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Juìy 16, 1946. A. P. D. BELANGr-:R POLYGONAL SEPARABLE SECTION CONTAINER Fired Jan. 7, 1944 --f7 " ¿M 2,403,901 2,403,901 Patented July 16, 1946 P_OLYGONAL" SEPARABLE YSE GTIGN?? CONTAINER Albert-1:. D:Be1anger,~n1ton~,- 111; _ Application .lanuary.f7, 1944.1SerialfNorñlüßlâ l 3 jClaims... (Cl. 229-27) Il container..so.as- to-„partially divide .the container: into-sectionso-fthe sizeand-.shape desired for‘in». This». invention. relates- .toacontainersf ofca >type al suitable for. the . .preparation fand .handling loiî- _ a» product, .and it .has .forzitsffobject the @provision-.off aaneW andimproveduiorm andfarrangement of` such. containen, whereby the .productmayvv be readily preparedto advantage V“for-.fdisplay Onsale; and. wherebyv such productY may «.befeasilyrdivided into portions .for-»sale orrserVi-ng. It is one'of the dividual handling.V In.connection-with.containers.. of` this »type,.it=is.one-0f thefobjßcts of thefinvenf- L1. tion»to~ formthe comer-.tabs so 'as -to be openffat. the. outer` faceof» the container forwenablinga'.: cuttingîbladeto be- inserted .and held» in: position- \ for a-fcuttingvoperation,~.the paperor other sheetr material "from . which.. the` container is made :being-_ objects; of .my invention» .to provide> an-~ improved F.preferably weakened at the inneredgesrof-,thea' form. of . containerior .use as». a'> mold forv forming* andA handling .> suc:h~.products` as -Y Jello,` cheese; inwardly projecting;` tabsáorfeXped-iting¿the.sepa-. » ration. of ,thecontainer .anditscontents into secr > candy or,ice.cream,.or. .other products Yadapted to‘V hardenintocondition for handlingì or for'haking,r tions.= It.` is .another object of.. my-invention to. im-z 0r otherwise cooking pies, cakes, custards,„meat- ¿provercontainers` or’.` this ztype.- in:- sundrvdetai-ls>> loaves or the like. hereinafter.pointed-_outr4 Thepreferredmeansby For.. carrying. outmy objects». I ;have«~provided containers .formed onpaper,- metal, glass; or other“ suitablematerfiah to -correspond .to_the. and; type». made-fetta of Vproduct sizeytoand he Ashape baked: , or handled; and..` to. correspond ~_to. theesize vof~ :pore .. which I have accomplished my several objectsareillustrated.. in’- the:` accompanyingT` drawing-1.u in which. 2g., tion.„norma1lyf_ desired..;for-` service. >or fsalee. The: Fig.. 2.»is aside. face -,view.. of the-.bodyfof„the:-~ preferred.. form - of .. container. for» baking-j pies; . for.. example. is. either. «hexagonalï .or octagonal~_.in„. shape.. with. straight..` or... substantially- straight` sides... so. .as tof. have-clearly»> deiinedffcorners :loc-ab tween the. sides.,whereby`r therefare «indications bye--A reference .to..which. ..a.,pie . baked: .inf .the»».»c0ntain.er Figal is: antop -plan View.. of. my. improved lconp-4 ~tainer. container. „with » aholdirngnloandv and a.. cover» member. shown insection thereon'.` . Eig; l3l is.î a..»vertica1~A sectional .,view.. taken. >suh- -' sta-ntially~ onîthe line 3T3-.oi Fig. l.. Fig.- 4 is . a.-.face viewof .the blank» from. which the body`- of .thee container as .shownin Fig... l lis.. can „very „. readily.. .be . out inte. six or eight portions f for-med.; of similar- size ' and shape, by: s'i-mplygcutting; from -» . Fig.> 5.,»is .a face» .view .ot .the` blank» » from.. which.. corner .to corner.of...the container... In- .containers - 30 thecover.memberistformed . for. other. . uses..A th e.. arrangement-a variesinffV ac Fig. „6. isa .viewsimil'ar Eto Eig; ..1 .hut .showing«_!a..A cordancewiththe requirements?. A container for ‘ cheese >onfonmeat loaf», for exampleçfmightï-have; Inodiñed form of container.. . indications.. by . refer-ence,? toa.- which-„a` salesman . .container Vwith .a. pie .therein-_.broken.. away atene sid.e..-por.tion; and.. Fig..7 is actopdace .viewotamodiñed.formpf could cut the'. producttreadily .into portions iof:` ap,-A proximately a.. pound. each, andn the :indications >irr connection »with> a-.container for» ice foreamrmight' be arranged for enablingithe- salesman.tocutthefvA product .readily .into-.approximately pint .or` quart Fig. 8. is - a. vertical .sectional . View.. .taken sub stantiallygat. thelineefA 8?-8 ofgl'l‘ig. .7.