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NOV. 5, 19,46.
Filed Feb. 12, 1945
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2 Sheéts-Sheet 1
Nov. 5, 1946;
Filed Feb. 12, 1945
2 Sheets-Shée’c 2
Patented Nov. 5, 1946
William E. Turner, Chattanooga, Tenn, assignor
to 0. B. Andrews , Company,
Tenn, a corporation of Tennessee
Application February 12, 1945, Serial No. 577,441
1 Claim. (o1. 2294.2)
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
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
slits H which extend into the section l8
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
?berboard divided by transverse score lines
side wall 9 and top and bottom walls iii and l!
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.
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