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H. DE ESCOBALES,
TOBACCO PRODUCTSPACKAGE. APPLICATION FILED MAY I6, 191/.
1,295,461 Patented Feb. 25; 1919.
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HILARION De EscoB'A'LEs, or New YORK, N. Y.
ToBAcco-PRoDUc rs PACKAGE.
' To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, IIILARION DE ESOOBALES, a citizen of theUnited States, residing at Neu York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Tobacco-Products Packages, of which the following is a specification. 1
This invention relates to the art of packaging tobacco products, pertaining more particularly to the production of packages whichmay, if desired, be of a'form to maintain the characteristics of the tobacco product, and which will, at the same time, conform to the Government regulations relative to'the manner of applying the stamp.
In packaging tobacco products certain essential features must be considered in pro ducing a package which is neat and attractive in appearance and which will provide for proper service conditions.
For instance, one of the features is to maintain as far as possible, theeharacteristic qualities of the product present at the time of manufacture, even though the package does not reach the consumer for a consider able length of time. The package should therefore be of a form which will tend to reduceas far as possible, access ofair and moisture to the product during .this period.
Another feature is the requirement, that the package carry itsGovernment stamp in such manner that the stamp must be mutilated when the package is openedfor use by the consumer.
'Another feature is the cost of production of the package itself. i f
The package of the present invention is not only designed to meet the conditions,
but, is so arranged that, inspection of the wrapped contents may, if desired, be had without stamp mutilation, permitting the purchaser to be assured of product integrity in advance of purchase, the package, at the same time being so arranged, that after the stamp has. been mutilated, the end through which the contents are removed may be readily closed by a flap, producinga neat. and attractive package in the hands ofthe purchaser. 7, p I, v
To these and other ends, therefore, the nature of which will be readily understood as themventlon 1s herelnafterdisclosed, said, invention conslsts 1n the COIIlblIHLtIOIiflnd.
arran ement of parts, hereinafter more fully deseri ed, illustrated in l the accompa nyirig Patented Feb. 25, 1919.
Application filed May 16, 1917. Serial m5. 169,044.
drawings, and moreparticularly pointed out in the appended claims' In theaccompanying drawings, illustrating'successive steps in the production of the package, together with views showing the completed package, and in which similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts in each of the views 2- I 7 Figures 1 to 7 indicatesuccessive steps in the-production of the wrapper.
Fig. 8 indicates the initial stepof stamp application. a
Figs. 9 to 13 indicate successive steps in the roduction of the container and the manipu ation of the stamp.
Fig. 14 indicates the completed package prior to" stamp mutilation. U
Fig. 1 5 isa viewjindicating the'package after stamp mutilation and with the container closing flap in its closed position.
The package of the present invention comprises the commodity to be packaged, a wrapper folded about the commodity, a stamp, and an outer container, the com modity or article being indicated at A, the wrapper at W, the stamp at S and the container at C. The wrapper and stamp are initially in sheet or blank form, and a preferred method of producing the package also has the container in sheet or blank form, although the container may be formed separate and the stamped wrappedproduct inserted in the container after which the stamp 1 is aflixed to the container, the invention contemplating either arrangement. However, to provlde for minimum cost ofproductlon,
container serving to apply the stamp in thedesired relation. Obviously, this manipulation can be provided manually.
In the drawings, I have shown the com modity as in the form of a plug of tobacco.
The wrapper IV is of such material as may be found desirable; if desired it maybe of. the usual composite tin foil type where the commodity is a tobacco product, although other material may be employed, especially where the commodity is of a difi'erenttype and where it is not essential that the commodity beprotected againstair and moisture conditions, the invention not bein limited .to the packaging of tobacco pro ucts,bei-ng applicable for' ass with; the peel aging of other commodities. The stamp is of the usual Government type where the commodity requires the presence of an elongated stamp of this type; where the stamp is not required, this element may be in the form of a label, paper strip, etc. The container is preferably of heavier material, as
for instance card-board and Where it formed during the packaging operation, the blankm-ay be properly scored for the'production of the desired folds.
