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Oct. 18,1938. ' w_ EHRLlcH 2,133,607 ARTICLE CONTAINER AND STAND Filed June 28, 1933 \MLLEAM EHRLICH ' BNVENTQR // ‘, , ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 18, 1,938 - 2,133,607 “it* I UNlTEl) STATES ‘PATENT OFFICE 2,133,607 ARTICLE CONTAINER AND STAND William Ehrlich, Chicago, Ill., assignor of forty ?ve per cent to Albert J. Fihe, Chicago, Ill. Application June 28,1933, Serial No. 677,989 5 Claims. (01'. 206-44) This invention relates to an improved article Figure '7 is a top plan view of the device of container and stand, and has for one of its principal objects the provision of means where Figure 4, showing a detail of the invention. Figure 8 illustrates another modi?cation oi.’ by an article of a certain size or shape may be the invention. 5 suitably contained in a support or display stand for transportation, display and merchandising , purposes. , - One of the important objects of this invention is to provide an article container and stand 10 which shall be particularly adapted for use with pies, cakes or the like, whereby the same will be preserved in a satisfactory manner for proper‘ delivery to the ultimate consumer while at the‘ same time, the article is continually kept in an 15 attractive and palatable state. Another object of the invention is the provision of a display stand and container for pies, cakes or the like which shall be economical to manu iacture, simple bf construction, easy of applica tion, and which will positively_support the pie or other article during handling, and which moreover shall be capable of ready and instant removal whenever desired. .Still another and further important object of ' Figure 9 is an end view of the strip shown in Figure 8. Figure 10 is an assembled top plan view of the modi?cation illustrated in Figure 8. I Figure 11 is a partial front elevation of a fur ther modi?cation of the invention. Figure 12 is a sectional view of the embodi ment illustrated in Figure 11. 10 As shown in the drawing: ' The reference numeral l0 indicates generally a strip of cardboard, thin metal, Celluloid, or 5 other material from which the combined article container and display stand of this invention is constructed. Asbest shown in Figure 2, the strip l0 has its upper and lower edges l2 and H bent down 20 wardly and upwardly respectively so as to form a doubled and accordingly stronger edge._ In Wardly struck tabs or the like l6 and I8 are formed integral with the strip l0, these being, the invention resides in the provision of a dis preferably of the shape shown in Figure 1, but play stand and container support for pies which which obviously can be of some other shape or shall provide for a free circulation of air and design as desired or convenient. . _ consequent ventilation of the hot pies when From the illustration of Figure 3, it will be placed therein, so that sogginess and any other evident that these tabs 16 and I8 are‘ adapted consequent damage to the product is avoided. to receive and support the peripheral outer 30 Other and further important objects of the edges of the pie plate or similar container, about invention will be apparent from the disclosures the circumference of which the strip I0 is placed in the accompanying drawing and following after having been originally formed into a circue. speci?cation. lar ‘band of an inside diameter substantially equal The invention, in a preferred form, is illus to the outside diameter of the pie plate 20 with 35 , trated in the drawing and hereinafter more fully which it is adapted to cooperate. described. The pie or other material 22 in the plate is In the drawing: preliminarily covered with a sheet of material, ' Figure _l is a plan view of a strip of cardboard, preferably tough and transparent, as one of the 40 metal or the like from which the improved arti cle container and support of this invention is adapted to be made. Figure 2 is a sectional View of the strip shown in Figure 1. V ‘ Figure 3 is a sectional view of the device, show ing the same in position around a pie or similar article of merchandise. . Figure 4 illustrates a modi?cation of the in well-known cellulose~ compositions now on the market, and the area of‘ this material 24 is of su?icient extent so that its edges overlap the edges ~01.’ the'pie plate 20 to a suillcient extent so that when the band II! is pushed downwardly over the pie plate, the inner ends of the tabs I6 and I8 will securely grip the periphery of the plate 20 and also the juxtaposed edges of the transparent cover 24, whereby a unitary vention. article results. _ Figure 5 shows one end of a strip from which The material of the strip 7| 0 is su?lciently resil the modi?cation of Figure 4 is constructed. ' ient so that the tabs l8 will spring back into Figure 6 is a top plan view of a pie plate or position as shown in Figures 2 and 3 after hav similar container used in conjunction with the ing been pushed over the periphery of the pie strip of Figure 5 which is formed into a band to plate 20, thereby securely holding both the pie .' 55 produce the container shown in Figure 4. and the plate in the band which then acts as 55 2 2, 188,607 a display container. The gripping action of the inner ends of the tabs l6 and 18 upon the sheet of transparent material 24 as doubled over about the edges of the pie plate 20 will securely retain all parts of the device in desired assembled re lationship and positively prevent the pie 22 from falling out of the plate even though the container - be accidentally dropped oreven turned upside down. A certain amount of strength is inherent 10 in the material of the container whether of card board, metal or other material whereby the edges of the pie or other product, and in fact, the entire product will be securely protected against ticularly food products such as pies and cakes, and which may be made economically and simply and out of almost any material. Furthermore, proper ventilation of hot pics Or other products is provided for, quick removal of the device is rendered possible, and an attractive and satis factory package results. The inherent resiliency of the parts themselves allows of ready assem bly while at the same time providing a package which is not likely to come apart even under 10 severe conditions of usage or handling. The corrugated support shown in Figures 8, 9 and 10 may be surrounded with an ornamental band undesirable blows, shocks or other damaging 15 actions. or the like which, inthat event, should be slightly be ?tted into corresponding slots 30 formed in a strip of paper, cardboard, metal, Celluloid or the like 32. The pie 34 in the plate 26 is likewise covered and numerous details of construction varied throughout a wide range without departing from In Figures 4 to 7 inclusive is shown a modi?ed form of the invention wherein a pie plate 26 has its outer edge or periphery formed with a series