US 2341794 A
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Feb. 15, 1944. A. G. KLIWER I CIGARETTE PAPER BOOK Filed July so; 1941 ATTORNEYS Patented Feb. 15, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CIGARETTE PAPER BOOK Arthur G. Kliwer, Sioux City, Iowa Application July 30, 1941, Serial No. 404,729
This invention relates to a cigarette paper book of the type in which a pack of cigarette papers is confined between stiff covers and each paper is removed individually by smokers who roll their own cigarettes.
Usually a great deal of fumbling is necessary to remove a cigarette paper from a pack. Often the moistened tip of the smokers forefinger is applied to the uppermost cigarette paper to remove it from the pack, and this is not sanitary.
To overcome the above disadvantages the present invention provides a lifting member attached to the inner side of the upper cover of the book, adapted to adhere to the uppermost cigarette paper of the pack and assume an upwardly inclined position when the upper cover is opened to neatly and quickly remove the uppermost cigarette paper from the pack.
A further object is to provide apparatus of this character which will be formed of a few strong, simple and durable parts, which will be inexpensive to manufacture, and which will not easily get out of order.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modifications may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a cigarette paper book in open position showing a lifting member constructed in accordance with the invention applied to the inner side of the upper cover and protected by a removable non-adhesive sheet.
Figure 2 is-a bottom plan view of the cigarette book shown in Figure 1 and showing in dotted lines the protecting sheet being removed to expose the lifting member.
Figure 3 is a front elevation of the cigarette book showing the lifting member exposed in operati've position after removal of the protecting sheet.
Figure 4 is a bottom plan view of the book shown in Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a bottom plan view of the cigarette book shown in Figure 3 but showing the upper cover closed to apply the lifting member to the uppermost cigarette paper.
Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 5 but showing the upper cover open and showing the uppermost cigarette paper lifted from the packby the lifting member.
Figure 7 is a front elevation of the cigarette book and showing a modified form of protecting sheet on the lifting member formed of transparent material through which printed matter on the inner face of the cover may be read.
Referring now to the drawing in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, a conventional cigarette paper book is shown comprising stiff covers Ill between which a pack of cigarette papers H is confined, the pack of cigarette papers being adhesively secured at the rear edge to the back l2 of the book. I
In carrying out the invention a lifting member [3 of substantially oblong contour is applied to the inner side of the upper cover of the book. The lifting member, in one embodiment of the invention, is formed of a strip of adhesive tape folded longitudinally upon itself with the nonadhesive face turned inwardly while the tacky non-drying adhesive face is turned outwardly. The folded tape provides an attaching leg I4 and a lifting leg l5. The attaching leg may be adhesively secured to the cover through the medium of its own adhesive face applied to the cover or may be mechanically secured to the cover through the medium of one or more staples l6. The lifting leg is free, and because of the resiliency of the tape it constantly tends to assume an upwardly inclined position with relation to the attaching leg when the cover is opened. In operation when the book is closed the adhesive face of the lifting leg l5 adheres to the uppermost cigarette paper of the pack adjacent to the central portion of the paper, see Figure 5. When the book is opened the lifting leg I5 detaches the uppermost cigarette paper from the pack and holds it in an angular position with relation to the cover, see Figure 6, so that the cigarette paper may be conveniently grasped and detached from the adhesive face of the lifting leg.
For protecting the adhesive face of the lifting leg from becoming dried out when the book is in storage a protecting sheet ll, of non-adhesive material, such as wax paper is applied to the adhesive face of the lifting leg l5 of the lifting member, see Figure l. The protecting sheet may be of the same size and shape as the lifting member and is suificiently rigid to be detached without tearing and sticking to the adhesive face of the lifting leg.
For detaching the protecting sheet a ribbon I8 is inserted at end underneath the central portion of the sheet, see Figure 2. The ribbon is bent over the protecting sheet and extends to a point beyond the front longitudinal edges of the stiff covers l so as to be conveniently grasped. When the cigarette book is to be made ready for use the smoker pulls on the projecting end of the ribbon and the inner end of the ribbon pulls the protecting sheet off the tacky face of the lifting leg I5 to expose the tacky face for contact with the uppermost cigarette paper of the pack, see Figure 3.
As shown in Figure 7 the protecting sheet I9 may be formed of transparent material, approximately the same in size as a cigarette paper and of non-adhesive characteristic so that it may be attached to the lifting member by applying it to the adhesive face of the liftingleg B5. In this form of protecting sheet printed matter on the inner face of the stiff cover may be easily read. The protecting sheet may be removed by simply lifting one corner and tearing the sheet from the adhesive face of the lifting leg I5.
The lifting member may be formed of transparent 'or opaque material but the material should be of such character so as to be sufdciently resilient 'to properly extend the cigarette papers for their easy removal throughout its. use,
which will ordinarily be about two Weeks.
The protecting sheet may be formed of any suitable nonsadhesive material of sufficient rigidity to permit of easy removal without injury to the tacky surface .of the lifting leg of the lifting member.
The lifting member and protecting sheetis of course susceptible to analogous uses, vsuch as loose leaf sheets, carbon papers, and other paper packs.
From the above description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention will be fully understood without further explanation.
What is claimed is:
1. A device of the character described comprising a holder of book form containing a stack of hingedly secured leaves of sheet material and including a hinged cover movable toward and away from the top of said stack, and a bent section of moderately resilient adhesive tape having the adhesive face of one of its leg portions adhering to the interior face of said cover and leaving its other free leg portion projecting freely outward away from the hinge side-of the holder and normally at an angle to the plane of the cover and adapted to apply the adhesive face of said free leg portion yieldingly against the top of said stack when the cover is closed, whereupon the opening of said cover will retract said leg portion with an adhering leaf of said sheet material presented at an angle to the cover in position for convenient grasping and removal from the device.
2. A device of the character described comprising a holder of book form containing a stack of leaves of hingedlysecured sheet material and including a hingedrcover movable toward and away from the top of said stack, a section ofmoderately resilient adhesive tape folded upon itself to provide an attaching portion-adhering to the interior face of said cover and also :a free leg portion resiliently hinged to said attaching portion and projecting freely outward away from the hinge side of the holder and its adhesive face adapted to be applied yieldingly against the top of said stack when thecover is closed, a removable sheet of protective material covering said adhesive face of said leg portion, and a pull element comprising a ribbon folded upon itself along the inner hinge line of said leg portion and having one end portion of the ribbon embraced between said protective sheet andsaid adhesive face of the leg portion and the remainder of said ribbon projecting outward across the top face of the leg portion to the outerv margin of the cover member.
ARTHUR G, KLIWER.