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Sept, 25, 1934. H. v. MARSH COUNTER DISPENSING DEVICE original Filed Nov. 25. 1952 llllll Il Figure 1.'
Patented Sept. 25, 1934 'y 1,974,926 COUNTER DISPENSING 'DEVICE v g Harryj. Marsh, Chicago, Ill.l Original application November 25, 1932*, Serial Divided and this application September. 13, 1933, Serial No. 689,172 n 4 Claims. (01.206-44) v This invention has to do with a device for the'storage of articles o'f merchandise and particularly to a device in which such articles may be exposed for sale and dispensed.
5, Among the objects of'thepresent invention is the provision of Y A cabinet of v sheet material divided -into a plurality of compartments suited for systematic arrangement of different articles of merchandise. A device comprising vertically disposed maga- Vzines for holding uniformly shaped articles of merchandise and having an opening at the bottom of the magazine to discharge merchandise and a shelf ,onto which the articles are discharged for display .and sale. l
AAn unique cabinet of sheet material having a discharge opening, a display shelf at said opening, and a barrierabout said shelf" te prevent accidental displacement of the merchandise; f An improved form of dispensing device adapted to` removably receive a Acartridge iilled with articles of merchandise." A v y Y `Anovel cartridge formerc'handise having an inclined wall and a'partition to divide it into compartments. p A A novel combination oi blanks for' forming a counter storage and vdispensing device.
With these and other desirable vobjects in view, the invention is hereinafter described with vreerenceA to oneA embodiment thereof y illustrated in one sheet of drawings accompanying and hereby made a partof this specification, and in which: Figure 1 is a perspective View ofv one form of dispensing device embodying the invention; l
Figure 2 is a plan View of a blank of sheet material-having' sections foldable to form the housing of the device illustrated in Figure 1; Figure 3 is a' plan `View of a blank ofsheet material foldable into ajshelf support forthe device mentioned;
Figure 4 is a plan View of a blank of sheet material having'sections ioldable into a cartridge adapted` to holdarticles of merchandise;
Figure 5 is la front elevation, partly in section,'of a cartridge formed from Ithe blank shown in -Figure 4j K Figure` 6 is,y aV View of the cartridgevshown in Figure 5 andtaken at the line 5`5 of Figure 5; Figure 7 is a vertical section of the cartridge shownin Figure 5 Vand taken at the line '7-1` in 'thatfigure3an'df" f V.Figurel Vis a Verticalsection of the device shown in Figure I taken on the line 88'oi;said
Like reference characters will be used throughout the following descriptionzand in the drawing to designate similar parts.
lOne embodiment of theV present invention is shown in the singlesheet of drawings. `This form is illustrated in Figures land 8. Such form comprisesV a housing20 of` sheet material that yis foldediinto shape from an irregularly cut blank 21 shown in Figure 2. The material of the blank maybe of various characters, heavy lcardboard being suitable for temporary devices wherein use extending more than a few months is not desired. .To assemble the housing 20 from the sheet 21, the side section 22 and the flaps 23 and 24 are carried.backwardly ninety degrees labout a score or fold line,25. The side section 26 and theiiaps 2'7 and 28 .are carried backwardly about a score or fold line 29 and into a plane parallel to the opposite'side 22. The back section 30 is then bent about a fold line 31 to bring the fold line 32 in juxtaposition tothe extended edge of section 22, whereupon the flap section 33 may be folded upon the score or fold line 32 to layneatly against the section 22. l y
r1 The bottom for the housing is formed by bending the flaps 24 and 28 inwardly ninety degrees upon scores or fold lines 40v and 41, meanwhile manipulating said flaps so that they can be interlocked by tongues42 and 43. Flap 44 may be disposed inl place Vbeneath the flaps 24 and 28 by bending it about the fold line 45. Concurrently the lip 46 may be bent upon the score or fold line 4'7k and `tucked against the inner face of the front rsection 48. r Another front section 49-is above theV opening 50.
` Below the front section 48 is a support section 51 that is lseparated from a section to form a shelf v52 by a score 53. Apertures 54 and notches 55y are cut Within the shelf 52.
In Figure '3, a support member 51a for the shelf 52 is shown. This member may be of the `same material as sheet 21. At opposite ends of the member or sheet 51a are sections V52a and 54a, the sections being separated by scores or fold lines 55a and 56.` Thesuppo'rt section proper 57 lies intermediate fold lines 58. The support secftion proper .57. lies intermediate fold lines 58.
Tongues 59 and shoulders 60 extend from the upper edge of section 57.
When the member 51a is assembled with the housing 20, the end sections 52a will usually be attached to the lower part of sections 22 and 26 in the manner illustrated in Figure 1. Other means may be used for securing the support member to the housing. Support section 51 is brought upwardly about the fold line 61 to place it in a plane common with that of section 48. Sections 48 and 51 are the same width so that the fold line 53 is positioned at the lower edge of the opening 50. The slots 54 and 55 are 'spaced in the shelf 52 so that they will slide overY the tongue 59 and shoulders 60 when the shelf is placed in a horizontal position (see Figure 1).
