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‘Nov. 1-, 1938. H. M. ABRAMS 2,135,093 COMBINED DISPLAY PACKAGE AND RACK Original Filed'May 7, 1935 5 Sheets-Sheet l - , Inventor Nov- 1, 1938. H. M. AYBRAMS ‘ 2,135,092 COMBINED DISFLAY PACKAGE AND RACK Original Filed May 7, 1955 3o s Sheets-Sheet 2 43 37 2H5 - --w. 534/ lllll- +36 ’ l 54 v 34 I j; /7. _2¢ 53, ll‘. 24“ /7/43 /5 :_ ———-—_ 4” Ill 6 _ /20 ' - I r ‘ ‘ \ ' ‘ ' f I 17 1 /? ~ Invenfor a . n H. M‘ Abrams Attorney Nov. 1, 1938. ' ~ H. M. ABRAMS _ _ ‘2,135,093 ~ I COMBINED DISPLAY PACKAGE AND BACK Original Filed May 7, 1935 ‘,1 1 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 '1 "I Attomey Patented Nov. 1, 1938 2,135,093 PATENT Torr-1c}: UNITED .s'mrEsv 2,135,093 , COMBINED DISPLAY PACKAGE AND BACK Horace M. Abrams, Cambridge, N. Y.',‘assignor to D. G. Ashton and Spencer~B. Eddy, receivers 1 for Jerome B. Rice Seed 00., Cambridge, Mass, a corporation of New York _ V .1 ,7 Application May 7, 1935, Serial’ No; "20,252 Renewed September 6,1938 2 Claims. " (01. 248-152) Referring in detail to the drawingsiand partic ularly to Figure 4; the ‘numeral 5 generally desig packages and the like, and an'important object of my invention is to provide a device of this kind which includes a, number of individual containers suitable for shipping quantities of the seed pack ages and the like, the same being adjustable to hold the seed packages or the like in orderly display condition in connection with a rack por tion, thereby in effect providing a stand contain ing a number of shelves. . . . Another important object of my invention is to provide a cardboard or similar material combined _ container and display device, which produces a minimum of shipping bulk in addition to the bulk of the feed packages or the like, and which al though rugged and attractive in form and me chanically e?icient, is relatively ‘inexpensive and is very easy to manufacture. 1 ~ 7 Other important objects’of my invention are to provide removable display trays separably and nates the 'rack which is formed of a suitable piece of cardboard either plain or corrugated, and hav- 1, ing the upper edge 6 parallel to the lower ‘edge 1 ‘5 and‘ inwardly of the ends of these edges the fold lines 8’ and 9 which are parallel to each other. I A third fold‘line I0 is arranged parallel to and close to the bottom edge ‘I. Aligned with the fold 8 is _ the right angular‘ side of a V-shaped‘notch ‘ll 10 .whose hypotenuse side is'provided with a hook shaped locking tongue l2 to'engage a properly angulated slot I3 inwarlyof the right angular side H. ‘A similar V-shaped notch M has the hy potenuse side formed with the locking tongue I5 16 to engage the ‘slot I6. The lower edge 1 and the V-shaped notchesand the fold line Illv de?ne the left hand bottom ?ange l‘l,v the right hand bottom ?ange I8, and the back or center bottom ?ange l9, when the blank'is folded on'the vertical fold v20 ing lines 8 and 9 and the ?anges folded on the interchangeably mounted on a cardboard frame; a unique and ef?cient means of combining‘ the .fold line 10. trays with the frame; separable 'meansextending between the front and back of the trays to posi tively prevent bulging of the front of the trays when ?lled and while being ?lled, together with support, in the manner of a base for affording a steady support to the‘ rack upon a supporting 25 surface. In order ‘to give these ?anges a still means on the back of the tray to prevent bulging of the back of the tray, the last-mentioned means 30 functioning also to engage and assist in prevent ing the sagging of a tray next above while in posi tion on the rack; and to so arrange the said means on the back of the tray'that it 'may, be utilized to engage and protect the contents of the 35 tray while the tray is in shipment or storage; and to provide both integral and separable partitions or separators for the trays. Other important objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from a reading of the following description in connection with the drawings, wherein for purposes of illustration I have shown a preferred embodiment of my inven tion. In the drawings:— 45 it. My invention relates generally to means ‘for, containing and displaying such-articles as seed Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the invention showing a plurality of display containers mount ed on the cooperating rack. - > Figure 2 is a transverse vertical sectional view taken