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Publication numberUS2407415 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 10, 1946
Filing dateMay 17, 1944
Priority dateMay 17, 1944
Publication numberUS 2407415 A, US 2407415A, US-A-2407415, US2407415 A, US2407415A
InventorsGraziano Joseph S
Original AssigneeGraziano Joseph S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing package
US 2407415 A
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p 1 1946- J. s. GRAZIANO 2,407,415

DI SPENS ING PACKAGE Filed May 17, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 J. S. GRAZIANO DISP ENSING PACKAGE Filed May 17, 1944 Sept. 10, 1946..

Patented Sept. 10, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE f DISPENSING PACKAGE Joseph S. Graziano, Joliet, Ill. Application May 17, 1944, Serial No. seems The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in packages for containing loose material, such as tobacco,v which, because of its nature, the particles usually become adhered to-' gether when packed in the difliculty in removing the contents after the package is partially empty.

It is accordingly an object of the present invention to provide a dispensing package of this character which includes an inner container or follower adapted to move the contents of the package upwardly toward the top thereof as the sam becomes consumed and providing a separable bottom section for the outer package and by. means of which the depth of the package is decreased whereby the contents of the package originally contained in thebottom portion thereof may be moved into a position toward thetop of the package for convenient removal therefrom.

A further object of theinvention is to provide a dispensing packag of this character of simple andpractical construction, which may be economically manufactured, and at the same time neat and attractive in appearance, and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.

, 1 Other objects and advantages reside in the details of constructionand operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like partsthroughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view showin the front of the package. I

Figure 2 isa similar view showing the rear thereof.

Figure 3 is a bottom plan view. Figure 4 is a perspective view tainer or follower.

Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view of the complete package.

Figure 6 is a perspective view of the upper portion of the package after the bottom section thereof has been removed,

Figure 7 is a vertical sectional view of said upper portion of the package.

Figure 8 is a plan view of the blank from which the outer package is formed.

Figure 9 is a similar View of the blank from which the inner container or follower is formed.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein, for the purpose of illustration, I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention, the

of the inner conpackage and cause numeral 5 designates theouter package generally which may be made of heavy paper, cardboard.

3 Claims (0112294) light weight metal or other suitable material and which includes an upper section 6 and a bottom section 1 severable from each other along the score line indicated at 8. v

As shown toadvantage in Figure 8 of the drawing's, the score line extends along a horizontal medial line substantially midway between the top and bottom of the blank from which the package is formed, the front wall of thepackage 9 and the rear wall in having the score line 8 offset downwardly to form flaps l l and 12 at the bottom edge of the upper section 6, when the bottom section-I is removed therefrom, along the score line 8.

In addition to the front section 9 and back section Hi, the blank from which the package is formed also includes the central panel [3 which forms one of the sides of the package whenfolded along the fold lines l4 and the end panels 15 and I6 adapted for folding along the lines I! and I8,

respectively, in overlappin relation to form the other of the side walls of the package.

A top section I!) is formed on the upper edge of the rear wall l0 and is folded along the horizontal line 20, the upper edge of the top l9 havinga flap 2| formed thereon foldable along the horizontal line 22- into a position downwardly in the package behind the front wall 9, as shown to advantage in Figure lofthedrawings. The upper edge of the front wall 9 is formed with a notch 23 to facilitate engagement of th flap 2| to open the same. I

The upper ends of -the panels l3 and 16 are also formed with flaps and 25' adapted for folding along the horizontal lines 26 and 21, respectively, inwardly of the package under the top [9.

Thebottom edge of the lower section 1 at the front panel 9 is formed with a pair of horizontally spaced flaps lines 29 and 30 and the bottom edge of the rear wall [0 is likewise formed with horizontally spaced flaps 3| foldable, respectively, on the fold lines 32 and 33. The lower edge of the panel 13 is also formed with a flap 34 foldable along the line 35 and the lower edge of the panel [6 i likewise formed with a flap 36 foldable along the line 31.

