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Publication numberUS2537196 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 9, 1951
Filing dateAug 21, 1946
Priority dateAug 21, 1946
Publication numberUS 2537196 A, US 2537196A, US-A-2537196, US2537196 A, US2537196A
InventorsAlex Tanski
Original AssigneeAlex Tanski
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Humidor tobacco pouch
US 2537196 A
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Jan. 9, 1951 A. TANSKI 2,537,196

7 HUMIDOR TOBACCO POUCH Filed Aug. 21, 1946 =12 i 7% %ZATTORNEY or my invention Patented Jan. 9, 1951 "UNITED STATES PATENT F F 1 CE HUMIDOR TOBACCO POUCH AlexTanski, Brooklyn, ALLY. 'App'lication August '21, 1946, Serial No. 691,966

3 Claims.

My invention'relates to pocket pouches and re- .i'ers particularly-to pocket pouches adapted for use ashumi'dor-"containers 'z'for tobacco; but their use is not confined to this particular purpose.

From among the :many properties which must he possessed by ipocket pouches .for the protection :of contained tobacco in a vhumidifying atmosphere, :I mention "the following. They must be made of pliable, folded material, the material must be non-porous to moisture, there must be separate pockets for the tobacco and the humidifying material, not capable pf allowing the "accidental: mixture of :the tobacco and the humidiying material, :both pockets :must be readily accessible for the introduction "of the necessary to- :ba-cco and humidifying material, the tobacco pocket must be closely accessible for the removal :0 tobacco therefrom without interference with Lthe humidifying pocket, they must be readily foldable into a minimum-2o! space with complete prevention of seepage of i'tob'acco and moisture therefrom, they must be easily manufactured and at low cost of production.

A consideration of my specification and its accompanying drawings shows that thedevices possess all or the above, and other desirable properties.

My devices can be made of a single piece of proper material and its only step of procedure in its production is to make one slit in the .material, form a small number of perforations therein and affix certain portions of the material together.

The completed pouch of my invention possesses a .humidifying pocket, .a tobacco containing pocket, perforations between the two pockets, and its form and construction are such that the tobacco is maintained from actual contact with the humidifying material.

While I have described its use as a humiditying tobacco pouch, my invention is not limited to pouches for this particular use, as it is evident that my devices are so constructed as to be suitable for containing any objects in which two separate pockets are desirable.

In the accompanying drawings illustrating one form of a device of my invention, similar parts are designated by similar numerals:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of a device of my invention in tion.

Figure 2 is a section through the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is an end view of the device of Figure 1 in complete folded position.

partial folded D 2 Figure 4 :is asection through the line 4-4 of Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a 'sectionthrough the line :5--5 of Figure 1.

Figure 6 is :a front view of "the device of Figure '1 showing the strip of material folded upon it- .self prior to the attachment together of the folded portions.

tferred to herein as a pouch sheet. Various sec.-

-tions of this pouch sheet are referred to herein as A, B, C, .D and E; and the imaginary limitations of these sections are designated by L--:-L, .M-M, N-N and O-O;, as shown particularly in Figure *6.

The end portion A of the "pouch sheet has a :slit 13- extending through the back sheet Ill, but not through the front sheet I I, which slit I3 can be opened and closed if desired by the zipper M or by any other suitable means. The front sheet .II 'of section B is perforated I5, I5 and the front sheet II of section 0 is perforated I6, I6 :butnot the back sheet I0. I

The sections A and B are then folded along the .line M-M and their edge portions attachedto the edge portions of sections C and D as shown particularly in Figure 1.

The thusfolded device has two pockets Fand R, a front pocket F formed in section B by the slit I3 having a single sheet front wall and a single sheet back wall, the back wall having perforations therethrough, the second or rear pocket R is formed in sections A and B having a double sheet back wall, the inner sheet of this pocket having perforations therethrough, and the front wall of this pocket being double above the slit I3 and single below the slit I 3.

The pouch when thus formed consists of a front pocket accessible through the slit I3 and by fixedly attaching two sheets of material along their four sides, such a device will not form the folded lower edge shown in the accompanying drawings, but if the two separate sheets are attached to each other the resulting pouch will be otherwise identical to that shown in the accompanying drawings.

When my device is a moisture containing used as a tobacco pouch,

element, such as moistened absorbent paper, textiles or other adaptable material is placed in the front pocket and tobacco is placed in the rear pocket, and hence, while the tobacco is prevented from actual contact with the moisture containing material, the moisture may pass from the front pocket into the tobacco in the rear pockets through perforations l5, l and l6, l6.

When it is desired to close the pouch, sections A, D and E are folded forwardly along the line L, L, thus closing the moistening pocket, and section E is folded about the line 0, 0 thus closing the tobacco pocket, and section E may be releasably attached to the outer face of section C by any convenient means.

It will thus be evident that my device is readily made from a single piece of material, that the tobacco contained therein may be moistened without possibility of mixture between the tobacco and the moistening material, and that it possesses all of the other valuable features set forth in my specification.

I do not limit myself to the specific size, shape,

"number, material or arrangement of parts as shown and described, as these may be varied without going beyond the field of my invention.

What I claim is:

1. A pouch comprising a double sheet of pliable, waterproof material, all edges of which are attached to each other, the lower portion of said double sheet being folded upon itself and the said edges thereof being attached to the edges of the unfolded portion of the sheet, thus forming a pocket for a substance to be maintained at a predetermined humidity, the inner sheet of the rear wall of said pocket having perforations "therethrough and the outer sheet of the front Wall having a transverse slit therethrough, thereby forming a single thickness walled pocket positioned forwardly to the first mentioned pocket jfor a moisture-containing element, and the rear wall of said forwardly positioned pocket having perforations therethrough, said perforations in both' instances being adapted for transferring moisture from said element to the substance whereby the substance is substantially evenly humidified.

2. A pouch comprising a double sheet of pliforming a pocket for a substance to be maintained at a predetermined humidity, the inner sheet of the rear wall of said pocket having perforations therethrough and the outer sheet of the front wall having a transverse slit therethrough, thereby forming a single thickness walled pocket positioned forwardly to the firstmentioned pocket for a moisture-containing element, the rear wall of said forwardly positioned pocket having perforations therethrough, said perforations in both instances being adapted for transferring moisture uniformly from said element to the substance, and means for opening and closing said slit.

3. A pouch comprising a double sheet of pliable, waterproof material, all edges of which are attached to each other, the lower portion of said double sheet being folded upon itself and the said edges thereof being attached to the edges of the unfolded portion of the sheet, thus forming a pocket for a substance to be maintained at a predetermined humidity, the inner sheet of the rear wall of said pocket having perforations therethrough and the outer sheet of the front wall having a transverse slit therethrough, thereby forming a single thickness walled pocket positioned forwardly to the first-mentioned pocket for a moisture-containing element, the rear wall of said forwardly positioned pocket having perforations therethrough, said perforations in both ALEX TAN SKI.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,053,085 Hunter Sept. 1, 1936 2,062,001 Grenier Nov. 24, 1936 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 213,865 Great Britain Apr. 10, 1924 314,166 Great Britain June 27, 1929 said unfolded portion of

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/31.2, 206/260, 206/273, 206/205, 383/66, 383/40, D03/289, 206/268
International ClassificationA24F23/02, A24F23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F23/02
European ClassificationA24F23/02