US 2506832 A
Abstract available in
Claims available in
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May 9, H950 K. H. HENsoN 2,506,832
COMBINED CIGARETTE AND MATCH CASE `*Filed April so, 194s MW? www Patented May 9, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFlcE CoMmNEn CIGARETTE AND MATCH CAsE Kenneth H. Henson, Onward, Ind. Application April so, 1946, serial No. 666,076
(Ci. 20e-ss) 1 Claim. l
My invention relates to carrying cases or etuis and more particularly to a case for cigarettes and matches.
The object of my invention is to provide a carrying case or etui adapted to receive and hold a package of cigarettes and a book of paper matches, thereby eliminating the diiculty of looking for a match when it is desired to smoke a cigarette.
Other objects of my invention may appear in the following speciiication describing my invention with reference to the accompanying drawing illustrating a preferred embodiment of my invention. It is however to be understood that my invention is not to be limited or restricted to the exact constr-uction and combination of parts described in the specification and shown in the drawing but that such changes and modifications can be made which fall within the scope of the claim appended hereto.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the carrying case according to my invention.
Figure 2 is a top plane view of Figure l.
Figure 3 is a top plan view of the carrying case according to my invention after removal of the top, showing a package of cigarettes in the case.
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-4 in Figure 1 showing a book of paper matches and a package of cigarettes in the case.
Figure 5 is a bottom plan view of the cap of the carrying case according to my invention, and Figure 6 is a sectional View taken on line Ii-S in Figure 5.
Referring now in detail to the drawing, the carrying case according to my invention can be made from a plastic material, metal or any other suitable and desirable material. It has a housing I Il of a size to receive and hold a package of cigarettes II. This housing is open on top and at a distance below its top edge a circumferential shoulder I2 is formed on the housing.
The housing has a substantially rectangular cross section, but at its front the side walls I3 extend forwardly beyond the front wall I4 with which they are connected as shown at I5 in Figure 3, so that a recess is formed.
A closure or lid I6 is hingedly attached to the housing by means of hinge pegs I'I. The lid is located between the projections formed by the housing sides I3 and the hinge pegs are molded on the match cover. Hinge holes are provided in these projections. By placing one peg in its hole and applying pressure on it, the plastic will give enough to allow the other peg to slide into the second hole. The front wall of the housing is adjacent its bottom so thick that its front surface is located in the same vertical plane with the front of the projections formed by the side walls I3. In the upper surface of this thickened portion of the front wall a shallow pocket I8 is formed adapted to receive the closed end of a book of paper matches I9. The hinge peg I1 is arranged so between the projections in the front wall that an opening 20 is left between the bottom edge of the front lid I6 and the top of the front wall of the pocket I8. This opening is big enough to expose the striking surface 2l of the match book I9.
To secure the front lid I6 in closed matchprotecting position a small lobe 22 is formed on each side of the lid I6 just below the upper edge thereof, which will enter a corresponding slot provided in the projections formed by the housing sides. A small thumb projection 22a is formed on the top of the front lid I6 to facilitate the opening of the same.
A cap 24 ts snugly and removably on the housing I0 so that it will engage the circumferential shoulder I2 on the housing with its lower edge.
In the top wall of the cap 24 a substantially rectangular opening 25 is provided adjacent one end wall of the cap and extending transversely thereof.
A slot 26 is arranged centrally in the top Wall of the cap 24, extending lengthwise thereof and spaced from the rectangular opening 25.
A plastic rivet 2I extends through the slot 26. It has a thumb knob 28 on its outer end and is fastened to a sliding plate 29 inside the cap 24 always covering and closing the slot 26 and normally closing also the rectangular opening 25 in the top wall of the cap 24. By moving the thumb knob 28 in the direction indicated by the arrows in Figures 5 and 6, the sliding plate 29 is moved in the same direction thereby opening the rectangular hole 25 and permitting the removal of a cigarette.
The above description shows clearly that the use of the carrying case according to my invention eliminates the disagreeable hunting for matches, since a standard package of cigarettes contains 20 cigarettes and a standard book of matches 20 matches, so that there is a match for every cigarette.
Cigarettes and matches are removed from a pocket in one movement of the hand, and cigarettes as well as matches are protected against damage by moisture or breakage.
Having described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
A combined cigarette and match case comprising a casing open at one end and adapted to receive a package of cigarettes therein, said casing including a rear Wall, side Walls and a front wall rearwardly offset from the front edges of said side walls, the forwardly extending portions of said side Walls forming therebetweenaforwardly opening recess, the forward wall having a thickened portion below said recess formed with an upwardly opening pocket in its top edge, said pocket extending transversely across the lower edge of said recess, a vertically swinging cover for said recess pivotally connected at its lower edge with said forwardly extending side walls above thek top edge of the thickened portion of said front Wall forming a lower forward opening in the forward wall below said cover,v the arrangement being such that when a pad of matches is arranged a `within' the recess and the bound end thereof is REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,471,912 Oppenheim Oct. 23, 1923 1,476,332 Fleming et a1. Dec. 4, 1923 1,495,872 Olsen May 27, 1924 2,378,774 Husted June 19, 1945 2,447,787 Atkinson M Aug. 24, 1948 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 494,920l Great Britain Nov. 3, 1938