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Publication numberUS797175 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 15, 1905
Filing dateFeb 20, 1905
Priority dateFeb 20, 1905
Publication numberUS 797175 A, US 797175A, US-A-797175, US797175 A, US797175A
InventorsHerman E Collenburg, Edward Collenburg
Original AssigneeHerman E Collenburg, Edward Collenburg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper jardiniere or package for flower-pots.
US 797175 A
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No. 797,175. PATENTED AUG. 15, 1905. H. E. & E. GOLLENBURG. PAPER JARDINIERE OR PACKAGE FOR FLOWER POT APPLICATION FILED FEB. 20, 1905.

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No. 797,175. PATENTED AUG. 15, 1905.

I H E. & GOLLENBURG. PAPER JARDINIERE OR PACKAGE FOR FLOWER POTS.

APPLICATION FILED FEB. 20. 1905.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 15, 1905.

Application filed February 20, 1905. Serial No. 246,447.

To all 107mm, 71/; may concern.

Be it known that we, HERMAN E. COLL'EN- none and EDWARD COLLENBURG. cit zens of the United States, residing at \Vest Haven, in the county of ew Haven and State of Connectiout, have invented a new and useful Paper Jardiniere or Package for Flower-Pots; and we do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and the numerals of reference marked thereon,to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings constitute part of this specification, and represent, in-* Figure 1, a side view of a paper jardiniere or package for flower-pots constructed in accordance With our invention; Fig. 2, a top view looking into the device; Fig. 3, a view of the under side of the same; Fig. 4, a broken vertical central section; Fig. 5, a plan view of the strip from which the device is formed on a reduced scale; Fig. 6, a side view of an eight-sided package; Fig. 7 atop view looking into the device; Fig. 8, a bottom View of the same; Fig. 9, a plan view of a strip from which the eight-sided package is formed on a reduced scale; Fig. 10, a perspective view of a metal lining for the bottom of our improved package.

This invention relates to an improvement .in paper jardiuiere or package for flowerpotsthat is, a device which may be made so ornamental as to produce an attractive jardiniere or which may be made from plain paper and utilized as a wrapper for flower-pots and particularly to such as are capable of being knocked down for shipment or storage, the object of the invention being a simple arrangement of parts whereby a convenient and attractive device for the purpose specified may be produced; and the invention consists in the construction as hereinafter described, and particularly recited in the claims.

In carrying out our invention we produce a pot polygonal in cross-section, the number of sides being iml'naterial. As shown on Sheet 1 of the drawings, the device may consist of sides formed from a single strip having sections 2, 3, 4c, 5, 6, 7, and 8, the sections 2 and 8 overlapping each other and adapted to be interlocked by providing these sections upon one side with notches 9 and 10 and with tongues 11 and 12 to engage the respective notches in the adjacent number. The sides of the receptacle taper from the upper end downward, and the sections 3, l, 6, and 7 have round-ended extensions or flaps 13, 1a, 15, and 16 at the lower end beyond the line of the bottom of the package, while the sections 2 and 5 are formed with longer eXtensions or locks Hand 18, which have hooks l9 and 20, adapted to engage with each other. The object of rounding the lower extensions of the sides is to permit their edges to meet without overlapping, so as to form a tight bottom and yet not have the undesirable number of thicknesses of paper. Thus the extension or flaps 13 and 16 have their edges abut, butdo not overlap, and the same is true of the flaps 141 and 15 of the sides a and 6, as clearly shown in Fig. 2, whilethe notched locks 17 and 18 of the sides 5 and 2 are hooked together outside the flaps, clearly shown in Fig. 3, thus pro ducing a tight bottom and holding the ends of the sections together. The upper ends of each of the sides are preferably rounded, so as to give a scalloped effect, and, if desired, the upper ends of the sections may be divided by cuts 21 and transverse scores 22 made across the sections, so as to produce tongues 23, which may be turned inward over the upper edge of the flower-pot placed in the receptacle, as indicated in Fig. 4, so that a convenient package is provided for a flower-pot. On Sheet 2 of the drawings we have illustrated a receptacle having eight sides formed from a fan-shaped blank composed of nine sections 2% to 32. The sections 25, 27, 29, and 31 have round-ended flaps 33, 34:, 35, and 36, while the alternate sections 2%, 26, 28, and 30 have longer extensions or locks 37, 38, 39, and 0 with hooked ends 41, 4L2, 4:3, and M. The sections 32 and 24C overlap and are provided at their outer ends with means for engagement, as before described.

As in the previous construction the upper ends of the sides of the receptacle may be rounded and, if desired, separated from each other and scored, so that their upper ends may be turned inward over the flower-pot if the device is used as a package for such. By rounding the flaps of alternate sections they will not overlap each other and while forming a tight bottom will not be composed of so many thicknesses of paper as to be cumbersome. The 'llaps 33, 3a, 35, and 36 not only clear each other, but clear the ends of the interlocking hooks of the longer sections.

Preferably we will place within the receptacle a metal cup or lining consisting of a base 45 and a narrow rim 16. The shape of the cup may correspond to the shape of the pacle age or it may be round of suitable diameter to fit in the bottom of the package. These metal cups will not only reinforce the package, but make it waterproof at the bottom.

It is apparent that a package may be constructed with any number of sections and the upper edge may be scalloped, as shown, or plain,or of any other design and that the means for interlocking the end sections at their upper edges and the form of the engagement of the interlocking extensions at the bottom may be those of any well-known methods employed in interlocking sections of paper boxes. e therefore do not wish to be understood as limiting the exact construction shown, but hold ourselves at liberty to make such departures therefrom as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of our invention.

Having fully describedour invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A paper jardiniere or package for flowerpots formed from a single strip and comprising several sections to produce a polygonal form, said sect-ions tapering from their upper edges downward, a portion of the sections,

having round-ended flaps at their lower ends which when folded inward will not pass beyond the center of the receptacle, other sections having long hooked extensions folded over said rounded ends and engaged with each other, and means for interl *cking the ends of the strip, substantially as described.

2. A paper jardiniere or package for flowerpots formed from a single strip and comprising several sections to produce a polygonal form, said sections rounded at their upper ends and tapering from their upper edges downward, a portion of the sections having roundended flaps at their lower ends which when folded inward will not pass beyond the center of the receptacle, other sections having long hooked extensions folded over said rounded ends and engaged with each other, means for interlocking the ends of the strip, and cuts between the several sides at their upper edges whereby the said upper edges of the sides may be turned inward, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof we have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

HERMAN E. COLLENBURG. EDlVARD GOLLENBURG. \Vitnesses:

FREDERIO C. EARLE, CLARA L. VEED.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/52