of integral projections or the like 28 which may be of any desired number, preferably from four to ten. These projections are adapted to with a transparent ‘sheet of some cellulose ma terial or the like 36, and the edges of this sheet extending around the edges of the projections 28 will be securely clamped between these pro jections and the edges of the corresponding slots 30 as best shown in Figure 4 when the device is assembled. This assembly, as in the case of the other modi?cations, simply consists of push ing the band 32, which is formed into a circular or other corresponding shape, down over the edges of the pie plate or similar container, whereby the projections 28 will be slightly dis placed or bent downwardly until such time as they come into alignment with the slots 30, 40 whereupon the natural resiliency of the mate I am aware that many changes may be made the principles of this invention, and I, therefore, do not purpose limiting the patent granted here on otherwise than as necessitated by the prior art. ' I claim‘ as my invention: 1. An article container and display support, comprising a band, a supporting platform adapt ed to be associated with the band, said support ing platform provided with integral projections for insertion in corresponding slots in‘the band, and means for aligning the projections and slots in assembly, said means comprising a pair of relatively small adjacent projections separated by a distinctive notch. 2. An article container and display support, comprising a band, a supporting platform adapt ed to be associated with the band, said support ing platform provided with integral projections outwardly, retaining the assembly in the proper for insertion in corresponding slots in the band, and means for aligning the projections and slots , In order that the band be'placed in proper inter?tting relationship with the projections, a 45 marking device is provided in the ‘form of a semi-circular indentation or the like 40 formed in one of the projections which then produces in assembly, said means comprising a pair of relatively small adjacent projections separated by a distinctive notch, said notch adapted to be inter?tted with the overlapped portion of the band. . ' 3. A commodity wrapper comprising a plate two small projections 42 adjacent the indentation 40, and this is used for aligning the overlap 44 member forsupporting the commodity and hav of the joined strip therewith so that an accu rate inter'?tting of all the parts will positively result when vthe assembly is started as above ?exible cover sheet disposed over said commod indicated. over the ?ange of said plate; a preformed ?ex ible endless band member having its ends per ' - A still further'modi?cation of the'invention 55 is illustrated in Figures 8, 9, and 10 wherein a band 46 is formed of some corrugated material .such as paper, cardboard, metal or the like,.and into which slots 48 are cut at certain portions of the inwardlyv extending corrugations asvbest shown inFigureQ, whereby'a space is provided -for the reception and retention of the edge of a pie plate ill or the like, together'with an asso ing a peripheral vertically yieldable ?ange; a ity and having its marginal portions depending manently secured together surrounding said plate and the marginal portions of said cover sheet; said band member having a yielding spring en gagement with said plate ?ange, and a plurality of spaced elongated apertures in said band mem ber receiving adjacent portions of said plate ?ange and cover sheet, whereby vertical move ciated pie covering such as the transparent ment of said permanently endless band member relative to said plate draws said cover sheet sub: wrapper, 24 or 36. stantially taut over the commodity, engages por ' ‘ 15 rugated strip, and this outer band may be ac cordingly fastened by glue or the like to several points of the corrugated element so as to allow for such expansion, while at the same time re taining the parts in prroer relationship. rial will cause the projections to again spring desired relationship. 60 over-size so as to‘allow of expansion of the cor In the modi?cation shown in Figures 1, 2, and‘ tions of‘said ?ange within said apertures and thereafter maintains the wrapper in assembled 3, the inwardly struck tabs l8 provided ventilat ing openlngsfor the escape of steam’ and other position by the spring engagement of said ?ange hot gaseswhich'might vbe in the vpie when it is portions with said spaced apertures to clamp adjacent marginal portions of said cover sheet 70 70 ?rst baked, and similar openings may be pro vided in the strips 32 and 46 whereby sogginess of the contained product is prevented. ' r > - It'will be evident that herein is provided a novel and attractive display device and con 75 tainer for variousarticles of merchandise-par therebetween. , 4. A commodity wrapper comprising a plate for supporting the commodity and having a pe ripheral vertically yieldable ?ange, a ?exible cover sheet disposed over said commodity and 7s 3 2,188,607 ‘ having its marginal portions depending over the ?ange oi’ said plate, a preformed ?exible endless band member surrounding said plate and the vertically ?exible projecting portions, a ?exible cover sheet disposed over said commodity and having its marginal portions depending over the marginal portions of said cover sheet and havr ?ange of said plate, a preformed ?exible endless ing a yielding spring engagement with the plate band member surrounding said plate and the ?ange, said band having an intemai diameter marginal portions of said cover sheet, said band less than the external diameter of said plate member having its ends permanently secured ?ange, and a plurality of spaced elongated aper together and having a yielding spring engage tures in said band member for receiving adja ment with the plate ?ange, and a plurality of 10 cent portions of said plate ?ange and cover sheet, spaced elongated apertures in said band member 10 whereby vertical movement of said band member for receiving the outwardly projecting portions relative to said plate draws said cover sheet sub of said plate ?ange and adjacent portions of said stantially taut over the commodity and there cover sheet, whereby vertical movement of said after maintains the wrapper in assembled posi band member relative to said plate draws said cover sheet substantially taut over the commod 15 15 tion by the spring engagement of said ?ange por tions with said spaced apertures to clamp adja ity and thereafter maintains the ‘wrapper in cent marginal portions of said cover sheet there assembled po?tion by the spring engagement of between. , 5. A commodity wrapper comprising a plate a‘ member for supporting the commodity and hav ing a peripheral ?ange provided with spaced said outwardly projecting ?ange portions with said spaced apertures to clamp adjacent mar ginal portions of said cover sheet therebetween. , WILLIAM BER-LICK.