US 1901006 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
March 14, 1933. c. w, SPAIN.
PAPER DISPENSING RECEPTACLE Filed May 23, 1931 Ma ATTORNEY.
Patented Mar, 14,- 1933 UNITED STATES CHARLES W. SPAIN, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT rum nrsrnnsme ancnr'racm A Application filed Kay 28.1981. Serial No. 589,
- This invention relates to containers for paper articles and particularly to a container or receptacle for displaying and dlspenslng goods comprising sheets of paper contained therein in suitable layers.
An object of the present invention is to provide a receptacle that will enclose and protect the goods, permit inspection of the code and also enable the goods to be w1thdrawn separately and individually from the rece tacle without disturbing the remainder of the goods.
A further-object of the rovide a receptacle of paper,
ormed for retaining sheets of c eansing tissue and. enabling packages thereof to be shipped in fully protected condition but permittmg inspection ofthe goods when .displayed for sale, the goods being adapted to be withdrawn indivldiially when a readily separated portion of the receptacle is removed.
And finally it is an object of the invention to provide a rece tacle with a removable portion, removal 0 which converts an opening or openings'through which the goods may be seen andinspected into an opening through which the goods may be withdrawn in small quantities or individually.
One feature that enables me to accom lish the above objects 'is'that a receptacle 0 aer or other suitable material is provide of Eoxlike form, across the front surface of which maybe provided separated narrow invention is to elongated openings in alignment with each other, the central portion of this face of the receptacle between these openings bein adapted to be removedso that an enlarge central opening may be formed joining the spaced narrow openings.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the features of construction and operation set forth in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawing. i I
In .the accompanying drawing annexed hereto and forming a part of this specification, I have shown m invention embodied in a rece tacle specia lydesigned for thin and flexib e sheets of cleansing tissue formed articularly further described. The receptacle may 7 made of paper or other suitable material and of aper and closely packed in folded con dition, but it will be understood that the invention can be otherwise embodied and that the drawing is not to be construed as defining or limiting the scope of the invention,
the claims appended to this specification bein relied upon for that purpose.
n the drawing: Figure 1 shows a rspective view of a receptacle made accor ing to the present invention;
Fig. 2 shows an outline of the receptacle before folding and pasting; and
Fig. 3 shows an end view with a sheet bein withdrawn. 4
n the above mentioned drawin I have shown but one embodiment of the. invention which is now deemed preferable but" it is to be understood that changes and modifications ma be made within the sec of the appende claims without departmg from the spirit of the invention.
Briefly, and in its preferred aspect, my invention may include the following principal parts A rectangular box-like receptacle preferably having its sides and ends retained permanently in position as bypasting in the -usual manner; second, narrow cut-out portions on one of the larger surfaces through which the ,goods are visible and may be inspected; and thir a fpartially separated portion of the lat r sur ace intercepting the above openings and which, when removed, provides an opening 'oining the narrow cutout portions and ena les a user to manually grasp and withdraw one or more .of the 1 sheets contained within the receptacle.
the box or receptacle 1 0 constitutes no part of the present invention they will not be of such size that it will closely fit the goods to be displayed and dispense Cut into one of the front or wider surfaces of the receptacle 10 are narrow openings 13, one on each side of the center, the outer ends of these openings terminating at opposite edges of the surface in which the openings are cut. These openings 13 are in alignment with each other and of suitable width to permit ready withdrawal of the sheets 14 in a manner presently to be described.
In the central portion of the surface in which the openings 13 are cut is a portion 15 partially separated or cut so that it may be easily torn away about its periphery or outline. The form of this opening provided by tearin away the material within the outlineof this portion 15 is such that it will accommodate the fingers of a user rasping and withdrawing the, sheets 14 from the receptacle 10. The lateral extensions of this portion 15 adapted to be torn out extend to and intercept the rlateral 'narrow openings 13 referred to above.
With the portion 15 in place prior to its being torn out, the goods 14: are fully'protected from falling out and may be seen through the lateral narrow openings. With this portion 15 in place the goods 14 may be shipped within the receptacle 10 and placed on isplay upon a counter or shelf. The purchaser receives the receptacle 10 with the portion 15 in place, the portion thus acting as a seal to indicate the goods are in the same condition as when packed. Upon tearing out the central portion 15 ample space is (provided for the user to grasp the goods in ividually, and through the openin formed by tearing away the portion 15 and the lateral narrow openings 13 the goods may be withdrawn singly or in pairs. This may be done without disturbing the unused portions of the goods remaining within the receptacle.
To indicate the place to start the tearing away of the central portion 15, arrows or triangles '16 may-be printed upon this portion, together with any desired information as to methods'of using the contents.
What I claim is 1. A receptacle comprising a box-like ,en-
closure having lateral narrow openings within one of its surfaces, and a partially cut portion of said surface centrally disposed and intercepting said lateral openin 5 whereby said central portion may be readi y detached to provide an opening extending memos ly greater Width than said openings intercepting said lateral openings whereb said central portion may be readily detaclied to provide an elongated opening extending, from one end to the other of the receptacle, the central portion enabling a user to grasp and individually withdraw the goods con- "tained within the receptacle.
3. A receptacle comprising a boxlike enclosure having separated narrow openings formed within one of its surfaces, the outer ends intercepting the end walls of the receptacle, and a relatively widerv portion of said surface centrally disposed and intercepting said spaced openin s partially cut from said receptacle where y said central portion may be readily detached to provide a continuous opening extending from end to end of the receptacle formed of a sin le folded i ily detached to provide a'continuous opening extending from end to end of the receptacle through which individual pieces of said folded material may be grasped and separately withdrawn from the receptacle.
In testimony whereof, I hereto aflix my signature.
CHARLES W. SPAIN.
longitudinally across the face of the receptacle formed of a single iece of foldable material through which goo 5 within the receptacle may be individually withdrawn.
2. A receptacle comprising a.box-like en-fl closure having lateral narrow openings within one of its surfaces, and a portion of said surface centrally disposed and of material-