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Número de publicaciónUS416078 A
Tipo de publicaciónConcesión
Fecha de publicación26 Nov 1889
Número de publicaciónUS 416078 A, US 416078A, US-A-416078, US416078 A, US416078A
InventoresWalton Dtjane Smith
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Enlaces externos: USPTO, Cesión de USPTO, Espacenet
Handle for paper boxes
US 416078 A
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(No Model.) 2 Sheets-S heet 1. W. D. SMITH.

HANDLE FOR PAPER BOXES.

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2 SheetsSheet 2. W. D. SMITH. HANDLE FOR PAPER BOXES.

Patented Nov. 26, 1889.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

IVALTON DUANE SMITH, OF PROPHETSTOIVN, ILLINOIS.

HANDLE FOR PAPER BOXES.

' SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 416,078, dated November 26, 1889.

' Application filed February 15, 1889. Serial No. 299,928. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I,WALT0 DUANE SMITH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Prophetstown, in the county of \Vhiteside and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Handles for.

Boxes, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to handles for boxes made of paper, pasteboard, or other light material; and it has for its object to provide a handle which shall be simple in construction, inexpensive, neat, and ornamental in appearance, which may be easily attached to a box in such a manner as to be perfectly strong and secure, and by means of which boxes of an awkward shape may be conveniently handled.

IVith these ends in view the invention consists in the improved construction, arrangement, and combination of parts which will be hereinafter fully described and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of abox having one form of my improved handle attached thereto. Fig. 2 isaperspective view of abox to which a modified form of my improved handle has been applied. Fig. 3 is a top view of the'handle shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a sectional view on the line a" 00 in Fig. 1.. Fig. 5 is a plan view of the handle shown in Fig. 2. Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on Fig. 7 is a bottom View of one of the handles ready to be applied to a box. Fig. 8 is a detail view of the washer and pin used for attaching the handles and of the flaps for covering the pin. Figs. 9, 10, 11, and 12 are sectional views illustrating various modifications of my invention. Figs. 13, 14, and 15 are views showing modified constructions of the cord for attaching the handle to the box. Fig. 16 is a perspective view illustrating the operation of my improved box-handle.

The same letters refer to the same parts in all the figures.

My improved handle consists, mainly, of a strip A, of pasteboard, leather, or any other suitable material, which may be of an oblong rectangular shape, oval, or of any desired or- This strip is provided with a'series of openings or per- .lin, or the like.

forations B 13, arranged in a longitudinal row, such perforations being preferably four or six in number. hen four perforations are used, they are preferably arranged in pairs near the ends of the strip A. V hen six are used, the additional pair will be arranged near the middle of the strip A. The perforations' B may be provided with eyelets C; but this is not necessary or essential to the operation of the invention.

D is a strong cord, which is threaded through the perforations B B, commencing by passing it upward through one of the perforations at one end of the strip and threading it through the successive perforations, ending by passing it downward at the other end of the strip, which latter, in conjunction with the said cord, constitutes the handle proper.

In Figs. 1, 3, and 4 of the drawings I have shown a rectangular handle provided with four openings for the passage of the cord. In Figs. 2, 5, and 6 the handle is shown to be of a scalloped or ornamental shape and provided with six openings for the passage of the cord. In other respects the construction is identical.

In attaching either of the forms of my improved handle to a box the latter is to be provided with suitably-located perforations E E for the passage of the ends of the cord D.

F designates a washer, which may be constructed of leather, pasteboard, or any other suitable material, and to the four sides of which are attached flaps G G, of paper, mus- The ends of the cord D having been passed. through the perforations in the box, one of these washers is adjusted upon each end of the cord and an ordinary pin II is passed transversely through the latter, so as to prevent its withdrawal. The flaps G G are then folded over the pin and secured by means of paste or glue, and the device is then ready for use. The pin serves to prevent the cord from being withdrawn from the box, the washer serves to gives additional strength, and the flaps which are attached to the washer form a cover or casing for the pin, preventing the latter from becoming detached or from injuring the contents of the box. It is obvious that my improved handle may be attached either to the cover or to the body of a box at any convenient point, or that two or more handles may be attached to the same box or to the box and cover at different points.

It is self-evident that my invention is susceptible of numerous modifications in the construction of the details thereof. Of such modifications several have been shown in the drawings hereto annexed in Figs. 9,10,11, and 12.

