US 1679101 A
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F. STERNTHAL sILvERwAR CONTAINER July 31, 192s. K 1,679,101
Filed May 25, 1926 2 Sheet'sfSheet l i if" l la l I [2z me@ ivf:
July 3l, 1928.
F. s'rl-:RNTHAL SILVERWARE CONTAINER Filed May 25, 1926 2 sheets-snee@ 2 Patented July 3l, 1928.
FELIX STERNTHAL, oF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
sILvERwARE CONTAINER. A
4Application led May 25,
My invention relates to a silverware con-y tainer and the same hasvfor its main object to provide an article of this character which will embody certain desired features of simplicity, efficiency and convenience, and which will be economical in manufacture.
Another object of my invention is to provide a silverware container capable of being folded up into a neat, attractive and compact form and capable also, when spread out, of
effectively displaying the articles of silverware arranged therein. f
Another object of my invention is to provide a container having a boolcfold in that one foldable over and upon section or part is another section or part, prior to the final folding ofthe struc-a ture into compact form; each of the sections or parts being furnished with means for carrying a number of pieces of silverware.
A still further object of my invention is to provide in a container having' the foregoing features, a series of pockets of different extent to accommodate different sizes of silver- Vware, all of the pockets being open on an even line facing the folding line of the bookfold.
Other objects will appear hereinafter. I
The invention consists in the combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part ofthis specification, and in which,
Fig. 1 represents a plan view of my improved container as it appears when spread. out, this view showing the interior side of the container; f
Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing how the boolI-folded sections may be transversely folded into compact form;
Fig. 3 represents another plan View of the container as it appears when spread out, this view showing the exterior side of the container;
Fig. 4t represents a cross section on an enlargetd scale, this View being taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 5 represents an enlarged section taken on the line 5`5 of Fig. 1; and,
Fig. 6 is an enlarged detail section taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 1.
In the accompanying drawings, which illustrate the preferred embodiment of my improved silverware container, 7 designates the characteristic ofV 19276. Serial No. 111,553.
a backing sheet made of any pliable material suitable for use as an outside cover, and 8 designates a coextensive wrapping sheet made of flannel or other,V pliable material commonly employed in wrapping silverware. The coextensive sheets 7 and 8 are secured together along their marginal edges by means of a suitable binding strip 9 anda line of stitching 10.
f One of the objects of the present invention is to produce a -container having the character of a book-fold; and to this end the connected pliable sheets 7 and 8 are folded over and upon each 'other along a central folding line 11 s0 left-hand sections 12 and 13.
.sheets and8 at the end of one section, here-y formed withv in shown to be section '12,are corresponding extensions to produce a fla 14, said extensions being marginal edge prising a continuation of the binding strip 9.
Associated with the wrapping sheet 8 on each section 12 and 13 is a series of transverse pockets 16 which extend inwardly of the wrapping sheet from the outer free edge of the parallel with and spaced the folding line 11.
a distance from Each series of pockets vally-spaced transversely extending lines of stitching 19, the edges of ythe pliable piece 18, where they correspond with the edges of the section, being suitably secured by the binding strip 9. In order to accommodate articles of silverware of different lengths, certain of the pockets on each of thevsections may be made of less extent from their open ends17; this being accomplished by connecting the pliable piece 18 to the wrapping sheet 8 by stitching 20 at the point where the bottom of the pocket is to belocated. By preference, the short pockets on one section may be produced directly opposite the long pockets on the other section as clearly shown in Fig. 1.
In the vuse of my improved container, the' section 13 is folded over and upon the secbound along the by a binding strip '15 com as to produce right and tion 12 and `along the folding liney 11 so as to produce a book-fold;`and in this connection it will be provide a pliable partition 21 arranged to come between vthe book-folded sections, this partition preferably being secured at one edge 0`n the folding line 11 so as to prevent observed that I preferably the articles of silverware arranged in one series of pockets from coming into contact With the articles arranged in the opposite series of pockets. The boolr-tolcled sections, as illustrated in Fig. 2, may be folded transversely to produce superposed layers with the tiap 14C extending over the backing sheet 7 as shown, there of the flap lil suitable tying tapes Q2 and Q3 whereby to tie and secure the container in its folded compact form.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred form ot construction for carrying my invention into effect, this is capable of variation and modification Without departing from the spirit or" the invention. I, therefore, do not Wish to be limited to the precise details ot construction set torth, but desire to avail myself ol such variations and modifications as come Within the 'scope ot the appended claim. Y
Having described my claim as new and desire to secure ters Patent is:
invention what l by Let- A container tor sliverivare comprising tivov pliable sheets consisting of a backing sheet and a Wrapping sheet having the same outbeing secured to the edge a holding sheet on each section having one marginal edge corresponding with and sewed to the marginal edge ot' the backing 'and wrapping sheets and extending over the Wrapping sheet a given distance but terminating short of the folding line; intervally spaced lines of stitching connecting the Wrapping sheet and holding sheets and defining a series of elongated spaces bounded by the Walls of the Wrapping sheet and holding Sheets; a pliable covering attached to the Wrapping sheetand placeable to provide a partition between the wrappin g and holding sheets of the right and lett-hand sections; extending portions extending 'from said backing and Wrapping sheets at one end of one section and adapted to overlie the backing sheet when the sections are folded; and tie members extending from the extending portions Jfor securing the sections in tolded condition, substantially as described.
.In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.
v FELIX STERNTHAL.