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Publication numberUS949204 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 15, 1910
Filing dateFeb 8, 1909
Priority dateFeb 8, 1909
Publication numberUS 949204 A, US 949204A, US-A-949204, US949204 A, US949204A
InventorsOtto M Stiehl
Original AssigneeOtto M Stiehl
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Knockdown receptacle.
US 949204 A
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APPLICATION FILED FEELS. 1909. 949,204. Patented Feb. 15, 1910.




Application filed February 1309.

To all whom it may concern:

tie it. known that. I. U'rro M. STIEIJL, 1 5 will eitizen of the United States, reenling at St. Louis, in the eount-y of St. Louis City and [late of .\li ouri. have invented a new and useful Knockdown Receptacle, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to packing and hipping boxes of that typedesigned to be collapsed or knocked down 11 to occupy the minimum space when not in use, and thus materially reduce the rest of transportb in; empi crates or boxes.

The object oi the invention is to provide a box of this type formed of separate parts each of which preterablgi stamped of sheet metal, all of [h parts being so shaped as to slidablr engage one. another in such a manner as to hold the parts securely against displacenn-nt in any dirertion. it merely heing ]l(&3 521l to utilize a wire or other sealing device {or preventing the b x from being :nreidentally opened, or from being opened by unauthorized persons without d tection.

A further object is to provide a box of this type the pa rts ot' whivh run he set-ur-s-ly held together when the box is collapsed.

With these and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel detailsof construction and combinations of pa rts here.- inafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims.

In the aee-nnpanying drawings the preferred {011D ot' the invention has been shown.

In said drawing 2-Figure l is a perspeca similar view. showing the box (aillapsed, a portion of one wall of the l-ox being broken tt\\'a and the cover being snown parity removed. Fig. 3 is a vertical Feet'ion through one p rtion of the box when set up. Fig. 4 is a horizontal set-lion through the interva gaging portion of one end and ne side panel. l-ig. 5 is a transverse weti n through the box set up for use. Fig. (3 is a view shining in perspective the rear panel. one end panel, and the top and bottom panels of he box, all of said panels being eparated.

Referring to the figures hr eharaeters of refer-euro l designates the base panel of the ox. the same being providedat its front and rear edges with upstanding flanges eaeh havin; an outwardli and dowmvardljv bent edgiportion forming an inverted channel as indicated at- 3, the outwardly extending Specification of Letters Patent.

5 way between the ends l l l l l t i i l l l l rated at 12, is tire view ot the box set up tor on. Fig. 2 is l Patented Feb. 1 5, t 91 0. Serial No. 476.733.

portion of the. front flange 2 being formed 1 an openingt at a point preferably midof the flange 2. Upstanding flanges 5 are formed at the ends of panel 1, each of these flanges being folded upon itself to form 1. inner longitiulinally extending engaging portion or leaf (3 and the foldedportions of the flange being heat outwardly and downwardl as indicated at T to form a retainin; ledge in the form of an inverted channel. It is of course to he undentood that: this base panel and all of the flanges mentioned are formed in a single sheetof metal, preferably galvanized iron, and of sutiicient. strength to resist the ordinary rough usage to which it might be subjected. Each end panel 8 of the box is likewise formed of metal and is provided at its side edge- 1 with flanges 9, each of which is folded longitinlinallr to form a channeled engaging member for the purpose hereina fter set forth. The lower edge portion of the panel 8 folded upon the outer face of the panel to form a leaf 10, while the upper portion of each end panel is folded outwardly and downwardly upon said panel to form an inverted ehanuel 1t constituting a wide as hereinafter set forth.

The front and rear panels of the box are similar in construction, each being formed of a single sheet of metal and having niarinal flanges for the purpose of engaging corresponding portions of adjoining panels. Ilaeh of these panels. which has been indiprovided at its ends with engaging flanges 13 folded over the face panel. while arranged along the upper longitudinal edge of said panel is an outwardly and downwardlv bent retaining llange 14.

i The flange M of the rear panel is preferably extended inwardly against said panel as shown at: 15 in Fig. 5. while the other flange 14 has an openin; it in its end similar to the opening 4 heretofore referred to.v

The top panel formed in a single sheet of metal and extending from the ends of this panel are downwardly and inwardl extending channeled guide members 18 while a stop llattgs'll extends downwardly from the rear edg of the panel and has longitudinal extension 20 extending inwardly from its lower edge and designed to extend under and engage the retaining portion 14-0f the rear panel 12. The front of; the box cover is open and an opening 21 is formed in the cover adjacent the front, edge thereof and is designed, when the. box is rlosed, to register with the opening 16 if the box is set up, and with the opening at when the box is collapsed.

