NOV. 5, 19,46. , ' ‘w, E_ TURNER 2,410,591 FIBERBOARD CUSHIONING FILLER FOR CARTONS Filed Feb. 12, 1945 "@161 7 . 2 Sheéts-Sheet 1 Nov. 5, 1946; ' w. E. TURNER 2,410,591 FIBERBOARD CUSHIONING FILLER FOR CARTONS Filed Feb. 12, 1945 2 Sheets-Shée’c 2 2,4165% Patented Nov. 5, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT orricr. FIBERBOARD CUSHIONING FILLER FOR CARTONS William E. Turner, Chattanooga, Tenn, assignor to 0. B. Andrews , Company, Chattanooga, Tenn, a corporation of Tennessee Application February 12, 1945, Serial No. 577,441 1 Claim. (o1. 2294.2) 1 This invention relates to a filler or had for use . in packing articles in a container such as a box or ?ber-board carton. It is an object of the invention to provide a 2 are formed of a single thickness of material. The overlapping end sections forming the side wall 8 may be stapled together as at l2. . The end section l3 forming the inner layer of the side wall 8 is cut-out to form a notch It in ?ller formed from a single strip of ?ber-board the free edge of the section. The opposite end material folded to form a rectangular structure section l5 forming the outer layer of the side having a recessed wall for interlocking engage wall 8 is provided with a cut-out panel H5 in ment with the article to be held. wardly from the free edge, formed by spaced A further object of the invention resides in parallel slits H which extend into the section l8 10 providing a filler which will hold the article in forming the bottom wall II. The panel it at the container against upward, end and side mo- ‘ each end is provided with transverse crease lines tion and at the same time absorb the shocks to l9 formed on the same side of the material as the which the article is subjected when in transit. crease lines ‘i, while the opposite side of the A further object of the invention resides in forming the recessed wall of the ?ller of a double 15 panel, intermediate its ends, is provided with a transverse crease 20 which permits the panel to thickness of material so the edges defining the fold inwardly through the notch M of the inner recess which contact the article will have added. layer of the side wall 8 when the ?ller is erect strength. ed to form a recess 2| in the side wall having a Another object of the invention resides in back Wall 22 and top wall 23 but which is open 20 forming the recess in the wall of the filler by a at the bottom, as clearly shown in Fig. 5. cut-out portion which is designed to fold in It will be seen that when the section I5 is wardly when the filler is erected and yet permits folded at right angles to the bottom wall II the the filler to be folded ?at When not in use for panel is will automatically fold inwardly and convenience in shipping and storing. Other objects and advantages of the invention 25 when engaged in the notch Iii of the section I3 interlocks the end sections together to form a will be apparent during the course of the fol side wall of strong sturdy construction. The ?ller when erected is placed in the corners of the In the accompanying drawings forming a part carton or container 24 with the recessed side wall of this speci?cation and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout 30 8 facing towards the inside to receive the mar ginal edge of the article to be held. A right and lowing description. the same, Fig. 1 is a sectional view of a carton looking left filler is necessary for each side of the ar ticle to be held and are formed from the strips down on the top of the ?llers in packing posi tion, shown in Figs. 6 and '7, respectively. . Fig. 2 is a fragmentary sectional view of a car ton looking at the end of the filler, Fig. 3 is a fragmentary section of a carton look ing at the inner side of the ?ller, Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view of the ?ller, ' 35 In use the ?ller is inserted in the carton after the article is disposed therein. A ?ller is placed in each corner of the carton with the side wall 9 in contacting relation with the end wall of the carton and each. ?ller is of such length that 40 the ends abut the side walls of the carton. The Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the ?ller, and side wall 8 faces inwardly and the recess 2! Figs. 6 and 7 are plan views of the blank of formed therein is adapted to receive the marginal material for forming right and left side ?llers. edge of the article to be held, as shown in dot In the drawings wherein for the purpose of ii ted lines in Figs. 1 and 2. With the marginal lustration a preferred embodiment of the inven edge of the article disposed in the recess the filler 45 tion is shown, the numeral 5 denotes in general serves to secure the article against upward, end the filler or pad which is formed from a single and side motion and also absorbs the shocks to strip of ?berboard or other suitable material 6, which the article is subjected while in transit. as shown in Figs. 6 and '7. The strip of material The panel It automatically folds inwardly to is provided on one side with transverse score lines or creases l at spaced intervals to form 50 form the recess in the side wall when the ?ller is erected and permits the ?ller to fold ?at when sections adapted to be folded to form a rectangu not in use. > lar four sided structure with the end sections of Having thus described my invention, I claim: the strip disposed in overlapping relation to form A ?ller for shipping cases comprising a blank a side wall 8 of double thickness. The opposite of ?berboard divided by transverse score lines 55 side wall 9 and top and bottom walls iii and l! 3 2,410,591 into sections, one end section having spaced par allel slits extending longitudinally of the blank from a point ‘adjacent its free edge to a point within the next adjacent section to de?ne a panel foldable at each end and intermediate its length, a notch formedin the opposite end section ex tending from its free‘ edge to a point adjacent the next section, said notch being of a Width sub— stantially the same as the panel, the sections of the blank being foldable to form a rectangular frame having the end sections disposed in over ' lapping relation with the panel folded inwardly through the notch to form a recess in the side of the frame and operating to interlock the end sections together. ' WILLIAM E. TURNER.