Folded rigid cigarette package fitted with lifting insert

Abstract

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March 15, 1960 P. B. CARUSO FOLDED RIGID CIGARETTE PACKAGE FITTED WITH LIFTING INSERT I N V EN TOR. B. GARuso A T TOPNE Y 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed April 29, 1957 March 15, 1960 P. B. CARUSO FOLDED RIGID CIGARETTE PACKAGE FITTED WITH LIFTING INSERT Filed April 29, 1957 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 NN Q TNVENTOR. am. 5. CARI/6'0 FOLDED RIGID CIGARETTE PACKAGE FITTED WITH LIFTING INSERT Filed April 29, 1957 March 15, 1960 P. B. cARuso 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 lll i" 40 (I l INVENTOR. FOLDED RIGID CIGARETTE PACKAGE FITTED WITH LIFTING INSERT Filed April 29, 1957 March 15, 1960 P. B. cARuso 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 IN V EN TOR. a 8. 0mm 4 7' TOR/V5 Y United States Patent i FOLDED RIGID CIGARETTE PACKAGE FITIED W TH L FII G lNSER 11 Claims. (31. 221-247 This invention relates to cigarette packages and is particularly directed to a folded cigarette container made of thin fairly rigid paper, the cross-sectional form and contour of the package being substantially the same as the n en na p of soft panor ci are te P cka In packages of this type, the cigarettes are supported vertically in three royvs, the cigarettes being located vertically in such a manner that they can readily'be removed through the top of the package, when a portion of the top of the package is opened. This application represents acontinuation in part of m o n 'ndi app i at n f -S- P tent filed the US. aten Offi on he 6 h day of F bruary, 9. Serial Number 638,489. v w i In the conventional type of soft paper. cigarette package, which is formed by Wrapping several layers of paper of various textures around several rows of vertically supp d g s, he package nsua ly'oo lap os ott r portion of the cigarettes are removed therefrom, thus causing the remaining cigarettes within the package to lose a portion of the tobacco therein,thereby completely or partially d t y g th m king qual ties a characteristics of the cigarette. a While various types of relatively rigid paper and cardboard cigarette packages are available, they are usually much larger and 'much more expensive to produce than the nv n i n l typ o oft v p pa ka e The primary object ofmy invention 'is to provide a cigarette package made of thin relatively rigid paper,the cigarettes being located and supported in the conventional manner, and having .a tin foil wrapper around them in the, same manner as in the conventional package, the outer rigid paper wrapper being formed by folding a precjut development around the cigarettes and the tin foil inner'wrapper, into a form and size, substantially the same as the conventional type, of soft paper cigarette package, "and, to provide the rigidity and cigarette protection usually found only in packages made of heavy'rigid paper or cardboard. l Another feature of the invention is that a hinged opening flap is provided in a portion of the upper wall of the outerfwrapper, the hinged opening flap being supported and located in such a manner as to enable the flat upper surface thereof to lie flat against the upper edge of the cigarettes, or the upper tin foil flaps, thehinged opening flap being so constructed that in the open position, the flap is elevated to a position substantiallyperpendicular to the upper wall of the outer wrapper, an opening being provided at one side of the top of the package to enable several end lines of cigarettes to be removed therethrough winner disturbing the balance of the cigarettes in the package. i Y Another feature of the invention is that a lifting ele-v merit similar to that shown in mycopending application, Serial Number 638,489, may be inserted-intothe pack.- age, the lifting element being located n 1liac ait oneside Wall of the package, and-being elevatable, the opening f m d ylini g the hinged oae ins than at one ides? 2,928,571 Pnented Man .15, the top of the package to enable several end lines of-cig- I arettes to be lifted to a point at which they can readily be removed by the user without disturbing thebalance of the cigarettes in the package. v a Another feature of the invention is that the, hinged opening flap at the top of the package is so constructed that after several end lines of cigarettes are removed from the adjacent side of the package, the hinged open; ing fl p may be e n r e t e P k ge nj' ts in al position, thereby maintaining the outer contourahd pf pearance of the package substantially the same as the original closed package, thus protecting the cigarettes re: maining within the package fromdarnage and prev their fa ling o of the pa a e Another feature of the construction is that the rennin ing cigarettes located near the opening, formed bylifting he hinged pen g flap are u y'pr o o aft r the peti le ago i p ned and the ng flap ool d- A major feature of the invention is that the cigarettes are comple ly an g dly p ot c ed by he h ri paper outer wrapper of the package, while the package is in transi and after a por ion o the iga ettes isfl emoved therefrom. A feature of one modification of my invention is that the hinged top flap is so located and the upper lopg'tu} dinal flaps formed by wrapping and folding the inner tin foil Wrapperaround the cigarettes, are 'so constructed that the upper longitudinal flaps of the cellophane ous er wrap- Per m y attach to a por of th t n foil upper fl p h n b g a p r n of t e uppe fl ps of the tin foil to be removed after the band or tear strip con} n o i h w sections of t e c p a e onterawr pner is removed, thereby elevating the hinged opening flap'and exposing several end lines of cigarettes so theyn ay read;- ily be removed from the package. a Another object of the invention is to provide seyeral means of mounting and supporting the upper sections of the tin foil innerwrapper so that portions thereof rnay he removed whenthe hinged opening flap is lifted with r but disturbing the balance of the tinfoil inner wrapper, 'or the other cigarettes'remaining within the pac age; 'J A feature of one modification of the invention is that a separate readily removabletin foil section is'prouided under the hinged opening flap, the tin foil section b same manner. Another modification of the lifting element is uti red t in conjunction with a modification of the rigid typ of package, the lifting element while constructed in a mo fled .Way and operated in a somewhat different manner,- functions in substantially the same manner as the type of lifting element. 7 Y A P ry eature of h in n on s ha the outer dimensions of the thin gid p pe yp o outer wrann are substantially the'sarne as those of: the soft paper'type of package used for the same number and Size of cigarettes. a The accompanying drawings, illustrative of one erna hodiment of my invention, and several modifications thereof, together with the description of their construcf, tion and the method of blanking, fitting, operation and utilization thereof, will serve to clarify further and advantages of my invent on, In the drawings: 7 Fig. 1 represents an isometric view of one embodiment of the rigid paper type of cigarette package, showing a hinged opening flap integral with one side of the upper edge of the outer Wrapper ofthe package, also showing alifting element located adjacent-one side of the package, a and the upper longitudinal flaps of the cellophane sealing with the hinged upper opening flap shown raised into the open position in dot-dash lines. ' Fig. 2 is a development of the rigid paper outerwr'apper used in conjunctionwith the cigarette package shown in Fig. 1, showing the contour of the various panels forming the thin rigid paper outer wrapper, the upper and lower flaps which form the completed package, and the hinged upper openingflap'which opens in the manner shown in Fig. 1 to provide a clear opening for the cigarettes at one side of the top of the package and the lifting element fitted thereto. I Fig. 3 represents 'a section through the upper portion of the cigarette package shown in- Fig. 1, showing the relation between'the top of the cigarettes, the tin foil inner wrapper, the lifting tab of the lifting element, and the hinged upper opening flap in the closed position, taken on the line 3.