US 1588448 A
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'June 15 1926; v 1,588,448
w. H. COLGATE MATCH BOOK HOLDER Filed May 5, 1925 I which- Patented June 15, 1926.
.UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.v
Application filed May 5,
This invention relates to holders or temporary covers for the reception and protection of match books such as are commonly sold and used in great numbers, consisting of several short strips of paper matches secured together in a book or package with a paper cover andan ignitionstrip. The object of the invention is to produce a holder which can be manufactured at low cost, particularly as compared with folders made of Ileather or metal, shall be capable of continued use with a succession of match books, and shall have an attractive appearance with, it may be, a personal touch. YThe holder is made of a multi-ply stock, such as paper or fabric, the outer ply being ornate, while the inner ply or plies is or are of suitable stock to give the necessary strength, stiffness and body. The invention is particularly concerned with the construction of a holder of such stock, the construction being of such a character as to permit the'ready removal of an exhausted match book and the replacement of a fresh match book. The invention will be more fully described hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawing in which it is` illustrated and in f Figure 1 is a view in elevation of an open holder embodying the invention with a match book applied thereto.
Figure 2 is a view-of the same in longiltudinal section. Y Figure 3 is a view in elevation of a closed holder.
Figures 4, 5, 6 and 7 are detail views in elevation and on. a smaller scale illustrating successive features of construction. Fi res 8 and 9 are views similar respective y to Figures 1 and 2 but showing a.
slightly different embodiment of the invention and with the match book omitted.
It will be understood that the stock of which` the improved holder is formed, can be made of two or more plies, which are secured together by an adhesive usually under or or design, and an inner ply b, which is of v such material as may be necessary to lve the requisite strength and stiffness. T e two plies, it will be understood, are secured together by an adhesive. As shown, the corn- 1925. Serial No. 28,107.
p leted holder isgenerally rectangular in outline, with an interlocking tongue b1 at one end and a co-acting slit b2 at the other end.
In Figures 1 and 2 the slit b2 is so placed' with reference to the ignition strip .c1 of the match book c that the tongue b14 overlaps the lgnition strips, while in the construction shown in Figure 8 the lower portionof the l holder is somewhat elongated, as compared with the holder shown in Figures l and 2,v
so that the slit b2, when the holder is closed, shall stand in such relation to the ignition strip as to permit the tongue b1 to be slipped under the ignition strip when the holder is closed. The transverse broken lines of Figures 1, 4, 5 and 8 indicate the lines on which the holder 1s flexed when closeds In accordance with the present invention the stiff paper back c2 of the match book is engaged with the holder a--b in a ocket formed as a part of the holderand the problem, in the resent invention, has been to provide suc apocket without increasing greatly the cost of the holder. To this end the inner ply is slitted transversely as at b3 in Figure 5, before the two plies are secured together and provision is made whereby the two plies shall-be prevented from adhering together for a space suiiicient to permit the introduction of the tonguec2 of the match book. To thisv end there is provided a strip d of paper or fabric an area sufficient to form a pocket for the' reception of the back c? of the match book, as indicated in Figures 2 and 9. The end of the guard strip d is preferably left projecting from thel slit at the inner face of the holder, as indicated at d1, to form a guidetab toI facilitate the introduction of the tongue or back c of the match book. If the adhesive is applied to the a proximate surface. of only one ply, the guar strip may b'e only of such size a's shall be suicient to form the able to make the guard strip of such length that it can'be folded, as shown in Figures 2, 6 and 9, so that the pocket shall be formed between its two members even if the approximate surfaces of both plies are coated llQ with adhesive, as may be the case.- There is thus formed, in the holder9 in one Way or the other, a pocket which is free from adhesive and into which the tongue or back of' the match book can be slipped readily, being guided by the projecting tab d1 of the guard stri ltDWill be understood that various changes in details of construction can be made to Suit diiierent conditions of use and that, except as pointed out in the claims, the invention is not restricted to the particular construction shown and described herein.
I claim as my invention:
1. A multi-ply holder for match books 'consisting of several plies lsecured together by adhesive and having a slit through the inner ply and a guard strip between the plies to prevent adhesion thereof and form a pocket communicating With the slit to 20 receive the tongue of a match book.
2. A multi-ply holder for match books meente consisting ot' several plies secured together by adhesive and having a slit through the inner ply and a guard strip between the plies to prevent adhesion thereof and form a pocket communicating with the slit to receive the tongue of a match book, said guard strip having an end projecting externally through the ply to form a guide tab.
3. A multi-ply holder -io-r match books consisting of several plies secured together by adhesive and having a slit through the inner ply and a guard strip between the plies to prevent adhesion thereof and form a pocket communicating With the slit to receive the tongue of a match book. said guard strip being doubled upon itself for contact With the adhesive coated surfaces of both plies.
This specification signed this 1st day oi May A. D. 1925.
WLLIAM HOMER COLGATE.