US 1865694 A
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'July 5, 1932. J. w. JoHANssoN MATCH PACKAGE Filed OG. 14. 1950 Patented July 5, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT oEFlcE JOHAN WERNER JOHANBSUN, OF BANKEBYD, SWEDEN HATCH PACKAGE Application led October 14, 1930, Serial No. 488,845, and in Sweden September 2. 1880.
This invention relates to match 'packages having a row of matches connecte with a common base strip, from which the matches are torn oil", when they are to be used. In
packages of this type it was already proposed to fold the matchesdown on the base strip, at some distance from their base. The matches may thus be grasped at the fold, when they are to be torn olf from the base strip. 'Ihe match strip thus folded may be provided with a special cover which is attached to the undivided base strip of the matches and is folded around the matches in a manner known in itself. The friction sur- '15 face may be placed on the outer surface of the cover and, by preference, just at the same level as the undivided base strip. In such packages the matches are easily brought into disorder, after a. few matches have been taken from the packages, because the matches then will not guide each other any more. This is particularly so, when the wrapper round the match heads is not secured to the base strip b v means of staples or the like. Consequent- 1y the matches are easily bent in the lateral direction at their fold to lie obliquely in the package having their heads in a dangerous proximity to the striking surfaces. Thus, the matches may be ignited unintentionally '30 and, moreover, it is rather diilicult to draw them out of the package. this invention is to overcome such inconveniences and to effect that the remaining matches are always kept in their correct po- -3' sition in the package, even if the cover is loosely wrapped round the heads of the matches.
A further object of this invention is to sim,- plify the package proper still more by lengthening the base strip so much that it may be folded around the heads of the matches and thus serve as a cover for the matches. Preferably, the base strip is provided at itsinner side with friction surfaces on one side or, on both sides of the row of matches, so that the matches are ignited when they are drawn out between the opposite portions of the base strip, said portions being pressed against the row of matches either by hand-at each occasion of use or by particular means acting The chief object of permanently, for instance, by connecting the folded portion of the base strip, at those edges o said portion, which are parallel to the matches, with the remaining portion of the base strip. u
The match ackage which is made of paper, cardboard or other suitable material is thus extremely simple to manufacture and is very compact. The package is consequently very fit or being placed in ci arette boxes, .o for instance, at the under side the inner box or in a pocket on the outer box.
One embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the annexed drawing.
Fig. 1 shows a cutting for a package beu fore the folding.
Fig. 2 is an end view and Fig. 3 plan of the package as folded.
Referring now to the drawin 1 indicates a row of matches formed by making incisions in a strip of paper or cardboard from one side in such manner that the matches are integral with and connected by a common uncut base strip2. In order to facilitate the separation of the matches from the base strip perforations 3 are made at the base of the matches to weaken the matches there. In the finished package the matches are, at some distance from their base, folded towards the base strip 2 along a folding line 4 in such manner that 30 the free ends carrying the heads 5 of the matches will lie close by the centre line of the base strip 2. The folded portion or flap of the matches may be ixed to the non-folded portion by an adhesive applied in the fold in g5 order to prevent the folded portion from se arating from the non-folded portion due to t e resiliency csf/he material at the folding line. The surplu portion 7 of the strip 2 is folded along a folding line 6 to cover the matches 9o serves as a cover for the matches. The fol double pasted portions 8 of the matches project, however, from the cover and may easil be seized, when the matches are to be torn o from the basestrip. The latter is at its inner sides rovided with friction surfaces 9 and 10 on oth sides of the row of matches, viz. below the base of the matches and also at that portion of the folded part 7 of the base'strip 100 thus folded andv consequently the base which is just opposite to the firstmehtioned friction surface after the fold' aces', the total width of the matches is made less-than the width of the cover, as seen in Fi 1 and 3.l The edges of the oase strip which are parallel to t e matches are thus projecting outside the row of matches vand the adjacent one of these projecting edge may be united together by means of wire staples 11, an adhesive or the like. ermost matches of the row to pass bet-Ween the 'friction surfaces, which are thus permanently kept pressed against the row of matches with the ressure necessary for igniting the heads of t e matches. Even if some matches have been torn off from the package the remaining matches will not be brought in disorder hecause of the adhesive between the surfaces of the double, folded ends 8, which rest against each other.
The staples 11 may be dispensed with, be-
" cause the matches will remain in their places and not spring' out from the base strip, the double portions of their ends 8 being pasted to ther.
e ve cilitated by the fact that the two folded portions ofthe matches are pasted together, be-A cause the matches cannot get entangled and the strip of folded matches becomes more easy to manage, the matches being prevented from springing out from the strip.
When the match package is to be applied to a cigarette box consisting of an outer box and an inner box slidable therein the match package is, preferably, attached to the under side of the inner box by means of a wire staple or an adhesive in such manner that the folded, double asted ends A8 of the matches may be sei when the inner box has been partially pushed out. The match package may, however, also be placed in a pocket on the outer box. If the width of such pocket is made equal to the width of the match p y. age, any particular measures need not be taken on the match package to guide the outermost matches, when they are drawn out.
What I claim is: Y 1. In a match package, -a row of matches formed integral w1th a common base strip, the upper head-carrying portions of said matches being at some distance from said base strip folded down on said base strip, and means for attaching together the .portions of said matches folded on each other.
2. In a match package,a row of matches This forces the out' process of manufacture is also fa' formed integralrwith a common base strip, said base stri being1 slightl broader than the total widt of sai row o matches, a fold in said base strip on a line at ri ht angles to said matches, heads on the en of said matches remote from said base strip, means for weakening lsaid matches at their bases, the upper head-carrying portions of said vmatches bein at a distance from lsaid base stri folded own on said base stri into the lfol therein, the portions ,of sai matches folded down being secured to the unfolded ortions thereof by an adhesive, one or more jriction surfaces at the inner side of said folded base strip on one side at least of said row of matches at a eater distance than said heads from the fol in said base strip and means for joining together the edlg of said -folded base strip, which are para el to said matches.-
3. In a match package, a row of matches formed inte ral with a common base stri said base strip being folded on a line at rig t angles to the longitudinal direction of the matches, incisions to weaken said matches at their bases, the ugeper head-carrying portions of said matches ing folded down at a distance from said base strip to have their heads in the fold of said strip, means for attachin together the portions of each match folde down on each other, and at least one friction surface at the inner side of said folded base strip on one side at least of said row of matches at a eater distance than said heads from the fol in said base strip. In testimony whereof I 'have signed my name.
JOHAN WERNER JOHANSSON.