Sept- 1-0, 1946- J. s. GRAZIANO ' 2,407,415 DI SPENS ING PACKAGE Filed May 17, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Sept. 10, 1946.. J. S. GRAZIANO DISPNENSING PACKAGE Filed May 17, 1944 .52. 45/ 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 2,407,415 Patented Sept. 10, 1946 7, UNITED» STATES PATENT OFFICE i - 2 2,407,415 f A‘ DISPENSING PACKAGE Joseph S.,Graziano,> Joliet, Ill. Application May 17, 1944, Serial No.’ seems 3 Claims‘. (0112294) I 1 .l , light weight metal or other suitable material and The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in packages for containing’ loose material, such as tobacco,v which, because of its nature, the particles usually become adhered to-' which includes an upper section 6 and a bottom section 1 severable from each other along the score line indicated at 8. v _ As shown to- advantage in Figure 8 of the draw gether when packed in the package and cause ' Cl ing's, the score line‘extends along a horizontal di?iculty in removing the contents after the medial line substantially midway between the top package is partially empty. , and bottom of the blank from which the package It is accordingly an object of the present in is formed, the front wall of thepackage 9 and vention to provide a dispensing package of this the rear wall in having the score line 8 offset 10 character which includes an inner container or downwardly to form flaps l l and 12 at the bottom follower adapted to move the contents of the edge of the upper section 6, when the bottom package upwardly toward the top thereof as the section-‘I is removed therefrom, along the score same becomes consumed and providing a sep arable bottom section for the outer package and In addition to the front section 9 and back sec by. means of which the depth of the package is 15 tion Hi, the blank from which the package is decreased whereby the contents of the package formed also includes the central panel [3 which line 8. originally contained in thebottom portion thereof , ' . ' forms one of the sides of the package whenfolded along the fold lines l4 and the end panels 15 and may be moved into a position, toward thetop of the package for’ convenient, removal therefrom. A further object of theinvention is to provide a dispensing package of this character of simple I6 adapted for folding along the lines I‘! and I8, ' respectively, in overlapping relation to form the other of the side walls of the package. andpractical construction, which may be eco nomically manufactured, and at the same time neat and attractive in appearance, and otherwise A top section I!) is formed on the upper edge of the rear wall l0 and is folded along the hori zontal line 20, the upper edge of the top l9 hav well adapted for the purposes, for which the same 25 ing- a flap 2| formed thereon foldable along the horizontal line 22- into a position downwardly in is intended. ’ , , 1 Other objects and advantages reside in the de the package behind the front wall 9, as shown to tails of constructionand operation as more fully advantage in Figure lof- thedrawings. The up hereinafter described and claimed, reference be 30 per edge of the front wall 9, is formed with a ing had to the accompanying drawings forming notch 23 to facilitate engagement of the flap 2| part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like to open the same. ‘ I partsthroughout, and in which: , _ The upper ends oft-the panels l3 and 16 are also _ ‘Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the front of the package. formed with flaps “and 25' adapted for folding along the horizontal lines 26 and 21, respectively, I Figure 2 isa similar view showing the rear 35 inwardly of the package under the top [9. Thebottom edge of the lower section 1 at the front panel 9 is formed with a pair of horizontally Figure 3 is a bottom plan view. thereof. , -' ‘ Figure 4 is a perspective view of the inner con tainer or follower. Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view of the com plete package. ‘ ' Figure 6 is a perspective view of the upper por tion of the package after the bottom section thereof has been removed, , Figure 7 is a vertical sectional view of said spaced ?aps‘ .28 foldable, respectively, along the, 40 lines 29 and 30 and the bottom edge of the rear wall [0 is likewise formed with horizontally spaced flaps 3| foldable, respectively, on the fold lines 32 and 33. The lower edge of the panel 13 is also formed with a flap 34 foldable along the 45 line 35 and the lower edge of the panel [6 is like wise formed with a flap 36 foldable along the line 31. Figure 8 is a plan view of the blank from which The ?aps 28, 3|, 34 and 36 are ‘adapted to be the outer package is formed. folded inwardly at the bottom of the section 1 in Figure 9 is a similar View of the blank from overlapping relation and may be secured together which the inner container or follower is formed. 