|Publication number||US875409 A|
|Publication date||Dec 31, 1907|
|Filing date||Dec 16, 1905|
|Priority date||Dec 16, 1905|
|Publication number||US 875409 A, US 875409A, US-A-875409, US875409 A, US875409A|
|Inventors||Henry Tatnall Brown|
|Original Assignee||Brown & Bailey Company|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (2), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
PATENTED DEC. 31, 1907.
H. T. BROWN. GOLLAPSIBLE BOX. I APPLIOATION FILED DEC. 16. 1905.
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PATBNTED DEC. 31, 1907.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.-
HENRY TATNALL BROWN, OF MOORESTOWN, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO BROWN BAILEY COMPANY, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, A CORPORATION OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented net. 31, 1907.
Application filed December 16. 1906. Serial No- 291,989-
To all ivhom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY TATNALL BROWN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Moorestown, in the count ofBurlington and State of New Jersey, ave invented certain Improvements in Collapsible Boxes, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in colla sible paper boxes adapted for use as pail lers. Its characteristic features comrise the capacity to collapse into quadriateral form having the compass of a single side of the box, to open for use from the initial collapsed position without breakin or creasing to form joints along scores or ot erwise, to provide an unbroken folding bottom that is effectively supported and braces'the collapsible sides when the parts are in position for use, to reduce the number of glue laps, and to provide a more eflicient and convenient construction at reduced cost.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a blank formed and scored upon lines suitable for constructing my improved box: Fig. 2 represents a pers ective view of a box made from the blank sliown in Fig. 1 with the parts in position for use: Fi 3 represents a top plan view of the box s own in Fig. 2 with the bottom partially raised: Fig. 4 is a top plan view re resenting an intermediate position of the t )ox in process of collapsing: Fig. 5 represents a pers ective view of the colla sed or folded box: ig. 6 represents a bla formed and scored upon lines suitable forproviding a modified construction of the box: Fig. 7 is'a perspective view representing the box made from the blank shown in Fig. 6 with the bottom raised: and Fig. 8 is a erspective view of the box made from the b ank shown in Fig. fi with the bottom down.
As shown in Figs. 1 to 5 of the drawings, the box may be formed of.a blank comprising the sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 defined by the respective scores 1, 2, 3' and 4' along which creases are made-to form the sides of the box,
an end section as 1 having a lap 5 folded along the adj acent'score and glued to the section 4, thereby closing the sides. The similar sides 1 and 2 have thereon the res ective parts 6 and 7 joined thereto on the 'nes of the scores 6 and 7v along which creases are made, the part 7 being provided with the .score 7 along which a crease is made to permit this part to be folded on this line. On
suitable adhesive when the section 6-forming the bottom is folded upon the supporting section 7. The box thus formed is collapsed by folding in the lap 9, raising the bottom 6 and folding inwardly the bottom sup orting see tion 7 and the side sections 3 an 4, the several positions being shown successively in Figs. 2, 3, 4 and 5.
In Figs. '6, 7 and 8 there is shown one of the'various ways in which the blank and box can be modified within the scope of the in vention. In this construction the side sec tions 10, 11, 12 and 13 are joined together by a lap 14 on the section 10 which is glued to the section 13, the bottom part or section, 15 formed integrally with the side 12 having the lap 16 which is glued to the side 13 to provide a support for the bottom 17 formed integrally with the side 1 1. The bottom is made so that when raised it will lie fiat against the side 1 1 without folding or bending any of its parts while when pressed down its edge 17 is ressed against the side section 10 and may he turned up by contact therewith without breaking or creasing, the wedging action providing a tightly fitting snug bottom.
It will be observed that the foregoing imrovements provide a box from a single hlankor unitary sheet with but two essential laps fixed to form joints and without crease or break in the bottom, the construction being such that the parts or sections fold together in parallel relation to a quadrilateral orm having the area of a single side and exand from the initial folded relation without reakin or creasing to form the parts as is re uire by'the usual constructions.
aving described my invention, I claim I l. A collapsible box having four unbroken sides, a creased bottom part secured to two sides and a bottom part secured to a third side only and supported by said first part, said parts being joined by flexible connections permitting them to fold together in parallel relation substantially within the compass of a single side.-
2. A colla sible box formed from a single blank with our unbroken sides, but two essential laps fixed to form joints, an unbroken bottom fixed to a single 'side and an unfolding bottom section fixed to two sides to support said bottom, the parts of said box being foldin bottom section fixed to two sides and.
an un roken folding bottom fixed to anonbroken third side only, said bottom be' 10 supported by saidbottom section when sai box is expanded. 4. A collapsible four sided box having a broken folding bottom section fixed to two sides and an unbroken foldin bottom fixed 15 to a third side, said bottom aving apart two adiacent sides, and an unbroken bottom 20- secure 'to a third side only and supported by said section.
I In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 14th day of December, A. D.
1905, in the presence of the subscribing wit- 25 nesses.
HENRY TATNALL BROWN. -Witnesses:
ROBERT JAMES Emu, UTLEY E. CRANE, Jr.
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