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Jan. 30, 1962
M. e. RODRIGUEZ
3,018,936
EGG CARTON WITH REINFORCING AND ADVERTISING MEANS
Filed July 2, 1957
4 Sheets-Sheet 1
INVENTOR
MANUEL G- RODRIGUE
8W4 24am!” 110%‘
ATTORNEY5
Jan. 30, 1962
M. G. RODRIGUEZ
3,018,936
EGG CARTON WITH REINFORCING AND ADVERTISING MEANS
Filed July 2, 1957
4 Sheets-Sheet 2
INVENTOR
MANUEL G. R0 0 RIGUEZ
ATTORNEYS
Jan. 30, 1962
M. G. RODRIGUEZ
3,013,936
EGG CARTON WITH REINFORCING AND ADVERTISING MEANS
Filed July 2, 1957
4 Sheets-Sheet 3
3.: g. 45..
MANUEL GRODRBUEZ
BY
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Mr
ATTORNEYS
Jan. 30, 1962 i
M. G. RODRIGUEZ
3,018,936
EGG CARTON WITH REINFORCING AND ADVERTISING MEANS
Filed July 2, 1957
4 Sheets—Sheet 4
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MANUEL G. RODRIGUEZ
ATTORNEY-7
United States Patent O
ice
3,918,936
Patented Jan. 30, 1962
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EGG CARTON
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WITH
3,018,936
REINFORCING
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AND
ADVERTISING MEANS
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Manuel G. Rodriguez, G.P.0. Box 188, New York .1, N.Y.
Filed July 2, 1957, Ser. N0..6169,514
16 ‘Claims. (Cl. 229—'-1.5)
This invention relates to egg cartons vand particularly
FIG. 9 is a perspective view of one “end of an egg can
ton showing another form of reinforcing and folded {ad
vertising member applied thereto;
FIG. 10 is an inverted perspective view of the “end of
.thecarton shown in FIG. 9;
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FIG. 11 is a perspective view "similar to'FIG. .10, but
‘showing the advertising matter pulled away from the
carton and opened up;
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to such cartons having means attached thereto which
FIG. 12 is ‘a perspective view ‘similar 'to FIG. 6 of one
not only will strengthen the ‘end structure thereof ‘but 10 end of an egg carton having a reinforcing and tadvertis
also will provide a separate member for carrying ‘advertis
ing member attached thereto;
’
ing matter and the like.
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FIG. '13 is a longitudinal sectional view ‘of ‘the carton
i It has long been the practice ‘in the packaging of goods
of FIG. 12;
to print advertising matter on the wrapper or container
FIG. {14 is an ‘inverted perspective view of one. ‘end
in which the goods are packaged. More recently, in the
of an egg carton showing va ifurthe'r menace-ion ‘of ‘the
packaging of certain commodities, ‘a separate member
or ribbon has been wrapped around ‘or ‘applied to the
invention; and
wrapper or container of packaged "goods. Such a sepa.
carton of‘FIG. l4.
rate member becomes more noticeable and hence pro‘
y
,
FIG. 15 is a longitudinal sectional 5view v‘through the
_
In the form of the invention illustrated in FIGS. 1 to
vides a better means for attracting the attention of ‘the 20 3 the egg carton is of that type in which a rectangular
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blank of cardboard is creased ‘and folded to form “the
In accordance with the present invention ‘there is pro
top, sides and bottom of the carton. The bottom por
vided a separate member which is attached to “an egg
't'ion 1 is bent upwardly along its “longitudinal 'ce'nterlline
carton which may ‘provide the dual ‘function of assist- ' to "form a partition 12 extending longitudinally of the car,
purchaser.
ing vin reinforcing the ‘end portion of the ‘carton as well 25 ton. This partition extends substantially to the top of
‘as providing a medium for additional advertising mat
ter. The strengthening and advertising medium of the
invention is particularly adapted for ‘use ‘with that 'form
of egg carton on which the top, bottom and 'side walls
the vearton. The 'side portions 3_ curve downwardly and
inwardly to meet the legs of the inverted Y-shaped-lsec
tion ‘formed by the ‘bending of the bottom to provide
the longitudinally-extending partition. The side "walls
are formed from a folded piece of cardboard which is so 30 with the bottom legs of the Y-shaped portion form ‘a
bent that the bottom has an inwardly bent portion of
cradle or trough in which the eggs are adapted to be
generally Y-shape, the stem of which extends upwardly '
placed on end. The top or lid of the carton is formed
into the box and forms a partitionrextending lengthwise
‘of the carton. The carton is completed by a series of
cross members having portions ‘which extend through
transverse slots in the bottom of the canton. These cross
members may have their upper portions notched to re
ceive therstem portion of the inverted Y-shape'd bottom,
which forms the longitudinal partition of the carton.
