Aug. 6, 1935. M. J. TARBAY DISPLAY PACKING CASE Filed April 10, 1953 INENTOR. Michael I Er-kg ATTCRNEY.
Patented Aug. 6, 1935 a UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,010,115 DISPLAY PACKING CASE Michael J. Tarbay, Detroit, Mich.
I Application April 10, 1933 ,S erial No. 665,244 3 Claims. (01. 206......
h My invention relates to a new and useful imreference to the. accompanying drawing which provement in a container adapted for use asa forms apart of this specification, and in which, receptacle in which goods are packed and shipped, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of the and from which goods aredi'spensed or used in invention. I
quantities less than the complete content of the Fig. 2 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on 5 container. The invention is particularly adapted 1ine 22 of Fig. 1. t, for use asa cookie box, cracker box, cigar box, Fig. 3 isafragmentary sectional view taken on or container in which commoditiessuch as macline 33 of Fig. 1. aroni and similar goods sold in bulk arepacked Fig. 4is a fragmentary perspective view of the m and dispensed from the package in which they false bottom. are packed. I I a t Fig. 5 isa fragmentary perspective view of one It is an object of the present invention to pro- ,end of the container with the falsebottom and its vide a simple and effective means whereby as the supporting member removed. contents are removed from the container the Fig. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of an 5 remaining contents may be raised to the level of end of a modified form of the invention. the top of the container so that, thepackage al- Fig. 7 is a fragmentary view of a modified form ways has the appearance of being fresh and full of the end Wall of the container., and. the goodsare in easy access to; the person I Fig. 8 is a fragmentary perspective view of a removing the same therefrom. further modified form of the invention.
It is another object of the present inventionto Fig. 9 is a fragmentary view of the form shown 20 provide a slidable or false bottom on which the in Fig. 8 with the supporting member in unlocked goods placed on the container may rest and which position.
may be movable relatively-to the. top of the con- Fig. 10 is a view similar to Fig. 9 showing a tainerso that the goods supportedthereon may slightly different form of container.
be raised upwardly as the same are removed from Fig. 11 is a perspective view of a further modi- 25 the package or container. fled form of the invention.
It is another object of the present invention Fig. 12 is anenlarged fragmentary perspective to providea supportingmember having a false view of one of theend walls of the container bottom having laterally extending tabs or ears shown in Fig. 11. engageable in a slit or notchformed in the upper Fig. 13 is a slightly modified form of the strucedge of the box or container so that the false ture shown in Fig. 12 and Fig. 11. bottom may be raised upwardly to various loca The invention is adapted for use with a contions and easily and quickly locked in various tainer having side walls H and I8 and end walls positions, l9 and 20. A false or slidable bottom 2| is used It is another object of the present invention to with the invention, and in the form shown in 35 provide in a container of this class having a false Fig. 1, this false bottom is supported by a suitbottom movable upwardly and downwardly of able supporting member 22 which is narrower Lelo'ngated tongues hav ng a l ty ofv laterally than the false bottom ZI and engages at its upprojecting tabs or ears which may be engaged wardly turned ends 24 in the recess 23 formed in a suitable notch or recess in the upper'edge in the opposite ends of the false bottom 2|. Pro- 4.0
of the box at the various locations of the tabs or jecting upwardly from the upwardly turned porears and the surplus material torn away so that tion 24' of the supporting member 22 are the p Of a ver on the container'will not elongated tongues 25 projecting from opposite be interfered with. sides of which, in the pre-determined locations Another object of the invention is the provision andiin' spaced relation to each other, are the tabs 45 ance of-the container..,,
of a device which will be simple in S c or looking ears 26. In the form shown in Fig; 1 economical of manufa ture. du a l asily and the end walls are provided with the spaced slots quickly operated; highly eflicientin use, and ef- .21 so as to provide a tongue 28 positioned therefe ing to a m u degree t normal app a "between, these slots extending inwardly from the l l 1 upper edge of the end walls. 50 ..Other objects will appear hereinafter. In use, the bottom 2| may be moved upwardly Theinvention consists in the combination and the. desired distance with the tongue 25 engagarrangement of partshereinafter described and ing the inner face of the end walls. the tabs or claimed. ildcking ears 26, are then engaged in the Slots 2! .55 The v inventionwill be bestunderstoodby a so as to lie in engagement with the outer face of the end walls, forcing the tongues 28 to flex outwardly as clearly shown in Fig. 1. The tongue 25 is scored at the lines 29 so that the upwardly projecting portion of the tongue may be torn away at the scored lines, thus locking the bottom 2| in its various positions of adjustment vertically relatively to the upper edge of the container and in no manner interfering with the placing of a cover 30 on the container. The formation of the slots in the container is a simple operation involving practically no expense in the fabrication of the box. The locking of the bottom in various positions is easily and quickly effected as appears evident from the description. With the device constructed in this manner, the ad'- vantages sought are obtained as the contents of the container may be retained substantially level with the top of the box regardless of the amount which has been used from the container.