-3, Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a'plan view of the cigarette package shown in Fig. 1, showing the hinged opening fiap located at one "side of the top of the outer wrapper of the package in the open position, as shown by dot-dash lines, Fig. 1, also showing the upper lifting tab and the auxiliary tab of the lifting element in its relation to the longitudinal upper flaps of the tin foilinner wrapper. Fig. 5 represents an isometric view, similartoFig. 1, of the upper portion of a modification of the cigarette package shown in Fig. l, with the hinged opening top flap shown in the open position, the upper end of one side of the package v under the hinged opening flap being fitted with a separate section made of tin foil, substantially as shown in Fig. 6, to facilitate removal of the tin foil auxsection and expose the adjacent'cigarettes located 7 thereunder, and the lifting tab of the lifting element, when the package is opened by lifting the hinged open- .irig flap into the position shown in Fig. 5. Fig. 6 represents an isometric view-of the removable foil corner section substantially as it is fitted to the package shown inFig. 5, with the upper flaps of the tin foil section folded into a position substantially as shown in Fig.5. Fig. 7 is an isometric view, similar to Fig. 1, of a modification of the upper portion of the package shown in Fig. l, the upper end of the tin foil inner wrapper of thepackage, adjacent the hinged opening flap of the outer wrapper, having a perforated tin foil section fitted thereto, a' side flap portion of the tin foil perforated section being attached to the upper longitudinal flaps of the cellophane wrapper to facilitate removal of the perforated tinfoil flap section when the upper portion of the cellophane wrapper is removed by removing the band or tear strip which connects the upper portion of' the cellophane sealing. wrapper to the balance thereof. a I r Fig. 8 is an isometric view, similar to Fig. 7, of the upper section of the cellophane outer sealing wrapper after it has been removed from the package shown in Fig. 7, showing the side flap perforated removable-'- section of the tin foil wrapper attached to the upper flaps of the cellophane sealing wrapper and the perforated portion of the upper tin foil longitudinalfiaps whichfare severed and detached from the balance of the tinfoil inner wrapper when the cellophane upper section is removed; Fig. 9 is a plan view, similar to Fig. 4, of the modified cigarette package shown in Fig. 7, after the upper section of the cellophane outerwrapper has been removed, with the perforated removable section of the upper tin foil flapsremoved therewith," showing the hinged opening 7 upper flap of the outer wrapper in the open position, similar to that shown in Fig. 5, showing the lifting .tab of the lifting element and the upper edge of the cigarettes. located at the open side of the top of the package exposed. Fig. 10 is vertical section through the upper portion of the cigarette package shown in Figs.'7 and 8, showing the relation between the side flap of the tin foil inner wrapper, the hinged opening flap of the outer wrapper wrapper, taken on the line 10-10, Fig. 7. Fig. 11 is an isometric view, similar to Fig. 1, of a modification of the cigarette package shown in Fig. 1, one side of the package being fitted with a modified type of cigarette lifting element havingan integral tab projecting beyond the outer face of the vertical section of the lifting element, the tab fitting through a vertical slot through the side wall of the outer .wrapper of the package. Fig. 12 is anisometric view ,of the modified lifting element fitted to the cigarette package shown in Fig. 11, showing the integral lifting tab formed at the rear face of the vertical section'of the lifting element; It will be understood that the following description of the construction and the method of operation, fitting and utilization of the folded rigid cigarette package fitted with lifting insert is intended as explanatory of the invention and not restrictive thereof.; f r In the drawings, the same reference numerals designate the same: parts throughout" the various views, except otherwise indicated. One embodiment of the package shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 hasthe same form, contourand cross-section as the conventional typefof soft paper cigarette package. The package is used for a-total of twenty cigarettes located vertically within the package, so that they can be withdrawn through the top thereof, the cigarettes being located in three rows, including two rows having seven cigarettes each, and a central row which is staggered relative to the front and rear rows and therefore has only sixcigarettes, although this arrangement may be varied to suit the requirements of a particular package. The package is formed of an inner wrapper 15 of tin foil or a similar material, the upper and lower ends of the tin foil adjacent thetop and bottom of the cigarettes being folded to form the longitudinal and side upper and lower flaps as shown in Figs. 1 and 4 and hereinafter described in greater detail. I Theouter wrapper 17, which is formed of relatively thin rigid paper and fitted around the tin foil inner wrapper, is shown in Fig. 1 and in its developed form in Fig. 2. The outer wrapper consists of a front and a rear panel 19 and 20 of rectangular contour, the height of the front and rear panels being substantiallyequal to the height of; the cigaretttes in the package, with the width thereof equal to the width of a rowof seven cigarettes, and a pair of side panels. 21 and 22, integral with and located between the front. and rear panels. An additionalaux iliary rear panel 23, which is folded inside the rear. *flaps' being foldedalongthe score line 27 at the bottom of the panels, to form the lower portion of thecompleted package which encloses in Fig. 1. r .1 r g A narrowsideflap 281-is formed integral with one of the side panels 21,1eft-hand, Fig. 2, the side flap being either of rectangular contourof: a width slightly less than the width of the side 'panel"2l,-or it maybe of substanthe tin foil wrapper as shown tially trapezoidal form, as shown in Fig. 2, the sides-30 of the side'flap being sloped inward slightly from the point i ,of 'engagement lwith the side panel. Theside flap 28 is folded inward t me the tinfoil inner wrapper,- under r the front and rear panels to form they bottom of the package as shown in Fig. 1. The abutting surface of the bottom, front and rear longitudinal flaps 25 and 26 may be glued to oneanother, or attached to one another by other suitable means to form the lower end of the completed package. As shown in Fig. 2, the upper end of the front and rear panels has a plurality of longitudinal and side flaps formed integral therewith, the depth of the flaps from the point at which they fold away from the respective panels being substantially equal to, .or somewhat less than the cross width of the package, or the distance across the three staggered rows of cigarettes located within the package, as shown in Fig. 1. I ' The upper end of the front panel 19 has a relatively short longitudinal front flap. 32 integral therewith, one side. of the longitudinal flap 32 being cut away for reasons hereinafter described in greater detail. The. upper end or" the left-hand side panel 21 has an upper side flap 33 integral therewith, the side