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March 22, 1938. J. w. CHALMERS WRAPPER FOR CIGARETTE PACKAGES AND THE LIKE Filed NOV. 12, 1936 gmmm Aka-m, a; 27%
Patented Mar. 22, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WRAPPER FOR CIGARETTE PACKAGES AND THE LIKE John Walker Chalmers, Deptford, London, England, assignor to Molins Mac e Company,
ted, Deptford, London, England Application November 12, 1936, Serial No.
The present invention relates to wrappers for merchandise of various the sense of feel. I
It is therefore the purpose of the present invention to provide a wrapper having a tab associated therewith andwhich tab is of such character as to be readily detectable at all times, either by sight, where the visibility is suflicient, or by feel, where the visibility is not suilicient for sight detection. In carrying out the invention a wrapper blank is fabricated preferably, al-
though not necessarily, of a single thin blank of sh eet material and the tabs are formed integrally vention is not so limited.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the as applied to such a package; and
Figure 2 is a plan view of the blank from which the wrapper is formed.
The-blank, which is preferably of a cellulosic derivative, relatively light in weight, thin, and substantially transparent, is ofsuch area as to folded along the dotted lines indidrawmg, a number of panels, ll being adapted to fit against and cover the opposite sides of the package which are the greatest in area, and minor rectangular panels l2 and I3 to rest against and cover the ends of the package. The edges of the package are covered by the margins l4 and I5 of the blank, each of these margins being folded along the dotted lines shown when the wrapper is being applied. It will be understood that the wrapper blank is not and need not be, prescored along grasped that a substantial pull may be exerted the dotted lines shown and that it is only (11- thereon to effect tearing, without possibility of vided into panels during the folding operation. slippage. The panel I6 is last applied in the covering of It is apparent that the embossed tabs may be the ends and sides of the package and, when applied to the marginal edges of wrappers other 5 finally positioned, overlaps the panel Hi to apthan the type of wrapper illustrated in the drawproximately the extent indicated by the dotted ing. lines II in Figures 1 and 2. Projecting from the Having thus described the invention, what is edge of the panel it are one or more tabs l8, claimed as new and desired to be secured by 10 being integral with panel It. Letters Patent is: 10
In the process of cutting the blanks, and suc- 1. A wrapper for a package of v tobacco or the cessive blanks are preferably cut from a continlike comprising a single sheet of material exuous web, the tabs l8 are roughened, stamped tending around and completely enclosing a packor embossed, as indicated generally at IS, in any age, said sheet being of smooth tearable masuitable manner and by any preferred means. terial and having an exposed edge, and a tab 15 The effect of this operation is to thicken the tabs, projecting from said exposed edge, said tab bealter the appearance thereof, and to so roughen ing roughened to facilitate the detection and them that they may be more easily held by one grasping thereof for the purpose of tearing the seeking to open the package by tearing the wrapwrapper.
per. As may be observed from an inspection of 2. A wrapper for a package of tobacco or the Figure 1, the tabs are prominently positioned and like comprising a single sheet of tearable mamay be readily detected in their roughened or terial for completely enclosing a package, oppoembossed condition, by anyone running his hand site. end portions of said sheet overlapping and over that face ofthe package upon which the being disposed in parallel planes, the outer of tabs are located. They are furthermore readily said overlapping portions being smooth and hav- 2:) grasped and, when grasped, may be easily pulled ing a tab integral therewith and projecting thereand the wrapper torn. To facilitate initial tearfrom substantially in the plane of said portion, ing of the panel I6, minor cuts such as indicated said tab being roughened to facilitate the detecat 20 may be made on each side of each of the tion and grasping thereof for the purpose of tabs l9. By the provision of these cuts tearing tearing the wrapper.
is facilitated, but the cuts are not absolutely JOHN WALKER CHALMERS. necessary because the tabs may be so firmly