US 1187700 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. A. BECKER & A. GRITZMACHER.
HOLDER FOR MATCH BOXES.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 15. I915- Patented June 20, 1916.
THE COLUMBIA PLANDGRAYH 120., WASHINGTON, n- C.
UNTTED STATES FATE;
HOLDER FOR MATCH-BOXES.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 2d, 1916.
Application filed November 15, 1915. Serial No. 61,710.
To (ZZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, HENRY A. BECKER and AUGUST Gnrrzniiiorrnn, both citizens of the United States, and residents of Juneau, in the county of Dodge and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Holders for Match- Boxes; and we do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof. a
The present invention is directed to new and useful improvements in holders particularly adapted for holding safety match boxes, in such manner that matches may be removed therefrom and struck.
It is the object of the present invention to provide such a holder which may be stamped from sheet metal and so formed that the re siliencv of the metal serves to hold the box against undesired displacement from the holder.
It is further an object to provide such a holder which embraces the major portion of the box whereby the box is concealed within the holder to present a more pleasing appearance and whereby if desired, the sides of the holder. may be utilized for design or for displaying advertisements or other inscriptions.
It is still further an object to provide such a holder which may be positioned to lie either in a horizontal plane or in a vertical plane to meet desired conditions of use.
With the above and other objects and advantages in view, the invention resides more particularly in-the novel combination, arrangement and formation of parts more particularly hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a horizontal sectional view takep through the holder on the line 11 of Fig. 2, and showing a box held within the holder, with the holder disposed ina horizontal plane, the intermediate portion of this figure showing the structure in elevation. Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken through the holder horizontally with respect to its position illustrated in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view on the line 88 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a plan section of the blank form of which the holder is formed.
Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawings, the holder com prises a body which is bent tran$vorsely to form sides 5 and 6 and a connecting or bight portion 7, this body being adapted to embrace the outer casing of a match box. For holding the box against displacement transversely of the sides, the free side edges of said sides are directed inwardly at 8 to provide stops. For holding the box against displacement laterally of the sides in one direction a stop lug 9 is bent inwardly from the end edge of the side 6, and this lug has a width equal substantially to the thickness of the outer casing of the box, whereby the inner portion of the box is permitted to proj ect past the lug. The means for holding the box against displacement laterally of the sides in an opposite direction, comprises an inward extension 10 at the opposite end of the side 6 and this extension is further directed laterally into the interior of the box again bent to extend toward the side 6 whereby a stop 11 is formed to hold the inner portion of the box in a partially open portion. For attaching the holder, the end of the side 5 adjacent the stop 11 is provided with an outwardly offset extension 12 which, when the box holder is to be disposed in a horizontal position, extends in a plane parallel to and above the plane of the side 5 whereby as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings, the holder may be pivoted under the edge portion of a table or other support 13 and may swing inwardly thereunder when not in use. To facilitate manipulation of the box in securing itin or removing from the holder, that end of the bight portion 7 adjacent what may be termed the mouth of the holder is cut away as at 14.
The entire structure described may be readily stamped and formed from a single sheet of metal. In removing a box of matches from or inserting it in the holder, the sides are slightly sprung apart and the box is manipulated from the month end of the holder, it being seen that the stop 9 is of comparatively slight length to permit it being swung from the plane of the box b0ttom.
Should it be desired to use the holder in a vertical position,.the extension 12 is merely bent to project at right angles from the holder.
We claimi A holder comprising a channel shaped resilient body, inward projections at the side edges of the body, an intermediate inward projection atone endof one of the sides of the body and an iniward projection at the other end of said side of the body having its free end portion directed laterally into the We have hereunto set our hands at J uneau in the county of Dodge and State of VVisconl0 sin, In the presence of two Witnesses.
HENRY A. BECKER.
AUGUST GRITZMACHER. WVitnesses F. W. GEBHARDT, ARTHUR R. HENNING.
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