includes a token or article enclosing portion or envelope 13 and a portion 1 i in the form of a tab or leaflet for receiving advertising matter, such portion having the indicia "Ad." on the drawing. The tab 11 is preferably narrower than the portion (0 for noticeably setting the advertising tab off from the wrapped token or article as can be more fully appreciated from Figs. 3 and 4 and the wrapper W is preferably perforated at the junction of the tab II with the portion iO as indicated at (2 to facilitate separation. The article enclosing portion 10 is adapted for folding on the dot-and-dash lines I which in effect define flaps 13, 14 and IS and the end edge of flap 15 is gummed for a purpose later referred to.
The portion 10 of the wrapper W is adapted to enclose a token or article of merchandise such as a stick of chewing gum g for which purpose said portion is folded on lines I as indicated in Fig. 2 with the flap 13 remaining substantially plane with the tab 1 i, the flap f 4 engaged with the bottom side of the stick of gum and the flap IS engaged beneath flap 13, flaps 13 and 15 both engaging the top side of the stick of gum as indicated in Fig. 3. The stick of gum is adapted to be inserted during the folding of the flaps whereupon flaps 13 and 15 are adhesively secured upon moistening the gummed strip 55.
The tab 11 may bear advertising for any business as may be contracted for with the manufacturer of the gum and the package consisting of the stick of gum and advertising tab is ready for distribution in the form represented in Figs. 3 and 4.
While many articles of merchandise other than chewing gum may be distributed in the improved wrapper by suitable modification of the portion 10, it is particularly suited for the distribution of gum whereby the tab I! not only serves for advertising but also forms a convenient receptacle for the used gum for the disposal thereof. It is particularly for this purpose that the wrapper is perforated at f 2 for ready detachment of the tab.
The tab 11 bears the word "over" at the bottom thereof and the back of the tab bears the indicia "tear on this line" immediately under the perforated line J 2. The tab is also provided with a line 11 on the back thereof and midway of the top and bottom edges thereof, and the back of the tab bears the indicia "save this tab for gum disposal wrapper by folding on this line."
While it has been pointed out above that the tab or leaflet portion of the blank which forms the combined article wrapping envelope and advertising means, is preferably of less width than the wrapper portion of the blank, it will be seen that a shoulder s is thus provided at each side of the blank. These shoulders are for the purpose of facilitating proper alignment of the remote gummed end portion of the blank when turned upon itself over the article or token and secured to provide the article enclosing envelope. Further the positioning of the shoulders s limit the securing of the wrapper portions sufficiently be
yond the perforated line 12 so that the tab or leaflet portion 11 may be readily detached and retained by the person receiving the token without exposing or otherwise destroying the fresh5 ness or stability of the article contained within the wrapper.
Thus it will be appreciated that the tab 11 not only fulfills its use as an advertising medium but it also serves as a convenient wrapper for the
10 disposal of the used gum.
While it is preferred to construct the tab 11 integral with the article wrapping portion 10, the tab 11a may be constructed separate from the article enclosing portion 18a as indicated
15 in Fig. 5.
With this modified construction the upper edge of the tab 1 la is provided with a plurality of apertures or cut-out portions (3 and the upper edge of the tab is adapted to coincide with the free
20 edge of the flap 15 whereupon the adhesive 16 will contact the bottom of the tab as well as the bottom of the flap 13 through the apertures 18 thereby firmly uniting the flaps 13 and 15 and the advertising tab 11 a.
2- A modified wrapper W is illustrated in Fig. 6 wherein the article enclosing portion IQb is of a size to accommodate a razor blade r and the advertising tab ii15 is wider than the portion 10b for effect as well as for bearing a substantial vol
30 ume of advertising matter.
While the article enclosing portion and advertising tab may partake of various sizes and forms according to the invention, the pre-requisites thereof, are that the improved advertising mer
35 chandise wrapper provides means for enclosing a token or article of merchandise and means for receiving advertising in connection therewith whereby the improved wrapper in use will provide an economical mode of advertising as well
40 as stimulating the distributing of an article of merchandise.
While we have disclosed certain specific embodiments of our invention, such are to be considered as illustrative only, and not restrictive,
45 the scope of the invention being defined in the sub-joined claim.
What we claim and desire to secure by U. S.
Letters Patent is:
A package including an elongated flat stick of
50 gum and a substantially rectangular enclosing sheet for the stick, said sheet having parallel fold lines thereacross defining two similar intermediate panels for embracing opposite sides of said stick, a third panel at one end of the sheet
55 having an adhesive band on its outer face and being foldable between said stick and one of said intermediate panels for adhesion thereto, and a fourth tab-like panel integral with the opposite end of said sheet and projecting therebeyond
60 and laterally from the package thus formed, whereby to provide a separable advertising medium usable in disposal of the contents of the package.
ANTHONY BASILONE. 05 JOSEPH TIGANI.