J. H. JOHNSON WRAPPER Filed Nov. 2 I922 7 atfozncqs Patented Aug. 21, 1923.
UIITED STATES PATET OFFIC JAMES HUBBERT JOHNSON, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. I
Application filed November 28, 1922. Serial No. 603,870.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JAMES H. JOHNSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Wrappers, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to wrappers and has as an object the provision of a wrapper for use in stores for wrapping merchandise to be delivered to the customer, or for use in wrapping non-breakable articles to be mailed, or for wrapping any article desired for any purpose.
A further object of the invention .is the provision of a wrapper comprisingstifi' board to form a protective casing, tissue paper for lining said casing, and an outside sheet of wrapping paper for covering the parcel when enclosed in said tissue paper and stiff board, the several named elements being assembled in such a manner as to be readily applied to the goods to be wrapped.
An illustrative embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawings, in which- Fig.1 is a plan view with a portion of the tissue paper curled to show its mode of application;
Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse section of a completed parcel;
Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view upon an enlarged scale of the stiff board with the tissue paper therein folded ready to be enclosed in the outer wrapper.
The wrapper as shown comprises a board 10, referred to as a stiff board, which however is only relativel stiff and may be readily doubled or rolle about goods to be enclosed.
paper may If desired, lines of scoring as 11, 12, 13, may be provided upon the board 10 to assist the folding of the board about goods to be enclosed therein. To present an attractive appearance to the goods when enclosed and to protect delicate fabrics, a tissue paper lining 14 is preferably provided which may be formed of two sheets of tissue paper joined to each other and to the board 10 as by gumming along one edge, as 15. Gum is indicated at 16 in Fig. 1 upon the curled up edge of the tissuepaper 14-. Preferably the other three edges of the tissue paper are left free so that the upper sheet of tissue be lifted and the goods placed between the sheets of tissue paper prior to rolling of the package.
A sheet of relatively thin wrapping paper 17 is shown as secured to the board 10 and may be secured thereto by umming the same to the outside of the e ge 18 of the board 10 or, if desired, the paper 17 may extend throughout the outer surface of the board 10 and be secured thereto through its whole extent. The sheet 17 may be formed of ordinary manila wrapping paper, or for some purposes, such as wrapping gifts, it may be formed of a flexible ornamented paper of pleasing color and surface, and when made of the latter material particularly it is desirable to have the flexible paper cover the outer surface of the board 10 entirely.
The paper 17 is shown as wider than the .board 16 throughout the portion which excel and thetab 23 over the side edge thereof.
To secure the tabs after being folded about the completed parcel a line of gum 28 is provided completely around the edges of the tabs. When, as shown in Fig. 3, the folded parcel extends only to, or approximately to the slits 21, 22, the tabs 26, 27 may be folded in upon the tab 23 out of the way, the fold of the latter tab then coming upon the dotted line 29, in which case only the tabs 24 and 25 will be folded about the end edges of the parcel. While the folded parcel is shown in the drawings as presenting right angled corners along the lines of scoring it is to be understood that the board 10 is not too. s'tifi' to take the general outward form of the enclosed goods when'the latter. does not closely approach paper secured at one of its edges to an edge of said stifl' member and pro ecting therefrom, said flexible paper being greater in extent than the edge to which it is secured, said excess extent formed into tabs upon said flexible paper and a tab upon the remaining free edge of said flexible paper, said tabs adapted to enclose the end edges and a side edge of the parcel formed by enclosing an article in said stiff board.
2. A wrapper comprising a relatively stiff member adapted to enclose an article to be Wrapped, a flexible sheet of Wrapping paper secured at one of its edges to an edge of said stiff member and projecting therefrom, said flexible paper being greater in extent than the edge to which it is secured, said excess extent formed into tabs upon said flexible paper and a tab upon the remaining free edge of said flexible paper, said tabs adapted to enclose the end edges and a side edge of the parcel formed by enclosing an article in said stifl' board, and a sheet of tissue paper secured at one edge to an edge of said stiff board and lying in contact therewith throughout its extent.
3. A wrapper comprising a relatively stiff member having lines of scoring, a plurality of sheets of tissue paper of substantially the dimensions of said stiff board, said sheets of tissue paper secured to each other and to said board at a common edge, a sheet of flexible Wrapping paper secured to an edge of said stiff board and being greater in extent than said edge to provide end tabs, slits in said end tabs to separate a side tab therefrom whereby an article to be wrapped may be placed between said sheets of tissue paper, formed into a parcel enclosed in said stifl board and said parcel covered by said flexible paper, certain of the edges of said parcel being enclosed by said tabs folded thereabout.
JAMES HURBERT JOHNSON.