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July 26, 1938. J 1__ MEYER WRAPPING OR PACKAGING DEVICE Filed April 22, 1935 2,125,246 Patented July 26, 1938 2,125,245 UNETED STATES PATENT orgies 2,125,246 WRAPPING OR PACKAGING DEVICE Joseph L. Meyer, Dubuque, Iowa, assignor, by mesne assignments, to Saf-T-Pop Corporation, Dubuque, Iowa, a corporation of Delaware Application April 22, 1935, Serial No. 17,642 6 Claims. This invention relates to a wrapping or packag ing device primarily for edibles of the type where in the edible is equipped with a handle of loop-like con?guration which is usually, but not necessa 5 rily, non-rigid. That class of edibles includes (Cl. 99—180) portion or the combined thicknesses of the edible portions of the suckers II. This base portion I1 is connected at each end to side or display por tions l8 and I9. If desired, the portions l8 and I9 may be integral with the portion I1, and the 5 candies, frozen ices, ice creams, and other edibles ‘ side portions may be provided by folding the which are or may be so equipped with handles. integral strip along fold lines 2| and 22. An object of the invention is the provision of a The side portion l8 has a length greater than novel packaging device or wrapper for such the length of the wrapped candy, and at the end 10 edibles. opposite the fold line 2! it is provided with a tab‘ 10 Another object of the invention is the provision 22 having a slot 23 extending longitudinally of the of a simply constructed yet effective device for side portion I8 and a transverse slot 24 connecting packaging or wrapping a plurality of solidi?ed with and extending across the end of the slot 23. edibles for sale and display as a unit,‘ and which Likewise, the side portion I9 is of greater length 15 is readily operable for unpacking to facilitate the than the length of the wrapped candy, and at its 15 sale of the edibles one at a time. end opposite the fold line 22 it is connected with A further object of the invention is the provi an aligning member 25 by a hinge portion 26. sion of such a packaging device or wrapper which facilitates releasably binding together a plurality 20 of edibles, which will hold them together in ship ping units'or sub-units suf?ciently securely as to protect the individual edibles, and which does not interfere with the characteristics of the edibles adapting them for display purposes but which in 25 fact improves the’ display characteristics thereof. Other objects of the invention include the pro vision of the combinations and arrangements of elements hereinafter disclosed and claimed, as illustrated in the accompanying sheet of drawings 30 wherein the reference numerals respectively refer to the same elements throughout the several views, and in which: Figure l is a perspective view of a group of edibles embraced by a packaging device or wrap 35 per embodying the features of the invention; Figure 2 is a plan view of the packaging device or wrapper of the invention in a stage of its development; and Figure 3 is a perspective view of the novel 40 packaging device or wrapper alone. Illustrative of the invention, a plurality of edibles or suckers ll, each including an edible portion of, for example, candy that may be en closed by a wrapper l2, and a handle portion l3 5 are bound together by a novel packinging device or wrapper I4, as shown in Figure 1. The handle portion l3 of each sucker preferably is non-rigid and includes adjacently arranged portions [5 extending into the candy and an intermediate 50 portion l6 connecting the portions [5 and forming a loop-like con?guration. The novel wrapper I4 is constructed of card board, paper, or other suitable packaging mate rial, and has a base or supporting portion ll of 55 su?icient length to span the thickness of an edible The member 25 has at its free end an attaching enlargement or head 2'! providing a shoulder or abutment 28 and receivable in the vertical slot 23. 20 When the head 21 is inserted in the slot 23 the shoulder 28 is adapted to engage the tab 2?. above the ‘slot 24 for releasably holding the packaging device closed. It is preferred to make the align ing member and hinge portion from a reduced .25 portion 29 integral with the side portion l9. To that end the reduced portion 29 is provided with a generally rectangular aperture 3| which terminates short of the free end of the portion 29 in substantially a straight edge 3i! and at its other 30 end has an arcuate portion 32. The aperture 3|, with the arcuate portion 32 thereof, cooperates with a fold line 33 extending from the free end of the reduced portion 29 longitudinally thereof to the straight edge 30, with transverse fold lines 34 35 in the reduced portion 29 at opposite sides of the aperture 3| near the arcuate portion 32, and with angularly disposed fold lines 35 diverging from the arcuate end 32 of the aperture 3! toward the respective edges of the side portion l9, whereby to 40 permit folding the reduced portion 29 along its longitudinal center line and to render it swing able about the hinge provided by the fold lines 34 and 35 to and from a position substantially at right angles to the face of the side portion l9. It will be seen that when the reduced portion 29 is so folded, the fold line 33 and the straight. edge 38 de?ne