US 1943214 A
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Jan. 9, 1934. l. H. DuBE MATCH BOX HOLDER Filed Feb. 16, 1953 ATTO R N EY Patented Jan. 9, 1934 UETED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1,943,214 MATCH BOX HOLDER Isadore H. Dube, Cincinnati, Ohio Application February 16, 1933. Serial No. 657,148 1 Claim. (Cl. 206-31) The invention relates to a match box holder shelf 5 and a back wall 6 respectively, the wall and more especially to that type of holder for being at right angles to the shelf, while struck mounting upon a wall. outwardly from the body A throughout the ex- The primary object of the invention is the tent of the shelf and back wall are reinforcing provision of a holder of this character, wherein ribs 7, these being spaced from each other and 69 the body thereof is made from sheet metal parallel to one another, they being extended l0! taining means so that the box of matches will tact with the support to which the holder is be made secure upon the shelf, the box for the applied, as for example, a wall B of a room or matches being provided with an opening permitenclosure. ting the removal of the matches therefrom with Formed medially of the back wall 6 of the dispatch. body A are upper and lower countersunk cir- 1 Another object of the invention is the procular portions 8 having suitable apertures for -0. from the shelf of the holder, while the prongs as will be clearly apparent from Figures 2 and it become displaced from normalcy in the re pair of pointed outwardly curved fingers or 25 Imoval of matches therefrom. prongs 10, these providing retaining members to A further object of the invention is the probe engaged in or penetrate the body of the condiscloses the preferred embodiment of the inof the accidental detachment thereof as should vention, and pointed out in the claim hereunto be obvious. appended. Cut and bent from the back wall 6 of the body In the ac mp y g drawing: A close to the shelf 5 are outwardly extended 4'0. Figure 1 is a perspective view of a match box tongues 13, these having the upper outer corners constructed in accordance with the invention 14 laterally curved so as to permit the introduc- ShOWlllg amatch box mounted thereon. tion of the container or box 11 between the Fi ur 2 is a p r p tive view f h h ld r tongues 13 and guiding the same to the lobe with the match bOX rem v dor ear 12 when said container or box is brought l5; Figure 3 is a vertical longitudinal sectional into place upon the holder. These tongues 13 view thr u h th h ld and mat h th also prevent any lateral or side displacement of latter being mounted in the holder. the box or container 11 when attached to the Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional view through holder, the holder. The box or container 11 at its front wall is 0 Similar reference characters indicate correprovided with a suitable opening flap 15 which 1.05 Sp p s throughout the several views in when pulled outwardly to the position as shown the drawing. in Figure 1 of the drawing will permit access to Referring to the drawing in detail, the match the matches 16 within said container or box 11 box holder comprises a body A, preferably made for the removal of the matches therefrom at the 5 from sheet metal, cut and bent to provide a option of the user. 1
What is claimed isi A holder of the ing a single piece of character described comprismaterial forming a body bent on itself to provide a shelf and a back wall at right angles thereto, pointed prongs cut and bent from the back thereof, a spring finger cut and shelf and acting upon same in a direction f wall near the upper end bent from the a match box to force the or the automatic engagement of the prongs therewith when the box is brought in place relative to the body,
strengthening ribs struck from the body throughout the longitudinal extent thereof and extending through the shelf and back wall, and tongues out and bent from engage with opposite hold the same again the back wall of the body to sides of the match box to st lateral displacement.
ISADORE H. DUBE.