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Publication numberUS1761703 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 3, 1930
Filing dateMay 26, 1927
Priority dateMay 26, 1927
Publication numberUS 1761703 A, US 1761703A, US-A-1761703, US1761703 A, US1761703A
InventorsRobert F Brimer
Original AssigneeWalter B Avery
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined wrapper or envelope and guard for frozen confections
US 1761703 A
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R. F. BRIMER 1,761,703 COMBINED WRAPPER OR ENVELOPE AND GUARD FOR FROZEN CONFECTIONS June 3, 1930.

Original Filed May 26, 1927 INVENTOR.

BY rajng ATTORNEY;

Patented Ju e, "1930 UNITED STATES PATE NT OFFICE ROBERT F.'BRIMER, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE- HALF TO WALTER B. AVERY, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COMBINED WRAPPER OR ENVELOPE AND GUARD FOR FROZEN CONFECTION S Application filed May 26, 1927, Serial No 194,354. Renewed April 22, 1930.

This invention relates to combined wrappers or envelopes andguards for frozen confections, and it comprises a container such as a water-proofed or glazed paper envelope adapted to receive the confection and a stiffening member such as a reinforced sheet of heavy paper or pasteboard or thin metal or the like attached, preferably by means of adhesive, to one surface of the container, such reinforcing member being perforated by a hole advantageously somewhat smaller in diameter than the stick or handle carrying the confection and the other surface of the envelope being, advantageously, provided with an indicating mark registering with the said perforation, whereby when the confection is removed from the envelope the handle may be forced through one surface of the envelope at the indicated point and through the perforation of the reinforcement, to a point where the envelope acts as a shield or guard, preventing drippings from the confection contaminating the handle or the hand or clothes of the consumer; all as more fully hereinafter set forth and as claimed,

Certain confections such as frozen confections or other delicacies such as candies and pasteries are provided with sticks or handles which the person may hold while consuming them. These confections are usually sold in water-proofed envelopes which the user throws away when he is about to consume the confection. It it an object of my invention to so construct the envelope or container that it may be used as a shield or guard to protect the consumer from the ,drippings of the confection as it is bein eaten. This object I accomplish by providing one side of the envelope with a relativel stiff reinforcing member preferably score or creased somewhat in one direction and by providing the ther surface of the envelo e wit an indicating mark registering wit the perforation of the reinforcm member.

When the pure aser decides to eat the confection he removes it from the envelope and forces the end of the handle or stick throu h the indicating mark on the one surface oft e envelope, through the other surface of thesmaller than the diameter of the stick or handle and if desired the end of the stick or handle may be pointed to facilitate penetration of the paper of the envelope. In some instances instead of using a reinforcin member of cardboard, thin metal or the li e I may use several plies of such material and preferably several pliesof paper which may be of the same composition and character as that of the envelope.

In the accompanying drawing I have shown several forms of a specific embodiment of my invention.

In the drawings: r

Fig. 1 is a pers ective showing a transparent envelope with the confection therein as usually dispensed.

Fig. 2 1s a perspective showing the handle V of the confection forced through the reinforcement and illustrates the dishing of the container and the position of the confection for consumption.

tions of reinforcing members which may be used.

Referring to the drawings, 1 indicates as a whole a transparent envelope having the front side 2 and the rear side 3. Thismay I be made in any way usually by simply pasting the ends 4 and 5 together and by turning over the end 6, thus leaving an opening preferably with a flap 7. As so far described, this is the usual construction. In addition to this construction, in accordance with my invention, I provide a reinforcing member 8 which may be of relatively heavy paper, cardboard (pasteboard), thin flexible metal, celluloid, or other material relatively stiff as compared to the material of which the envelope itself is made. This reinforcement may consist of a heavy layer of celluloid or glue-like substance. ber 8 is preferably secured to the under side of the envelope by means of a suitable adhesive and is provided, preferably, at about its mid-point, with a perforation 9, advantageously, somewhat smaller than the diameter of the handleAwhich carries the confection so that when the handle is forced through this perforation, as hereinafter described, the fit will be a tight one and there will be some resistance to the passage of the handle through the perforation, resulting in a tendency to cup or dish the sides of the reinforcing member upwardly. On the front of the envelope I place a suitable indicating or index mark by means of color or otherwise illustrated in Fig. 3 and designated by reference numeral 10. This indicating mark should register with the perforation of the reinforcing member so that when the user forces the handle of the confection through this indicating mark it will perforate the upper side of the envelo e, then perforate or pierce the under side 0 the envelope and then register with the hole in the reinforcing member. The envelope itself is preferably not perforated as it is better that it should be a water-proofed and sealed package for sanitary purposes. The reinforcing member 8 is better placed on the under side of the envelope and I prefer to arrange it in such a way so that the perforation or hole 9 of the reinforcing member is directly underthe overlapping flaps 4 and 5. These flaps offer a little resistance to the passage of the handle through the paper and thus serve to help cup the container.

