US 1037218 A
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G. H. DIRNBERGER. METHOD OF WRAPPING MERCHANDISE OR THE LIKE. APPLICATION FILED MAY 20. 1911.
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.CLABENCE H. DIRNBERGER, OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK.
JVIETHOD 0F WRAPPING MERQHANDISE OR THE LIKE.
. Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed May 20, 1911.
Patented Sept. 3, 1912.
Serial No. 628,362.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CLARENCE H. DIRN- BERGER, a citizen of :the United States, residing at Buffalo, in the county of Erie and State of New York, have invented a Method of Wrapping Merchandise or the Like, of
which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to a method of wrapping merchandise or the like, and more particularly. for wrapping corn fritters or other edibles so as to exclude air therefrom and preserve the same in perfect condition.
The object of my invention is to effectively wrap and seal against the admission of air thereto any commodity in a sim 1e and inexpensive manner, and particulai ly with a view of eliminating unnecessary steps during the. operation of wrapping the same.
To this end, the invention consists in so wrapping and sealing an article with a single sheet of paper that the outer air is excluded therefrom and the article wrapped thus preserved in perfect condition.
In the drawings illustrating my improved method, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a sheet of paper which forms the wrapper to be manipulated during the operation of. wrapping an article under my improved method. Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing a number of corn fritters about to be wrapped. Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the package partly formed. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a package completely formed under my method. Figs. 5 and 6 show two different sheets of paper which can be used to good advantage in wrapping articles under my method.
In the drawings the reference letter A designates the wrapper or sheet of paper which, in preferred form, is aheavily waxcoated sheet, and as a modification capable of use under my method, I have shown a wrapper or sheet of paper in Fig. 5 which is only partly wax-coated, and as a still further modification, I have shown in Fig.
6 a wrapper having one end and the longitudinal marginal portions for about one half the length of the sheet wax-coated.
While it is notnecessary to use a wra per having its entire surfacewaX-coated, 1t is apparent that the air is more effectively excluded from the contents when the entire wrapper is coated than ifonly a portion is coated. Paraffin paper or any other similar paper which is water proof and air-tight may be used under my method, and in wrapping an article, I preferably make the sheets of suflicient leng1h to encircle the articles to be wrapped at east twice.
As an illustra 'on of the method of wrapping corn fritters, reference is to be had to Figs. 2 to 4. The fritters B are placed together and the wrapper A rolled aroundthe same until it completely surrounds them, at which time about one half of the length of the wrapper is left unrolled or unwrapped. The marginal portions of the wrapper thus far rolled or wrapped around the fritters are then folded against the exposed faces of the end fritters, as shown at C, in Fig. 3, so that the fritters are completely Wrapped. or inclosed i a protecting portion forming only part 0 the wrapper. After the fritters are wrapped in the protecting portion of the wrapper, the remaining uncoiled or unwrapped portion of the wrapper is wrapped around the package thus .far formed, after which the unfolded marginal portions are folded over "the ends of the partly wrapped fritters to complete the package,.as at D, Fig. 4, thus providing a wrapper in one sheet having a protecting portion and a sealing portion, the inner portion of the wrapper being the' protecting portion and the outer portion being the sealing portion, so called because after the wrapper is completed, the longitudinal seam air tight package, at the same time the longitudinal seam and. the folds are neatly ironed or smoothened.
By first providing a protecting portion, the wax melted by the heat cannot reach the contents of the package as the protecting or inner'portion of the wrapper prevents this. The first or inner folds G at the ends of the wrapper act as a complete protection againstthe admission of wax melted at the outer folds 1D, and at the longitudinal seam E there are at least two layers of the wrapper beneath so that the heat applied will not cause the wax of the inner layer at this point to melt and come in contact with the fritters.
By using a one-piece wrapper, cons1dera+ hle paper is saved over the method now used in which two sheets of paper are employed, one serving as at protecting sheet, and the these points to melt and make a perfectly by means of heat,the wax will be prevented from coming in contact with the article by the inner un-waxed protecting portion of be used to the wrapper.
In some cases where the package need not necessarilybe air-tight or damp proof and it is desired to have only a neatly sealed package, the wrapper shown in Fig. 6 can method. In this form of wrapper the Waxed longitudinal portions H would serve as the sealing folds, while the waxed end portion I would form the outer seam, and when heat is applied to these waxed parts after being folded, the package will be neatly sealed, although not necessarily air-tight or damp proof at other places.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:
1. The method of wrapping and her-' metically sealing an article which consists in completely wrapping the article within a portion of a sheet of paper to provide a protecting wrapper portion, in next wrapping the partly wrapped article in the remaining portion of the sheet to provide a sealin wrapper-portion, and finally in sealing t e wrapper-portion at its outer end and at its sides where folded over the ends of the article.
2. The method of wrapping and hermetically sealing an article in at least a good advantage under my partly wax-coated sheet of paper, which consists in wrapping a portion of the sheet of paper around the article and folding Said portion over the ends of the article to completely inclose the latter, then wrapping the remaining portion of the sheet around the partly wrapped article and folding the ends of said remaining portion over the folds of the fi st-mentioned portion, andthen applying hez to the exposed end of the sheet and to the 'outer folds of the same to cause the wax to melt and seal'said sheet.
3. The method of wrapping and her-.
metically sealing an article which consists in wrapping a portion of a wax-coated sheet of paper around the article to completely inclose the same, then wrapping the remaining portion. of the sheet of paper around the partly wrapped package and folding the opposite marginal regions of the last-mentioned portion of the paper over the ends of the article inolosedwithin the first mentioned portion of the sheet, and heating the sheet atits exposed end and at the outer folds to cause the wax to melt and. completely seal the article in an air-tight manner. I r
4:. The method of wrapping and hermetically sealing an article within asheet of paper or the like which consists'in wrapping a portion thereof around the article to form a protecting wrapper-portion and in wrapping the partly wrapped article in the remaining portion of the sheet and sealing said remaining portion around theprotecting wrapper-portion, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof, I have afl'ixed my signature in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CLARENCE H. DIRNBERGER.
Witnesses ELLA O. PLUECKHAHN,
E IL NEUHART.