|Publication number||US2009464 A|
|Publication date||Jul 30, 1935|
|Filing date||Feb 6, 1935|
|Priority date||Feb 6, 1935|
|Publication number||US 2009464 A, US 2009464A, US-A-2009464, US2009464 A, US2009464A|
|Inventors||Winter Courtney P|
|Original Assignee||Winter Courtney P|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (11), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
July 30, 1935. Q p, WINTER 2,009,464
PAPER TOWEL Filed Feb. 6, 19255 my@ @ffy/ Summa/:45
Patented July 30, 1935 PATENT OFFICE PAPER TOWEL Courtney P. Winter, Chambersburg, Pa. I
Application February 6, 1935, Serial No. 5,313
This invention relates to improvements in paper towels and more particularly to a new type of fold for such towels to facilitate use and packaging of the same.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide the users of such articles with a towel that is three layers thick at the central portion and two layers thick at the outer edges. As the central portion of most paper towels is principally used,
it is a distinct advantage to have a greater nuinber of thicknesses or layers at the central portion of the towel.
A further object is to furnish a package of such towels, each towel so folded that the raw edges are concealed or protected and the folds being such as not to interfere with the stacking of the towels. In accordance with the invention, the new fold allows the entire stack to be of substantially uniform height, whereas folded towels'in the past have caused one side of the package to be of greater height than the o-pposite side.
With the foregoing objects outlined and with other objects in View whichwill appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in the novel features hereinafter described in detail, il-
lustrated in the accompanying drawing, and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims. In the drawing: Fig. 1 is a perspective View of .a paper towel folded in accordancewithl/.the invention.
Fig. 2 i'sfw'similar unfolded. ,Plg. 3 is a perspective view of a number of such f towels in folded condition and arranged in superview vwith the towel partly posed relation to form a stack or package.
Referring to the drawing, it will be noted that ""each towel is made of a sheet of paper and comprises a central section or body 4 from which projects a pair of wings 5 and 6. Each wing i-s folded over upon itself as shown at 1, and each fold line 1 is positioned from an end 8 of the body, at a distance which is less than half the width of the body 4. When-the sheet is folded in this way, the overlapping end portions 9 and III of the sheet are superposed on the body 4 and each one of these end portions has about the same area as the body portion so that the central portion of the resulting towel will be of three thicknesses or laminations. After the sheet is thus folded, the folded extremities II and I2 are folded over along lines I3 (coincident with the ends of the body portion) on to the end portion 9, with the result that the raw edges I4 and I5 are protected and the endl portions I6 of the folded towel are of five thicknesses in comparison with the central portion II of the folded towel.
As best shown in Fig. 3, when a number of these folded towels I8 are stacked in superposed re- (Cl. 20S-57) age is of substantially uniform Vertical height even though there is a portion throughout the center where there-are-not as'inany thicknesses of paper. This is in contrast with an old type of package wherein there is one more thickness to each towel on one side of the package than there is on the other.
An other advantage is that the user who withdraws these towels from the container, will a1- 'ways grasp a folded edge and will normally use the central portion of the towelwhere three thicknesses of paper will provide the principal drying portion of the towel. It is well known that users of paper towels Very seldom make use of the outer edges of the towel, and as before stated, the main advantageof the present invention is that the central portion of the towel will provide al onethird more drying capacity than al conventional double thickness towel, or three times as much as the standard single thickness towel.
From the foregoing it is believed that the improved form of towel and the advantages thereof may be readily understood and it is apparent that some changes may be made in the details without departing from the spirit of the invention as expressed in the following claims.
What I claim and desire 'to secure by Letters Patent is:
l. A rtowel formed of a single sheet of paper, said sheet being folded so as to bring the opposite end portions of the sheet into mutually overlapping relation over the central portion of the sheet, whereby the central portion of the `towel is constituted of three thicknesses 'of paper, the folded end portions of the towel being folded over upon the central portion of the towel along lines coinciding withV the end edges of the sheet so that each of opposite side edge portions of the towel are constituted of five thicknesses of paper.
2. A stack of towels'comprising a series of superposed towels, each towel formed of a single sheet of paper, said sheet being folded so as to bring the opposite end portions of the sheet into mutually overlapping relation 4over thev central portion of the sheet, whereby the central portion of .each towel is constituted of three thicknesses of paper, the folded end portions of each towel being folded over upon the central portion of the towel along lines coinciding with the end
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|Cooperative Classification||A47K2010/428, A41B15/00|