These cross ‘members form transverse cell-forming parti~
tions and end walls of the cartons.
The present invention may ‘take several ‘forms, but in
each ‘form of the invention the reinforcing ‘and advertis
ing member ‘includes a portion which overlies or "is
by a pair of longitudinally-extending panel sections :4
and 4’. These panel sections are provided with ?aps =5
and '5' which, when the‘ top is-closed, lie along one'side
of the‘ longitudinal partition 2, as shown ‘in FIGS. '1
and 3.
i
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‘The bottom of the carton is provided with aserie'slo'f
parallel, transverse \slots 6 which receive transverse cross
40 members 7. The cross members 7 *are inserted into the
carton through the ‘slots 6 in the bottom of the carton.
> The cross members have vertical slots extending inwardly
from their top edges to receive the ‘longitudinal ‘partition
2 ‘and ‘side extensions "8 "which embrace and strengthen
wrapped ‘around a'portion of the carton and'an attached
45 the sides of the carton. The cross members-7 at‘thele'nds
?ap which is secured to the carton.
of the carton form the end “Walls of the carton. The
The invention will be ft1rthe1"des‘cribed ‘in connection
longitudinal partitions 2 and the .crossmembers 7 divide
with the accompanying drawings in whichsever'al forms
the carton into a plurality of cells for‘the eggs.
‘of vthe invention are illustrated.
The form of egg carton just described, is aform'whic'h
In the drawings:
50 ‘has been used extensively and ‘forms no ‘part of the
FIG. 1 is a ‘perspective view of one'end ‘of'an egg car
ton having ‘the reinforcing and ‘advertising member ap
plied thereto;
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the reinforcing and
advertising member removed from the carton;
present invention.
‘
The reinforcing and advertising-member of'1FIGS. 11 'to
3 ‘*is‘of generally T-shape-in'blankfform. The head of
the T comprises a ;band '10‘ of light cardboard. ‘The
band ltl-is'iadapted to~extenditransversely around vthe "egg
FIG. 3 is an inveited perspective view of one end'of 55 i'carto'n at one end thereof and‘lia's inwardlyibent ?aps <11
an egg canton 'having another :form of reinforcing and
‘and ‘11’ at its 'respective'iends. The‘portionslz "and ~12’
of the band which are*intendedito-overlie the top‘ panels
'4 and 4' of the cartonar'evprovided withilaterally-exten‘d
ing fastening extensions 13 and 13’ whi'ch‘afe ‘adapted-to
60
ber of FIG. 3 ‘applied thereto, but ‘shown'in side‘ elevation;
"overlie'theportionsrofvthe‘endsof the top-panel sections
iFlG. 5 is a perspective view ‘similar to FIG. 3 but
‘4 and 4' which-extend beyondthelendlwalliof the-carton.
‘showing the advertising imatter partially .pulled ‘away
advertising :member ‘applied ‘thereto;
FIG. 4 is a longitudinal sectional ‘view of the end of
an egg vcarton with the-reinforcing and ‘advertising mem
from the carton and'opened'up;
_
The ‘stem of the T‘ comprises‘a'n‘end panel 14 which is
integrally connected? by ‘a neck 157to"the>center, portionpf
FIG. 6 is 'an'inverted‘perspective view of one end of
‘an egg carton having a third form of reinforcing ‘and 65 the'band, that is; that portion of the band"which,'wh'en‘ap_
advertising member applied thereto;
FIG. 7 is a sectional view taken longitudinally rot-the
carton of ‘FIG. 16;
FIG. 8 is a perspective view t'ofvthe reinforcing and
plied to‘the carton, lies‘ at'the longitudinal center portion
or the carton. This panel may‘ b'e‘r‘ectangulanand prefer
‘ably is of a height and width'correspondin‘g‘ substantially
‘to the :heightand width of the {end 'dfthejeg'g carton. It
strengthening member of FIG. -.6 removed from the 70‘ is ‘formed ‘with "a 'c'entrallyl'positioned ‘notch or slot 16
extending inwardlvfrom the side thereof remote from
carton;
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the band. The depth of the notch or slot 16 is substan
also a form which is commonly used in the packaging of
tially equal to the depth of the longitudinal partition 2.
