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Publication numberUS2115673 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 26, 1938
Filing dateApr 3, 1936
Priority dateApr 3, 1936
Publication numberUS 2115673 A, US 2115673A, US-A-2115673, US2115673 A, US2115673A
InventorsAlbert W Stompe
Original AssigneeMarathon Paper Mills Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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April 26, 1938. A. w. sToMPE PACKAGE FCR SHEET MATERIAL Filed April 3, 1936 W m j Patented Apr. 26, 193s UNITED STATES PATENT l'o1-'F1os 2.115.673 PACKAGE Foa snaar MATERIAL Alben w. stampe. Neenah, wis., assigner Marathon Paper Mills Company, Rothschild, Wis., a corporation of Wisconsin ApplicationApril 3, 1936, Serial No. 72,544

4 Claims., (Cl. 20G-57) 'I'his invention relates to av package for sheet material and more particularly to a package oi? folded sheets such as paper napkins and the like.

One of the objects of the invention is toprovide a package for sheets of the character described whereby the sheets canbe readily and conveniently withdrawn one' by oneffrom the package and whereby the sheets remaining in the carton will be protected from dirt and dust and' thereby remain clean and usable.

Another object of the invention is to provide a napkin package which will Aprotect the napkinsA against dirt or dust up to the desired time of use.

A further object of the invention is to'provide a napkin package which can be readily opened by the user so as to provide a dispensing opening for the individual napkins.

otherand further objets of the invention will be apparent from the annexeddrawing and the following specification'.

On the drawing:

Figure 1 represents a plan view of theblank which is folded to form the box or carton.

Figure 2 represents a perspective view of the package before it is opened to permit withdrawal of the contained sheets of material.

Figure 3 is a perspective view showing the package opened to permit withdrawal of the contained sheets.

Referring to the drawing, the carton illustrated in Figure 2 s formed from a single blank cut and 'I'he other side of the bottom panel I2 is scored along line 23 to providea side panel I I. 'I'his side panel is scored along line '24 to provide a tuck-in flap 25. 'I'he corner portions 26 and 2l of the tuck-in flap are rounded to facilitate insertion of the flap. Undercut portions 28 and 29 are also provided which serve to lock the side panel II into' position when folded over flaps I3 and I6.

Side panel I4 is scored along line 30 and cut along line 3i to provide a flap I3 which has an oblique edge 32 terminating in short vertical edge portion 33. The other end of the panel I4 is similarly scored along line 34a andl cut along line 36 to provide a flap I8, having an oblique edge portion 34 terminating in a short vertical edge `portion 35.

The top panel I5 is scored along line 43 along which the side panel I9 is folded.

'I'he top panel I5 is provided witha perforated score line 38 parallel to the edge 38 of thepanel.4

Line 38 joins lwith converging perforated score lines 40 and 4I which extend into the side panel I9 and'terminate at a cut out portion 42 in the side panel I9. The cut out portion 42 1s formed by cutting the side panel along lines 44 and 45 which form a continuation of scored lines 40 and 4I. 'I'he upper vedge 41 of the cut out portion is provided with a tab portion 48. 'I'he lower edge 45 of the cut out portion is parallel to score line 49.

`A tuck-in flap 2i is provided by folding the sidepanelf I9 along line 49. This tuck-in flap is round at the corners 50 and 5I, and undercut at 52 and 53.

Side panel I1 is scored along line 54 to provide a ap I6 which has an oblique edge 55 terminating in a short vertical edge portion 55a. Side panel I1 is `provided at the opposite side with score line 56 and a cut line 51 to form a ap 20 having an oblique edge portion 58 terminating in a short vertical portion 58a.

. In setting up the carton the underlap panel IIJ is glued to the outer edge of panel Il. The blank is then folded along the score lines shown in Figure l1 to form a top,`bottom, left and rightlside panels, I5, I2, I4 and I1. 'Ihe side panel lI9 is then folded along line 43 and tuck-in flap 2i inserted. The undercut portions 52 and 53 of side panel'lil cooperate with the short vertical edge portions 35 and 58ain ilaps I8 and 20, respectively, toA lock the tuck-in flap 2| in position. Similarly side panel II is folded into position and held in place by tuck-in flap 25 which is also locked into place by means of the undercut portions 28 and 29.

The stack of sheets or folded napkins are placed in the carton before one of the ends are closed up. The final package thus made has the appearance as shown in Figure 2.

When the box is to be opened a finger is inserted in the opening 42 and the thumb -placed at the region of tab 41. By exerting a slight pulling force the carton will tear along the perforate score lines 40 and 4I and finally along line 38 so within the box is reduced it is possible to readily grasp the napkins remaining in the box.

The portion 6I) of the dispensing opening as illustrated in Figure 3 comprises a major portion of the top panel I5 thereby` exposing a large area of the top sheet of the stack of sheets withtion Bl of the opening on panel I9 is of a lesser area than the opening 6U on the top panel l5 and it extends nearly to the bottom of the carton thereby exposing a planar portion of one edge of the stack of sheets.v The dispensing opening thus permits grasping an edge of eachsheet and a portion of the planar area.

