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Publication numberUS2651131 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 8, 1953
Filing dateFeb 18, 1950
Priority dateFeb 18, 1950
Publication numberUS 2651131 A, US 2651131A, US-A-2651131, US2651131 A, US2651131A
InventorsLong Gretchen G, Long Vera Y
Original AssigneeLong Gretchen G, Long Vera Y
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Sept. 8, 1953 G, LONG ET AL 2,651,131

PACKAGE WRAPPER Filed Feb. 18, 1950 GRETCHEN a. LONG VERA Y. LONG BY ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 8, 195? PACKAGE WRAPPER Gretchen G. Long and Vera Y. Long, Cleveland Heights, Ohio Application February 18, 19-50, Serial No. 145,046

6 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in paper wrappers for packages and has for one of its principal objects to provide such a wrapper that will produce the visual effect of three dimensional characteristics of pictorial representations on the wrapper without the necessity of actually physically provided them with such characteristics.

Accordingly, we propose to providev a paper wrapper upon whose plain surface may be printed one or more characters representing animate, inanimate or fanciful objects, or any combination thereof. In addition, we propose to provide cut-out tabs which are the exact duplicates of the characters on the wrapper.

We then propose to superimpose these tabs on the identical characters on the wrapper. If these tabs were superimposed completely flatwise upon their respective characters, the only resulting visual effect would be the added thickness of the tab.

- As stated before, our object is to create a visual impression of perspective and of three dimensional characteristics. We accomplish this simply by attaching only a portion of the tab to its corresponding character. However, we employ a, novel means of doing this so as to insure that the tab does not lie flat on the character.

Thus, as the tab and wrapper are viewed simultaneously, the observer sees the whole tab and part of the character around one or more edges of the tab. The visual effect is that of depth of the pictorial representation. As a further refinement, we may prefer, in attaching the tab to the character, to slightly offset the two relative to each other, or to make the tab of slightly less periphery than that of the character, so that even when looking squarely at the front face of the tab, the same external visual illusion of depth of the pictorial representation is produced.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention resides in the combination of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter set forth in the following specification and appended claims, certain embodiments thereof being illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a package wrapped in my improved wrapper showing ornamental characters thereon and corresponding cutout tabs identical with the characters and superimposed thereon in raised and staggered relation;

Figure 2 is a View in rear perspective of one of the tabs and the securing and spacing .strip therefor for securing the tab to the printed character on the wrapper;

Figure 3 is a top plan view of a fragmentary portion of the wrapper, a printed character thereon and a superimposed identical cut-out tab of slightly lesser dimensions than the printed character; and V Figure 4 is a side view of that shown in Figure 2.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, we have shown in Figure 1 a substantially rectangular box package, generally indicated at I,

covered by a pliable paper wrapper 2. Although it forms no part of our invention, we have shown a decorative tying ribbon 3 with a bow 4, the use of which is entirely optional.

The wrapper has printed thereon one or more characters representing animate, inanimate or fanciful objects or any combination thereof. For purposes of illustration we have chosen a series of representations of kittens in two different poses, one pose being a side view at 5 and the other in front perspective at 6. Superimposed upon character 5 is a separate cut-out tab 5' which is identical with the printed character 5 and superimposed upon character 6 is also a separate cut-out tab 6' which is identical with character 6.

In Figure 2, we have shown in perspective a rear view of tab 6', to the rear plain face of which is aflixed a securing strip having three jointed sections 1, 8 and 9. Section 1 may be adhesively, or otherwise, affixed to the tab 6' and section 9 adhesively, or otherwise, afiixed to the wrapper appropriately adjacent the printed character 6. Section 8 constitutes the spacer element between the tab 6 and the printed character 6.

As stated before, the object of the invention is to create the visual illusion of depth to the decorative objects on the wrapper in order to enhance their ornateness. It will readily be appreciated that if the tab were superimposed flatwise on the printed character to completely cover the same, it would merely add the thickness of the tab to the character which would not create any visual illusion of depth and perspective. Consequently, we employ a securing and spacing strip of the type shown at 1, 8 and 9 shown in Figures 2 and 4, the middle section 8 serving as a positive means for insuring that the tab is slightly elevated above its identical printed character on the wrapper. Hence, when viewed from any angle, except observing the tab head-on, a portion of the printed character is visible past one or more edges of the tab. The result is an optical illusion of depth and perspective of the combined tab and printed character ornamentation.

