US 2049124 A
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July 28, 1936. A. LINDERMAN MATCH AND TEE PACKAGE 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed May 4, 1955 INVENTOR a nd/ua) (136 v hmmm July 28, 1936. A. L. LINDERMAN MATCH AND TEE PACKAGE 2 Sheets-Shet 2 Filed May 4, 1935 INVENTOR Patented July 28, 1936 UNETED STATES PATENT OFF! 5 MATCH AND TEE PACKAGE Andrew Lyle Linderman, Pittsburgh, Pa. Application May 4, 1935, Serial no. 19,533
This: invention relates to containers for elongate and generally spindle-shaped articles, and finds practical application as a common container for matches and golf tees, to afford a package that may conveniently be slipped into the pocket. and
that possesses the features of simplicity, cheapness, rigidity, and adaptability that are hereinafter set forth. This application is in part a renewal of an application filed by me June 26, 1929;
Serial No. 373,711.
In the accompanying drawings Fig. I is a plan view of-a sheet of stiif paper, or other suitable material, out to form the blank from which the container of the invention is shaped; Fig. II shows in perspective the partially shaped blank; Fig. III is a view in elevation and Fig. IV a view in transverse section (on the plane indicated at IV--IV, Fig. IIl) of a holding element for golf tees (tees are in the figures shown in place in this element) that may be included in the make-up of the container. Fig. V is a view in front elevation of the completed package with a flap raised, to give access to the supply of contained golf tees; Fig. V1 is a view in side elevation of the completed and closed package; Figs. VII and VIII are views corresponding to Figs. I and VI and illustrating a. modification in structure.
The sheet I of Fig. Ia sheet of suitable material, typically stiff tough paperis so out and weakened along lines of bending (indicated by dotted lines) as to include duplicate rectangular panels and 6, united at their edges along the line 4. Panel 5 is prolonged in terminal extensions 8 and I0, and panel 6 is prolonged in terminal extensions I and 9, and these extensions are at their bases weakened along transverse double parallel lines, as indicated by dotted lines.
The weakening of the sheet along the dotted lines may be effected by creasing or by lines of perforations, and, generally, in such particular manner as may be preferred and found convenient, to facilitate bending and to give precision to the place of bending.
The sheet I is bent along these lines of weakening. Along the line 4 it is bent in one direction from the plane of extent of the original sheet; along all the other lines (Figs. IVI) it is bent in opposite direction. In Fig. II the sheet is shown in course of bending along line 4, and along the lines at the bases of extensions I and 9; and in Fig. VI the completion of the bending is shown in the finished article. The panels 5 and 6 are brought face to face; and the opposite pairs of extensions, I9 and 8-40, are bent to form flaps that. surround contained articles, and that come to interengagement at their edges.
The panels 5 and 6 may be secured in face-toface. engagement, in any appropriated manner, as by gluing lightly along the, otherwise free edges, 5 by means of an ordinary paper clip (ll, Fig. V), or byalight staple. I prefer, however, to provide securing means that; are fashioned from the sheet itself. Such preferred provision is illustrated in Figs. VII and VIII, and will hereinafter be more 10 particularly described. Since herein adaptation is found, to produce an organized whole of simplest form and cheapest, fabrication, I shall claim it as involving substantive invention.
The holding element for golf tees, illustrated in Fig.8. III and IV, is conveniently made of like paper stock with the container itself, bent to form a wedge-shaped cell I3, with perforate base. This cell is strengthened and partitioned internally by means of a corrugated sheet I5 to form at} a succession of longitudinally extending compartmcnts. The perforations in the base of this cell are aligned with the compartments, that the shanks of golf, tees l4 may be'inserted, and that a number of golf tees (in this instance four) may so be removably secured and carried. This wedge-shaped cell I3 is, as shown in Figs. V and VI, secured at its narrower end by means of a staple II to the panel 6 beneath the inbent eX- tension 9. The opposite extension I is bent to form a cover over the cell I3 and its charge of golf tees. The staple II placed in the manner shown gives form and rigidity to this portion of the package, and yet leaves the edge of extension 9 sufficiently free to form a lip for retaining the edge of the infolded extension I when slipped to place beneath it, in the position shown in Fig. VI.