The invention is not limited to the exact configuration .oi' the dispensing opening disclosed` herein and it is to be understood that any other suitably shaped tear out strip may be provided for permitting grasping an edgeand a planar area ofthe uppermost sheet of the stack. Thus, while the drawing discloses lines 44 and as straight line continuations of lines HU and il respectively, they need not be limited`to any such specic relationship. Obviously any angular -relationship may exist between the edges 44 and 45, and the score lines iii and 4| which they respectively extend or of which they are a continuation; the only requisite limitation being that the edges of the opening are sumciently spaced apart to at least permit the insertion of a linger in the defined opening. By the term extensions or continuation asv included in the appended claims I contemplate this broad relationship between the score lines and the edges of the opening.

It is obvious that many changes may be made in the arrangement of parts and the construction oi the box without departing from the spirit of the invention,.the scope of which should therefore be determined by reference to the appended claims.

I claim: X

1. A box for holding and dispensing a stack of sheets having a top, bottom and side panels, said top panel and an adjacent side panel being provided `with lines of tearing which denne a substantially triangular removable portion adapted to be torn out of said top and adjacent side panel, the said triangular removable portion comprising the major portion of said top panel and a minor portion oi the adjacent side panel, said minor portion extending for a substantial'depth of said stack, the said triangular portion thereby comprising a dispensing opening when removed, which opening permits an edge and planar surface area of the uppermost sheet in said stack to be grasped and withdrawn, the base of said triangular portion being positioned on the top panel, and the apex oi.' said triangular portion being positioned on the side panel adjacent the lower edge thereof, the apical portion of said triangle being cut out and comprising an opening in the said side panel, one edge of said side opening being a free edge of the apical portion of said tear out strip, the opposite edge of said opening being spaced a distance from said free edge, the other two opposed edges of the opening comprising extensions of the said lines of tearing, the respective opposite edges being spaced apart at least a suiiicient distance to permit insertion of a finger in the defined opening.

2. A box for holding and dispensing a stack of sheets having a top, bottom and side p'anels, said top panel and an adjacent side panel being provided with lines of tearing which denne an integral removable portion adapted to be torn out of said top and adjacent side paneL'the said integral removable portion comprising the major portion of saidI top panel and a minor portion andere in the box and facilitating its removal. porl oi the adjacent side panel, said minor portion extending for a substantial depth of said stack, said maior and minor portions thereby comprising a dispensing opening when removed, which opening permits an edge and planar surface area of the uppermost sheet in said stack to be grasped and'withdrawn, an openingpositioned on the said side' panel, two opposite side edges of said openingbeing a continuation of the said lines of tearing on said side panel, the third edge of said side opening being a free' edge portion of the said tear out strip, said free edge portion having an integral grasping tab extending therefrom, the fourth edge of said opening being opposite the said third edge, the respective opposite edges being spaced apart at least a distance sufficient to permit insertion of a ilnger in the deiined opening.

3. A casing for holding and dispensing a stack of sheets having a top, bottom and side panels, said top panel and an adjacent side panel being provided with lines of tearing which define a substantially triangular removable portion adapted to be torn out of said top and adjacent side panel, the triangular portion comprising the major portion of said top panel and a minor portion of the adjacent side panel, said minor portion extending for a substantial depth of said stack, the said triangular portion thereby comprising a dispensing opening when removed, which opening permits an edge and planar surface area of the uppermost sheet in said stack to be grasped and withdrawn, the base of said triangular portion being positioned von the top panel, and the apexof Said triangular portion being positioned on the side panel adjacent to the lower edge thereof, the apical portion of said-triangle being out out and comprising an opening in the said side panel, one edge of said side opening being a free edge of the apical portionof said tear out-strip, said free edge having an integral grasping tab extending therefrom, the opposite edgel of said opening being spaced a distance from said free edge, the other two opposed edges of the opening comprising extensions ot the said lines of tearing, the respective opposite ,edges being spaced apart at least a suilicient distance to permit insertion of a finger in the deilned opening. l

4. A casing for holding and dispensing a stack oil-sheets having aptop, bottomand side panels, said top panel and an adjacent side panel being provided with lines of tearing which define an integral removable portion adapted to be torn out of said top and adjacent side panel, the said integral portion comprising the major portion of said top panel and a minor portion of the adjacent side panel, said minor portion extending for a substantial depth oi' said stack, said major and minor portions thereby comprising a dispensing opening when removed, which opening permits an edge and planar surface area of the uppermost sheet in said stack to be grasped and withdrawn, an opening positioned on the said side panel, two opposite side edges of said opening being a continuation of the said lines of tearing on said side panel, the. third edge of said side opening being a free edge portion of the said tear out strip, the fourth edge of said opening being opposite the said third edge, the respective opposite edges being spaced apart at least a distance suiiicient to permit insertion of a linger in the defined opening.

ALBERT W. STOMPE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/612, 229/242, 206/449, D09/418, 229/925, 206/215
International ClassificationB65D5/16
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/16, Y10S229/925
European ClassificationB65D5/16