eggs, but instead of the carton having two top or lid
sections which extend inwardly to a longitudinal center
line, the cover or lid 30 extends entirely across the top
of the carton and is secured to the front wall 31 of the
carton by means of a ?ap 32 having notched projections
which interlock with the front wall 31. The bottom 33
of this carton is also bent to generally inverted Y-shape
After the egg carton has been ?lled with eggs and the
lid portions 4 and 4’ folded over to close the carton, as
shown in FIG. 1, the panel section 14 is inserted through
the endmost slot 6 of the bottom of the carton to lie
against the cross member 7, forming the end wall of the
carton. During this operation, the notch or slot 16
to provide a longitudinally-extending partition. The
passes over the longitudinal partition 2. The band 10 is
then folded to lie at right angles to the panel 14 and is 10 bottom of the carton, in this instance, is provided with
transversely-extending notches 34 through which locking
wrapped around the end portion of the carton, between
members 35 of the cross members 36 extend and inter
lock with the bottom of the carton. In this form of
the endmost cross member 7 and the cross member next
thereto. The portions 12 and 12' now overlie the top or
carton the transversely-extending cross members or cross
lid portions 4 and 4' of the carton, and the end ?aps 11
and 11' are then tucked in between the end ?aps 5 and 5’ 15 partitions are formed integrally with the blank from which
the remainder of the carton is made and during assembly
of the carton. With the band 10 and its panel section 14
of the carton are folded to the position shown so that
now in place, the end extensions 13 and -13' are stapled
they, together with the longitudinally-extending partition,
by means of staples 17 and 17’ to the underlying end
will form the necessary cells to receive the eggs. The
portions of the cover or lid portions of the carton.
With the reinforcing and advertising member applied 20 reinforcing and advertising member of this form of the
to the carton, as described above, the panel section 14
will be securely held in the slot 7 of the bottom of the
carton against the end wall of the carton and will impart
greater rigidity and strength to the end of the carton.
The band 10 may be printed with any desired advertis 25
ing matter and will stand out as a member distinctive
invention preferably is made of light cardboard and com
prises an end panel 37 and a bottom panel 38.
As more
fully described later, the end panel is adapted to lie at
the end of the carton and the bottom panel is adapted to
be folded over to lie against the bottom of the carton.
The blank from which the panels 37 and 38 are formed
is provided with notches 39 and 39’ at its edges to facil
from the carton itself, and, therefore, attract greater at
itate the bending of the bottom panel 38 along the proper
tention than if the same advertising matter printed there
transverse line when it is folded to lie against the bottom
on were merely printed directly onto the end of the carton
itself. If desired, the band may also be made of a color 30 of the carton. In the form of the carton to which this
form of the invention is applied, the cross members 36,
contrasting to the color of the carton proper either to add
to the attractiveness of the package or to more readily
attract attention to it.
including the endmost cross member, do not extend to
the top of the carton throughout their length, but are
In the form of the invention shown in FIGS. 3, 4 and 5,
provided with a centrally positioned upward extension 40
and 2, and like reference characters are used to designate
The top edge of the end panel 37 has a ?ap 41 extend
ing therefrom, and the upper edge of the end panel is pro
the egg carton is identical with the egg carton of FIGS. 1 35 which extends the full height of the carton.
corresponding parts.
In this form of the invention, the reinforcing and ad
vertising member is made of light cardboard and com
prises an end panel 20 which is substantially the same as
the end panel 14 of the form of the invention shown in
vided with a slot 42 just inwardly from the transverse
line along which the flap 41 is attached thereto.
The edge of the bottom panel 38 remote from the
connection of the bottom panel 38 to the end panel 37
has a ?ap '43 extending therefrom. This ?ap is provided
FIGS. 1 and 2, and which, like the panel 14, is provided
with a relatively wide slot 44 extending inwardly from
with a vertical notch or slot 21 extending inwardly from
its free edge.
its upper edge. Extending from the side of the Panel 20
In applying the reinforcing and advertising member of
remote from the side having the notch or slot 21 is a 45
this form of the invention to the egg carton, the ?ap 41
member adapted for receiving any suitable advertising or
is folded inwardly and upwardly to the position generally
the like. This member comprises a central panel 22 and
shown in FIG. 8 to more or less ?x it in this position.
side panels 23 and 24 attached to the sides thereof. The
The flap is then turned down substantially at right angles
end of the section 22 remote from the panel 20 is pro
vided with a tab or ?ap 25.
