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Publication numberUS1755579 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 22, 1930
Filing dateMay 9, 1928
Priority dateMay 9, 1928
Publication numberUS 1755579 A, US 1755579A, US-A-1755579, US1755579 A, US1755579A
InventorsGrupe William F
Original AssigneeBoucher Cork Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigarette slide container
US 1755579 A
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April 22, 1930. r Y W, F, GRUPE l 1,755,579

' CIGARETTE SLIDE CONTAINERv Filed May 9, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheecl l` gwsN'ron,

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Ci/u ATTORNEY.

April 22, 1930; W, F, `GRUPE 1,755,579

v E CIGARETTE SLIDE CONTAINER Filed My 9, 1928 2 sheets-sheet 2 -Patented pr. 272, 193@ Laaste;

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WILLIAM r. enUrE, or LYNnHUns'r, NEW JERSEY, AssIGNoR 'ro BoUQHER conn INC., OFNEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION 0F NEW YORKY e j CIGARETTE SLDE CONTAINER,

Application led May 9, 1928. Serial No. 276,24?.

This invention relates to improved packages or-containers vfor cigarettes.

Pursuant to my invention, the packagefor cigarettes and th'e like embodies an outer element in the form of a pouch and an inner element in the form of a slide for enclosing the cigarette. y l

rlhe elements of the various embodiments of my invention are preferably assembled to conform to the practice. of presentday types of filling and packaging machines.v

Pursuant to one preferred form of my invention, the outer element is of the/ pouch formation and may constitute the label, i. e., bearing the name and trademark of the cigarette, the name and V'address Vof the`manufacturer and other desirable advertising indicia. Suchl pouch is advantageously open at one end only, through which open end the slide ele-V ment containing the cigarettes is inserted.

The cigarettes are preferably enclosed in s uit- Aable wrapping material, such as metal foil,

glassihe paper, etc., which is applied either directly aboutthe cigarettes or about vthe slide containing the cigarettes.

The open end of the pouch andthe upperend of the slide may be sealed by a strip-of adhesively coated paper orv other suitable mec hanical sealing medium; where revenue stamps are requlred, the stamp may serve 'as the sealing medium.

' In other preferred forms-of my invention, the pouch-'material maybe transparent, such as of glassine, or paraliined ory waxed paper and the like, and the advertising indicial are printed on the exposed portions of the slide element, and accordingly visible through the transparent pouch material. l

I-prefer tin` foil for vWrapping the Vcigarettes directly or for enwrapping the'slide containing the cigarettes.

Among the advantages gained by my invention in the several forms thereof, are in` creased stiffness imparted tothe package in' its original status and after. being opened the cigarettes withdrawn, thereby positively protecting the enclosed cigarettes from externah pressure with attendant loss ,of tobacco filler,

lassembly and packaging; improved manner of accessibility to cigarettes .when initially opened and in subsequent use eective sealing of the cigarettes against losses of aroma and in moisture content; and greatly enhanced appearance'of the and subsequent status.

Further features of m inve tion will be more fully understood rom t e followingv detail description of the accompanying drawings.

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one embodi- J ment of my invention, showing the'container open and the slide partially'withdrawn; Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the embodiment shown in Fig. 1, when' in originalcondition, and Fig. 3 is asectinal elevation on the line 3 3, Fig.` l. lt will be observed that'the package in original cigarettes as illustrated in this embodiment,

are. directly enwrappedy with tin foil'and en-.

closed in the slide.

Fig. 4 isa detail perspective view of a preferred form of slide element.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view o f'ciga'rettes enclosed in the slide element of Fig. 4; Fig. 6 is a perspective view of theslide and the contained cigarettes enclosed in the tin foil; Fig.

7 is a perspective view of a modified form of my package formed by enclosing the parts of Fig. 6 in a pouch; this. embodiment also illustrates the use of a revenue stamp or a mechanical sealing medium; and Fig, 8 Vis a. sectional elevation on line 8-8, of Flg. 7.

