US 1792572 A
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Feb. 17, 1931. J. H. BUSWELL CONTAINER Filed June 9, 1928 D I I Q INVENTOR. BCY k $1M 'W' A TTORNEYS Patented Feb. 17, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE JAllIES I-I. BUSWELL, 0F KALA MAZOO, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOB- TO MILWAUKEE PAPER' I BOX COMPANY, OI MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, A CORPORATION OF WISCONSIN CONTAINER Application filed June 9, 1928. Serial No. 284,183.
This invention relates to improvements in containers and particularly boxes adapted for candy and the like. I i
I There are nineteen or more'recognized holi- 5 days which are featured by retailers dealing in candy, flowers, favors, etc. It has heretofore been customary to offer special boxes or containers printed suitablyfor each of the different holidays so featured. Usually many of such boxes or containers remain unsold and considerable expense is involved in maintaining an adequate stock thereof.
It is the object of the present invention to provide a special form of box interchangeably adaptable for any ofthe numerous featured holidays and to provide a box in which the interchangeable portion, which-bears a legend suitable to the particularholiday, may be conveniently and quickly changed and will nevertheless conform to the general design of the box in such a way that the interchangeable feature will notbe conspicuous, J
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a plan view of the box embodying this invention.
Figures 2 and 3 are plan views of interchangeable legend bearing plates respectively adapted to be substituted for the plate shown in Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary detail in side elevation of the upper corner of a box embodying this invention, the top ply of the cover being broken away to the section indicated at 4 4 in Figure 1 inorder' to illustrate the manner of mounting the legend bearing plates.
Like parts are identified by the same reference characters throughout the several views.
In its preferred. form the container embodying this invention will comprise a cardboard or paste board box 5 with a cover 6,
having an upper ply 7 which lies flat upon the cover except at 8 and 9 where it provides pockets accessible through the slots 10.
The cover 6 will preferably bear at 15 a legend of some generic nature such as that illustrated which will be appropriate for each of the various holidays to be commemorated.
cover of a" At 16 is an interchangeable plate which, in
the embodiment of the invention illustrated,
is made in the form of a legal sealer wafer provided with tongues 17 receivable into pockets 8 and 9 through the slots 10. The
interchangeable wafer may be made to carry any one of a number of suitable legends which, instead of being generic like the legend at 15, are specific to some particular holiday. F or example the wafer shown in Figure 1 is specific to Mothers Day while those shown in Figures 2 and 3 are peculiarly adapted for birthday and graduation use.
p The design of the box cover may be so worked out that the wafer 16 will become virtually a part thereof. For example a ribbon maybe represented or actually mounted on'the cover at 18 to pass beneath the interchangeable wafer 16 to the end that the wafer may appear to be mounted thereon for the purpose of sealing the ribbon. In this way the interchangeable feature is made conspicuous and at the same time it will be obvious to those skilled in the art that a retailer. may be equipped to supply'all holiday demands withkno duplication in stock other than the stock of inexpensive wafers 16 which may be requested." V It will be apparent that many other arrangements and constructions of parts may be worked out in conformity with this invention and the specific disclosure herein will be understood, therefore, to be merely representative of the possibility in this regard.
I claim: 7
A, box cover having its top ply provided with spaced slots, said ply being free of said cover adjacent said slots whereby to provide pockets in said cover to which access is afforded through said slots, a decorative band pasing across said cover between said slots and a wafer in the form of a seal for said band and having tongues receivable in 7