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Sept. 18, 1962
R. J. HENNESSEY
3,054,505
MULTI-ARTICLE CARTON
Filed April 12, 1960
INVENTOR
?asse/Aj ken/725s
BY
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ATTORNEY
United States
3,054,505
Patented Sept. 18, 1962 ,
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3,054,505
MULTI-ARTICLE CARTON
Russell J. Hennessey, St. Paul, Minn, assignor to Waldorf
Paper Products Co., St. Paul, Minn, a corporation of
Minnesota
Filed Apr. 12, 1960, Ser. No. 21,644
1 Claim. (Cl. 206-47)
This invention relates to an improvement in multi
article carton and deals particularly with a carton capa
ble of holding a plurality of articles in a predetermined
relationship.
During recent years, the use of cartons designed to
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vides an effective display of this product. However, if
preferred, the out line de?ning the upper edges of the’
triangular ?aps may comprise a separate out line he
neath the level of the pairs of cut lines, considering that
the lipstick or similar object is to be supported at the
top of the carton. Furthermore, the uppermost out line
of the pairs of cut lines may extend along the upper edges
of the two adjoining walls, and a portion of the end
closure ?aps which overlie the upper end of the lipstick
may be notched so as to expose a portion of the upper’
end of the lipstick body.
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These and other objects and novel features of the
present invention will be more clearly and fully set forth
contain a plurality of different articles for joint sale has
in the following speci?cation and claim.
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greatly increased. For example, a producer of cosmetics 15
In the drawings forming a part of the speci?cation:
has proposed the sale of a bottle of shampoo in con
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the package in
junction with a lipstick. This has been done in order to
introduce the lipstick to the market and also to enhance
operation.
FIGURE 2 is a sectional view on a vertical plane‘v
thersale of the shampoo. The producer has desired to
through the front and rear panels of the carton.
employ a single carton for containing both products, for 20 FIGURE 3 is a sectional view through a portion of
supporting the products so that they are at least par
the carton, the position of the section being indicated by
tially displayed, and to enclose the products so that
the line 3—3 of FIGURE 2.
either product may be readily removed from the carton
FIGURE 4 is a plan View of a top corner of the carton.
without actually opening the carton.
FIGURE 5 is a diagrammatic view of the blank from_
A feature of the present invention resides in the pro 25 which the carton is formed.
vision of a carton designed to contain two such articles.
The bottle of shampoo is contained within a carton which
may be of conventional form such as a tuck end carton.
The lipstick, or similar article, is supported in one of
thejupper corners of the carton, generally parallel to the
neck of the bottle, in a space of the carton which is
normally unoccupied. Neither the bottle nor the lipstick
may be removed from the package without tearing the
package or without opening one of the end closures.
, _A feature, of the present invention resides in the pro
vision of a pair of straps .which are produced in one
corner of the box by providing two pairs of spaced cut
The carton for holding multiple articles is indicated‘
in general by the letter A. As indicated in FIGURE 5
of the drawings, the carton includes a rear panel 10, a
side Wall panel 11,.a front panel 12 and a side wall panel
13 connected along parallel fold lines 14, 15 and 16.
FIGURE 5 illustrates the inner surface of the blank shown ,
to form the carton illustrated in FIGURE 1.
A glue
?ap 17 is hingedly connected to the panel 10. along a
fold line 19. The glue ?ap is normally adheredto the,
inner surface of the panel 13. to form a rectangular tube
as is well known in the art.
The particular form of top and bottomjclosures em!
ployed is somewhat of a matter of choice, but in the.
walls vof the carton. Fold lines which are parallel to
arrangement illustrated, the carton A comprises a tuck
the intercepted fold line connect the ends of the cut lines 40 end carton. A pair of closure ?aps 20 and 21 are con
of each pair. As a result, the area of each wall between
. nected to the lower ends of the wall panels 11 and 13
the cut lines of each pair may be folded inwardly into
along a line of fold 22. A bottom panel 23 is connected the carton in substantially right angular relation to the
to the lower edge of a panel 10 along an extension of.
wall to which they are hinged. These two straps are
the fold line 22. The bottom panel 23 is of proper di
properly proportioned to extend about the body of the
mensions to close the lower end of the carton, and is
lipstick and to hold the lipstick against the corners of
connected to the tuck ?ap 24 along a fold line 25.
the two adjoining panels between the pairs of cut lines.
