US 901695 A
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0. H. DAVIS.
- of which UNITED' STATES YPATENT OFFICE.
OSCAR II. DAVIS, or KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, ASSIGNOR 'rc DAVIS BROS., OF KANSAS CITY,
` MISSOURI, A COPARTNERSHIP.
Bpedcation o!l Letter. Patent.
. Patented oct. 2o, 190s.
To all whom 'it 'may concern: Y
Be it known that'I, OscAn H. DAvIs, a citi zen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and` useful Im rovements" in` Cardboard Boxes,
the following is a specification. This invention relates to cardboard boxes and more especially to boxes 4of vangular formin cross section, -and my object 1s to4 reduce a box of this character embodying a y, and end-portions formed from a single.' piece of cardboard or equivalent material, in which the use of flaps or overlapping portions at the ends is avoided.
A further object` is to produce a blank .which can be easily and'quickly folded by -an unskilled erson to the form of a box.
A still furt er object is to roduce a box having seals attached to an covering its end-portions to prevent the opening or unfolding movement thereof; the upper end- ,with the qpper end broken awayto expose the metho of connecting theV ends of the blank. Fi 3, is a vertical section lof the box with Y e seals at the up r and lower Aends of the latter, and wlth the body equipped with a wrapper. Fig. 4, is a face view of the blank from which the box embodying my invention is formed.
In the said draw indicates a cardboard or u ivalent bank 'scored as-,at 2,
' parallel wi its ends, the blank shown being scored to divide it into e' ht similar sections. The lower end of the b ank is serrated to provide V-'sha d ends3 for each of said sections, the shaped, rtions being in len h equal to half the lameter of thebox Y `lines 4, and the blank is bent on its scored lines until its en ds meet, the said converging edges willradiate from the longitudinal center of the box and will abut together so as to .constitute in effect a solid bottom for the box as shown `in Fig. 2. Each section. is also provided with a truncated V-shaped projection 5, which projections correspond in all respects except in lbeing truncated, to rojections 3 and likethe latter are score at their bendin lines, at 6,4 so that when the box is formed as hereinbefore explained, .the edges of portions 5 shall likewise en age each other and radiate from the lon 'tu inal center of the box,l as also shown in `ig. 2, it
being further noticed that by truncating the 4ends of projections5 an opening-7 is probe as many sided as there are sections produced by scorings 2, and obviously may be rectangular, triangular, -octagonal, or other form 1n*cross sectlon, in fact .by a sufficient number of scorings, a substantially cylin drical box can be produced.
9 indicates a seal for the bottom of the box, this seal being secured by adhesive material by preference to the-underside of the bottom or end formed by ortions 3, and in view of .the -fact that saidp ortions fit endwise to ther, the seal may for most urposes o thin flexible paper or its equiv ent, 1t being obvious ofcourse that the bottom may be reinforced internally as shown by the additional bottom-piece 10 fitting snugly upon portions 3.
11 Indicates a sealsimilar to seal V9 but secured to the'upper end' of the box and bridging the opemn 7 therein so that when access to the box is esired, the operator canV puncture the seal 11 and then easily portions 5 upward and outward. Y 12 indicates a .wrapper around the body Swing portion of the box to contain any desired printed matter and also to provide an attractive finish for the box which wrapper if desired may be equipped with a transparent portion 13 covering a hole 14 through which the contents of the boxmay be observed, it being understood that no claim is made to Aequipping the box with an opening 14 and its covering.
From the 'above description it will be apparent that I-have produced a cardboard box possessing the features of advantage enumerated as desirable and I wish it to be understood that I do not desire to be restricted to the exact details of construction shown and described as obvious modications will suggest themselves to one skilled in the art. A
Having thus described the invention what I claim as `new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A box comprising a body portion and two end-portions, each end-portion consisting of a series of angular portions folded in- A wardly and having their side edges abutting squarely against each other so asto conjointly form a stifening flange, the angular v portions at one end being truncated to form l a central opening.
2. A box, comprising a body portion and two end-portions, each end-portion consisting of a series of angular portions folded in- Wardly and having their side edges abutting squarely against each other so as to conjointly form a stifening flange, the angular portions at one end being truncated to form a central opening, and seals secured to said end portions and holding them in their folded positions with their edges abuttin together, the seal at the end provided witg the opening bridging and closing said opening.
3. A blank for forming boxes and provided with a plurality of scores parallel with its ends and dividing it into a' series of similar sections, and terminating at one end \in\ a flap or extension to lap the opposite end when the box is formed,l angular portions projecting from the lower ends of said sections, and truncated angular portions projecting from the upper ends of said sections.
In testimony whereof I aiix my signature, in the presence of two witnesses.
OSCAR H. DAVIS.
H. C. Romans, G. Y. THoRrE.