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Publication numberUS1087147 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 17, 1914
Filing dateOct 23, 1909
Priority dateOct 23, 1909
Publication numberUS 1087147 A, US 1087147A, US-A-1087147, US1087147 A, US1087147A
InventorsCharles W Shonk
Original AssigneeCharles W Shonk Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sheet-metal match-stand and burnt-match holder.
US 1087147 A
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1,087,147, E Patented Feb.17,1914.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

. -Patented Feb. 17, .1914.

Application led October 2B, 1909. Serial .11N-1.5245159. l

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, CHARLES W. SHoNK, a citizen of the United States, residing in Maywood, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in' Sheet-Metal Match-Stands and Burnt-Match Holders, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to sheet metal mat-ch stands and burnt match holders.

The object of my invention is to provide a sheet metal match stand and burnt match holder of a simple, efficient and durable construction capable of being cheaply manufactured, which will set {i1-m and stable in position, which will have both a scratch surface and an ornamental surface for receiving any desired decoration, and from which the burnt matches may be conveniently and easily removed.

My invention consists in the means I employ to practically accomplish this object or result, as herein shown, set forth and departicularly specied in In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 is a side elevation of the sheet metal match stand and burnt match holder embodying my linvention; Fig. 2 is a central vertical section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a horizont-al section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2; and Fig. 4 is a detail bottom view of the Weight disk.

In the drawing, A represents the sheet metal bottom or base, the same having a raised or dome shaped center a, surrounded by a horizontal flange a1terminating in a conical fiange a2 which is rovided with a seaming flange a?, which is olded or seamed over the langeb at the lower end of the tapering or conical burnt -match holding member B.

The raised upwardly projecting center a ofthe base A 4forms a chamber or recess to receive the 'weight C preferably of iron'and which is secured to the base A in said recess by a screw or bolt Cl'having a slotted head C2 and a nut C3 which fits in a recess C4 in the lower side of the weight disk C.

The weight disk serves to give stability and firmness to the match stand. The [tapering or conical sheet metal'body B- has a folded onlooked side seam b1 uniting its vmay be inserted into the burnt match hold ing chamber B2. .The sheet metal bodyB is made of' ornamental or decorated sheet metal, preferably tin plate. The outer or -ornamented surface b2 of the body B is preferably decorated by printing or photolithographing, while the sheet. or blank fromi which the body is formed is in the fiat.'

The scratch member D of the match stand is preferably formed in a separate piece from the decorated member B, and prefer.- ably of sheet brass, the same being seamed or connected at its lower endftoithe upper end of the member B by interengaging annular seaming -ianges or beads 3 on the member B, and Z on the member D. The scratch surface d of the scratchmember D is preferably made up of annular corrugations d2 formed in the sheet metal. The scratch member D as well as the body Bare preferably of a .flaring or truncated cone shape, and both are preferably made of the same flare or taper. t

- -The'sheet metal scratch member D is provided at its upper end with a horizontal flange d terminating in a depending liange d* forming a socket to receive the match container F which is likewise of sheet metal, preferably sheet brass, the same being preferably seamless and drawn up out of one piece and provided at its upper end with an annular roll f adapted to rest upon the horizontal iange d3 of the scratch member D.

To empty the burnt matches from the burnt match chamber B2, the removable match container F is firstremoved and then the stand is inverted and the burnt matches discharged through the open mouth of the scratch member D.


A match stand and burnt match holder' comprising a hollow sheet `metal rigidly formed main member havinga raised base portion and a central opening in its top, and tapered from the'base'portion -to the top', and having an opening in the lower portion of the tapered sides for burnt matches, and provided also on the tapered sides at the upper portion with horizontally extending corrugations forming a scratch surface, a

Weight disk secured n the raised base porin place and the buljntfatohes may toe retlqn, means for -securmg sald dlsk 1n place moved and access had to sand means when and a match continuer havlng an annular the contalner 1s removed.

rim resting on the top of the main member CHARLES VT. SHONK. 5 and removably fitting Within the top open- VVitneSses:

ing of the main member, whereby` the cen- PEARL ABRAMS,

tml opening is closed when the container is WILLIAM A. GEIGER.

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U.S. Classification206/135
Cooperative ClassificationA24F27/08