Manufacture of match books
US 2117281 A
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May 17, 1938. E. BRAV, 2,117,281"
MANUFACTURE OF MATCH BOOKS Filed Aug. 9, 1935 Y a A IvZJbZV aik Patented May 17 1938 v 1 2,1
UNITED STATES. PATIENT OFFICE amen mmrncruaa or MATCH Booxs Eugenio Bravi, Milan, Italy, assignor to Societa ilatmflylinanziaria Fiammiferi ed Aflini; Milan.
Application August 9, 1935, Serial No. 35,448
In Italy November 19, 1934 2 Claims. (Cl. 93-2) This invention relates tomechanical production sinuosities are formed on the counter-band 6, of matches in book-cases and has for its object wherein the matches are disposed. The band conto dispose the matches in said book-cases, having taining the matches so formed is then cut in the any form and dimension whatsoever, in one or desired lengths and these bands with the matches 6 more layers and in a determined number, a seat are afterwards introduced singly, or one upon 5 being provided for each match, wherefrom the the other, into book-cases having any desired form match can be removed. and dimension whatsoever, and securing the band One of the more considerable advantages at- 5 by gluing strip 6 to the back of the book-case tained by the improvements according to the ini, the lateral parts of which 3 and I, and front 10 vention consists in that the disposition of the parts or flaps i and 2, are, in aknown manner, 10 matches in said book-cases is eflected, ordlnately folded for the closing of the book-case. For said and speedily, the number of the matches being closing. furt r. a pa t su h as a tab can be at the same time exactly controlled, provided on the upper side i, and a correspond-- Further, said disposition can be efleeted in ing slit 2' on the lower side, the tab I being des- 16 book-cases having a slight thickness and being tined to be introduced into said slit 2'. The therefore not cumbersome, tab l' and the slit 2' can also be omitted and, in The matches are m chanically dis o ed betw e such a case, the form of the book-case, could be two paper-bands,one of'whl n 1s After. that'for example shown in dotted line in the wards, the two bands are fixed or glued at the upp r P rti ns of Figs. 1 and 3. 20 points interposed between the mat hes, The What I claim and desire to secure by Letters 20 layers of the matches fixed-between the paper- P tent of the United States is: bands are afterwards-out in the d ired lengths 1. The method of manufacturing a match book and disposed one uponganother, in order to obr package in a c m d group of p which tain the desired groups, for example of 10, 20, consists in continuously arranging match stems 40, 50 matches. These groups are then put into n spaced ap relation 1 a paper p, p rbook-cases of any form and dimension whatso- P 8 Second, s d P p Strip P 11 said ever. stems and first paper strip, securing the second The annexed drawing merely by way or ex-' strip to the first strip between the match stems ample, illustratesthe process and thedisposition by corrugating said s d rip n i u to form for the production of matches according to the mfltch S rip, up pos g upon and mutuallysfl- 30 invention, and precisely: curing two match strips thus formdto each Figs. 1 and 3' show a book-ease 1!; opened, posiother, so that the corrugations of one match strip tion, wherein the matches are disposed respecproject between the corrugations of the other tively in one and two layers, said matches being match strip to form double match p. (1 5- fixed between two paper-bands, posing and securing a portion of the resulting Figs. 2 and 4 are respectively sectl'ons of Figs. double match strip thus formed upon a cover 1 and 3. having flaps, and finally folding the flaps and Fig. 5 shows in cross-section the disposition of completin e b k.
the matches in one simple layer between the paper 2. The method of manufacturing a match book band and the gummed counter-band, as it'comes r packa e in a m n d group f s ps. which from the machine. consists in continuously arranging match stems Fig. 6 shows also in cross-section the assembly in spaced apart r l n on D p p. p
of two bands and counter-bands. the matches posing a second, summ Paper Strip D said,
being placed in their seats, one on another, stems and first paper strip seeming the second so that the matches are disposed in two series strip to the first strip between the match stems 45 arranged in the same line. by corrugating said second strip in situ to form Fl 7 shows also in cross-section two hands a match strip, superposing upon and mutually con aining the matches, placed upon one another. securing two match strips thus formed to each Assh'ownin the drawing, (Fig. 5) the arrangeother, so that the corrugations of one match so ment consists of one paper band 5 andof one strip project between the corrugations and counter-band 6, which is gummed, between which matches of the other match strip to form a double the matches are disposed mechanically, the latter match strip, disposing and securing a portion of being inaintained at their places, for the reason, the resulting double match strip thus formed upon that /the counter-band 6 is fixed to the band 5 a cover having flaps, and finally folding the flaps 'at the points interposed between said matches i, and completing the book.
by means of known machines. so that a series of EUGENIO BRAVI.