Assuming the wrapper WV to be of composite. tinfoil for the purpose of inclosing the plug oftobacco, the production of the wrapper is indicated in Flgs. 1 to 7 inclusive, this being one way in which the wrapping may be provided, it beingobvious that the which may be a gummed face adapt-ed to be;
moistened to permit application of the stamp to the wrapped package or may be a coating of adhesive tor this purpose. As shown in Fig. 8-, the wrapped prodi-ict of Fig. 7 has one of its flap-closed ends brought into contact with the stamp, preferably at a point spaced from the endsof the stamp and preferably with thestan'ip positioned so that one end, indicated. atQl, when folded down upon a face of the wrapper, will overlap the edges of the wrapper located on that wrapper face, this portion of thestamp. thus forming-a means for retaining the wrapper ends in proper, closed condition.-
The remainder of the stamp is then carried to the oppositeface 0f the wrapper and.
secured; lengthwise, thereof as shown in Fig. 8.
The wrapped and stamped product is then.
presented tothe container blankxwith the stamp closed, end of the wrapper in contact with the 130111011 22- of; the container blank forming the bottom of the: package, as shown in Fig. 9, after which the opposite sides of the oontaiircr blank are folded on to the I in FigsalO and 11.
opposite faces of the wrapped product, as indicated in Fig. 10, the side flaps,22 and 23 then. being folded into overlapping. rela tion and adhesively connected, as indicated The end flaps 2st are then folded in, as shown in Fig 12, the unsecured portion of the stamp projecting as in this figure, The closing fiap25 is then turned ever end flapsQAr. thus carrying the exposetlfprojecting portion of the stamp over the opposite end 20 of the wrapper, flap25 then being folded. over-on to the container face, bringing the remainder of the stamp on to said container face to which it is adhesively connected, completing the package in its vendible condition, closing flap being free to be moved without affecting or mutilating the stamp. WVhere the container is pre-formed, the wrapped and stamped plug of Fig. 9 is inserted bodily into the container, thus producing the arrangement shownin- Fig. 11, after which the remaining steps shown are employed.
As will be understood, this arrangement causes: the stamp to be aflixed to the opposite end flaps 20 ot the wrapper and extends over the wrapper ends so as to maintain the wrapper in closed condition, being adhesively connected to these parts, thus preventing opening oi the wrapper without mutilati-ng the stamp. At the same time the stamp is adhesively connected to the contaiiier in an exposed and freely cxposable position and in such: manner as-to practically bind the wrapper and container together against separation to remove the wrapped product, the latter being removable only by rupti-iring orm-ultilating the stamp-. In addition, the portion. of the stamp overlying the outer end of the wrapper is exposablr-i by simply moving the container closing flap and without in any way mutilati-ng the stamp.
hen it is desired to. remove the contents, the stamp is torn. or ruptured at point intermediate its connection with. the wrapper and the container, thus breaking the connection between these. two parts and permitting the wrapped product-to. be taken. from the container and opened to gain access to they product. Obviously, the-stamp will be ruptured entirely across and. provide the required mutilation. The point of rupture of the-stamp is practically ata point where. it is practically free from adhesive connectionand the connection is more or less weak at this point owing to the single thiclmess of the stamp. lVhile stamp weakness is presout at this point,. the stamp: is normally free from accidental rupture by reason of the fact that tlhe closin flap of the container overlies this particu ar point, the stamp preventing housing of the closing flap. After the stamp has been mutilated, however, this closing flap of the container can he slipped bet-ween the-container and. the wrapper, as indicated in Fig. 15, thus forming a neat and attractive package, flap closed, readily opened, and: the face of. which carries a. portion. of the stamp afiixcd. thereto.
As will be obvious, the particular arrangement such to permit of the formation o f a package which is neat and. attractive in appearance, of considerable strength, and with the elements in comparatively close-fitti ng relation. a relation which. is practically maintained by reason of the ad hesive connection of the stamp with both wrapper and container. And this result is obtained without 1 producing stamp folds which may tendto so weaken the stamp as to render it practically useless for-retaining thewrapped package in position.' This reditions required by such use, it is obvious,
that these elements-may be employed in connection with the packaging of other commodities, as for instance pencils, crayons, stick candy or other elongated products, or of more or less solidcommodities, such as soap, etc, the wrapper in such cases being of suitable material, a label or paper strip being substituted for the stamp.
And I desire it to be understood that such uses or any other use for which the elements are adapted are contemplated by the present invention.
