US RE7371 E
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UNITED 'STfryis Ernten.
IMPROVEMENT iN SHOW-BOXES,
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 176,974, dated May 2, 1876 reissue No. 7,371, dated October 31, 1875; application tiled J une 27,1876.
To ali whom it may concern:
Be it vknown that we, EDWARD MAGiNN and CHARLES MAGINN, both of Allegheny, in the countyfof Allegheny and State of I Dennsylvania, have invented a-eertain new article of manufacture-viz., a Paper Show Box for Crackers, Snc.; and We do hereby declare that the\`'olloi.ving is a full, clear, and exact descrip tion thereof', that will enable oth'ers skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the saine, reference being had tothe accent panying drawings and to the letters ot' reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification. v
rlhe object of our invention' is to furnish a receptacle for readily packing and displaying` crackers, cakes, and other articles in one and the same package; and it consists ol a paper show-box Composed of a body and lid, constructed oi' that class of paper known as pasteboard, the body being' provided with a glass front,- surrounded by overlapping ornamental borders, allaswill be hereinafter more fully described, and pointed out in the claims.
Referring to the drawings Figure l is a perspectivc View of' the body ot' the box, representing its glass panel partly removed. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the body ofthe box and its lid. Fig. 3 is a transverse section ci' the box at line y oi' Fig. 2. 'Fig'. Li' is a per-v speoliye view ot' one of the guides' used for holding the glass .panel in position.
Similar letters of reference indicate like parte in the several figures.
A represent-s the body of the box, which is constructed of pasteboard, having a square or other suitable-shaped opening, B, in one of i its sides, forming a frame, U. The outside Walls of the body of the box and its lid are covered with ornamental paper, and the frame C and the front edge of tlie'lidD are furnished with panels, or' representations ot' panels, 'if g h, upon which names may be placed. On the inside of the box, near the inner lwail of the frame (1, vare attached guides j, constructed of heavy pasteboard, which are formed by bending the paper at right angles, represented in Fig. 4. These guides .exten from.
the top edge of the box toits bottom, and are seeured to the sidesk and of the box by past ing the part on to the side it, and the part ato the side l. The inner Walls et' the gnidesj are covered with a thinner paper than that of which the guides are construeted, and this thin paper extends beyond the parte m and 'n of the guides, and is pasted to the sides c and loi the box, thereby more permanently securing the attachment ot' the guides. These guides j are used for the purpose ot' holding the detachable glass plate Qlosely against the inner Wall of tbe traine C, as indicated in Fig. 3.
By having tbe panel B' detachable, as hereinbefore described, it can be removed (as indicated in Fig. l) with ease and facility, for the purpose Vofcleaning it, or for replae ingit in ease of breakage by accident.
Having thus described our invention We claim as new and useful is l. In a shewvbox for crackers,`the transparent glass panel, held in position with relation to the front opening', substantially as and for the purpose described.
2,. A pasteboard shun/box for crackers and other articles, provided. with a glass front held in`positlon by the angular guides j, and the edges of the pasteboard traine which extend over upon the glass front, so to Forni erna- ,what
vmental borders 'i fg IL, substantially as andV for the purpose described.
3. In a sbowbox for crackers or other articles, the panels, or .representation ol' panels, i
' h surronndin the 'lass i'ront of the box :Y i e g 7 substantiallyas and for 'the purpose described. Ai. in a show-box for crackers, the angular strips or guides j, for holding the glass panelV in position with relation to the open front of the box, substantially shown and described.
ln testimony that we claim the foregoing, we have hereunto set our hands this 24th day of June, 1876. EDWARD MAGINN.
PARKER l. Swear, Jr., r E. Menen-ini..