US 1375479 A
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G. L. VAN ALLEN.
PACKAGE FOR DENTAL SOLDIER AND THE LIKE.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT-21, I918 Patehted Apr. 19, 1921.
ATTOHNFK GEORGE L. VAN ALLEN, OF PRINCE BAY, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO BAKER & COM- PANY, INC., A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY.
PACKAGE FOR DENTAL SOLIDER AND THE LIKE.
Specification of Letters Patent. 7 Patented Apr. 19, 1921- Application filed September 21, 1918. Serial No. 255.065.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE L. VAN AULEN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Prince Bay, Staten Island, New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Packages for Dental Solder and the like, of which the following is a specification.
The objects of this invention are to package dental solder more compactly and thus save space, both in storing and in transportation or carrying around; to reduce shipping expenses; to secure convenience and ease in handling the solder and selling it; to obviate errors and loss, and insure safety in shipping; to provide an envelop for the solder with a wrapper which shall securely inclose and protect the envelop when folded; to provide such a wrapper with two portions one in alinement with the envelop and the other transverseto the first-mentioned portion at a distance from the envelop, so that one portion may first wrap around the folded envelop in one direction and then the other portion wrap around it in the other direction; to make such wrapper T-shaped and connect it by the foot of its stem portion to the envelop with its transverse cross-piece at a distance from the envelop, and to obtain other advantages and results as may be brought out in the following description.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, in which like numerals of reference indicate the same parts throughout the several views,
Figure 1 is a view of the inner side of a package of my improved construction, with solder therein as the package is used;
Fig. 2 is an edge view of the same partly folded up;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the package further folded or closed;
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the package still further folded or closed, and 4 Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the package completely folded or closed and sealed.
In the specific embodiment of the invention shown in said drawings, 1 indicates a long envelop with a sealing flap 2 at one longitudinal edge, said envelop being divided transversely into compartments 3 by transverse strips of gumming and having lines 4 of perforation extending one along the middle of each strip of gumming so that the envelop can readily be torn into sections 5 each of which is closed at its ends. Each ,velop,
pennyweight of gold solder 16, and preferably the paper or other fabric of which the envelop is made is translucent, so that by holding the envelop, or one of its sections, up to the light, it can readily be seen whether there is solder therein or it is empty. It will be understood that dental solder is thin and 1t 1s not always possible to tell positively by feeling whether or not there is solder in an envelop, but by holding up to the light 1t is always possible to tell positively and quickly.
The envelop is preferably divided into twenty sections 5, each receiving a pennyweight of solder and the whole envelop thus containing one ounce, and for convenience in keeping account of the solder the sections are numbered consecutively from 1 to 20.
One end of the envelop is closed, as by a lapel 6, and the other end of the envelop 1 have shown closed by attachment to a wrapper 7 which is of stouter material than the envelop and adapted to inclose the same when folded up for shipment or the like. This wrapper 7 has a portion 8 disposed in alinement with the envelop and preferably of about the same width, and a second portion 9 which extends transversely of the first portion being of a width about equal to the length of the sections 5 and long enough to securely wrap around them when closed.
It will be understood that the sections 5 of the envelop may be all superposed by folding the envelop upon the lines 4 of perforation, alternately first one way and then the other, as shown in Fig. 2. When thus superposed the alined portion 8 of the wrapper can be wrapped around the sections as shown in Fi 3 and 4, so as'to bind them closely together and protect their edges. This portion 8 is of such length that when completely wound around the folded I sections the transverse portion 9 of the wrapper lies upon one side of the package and its end portions 10, 10 can be carried over the ends of the sections 5 of the enas shown in Fig. 5, and suitably sealed, preferably by having adhesive applied to them as-shown at 11, 11 m Flgs. 1, 3 and 4:. When thus completely closed, as shown in Fig. 5, a very compact package is provided and one which is very completely and thoroughly protected both against injury or damage and against tampering or pi ering. uch a package can be readily mailed, or conveniently carried in the vestpocket, and a number of such packages will make only a very small bundle, so that the expense of mailing or other transportation is greatly reduced.
It will be understood that dealers 1n dental solder will sell one of these complete packages to a purchaser desiring an ounce or will tear off as many sections as necessary to give a purchaser whatever number of pennyweights .he desires. The purchaser upon receiving the sections can instantly tell by holding them up to the light whether or not they are full and then can readily fold them and slip them mhis vest pocket. vThe sections 5 of the envelop are preferably numberedfrom the Wrapper end toward the free end of the envelop, and thus the dealer can always tell by the number of the last section on the envelop how many pennyweights of solder he has left in an envelop. Also since the value of dental solder renders it necessary to keep it in a safe, the compactness of my impro ved,package is of great importance in saving space.
Furthermore,-in taking stock or making up orders, the amount of solder can be checked or-counted very quickly and a great deal of time saved.
As shown, I prefer to make my improved wrapper T-shaped and attach the foot of its stemto the end of the envelop so that the cross-piece lies at a distance therefrom, but I do not limit myself to this specific form. Indeed a number of modifications may be made in the manufacture of my improved package for dental solder without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention, and I do not wish to be understood as restricting myself except as required by thefollowing claims when construed in the light of the prior art.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is- 1. The combination with an envelop di-- verse to said first-mentioned portion at a sufficient distance from the envelop so that the part of said alined portion intermediate the envelop and transverse portion may first wrap around the folded envelop in one direction and then the said transverse portion wrap around the whole in the other direction.
2. The combination with an envelop divided transversely into separable sections and adapted to fold on the lines of division, of a wrapper secured to said envelop and having one portion in alinement therewith of substantially the same width and another portion at the end of said first-mentioned portion away from the envelop transverse thereto and of substantially the same width, said transverse portion being far enough away from the envelop so that the alined portion may first wrap around the folded envelop in one direction and then the other portion wrap around the whole in the transverse directlon.
3. The combination with an envelop divided transversely into separable sections and adapted to fold on the lines of division, of a T-shaped wrapper having the end of its stem'away from the cross-piece secured to one end of said envelop, said stem being in alinement with the envelopand the crosspiece far enough away from the envelop so that the stem may first wrap around the folded envelop in one direction and then the cross-piece ,wrap around the whole.
GEORGE L. VAN ALLEN.