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Publication numberUS2263191 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 18, 1941
Filing dateSep 25, 1939
Priority dateSep 25, 1939
Publication numberUS 2263191 A, US 2263191A, US-A-2263191, US2263191 A, US2263191A
InventorsSaladin Lawrence, Willet B Ranney
Original AssigneeWrigley W M Jun Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Package of wrapped pieces of chewing gum or the like
US 2263191 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

NOV- 18, 1941. sALADlN ET AL 2,263,191

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Nov. 18, 1941. L. SALADIN ET AL PACKAGE OF WRAPPED PIECES OF CHEWING GUM OR THE LIKE Filed Sept. 25, 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 NVENTORS,

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seal of the package.

Patented Nov. 18, 1941 PACKAGE OF WRAPPED PIECES OF 1 CHEWING GUM OR THE LIKE Lawrence Saladin and Willet B. Ranney, Chicago, 111., assignors to Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Chicago, Ill.,' a. corporation of Delaware Application September 25, 1939, Serial No. 296,378

7 Claims.

novel and improved fiat package of wrapped pieces disposed edge to edge in a common plane, with a sealed package wrap of one sheet enclosing said pieces capable of being readily opened at one end to remove the pieces one at a time, without disturbing the remaining pieces.

Another object of the invention is to provide a package of the kind with sealing flaps at one end of the wrapper sheet constructed to be readily grasped and pulled apart to break the seal and open the package.

These and other advantages of the improved package will appear more fully as we proceed with the specification.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved package with the wrapped pieces enclosed and sealed therein.

Figure 2 is a view representing an edge elevation of the package.

Figure 3 is a view representing a section through the package in a plane indicated by line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a view representing, on an enlarged scale, a transverse section through the package in a plane indicated by the line 44 of Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of one of the wrapped pieces of gum or the like to be enclosed in the package.

Figure 6 is a plan view showing the wrapper sheet laid flat with the wrapped pieces of gum or-the like disposed on one section of the wrapper in manner as when enclosed in the wrapper.

Figure 7 is a perspective view of the Package after the seal between the sealing flaps has been broken and one section of said wrapper sheet has been folded backto remove the first stick enclosed therein.

Figures 8 and 9 are plan views of One end of the wrapper sheet when folded upon itself, showing modified forms for ready grasping of the sealing flaps to pull them apart to break the end Figure 10 is a perspective view of a modified form of wrapped pieces of gum or the like, to be enclosed in the package.

Figure 11 is a perspective view of one end of the package partially open to show the manner in which the modified form of wrapped stick is enclosed in the package wrapper.

Referring now to that embodlment'of the invention illustrated in the drawings, and particularly that shown in Figures 1 to '7 inclusive: 10 indicates the package wrapper sheet. It consists of an elongated strip of paper or other suitable material bent upon itself about a transverse line midway between its ends to provide sections II and I2, thus integrally enclosing one end ill of the package. l3 indicates the several wrapped pieces l3" of gum or the like, in this case five, enclosed by the wrapper sheet.

Each piece I3 is enclosed by a fiat tubular wrapper l4 overlapped and sealed along a line l5 running longitudinally of the piece with its ends extended beyond the ends of the piece and sealed together to provide flat end fins l6. Said fins are located in a median plane between the top and bottom faces of the pieces and have lateral margins Hi which project somewhat beyond the planes of the lateral edges I4 of the tubular wrapper H. The wrapper i0 is of a width to provide lateral marginal sealing flaps H l2 to be folded down against the ends of the wrapped sticks l3 and to embrace and seal betweenthem the end fins 16 of the wrapped pieces I3.

In the package wrapper sheet H] the wrapped pieces l3 are arranged transversely of said sheet in a row extending longitudinally of the wrapper Ill. The end fins it of the wrapped pieces l3 are engaged and sealed between said lateral marginal flaps ll, l2 of the two sections II and ll of the wrapper, with the proximate lateral margins lli of the fins 16 of adjacent sticks disposed in overlapping relation, as indicated in Figure 6.

The sections ll, 12 of the wrapper project beyond the last piece at that end of the package and are formed to present preferably triangular combination sealing and opening fiaps l1. Said flaps are provided adjacent the said last piece with opposed bands Il bearing a sealing medium by means of 'which the two flaps may be sealed together to close the proximate end of the package.

Beyond said sealing band the flaps I! are free and unsealed, to be engaged by the fingers to pull one flap from the other flap to break the seai at the proximate end of the package and between the lateral sealing marginal flaps ll, l2 of the wrapper to release the first wrapped piece l3. Said piece may be then removed without disturbing the remaining pieces which are left sealed within the package, the sealing flaps of which may be again brought together and sealed or folded down upon the package against the margin of the next wrapped piece II. This may be continued until all of the wrapped pieces have been used. It is obvious that the pieces left in the package will be retained and held in substantially the same manner as when the package is full.

By reason of the sealed engagement of the fin ends I! of the wrapped pieces between the lateral marginal sealing flaps II", I! of the wrapper, the five pieces of gum or the like are held in a common plane with suflicient rigidity to maintain the shape of the package. And the overlapping disposal of the lateral marginal projections l6 of the fins l6 adds to that rigidity.

In that embodiment of the invention hereinbefore described, the flaps II are angular and overlapping throughout, with the apex of the angle in a longitudinal median line of the package. In said form the said fiaps may become adhered together, and some difliculty may be encountered in grasping them to pull them apart to break the seal.

In the modification shown in Figure 8. the two flaps ll are formed at the ends with right angular notches l8, l8, with the notch in one fiap opening through its right-hand edge, and the notch in the other flap opening through the lefthand edge. This results in non-overlapping parts or points l9, l9 to be gripped when pulling the flaps ll apart to break the seal. Obviously there is no chance of said parts or points H becoming adhered together, since they are offset, the one from the other.

