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Aug- 30, 1938-
‘JHC. MULLINS‘
2,128,843
PACKAGE
Filed March 24, 1936 '
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Patented Aug. 30, 1938
2,128,843
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
' 2,128,843
PACKAGE
John 0. Mullins, Tulsa, Okla.
Application March 24, 1936, Serial No. 70,650
9 Claims. (Cl. 99-180)
This invention relates to packages, and more
ly wrapped piece with the wrapping partly broken
particularly to packages for confections, or the away;
like, the individual pieces ‘of which are wrapped
-or covered and in which it is desirable to with
Figure 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2, showing a
modi?cation;
,
By way of example, the invention has been il
lustrated in connection with chewing gum. In
conventional packages for this confection, it has
been
other modi?cation.
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necessary - to individually ‘ withdraw
'
the
10 wrapped pieces and unwrap each piece before us
,ing. Considerable time and’e?ort is usually re
quired to ?nally unwrap the individual pieces, and
the hands of the user almost invariably come in
, contact therewith before it is ?nally placed in the
15 mouth.
,
Referring to the drawing, and more particu
larly to Figs. 1 and 2, l0 indicates an outside
wrapping for a package of chewing gum of the
type which completely covers the end of the
package; H indicates a piece of chewing gum;
Thus it is usually necessary to lay the - l2 indicates an inner wrapper for an individual
package from which the article is withdrawn to
one side and use both hands to unwrap the in
dividual piece. Also, contact with the hands of
the user usually renders the piece of confection
2° unsanitary. The package of the present inven
tion obviates these objectionable features and
provides for marked convenience and sanitation.
It is an object of the‘present invention to pro
vide a package whereby a single movement in the
25 act of withdrawing an individually wrapped piece '
piece of the gum; and I3 indicates an outer
wrapper for an individual piece of gum. While
only a single outer wrapper 10 has been shown,
it is obviousthat this wrapping may be a mul
tiple layer wrapping, and while a multiple layer
wrapping for the individual pieces of gum has
been illustrated, it is likewise obvious that this
may be a single layer without departing from the
invention.
of confection, or the like, from a package, re
accomplished by securing the outer wrapper I 3
- moves the wrapping or covering from at least a
‘portion thereof.
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main package III as by an adhesive shown by
Another object of the invention is to provide
O ,a package in which a ‘portion of the wrapping
of an individual article contained therein is re
tained in the package when a piece is withdrawn.
Another object of the invention is to provide
a package having individually wrapped pieces of
3
confection which permits a piece to be con
veniently withdrawn by ‘a single movement and
which exposes at least a portion of the piece to
be grasped by the teeth of the user without con~
tact with the hands, but which leaves the portion
40 in contact with the hands still covered.
A further object of the invention is to provide
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Figure 4 is a plan view of a completedypackage 5
in accordance with Fig. 3 with the wrapper partly
broken away; and
Figure 5 is a view similar to Fig. 2 showing an
draw the individual pieces singly.
a package of individually wrapped pieces of con~
fection in which a piece may be withdrawn with
out contact with the hands of the user to expose
45 at least a portion of the piece so as to provide for
0
As shown in Figure W1, this invention may be
of the individual pieces of confection II to the
the heavy line ‘H in Fig. 1. If a multiple layer
individual wrapping is employed, it is desirable
to secure the iniuer and outer layers l2 and l3, ‘
respectively, of the individual pieces of confec
tion together as by an adhesive shown by the
heavy line IS in .Fig. 1. Similarly, the outer
wrappers iii of the individual pieces ll may be
secured together as by a continuation of the ad
hesive I 4 as shown by the heavy lines I 6 in Fig.
1. The inner and outer wrappers of the individ
ual pieces are preferably weakened intermediate
the ends of the piece of confection; for example,
by partially severing these wrappers, as by the
perforations l1 and 18 in the inner and outer
wrappers l2 and I3, respectively. These perfo
rations have been illustrated as being staggered
in the two wrappers, although it is obvious that
the exposed portion to be grasped by the teeth ' they may be superimposed if desired. The ar
and the remainder of the wrapper to be with
rangement shown is, however, preferred since
drawn from the piece. .
