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Publication numberUS2160180 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 30, 1939
Filing dateJun 17, 1936
Priority dateJun 17, 1936
Publication numberUS 2160180 A, US 2160180A, US-A-2160180, US2160180 A, US2160180A
InventorsAlbert F Stone
Original AssigneeAlbert F Stone
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Match package
US 2160180 A
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A. F. STONE MATCH PACKAGE May 30, 1939.

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Filed June 17, 1956 May 30, STONE I MATCH PACKAGE Filed June 17, 1936 5 et 2 A. F. STONE May 30, 1939 MATCH PACKAGE Filed June 17 1936 5 h tsh t 3 Awfi/Prksrolve INVENTOR BY 1. AT ORNEY Patented May 30, 1939 UNlTED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application June 1'7,

7 Claims.

This invention relates to the packaging of book matches.

Special objects of the invention are to put up the matches in more attractive and convenient form than the conventional match folder, to cover and protect the matches and to utilize the covering structure for advertising, decorating and utilitarian purposes.

These and other desirable objects are attained by the novel features of construction, combinations and relations of parts hereinafter described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and broadly covered in the claims.

In the drawings, several different embodiments of the invention are shown and it will be understood that the structure may be further modified and changed all within the true intent and broad scope of the claims.

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of the match package in the closedbox shape condition.

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same unfolded or spread open.

Fig. 3 is a broken plan of a double width match pack variation of this same form of the invention.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view illustrating a modification of the first embodiment to serve as a cigarette holder.

Fig. 5 is a plan view of this embodiment unfolded and showing how in this construction the match heads of both packs lie at the same ends of the panels instead'of being reversely disposed as shown inFig. 2.

Fig. 6 is a perspective viewof a thicker mule folded condition.

Fig. 10 is a perspective view illustrating-the latter folder as modified to cooperate withastandard or conventional match package.

Fig. 11 is a perspectivev-iewof such folder.

Referring first toFigs. 1 and 2, the folder comprises the two main panels l5, l6, which may conveniently be referred to as the front and the back, these being connected on hinge lines l1, IS, in substantially parallel side-by-side relation by a narrow intervening side panel [9, the back panel it, having attached to its side edge by hinge line 28, a complementary side panel 2 I, which has hinged thereto at 22, aclosure panel 23, In addition, the front and back are shown as having 1936, Serial No. 85,627

match card securing and covering flaps 24, 25, extending from opposite ends of the same, the cover flaps being connected on hingelines 26, and having hinge lines 21, defining narrow top and bottom panels 28.

Match packs or cards 29, 30, are secured over the inner faces of the front and back panels, as by staples 3|, through the securing flaps 24, turned up over the base ends of the cards. These match cards may be arranged in reverse relation, as in Fig. 2, with the head end of one card 0pposed to the base end of the other card, to thus bring the thick end of one wedge-shaped match pack against the thin end of the other pack, producing in the end a package which is approximately the total thickness of two match packs laid in this reverse relation.

In folding the package to the complete boxlike-shape shown in Fig. 1, the covers 25, Fig. 2, are turned in over the match cards and if of a length to reach the securing flaps or tabs 24, may be tucked in under the edges of such fiaps. It is not essential however, that the cover flaps 25, extend the full length of the match splints. Generally speaking, they should be at least long enough to fully cover the heads of the matches.

By arranging the match packs in reversed sideby-side relation, so that the thicker end of one will be opposite the thinner end of the other, the total thickness of the complete package is kept down to a minimum, as will be clear from Fig. 1. This view also shows how when the cover flaps 25, are turned in and the two main sections are folded together, the flap 23 may be tucked in between the front wall [5, and the match pack 29, to securely hold the package in its complete box-like form. The tuck flap 23, may be cut away at the upper corner as indicated at '32, to clear the staple or other fastening for the matches 29.

A greater number of matches may be provided without thickening the package by increasing the width of the front and back panels as indicated at l5a, lBa, Fig. 3, and by securing two or more match packs 29a, 39a, or the equivalent continuous width of matches. substantially as indi- 45 cated in Fig. 3. Thus twice or more the same number of matches may be carried in a small convenient size packet which is no thicker than the package first described.