As will be understood, the invention is not limited to the specific manner of folding the wrapper or of the container, it being preferred, however, that the Wrapping be in such way as to cause the flap ends of the wrapper to be positioned in such manner on the commodity that one of such ends may be located at the open end of the container in order that the stamp may serve to retain the wrapper folded as Well as to provide the means for holding the wrapped product against removal from the container until conditions require that such removal take place, whereupon mutilation of the stamp must ensue before removal is had.
lVhile I have herein shown and described a preferred form of package, together with ways in which it may be produced, it will be understood that changes or modifications therein may be found desirable or necessary to meet the exigencies of use, and I desire to be understood as reserving the right to make ny and all such changes or modifications as may be found desirable or essential, in so far as the same may fall within the spirit and scope of the invention as expressed in the accompanying claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is:
1. A tobacco product package comprising a wrapper inclosing the product, a stamp adhesively connected to and connecting wrapper ends, and a container inclosing the wrapped product, said stamp being also adhesively connected to the container, where-- by said stamp serves to retain the Wrapped product positioned within the container.
2. A tobacco product package comprising a wrapper inclosing the product, a stamp adhesively connected to and "connecting wrapper ends, and a container inclosing the Wrapped product, said stamp being also adhesively connected to an external face of the container, whereby said stamp serves to retain the wrapped product positioned Within the container. A tobacco product package comprising a wrapper inclosing the product and having foldedend flaps, a stamp overlying said end flaps and adhesively connected to-sa-idflaps and to wrapperfaces, and a container inclosing the wrapped product, said stamp being also adhesively connected to and exposed on a container face. a
4. A tobacco product package comprising a wrapper inclosing the product, a stamp overlying wrapper portions and adhesively connected thereto to seal the wrapper, and a container inclosing the" sealed wrapped product, said container having a closing fiap,
said stamp being adhesively connected to a container face in a manner to prevent closing of the container flap while the stamp remains intact.
5. A tobacco product package comprising a wrapper inclosing the product, a stamp overlying Wrapper portions and adhesively connected thereto to seal the wrapper, and a container inclosing the sealed wrapped product, said container having a closing flap, said stamp extending across the path of closing movement of the container flap and being adhesively connected to an external face of the container to position the wrapped product within the container, said stamp forming a bar against flap closing prior to stamp mutilation, rupture of the stamp to permit product removal rendering the container flap active to complete the inclosure for the product.
6. Commodity-packaging means comprising a wrapper folded to inclose the commodity, a strip-like element extending partially around and adhesively connected to the folded wrapper and having a project ing end, and a container for inclosing said wrapped commodity, said container having a closing flap, said projecting end of the strip-like element extending over and being adhesively connected to an exposed face of the container, said element acting to position the wrapped commodity Within the container in advance of element rupture.
7. Commodity-packaging means comprising a Wrapper folded to inclose the commodity, a container for receiving and inclosing the Wrapped commodity, and a strip-like element having its opposite ends adhesively connected respectively to the wrapper and container, the end connected to the container extending on to and being permanently exposed on an external face of the container.
8. Commodity-packaging means comprisinga: wrapper blank foldable to inclose the commodity, a" container blank foldable to inclose the Wrapped commodity, and at striplike element partially surroundingthe Wrapper-inclosed commodityto maintain, the Wrapper folded, said element having an end extending from the Wrapper, said element end, When-the container is folded about the Wrapped commodity, extending over and being adhesively connected to an exposed face of the containenwhereby said element will retain the Wrapped commodity positioned Within the container. I
9; Commodity-packaging means comprising a Wrapper blank foldable to inclose the commodity, a container blank foldable to inclose the wrapped commodity, and a striplike element partially surrounding the wrap 'Copiea of thimpatent may be obtained for per-inclosed commodity to maintain the Wrapper folded, said element having an end extending from the Wrapper, said element end, When thecontainer is folded about the Wrapped commodity, extending over and be ing adhesively connected to an exposed face of the container, whereby'said element will retain the Wrapped commodity positioned within the container, said container blank having a closing flap, said element extending across the path of closing movement of such flap, rupture of the element permitting Withdrawal; of the Wrapped commodity and permitting the closing'flap to paSS to closing position.
In testimony whereof I havehereunto set my hand;
HILARION DE o ESCOBALES.
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