As a refinement, and not as a departure, our invention also contemplates a staggered arrangement of the tab with respect to its corresponding identical printed character, as shown in Figure 1. Here all of the tabs 5', representing side views of the kittens, and all of the tabs 6, representing front perspective view of the kittens, are arfixed by strips '5, 8, 9 to the wrapper so as to be slightly staggered with respect to their corresponding printed characters 5 and 6. Thus, even when the tabs are viewed head-on, portions of the printed characters are visible past one or more edges of their tabs to produce the visual illusion of depth and perspective to the combined tabs and printed characters forming the ornamentations.

As another modified refinement, we may elect to make the tab of proportional, but slightly lesser, dimensions than those of the printed characters. This form of our invention we have illustrated in Figure 3, where the tab it) and the identical printed character iii are representations of a boy carrying a pig. It will be noted that the tab H! is slightly smaller than the printed character, so that when the two are viewed head-on or from any angle, a portion of the printed character is always visible past one or more edges of the tab. Moreover, the tab I0 is likewise secured to the wrapper by the same securing and spacing strip 1, 8, 9 as shown in Figures 2 and 4 and for the same purpose. Here again is created the visual illusion of depth and perspective of the combined ornamentation including the tab and printed character.

As a further refinement, we employ in actual practice in conjunction with the printed characters, identical tabs which are formed by a plurality of layers of material, some parts of which may be arranged in staggered relationship to further enhance the beauty of the Wrapper ornamentation.

Our inventive concept has limitless possibilities as to design and uses and produces an ornamentation for wrappers that produces a visual illusion comparable in beauty to those which would be far more expensive to produce, such as plastic moulding to produce surface reliefs and the like.

We claim:

1. An ornamental Wrapper for enveloping a package, said wrapper comprising a sheet of pliable paper having one or more printed charac ters on the exterior surface thereof, a cut-out tab bearing on its exterior surface a representation of like design to said printed character and means for securing said tab to said wrapper to be at least partially superimposed upon and at least part of its body spaced from and above said printed character.

2. An ornamental wrapper for enveloping a package, said wrapper comprising a sheet of pliable paper having one or more printed charac ters on the exterior surface thereof, a cut-out 4. tab bearing on its exterior surface a representation of like design to said printed character and means for securing said tab to said wrapper to be at least partially superimposed upon and at least part of its body spaced from and above said printed character, said tab being linearly partially offset from and in staggered relationship to said printed character.

3. An ornamental package wrapper comprising one or more printed characters on the exterior surface thereof, a cut-out tab bearing on its exterior surface a representation of like design to said printed character and means for securing said tab to said wrapper to be at least partially superimposed upon and at least part of its body spaced from and above said printed character, said tab being of proportional but lesser dimensions than those of said printed character.

4 An ornamental wrapper for enveloping a package, said wrapper comprising a sheet of pliable paper having one or more printed characters on the exterior surface thereof, a cut-out tab bearing on its exterior surface a representation of like design to said printed character, a securing strip having sections securable to said tab and said wrapper and an intermediate spacing section for securing said tab to said wrapper to be at least partially superimposed upon and its body spaced from and above said printed character.

5. An ornamental wrapper for enveloping a package, said wrapper comprising a sheet of pliable paper having one or more printed characters on the exterior surface thereof, a cut-out tab bearing on its exterior surface a representation of like design to said printed character, a securing strip having sections securable to said tab and said wrapper and an intermediate spacing section for securing said tab to said wrapper to be at least partially superimposed upon and its body spaced from and above said printed character, said tab being linearly partially offset from and in staggered relationship to said printed character.

6. An ornamental package wrapper comprising one or more printed characters on the exterior surface thereof, a cut-out tab bearing on its exterior surface a representation of like design to said printed character, a securing strip having sections securable to said tab and said wrapper and an intermediate spacing section for securing said tab to said wrapper to be at least partially superimposed upon and its body spaced from and above said printed character, said tab being of proportional but lesser dimensions than those of said printed character.

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 929,980 Popper Aug. 3, 1909 2,019,401 Driver Oct. 29, 1935

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Classifications
U.S. Classification428/165, 40/646, D05/27, 40/615, 428/4, 206/457
International ClassificationB65D65/22, B65D67/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D65/22, B65D67/00
European ClassificationB65D67/00, B65D65/22