Where the thickness of the package does not matter so much and it may be desirable to provide space for cigarettes, place cards, circulars, favors or other articles, the construction shown in Figs. 4 and 5, may be employed where the match packs 29, 30, are located side-by-side, but

with the heads of the matches at the same end of the package. The relatively narrow connecting side walls |9a and 2|a, must therefore in this case be of a width approximately twice that of the thicker end of the matches and this as will be clear from Fig. 4, provides a space at 33, between the thinner ends of the match packs to form a receptacle for cigarettes or the like. This form of the invention may be used as a novelty package, as a place card and for other table purposes, whereas the thinner form first described is particularly useful as a pocket or pocketbook article.

To facilitate release of the tuck flap 23, the front wall in each instance, may have a suitable thumb notch such as indicated at 34.

The form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 6 and '7, is particularly suited for table use, consisting as it does of the two double, triple or greater thickness match packs 29b, 302), secured with the match tips at the same end of the package. In this instance, the front and the back portions I511, and |6b, are relatively short, that is, less than the full height of the match packs, so as to expose the matches for convenient detachment at the front and back of the package as at Fig. 6, and the connecting side wall portions I91), and H17, are of a width equal to the combined thickness of the two packs, plus an amount sufficient to leave a receptacle space 35, at the top between the two packs. Also these sides are shown as widened out at their upper ends or fan-shaped at 36, to add to the attractiveness of the article. This fan-shaped or other special shaped construction is made possible by the shorter front and back walls as will be clear from Fig. 7, where it will be seen that the material necessary for the widening of the sides is taken out of that portion above the short front and back walls, which ordinarily would form portions of such walls.

The securing flap-23a, in this instance, is shown as a relatively small tab to tuck in between the front wall |5b and match pack 29b, and shaped to avoid the securing staple 3|.

Another feature of the form under consider ation is the provision of a bottom portion 31, hinged at 38, to the side portion 2|b, and having a tuck flap 39, hinged at 40, to extend up between the ends of match packs 29b, 30b and the side wall l9b. Parts 55, 56, extend across the bottom and up the back of these multiple match packs.

The form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 8 and 9 is primarily a table article, the folder being'designed to provide a cigarette or waste receptacle made up of the triangularly related sidewalls 4|, 42, 43, attached to the wall It, along the scores or hinge lines indicated in Fig. 9, being secured in the triangular set up relation by the hook element 44, on flap 23b, tucked in through a slot 45, in the wall 42. This receptacle is closed at the bottom by the triangular extension flaps 46, 41, on walls 4|, 42, the bottom flap 41, being indicated as having a hinged sealing extension 48, folding up inside the back reinforcing wall 43.

The construction shown in Figs. 10 and 11 differs from that last described in that the folder isdesigned to form the triangular receptacle and is adapted to receive a standard match package, such as shown at 49, Fig. 10, the back 5|] of which is inserted up between the sealing flap 48, and the joined back wall portion |6c and-pane1"43a,

these last two being connected by the hook and slot engagement at 5|.

In the last two forms described, the upper and lower edges of the hingedly connected panels 4|, 42 are reversely inclined as indicated at 52, 53, to effect a backward tilting of the triangular package to balance it against the weight of the matches at the front of the same. In these forms particularly, the paper may be fireproofed so that the article may be used without danger as a serviceable ash receptacle. In the last form illustrated, the joined front parts 43a and IE0, are shortened at the bottom of the holder at 54, to enable the insertion of the back of the standaard match package as far as the fastening staple 3|a, Fig. 10, will permit. If desired, the triangular holder shown in Figs. 8 to 11, may be made up as the cover of a package of cigarettes or be slipped over a special triangular shaped packet of cigarettes.

