US 3089586 A
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May 14, 1963 D. F. COLE COMBINATION DISPENSER AND RECEPTACLE Filed Sept. '7, 1961 FIG 3 INVENTOR.
DAVID F. COLE Obeflln, M .1 Daruwlly ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,989,586 CQh IBINATION DISPENSER A RECEPTACLE David F. Cole, 513 Beechwood Drive, Mansfield, Ohio Filed Sept. 7, 1961, Ser- No. 136,482 2 Claims. (Cl. 206-47) This invention relates to a combination dispenser and receptacle and, more particularly, to a combination tissue dispenser and receptacle having means for detachably affixing it to suitable surfaces.
While disposable tissues have come into widespread use, their disposal after use sometimes is a problem, particularly when traveling in an automobile, boat or in other places where waste baskets and the like are not available. Further, existing tissue packages are frequently difficult to open and not susceptible of mounting for easy, quick access.
It is, therefore, an object of this invention to provide a dispenser for tissues and the like having a waste disposal receptacle in combination therewith.
Another object is to provide a combination tissue dispenser and receptacle which is quickly and easily opened.
A further object is to provide such a combination having means thereon for detachably aflixing it to a dashboard, wall, or other suitable surfiace.
Other objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent as the following description proceeds.
To the accomplishment of the foregoing and related ends, the invention, then, comprises the features hereinafter fully described and particularly pointed out in the claims, the following description and the annexed drawing's setting forth in detail certain illustrative embodiments of the invention, these being indicative, however, of but a few of the various ways in which the principle of the invention may be employed.
In said annexed drawings:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the combination dispenser and receptacle of this invention in its use condition;
FIG. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the article shown in FIG. 1; and
FIG. 3 is a side sectional view of the article shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 in its wrapped position.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, the article is shown having a dispensing package part 11 containing a plurality of tissues or the l'ke 1'2 with a wide oval aperture or opening 13. The tissues are inter-folded and stacked in a packet in a conventional manner so that they may be conveniently removed one at a time by grasping the leading edge 14 of the outermost tissue at the opening 13; after removal, the leading edge of the next tissue is of course presented in usual manner.
Depending from the package part 1-1 is the receptacle part '15 wherein the waste tissues or other waste material may be placed. Such receptacle part 15 is shown as a bag having longitudinal folds 116 along its sides to permit the bag to be folded flat. When the article is originally packaged for sale, the receptacle part 15 will be thus folded fiat and wrapped around the dispenser part 11 as shown in FIG. .3; although the latter figure shows the wrapping to be loose, this is only for the sake of clarity of illustration. In practice, the bag part will be very tightly wrapped to seal the oval opening 13 and make further sealing of the tissues unnecessary. The wrapped assembly is held securely by a strip of pressure sensitive tape 17 or other simple attaching means which can be removed with equal ease when the package is to be opened.
The back of the dispensing package part 11 carries a strip of pressure sensitive tape 18 having pressure sensitive adhesive on both its surfaces. An outer protective separation strip 19 is placed thereover during packaging, with this strip 19 removed for detachably aifixing the article to any suitable surface, e.g., a dashboard, wall or the like, by the then exposed pressure sensitive adhesive.
Although the dispenser and receptacle parts are shown integral in the drawings, these may be separately made and suitably adhered together to provide the same func tional combination, for example, by heat sealing, etc. The dispenser part 1'1 and the receptacle part 15 may be made of paper, plastic or any other suitable material. Preferably, clear polyethylene is used which permits heat scaling to connect parts during manufacture and, also, permits the remaining supply of tissues to be easily visually noted.
The novel combination of my invention provides in a single article a supply of tissues and a waste receptacle in an easily opened and simple assembly, suitable for display, with virtually unlimited mounting flexibility. The use of such a device in automobiles particularly, in addition to its other obvious advantages, will help to reduce litter on the nations highways.
Other modes of applying the principle of the invention may be employed, change being made as regards the details described, provided the features stated in any of the following claims or the equivalent of such be employed.
I therefore, particularly point out and distinctly claim as my invention:
1. A combination one-piece tissue dispenser and receptacle comprising a dispenser part holding tissues and the like, and a flexible, collapsible receptacle part disposed below said dispenser part, said receptacle part including a fol-dable pocket which opens upwardly for receiving used tissues, and pressure sensitive adhesive means on said dispenser part for detachably affixing said combination to a suitable surface.
2. A combination one-piece tissue dispenser comprising a dispenser part holding tissues and the like, and a flexible, collapsible receptacle part, said receptacle part completely enwrapping said dispenser part, said combination when said receptacle par-t completely enwraps said dispenser part being only slightly greater in size than said dispenser part considered separately, said receptacle part including an upwardly opening pocket for receiving used tissues, pressure sensitive adhesive means on said dispenser part for detachably affixing said combination to a suitable surface, and means retaining said receptacle part in said enwrapped position.
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