US 2087879 A
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July 27, 1937. ANDREWS 2,087,879
PACKAGE FOR DRESS SHIELDS AND OTHER ARTICLES Filed July 16, 1935 INVENTOR Patented July 27, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PACKAGE FOR DRESS SHIELDS AND OTHER ARTICLES Application-July 16, 1935, Serial No. 31,585
This invention relates to an improved package for merchandise; and the invention has reference, more particularly, to a novel display package or envelope in which articles of merchandise may be enclosed so as to be protected against soiling or other injury, while nevertheless being subject to examination by a prospective purchaser to determine style, color, finish, quantity, etc.
The invention has for an object to provide a protective enclosure, of envelope form, having a display opening of novel arrangement and disposition which is closed by a transparent material, all so related to the envelope body that the enclosed merchandise is displayed both at the envelope face and at an edge or peripheral margin thereof, whereby the prospective purchaser may not only view the merchandise through the envelope face to determine style, color, finish and like characteristics, but may also view the merchandise edgewise for determining the number of enclosed items thereof and the edge finish of the same.
In its more specific aspects, the invention has for an object to provide a novel combined pro-- tective and display package or envelope which is especially adapted to enclose a plurality of dress shields or like flat articles; and to this end the face opening of the envelope is preferably of substantially crescent shape, thus corresponding to the shape of the dress shields to be enclosed; said opening, and the transparent material covering the same, being extended around the bottom peripheral portion of the envelope so as to provide an edge opening through which the thickness or edges of the enclosed dress shields may be viewed and examined, whereby the prospective purchaser may easily determine the number of shields enclosed, as well as the character of the stitching or other finish by which the margins of the shields are characterized.
The invention has for another object to provide a novel envelope, comprising a face section and laterally infolded back sections and a bottom closure flap; the face section having a major opening of desired shape provided with a minor extension thereof indenting said bottom end section, together with a novel form and association of transparent sheet extended over said major opening and its minor extension so as to be folded with the bottom end section and interlocked thereby in extension over a resultant bottom peripheral portion of the face opening provided in the finished envelope.
Other objects of this invention, not at this time more particularly enumerated, will be understood from the following detailed description of the same.
' An illustrative embodiment of this invention is shown in the accompanying drawing, in which:--
Fig. 1 is a face view of the novel package or envelope according to this invention; Fig. 2 is a back view thereof; Fig. 3 is a vertical longitudinal section through the same, taken on line 3-3 in Fig. 1, but drawn on an enlarged scale; Fig. 4 is an inside plan view of the blank from which the package or envelope is formed; and Fig. 5 is a view showing the blank as partially manipulated during the production of the package or envelope therefrom.
Similar characters of reference are employed in the above described views, to indicate corresponding parts.
' to enclose and yet display dress shields, wherein the envelope structure comprises a front or face section In, integral with and contiguous to the respective vertical sides of which are back sections II and I2 of a width somewhat exceeding one-half the width of said front or face section III. Integral with and contiguous to the bottom end of said front or face section I0 is a bottom end section l3. Integral with and contiguous to the upper end of said front or face section is a foldable closure-flap I l. The free vertical marginal portion of back section I2 is provided with a gummed area I5 on its inner surface. The bottom end section I3 is provided, on its inner surface, with a gummed area It.
Formed in the front or face section I0 is a major opening 11. This major opening I1 is preferably of crescentoid shape, with its horns or lobes upwardly directed and terminating more or less adjacent to the upper end of said front or face section, while its convex under margin is substantially tangent to the bottom end of said front or face section. Preferably this opening I1 is slightly larger in dimensions than are the face area dimensions of the dress shields to be enclosed in the envelope, so that, when enclosed, the entire face area of a dress shield is exposed therethrough. Extending downward from the convex under margin of the major opening l1, across the fold line :3 between said front or, face section and the bottom end section l3, so as to indent said bottom end section is a centrally disposed minor extension l8 of said major opening H, the same being substantially rectangular in shape.
Adhesively secured to the inner surface of said front or face section Ill, along and upon the marginal portions bounding the major opening ii, is a sheet of transparent material l9, such e. g. as known to the art under the trade-name Cellophane. At its lower end, said sheet is terminates in a narrowed or tapered tongue portion 2i! which continues over the minor extension l8 of said major opening l'l, being likewise adhesively secured to the inner surface of the bottom end section 13, along and upon the marginal portions bounding said minor extension l8 of the major opening, thus disposing said tongue portion 20 across the fold line intermediate said front or face section it! and said bottom end section l3.
The transparent sheet having been applied and affixed to the blank from which the envelope is formed, in the manner and disposition above described, the envelope is completed by first infolding the back section ll about the fold line y and thereupon infolding the opposite back section 12 about the fold line 2, whereby the gummecl marginal area l5 of the latter meets, overlaps and is adhered to the free marginal portion of back section H, thus completing the envelope back wall. Thereafter the bottom end section i3 is upfolded about the fold line :1: over and upon the envelope back wall, whereby the gummed area i6 strongly adheres the meeting surfaces thereof together, and thus forming the closed bottom end of the envelope. When the bottom end section I3 is thus disposed, the minor extension l8 of the major opening I! is carried thereby into the plane of the back wall of the envelope, while at the same time the covering tongue portion 20 is folded with the bottom end section l3 so as to extend around the bottom periphery of the envelope body and across the bottom peripheral opening provided in connection with the latter, said tongue portion being at the same time firmly interlocked or anchored between the envelope back wall and said bottom end section l3.
In use of the envelope, one or more pairs of dress shields are inserted therein, and the closure flap I4 closed. When thus inserted in the envelope, the shields are disposed in substantial registration with the crescentic opening I! in the envelope front, so that the same may be readily inspected by a prospective purchaser, and examined for appearance, style, color and other visible characteristics. The inserted shields will rest on the closed bottom end of the envelope, and by reason of the provision of the peripheral opening at the bottom marginal portion of the envelope body as above described, the shields may also be viewed and examined edgewise, so as to assure the prospective purchaser that the envelope contains a proper number thereof, and to likewise permit inspection of the edge finish, marginal stitching or other characteristics of the shields best ascertained by edgewise examination thereof.
Due to the specific form, relative proportion and location of the minor extension H! of the major opening I! of the envelope which constitutes the bottom peripheral opening of the envelope, no undue weakening of the envelope structure is involved, but rather a strong, durable and very convenient display envelope for the intended purposes is assured. k
It will be obvious that the size, shape and material makeup of the envelope is subject to more or less variation or modification within the scope of this invention, and that the envelope may be specifically designed to accommodate various articles of merchandise other than dress shields.
Having described my invention, I claim:
A display envelope, comprising a body formed by a front wall and laterally infolded, overlapped and secured back sections forming a back wall, and a bottom end section upfolded from the lower end of said front wall over upon and se cured to said back Wall, said front wall having a major opening of crescentic shape with its horns directed upwardly toward and terminating adjacent to the upper end thereof and its convex margin opposed substantially tangent to the bottom end thereof, said major opening being of little less width than the width of said body, said major opening havinga centrally disposed minor extension of substantially reduced width extending from said convex margin across the fold line of said bottom end section and indenting the latter Without unduly weakening the same, a sheet of transparent material adhered to the inner surface of said front wall to extend over said major opening, and said sheet having a tongue portion extending over said minor extension of said major opening, the extremity of said tongue portion being folded upwardly to lie in secured relation between said folded bottom end section and said back wall and thus around the bottom end of said body to form with said minor extension at transparently closed peripheral bottom opening in said envelope.
PRESTON L. ANDREWS.