What is claimed is:

1. A match package comprising a folder having a front and a back hingedly connected in substantially parallel .side by side relation by an intervening narrow side, match securing and covering flaps projecting from the oposite ends of said front and back, a complementary narrow side hingedly connected with the side edge of said back and a tuck flap hingedly connected with the edge of said last mentioned narrow side, match cards secured over the inner faces of said front and back, said securing and covering flaps being turned in over the opposite ends of said match cards and forming, when the front and back are folded together in face to face relation, ends for the package and said tuck flap entering between the front and the match card attached thereto to retain the second narrow side in position holding the front and back together in the face to face relation described.

2. A match package comprising a folder having a front and a back hingedly connected in substantially parallel side by side relation by an intervening narrow side, match securing and covering flaps projecting from the opposite ends of said front and back, a complementary narrow side hingedly connected with the side edge of said back and a tuck flap hingedly connected with the edge of said last mentioned narrow side, match cards secured over the inner faces of said front and back, said securing and covering flaps being turned in over the opposite ends of said match card and forming, when the front and back are folded together in face to face relation, ends for the package and said tuck flap entering between the front and the match card attached thereto to retain the second narrow side in position holding the front and back together in the face to face relation described, said match cards being placed with the head end of one opposite the base end of the other and said narrow sides being of a width approximately equal to the combined thickness of the two match cards in such reversed relation.

3. A match package comprising a folder having a front and a back hingedly connected in substantially parallel side by side relation by an intervening-narrow side, match securing and covering flaps projecting from the opposite ends of said front and back, a complementary narrow side hingedly connected with the side edge of said back and a tuck flap hingedly connected with the edge of said last mentioned narrow side, match cards secured over the inner faces of said front and back, said securing and covering flaps being turned in over the opposite ends of said match cards and forming, when the front and back are folded together in face to face relation, ends for the package and said tuck flap entering between the front and the match card attached thereto to retain the second narrow side in position holding the front and back together in the face to face relation described, the thicker head ends of the match cards being located directly opposite and the thinner base ends having space between them at that end of the package to form a holder for cigarettes or the like.

4. A match package comprising a folder having a front and a back hingedly connected in substantially parallel side by side relation by an intervening narrow side, match securing and covering flaps projecting from the opposite ends of said front and back, a complementary narrow side hingedly connected with the side edge of said back and a tuck flap hingedly connected with the edge of said last mentioned narrow side, match cards secured over the inner faces of said front and back, said securing and covering flaps being turned in over the opposite ends of said match cards and forming, when the front and back are folded together in face to face relation, ends for the package and said tuck flap entering between the front and the match card attached thereto to retain the second narrow side in position ho1ding the front and back together in the face to face relation described, said match cards being of double width and the front and back of the folder being correspondingly widened to form a package which is elongated along a line that is transverse to the match splints.

5. A match package, comprising a folder having four side by side hingedly connected panels to form a four-sided package, two match packs secured in spaced side by side relation over the inner faces of two relatively spaced panels with the splints of the two packs in spaced but parallel relation and parallel to the ends of the folder, one match pack being secured on one end panel with the splints parallel to the end edge of said panel, an extension flap projecting from the other end panel to tuck in between the first mentioned end panel and the match pack carried thereby and a folding cover flap projecting from the end of one of the four panels.

6. A match package, comprising a folder having panels connected by hinge lines in side by side relation, closure flaps projecting from the ends of a plurality of said panels, a match pack attached to the inner face of one of the panels and a tuck flap projecting from the side of one of the panels for securing the package in the completed shape.

'7. A match package, comprising a folder having panels hingedly connected together in side by side relation, closure flaps projecting from the ends of a plurality of said panels and a securing flap projecting from the side of one of the end panels and a match pack secured over one of the panels with the splints extending in the end to end direction of the panel.

ALBERT F. STONE.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2785794 *Nov 18, 1954Mar 19, 1957Schoenberger Philip JMatch package
US3255868 *Dec 24, 1964Jun 14, 1966Universal Match CorpMatch books
US4555128 *Jan 31, 1984Nov 26, 1985White Stephen RFoldable support stand
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/93, 206/819, 281/33
International ClassificationA24F27/12
Cooperative ClassificationA24F27/12, Y10S206/819
European ClassificationA24F27/12