US 472463 A
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'UNITE-D .STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HENRY J. MARK, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO HENRY GAUS, JR., OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Lettersv Patent No. 472,463, dated April 5, 1892.
Application filed J' une 3, 1891.
To all whom it may concern;
Be it known that I, HENRY J. MARK, of St. Louis, Missouri, have made a new and useful Improvement in Bottle-Vrappers, of whichv the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
My improved wrapper is designed more es pecially for wine-bottles, or that class of bottles in which the body of the bottle tapers gradually to form the neck; and it consists, mainly, in the means whereby the wrapper is adapted for the protection of the upper portion of the bottle as Well as for the lower part thereof, and the wrapper is securely applied to the bottle. The wrapper has an inner corrugation-say of wood-attached to an outer sheet of paper or equivalent material, and when the improvement is more fully carried out the corrugaton is in separated sections, andthe sheet is wider and longer than the corrugation or set of corrugations, and ties are applied to enable the wrapper after being wound upon the bottle to be tied thereon, all substantially as is hereinafter set forth and claimed, aided by the annexed drawings, mak-v ing part of this specification, in which- Figure l is an inside View of the wrapper; Fig. 2, an edge elevation of the wrapper; Fig. 3, a view showing the wrapper applied to a bottle, a portion being in section Fig. 4:, a top view of the bottle wrapped, and Fig. 5 a section on the line 5 5 of Fig. 3.
The same letters of reference denote the same parts.
A represents the sheet. sheet of wrapping-paper.
B B B O C O represent the corrugatious. The leading feature of the corugated portion of the wrapper is that part of it is longer than another part of it, and when the corrugated portion is in sections one portion thereof is of the shorter length and the other portion of the longer length, and the sections of the two portions are alternately arranged, as shown. The shorter sections O O O are in length about equal to the main portion or body portion of the bottle, and the longer sections are equal or thereabout to the height of the bottle. They are attached to the sheet A by any suitable means, and preferably by sewing them thereonto, as at D. The sheet is extended at It ordinarily is a Serial No. 394,955. (No model.)
a to project beyond the lower end of the corrugated portion of the wrapper, and the sheet is also preferably wider than the corrugated portion, substantially as shown at a. The sheet between the upper ends b b b of the longer sections B B B is preferably slit, as shown at a2 a2. The ties are shown at E E. They are preferably of wire, are attached-say by interlocking them at e e-to the wrapper respectively at the lower and upper portions thereof, and'in length are sufficient to pass around the wrapper when upon the bottle and to have their ends e c tied together. When the wrapper is used, its lower portion passes around the body of the bottle and its upper portion around the neck of the bottle. Owing to the omission of the sections O O O, the wrapper can be contracted around the upper portion of the bottle, so that the under ends of the sections B B B can come laterally quite or nearly together, and thereby protect the upper portion of the bottle and at the same time obtain a wrapping which in a general way conforms to the shape of the bottle. The slits a2 in the sheet enable those portions of the sheet which are between the section ends o o b to lap easily upon the adjacent parts of the wrapper. The top of the wrapper comes at the top or thereabout of the bottle, and the lower end of the corrugated portion of the wrapper comes even or thereabout with the bottom of the bottle. The extension ctof the sheet is then folded into the recess f, which is in the bottom of the bottle F, and the operation is completed by passing the ties E E aro und the wrapper-bottle and securing their ends together. Owing to the sheet-extension a being folded into the bottle-recess f, the bottle cannot slip out of the wrapper when the lwrapped bottle is grasped at its upper end, and owing to the wrapper being contracted around the bottle-neck the wrapper cannot slip downward upon the bottle. An additional feature of the wrapper is the label G upon the outer side of the sheet A. This enables the brand of the wine, &c., to be determined without having to remove the wrapper.
than another portion, for the purpose described.
2. '1`hebott1e\vrapper having the inner corrugation and the outer sheet fastened together, said corrugation being in sections and one l portion of said sections extending higher than another portion thereof, substantially as described.
3. The bottle-Wrapper having the inner corrugation and the outersheet fastened together, a portion of said corrugation extending higher than another portion and said sheet being extended below said corrugation, substantiaily as described.
4. The bottle-Wrapper having the inner corrugation, the outer sheet fastened together,