US 1863190 A
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june 14, 1932. A, COULAPlDEs 1,863,190
CIGARETTE AND CIGAR BOX Filed April 28, 1928 Patented June 14, 1932 PATENT OFFICE ANTHONY COULAPIDES, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
CIGARETTE AND CIGAR BOX Application filed April 28,
This invention relates to cigarette or cigar boxes and containers having for its object to provide a dual package or compartment for receiving the merchandise.
5' One of the objects of my invention is to provide a dual package cigarette or cigar container or receptacle of the type commonly constructed of card board or other stiff material, including provision for detaching or 1 separating said package.
Another object of my invention is to construct a dual compartment cigarette or cigar package having an insert or holder for the merchandise capable of being separated or detached with the outer bodies of the package so as to provide two independent packages.
To enable others skilled in the art to more fully comprehend the underlying features of my invention, reference is had to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification in which Fig. 1 is an open view showing the dual package and the insert for retaining the merchandise.
Fig. 2 is a side view of the insert.
Fig. 3 is an end View of the insert.
Fig. 4 is a side view of one of the outer bodies.
Fig. 5 is a top edge view of one of the outer bodies.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the package.
Fig. 7 is an end view showing the package .when sealed.
Referring now to the drawing wherein like reference characters designate corre sponding parts throughout the several views, 5, 6 designates two outer bodies or shells similar in structure, each consisting of an outer open end 7 sides 8 and inner open ends 9, the inner top faces 10 each having an arouate edge 11 for convenience in removing the cigarettes or cigars 12 when the package is opened. The said bodies are usually of cardboard or other stiff material for the purpose of protecting merchandise when packed.
Referring particularly to Fig. 2, it will be noted that I provide an insert or strip 14 slightly less in width than the width of the bodies 5, 6, the length of said strip being 1928. Serial No. 273,482.
considerably longer than the lengths of the bodies, the ends 15, 16 of said insert being creased and folded over as at 17, 18 in parallelism to the strip 1 1. The ends 15, 16, thus produce a compartment within the bodies 5, 6 to retain the merchandise above referred to. The strip or insert 14 is heavily perforated transversely along the line 19 at a point intermediate the ends whereby the said strip may be detached together with 60 thebodies 5, 6, to produce two separatepackages. hen so perforated, the end of each strip adjacent the perforated edges is of sufficient length to overlap the open end of each body 5, 6, and the strip of tinfoil 20, usually provided for packing cigarettes or cigars. During the packing of the merchandise, the tinfoil strip 20 covers the ends of the cigarettes adjacent the perforated or tearing portion, as shown clearly in Fig. 6. The bodies 5, 6, are usually sealed as by a revenue stamp 21 completing the package.
When the seal of the package is broken, and the package is opened, as shown for instance by Fig. 6, at least one of the bodies or shells 5 6 being partially withdrawn from the retainer or insert 14, the merchandise may be removed from either body as will be obvious. A package of this type permits of thepacking of two different grades of merchandise and either the package may be separated along the perforated line 19 to produce two separate packages or complete units or when one package is empty, the body and a portion of the strip 14; therewith may be detached and discarded. It will be understood that when the package is closed and/or sealed in the condition shown by Fig. 7 the inner faces 10 of the respective bodies lie in contiguous relation to each other, and when the package is opened, the merchandise is removed from the inside and the package may be again closed. To facilitate the closing of the package, that is, the folding of one body or shell upon. the other, the retainer or insert 1 1' is scored and folded along the outer edges of the inner ends of the shells, referring to Fig. 6. My invention however relates particularly to the insert or strip 14: which together with the bodies 5, 6 produces a dual compartment package or container detachable one from the other for the purposes set forth.
While I have shown and described my invention with some degree of particularity, it will be realized that other modifications and changes may be resorted to under special con- ,1'. A dual cigarette package comprising a continuous strip of sheet material folded at each end into parallelism with the main body portion thereof to form a space for retaining a layer of cigarettes, and a tubular shell slidably mounted and frictionally held upon each end of the strip to form therewith two compartments for cigarettes, the intermediate portion of said strip joining the two compartments being scored to permit the compartments to be folded with their flat sides adjacent one another.
2. A dual cigarette package comprising a cigarette retainer consisting of a strip of sheet material adapted to receive two layers of cigarettes in the same plane at the opposite ends thereof with the cigarettes parallel with the sides of the retainer, an apron at each end of the retainer folded around the ends of the cigarettes and extending over the top of each layer to the vicinity of the inner 7 end thereof, a tubular shell of about the same length as the cigarettes telescoped over each end of the retainer to form with said retainer a protective compartment for each cigarette layer, the cigarettes being removed from either layer through the inner open end of a shell after partially withdrawing same from the retainer, and the retainer being folded along the outer edges of the inner ends of the shells to permit the shells, when the package is closed, to lie with their sides adjacent one another with the portion of the retainer between said fold lines serving as the closure for the cigarette compartments.
3. A dual cigarette package comprising a continuous strip of sheet material folded at each end into parallelism with the main body portion thereof to form a space for retaining a layer of cigarettes, and a tubular shell slidably mounted and frictionally held upon each end of the strip to form therewith two compartments for cigarettes, the intermediate portion of said strip joining the two compartments being scored to permit the compartments to be folded with their flat sidesadjacent one another, said strip having a weakened line midway between said scorings by which the compartments can be read-