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Sept. 11, 192s F. BOVARD PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING MATCH PACKAGES Filed Jan. 19, 1927 m PEN ran Patented Sept. 11, 1928.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
FRITZ BOVALRD, F
PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING MATCH PACKAGES.
Application filed January 19, 1927. Serial No. 162,196.
faces. Now by far the largest art of such packages are intended for refilling and this fact gives the danger of some unwanted ignition and explosion during the refilling operation. This danger together with the necessity of repeating the refilling very frequently tends to prevent such packages finding favour with the consumers. Certain other packages of this kindhowever which were using ready 0 made supply splints, required so much additional manual labor in order to overcome the danger of self-ignition that the sale of them did not pay. The consumersand especially the smoking people rather preferred the match packages in book form which were given to them gratuitously and this fact formed an additional reason for the complete disappearance of the match'packages intended for re-filling.
It is the object of the present invention to provide a process of manufacturing match packages where the manufacturing costs are so low that the packages will cost considerably less than heretofore known packages in book form and that the new packages will likewise be adapted for presents and owing to their cheap manufacturing cost will be qualified as effective advertising objects.
The new process consists in enclosing a re leaf formed of a row of sheet of paper folded on a median line and carrying two surfaces coated with the ignition paste and in separating the said splints completely only after they have been held together by said sheet. By this process the number of operations in manufacturing is greatly reduced and the tipped leaves form elements easily handled by mechanical means. The splints While kept assembled by the sheet of paper may be sepa as rated completely afterwards without danger and owing to the stiifness of the wrapper will easily stand any handling.
The accompanying drawing represents the different phases of the the present invention.
Fig. 1 is a view of the separated elements of the package.
Fig. 2 shows the bled. Fig. 3 shows-the wrapper assembled but the separated'splints still cohering, and
Figs. 4 to 6 represent different modes of cutting the leaves for separating the splints completely. I
Referring to Figs. 1 to 3 a is a thin wooden process according to leaf having the tips I) of'the single matches cut out and provided with ignition paste. The single matches are slitting which is prefera cular knifehaving as many blades as there are slits to be made.
0 is a strong paper band and d a paper nition paste. The band is pasted to one side of the wrapper the leaf a laid on the other side of the wrapper which is then folded on a median line so as to enclose theleaf as shown in Fig. 2. The ends of band 0 are then bent over the free half of the wrapper d and pasted thereto and thus the'band encom asses the leaf completely. The wrapper whi e tightly closing about the shafts of the package not quite assem-.
\ rapper provided with-two stripes e of igpartly separated by ly done with a cir-' splints will leave the tips of the splints free to a certain extent. a
As in this state of manufacturing the wrapper would be useless it is then necessary to separate the single splints completely from each other. This may be done in different ways. According to Fig. 4 the slits are cut through unto the edge of the leaf by means of the same circular knives mentioned here above. According to Fig. 5 however the upper cohering portion of the leaf is cut olf by means of corrugated scissors or as shown in Fig. 6 a suitably shaped cutter is employed to cut oil the cohering portion of the leaf and to mark the single splints with curved ends. By this means the adjacent protruding ends of the match strip are so formed that a match can be more easily separated from anadjacent one by the user.
When the leaves are made in any of these difi'erent ways the result will ever be thesame. to wit, to effect the complete separation of the splints, so that they may be withdrawn singly from the wrapping and in so withdrawing become ignited. It is possible to assemble also several packages into one package by means of a common band and then the single leaves of s lints may be cut at different heights so t at there are several rows of matches whereof the single splints may be easily withdrawn.
What I claim and wish to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A method of manufacturing match packages containing at least one sheet of single splints, consisting of partially cutting a sheet of material to form a sheet of splints connected at one edge thereof, applying to the free ends of splints a match composition, securing such sheet of splints at the free ends of said splints frictionally between a folded sheet of material provided with an ignition paste along free edges thereof, eutting said uncut edge of the sheets of splints by cuts continuing the first mentioned cuts through to the edge.
2. A method of manufacturing match packages containing at least one sheet of single splints, consisting in partially cutting a sheet of material to form a sheet of splints connected at one edge thereof, applyin to the free ends of splints a match composition, securing such sheet of splints at the free ends of said splints frictionally between a folded sheet of material provided with an i ition paste along free edges thereof, cutting-off. said uncut edge of the sheet of splints by means of a suitable cutter so as to mark the single splints with curved ends.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.