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TIEAND SOFT COLLAR CASE.
APPLIUATION FILED SEPT. 19, 1911.
1,089@ l 9. Patented Mar. 10, 19m
PATENT -oFFIoE UNTTED STATES @Iconen wonnmemn, o1' MILWAUKEE, wrscoNs'IN.
rm m som-COLLAR CASE.'
Specmcatdoix'of Letters Patent. l p y Patented Mar, 10, 1914.
.Application led September 19, 1911. Serial No. 650,253.
To all whom z't may concern l Beit known that I, GEORGE WORDINGHAM, citizen of the United States, residing at Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tie and Soft-Collar Cases, ofwhich the following ris a specification. r Y
'My invention relates to wrappers such as are used for inclosing laundried articles, and particularly to wrappers adapted for inclosmg freshly laundried cravats, soft collars or other like articles. f
Heretofore no `provision has ever bee made for individually wrapping up or otherwise protecting freshly laundriedy cravats l. or soft collars. These articles because of their length and relatively small width, and
because they are not starched, are peculiarly diiiicult to keep in proper place within a laundry package, and peculiarly diiiicult to keep unmussed, clean and in proper condition. No 'means have heretofore been provided for holding ties or soft collars out dat, and the ordinary custom in laundries, in order to keep the cravats and collars in shape, is to place them within a shirt. This is inconvenient inasmuch as when the shirt is used all articles placed within the shirt must be removed therefrom, when one cravat or collar is desired to be used all of the cravats or collars within the shirt must lbe removed in order to permit the proper article to be selected from the other articles therein, and further than this, in putting these relatively long and narrow soft articles within a shirt it is dicult to prevent mussing the articles and the shirt or soiling the same. With these inconveniencesin view an object of my invention is to provide a very simple, eective and practical wrapper for ties, cravats, and soft collars, which may be cheaply made, readily used, and which will entirely protect the articles inclosed therein.
A further object is to provide' a wrapper or case for these small articles which shall ,be sufficiently stili to hold the cravat or collar in proper position without danger of mussing or wrinkling it.
A further object is to provide atie or collar wrapper having a translucent or semitransparent face which will permit the article to be readily observed so that the article does not have to be' withdrawn yfrom the wrapper for its characteristics to be noted.
A further object is to provide a wrapper fof .the character described which may, be leasily applied to the article and Seoul-elly7 fastenedaround'the same and from whic the article may be removed ver readily.
Myinvention is illustrated 1n the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure l is a rear face view of the wrapper unfolded. Fig. 2 is a rear face view of the wrapper after the cover has been folded around the back and gummed to the rearl face of the back. Fig. 3 is an enlarged transverse section on the lme 3 3 'of Fig. 2. Fig.
v 4 is a fragmentary perspective view of the lower end of the wrapper and showinga modllication. Fig. 5 is a fragmentary longitudinal section of the lower end of the wrapper shown in Fig. 4 in its folded condition.
(.lorrespondingand like parts are referred to 1n the following description and indicated in all the views of the accompanying drawings by thesanie reference characters.
2 designates a relatively long and narrow blank of pasteboard or other suitable stiff, thin material forming a back. This-back has parallel side edges and the end edges are at rightv angles to the side edges. rIhe back is somewhat wider than. the widtl'r of a cravat or soft collar. The outer face of the back is provided with two lines of adhesive 3 and *4. The gum or adhesive surface 4f preferably is disposed at a distance of one-quarter of an inch from the adjacent edge of the back 2. This adhesive may be of any suitable character, but preferably mucilage. Attached to the back by means of the line 3 of adhesive is aY covering flap 'of paper or other light material. Preferably this paper is thin and translucent. One margin of it overlaps the side margin of the back 2, and as before stated, is attached to the back 2 by means of the adhesive 3.
By reference to Fig. l it will be seen that the margin 6 of the cover 5 is overlapped upon the margin of the back 2 to a less degree at one end a of the back than at the other end o. This is for a purpose which will be later disclosed. The cover 5 is not folded over upon the face of the back 2 directly alon theline of the edge of the back 2, but t e cover is creased along tlfe line 7 and it will beissen that this crease, while .approximately parallel to the opposite edge of the cover 5, is not paralled to the adjacent edge of the back 2, but that the distance between the edge of the back 2 and other article within the wrapper, it is placed.
upon the stiff back 2 and the paper cover 5 folded over upon the inner face of the back. The paper cover 5 is also formed, in addition to the crease 7, with a crease 8. This crease' 8 is not parallel to the crease 7 but the space between thecrease 8 and the crease 7 is smaller at the lower end of the wrapper than it is at the upper end. After'the article has been placed within the wrapper the adhesive 4 is moistened and the free margin of the cover is pressed down upon the line of adhesive 4. By reason of the fact that the creases 7 and 8 converge as they near the lower end b of the wrapper, the wrapper, when the cover is folded over, is larger at its upper end than it is at its lower end so that an article previously deposited within the wrapper may be slipped out from the larger end thereof but is prevented from passing out of the smaller end of the wrapper by reason of the fact that the lower end of the wrapper is contracted relative to the larger end, the cover thus exerts a binding action upon the articles enwrapped and holds these articles securely in place. The articles may be seen through the cover but are held in stiff and rigid condition by means of the stiif and rigld back 2.
