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Patented sept. v29, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT oFF/ICE COMMODITY WRAPPER Shy Rosen, and Martin Rosen, Flushing, N.' Y., assignors to Milpr'int, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., a corporation of Delaware l.
' Application November 6, l1939, Serial No. 303,108 s claims.' (ci. 229-87) Our present invention relates in general to improvements in the art of enwrapping commodities for handling, preserving and merchanprovide an improved wrapper sheet for solidarticles Orobjects such as a loaf of sliced bread, which comprises separable sections adapted to be pulled apart in a direction longitudinally of the loaf, and having end portions projecting beyond the exposed ends of the separated loaf parts and adapted to be folded over these ends so as to completely reenclose each of the separated parts.
Another specific object of this invention is to provide an improved commodity wrapper which will permit a package to be segregated into several independent and totally enwrapped sections or smaller parts..
A further specific object of our invention ,is to provide a simple and readily applicable wrapper for approximately prismatic articles, which will permit the package on which the wrapper is used, to be reclosed after initial opening, and repeatedly opened and reclosed until the contents of the package has been entirely removed or dispense-d.
Still another specic object of the invention is to provide an improved commodity wrapper which can be quickly and conveniently opened to permit access to the contents of an enwrapped package.
An additional specific object of this invention is to provide an exceptionally protective and inexpensiveouter wrapper for diverse commodities,
These and other specific objects and advantages will be apparent from thelfollowng detailed description.
A clear conception of the features constituting our present invention, and of the mode of constructing and of utilizing several types of wrappers embodying our improvements, may be had by referring to the drawing accompanying and forming a part of this specification wherein `like reference characters designate the same or similar parts in thevarious views.
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one of our improved single piece vwrapping sheets, showing the same attached to a fragment of another similar sheet- (dot and dash);
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of an ordinary loaf of sliced bread normally. enwrapped in a wrapper sheet of the type shown in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a similar view of the enwrapped loaf, y
with the wrapper sections pulled apart but not separated;
Fig. 4 is another similar view of the loaf, with' the wrapper sections and loaf parts segregated from each other;
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of one of the loaf parts of Fig. 4, reenclosed at the previously parted end;
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of an- I other type of our improved wrapper, with ottwhich may be utilized to provide additional ad` vertising display surface beyond that ail'orded by an ordinary wrapper sheet.
Another additional speelse object of the pres'- v ent invention is to provide a wrapper for relatively soft commodities auch as bread loaves, which is eifectively reenforce'd by providing a band of multi-ply thickness surrounding each loaf at the place of normal grasping or gripping of the package.
set overlapped portions, and a`transparent section;
Fig. 'I is another fragmentary perspective view of another type of the improved wrapper. with central overlapped portions, and two transparent sections on opposite sides of the olf-sets;
, Fig. 8 is still another fragmentary perspective view of another type of improved wrapper, with double overlapped portions;
Fig.4 9 is an additional fragmentary perspective view of another type of the improved wrapper, with two independent sections having interlocked overlapping edge portions;
Fig. 10 is a further fragmentary perspective view of another type of our improved wrapper. with two independent overlapped and glued sections: and
Fig. 11.is a perspective view of a prismatlc object enwrapped in a' wrapper of the type shown in Fig. 10 but having theclosure section of the wrapper removed. l
While we have shown and described numerous different types of wrappers embodying our invention, it is to be understood that the new tea'- tures arealso applicable advantageously to other specinc types. and that 'it is not our delire or modity wrapper shown therein comprises a single flexible sheet I2 of any paper or material suitable as a wrapper such as waxed sulphite,
cellulose, or the like, of generally rectangular shape, having laterally spaced creases or folds I3, I4 providing a central longitudinally extending panel I5 separating the side sections I6, I1 of the sheet. The portions of the sections I6, I1 directly adjoining the panel I5 normally overlap each other and the'panel; and the sheet I2 A is provided with a weakened portion 'such as a continuous line of perfoxations I8 at or near the fold I4 which permits ready separation of the section I6 from the panel I5 upon exertion of a lateral pull on the sections I6, I1. In forming wrappers of this type, the successive sheetsv I2 may be severed as Ashown in dot-and-dash lines in Fig. 1, from a continuous ribbon or web of prefabricated stock, which has been perforated'and folded longitudinally of the web in the manner above described, and while the sheet I2 has been illustrated as being slightly distended at the overlapped portion, these sheets would normally lie flat and may be provided with printed advertising or decorative matter locally or throughout their entire areas. Obviously, instead of weakening the fold line by perforations I8, a continuous rip cord or string may beapplied within the fold between the panel I5 and section I6.