flap being of trapezoidal contour, substantially the same as the lower side flap. 28, the width of the flap at the junction with the side panel being equal to or slightly less than the width of the .side panel 21, the width of the outer end of the flap being reduced in the same manner as that of the lower side flap 28. I . A portion of the upper end of the auxiliary rear panel is cut out 35, as shown in Figs. land 2, to form a hinged opening fiap 36, which is integral with and of substan tially the same width as that of the left-hand section 37, Fig l, of the rear flap, which is integral with the narrow Vertical section 33 of the auxiliary rear panel 23 located adjacent the cut out 35 and forms the top of the closed package. A score line 39 is formed between the hinged opening flap 36 and the left-hand section 37, Fig. l, of the longitudinal rear flap, the score line forming a hinge point when the opening flap 36 is elevated into the opening left-hand portion, Fig. l, of the longitudinal rear flap, to enable the opening flap to be folded into the closed position shown in Fig. l, with the two folded sections located between the front and rear panels 19 and 20 of the outer package wrapper and the adjacent panels of the tin foil wrapper. The outer edge of each of the folded sections 40 and 43a of the hinged opening flap is of arcuate contour, the length of each of the folded sections being narrowed from a length substantially equal to the distance between the. side wall of the package and the hinged score line 39, to a point in substantial alignment with the outer edge of the hinged opening flap from the folded sections at the outer end of the opening flap. The length of the end 42 of each folded section, which is located adjacent the slit at the junction between the folded section 40, 40a and the left-hand section, Fig. l, of the rear flap 37, is substantially equal to the distance between the score line 39 separating the hinged flap from the left-hand section, Fig. l, of the upper rear flap, 37, to limit the angular movement of the hinged flap 36 when it is opened to the open position shown by dot-dash lines, Fig. l, the extremity of the long end of the folded sections 40, 40a; engaging the inner surface of the adjacentside panel 22. of t packa e outer wrappe o arres he mo em n of the hinged opening flap 36 when it reaches the open ve a pos t n s own-by ot-d sh nes. g- 1. V e The tin an inner-wrapp r h ch is p d. a d the cigarettes, inside the relatively rigid outer wrapper, informed by wrapping. a sheet .of tinfoil around the i6 cigarettes, to form a front and a rear panel, located ads jace'nt the front and rear rows of cigarettes -.orthe insert walls, and a pair of side panels located adjacent the end lines of cigarettes in the package, or the adjacent insert side wall, the panels extending upward beyond the upper edge of the cigarettes and downward below the lower edge thereof, to enable the extending portions of the tin foil wrapper to be folded into a pair of longitudinal front and rear upper and lower flaps, one of which overlaps the other, and a pair of upper and lower side flaps lo cated adjacent the side panels, which are folded under the front and rear tin foil flaps at the top and bottom of the package. In the construction shown in Fig. 4, a-slot 44, 45, is cut through each of the upper longitudinal front and rear upper tin foil flaps, the slot 44, 45 being located under the hinge line of the hinged opening flap 36, thus sepa ate ing each of the longitudinal front and rear upper flaps into a long left-hand sect-ion 46, 47, which is located at the top of the left-hand side of the package, one section ofone flap overlapping the mating section of the opposite flap, and a relatively short right-hand section 48, 49 which is readily detachable in a manner hereinafter described in greater detail, to facilitate removal of the righthand end lines of cigarettes from'the package. In the package shown in Figs. 1 and 2, a thin fairly rigid paper insert is inserted into the package between the cigarettes and the tin foil inner wrapper, the insert serving as a stop to limit the upward movement of the lifting element fitted to the package. The insert comprises a front and a rear wall 50 of rectangular contour, the height of the front and rear walls being substantially equal to the height of the cigarettes in the package, the width thereof being sub? stantially equal to the width of theadjacent front and rear walls 52 of the tin foil inner wrapper fitted to the package, the front and rear walls of the insert being connected by a side wall 53, as shown at the right-hand side, Fig. 1, which is integral with the front and rear walls and substantially perpendicular thereto, the side wall being located between the mating side wall of the tin foil inner wrapper and the right-hand end line of ciga, rettes. The upper edge of the side wall is substantially in line with that of the front and rear walls of the insert. The left-hand edges of the front and rear wallsof the insert have a gap therebetween which is substantially equal in width to the cross width of the three rows of cigarettes in the package, staggered in the usual manner, in order to firmly grip the cigarettes within the package. In order to provide clearance for the lifting element, which is inserted into the package in the position shown in Fig. 1, adjacent the right-hand side wall of the tin foil inner wrapper, a portion of the lower part of the front and rear walls 50 and the corresponding lower portion of the side wall 53 of the insert are cut out, as shown in Fig. 1, to provide a stopfor limiting the upward movement of the lifting element. The lower edge 54 of the side wall of the insert which is located approximately at the midpoint between the upper and lower edges of the front and rear wall thereof, forms the top of the cut-out, this edge which is .in sub, stantially horizontal alignment with the upper edge 55 of the cut-out through the front and rear walls of the insert serving as a .stop to limit the upwardmovement of the lifting element. The left-hand end of the line 55 forming the upper edge of the cut-out-in the front andrear walls of the insert is connected with the bottom edge of each of these walls by a sloping line 56 which forms the left-hand side of the cut-out. 1 The lifting element located adjacent the right-hand side of the package shown inFig. 1, is similar insorne respects to that shown in Fig.l 12-. The lifting element consis s of a horizontal base which is locatedunder the two rig to the vertical section not the 'liftingele'ment and. the base thereof, as well as a pair of outer tabs 62, which are integral withithe side tabs 60, the outer tabs being glued or otherwise attached to the outer surface of the vertical section 61 of the lifting element, which is mounted inside the right-hand side panel of the tinfoil inner wrapper, the base and the side tabs forming a lifting channel which is utilized as a means for lifting two or more endlines of cigarettes to a point at which they can readily be gripped-by the user to facilitate removal from the package. a - As shown in Figs. 3 and 4, the upper end of the vertical section of the lifting element has a liftingtab 63 integral with the extreme upper end thereof, and anintermediate tab 64, located between the lifting tab 63 and the vertical section 61 of the lifting element, the two lifting tabs 63 and 64 being bent into substantially'the position shown in Figs. 3 and- 4 when the package is closed. 