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Publication numberUS1725869 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 27, 1929
Filing dateJan 17, 1928
Priority dateJan 17, 1928
Publication numberUS 1725869 A, US 1725869A, US-A-1725869, US1725869 A, US1725869A
InventorsKornsweet Samuel A
Original AssigneeKornsweet Samuel A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigarette-package opener and closure
US 1725869 A
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Aug. 27, 1929.

S. A. KORN SWEET CIGARETTE BACKAG-E OPENER AND CLOSURE File Jan. 17, 1928 v mnzwrola QTQJZ Q riwadeefi flak/v52 Patented Aug. 27, 1929.

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creann'rrnracxacn ornnn'n AND CLOSURE.

Application filed Ianuary'17y1928. serial No. 247,274.

My invention relates to a cigarette package opener and closure, i. e., a device that is applied to the interior of a cigarette package and which includes means for severing or cutting a portion of the package along predetermined lines in order that a portion of the top of the package may be readily removed and,

a part of the inserted member serving as a door or closure for the opening formed in the package.

The principal objects of myinvention are to provide a cigarette package opener and closure that is relatively simple in construction, capable of being readily applied to the wrapper of the package at the time the cigarettes are being wrapped, further, to provide a device of the character referred to that will cutor sever the wall of the package along a definite and predetermined line, and further,

to provide a closure member that has roughened surfaces on which matches may be scratched and lighted.

With the foregoing and other objectsin view, my invention consists in certain novel features of construction and arrangement of parts that will hereinafter be more fully de--. scribed and claimed and illustrated in the ac-* .companying drawing, in which-'- Fig. l is a perspective view of a cigarette package with a portion of the outer covering Fig. 4 1s a perspective view of the section of paper that forms the inner wall of the package and showing my improved opener and closure in position thereupon. 1

Fig. 5 is avertical section taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4. 5

c Fig. 6 is a plan view of my improved opener and closure before the same is applied to the wrap er of the package. a

Re erring by numerals to the accompanyingdrawings which illustrate a practical embodimentof my invention, 10 designates a rectangular section or sheet of paper that forms theinner wall of the wrapper of, a cigarette package and this inner wall member is adapted to fold on the dotted lines a, as

illustrated in, Fig. 4, when the package is properly formed and packed with cigarettes. It, is the usual practice, after the package has be formed, to enclose thesame with an outer covering member 11, which is preferably thin, transparent paper that is treated with parafiin or the like, so as to render the same moisture-proof. My improved opener and closure comprises a substantially square or rectangular section 12 of medium weight paper or light weight cardboard, for instance, two or three ply manila paper, and formed integral with one end of this rectangular section, is an elongated narrow strip 13, the same projecting from the end of the section 12 at one side thereof.

' The section 12 is scored. so as to fold readily along a longitudinally disposed line ;b, the same being in direct alignment with the inner edge ofthe strip 13.

Projectingv from the end of the section 12 to the side of the strip 13, is an integral tongue 14, both surfaces of which are coated with fine sand or emery in order to provide match scratching surfaces, and this tongue which serves as aelosurefor the opening that is cut in the package is adapted to bend on the scored line C, that is transversely arranged between the body of section 12 and said tongue 14.

A sectlon of. relatively thin material, preferably tissue'paper, is folded at its center to provide an elongated narrowstrip 15, and arranged within this folded strip and lyingimmediately adjacent to the line along whichsaid strip, is folded, is a flexible member 16 such as a thread or fine wire, andafter saidmember 16 has been inserted in the folded strip, the two parts thereof are secured to. each other by a'suitable adhesive and the doubled strip is secured to strip 13 by a suitable adhesive so that the flexlble member 16 lies along the lower edge of the strip 13, as illustrated in Fig. 6.

When the opener and closure are applied to the inner member 10 of the. package, the face of strip 13 upon which the doubled member 15 is positioned, is securedpreferably by an adhesive to the inner face of the inner wall memberlO of the package, sothat said strips lie across those portions of the member 10 vthat I form one of the side walls of the completed package, one of the end walls, and a'portion of the other one of the side walls, the arrangelustrated in Fig. 4.1-

Bl! in the size, form and construction of the vari ous parts of my Improved cigarette package and when the package is finished, the'projecting end of said mem er 16 extends a short distance'thru the wall of the package and lies immediately beneath the transparent oute wrapper 11, as illustrated in Fig. 1.