Fig. 9 illustrates a further modification,

showing the use of a pouch of transparenty material; Fig. 10 illustrates my package embodying transparent pouch material and the slide containing'the cigarette with tin foil:-

enwrapped about the slide; and Fig. 11 is a perspective view of another preferred form of'slide. e

Referring to Figsl to/lfinclusive, this embodiment of my invention comprises theA outer element in the form of a pouch 10 of standard or other approved 'blank and fold formation, and preferably havingan open top end- 11s It is desirable to` provide the thumb opening 12 at the center of the upper improved sanitary -condition of cigarettes; edge 11 at the front side of the pouch, to facililow cost of material employed; lowcost of tate manual gripping of the slide element ofv A I' l i the package-to gain access to the enclosed cigarettes, as will appear more fully lhereinf after.- 1 4Such pouch maybe of any suitable stock of paper orother suitable material.

The trade name and symbol ofthe ciga- `rette,the name and address of the manufac turer and. other desired advertising matter ,may be applied on the exposed faces of the pouch material, as is indicated at 13 conform- 0 ing to the prevailing practice' on present day typesv of cigarette packages.

rIhe cigarettes 14 are positioned within the slide 1,5, which in the original package is 'en' closed within the pouch 10. The open end 5 of the package in original condition may be mechanically sealed by, any suitable 'means Where revenue stamps are required, the reves. nue stamp 16 may be applied at its adhesive face to span Jfrom the upper edge of the rear 20 face of the pouch, thence acrossl the upper end or flap of the slide 15 and thenceto the upper edge of the front'J faceV oft the pouch ;v such mechanical seal preferably conceals the` thumb opening 12. y l

One preferred form of slide lis indicated in Fig. 4; Iit ispreferably formed of card- .board or like relatively stiff stock of paper or other suitable material and is blanked or otherwise formed to comprise,in addition to .30 the upper end orfiap 15a as aforesaid, the

tray bottom portion 15b, the opposite tray sides 15, and the vlower end or iap15. The upper and lower naps or ends 15215d are preferably scored'as indicated at 15 respectively, and the extreme flap portion 151- at the upper end is preferably pointed, as indicated in Fig. 4, to facilitate insertion.

Preferably, the cigarettes are enclosed within a suitable air andlmoisture proof ma- 40 terial, such as tin foil, waxedor paraffin paper, and the like.` Asis indicatedin Figs. 1 and 3, such protective wrapping material 17 mayb-be directly applied to vthe cigarettes 14, as by enwrapping the same byA overlapping 0r equivalent formation. The wrapped cigarettes 14 are then enclosed within the slide 15` and the sameenclosed within 'the `pouch 10, after which the revenue stamp 16 or other mechanical sealing medium is ap- A .plied to the openend of the pouch and about the upper end of the slide 15.

When such original package is desired. to be' opened the revenue stamp is grasped and pulled,` thereby tearing the stamp and par-- r ticularly'between the iap 15a of the slide 15.

and the front side of the pouch 10. and prefer-A F? ably to expose the thumb opening 12, then fthe slide is grasped and pulled. removing.` if not previously removed, the portion of-the 60. revenue stamp connecting the slide with the rear face ofthe pouch` whereupon the flap 15 'of the slide is opened out and a sufficient portion of the tinfoil opened or torn land rei Vmoved to permitaccess to the cigarettes.

,55 In Figs. 7 and 8, I have illustrated another In this embodiment,

'form the package illustrated in Figs.w

7 and 8, the cigarettes 14 are first enclosed within the slidev 15, as is indicated in Fig. 5, 'and thereupon the tiiifoil 17a or equivalent enwrapped aboutthe slide 15'and contained cigarettes 14,' as is illustrated in Fig. 6; then the resulting assembly is inserted within the Vpouch material 10. A revenue stamp 16 or other mechanical sealing medium may be applied to and about the upper end 'of the pouch andintervening parts.

