US 1357250 A
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M. L. BAU. MATCH HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 19,19l9.
I153357250. Patented Nov; 2, 1920.
narranv yslM-r.s PATENT omer..
l Moses L. BAU, oF cHIcAGo, ILLINOIS.
T 0 all tuhom t may concern. Be it'lnown that I, Mosns L. RAU, a citlyzen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, n the county lof Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Match-Holders, of which th-e following is a full, clear, and eX- act description.
The invention relates to match-holders.-
The object yof the invention is to provide an improved .holding device which isl adapted tobe attached lto an ordinary plate which I serves as a receptacle for burnt between the standard and the match-holder.
' Fig. 3 isa transverse section. Fig. 4 is a plan of the box-holder. A
.The invention is illustrated in connection ywith a holder adapted to retain a box of matches 6 so the sides of the box containing the abrasive for'lighting' the match will be exposed. Usually a vblock 7 is secured on the bottom-of the holder to hold the matchdrawer elevated, as shown in Fig. 1.v This holdermay be of any suitable or wellknown construction. l
`The supporting device for the holder comprises a standard 8 formed of wire extending through a fitting and provided with an outwardly and downwardly curved leg 10 having a hook 11 at the lower end. A pair of legs 12 and 13 have their upper ends held and pivoted in sockets in the fittingV 14, at the sides of the post 8 and each of these legs is of substantialily 'the same shape outwardly and downwardly and isv provided with a 'hook as the leg 10,v is extende 11. 'All o f 'the legs are preferably formed vSpecification of'LettersPate-nt.. vPatented NOV, 2, 1920 Application filed July 19, 1919, Serial No. 312,034.
of wire which has suiicient\ resiliency to cause them to grip the rim of an ordinary china plate 15 with sufficient force to be self-retaining and so that they will not vbe accidentally displaced. lWhen the legs of the supporting-device are placed in position shown by full lines in Fig. l, the hooks thereon will grip the margin of the plate 15 and 'support the holder centrally above the plate. When it is desired to separate the holder from the plate sothe plate may be easily washed or to .facilitate cleaning of the holder or to pack or store the latter, l
supporting device for a holder which is adapted to be used in connection with an ordinary china plate and which can be 'readily `detached therefrom when desired.
The invention is not to be understood as restricted to the details set forth, since these may be modified within the scope of the appended claim-s, without departing from the spiritl and scope of the invention.
Having thus described the invention,
whatv Iclaim asnew and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. The combination with Va holder of a fitting connected to said holder and pro Y vided' with sockets, and a series 'of resilient legs having their upper end-s separately' held in and pivoted in said sockets, all of said legs being provided with hooks for detachably gripping the'margin of a plate.
2. The combination with a holder of a supporting devicelcomprlslngal post, a fitting around thepost, a resilient "leg on the post and a plurality'ofresilient legs` piv, oted to the fitting, all of said 1e being providedwth' hooks`for det-acha'b y.grip i ping the margin ofl a' plate.
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