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Aug- 30, 1938- ‘JHC. MULLINS‘ 2,128,843 PACKAGE Filed March 24, 1936 ' I am all/11mm ?aw»: \4 ~r 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. ~ 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it is usually necessary to lay the - l2 indicates an inner wrapper for an individual package from which the article is withdrawn to one side and use both hands to unwrap the in dividual piece.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. ~ 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 / - 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 2 2,128,848 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 3 r 2,128,848 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. , “ ‘ 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. . 4 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.