If the space between the support sections 57 and 51 is to be less than the width of the shelf 52, as shown, it will be necessary to move the section 51 and the shelf 52 upwardly before the member 51a is assembled with the housing.
When the member 51a is collapsed, the shelf 52 will be lifted from the tongues 59 and placed atly against the front of the housing while the section 57 is carried adjacently to the housing by doubling the sections 53a and 54a inwardly in the manner permitted by the fold lines a, 56 and 58. When the shelf is in the usable position, that is, when it is engaged with the tongues 59 as illustrated in Figure 1, it entirely fills the space vbetween the housing and the section 57 so that the sections 53a and 54a are held in a single plane and a rigid support is thereby had for said shelf.
The housing 20 is adapted to receive two cartridges, one of which is illustrated in Figures 4 and 5. -A blank 62 of light cardboard or the like is divided into multiple sections separated by fold lines. To assemble a cartridge from the blank 62, the side section 64 is rst carried forwardly ninety degrees about a score or fold line 65 which borders the back section 62. Thereafter, in successive operations, the front section 66 will be moved ninety degrees to the right about the fold line 67; partition section 68 is carried to the rear from fold line 69 in the manner illustrated in Figures 5 and 6; back section 70 is moved about the fold line 71 to lay against the right half of the back section 63; and right side section 72 is moved forwardly about the fold line 75 to lay against the section 66. The sections may be maintained in the position described by placing an adhesive material between sections 66 and 74 and between sections 63 and 70. Next, section 76 is moved forwardly and upwardly about the fold line 77 to place it contiguous to section 63, and concurrently to displace bottom section 78 downwardly about the fold line 79 so thatit will lie 'against the lower oblique edge of partition secvmon to the lower edge of back section 63 when I they are turned downwardly.
" Figures 5 and 7 illustrate the opening-85 which yis formed at the bottom of the compartments between the lower edge ofv sections 66 and 74 and the front edge of the botto-m section 78: Figure 7 shows particularly the manner in which support sections 76 and 81 hold the bottom section 78 in contact with the lower edge of the partition section 68.
Figure 8 illustrates the assembly of the cartridge within the housing. By raising the top flap 36 of the housing, the proper number of car tridges may be slipped into thehousing. It will be noted that the front edge of the compartment bottoms is supported at the same elevation as the shelf 52 when the cartridges rest upon the bottom of the housing. Cutaway sections and 86 are provided at the top back edge of cartridge side sections ,75 and 72 to permit the lip 38 to be inserted into the housing. Back side 63 of the cartridge does not reach to a height to interfere withinward disposal of the said lip.
Devices embodying the invention will usually be set upon a store counter. Other means for supporting the device at a convenient height from theoor may be found satisfactory. Articles of different kinds, such as dilferent kinds of canned goods, may be stored in the various compartments. For example, one kind of canned goods may be placed in one compartment, another kind in another compartment, and so on. 'I'he cans may bestacked within the compartments so that the inclined compartment bottoms will cause the lowermost one to slide or roll outwardly upon the shelf 52 where it may be easily obtained by a store clerk or a customer. It is the purpose of the shelf barrier to prevent any of the articles from slipping from the shelf to the floor. Usually there is a slight downward inclination from front to back of the shelf upon which the goods are disposed.
A cartridge provides a convenient way of lling the device. When a cartridge in the device is emptied of its contents, it may be replaced quickly by one that is lled. Thus, it is not necessary to stand in a salesroom and place cans individually into the cabinet compartments, or, as an unp-rotable alternative, to take the cabinet from such room for filling. When emptyrcartons or cartridges are taken from the cabinet housing they may be refilled if thi-s is desired. Inasmuch as the cartridges are inexpensive, they may be discarded.
This application is a divisiony of application serially numbered 644,257, led November 25, f
1932, and entitled Counter dispensing device.
What is claimed as new and is desired to be secured by Letters Patent of the United States is: 1. A cartridge for holding merchandise and to be inserted into: a dispensing device, comprising a front wall, side walls, and a back wall, the side and back walls having bottom edges in alignment, the front wall terminatingin a plane removed from the aligned bottom` edgesof said side and back walls, and a transverse member in T said carton comprising a main body extending across the interior of said cartridge and extensions at each side of said main body, said exten,- sions being parallel with the walls of said cartridge and telescoping between the side walls/and i back wall thereof, the extension from said transverse member at the front of said cartridge Vbeing spaced from the adjacent edge of said front wall to'provide a discharge opening in said cartridge.
2. The device described in claim 1 and in which *l said transverse member is obliquely disposed, and the front and back extensions of said transverse member are of different length.
3. The device described in claim 1, and in "lso iso
section comprising a transverse member in said cartridge interlocking with said partitioning wall, the other three sections being parallel to the side and front Walls of said cartridge and having edges in alignment with the adjacent edges of said back and side members, and the section at the front of said cartridge member being spaced from the short front wall thereof to provide a discharge orifice in said cartridge.
HARRY V. MARSH.