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Publication numberUS1180541 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 25, 1916
Filing dateJul 1, 1912
Priority dateJul 1, 1912
Publication numberUS 1180541 A, US 1180541A, US-A-1180541, US1180541 A, US1180541A
InventorsEphraim H Roden
Original AssigneeEphraim H Roden
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wrapper or sealing-strip for cans, packages, and the like.
US 1180541 A
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Patented Apr. 25, 1916.

IIIIIIIII I I `I au n. nourri, or cmcnuo, mariners.


' To all 'who t may conceive:

" to provide a wrapperflahel, or'sealing strip lBe it kno n that l, Eismann Fenna,

a citizen of the llnited States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cool; and State ol lllinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Wrappers or Sealing-Strips tor CansFachages, and the like,

'ci which the following is aspecication.

'lhis invention relates to wrappers, lahels,`

or sealing strips adapted lorA use c n cans or cartons, or for wrapping or sealing pachages oi"l variousdescriptions, such, lor erlalmple, as newspapers, periodicals, and the 'lhe'principal ohject ol the invention is ot improved ccnstrnctionlor cartons,`pach ages `andethe like, which is simple and emcient in operation, economical to produce,

and which may be readily`y applied in wraplling 01' Sealing the objects upon which it isfintended tohe used.

packing4 various memes pm, 3|. m .v Y

hutionincans or. cartons provided Atelescolaing detachahlelids or covers, it is desira'hle that means he provided lor hermetically sealing the packages to protect the 4 material contained within the pachage hom and the like,'and to prevent the deterioration ol the said materialaand it is a lurther object ol the invention l'to provide .an improvedv lorrn ol la which may be readily applied in s :a g such cans or cartons, and which is provided at the saine time with improved means lor-permitting such strip to lhe readily ruptured or torn apart to allow the can or carton to 'he opened without the use ol any instrument aside from the means contained vwithin the sealing strip itsell.

`For the attainment votthese ends andthe accomplishment ol other new and usetul ohjects, the invention consists in the various l combinations and arrangements ol the severalparts generally shown in the accompaiiying drawing, descrihed-fin the specihcation, and more particularlypointedout in the'ap ended claims. i

ln e drawing which illustrates the invention Figure l isa view in elevation ol a can or lcarton to which the invention is shown applied. Fig. 2 is -a sectional view showinga detail ol the can or carton illustratin'gv the application olr the invenhion.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view ol the prelerred f martinm rou cuirs, geeneens, nun 'rm i mi Spcciucatlon ot lettere Patent.

nppueauoa nieu miv i, iria. aeriai in. maaar.

AStrip which is desi Patented dpr.. 2d, lult,

embodiment ol Ithe invention asapplied to a single strip'lor cans and cartons.

Fig. l is a view illustrating themanner in which the strips shown in Fig. 3 are coliveniently produced -om -a continuous strip ot paper or other demhle material, showing als@ aconvenient mannerol retaining such strips hypert'orating the continuous Strip and winding the latter upon a-suitahlereel or drum.

Relerring .now more particularly to the drawings, the nelerence numeral l0 designates the body portion ol the preferred lorm' otsealing strip, a quantity ol such strips heing indicated in Fig. as ilormed hpm a continuous weh or'strip of some suitahle demihle lahric, such as paper which is perlorated lor detachment, as indicatedatll..A When the invention is to be applied to Aa sealing strip its width need only he sucrent to completely overlap the joint hethe lid thereol, to completely seal the receptacle, incrder that the can, carton, or other pachage mayhe readily opened, the sealing glued .to he placed next .the'surlace ot thecan or carton is'provided 'Ill . tween the walls ot the can or carton and with a strip ol material, and entends lonf vgitudinallyol the strip lll, prelerahly in the .center thereol. 'lhe lace ol the strip l0,

which is to he applied to the can or carton,

is provided with some 'suitahleadhesive material, such as gum or'mucilage, and .the

strip l2 when placed upon the strip l0 is secured thereto hy the adhesive material, the

outside lace ol the strip l2 not heing pro-'- vided with adhesive materiahfso that the outside el this 'strip will notadhere to the surlace ol--the can or carton.; 'lhis strip i2 is prelerahly ol tougher material ol the same lr'indas the-strip it), or may he et other material, the ohjeet heing that in removing the strip l2, the strip i0 will he ruptured or hactured helore the strip l2 is hrolren, thus `permitting the strip l0 to he hrohen the lull length ol the ship when.

thestrip l2 is removed, 'This stri l2 when the adhesive strip is applied-to e can or carton is designed to lie adjacent the lower erh-emity ol the dange on the lid or cover, so that the operator when it is desired to open the can or carton. may, hy pulling on the hee end ol the strip, cause it to tracture the sealing strip throughout the length thereol, and ahout'the periphery ol .the lid lll@ lill

orl cover, in the well known manner, to permit the same to be removed.

