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May 31, 1938. 2,119,300 A. N. sPANEL ARTICLE OF‘ MANUFACTURE Filed June 25, i934 INVENTOR Ä/VSjuzzœ 7 i, Ä .' ' TORNEY Patented May 31, 1938 2,119,300 i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,119,300 ' ARTICLE 0F MANUFAC‘TURE Abraham N. Spanel, Rochester, N. Y. i) Application June 25, 1934, Serial No. 732,297 2 Claims. (Cl. 20G-46) My present invention relates to the packaging tion 2 at the other. I next roll the strip thus of goods for merchandising purposes and more formed into a tight ball beginning the roll as particularly to the packaging of small articles indicated in Fig. 5 at the crown end so that, as that are displayed in trays, boxes or racks in the rolling proceeds toward the opposite open comparative abundance and in attractive style, end, all contained air will be expelled. The re- 5 and it has for its general object ‘to provide such a package for bathing caps and similar light flex ible articles, which package will be pleasing to the eye, compact, simple to prepare and will serve to protect the contents. To these and other, sulting full roll thus resembles a ball because its length and its diameter are about equal. Instead of rolling, the strip may be folded transversely upon itself a plurality of times. In this condition, the case or wrapper is ap- 10 ends, the invention resides in certain improve plied. This preferably consists of a sheet 4, as ments and combinations-of parts, all as will be shown in Fig. 6, of transparent flexible air-proof hereinafter more fully described, the novel fea material such as regenerated cellulose. The ball tures being pointed out in the claims at the is placed in the center of this and the edges end of this specification. _brought up around it and pinched together at In the drawing: one end to constitute the puckered portion 5 Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a bathing cap which is preferably at the side adjacent to the package, complete, constructed in accordance head opening 2 so that only folded edges of the with and illustrating one embodiment of my in crown will be visible on the opposite side. A vention; ' _ cord, rubber band or similar constricting element Fig. 2 is a plan view of the bathing cap flat 6 is ñnally bound tightly around the puckered tened out before it is shaped into a ball and portion and the sealing of the goods is complete showing an edge turned back at the head open but their color or pattern is still discernible. ing; ‘ In addition to the foregoing, I prefer to supply 25 Fig. 3 is a, vertical section through the package a further element that is both useful and adds taken centrally through the body thereof; to the pleasing appearance of the article. When Fig. 4 is a horizontal or transverse section the rolling or folding of the folded strip is start therethrough taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1; ed, I insert and anchor in the axial center thereof Fig. 5 is a perspective View illustrative of the one end of a narrow flexible strip of material 1, manner in which the cap is folded and rolled; which may also be composed of Vcolored regenFig. 6 is a greatly reduced plan of the casing v erated cellulose, and the other end of which ulti sheet. 15 20 25 30 mately projects through the puckered portion 5 and its constricting member, beyond the edges Fig. '7 is a perspective view illustrating a dif ferent way of manipulating the cap prior to rolling or folding it; and Figs. 8 and 9 are side elevations of slightly of the wrapper. ’I'his provides a convenient means of picking a selected package out of a 35 modified packages. Similar reference numerals throughout the merely for ornamental purposes or to indicate a several views indicate the same parts. Referring more particularly to the drawing, as above stated, a bathing cap I suitable for pack aging in accordance with my invention is shown in Fig. 2 and comprises a thin rubber protective covering for the head and hair, the head opening 45 being indicated at 2 and the crown at 3. In practice, I first fold the sides of the cap inwardly toward a median line extending from the crown to the head opening into a multiplicity of layers until ithas the form of a relatively narrow strip 50 composed of superposed double folds, the said median line being indicated by the dot and dash line in Fig. 2. The width of this built up strip, as shown in Fig. 5, determines the height of the body of the package. The crown portion 3 is at one end of the strip and the head opening por tray or group and may be contrastingly colored characteristic of the contents of the package. Instead of folding the cap into a strip prior to rolling, as indicated in Fig. 5, the cap may be 40 twisted, beginning at the crown 3, into a strip of generally cylindrical form shown in Fig. 7. By twisting the cap into cylindrical form in this manner, the entrapped air is expelled there from. Thereafter the cap, thus twisted, is rolled 45 or folded beginning with the crown, into a ball like body which can be encased in the wrapper 4 as previously described. In Fig. 8 there is illustrated a different Way of attaching the handling strip 1 to the package. 50 In this modification the lower end of the strip is inserted between the outside of the wrapper 4 and the constricting element 6. Otherwise the package is the same as that shown in Fig. 1. If desired the constricting element 6 may be 55 2 2,119,300 omitted as shown in Fig. 9, and instead the lower end of the handling element 'I is tied tightly around the puckered portion 5 of the package. Except for this diñerence the package is the same as that described above. A merchandising article constructed in ac cordance with my invention as above described may be made, as to its body portion, about the size of a walnut and many of them can be packed 10 together in a small space with each in plain View and subject to instant and convenient inspection while the wrapper protects the rubber article therein from becoming soiled. What I claim is: 1. As an article of manufacture, a bathing cap 15 package embodying, in combination, a cap made of waterproof material folded laterally in mul tiple into a narrow strip and rolled longitudinally from the crown portion toward the head open ing into the approximation of a ball, a ñexible case enclosing the latter and formed of a sheet having its free edges puckered, and a constrict ing element encircling the puckered portion. 2. As an article of manufacture, a bathing cap package embodying, in combination, a cap made of Waterproof material folded laterally in mul tiple into a narrow strip and formed longitudi~ nally from the crown portion toward the head opening into the approximation of a ball, a flex ible transparent case enclosing the latter and formed of a sheet having its free edges puckered, a constricting element encircling the puckered portion and a flexible manipulating strip having its inner end anchored in the ball and the other end projecting through the puckered portion and beyond the constrícting element, whereby the package presents an attractive over-all eiîect. ABRAHAM N. SPANEL.