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Publication numberUS581339 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 27, 1897
Filing dateDec 1, 1896
Publication numberUS 581339 A, US 581339A, US-A-581339, US581339 A, US581339A
InventorsHenry R. Corkhill
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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' Patented Apr. 27, 1,897.




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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 581,339, dated April 27, 1897.

Application filed December 1, 1896.

To aZZ whom it may concern Be it known that I, HENRY R. CoRKHILL, Jr., of Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cigarette- Boxes; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and to the reference-numerals marked thereon:

My present invention relates to paper boxes, particularly slide-boxes adapted for holding cigarettes, and has for its objects to improve their construction, whereby the cig arettes may be held in position for ready removal and are not liable to become displaced even when the box is partly empty; and to this end it consists generally in certain improvements hereinafter described, the novel features being pointed out particularly in the claims at the end of this specification.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of a blank for a slide for a sliding box constructed in accordance with my invention; Fig. 2, alongitudinal sectional view of a slidebox with the cigarettes or other articles therein; Fig. 3, a cross-sectional view of the same; Fig. 4, a perspective View of the complete slide-box; Fig. 5, a view similar to Fig. 2 of a modification; Fig. 6, a View of another modification.

Similar reference-numerals indicate similar parts.

It is desirable that the slide-boxes such as are now generally used for holding cigarettes be as thin as possible, so that the package will occupy comparatively little room in the users pocket, and in order that the requisite quantity may be contained in a single package the latter have been made of a width ap proximately equal to the length of a cigarette, but the objection to this form of package is that when there are only a few cigarettes contained therein they are liable to fall down to the bottom of the slide or receptacle in such manner that it is necessary to remove the slide entirely from the shell in order to catch hold of a cigarette instead of merely projecting the end from the shell, as originally contemplated. In my improved form Serial No. 614,124. (No model.)

of box I overcome this objection and preserve the flat form of the package by providing the slide or receptacle with an integral tongue or flap adapted to project between the cigarettes, 5 5 or some of them, and thereby hold them in such position that their ends are accessible without entirely removing the slide from the, shell. i

In the drawings I have shown one embodi- 6o ment of my invention applied to a common form of slide made from the blank in Fig. 1, which is creased, as indicated by the dotted lines, to fold up and form the main body or central panel 1,the lower end panel 2 and flap 3, the sides 4, and the upper end panel 5 and tucking-flap 6. The width of this slide is preferably sufficient to contain ten ciga: rettes, and I therefore provide the blank with a partition 7 approximately midway of its width, formed by cutting the blank at 8 and 9 and creasing it at 10 at the time the blank is formed. When the slide is folded up, filled with cigarettes, and inserted in the shell 11, the partition-flap projects between the cigarettes, forming in effect two narrow receptacles, and it will be seen that notwithstanding there may be but one or two cigarettes remaining in the package their ends are readily accessible when the open end of the slide is pushed out of the shell 11, as in Fig. 4. The particular form of the partitionfiap is immaterial, it only being necessary that it be suflicient to prevent the cigarettes from falling down, though I prefer that it extend nearly the whole length of the slide, as shown, but two separate tongues 12 and 13, as shown in Fig. 5, could be employed, if desired. I Y

The boxes provided with my improvement are admirably adapted to the purpose intended, and it will be understood that other forms of box than the one shown and boxes used for other articles than cigarettes could be provided with the integral partition with- 5 out departing from my invention.

While I prefer to form the partition or dividing flap in the bottom of the slide or container, it will be understood that it could be formed in the lower flap 3, as shown in Fig. TOO 6, which is a perspective view of the slide removed from the shell, and this is practically the same as making it in the top of the container if a diiiferent form from that shown is used.

I claim as my invention- 1. In a slide-box, the combination with the shell, of the slide operating therein formed of a single piece of sheet material and embodying the integral body, end panels, end flaps, and the longitudinal partition in in ed at right angles to the body and to the ends of the slide, substantially as described.

2. In a slide-box, the combination with the shell, of the slide operating therein formed of a single piece of sheet material and embodying the body, end panels, end flaps, the sides, and the longitudinal dividing-partition cut from the slide and extending at right angles to the body, substantially as described.

The herein-described blank for the slides of sliding boxes composed of the body 1, the end panels 2 and 5, the flaps 3 and G, the sides 4:, and the partition 7 out from the body and creased at 1.0 to fold substantially parallel with the sides 4, as set forth.




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