To form an opening in the cigarette package that is equipped with my improved'opener 11 of the package is'broken or torn away so 'be grasped between the thumb and finger and by pulling outward upon said flexible member, the same. will cut or tear thru the thin 10 of the package, so thatthe latter will be severed along theupper corner of portions of the two sides and one end thereof, and this otherwise'be exposed and thus, provides a K- closure for the openin and which closure is provided with roifg ened surfaces upon which matches may be scratched and lighted.

Under normal conditions, the closure 14 lies flat upon the upper ends of the cigacomprising a substantially re B5 rettes, a s illustrated in Fig. 2 and when itis desired to reynove a cigarette, the closure is W111g gpward into the position. illustrated 1n 1g. i

.T-hus, it will be seenthat I have provided a cigarette package opener and closure that is relatively simple in construction, inexpensive of manufacture, capable of being readily a plied to the wrapper of the package. and

the functions for which it is intended.

It w1ll be understood that minor changes opener and closure may be made and substituted for those herein shown and described wit out departing from the spirit of myfin lwrapper to which the opener andclo applied, a rectangular body member for dd ve ion, the scope of which is set forth in the appended claims.

I claim as my invention 4 1. cigarette package open? andc losur'e c angular body member, an elongated strip of flexible matestrip.

and closure, the outer transparent wrapperpaper strip 15 and likewise thru the wrapper.

body member, one of the surfaces of said clo- 'ber extends thru the wall of the wrapper to which'the opener and closure is applied. wh1c device 1s ,very effective in performing rial projecting from one end of said body member at one side thereof, a folded section of thin material secured to said elongated strip, a flexible member carried by said folded strip and positioned adjacent to one edge of said elongated strip and a closure member formed integral with and projecting from the end of said body member adjacent to said elongated 2. A cigarette package opener and closure comprising a substantially rectangular body member, an elongated strip of flexible material projecting rom one end of said body member at one side thereof, a folded section of thin material secured to said elongated strip, a flexible member'carried by said folded strip, and positioned adjacent to one edge ofsaid elongated strip, a closure member formed integral with and projecting from the end of said body member adjacent to said that the projecting end of member 16 may-telong ated strip, and both faces of which closure'member are roughened to provide match scratching surfaces. 1

3. The combination with a cigarette package wrapper of a dfbstantially rectangular .body member, positioned beneath the top of the wrapper, a closure member formed mtegral with and projecting from one end-of said sure member being roughened to provide a match scratching surface, a, narrow stri of material formed integral with and pro ecting from the end of said body member adjacent to said closure,-and a flexible member secured to said narrow strip and lying along one edge thereof, p I

4. The combination witha cigaiette package wrapper of a substantially rectangular body member, positioned beneath the top of the wrapper, a closure member-formed integral with and projecting from one end of said body. member, one of the surfaces of said closure member being roughenedto provide a match scratching surface, a narrow strip of material formed integral with and projecting said closure, a flexible member secured to said narrow strip and lying along one edge thereof, and-one end ofwhich flexible mem- 5. The combination with a cigarette package wrapper of a narrow strip of material secured to the inner face of the wrapperadja cent to the top thereof, a flexible member secured to said narrow strip and alon the upper edge'thereof,;a portion fwhich e" ble member exte'iids- 'to the a 'erior of age wrapperof a narrow strip of material seias cured to the inner face of the wrapper adjacent to the top thereof, a flexible member secured to said narrow strip and lying along the upper edge thereof, a portion of which flexible member extends to the exterior of the wrapper to which the opener and closure is applied, a rectangular body member formed integral with one end of said narrow strip, a closure member formed inte ral with one end of said body member, and 0th surfaces of 1 which closure member are roughened to provide-match scratching surfaces.

In testimon' whereof I aifix my signature.

' SAMUEL A. KORNSWEET.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2475052 *Sep 8, 1947Jul 5, 1949Milprint IncArt of manufacturing composite commodity wrappers
US4022373 *Dec 15, 1975May 10, 1977Fr. Hesser Maschinenfabrik AgPackage with reinforcing insert
US5139140 *Jun 19, 1991Aug 18, 1992R. J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyCigarette package
US5248031 *Aug 14, 1992Sep 28, 1993R. J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyCigarette package
US5379889 *Oct 22, 1993Jan 10, 1995R. J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyCigarette package
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/216, 206/273, 206/265, 206/268, 206/137, 206/264, 229/87.13
International ClassificationB65D85/08, B65D85/10
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/1027
European ClassificationB65D85/10F2