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Aug. 30, 1938.
L. E. SWOPE
2,128,509
HANDLE REINFORCEMENT FOR BOXES
Filed Sept. ‘1, 1957
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2,128,509
HANDLE REINFORCEMENT FOR .BOXES
Filed Sept. 1, 1937
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Patented
30, 1938
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PATENT‘ OFFICE
I ~- UNITED; STATES
2,128,509
HANDLE» . REINFORCEMENT FOR BOXES
Lytle E. Swope, Lakewood, ‘Ohio, assignor to The
e‘ I - Ohio Boxboard Company, Rittman, Ohio, a’
corporation of Ohio
Application September 1, 1937, Serial No. 162,015
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6 Claims. “(01. raga-52)
This invention relates to a handle reinforce
ment'gfor boxesand ‘similar containers, and it has
particular reference to a reinforcing member
view of'a box or container blank illustrative of
the invention.
adapted for‘juxtapositi'on with respect to the part
5 or‘part's formin‘g'theihandle of‘the‘ box or other .
container, and serving not only as‘ a means for
strengthening and supporting such part or parts,
‘but furnishing ameans for-engagement with the
adjacentwallof the box-oreontainer to supple
10 vment the handle proper'vini‘ supporting the weight
'of'the-box or container and its contents. '
I ' In- the ' following; description,’ supplemented , by
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Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective viewoffthe...
box or container set up in proper folded condition
and closed.
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Fig. 3 is a further enlarged perspective view of
the handle-reinforcing member proper.
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Fig. 4 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional
elevation, also enlarged, illustrating the mode of
application ‘of the handle-reinforcing member, 10
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Fig. 5 is a fragmentary transverse section of
the drawings, reference is made to‘ this handle I the box or container taken through the handle
reinforcement iniits application, particularly, to a and the handle-reinforcing member and showin
16 box or container constructed ‘from ‘a folded blank
having» integral means iforf ‘forming the handle,
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and'madeof cardboard; boxb'oard or similar pa
per‘ product,"5and of suit case 'or‘s'uitfbox type, but
it i-s'to
understood: that‘the'jinvfention is not
thus ‘limited in "appliéatiomfbut is' susceptible
of adaptation to the handles?o'ffvarious types of
boxes and“containers,J’]i j
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' Considerablevdii?cu'lty has'here'tofore been en
same in assembled position. ,
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The ‘container illustrated in the drawings as
one type suitable for application'of the invention
is a suit box ‘having a carrying handle on its
narrow top side, and thus providing a box or con
tainer-of suit case type.
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_ The blank from which thiscontainer'is formed
(Fig, 1) comprisesa sheet'of cardboard,fboxboard
or other similar appropriate paper product, so cut
counteredpreventing theitearingfaway of the and scored as to furnish the various, necessary
handles of boxes‘madej of Mxboard, cardboard, ‘parts of ‘the bo'x?or container. ‘As shown, the 25
and the like; ,p'articularl whenlthe contents of 'blank'kcomprises side? walls I, and 2, a bottom wall
suchboxesj of c'ontainersare‘relatiyely heavy, and 3, overlapping‘ end wall members4, 4' and 5, 5'
one‘of' the'object‘s’ or the present‘ invention is to
joined to' each ,other'respectivelyand to the bot
so reinforce ‘the handles, .__presupposing, , particu
tom‘ wall 3 by gusset pieces 6' of appropriate
known‘ construction, and overlapping top 'wall 30
‘0 la'lrly,e_tl,iat‘fsuch'hahdIes'areIjntegral with the
materialof the b0 es 1dr containers,.that they will , Ine'mbersl‘l and 1’. The end wall members 4 and
5 are provided with hook-like securing tabs 8 and
' not?breakortear, away'in the presenceeof appre
s1 occasionedgbyg relatively, heavy con- - 8" adapted for engagement with slits ii and II’,
respectively, formed in the top‘ wall member 1',‘
te'nts'i'ri the boxes or containers
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and the top wall, membera'l‘is provided with hook-l 35
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info enientjpfysirnpleconstruction
‘ and. éasy'eapp?pauon iqr'llsedndiwhibh. as here'
inbeforeulintimated, ,will,¢~ serve-‘not-v only to
strengthen \thepart or, parts forming the handle,
and usually madeinteg'ral with the box'or con
tainer, ‘but’ will,v so -. engagev theadjacent wallof '
the container; or, box as to ,bear; an appreciable
part of; the load: imposeduponythe handle.
