US 1662980 A
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E. E. PAL MER METHOD OF PACKAGING WAXED PAPER SHEETS Filed July 6, 1926 Patented Mar. 20, 1928,
ERNEST E. PALMER, 0F TORONTO, ONTARIO, GANADA, ASSIGNOR TO APPLEFORD COUNTER CHECK BOOK COMPANY, LIMITED, OF HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.
METHOD OF PACKAGING WAXED-PAPER SHEETS.
Application filed m 6, 1926, Serial No.
It has been customary to package sheets of waxed paper in the flat form, the wrapping being removed and discarded before the first sheet is. used, but on account of the smooth or glossy surfaces of the sheets, 1t is very difficult to keep the bank of sheets straight when pullin individual sheets therefrom owing to the tendency of the sheets to slip. The edges of the under sheets thus become exposed, and if left so exposed for any length of time get dirty, or if they are not left exposed the edges become rumpled and mussed in the endeavour to straighten the pile. sheet of the bank accumulates more or less dirt and often has to be thrown away so that by the time the bank is completely used quite a number of sheets have had to be discarded.
My object therefore is to devise a method of packaging waxed paper sheets in a package in which the sheets will all remain until it is desired to use them, and at the same time to so arrange the sheets therein that each.
individual sheet may be readily grasped and removed from the package with the least amount of disturbance to the remaining sheets in the package.
I attain my object by means of the arrangement hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which Fig. 1 is a cross sectional view of the package with the waxed paper therein;
Fig. 2 an elevation of the holder; and
Fig. 8 an elevation of the holder showing the user withdrawing a single sheet from the package.
In the drawings like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in the different figures.
The package or holder is of common c0nstruction, preferably being formed as an open-ended envelope 1 provided with a closing flap 2. In this envelope the waxed sheets are placed. The sheets, however, are placed in the envelope in a particular manner, the bank of sheets being folded into substantially S-form as shown in Fig. 1,
Further, the upper 120,717, and. in Canada August 13, 1925.
over one face of the central portion, and
the other end'of the bank is folded over the other-face of said central portion. By this method of folding it will be seen that the outer sheet, which is the one first withdrawn, only contacts with one other sheet and threfore in withdrawing the said outer sheet the danger of disturbing the remaining sheets is reduced to a minimum.
lVhen so folded, the sheets in the bank are arranged in feathered formation at each end which facilitates the engagement of the outer sheet by the'fingers. It will also be evidentthat the outer side at either side of the bank may be engaged by the fingers with equal facility. There is also a measure of resiliency or spring in the bank of sheets when so folded which causes the outer ends of the sheets to frictionally engage with the inside of the envelope and tends to prevent displacement of the sheets.
From the above description it willbe seen that T have devised a method of packaging waxed paper which will satisfactorily attain the objects of my invention as set out above.
What I claim is: I I
A package of waxed paper comprising an envelope open at one end and having its opposite sides meetingin lines and adapted to resiliently engage the contents of the package and having a bank of sheets therein folded substantially S-form with feathered edges and with a folded end adjacent.
the open end of the envelope, the outside portions of the two outer sheets frictionally contacting with the envelope and the inside portions of the two outer sheets lying loosely between folds of the bank ofsheets,
whereby a single sheet may be Withdrawnby inserting the thumb and finger of the user down either side of the envelope and grasping the outer sheet by its upper corner and pulling upwardly.
Signed at Toronto, Canada, this 28th day of June, 1926. l V
ERNEST E. PALMER.