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Publication numberUSRE12968 E
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 1, 1909
Filing dateFeb 23, 1909
Publication numberUS RE12968 E, US RE12968E, US-E-RE12968, USRE12968 E, USRE12968E
InventorsFred C. Mitchell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shipping-box
US RE12968 E
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F. G. MITCHELL.

SHIPPING BOX. u PLIoATIoN FILED. r'EBAs, 1909.

Reissued'- June "1, 1909.

i/INVENTQR III/l//II/l//II fill/11111111 .Fanno MITCHELL, oF MILWAUKE"E,"wiscdfsliia A 1mall'"whmnlt may concern:

Be Yit known that I, FRED C. MITCHELL,

4Vf361 "Irving Place, Milwaukee, WVisconsin, i [have invented a new and useful Im vrove-v l` =mentvin Shipping-Boxes, of which the ollowing is a description, reference being had to *the accompanying drawing-which 1s a part o-f thls specification. g I

My mventlon has' relation to improveloments in shi )ping boxes,'particularly adapt-A not necessarily, for. shippinged, althoug boxesof cigars.

It'has been the usual custom to shi boxes of cigars in Wooden boxes or cases, tlie tops thereof being nailed down, and as a'further means of securing, a cord has been laced in and out throu 'heach and every board of the four sides of t e box, the ends of the cords being finally. tied together over the top of the 2o box, the two extremities or terminals ofthe card which roject from the knot being in turn secured) together b an ordinaryvlead seal. Shipping boxes o .the character just described are objectionable, not only b reaf 2 5 son 'of the; present high price of 'lwoo butl also by reason of thefact that theftopof abox of the character' referred to atv the ends Vtherelopen 8,

itoohand boxesof cigars thereby sul-'repti- It is the primary Object of inveniiOIl t0 yprovidev an improved construction whereby,

y the v employment of a telescopii-.g form of vbox, preferably composedv of thick card. l135 board, and a novel arrangement of lacing'.

' 4,cord in connection with the outer section' or Qcover of the box', not only lis a great saving ,of 'expense effected, but at the same time an absolute safe-guard against the surreptitious 10 removal'of'boxes of cigars is secured.

i l,'WVith-the above primary object, andfother incidental objects, in view, the invention consists of the devices and parts, or their equivalents, as hereinafter set forth'.

In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is `a `longitudinal sectional view `of my invention; Fig. 2 is a'transverse sectional View;

and Fig. 3 is a bottom view, part being..

vbroken away.

Referring. to the drawing, the'numeral 4 indicates `the'inner section of. a telescoping box, preferably o f lstiff cardboard, and cornprising, vas usual, the bottom piece and the lupwardly extending side pieces.

5.5 The numeral 5 indicates the cover or outer sectiono'f the box which" comprises",` as usual", the top portion and the-depel'iding rectangular rim,4 the latter telescopically fitting the `outside of the'upwa-rdly extending sidefpieces of theinner section. i v. y y

' The, t-wo oppositesid :s )of the'dependin rim of the outer section are each provide with lower and upper openings design ated, re-

spectively, by the numerals Gand?, thetwo opposite ends with similar lower and upper openings, desivnated," respectively, by the numerals 8 and 9, and thetopbf said outer section with openings-10 and 11 respectively,

there being two sets of openings, of two openings each, the said several. openings located near the outeredges ofsaid to .l

Two lacing cords are shown in the drawing.` The 'cord which is laced about the outer ,section of the box transverselythereof. is indi-l cated by the numeral ,12, and the cord which is laced about the outer.k section of the. lbox longitudinally thereof', is indicated by the numeral 13.y Following thefcord 12itwill be seen that it is assed throu hthe lower opening 6 of one o the Vsides of t eoutersection of the box, thence upwardly along the. inside of said box and out through the upper o ening 7 thence over the corner of the top of) the outer section and throughone of the openings 10 in said top, thence beneath the top and out through one .of the-openings 11 ofthe top, thence over the corner ofthe top, and through the/opening 7 in the op ),osite side of the outer section of thebox, t ence downwardly along the inner side of` said side and o ut of the lower opening 6, thence around the lower corner .of the box and beneath the bottom of the inner section. The other cord 13 is laced in identically thesame manner, that is tovsay, itis passed through the lower opening 8 in one ofthe ends-of the outer section ofthe box, thence-along the inner side of said end, and out through the upper opening 9`of'said end, thence around the u per corner of the to of. the outer sectiongt ence through the lother opening 10 in the top, thence beneath the to and crossing cord 12, thence out of the ot er opening 11 in the top, and around the corner of. thetop, 'thence inwardly through the o eninglQ in the opposite end piece, thence a on t elower opening 8, thence e inner side ofv said end piece and out of t around the lower. `,corner .of the boxand beneath the box. The cords beneaththe v.box

are. looped, as ,indicated bythe numeral. 151,gl

and extended inopposite directions, and the end of one knotte or tied to the end .of the other, as indicated by the numeralA 15, the

extremities of thetWO cords thus knotted or tied together being inl-turn secured together by means of a leadseal 16.

