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July 2, 1935.
F. KAPPLER FOLDING Box Filed Nov. 6, 1933 Patented July 2, 1935 UNITED STATES FOLDING BOX Felix Kippler, Freiberg in Saxony, Germany Application November 6, 1933, Serial No. 696,862 Germany December 14, 1932 a claims. (01. 2os-29) This invention relates to a folding box containing rowsof attached matches made of paper, board, cardboard, wood or other suitable materials.
Folding and sliding boxes as well as boxlike wrappers in which strips of matches are arranged are known already, but the box according to the invention differs from these known devices insofar as on the opening of the box all matches are positively placed in a position which facilitates the removal of a match and as the closed box discloses a high degree of strength, owing to the match strips secured to the rear wall thereof.
By way of example, the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a plan of an endless strip of material from which the folding box is made; Fig. 2, a diagram of the-folding box with matches in opened condition; Fig. 3, a diagram of the folding box with matches in closed condition; Figs. 4, 5 and 6 are views of match strips having center pieces differing in width; Fig. '7 is a view of superposed match strips; and Figs. 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are cross sections of the plan shown in Fig. 1.
Referring to the drawing, the folding box with attached matches comprises two halves 2 and 3, which fit into one another, and the common rear wall I to the inside of which one or several superposed match strips 4a and lb or 10, 4d and 4e are secured and which is provided on the outside with the friction surface lb. The match strips 4a and 4b are separated in lengths corresponding to adesired number of matches from an endless band on which the matches are formed in known manner on both sides thereof and, owing to the perforations 6, arranged so as to be easily detachable.
To secure the match strips to the folding box, they are provided with central pieces 8a, 8b and 8c differing in width or, prior to being separated from the endless band, are provided with the scratches Ia and 1b which are parallel in longitudinal-direction. The spaces between the scratches Ia and 1b must differ in width and are determined by the number of superposed strips in the box and, further, by the matches which, during the folding of the box to the extent of 90, are bent up on the scores Ia and lb or on the perforating lines 6 and form in this condition with their tips -apyramid. If the matchesare bent up on the perforating lines 6, parallel scores are dispensed with, which means that theundivided central pieces must then be of different width. Onthe undivided central pieces 1a. and "lb or on the. spaces between them depends the height of the rear wall I and the side walls 2:: and 3a. The
width of the box depends on the length of the matches, while the length of the box may be chosen at will and depends on the larger or smaller number of matches on the strips on both sides.
Figs, 1, 2 and 3 show for instance a folding 5 box holding 52 matches. The box consists of the two halves 2 and 3 and the rear wall I as well as of two match strips 4a and 417 containing each 26 matches and being firmly connected with the wall I by a sheet metal ring 9. Owing to their central 10 members located between the scores Ia and lb, these strips reinforce the rear wall I to a very high degree.
The folding boxes and match strips required for the box according to the invention are made 15 from endless strips of material in known manner. The insertion of the matchstrips in the box and the application of the friction surfaces on the outer rear wall as well as the closing of the filled box are efiected on the endless band dur- 20 ing the manufacture of the folding boxes and is rendered possible by the fact that the waste member Ia produced during the punching of the folding box cuttings together with the rear wall I serves'as conveyor up to the final finishing of 25 the box and is only then separated from the boxes For example, a folding box with matches is produced by stamping out at A from the endless band of material I2 the folding boxcutting provided with the guide hole I0, bending 30 up at B the side walls 2a and 3a, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 8, and at C fitting the side walls with the sealing corners I-I, whereupon the lower match strip 4a is arranged at D and the upper strip 4b at E, the holes II of the striptogether 5 with the hole 9 of the box serving as guides and receiving the sheet metal ring during stitching for firmly connecting the strips with the rear wallof the box. Thehalves 2 and 3 are finally folded together at F while, simultaneously, the waste member la is separated. The rubbingsurface on the outside of the rear wall I has preferably been attached prior to the stamping of the cuttings by treating the endless band I2 accordingly.
Folding boxes can be made from ductile material also by drawing up the side walls 2a and 3a. of the halves 2 and,3 while forming slightly -rounded corners, and the match strips may be secured to the inside of the rear wall I by gluing or stitching by means of wire staples.
I claim:- 1. A cross-sectionally rectangular match box comprising a back and flaps connected to opposite sides of the back and foldable angularly with respect thereto toward and trom each other, and a match strip having a back and match flaps extending horn opposite sides of the back, the back of the match strip being secured to the inner side of the back of the box and the match flaps of the match strip being bendable from the back of said match strip toward and from each other so that when the box is closed the flapsof. the'box move the matchflaps of the match strip therewith to a position substantially at right angles to the back of said match strip, said back of the'match strip being substantially of the same width as the back of the box and spacing the match flaps apart.
2. A match box as claimed in claim 1, including a number of the match strips arranged with the backs thereofv in superposed relation.
3. A match assembly comprising a plurality of match strips each having a back and match flaps extending from one side thereofpsaid match strips being arranged with the backs thereof in superposed relation and the superposed backs of which match strips diminish progressively in width as they recede from the back of the assembly so that the matches of the flaps of the several match strips are spaced apart.