US 1098178 A
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T. D. SBMPLE.V CIGARETTE CONTAINER.
APPLIGATION FILED JA. 12, 1914.
a Patented May 26, 1914 exact description UNITED STATES PATENT oEEIcE.
THOMAS DARRING'TON SEMPLE, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., .ASSIGNOR TO BLUE PETER CIGARETTE C0., OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION 0F NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed January 12, 1914. Serial No. 811,668.
To all 'whom it may concern Be it known that I, THOMAS DARRINGTON SEMPLE, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of lNew York, have invented certain new and useful Improvement-s in and I do hereby declare the following to be a full', clearMand of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains'to make and use the same,
My invention relates to improvements in cigarette containers, and it is intended to provide a hermetically sealed insulating container which, while extremely light, is of vsufficient stiffness for ordinary usage, and
which is thoroughly hygienic, and may be cheaply made.
It is well known that cigarettes are apt to deteriorate very rapidly if exposed to atmospheric iniuences, especially changes of air; and that they are also peculiarly susceptible to deterioration from high temperatures.
Thus it has been found very diflicult to provide a suitable non-metallic package adapted to contain cigarettes and keep the same in proper condition when stored away on shipboard in the tropics, or in the heated portions of the ship. A y
My -invention is intended to provide a non-metallic package which is especially adapted for use in the transportation of lcigarettes and preserving the same 1n excellent condition, irrespective of the surrounding atmospheric conditions. My invention will be understood by reference to the accompanying drawings in which the same parts are indicated by the same reference symbols throughout the several views. i
Figure 1 is a perspective View showing the package in central verticalsection, parts b'eing broken away; and Fig. 2 shows a section .along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1 looking down.
A represents an ordinary cylindrical box made of papier mch, or other suitable material, having the cover A', in which box the cigarettes X are inclosed.
B represents an outer cylindrical shell of pasteboard, or similar material, which is coated with paratlin so as to make it imervious to air or moisture. The opposite l ends of this shell B are expanded somewhat `from the interior, as at o", to receive the heads B, and vthe ends of the shell B are then crimped over, a s at b, and formed to hold the heads B in place. The joint between the head and the crimp b is then preferably touched with melted paraiiin, or other similar material, so as to form an air-tight Joint. I
Between the inner box A and the outer shell B a centering and insulating strip is provided, comprising a paper sheet C to which a corrugated paper sheet C is attached. The inner box tits 'snugly against the corrugations of this centering and insulating strip and thus the inner box is centered in the outer casing with an interposed layer of air between the two ;l thus protecting the cigarettes against change of temperature, but providing a suiicient air supply to maintain the cigarettes in normal con.-
dition and at the same timepreventing the ingress of air or otherI gases. Moreover, by this particular arrangement .of hollow concentric cylindrical shells with an interposed resilient layer, the package is .adapted to stand rough usage without breaking either shell, and, while extremely light, may be very cheaply made.
In order to open the package, it will be sucient to take out either one of the heads B, preferably the upper head, which may be done with -an ordinary penknife, or any suitable cutting tool.
By the use of the container herein described, cigarettes maybe kept in perfect condition for long periods, even under conditions ofl atmosphere and .temperature which would ordinarily cause their rapid y deterioration. y
Having thus described my invention what I claim and desireto secure by Letters Patent-ofthe United States is 1. A container for Vcigarettes comprising an inner cylindrical box; a strip faced with corrugated paper surrounding said box; an
outer cylindrical paper shell, coated with paraiiin or similar material to make it impervious to air, surrounding said strip, and having' its ends crimped over; and heads beneath said crimped over ends, substantially as described.
2. A container for cigarettes comprising an inner cylindrical box; a strip faced with corrugated paper surrounding said box; an outer cylindrical paper shell, coated with paraffin or similar material to make it im- In testimony whereof, l alix'f my signepervious to air, said shell having its ends ture, in presence of two Witnesses. internally expanded, and the edges crimped over internally; and heads mounted in said T' DARRINGTON SEMPLE' 5 expanded portions and held beneath said Witnesses:
crimped over edges, substantially as de- G. THOMPSON LANE,
scribed. HENRY H. FRARY.