|Publication number||US1376586 A|
|Publication date||May 3, 1921|
|Filing date||Apr 6, 1918|
|Priority date||Apr 6, 1918|
|Publication number||US 1376586 A, US 1376586A, US-A-1376586, US1376586 A, US1376586A|
|Original Assignee||Francis Schwartz|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (78), Classifications (4) |
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
US 1376586 A
'APPLICATIONJILED APR. 6. 1918.
1,376,586. Patented May 3, 1921.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
FRANCIS SCHWARTZ, OF BROOKIYN, NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented May 3, 1921.
Application filed April e, 1918. Serial No. 227,102.
. bacco-Tablets, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanylng drawings.
This invention relates to an improved tobacco tablet, and has for its primary object to provide a tablet for fine cut or chewing tobacco which is impervious to air and moisture and will effectually prevent the evaporation of the tobacco juices and maintain the tobacco in a sanitary condition.
It is another and more particular object of the invention to provide tobacco in plug form, or in the form of individual chews of any desired size with 'an impervious protecting coating entirely covering the tobacco and adapted to be masticated therewith by the purchaser.
And it is also an important object of the invention to provide a tobacco tablet which is of such shape, that considerable economy in space may be realized in packing the tobacco for shipping.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in the improved features of my improved tobacco tablet which I shall hereinafter more fully describe, subsequently claim and illustrate in the accompanying drawing wherein similar reference. characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views and in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a tobacco package within which an individual chew of tobacco is contained;
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section;
Figs. 3 and 4 are plan views illustrating modifications of the package;
Fig. 5 is a longitudinal section showing the final step in the manufacture of the package; and I Fig. 6 is a view illustrating the manner of packing the tobacco tablets or plugs'in a shi ping container.
hewing tobacco, is generally 'manufactured principally in the form of fine cut or in plug form. The fine out tobacco is put up in paper packages, and when the contents have been largely consumed, the
1 remainder is usually in the form of tobacco dust and is unfitforchewing. This tobacco dust is thrown away with a loss to the purvending chewing tobaccos.
chaser. Chewing tobacco in plug form, becomes dry and brittle, the uices thereof being evaporated. It is the purpose of the present invention to eliminate these objectionable characteristics incident to the generally adopted methods of packaging and n addition to overcoming these objections, the invention has other advantages to which I shall hereinafter advert.
In carrying out my invention, the tobacco in its final form is in the shape of a tablet, preferably though not necessarily rectangular, the said tobacco tablet being indicated in the accompanying drawing bythe numeral 5. The marginal portions of each tobacco tablet are beveled or chamfered in opposite directions from the side faces of the tablet as at 6 to a meeting edge 7 which coincides with thehorizontal central lane of the tobacco tablet. All surfaces of the tobacco tablet are completely covered by a cohesive, gummy substance, such as chicle of any desired thickness.v The substance is sweetened and suitably flavored, and is practically identical with the commercial commodity generally known as chewing gum. The gum closely adheres'to the tobacco tablet, completely closing all pores or interstices therein, and as this cohesive sheet or coating forthe tobacco tablet is impervious both to air and moisture it will be appreciated that the juices of the tobacco are preserved and their evaporation prevented.
From reference to Fig. 5 of the drawing,
the method of manufacturing the tobacco tablet will be readily understood. 8 and9 designate two similar die plates each having a plurality of depressions or recesses 10 of a depth equivalent to one-half the thickness of the tobacco tablet and its package. The tobacco in sheet form and with the gum in plastic condition applied to the upper and the tobacco tablet may be produced in various other sizes, as indicated in Figs. 3 and 4. In Fig. 3 I have illustrated arelatively long tablet which contains two chews. The tobacco tablet and the gum package -5 therefor is deeply scored on opposite sides as at 11 so that the two halves of the tablet can be readily separated. In Fig. L I have illustrated a complete plug of chewing tobacco inclosed in the gum package, and
which is scored on its opposite side faces to it will be seen that I have provided a verysimple and at the same time highly desirable tobacco package. By providing the tobacco with the package coating or sheath .of gum, the harshness commonly experienced by'tobacco chewers when the tobacco is first taken into the mouth is obviated. As the gum is mastioated with the tobacco, it will tend to prevent the excessiveflow' of the tobacco juices so that the enjoyment derived by the user will be of a more even and lasting character. From a sanitary standpoint, my improved tobacco package is also ver desirable. The quite prevalent and 'hig ly objectionable practice of one tobacco chewer biting off from the plug of another tobacco chewer, is a recognized source of the transmission of disease. By manufacaturing the tobacco in individual chews,,
each in its own impervious'and sanitary packa e, this practice would no longer obtain. t will also be seen that ,no portion of .tablets canbe made in various shapes and the tobacco purchased'by the user is wasted, 40 as is the case when the tobacco is vended in I bags or pouches. The invention. also has a further advantage in that the trademark of the manufacturer may be impressed in the gum package or coating for the tobacco, and the expense incident to the attachment of tin tags to the tobacco will therefore be obviated. These tags are also sometimes quite diflicult to remove and are an annoyance ,to the purchaser. i
From the above, it will be apparent that my improved tobacco tablet may be employed with considerable economy to the manufacturer. As before stated, the tobacco sizes, and it is therefore to be understood that I do not desire to be limited to the several detail features of my invention as herein described-but reserve the privilegeof resorting to all such legitimate changes as may be fairly embodied within'the-spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
Having thus described my invention, What. I claim is:'-
' As an improved article of manufacture, a tobacco tablet having its marginal portions chamfered inopposite directions from the side faces of the tablet to a meeting edge, and a package for the tablet consisting of chicle of uniform thickness entirely covering all surfaces-of the tablet.
In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
Witnessesz E. T. NEWMAN, R B. SCHWARTZ.
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