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CONTAINER FOR LOOSE SHEETS. APPLICATION FILED MAR. 28, 1913.
l i aggg Patented Nov. 21, 1916.
ISIDOR HECHT, OF BUDAI PEST, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY.
CONTAINER FOR LOOSE SHEETS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 21, 1916.
Application filed March 28, 1913. Serial N 0. 757,430.
T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, ISIDOR Hnon'r, merchant, a subject of the King of Hungary, residing at Budapest, in the; Empire of Austria-Hungary, have invented a new and useful Improvement in or Relating to Containers for Loose Sheets; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same.
It has been proposed to provide a container for packs of bound cigarette-papers or like sheets with a flap or cover to which is attached a small sheet of wax whereby the sheets can be picked up and taken from the container. Inasmuch as if the wax were continually in contact with the uppermost sheet, while the container is closed, the wax would too firmly adhere to that sheet, it was found necessary to provide the container with an insulating sheet, which is normally interposed between the lid and the pack. In this case seven manipulations are required for using the appliance, to wit, opening the. container, folding back the insulating sheet, reclosing and pressing down the lid, re-opening the container, removing the sheet of paper adhering to the wax, folding back the insulating sheet, and again closing the container.
My invention provides a device enabling the insulating sheet to be dispensed with, and reducing the manipulations to three. To this end I provide an abutment which normally holds the adhesive member away from the pack, but allows it to be brought into contact with the pack by pressure applied in taking hold of the closed container, without previous. removal of the abutment.
In the annexed drawings, Figures 1 and 2 illustrate one form of the improved device, Fig. 1 being a perspective and Fig. 2 a cross section. Fig. 3 illustrates another form of construction, and Fig. 4: shows a modification in section.
Referring in the first instance to Figs. 1 and 2, 1 designates a pack of loose cigarette papers in a container 5, which may be made of a sheet of'jpaper bent and fastened with adhesive, this container having a bottom 6, four side-walls 7, and two flanges 8 at oppo site sides of the top, partly covering the interior; the container has a flexible cover or lid 3 of cardboard or equivalent material. To the inside surface of the lid is attached the adhesive member 9, which lies within a frame whereof the surface protrudes somewhat from the plane of the surface of the said member 10, say 1 mm., and forms the abovementioned abutment, so that when the cover is closed the frame normally prevents contact of the adhesive member with the papers in the container. By slightly pressing the closed cover, at the part to which the adhesive member is attached, the adhesive member can, however, be brought into contact with the top-most cigarette paper,-so that when the cover is opened that paper lightly adheres to the member 9 and is thus taken out of the container. The pressure referred to is exerted by the thumb or finger when the user takeshold of the container for the purpose of picking it up or removing it from his pocket, so that the manipulations required, after taking hold of the container, are confined to opening the container, removing the cigarette paper, and closing the container.
In the construction, shown in Fig. 3 the container is simply a two-part cover like a book cover, one part forming the lid 3, and the pack of papers 1 being held on the other part by two elastic bands 11. This form of container may be used with an adhesive member surrounded by a raised frame 10, as shown in F ig. 1, but if the elastic members 11, or two small sheets or plates. attached thereto, are sufliciently thick to normally prevent cont-act of the adhesive member 9 with the upper-most cigarette paper, the frame 10 may be dispensed with, as shown in Fig. 3, the elastic bands 11or rubber or the like-constituting the abutment, and if in this case the elastic bands are sufficiently compressible, the lid 3 may be rigid, the contact between the member 9 and paper 1 being then produced by compressing the elastic bands, and to some extent pressing them into the pack of papers.
If the outer surface of the lid is flat, it is preferably provided with a small ornamental boss or the like enabling the user to immediately locate the part at which pressure must be applied.
I may use wax or the like for the adhesive member, but prefer the known elastic composition of glue and glycerin, inasmuch as wax and fatty adhesives are liable to become too soft in warm weather, so that the adhesion becomes too powerful unless very light .pressure is used, whereas in cold weather they become too hard. The compo sition of glue and glycerin may receive an addition of bichromate in the known manner, to prevent the melting thereof in case of accidental exposure to a comparatively high temperature, as for example by placing it close to a fire.
Having now described my invention, What I claim is:
1. A cardboard container forloose sheets having a lid attached thereto, an adhesive member fiXed to the inner side of said lid, and an abutment, normally preventing contact of the adhesive member With the uppermost sheet.
2. A container for loose sheets, having a lid, an adhesive composition of glue and glycerin attached to the inner side of said lid, and an abutment, normally preventing contact of said adhesive composition with the uppermost sheet.
3. A card board container for loose sheets, having a lid attached thereto and having a portion normally held'out of contact with the sheets, and an adhesive member fixed to said portion.
4:. A card board container for loose sheets, having a lid attached thereto; an adhesive means fixed to the inner face of said lid; and means normally preventing contact of the uppermost sheet With the adhesive means.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
Witnesses CHAs. MESSINGER, JOHN J. RoNTO.