therethrough. ‘ Figure 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of the inside of one of the containers. ‘ Figure 4 is a plan view of the blank from which the rack is formed. Figure 5 is a plan view of the blank from which one of the trays or containers is formed. ' e. . The bottom ?anges provide reinforcement and greater supporting effect, the tongues l2, l5 are engaged with the respective slots l3, l6. By this arrangement the triangular portions 20 and 2| are held in the desired angular relationship to the .30 back part of the rack, so that the progressively ' forwardly and vertically spaced similar tabs 22 on the part’ 20 and 23 on the part 2| extend ap proximately in parallel position for engaging and supporting trays or containers. ' Each tray or container which is generally designated 24 ‘is formed from a generally rec tangular blank of plain'or corrugated cardboard or the like, as indicated in Figure 5. _ 7 Two parallel longitudinally extending fo-ld lines 40 25 and 26 de?ne the bottom of the container and ’ in longitudinal extension of this bottom are the end projections 21 and 28 each of which is com posedof an outer ?ap portion 29 and an inner ?ap portion 30. These ?ap portions are de?ned 45 by respective fold lines 3| and 32, and each inner flap 3!! has adjacent its lower end "(when in post tion) a fold line 33 ‘which'results‘in the foot 34 which rests on the bottom of the container as will 50 be hereinafter pointed out.‘ Parallel to the fold line 26 ‘is the fold line 35 _ which de?nes the back 36 and the back bracing and reinforcing ?ange 31. ‘ ' ' A fourth fold line 38 de?nes the locking and re 2,. ' 2,135,093 inforcing ?ange 4| which ?ange has the spaced vertical slots 39 and 40 therein. The back 36 has at longitudinally spaced inter vals thereof the fan-shaped tabs 42 and 43 which are conveniently cut out of the material of the back and are foldable on the fold lines 44 and 45. Locking tabs 46 are provided on the free ends of these partitions or separator tabs 42 and 43. As will be explained the locking tabs or ?ngers 10 46_are to be engaged with the slots 39 and 40v in the looking ?ange 4|. 7 > V described above, there is left between the respec tive back and front ?aps and the corresponding inside endtabs a space or “slot” to slidably re ceive the corresponding one of the parallel tabs 22 and 23 on the rack. With these rack ?aps en Cl gaged as indicated the container or tray is pushed rearwardly until the end of the slot de?ning the particular, rack tab is reached, whereat the tray or container will be properly positioned. As clearly shown in Figure 2, the back ?anges 31 engagev the bottom of the next above container or tray so as to give support thereto. Another effect of this arrangement is to afford additional support and rigidity to the back of the next lower . tray through the coaction of the ?ange with the 15. back. It will also be observed that the double thickness of the front ?ange not only produces The longitudinal ?ange 31 which is 'on the upper edge of the back of the container stops at the opposite end fold lines 41 and 48, respectively. 15 These fold lines de?ne in conjunction with the longitudinal slots 49 and 50 and the opposite edges of the projections 21 and 28, the front side ?aps 5| and the back side ?aps 52. The opposite 'a more secure‘ locking of the ?ngers on the inte ends of the locking ?ange 4| are disengaged from gral partitions or separators, but also affords ad , ditional strength at the front of the container 20 . 20 the front ?aps 5|. to prevent bulging. Further, the back flange 31 With the rack 5 set up in the manner} indi cated'and the base forming ?anges looked as de scribed, the trays‘ or containers may bepushed into place thereon with a sliding motion. In order to fold the blank constituting each tray 24, I have found it convenient, although there are other ways of folding the containers, to ?rst fold the front end ?aps on the fold lines 41 and top of the contents of the container during shipment. The rack combined with the trays 25 are su?iciently strongly connected to enable lift ing and carrying the device as a whole from place to place either with all of the containers and 48 to a vertical position, then to fold on the in place or with one or with more than one but line38; then to fold the projections 21 and 28 less than all of the containers in place thereon. 