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' Oct. 4, 1938. A. Dl DOMENICO ET AL CONTAINER TOP Filed Jan. 4, 1938 .1. . 2,132,206 Patented Oct. 4, 1938 aisaacc _ n'ror Anthony Di Domenico, Forest liliils, Long llsland, and Dominick Di Domenico, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application January 4t, 1938, Seriai No. 1832M (or. sac-5.5) It (Claims. The invention relates to the fabrication of boxes or containers made from materials of the nature of cardboard, pasteboard, or like ?brous stock, and especially to the fabrication of a top or cover 5 member for such container. More particularly, the invention‘ consists in providing a cover mem ber having a side strip of paper board stock, cov ered with'a thin sheet of decorative paper, con stituting a ring adapted to be assembled with a I 10 single sheet bf coardboard constituting the head of the cover member, the assembled top being designed to telescopically engage the open end of the container and to form therewith a completed box. In its broadest aspect, the present invention consists in forming a bead throughout the upper peripheral edge of the ring constituting the side wall of the cover member, flattening such bead substantially completely so as to form a flange 20 extending inwardly from such side wall member, applying a quantity of glue or other adhesive ma terial to the lower surface of the ?ange and secur ing, by means of such adhesive, a single sheet of cardboard constituting the crown or head of. the a container top, to such side wall. In the fabrication of a top or cover member for a container of this general type, it has been the practice to form a head of substantially fully rounded form at the upper periphery. of the ring 30 constituting the side wall of the cover, and it was sought to prevent the tendency of such rounded bead to unroll by applying thereto a structure consisting of two sheets of cardboard, one formed with a peripheral groove into which the bead 35 was adapted to fit snugly, and the other, or'bot tom member, formed of a single‘ sheet of stock positioned immediately below the ?rst or crown portion, and extending so as to have its peripheral edge abut the portion of the ring member im 40 mediately below the rounded bead, thereby main taining the cover structure in frictional engage ment with the inner and lower surfaces of the rounded bead. 45 / We have found that such prior art construc tion does not, to any appreciable extent, prevent the loosening of the contact between the head of the cover member and its side wall. On the con out resort to the use of a lining member in the cover structure, such as has been found necessary in the fabrication, in accordance with the prior art, of similar types of container tops. In addition to the increased strength, rigidity, and therefore, sturdiness, of the container top structure, our novel construction is characterized by a pleasing appearance of ‘the container, a fea ture of considerable importance in the fabrication of fancy boxes which, however, must be capable 10 of being produced at relatively low cost and for competition with more expensively produced boxes. Our novel structure, therefore, is attractive in appearance, sturdy in structural composition, and may be fabricated at a cost considerably lower than similar boxes of conventional construction. A speci?c embodiment of our invention is illus trated in the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. l. is a partial vertical section through a container having a top or covermember in the fabrication of which our novel structure has‘ been embodied; Fig. 2 is a fragmentary vertical sec— tion through the ring member constituting the side wall of the container top, showing the for 25 mation of the rounded bead at the upper edge ‘thereof; Fig. 3 is a view, in similar section, of such ring member after the head at the upper edge thereof has been substantially completely, ?attened; and Fig. 4 is a vertical section through 30 the container cover wall and crown, showing the assembled relation of such elements. Referring more particularly to the drawing, in , which similar reference characters identify sirni~ lar parts in the several views, the body of the 35 container is designated generally as 5, such body having the upper peripheral edge thereof formed with a rounded bead 6. Our invention is con cerned not with the structure of the container body, but with. that of the top or cover member, which is constituted of a ring ‘5 of cardboard, pasteboard or like fibrous material formed, as shown in Fig. 2, with a substantially circular head 8. This bead is then completely ?attened so as to have the form of a ?ange a substantially as shown in Fig. 3, in which the two parts of the ?ange are in substantial contact at the core it of ', ' i . trary, such a frictional contact, in spite of the the ?ange. As shown particularly in Figs. 2 to t, the ring snug ?t by which it is produced, yields a structure 50 50 which is not characterized by any particularly member may be provided with facing layers of paper it, constituting ?nishing strips which may e?ective'strengthening of the box structure. By'our'novel construction of container top, we ' be suitably ornamented by decorative printing or attain a} sturdiness and added strength oharacter-‘ otherwise. The crown portion of the container top is con. izing the joint between the elements of the con stituted of a strip it of cardboard, pasteboard or 55 55 tainer top, which is not dependent upon any fric tional holding of the elements thereof‘ together, the like, such strip having ,its peripheral edge but being dependent upon positive adhesive con ' portions bent downwardly and outwardly‘so as to tact between such elements, secure a measure of forms. recess throughout the peripheral edge added strength of the joint, and, therefore, an 7 ‘of the crown portion, in which recess'the ?ange , 60 added sturdiness oi the entire box structure with ' I it is adapted to be seated. 