When the wrapper sheets I2 have been properly formed, they may be applied to loaves I9 of sliced bread as shown in Fig. 2, with the opposite. side edges folded to enclose the ends of the loaves and the end edges overlapped at the loaf bottoms, in the same manner. as an ordinary wrapper sheet is applied. The overlapping porpaper, regenerated cellulose, or the like and the folded section will obviouslyprovide added area for additional printing .or decorative matter. While the portions of the wrapper part or sheet I2 of Figs. 1` to 5 inclusive, are formed of asingle sheet of material, the wrapper may be formed as a composite sheet having the folds and overlapped portions disposed at different localities.
In Fig. 6 is shown a fragment of a composite sheet I2 having the folds and panel I5 olf-set from the center, and also having the wrapper tions and the intervening panel I5 will then com- Fig. 3. The package will then be lengthened by twice the width of the panel I5 and a vacant space will be'formed between the separated medial slices of the loaf I9. As' the pull on the loaf and wrapper sections is continued, the wrapper sheet I2 will separate at the perforations I8 which are located approximately midway between the separated slices, to form two independent parts such as shown in Fig. 4, each part being embraced by one of the wrapper sections I6,.I1 and having approximately half a loaf I9 confined therein. The previously overlapped portions and the panel I5 Will then project outwardly beyond the open ends of the package parts a considerable distance;
`and while permitting free access to the bread slices, theprojecting wrapper portions may be folded over the end slices as shown in Fig, 5, in order to quickly and effectively reclose each of the segregated packages.
section on one side of the panel I5 provided with a strip 20 of material different from that of the rest of the sheet. The major portion of this modified wrapped sheet I2' may be formed of relatively opaque wax paper, and the strip 20 may be formed of transparent regenerated cellulose or the like, to provide a window band around the enwrapped article.
In Fig. 7' is shown a fragment of another type of ycomposite wrapping sheet I2" having a strip 2l of different sheet material provided on opposite sides of the central strip panel I5. In this embodiment, the major portion of the sheet I2" may again be formed of opaque sheet material, while the strips 2l may be transparent, or vice versa.
In Fig. 8 is shown a modified one-piece wrapper sheet 22 having a double folded medial portion in order to provide more stock for reclosing the ends of the segregated package sections. This double folded wrapper has outer side sections 23,
'24 -and an intermediate section 25 connectedto the side sections by panel strips 26, 21 respectively by folds 28, 29. be perforated for convenient separation of the sections, and the double folded overlapping portions will normally lie flat so as to permit use of this wrapper sheet in the same manner as an ordinary plain sheet when the article is being initially enwrapped. This wrapper may obviously be applied to the goods with the intermediate section lying either inside or outside of the finally applied wrapper.
In Fig. 9 is shown a further modified two-piece wrapper sheet 32 comprising two disconnected side sections 33, 34 each having a reversely folded edge panel or portion 35,36 adapted to interlock with the other to form an elongated sealed joint when the sheet 32 is flattened. In this einbodi ment the sheet sections 33, 34 are disconnected except for theslip joint, and no perforation of either section is necessary. When the package The wrapper sheets may obviously be formed. u
of various materials such as wax paper, glassine sections utilizing this two-piece Wrapper sheet 32, are pulled apart, the edge portions 35, 36 will pull out and provide the necessary. reclosing stock.