50 by a suitable adhesive. The spacing of the pairs Referring now to the drawings in detail, where of flaps 28 and 3! provide an opening 38 in the in, for the purpose of illustration, I have disclosed bottom of the lower section 1 of the container. a preferred embodiment of the invention, the An inner container or follower designated gen numeral 5 designates theouter package generally ’ erally at’ 39 and formed from a. blank sheet of 55 which may be made of heavy paper, cardboard. upper portion of the package. ' 2,407,415‘ 3 material shown in Figure 9 of the drawings is 5 adapted for slidably mounting in the assembled outer container 5, the inner container including 4 1. A dispensing package comprising an integral wall 43, the side edges of the front wall 40 having major container including upper and lower sep arable sections, said sections being severable along a horizontal score line intermediate the top and bottom of the container, said container including the end wall 44 formed thereon and foldable along and having an opening therein, a follower com a front wall 49, rear wall 4| foldable along the straight vertical fold lines 42 to form one end the vertical line 45 while the back wall 4! also has the end wall 46 formed thereon and foldable along the vertical line 41, the end walls 44 and 45 being foldable in overlapping relation and may be secured in folded position by a suitable adhesive. The bottom of the inner container as is closed ' by the flaps 48 and 49 formed on the lower edges of the front and rear walls 40 and 4l_; respec tively, and foldable along the horizontalline 5B. The lower edges of the end 52 likewise 43 andfoldable “are also formed with ?aps 5| andwalls along the line 50 in overlapping relation with respect to the ?aps 48 and 49 and secured in posi: tion by a suitable adhesive. The top of the inner container 39 is open and the front'wall 4!! is formed with a notch 53 in its upperedge adapted to register with the notch 23 in the outer con tainer when the inner container 39 is moved into its uppermost position therein. In the operationof the device, the tobacco is usually placed in a paper wrapper of a shape corresponding to the outer container 5 and the lower end of the tobacco container is placed in the inner container 39 and'the inner container, with the tobacco package is then placed into the outer container 5 through the open top thereof. As the tobacco from the container is removed, a bottom on the lower end of the lower section prising an open-top supplemental container slidably positioned in the major container and ‘ operable through the medium of an'object in serted through the bottom opening of the major container to move the contents of the major container from the lower section into the upper section thereof, said score line having offsets therein, and ?aps on the lower edge of the upper sectionrlrof the major container formed by said offsets and adapted upon removal of the lower section of the major container for folding into overlapping relation to close the bottom of said upper section of the major container. 2. A dispensing package comprising an integral major container including upper and lower sep-. arable sections, said sections being severable along a horizontal score line intermediate the top and bottom of the container, said container in cluding a bottom on the lower end of the lower section thereof and having an, opening therein, a follower comprising an open top supplemental container slidably positioned in the major con tainer and operable through the medium of an object inserted through the bottom opening of said major container to move the contents of the major container from the lower section into the upper section thereof, said score line having off the ?nger of the user may be inserted through _ 35 sets therein, and ?aps on the loweredge of the the opening 38 to push the inner container 39 upwardly toward the top of the outer container 5, the inner container 39 thus functioning as a follower. When su?icient tobacco has been removed from T the container to position the inner container 39 entirely within the upper section 6, the lower section ‘I may then be removed by tearing the same along the score line 8. To facilitate this separation of the lower sec tion 1, the front and rear walls thereof may be formed with vertical score lines 54. ' After the lower section 1 has been removed, the upper section formed by said offsets and adapted upon removal of the lower section for folding into overlapping relation to close the bottom of said upper section, one of said flaps having a‘ slit adapted for receivingrthe other‘ flap to provide an interlocking engagement between the flaps. 3. A dispensing package comprising an outer major container including upper and lower separable sections separable along ‘a horizontal score line immediate the top and bottom of the container, said container including a bottom hav ing an opening therein, and an inner supple mental container having an open top and slid ?aps H and 12 of the upper section 6 may then ably mounted in said'outer major container and section 6 and the free edge of the ?ap l2 inserted in a slit 56 formed in the ?ap II to close the section of said major ‘container, said upper major container section having, in its provision forthe separation of the lower section therefrom,.re be folded along a line indicated at 55 into over .30 constituting a follower adapted for movement from a position in the lower, section to the upper lapping relation to close the bottom of the upper bottom of the upper section 6. It is believed that the-details of construction, operation ‘and advantages of- the article will be readily understood from the foregoing without further detailed explanation. Having thus described the invention, what I claim is: i tained foldable means, as a part thereof, for clos ing the lower end of the upper section so asto enclose and support said supplemental container after the latter is moved ‘into said upper section. JOSEPH S. GRAZIANO'.