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Nov. 29, 1938'. 2,138,005 J. c. HERSHEY PACKAGE FOR FOOD PRODUCTS ' Filed April 10, '19s? ' 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 % $23 ‘a % \\ 23-" e23 z z v JOHN C. HERSHEY Nov. 29, 1938. J. c. HERSHEY 2,138,005 PACKAGE FOR FOOD PRODUCTS Filed April 10, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 PN. 11411.0’ '|l\i 11r /1 1/r Q J vO H N Q H ER5 38HMn Patented Nov. 29, 1938 2,138,005 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE * 2,138,005 PACKAGE FOR. FOOD PRODUCTS John C. Hershey, York, Pa., assignor to J. S. Hershey Baking Company, York, Pa., a cor poration of Pennsylvania Application April 10, 1937, Serial No. 136,063 2 Claims. This invention relates to improvements in re ceptacles of the class suitable for the ‘packaging and display of articles of ‘different kinds, and more especially bakery products such as cakes 5 and the like. An object of the invention is to provide an (01. 206-44) and other material of the cakes, etc., from fall ing onto or otherwise coming in contact with the bottom of the tray II. At both ends, the supplemental tray I6 is formed with upstanding portions I1, and simi- ‘ larly formed upstanding portions I8 project up improved package for cakes etc., consisting of a wardly from the longitudinal side edges of the transparent covered tray, the tray having suf supplemental tray I6, as shown best in Fig. 6. ?cient strength and stiffness to support the The side upstanding portions I8 are‘ prefer ll) goods, and having a transparent ,cover which ably located midway between the ends of the 1y visible for display purposes, the transparent cover being supported from the tray by sup porting means in the form of a supplemental have a length approximately equal to the width W tray formed from cardboard, the construction of of the tray II, so as to provide suitable end sup ports for the cover of the device. the package being such that the same may be easily and quickly?lled and closed. Another object of the ‘invention is to provide an improved bakery goods package, which is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufac ture, and thoroughly reliable and ei?cient in use. With the foregoing and other objects and ad vantages in view, the invention consists in the preferred construction and arrangement of the IO 5 several parts which will be hereinafter fully de scribed and claimed. In the accompanying drawings:-- _ Figure l is a top plan of a package constructed according to the present invention; 30 Fig. 2 is a bottom plan of the package shown in Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is an enlarged end View; Fig. 4 is a vertical transverse section taken 3.0 5 The cover 20 is composed of thin ?exible’ or fo‘ldable transparent sheet material of any suit able kind, such for example as transparent pa~ per or ordinary ?bre paper treated in any suit able or well known manner to render it trans parent, or “Cellophane” or any of the other well known thin transparent ?exible sheet cel lulose products obtained from viscose. Material for the cover should have su?icient 25 Width to extend from a suitable point under the bottom of the pan or tray II, upwardly over one of the longitudinal sides of the device, across the top, then downwardly of the opposite longitu dinal side, and from thence to a suitable point 30 under the bottom of the pan or tray I I. When the cover 20 is thus Wrapped around the device, its free longitudinal edges on the under on the line 4—5 of Fig. 1; neath of the pan or tray II are secured together Fig. 5 is a vertical longitudinal section taken on the line 5—5 of Fig. 1; and Fig. 6 is a perspective of the cardboard sup bymeans of a plurality of strips of adjestive tape 35 23, as shown best in Fig. 2. These strips of tape plemental tray. comprises a metal pan or tray I I, preferably rec tangular in form, and having upstanding side walls I2 and upstanding end walls I3. ‘The pan or tray I I is formed from suitable sheet metal, and the upper portions of the side and end walls of said tray are reinforced by a suitable stiff wire I4 around which the sheet metal is bent so as to provide a bead I5. 23 may also be applied to the exposed surface of the underside of the tray I I, so as to more The main supporting element of the package The pan or tray II is of usual construction, well known in the art, and its purpose is to support the other parts of the package. 