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Publication numberUS917938 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1909
Filing dateMay 9, 1908
Priority dateMay 9, 1908
Publication numberUS 917938 A, US 917938A, US-A-917938, US917938 A, US917938A
InventorsNathan J Goodman
Original AssigneeSimplex Self Holding Carton Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 917938 A
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MERCHANDISE -WR APPER No. 917,938. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented April 13, ,IQQSn Application mea May o, 190s. serial No. 431,381.

Be it known that I, NATHAN J. GOODMAN, citizen of the United States, residing at St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in MerchandiseJVrappers, ofwhich the following is a specification.'

The present invention provides a 'novel .wrapper designed generally for merchandise and particularly for laundriedv shirts to preventsoiling of the goods in handling or when` kept in stock, and to insure sanitary results, while at the same time admitting of inspection so that the style, nature and make of the article may be determined. A

The wrapper consists of a stiff section of cardboard 0r like firm material, and a flexible section attached at one edge to the stifl` section and adapted to be folded over vthe mechandise or article'lto be inclosed or protected, said flexible section having a tongue of pasteboard or like stiff material at its free end or edge to pass through a slot ofthe aforesaid stiff section and be bent to secure the .wrapper in place.

For a full understanding of the invention and the merits thereof an'd also to acquire a knowledge of the details of construction and the means for effecting the result, reference is to be'had to the following*description and laccom an in drawings.

. to in the following description and indicated in all the views of the drawings by the same reference characters The wrapper consists of avstiff section l which may be of cardboard or like `firml material so as to resist being bent 'easily,.there by forminga support or back for a laundried shirt or other article. The stiff section 1 may be of any size and shape according to the particularuse and design of the wrapper.

. A slotZ--is'formed in the stiff sectio'n at a convenient point and is intended to receive the 4fastening tongue 3 applied to the free edge or end of the flexible section 4, so as to secure the same without being folded about the article or goods. -The flexible section 4 may be of thin material, such as tissue, paraffin or parchment paper, which while exible, is, nevertheless, transparent and sufficiently flexible section 4 is attached to the stiff section 1 preferably by being pasted to-an edge portion thereof. The flexible section 4 may be of any size so as either to wholly or partly cover the article or goods about which-it is passed'. The end or edge portion of the flexible section provided with the stiff fastening suring the lines of strain converging toward the tongue when the wrapper is secured about the goods. The tongue 3 may lbe of cardboard or kindred material possessed of a degree of firmness so that when .passed lthrough the slot 2 'and bent, it will secure the wrapper andmay not, be readily displaced.

In the practical embodiment of the inven-l tion, it is to be understood that flexible sections may be attached to the edge portions latter beneath the flexible section `4 and thereby completely inclose the article or goods to be protected. The stiff section l gives a degree of rmness to the package' and is of especial advantage when the wrapper is used solely for laundried shirts, waists or lthe like, since it enables the same to be -handled without bending. -The flexible secltion, while light and chea protects the front of the shirt,waist or ike article and admits of the same being inspected and prevents contact of the fingers therewith in handling, with'the result that soiling is prevented and sanitary results assured.

The article, such 'as the shirt 5 in the present instance, after being folded into the required shape, is placed upon the stiff` section 1, after which the fiexible section 4 is folded thereover andr around the stiff section and secured 4by passing the tongue 3 through the slot 2, said tongue being bent upon itself so to preventrits ready Withdrawalfrom the s ot.

Having thus descriledthamvention, what is claimed as new is: Y

'A new article of manufacture, a Wrapper firm to withstand a degree of handling. The

-tongue 3 is preferably tapered, thereby inof the stiff section lso as to fold upon the for laundried shirts and merchandise, the same consisting of a stout or stifl` rectangular back having a slot near one of the longitudinal edges, a tissue 1paper section of a width approximating the ength of the back and attached at one end to the ed e of `the back having the slot and of a lengt to pass over and around th opposite edge of said back, the end of the tissue paper attached to the back having a slot eoineidin with the said slot in the edge portion of te back, and a Intestimony whereof I aHiX my signature -in presence of two Witnesses.



V. B. HILLYARD, W. N. WnoDsoN.

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