In Fig. 6 I have shown a slightly modified form of the invention, in which the tongue 25' is provided with the laterally extending tabs or ears 26 having the downwardly projecting portions 3| in a T-shaped arrangement, and thus affording a slightly greater bearing of the locking members or tabs with the outer surface of the end walls.
In Fig. '7 I have'shown the end wall i9 provided with a notch 32 instead of the slots, this notch being formed slightly'greater than the width of the tongue 25 and 25', so that the laterally pro' jecting tabs or ears willproject upon the opposite sides and lie in engagement with the outer surface of the end wall.
It is obvious that if desired the portions 24 may project upwardly from the false bottom 2| itself and be formed integral therewith.
In the form shown in Fig. 8, the upwardly projecting portions 24' are formed integral with the false bottom 2| which is also provided with the upwardly projecting flaps or flanges 49 at opposite sides thereof. The side walls I! and I8 of the container shown in Fig. 8 are provided with the inwardly projecting flaps or flanges 33 and the end walls are provided with the inwardly projecting flaps or flanges 34, bendable on the line 58. This is a type ofcontainer or box which is commonly used with crackers and cookies, and
Fig; 8 illustrates the adaptation of the invention to this form of structure. A slot is cut in the flange 34 and the upper edge of the flange is notched ,or cut away as at 36. The tongue 25 with the spaced laterally projecting tabs or ears 26 is projected through the slot 35 so as to engage the outer face ofthe flange or 'flap34. The tabs or ears 26 are, when in looking position, flexed into engagement with the inner face of the flap or flange 34. Thus the bottom 2| may be elevated to the desired position of adjustment and securely fastened, while in no manner interfering with the normal functioning of the flap 34 or the placing of a cover on the container.
In Fig. 10 I have shown the tongue 25 carrying the tabs or ears 26 and the downwardly turned portions 3| projected through the slot 35 in the flap 34, the ends 3| lying in engagement With the inner face of the flap 34 after the tab 26 is positioned in the recess 36.
In Fig. 11 I have illustrated the invention used with a wooden box or similar container, and especially adapted for use with a cigar box. The end walls are recessed as at 39 and formed in the upper edge of the end Walls so as to communicate with the recess 39 and proj ecting on opposite sides thereof is a groove 40. The bottom 43 is formed with the upwardly projecting flap or flange 42 at its opposite ends. Projecting upwardly from this flap or flange is a tongue 4| carrying laterally projecting tabs or ears 44 which may engage in the groove portion when the upper end of the tongue is flexed outwardly so as to lie in engagement with the recess 39.
In Fig. 13, I have shown a slightly modified form of the structure illustrated in Fig. 12. In the form shown in Fig. 13 the end wall 45 is provided with a separate layer 48 of cardboard, wood, or the like, in which is formed the recess .41. Formed in the end wall 45 is the groove 48 which extends at the opposite sides of the recess 41. The method of locking the false bottom in position is the same in the form shown in Fig. 13 as the form shown in Fig. 12.
It will thus be noted that in all of the forms the false bottom carries an upwardly projecting tongue having the laterally projecting tabs or ears which engage at opposite sides of either a slot or a notch or a recess formed in the end walls, and which may be very easily and quickly engaged in position for locking the bottom in its various positions of adjustment.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of my invention, I do not wish to limit myself to the precise details of structure shown but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as may come within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire tosecure by Letters Patent is:
1. A device of the class described comprising: a container having oppositely disposed end walls, each of said end walls having a portion cut away at the upper edge to form an inwardly projecting slot; a false bottom slidably positioned in said container; tongues projecting upwardly from said bottom at opposite ends thereof and adaptable for lying in engagement with the inner surface of said end walls; a plurality of laterally extending tabs carried by said tongues in spaced'relation to each other and projecting outwardly from opposite sides of saidtongue and engageable in said slot for securing said bottom in various positions relatively to said edges.
2. A device of the class described comprising: a
container having oppositely disposed end'walls,
each of said end walls having a cut away portion at and extending inwardly of its upper edge; a false bottom slidably positioned insaid container;
a supporting member-for supporting said bottom;
a tongue projecting upwardly from said supporting member; a plurality of laterally extending tabs projecting outwardly from opposite sides of said tongue in spaced relation to each other, said tabs being engageable in the cut away portion of said edges for securing said bottom in various positions relatively thereto.
3. A device of the class described comprising: a container having oppositely disposed end walls, the upper edge of said end walls having a portion cut away, the cut away portion extending inwardly y from the upper edge; a tongue projecting upwardly from opposite ends of said bottom; a plurality of spaced tabs projecting outwardly from opposite sides of said tongue, said tongue lying in engagement with the inner surface of said end walls and said tongues being adapted for engagement with the opposite sides of said end walls at the cut away portion, said tabs overlying the cut away portion at its opposite edges.
' MICHAEL J. TARBAY.