In this instance, the adhesive face of the end 16El to the upper edge portion of the rear face of the pouch-material; at its intermedi-v ate portion the stamp adheres to the upper end folds of the tinfoil 17a orl equivalent, and the opposite end portion 16a of the stamp is attached to the front faceof the pouch ma-l terial, preferably concealing the thumb open-` ing 12. 'When such package in'its original condition is opened, the intermediatefportion of the revenue stamp 16 or equivalent is grasped, thereby tearing away. a/portion revenue stamp, 16 becomes attached vat one thereof together with adhered parts of the j upper folded end of the tinfoil 17 1, thus sever-'1 ing the slide and tinfoil 17.a from the material o f the pouch; thereuponthe thumb'is placed within the thumbopening 12to facilitate the Withdrawal of the slide 15 and the l therein contained cigarettes 14.`V`

In Figs. 9 and IO I illustrate further vembodiments of my(invention, primarily showing the use of a pouhf20 of transparent or substantially transparent material such as glassine paper. waxed or parained paper or other suitable stock. Preferably glassine paper coated only on its inner face em ployed, thereby rendering the pouch material water and moisture proof, and locatingthe wax to prevent rubbing off upon the 'clothes or the lingers of the user.

` pouch material.

. Such pouch 2O is preferably of open-ended -formation, similarly as hereinabove', and also v Such w'a-X- coated paper adds a degree .of stiffness to thev preferably includesa thumb opening 12a; a

revenue stamp 16 orv other ymechanicalseal-l ing medium may be employed to bridge and mechanically close lthe open-end of the pouch 20, similarly as aforesaid In the 'modification illustrated in Fig. 9. the cigarettes vmay or may not beenclosed within tinfoil 17, similarly as hereinabove; when tinfoil is releases t l 3 employed, it may enclose the slide lointain` ing the cigarettes 14, smilarly as in Fics. 1-

and 3, or may be enwrapped directly `about the cigarettes, similarly as in Fig. 7.

F ig. l0. corresponds largely `to t-he ineditication shown. in Fig. 9, and illustrates' the tintoil 1 7 or equivalent directly enclosingthe cigarettes 14, and `placed within the slide the result-ing assembly is enclosedwithin the pouch of transparent material.

The manne!` of removal of material and of access to the enclosed cigarettes in the embodiment-s illustrated in lligs.y 9 and 10 c'oirrespond substantially to the modifications vae lEl@

illustrated in Figs. l land 7 respectively.

lWhen transparent pouch material is used,

the exposed faces of the slide may bear the trade mark and other advertising indicia of the brand oft cigarettes enclosed.

l? rom the above it Will be apparent, that my improved forms of package alford access vto the cigarettes without requiring the'cigarettes to be knocked out, asis required with present day forms of pouch containers. Such knocking-out operation entails inconvenienceand also results inloosening the vtobacco lil-ling of the cigarettes, cagsing detriment 'to the appearance and smoking qualities of the cigarettes.

By the use of a slide, the gontainedcigarettes may be readily Withdrawn partially from the pouch after the original package box has been opened as above stated, to enable the upper/flap of the pouch to ytbe opened, thus preserving the appearance and liller content of the cigarettes. Upen the removal of the i desired cigarettes, the upper flap ofthe slide is folded back toits closed position and the slide returned Within the pouch. The relai tively stiff material of the slide imparts rigidity t-o the package Vas a Whole, and protects the enclosed cigarettes'trom exterior pressure.

ends orilaps of the slide.

Preterablvthe trav sides l5"l are scored or indicated at 15e, see Fig. 11, thereby biasing theiree/end portions of these sides/15c to fold more and more .over the enclosed cigarettes as the number of enclosed cigarettes is decreased. Such increased protective action accrues by reason of the usual manual handling" of a partially depleted packagerand by the exterior pressure attending the placing and carriage of the package Within a garment pocket or the like, as appears in Fig. 8.

lin the various embodiments ot mv invention inexpensive materials are employed. and the manner of the ,arrangement ot the elements of my package enables the cigarettes to be packaged and sealed pursuant to accepted practice and by` present day filling,'weigh ing and Wrapping machines.v

' By the use-of tinfoil or the like. the aroma. and moisture content are eectually pre Such action is enhanced by the f folded closed positions of the upper and lowerA 2. A container` for cigarettes comprising an outer pouch elementhaving an open end, an

inner slide elementadapted to contain cigarettes disposed lWithin said pouch element, said inner slide element being provided with a Hap portion normally positioned Within said outer pouch element, an element ot readily rupturable material Wl1olly-enclosing said inner slide element, and mechanical means for jointly sealing said slide element and vsaid pouch element at said open end.

