US 1007113 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
R. V. KAZIAN.
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ROBERT V. KAZIAN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y...
I Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 31, 191'] Application filed May 6, 1911. Serial No. 625,623.
To all whom it may mum.-
Be it known that I, ROBERT V. KAZIAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the borough of Manhattan,- county, city, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cigarette-Containers',"set forth in the following This invention relateslto cigarette containers.
An object of the invention is to combine means with a box or case of a type already known to the art which means provides for the most ready withdrawal of the individual cigarettes from the container merely upon opening the container in the ordinary manner. To this end an inner cigarette pocket for holding the cigarettes independently of the outer case is provided. In addition,
means is also provided for uptilting the inner pocket so that an individual cigarette may be withdrawn without any interference from the two parts of the outer case.
It is further an object of the invention to facilitate the packing of cigarettes in a pocket, particularly by the provision. of
means whereby a plurality of compartments for the pocket are provided.
The above and further objects of the invention will be apparent from the following claims which should be read in connection with the following specification as applied to the accompanying drawings, which are merely illustrative of the invention, which form a part of this application, in which like numerals designate corresponding parts, and in which- Figure 1 is a'perspective view of a complete cigarettefcontainer embodying the invention; Fig. 2 is a section through the embodiment as shown in Fig. 1; Fig. 3- is a section, drawn to an enlarged scale, through the inner pocket crosswise of the cigarettes and showing a fragmentary view of the slack links of flexible material; Fig. 4 is a development or pattern of the blank from which the inner pocket is formed; and Fig. 5. is a section corresponding to Fig. 2 but with parts broken away. and showing a modification, in which the inner pocket is itself hinged to the box part of the outer case. a
Referring now more in detail to the drawings, the outer .case comprises the box part land the lid 2 hinged to the box part by the hinge 3 and all of well known construction.
An inner pocket 4 for containing the row of cigarettes 5 is provided. This pocket 4 is formed by suitably bending and pasting together'the blank 6 so that the portion 7 *pasted together in overlapping position.
Likewise'the flaps 10 and 11, folded along the dotted lines indicated, are pasted together in overlapping position. 'In this manner the tongues 12 and 13 are caused to overlie one another. The tongue 12 is shown to be formed by the provision of two slits 14 and 15 in one side of the envelop 6 although this method of formation is merely illustrative. The pocket 4.- is so formed as to completely envelop all but the exposed ends ofa row of a predetermined number of cigarettes (preferably ten as indicated). That is, its total length is equal to the combined width of ten cigarettes in a row while the depth of the envelop or pocket is sufliciently lessthan the length ofa cigarette to permit the ready withdrawal of a cigarette by manually graspingits end when presented'in the position indicated in from the lid acrossthe hinge 3 into attach-' 'ment with thepocket 4, as indicated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. -The point of attachment to the pocket and the point of detachment from the lid are respectively spaced apart. from the hinge 3 thus forming a flexible andslack link joining the two parts. A similar lin ing for the bottom or box member 1. is attached to the other side of the pocket 4 and forms, in like manner, a slack link join ing the box 1 with said pocket. The slack links 16 and 17 are so arranged and are of such lengths that the opening of the outer case causes the inner pocket 4 to be uptilted' and held about midway between the boxpart 1 and the lid-part2, whether the outer case is opened bottom side up or right side up. These links may be formed of any suitable strip or sheet material.
The width of the previously described overlying tongues 12 and. 13; is suflicient to overlie and span the four centrally positioned cigarettes as indicated in Fig. 3. A paper tie-band 18 which may be manufactured as a separate article by pasting to gether the overlapping ends 19 is slipped over the tongues 12 and 13 to bind together the four central cigarettes described and also to divide the pocket 4: into three compart ments a, b and 0, as shown in Fig. 3, to hold three, four and three cigarettes, respectively. This compartment-arrangement has the advantage of always preventing the falling down of the cigarettes and the holding of them in upended position when the container is opened, even when several cigarettes have already been withdrawn. It is, of course, to be understood that the pocket t can be so bent as to slightly pinch the row of cigarettes so that the division of the pocket into compartments for holding the cigarettes upended is not essential although desirable. It is also obvious that the overlying tongues 12 and 13 are not obliged ytO be arranged exactly as illustrated and described. This is also true of the tie-band 18.
Fig. 5 illustrates a modification in which the cigarette pocket 4 is hinged directly to the box 1 by a strip of paper 20 pasted to the pocket 4 and to the hinge wall 21 of the box 1, it being understood that the parts not shown in Fig. 5 are constructed and formed as elsewhere illustrated and described.
It is to be understood that the embodiments of the invention as set forth in this application are for purposes of illustration on y.
/Vhat is claimed and what is desired to be secured by United States Letters Patent 1s:-
, 1. A cigarette container comprising an outer case in two parts, one hinged to the other, an inner cigarette pocket adapted to hold the cigarettes independently of the outer case and to expose the ends of the cigarettes when packed in the pocket substantially at right angles to the hinge of the outer case; and a flexible strip secured within one part of said outer case to serve as a lining therefor and extending from a point of detachment within said case as a slack link to a point of attachment with said pocket, said points of detachment and attachment being respectively spaced apart from the hinge of the outer case, so that the opening of the outer case by swinging out a part with the attached link will uptilt the cigarette pocket into convenient position for the withdrawal of a cigarette.
2. A cigarette container comprising an outer case in two parts, one hinged to the other; an inner cigarette pocket adapted to hold the cigarettes independently of the outer case and to expose the ends of the cigarettes when packed in the pocket substantially at right angles to the hinge of the outer case; and two flexible strips secured respectively within a separate part of said outer case to serve as linings therefor and extending respectively from points of detachment within said parts as slack links to points of attachment upon opposite sides of said pocket, said points of detachment and attachment being respectively spaced apart from the hinge of the outer case.
3. In combination, a cigarette box having a hinged lid; a stiff paper cigarette pocket butting against the hinging wall of said box and adapted to pack cigarettes at right angles to said hinging wall; and a flexible strip secured within said hinged lid to serve as a lining therefor'and extending from a point of detachment within said lid as a slack link to a point of attachment with said pocket, said points of detachment and attachment being positioned to enable the opening of said hinged lid to uptilt said cigarette pocket.
L. In a cigarette container an inner pocket 1 of stiff sheet material, of a length equal to combined width or a row of cigarettes, of a depth less than the length of the cigarettes and enveloping said row of cigarettes on four sides; a pair of overlying tongues projecting out at the mouth and centrally of said pocket and adapted to overlie several cigarettes at the center of said row; and a tie-band embracing said tongues to bind said several cigarettes and to divide said pocket into three compartments.
In witness whereof, I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CHRISTINE E. IIANSELMANN, L. ALTMAN.