It will be seen from the above description that I provide 'not only an linexpensive form of box or' case for shippind goods, but also b .b one ln'which 1t 1s absolutely impossible to re move the contents of-v-the box or case Without the outer section `of the box beinor damaged to such an extent as to readily disclose thatthe box has been tampered with. This form of box will be found of great advantage to shippers, inasmuch as the freight rate is regulated t'o a considerable extent by the se'- vcurityof the box'or case against-*accessibility to the contents thereof. By the particular arrangement of cords, it will be seen that said cords are not laced through the inner section of the box at all, but solely through the outer section `or cover, and as the box or case is of a telescoping forni, it will. be absolutely impossible, under the arrangement adopted toreak open the boxvunless the cords are cut, or unless the box itself is cutopen. Itl will also be seen that by thefparticular arrangement of the cords, they intersect each other beneath the top of the cover and theyalso intersect each other beneath the bottom of comprising an inner section having a bottoni extending side pieces', and an I and upwardly outer section comprising a top portion and a rim depending therefrom, saidrim adapted to fit the outside of the side pieces of the inner section, and of the salue, or substantially the Same, .height as said side pieces of the inner section, the-two sections, when adjusted together lconstitutinf` ;l a. tclescoping forni oiga-box, and two of the opposite side pieces of the depending rim of the outer section or cover provided each With a plurality of eyelets', the lonfer eyeletof each of said side pieces of the rim being loca ted a desired. distance abovethe lower cdgeof said side piecc,and the upper eyelet beinglocated a desired `distance below the upper-'edge of the side piece, and the top of said outer section. provided with a plurality ofeyelets, one lof said eyelets located a desired distance from one of the side edges ofthe top, and the other eyelet a desired distance from the opposite side edge of the top, of a lacing cord passing through the lower eyelet-of one of the depending side pieces of the rim of the cover,

thence along the inside of said depending piece and out through the Vupper eyelet thereof, thence over the upper corner of the box,v thence throughfone of the openings of the top, thence beneath the top, thence out through the 4other opening and down through the upper eyelet of the opposite depending piece Qf the rim of the cover, thence along the inside of said depending piece, thence out through the lower opening thereof, thence around. the lower corner and beneath the box, the two ends of the cord being fin ally secured together. 4

2. The combination with a shipping box comprising aninner section having a. bottom box, and each ofthe sides of the depending rim of the outer section provided with a plurality of4 y veletsgthe lower eyelet of each si de piece of the rim being located adesired distance above the lower edge thereof, and the upper eyelet of each side piece being located a desired distance below the upper edge thereof, and the top of said outer section provided with two series-of eyelets, one series extending in. a line transversely of the other, and one of said eyelets of each series being located a desired 'distance from one of the side edges of the top, and the other eyelet of a series locatcda desired distance from the opposite side edge ofthe tnop, of lacing cords, each cord being passed through the lower opening of one' of the side-pieces of the rim of the cover, thence along' the inside of saidl depending 1biere, and out through the upper opening of said depending piece, thence over the upper corner ofthe box, thence through one of the openings of the top, thence .beneatli the top, thence out through the opposite opening' of the top, thence around the upper corner and down through the upper eyelet of the opposite side piece of the rim of the cover, thence along the inside of said side piece, thence Aout through the lower opening thereof, thence around the lower corner and beneath the box, the ends ofthe cords being finally secured together. v

3. The combination with a shipping box coinprisii ian section having a bottom and upwardly lextending side pieces and an outer section comprising .a top portion and a rirr-L depending therefrom, said rim adapted to` ifi't the outside of the side pieces of the inner section, and of the same, or substantially the saine, heiOht as said side pieces of the innersection, the two sections, when adjusted together, constituting a telescoping forni of box, and each of the sides of the depending rim of the outer 'section provided with a plurality of eyelets, the loWerJe-yelet ldesired laces ofY each side piece of the rim being located, a -'distance above the lower edge the upper "edge thereof, and the top of said -'outer'"sectionprovided with two series of ef'eletS","o'n=e series arranged in a line trans- -verselyfoflthe other series, and one of said `eyeletsofea'ch series being located adesired rtcp,"andthe vother eyelet of a series located distance from one of the side edgesof `the z rdesiredi distance from 'the opposite side y cdgdof 'the top, of Alacing cords, each 'cord "being'p'assed'through the lower opening of o'ne'of the side` pieces of the riinof the cover,

thence' alongthe inside of said dependingy piece, and out through the upper opening of said" depending piece, thence over the upper j corner of thebox, thence through one of the openings of the top, thence beneath the top,

thence 'out through the opposite opening of the'top, thence around the upper corn er and down through the upper eyelet of the opposite sidepiece of the rim of the cover, thence alongjthe inside of said side piece, thence out- 'through the lower 'opening thereof, thence around Athe lower corner and beneath the box, the two cords beneath the bottom beinglooped so as to provide for the end portion of one cord being carried in one direc.- tion and the end portion of the other cord. carried in the opposite direction, the opposite ends or terminals of the two cords being secured together.