7 a The intermediate tab 64 is-located under the right-hand sections 48 and 49 of the front and rear longitudinal-tin foil flaps, with the lifting tab 63 folded into a position in which it abuts and partially covers the right-hand sections 48 and 49 of the longitudinal upper tin foil flaps. Thus after the hinged opening flap 36 of the outer wrapper is lifted into the open position shown by dot-dash lines, Fig. 1, the operator may grip the upper or lifting tab 63 of the lifting element, thus causing the intermediate tab to engage and sever the right-hand sections 48,.49 of the upper longitudinal tin foil flaps, thereby severing and removing the tin foil flap sections 48 and 49 and exposing the end lines of cigarettes located under the opening flap. l V After the upper edge of the end lines of cigarettes is exposed, theoperator may elevate the two end lines 58 and 59 of cigarettes to a point at which they may readily begrasped by the user for removal from the package, the lifting element being lifted until the upper portion of the end lines of cigarettes is exposed and readily available for removal from the package, or the lifting element may be elevated until the upper edge-of the side tabs 60 of the lifting element engage the stop lines 54 and 55 of the insert shown in Fig. l, and hereinbefore described, thereby limiting the upward movement of the end lines of cigarettes supported by the bottomchannel section of the lifting element. l The two right-hand end lines 58, 59 of cigarettes may thus be lifted by lifting the upper liftingtab 63 of the lifting element, thereby-lifting the intermediate'tab 64 located under the short right-hand sections 48 and 49 of the longitudinal front and rear tin foil flaps, thereby tearingthe right-hand end sections of the longitudinal front and rear tin foil flaps, exposing the two or more end lines 58 and 59 of cigarettes, after which the lifting element is continuously raised until theupper edge of the base, side tabs 60 and 62 engages the upper edge 54 l the lower section .thereof, thereby exposing thehingedopening flap 36 of the outer wrapper, and enabling the user to lift it to the open position shown by dot-dash lines, Fig.1, substantially perpendicular to the upper longitudinal flap 37 .of the outer wrapper. Thenumber of end lines of cigarettes lifted by the lifting channel would be determined by the requirements of a'particular package. .In the package shown in Fig. 1, two end lines 58 and 59 are lifted by the liftingelement, although thismay be varied by increasing or decreasing the projecting distance between the outer edge of the base section or lifting channel of the lifting element and the inner edge of the vertical section 61 thereof. T After the end lines of cigarettes are removed from the package, 'tlie cigarettes remaining in the package may progressively be elevated in substantially the same manner, by tapping the cigarettes over toward the right-hand edgeof the package, thereby enablingthe lifting element to'ibe progressively elevated, twolor more cross-lines of cigarettes being raised to a level corresponding to the point reached by the ,lifting element when the bottom side tabs 60 and 62 thereof engage the lower'edge of the front,-rea r and side walls of the insert shown inFig. 1, at the top of the cut out therethrough. T he'lifting clement while shown attheright-hand side of the package in Figs. 1, 3 and 4, may be located with equal facilityat the left-hand side of the package, the construction of the package and the lifting element thereof being substantially the same as those shownin Figs. ' 1, 3 and 4, except for the reversal 'of the position of the lifting element relative to the package, and the corresponding repositioning of the hinged opening flap located at' the top of the outer wrapper. Figs. 5 and 6 show a modification of the cigarette package shown in Figs. 1, 3 and 4.' 7' - The inner tin coil wrapper is substantially the same as that shown in Fig; 1 and hereinbefore described, except that the right-hand sections of the upper longitudinal tin foil flaps located under the hinged opening flap 36 at the top are cut out, along withthe adjacent upper side flap of the tinfoil inner wrapper. A separate removable tin foil section 70 such as that shown in Figs. 5 and 6, would be provided to cover the rearpanels 72 and 72a respectively, are folded over the and 55 of the cut-out in thefront and rear walls of the insert and the side wall thereof, and in that manner limit to that shown in Fig. 7, the two longitudinal cellophane, front and rear flaps 67, 67a and the side flaps 68 thereof completely-covering the upper left-hand rear longitudinal flap37 of the outer rigid paper wrapper and the' hinged opening flap 36 hingedly attached thereto, as shown in Fig. 2, after the hinged opening flap is folded over into the closedposition' shown in Figjl, the hinged opening flap covering the lifting tabs ,63, 64 of the lifting element; and the adjacent right-hand sections 48 and -49'of the longitudinal frontand rear tin foil flaps, the tear strip' 69 connecting the upper and lower sections of the cello phane sealing wrapper enablingthe user to readily dea top of the end lines of cigarettes as shown in Fig 5, one of the longitudinal front and rear flaps 74,7411 overlapping the other. The extended upper portion of the side panel 73 and the adjacentprojecting portionsof the end of the front and rear flaps are bent over to form a side flap 75 of trapezoidal contour, the width of the outer portion of the side flap being substantially equal to the width of the side panel 73, the left-hand edge 76 ofthe side flap, which is located adjacent the hinged joint of the hinged opening flap 36, being reduced in width, to form a narrow lip, which facilitates gripping the side flap in order to remove the entire removable tin foil section 70 from the-position shown in Fig. 5', in order to expose the end lines of cigarettes, and the upper lifting tab 77 of the lifting element, when the hinged opening flap 36 is elevated to the open position shown in Fig; 5, substantiallyperpendicular to the upper longitudinal rear flap 32 of the outer rigid wrapper. The outer wrapper of the package shown in Fig. 5 is substantially the same as that shown in 'Figs. 1 and 2 Y 9 The longitudinal rear fiap 37 integral'with the auxiliary rear panel of the outer wrapper, which for-ms a portion of the top wall of the package, is substantially the same as that shown in Fig. 1. The hinged opening flap 36 hingedly attached to and integral with the longitudinal rear flap 37 is substantially the same as that shown in Fig. 1, the hinged opening flap 36 assuming the position shown in Fig. 5, substantially perpendicular to the top Wall of the outer wrapper when it is opened to permit removal of the removable tin foil section 70. The front and rear panels 72 and 72a of the removable tin foil section 70 are located between the longitudinal front and rear rows of cigarettes, and the front and rear sections 40, 40a of the hinged opening flap 36, when the hinged flap is located in the closed position shown in Fig. 1, the front and rear panels of the outer wrapper remaining in engagement with the lower portion of the front and rear sections 40 and 40a of the hinged opening flap, when the hinged opening flap is elevated to the open position shown in Fig. 5. i In another modification of the construction shown in Figs. 7, 8 and 9, the outer package or wrapper, made of thin substantially rigid paper, is substantially the same as that shown in Figs. 1 and 2 and hereinbefore described. The tin foil inner wrapper is similar to that shown in Figs. 1, 3 and 4, except that the longitudinal frontand rear tin foil flaps at the top of the package are divided into two sections, the left-hand sections 80 and 81 which are substantially the same as those shown in Figs. land 4 and hereinbefore described, and the right-hand sections 82, 83 located between the hinged joint 39 of the hinged opening flap 36 and the righthand side wall of the inner wrapper, which are perforated along the front and rear longitudinal edges 84, 85 and the cross-line 86a thereof, which isv located in substantial alignment with the hinge line 39 of the hinged opening flap 36. The side flap