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.2, "1938. M. ‘E. JAQUEs ' 2,125,725 111s PLAY BOX Filed Jan. I8, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet l Aug. 2, 1938. ‘ M, E, JAQUES 2,125,725 DISPLAY BOX Filed Jan. 18, 1957 V hit/W65 ; 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Aug. 2, 1938 2,125,725 UNITED STATES ‘PATENT OFFICE 2,125,725 DISPLAY BOX Marjorie E. Jaques, Chicago, Ill., assignor to Wm. Wrigley Jr; Company, Chicago, 111., a corpora tion of Delaware Application January 18, 1937, Serial No. 121,066 1 Claim. This invention relates to an improvement in display boxes and consists of the matters here inafter described and more particularly pointed out in the appended claim. The display box is of that general type which has a rearwardly inclined bottom‘ and back walls, a front wall cut away to display the bulk of the goods contained in the box and an easel attach ment to support the box in its inclined position. The object of the present invention is to pro 10 vide a construction of box of the kind with an easel attachment which is foldable against the back wall for insertion into the familiar slip cover for ‘shipment, and which is automatically 15 brought to supporting position away from the box back by the weight of the goods in the box, when and as the box is set down to rest on its in clined bottom wall. The box is made preferably from a single blank 20 of cardboard or heavy paper, which may be shipped ?at to the packer, by whom it is easily set up in box form. The advantages of the invention will appear more fully as I proceed with my speci?cation. 25 30 In the drawings: Figure 1 is a plan view of a blank cut and scored to form the improved box. Figure 2 is a perspective view of the box set up in display position, with its easel expanded to supporting position. ' ' Figure 3 is a vertical section through Figure 2 in a plane indicated by the line 3—-3 of Figure 2. Figures 4, 5 and 6 are perspective views illus trating successive steps in folding the blank of 35 Figure 1 to set up the box. Figure '7 is a side elevation of the box showing it at the left when ?rst placing it on a counter or other display platform, and at the right as it appears when by reason of the weight of the con 40 tents the easel is caused to expand to supporting position. Referring now to that embodiment of the in vention illustrated in the drawings:—|0 indi cates the blank as a whole. It comprises an 45 elongated strip scored transversely to provide a back wall ll of the box; a supporting member I2 and a base member |3 for the easel; and a bottom wall M and a front wall l5 for the box,— gm.I. 5O said parts being de?ned, respectively, by the transverse score lines ME, IF, |3a and Ma. The back wall I | is longer than the supporting mem ber |2 of the easel. The base member l3 of the easel is divided by a transverse score line l3b 55 into a wide section I3c adjacent the supporting (Cl. 206-44) member l2 of the easel and a narrower section I3“1 adjacent the bottom wall I ll. 1 The front wall I5 is cut away to provide a short upstanding wall part l5a adjacent the bot tom M and extending the width of the box, and narrow upright marginal front wall parts l5b which project considerably beyond the edge of the wall part Ilia. The blank includes side members I1, I‘! which project laterally from the main length of the blank and extend beyond the marginal front wall parts I51’. They are de?ned therefrom‘ by score lines Ila, Ila, which begin at the ends of the score line Illa and extend in alignment with the lateral edges of the main part of the blank. The side members I1, I‘! extend at their upper ends to score lines |8, |8, which begin at the ends of the score line Illa and are inclined at like angles to the score line He. These angles determine the inclination that the bottom wall is to have to the 20 vertical when the box is set up and resting on said bottom wall. Ilb, ll‘U indicate the end walls of the box. FIG, I‘!0 indicate glue flaps projecting laterally from said end walls and de?ned there from by score lines l'ld, lld. 25 Beyond the score lines l8, l8 are provided locking members I9, I 9. The side edges of said locking members are cut at right angles to the score line l8. The sides next to the main blank are notched near their free ends to provide locking tongues l9a, Illa. Score lines l9”, l9b, running parallel to the sides of the locking mem ber, are provided to permit said tongues IllaL to fold upon the locking member. The opposite sides of the locking members are cut to provide later ally projecting locking tongues |9°, l9c in align ment with the tongues I9a and which are adapted to fold upon score lines l9d, l9d. In the main blank, near its lateral margins, are formed slits 20, 20 located in the score 40 line I3“, which de?nes the rear edge of the bottom wall l4. It is also provided with like slits 2|, 2| spaced from the ?rst named slits a dis tance equal to the distance between the score lines l9‘), |9d of the tongues l9a, [9° of each look 45 ing member IS. The two pairs of slits are de signed to receive the said locking tongues of the locking members |9,--the slits 20 to receive the tongues I90, I90, and the slits 2|, 2| to receive the tongues Illa, Illa. 50 The improved box is set up as follows: The wing members are ?rst folded as shown in Figure 4, to break them along the score lines He, "(1, I8, I91) and W1. Said wing members are then each in succession folded upon the score line 55 21 I , 2,125,725 Ila to bring the score line l8 adjacent to the edge of the bottom wall I4. The associated locking depending, collapsed base member of the easel in engagement therewith; The weight of the con .member I9 is then swung upon said score line I8 tents of the box or a manual operation will then below the bottom member 14, and the tongues cause the easel member to expand, moving its supporting member l2 away from the back of the box and unfolding the sections l3°, 13d of the base to swing them into ?at position in the plane of Him and l9° are in succession inserted respectively through the associated slots 20 and 2i, as shown in Figure v5. The back wall H is then folded down upon the score line lla to bring its bottom edge down to the level of the rear edge of the 10 bottom wall 14 and against the rear faces of the upstanding tongues I90, I 9°, as shown in Figure 6. To permit this movement, the easel section I2 is folded upon the score line I2e. The glue ?aps ' I1“, I‘!0 are then secured to the lateral margins of the box bottom [4 as shown at the right in Figure '7. . While in describing my invention I have re 10 ferred to a number of details of construction and arrangement of parts, it will be understood that the invention is not limited thereto except as is pointed out in the appended claim. 15 the back wall I I. This will bring the box to the’ ' I claim as my invention: 15 form shown in Figures 2 and 3 and completes ' ' A vdisplaybox having a front wall, end walls, an the set-up of the box, which is ready for packing. upwardly and rearwardly inclined bottom wall, a After the box has been packed and ready for rearwardly inclined back wall, and an easel mem -shipment, the base member l3 of the 7' easel, is ber,said~easel member comprising a supporting member connected to and foldable about the up 20 folded upon itself along the score line I3b to col lapse the easel against the back of the box, as per edge of said back wall, and a base vmember shown at the left in Figure-7. This leaves the connected to and foldable about‘the bottom edge of said supporting-member and‘ the ‘rear edgeeof two sections l3°, I3d of the base member l3 of the ease] folded ?at upon themselves and projecting said bottom Wall, and said base member being foldable downwardly with reference to said bot 254% 1 below the rear edge of the bottom'wall of the box, as shown at the left in Figure '7. tom "wall . upon a transverse line between the bot When the box is. to be placed on display, it is tom'of said supporting member and the rearledge of said bottom wall to collapse said supporting removed from the slip cover or other packaging means in which it is enclosed; and is set down member against said back wall. 301 upon the table, counter or other support with the MARJORIE E. JAQUES.