US 1630343 A
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May 31, 1927.-
D. c. HURLBUT PAPER PACKAGE AND METHOD OF FORMING IT 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Feb. 19, 1924 1,630,343 May 1927' D. c. HURLBUT PAPER PACKAGE AND METHOD OF FORMING IT Filed Febjw, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented May 31, 1927.
UNITED STATES v 1,630,343 PATENT OFFICE.
DANIEL c. HUR-LBUT, 0E BENNINe'roN, VERMONT, ASSIGNOR To BENNINGTON wAx PAPER COMPANY, OF B NNINGTON: VERMONT, A CORPORATION 0P VERMONT.
PAPER PACKAGE AND tnrnon OF FORMING IT.
Application filed February 19, 1924. Serial No. 693,800.
My invention relates more especially to packages comprising a number of folded sheets of paper enclosed 'as in an envelope, and an object of my invention, among others, is the production of a package 1n a simple, expeditious and economical manner and from which package the individual sheets may be easily and quickly removed A form of package embodying my 111 vention and in the construction and use of which the objects herein set out, as well as others, may be attained, is illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is perspective View of my 1mproved package,
Figure 2 is a face view illustrating the arrangement of the sheets and the envelopeblank preparatory to the fold-ing operation,
Figure 3 1s a perspectlve view showlngthe sheets and envelope blank partially folded,
Figure lis a View in cross-section through the partially folded envelope blank and sheets, and s Figure 5 is a similar View as to the package in its completed form.
Owin to the extremely sanitary conditions exlsting in the use of waxed paper for wrapping food, especially when prepared for lunches and the like, such paper is much emplo ed at the present time for this purpose, an it is therefore the purpose of the invention disclosed herein to produce a compact arrangement of such paper in a package from which the individual sheets may be readily obtained without disarranging the remaining sheets of the package. To this end I provide an envelope comprising a body part 6 having a back fold or flap 7, adapted to be folded to a position opposite the body part, end flaps 8"that are folded over upon the back flap, and a closing flap 9 that is adapted. to be folded to close the open edge of the envelope. The back flap 7 is of rectangular shape, that is, it is without projections and the end flaps have an adhesive applied to them as at 10 but not extending to the marginal edge of the back flap.
In this envelope I arrange a mass 11v of superposed sheets of waxed paper of such number as may be desired, this mass being folded to comprise an extracting fold 12 that is wider than the other fold 13 and that is also preferably wider than the back fold 7 of the envelope, so that when the folded mass of waxed paper is placed in the envelope the edges of the sheets comprising In preparing the package the envelope blank is placed fiat as shown in Figure 2, the mass of sheets of waxed paper is placed on said blank and the whole is then folded on the-dotted line 14, the package in a partially folded condition being shown in Figures 3 and 4;. The flap 9 is then folded so that its edge will overlie the edge of the flap 7, this positionv of the flap 9, however, not being shown in the drawings. The end flaps, to which an adhesive has been applied, are then folded over on to the back flap and on to the closing flap 9, and pressure is applied to cause the end flaps to adhere to the back flap of the envelope and as shown .in Figure 1, in which arrangement, when' the flap 9 is unloosed, the unfolded edges of the extracting fold of waxed paper are freely accessible, as hereinbefore described. The flap 90f the envelope is thus secured in its closed position but free to be slipped out when the package is opened. The package is thus kept closed and sanitaryuntil required for use. the flap 9 is preferably not supplied with an adhesive, and the adhesive on the end flaps terminating at a distance from the marginal edge of the back flap of the envelope short of the edge of the flap 9 the sticking together of parts not desired if avoided. As an alternative, the closing flap 9 may be supplied with an adhesive and folded down as indicated by the arrow in *Figure 5, and secured to the outside of the end folds and back flap, but the folding of the closing flap 9 on to the flap 7 thereby causing it .to form a tuck as above described is preferred.
In accordance with the provisions of the patent statutes I have described the prin- In this case ciples of operation of my invention, together with the device which I now consider to represent the best embodiment thereof; but I desire to have it understood that the article shown is only illustrative, and that the invention may be carried out by other means and applied to uses other than those above set out.
What I claim is 1. A paper package comprising an en,- velope open at one edge and including a back flap narrower than-the envelope, and a mass of sheets of paper folded and wholly inclosed within said envelope, the edges of one fold of said sheets extending beyond the edge of another fold of said sheets and also beyond the marginal edge of the back flap of the envelope when inclosed thereinand arranged substantially parallel with the edge of said opening whereby the extendedportions of said one fold are accessible bev yond the edge of said back flap.
2. The method of forming a paper package that consists in placing a mass of superposed s'heets of paper on an envelope blank comprising a body part, a narrow back flap and end flaps with the widest part of said mass resting 011 said body part, then simultaneously folding'the sheets and envelope blank lengthwise of said sheets at the junction of said body art and back flap to produce one fold of sai sheets wider than the other-fold thereof, and extending beyond the ed e of said narrow back flap and the whole w olly inclosed within the envelope, and then securing the end fla s of the envelope blank. 3. A paper pac age comprising an en velope open at one edge and including a back flap narrower than the envelope, end flaps secured to the back flap, a closing flap removably secured as a tuck between the back flapand the end fla s, and a mass of folded sheets of paper wit in said envelope.
4. The method of forming a paper package that consists in placing a mass of superposed sheets of paper on an envelope blank comprising a body part, a narrow back flap and closing and end flaps with the widest v part of said mass resting on said body part, then simultaneously folding the sheets and envelope blank at the junction of said body part and back flap, then folding the closing flap to overla the back flap, and then folding the end aps over the back and closing DANIEL o. HURLBUT.