The flaps 28, 3|, 34 and 36 are adapted to be folded inwardly at the bottom of the section 1 in overlapping relation and may be secured together by a suitable adhesive. The spacing of the pairs of flaps 28 and 3! provide an opening 38 in the bottom of the lower section 1 of the container. An inner container or follower designated generally at 39 and formed from a. blank sheet of .28 foldable, respectively, along the,

material shown in Figure 9 of the drawings is 5 The bottom of the inner container as is closed by the flaps 48 and 49 formed on the lower edges of the front and rear wall 40 and 4l respectively, and foldable along the horizontalline 5B. The lower edges of the end also formed with flaps along the line 50 in overlapping relation with respect to the flaps 48 and 49 and secured in posi: tion by a suitable adhesive. The top of the inner container 39 is open and the front'wall 4!! is formed with a notch 53 in its upperedge adapted to register with the notch 23 in the outer container when the inner container 39 is moved into its uppermost position therein.

In the operationof the device, the tobacco is usually placed in a paper wrapper of a shape corresponding to the outer container 5 and the lower end of the tobacco container is placed in the inner container 39 and'the inner container, with the tobacco package is then placed into the outer container 5 through the open top thereof. As the tobacco from the container is removed,

walls 43 and are 5| and 52 likewise foldablethe finger of the user may be inserted through the opening 38 to push the inner container 39 upwardly toward the top of the outer container 5, the inner container 39 thus functioning as a follower.

When sufiicient tobacco has been removed from T the container to position th inner container 39 entirely within the upper section 6, the lower section I may then be removed by tearing the same along the score line 8.

To facilitate this separation of the lower section 1, the front and rear walls thereof may be formed with vertical score lines 54.

After the lower section 1 has been removed, the flaps H and 12 of the upper section 6 may then be folded along a line indicated at 55 into overlapping relation to close the bottom of the upper section 6 and the free edge of the flap l2 inserted in a slit 56 formed in the flap II to close the bottom of the upper section 6.

It is believed that the-details of construction, operation and advantages ofthe article will be readily understood from the foregoing without further detailed explanation.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim is: i

1. A dispensing package comprising an integral major container including upper and lower separable sections, said sections being severable along a horizontal score line intermediate the top and bottom of the container, said container including a bottom on the lower end of the lower section and having an opening therein, a follower comprising an open-top supplemental container slidably positioned in the major container and operabl through the medium of an'object inserted through the bottom opening of the major container to move the contents of the major container from the lower section into the upper section thereof, said score line having offsets therein, and flaps on the lower edge of the upper section of the major container formed by said offsets and adapted upon removal of the lower section of the major container for folding into overlapping relation to close the bottom of said upper section of the major container.

2. A dispensing package comprising an integral major container including upper and lower sep-. arable sections, said sections being severable along a horizontal score lin intermediate the top and bottom of the container, said container including a bottom on the lower end of the lower section thereof and having an opening therein, a follower comprising an open top supplemental container slidably positioned in the major container and operable through the medium of an object inserted through the bottom opening of said major container to move the contents of the major container from the lower section into the upper section thereof, said score lin having offsets therein, and flaps on the loweredge of the upper section formed by said offsets and adapted upon removal of the lower section for folding into overlapping relation to close the bottom of said upper section, one of said flaps having a slit adapted for receiving the other flap to provide an interlocking engagement between the flaps.

3. A dispensing package comprising an outer major container including upper and lower separable sections separable along a horizontal score line immediate the top and bottom of the container, said container including a bottom having an opening therein, and an inner supplemental container having an open top and slidably mounted in said outer major container and constituting a follower adapted for movement from a position in the lower section to the upper section of said major container, said upper major container section having, in its provision forthe separation of the lower section therefrom,.retained foldable means, as a part thereof, for closing the lower end of th upper section so asto enclose and support said supplemental container after the latter is moved into said upper section.

JOSEPH S. GRAZIANO'.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/101, 222/386, 206/264, 229/160.2, 206/273, 206/255, 229/235, 229/101.1, 229/185
International ClassificationB65D5/00, B65D5/355
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/0005
European ClassificationB65D5/00A