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May 17, 1938. B. MCPHERSON 2,117,342 CIGARETTE PACKAGE Filed NOV. 30, 1934 g1 Q,. N 35’. // m ' ‘7&9- 6. 9. I 37 4/ 4b Kil 42 _ ~ Patented May 11, 1938' - 2,117,342 UNITED: STATES PATENT OFFICE ’ 2,117,342 CIGARETTE PACKAGE ' Bruce McPherson, Greenville, S. 0. Application November 30, 1934, Serial No. ‘155,492 v 1 Claim. (Cl. 206-48) ' This invention relates to containers for ciga- the front 14 and the cigarette package. The free rettes, cigarette packages or'the like and it is an end of the blank 23 adjacent the crease line 19 is object of the invention to provide a novel container adapted to be folded about a package of 5 cigarettes for protecting the same against crushing or damage when carried in the pocket of the user and at the same time provide matches for lighting the cigarettes. The invention is a further development of the 10 invention disclosed in my patent, #1,944,098, and my application S. N. 717,839, ?led March 29, 1934. tapered to form a tab which also is intended to extend within the container to secure the section 2| in place over a portion of the end of the ciga- 5 rette package. A slit or slot 24 is provided in the back 13 through which the tab 23 may be inserted. In order to attach a packet of matches slots or slits 25 are provided in the front 14. The packet of matches 11 may be attached to the container 10 Referring to the accompanying drawing which by opening the packet and slipping the match covering flap through the slits and then folding is made a part hereof and on which similar refer- the cover ?ap in a manner to cover the matches. ence characters indicate similar parts; 15 Fig. l is a perspective illustrating one application of the invention in its operative position; Fig. 2, a plan View of the blank of Fig. 1; Fig. 3, a plan view of a modi?ed container blank; ' 20 Fig. 4, a perspective of the container of Fig. 3 partly folded; . Fig. 5, a plan view of a further modified container blank; Fig. 6, a side elevation of a container folded . 25 from the blank of Fig. 5 but with a match card. stitched thereto; Fig. 7, a perspective of a further modi?ed twopart container, with the parts separated; Flg. 8, an assembled view of the container of 30 Fig. 7 with a match card glued thereto, and Fig. 9, a plan view of the blank of the inner portion of the receptacle of Fig. '7. Referring to the drawing‘, as shown in Fig. 1 a package of cigarettes i0 is enclosed by a con35 tainer of the character exemplifying one applica~ tion of the invention. The container has a match packet 1| attached thereto and such container is formed of a blank having parallel crease lines 12 forming the back 40 13, front 14 and sides 15 and N5 of the rectangu- lar container formed by the folded blank. The free edge of the side 16 has an integral gluing strip H which underlies the edge of the front it whenthe parts are glued together to form a 45 hollow rectangular body. ‘ . The blank is further provided with crease lines Ill and 19 to form a windowed closure 20 for one end of the container and to form a partial closure 28 for the other end of the container, the partial 50 closure a?'ording an opening through which the cigarette package is exposed and consequently through which the cigarettes may be removed. That portion 22 of the blank between the crease lines l8 and I 9, when the blank is folded to form 55 the container, lies within the container behind The blank forming the container just described may be of cardboard or other desired material 15 suitable for the purpose and said blank is made in the shape described by cutting, stamping or in other desired manner. ' The above described blank is similar to the blank forming the container disclosed in my pat- 20 ent, #1,944,098 but however, is adapted to have the strip 11 fastened by glue or similar material to the front of the container, the joint being at the corner, instead of providing a blank having front flaps held together by a match packet as 25 described in my patent. Therefore instead of having a longitudinal slot in each ?ap as in the patent, the slits or slots 25 are provided trans versely so that the match packet will be held longitudinally of the container as shown in Fig. 1, 30 instead of transversely of the container as shown in the patent. It will be readily understood also that the in ventionis not limited to. the location of the joint between the side "i and from; I‘. but Obviously 35 the same might be placed at any other desired location Figs- 3 and 4 Show a'further modi?ed form of container which, While being substantially the sam'e Container as that of Fig- 1 and resembling 40 the blank of Fig-_ 2, nevertheless. instead of hav ing the portions of the blank which form closures for the ends of the container connected by an additional body portion 22 as in Fig- 2, this D01‘ tion is eliminated and ?aps are connected directly 45 to the back of the container- . In this embodi ment the blank has crease lines 12' which form a back 13', from N’. and sides 15’ and 16’. The back 13' has the ?aps formed integrally there with. 59 The blank of Figs 3 and 4 is further provided with crease lines l8’ and 15’ which form end closures 20' and 2|’, the end closure 20’ having a ?ap 26 for insertion into the container between the front l4’ and the cigarette Package- Llke- 55 9,1 17,848 wise the end portion 2|’ is provided with a ?ap 21 for similar insertion between the‘cigarette package and the imnt II’ or optionally through a slit 24'. In this blank a gluing strip l‘l' cor responds to and is ‘used for the same purpose as the gluing strip II in the preceding. ?gure and Fig. 2. A container formed in accordance with the disclosures of Figs. 3 and 4 may be preferable in certain instances and requires less material, 10 since instead of long flaps, it has two short ?aps, one forming an end closure ?ap and the other forming a halt closure. ' In Fig. 5 is shown a further modi?ed form of container which is similar to the container shown 15 in Figs. 3 and 4. However, instead of the end portions 20' and 2|’ and associated ?aps being both attached to the back as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, the end portions 20" and 2|" are attached respectively to the portions l3" and II" form 20 ing the back and front of the receptacle. In ad dition, the sides l6" and 55" are extended to provide ?aps 28 and 29 which cooperate with the portion 20" of the blank to reinforce one end of the container and assist in forming closures 25 therefor. Otherwise, the construction is similar to that of Figs. 3 and 4, the joint of course being locatable in any position desired. Figs. 7. 8 and 9 disclose a further modi?ed con tainer of two part construction. In Fig. 9 a 30 blank is provided which when folded constitutes an inner member which is slid into an outer sleeve. The blank-of Fig. 9 is provided with. crease lines 30 and 3! and 32 dividing the blank into a bottom 33, ends 34 and 35, ?aps 36 and 35 31 and side ?aps 38, when the blank 01’ Fig. 6 is folded. As shown in the lower left of Fig. '7 it is adapted to be slid into a receiving sleeve which consists of a rectangular blank provided with crease lines and folded to form a bottom 39, top 40 40 and sides II and 42, the side 42 being pro vided with a gluing strip 43 which is attached to the top 40. As shown, a cigarette package being placed in the inner member or folded blank of Fig. 9 is slid into the cooperating receiv 45 ing sleeve forming blank in the manner shown in the extended view of Fig. 7. If desired, the portions 35 and 3‘! of the blank of Fig. 9 may be made narrower, corresponding in width to the portion 2| of the'blank of Fig. 2 to afford an opening through which cigarettes may be re moved from the package. The sleeve may have its top 40 provided with slits 44 for reception of a match packet as previously described. To the container of either of the several ?gures 55 a match card or.match packet may be attached in a number of ways. As shown in Fig. 1 the match card is fastened to the container by hav ing the ?ap of the match card inserted through slots in the container. The container repre sented by other ?gures or the drawing is con-' structed with match card receiving slots. In Figures 1 and 2 it will be noted that the slots 25 for receiving the ?ap of the match card are straight. However, these slots are preter ably made in the form of angular slits as shown at 25' in Figures 3 and 4, 25" in Figure 5, and 10 N in Figure 7. It will be seen that by forming these slots angularly the match card ?ap is more easily inserted. In Figs. 6 and 8 containers are shown having match cards ll attached respectively by stitching 15 and gluing. It will be readily understood that the containers may have the match cards at tached in either of the ways suggested or other, desired manner. If desired the end of each container may be 20 provided with a window or an opening by means of which the brand of cigarettes may be seen, the blank of Figs. 2 and 3 having a window 45 and 45’, the blank of Fig. 5 having a window 46 25 and the blank of Fig. 9 having a window 41. It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that various changes may be made in my inven tion without departing from the spirit thereof and I do not limit myself to what is shown in the drawing and described in the foregoing speci?ca tion but only as indicated in the appended claim. I claim: A container for a package of cigarettes com prising a blank foldable to form a hollow sub stantially rectangular open-ended cigarette package-receiving body in which the cigarette package is slidingly receivable, said body having a double-walled side and constructed to ?t snugly about the exterior of and substantially enclose the package of cigarettes, said blank further hav 40 ing a portion integral therewith providing fold able closure means for the ends and the double wall on one side of the container. that portion of the blank which forms the closure means for one end of the container being of a width to 45 provide an opening in the container through which cigarettes from the cigarette package therein may be removed, the main body of said blank being provided with a plurality of slots in a single side of the double walled side portion 50 thereof for the reception of a match card, a por tion of the match card being located between the walls of said double-walled side oi.‘ the container when the blank is folded. 55 BRUCE MCPHERSON.