which is located adjacent the right-hand edge of the inner tin foil wrapper is folded into a flap 87 of substantially trapezoidal contour as shown in Figs. 7 and 8, the side flap 87 being located above and engaging the upp r face of the hinged opening flap 36 when it is in the closed position shown in Figs. 1 and 7. The outer sealing wrapper formed of cellophane, or other transparent plastic material, is substantially the same as that shown in Fig. 1 and hereinbefore described. The upper end of the sealing wrapper comprises a pair of longitudinal front and rear flaps 88, 8811, one of which is located above and overlaps the other and is attached thereto, and a pair of side flaps 89, which are substantially the same as those shown in Fig. 1. The narrow tear strip 69 connecting the two sections of the cello! phane outer wrapper is substantially the same as that employed in the conventional type of soft paper package, thus completely separating the upper cellophane sec tion 90, which is readily removable from the lower section, which remains fitted to the package. In the construction shown in Fig. 7, the front and rear longitudinal cellophane flaps 88, 88a and, the right-hand side flap 89 thereof are glued, or otherwise attached. to the substantially trapezoidal side flap 87 of the tin foil inner wrapper. Thus when the tear strip 69 of the cellophane outer wrapper is removed from the cellophane wrapper, thus completely severing the upper section 90 from the lower section thereof, the upper section 90 removes with it the right-hand side flap 87 of the tin foil upper flaps to which it is glued, the right-hand side flap being readily detached from the balance of the tin foil inner wrapper along the Wide perforated edge 86 of the side flap. When the tin foil side flap 87 is raised by raising the separated upper section of the cellophane outer wrapper, the side flab 8.7 a s h it h o r -h n iQl1L3 of the upper longitudinal tin foil flaps which are per forated and therefore readily detachable along the lon g i tudinal edges 84 and 85 thereof, and the cross-edges 86, 86b: thereof which are perforated, thereby completely removing the perforated right-hand section of the flaps of the tin foil inner wrapper, which remains attached to the cellophane section upper flaps 88, 88a, 89 in the manner shown in Fig. 8. i When the right-hand sections 82 and83 of the longis tudinal flaps of the tin foil inner wrapper are raised by the cellophane upper section 90, they partially elevate the hinged opening flap 36, which may be elevated to the opening position, shown in Figs. 1 and 5, thereby exposing the upper lifting tab 77 of the lifting element and the exposed upper edge of the end lines 58, 59 of'ci'g} arettes located under the hinged opening flap, after the perforated detachable tin foil'flap sections 82, 83, and 87 are removed. The upper lifting tab 77 of the liftingelement which in this construction is substantially the same as that shown in Fig. 5 and is located in the same positiOn relative to the rigid paper outer wrapper. Fig. 10 is a vertical section through the right-hand side .of the package construction shown in Figs. 7 and 8, This drawing shows the relation between the right-hand side flap 87 0f the tin foil inner wrapper, which overlaps the right-hand edge of the hinged opening fiap 36. The front and rear longitudinal cellophane flaps 88, 88a which cover the topof the package are shown glued to the righthand tin foil side flap 787, thus enabling the right-hand tin foil section shown in Fig. 8, to be removed when the upper section 90 of the cellophane outer wrapper is removed from the package. The junction between the left and right-hand longitudinal tinfoil flaps is shown perforated to facilitate removal of'the right-hand tin foil flapsections in the'manner shown in Figs. 7 and 8. i Fig 11 shows another modification of the cigarette package shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the package being pro.- vided with a modified type of lifting element as shown in detail in Fig. 12. e The lower or lifting portion of the lifting element shown in Figs. 11 and 12, is essentially the same as that 7 shown in Fig. 1. The lifting element shown in Figs. 11 and 12' comprises a vertical section 91 which is located adjacent the right-hand side wall of the package, between right-hand end line 58 of the cigarettes and the right-hand. tinfoil side wall, and a horizontal base 92 integral with cular to the base, the outer tabs 94, 94a integral with the ends of the end tabs being folded into a position in which they abut the outer surface of the vertical section 91 of the lifting element to which they are glued, or otherwise attached, to form a lifting channel to lift the end lines 58, 59 of cigarettes in the same manner as the lifting element shown in Fig. 1. In place of the lifting tab at the top of the vertical section 91 of the lifting element, the lower portion of the vertical section, between the outer tabs 94 and 94a, has'a'parallel-sided semi-oval shaped cut out 95a there'- through', the material cut out being bent upward into a position substantially perpendicular to the vertical section 91 of the lifting element to form a lifting tab 95 as shown in Fig. 12, which is used as a means of elevating the lifting element in place of the upper lifting tab of the lifting element shown in Fig. 9. " A vertical slot 96 of rectangular form, the width of the slot being slightly, greater than the width of the lifting tab 95 of the lifting element, is cut through the hand side wall 97 of the rigidpaper outer wrapper of the package, the horizontal upper edge 98 of the slot bein o hea ed 2 m abl i to se a a top: to limit the upward movement of the lifting'tab 9513f the I lifting element, when the lifting element is elevated to Y side wall 97 of the outer wrapper when the cellophane sealing wrapper is wrapped around it. The lifting element, while shown at the right-hand side of the package in Figs. 1, and 7 may be located with equal facility at the left-hand side of the package, the constructionof the package and the lifting element thereof being substantially the same as those shown in Figs. 1, 5 and 7, except for the reversal of the position of the lifting element relative to the package, the reversal of the relative position of the insert fitted to the interior 'of the package to limit the upward movement of the lifting element, and the reversal of the position of the hinged I opening flap 36, which would be moved to the left-hand side of the package from the position shown inFigs. 1, 2, 5 and 7. r i . The construction of the upper longitudinal flaps, of the tin foil inner wrapper shown in Figs. 1,- and 3, as well as the removable tin foil section shown in Figs. 5 and 6, or the detachable tin foil longitudinal front and rear and the side flaps shown in Figs. 7 and 8,;would be located with equal facility at the left-hand side of the package, where the lifting element is located adjacent the left-handside wall of the package wrapper, f' It will apparent .to those skilled in theartthat my present inventionis not limited to the specific detailsde- "12 stantially perpendicular to the hinged operiingifiap, one of'said folded. sections being located adjacent the inner surface of the'mating front and rear longitudinal panels of the outer wrapper when the package is closed, each of said folded sections. having an integral extension'projecting beyond the hinged junction between the hinged opening flap and the longitudinal flap integral therewith, directed toward the longitudinal flap, the extension, of each of said folded. sections being adapted to remainin engagement with the'adjacent surface of the mating longitudinal panel of the outer wrapper when the hinged opening flap is angularly displaced to a position substantially per-. pendicular to the longitudinal flap to which it is hinged, the