US 2893876 A
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July 7, 195 P. J. MURPHY WRAPPED SANDWICHES AND WRAPPER THEREFOR Filed April 2, 1957 FIG. I.
United States Patent O WRAPPED SANDWICHES AND WRAPPER THEREFOR Patrick James Murphy, Jennings, Mo., assiguor to Schneithorst Catering Company, St. Louis, Mo., a corporation of Missouri Application April 2, 1957, Serial No. 650,269
Claims. (Cl. 99-171) This invention relates to wrapped sandwiches, and more particularly to wrapped sandwiches such as are sold in drive-in restaurants, and wrappers for such sandwiches.
Among the several objects of the invention may be noted the provision of a wrapped sandwich, the wrapper of which not only protects the sandwich but selectively identifies the contents thereof; the provision of a sandwich wrapper which enables quick packaging of a sandwich with identification of the kind of sandwich contained in the wrapper; the provision of a sandwich wrapper which is made so that it is adapted to be held closed by a toothpick or the like, the toothpick also serving in conjunction with markings on the wrapper to identify the kind of sandwich contained in the wrapper as well as holding the wrapper closed; and the provision of a sand wich wrapper such as described which is economical to manufacture and most convenient to use. Other objects and features will be in part apparent and in part pointed out hereinafter.
The invention accordingly comprises the constructions hereinafter described, the scope of the invention being indicated in the following claims.
In the accompanying drawings, in which one of various possible embodiments of the invention is illustrated,
Fig. 1 is a view of one face of a sandwich wrapper of this invention;
Fig. 2 is a view of the other face of the wrapper;
Figs. 3 and 4 are enlarged cross sections taken on lines 33 and 44 of Fig. 1; and,
Fig. 5 is a perspective illustrating a wrapped sandwich of the present invention.
Corresponding reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views of the drawings.
Referring to the drawings, a sandwich wrapper of this invention is designated in its entirety by the reference character 1. It is shown to be of rectangular shape, being made from a generally rectangular blank of greaseresistant paper or the like which is folded upon itself on a transverse fold line 3 to provide two superposed rectangular wrapper walls 5 and 7. These walls are secured together along one of the two sides of the wrapper which extend at right angles to the fold, as by means of providing the blank with a flap 9 which is folded over from the wall 7 to overlie the wall 5 and which is secured thereto by adhesive as indicated at 11. As a result of this construction, the wrapper is open at the side 13 opposite the fold 3, and the side 15 opposite the closed side 9. It is preferable that the fold 3 be made along a line such that the wall 7 is somewhat shorter than the wall 5 so as to leave a portion 17 of the wall 5 projecting beyond the wall 7 at side 15 to make it easier to separate the walls of the wrapper.
On the outside of the wall 5 of the wrapper at the corner 19 opposite the corner 21 where the fold 3 and the closed side 9 intersect, there are provided spaced markings such as indicated at 23 for identifying various kinds of sandwiches that may be wrapped in the wrapper. As
shown, markings 23 are located in sector-shaped zones 25 which radiate from the corner 19. As shown, the markings may consist of such legends as Hamburgenl Cheese, Fish, etc.
. The sandwich to be wrapped is inserted inside the wrapper '1, with wall 7 facing the person packing the sandwich. The corner of wall 7 (indicated at 26) which is diagonally opposite corner 21 is then folded around the edge of the sandwich and tucked underneath itf as illustrated in Fig. 5. The corner 19 is folded'ba'ckover wall 7 and a skewer, such as a toothpick 27, is pierced through the proper zone 25 of the wall 5, wall 7 and into the sandwich. Thus, the wrapped sandwich is substantially covered by the wrapper 1 and the toothpick not only holds the wrapper snugly around the sandwich, but visually indicates the exact kind of sandwich inside. Also, the wrapper can accommodate a wide range of sizes, shapes and configurations of sandwiches.
It will be understood that a larger number of zones 25 than shown in the drawings can be used, so that, for example, hamburgers with diiferent types of dressing (e.g., relish, mustard, onion, etc.) can be indicated.
In view of the above, it will be seen that the several objects of the invention are achieved and other advantageous results attained.
As various changes could be made in the above constructions without departing from the scope of the invention, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
1. A flat sandwich wrapper made of grease-resistant sheet material and having two superposed generally rectangular walls, said walls being joined together along one side of the wrapper at an integral fold of the sheet material of the wrapper and secured together along a second side of the wrapper extending at right angles to the fold, and said wrapper being open at the other two sides thereof, one of said walls of the wrapper having at the one corner thereof located diagonally opposite the corner where said fold and said second side intersect spaced markings which are visible from the outside of said one wall for identifying various types of sandwiches that may be wrapped in the wrapper, whereby, after a sandwich has been placed in the wrapper the marked corner of said one wall may be lapped over the corresponding corner of the other Wall, and a toothpick pierced through said walls and through the marking identifying that particular sandwich to secure the wrapper walls together and to identify the sandwich contained in the wrapper.
2. A flat sandwich wrapper as set forth in claim 1 wherein said one wall has a portion thereof at the side opposite the said second side which projects beyond said other wall.
3. A flat sandwich wrapper as set forth in claim 1 wherein the walls are secured together along said second side of the wrapper by a flap portion of said other wall of the wrapper which is folded to overlie said one wall and which is secured to the latter by adhesive, and wherein said one wall has a portion thereof at the side opposite said second side which projects beyond said other wall.
4. A flat sandwich wrapper as set forth in claim 3 wherein said markings are on the outside of said one wall and lie in zones which radiate from said one corner.
5. A sandwich package comprising a wrapper made of grease-resistant sheet material and having two superposed generally rectangular walls, said walls being joined together along one side of the wrapper at an integral fold of the sheet material of the wrapper and secured together along a second side of the wrapper extending at right angles to the fold, and said wrapper being open at the otfii- Mo siii ih reoi oiie of said walls of the wrapper hivifig E't HE E555 E533? 11553311355133 2115565511? 31353 site the corner where said fo'lil and said second side interect spaced mankiggs whiphare visible from the outgigle 4 References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 432,308 Guilbert July 15, 1890 1,830,246 Sanford Nov. 3, 1931 2,248,843 Atwood July 8, 1941 2,723,643 Nov. 15, 1955 ,The Golgi Cook Book, by L. P. De Gouy, p. 845,