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Folding Ribbon Box

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097018D
Original Publication Date: 1962-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Toman, V: AUTHOR

Abstract

The folding box transports ribbon rolls which are used on the IBM Type 1403 Chain Printer. The box is assembled from a one piece, die cut foldable paperboard. It comprises bottom panel 10, front and back panels 11 and 12, end panels (not shown) which extend from the front and back panels. End flap portions 13 and 14 extend from panel 10 and fold over the end panels. There is a top closure panel 15. Front cover panel 16 has a pair of locking sector portions 17. These slide into area 18 between the end panels and the folded over end flap portions to maintain the assembled box closed.

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Folding Ribbon Box

The folding box transports ribbon rolls which are used on the IBM Type 1403 Chain Printer. The box is assembled from a one piece, die cut foldable paperboard. It comprises bottom panel 10, front and back panels 11 and 12, end panels (not shown) which extend from the front and back panels. End flap portions 13 and 14 extend from panel 10 and fold over the end panels. There is a top closure panel 15. Front cover panel 16 has a pair of locking sector portions
17. These slide into area 18 between the end panels and the folded over end flap portions to maintain the assembled box closed.

The two end flap portions 13 and 14 are integral with the box. When the box is assembled, the two end flap portions are folded over and locked into position inside the box by controlled dimensional pressure. Each has an inner panel 19 which is spaced slightly from the folded panel which forms the outer end of the box.

Each inner panel has a die cut opening, adapted to receive the end portions of the double roll chain printer ribbon assembly. The ribbon assembly is completely supported on the inner panels of the end flaps in the box so that it does not touch the front, back, top or bottom of the box. The design of the end flaps is such that it prevents telescoping of the ribbon over the extended spools and eliminates the use of individual end fillers.

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