4. The combination with a shipping box comprising aninner section having a bottom piece and upwardly extending side pieces, and an outer section comprising top portion and a rim depending therefrom, said rim ada ted to fit the outside of the side pieces o the inner section, and of the same, or substantially the saine, height as said side pieces of the inner section, the tivo sections, when adjusted together', constituting a telescoping form of box, and each of the sides of the depending rim of the outer section provided with a plurality of eyelets, the lower eyelet ofl each side piece of the rim being located a desired distance above the lower edge thereof, and the upper eyelet of each side piece being located a desired distance below the upper edge thereof, and the top of said outer section provided with two series of eyelets, one series extending in a line transversely ofthe other, and one of said eyelets of each series being located a desired distance from one of the side edges of the top, and the other eyelet of a series located a desired distance from the opposite side edge of the top', of a cord arrangement laced solely through the cover section, and having one portion extending in one direction around said cover section, and another portion extending around the cover section in another direction, the'portion in each direction being laced or threaded zin and out through the eyelets of the cover so that portions ofthecord will be on 'the Aoutside of tho coveind portions between the walls ofthe` cover and inner section, the portions being carried be-A ends neath the bottom of the box, thereof lsecured together.

The combination with a shipping `box comprising an inner section having abottoin im@ il? piece, and upwardly extending side pieces, andan outer section corn rising` a top. por-v tion and a rim depending t. erefrom', said lhn adapted to 'fit the outside ofthe side pieces of the inner section,4 and of the saine, or subst antially the saine, height as said side pieces of the inner section, the two sections, when adjusted together, constituting a telescoping form of box, and each ofthe sides lof the depending rim of the outer sectionl provided. with a plurality of eyelets, the lower eye-let of each side piece of the rim being located a desired distance above the lower edge thereof, and the upper eyele'tvof each side piece being located a desired distance `below .the upper edge thereof, and thetop of said outer 'sectionprovided with two series of eyelets, onefseriles side edges of the top, Iand the other, eyelet of a series located a desired distance froni'tlic opposite side edge of the top, of a cord 'ar-- rangement laced solely through the cover section, and having one portion extending in one direction around said cover section, and another portion extending around the cover section in another direction, the ortion in each direction being laced or threa ed in and v out through the eyelets of the cover so that portions of the cordv will be onthe outside of the cover and ortions between the walls of the cover an( inner section, the portions crossing each other beneath the bottom of the box, and thev ends thereof secured together.

G. T he combination. with va shipping box comprising an inner section having a bottoni piece and upwardly extending 'side pieces,

and an outer section comprising a top vportion and a rim depending therefrom, saidrim adapted to fit the outside of the side pieces of the inner section, and of the saine, or substantially the same, height as said side.pieces of the inner section, the two sectionswhen adjusted together, constituting a telescoping form of box, and each of the sides of the deu pending rim of the outer. section provided with a plurality of eyelets, the lower eyelet of each side piece of the rirn being locatedA a desired distance above the lower edge thereof,

and the upper eyelet of each lside piece being located a desired distance below the upper edge thereof, andthe top of said outer section provided with two Series of eyelets, one series extending 1n. a line transversely'of the' other, and one of seid evelets of each series being located desired distri-nce troni one of the side edges of the top, :ind the other eyelet of aJ series located a desired .distance troni the opposite side- .edge of the top, of zicord errangement laced solely through the cover' the box and looped togetheret the point of 1 intersection to orni en interlocking of the portions one with the other, the ends oi' the portions beingfinelly secured together.

7. The conibinetion with :t shipping .box comprising an inner section having e bottoni piece and upivardlfyv extending side pieces,

`end un outersection comprising a top portion and a riin depending therefrom, said riin adapted to fit the outside of the side pieces of the inner section, and of the saine, or suhstanti'ally the saine, height es said side pieces of the inner section, the two sections',` when adjusted together constituting a telescoping forni of box, and each oi" the sides of' the depending rini of the outer section provided with a pluralit)T of eyelets, the lower eyelet of cach side piece of the. rim being located a (le-- sircd disience above the loweredge thereof, and theupper eyelet ol' eech side piece being located' e desired distance below'the upper edge there-ol?, and the top of said outer seotioii provided with n, seriesoi' eyelets, one series extending in ai. line 'transversely of `the other, and one of seid eyelets of each series being located nV desired distance from one of the side edges of thc'top, and the other eyelet of series located a desireddistzincc frointhe opposite. side edge of the top, of a cord arrangement laced solely through the cover section., :ind having one portion extending in one direction. ziround said cover section, and

another portion extending around the'cover section in another direetion, the portion in each direction being laced or threaded in and out through the eyelets of the cover so-tlnit portions of the eord'will be on the outside of the cover and portions between the walls; ol the cover end the inner sec-tioin'tjlie portions crossing erich other on the inside of the top 'of the cover and also crossing earch other beneath the bottoni of the box, the ends of tlie portions being iinelly secured together.

FRED C. MITCHELL.

'Vitiiesscs A. L. MoiisnLL, ALMA A. KLUG.

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