US 1459275 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 19, 1923. 1,459,215
L. J. ARMS CARTON FOR FOLDED TISSUE PAPER Filed Feb. 20 192-2 PI q 11 W E [NVENTDR Z 8 L .J.AHM5
ATTUHNEYE selves once or twice an Patented June 19, 1923.
UNITED STATES 1,459,275 PATENT (OFFICE.
LELAND J. 1 ARMS), or BERKELEY, 7 CALIFORNIA.
. CARTON FOItFOLDED TISSUEIAPER.
' Application filed Februa-ry.
ments in means for packing and dispensing folded tissue papers, such as are commonly used in lavatories. As now used these papers are packed in stri s bent upon them- 5 interfolded with each other so as to form a block which is provided with a wrapper or band for hold- 1ng it together. These blocks are sold in the market and are placed by an attendant into permanent boxes secured to the wall.
To place them into the box the attendant has to first unlock and open the latter, which operation not infrequently involves a considerable loss of time. He then removes the wrapper or band which holds the tissue papers together and pulls one end of the lowermost strip through a longitudinal slot inv the bottom of the box, whereupon he closes the same. It will be seen that this manner of handling the paper requires a box permanently secured to the wall, and it further necessitates not only the unlocking and opening of the box but also a handling of the paper by an attendant, which for sanitary reasons is considered undesirable.
It is the object of my invention to proaccompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 shows a pattern for my carton; Figure 2 a vertical cross section through the same after it has been assembled; Figure 3 a perspective view of the same, and Figure 4 a perspective view of a suitable metallic frame for holding the carton. While I have illustrated only the preferred form of my invention, I wish to have it understood that various changes or modifications may be 20, 1922. Serial No. 537,945.
made within the, scope of the claims hereto attached without departing. from the spirit of the invention. o.
My carton (1) is preferably made of the pattern (2) shown in Figure 1, which com prises a strip of paper or fibre board! which may be folded along two longitudinal lines (3) and (4) and along four transverse lines (6), (7), (8) and (9), so as to form the top, bottom, front and rear of the box, while suitable flaps (11) and (12) extend from the front and rear ends'adapted to be secured to each other in inten-locking relation by means of suitable projections (13) engaging corresponding slots (14:). Other flaps (16) extending from the top and bottom members serve to solidify the structure. The bottom piece (17) is provided with a slot (18) which extends throughout the bottom member and a short distance into the flaps (16) so as to form semi-circular recesses (19) therein. Correspondin recesses (21) are provided in the flaps 11).
For securing the carton to the wall a simple expedient is provided in-the slot (22) in the rear side of the carton which may be slipped over a clip (23) fastened permanently to the wall. To prevent the latter clip from engaging the papers within the carton, I provide a cover (24:) for the slot which is bent inwardly in its central portion so as to allow the clip (23) to enter between the wall of the carton and the cover for the slot.
If a more elaborate structure is desired for holding my carton, the frame (26) illustrated in Figure 4 may be used. The particular construction of the latter is of little importance, but it should be provided with a slot (27) in its bottom corresponding with the slot in the carton, and it should also have the semi-circular recesses (28) registering with the recesses (19) in the sides of the carton. The frame may be secured permanently to the wall by means of suitable clips (29) and should be provided with recesses (30) in its sides for facilitating the removal of the carton.
The operation of the device will be easily understood from the foregoing description. The folded tissue paper strips are placed into the carton by the manufacturer in interfolded relation, and are sold to the customer in the same form and placed by the latter either on the clip (23) or into the i frame ('26). Theremoval of the first strip Y interfolded relation with the second one, a
portion of the latter will'be pulled through the slot by the removal of the former. Where the frame (26) is used I preferably employ a guiding flange (31 for preventing the strip extending through .the'yslot from pointing towards the Wall, which might render its handling more difiieult.
I n combination, means? for peeking and dispensing interfolded tissue toilet papers comprising a carton having a slot therein through which the'papers may be withdrawn successively, transverse extensions of the slot for facilitating the starting of the first strip of aper, and a permanent protective frame a opted to slidably receive the carton having a cprreepondingslotand :eorresponding extens'uons. for the same.
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