2,182,206 2 The assembling of our novel structure of con tainer top, in contra-distinction to the practice of the prior art, is effected by applying a layer ll of glue or other suitable adhesive material to the bottom surface of the ?ange 9 and pressing the peripheral edge portion of the crown member I! against such adhesive materal so as to e?fect a joining, by such adhesive, of the peripheral edge portion of the crown I2 to the bottom of the ?ange 9. . The crown member l2 of the cover may advan tageously be provided with a surfacing strip l4 carrying the same design or embellishment as does the facing strip 1 l of the side wall of the container _ top, so as to maintain substantially the same de sign throughout the outer surface of the com pleted container cover. It will be noted that in accordance with our , novel construction, as shown clearly in Figs. land 4, the portion of the crown member constituting the side wall forming the recess along its peripher al edge, is not anywhere in contact with the inner edge of the ?ange 9. By this construction, a par container top, the upper edge thereof being turned inwardly toward the axis of the ring and then out wardly with the outermost portion positioned im mediately below the inwardly turned portion, so as to constitute a substantially ?attened ?ange at the end of the ring, a crown member for said con tainer top, the peripheral edge portions thereof being turned downwardly and outwardly so as to ‘constitute a recess for receiving said ?attened ?ange of the ring member, and a layer of adhesive 10 between the lower surface of said ?ange and the upper surface of the peripheral edge portion of the crown member constituting the bottom of said recess. ‘ 2. A container top comprising a substantially 15 rigid ring member constituting a side wall of the container top, the upper edge thereof being turned inwardly toward the axis of the ring and then out wardly with the outermost portion positioned im mediately below the inwardly turned portion, so as 20 to constitute a substantially ?attened ?ange ‘at the end of the ring, a crown member for said con tainer top, the peripheral edge portions thereof being turned downwardly and outwardly so as to constitute a recess for receiving said ?attened its peripheral edge, is produced, such ridge break-_ ?ange, and a layer of adhesive between the lower . ing up the continuity of surface produced by the surface of said ?ange and the upper surface of the peripheral edge portion of the‘ crown member con juncture of the crown and the side wall of the con stituting the bottom of said recess, the portion tainer top. ' ticularly attractive appearance of the container - stop, with a substantially open ridge I5 throughout 30 It will also be noted that the peripheral edge of the crown l2, in the assembly thereof with theside wall of the container top by means of the layer of adhesive i3, is somewhat removed from the inner face of the ring constituting the side wall imme diately below the ?ange 9, there being a clear space l6 between the peripheral edge of the crown l2 and the ring ‘I, so that no pressure is applied by said recess being spaced from the inner edge of. the ?ange. - 3. A container topv comprising a substantially I rigid ring member constituting a side wall of the container top, the uppe'rzgdge thereof being turned 35 inwardly toward the axis'o the-ring‘ and'then out wardly with the outermost .portion positioned im no stresses or strains are possibly produced by hav-' mediately below the inwardly turned portion, so as to constitute a substantially flattened ?ange at ing an inordinate pressure applied by the periph the end of the ring, ‘a crown member for said con such peripheral edge against the side wall. Thus, 40 of the crown member constituting the side wall of - 30 40 eral edges of the crown member against the side tainer top, the peripheral edge portions thereof wall, such as characterize the structures of the _ being turned downwardly and outwardly so asto prior art and which we have found objectionable constitute, a recess for receiving said ?attened as producing a tendency of causing a loosening of ?ange, and a layer of adhesive between the lower the joint betwen the crown member and side wall surface of said ?ange and the upper surface of the 45 peripheral edge portion of the crown member con of the container top. By eliminating all fric tional contact between the crown member and the stituting the bottom of said recess, the peripheral side wall, we are enabled to produce a container edge of the crown member being spaced from the top, at low cost, and, not being dependent upon portion of the ring immediately below said flange. 4. A container top comprising a substantially merely frictional holding of the elements there 50 of together, the strength, sturdiness and, there rigid ring member constituting a side wall of the container top, the upper edge thereof being turned fore, the life of the container is appreciably in inwardly toward the axis of the ring and then out creased. This is an important feature in connec tion with boxes of the general type to which the wardly with, the outermost portion positioned im invention relates, as such boxes are usually used mediately below the inwardly turned portion, so 55 as to constitute a substantially ?attened ?ange at to contain commodities such as candy and pow the end of the ring, a crown member for said con der, which are not removed in toto from the con tainer, but are dispensed therefrom at periodical intervals during a period of time usually of con-_ siderable duration commensurate with the quan 60 tity of the supply, of commodity contained in the box.- ' While we have described a speci?c embodiment of our invention, it is obvious that various changes ' therein, particularly in the arrangement and con ?guration of the several elements thereof, within the ambit of the claims, may be made without de parting from our invention. . We claim: ' ' - 1. A container. top comprising a substantially rigid ring member constituting‘ a side wall of the tainer top, the peripheral edge portions thereof being turned downwardly and outwardly so ‘as to constitute a recess for reeciving said ?attened 60 ?ange, and a layer of adhesive between the lower surface of said ?ange and the upper surface of the peripheral edge portion of the crown member constituting the bottom of said recess, the por tion of the crown member constituting the side wall of said recess being spaced from theinner edge of‘ the ?ange and the peripheral edge of the crown member being spaced from the portion of .the ring immediately below said ?ange. ' ‘ ANTHONY DI DOMENICO. DOMINICK DI DOMENICO.