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Publication numberUS1196803 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 5, 1916
Filing dateOct 5, 1915
Priority dateOct 5, 1915
Publication numberUS 1196803 A, US 1196803A, US-A-1196803, US1196803 A, US1196803A
InventorsJohn H Mulholland
Original AssigneeJohn H Mulholland
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1 1 96,803 Patented Sept. v5, 1916.

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To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN H. MULHoL- mANp, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Paper Dishes, of which the followingis a specification. V

My invention relates to improvements in paper dishes, the object of the invention being to provide a paper dish or plate which permits printing or other colored advertising matter to be used on the plate in a sanitary manner. A

Heretofore in the manufacture of paper dishes and plates, advertising matter has either been printed'on the bottom or back of the plate where it is not displayed when the plate is in ordinary use or has been embossed on the plate which interferes with the smooth surface of the plate, and at best is rather obscure.

It is the purpose of my invention to provide a perfectly sanitary dish or plate made of paper with printed matter of any color or any kind of advertising matter or any kind of ornamentation in colors, and have such printed matter or advertisement readily observable from the top or upper face of the plate where it will be most conspicuous.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts as will be-more. fully hlereinafter described and pointed out in the c a1ms.

In the accompanyingdrawings: Figure 1 is a top plan view lllustrating my lmproved dish or plate. Fig. 2 is an exaggerated view infragmentary section on the line 22 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is an inverted view of the top sheet 2 removed, the view being on a smaller scale than Fig. 1, and Fig. 4; is'a view on a reduced scale illustrating a modification in which the printed matter is on which Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Sgpti 5, 1916,,

Application filed October 5, 1915. Serial No. 54,127.

have it understood that the invention is not limited to the shape shown.

vThe plate 1 is of paper such as-is ordinarily used in the manufacture of plates 4 and dishes of this kind, and on the upper face of the plate I secure by adhesive a transparent sheet 2 of water-proof paper. This water-proof paper is of the desired strength and durability, and is secured to the plate 1 throughout its entire surface, any

suitable adhesive being employed, and the sheet and plate pressed between dies in the manufacture of the plate.

On the back of the transparent sheet 2, I locate printed matter 3 which,- of course, may take any desired form or color, and I would have it understood that in the use of the term printed matter I' intend such language to cover any kind of lettering or ornamentation in any combination of colors arrangement.

In the modification illustrated in Fig. 4, the printed matter 3 is on the upperface of the plate instead of on the. back of the sheet 2, but in either case the printed'matter is between the sheet and the plate, so that it cannot in any way touch the food or material on the plate. L

With my improvemen s, therefore, a dish or plate can contain in. a prominent place, apparently on its upper surface any style of printed matter or decoration, and yet be entirely sanitary and-free from contamination of the food on the dish or plate. Furthermore, the water-proof sheet 2 adds to the general appearance of the dish, andv especially when the printed matter is 0rna-" mental as it shows 01f well. under the trans--' parent paper.

While in the specification and claims I use theterm paper to define the plates, I would have it understood that whlle this 1s the ordinary term used on the market, the

plates are manufactured from fiber, or compositions of any nature which are capable of the use, and while I have used the term plate, it is to be understood that this is used in its broadest sense to cover any receptacle which is capable of an analogous use.

Various slight changes might be made in the general form and arrangement ,of parts described without departing from my invention, and hence I do not limit myself to the precise details set forth, but consider myself at liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly fall Within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1 As a new article of manufacture, a dish comprising two paper sheets secured to-- gether, the upper paper sheet transparent and waterproof, and having printed matter located between the same and the sheet below, substantially as described.

2. As a new article of manufacture, a paper dish or plate having a transparent water-proof paper sheet on its upper face conforming in shape to the plate and secured by adhesive thereto, and lettering on the inner 'face of the transparent paper sheet, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



H. H.1l/IULH0LLAND, Grms. E. Powers.

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U.S. Classification40/324, 220/574, 40/615
Cooperative ClassificationG09F23/08
European ClassificationG09F23/08