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Publication numberUS1937222 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 28, 1933
Filing dateFeb 20, 1932
Priority dateFeb 20, 1932
Publication numberUS 1937222 A, US 1937222A, US-A-1937222, US1937222 A, US1937222A
InventorsLeonard A Gallahan
Original AssigneeLeonard A Gallahan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigarette package
US 1937222 A
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Nov. 28, 1933. GALLAHAN I 1,937,222

CIGARETTE PACKAGE Filed Feb. 20, 1952 11v VENTOA Leona rd A, Gal/aha R Y i s x A 1 mu 7 /3 A TTOA N15 y Patented Nov. 28, 1933 ENT OFFICE: f

uN'lrEosrAr-es I CIGARETTE Mormon I 1 Leonard A. Gallahan, Rochester, N. Y.

Application February 20, 1932. Serial No. 594,315 9 Claims. (01. 229-41) This inventionfrelates to cigarette packages and more'particularly to apackage which will permit. of readily removing the cigarettes therefrom. w 3

, n One Object of the 'inventionis to provide a pack age which is readily filledwith cigarettes or. like contents. v T t Another object of the invention is to provide a cigarette package which, when opened, will pro: ject the cigarettes or other contents therein above the top of thepackage to permit ready removal of thecontentstherefrom. r v a A further'object of the invention is to provide a cigarette-package or the like whereby upon opening the same the cigarettes or othercontents will'be automatically raisedabove the height of the package and will be readily removable. still further object isto provide a cigarette package which'is of simple design and inexpensiveconstruction, enabling the same to be manufacturedat avery lowv cost and when the contents of the package have beenremoved the same may be discarded.

With these and other objects in new, the 111-:

vention consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement. .of parts herein-'- after fully described, illustrated in the'accompanying drawing, and set forth in the claims hereto appended, it being understood that various changes in theform, proportion, and minor details of construction,. within the scope of the claims, may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing any of the advantagesthereof.

(In the drawing; v V Figure 1 is a perspective-view of a cigarette package constructed in accordance with my invention, showing the same in an opened condition and ready to receive the cigarettes or other contents therein, v n v o v Figure 2 is a perspective view of the package in its closed position. i I 5 r ,-Figure 3 i-s a horizontal sectionalview showing the package in closed position.

Figure dis a horizontal sectional view showing-thepackagein its opened or extended positioni Figure 5is a plan view taken on the lines 5-5 of Figure 4;' and g Figure 6 is a detail view of the-notches in the tray and easing. z

Referring more particularly to the drawing, the reference character l'indicates the. outer casing of the package. This casing consistsof a front 2, a back 3, side walls 4 and 5, a bottom or rear end to, the tray 9 to be grasped and the tray slid outwardly, as shown in- Figure 4, thereby tensioning the cord 14, and when thetray reaches the positionas shown in Figures 4 and 5, that portionof G and an open or front end 7. The casing 1 is longitudinally severed or divided along the side Wall*5, as at 5' and thebottom 6 is also divided or transversely severed as at 6'. Thus, the,casing is adapted to be opened in half by transverse swinging movement, as shown in Figure 1- and the front 2 thereof is hinged on a scored portion 8 of the side wall 4, thereby permitting ready and unobstructed insertion of the cigarettesA in the tray or drawer 9. i The tray, or drawer 9 is adapted to'be'slid 1ongitudinally into and out of the open end 7 of the casing 1. This tray consists of end and side walls 10 and 11 respectively, and a bottom 12. The side walls '11 are provided with oppositelydisposed notches 15 adjacent the forward end of the tray. A false bottom 13 is placed within the tray 9-;and rests on the bottom 12 thereof and is free to move therein. 1 5' An endless cord 14is engaged in notches 15 in one portion of the bottom 6 of the casing 1 and is crossed as at 16 andextends along the sidesll of the tray 9 as 'at1'7 and is engageable in the' similarly formed notches 15 in the side walls 11 of the tray ,9 and rests on the bottom 12 and is in engagement with the underside of the outer or forward'end portion of the false bottom 13 asat 18 inFigure '3. It willbe noted this construction permitsarea'dy. engagement of the cord 13 with the false bottom and also a ready disengagement of *the false bottom from the cord thus facilitating a ready removal or insertion of the falsebottomfrom or to'place within the tray 17. A suit-. able wrapper 19 surrounds the casing 1 and seals or'closes the same, holding the front 2 in engage ment with the-back 3 by means of the sidewalls 5;and the bottom 6 contacting at their severed the cord on the undersideiof thefalse bottom 13 will raiseIthe forward end of the false bottom and projectthe cigarettes A or other contents so that said contents will extend above the top of the tray and so that they maybe readily removed there'- from.l

r Whenthe tray is slid into thecasing the inner end 21 of the tray will engage the crossed portion, 16 of the cord and the slack in the cord will thereby be taken up and the cord will be maintained wholly within the casing when in closed position, no

as shown at 22 in Figure 3. The cigarettes, upon sliding the tray in the casing, will engage the lower portion of the front 2 and will be automati- I notches past the slit portions 15, as shown in,

Figure 6. The wrapper 19 may be of any suitable material such as paper, Cellophane, etc. The

casing 1 and the tray 9 may be of any suitable material but are preferably made of cardboard, which may be stiff or relatively flexible, .as desired.

