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Publication numberUS1867949 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 19, 1932
Filing dateFeb 6, 1931
Priority dateFeb 18, 1930
Also published asDE572764C
Publication numberUS 1867949 A, US 1867949A, US-A-1867949, US1867949 A, US1867949A
InventorsEverett Molins Walter
Original AssigneeEverett Molins Walter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carton for cigarettes and like articles
US 1867949 A
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July 19, 1932. w, MOUNS 1,867,949

CARTON FOR CIGARETTES AND LIKE ARTICLES Filed Feb. 6, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 //v VE/V T08 "W44 M M M July 19, 1932. w. E. MOLINS CARTON FOR CIGARETTES AND LIKE ARTICLES Filed Feb. 6. 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented July 19, 1932 UNITED STATES ATENT OFF-ICE.

WALTER EVERETT MoLINs, E DEPTFORID, ONDON. 'EnGLAnn CARTON FOR CIGARETTES AND LIKE ARTICLES Application filed February 6, 1931, Serial No. 513,975, and in Great'Britain February 18, 1930.

This invention relates to cartons for cigarettes and like articles, and has for its object to provide a carton which is more rigid than those hitherto in use so are better protected, without using more ma terial than existing cartons, and without increasing the cost of manufacture.

Further objects of the invention include the division of the carton into compartments which separate the cigarettes into small groups, which renders them convenient of access and prevents them from being shaken about after some of the cigarettes have been removed from the carton. The separating member is also so arranged that its flexibility assists in retaining the cigarettes in position within the carton.

The method of forming the separating member also ensures that the cigarettes are automatically exposed to access by the consumer immediately the carton is opened.

The invention comprises a cigarette carton in which a portion of the front panel of the cigarette containing member, or members, is

bent over so that the same lies between the cigarettes and the main portion of the panel, the bent over portion being folded to produce ridges which extend to the back panel of the carton and reinforce the same and simultaneously separate the cigarettes into small groups.

The invention also comprises a cigarette carton of the type referred to in which the cigarettes are prevented from deterioration 3" by a liner of tin foil or the like material, the foil being so arranged that the opening of the carton automatically separates the foil from the cigarettes so that the latter may be removed without trouble.

The invention will be more particularly described with reference to the accompanying drawings in which Fig. 1 shows a blank of the single pocket packet.

Fig. 2 shows a perspective view of a single pocket packet having the invention applied thereto.

Fig. 3 shows a fragmentary view of Fig. 2 showing the front panel of the packet alone and illustrating the invention more clearly.

that the cigarettes Fig. 4 shows a view of a double pocket paplket with the invention applied thereto, an

Fig. '5 is a central section of Fig. 4:.

Fig. 6 shows a blank for the slide ofa slide and shell packet, and

Fig. 7 shows a perspective view of a slide made up from the blank shown in Fig. 6 with the invention applied thereto.

Referring. to the drawings, the front panel to 1 of the carton blank 2 .is slit at 3 near the corners where it joins the sides of the finished carton for adistance of, say from the mouth of the finished carton. From the ends of these slits further slits 4: are made in the panel 1 parallel to the mouthof the'finished carton, each slit terminating at a distance of, say, A from the centre of the panel, thus leaving a hinge line 5 .so that the upper portion 6 of the front panel is quite flexible.

This flexible portion is folded as shown in Fig. 3 to form two upstanding triangular ridges 7 therein at right angles to the mouth of the finished carton, and the whole portion is then bent over on the hinge line 5 so that when the carton is made up, the flexible portion 6 with its ridges 7 will lie inside the pocket. This will naturally expose the front of the cigarettes for some distance, and if desired, the back panel of the carton may be v slit at 8 to facilitate .the removal of the cigarettes. I I

The ridges are'of such dimension that they extend to the back panehthus forming struts or stiffeners to the finished carton and maintaining the central portion of the same quite rigid.

The ridges are arranged, for example, so

that four cigarettes lie between them and three cigarettes lie on each side.

-The compartments formed by theridges separate the cigarettes into small convenient groups, 'and as the cigarettes are removed from'the outer compartments the ridges tend to expand open and maintain the end cigarettes in position.

When the cigarettes are to be protected by foil, the foil strip 9 is arranged as shown in Fig. 5 so that although the cigarettes are protected by foil on both sides, immediately the cover flap is raised, the cigarettes are freely exposed.

The invention may also be applied to the slide portion of a slide and shell carton as shown in Fig. 7, by suitably extending the lower flap 10 of the slide and forming the necessary ridges.

It will be seen that by this in'ventionthe cigarette carton is reinforced considerably at the centre of the same which is always the weakest part, thus preventing the cigarettes from being crushed, although the cost of the carton is not increased in any way. At the same time the ridges form divisions in the carton and the method of making the reinforcing member is such that the ends of the cigarettes are exposed to view immediately the carton is opened.

What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is l. A cigarette carton in which a portion of the front panel of the cigarette containing member is bent over so that the same lies be-v tween the cigarette and the main portion of the panel, the bent over portion being folded to produce ridges which extend 'to the back panel of the carton, reinforce the same and simultaneously separate the cigarettes into small groups.

2. A cigarette carton having a front panel provided adjacent the carton mouth with a pair of tongue portions integral with the panel and extending in opposite directions from the central portion of the panel substantially parallel to the carton mouth, each such tongue portion being folded reversely to form a ridge of double thickness extending to the back panel of the carton to reinforce the same and to separate the cigarettes into small groups.

3. A cigarette carton having a front panel providedadjacent the carton mouth with a pair of tongue portions integral with the panel and extending in opposite directions from the central portion of the panel substantially parallel to the carton month, each such tongue portion being folded reversely to form a ridge of double thickness extending to the back panel of the carton to reinforce the same and to separate the cigarettes into small groups, said tongue portions and the central portion of the front panel intermediate'the same being folded inwardly of the carton and against the inner face of the front panel.

In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature.

WALTER EVERETT MOLINS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/256, 229/120.9, 229/120.18, 206/273
International ClassificationB65D85/08, B65D85/10
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/1063
European ClassificationB65D85/10G6