Similarly as the cell for golf tees is secured beneath in-bent extension 9, a strip I2 of paper matches is secured at its continuous base to panel 5 and beneath in-bent extension l0; this second securing staple II cooperates to give rigidity as well as integrity to the package; and extension 8 when similarly bent in becomes the cover, over the charge of matches, and it similarly is retained beneath the lip of the in-bent and secured extension I0. The exposed face of extension III may be coated, as is usual, with a match-striking composition.
The cell l3 and the strip of matches I2 will be applied and secured by staples ll before the sheet is bent along the line 4 and the panels brought together and secured in their ultimate face-to-face contact.
The pairs of extensions I9 and 8-H! are so oppositely arranged with respect to the panel assembly 56 that the flaps formed by the extensions I and 8 open both from opposite sides ond at opposite ends of the package, so that (with reference to Fig. VI) the golf tees are accessible from above and at the left, while the matches are accessible from below and at the right. This arrangement makes for the compactness and the rigidity of the package as a whole; and, since the size of the head of a tee isgreater than that of a match, and thelines of bending are spaced in accommodation to that disparity, it is immediately manifest to the user of the package when he withdraws it from his pocket, both by the sense of touch and by sight, which end he should open rately formed and then introduced and secured in place in the bent sheet, is formed integrally from the sheet itself. The extension 9a is prolonged; it is provided with a third basal crease [9 (of reversed direction of bend) and. with a further prolongation 2D with two parallel and transverse creases 2l and'22', and with perforations 23 in the web between the creases 2| and 22, that the whole may be folded and secured by the single staple l l, as shown in Fig. VIII, to form the" counterpart of the structure already-describedfi In this instance no reen'forc'ement of corrugated paper is needed within the tee-receiving cell; and in this case, in consequence of the continuity of the web of paper, the lip beneath whichthe inbent flap 1 is retained is a'folded, two-ply lip.
Figs. VII and VIII illustrate also a provision for the securing of the two parts of the double container that is at once simple, cheaply to be fabri cated, and efficient. The sheet I is extended along the free edge of one of the panels 5 and 6 in a locking tongue 24; and the other panel is provided with a slot 25. The tongue is bent aside, and in the assembly makes locking engagement with the slot.
The-characteristics that make for utility are, first, simplicity-a single web of paper and two staples may suffice to form the whole; second, rigiditythe folded and stapled article is abundantly strong to endure its brief though perhaps rough term of service; third, compactness-so as to lie snugly in a users pocket; fourth, the characteristic that it gives direct and immediate advice, which end carries matches, which golf tees; fifth, the supply of tees may be renewed indefinitely; finally, when one of the double compartments is no longer serviceable nor desired, the structure may be torn in two, the undesired half discarded, and the still serviceable half alone retained.
I claim as my invention:
1. A double container for golf tees and matches consisting of a single continuous web of paper and two staples, the web of paper being shaped and bent to constitute two panels integrated along one edge and lying face to face, each panel provided with a pair of end extensions, one of the extensions on one panel being bent and together with astrip of paper matches secured by one of the staples to the panel, and affording a retaining lip 'for the companion in-bent and cover-forming extension, one of the :extensions on the other panel being perforated and bent and secured to its panel by the other staple and forming a cell for the reception of the shanks of golf tees and affording'a retaining lip for the companion in-bent and cover-forming extension.
2. The structure of claim 1, the panels being provided with integral interlocking means.
3. A container of the character described comprising two separably connected compartments having backs and at'least one covering flap, said container being formed from a single sheet of material folded and weakened on its central longitudinal line and fastened in folded position with the backs of the two compartments in surface contact, so that the weakened line of fold forms a connection between the compartments along one longitudinal edge thereof, and a narrow glued connection between the backs of compartments along the other longitudinal edge thereof.
ANDREW LYLE LINDERMAN.