In Fig. 9 the cord D is simply passed through the perforations in the box and secured by means of ordinary pins passing transversely through its ends. This is the simplest form of my invention, and is one which may beapplied to light and cheap grades of boxes. In

Fig. 10 the ends of the cord have been passed through the perforations in the box and secured by means of a transverse pin, a simple washer of pasteboard being interposed for the purpose of re-enforcin g the material of which the box is made. In Fig. 11 the pin,arranged in the same manneras in Fig. 9, is simply covered by a piece of paper or muslin L, secured by means of gum or paste to the inside of the box. In Fig. 12 the construction shown in Fig. 10 is repeated the pin and washer, as well as the projecting end of the cord, being also in this case covered by a shield L, of paper or muslin,attached directly to the box.

Numerous other modifications, which will readily suggest themselves, may be resorted to in the manufacture of my invention without departing from the spirit thereof.

As hereinbefore stated, the cord D used in connection with my invention may be any ordinary cord of suflicient strength for the purpose intended. In order to prevent the transverse pins from tearing out through the ends of the said cord, the latter may be provided with metallic tips of the kind with which shoe-laces are customarily provided or with metallic binding-tips of any desired construction. A cord thus equipped has been shown in Fig. 13 of the drawings hereto annexed, the metallic tips being indicated by letters 0 O. In lieu of the metallic tips, the ends of the cords might be tied with short strings I as shown in Fig. 14:, or their ends might be simply immersed in a solution of glue or the like, so as to providethem with a coating, as shown at Q in Fig. 15,whereby the raveling of the ends will be effectually prevented.

My improved handle, in addition to forming a neat and useful attachment to the box,

may be made serviceable to form a label for the same descriptive of the contents or bearing the name or advertisement of the dealer or manufacturer or any other matter which it may be desired to imprint thereon.

The operation and advantages of my invention will be readily understood from the foregoing description, taken in connection with the drawings hereto annexed.

The construction of my improved box-handle is very simple and inexpensive, and it may be readily attached'to light boxes of any kind or construction. It is obvious that the handles maybe kept in stock separately from the boxes and attached to the latter as occasion may require. Different grades of the handles may thus be conveniently kept on hand for attachment to boxes of different sizes and kinds.

lVhen the washers having the flexible flaps attached thereto are used in connection with my invention, I prefer for convenience to provide the said flaps with a coating of gum, so that they may be readily secured by simply moistening the same.

My improved handle, being perfectly fiat, occupies but trifling room, and will not add materially to the space occupied by the boxes to which it maybe attached.

lVhe-n not in use, the handle will lie down flat against the cover or body of the box, as the case may be, as shown in the drawings hereto annexed; but when it is to be used it may be readily grasped and the fingers inserted between the handle and the box or cover, owing to the flexible nature of the material of which the parts are composed. It is especially adapted for boxes containing hats, furs, and the like,which, owing to their bulk, are usually very inconvenient to handle; but it may obviously be attached to boxes of any kind or'description whatsoever.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent,

1. A handle for paper boxes, consisting of a flat strip having perforations and a cord passed through said perforations and through perforations in the box, in combination with means for preventing the withdrawal of the cord from the said perforations, substantially as set forth.

2. A handle for paper boxes, consisting of a flat strip having perforations arranged in a longitudinal row, a cord threaded through said perforations and having its ends ex tended through perforations in the box, and pins passing transversely through the ends of the said cord inside the box, substantially as set forth.

A handle for paper boxes, consisting of a flat strip having a longitudinal row of perforations, a cord threaded through the said perforationsand through perforations in the box to which the handle is attached, Washers arranged upon the ends of the said cord, and pins passing transversely through the ends of the latter, substantially as set forth.

4:. The combination, with a paper box, of a handle attached thereto by means of a cord threaded through perforations arranged in a longitudinal row in said handle and extending through perforations in the said box, pins passing transversely through the ends of said cord inside the box, and shields covering the said pins, substantially as set forth.

5. The combination, with a paper box, of a handle attached thereto by means of a cord the ends of which extend through perforations in the ends of said box, pins passing transversely through the said cord, and a washer interposed between the pins and the box and having flaps folded over the pins to cover and protect the same, substantially as set forth.

6. The combination, with a paper box, of a handle consisting of a flat strip having a 1011- gitudinal row of perforations, and a cord threaded through said perforations and having its ends extending through perforations in said box, and transverse holding-pins passing through the ends of the cord, the ends of said cord being provided with strengthening material to prevent said ends from raveling and the pins from coming loose from the same substantially as set forth.

WALTON DUANE SMITH.

Witnesses:

E. P. BROWNE, CYRUS EMERY.

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