perpendicular distance between the inner surface of the hinged opjeningflap and the extreme edge of "each folded section being slightly less than the distance between the hingedjunction of the hinged opening flap and the adjacent side panel 'of'the outer wrapper. the opening flap being operative to uncover a portion of top of the package when it is angularly elevated about the to which it is hinged. scribed above and shown in the drawings, and that vari- 1 ous modifications are possible in carrying out the features of' the invention and the operation, and the, method of insertion, fitting and utilization thereof, without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims. plurality of longitudinal rows, an inner wrapper formed of metal foil'wrapped around the cigarettes to form a plurality of substantially vertical longitudinal and side panels, the upper end of each of said vertical panels extending beyond the upper edge of the cigarettes within the package, the extended upper portion of theinner wrapper vertical panels being foldable along avline ad- 7 2, In combination with a cigarette package as in claim 1', in which the hinged opening flap of the'outer wrapper has a foldedsectionintegral with one longitudinal edge thereof, and a second folded section integral with the opposite'longitudinal edge thereof, substantially parallel to the first-folded section, the folded sections being substantially perpendicular to the hinged opening flap, one of said foldedsections being cut out of the auxiliary longiprojecting beyond thehinged junction between the openjacent the upper edge of the cigarettes to form a pair of front and rear longitudinal flaps, one of which overlaps two other, and a pair of side flaps, an outer wrapper formed of a relatively thin rigid sheet material and .con- sisting of a plurality of substantially vertical longitudinal .panels to form the front and rear faces of the package, an integral auxiliary longitudinal panellocated adjacent the inner surface of one of the'longitudinal panels in substantially alignment therewith, a pair of side panels located between the front and rear longitudinal panels and integral therewith, the side panels being substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal front and rear-panels, the upper end of the auxiliary longitudinal panel having a longitudinal upperflapfintegral therewith; and substantially perpendicular thereto, the longitudinal upper flapbeing adjacent the upperedge of the cigarettes in the ing a folded section integral with one longitudinal edge, thereof, and a second folded section integral with the oppositej longitudinal edge thereof, substantiallyparallel tothe firstffolded section, the iolded sections beingsubeach folded section extension being slightly less than sectio'nto enable the folded sections to be angularly displaced relative to the longitudinal flap, the extension of each of said folded sections being operative to remain in engagement with the adjacent surface of the mating longitudinal panel of the outer wrapper when the hinged opening flap is angularly displaced to a position substan; tially perpendicular to the longitudinal flap to which it is hinged, the perpendicular distance between the inner surfaceofthe hinged opening flap and the extreme, edge of the distance between the hinged junction of the opening flap and the adjacent side panel of the outer wrapper, the extreme outer edge of each folded section extension being operative to engage the inner surface of the adjacent outer wrapper side panel to limit the angular move ment of the hinged opening flap when said opening flap is angularly displaced. 3. In combination with a cigarette packageof substantially rectangular cross-section operative to enclose a plurality of vertically supported cigarettes located'in a plurality of longitudinal rows, an inner wrapper formed of metal foil wrapped around the cigarettes to form a plurality of substantially vertical longitudinal and side panels,the upper end of;each of said vertical panels extending beyond the upper edge of the cigarettes located within the package,ithe extended upperportion "of said inner wrapper vertical panels being foldable along a lineadjacent the upper edge of the cigarettes to form a pair of front and rear longitudinal flaps, one'of which overlaps the other, and a pair :of side flaps, an outer wrapper formed of a relatively thin rigidsheet material '13 longitudinal panels to form the front and rear faces of the'package, an auxiliary longitudinal panel of substan tially the same contour as the front and rear panels located inside one of the longitudinal panels, a pair of side panels located between the front and rear longitudinal panels and integral therewith, the side panels being substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal front and rear panels, the upper end of the auxiliary longitudinal panel having a longitudinal flap integral therewith and substantially perpendicular thereto, the'upper longitudinal flap being located adjacent the upper edge of the cigarettes in the package, the upper longitudinal flap having an opening flap integral with one side thereof and hinged relative thereto, the hinged opening flap being located adjacent one side panel, the hinged opening fiaphaving a folded section integral with one longitudinal edge thereof, and a second folded section integral with the opposite longitudinal edge thereof, substantially parallel thereto, the folded sections being substantially perpendicular to the hinged opening flap, one of said folded sections being cut out of the auxiliary longitudinal panel, each of said folded sections being locatedadjacent the inner surface of the mating longitudinal front and rear panel of the outer wrapper when the package is closed, each of said folded sections having an integral extension projecting beyond the hinged junction between the hinged opening flap and the longitudinal flap integral therewith, directed toward the longitudinal flap, the outer wrapper having a narrow slot therethrough between the longitudinal flap and the extension of each folded section to enable the folded sections to be angularly displaced relative to the longitudinal flap, the extension of each of said folded sections being operative to remain in engagement with the adjacent surface of the mating longitudinal panel of the outerwrapper when the hinged opening flap is angularly displaced to a position substantially perpendi-. cular to the longitudinal flap to which it is hinged, the perpendicular distance between the inner surface of the hinged opening flap and the extreme edge of each folded section being slightly less than the distance between the hinged junction of the opening flap and the adjacent side panel of the outer wrapper, the upper longitudinal flaps of the inner wrapper being slotted in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal panels thereof, the slots being located adjacent the hinged junction between the hinged opening flap and the longitudinal flap to which it is hinged. 