US 1543865 A
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June 3o, 1925. 1543,865..
W. H. MUCHMORE WRAPPER FOR WAX SHEETS oF PAPER Patented June 30, i 1,925.
UNITED STATES. PATENr omer..
L,TANILLIAMI H. MUCHMOREE, F MIDDLETOWN, OHIO, ASSIG-NOR TO THE CRYSTAL WAX- ING COMPANY, OF MIDDLETOWN, OHIO.
WRAPPER lFOR WAX SHEETS OF PAPER.
`Application led December 31, 1923. Serial No. 683,661.
To all whom z't may concern.' A
Be it known that WILLIAM H. MUoHMoRE, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Middletown, in the county of Butler and State of Ohio, has invented certain new and useful Improvements. in a Wrapper for Wax Sheets of Paper, of which the following is a Specification.
' This invention relates to a wrapper for a pile of wax sheets of paper.
It is well known that it is difficult, inconvenient, and unsanitary to handle, transport or store a pile of wax sheets of paper, because of the tendency of the sheets becoming easily disarranged on account of the Smooth surface of the wax sheets; which tend to. slide over eaclr other if not lretained or held by some means in a uniform position.
It is also well known'th t it is'diliicult to wrap or package a pile of wax sheets in such a manner as to permit one sheet at a time to be removed from the pile without disarranging/,and smutting up the wax sheets by excessive handling, thereby consuming more orl less time in securing a single sheet and at times rendering one or more of the sheets unsanitary or untit for-use.
One of the objects of the invention is to. construct a wrapper of thin paper for packaging a pile of wax sheets of paper thereby conserving space for storage or the like and adding only slightly tothe weight of the pile of wax sheets.
A further object of the invention'- is to.
construct a wrapper having perforations formed in one or both sides of the wrapper to permit the portion surrounded by the perforations to be partially separated, through the medium of the perforations, from the body of the wrapper, or to entirely removeit from the body, 1f desired, to allow the iiser to withdraw a single sheet ofthe' wax paper at a time throughthe opening "so provided, whereby the entire pile of wax sheets can be removed one at mtime without disturbing, disarranging, mutilating, or mussing-up any ot Athe other sheets of wax paper, that compose the pile ot wax sheets of paper exposed through the opening in the wrapper.
A further object is to provide means of removing a portion of the wrapper (on either side) to provide an opening 1n the wrapper while at the same time retaining said portion in hinged relation to the opening to permit of covering the opening said portion, if
desired by the user, to prevent dust, dbris, and dirt or the like from coming in contact with the remaining wax sheets of paper in the wrapper or from entering the wrapper, when the user has withdrawn a single sheet or the desired number of sheets therefrom to meet present requirements. i
A further object consists in providing a wrapper or package for aqpile of wax sheets that does not v'equire the user to unwrap, destroy or tear the package tol open same, but permits the withdrawal offone sheet of wax paper at a time, leaving the rest of the pile of sheets in the wrapper or package intact and in uniform positions with respect rto. each other, thereby eliminatingy waste,` mussing-up, or the destruction of the sheets prior to the use of a wax sheet or sheets for finger or the like underneath the part that it is desired to remove to facilitate the further separation of the part from the body through'the medium of the perforations.
These and other objects are attained by the constructionof the package illustrated conventionally in the accompanying drawing, in which, t
Fig. 1 is a top plan view ot1 the wrapper showing a pile of wax sheets completely inclosed therein, with perforations formed in the wrapper.
Fig. 2 is an 'end view of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a side view of Fig. 1 showing the hinged portion about to and covering the opening in the wrapper.
Fig.' 4 is a side sectional view of the wrapper on the line 1-1 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a bottom plan view of the wrapJ per showing the preferred construction of the bottom ofthe wrapper folded around the pile of wax sheets.
Fig. 6' is a top plan view of the wrapper showing a part of the perforated portion of the wrapper severed therefrom.
' In the drawing l have shown (conventionally) a' wrapper constructed according to the principles of the invention adapted to be used for packaging what is known in the trade as butter or sandwich wax paper` wraps, which are preferably made rectangularin shape.
