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April 30, 1963
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United States Patent 0 ” rice
Patented Apr. 30, 1963
FIGURE 4 is an enlarged fragmentary side elevational
view of the lower portion of the bag of FIGURE 2, in
vertical medial transverse section,
FIGURE 5 is a ‘further enlarged fragmentary perspec
tive view illustrating certain skid members forming part
of the invention,
FIGURE 6 is a plan view of the single die cut paper
board blank used to fabricate the bag of FIGURES 1
Felix A. Russell, Colorado Bldg, Lincolnia, Va.
Filed Dec. 8, 1960, Ser. No. 74,650
5 Claims. (Cl. 229-54)
The present invention relates to arpaperboard shop
ping bag and it consists in the combinations, construc
tions and arrangements of parts herein described and
through 5, inclusive,
Generally there is provided a collapsible paperboard
shopping bag which in one form of the invention is com
posed of a single blank of material which may be folded
FIGURE 7 is a perspective view of a modi?ed ‘form
of the invention,
FIGURE 8 is a plan view of the device shown in
FIGURE 9 is a side elevational view of the bag shown
and thereafter joined along two of its edge portions to
provide a shopping bag of approximately hip height and 15 in FIGURE 7, and
FIGURE 10 is an enlarged side elevational view, partly
which, when in collapsed condition is substantially ?at
so that a great many of such devices may be shipped in
a minimum of space. When the device is opened it may
be drawn along a ?oor or the like by means of a con
broken away, of the bag shown in FIGURE 7, illustrating
the same in collapsed condition.
With reference now to FIGURES 1 through 6 of the
venient hand opening. ‘In this form of the invention,
the two edge portions which must be interconnected may
drawings, the numeral 11 designates the shopping bag
be so interconnected by means of staples or the like. One
ignates the die cut paperboard blank from which shop
ping 'bag 11 is formed. Bag 11 (and blank \12) com
prise front and rear rectangular panels ‘13 and 14, respec
of the panels of the device is integrally extended down
wardly and is provided with integrally formed skid mem
as a ?nished article, while the numeral 12 generally des
bers which are adapted to engage the ?oor or the like 25 tively. \Panels K13 and 14 are joined by a pair of V-shaped
side panels 15 and 16 de?ned by scored ‘fold lines .17
when the bag and its contents are moved from place to
and .18 forming hinge-type connections thereof to the
panels 13 and 14, and by a ‘medial fold line hinging the
panels 15 and ‘16 for inward folding thereof in the col
tively stiff panel provided with downwardly extending in
tegrally formed skids to which three sides of a conven 30 lapsed condition of the bag 11 shown in full lines in
tional bag structure may be a?ixed ‘by stapling, gluing or
Blank 12 has a second pair of V-shaped panels 20 and
the like. In this form of the invention also, it will be
21 of the same size and shape as panels 15 and 16. Panel
apparent that the device may be shipped in substantially
21 is hingedly connected to the left margin of ‘front
?at condition when the same is collapsed. The devices
are such that they lend themselves to very inexpensive 35 panel 13 by the scored fold line 22. The panels 20 and
21 are articulated along the fold line 23 corresponding
manufacture and may be utilized by stores, particularly in
to fold line 19. The free edge of panel 20 carries the
“shopping centers” in such manner that they may be sold
integral attachment strip 24, their hinge-forming joint
in direct competition with the conventional “shopping
being the scored line 25. In the ?nished shopping bag,
bag” at very little increase, if any, over the price of such
the attachment strip 24 is stapled or otherwise fastened
“shopping bag.” One of the novel features of the inven
(as by the use of adhesive materials) to the ‘free edge of
tion is the provision of novel skid members which may,
the rear panel 14, as ‘best shown in FIGURE 1, the
if desired, be impregnated or coated with any suitable
staples being designated 26. The bottom of the bag 11
substance, such as polyethylene or the like for increasing
is closed by another row of staples 27, or equivalent
the rigidity and wear resistance thereof.
It is accordingly an object of the invention to provide 45 fastening means.
The lower edge of panel 13 is provided with a serrated
a novel paperboard shipping bag of the character set
extension providing spaced skid ?ngers 28. However, for
forth which is simple in construction, inexpensive to
greater strength, the lower edge of panel 14 may be
manufacture and yet effective and e?icient in use.
