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April 7, 1.925. 1,532,900
F. H. HOUGHLAND ADHESIVEBINDING STRIP FOR CLOSING AND RECLOSING PACKAGES Filed Nov. 7,. 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet l April 7, 1925.
F. H. HOUGHLAND ADHESIVE BINDING STRIP FOR CLOSING AND RECLOSING PACKAGES 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Nov. 7, 1921 T0 CLOSE-'USETHE DHINE STIGKEE AT THIS END CLGSING ADHISN! STRIP RECLQSI NG- ADHesw srmP Ais Patented Apr. 7, 1925. I
UNITED STATES PATENT @FICE-J;
FRANK I-i. FIOUGHLANIJ, oF CINCINNATI, oIIIo; LILLIFN EtonGIILANn ,ADMINISTRA- 'inIx oF SAID FRANK II. HOUGHLAND, pEoEAsEn, AssiGNoE To WILLIAM F.
zEN'r, oF MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.
ADHESIVE BINDING STRIF FOR CLOSING AND RECLOSING ISACKAGES. v
Application filed November 7, 1921. Serial No. 513,523.
To all 'whom t may concern: Y
Be it known that I, FRANK H. HoUGiI- LAND, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Adhesive Binding Strips for Closing and Reclosing Packages, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to means for closing and reclosing packages for general use but is particularly adapted for use in closing and reclosing parcel post packages and packages for sending goods by express 0r otherwise and especially when it is desired to use the cartonv or ybox for return or reshipping. l
The objects of my invention are to provide simple and convenient means for securely closing and conveniently opening and reclosing packages without the use of strings or cords to interferewith the convenient handling of the packages and without mutilating said packages and also to furnish inexpensive means for this purpose that will be neat and render the packages convenient for handling.
My invention consists in providing` closing binding strips preferably of adhesive paper, cloth or other similar material which is adapted to be pasted across the flap or lid of the package and the body thereof when the lid or package is in closed position, whereby said package is held closed; and it consists further in providing a reclosing adhesive binding strip lor sticker which has directions upon one end for using the closing binding strip and reclosing binding strip, said direction end being pasted upon the outside of the package and having its other end extending into the package and inaccessible until the package is opened by cutting the closing binding strip, whereupon the reclosing binding strip maybe detached and used for reclosing the package, or if desired,the directions may be pasted or printed directly upon the outside of the package and a detached reclosing adhesive binding strip placed within the closed pack-V age.
My invention further consists in the construction, combination, and arrangement of .parts asherein set forth and claimed. r
In the drawings: I r Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a'closed box showing my invention applied thereto;
Fig. 2 isa perspective view of .the lsame in open position. ready to be lled and closed by means of my invention;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of Va' telescoping type of box in open position after having been once closed;
Fig. 4 is a view' ofthe saine in reversed position showing one part of the` box partly i inserted into the other; r
Fig. 5 is ,an enlarged view of a lreclosing adhesive binding strip and directions;
Fig. 6 is a perspective View of. a box heldL in closed position by a closing adhesive bind- .ing strip and showing the directions on top of the box'with thel reclosing adhesive .binding strip extending into the box;
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of abox in open positionr and having a reinforcing con'L tents holding box therein partly removed and showing my closing adhesivebinding strip severed and the reclosing bindingstripv in position within the box ready for reclosing it;
Fig. 8 is a perspective'view of a box held in closed position with my closing adhesive binding strip having thereon;
Fig. 9 is a perspective view of one end of the box shown in Fig. 8 after having beeny the directions printed opened by tearing or cutting the closing adhesive binding strip and showing the reclosing adhesive binding strip resting against the contents of thebox ready for rebinding it in closedposition;
Fig. 10 is a section on Fig. 6; Fig. 11 is a' plan view Fig. 12 is a plan view ing strip; and' y Fig. 13 is aplan view ofthe adhesive reclosing strip. y y
In the embodiment of my invention, as illustrated and which shows preferred constructions, I provide a closing adhesive bindthe line io-io of of the directions; ofthe adhesive closing strip 1, attached to the body of the package such as 2 and to the fold-ingfiaps directions as shown in Figs. l and 2 are pasted jupon the side lof the box and a rec-losing adhesiveA binding strip 6 is attached thereto and adapted to be folded inwardly the topv of the 'upon closingv flaps 7 and 8, and beneath closing'glaps 3 fand 4 respectively,.` so that Wllentlie box is in closed position, the reclosing adhesive binding strip will be concealed and alsoheld Vout of contact iviththe contcntsof the box as shown in Fig. 2; `The reclosing adhesive binding strip is preferably, providedlivith perforations 9, at its junction with the direction endlO to permit it to be readily Adetached therefrom for use in reclosing the box, said reclosing adhesive binding strip being placed-over or in the same position occupied by the adhesive closing binding strip shown in F ig. l.
Various modifications in the application anduse of my invention may be employed, as illustrated `in thel several views,y as, for
instance, when a telescoping box such as illustrated in Figs. 3 and '4 is used. the `d1- rections 5` may be'pasted or printed upon rthe box independently of `the closing adhesive binding strip las shown in Fig. 4, and
.the reclosing adhesive binding strip "6 as y shown 1n Figs. Sand 4, both being separate from thedirectionsthus permitting the unprinted adhesive binding` Yand rebinding strips t'o'be cut in varying lengths, dependingiupon the size and kind of box used.
