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Publication numberUS1765415 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 24, 1930
Filing dateJan 28, 1927
Priority dateJan 28, 1927
Publication numberUS 1765415 A, US 1765415A, US-A-1765415, US1765415 A, US1765415A
InventorsLa Bombard Leon E, Sidebotham Melvin H
Original AssigneeSpecialty Automatic Machine Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Article holder
US 1765415 A
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June 24, 1930. L', LA BOMBARD Er AL 1,765,415

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ART I OLE HOLDER Filed Jan. 28, 1927 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 June 24, 1930. E. LA BOMBARD ET AL 1,765,415


This invention relates to holders or containers for shirts or similar articles-ofgoods when kept in stock or exposed for sale, or

to contain such articles returned from a laundry, especially the latter purpose.

The invention has particular reference to means for not only protecting the articles from dust and dirt, but also to retain such articles as soft shirts, or dress shirts, which are liable to shift or slide in a container, in flat or un-crumpled condition.

A particular object of the invention is to vprovide a garment holder having a stifiener, which stifi'ener is so constructed or shaped that, although normally flat, will be converted by the act of inserting a garment in the container or holder, to a form which will greatly increase its longitudinal stiffness.

Another object is to provide means for cooperating with the container or holder to facilitate insertion of a garment in smooth folded condition in the holder, the said inserting means being removable when de-' sired. I

With the above-mentioned objects in view, the invention consists in the holder or container, and an inserter, substantially as hereinafter described and claimed,

Of theaccompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a face view of the package, with the inserter as Well as a folded shirt in the holder.

Figure 2 is an end view looking upward from the lower end of Figure 1.

Figure 3 represents a. section on line 33 of Figure 1. I I Figure 4 represents a section on line 44 of Figure 1, but omitting any enclosed garment, the members being illustrated as well alone, empty and in the normal fiat condition as when not in use.

Figure 7 is-a face view of the inserter alone.

' r Figures 8 and 9 are, respectively, side and end views of the inserter alone.

of holder.

Figure 11 represents a section on line 11-11 of Figure 10.

Figure 12 is a form of holder.

Figure '13 represents a section on line 1313 of Figure 12.

Figure 14 is a partial face view ofanother form of holder. T

Figure 15 represents a section on line 1515 of Figure 14.

Similar I reference characters indicate similar parts in all of the views.

The holder, which may contain a folded garment either alone or permanently or temporarily with the member which is first-used as an inserter, comprises a card board back member 12 and a flexible front member 13 preferably consisting of tissue paper of less length than the back member, the side margins of the front member being folded over the side edges of the back member and ad: hesively secured. creased parallel with its side edges as indicated at 14', for a purpose presently explained.

The front and back members of the hold- I er are of such relative areas laterally that The back member is the holder .and expands it as to thickness;

but the important result is that the conversion of the back to a form or shape having transversely. angular or curved marginal portions renders the holder as a whole so stifl longitudinally that the package can be handled quite-freely without disturbing its substantially flat shape" and the consequent proper folded condition of the enclosed protected garment. I

To reduce liability of tearing the thin front-member 13 when inserting a garment,

pass over the extreme edges of the member 12 and are adhesively secured to'the back thereof. To still further reinforce the corners where the pull is exertedwhen a garment is inserted in the holder, patches or tabs 17 are illustrated in Figures 1 and 5, 'said patches being of. suitable material such as strong kraft paper adhesively secured strip 40 to the front and back of said corners and extending around or over the edges of the front and back members. While the reinforcements just described provide a strong and durable structure, we do not limit ourselves thereto.' Either of said reinforce ments may be omitted if the garments to be placed in the holders are of a light and not bulky character soas, not to requlre such multiple reinforcements.

To facilitate'the placing of a folded gar ment in'the holder, we em lo an inserte'r which can either be removed aft ing its function or can be left in the holder with the garment, said inserter being of a character whichfwhen left inthe holder,

protects the entire shirt front ashereinafter explained. Said insertercomprlses a strip of suitable material such as cardboard, said being cut and creased to formtwo long sect1ons 18, 19, with an intermediate connecting narrow section 20, the latter being cut out at its middle to provide an opening 21 and a lip 22 (Fi 1, 2., 7 and 9). The

strip is foldable on t e crease lines which define the sections from each other, and the sections 18, 19, at their separate or free ends,

are tapered as at'23. and the end edges are [recessed as at 24.. The section 18 is longi- 'tudinally creased at 25, near its side edges,-

and-adjacent to the section 20-is provi with relatively small ears '26 (Figs. 1, '2, 7,

The strip 18, 19, 20, when folded on the transverse crease lines, refefably ,substan tiall equals, in-len h, t e back member 12 of t e holder, but 1s slightly narrower. .It is employed, primarily, for the purpose of effectlng a smooth insertion of a ment such as a shirt in theholder as hereinafter described; when left in the'holder with the shirt, it protects the collar ban I and the bosom of the shirt including that pgrtion of the latter which would otherwise exposed above the reinforced edge of the holder member 13.

er perform olded gar-- In use, a garment such as-a shirt is folded i about the back member 19 of the inserter, a portionof the shirt bein folded over the recessed and tapered end o said member 19 and turned upward against the back of said member,. the correctfolding being facilitated by utilizing the hole 21- in the section 20 as a visual guide for the proper location of the center of the'neck band of the shirt i the usual button hole a" in said neck ban indicating said center. In other words, the

hole 21 in the inserter' section 20 indicates the proper centering of the shirt laterally. After said folding, the front member 18 of the inserter is laid down over the entire front of the shirt and then, in "its-doubled" condition, with the shirt, is inserted into the holder,this being illustrated by Figures 1, 2 and 3. The tapered ends 23 of the inserter sections 18, 19, facilitate easy entrance.-

Owing to the fact that the section 18 covjso e rs the shirt bosom and the usual front but-'.

tons thereof, such buttons, or any frills of the shirt bosom, can not catch on the edge of the member 13 of the holder and either tear, said member or interfere with smooth" insertion .to place.