- . Referringnowto Figs. 1.to.;5..of theîdrawing., .inwhich .corresponding partsareindicatedby the » portions.. In .any `case, .it..is.~the object .of Ithe =in'-- 40 same reference characters, .I5 @indicates .,a». blank. . Vention to. provide. a` ‘.- container v with indications;V made of fairly. stifiheavyipaperor.paste hoard.. having` an.- equiangular.. ,equilateral Acentral._hex-. adapted. to.l expedite. Vthe -:division _ofv the product”. in .the container .into- the „particular kind and; sizel « of..port-ions.desirediorthatproduct. . ItfisïonerofV thefobjects .of theeinvention »to pro videa container ior-rned.,.of-.paper; or. otheiasheet..v material. adaptedto cut.easily soas .to enable it" agonal panel port-ioni 'a`,`.six. side walllportionsl 1,., « `andsix .pairsoi corner-„tab portions. l8,„a11. as inl. to. .be dividedreadily ; into. sections' Zalong clearly -. indicated: lines., the.î sheet , material .. of « the con- « dicatedby ,dotted linesin Eig'..4. .. When .the .blank . l5..fis.,to. be folded .into box form,. the- sidewall. portions „I 1 areiolded. _1.1pward1y,. causing thecor» ner, tab..portions I8...to..=be. tuckedinwardly as. .shown tainer beingr in ;- some fcases.. weakened». along the;V 50. lines of division by scoredz-lines ordines iofperf» foratiunsîso 4asito ¿expedite-fthe: separation of the container into its unit parts. It is another object of the invention to provide inwardly projecting tabs at the corners of the 55 in l5"ig-...1.‘U For holdingthefpartsún such folded` p_osition,.,a.~band Y_I Gris-provided, extending-` about Vthe bodvofïthevcontai-ner.so.as topreVent „. the side portions»1 l1 from:turning-downwardly: and outwardly. In this arrangement, the corner tab portions 2,403,901 extend inwardly directly toward the center of the container sonas partially to divide the container into similar and equal compartments or sections. Each of the corner tab arrangements provides in elïect a blind opening into the container, open outwardly at the face of the container so as to permit a cutting blade readily to be inserted for dividing the container into sections. For expe diting the separation of the container into its several sections, the panel portion I 6 is weakened by lines of perforations 20 from corner to corner 4 the containerl serving to indicate the division of the container into sections and the division of the pie into portions of the usual conventional shape. In the arrangement shown, each portion of the pie is provided with a decoration 3E of any suit able type, with the separate elements of the deco ration similarly arranged on the several portions of the pie, the operator being able .to arrange the decoration vin this manner by reference to the straight sides of the container. By reason of the use of this type of container, a waiter in a res of the container, being represented in the draw ' taurant is able very quickly and easily to cut the ing by dot and dash lines, such lines of perfora pie into similar and equal pieces by merely cut tions being extended at both ends through the ting straight from corner to corner of the con surplus sheet material at the corners of the blank 15 tainer without the use of a guiding device such so as to provide a weakened line at the inner edge as is often used for mechanically controlling the of each of the tab portions I8 and so as to provide cutting of portions for serving. . fer the ready separation of each of the tab por~ My improved containers of polygonal shape tions into its two parts. , with substantially straight sides have been found For closing the top face of the container, I in use to be convenient and practical. With the have provided a cover member preferably formed size of the> container regulated for 'any particular of paper of the same type as that from which the body portion of the container is made. In Fig. 5, `I have shown a blank 2| comprising a central panel section 22 of hexagonal form provided with side wall portions 23, such side wall portions being formed integrally with the panel portion 22, with the side wall portions completely separate from product so as to lead normally and easily to the provision of sections or portions of predetermined size for serving or for sale, the work and bother in connection with the