US 1282814 A
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N. E. GUEDALIA.
C IGAR PACKAGE.
APPLICATION FILED ]ULY 2. i918.
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"ml-W2 WITNESSES www, /w/fw/M NATHAN E. GUEDALIA, OF NEV YORK, N. Y.
Application led July 2, 1918.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known thatl, NATHAN E. GUEDALIA, a citizen of the United States, and resident of the borough of Manhattan, city and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful improvements in (ligar-Packages, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to cigar packages and has for its object to provide an improved and economical commercial package which is attractive in appearance and in which the cigars are fully protected against injury. My invention further contemplates a package in which the contents are partly visible so that the grade may be readily determined without destroying` the package and in which the cigars are maintained in proper condi tion for use. A still further object of my invention is to construct the package in the form of a case capable of being readily carried in the pocket of a garment and from which the cigars may be individually rej moved when desired in a convenient manner.
My invention will be fully described hereinafter and the features of novelty will be pointed out in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings, which for illustrative and descriptive purposes show an example of my invention, Figure 1 is a view of the complete package prior to the breaking of the seal; Fig. 2 is a view showing the package open; Fig. 3 is a side elevation; Fig. 1 is a cross-section on the line 1 -t of Fig. 1; and Fig. 5 is a cross-section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3.
As shown in the illustrated example, the package comprises a main section 10 or back of card board or other similar cheap material uponone face of which is secured a receptacle 11 of flexible material such as paper preferably para'lined, waxed or otherwise treated to maintain the contents in the desired moist condition. The section or back 10 is eontinued'at one end in the form of an intermediate flap 12 and a major iap 13 suitably scored at 14 and 15 to provide for folding in the intended manner, At its opposite end the section 10 is continued in the forni of an intermediate flap 16 and an auxiliary iap 17, suitable scorings 18 and 19 being provided to insure folding in the desired way.
As shown in Figs. 2 and 3 the paper receptacle 11 is preferably made somewhat shorter in length than the cigars 20 which it is intended to accommodate so that said Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented @et 29, 1918.
Serial No. 242,985.
cigars project beyond the open end of said receptacle for the purpose to be more fully described hereinafter. ln addition the paper receptacle 11 may be cut away as at 21 to facilitate the removal of the cigars.
The section 10 is of such dimensions as to extend somewhat beyond the ends of the cigars which project from the paper receptacle and may also project beyond the latter at its opposite edges.
ln practice, after the proper number of cigars 20 have been placed in the paper re ceptacle 11, the flap 13 is folded over the same into parallel relation with the section 10 and the Hap 17 is turned down over the end of said flap 13 as shown in Fig. 1. A suitable seal 22, which may be the revenue stamp if desired, is pasted on the package so as to extend over the liaps 13 and 17 which are thus maintainedin their proper folded positions. It will be understood that the intermediate flaps 12 and 16 are of proper dimensions to provide the desired ends of the package without causing any injurious pressure to be exerted on the cigars 20 by any of said flaps.
ln the complete unopened condition of the package the cigars are fully protected in an attractive manner and yet the projecting ends thereof may be readily viewed from the sides of the package which are open at points beyond the open end of the receptacle 11 as shown in Fig. 3. The grade and color of the tobacco may thus be readily determined without opening the package.
To open the package it is simply necessary to break the seal 22 which leaves the iaps 17 and 13 free to be folded back to the positions shown in Fig. 2 whereby the receptacle 11 is fully exposed. One or more cigars may now be removed, this action being facilitated by the cutout 21 or, if desired, pressure may be exerted upon the closed end of the flexible receptacle 11 at the proper point to push one or more cigars out of the same.
After the desired cigar or cigars have been withdrawn the flaps 13 and 17 are folded back over the receptacle and thus again complete the package, which now, however, is in-an unsealed condition. n order to facilitate the introduction of the package in this condition, for instance, into a vest pocket, it is desirable to fold the iiap 13 over the flap 17 as in this way the obstruction or projection which would otherwise be formed by the Cil edge of the flap 17 is avoided. If the package is introduced into the pocket With the end at which the flap 17 is located, in advance, then it is desirable to fold the flap 17 over the Hap 13 for the same reasons. In the referred construction, suitable means may be provided for maintaining the flaps 13 and 17 in their' folded condition after the seal 22 has been broken. rlhis means, as shown in the illustrated example, may comprise a tongue 23 forming an integral port-ion of the flap 17 and adapted to be inserted through a loop 24 located on the flap 13, it beingl understood that any equivalent means may be substituted if desired.
The package is attractive in appearance and fully protects the cigars and after having been opened provides an eilicient and desirable pocket case in which the cigars may be safely and comfortably carried.
The package is cheap to produce and easy to put up and provides an article of merchandise which is readily handled and which is inviting to the purchaser because of its very obvious advantages over existing packages. l,
1t Will, of course, be understood that the flaps 13 and 17 may be otherwise shaped and dimensioned with respect to each other than as shown. lt Will further be understood that my improved Vpackage may also be efficiently used for cigarettes.
After the supply7 of cigars originally contained in the package has been exhausted, it may be utilized as a case for carrying any cigars subsequently purchased separately, for instance, one or more at time.
Various changes in the specific form shown and described may be made Within the scope of the claims Without departing from the spirit of my invention.
1. A package comprising a cardboard back, a paper receptacle for cigars and the like permanently attached to said back, said receptacle being located entirely Within the confines of said back and cardboard flaps forming continuations of said back at opposite ends and arranged to fold toward each other over said receptacle so as to overlap, said flaps being capable of being folded back to fully expose the receptacle.
2. A package lcomprising a cardboard back, a treated paper receptacle for cigars and the like secured in surface engagement 3- pable of being folded back to fully expose said receptacle.
In testimony whereof 1 have hereunto set myl hand.
NATHAN E. GUEDALIA.
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