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March 6, 1928.
J. B. KAVAL COMBINATION CASE AND PACKAGE FOR CIGARETTES Filed Jan. '7, 1925 Zffwefffdr.'
Patented Mar. 6, 1928.
UNITED STATES JAMES B. KAVAL, F CHICAGO,- ILLINOIS.
COMBINATION CASE AND PACKAGE FOR CIGARETTES.
Application filed January 7, 192,5. Serial No. 983.
My invention relates to a combination case and package for cigarettes, and the paraniount object of the invention is the provision of a construction of this character which will be highly etlicient in usc and economical in manufacture.
Vlhe main object oi' my invention is the provision of a combined case and package of this character, so constructed and arranged that it will be unnecessary to transfer the cigarettes from their original packagev to a cigarette case in order to safeguard them against injury or deterioration, but that the original package upon purchase, may be readily installed in its entirety within the cigarette case from which. protected place they may be withdrawn for consumption as desired. IWhen all of the cigarettes have been withdrawn, the original package may be removed from the case and discarded, and a new package substituted in its place.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists in the combination and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my improved case;
Fig. 2 is a similar view of my improved package Fig. 8 shows an underneath plan view of the case;
Fig. 4 is a cross section taken on the line 4% of Fig. 3, showing the package installed within the case; and
Fig. 5 is ay cross section through the case and package, showing the same as they appear when in opened position.
In carrying out my invention, I iirstprovide a. case or containing body of box-like form, the same being herein referred to as a whole by the numeral 6( This case has its top plate 7 and its opposed end plates 8 and 9 separated or split along the longitudinal center line of the box, forming thereby two equal parts or halves having meeting edges 10-10, and having a back plate or wall 11 which is common to both halves and which connects the same together. The back plate 11 has a folding line 11, coincident with the longitudinal center of the case and along which the separated halves may be turned as upon a hinge into'the open position best shown 1n Fig. 5, so that access may be readily had to the twolcompartments 12' and 13. f
This case is preferably made of leather, but it may be made ofmetal or of any other ing cigarette cases.
Itisl desirable` that the case will have a tendency normally to close, bringing the edges 10-1() together. With this end in view I provide on the back plate 11, eX- teriorily thereof, along its line of folding or crease 11 axis 14 on which is coiled in spaced relation the spring wires 15 having extremities 16 projecting in opposite directions and conlined between the back plate 1l and an outer Te-enforcing strip 17 secured thereto, in any suitable manner. The edges 10-10 are also preferably reenforced by the marginal strips 18-18 which are secured to the top plate and to the opposed ends 8 and 9 by rivets 18 or other equivalent means. For securing the box together in closed position, I provide on one of the strips 18 a clasp device 19, which is adapted to cooperate with a spring keeper 20 which is attached to the adjacent strip 18.
According to another feature of my invention, I provide an original package which is a substantial duplicate as to form of the case just described, but which is of a size to lit snugly within the case.
In the accompanying drawing, such a package is indicated as a whole by the numeral 21, the same having its ltop plate 22 and its opposed end plates 23 and 24 separated along the longitudinal center of the package andv also having a back plate 25 which constitutes a wall common to the separated halves and on which as in the previous material customarily employed in produc-y instance, the separate halves turn when the package is opened. This package is' preferably made of paper, but it may be made of any kind of material usually employed in the production of packages for marketing cigarettes. The two halves of the package are normally sealed together by a strip or sheet of paper 26, which if desired may cover the'entire package and may represent a label onwhich .all matter designed to advertise the cigarettes may be printed. When the package of cigarettes is purchased thisthin sheet of paper 26 is broken along the line of separation of the halves; thereupon the package is installed in the case 6, and since the line separating the halves of the package coincides substantially with the line separating the halves of the case, the packa e is opened and closed with the opening an' closing of the case. When, therefore, the ease is in opened position `ready access may be had to the compartments 27 and 28 of the package for the removal of the cigarettes. When all of the cigarettes have been removed from the package, it will be understood that the package itself may be removed from the case and ay new or fresh package of cigarettes subst-ituted therefor.
While I have illustrated and 'described the preferred form of construction for carrying my invention into effect, this is capable of variation and modification Without departing from the spirit of the invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the precise details of construction set forth, but
desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as come within the scope ofthe appended claim.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: y
A container comprising a pair of box-like sections hingedly connected together, spring elements engaging the sections at their points of connection and normally urging the sections to closed position, a strip extending longitudinally of the sections and overlying and retaining the spring elements in place, and latch means carried by the free ends of the sections.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.
JAMES B. KAVAL.