'
' Other objects and advantages of the invention
the confection H is completely covered and there
is no opportunity for the confection to be con
50
50 will appear in the following description of the taminated through superimposed perforations.
preferred embodiment of .my invention illustrated
In the packages in which the main wrapper en
in the attached drawing, of which:
velopes the entire package, I prefer to perforate,
Figure 1 is an elevation, partly in sections, of or otherwise weaken, this wrapper adjacent at
a package in accordance with this invention;
least one end thereof‘as by the perforations l9.
55
Figure 2 is a perspective view of an individual
By employing the perforations l9 the entire end 5
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20 of the outer or main wrapper ill may be easily
removed and a tab (not shown) may be employed
if desired to facilitate removal of the end 20 of the
package.
The portion 25 of the inner wrapper adapted to
remain in the package may be secured to the por
tion 30 of the outer wrapper 29 by adhesive 33
or otherwise and the portion 30 may be secured
After the end of the package has been removed,
an end of an individually wrapped piece || may
to a main or outer wrapper for the package, as
be grasped by the ?ngers and the piece II with
tions illustrated, the adhesive or other securing
drawn from the package. The other end of the
package is naturally grasped by the ?ngers of
means between the various wrappers may be
omitted if a particular package is constructed so
as to retain the desired portions of the wrappers
within the package by friction or otherwise.
This particularly applies to the present modi?ca- '
tion in which no appreciable force is necessary to
cause separation of the wrappers and frictional
engagement between the main or outer wrapper 15
of the packagev will in most cases be su?icient to
10 the other handand as the wrappers | 2 and iii
are secured to each other and to the main wrap
per iii, the wrappers l2 and I3 will part at the
perforations i1 and I8. The secured portions of
the wrappers l2 and I3 remain in the package
15 when the piece I! is withdrawn. The pressure
of the ?ngers grasping the exposed end of the
by adhesive 34. In this and the other modi?ca
wrapped piece ii is su?icient to cause the piece - retain the desired portions of the wrappers of the
individual piece within the package. If only a
II to be frictionally withdrawn with the with
drawn portion of the wrappers i2 and i3. The ' small portion of the confection ii is desired to
20
20 withdrawn portion of the wrappers i2 and i3 be exposed when withdrawn, the inner wrapper
only
of
an
individual
piece
may
be
severed
or
forms a protective covering for the end of the con
fection grasped by the hand, thus retaining the weakened. Thus, in Fig. 5 the severing of the
confection in sanitary condition and the exposed wrapper 29 at 32 may be omitted along with the
adhesive 33 and 34 so that the entire wrapper 29
end, resulting from leaving a portion of the wrap
25 per in the package, may be inserted in the mouth is withdrawn, leaving only the portion 26 of the
and held thereby while the remainder of the wrapper 25 within the package. In this case
adhesive 35 securing the portion 26 to the outer
wrapper is withdrawn from the piece of confec
tion. This operation may be repeated for each ormain wrapper of the package may be employed
of the individually wrapped pieces of confection. if necessary to retain the portion 26 within the
In the modi?cation shown in Figs. 3 and 4, the package. Also the severing 32 or other weakening 30
of the wrapper 29 may be employed along with
outer wrapper 2i of the individual piece of con
fection is shown as being adhesively secured to the adhesive 55 as well as the adhesive 33 and 34
the main wrapper 22 of the package adjacent the to insure that the desired portions of the wrap
middle portion of the piece of confection as at pers remain within the package and are removed
from the confection.
; 23. The inner wrapper 25 of the'piece of con
fection is likewise adhesively secured to the outer
wrapper 2i at 25. The outer and inner wrappers
2i and 25 are weakened at points intermediate
the adhesive and the ends of the individually
40 wrapped confection.
