US 1885856 A
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Nov. l, 1932. C, H, PALMER 1,885,856
SAFETY MATCH CONTAINER Filed Feb. 2, 1929 INVENTOR Patented Nov. l, 1932 UNITED s'TA'rEs PATENT OFFICE CHARLES H. PALMER,
or AKRON, OHIO, AssIGNoR ro THE PALMER NiAToH COMPANY, or AKRON, OHIO, A CORPORATION or OHIO Application mea February 2, 192e. serial No. 337,087.
This invention relates to safety match holders, more particularly to small package or book matches for pocket use.
It is among the objects of this invention to provide a safety match container in which the matches are individually held and 1n which the head of the match is .protected A against accidental burning. l
Another object of the invention 1s the provision of a paper match container of the folding fiat type in which the well known wooden match may be employed in place of the flat paper match heretofore commonly utilized.
In the use of paper matches, it is frequently the case that the entire bundle of matches becomes ignited through the striking of a match, due to the fact that the heads of the matches are exposed to the flame of the match that is struck on the container.
In accordance with the present invention I utilize the soft convenient form of match container which consists of a flexible cardboard strip folded over at one end to secure the. matches and having its opposite end terminating in a relatively large iap which covers the matches to protect them. Individual matches are placed -in a holder having separate compartments in whichthey are placed with their heads or` head ends concealed from sight,'thus preventing any accident and providing for the use of wood matches which are more conveniently used than the fiat paper match.
3 5 In the accompanying drawing constituting a part hereof, and in which like reference characters designate like parts, Fin?. 1 is a view in perspective of a safety match container with the cover flap open, embodying 40 the principles of this invention; Fig. 2-is a front elevational view thereof with the cover turned back; Fig. 3 is a side elevational view; Fig. 4-is a cross sectional view taken along the line IiP-IV, Fig. 3; Fig. 5 is a front elevational view of the match holding over end 4 of the strip 1 and the outer wall 5 of the match holder. -As shown in Fig. 4 the match vholder comprises a corrugated strip 6 having side members 7 joined thereto forming individual compartments 8 for receiving matches 9. The corrugated member 6 is preferably constructed of libre or cardboard and provides a soft protecting element for the heads 10 of the matches, these being inserted with the heads disposed downwardly in the container in the manner shown in Figs. 2 and 3. The holder may be secured in the turned over end 4 of the container by fastening clips or by gluing it in. Igniting material is applied to the -outside of the turned over portion 4, but when igniting the matches it is not necessary to close the cover iiap 2 since there is no danger of igniting the covered heads o`f the matches.
As shown in Figs. 5 and l6, the vside members 7 cooperate with the corrugated stripv 6 to form the match compartments and may be indented as at 11 in the region of the 75 match head for the purpose of holding the matches against accidental displacement, this indentation functioning to grip the heads of the matches which are, of course, removable from the holder by the exerting of a slight pull to overcome the resistance of the indented portion 11. v
It is evident from the foregoing description of this invention that a safety match container can be readily and inexpensively a5 produced for wooden matches which are independently and individually secured in the holder whereby they are rendered accessible for use, and the manner of disposing the matches with their heads enveloped by the holder, protects them against the hazard of accidental burning-or deterioration due to the heads becoming damp or moist.
Although one embodiment of the invention has been herein described and illustrated, it Will be obvious to those skilled in the art that various modiications may be made in the details of construction Without departing from the principles herein set forth.
I claim herein as my invention:
A safety match container comprising' a corrugated strip having side members joined thereto forming individual match receiving compartments, and matches disposed with their head ends in said corrugations, said container being distorted between adjacent matches and in the region of the head ends of said matches to firmly secure them inthe container.
In testimony whereof I have hereuntov set my hand this vday of January, 1929, at Akron, Ohio.
CHARLES H. PALMER.