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Publication numberUS1098245 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 26, 1914
Filing dateNov 5, 1913
Priority dateNov 5, 1913
Publication numberUS 1098245 A, US 1098245A, US-A-1098245, US1098245 A, US1098245A
InventorsHarry Wellcome Gaskill
Original AssigneeDaniel J Mccauley, Harry Wellcome Gaskill
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1098245 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 26, 1914.

Application filed November 5, 1913. Seri-a1 No. 799,309.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, HARRY 1V. GnsxiLL, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Columbus, in the county of Luna and State of New Mexico, have made certain new and useful Improvements in Match- Boxes, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to match boxes, and one of the principal objects thereof is to provide a box for containing matches or articles of a similar nature, which may be converted into a safe or holder.

A further object of the invention is to provide a box having an extensible top whereby the box may be secured to a wall, and having means for bracing the top and box, when the former is extended.

Another object of the invention contemplates the provision of a box of the class described, which will be simple, durable, inexpensive to manufacture, and efficient in operation.

Vith these and other objects in view, which will become apparent as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which like characters of reference indicate like parts throughout the several iigures, o-f which- Figure 1 represents a perspective view of the box, showing the same converted into a safe or holder. Fig. 2 represents a vertical transverse sectional view taken centrally through Fig. 1. Fig. 3 represents avperspective view of the match box in closed position, and Fig. 4 represents a vertical transverse sectional view taken centrally of Fig. 3. Fig, 5 represents a fragmentary, perspective view of one end of a match box showingV the end flaps as formed integrally with the end walls of the box.

Referring more particularly to the drawas at 11, to form a rounded tab 12 centrally of the outer edge of the strip, said tab, when the box is in closed position, extending through a vertical slot 13 in the front wall 5 of the box for locking the top in closed position.

When the box is to be used as a safe or holder, tab 12 is disengaged from slot 13 and the top lifted and strip 10 extended vertically in the same plane with top 9, and secured to a wall by fastening means 14e passing through openings 15 provided in the flap, to support the box in position.

In order to brace the box to top 9, l provide end walls 8 on the inner faceswith blanks 1G of suitable material, said blanks provided on their upper edges with flaps 17 adapted when the box is in closed position to be folded inwardly at right angles to the end walls over the contents of the box, as indicated in Fig. 4;, and when in open position to extend upwardly above end walls 8, and said flaps are each provided with a slanted slot 18 which, when the box` is `in open position, slant downwardly and forwardly and these slots are adapted to be engaged by rounded tabs 19 formed on the outer ends of brace arms 20, which are integral with top 9 and extend forwardly therefrom when the top is in open position to engage fiaps 17, and when the top is in,

closed position, as illustrated in Fig. 11, arms 2O are folded up against the inner surface of top 9 and the base portions of the arms, when in folded position, lie against the top surfaces of flaps 17.

The end flaps 17, may readily be an integral part of the walls, as top 9 is'of rear wall 6 and as illustrated in Fig. 5.

From the construction described it will be understood that matches or other similar articles may be sold or vended in boxes constructed according to my invention, which boxes may very quickly and easily be extended to form a safe or holder for the matches.

Although l have described the preferred embodiment of my invention, I may desire to make such changes in the construction, combination and arrangement of 'parts thereof as do not depart from the spirit of the invention, and the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus fully described my invention,

What I claim as nevv and desire to secure by Letters Patent is i-- i l. A match box having a top flexibly co-nnected to the rear wall thereof, iiaps flexibly Connected to the end Walls of the box and having slots therein, arms connected to the ends of said top and having rounded tabs to engage said slots for holding the bo-x braced to the top, and means for holding the top in a closed position.

2. A match box having a top hingedly connected to the rear Wall thereof, flaps hingedly connected to the end Wall of the box and adapted to fold inwardly over the contents of Said box, When thelatter is in closed position, said flaps adapted to be extended above the box When the latter is in open position, elements hinged to said top adapted to engage said flaps for holding said boxv braced to the top, when the flaps are in extended position.


Vitnesses W. C. HOOVER, C. R. ROGERS.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification206/128, 206/806, 229/117.18, 229/125, 229/149, 211/88.1
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/4208, Y10S206/806