US 2125618 A
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Aug. 2, 1938. D. NYSTRIAND 2,125,618
7 INTERFOLD SHEET- PACKAGE Filed March 16, 1957 INVENTOR. DAN\E.\ Nys'rRAN o A TTORNEYS.
50 andthe tabs 2 are made of such length as not to withdrawn permits the use of softer paper, which 50 Patented Aug. I 2 1938 v e; orr ce This invention relates to packages of paper the length of the sheet body, as shown, so that towels, napkins, toilet paper and the like of the the sheet may be as long as practicable and the type in which sheets of paper are so interfolded package of uniform depth throughout, but it will that they may successively be withdrawn from be understood that the tabs may be shorter if dethe package cabinet and the withdrawal of one sired, provided they are long enough to assure 5 sheet automatically withdraws the end of the the projection from the cabinet of the leading next succeeding sheet so that the latter projects edge of the next sheet. The reduction in length from the cabinet for withdrawal of the sheet of the tab 2 overlapping the body of the next when desired. sheet will reduce the frictional pull of the tab The especial object of the invention is the proupon the next succeeding sheet and secures a 10 vision of an improved package which is more freer withdrawal of sheets. This reduction in economical and convenient in manufacture and length, also, because the tabs 2 are not held in use and more compact, so as to enable a larger the bite of the folded succeeding sheets, secures a number of sheets to be packed within the same freer withdrawal. In previous packages of this U ITEosT space, and. in which the wasteful liabilityto withtype, the sheets have been folded with the parts 5 drawing a plurality of sheets by frictional enon opposite sides of the fold of substantially the gagement of the sheet being withdrawn is masame length, so that successive sheets overlap terially reduced. substantially throughout the full length of the In the accompanying drawing forming part of half sheet and the tab portion extends into the this specification, there is shown by way of illusfold of the next sheet and is thus held somewhat 20 tration a construction embodying the invention against withdrawal. in a preferred form, which will now be described The invention is equally applicable to sheets of in detail and the invention then specifically a single layer as shown in Figures 1 to 4 and to pointed out in the claims. multiple layer sheets, a package C of two-layer In the drawing: sheets being shown in Figure 5. The compact- 25 Figure 1 is a vertical section of a cabinet and ness of my package makes the use of multiple enclosed package embodying the invention; layer sheets practicable without a cabinet of ex- Figure 2 is a perspective view of the package cessive depth. 7
on a larger scale and with the package expanded My invention provides a package which retains to separate the parts for illustration; the advantage of previous packages of this type 30 Figure 3 is a detail View of a portion of a in being of uniform thickness and delivering sucpackage with the sheets separated sidewise; cessive sheets by movement of the hand in op- Figure 4 is a detail view illustratingthe relation posite directions, and secures other important adof a sheet body with the tabs on opposite sides vantages including the following:
and consequent reduction in depth of the pack- The package is more compact, being approxi- 35 age; and mately twenty five per cent thinner for the same Figure 5 is a View similar to Figure 2 showing number of sheets, thus making possible a smaller a construction with. double sheets. dispensing cabinet or a larger sheet supply in a Referring to the drawing, the cabinet A is cabinet of the same size. Less paper is used be- 40 shown as of ,a common form with a slot in the cause of the reduction in length of the shorter 40 front for horizontal withdrawal of successive portions or tabs on one side of the fold, thus desheets from the horizontal package B. It will be creasing the cost. The danger of drawing out understood that this is only one of the forms of one or more sheets with the sheet being withcabinet with which the package may be used, andrawn is reduced largely because of the reduction other common form having a bottom slot for verof the friction between successive sheets and dis- 45 tical withdrawal of the sheets from a vertical pile. pensing is much freer because the edge of the The sheets of the package are creased and folded sheet being withdrawn is not pinched in the fold to form a long portion or body l and a shorter of the next sheet. This reduction of friction and portion or tab 2 on opposite sides of the fold 3 avoiding pinching the edge of the sheet being overlap in the package, so that on compression is desirable in use.
the body of one sheet with tabs 2 on opposite It will be understood that the invention not sides will be of substantially the thickness of two only may be used in packages for other forms of sheets, as shown in Figure 4., Preferably the dispensing cabinets, but that modifications in tabs will be only slightly shorterthan one half the form and arrangement of the sheets may be 55 a made without departing from the invention as defined by the claims.
What I claim is:
1. A package of interfolded sheets in which the sheets are folded to form a body portion and an interfolding tab, the sheets being arranged with the tab of each sheet overlying the body portion of the next succeeding sheet of the package and the length of the tab being long enough to assure the projection from the cabinet of the leading edge of the next sheet when the next preceding sheet is withdrawn, but not greater than one half of the body of the sheet so that, the
tabs of successive sheets do not overlap in the package.
'2. A package of interfolded sheets in which each sheet has a single fold forming said sheet into a single body portion and an interfolding tab, the sheets being arranged with the tab of each sheet overlying the body portion of the next successive sheet in the package, the length of the tabs being approximately one half the length of the body of the sheets, but of such length that the tabs of successive sheets do not overlap on each other in the package.