US 2027258 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 7, 1936.
c. P. WINTER ET AL PAPER TOWEL Filed July 17, 1955 Patented `an. 7, 1936 UNITED STAT-Es PPR TOWEL Courtney 1j.v Winter and Dunbar Rosenthal,
Chambersburg, Pa., assignors to United States Paper Mills, Inc., Chambersburg, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania Application July 17, 1935, Serial No. 31,928
This invention relates to improvements in paper towels and more particularly to improvements in folded paper towels of the kind dispensed from cabinets.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide a paper towel so folded as to present a three thickness grasping flap to be employed in withdrawing the towel from the cabinet.
Another object is to furnishsuch a paper towel in which one edge of the sheet, from which the towel is formed, is positioned within the folded grasping iiap so as to conceal and enclose such edge and thereby prevent any raw edge from contacting with the users lingers when he withdraws a towel from the cabinet.
A still further object is to supply a package of paper towels consisting of a stack of towels, one arranged on the other, and each towel consisting of a single sheet o-f paper so folded as to provide a body of three thicknesses and side flaps of three thicknesses, one end of the sheet being arranged within and coinciding with afold at the outer end portion of the grasping flap.
With the foregoing objects outlined and with other objects in View which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in the novel features hereinafter described in detail, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawing:
Fig. l is a transverse vertical sectional view of a towel cabinet with a number of our improved towels arranged therein in superposed relation to one another and illustrating the manner in which a user grasps one of the flaps of a towel for withdrawing the towel from the cabinet.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of one of the towels.
Fig. 3 is a perspectiveview of a stack or package of towels made in accordance with our invention, the lines being greatly exaggerated to facilitate illustration and the package containing a relatively few towels in contrast with a multiplicity of towelsused in a commercial package made in accordance with our invention.
vReferring to the drawing, it will be noted that each towel may be made of a single sheet of crepe paper or the like and that a great number of these towels after being manufactured are stacked to form a package 4 which may be inserted in a conventional cabinet 5.
The sheet forming each towel 6 is preferably folded so as to make the same of three thicknesses throughout. Consequently, the central portion or layers.
(Cl. 20G-57) body portion 1 of the towel will be constituted of an intermediate layer 9, and outer layers 8 and I0, and the end portions of these layers are folded back against the body of the towel along side fold lines i I and I2 to provide wings or flaps I3 and I4. The wing I3 will therefore be formed of three layers of paper I5, I6 and I I and the layer I5 will constitute one edge or end of the paper sheet and it will be concealed by the layers I6 and I'I.
The wing I4 forms a grasping flap to be used by the operator in withdrawing a towel from the cabinet, as shown in Fig. l, and it may be seen that this flap is formed of layers I9 and 20 which are united along the fold line I8 and enclose a third middle layer 2I constituting the other end of the sheet from which the towel is formed.
The grasping flap-I 4 is one of the main features of the present invention as the three thicknesses or layers of paper reinforce the flap and permit it to be withdrawn without tearing the towel. Furthermore, as the paper sheet is so folded as to enclose the layer 2I within the layers I9 and` 25J, the raw edge or end of the layer 2| is concealed and therefore the users hand will be protected as it cannot come in contact with such raw edge.
It will be evident that there is a. definite advantage in having a towel of the type dispensed from a cabinet, provided with a grasping flap composed of three thicknesses of paper including a central layer about which the layers I 9 and 20 are folded, so that no free end appears.` Such a construction makes the flap tear-proof while being withdrawn from the cabinet.
Furthermore, as the central or body portion 'I of our improved towel is three layers thick, each towel will contain a desired amount of paper at the portion of the towel which is most generally used.
In View of the fact that it is the central portion of a paper towel which is generally employed by a' person in wiping his hands, we also contemplate reducing the thickness of the flap I3 to two This can be accomplished by having the end edge I 5 of the sheet positioned at the fold line I I instead of extending outwardly to the fold line joining the layers I6 and I1.
While we have disclosed what we now consider to be a preferred embodiment of the invention in such manner that the same may be readily understood by those skilled in the art, we are aware that changes may be made in the details disclosed without departing from the spirit of the invention as expressed in the claims.
What We claim and desire tosecure by Letters Patent is:
1. A paper towel consisting of an elongated sheet of paper having one end portion folded onto the central portion to constitute an intermediate body layer of the completely folded article, the other end portion being reversely folded onto the first end portion to constitute an outer body layer of the iinished article, said intermediate layer having Vits end portion terminating at the second fold line, the three layers being folded adjacent to said second fold line to form a grasping flap.
2. A paper towel consisting of an elongated COURTNEY P. WINTER. DUNBAR A. ROSENTHAL.