, Referring to the drawings reference numeral 1 represents a portion of the body of the wrapper, 2 and 3 'perforations formed in the wrapper and 4 an unperforated space between the terminals 5 and 6 of the perforations 2 and 3 which unperforatedportion is used to provide a hinge connection for the ortion 7, when said portion 7 is separated) from 'the body portion 1 to provide anopening 8 to permit access into and out of the wrapper, to withdraw or remove the sheets of wax paper from the pile of wax sheets within the. wrapper. Between the terminals 9 and 10 of the perforations the portion 7 is completely severed as shown at 10" from the portion 1, to permit a finger or the like to be inserted underneath the portion 7 to assist in further separating same from the'body 1 through the'medium of the perforations 2 and 3.
The portion of the body 1 of the wrapper is folded around a pile of wax sheetsas shown at 11 in overlapping relation to each other on one side or` the bottom of the package. The body portion of the wrapper is made of greater length-than the pile of wax sheets that it is desired to wrap', extending beyond each end in sucha manner as to permit the corners to be folded inwardly in opposed relation to each other providing substantially rV-shaped members 12 and 13 which are folded over the body portion of the wrapper and disposed in opposed relation to each other.
The V-shaped end members ofthe wrapper are then folded. longitudinal of'v the wrapper in opposed relation to each other Y in contact withthe body portion of the 4wrapper, and are held 'in contact therewith,
by adhesive strips 14 and 15. This is the ordinary way of packaging 'sheets of wax paper or the like and no lnvention is claimed for this arrangement, except so far as to provide means of enclosing a pile of wax paper sheets, in combination with the present invention.
lVhen the user ofthe package desires-to remove a single sheet or sheets from the package he (preferably) inserts a finger or the like through the severed .portion between the terminals 9 and 10, which permits his finger to grasp the portion 7 that he desires toysep'arate from the body portion 1 of the wrapper, exerting a pressure thereon adjacent to the perforations to separate the portion 7 from the body portion up to the terminals of the perforations 5 and 6, which leaves the portion between the terminals 5 and 6 integral with the body portion toprovide a hinged connection for the portion 7. He then turns -theseparated portion 7 upward upon the hinge 4 providing an openvpackages for butteror wax ing inthe body of the wrapper 4and exposing the wax sheets.
The user then I(preferably) as shown by reference numeral 16 places his thumb and finger or fingers in Contact with the first wax sheet of paper on the pile of wax sheets and draws the finger and thumb toward .each other wrinklingas shown at 17 the wax sheets slightly and extending same thereby above the plane of the package. 'The extended portion 17 permits him to grip the wax sheet between the finger and the thumb to withdraw said sheet from the pile within the package without 'handling,/ disarranging or mussing the adjacent sheet or sheets of wax paper.
The operation can-be repeated to remove more than one' sheet if desired and until all of the sheets of wax paper within the package (are removed while at the same time all of the sheets will remain in the same uni- -form positions with respect to eachother.
the like to be inserted under the portion 7 to assist in removing same. It will be noted, however, that the construction showing in Fig. 1 can be used without severing any portion ofthe perforations and the perforated part may be separated without first severing a part of the portion 7 prior to its separation from the body portion 1 of the wrapper.
The drawlng shown herein 1s conventional showing the invention adapted to be used for packa ing butter or sandwich wax paper wraps. t is not intended, however, to confine the inventionto its application to aper wraps, as immaterial alterations or c anges may be made in the arrangement, structure, and methodof packaging wax sheets of paper to entirelyenclose same and provide means for withdrawing the wax sheets of'paper one at a time from the package without departingfroml the principle of the present invention. A
1.. A wrapper, a pile of wax paper sheets therein, said wrapper having a series of perforations formed in the side thereof to permit thefportion surrounded by said perforations to be'separated from the body portion ing in the wrapper, as .and for the purpose described.
2'. A wrapper, a pile of wax sheets therein, said Wrapper being provided on its sides with a series of perforations whereby the portion of thewrapper that is surrounded by said perforations can be easily removed from .the body portion of the package through the medium of said perforations to provide an opening in said wrapper whereby'a single sheet of wax paper can be re-` moved at a time as, and for the purpose described. n
3. A wrapper, a pile of wax sheets therein, said wrapper which is provided on its side with a series of perforations leaving a nonperforated space Vintervening between the terminal of said perforations, whereby the portion that is surrounded by said-perforations can be separated from the body portion of the package andturned up to provide an opening, the unperforated ortion between the terminals acting as a hinge for the partially separated portion 3and when turned up exposing the wax sheets in v the package.