In Fig. 5 I have illustrated a somewhat modified form of the invention in which a plurality of reinforcing members are used instead of one. These reinforcing members are positioned under the flaps 4 and 5 and any number of them may be used. For sake of illustration I have shown the reinforcing member 8 of the same construction as-the ones previously and hereinafter described and the intermediate one or ones 11 may be of the same material or of thin paper or the like. And since I may use several of these it is suflicient in some instances that they merely be of paper of the same character as that of which the envelope itself is made. In other words, I may construct a reinforcing member of paper similar to that of which the envelope The reinforcing mem- I is made and use a suficient number of plies of such paper to afford the necessary stiffness. In Figs. 6, 7 and 8 I have shown several modified forms of reinforcing member 8. In Fig. 6 this may be an ordinary square and positioned with opposite corners in line with the longitudinal line of the envelope. In Fig. 7 I have shown the reinforcing member 8 of rectangular shape extending substantially the entire length of the envelope; and in Fig. 8 I have shown the reinforcing member 8 in the shape of a circle. In order to facilitate the cupping or dishing of the reinforcing member I preferably weaken it along one line. This may be done by scoring it or in any ordinary way of weakening materials of the character of those which may be used. scoring is indicated in Figs. 1, 6, 7 and 8 by reference numeral 12.

The manner of use of this device is obvious from the foregoing. When the purchaser decides to consume the confection he removes it from the envelope, flattens the envelope in one hand and while holding the envelope with one hand forces the handle of the confection through the upper face of the envelope at the point indicated by reference numeral 10 if such indicia are used. In doing this the fingers holding the envelope on the under side should be spaced somewhat apart in order that the handle may pass through the under side of the envelope and into the perforation 9 of the reinforcing member. With the fingers held somewhat apart and on the opposite sides of the scored portions 12 and with force sufficient to cause the handle to penetrate the paper there will be a tendency for the envelope to assume a concave shape and this shape will be retained because the scored portion of the reinforcing member having weakened it to a limited extent prevents that reinforcing member from spring ing back or resuming its normal fiat position. If the envelope should be made of particularly stiff or heavy paper or other material, rather than perforating it for the purpose of permitting the handle to be properly positioned I may sharpen the extreme end of the handle and thus provide a point for penetrating the paper, but ordinarily this is not necessary since, I wish to use the resistance of the paper to the passage of the handle therethrough to aid in dishing or cupping the reinforcing member and thus the envelope. The envelope is best made of lazed or paraflined or otherwise water-proof ed paper, but for, economy in manufacture the reinforcing member need not necessarily be of such material.

What I claim is 1. A combined envelope and guard for confections provided with handles, comprising a container adapted to receive the confection, and a reinforcement provided with a weakened spot on one surface of the container,

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whereby the handle of the confection may be forced through two sides of the container and through the weakenedspot of the reinforcement to position the container under the confection and on the handle.

2. A combined envelope and guard for confections provided with handles, comprising a container adapted to receive the confection, and a perforated reinforcement on one surface of the container, whereby the handle of the confection may be forced through two sides of the container and through the reinforcement to position the container under the confection and on the handle.

3. A combined envelope and guard for confections provided with handles, comprising a. container adapted to receive the confection, a reinforcementcon'one surface of the container, a weakened spot in said reinforcement and an indicating mark on the opposite surface of the container, said indicating mark registering with said weakened spot in said reinforcement, whereby the handle of the confection may be forced through two sides of the container and through the reinforcement to position the container under the confection and on the handle.

4. A combined envelope and guard for confections which are provided with handles,

comprising a container adapted to receive the confection and a relatively stiff reinforcing member on one side of the container, said member .being weakened along its length, whereby the handle may be forced through the container and the member and tend to bend the member along the reinforcement to make a dish-like receptacle.

5. A combined envelope and guard for frozen confections comprising a container 40 adapted to receive the confection formed of waxed paper in the shape of a bag, a perforated reinforcing strip disposed along the back of the container, said reinforcement strip having a scoring along its length passing through said perforation, and an index spot positioned on the opposite surface of the container in registration with said perforation.

6. A combined envelope and guard for frozen confections comprising a container adapted to receive the confection formed of Waterproof flexible material in the shape of a bag, a reinforcing member positioned on one surface of the bag and having a perforation of small diameter formed therein, and

an index spot positioned on the opposite surface of the bag. v

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto affixed my signature.

ROBERT F. BRIMER,

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US2735778 *Sep 5, 1952Feb 21, 1956 taylor
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Classifications
U.S. Classification383/4, 426/130, 426/134, 383/119, 206/216, 383/902, 426/115, 426/110
International ClassificationB65D85/60
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/60, Y10S383/902, A23G9/503
European ClassificationB65D85/60