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July 19, 193s. w. HARRIS, .m 2,124,064 RIBBON PACK Original Filed Ma'roh 17, 1936 10 a BY mi. ATTORNEY. 2,124,064 Patented July 19, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,124,064 RIBBON PACK William Harris, Jr., Paterson, N. J. Application March 17, 1936, Serial No. 69,258 Renewed May 21, 1938 1 Claim. (Cl. 20G-53) Ribbon is usually prepared for sale and con sumption by forming it into a helically wound ' mass, usually upon a core the latter if present 5 being either with or without a ñange or flanges which flank the ribbon mass. (Whereas the in vention has been devised with respect particu larly to textile ribbons, by the term “ribbon” as herein used I mean to include any strip of sheet material, whether textile or not.) Upon form 10 ing the wound body it is usually necessary to se cure the free end of the ribbon in some way so that the windings may be retained during subse quent handling substantially in the same de gree of compactness in which they were initially 15 developed; and, where the ribbon is dispensed by cutting or otherwise detaching therefrom suc cessive lengths which may vary in extent, as is usually the case, whatever securing expedient is used must take into account that usually the 20 actual point of securing will not remain during the life of the pack always in the same radial plane. The conventional securing means, at once inexpensive and adapted to be applied in any radial plane of the Wound body thus to hold the 25 ribbon clear to its free end and in compact wound form, is a common toilet pin which is pushed through the free end of the ribbon into the wound mass. But this forms perforations in the ribbon and so spoils each convolution penetrated, and 30 the damage thus done may be more or less ac cording to the number of times the pin is removed and re-entered at diñerent points. According to this invention, whereby the pin ning is avoided without increase in the cost of 35 production, given a body including a helically wound mass of ribbon, there is combined there with an endless elastic band which constrictively embraces said body in crossing relation to the ribbon windings and exists throughout its own 40 extent exterior of said mass, said band bearing against the periphery of the mass and said body having means to oppose dislodgment of the band therefrom in a direction transverse of the axis of the windings. If, as is usually the case, said 45 body includes a core for the windings said core will usually be provided with said means, and if the core has a flange or flanges flanking the mass said means may take the form of notches in such flange or ñanges in which the band is received. 50 With such core present and said means provided on the core the mass may be rotative relatively to the core in which case the ribbon may be with drawn without detaching the band from the core and the band may be made to hold the ribbon 55 clear to its free end. In the drawing, Fig. 1 is a side elevation of one form of the improved ribbon pack; Fig. 2 is a diametric section thereof in the plane of the notches; and Fig. 3 is a section on line 3_3, Fig. 2. The said body here includes the helical wind ings of ribbon I and an interwound strip 2, as of paper, formed on a cylindrical shell 3 of stiff sheet material, as cardboard, which forms with 10 the windings what I term the wound mass, and a core on which such mass is free to rotate, the same comprising a wooden barrel 4 which freely penetrates the bore of such mass (specifically, of the shell) and two heads 5 nailed at 6 to the ends of the barrel and affording ñanges which ilank said mass, the barrel being of greater axial ex tent than said mass so that thereby, and because the bore of said mass is loose on the barrel, said 20 mass may freely rotate on the core. 'l is the endless elastic band, here a plain rub ber band, the same constrictively embracing said body in crossing relation to the ribbon windings and existing throughout its own extent exterior of said mass and bearing against the periphery 5 of said mass, as at 8. The said means to oppose dislodgment of the band from said body in a direction transverse of the axis of the windings is here formed by periph eral notches 9 and Il] in the flanges of the core, 03 0 the notches 9 being coincident with that radius of the body in which the band bears against the periphery of the wound mass. The construction is such that the band holds the wound mass in wound state and is itself held 35 against dislodgment from said body. To» with draw any desired length of the ribbon the band may be removed, or, according to the example shown and described in which said body includes, with the wound mass, a core on which said mass is revoluble, the ribbon may be withdrawn with one hand, thus rotating the mass, while the core is held against rotation by the other hand. In such case it is always possible, upon cutting off a piece of the ribbon, to have it held clear to the end of the remaining windings. The drawing shows that in the operation of withdrawing the ribbon the core may be held against rotation by the thumb and middle ñnger of one hand while the forefinger of such hand is used to hold the band 50 out of the notches 9. Having thus fully described my invention what I claim is: The combination, with a helically wound mass of ribbon having an axial bore and a core to be 55 2 ' " 2,124,064 held in the operator’s hand against rotation and including a barrel extending through the bore and on which said mass is free to rotate and posed notches exposing laterally the windings of said mass for an extent greater than one-half of its radial thickness and in a radius remote flanges ñanking said mass .at both sides thereof, „ from that of said notches other peripheral sub of an elastic band constrictively embracing the stantially opposed notches extending short of the body formed by said mass and core in crossing periphery of the mass, and said band being re relation to the ribbon windings and existing ceived in the several notches. throughout its own extent exterior of said mass, said ñanges having peripheral substantially op WILLIAM HARRIS, JR.