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V H. Y. ARMSTRONG. PACKAGING 0F SEPARATELY WRAPPED ARTICLES lN A PACKAGE.
APPLICATION FILED ocr.13 191s.
Patented Feb. 20, 1917.
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HARRY Y. ARI/ISTRUNG, F SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGIIORT 'IQ PACKAGE MACHINERY COMPANY, OF SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORATION OF MASSACHUSETTS.
PACKAGING OF SEPARATELY-WRAFPEII ARTICLES III A PACKAGE.
specification ct Letters ratent.
Patented Feb. 2d, tart.
Application filed October 13, 19th. terial No. retrace.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HARRY Y. AnMs'rnoNc, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of Springfield, in the county of Hampden, in the State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in the Packaging of Separately- Wrapped Articles in a Package, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a method of grouping separately wrapped articles, such, for example, as separate sticks of chewing gum. In wrapping and grouping articles of this general character, it has been custorn ed and the desired article taken from the package, or one article may he slipped from under the band with the band remaining around the other articles. In either case the integrity of the package has been destroyed.
The object of my invention. is to provide a means of packaging separately wrapped articles which involves the grouping of the wrapped articles into a package and the application of a fluid binding to the individual wrappers thereof, whereby the package is rendered self-sustaining without additional binding means, so-that the articles may be successively removed from the package without disturbing the integrity of the remainder of the package.
With this object in view the invention will be described in connection with the drawings in which:
Figure 1 shows in perspective an assembled package of one description.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of one of the individual articles shown grouped in Fig. 1., V Fig. 3 shows in perspective a package similar to Fig. 1 with the band placed therearound.
Fig. 4 shows in perspective an assembled packa e in which the wrapping of the individua Fig. I.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view showing a %i1 ngle4 one of the articles shown groups in articles difl'ers from that shown in the vention' the band around the package is- The specific description of my invention for the purposes of illustration refers to the.
turned ends all bound against the articles by the contiguous faces thereof. A hand such as c in Fig. 3 is passed around the package which is then complete.
According to my invention a thin strip of adhesive, as (t in. Fig. 2, is provided near each end of the individual sticks designed to he assembled into package a. The application of this adhesive is conveniently accomplished in the wrapping machine which wraps the individual sticks of gum. The sticks are then grouped, as shown in Fig. 1, so that the strips of adhesive lie between contiguous faces of the separate articles.
A hand a may be passed around the package a to give it the ordinary commercial appearance. In this instance the function of the band 0 is to give the package the desired appearance and to enable the manufacturer J to place his trade-mark or other desired printed matter on the band.
Where the individual articles are handed, as shown in Fig. 5, the band 0 is not as necessary to the proper appearance of the package as in the case of the articles illustrated in Fig. 2. In this case the package may, if desired, be sold or marketed without the band 0. Whether or not the band 0 is used does not affect the fundamental principle of my invention as stated above, for it will be seen that a self-contained package of separately wrapped articles'is provided, as shown in Figs. 11, 3 and d in which each article is bound to one or more of the other articles of the package, whereby each article may be separated from the package without disturbing the integrity of the remainder of package. In fact by the use of my in rendered unnecessary, the same and addilarly useful in packaging chewing gum for the, reason that heretofore, where a package has once been broken the pieces of gum are all loose, whereas by the use of my method the articles may be removed separately from the package and the remaining articles will stay bound together in the most convenient form for the user. I
While my invention has been described in connection with particular articles, such as.
sticks of gum, it is very clear that the invention, broadly, may be applied in a great variety of ways. I, therefore, claim the invention in the following language.
What I claim is 1. A package of thecharacter described, comprising a plurality of thin, flat units each consisting of a Wrapped article, said ama units being stacked with their fiat faces in contact with each other, and adhesive material between the contiguous faces of said units covefing only a relatively small part of each of said aces and serving to secure the units together to form a package.
2. A gum package of the character described, comprising a plurality of thin flat units each consisting of a stick of gum inclosed in a wrapper, said units being stacked with their flat faces in contact with each other, and relatively thin strips of adhesive material between the contiguous faces of said units covering only a relatively small part of each of said faces and serving to secure the units together to form a package.
HARRY Y. ARMSTRONG. Witnesses:
HAROLD E. HARTWELL, F. G. NEAL-