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R. D. PIKE.
APPLlCATlON FILED MAR. 20. I916.
Patented A11". 14, 1917.
WITNESS A TTORNEYS.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ROBERT D. PIKE, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 14., 1917.
Application filed March 20, 1916. Serial No. 85,374.
pieces of the confection are individually wrapped, and in addition are grouped together and'protected by a common exterior wrapper.
The object of the invention is to provide a package of the described type in which the surfaces of the confection, and of the individual pieces thereof, are reduced to the least possible area, thereby preventing as far as possible the drying out, and consequent deterioration of the product. The advantages possessed by my .package will be hereinafter set forth, and will be readily understood from the following specification, when read with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure 1 is a side elevation of my package.
Fig. 2 is a transverse section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1,""'viewed in the direction of the arrows.
Fig. 3 is a pers ective view of one of the sectors of the pac age, illustrating its form and the manner of its wrapping.
In the drawings, the reference numeral 1 designates a piece or stick of the confection, formed in the shape of a sector of a cylinder, and covered preferably with an inner wrapping 2 of metal foil or other impervious material, and an outer wrapping 3 of paper.
-The inner wrapping 2 projects beyond the ends of the stick, and is folded over to protect and completely inclose said ends. The outer wrapping 3 is preferably shorter, as
illustrated, although it may also be folded over the ends, if desired.
A number of the sticks or pieces 1 are have shown five of these sticks as forming the complete cylinder, but any other number may be used. The number of sticks in each package will, of course, determine the shape and size of the individual sticks.
The cylindrical form of the package pro: vides an outer surface of the least possible area for a given volume. Moreover, the individual pieces of the package, being in the form of sectors, are comparatively thick, and therefore do not readily dry out. In this regard the package is greatly superior to the well known chewing-gum package, in
which a number of rectangular flat strips are superposed one upon the other. In such packages, the strips, being flat, have a comparatively large surface in proportion to their volume. A further advantage possessed by my package is that all the pieces are equally exposed, whereas in the ordinary chewing-gum package referred to, the two outermost strips are more exposed than those between them.
My package is of a form that is readily and easily handled and packed, and on 2.0- I
count of the arrangement of the several pieces, the removal of one does not disturb the rest, and does not noticeably aflect the shape of the package.
In this regard also, therefore, my package is an improvement over the usual forms of packages of this type.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to protect by'Letters Patent is v A package of the character described com prising a plurality of independent sectors individually wrapped, said sectors being assembled in substantially circular continuous formation and a wrapper of relatively flexible material encompassing the assembled sectors and permitting the said sectors to be readily removed.
In testimony, whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
W."F. Boom, Jr., I "D. B. RICHARDS.