'When it is desired to set up the box const inning the present invention the bottom panel l placed with its flanges 2 and 5 extending upwardly; and the end panels 8 are then inserted into the spaces formed bctween the ends of flanges :2 and 5, said spaces being indicated at 22 and being produced by shortening the flanges When the end panels o are thus located their leaves 10 are inserted between the flanges 5 and the lea ves (3 and said end panels are then shifted longitudinally until their guide portions 9 become seated within the spaces 22. The front and rear panels 12 are then placed with their guide members 13 in engagement with the guide members t), after which said front and rear panels are pushed dmvnwardly so as to bring their lower edges between the flanges 2. The bottom and wall panels are thus rigidly held with relation to one another, and, when it is desired to close the box thus formed, the top panel 17 is placed with its guide members 15 in engagementwith the guide m mbers 11 of the end panels 8. Said top panel 17 is then shifted toward the from until its stop flange 19 is brought into con tact with the retaining flange 14. \Yhen the panel 18 assumes this position the opening :31 is brtutght into register with the opening 16 whereupon a scaling wire 23 may be inserted through said openings and its end porliors secured together in 'any preferred manner.

When it is des'red to collapse the box the foregoing opertuion is re'tersed and the front and rear panels 12 are then placed, one abore the othe= upon the bottom panel 1 and the end panels 6 are then placed side by side above the panels This arrangement has been indicated in Fig. 53. After the parts have thus been assembled the top panel 1? is place-l with its guide portions 13 in engagement with the guides T on the tlanges it, after which the top panel is slid into position upon the flanges of the bottom panel, thus bringing the opening 2L into register with the opening l and permitting the insertion of a sealin; wire or the like through said openings. 'When the. parts are thus assembled the box can llt' stored in a comparatively small space and there. is no danger of any part thereof becoming misl llll'ld.

As heretofore pointed out all of the panels and the parts connected thereto are preferably formed of sheet metal which ma be galvanized for the purpose of protecting it trout the action of moisture etc. The entire device is forts-ted of but six parts, to wit: the front and rear pane.s, the end panels means utilized for holding these panels logetlu-r are integral w th the rcspcvtirc pancls. so that lll(. tl(\lt't is alnays read to be either as embled or lfllut'litil doun.

Obviously various changes may be made in the con truction and arrangement ot' the parts without departing from the spirit or sacrificing the advant- YPS! t the invention.

'hat is claimed l. A knock-down receptacle comprising a base panel having tuupositely disposed flanges or retaining devices, a retain ng leaf extending over the inner face of each tlange, a combined guiding and retaining member extending over the outer face of each tiange, end pa els detachably engaging said leaves, said panels having outstanding guiding and eta portions, front and rear panels :leta ....-lnly engagitn the end panels, and a top panel having channeled guide devices slidably and detachzndy engaging the retaining devices of either the end panels or the bottom panel.

2. A knock-down receptacle comprising a base panel having end flanges, retaining leaves integral with and extending over the inner faces of said flanges, guide device upon the outer fat-es of said flanges, end panels detaehably engaging and retained by said leaves, guide devices carried by the end re'movably engaging the end panels. and a top panel having guide devices slidably and detaehably engaging the guide t'levieeyof either the ent'l'pauels or the bottom panel.

3 A knock-down receotat-lc comprising retained by the guides of the end panels when the box is set, up, and by the retaining ledges of the bottom panel when the receptacle is collapsed.

-l. A knock-down receptacle comprising a bot-tom pant-l formed of sheet metal and having marginal flanges, two of the opposed llangcs being folded lorgitudinally to form an. interior retaining leaf and an exterior guide nu-niber. sheetmetal end pant-ls having integral retaining leaves for engagement with the leaves of the bottom panel, there being guiding members upon the end panels, sheet metal front, and rear panels slidably engaging the end panels and extending between the flanges on the base panel, and a top panel formed of sheet metal and having guide members for Eliciably engaging the guide memheis on the and panels when the and the top and bottom panels, and the receptacle is set, up, and for slidably engagpanels, front and rear panels slidably and' members slidable into engagement. with and sliuol nwlal and cmnpi'iflng a basv panel having: upstanding marginal fmnl, War and vial llangvs. tlavial llangvs living fUldUll lm1- giitmlinall 10 cunslilulv inierim' n-taining illil lianyvs living." lim-ml lmin llnl'mnt and 1 panels HbU'UblL' trans v \'(l' -(l ul tlw liultuni pzmvl into engagvmmil above the rum l l l l l with the guide fiangus of the anal panals. a in panel, and iizcans-upun the 10p pain-l fur iletaclmbly engaging the mp gllllllF on the end panels to hold said top panel in pwitinn and rear panels when tlw rvcuplaclv is set up, said mp panel living a-li lablc into engagement with llic guide lle- Vitus of the notion: hu-la collapsed.

1n testimonylliat l claim the foregoing as my awn. I liawla-n-[u :llllXCll my nature in the presence of in witnesses.


panel when the recep- Wilncs An'rmin R. ALLlsox, J. A. Cnnmn'rox.

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International ClassificationB65D6/16
Cooperative ClassificationB65D7/24