Another object of the invention is to provide, in a 50 formed with mating ?ngers (not shown). Fingers 28
and the adjacent bag portions are desirably impregnated
device of the character set forth, novel ground-engaging
or coated (at 29 in FIGURES 4 and 5) with any suitable
skid members forming a part of the invention.
substance, such as polyethylene, for increasing the tough
A further object of the invention is to provide, in a
place about a store, for example, by a shopper. In an
other form of the invention, there is provided a rela
ness and wear resistance of the skid portion of the bag.
device of the character set forth, novel means for formu
lating the same from a single blank of paperboard 55 The comb-like skid portion formed by the ?ngers 28 mini
mizes friction and prevents the collection of any dust along
the leading edge of said skid portion.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a de
The panel 13 is conveniently provided with a handle
vice of the character set forth wherein portions of a con
ventional paper bag and a substantially rigid paperboard
by simply die cutting a horizontal hand-receiving slot
30 parallel to and adjacent the upper edge of panel 13,
panel are utilized in the construction thereof.
as shown.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a de
In the species of FIGURES 7 through 101, the base
vice of the character set forth which lends itself to dis
panel 31 only is shown as being made of relatively stiff
play advertising which may be carried conveniently
paperboard. Said paperboard may be of corrugated or
Other and further objects of the invention will become 65 other anulti-ply construction, as desired. The rear panel
32, the medially creased side panels 33 and 34, and the in
apparent from a reading of the following speci?cation
taken in conjunction with the drawings, in which:
wardly folded, overlapped and pasted bottom panels (con
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of
ventional construction and collectively designated at 35)
the invention,
are formed from a single blank of kraft or like paper
FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view of the shopping 70 of desired weight, strength, moisture-resistance, etc.
The front edges of the side panels 33 and 34 have in
bag shown in FIGURE 1,
tegral strip extensions 33s and 34s for being cemented or
FIGURE 3 is a plan view of the bag of FIGURE 2,
otherwise ?xed to the margins of the front or base panel
31, as best shown in FIGURE 7.
Base panel 31 also has its lower edge serrated to pro
entire width of said bag, and the upper portion of one
of said front and rear panels having an integral handle.
2. A device as de?ned in claim 1 wherein said skid
vide skid-type ?ngers 36. Fingers 36‘, like ?ngers 28,
members and the adjacent integral panel structure are
impregnated with a stiffening and wear-resistant sub
are also preferably coated and/ or impregnated with poly
ethylene or other suitable substances to improve their
toughness, rigidity, wear resistance and/or low-friction
surfacing. A ?nger receiving slot 37 may be employed
to provide an inexpensive and effective handle, as in the
?rst described species.
3. A device as de?ned in claim 1 wherein said skid
members and the adjacent integral panel structure are
impregnated with polyethylene.
4. A shopping bag comprising a substantially rectangu
lar panel of relatively rigid sheet material, a collapsible
paper bag structure a?ixed to and substantially covering
said panel, said bag structure having a central panel col
become ground-engaging. In this instance (not shown),
against said ?rst panel and inwardly foldable side
it would again be preferred that the ground-engaging 15
panels interconnecting said ?rst and central panels mar
portion of such panel be impregnated or coated with a
ginally thereof, means closing the bottom of said bag
stiffening and wear-resistant material.
structure, a plurality of relatively narrow and widely
While but two forms of the invention have been shown
spaced skid members integrally formed with and extend
and described herein, it will be readily apparent to those
It will be apparent that, instead of the skid ?ngers 28
or 36, the lower edge of the panel 13 or the panel 31
may itself extend downwardly a suf?cient distance to
skilled in the art that many minor modi?cations may 20 ing downwardly from the lower edge of said ?rst panel
and the bottom of the ‘bag structure, said skid members
comprising ?ngers of substantially equal length and under
or the scope of the appended claims.
be made without departing from the spirit of the invention
lying substantially the entire width of said bag, and the
What is claimed is:
upper portion of said ?rst panel having an integral handle.
1. A paperboard ‘shopping bag comprising a single
5. A device as de?ned in claim 4 wherein said ?ngers
blank of relatively stiff material, score lines dividing said 25
are impregnated with a wear-resistant and stiffening mate
blank into similar from and rear substantially rectangular
panels, inwardly foldable triangular side panels having
their apex portions extending downwardly, and an at
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
tachment strip, means interconnecting said strip and an
adjacent panel portion whereby to form a circumferen 30
tially continuous container wall, means interconnecting
the lower edge portions of said front and rear panels,
and a plurality of relatively narrow and widely spaced
skid members integrally ‘formed with and extending down
wardly ‘from the lower edge of one of said front and 35
rear panels, said skid members comprising ?ngers of sub
stantially equal length and underlying substantially the
Field _______________ __ Sept. 25,
Brom?eld ___________ .._ May 21,
Gralfenberger _________ __ Oct. 8,
Stuart _______________ __ July 16,
‘Carroll ______________ __ June 5,
Davis et a1 ____________ __ Sept. 9,
Sullivan _____________ __ Aug. 30,
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