From the above it will be seen that a novel package for cigarettes or the like is formed which overcomes a great objection to the types of cigarette packages in common use. Tradesmen have found it very difficult to remove cigarettes from the conventional cigarette package, due to the fact that'the cigarettes must be grasped from within the package to be removed therefromj In the present invention, upon sliding the tray out of the casing the cigarettes will be automatically projected or lifted sothatthe forward or outer end portion thereof will extend above the top of the tray and sothat said cigarettes may be readily removed from the tray along an unobstructed path. i a

The transverse swinging movement of the cover orcover section of the casing permits a'ready assemblage or placement of the cigarettes within thetray and also a ready and full inspection of the contents before finally closing the casing previous to distribution of the ultimatepaokage to the trade. -I-Iowever, it will be noted that the package is constructed so that when in use by the purchaser, there can be realized the advantage of the longitudinal movement of the'cigarettespreparatory to or during the removal of a cigarette by longitudinal movement through the end of the package or casing. 'In other words, the particular package provides a construction that enables the realization of certain desirable and favorable characteristics which. are advantageous to-the manufacturer or producer of packaged "cigarettes on the one hand and of certain desirable and favorable characteristics which are advantageous to the use of the cigarette on the other hand.

i What isclaimed is: 1 l. A package comprising a casing, a tray slidable in the casing, a' false bottom in the tray, which false bottom extends longitudinally of'the tray-and transversely the full width thereof, and means connected to the casing and tray and engageable with the underside portion of the said falsebottom so that when the tray is slid out of the casing the said means willraise the false bottom and simultaneously the contents thereupon so that a portion ofthe latter willextend above the topof the tray.

2. A package comprising a casing, open at one end, a tray slidable into and out of the open'end of the'casing, a false bottomin the tray," flexible means consisting of a cord'anchored to theclosed end ofthe casing and movably connected with the sides of 'the tray andiextending underneath the forward end of said false bottom, whereby when said tray is slid out of the casing the cord will engage the'underside of the false bottom and raise thesame and the contents of the tray will project above the top of the tray at its forward end.

3. A cigarette package comprising a casing open at one end, a tray slidable into and out of the open end of the casing, an endless cord anchored to the closed end of the casing, said cord being crossed adjacent the closed end of the casing and slidablyconnected to the sides of the tray near the front thereof and extending across the bottom of the tray beneath the said false bottom, whereby when the tray is slid out of the casing that portion of the cord under the false bottom will raise and carry with it the said false bottom and the contents will project above the top of the forward end of the tray, and when the tray is slid into the casing the inner end of the tray will engagethe crossed portion of the cord and the slack in the cord will be taken up thereby maintaining the cord within the casing when in closed position.

4. A package comprising a casing having an open end, atray slidable longitudinallyinto and out of the open end of the casing, said casing hav ing one of its side walls longitudinally severed and its bottom or other end transversely severed to permit the same to be opened in half by transverse swinging movement so that the contents may be readily inserted in the tray, and a wrapper surrounding the casing to seal the same.

a 5. A package comprising a casing having an open end, a tray slidable into and out of the open end of the casing, said casing having one of its side walls and its bottom severed to permit the same to be opened in half so that the contents may'be readily inserted in the tray, a wrapper surrounding the casing to seal the same, a false bottom in the tray, an endless cord anchored to the casing and slidably connected to the sides of the tray near the front thereof and extending across the bottom of the tray beneath the said false bottom, whereby when the tray is slid out of the casing that portion of the cord under the false bottom will raise and carry with it the said false bottom and the contents will project above the top of the forward end of the tray.

6. A package comprising a casing having an open end, a tray slidable into and out of the open end of the casing, said casing having one of its side walls and its bottom severed to permit the same to be opened in half so that the contents may be readily inserted in the tray, a wrapper surrounding the casing to seal the same, a

false bottom in the tray, an endless cord anchored to the closed end of the casing, said cord being crossed adjacent the closed end of the casing and movably connected to the sides of the tray nearthe front thereof and extending across the bottom of the tray beneath the said false bottom, whereby when the tray is slid out of the casing that portion of the cord under the false bottom will raise and carry with it the said false bottom and the contents will project above the top of the forward end'of the tray, and when the tray is slid 'into the casing the inner end of the tray will engage the crossed portion of the cord and the slack in the cord Will be taken up thereby maintaining the cord within the casing when in closed po- 'sition. i

7. A package comprising a casing, a longitudinally movable container slidably mounted in the casing, supporting means in the container upon which suitable contents are placed, which supporting means is provided by a longitudinally unobstructed'false bottom that extends the full length ofthe interior of the container,and means engaging the casing, the movable container and said supporting means at the outer end portion of the latter so thatwhen the container is longitudinally moved in an outward direction the second-mentioned means will automatically raise the outer end portion of the supporting means and simultaneously therewith the said contents so that said contents will extend above the top of the casing and container.

8. A package comprising a casing, a tray slidable in the casing; a false bottom in the tray, a

end portion of the false bottom and simultaneously therewith the contents thereupon so that the contents will extend above the top of the tray at its outer or forward end.

9. A package comprising a casing having an open end, a tray capable of longitudinal sliding movement therein, said casing having only one side wall and its normally closed end severed to permit the casing to be opened in half by a transverse, swinging movement so that the contents may be readily inserted in the tray, and means for holding the two halves of the casing together after the tray has been filled.

I LEONARD A. GALLAI-IAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/254, 229/125.125, 229/160.2, 206/804, 229/164.1
International ClassificationB65D5/38, B65D85/10, B65D5/72
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/38, Y10S206/804, B65D85/1009, B65D5/728
European ClassificationB65D5/72G, B65D5/38, B65D85/10E