US 956046 A
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F. S. DAVIS. PACKAGE LINING'. APPLICATION FILED 11136.23, 1909.
Patented Apr.26, 1910.
WWI/moses UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. l Emits Davis, on Damon, MICHIGAN.-
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 26, 1910.
Application filed August 28, 1909; Serial No. 514,135.
To wile-m it may eoncem:
Be it known that I, FRANK S. DAVIS, a
citizen: of the United States of America, residin at Detroit, in the county of Wayne and gtate. of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Package-Linings, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
It haslong been the custom for importers of tea andlike goods to furnish the same to customers insmall, individual or original packages which are sealed at the place of shipment, so that the. tra-dehave become accustomed to the eneral appearance and characteristics of t e packages. Generally, the packages have been originally rectangular, with wrappers of lead, or tinfoil. Because of the pliable nature of the wrappings, the packages often"become broken down, crushed and distorted, in shipping and are rendered unsalable thereby.
Various attempts have been made to import teas and like goods in cartons of paste board, card board, or like comparatively unyielding material lined with lead or tinfoil,
-or otherwise made impervious to air and moisture. These packages are not acceptable to the trade as they do not have the pliable wrappers of the ordinary packages and the customers do not believe them to-be imported original packages, but consider that the tea or other material has been repacked after being imported.
This invention relates'to reinforcing lining for a carton or package that is ada ted to preser e the shape of the carton-whic at the same time presents the general appearance of an imported package wrapped in lead on tinfoil, and has the general characteristics thereof when being handled by the consumer.
The invention consists in the matters hereinafter set forth, and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In thedrawings, F1 ure 1 is a plan view of a carton lining blan embodying features of the invention, shown in extended osition; Fig. 2'is a view of the blank folde for applying a wrapper; Fig. 3 is a View partlally broken away, of a com leted package reinforced by a lining; and F ig. 4 is a plan View of a modified form of lining.
Referring to the drawings a reinforcing blank 1 ofpaste board, card board or like I material, is divided into panels 2, which correspond in size and number to the sides of the package for which the blank is intended, by indented perforated or otherwise weakened lines 3 so that the blank may be readily folded along them into the sha e of the re-. quired package. In the pre erred form, each panel has at each end an extension 4, the extensions when turned at right an des to the panels, being adapted to over ap when the carton blank is folded and to form ends that correspond in shape and dimensions to the end faces of the package for which the blank is intended. At the corners of the panels, small diamond-shaped apertures indicated at 5 are made to' permit the blank to be readily closed on' itself. One end panel of the blank has a lateral wing 6 whose corners are preferably cut away, said wing being adapted to overlap the adjacent margin of the other end panel when the carton blank is closed. and to be pasted or otherwise secured thereto. The central portion or body of each anel is cut away, preferably forming a su stantially rectangular opening with rounded ends, so that the material left serves to stiffen the corners of the cartons.
A complete package is formed by closing the carton lining blank or reinforcement on' itself and wrapping it with lead or tinfoil 7, the end extensions being left 0 n-for filling the package. When c osed and ealed, the package has the same general a pearance as the ackage which has been nown to the tra e for years and to the customers as an imported package, andwhen handled, the sides may be pinched in where the lead foil covers the aperture and the contents of the package felt through the wrapping, so that the customer is not led to thmk that the package has been put up in this country or 1s not a enuine package. At the sametiine the rein orcing blank preserves the shape of the package and prevents the corners from belng broken down and the package crushed in shipping.
Changes may be made in the shape of the blank and one such modification is indicated in Fig. 4 wherein an extension 8 from the end of one panel and a similar extension 9 from the opposite end of the adjacent panel constitute the ends of the package when the blank is folded, the extensions being overlapped along their.margins, when .the blank is closed, by narrow strips 10 attached to the ends of the other panels. Or
. which preserves the shape rangement of parts.
any arrangement of the reinforcement is l ing lines into panels adapted to, form the carton sides,
suitable which provides stifi end pieces corresponding in form to the package ends, an with members connecting the corners of the end pieces and forming therewith a cage, which keepsin shape the package in which it isplaced. This a linin is obtained an otherwise deformable package without destroying the identity so that the latter'is' acceptable to the trade as it has the same general appearance as the original packages which have been in use for many years, and when the customer picks it up, it yields to his grasp in a manner corresponding to the I foil wrapped packages with which he is familiar. he reinforcement may also be used with form of carton of paste board, paper or like material, but is especially adapted for the purpose hereinbefore enumerate i Obviously, changes in details of construction may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention, and I do not care to limit myself to any particular form or ar What I claim as my invention is: 1. A carton comprising a reinforcing lining blank of sheet material divided by foldoaaom and extensions from the panel ends adapted v one-piece wrapper of pliable metal rvious to molsture envelopin the folded blank, the bodies of'the pane 5. being cut away and the marginal portions only support for the package wrapper between the ends.
2. A carton com rising the combination of a reinforcing lining consistin of a blank of stiff, sheet material divided into rectanular panels by folding lines, and cut to orm extensions to the panel ends outside the folding lines, the major central portion of each panel being cutaway, the panels outlinin the carton sides and the extensions defining the carton ends when the blank is folded, with a one-piece, pliable wrapper of metal foil impervious enveloping the folded blank.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
FRANK s. DAVIS.
O'r'ro F. BARTHEL, 4
, ANNA M. Dorm.
forming the to air and moisture to form the carton ends, and a 011 im-