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Publication numberUS827890 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 7, 1906
Filing dateMar 31, 1905
Priority dateMar 31, 1905
Publication numberUS 827890 A, US 827890A, US-A-827890, US827890 A, US827890A
InventorsOtto C Sobolewski
Original AssigneeOtto C Sobolewski
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 827890 A
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M TCH-Box.

To all whom it may concern.- Be it. known thatI, O'rro C. SpBoLEwsxI, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cm cinna'ti, in-the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Imrovement in a Match-Box, of which the folowingis a specification.

This invention is an improved construction of matchsbox, the object being to provide a simple and efficient construction of box by means of which the matches can be fed therefrom one at a time by the manipulation of the feedingdevice b 7 hand.

Another object o the invention is to provide a match-box from which the matches are fed one at a time by means of a hand-opcrating feeding device, said feeding device being so constructed as to automatically arrange the matches in proper order for feeding; and a still further object is to provide a device which can be constructed either as a wallbox or one designed to rest upon a table or other support.

With these various objects in view the invention consists in the details of construction hereinafter fully described, and pointed out in the claims. g

In the drawings forming apart of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view 0 a'device embodying my invention, said match-box being arranged for-table use.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a wall-box embodying m invention. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view of the box illustrated in Fig. 1'. Fi 4 is a detail perspective view of the feedro er. Fig.5 is a transverse sectional view showing the lower portion of the wall-box. Fig. 6 is a detail .pers ective view of-the up per portion of the sai wall-box.

I shall first describe the table-box .and then the wall-box; but the feeding device, which constitutes the essential feature of my invention, is identically the same in both constructions.

The box or receptacle A is formed with a sloping bottom having a central longitudinal opening, in which works the feed-roller B, havin pintles B, which are j ournaled in the I ends 3 of the box, said ends being extended vidin supporting-legs,

. longitudinal opening Patented Aug. 7, 1906.

in its normal position, as shown in Figs. 2, 3,

such a position that the-groove is made toclear. the box or receptacle A, and this movement of the roller is accomplished by pressing upon the dep nding rib orhandle C. The feed-roller is ccrru'gated lon itudinally, as shown at E, upon 0 posite si es of'the central groove D and ad; acent thereto, said corrugations serving to agitate the matches as the feed-roller is operated, and they also serve to arrange the matchesin parallel order, so that one match is sure to drop into the central groove D when the roller is returned to its normal position.

In the wall-box (shown in Fig. 2) the box F is made of any desirable material and is constructed with a sltipingbottom having a therein and in which the feed-roller is arranged substantially the same as in the construction shown in Figs. 1

and 3. In additon, however, to the'de ending rib, central groove, and longitudina corru gations this feed-roller is provided with a longitudinal shoulder G, whlch serves as a stop tolimit the movement of the said feed-roller, so that it has a feeding movement in one direction only, as indicated by the arrow in Fig. 5. Thus b removing a match from the box F the hand e or rib of the feed-roller is pressed rearwardly, and a match will be dc posited in the hand of the o erator. As soon as the rib or-handle is re eased the weight thereof will automatically return the same to its normal position, and the stop-shoulderG will limit t e return movement of the feedroller.

The box F is provided with a suitable hinged cover F, and the rear wall of the box is extended upwardly beyond the said cover and provided with a suitable opening, so that the box can be hung upon a nail driven into the wall or other ob ect.

By having the feed-roller provided with a I depending weighted rib said roller is always he din its normal position, and by having the lon itudinal corrugations upon 0 posite sides of the central groove the matclies are arrangpd in parallel order and are assisted into t e groove, so that the feeding operation is' uniformliglcertain.

Having thus lly described my invention,

what I claim as nevv, and desire to. secure by opening formed in said Bottom afeed-roller Letters Patent, ishaving a depending wei. hted at journaled in 1. A match-box having a slopin bottom, said ends, and arrange in the o ening in-the provided witha central opening, a eed-roller' bottom, the upper side of Vsai roller being 5 arranged in said opening and having a deprovided with a lo 'tudinal groove, 10 2o pending weighted rib u on the lower side tudinal corrugation irmed on theuppersi e thereof, the upper side 0 said roller having a of said roller to each side of said groove, and ion 'tudinal groove produced therein, lon an outwardly-projectin member formed on .tudlnal corrugations arran ed upon t e one side of the roiler a apted to enga e the E0 roller on plppgsite sidgls of t e {pngitudinal edge of the opening, for the purpose se oove an a jacent t ereto, an a o 'tu- I g i sine stop-shoulder arranged upon one si' e of OTTO the roller and adapted to operate as set forth. Witnesses:

2. A match-box having a s10 ing bottom- JOHN HARTMANN. i5 and downwardly-proieeting en s, a central FRED PETERS, Jr

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Cooperative ClassificationB65D83/0409