50 to the end panel 37 and is inserted between the top or
cover of the carton and the upper extension 40 of the
end wall of the carton until the extension 40 enters the
notch 42 in the end panel 37, as shown in FIGS. 6 and 7.
endmost slot 6 in the bottom of the egg carton, with the
The bottom panel 38 is then folded over at right angles
notch or slot 21 thereof straddling the longitudinal parti
tion of the carton. The side sections 23 and 24 are then 55 to the end panel 37 and the folded panels wrapped around
the end of the carton as shown in FIGS. 6 and 7, and
folded over upon the center section 22 and the three sec
In using the advertising and reinforcing member of
FIGS. 3, 4 and 5, the panel 20 is inserted through the
the tabs of the flap 43 formed by the notch 44 inserted
tions 22, 23 and 24 in their folded position are then folded
into the notches 34 at the opposite side of the bottom of
over against the bottom of the carton, after which the
the carton.
?ap 25 is inserted through one of the transverse slots 6
In this form of the invention, the advertising and rein
to lie alongside one of the cross members 7, and at the 60
forcing member actually extends around the end of the
side of such cross member which is remote from the
carton and provides reinforcing means as well as also
end of the carton to which the advertising and reinforcing
providing a continuous surface at the end of the carton
member is applied.
' for the printing of advertising matter and the like.
Not only does the provision of the side flaps 23 and
Still another form of the invention is shown in FIGS. 9,
24 provide additional space for advertising matter, but 65
10 and 11, and is speci?cally shown as applied to a
also when they are folded over to lie against the central
carton of the type shown, for example, in FIGS. 1 and 3.
section 22 they provide a more rigid portion to lie at the
Therefore, the several parts of the carton are designated
bottom of the carton and therefore impart greater strength
by the same reference characters as are used in con
to the bottom of the carton at the end thereof.
The advertising and reinforcing member of FIGS. 6, 7 70 nection with the description of the cartons of those
?gures.
and 8 is shown as applied to a slightly different form of
The reinforcing and advertising means of this form of
carton, although it'may be used with a carton of the type
the invention comprises an end panel 50 provided with
shown in connection with the preceding forms of the in
a notch or slot extending inwardly from its upper edge
vention.
which is adapted, when the advertising and reinforcing
The form of the carton shown in FIGS. 6 and 7 is
eateries
6
arenas isapsnea toa time, to reserved‘: ‘longitudinal same as those used in connection with the deseription of
partition of the, cartohas wellua‘s the‘ ?apsfsand "53' extend
the carton ‘shown in those ?gures. In these ?gures, the
ing from the free ‘edge fot the cover or lidxp'o’rtio'ns 4
reinforcing and advertising mediurn comprises an end
‘and 4f of the carton. Connected to the,‘ opposite side
of the panel 50 is an ‘advertising ?yer consisting of ‘central
panel 80 havinga centrally-disposed, longitudinally-ex
tending, vertical slot or notch 81 extending inwardly from
its upper edge. An end 'se'ctiongitZ is connected to the
end panel by a relatively narrow, central neck portion 83.