5 to tray I6, and such portions of the device may have any length desired. On the other hand, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, the upstanding ends IT encloses the contents and renders the same clear superposed on the bottom of the pan or tray I I, is a supplemental tray I6 formed from a sheet of inexpensive cardboard. The supplemental tray I6 is adapted to lie in the tray II and cover the entire bottom thereof, so as to prevent icings rigidly and securely fasten the adjacent longi tudinal edges of the cover to the tray. 40 The sheet of material from which the cover 20 is made is longer than the length of the tray II, so that the ends of the cover can be folded downwardly over the upstanding ends I8 of the supplemental tray I5, as shown at 25, Figs. 3 and 45 5. The portions of the cover which project out wardly from the ends of the longitudinal sides of the package are also adapted to be folded in wardly towards the ends I8, as indicated at 26, Fig. 3. 50 The ends of cover 20 are then adapted to be securely fastened by means of a plurality of strips of adhesive tape 21. These strips of tape may extend from the top of the package and around the ends thereof, and terminate under 55 2 2,138,005 the bottom of the pan or tray II, as shown in Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 5. If so desired the adhesive tape heretofore de scribed may be formed from strips of material similar to the material used for the cover 20, to which material a suitable adhesive is applied. The package is adapted to be formed by ?rst placing a cardboard supplemental tray [6 in po sition in a metal pan or tray H, the portions I‘! 10 and I8 of the supplemental tray It being ?rst bent upwardly, as shown in Fig. 6. The cakes or other bakery products, indicated by the bro ken lines at 30, are now placed on the supple mental tray I6, after which the cover 20 is 15 wrapped around the device and secured thereto in the manner heretofore described. By utilizing inexpensive cardboard for the supplemental tray [6 and thin sheets of transparent wrap ping material for the cover 20, the cost of the 20 package is very small, being at the present time two or three cents for a package two feet long, about one foot in width and four inches in heighth. The portions I1 and I8 of the supple mental tray I6 should extend upwardly a dis 25 tance sufficiently high to maintain the portion of the cover 20 which constitutes the top of the package in spaced relation, say approximately one-half inch, above the top of the cakes, etc., 30 within the package. By providing only two opposed upstanding side members l8 of the supplemental tray 16, suffi cient supporting means will be provided inter mediate the ends of the package for retaining 35 the cover 20 in position above the contents of the package, and due to the transparency of the cover material, obviously the contents of the package Will be displayed to a considerable ex~ tent. Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:— 1. A container for bakery products and the like, comprising a pan having a relatively short upstanding wall of uniform height, a cardboard tray mounted on the bottom of said pan so as to cover the same and having upstanding end portions and upstanding side portions integral therewith, said upstanding end and side portions projecting upwardly above said wall, said up— 10 standing side portions of the cardboard being of less length than the length of the side wall of said pan, a Wrapper of sheet material having its ends folded downwardly to enclose the upstand ing ends of said cardboard tray and its longitu 15 dinal edges folded under the bottom of said pan, said wrapper being supported in spaced relation above said pan by said upstanding portions of said tray and strips of adhesive tape for secur ing the free edges of said wrapper to said pan 20 and to the ends of said tray. 2. A container for bakery products and the like, comprising a sheet metal pan having a rel atively short upstanding wall, a cardboard sheet superposed upon the bottom of said pan and 25 having an area approximately the same as the area of the bottom of the pan so as to cover the bottom of said pan, end portions integrally formed with said cardboard sheet and project ing upwardly above said wall of the pan, rela 30 tively narrow diametrically disposed side por tions integrally formed With said cardboard sheet and projecting upwardly above said pan to a height approximately the same as the height of said end portions, and a cover of sheet material 35 wrapping said pan and said cardboard sheet and supported‘ in spaced relation above said pan by said upstanding portions of said cardboard sheet. JOHN C. HERSHEY.