4. In combination with a cigarette package of substantially rectangular cross-section, said package being operative tojenclose a plurality of vertically positioned cigarettes located in a plurality of longitudinal rows, an inner wrapper formed of metal foil wrapped around the cigarettes to form a plurality of substantially vertical longitudinal and side panels, the upper end ofreach of said vertical panels extending beyond the upper edge of the cigarettes located within the package, the extended upper portion of said inner wrapper vertical panels being foldable along a line adjacent the upper edge of the cigarettes to form a pair of front and rear longitudinal flaps, one of which overlaps the other, and a pair of side flaps, an outer wrapper formed of a single sheet of thin relatively rigid sheet material wrapped around the inner wrapper, said outer wrapper consisting of a pair of longitudinal panels located adjacent the front and rear longitudinal surfaces of the inner wrapper, an auxiliary longitudinal panel located adjacent the inner surface of one of the longitudinal panels in substantial alignment therewith, and a pair of integral side panels located between the longitudinal panels, a longitudinal flap integral with the auxiliary longitudinal panel located adjacent the upper longitudinal flaps of the inner wrapper, said longitudinal flap having an opening flap integral therewith and hinged relative thereto, the hinged opening flap extending from the hinged junction with the longitudinal flap award the adjacent side panel of the outer wrapper, the f4 hinged opening flap having a folded section integral with one longitudinal edge thereof, and a second folded sec} tion integral with the opposite longitudinal edge thereof, substantially parallel to the first folded section, the foldremain in engagement with the adjacent surface of the mating longitudinal panel of the outer wrapper when the hinged opening flap is angularly displaced to a position substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal' fiap to which it is hinged, the perpendicular distance between the inner surface of the hinged opening flap and the extrerne edge of each folded section being slightly less than the distance between the hinged junction of the opening flap and the adjacent side panel of the outer wrapper, said hinged opening flap being operative to be angularly elevated to a position substantially perpendicular to the top of the package about the hinged junction thereof. 5. In combination with a cigarette package as in claim 4, in which the upper longitudinal front and rear flaps of the inner wrapper are cut out from a line-located in substantial alignment with the hinged junction between the hinged opening flap and the longitudinal flap of the outer wrapper to which it is hinged to the adjacent side panel of the inner wrapper, a removable metal foil section fitted to the upper end of the side of the package under the hinged opening flap, said removable section including a front and a rear panel locatedadjacent the inner surface of the mating longitudinal front and rear panels of the outer wrapp fz a side panel integral with the front and rear panels located between said front and I rear panels, the upper portion of the front and rear panels and the removable section being foldable along a line adjacent the upper edge of the cigarettes to form a pair 'of longitudinal flaps, one of which overlaps the other, the balance of the extended upper port-ion of the front and rear panels and the side panel of the removable section being foldable along an extension of the same fold line'to form a side flap which overlaps the frontand rear longitudinal flaps, said removable metal foil section being detachable from the package after the hinged opening flap of the outer wrapper is angularly elevated to the open position to expose the upper end of the end lines of cigarettes located thereunder adjacent the inner wrapper side panel. 6. In combination with a cigarette package as in claim '4, in which the hinged opening flap of the outer wrapper the upper longitudinal flap of the inner wrapper being cut out from a line located in substantial alignment with the hinged junction between the hinged opening flap and the longitudinal flap ofthe outer wrapper to which it is hinged, to the adjacent side panel of the inner wrapper, a removable metal foil section fitted to the upper end of the side of the package under the hinged opening flap, said removable section being made of a single sheet of metal foil and includinga front and rear panel located adjacent the inner surface of the mating longitudinal front and rear panels of the outer wrapper, a side panel integral with the front and rear panels located there: between, the upper portion of the front and rear panels of the removable section beingfoldable along a line ad-: V I iacent the upper edge of the cigarettes, to form a pair of longitudinal flaps, one of which overlapsv the other, the balance of the extended upper portion of;the "frontand rear panels and the side panel ofthe removable section being foldable along an extension of the same fold line to form a side flap which overlaps the front and rear longitudinal fiaps, said removable metalfoil section beingdetachable from the package by means, of the side flap thereof, after the hinged opening flap of the outer wrapper is angularly elevated to the open position about the hinged unction thereof, to expose the upper end of the end lines of cigarettes located adjacent the inner wrapper side panel. 7. In combination with a cigarette package asin claim 4, in which the upper longitudinal fiaps'of the inner wrapper are cut out from a linetlocated in substantial alignment with the hinged junction between the hinged panel integral with the front and rear panels extending therebetween, the upper portion of the front and rear panels of the removablesection being foldable'along a line adjacent the upper edge of the cigarettes to form a pair of longitudinal flaps, one of whichoverlaps the other, the balance of the extended upper portion of the front and rear panels and the side panel of the removable section being foldable along an extension of the same fold line to form a side fiapwhich overlaps the front and rear longitudinal flaps, a lifting element formed of thin relatively rigid paper located adjacent the inner surface of the side wall of the inner wrapper under the hinged opening flap, said lifting element consisting'ofa vertical section located adjacent the inner surface ofthe side wall of the inner wrapper, a lifting section located under a plurality of end lines of cigarettes located adjacent the inner wrapper side wall, and a lifting tab in tegral with the upper end of said vertical section, said lifting tab being foldable into a position abuttingthe upper edge of the end lines of cigarettes when the package is closed, said removable metal 'foil section being readily detachable from the cigarette package afterthe opening flap of the outer wrapper is elevated to the open position to expose the upper end of the end lines of ciga-' rettes and the lifting tab of the lifting element located under the hinged opening flap, adjacent the inner wrapper side wall. 7 8. In combination with a cigarette package of substantially rectangular cross-section, said package. being operative to enclose a plurality of vertically positioned cigarettes located in a plurality of longitudinal rows, an ing flap extending from the hinged junction with the low gitudinal flap toward the adjacent side panel of the outer wrapper, said hinged opening flap being operative to be angularly elevated to a position-substantially perpendicular to the top of the package about the hinged junction thereof, an outer sealing wrapper formed of a sheet of thin substantially transparent plastic material wrapped around the outer wrapper, the upper portion of said outer sealing wrapper located above the longitudinal flap of the outer wrapper being foldable along a line in substantial alignment with the upper edge of the vertical outer wrapper panels to form a frontanda rear longitudinal flap, one of said front and rear longitudinal flaps overlapping the other, the portion of the extended upper portion of the outer sealing wrapper side panels being foldable along an extension of said fold lines to form a pair of side flaps,'and ,a severabletear strip of a thin plastic material extending around the vertical panels of the outer sealing wrapper to connect the upper and lower portion thereof, said tear strip being operative to detach the upper portion of the sealing wrapper from, the lower portion thereof when it is detached from the outer sealing wrapper. 