A similar closure is illustrated at the upper end of the
In view of the fact that the lipstick is short with re
carton. Closure flaps 26 and 27 are foldably connected
spect to the height of the bottle, a means must be pro
to the upper edges of the side wall panels 11 and 13 along
vided for holding the lipstick from axial movement when 50 a line of fold 29. A top closure panel 30 is connected
supported. One end of the lipstick is arranged to engage
to the upper edge of the front wall 12 along the fold
against the top enclosure of the carton to prevent axial
line 29. A tuck ?ap 31 is foldably connected to the end
movement of the lipstick in one direction. In order to
of the top panel 30 along a fold line 32. This general
prevent movement of the lipstick in the opposite direction,
arrangement is well known in the art.
a pair of triangular ?aps are formed in the two adjoining 55 For display purposes, the rear panel 10 and the front.
panels which may be folded inwardly from the side walls
panel 12 are provided with apertures 33 and 34 respec
to which they are hinged in order to hold the liptick from
tively through which the bottle B is partially visible. The
movement in the opposite direction. These triangular
apertures 33 and 34 are preferably shaped similar to the
?aps are de?ned by a portion of the line of fold connecting
labels on the bottle so that the labels may be inspected
the two adjoining panels, by a cut line intercepting this 60 without opening the carton. Obviously, the apertures and
line of fold, and by a pair of converging fold lines which
the shape thereof are merely a matter of choice.
extend from the end of the cut line to a common point
A ?rst pair of cut lines 35 and 36 are provided inter
on the lines of fold between the adjoining panels. When
cepting the fold line 15 and extending into the side wall
these triangular panels are forced inwardly, they provide
11 and front wall 12. In view of the fact that the article
an inwardly extending shelf or abutment against which 65 to be contained is cylindrical, the cut lines 35 and 36
the lower end of the lipstick may engage.
extend an equal distance on opposite sides of the fold
In the preferred form of construction, the cut line
line 15. If the article to be contained is oval or rec
which de?nes the upper edges of the triangular panels
tangular in horizontal section, the cut lines on one side
may be the cut line of the pairs of cut lines which is
of the fold line may be longer than the cut lines in the
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most remote from the top enclosure of the carton, as this
adjoining wall panel. Fold lines 37 and 39 connect the
arrangement exposes both ends of the lipstick and pro
ends of the cut lines 35 and 36, the fold lines 37 and 39
lines intercepting the fold line connecting two adjoining
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being parallel to the fold line 15. The area between the
cut lines 35 and 36 and the fold lines 37 and 39 form
strap portions 40 and 41 which are foldable inwardly so
that the strap portions connected to each panel may extend
at substantially right angles thereto.
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In the particular arrangement, the out line 35 extends
along the upper edges of the panels 10 and 12. This
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angles to the panels 11 and 12 to which they are hinged.
The strap portions 40 and 41 of the upper strap are simi
larly folded inwardly. The triangular panels 62 and 63
are also forced inwardly, these triangular panels then form
ing a shelf or abutment against which the lower end 66 of
the article C may abut. The article C is then inserted be
tween the inwardly pressed straps and the portions of the
arrangement is provided so that the upper end of the
walls 11 and 12 between these straps as is indicated in
spaced portions of the article C, the cut line ‘35 may be
below the upper edge of the carton panels. The arr-ange
ment illustrated has certain advantages.
