), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
No. 742,271. PATENTED 00T. a7, 1903.:I
' I. W. ALLEN.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 7, 1903.'
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UNITED STATES atented october 27, ieoe';
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent ive. 742,271, dated october 27, 190e. Application filed May 7 1903. Serial No. 156 ,O74- (No model.)
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Beit known that I, IRVING W.
My invention relates to boxes; and it hasfor its Vobject to provide a folded-blank paper'` box embodying such a construction that it is'` adapted to be quickly and easily converted from apacking-box into a dispensing-boxe# t'. e., one capable of being used after the manner of a pepper-shaker to dispense pepper 'and other pulverulent substance.
Other advantageous features of the invention will be fully understood from the follow-I ing description and claims when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings,
' hesive or other means to the outer side of the inwhich Figure 1 is a perspective view of the boxy constituting the preferred embodiment-of my: invention as the same appears when folded or collapsed, so as to take up but a minimum.
amount of space in storage or shipment. Fig.
2 is an inverted perspective view illustrating; the box as it appears when used as a pack-` ing-box. Fig. 3 is a similar view of the box as it appears when converted into a dispensing-box, and Fig. 4t is a view of the blank of which the box is formed. v
Similar letters designate corresponding parts in all of the views of the drawings, re`
A is the blank of the box, which is of paper or other material suitable to the purpose of my invention. The said blank comprises a body divided by creases a into portionsvb, c, d, c, and f, closure-flaps g h i j, divided by creases 7c from the body portions c, cl, e, and f, respectively, and top iiaps l, m, n, and p,
divided by creases q from the body portions c, cl, e, and f, respectively. The top aps m and p have end tabs r s divided therefrom by creases, and the ap m also has twoperforated or otherwise weakened lines t, arranged adjacent to the body portion el and the end tab r, as shown. The central portion of the top iiap p is foraminated-t'. e., provided with a plurality of minute perforations, as indicated by rtt-and the top flaps l and 'n are made of the proportional length shown, so that 1 their ends will meet in thel made up box ALLEN, a citii zen of the United States,residing at St. Joseph, j in the county of Berrien and State of Michigan, l have invented new and useful Improvements in Boxes, of which the following is a specificai above saidl flap p and cover the perforations therein.
In forming the box of the blank lescribed the body of the blank is bent so that the portions c, d, e, and f constitute the side walls of the box, and the portion h is arranged at the inner side'of and connected by adhesiveor other suitable means to the portion f. The top ap p is then turned inwardly at right angles to the body portion or wall f, and its tab s is arranged at the inner side of and connected by adhesive or other means to the body portion or wall d, after which the top flaps Z and n are bent inwardly at the upper side of the flap p, so that their ends meet at the center'of said flap p, and the top flap m is bent in against said flaps Z and n, and its tab r is bent against and connected by adbody portion or wall f. I prefer to crease the walls c e andthe closure-aps g and c', as indicated by c, Fig. l, and the body portion or wall d, as indicated by w, this to permit of the box being folded or collapsed, as shown vin said figure, so as to take up but a minimum amount of space in storage or shipmenti In the box formed as stated pepper and other pulverulent substance may be packed, and when the closure-flaps are folded' inwardly and secured in a closed position by the insertion of the tongues in the complementary slits or by other means itwill be observed that the box will carry the substance as well as a box having an ordinary imperforate top, thisbecause the flaps Z and n are held by the top m against the false top p and cover the perforations therein and preclude the escape of substance through said perforations. When, however, the portion of the top betweenl the weakened lines t is removed and the'iiaps 'Z n, which are loose, are bent back, as shown in Fig. 3, the perforated false top is exposed, and the box may then be conveniently used after the manner of a pepper-shaker to dispense its contents. The weakened lines t permit of the portion of the top between them being expeditiously and neatly removed without the employment of a cutting instrument, and they are preferred for such reason. The facility with which the portion of the top between theA weakened lines may be removed is due in large measure to the fact that the weakened lines t extend between the ends of the top, and said ends are free-. e., not secured by paste or other means to other parts of the box.
Then desired, the flaps In, forming part of the top of the box, may be omitted and the portion of the flap m between the weakened lines t depended on to prevent the escape of substance through the perforations in the false top p without involving a departure from the scope of my invention. I prefer, however, to employ said flaps Z n, since they elfectually close the perforations a and are adapted to be readily bent back when the box is to be used as a dispensing-box. I prefer to employ the closure-flaps shown and described for closing the opposite end of the box with reference to that in which the perforations are formed, but it is obvious that said end may be closed in any manner without affecting my invention.
Notwithstanding the convertibility of my improved box it will be observed that it is as inexpensive and easy to manufacture as the ordinary boxes in which pulverulent material is packed.
I have entered into a detailed description of the construction of box constituting` the present and preferred embodiment of my invention in order to impart a full, clear, and exact understanding of the same. I do not desire, however, to be understood as confin- .ing myself to the specific construction, as
such changes or modifications may be made in practice as fairly fall within the scope of my invention as claimed.
Having described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s-
l. A folded-blank, paper box, having an imperforate top, free at its opposite ends, and provided with weakened lines, arranged at opposite sides of its center, and extending between its said ends, to permit of its central portion being readily removed, and also having a false, perforated top arranged below and closed by the imperforate top.
2. A folded-blank paper box, having an imperforate top, a portion of which is remov` able, a false top, arranged below the imperl'orate top and having a plurality of minute perforations in its central portion, and loose .i'laps arranged between the top and the false top with their ends together.
3. A folded-blank, paper box, having an imperforate top, provided with weakened lines, arranged at opposite sides of its center, and extending from end to end thereof, to permit of its central portion being readily removed, a false top arranged below the imperforate top and having a plurality of minute perforations in its central portion, and loose flaps arranged so that their ends meet between the top and the false top.
4. A folded-blank, paper box, having an imperforate top, provided with weakened lines, arranged at opposite sides of its center, and extending from end to end thereof, and a false top arranged immediately below the imperforate top, and provided, below the central portion of the imperforate top, with a plurality of minute perforations, and also having creases in opposite side walls, and a crease in one of its other side walls, whereby it is adapted to be collapsed after the manner of a Satchel-bottomed bag.
5. A folded-blank, paper box, having an imperforate top, free at its opposite ends, and provided with weakened lines, arranged at opposite sides of its center, and extending between its said ends, to permit of .its central portion being readily removed, and also having a false, perforated top arranged below and closed by the imperforate top, and a loose iiap arranged between the top and the false top.
6. A folded-blank, paper box, having' an imperforate top, a portion of which is removable, and a perforated false top arranged below and adjacent to the imperforate top, and also havin g creases in opposite side walls, and a crease in one of its other side walls, whereby it is adapted to be collapsed after the manner of a Satchel-bottomed bag.
7. A folded-blank, paper box, having an imperforate top, a portion of which is removable, a perforated false top arranged below and adjacent to the imperforate top, and a loose flap interposed between the top and the false top, and closing the latter, and also having creases in opposite sidewalls, and a crease in one of its other side walls, whereby it is adapted to be collapsed after the manner of a Satchel-bottomed bag.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
inviNG w. ALLEN.
ISABEL OHARA, MARCIA E. ConBYN.
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