.lVhen thebox is` provided 4With flaps ll and 12 which fold `inwardly towards each i other with flaps lBand 14 which extend in` Wardly towards .each other Without overlap- *ping, I preferto use the directions 5 having` the 1 'adhesive' rebinding strip' 6 attached thereto, 'said 'directions being pasted upon -With the rebindingstrip extending and concealed Within the box and having the .closing adhesive binding strip 1A pasted across the flaps 13 and 14 and upon the ends of the sides of. the box asshovvn in Figs. 6 andA 7.
. Or the closing adhesive binding' strip l n iay have the directions printed upon itsv en- .tire outerfvsurface as shown in Fig. 8 With the reclosing'adhesive binding strip 6 coni 1 cealed Within-the' end of the box upon the I in Fig.- 8. r T0, clQS the boxeither place the reclosingcontents l5, as shown in F ig'. 9.( Other variations may be made, depending upon the particular-type of box.. used.
To .use my invention, attach the directions to thebox, as shown in Figs. l, 3 and 4 independently of the binding strip or to place the directions upon one end of the reclosing binding strip, as shown in Figs. 2, 6 and 7 or upon ythe closing bind-ing strip, as shown i un bindingstrip partly Withinthe box as shown Z and 10,-0r entirely Within ythe position by means of ordinary v strips yof box as shown in Figs. 6 and 7,
or paper to catch. yItis not bulky `requires less space in the mai-ls. It can be the box may be opened for inspection or for removingvtiie contents and refilling. To reclose the box use the reclosing binding ystrip upon the inside'of the box or detach the reclosing adhesive binding strip on the per-v foratedvline if it is attached to the direction end of the slip and close it Aby means of the adhesive niaterialthereon in or over substan- 1 tially the same position Which Was occupied bythe closing adhesive binding strip.
VVhen'the directions are printed or pasted directly upon the box independently of the binding or rebindingstrips both the binding and rebinding strips'may be Vcut from a roll to the desired length depending upon ythe size of the box, thus economically and con'- veniently adapting my invention to all kinds and sizes of boxes. l
The length and Width and character of the binding strips will be governedby the size and character of the contentsof the box, as for instance, a large heavy box Will be preferably secured by heavy adhesive paper, tape or cloth or otherstrong material as may be desired, Whereas a smaller'box- With.light contents Will be sufliciently securedin closed a liesive paper or similar material.
My invention is-of great convenienceand advantage to they parcel post authorities who may have occasion to inspect the contents of the package. as this furnishes; a con-` venient and rapid ymeans of opening and closing a package or box and of always maintaining the box in a neatv and securely closed condition yboth before and after in- No mutilation Whatever occurs to the box itself butonly to the closing binding strip Which upon closing With the reclosing binding strip is entirely concealed mak ing the package as neatV in appearance after inspection asfbefore. lThe Wordingvof the directions maybe varied orchanged to suit the ypa-rtimilar type of 4box as indicatedfon thedrawings. f vSome of the advantages of mv invention are economy in the'use of closing-and reclassy package, requires-no Wrapping, or
tying of4 strings,l hence yno loose iiaps, 'Strings and hence opened and reclosed more vreadily than a .string Wrapped and tied package.. Nol mutilation 4of the; package-occurs injopening and reclosing, the package remaining in the age, comprising an adhesive binding strip same condition as When mailed. lt furadapted to secure the lid or 4iiap of said nislies absolute protection to the contents. package in fixed relation to the body thereof Another very important advantage is that whereby said package is closed, and an adivhile a package is securely closed to preliesive binding strip having directions vent leakage or exposure of the contents it printed upon a portion thereof, said direcis not sealed to the parcel post authorities, tion portion being secured to the outside of since the closing binding strip may be sevthe package and having the other portion of ered according to directions, the contents said adhesive binding strip extending Withexainined and the package may then be in said package and concealed therein, for
again securely closed by `the reclosing bindthe purposes set forth. v ing strip, all according to the plain direc- 3. Means for closing and reclosing apacktions upon every package. age, comprising an adhesive closing bind- A feature of the invention consists of the ing strip adapted to close a package, said directions attached to the outside of the package being adapted to be opened by package either separately or attached to the severing said adhesive binding strip at a adhesive binding strip. i point along the edge or lid of the flap. and
`What I claiin as new and desire to secure an adhesive reclosing binding strip having by Letters Patent is: directions printed upona portion `thereof l l. Means for closing and reclosing a packand secured in exposed position on the outage, comprising directions, a reclosing bindside of the box and having the other por-l l v ing strip detachably connected to the direction of said adhesive reclosing binding strip tions and partly concealed Within 'the packextending Within the package, and a line age, a binding strip for closing said packof perforations across said reclosing bindage and means for adhesively attaching ing strip along the edgel of the packagey said directions and binding strip to the whereby said reclosing binding strip can be package, substantially as set forth and for secured after the package has been opened the purposes specified. for the purpose of reclosing the package.
2. Means for closing and reclosing a packf FRANK HL HOUGI-IDAND.