US 2256638 A
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D. A. BLAKENEY CONTAINER Sept. 23, 1941.
Filed June 26, 1939 INVENTORW.
Patented Sept. 23, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE" Application 2111:; 281,097
This invention relates to receptacles and has special reference to such particularly adapted for use in the carrying of toilet paper, tissue, or the like in ones pocket, handbag, or other.v convenient place without causing bulges or taking up too much space.
The principal object of the invention is to provide such an envelope of the most convenient and inexpensive type possible for individual personal use.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear in the following description thereof.
Referring now to the accompanying drawing, forming part of this application, and wherein like reference characters indicate like parts:
Figure 1 is a plan view of the preferred form of blank of which the envelope or receptacle is to be formed.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the completely enclosed pack of toilet paper, or the like, ready for use.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the envelope portion 3. The free end of the stem portion I terminates preferably in an arcuately shaped flap 4. This flap I obviously must be in length at least twice the thickness of the pack of tissue contemplated to be enveloped, and the combined length of the flap 4 and the stern I, obviously, must be equal to the length of the pack of tissue contemplated to be enveloped, plus twice the thickness thereof to form the end walls of the packet, and plus the aforesaid length of the flap 4. The length of the laterally projecting wings 2 are only equal to the entire length of the body portion 3, so as to be readily folded inwardly towards each other upon the back of the pack, and they are designed to form the longer or side walls of the envelope as well as a portion of the face covering, though normally the opposed edges when thus folded are designed to be spaced from each other at least the width of the removable strip 5 so that, when this strip is removed, the end of the folded tissue, as indicated at 6, becomes readily available for convenient removal of the tissue when desired.
The strip 5 throughout substantially its full length in the stem portion of the T-shaped blank is normally in perforated form with the exception of the arcuately shaped termini I of said strip which are fully cut, these termini occurring in t that portion intermediate of the fold lines 8 and 9 at either end of the stem portion I. The complete cutting about the edges of these tabs or termini of the strip 5 is to provide convenience in getting hold of the end of and removing the perforated strip 5 from either end desired and even if such tabs assumemore or less prominence before the package is opened, the'tabs will not interfere with the convenient handling of same, but once the strip 5 is removed, the tabs. of
course, are also removed from the smooth and convenient package which remains.
It'iszto'be understood that the most convenient 7 form of tissue for sucha package is that produced as is now the usual practice, and folded back and forth upon itself with the edge 6 left centrally of the pack so as to be made readily available through the slot when the strip 5 is removed. However, obviously, packs of individual sheets may be used, or other forms in which tissue may be. employed.
Provision may be made for adhesive along the marginal edge of the stem portion I as at III and about the flap 4 so that when the portion I is T-shape, laterally extending side portions foldable inwardly over said tissues toward each other with their opposed edges spaced apart providing a slot therebetween, a longitudinally extending stem portion foldable over said side portions and slot and adhesively secured along its side edges thereto and overlapping the otherwise open end of the thus formed envelope about said tissues and adhesively secured to the back of said envelope adjacent said end, and a longitudinally disposed central perforated removable strip extending in said stem portion the full length of the envelope and which when removed forms a slot registering with the spaced edges of said side portions to form access to the tissues within said envelope.
DEANE A. BLAKENEY.