US 1806905 A
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Mayi26, 1931. c, KAMPFMAN 1,896,905
C IGARETTE PACKAGE Filed Sept. 6. 1928 ouo 67162216.: amp/man ATTORNEYS W INVENTOR Patented May 26, 1931 mum's KAMPFMAN, or- EASE. coNNEo'rIoU'r crennnrrn l nemen Application. filed September 6, 1928. Serial No. 304,324.
' An important objectifof the present in vention is to efi'ect a simple improvement in cigarette packages, which will facilitate the Withdrawal of clgarettes when they are need- Lsj ed and prevent themfrom falling out of the opened package when they arenot needed. Other objects will appear hereinafter. In the drawings 7 Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the improved package in closed or sealed condidition; I
Fig. 2 a fragmentary perspective. view showing the package partly opened;
Fig. 3 a vertical longitud nal section '15 through the package; showing the manner of withdrawing the cigarettes;
Fig. 4 a perspective view of a pack of cigarettes mounted in the clip forming part of the invention; I
main wrapper of the package unfolded; and
Fig. 6 a similar view of the outer or label wrapper of the package unfolded.
The package includes an outer main wrapper 1. This wrapper is formed of two sheets of thin paper -2 and a sheet 3 preferably of tin foil interposed between the sheets 2 and co-extensive with thein. The wrapper- 1 is folded and sealed to form a container or covering for a flat pack of cigarettes and form a package of the usual shape and size. Each paper sheet 2 is formed with two parallel lines of perforations 4:. These perforated lines of the two sheets are in register through the thickness of the wrapper and they define a relatively narrow strip 5 which is adapted to be torn out to open the package. At the ends of the strip 5 the two sheets'2 are cut to form two. free pulling the-strip are such that when the wrapper is folded and sealed in package form the strip Fig. 5 a fragmentary face view of the &
tabs 6. The location and proportions of.
latter is preferably in the form of a straight strip of stout paper'having a width substantiallyequalto the height of the package. Atits upper edge it is formed with two deep notches 8 so shaped and disposed 5? that they expose the downwardly extending ends of the strip 5 with the pull tabs 6 at opposite faces of the package. Thewrapper 7 bears the package labels and is held wrapped and in place by pasting or other 6 wise.
Within the wrapper 1 is a clip in which the pack of cigarettes is disposed. The clip is formed of a flat strip 9 of pasteboard or other relatively stiif sheet material creased atintermediate points to bend easily, and
folded into substantially U form. This provides the clipwith a flat bottom portion 10. to bear against the lower ends of the cigarettes, and upstanding side portions or .ends 11. The width of the strip 9 corresponds to the thickness of the pack, and the bottom portion 10 of the clip corresponds in area to the end of the pack and snugly fits the bot: tom of the wrapper 1. The sides 11 of the clip. are somewhat shorter than the cigarettes and bear against the opposite sides of the pack. When the latter is complete the sides 11 extend straight up and down and contact with the. inner side faces of the wrapper 1. Notches 12 are formed in the side members 11 adjacent the upper free .ends thereof, and a light rubber band passes through said notches and surrounds the free ends of the clip and the pack. This band tends to"contract the clip andcompress the cigarettes toward the center of the package and into endwise alinement with the strip 5.
The package is preferably enclosed by an outer sealed envelope 14 of transparent paper. When the package is to be opened the envelope is torn 'ofi to uncover the strlp 5, and either one of the free tabs 6 is grasped and' pulled outwardly to tear out the strlp 5. This leaves an opening extendingacross the end of the ackage and down the opposite faces thereo and exposes the upper ends of the ci arettes at the center of the pack so that t ey may be withdrawn. The extension of the opening down the pposite faces readily grasped and withdrawn without mutilating them. As the central cigarettes are withdrawn the rubber band 13 immediately contracts the clip 9 and compresses the pack to close the gap. This automatically disposes other cigarettes at the center of the package in alinement with the opening for withdrawal. Each time that a gap is made by the Withdrawal of one or more cigarettes the said contraction of the clip takes place. The pressure of the clip is equal upon opposite sides of the clip so that all of the cigarettes are successively presented to the centralopening as the package is emptied. While the cigarettes may be readily withdrawn when needed they are frictionally held by the rubber band and the clip with suflicient firmness to prevent them from dropping through the discharge opening when they are not needed. This corrects an annoying fault in existing cigarette packages.
While I have shown and described a very desirable and commercially practicable form of my invention, I do not wish to be limited strictly to this disclosure but reserve the right to make such changes as will lie within the scope of the claims.
What I claim is: v v
1. A cigarette package comprising a wrapper to enclose a pack of cigarettes; a substantially U-shaped clip within'the wrap per comprising a relatively stiff strip bearingagainst opposite sides of the pack and against one end thereof, said clip being bendable at the-corners of the pack; and a rubber band surrounding the pack and the clip adjacent the free ends of the latter and exerting. a compression through the clip tending to force the cigarettes laterally toward the center of the package. 7
2. A cigarette package comprising a wrapper and an enclosed pack of cigarettes; a substantially U-sha'ped clip within said wrapper embraclng the pack longitudinally of the cigarettes and comprising a relatively stiff strip of a width substantially equal to the thickness of the 'pack, extending across one end of the pack and along opposite sides thereof and being bendable at the corners of the pack; and a resilient strand connecting the free end portions of the clip and tending to compress the pack laterally the medium of the clip.
cigarette package comprising a wrapper; and a unit enclosed by said wrapper, formed independently thereof, and comprising a pack of cigarettes, an upwardly opening clip formed to engage opposite s des of the pack, and resilient means comblning with said clip to transversely surround the pack and hold the cigarettes in packed relation and tending to contract the clip to transversely compress the pack and press the cigarettes laterally intoa predetermined position.
A cigarette package comprising a wrapper; and a unit enclosed by said wrapper, formed independently thereof, and comprising a pack of cigarettes, an upward :ly opening clip formed to engage opposite sides of the packand formed to stifi'en and hold the bottom of the wrapper to normal original dimensions and shape, and resilient means combining with said clip to transsignature.
. CHARLES KAMPFMAN.