panel sections and SiZHanHMsic/Ie panel sections 53,
_54_, 55'and 56, ‘witnthepanel ‘sections 53 an'dfslt being
__c,onhected ‘at sneside of the ‘sectionsjl and 52 ‘and
"the sectiqnsjs'sand s6 at the other side thereof. The
remote from the end panel, ‘and a tab 85 extends from
‘sections ‘51 and "52 but ‘the sections '55 and ‘56, while
‘the flap 84. In this form of the invention, the ‘end panel
is inserted through the e'n'dm'os't ‘transverse slot in the bot
A ?ap 84 extends from ‘the side of the end section 82
"panel sectio'nsi53 and'f54 are of, the same size as the
"being, of’ substantiallyv the same Width, areshorter. A
tab’57 ‘extends, from the freeedg'é v‘ofv'the ‘section ‘52, ,
tom of the carton ‘so thatit ‘lies ‘flat against the end wall
of the carton with its notch or slot '31 ‘straddling the lon
gitudinally-extending partition of the carton and the in
folded. ?aps 5H and 5’ of the lid sections 4 and 4’. The
member is then folded at the neck 83 to bring the ‘end
section ‘32 opposite the end of the "carton, after which the
I In vu‘sexjo'f‘ the/reinforcing and advertising means ‘shown
in [this _'forrn,_o'f the ‘invention, the ‘carton, ,afterpit has 15
risen filled with the, eggsamjme lid sectione closed‘, is
invertedandthe panel ‘50 ,insertedqthrough jthe endrno'st
?ap 82 is folded at right angles and caused to lie along the
‘of the transverse ‘slotsin thehb‘o'ttom "of the carton to ‘lie
?ataga'inst the .e'ndrrn'o'st cross ‘member 7._ "The ‘sections
top of ‘the carton. ‘ It is ‘secured 'to the carton 'by a strip
‘
55 'and'56 are thenqfolcled inwardly and ‘over the‘se'ctions no b'f adhesive material 86 or ‘the like. I v
In all ‘forms of ‘the invention the reinforcing and ad
"stand '52, after which‘the l‘sections, T53 “and '54 are folded
‘inwardly. over the "sections 51,52,55 and 56. The several
folded
lens are then ‘foldedi‘jalon'gthe scored line as
are caused to lie against the end of the carton ‘as shown ''
vertising matter has been shown as applied only to one
end of ‘the carton. ‘However, it is to be understood that
it will be ‘applied to bo'thv'ends‘ of the carton, in order v‘to
'obtain the necessary reinforcement of both ends 'as well
in FIG... 10,. forexamplen ‘The foldedsections are then
asfto provide ‘additional space for advertisingrmatter.
further 'folde’dnalonjg the line 159, 'tomcau'se'the section 52
,Various changes ‘may be made 'in‘the details of con
struction of the reinforcing and advertising ‘means with
out departing from theinventien or‘l's'acri?‘cing any'of the
so that the’pane'l ‘51 ‘and the overlying panels‘5‘3 and 55
and the sections 34 and-s6 to lie along the top of the
Icarton,‘ as, shown .in._FIG. .9.
.These sections ‘are ‘held
advantages thereof.
in their respective positions.bysplacingga section, of adhe
‘sive tape;60 .across theend of the ‘tab 57 to secure it
‘against‘the top of .the carton;
.
1. ‘InY'an egg ‘carton having side‘, top and bottom walls,
a central ‘partition “and cross members ‘forming end walls
The..sections.51 to 56 inclusive ‘provide a relatively
large. areaJfor the printing of advertising matter or the .
like, and, 'if desired, the sections ‘55 and 56 may be in
‘the form of coupons or business reply cards, ‘in which
is
case it may be desirable to partially sever them from
and intermediate partitions which, with the central parti
tion, divide the carton ‘into a plurality of ‘cells for eggs,
"and in which the bottom wall of the ‘carton has trans
versely-extending'slots‘through which portions of the cross
members protrude; a separate member at at least one
the sections 51 and 52 from which they extend by notches
end of the carton, and means for holding said separate
61 and 62, to facilitate the tearing of them from the
sections 51 and 52. If desired, the end panel 50 may 40 member to the carton, said separate member having a part
thereof underlying a portion of the bottom of the carton
be secured to the end wall of the carton by staples 63 and
64 or in any other manner.
and a panel section connected at one side thereof to said
In FIGS. 12 and 13 there is disclosed a further form
of the invention which is generally similar to the form
part and passing upwardly through one of the transverse
slots in the bottom wall of the carton through which one
of the cross members of the carton passes.
2. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1, in which said
applied to the carton of the same type as shown in FIGS. 6 45
of the invention shown in FIGS. 6, 7 and 8 and which is
and 7. Therefore, the several parts of the carton of this
form of the invention are designated by the same refer
end panel has a height and width corresponding substan
tially to the height and width of the adjacent end wall
of the carton.
