US 1320287 A
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H. A. STERN. MATCH PACKET.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 3, 1916.
1,320,287. 7 I Patented Oct. 28,1919.
HARRY A. STERN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
mA'rcn-rncxnn I Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 28, 1919.
Application filed March s, 1916. Serial No. 81,786.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HARRY A. STERN, a citizen of the' United States, and residing at New York, in the c0unty of New York and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Match-Packet, of which'the following is a specification.
This invention relates to means for conveniently assembling and securely retaining a relatively small number of matches in such compact form that they will take up but little room in a pocket, and, at the same time, will be held in such position that the individual matches can be easily and quickly removed.
This invention consists in means for holda number of matches in substantially the same plane and preferably parallel to-each other, and comprises two leaves of papenor other fibrous material, each having a narrow strip of cement impressed .upon one side, which sides of the two leaves are pressed against opposite sides of thematches in such a manner that the matches will be firmly held between the leaves, adjacent edges of the two leaves being united by any desired means, strips of paper or metal preferred, although these leaves may beunited integrally by folding them up from a strip of proper material.
In the accompanying drawing, Figure .1 is a perspective view of a match packet embodying'this invention. Fig. 2 is a'modified form thereof. Fig. 3 is a plan of a'rectangle of proper material adapted to form one of the sides of the packet shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a plan of a strip of material adapted to form the packet shown in Fig. 2.
Similar reference characters refer to' like parts throughout the several views.
The well known packets of paper matches are objectionable for the reason that the matches are often torn near the heads in removing them from. the packet. These paper matches are objectionable as they become quite soft with Very little dampness and usually remain soft after drying out. Wooden matches have been left connected to each other at one end and the free/ends were properly coated with ignit' materlals but the necessarily very sma heads were objectionable. In the present invention, properly tipped matches of standard s zes are-assembled and packaged by any deslred process, the resulting package being flat and of a size that will fit into a vest pocket, the matches being securely held until they are to be used.
The container is formed of two sides 1 and 2 which are folded up from a strip 3 of paper or other material that can be readily folded, the two sides being thus connected by a bottom 4 of the same material. A band 5 of glue or other cement near each end of the strip 3 is pressed against the matches 6 and thus unites the container and contents into a convenient packet. The matchescan be readily removed, one at a time, without breaking tlfem, as they are stronger than the narrow points of'cement that hold them in position. A strip 8 of igniting material may be affixed to the outer face of one or both of the sides of the container.
Instead of forming the sides and bottom of the container integral with each other, the sides 11 and 12 may be joined by means of a separate bottom 13 of metal, aper or any other desirable material, the sides being secured to the matches by means of a narrow band 5 of cement, as before stated, near the outer edges of the sides. The strips 16 of igniting material may be affixed to the connecting strips 13 if desiredf In Figs. 1 and 2, the heads 17' are shownwith the heads down in the container, and thestrips of cement are shown to be near the outer edges of the sides.
The roportions and details of construction may be further changed without departing from the spirit of my invention as set forth in the following claims.
I claim 1. A match packet comprising a container consisting of two leaves of fibrous material and a bottom connecting said leaves, said sides each having a band of cement on its inner face adjacent to and parallel to its upper edge which cement secures the leaves to a layer of matches between them and the securing each match within and directly to matches in position between the leaves. the casing and with the heads of the matches 2. A match-holding packet comprising a at the bottom of the package so that each 10 sheet folded upon itself to form a casing, match may be separately removed, and also 0 individual matches, and a cementing subsecuring the free edges of the casing to the stance extending along the inner sides of matches.
the casing along the outer edges thereof for HARRY A. STERN.