It is to be noted that the back 2 is longer than the cover 5 and projects at opposite ends. This projection protects the edges of the cover and prevents these edges from becoming broken or wrinkled, and furthermore, permits the device to be more readily bent or expanded to remove the contents of thepackage. i
Preferably as shown in Fi lower end of the cover 5 is fo dedfover as at 9, thus not only reinforcing the lower edge of the cover, but also providing additional means for preventing the dropping' out of the article contained within the cover. This fold 9. projecting upward as it does within the sheath or wrapper formed by folding the s cover over upon the back 2, tends to retard 'any downward movement ofthe article and thus prevents its being dropped out. It is pf course plain that the margin of the coverlng pa. er 5 between the fold 8 and the free edge o the cover 5 is relatively wide so that it may be adjusted to accommodate thicker or thinner ties or collars. Y
The gurpose of spacing the line of adhesive om the adjacent edge of the back 2 .4 and 5 thel is to prevent any chance of contact between the dampened adhesive and the goods inclosed within the wrapper. If the adhesive 4 were not spaced from the adjacent edge of the back, when the adhesive was dampened, the edge of the back would be liable to be moistened and this moisture might be Jommunicated to the goods or the goods might come in contact with the gum. Furthermore, if the gum was not spaced fro-m the edge, in applying the gum to the back it might be spread upon the edge of the back and possibly upon the face thereof which would bring it in contact with the articles when wrapped up.
It will be seen that the crease 7 is parallel to the edge of the margin 6 of the cover but that by gumming the cover 5 to the back 2 in the manner shown in Fig. 1 so that the overlapping margin 6 is less at one end than at the other, the crease 7 is caused to extend not parallel to the adjacent edge of the back, but at an acute angle thereto as previously stated. Itis also obvious that by gumming the cover 5 to the back 2 so that at one end the'width of the margin 6 overlapped upon the back 2 is greater than at the other end, the cover when Wrapped around the back will be wider at one end than at the other. The complete wrapper not only decreases in width from its upper to its lower end, but also decreases in depth, that is the distance between the inside face of the cover and the adjacent face of the back as shown in Fig. 5 so that the article placed within the wrapper will be wedged therein and will be held in place by frictional engagement with the wrapper.
It will be seen that I have provided a very convenient andeiective wrapper for small articles of the character referred to wherein the article may be readily observed and l wrapped and in which it is held by contact with the wrapper, the article being prevented from falling downward through the wrapper by reason of the wrapper narrowing as it nears its lower end and the space between the back and cover contracting.
It will further be seen that not only is this wrapper extremely convenient in sending articles home from the laundry, but that the article may be kept within the wrapper until needed and that under these circumstances the articles will be kept from rumpling, creasing, or soiling, and will be in the best possible condition for use. Furthermore, the paper 5 which forms the cover, having been treated Aso as to render it translucent, is in condition to'best protect the ties from the action of moisture in the air.
It is particularly noted that while I do not wish to limit myself to the particular means used'by me to form a wrapper having i viously described and thisvwidening of the upper end is secured by overlapping the margin 6 of thewrapper to a greater extent at the lower end of the back than at its upper -end-and providing the creases 7 and 8. By this means l am enabled to use a blank for the cover 5 having arallel side edges and do not have to use a lank whose upper end is wider than the lower end. A blank such as last referred to would cause considerable Waste andf could not be Ina'de as cheaply as a blank having parallel side edges. s
Having thus described the invention what is claimed is:
A wrapper for laundried articles comprising a back of relatively stiff material and a cover sheet of relatively thin foldable material of greater width than the back, one margin of the cover sheet being attached to one margin of the back and the other margin of the cover sheet being free, the obverse face of -the back being provided 'with a line of adhesive for the attachment of the free Inargin of the cover sheet and the said cover sheet having its upper and lower edge portions folded inwardly continuously throughout the entire' length of the said end edge portions Whereb ,the folded in edge portions at the upper an lower ends of the wrapper will be closed at the ends o the folds whereby to prevent accidental unfolding of the said edge portions.
In testimony whereof I ax my slgnature in presence of two witnesses.
GEORGE WORDINGHAM. [1.. a]
E. W. BOND, CHAS. BOLL,