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Publication numberUS1706166 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 19, 1929
Filing dateJun 28, 1926
Priority dateJun 28, 1926
Publication numberUS 1706166 A, US 1706166A, US-A-1706166, US1706166 A, US1706166A
InventorsHunt John O
Original AssigneeHunt S Modern Paper Products I
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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March 19, 1929. J o T SHEET OF FOLDED MATERIAL Filed June 28, 1926 INVENTOR Join 0. flzuzf 50 number of Patented Mar. 19, 1929.

UNITED STATES 1,706,166 harem OFFICE.

JOHN O. HUNT, F BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR T0 HUNTS MODERN PAPER PRODUCTS, INC., OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.

SHEET OF FOLDED MATERIAL.

Application filed June 28, 1926. Serial No. 118,942.

This invention relates to an improvement in sheets of folded material and more particularly to sheets of folded paper to be used as napkins or like articles and to be wrapped in bundles and placed in dispensers rom which the articles may be readily Withdrawn one at a time. Heretofore, sheets of paper have been folded in various manners for accomplishing this purpose. In some inio stances, for example, the sheet has been folded into a plurality of substantial coextensive sections and outer non-coextensive sections having edges by either one or both of which the napkin may be grasped to be withdrawn from the dispenser. In this form of fold as in similar folds the outermost sec- ;ion causes a greater thickness in the central portion of the superimposed pile or bundle of napkins than at the outer sides thereof and also presents a single thickness of the paper to be grasped by the user. In other instances, for example as shown in my copending application, Serial No. 114,633 filed June 1926, a sheet of paper has been folded on itself into correspondingly shaped parts and outer sections have been turned in oppositely disposed directions to provide a double thickness of the article to be grasped in withdrawing the same from the dispenser, so and also to cause the pile or bundle of napkins or other articles to be of the same thickness throughout. In this form of napkin the article is of the smaller size, for example approximately 14 by 14 inches when spread out. In some instances it is necessary to r ov1d e a larger napkin, for example one w 10b is approximately 14 by 21 inches when spread out, and the present invention relates more particularly to the foldlng of the larger size napkin in order to obtain the same effect and advantages as those derived by the user of the article as shown and described in my aforesaid application. In carrying out this invention a rectangular sheet is folded transversely into a plurality of substantially equal parts, the folds preferably being made in opposite directions. The then outer longitudinal portions are folded in op osite directions to provide outer sections 0 the same parts andeach of a width substantially one half of that of the intermediate or then centrally disposed sections. The

article may then be folded transversely to.

bring one of the outer sections exterior to the intermediate or central sections and to cause witih this invention to form a folded napkin, an

Fig. 2 is a plan of the blank showing the folds therein to produce the napkin.

Referring to the drawing it will be seen that in carrying out the invention the napkin or other article is formed from a sheet of paper or other similar material which is rectangular in outline. As illustrated in Fig. 2, this sheet of paper is folded transversely along a line 10 in one direction and along" a line 11 in the opposite direction to produce three substantially coextensive portions indicated at a, b and 0, the portion a lying intermediate of the portions Z) and 0 with the fold made along the line 10 substantially coincident with the distant parallel edge, fold made along the line 11 substantially parallel with the opposite transverse edge. These portions of the sheet as thus folded are then folded in one direction along the lines 12, 13 and 14, which lines are substantially coincident, the direction of the fold being such that the fold made along the line 10 is outermost. In a similar manner these portions are then folded along lines 15, 16 and 17, which lines are substantially coincident, this fold being made the opposite direction so that the fold made along the line 11 is outermost. The folds as her'einbefore 95 described are so placed that the width of each oppositely folded outer section is substantially one half that of the intermediate sections, that is to say the total width of the outer sections is substantially the same as that of the central or intermediate sections.

In folding the sheet of material as hereinbefore described there is provided therein a plurality of-centrally disposed sections or sections intermediate of the outer sections and these sections are designated at 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 and 23, the parts 18 and 19 lying intermediate respectively of the parts 20, 21, and 22 and 23. One outermost section includes the parts 24, 25, 26, 27 and the parts face of the part 23 therefore, be seen 28 and 29. The other outermost section comprises the parts' 30, 31, 32 and 33, and 34 and 35.

The sheet as thus folded is then preferably folded transversely in a substantially central position to form the article as illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawing, in which the Outer section comprising the parts 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28 and 29 lies exterio'rly of the parts of the centrally disposed sections with the part 29 of this outer section lying in contact with the outer surface of the part 21 of the centrally disposed section and intermediate of the same and the parts 25 and 27 of this outer section, whereas the part 28 of this outermost section lies against the outer surface of the part 20 of the centrally disposed section and between the same and the parts 24 and 26 of this outer section.

In a similar manner the part 35' other outer section of the lies against the outer surof the centrally disposed section and intermediate of the same and'the parts 31, 33 of this outer section. 1 The part 34 of this outer section lies against the outer face of the part 22 of the intermediate section and between the same and the parts '30 and 32 of this outer section. It will that the outer surfaces of the sections 32 and 33 lie in contact with each other when the sheet is folded in this manner to form a napkin as illustrated. It will be understood that in making the fold the fold line 10 between the parts 24, 26 and 25 and 27 is so placed as to be substantially coincident with the edge of the parts 28 and 29, although line 10 may be so placed as to bring the edge of the parts 28 and 29 slightly within the same. Similarly the fold line 11 between the parts 30, 32, 31 and 33 is so placed as to be substantially coincident with-the edge of the parts 34 and 35, although this fold line may .be so placed as to cause the edge of the parts 34 and 35 to lie, slightly within the same.

In this form of napkin the outer sections are composed of the same number of parts as the central or intermediate sections, the parts of the outer sections being all sub 'rections to bring one it may be that the fold- 'of the then folded parts,

'one free edge to one stantiall coextensive and likewise all the parts 0 .the central or intermediate sections are substantially coextensive, and that when the article is transversely folded one of the outer sections lies intermediate of the centrally disposed sections. Furthermore, as the width ofeach outer section is substantially one half the width of the centrally disposed sections the articles when placed in a superimposed pile will form a bundle'of uniform thickness.

" Iclaim as my invention:

1. A sheet of maternl folded longitudi nally into an odd numberof sections to provide a corresponding number of parts which initially are substantially coextensive, the sheet being also folded longitudinally in op po'sitel disposed directions to bring an initially olded two ply edge to a substantially central position on intermediate of the secondary folds.

2. A sheet of material folded initially into an odd number of sections to rovide a corresponding number of parts of substantially coextensive area, the said sheet being folded to bring the edges of the sheet to opposite edges of the then folded sections, the sheet being also folded in oppositely disposed diof the initially folded two ply edges and one free edge of the sheet 'to one side and the other initially folded two ply edge and the other free edge'to the opposite side of the sections intermediate of the secondary folds.

- 3. A sheet of material folded longitudi- "nally into three sections to initially provide three parts of substantially coextensive area with the edges of the sheet at opposite sides the sheet being also longitudinally folded in one direction to bring one initially folded two ply edge and side and in the opposite direction to bring the other initially folded two ply edge and the other free edge to the other 'sidebf the then substantially coextensive'sections intermediate of the secondary folds. v

Signed by me this 16th day of June 1926.

JOHN o. HUNT.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/494
International ClassificationA41B15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B15/00, A47K2010/428
European ClassificationA41B15/00