For convenience in manipulating the strip 12 to open the package, one end of the strip, as at v13, is extended beyond the end of the adhesive strip 10, in order that the protruding end may be grasped more easily. It is preferable that the protruding end 13 be provided with a suitable label or tag to 1ndicate the end of the strip, such, for example, as shown in Fig. 1.

The preferred method of manufacturlng the sealing strips in a continuous form is more clearly shown by Figs. 3 and 4. The body portions of the strips are formed from a continuous web of material which isjperforated at intervals, as indicated at 11, and the strip 12 is also applied to the continuous strip in a similar continuous length extending throughout the entire length of the original web 10, to which it is secured by the adhesive material upon the face thereof. When these parts are secured together theweb is then ready for perforation, and at the same time the tongues or projecting ends 13 may be cut out or formed. '.These tongues comprise the members 10a cut from the body member 10, and a corresponding end or tongue is suitably marked or designated'on the outside, so that persons desiring to open the can or carton may be directed how to roceed.

The app 'cation of this strip to the can or carton is illustrated in Figs. 1 and'2.

V The adhesive strip 10 is only of sufficient width to suitably cover the joint between the lid and the body of the can or carton, and an outer label 14 is shown applied over the exterior surface of the can and of the sealing strip. When suchlan outer label or cover` 1s employed, the `tongue portion ofthe sealingv strip, comprisin the end of the tougher material, is le protruding, as shown in Fig. 1, as designated with any de- -sired or suitable mark on the outside.

The reference character 15 designates the body of the can or carton and the numeral 16 the lid or cover.

It will be apparent that thebody portion of the sealing strip 10, as illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4, may be made of suiiicient width to serve also as a label for the cartonlto which it is applied, and so cover the entire sides of the can, the printed matter and advertising appearing onthe outside, asin ordinary labels. f

In practice, and in.' operation, the separate .sealing strips are preferably contained in rolls, as illustrated, .from which they may be separated by tearing them apart at the perforations and applylng them to the can or carton. When the sealing strip also con-` stitutes the label for the can or carton, it may be directly applied thereto and the length of the outer strip is substantially the perlpheral length of the carton to which it is applied, so that the tab or tip of the removing strip will project from the label.

When the sealing strip is entirely distinct from the outer label or wrapper, the strip is first applied to the can or carton and the label is then applied by inserting one end between the projecting end or tab of the sealing strip and wrapping the label about the can or carton until the ends thereof meet, whereupon they may be suitably secured to the can or` carton, leaving the tip projecting on the outside of the label so that it may be easily discerned and grasped by a person to remove the strip.

It will be noted that the projecting tip is not provided with adhesive substance on either surface, so that in applying the sealing strip it may be grasped by means of the tip and applied to a moistening member, such, for`V example, as a sponge, or to adhesive material, without the hands of the operator contacting with the adhesive substance. It is also contemplated that separate strips may be formed with tips projecting from both ends, wherebythe strip may be manipulated and applied without contacting with the adhesive substance. It will .also be particularly noted that the inner face of the narrower strip is not provided with adhesive material on the outer face thereof, so that it will not adhere to the surface of the package to which the strip is applied. In the preferred construction the narrower strip is not provided with adhesive material on either face, but adheres to the wider strip, by reason of the adhesive YApmaterial thereon, so that the projecting ti terial but adhering to the continuous web by reason of the adhesive substance thereon and cut at spaced distances so that the ends of the rupturing strip coincide with the tongues and form a tip which is non-adhesive on bothsides, the continuous web being separable at the perforated places to form a complete separate sealing stri 2. An article of manufacture consistin of a continuous strip of flexible materia with adhesive substance on one side and a continuous strip of tougher and narrower iiexible material free from adhesive substance but secured along the center of the other strip by the adhe 've material upon it, the

strips heilig merhedl tor severing et interrels endl halting a, tongue formedl et earch merk hycutting on hth sides'ot the narrower strip aridi through it et one endl to form at tip devoid of adhesive substance on both sides.

In testimony whereof have signedl my 4 neme .to this speeicetion9 in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses, on this 14th dey of June A. D. 1912. t

EP H. RUBEN. Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification229/203, D05/3, 229/238
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/1027