After the shirt is smoothlypositioned, the in inserter can be readily withdrawn so as to J leave the front of: the shirt perceptible through the member- 13 which is usually more or less transparent. Such removal is easily effected'by grasping the lip 22 with one hand and with the other hand grasping the portion of the shirt which overlies the recesses 24 of the members 18, 19,, and then inv opposite directions. If desired owever, especially when the garment is" a dress shirt or if visibility of its material and pattern is not desired because it is to be put awayin stock, the inserter. 'canbe advant'ageouislye left in the holder, with the shirt, to be removed at any later time. 'When so left, the portionof the shirt which would otherwise be exposed above the edge 15 of'the holder member 13 is covered and protected as well as the rest of the shirt bosom. And the. cars 26 of the inserter section 19 afl'ordprotectien to such portions of the shirt as .tend to'bulge outward above thereinforced corners of the holder front member 13. i

In Figures 10 to 15 inclusive we illustrate structures which not onlyrovide for reinforcing the'upper unattac ed edges of thethin members 13'but also maintain the extreme edges at suflicient distances from the back members so that garments can be readily inserted into the pockets or spaces betweeen the front and back members without catchingonsaid extreme edges,

Although in said Figures 10 to 15 no attempt has been made to include illustration of an inserter, it is to be'understood that inserterssuch as illustrated by Figures 7,?

to the outer surface of the upper margin of the thin front member 13, preferably extending the back of the stiff member 12, and said strip is longitudinally creased as at 31 to cause the extreme edge of both the strip and the member 13 to stand away from the back member so that a garment can be readily moved past said extreme edge without catching thereon. Said extreme edge is il lustrated as scalloped, such formation notonly imparting an ornamental appearance to said edge but also providing a series of protuberances which, if a garment should catch thereon, will only bend in with the garment and permit it to smoothly pass..

- surface of the In the structure illustrated by Figures 12 and 13, a stri 32, similar to the described strip at,

13,- instead of to the outer surface as in Figures 10 and 11. Such strip, so located, does not need to be creased because the wellknown characteristic of adhesive on a strip causes the strip to curve when dry and therefore the-margin of-the front member, and its attached strip 32, automatically assumes such a transversely curved form as illustrated by Figure 13.

.Figures 14 and 15 illustrate a structure in which a strip of kraft paper or similar material. is doubled over the edge of the member 13 and adhesivel secured so that saidstrip presents a roun ed surface past which a garment can be readily moved without catching, a portion of said surface curving awa from the back member 12.

Figures 11, 13 and 15, which are sectional views on lines 11-11, 1313 and 1515 of Figures 10, 12 and 14.- respectively, illustrate the reinforcing strips as thicker than those used in practice, this being done in the interest of clearness of illustration.

Having now described our invention, we claim:

1. The combination comprising front and back members conaround the side edges and onto is a hesively secured to the inner marginof the front member with an article holder 1 er comprising front and back members connected at opposite edges, of an article inserter comprisin two sections connected at one end and having a projecting lip at said connected end, the edges of the other ends of said sections being recessed.

4:. The combination with an article holder comprising front and back members connected at opposite edges, of an article inserter comprising two sections connected at one end, one of said sections being creased along lines parallel with its side ed es.

5. The combination with an artic e holder comprising front. and back members connected at opposite edges, of an article inserter comprising two sections connected at one end, one of said sections having laterally projecting ears adjacent to the connections between the two sections, and an article completely enclosed between said sections of the inserter. I

6. An article holder comprising a thin flexible front member and a relatively stiff back member, the two members being connected at opposite edges, the thin front member having an unattached edge provided with means for causing the extreme edge to stand away from the stiff back meme back member, the two members being connected at opposite edges, the thin front -member having an unattached edge provided with a supplemental reinforcing strip having a normal shape to maintain the extreme edge-deflected away from the stiff back member.

8. An article holder comprising athin flexible front member and a relatively stiff Y back member connected together at oppo site edges, the thin front member having an unattached edge provided with a strip of tough flexible material adhesively secured to it, said strip being treated to cause it to maintain a transversely curved condition.

In testimony whereof we have affixed our signatures.



nected at opposite edges, of an article inserter comprising two sections connected solely at one end and having oppositely tapered margins at its other end, and an article completely enclosed between said inserter sections. 1

2. The combination with an article holder comprising front and back members'connected at opposite edges, of an article inserter comprising two sections with an inter-

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U.S. Classification206/297, 229/87.17
International ClassificationB65D75/54, B65D75/52
Cooperative ClassificationB65D75/54
European ClassificationB65D75/54