In Fig. 10 is shown another modied two-piece wrapper sheet 42 comprising two side sections 43, 44 joined by a strip 45 of adhesive. I'he adhesive strip 45 is located near the extreme edge of the section 44 Ibut inwardly of the adjacent edge ofthe section 43, and the section 44 is provided with perforations 46 near the strip 45. The edge vportion 41 of thesection 43 overlaps the perforations 46; and when the sections 43, 44 are separated at these perforations, the edge portion 41 and the overlying edge portion of the section 44 provide additional stock for effecting subseque'nt reclosingvof the separated package portions.
While the improved wrappers are especially adapted for the purpose of enwrapping loaf like objects such as sliced bread, and have added utility when so used, they may also be applied advantageously as outer wrappers for cigarette,
One of the folds 29 may chewing gum, and similar prismatic packages. In Fig. 11, a wrapper sheet of the glued type shown in Fig. 10, has been applied to such a primatic package 48, and one section 49 of the outer wrapper has been removed with the end part of the package contents, leaving outwardly extending stock U for effecting reclosing of the package end. This is only one of the added uses for which the improved wrapper may be advantageously applied.
From the foregoing detailed description, it will be apparent that our present invention provides an improved commodity wrapper which besides being simple in construction and readily applicable to a package, can be quickly separated into segregated sections one or both of which can be subsequently utilized to effectively reenclose the commodity retained within the separated sections. The improvement when applied to sliced bread loaves I9, permits immediate-access to the mid-portion of a loaf, and also enables separation of the loaf package into two independent and completely enwrapped parts. The overlapped encircling -band furthermore reenforces and protects the loaf at the usual place of handling, and also provides for additional advertising, print*- ing and decorating space or area. The improved wrappers may be formed of one, two or more sheets of stock, but may be applied to a package just as easily as an ordinarily wrapper. The new wrappers can also be formed of any desirable sheet material, either with or without a transparent window area, and may be produced atmoderate cost with ordinary Wrapper making machines. The wrappers may also be utilized to advantage in wrapping diverse commodities, and provide protective coverings which may be effectively reclosed after initial opening of a package has taken place.
It should be understood that it is not desired to limit this invention to the exact details of construction, or to the precise mode of use, herein shown and described, for various modifications within the scope of the claims may occur to persons skilled in the art.
1. A sliced bread loaf Wrapper comprising, aA
' unitary wrapper sheet folded at a plane of slicing of the loaf and having two overlapping portions both extending laterally away from said plane,
said portions being formed to provide complete reclosing stock for both sections when the loaf is separated into parts at said plane.
2. A sli-ced bread loaf Wrapper comprising, a unitary wrapper sheet snugly embracing the loaf and folded at a plane of slicing thereof to provide overlapping strip portions encircling the loaf and both extending in the same direction laterally away from said plane, said portions being formed to be pulled apart when the loaf is separated into two parts at saidplane and to provid-e complete reclosing stock for both of the separated loaf sections. y
3. A sliced bread loaf. wrapper comprising, a u nitary wrapper sheet snugly embracing the loaf and folded at a plane of slicing thereof to provide overlapping strip portions encircling the loaf within the outer wrapper and both extending in the same direction laterally away from said plane, said portions being formed to be be pulled apart when the loaf is separated into two parts at said plane and to provid-ey complete reclosing stock for bothof the separated end areas lof the loaf.
4. A sliced bread loaf wrapper comprising, 'a unitary wrapper sheet snugly embracing the loaf and folded at a. plane of slicing thereof to provide overlapping strip portions encircling the loaf and both extending in the same direction laterally away from said plane, said portions being formed to be pulled apart when the loaf is separated.
into two parts at said plane and to provide complete reclosing stock for b'oth of the separated loaf sections, and at least one 0f the wrapper sections on opposite sides of said plane having a transparent strip encircling the loaf.
5. A sliced bread loaf wrapper comprising, a
wrapper sheet snugly embracing the loaf and having its opposite ends folded to enclose the opposite extreme ends of the loaf, the medial portion vof the wrapper being folded at a plane of slicing of the loaf to provide overlapping strip portions encircling the loaf within the outer wrapperand both extending in the same direction laterally away from said plane, and said strip portions being formed to be pulled apart when the loaf is separated into two parts at said plane and to provide complete reclosing stock for both of the separated endareas of the loaf parts.