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L. W. CARIGNAN YARN PACKAGE Filed Dec. 23, 1957 United States Patent O YARN PACKAGE Lucien W.. Carignan, Warren, RJ., assignor to Superior Machinery Corp., a `corporation of Rhode Island VApplication December 23, 1957, Serial No. 704,697
2 Claims. (Cl. 206-64) The instant invention relates generally to a combination shipping, display and dispensing package.
A primary object of this invention is the provision of a package of the general character described, which package is particularly adapted to the handling of skeins of yarn and the like.
Another important object of my invention is the provision of packaging means for individual skeins of yarn, which means maintain the yarn tightly sealed and impervious to dust and dirt during shipment and handling.
Another object of the instant invention is the provision of a yarn package of the character described wherein the yarn is effectively displayed and readily visible, even though tightly sealed.
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Y label 16 of paper or the like for maintaining it properly wound.
The polyethylene bag 12 comprises a tube-like body portion 18 snugly encompassing the skein 14 as shown most clearly in Fig. l. It will be understood that While the bag 12 snugly receives the skein therein so as to proi vide a compact package, it does not grip the skein so A further object is the provision of a yarn package which by simple manipulation may be converted into a dispenser whereby the yarn may be paid out therefrom for knitting operations and the like without any appreciable danger of knotting or snarling.
Still another object of this invention is the provision of packaging means for a skein of yarn, which means may be readily and easily converted into a dispenser, and having means for facilitating the initial paying out of the yarn.
A further object is the provision of a yarn package of the character described, which package is simple and economically feasible to manufacture, as well as being highly eifective in use.
Other objects, features and advantages of the invention will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds when considered in connection with the accompanying illustrative drawings.
In the drawings which illustrate the best mode presently contemplated by me for carrying out my invention:
Pig. 1 is a perspective view of a yarn package constructed in accordance with the instant invention;
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary perspective view of my yarnV package ready for use as a dispenser;
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of my yarn package showing the yarn being dispensed therefrom; and
Fig. 4 is a perspective detail of the grasping tab which forms a part of the instant construction.
It has been found desirable to provide an improved package for shipping, displaying, and dispensing skeins of yarn. As will be readily apparent, when packaging individual skeins of yarn, it is important that the package provide a compact unit, in addition to maintaining the yarn free from dust and dirt during shipment and handling of the package. It is also advantageous for the yarn to be readily visible, even when packaged, and it is further important that means be provided for enabling the yarn to be effectively paid out when it is desired to actually use same, such as for knitting or the like. Thus, there has been provided in accordance with the instant. invention, nowrto be described, a relatively simple and easy-to-manufacture package which fulfills all the requirements above enumerated.
Referring now to the drawings, a yarn package, em-
tightly as to render it difficult to pay out the yarn in a manner hereinafter to be described. At each extremity of body portion 18 the bag 12 is attened out and sealed, preferably by the application of heat, as indicated at 20 and 22, it being understood that the extremity 22 represents the dispensing end of the bag.
Still referring to Fig. l, the bag 12 as illustrated therein constitutes a complete enclosure for the skein 14, it being apparent that the heat sealed ends 20 and 22 will func- .tion to maintain the yarn free from dust and dirt during shipment and handling of the package. Furthermore, the polyethylene bag 12 is of transparent construction whereby its contents may be readily viewed without the necessity of opening the package. Thus, the package 10 provides a simple and eiective unit for shipment and display of skein 14.
In order to facilitate dispensing of the yarn from the bag 12, the latter, at its dispensing end 22, it provided with an arcuate scored portion 24 adapted to be readily torn away to provide a dispensing aperture 26 as shown most clearly in Fig. 2. The leading end 28 of skein 14 is looped adjacentthe portion 24 and is normally frictionally maintained against the outer surface of the skein by the bag 12, as shown clearly in Fig. l. Adjacent the score portion 24, the looped yarn end 28 is provided with a grasping tab 30 for facilitating extraction of the yarn through aperture 26. More specifically, noting Fig. 4, the tab 30 comprises two identical oppositely disposed sections 32 interconnected by an integral web 34, the said tab being constructed of paper, foil, or the like, whereupon web 34 may be easily bent around the yarn and the sections 32 brought into Contact with each other, as shown clearly in Fig. 3, and maintained in such position by any desirable securing means, such as' glue or the like.
Thus, when it is desired to dispense the yarn from the package 10, it is merely necessary to tear away the scored portion 24 whereby to provide the relatively restricted dispensing aperture 26. At the same time, since the grasping tab 30 is specifically directed toward the end 22 of bag 12 so as to be disposed between the sides of scored portion 24, it follows that when the said scored portion is gripped for removal, the grasping tab will at the same time be engaged whereupon removal of the scored portion 24 from bag 12 will simultaneously result in the initial extraction of the yarn, this being most clearly illustrated in Fig. 2. The grasping tab 30 may also function as an indicating marker to signify where the user should start knitting.
As will be apparent, once paying out of the yarn has been commenced from the package 1t), the skein 14 willV particular forms herein shown and described except insofar as indicated by the scopelofrthe appended clairns.
I claim:` l Y K v Y i 1.y In combination, a yarn package comprising a skein of yarn, a eXible bag constructed of a transparent, syn-V thetic thermoplastic snugly housing said skein, said bag being heat sealed at its opposite extremities whereby to provide a complete, dust-free enclosure, a relatively restricted scored portion at one extremity of said bag adapted to be torn away to provide a dispensing aperture, said skein having its leading end freely located adjacent said scored portion, and a grasping tab carried by said leading end for facilitatinggextraction of said yam through the dispensing aperture, said grasping tab being separate 15 and apart from said bag and completely disconnected with respect thereto.
References VCited in the le ofrthis patent VUNITED STATES PATENTS Y VSchermuly June 1l, 1946 2,584,633 Southwick Feb. 5, 1952 2,822,084 Eilertsen Feb. 4,1958
FOREIGN PATENTS 513,227 Great Britain Oct. 6, 1939