Thus the outer wrapper is
shown as being partially severed by being'scored
at 26 and 21 instead of being perforated as in
the modi?cation of Figs. l and 2, and the inner
wrapper is likewise scored at 2% and 29.
This embodiment is particularly advantageous
when the outer wrapper 22 terminates short of
the ends of the package, as shown in Fig. 4, and
the confection is adapted to be withdrawn from
either end of the package. In this modi?cation
' . one end; for example, end 36, of the individually
wrapped piece is grasped by the ?ngers of one
hand while the remainder of the package is held
by the ?ngers of the other hand. As in the former
modi?cation, the wrappers 2| and 24 will part at
55 their weakened portion, for example, at the scored
portions 27 and 29, and the remainder of the
wrappers 2| and 24 will remain within the pack
age, since they are secured to the main wrapper
22. Thus the wrappers 2| and 24 will part at the
scored portion thereof adjacent the end from
which the confection is withdrawn.
The modi?cation of Fig. 5 differs from those of
Figs. 1 to 4, in that the wrappers of the individual
pieces are completely severed instead of being only
partially severed. Thus the inner wrapper 25
around the confection || includes two portions
26 and 21 overlapped at 28 and the outer wrapper
29 includes two portions 30 and 3| abutting at
32. It is apparent that either or both wrappers
70 may be overlapped as shown at 28 or that either
or both may abut as shown at 32, and the joints
may be superimposed or staggered as desired.
The essentials of this modi?cation may be em
ployed in combination with either of the types of
‘ ‘ main wrappers ill or 22 shown in Figs. 1 and 4.
In all modi?cations, it will be noted that if only
the inner wrappers of the individual pieces;
namely, wrappers i2, 24 and 25 of the various
modi?cations, are grasped in withdrawing the
confection from the package, a portion only of
this wrapper may be withdrawn from the package,
leaving the wrappers i3, 2| and 29 of the various
modi?cations entirely within the package, as well
as a portion of the wrappers I2, 24 and 25.. This
is not ordinarily objectionable but‘ if it is desired 45
to prevent such action, the portions of the inner
and outer wrappers of the individual pieces of
confection may be secured to each other as, for
example, by the adhesive 35 shown in Fig. 5.
I have thus provided a package of individually 50
wrapped pieces which may be withdrawn singly
from the package to expose a portion thereof.
The package is particularly adapted for confec
tion such as chewing gum and contact with the
confection or other material with the hands of 55
the user is obviated, thus preventing contamina
tion thereof and retaining the confection in sani
tary condition. The exposed end of the confec
tion may then be placed in the mouth and the
remainder of the wrapper removed, still without 60
contact with the hand or extraneous objects.
Also, a single movement only is required to condi
tion the confection for use.
Thus the package
provides for both convenience and sanitation.
It will be appreciated that my invention is sus 65
ceptible to modi?cation; for example, means other
than those disclosed for weakening the wrappers
of the individual pieces may be employed or a
mechanical means for cutting an unweakened
wrapper may be used; the various wrappers may 70
be secured together by means other than the ad
hesive disclosed, for example, frictional means;
the number of wrappings about the individual
pieces, as well as those of the main wrapper, may
be varied;. two or more of the various ways of 75
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weakening or severing the wrappers may be em
ployed in the same package; and also the entire
outer or main wrapper may be entirely eliminated
along with the perforation or scoring of the vouter
wrapper of the individual pieces so that the pack
age is made up of individually wrapped pieces
with the wrappers thereof adhesively secured together with only the inner wrapper of each indi
vidual piece perforated, severed or otherwise
10 adapted to be separated so that an individual
piece along with a portion of the inner wrapper
thereof may be withdrawn leaving the remaining
portion of the inner wrapper in the outer wrapper
of the individual piece.