3. A container for cigarettes comprising an lmentot readily rupturablev material Wholly enclosing said inner slide element. I

outer pouch element, a slide element disposed Within said pouch element for containing cigarettes, said slide element including a flap end portionl normally positioned at one end of the package, and an element of readily rupturable material Wholly enclosing said innerslide element. I

l. A container for cigarettes comprising an outer pouch element having a single open end, an element disposed within said pouch element for containing cigarettes,`said element including a closure iap portion normally disposed at Lsaid open end, an element of readily rupturable material Wholly enclosing said vinner slide element, and mechanical means for jointly sealing said poiuh element andsaid inner element at said open end.

ixl container for cigarettes and the like comprising an inner slide member adaptedl to receive and contain cigarettes` an outer member having a. single opening at a certain side, anelement of readily rupturable material Wholly enclosing said inner slide member, and mechanical means tor iolntly llt' sealing said slide member and said outer member at said'certain side. l

6. Acontainer't'or cigarettes and the like comprising an inner slide member ,adapted to` receive andV contain cigarettes, anouter member havinga single opening at a certain side, said slideA member having a movable :lap `at saidcertain side, an element of readily rupturabl'e `,material Wholly enclosing said yinner slide member, and mechanical meansA ltory jointly sealing saidsllde member andl said outer member at said.I certain side. 7. A container for cigarettes nd the llke comprising an inner slide mem er adaptedl ist l g to receiveand contain cigarettes, an outer member having-'a'single opemng at a certain side, said slide member having a movl. able ap at said certain side, said slide member having a movable apat its side opdosite to said certain side, an elementnf rea rupturable material wholly enclosing said inner slide member, and mech-anical means for jointly sealing said slide .member and said'outer member-at said certain side.

8. A container' for cigarettes comprising an outer pouch member, lan innery slide member, said slidednenjlr being arranged to receive and contain cigarettes, said slide ymember having lateral sides tendingto tilt in-v Wardly, and an element of readily rupturable material wholly enclosing said Yinner slide 'g member. f

9." A'co'ntainei ,for cigarettes comprising an outer pouch member, an inner slide member, said slide member being arranged to re#- ceive and contain cigarettes, said slide membei' havingfone of its opposite lateral sides scored-to tend: to tilt it inwardly, and an ele- I ment oi readily rupturable material wholly enclosing said inner slide member.

10. A container 'for cigarettes comprising, an outer pouch member, an inner slide mein-I ber, said slide member being arranged to receive and contain cigarettes, said slide memy\ber5hai7ing its oppositev lateral sides scored to tend to tilt the same inwardly, and an ele- 5 ment of readily rupturable material Wholly' enclosing said inner slide member.,

1l; A container for cigarettes comprising an outer'poucli element, an inner slide ele ment, said slide element being arranged to receive and contain ci arettes, the material of said pouch element eing moisture resistI ant, and an elementotreadily ruptnrable .material wholly enclosing lsaid` ir slide elementD Y lair container alor cigarettes comprising air-outer pouch element,"l anoinnerslide ele ment, said slide element being arranged to receive and contain cigarettes, the inmaterialv foil said pouch member being formed of aper stock bearing a moisture resistant me inm,L and .an element oi readily rupturable material wholly enclosin said inner slide element.,

i i3. container or cigarettes comprising an outer pouch element, an .inner slide ele'- ment, said slide element being'arranged to receive and contain cigarettes, the material of said outerpouch element being of transpar-A ent paper stock bearing a moisture resistant medium on its'inner face, and an element of readily rupturable material wholly enclosing said inner slide element. v

In testimony whereof I have signed this speciicationthisth day oi May, 1928.

- WILLIAM F. GRUPE.

ment, said slide element being arranged to receive and contain cigarettes, the material oil said pouch member being formed of paper stock bearing a moisture resistant me ium f on its inner tace, and an elemento of readily l rupturable material Wholly enclosing saidtin;

ner slide element., *f

i 14; A container.

. ment, vsaid slide element v being arranged to receive'and ycontain cigarettes, the material of said outer pouch element being transparentandmoisture resistant, and an element c for cigarettes comprising y anV outer pouch element, an inner slide ele-

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/267, 221/32, 206/268, 229/125.125
International ClassificationB65D85/10, B65D75/38, B65D85/08
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/1018, B65D75/38
European ClassificationB65D85/10F, B65D75/38