Thefinvention, in‘a broad‘ aspect. contemplates
a separate,’ or separable handle-reinforcing mem
ber adapted 'forjuxtaposition, and preferably reg
istry, with the box-oncontainer handle, and hav
like securing tabs l0 and Hi’ adapted for engage
ment, respectively, with appropriate slits!) and
9’ formed in the end wall members 4’ and if.
The top wall member 1 is provided also with bi
. iurcatedshouldered securing tongues it’ of known 40 '
form for engagement with slits l3 formed in the
side wall
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The top wall member ‘Iris provided with an in
tegral handle it andthe top wall member 7’. is
provided 'with a similar handle I4’.
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The side walls, bottom wall,- endwall members,
gusset pieces, securing tabs, fastening tongues
and handles are all appropriately foldable upon
score lines l5 so that the box or containerv may
ingengagement,
withithe
adjacent
wall-v
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box
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be properly assembled for use.
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or container, all: as ‘will be explained‘ hereinafter
‘ vIt will be understood that the'container blanks
. morefully rand-?nally- claimed."
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formed, for example, as above described, may-be
.wIn ‘ the. accompanying Edrawings‘ illustrating the furnished flat to the consumer in desired quan- .
invention, in the several ?gures 'dfl'which' like‘ tities. The handle-reinforcing members l6 are
01 parts ,iaresimilarly‘designated, Figure 1 is a plan preferably separately packaged and furnished in 55
ing means for engagement,‘preferably-interlock
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with the adjacent edge portions of the top wall
a suitable quantity with the blanks. Or, if de
sired, they may be attached to an appropriate
part of the blanks by staples or the like H, as
illustrated in Fig. 1, and it will be obvious that
members will serve to .hold these members in
contact and thereby strengthen, at these points,
the connection of the handles l4 and M’ with
their respective top wall members ‘‘I and ‘I’, at
when thus furnished they will be detached from
the blanks beforethe folding of ‘same to box‘ the same- time holding‘ thereiniforcin‘g member
form.
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‘ [6 in registrygwith the handles, and'preventing
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'Whenthe blank is appropriately folded upon
it from dropping out of place andinto the con
the score lines l5, and its securing tabs 8, 8', I
tainer.
10 l0, it)’ properly engaged with. their respective
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It will be noted that the upper edges 22 of the
slits 9, 9', II, II’, and the container closed, and ‘extensions 2| are slightly bowed. . This has a
its securing tongues‘ I2 engaged inthe comple ' tendency to cramp the adjacent engaged por
mental slits IS, the container will have‘ the ap-' tions of the top wall into the notches~2?, thereby
‘providing a "more e?icient grip between these
pearance illustrated in Fig. 2. It will be under
15 stood, of course, that the handles l4 and M’ will
have been bent along their respective score lines ‘
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Various changes are contemplated as within
the spirit of the invention and the scope of the
l5, as shown, so as to o?stand upwardly from the
top wall portions 1 and 7', and the handle rein
forcement interposed between them and engaged
‘following
claims.
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1. In a container providedwitha pair, of simi
20 with adjacent portions of the top vwall‘ in- a man- ,
lar juxtaposed handles, :a; “handle-reinforcing
member adapted for interposition between said
her to be explained hereinafter in more detail.
The handle reinforcement, best illustrated» in
. Figs. 3 and _4, may be made of the same material ' ‘ handles 'and'provided with attaching and posi- -
tioning meansw'for engagement with awall of
as that of which the'box'or containerisjformed,~
or it may,- preferably,‘ be niade of somewhat
heavier,~ sti?er-stock. rIt comprises, essentially,
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‘saidbontainer,
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V 2. In a container provided with .a-pair of simi
’ a flat member preferably shaped, in‘so far as "lar integral juxtaposed handles, ,a, handle-rein
its parts exposed when in use are concerned, as ' forcing member shaped for substantially regis
a duplicate of, and capable of registry‘ with, the tering interposition between said handles and
30 handles Hand M’. In the form shown, it'is provided with attaching and positioning means '
provided with an appropriatehandhole, and in , for interlockingengagement witha ,walliof said
cludes shoulders i8 terminating in slanted 'cam- . I container. I
3._ In a container having a pairof overlapping}
ming edges l9 and having underlying notches
20 the lower faces of'which merge into. exten
sions 2|.