30 Although I have shown‘and described herein a preferredembodiment of my invention, it is to be de?nitely understood that I do not desire to limit on the fold lines 41 and 48 sonas to vertically po sition these projections; then to fold on the lines 35 so as to put the back?ange 31 in a right angu lar position and then'to bring the back up on 35 the line 25, at the same time bringing the front up on the line 25, so that the end flaps 5| and 52 canthen overlap and the end ?aps 30 folded in wardly and downwardly on the fold lines 3| and 32 so as to lie against the inner side of the inner 40 one of the end ?aps with the feet 34 folded at right angles on the folds 33 so as to lie on the ?oor or bottom. The weight of the contents of the tray or container on the feet will positively lock the end ?aps 39 in looking engagement with the front and back side ?aps. The vertical in wardly extending ?anges ‘53 which are. on the front, 54'extend sufficiently inwardly in front of the contents of the container to afford lateral support thereto and support also to the forward to and ‘the ?ange 4|, prior to being‘ bent down‘into position, afford good protection to the front edges of the locking end?aps 39. The front ?ange 4| is bent downwardly and inwardly so asftov lie against the back of the front 54. The ?ngers 46 on the fan-shaped sep arators 42 and 43 are then passed through the slots 39 and 4|], so as to lock the front and back 55 in parallel relation and hold these separators pos itively in position across the interior of the con tainer and above the upper edge of the front, as clearly indicated. Additional removable separators the form of which is clearly shown in Figure 3 and generally designated by the numeral 55 are, of the general triangular form shown and have at their lower ends the lateral ?ange 56 forming afoot for resting on the bottom of the container. The weight of the contents‘ of the container upon'the ' foot 55', together with the lateral support afforded by the contents will hold the removable separa tors or partitions in the desired positions within and across‘ the interior of the containers. ‘ With the various side‘ and end ?aps folded as the application of the'invention thereto, and any change or changes may be made in the materials, 35 and in the structure .and arrangement of the parts, within the. spirit of the invention and the scope of thesubjoined claims. ‘ What is claimed is:_-' V l. A, display rack‘ comprising a folded card 40 board support having projections, a folded card board tray on said support and removably'con nected to said projections,rthe opposite ends of the tray being composed of overlapped side ?aps and a projection including an inside end ?ap and 45 an outside end ?ap, Lsaid outside end ?aplying along the outside of the :outer one‘of said side ?aps and said inside end ?ap lying along the‘in ner'side of the inner one of said side ?aps, so as‘ to lock the various ?aps in position, the projec tions on the support being removably engaged between the outer side ?aps and the inner side of the outside end ?ap and under the junction of the outside and inside?aps. , V 2. ‘A display rack comprising a folded card board support having projections, a folded card board tray on said support and removably con nected to said projections, said support compris ing a blank folded on two' spaced vertical lines toprovide a base wall and two opposite right so angular ‘side wallsextending forwardly from the back wall,_said projections being formed on the ‘front edges of said side walls, a ?ange on the lower part of each of said back wall and both side walls, and arranged to lie on a supporting surface 65 to reinforce and lend rigidity. to the various walls, and separable connection means for connecting the opposite ends ofjthe back wall ?ange to the adjacent ends of the side wall‘?anges. . ' , _' HORACE. M. ABRAMS. - ' CERTIFICATE or CQRRECTION. Patent No. 2,155,095. November 1, 1958. ' HORACE M'. ABRAMS. It is hereby certified that the address of‘ the assignee in the above numbered patent was erroneously described and specified as "Cambridge, Massachusetts" whereas said address should have b een described and speci fied as Cambridge, New York, as shown by the record of assignments in this office; and that the said Letters Patent shouldbe read. with this correction therein that the same may conform in the Patent Gffice. to the record of the case ‘ signé'd and sealed this '(th day of February, A. D. 1959.‘ Henry Van Arsdale. (Seal) Acting Commissioner of Patents.