the latching shoulder or abut ment 28, and the fold lines 34 and 35 produce the hinge portion 26, which, by virtue of the folds and the resiliency of the material from ‘ which the novel packaging device or wrapper is made, will tend to urge the alignment member 25 up toward the upper end of the vertical slot 23, where the shoulder 28 will engage behind the 2 2,125,246 tab 22 above the transverse slot 24 for holding opposite said other pdrtion, and a connecting iportion connected at one end to the end of the the packaging device or Wrapper closed. In use, a sucker or suclgers II are placed with other said sidegportion opposite the second said the ends or the edibles Opposite the handles l3 portion, said connecting portion being folded against the base portion 11, and the side portions upon itself to provide a stiffened fastening mem l8 and I? are folded up along the outer faces of g; ber of a Width less than the length of said elon— gated aperture removably receivable in said aper the edible or edibles. The suckers and pack— aging device or Wrapper are held in that relative ture for releasably securing said connecting por position While the aligning member 25 is inserted tion in connecting relationship between said side 10 through the loop handle or loop handles 13 and is drawn; down about the hinge portion 26 to a portions; 3,. A wrapper for edibles having loop handles, 10 position between the adjacent portions 15. The ‘ comprising a base portion, side portions, releas head 2'! is then, inserted into the longitudinal able rneans connecting said side portions at the ends epposite the base portion, and means on slot 23 until the shoulder 28 is at the outside sur 16 face of the side portion l 8, and thevaligning mem- : one side portion for urging said releasable con ber 25 is: moved upward about the hinge portion 1' necting meanstoward continued locking engage 15' ment with saidother side portien, said connecting face of the tab 22 above the-transverseeslot 24,; means extending .through the loopportions of 526 until the shoulder 28,'engaging the outer sur- 7 secures the packaging device or wrapper about’ 20 the edible or edibles. The resilient character of the hinge portion .26 wili-tenditc hold the align ing memberiii inithe last described position. Thus .the packaging device or wrapper not only provides valuable advertising space on the 25 side portions 18 and I9 but .alsoprOVides auni ftary package foredibles with loop handles, which package is self~supportingion the base portion l9 and which does not interfere with ‘the dis playcharacteristics of the loop handles. While ‘I have illustrated and described a ,pre= said handles to hold ethe edible in interlocking engagement with thegside and base portions of 20 the ‘wrapper. 4. A wrapper for a handle carryingedible com prising a pair of spaced side portionsconnected at corresponding ends to a base portion, anelon gated aperture in the end of oneside portion 25 opposite the base portion and ooacting fastening means connected to one side portion .and ex tending to the elongated aperture in .the other side portion for releasable locking engagement therewith, said coacting fastening means ex ferred embodiment of .my invention, many modi ?cations may be made without departing from tending through the loop handle of the edible for interlockably holding the edible in the wrap the spirit of the invention, and-I do not ‘wish to be limited to the precise details set forth but per-en four sides thereof. 5. A packaging device for edibles comprising ’ 35 desire to avail myself of .all changes within the scope of the appended claims. I claim: 1. A wrapper for edibles with handies, com prising a wrapper strip of a length sufficient to extend about four sides of an edible, said strip 14,0 including coasting fastening means at oppo site ends thereof for releasably securing it in ‘wrapping position, and means intermediate the ends of said strip for urging-a vfastening means securing relationship vwith the other said :45 toward fastening means comprising -'a hinge having an a strip adapteditowbe wrapped around ‘one or more of the edibles,_one .end of said strip being provided ‘with alatchreceiving and engaging re 135 cess and the other end with a .portion folded along a longitudinai line upon itself to provide a stiffened latch member for engagement with said recess. #10 fold. ,2. A wrapper for edibles with ‘handles, com 6, A packaging device vfor edibles comprising a strip. adapted to be wrapped aroundone or more of the edibles, onerend of said strip being pro vided with a-latch receiving and engaging recess and the other end withia portion foldedalong a longitudinal line upon itself to. provide’ a stiffened latch member for engagement with said recess, and a resiliency imparting fold at the junction of the rear of the latchmemberand the adjacent prisinga pair of spaced side portions, another portion connecting corresponding-ends of said portion of the strip which urges said stiffened “ latch member in a direction which tends to retain side portions, a said side portion having ‘an the same in-latchinepositicn within said recess. angularly disposed fold with-respect toya trans verse line across the wrapper andia/transverse elongated aperture ‘therein at ‘the end "thereof 'JOSEPH L. MEYER.