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Publication numberUS1224996 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1917
Filing dateNov 11, 1916
Priority dateNov 11, 1916
Publication numberUS 1224996 A, US 1224996A, US-A-1224996, US1224996 A, US1224996A
InventorsCharles M Baldwin
Original AssigneeCharles M Baldwin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1224996 A
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Patented May 8, 1917.

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Speciflcation of Letters Patent.

Patented May a, rera Application filed November 11, 1918. Serial No. 130,805.

b all whom 'it may concew:

Be it known that I, CHAnLEs M. BALDWIN, a citizen of the `United States, residing at Hudson Falls, in the county of Washington, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Tmprovements in Cigarette-Boxes, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to paper receptacles and has particular reference to new and useful improvements in cigar and cigarette containers.

My invention has for its prinary ob]ect the provision of a cigarette and small cigar container having a plurality of partitions forming compartnents and a plurality of cartridges or cells receivable in the compartncnts and adapted to carry the article to be packed.

Another object of my invention is to prop vide a cigarette box of the class described which is simple in Construction, may be cheaply manufactured and Will maintain the articles separated.

A further object of my invention is to provide a novel and useful form of scaling cover for the container whereby the articles may be maintained in good condition and in semiairtight compartments, yet being readily accessible.

Other objects of my improved cigarette box not set forth in the foregoing will appear from the following detailed description and the claims, taken with an inspection of the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a cigarette box embodying the improvements of my invention; r

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the same with the cover removed;

Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical sectional View; and

Fig. i is a fragmental plan of the under surface of the cover.

Referring more particularly to the drawing', wherein similar characters of reference designate like and corresponding parts throughout the various views, 10 designates in its entirety the body of my improved box, the same having a bottom 11 and side and end walls 12 and 13, respectively.

A longitudinal partition 14 is arranged within the box 10 to form two elongated chambers, said chambers being sub-divided into compartments by means of the transverse partitions 15. The partitions 15 are adapted to receive the article containers or cells 16, hereinafter referred to as cartridges. The outer ends of the cartridges 16 are formed With fianges 17 to maintain the same evenly within their respective compartments.

I provide a novel form of cover or closure `for my improved cigarette container, the

same being formed from a blank 18 of paper or the like, a longitudinal line of perfol-ations 19 being formed in the blank and extending throughout the length thereof. A plurality of transverse perforations 20 intersect the perforations 15) forming cover sections 21. The lines of perforatons 19 and 20 correspond with the partitions l-t and 15 hereinbefore described. From each of the cover sections 21 a finger engagng tab 22 rojects, the same normally lying along the side walls 12 of the box. The blank 18 is placed in sealing or closed position on the upper end of the box 10, said blank being provided with gummed portions 23 along the margins thereof and adjacent the line of perforatons 19 so that said blank may be efiectively Secured to the upper margns of the side and end walls of the box.

To extract an article from the box one of the tabs 22 is grasped and one of the sections 21 removed from the blank 18 along one of the lines of perforations. Access may now be readily had to the Cartridge the same being withdraWn from its compartment and the cigarette or similar article extracted therefrom for use.

Tn the use of my improved cigarette box, when one cigarette is extracted from the box the other cigarettes are not disturbed, there being no danger of damage to the cigarette owing to the same becoming dislodged in the box or package as often happens in the packages as now constructed. I desire to lay particular stress upon the sectionalization of the cover and the provision of independent cartridges for containing the cigarettes or the like.

Of course, while I have described my invention as preferred for use in packng cigarettes and the like it is to'be understood that T do not limit myself to the use as specified, and while I have shown and described the invention as embodying a specific structure and arrangement of parts T desire that I it be understood that such iio Letters Patent, is

1. In a cigarette box, the combin'ationbi?` a containing body provided with a longitudinal partiton and a plurality of trans- .verse partitions forming compartments, a

plurality of cigarette cartridges receivable in said compartments, a sectionalized top or closure for said box formed of a blank perforated longtudinally and transversely to form sections, and finger engaging tabs formed integrally With said sections to facilitate removal of the same to 'obtan access to the cigarettes.

2. In a cigarette box, the combination of a containing body provided with a longitdinal partition and a plurality of transverse partitions forming cmpartments, a

plurality of cigarette cartridges receivable in said compartments, a top for said box including a blank formed with a pluralitv of ame@ lngitudinal and transverse perforations providing sections corresponding'with said compartments, said blank having gummed portons to engage the margns of the box and one of said partitions, and a lurality i of finger engaging tabs extending rom` the sections of said blank to facilitate removal v of one of the same to gain access to the contents of the box.

3. In a cigarette box, thecombination of a containing body having a plurality of partitions arranged therein forming compartments, a sectionalized toplrrangcd comple parttons and provided mentally to said I with gummed portons engaging certain of the partitions and the. margins of said box,



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U.S. Classification206/256, 229/123.2, 229/120.17, 206/264, 229/120.3
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/1072