4. A' wrapper, a pile of wax sheets therein, said wrapper which is provided on its side with a series of perforations leaving non-perforated portions intervening between the terminals of said perforations,
comprising a pile of disconnectedsheets, a wrapper therefor constructed substantially fiat and having perforations formed therein to permit the removal of a ortion of the body of said wra per, where y an opening is provided therein to permit the removal of a single' sheet of said 'pile of sheets by the linger and thumb of the user without mussing, disarrangihg or in anyway affecting the relation or positions of the next adjacent 'sheet of paper with respect to the -pile, as and for thepurpose described.
6. A n article of manufacture comprising a pile of disconnected sheets, a wrapper therefor made o f thin paper, said. wrapper havingperforations formed therein to permit of a partial separation of a portion vfrom the body portion, thepart of said removable portion that is not perforated from the body of the wrapper being adapted to be'usedas a hinge for the separated portion whereby the same can be used to cover the opening formed bythe separation of the portion surrounded by the perforations.
7. An article of manufacture comprising a pile of wax sheets of paper, a wrapper therefor provided with a series of perforations to permit'the removal of the portion of said wrapper surrounded by said perforations whereby the pile of wax sheets is ex-. posed to permit the user through the medium of the fingers to remove a single sheetat a time fromthe wrapper.
8. An article of manufacture comprising a pile of wax sheets of paper, a wrappertherefor provided with pre-determined perfoi'ations of a form that permits the v.partial Separation of a portion of the wrapper leaving a part of the separated portion attached to the body portion of the wrapper.
9. An article of manufacture comprising a pile of wax sheets of pa er a wrapper therefor provided with preetermined perforationswhich ermits the partial separ-ation of the ortion of the wrapper' within the perforationsto be separated from the body portion of the wrapper and leaving a .part of the separated portion integral with the body portion to provide a hinge connection and toprovide means for closing the opening made bythe separation from the body portion of the wrapper of the portion surrounded by the pre-determined perforations. y
y10. A wrapper for sheets of paper constructed substantially fiat, a series of sheets therein, a series of perforations formed 1n said wrapper leaving a pre-determined non perforated space between said perforatio'ns, whereby the portion of said wrapper which is surrounded by said perforations can be Separated and the unperforated portion be left integralwith lthe bodyortion of the wrapper to-provide a hinge or the portion separated from the body portion of the wrapper, said hinged portion being adapted to cover the opening irithe wrapper, as and for the purpose described.
11, A wrapper for wax sheets of paper, a pilefof sheets therein, means to removel a portion of said wrapper to expose the pileof wax sheets .whereby a single sheet at a time can be removed as and for the purpose described.
12. "A wrapper for wax sheets of paper made substantially flat, a. pile .of sheets therein, saidwrapper provided with means to permit the yremoval ofa portion .of the wrapper to expose the pile of waxvsheets to ermit a single sheet -of wa paper to be removed` by the user at a ti e, said removable portion of the wrapper'also being .adapted to fclose ythe opening formed by the re-` moval from the wrapper when desired.
13'. In a wrapper for sheetsiof paper comfrom -the wrapper, and a series of loose sheets in said wrapper.
14. In a wrapper for wax sheets of paper, said wrapper having perforations formed therein for the purpose of providing means for removing a portion of the wrapper;
said removable portion being partially out A away from the body portion of the Wrapper to permit a finger orthe like being inserted underneath the removable portionv to facilitate its removal, and a series of loose sheets 1n said Wrapper.
15. A package including a. series of super-4 imposed sheets of substantially uniform dimensions, a wrapper wholly enclosing said V 'Sheets ogierwise than through an opening exposing the surface of a single sheet foran area suflicient to permitthe exposed portion of the sheet to be grasped for withdrawal through such opening, the Withdrawal of such sheetv permitting the exposure of the next lower s et through such opening.
In testimony whereof `I 'a'fHx my signature.
' WILLIAM H. MUCHMORE.