The second pair of cut lines 42 and 43 intercept the
mon plane, and the top panel 30 is folded downwardly
to overlie~ these flaps, the tuck ?ap 31 being inserted be
tween the edges of the ?aps 26 and 27 and the rear panel
10. The package is then complete.
In accordance with the patent statutes, I have described
the principles of construction and operation of mylim
FIGURE 1 of the drawings.
article contained can be partially exposed. If it is not
The closure ?aps 26 and 27 are then folded 'into a com
necessary or desirable to expose the upper end, but only 10
fold line 15 in spaced relation, these out lines, as well as
the cut lines 35 and 36, being shown intercepting the
fold lines 15 at right angles, although this is somewhat
provement in multi-article cartons, and while I have en
Fold lines 44 and 45 connect the ' deavored to set forth the best embodiment thereof, I de
sire to have it understood thatpchanges may be made
corresponding ends of the cut lines 42 and 43, the fold
lines extending parallel to the fold line 15. Thus a strap 20 within the scope of the following claim without departing
' of a matter of choice.
is de?ned including connected strap portions 56 and 57
which may be folded inwardly into right angular relation
to the panels to which they are hinged.
In the particular arrangement illustrated, it is desired
from the spirit of my invention.
result, the closing ?ap 26 is angularly or arcuately
of cut lines intersecting right angles, fold lines parallel
The closure panels 26 and 60 prevent axial movement
ing fold lines extending from the ends of the farthest cut
line of said pairs from said one end edge of said walls,
I claim:
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An article holder for holding an article in a predeter
mined location in_ a carton and in combination with said
to expose arportion of the upper end 59 of the article C 25 article, the carton including rectangularly arranged side
and end Walls connected in tubular form, the article be-v
While at the same time holding the article from removal
ing small relative to the interior size of the carton, pairs
without opening the carton. In order to accomplish this
to, and substantially equally spaced on opposite sides at
notched as indicated at 60 in the portion of the flap 26
adjoining the cut line 35, and the top-panel 30 is simi-r 30 said ?rst mentioned fold line and connecting the ends
of the cut lines of each pair. whereby the portions of the
larly notched at 61, the two notches registering in closed
walls between the cut lines of each pair may {be folded
position of the carton, as indicated in FIGURE 1. The
inwardly at substantially right angles to the walls from
notches 60 and 61 are of insu?icient size to disclose the
which they are cut, one cut line of said pairs extending
entire top end 59 of the article C, so that this article can
35 along one end edge of said two walls, a pair of converg
only be removed when'the upper closure is open.
of the article C in an upward direction. In order to pre
vent axial movement in the opposite direction, a pair of
said converging fold lines meeting at said ?rst named fold
line to provide a pair of triangular panels adjoining said
triangular ?aps are provided in the walls 11 and 12. The
triangular ?aps 62 and 63, in the form illustrated, are 40 farthest cut line and folded inwardly to provide a shelf
engaging one end of the article positioned between the
de?ned along their upperedges by the fold line 43 which
inwardly folded areas vbetween each pair of cut lines and
is the cut line of the tears which is most remote from
the portion of said adjacent Walls between the pairs of
the top ends of the panel. The triangular panels 62 and
cut lines, rend closure ?aps secured to at least certain of
63 are connected along a portion of the fold line 15. The
third side of these ?aps are formed by converging fold 45 said walls including said adjoining walls, said closure ?aps
lines 64 and 65 which extend from the ends of the cut
lines 43 to a common point on the fold lines 15, the
common point being located at a greater distance from
the upper edge 29 of the wall panels than the out line 43.
In use, the ?at tubular blank is expanded into rectan 50
gular form. The closure ?aps 20 and 21 are folded into
a common plane and the closure panels 23 are folded be
neath the ?aps 20 and 21, the tuck ?ap 24 being inserted
between. the flaps 20 and 21 and the front panel 12. The
bottle B of product is inserted in the open upper end of
the carton. The straps including the strap portions 40
and 41 and the strap portions 56 and 57 are then pressed
inwardly as indicated in FIGURE 3 of the drawings,
these straps extending inwardly at substantially right '
being folded over the other end of said article to hold said
article engaged, portions of said end closure ?aps over
lyingsaid other end of said article being notched to ex
pose part, but not all, of said other article end.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
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Shanahan ____________ __ Sept. 1, 1953
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Dailey ____ ...,___._ _____ __ Nov. 17, 1959
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