preparation and sale of the product are kept to a minimum. ` While I prefer to employ the form and arrange ment of parts as shown in my drawing and as each other. The arrangement is such that the above described, the invention is not to be limited side wall portions 23 can be readily tucked into 30 thereto except so far as the claims may be so position between the body of the container and limited, it being understood that changes might the band I9 for application of the cover member well be made in the form and arrangement of the to the container, the band I9 serving to hold the parts without departing from the spirit of the side> wall portions in their right angled position invention. . with respect to the panel 22 and also to hold the 35 I claim: removable cover in closure position on the con 1. A polygonal container formed of sheet mate tainer. rial and having at least six substantially straight ` In Fig. 6 I have shown a modiñed form of equi sides and having blind openings leading inwardly angular, equilateral container comprising eight at the corners provided by inwardly tucked out sides 26 in lieu of the six sides shown in Fig. l. 40 wardly open folds into which a cutting blade can This arrangement, oi' course, is adapted to be be inserted for separating the container into sec divided into eight sections instead of six, eight tions. the ‘bottom wall portion of the container inwardly projecting corner tabs 21 being provided being weakened along lines from corner to corner for partially dividing the space of the container with the weakened lines extended along the inner into compartments or sections. ’A band 28 sur edges of the inwardly tucked parts for expediting rounding the container serves to hold the side separation of the container into sections. wall portions 25 in their upright position. , Lines 2. A polygonal container formed of sheet mate of perforations 29 are provided from corner to rial and having at least six substantially straight corner of the ybottom wall panel 30, such lines of perforations 29 being extended through the sur nl) sides and having blind openings leading inwardly at the corners provided by inwardly tucked out~ plus paper forming the tab portion 21 so as to ex wardly open folds into which a cutting blade can pedite the separation of the container into its be inserted for separating the container into sec several sections when desired. tions, the bottom wall portions of the container With the container in the condition as shown in Fig. 1 or Fig. 6, such products as cheese or ice cream may be placed therein, being packed be tween the inwardly directed corner tabs so that such tabs may partially divide the contents of the container into sections. The container may be filled with eggs for freezing, or with hot products 60 in liquid form adapted to harden when cooling, such as fudge, or gelatine, such products being adapted to distribute themselves evenly in the several sections of the container. In the arrangement shown in Fig. 7, I have. pro-vided an equiangular, equilateral container of hexagonal form with the sides flared upwardly, the container shown being formed of glass. This being weakened by lines of perforations there across from corner to corner with the lines of perforations extended along the inner edges of the inwardly tucked parts for expediting separation of the container into sections. 3. A polygonal container comprising a bottom panel formed from a piece of sheet material, side wall portions turned upwardly along the sides of the bottom panel with the surplus sheet material at the corners tucked inwardly into the form of triangular tabs extending directly toward the center of the container, said bottom panel being weakened along lines from corner to corner with the weakening lines extending along the inner edges of the tabs whereby the container can be straight side wall portions 32 arranged at an angle 70 readily separated into sections, and band means about the side walls serving to hold them in sub container comprises a, bottom panel , 3|, and of approximately thirty degrees from the Vertical_ At one side portion, the container has a pie 33 therein, dotted lines 34 from corner to corner of stantially upright position. ALBERT P.y D. BELANGER.