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Publication numberUS1038457 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 10, 1912
Filing dateFeb 7, 1910
Priority dateFeb 7, 1910
Publication numberUS 1038457 A, US 1038457A, US-A-1038457, US1038457 A, US1038457A
InventorsWillard E Swift
Original AssigneeUs Envelope Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet-paper package.
US 1038457 A
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Patented Sept. 10, 1912.

WILLARD n. SWIFT, or woncnsrnn, massnonusnrrs nssrenon 'ro UNITED STATES nnvnnorn COMPANY, or SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, A. CORPORATION or MAINE.


Specification of Iietters Patent.


Patented Sept. to, rare.

' Worcester, in the countv of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Toilet-Paper Packages, of which the following is a specification, accompanied by drawings forming a part of the same, in Wll1Cl1- Figure 1 represents aperspective' view of one of my improved toilet paperv packages. Fig. 2 is an end view. Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the cardboard reinforce-z ment-of the package turned at rightangles to the @under side of the package in position for insertion in a cabinet. Fig. 4 isa diagrammatic view illustrating the method of folding the sheets of paper to form the pack age. Fig. 5 is a sectional view of a cabi net designed to hold my improved package.

Similar reference characters refer to similar parts in the difi'erentviews.

My present invention relates to that class of toilet paper packages inwhich the sheets of paper are folded lengthwise at their center with the folded half'of each sheet inclosed in the folds of the contiguous sheets so that when one sheet is drawn from the cabinet by its edge, the edge of the next succeedin sheet will also be withdrawn from the ca inet in position to be seized by the hand.

The objects of my invention are to provide an improved method of applying bands to inclose the package; to enable the bands to be retained in place until the package has been inserted in a toilet cabinet; and alsoto provide means to facilitate the insertion of the edge of the lowermost sheet throu h a slit in the cabinet, and these objects accomplish in the manner hereinafter described and pointed out in the annexed claims! v Referring to the accompanying drawings 1 denotes a package of folded toilet paper shown imperspective view in Fig. 1, which .represents one of my improved packages,

and the top side of the figure represents the lowermost side of the package when the same isinserted in the cabinet. i The several sheets are folded at their centers lengthwise, with the folded half of'each sheet inclosed within the folds of the next contiguous sheet, as represented in diagrammatic view in Fig. 4, in which the upper half 2 of the lowermost sheet is folded over the lower half 3 of the second sheet, and the upper half 4 of the second sheet is folded over the lower half 5 of the third sheet, and so on throughout the package. The outer edge of the lowermost sheet is folded over to form a narrow flap 6 which is pasted to one edge of a cardboard reinforcement 7, which is stiff enough to be conveniently'inserted through a. slit 8 in the bottom of the cabinet 9. The paper bands 10 are then wrapped around the package, with the ends 11 and 12 pasted to opposite sides of the cardboard reinforcement. The cardboard reinforcement is then folded flat against one side of the. package .for convenience in handling the package.

The bands 10 are weakened by a row of ment suspended beneath the package at right angles thereto, as shown in Fi s. 2 and 3. The lower edge 16 of the car board reinforcement is entered in the slit8 of the cabinet and'pushed through the bottom of the cabinet by pressing the package downward. When the package rests upon the bottom of the cabinet a weight 17 is placed on the top of the package to hold the package in constant contact with the bottom of the cabinet as the lowermost sheets are successively withdrawn. A forcible pull upon the projecting cardboard 7 will sever the inclosing bands 10 on the lines of the perforations 13, allowing the lowermost sheet to be drawn through the slit 8 by its attachment to the cardboard 7. As the upper half 2 of the folded lowermostsheetis withdrawn through the slit 8, the edge of the lower half 3 of the second sheet will also be withdrawn through the; slit and left suspended belowthe bottom of the cabinet far enough to be seized by the operator.

I am aware that the method of reentering the individual sheets of paper to form a package so that the withdrawal of one sheet will expose the edge of the next succeeding sheet, is not new. I am also aware that such folded packages have heretofore been Such folded packages, however, have required the'loos'ening of the Band's: ofificloe v ing wrapger before the package wes/(insert ed tloosenedthe folded sheetsend' inedethe ma- 5 "%ulation of the folded package diflicult.

. means of my 7 b C arenot loosene for the'l' elease of thefolded paper; sheets after the package has placed vin position; and theedge of 10 the? first or jloWetm'ost-r sheet roect'ed hrough the 781K 11; the cabinet. fi ands ar'ethen severed )by; Le abt of Withdrawing the sheet, l' l hfinsi'tion in the edge 0 I the sheetin the s'lit pfthe oabinet is also, 11 5 mademuoh easier {by-"$11G emiiloyinent "at the cerdhoardi einfoi cement. e f'Ic1aim,f A toilet folded sheets. 0

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'vgjo tetiad atteohed at ltsthe edge of t I material. 1 resent invention the" 'fin'elosing the package havinig 'to the attached ,edge of sai stifi'strip, saidpaper, a str p of stiff mm 5 of said interfolded' sheets and at the center of one side ofthe ackage, and a band ginolesingthe packa e aving -1ts ends attached' to opposite si es-of-seid strip of stifi "12; toilet ackege, comprising interiolded sheets of pap'er, a; stri of stlfi mate- "tiel'attaehed; at its edge. to e ed e of one f-oflsaisi nterfolded sheets and at t e cen ter.

of oneof the sides of the package, a band bend having tran'svers'e weakened lines'adj'acent to its attached ends and on opposite sides of-Said stripof stiff material. ,7

Datedi-this third day of February 1910; f

q. Q EL SWIFT, Witnesses:



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US5143249 *Jun 16, 1989Sep 1, 1992Kaysersberg, SaStacked sanitary paper, dispenser, and method for making a stack
EP0779053A1Dec 13, 1996Jun 18, 1997James RiverCartridge for folded and interleaved towels, method and device for manufacturing such cartridge
U.S. Classification221/49, 221/50
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/185