9. In combination with a cigarette package as in claim ,8, in which the portion of the extended upper portion of the inner wrapperside panel located adjacent the hinged opening flap and the adjacent portion of the longitudinal flapsthereof are foldable along a line insubstantial alignment with the upper edge of the cigarettes in the package to form a side flap, a portion of the longitudinal flaps of the inner wrapper located below the hinged opening flap being perforated, the perforations extending along a line in substantial alignment with the hinged junction between t the hinged opening flap of the outer wrapper and the longitudinal flap to which it is hinged, the longitudinal flaps ;,of the inner Wrapper being perforated along a line in substantial, alignment with the folded junction with the mating vertical panel, the side flap being perforated along substantially the fold line connecting the side fiap with the verticalside panel of the inner wrapper, the side flap ofthe inner wrapper overlapping the upper surface of the hinged opening fiap whenthe package is closed, means attaching the inner surfaces of the longitudinal flaps of the upper portion of the outer sealing wrapper to the side flap of the inner wrapper which overlaps the hinged opening fiap, the upper section of the transparent plastic sealing wrapper being operative to sever the 1 perforated portion of the longitudinal flaps of the inner inner wrapper formed of metal foil wrapped around the cigarettes to form a plurality of substantially'vertical longitudinal and side panels, the upper end of each of-said vertical panels extending beyond the upper edge of the cigarettes located within the package, the extended portion of said inner wrapper longitudinal vertical panels being foldable along a line adjacent the upper edge of the cigarettes to form a pair of front and rear longitudinal flaps, one of which overlaps the other, and outer wrapper formed of a single sheet of thin relatively rigid material wrapped around the inner wrapper, said ,outer wrapper consisting of a pair of longitudinal panels located adjacent the front'and rear longitudinal surfaces of the inner Wrapper, and a pair of integral, side panels located between the longitudinal panels, a longitudinal-flap integral with one of the longitudinal panels located adjacent the'upper longitudinal flaps of the inner wrapper, said longitudinal ,flap having an opening flap integral therewith and hinged rel tive the eto t fix lg 9N3}: wrapper and the side fiap thereof from the vertical panels when said upper section of the transparent sealing wrapper is detached from the package after the tear strip is'removed therefrom, thereby exposing the end lines of cigarettes located adjacent the inner wrapper side wall. , 10. In combination with a cigarette package as in claim '8, in whichthe portion of the extended upper portion of the inner wrapper side panel located adjacent the hinged opening flap of the outer wrapper and the adjacent portion of the longitudinal flaps of the: inner wrapper are foldable alonga line in substantial alignment with the upper edge of the cigarettes in the package to form a side flap which overlaps the longitudinal flaps of the inner wrapper, a portion of the longitudinal flaps of the inner wrapper located under the hinged opening flap being perforated, the perforations extending along a line in substantial alignment with the hinged junction between thehinged flap of the outer wrapper and the longitudinal flap to which it is hinged, and continuing valong a 'line a in substantialalignment with the upperfold line connecting the longitudinal panels of the inner wrapper and the mating longitudinal flaps thereof and the fold line connectingthe side flap of the inner wrapper with the vertical side panel thereof, a portion of the hinged opening flap being located betweenthe perforated portion of the longitudinal flaps and the side flap of the innerwrapper when the papjgagefis closed, means attaching'the inner surfaces of the longitudinal fiaps of the detachable upper portion of the outer sealing wrapper to the adjacent side fiap of the inner wrapper located above the hinged opening flap, the upper portion of the transparent plastic sealing wrapper being operative to sever the perforated portion of the longitudinal fiaps of the inner wrapper and the side fiap thereof from the balance of the inner wrapper when said detachable upper section of the transparent sealing wrapper is detached from the package, after the tear strip is removed therefrom, the elevation of the side flap of the inner wrapper and the perforated portion of the longitudinal flaps thereof by means of the upper section of the sealing wrapper being operative to detach the perforated portion of the longitudinal flaps and the side flap of the inner wrapper and simultaneously angularly elevate the hinged opening flap of the outer wrapper, thereby exposing the end lines of cigarettes located under the hinged opening flap. 11. In combination with a cigarette package of substantially rectangular cross-section, said package being operative to enclose a plurality of vertically poistioned cigarettes located in a plurality of longitudinal rows, an outer wrapper formed of a single sheet of thin relatively rigid sheet material wrapped around the cigarettes in the package, said outer wrapper consisting of a pair of longitudinal panels located adjacent the front and rear longitudinal surfaces of the cigarettes in the package, an auxiliary longitudinal panel of substantially the same contour as the front and rear panels, located inside one of the longitudinal panels, and a pair of integral side panels located between the longitudinal panels, a longitudinal flap integral with one of the longitudinal panels, located adjacent the upper edge of .the cigarettes in the package, said longitudinal flap having an opening flap integral therewith and hinged relative thereto, the hinged opening flap extending from the hinged junction with the longitudinal flap toward the adjacent side panel of the outer wrapper, the hinged opening flap having a folded section integral with one longitudinal edge thereof, and a second folded section integral with the opposite longitudinal edge thereof, substantially parallel thereto, the folded sections being substantially perpendicular to the hinged opening flap, one of said folded sections being cut out of the auxiliary longitudinal panel, each of said folded sections being located adjacent the inner surface of the mating front and rear longitudinal panels of the' outer wrapper, when the package is closed, each of said folded sections having an integral extension projecting beyond the hinged junction between the hinged opening flap and thelongitudinal flap integral therewith, directed toward the longitudinal flap, the extension of each of said folded sections being adapted to remain in engagement with the adjacent surface of the mating longitudinal panel of the outer wrapper when the hinged opening flap is angularly displaced to a position substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal flap to which it is hinged, the perpendicular distance between the inner surface of the hinged opening flap and the extreme edge of each folded section being slightly less than the distance between the hinged junction of the opening flap and the adjacent side panel of the outer wrapper, said hinged opening flap being operative to be angularly elevated to a position substantially perpendicular to the top of the package, about the I hinged junction thereof a lifting tab integral with the upper end of the lifting element, and an intermediate tab integral with the vertical section between the lifting tab and the upper end of the vertical section, said intermediate tab being foldable into a position adjacent the upper edge 'of the cigarettes in the package. 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