Stanley L. Fry - Covina CA
Lelia H. Francisco - Riverdale GA
International Paper Company - Purchase NY
A container for produce is formed from a flat unitary blank of corrugated paperboard. The container sides include length and width panels and four corner panels. The container bottom is preferably formed by four interlocking panels, each of which is foldably attached to the bottom edge of a respective length or width panel. To facilitate erection of the container from its shipping, flattened configuration, a generally triangular gusset is provided at the lower end of each corner panels, foldably secured to the latter along one of its three sides. A second side of each gusset panel is foldably secured to respective minor bottom panels secured to the width side panels. The third side of each gusset panel is a free side or edge, not being connected to any panel. Each gusset panel is folded over on itself and located between adjacent bottom panels. Upon folding of the minor panels towards each other, the gussets cause the container to assume an octagonal configuration.