While I have disclosed the preferred embodi
ments of my invention, it is understood that the
details thereof may be varied within the scope of
termediate the ends of said package, whereby
each of said pieces may be withdrawn by grasp
ing the wrapper thereof adjacent the other end' -
of said package without contacting said pieces
with the hands of the user to leave a portion of 5
said ?rst wrapper in said package and a portion
of said piece exposed.
_
5. A package for a plurality of elongated pieces
of confection,which comprises, a ?rst wrapper
for each of said pieces and‘ a second wrapper
around a plurality of said pieces, said ?rst,
wrappers being adhesively secured to each other
adjacent their middle portions and being weak
ened intermediate said secured portions and the
ends of said package.
15
, 6. A package for elongated articles comprising
an inner wrapper for each article and an outer
the following claims.
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wrapper, said inner wrapper being at least par
I claim as my invention:
tially severed intermediate the ends of said arti
1. A package for elongated articles comprising _ cle, said inner wrapper having a portion thereof 20
20
an inner wrapper and an outer wrapper, said in
secured to said outer wrapper, whereby said arti
ner wrapper having a portion thereof secured to cle may be withdrawn from said outer wrapper
said outer wrapper and being weakened at a posi
along with another portion of said inner wrapper
tion intermediate said secured portion and an end ‘by grasping said other portion of said inner
of said article, whereby said article along with wrapper.
a portioniof said inner wrapper maybe with-1
7. A package for a plurality of superimposed
drawn from said outer wrapperto leave a portion
of said inner wrapper within said outer wrapper
and a portion of said article exposed.
2. A package ‘for a plurality of superimposed
elongated articles, said package comprising, an
elongated articles, said package comprising, an
inner wrapper enveloping each of said articles,
inner wrapper around each of said articles, an
outer wrapper around a plurality of said articles,
a portion of said inner wrappers being secured to
said outer wrapper, said inner wrappers being
weakened intermediate said secured portion and
an end of said articles, whereby said inner wrap
per may be grasped adjacent said end and with
inner wrappers having a portion thereof secured '
drawn‘ from said package by parting said inner
. ‘ wrapper at said weakened portion to leave a por
and an outer wrapper around a plurality of said
articles, said inner wrapper being at least par 80
tially severed intermediate its ends, each of said
to said outer wrapper, whereby another portion
of each of said‘ inner wrappers may be grasped
to withdraw said other portion along with the 35
article enveloped thereby from said package to
leave said ?rst mentioned portion within said
package and a portion of said article exposed.
,8. A package for a plurality of superimposed
elongated articles, said package comprising,yan
tion of said inner wrapper within said outer individual wrapper completely covering each of
wrapper and a portion of said article exposed.
' said articles, an outer wrapper surrounding a
3. A package for a plurality of superimposed
elongated articles, said package comprising, an
individual wrapper completely covering each of
said articles, an outer wrapper surrounding a
plurality of the wrapped articles, said inner
wrappers having portions thereof secured to each
other and to said outer wrapper and having
weakened portions intermediate said secured
portions and an end, of said package.
4.>A package for elongated pieces of confec
tion, comprising ‘a ?rst wrapper for each of said
pieces and a second wrapper surrounding a plu
rality of the wrapped pieces, said ?rst wrappers
being adhesively secured to each other and to
said second wrapper adjacent one ‘end of said
package, said ?rst wrappers being perforated in
40
plurality of the wrapped articles, said inner
wrappers having portions thereof secured to each
other and to said outer wrapper and being sev- 1
ered between said ‘secured portions and an end ,
of said package.
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9. A package for at least one elongated article
comprising an inner wrapper "for each article and
an outer wrapper, ‘said package having means
intermediate the ends thereof providing for sepa
rating said inner wrapper into two portions, said
inner wrapper having one of said portions se-'
cured to said outer wrapper, whereby said article
may be withdrawn from said outer wrapper along 1
with the other portion of said inner wrapper.
JOHN C. MULLINS.
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