3. In an egg carton having side walls, a bottom wall,
and reinforcing member of this form of the invention 50 and a cover, and a central partition and cross members
ence characters as those used in connection with describ
ing the carton shown in those ?gures. The advertising
comprises an end panel 70 having a flap 71 extending
from one side thereof and a bottom section 72 extend
ing from the opposite side thereof. A ?ap 73 is con
nected to the edge of the bottom section 72 remote from
forming end walls and intermediate partitions which, with
the central partition, divide the carton into a plurality of
cells for eggs, in which the bottom wall of the carton has
transversely-extending slots through which portions of
the end panel 70 and may be partially separated there 55 the cross members protrude, and the cover comprises sec
tions integral with the respective side walls of the carton
from by end slits 74 and 75. The ?ap 73 is provided
having their free edges terminating along a longitudinal
With a relatively wide notch 76 to provide legs 77 and 78.
central line of the carton; a separate member at at least
In applying the advertising and reinforcing medium of
one end of the carton having a panel section at the end of
this form of the invention to the carton, the ?ap 71 is bent
the carton and another section extending completely
at right angles to the end panel 70 and is inserted between
around the adjacent end portion of the carton, trans
the cover 30 of the carton and the extension 40. The
versely thereof, the end portions of said another section
end panel is then folded up over the end of the carton and
having ?aps which extend inwardly into the carton be
the bottom section 72 bent to lie along the bottom of the
tween the free edge portions of the cover sections, and
carton, after which the legs 77 and 78 formed by the cen
tral notch 76 are inserted in the slots at the bottom of
the carton adjacent the cross member next to the endmost
‘cross member. The central slot 76 provides a space to
receive the longitudinally-extending partition of the car
ton.
70
FIGS. 14 and 15 show an advertising and reinforcing
member which is generally similar to that shown in FIGS.
9, 10 and 11, except that it is not folded. It is applied to
the same general type of carton and the reference charac
ters used to de?ne the several parts of the carton are the 75
means for holding said member to the carton.
4. An egg carton as set forth in claim 3 in which said
separate member is of generally T-shape in blank form,
the head of the T comprises said another section which is
wrapped transversely around the carton and the stem of
the T comprises the panel section at the end of the carton.
5. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which said
separate member has a section extending completely
around the carton transversely thereof.
6. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which said
panel section has a slot extending inwardly from the side
7
8
14. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which
thereof opposite the side which is connected to the part of
the separate member underlying a portion of the bottom
of the carton, which slot receives the longitudinally-ex
the end cross member of the carton at said end of the
tending partition of the carton.
'
7. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which said
ing substantially to the top of the carton, the end panel
carton is less than the full height of the carton at its
ends and has an extension at the central portion extend
section has a ?ap extending from the edge thereof re
mote from the part which underlies the bottom of the
slot in the bottom wall of the carton at said end of the
carton which is bent inwardly under the top of the cover
carton and lies generally parallel and adjacent to the
of the carton, between the top of the carton and said
cross member which passes through said slot.
8. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which a ?ap 10 extension, and a slot is formed substantially at the junc
ture of the ?ap and the end panel to receive said exten
extends from said part which underlies the bottom of the
sron.
carton at the side thereof opposite the side from which
15. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which the
the panel extends and said ?ap extends through one of
bottom of the carton has spaced, transversely-aligned
the transverse slots in the bottom wall of the carton
15 slots at opposite sides, and the panel which extends from
spaced from said slot through which said panel passes.
the part which underlies the bottom of the carton has
9. An egg carton as set forth in claim 8 in which said
a notch extending inwardly from its free edge providing
part which underlies the bottom of the carton comprises
legs, and the legs are inserted in said transversely aligned
a plurality of sections folded upon one another.
slots and straddle the central partition of the carton.
10. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which a
16. An egg carton as set forth in claim 1 in which
second panel section extends from said part which under 20
a second panel extends from said part which underlies
lies the bottom of the carton, at the side thereof oppo
the bottom of the carton, at the side thereof opposite
site the side from which said ?rst-mentioned panel ex
the side from which said ?rst-mentioned panelextends,
tends, said second panel extends upwardly ovcr the end
and said second panel extends over the adjacent end of
of the carton and substantially parallel to said ?rst-men
tioned panel, and in which another part of the separate 25 the carton.
member extends from the upper edge of said second
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panel and overlies the top of the carton.
panel passes upwardly through the endmost transverse
11. An egg carton as set forth in claim 10 including
means securing said ?rst-mentioned panel to the end
30
cross member at said end of the carton.
12. An egg carton as set forth in claim 10 in which
each of said second panels and the part which overlies
the top of the carton comprise a plurality of sections
folded upon one another.
13. An egg carton as set forth in claim 10 in which 35
a tab extends from the free edge of the part which over
lies the top of the carton and is secured to the top of
the carton.
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Fine ________________ .._ Sept. 15, 1953
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