In Figure 9 a somewhat different construction 2.

is shown. In this case the flaps ll are formed at the ends with notches l8, Ill of an obtuse angle, with the notch in one flap opening through its right-hand edge, and the notch in the other flap opening through its left-hand edge. This results in non-overlapping, laterally spaced parts or points l9, l9 which may be readily grasped and pulled apart to break the seal.

In Figure 10 is shown a modified form of the wrapped piece of gum to be enclosed in the package wrapper. In this case the piece is enclosed in a flat tubular wrapper l4 as before, with its ends extended beyond the'piece and squeezed together to provide fiat end fins l6, it. But said fins are folded back upon the body of the wrapper as shown in Figure 2. The wrapped sticks l3 are disposed transversely of the wrapper sheet in a row extending longitudinally of the wrapper sheet as before. But their ends terminate short of the marginal sealing flaps H I2 which are sealed directly together against the ends of the wrapped pieces.

We claim as our invention:

1. A package of pieces, comprising a wrapper made of an elongated sheet bent transversely upon itself to close one end of the package and form opposed sections, a plurality of pieces shorter in length than the width of the wrapper, each piece being enclosed in a tubular wrap having its ends sealed together to provide projecting end fins, said wrapped pieces being disposed edge to edge in a common plane transversely of the wrapper between the opposed sections thereof, said wrapper sections having lateral sealing margins between which said end fins are engaged, and having projecting end flaps sealed together against the edge of the proximate wrapped piece, leaving said flaps free beyond the seal.

2. A package of pieces, comprising a wrapper made of an elongated sheet bent transversely upon itself to close one end of the package and form opposed sections, a plurality of piece shorter in length than the width of the wrapper, each piece being enclosed in a tubular wrap having its ends sealed together to provide projecting end fins, said wrapped pieces being disposed edge to edge in a common plane transversely of the wrapper between the opposed sections thereof, said wrapper sections having lateral sealing margins between which said end fins are engaged, and having projecting end flaps sealed together against the edge of the proximate wrapped piece, said fiaps being angular in form and being free of each other beyond said seal.

3. A package of pieces, comprising a wrapper made of an elongated sheet bent transversely upon itself to close one end of the package and form opposed sections, a plurality of pieces shorter in length than the width of the wrapper, each piece being enclosed in a tubular wrap having its ends sealed together to provide projecting end fins, said wrapped pieces being disposed edge to .edge in a common plane transversely of the wrapper between the opposed sections thereof, said wrapper sections having lateral sealing margins between which said end fins are engaged, and having projecting end flaps sealed together against the edge of the proximate wrapped piece, said end flaps being free of each other beyond the seal and being formed with laterally offset, non-overlapping parts to be grasped when pulling them apart to break said seal.

4. A package of pieces, comprising a wrapper made of an elongated sheet bent transversely upon itself to close one end of the package and form opposed sections, a plurality of pieces shorter in length than the width of the wrapper, each piece being enclosed in a tubular wrap having its ends sealed together to provide projecting end fins having lateral projections, said wrapped pieces being disposed edge to edge in a common plane transversely of the wrapper'between the opposed sections thereof, with the lateral projections of the end fins of adjacent wrapped pieces disposed in overlapping relation, said wrapper sections having lateral sealing margins between which said end fins are engaged, and having projecting end fiaps sealed together against the edge of the proximate wrapped piece, leaving said flaps free beyond the seal.

5. A package of pieces, comprising a wrapper made of an elongated sheet bent transversely upon itself to close one end of the package and form opposed sections, a plurality of pieces shorter in length than the width of the wrapper, each piece being enclosed in a tubular wrap having its ends sealed together to provide projecting end fins having lateral projections, said wrapped pieces being disposed edge to edge in a common plane transversely of the wrapper between the opposed sections thereof, with the lateral projections of the end fins of adjacent wrapped pieces disposed in overlapping relation, said wrapper sections having lateral sealing margins between which said end fins are engaged, and having projecting end flaps sealed together against the edge of the proximate wrapped piece, said flaps being angular in form and being free of each other beyond said seal.

6. A package of pieces, comprising a wrapper made of an elongated sheet bent transversely upon itself to close one end of the package and form opposed sections, a plurality of pieces shorter in length than the width of the wrapper, each piece being enclosed in a tubular wrap having its ends sealed together to provide projecting end fins having lateral projections, said wrapped pieces being disposed edge to edge in a common plane transversely of the wrapper between the opposed sections thereof, with the lateral projections of the end fins of adjacent wrapped pieces disposed in overlapping relation, said wrapper sections having lateral sealing margins between which said end fins are engaged, and having projecting end flaps sealed together against the edge of the proximate wrapped piece, said end flaps being free of each other beyond the seal and being formed with laterally offset, non-overlapping parts to be grasped when pulling them apart to break said seal.

7. A package of pieces, comprising a wrapper of elongated opposed sections, a plurality of pieces shorter in length then the width of said opposed sections, each piece being enclosed in a tubular wrap, having its ends sealed together to provide projecting end fins, said wrapped pieces being disposed edge to edge in a common plane transversely of the wrapper between said opposed sections thereof, said wrapper sections having lateral sealing margins between which said end fins are engaged and having projecting end flaps sealed together against the edge of the proximate wrapped piece, leaving said flaps free beyond the seal.

LAWRENCE SALADIN. W'ILLET B. RANNEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification426/5, 206/800, 426/108
International ClassificationB65D75/20
Cooperative ClassificationY10S206/80, B65D75/20
European ClassificationB65D75/20