US 1616804 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb. 8, 1927. 1,616,804
w. M. INGRAM METHOD OF MAKING A COMMODITY PACKAGE Fi led Dec. 29, 1925 e Feb. s.121..
UNITED ,srATEs PATsNro'FFicEf.
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- a METHOD OF MAKINGA COMMODITY PACKAGE.
Application filed December 2 9, 1925. 1 Serial life. 78,185.
r, dicated by the arrow' at Figure 3 and, as it I This invention relates to the method of making a commodity package and has for an object to provide an improved type of commodity package for. containing such commodities as tea, which are used in the package itself and later discarded. A further object of the invention is to pro-f vide' improved means for making the improved type ofi commodity package whereby it is filled and made as a continuous or step by step process. 1
- A further object of the invention is to pro-. duce a commodity package-comprising a tubular fabric member containing the commodity' in acedmasses,'s aid tubular memher being rawn to ether intermediate the masses and secured by encircling bands which in the method are applied in spaced relation, said tube then being severed between the encircling bands to produce a package closed by such encircling bands at 0th ends. 4
With these and other objects in view, the
invention comprises certain novel steps of 2 the method as disclosed in the drawings together" with mechanical and functional equivalents thereof as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
In the drawings: I Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a completed commodity package.
- Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view of the commodity package taken on-line 2+2 of Figure 1.
view illustratin the package. y
. Like'characters ,of reference indicate corresponding, parts throughout the several l0 views.
' In the construction of the present packagle, a strip of material 10 is emp oyed w 'ch is of fabric preferably loosely woven,
as for instance of the material ordinarily 5 known as cheese cloth, although it is to be understood that the particulargradeor type of fabric is immaterial and that afabric of 7 any weave or known by any name is within the scope of the" present invention. This 'fabric' strip 10 iscmoved in the direction in- Figure 3 is a more or less diagrammatic g the method of producing moves, masses 0f the. commodity, indicated at 11, are deposited thereon upon one side of the median line in spaced relation. One I edge of the fabric is then folded over the 57 contained masses of commodity and brought .intoregister with the other edge and such edges united, preferably by an over-seam 12, produced by a sewing machine 13 of any usual and ordinary well known type. This sewing of the two superposed edges produces a tube with the commodity contained in said 1 tube in spacedmasses. The tube is now drawn together as indicated at 14 intermediate the masses of commodity and bands or collars 15 are closed about this constricted. ,part, said bands being spaced apart. Before closing the bands 15,.a cord 16 isinserted under one of said bands and to the cord is previously or afterward attacheda tag 17 by which the commodity is identified and which together with the cord 16 serves for handling the completed package, which said v package is completed by severing by 'the use of a knife 18, mechanically or manually actuated, which severs the constricted part between the bands '15, producing the completed ba as shown at Figure 1.
The tu e is of such size that in the ordinary storage or merchandizing, it is wrinkled or folded which permits the expansion of the bag aslthe commodity within may swell or expand in use, as for instance when used with tea the application, of water thereto in the act of brewing causes an expansion which is accommodated by the size ofthe tube as indicated.
What I claim to be new'is: v L The method of forming a commodity package consisting in depositing upon a strip of material spaced masses of the commodity, folding one edge of the strip upon the other, stitching the superposed edges together, constrictin'g the tube intermediate the masses of "commodity, closing bands around the constricted part, said bands beingspaced apart, and severing the constrictedjpart intermediate said bands. "L v 2. The method of forming a commodity package consisting in depositmgupon a strip of fabric material spaced masses of combands around said constricted part in spacedrelation, inserting a cord under one of said bands before closing, and severing the con- 1 striated part intermediate the bands.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signamodity, turning one edge of the fabric over the deposited commodity down upon the other edge, to register therewith, stitching the superposed registerin edges to form a continuous tube, constricting the tube intermediate ,the masses of commodity, closing ture.