US 1171462 A
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v J. RICE. SANITARY CONTAINER AND OPENER.
APPLICATION FILED OCT. 28. I9I4.
1,171,462. I Patented Feb. 15,1916.
- tained in the container.
JOSEPH RICE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
SANITARY CONTAINER AND OPENER.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 15,1916.
Application filed October 28, 1914. Serial No. 868,983. I
"provement is the provision of a container having an opener fitted thereto, one adapted to hold confections and the like, and which is sanitary, simple of construction and eflicient in use.
Other objects will appear hereinafter. The invention consists in substantially the combination and arrangement of parts hereexpose underlying parts; Fig. 2 is a fragmental View of a portion of such a container with the cover secured at one edge only to the base of the container; Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 33 of Fig. 4 butv on a smaller scale; and Fig. 4 ,is'an enlarged section taken on the line 4:t of Fig. 3'.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, I provide a base 5 of card-board, or other suitable material which has sufficient rigidity to give the container its form. On the upper side of the base 5, I provide a plurality of spaced ribs 6 extending upwardly and adapted to form partitions to separate the articles which are to be vcon- I have shown the ribs 6 as extending only transversely across the base 5, but when so desired, these ribs maybe extended in any other direction, or
when so desired may be disposed in such a manner that more than one row of arti-' cles may be disposed on the base 5. I preferably make the ribs 6 by rebending a sheet of paper 7, or other suitable material, in the manner indicated, so that the rebent portions 6-extend upwardly from the base 5. The ribs 6 preferably extend upwardly a distance less than the thickness of the articles 8 which are to be contained in the container, so that the articles will prevent the corners of the ribs from injuring the cover 9. The sheet '7 is secured to the base 5 by means of glue, or other suitable material.
I preferably make the cover 9 of par- .affined paper, although any other suitable substance may be used. This cover 9 is first secured along one of its edges to the under a side of one of the longitudinal edges of the base 5, as indicated in Fig. 2. The ends 10 of the cover 9 are doubled on the upper.
side of the base 0 and secured thereto by means of glue or other suitable substance. The articles are then placed in the spaces between ribs 6 and the other longitudinal edge'of the cover 9 secured to the under side of the other longitudinal edge of the base 5 (see particularly Figs. 1 and 3). This provides a container which is entirely sealed and one in which the articles are separated from each other.
In order to provide means for opening the container easily and quickly, I secure one end of a cord 11 to one end of the base 5, as at 12, and position the cord under the cover 9 across the tops .of the articles 8 and allow its other end to extend between the end edges of the cover 9 and the base '5 (see Fig. 4:), so that such free protruding end forms a hand hold by which the cover 9 may be torn to open the container. In 1 I have shown the cord as having been torn through a portion of the cover 9. From this it will be observed that by tearing a portion of the cover 9 as indicated at 13 in this figure, the articles 8 may be easily removed, and when so desired, some of the articles may be retained in the container and be maintained therein in sanitary condition since nothing can touch said articles until the cover 9 has been torn away from them. This provides a means whereby the articles may be taken out of the con- 'viding the chamber into small chambers:
and a cord securedat one end of the container, extending between the ribs and the cover and having its other end protruding between edges of the base and cover providing a means adapted to tear the cover to open the small chambers consecutively.
2. A container comprising walls inclosing a chamber; partitions in the chamber dividing the latter into a row of small compart,
ments; and a severing stringsecured to the Wall at one end of the chamber passlng through each of the compartments and pronuance truding from the other end. of the chamber, adapted to sever one of the walls and open the compartments consecutively.
In testimony whereofI have signed my 15 name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses, on this 26th day of October, A. D. 1914;. JOSEPH RICE. Witnesses:
CHARLES H. SEEM, THOMAS CoLsoN.