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wall members, handles carried by said wall mem-~
‘bers and o?standing therefromjn appropriately -
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It will‘ be noted that when'the box, or con
registering juxtaposition, andca handle-reinforc
‘tainer'is set up as illustrated in Fig. 2, the top ‘ ing 'member' interposed between said handles and
_ wall members ‘i and ‘I’ are inoverlapping‘rela I provided with means for, engagementfwith said
'tion‘to' form‘ a ‘double wall except at‘ those fpor
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"wall members adjacent tovsaidl'handles. v,
jtions 'from which the ‘handles l4 and M’ are out
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‘ 4. In a container havingalpairtof overlappin
and bent‘ up. Although this'provides a relatively 1, wall: members, handles carriedbysaid'wall mem
_ strong top wall for the" container, theweakness ' bers and offstanding'jth'erefromzin, appropriately '
3of theihandles It‘and l4",‘andtheir'tendency'to “
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tear‘b'ackinto’the
top-wall members] and 1',
upon "the ‘imposition ,of any appreciable load
'1‘ within thecontainer will bejapparent. Applica
ftio'nf of ‘the "handle reinforcementnwith. its at
tendant ,reinforcing and load-supporting. junc
registering juxtaposition, and aihandle-reinvforc
- ing‘ member in registering, interposition between
said handles ‘and'pro'vided. ‘with means for inter
locking engagement with j, adjacent ‘portions of
said ,wall' members. -
nf'syuit'case type,
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folded
said blank
_ blank’.ethane
providing
tions: will eliminate‘ this} tendency. .‘I'he handle
side walls, end
50 reihforcing member is,appliedasiiolldwsz With walls, a bottom 'wall,"and an‘ 'of a win mem- ‘
.thebox or container setup’jand‘ closedjas'lde "bersgifeach of ‘said _'topl‘wall”ln,fembers‘ formed to
scribed; andrit‘s handles “and Hjinjo?standlng
furnish an offstan'ding‘ finte‘grallhandle, said‘ top
‘juxtaposition, , the handle-‘reinforcing. member ,I 6 I-wall members'lyin'g' in overlapping' 'lation when
.' "is ‘inte'rposed , bi weenIthem vandflowered, I endwise “said-container is: closed and brinjgi
'I’for‘ exam'Dldisb. that “it. may enter the‘lc'ontainer in " substantially. registering’ juxtap tidpf, , ‘and “a.
" and .thereaft'er'be ‘broughtfto [approximately the :‘handle-re'inforcing- member‘ ‘interp‘ , ed jbetween
position'illustrated in Fig.,4..j,'rhen by pullingit
sma-handies-and{provided
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I luliwmf (11y. ,bétweéii 1 lthé ‘I h?lildlrés "1, 4 ' iii-HA1" ‘"7 r its positioning meansfforco‘opera o
“shoulders 18 and inclined camming' edges’. 19. will
‘:1a16."'iInJa folded ‘blank-container f '
'60 so distort theadjacent edge A. portionsofv the?top' wmlh.v
gwaniimembesti anqijcasi mango-w"meanness portions 'of‘fsaid‘ blankI providin d wallspend
"'IB .andedges‘ ilanto, passllp'wardiy through-the
cwallspa‘ bottom-wall; and‘fa pail-onto wan vmem- : 1
‘hers; eachwf : said '3 top :wall » members " iorined ' to
, furnish an: o?standing'i integral lhandle',f=js'aid top
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"ftipinsgo? the‘ under ' f' . e501. them well; nit-the
eonmmemhe edge,
-wall members. lying. in foverlappingfrelation when
said container is a closed? and‘ 1b‘
g‘" said "han
,gdlesqdnr substantially .ire'giste'ring juxtaposition, I:
‘and a; handle-reinforcing ‘rmenibér interposed» be
tween said handlesi and :..proilidédilwitl:i’l attaching
.and ; positioning. means} 1 for; interlocking i=engage
Qrn‘ent, with adjacent “portions: on both’
members->11";
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