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April 26, 1938. I ' J‘ E RQMANQ ‘ ‘ 2,115,540 SAFETY MATCH PACKAGE Filed May 12, 1957 19 J0 32 17 Indeni'of: J5hn1/7R0rrwnQ. Patented Apr. 26, 1938 i ' 2,115,540 2,,lill5,5¢.iti sarnrr Maren PAiUliMGlE .llohn Romano, Weathcrlly, Pa. ' Application li/liayll2, littt, Serial No. lidhllilli ii Ciaims. ((911. tilt-aw) My invention relates to a new and useful safety match sheets it of paper or ?brous material match package and one of the objects of the pres~ fashioned to provide a connecting strip it and ent invention is to provide a unique device of this integral splints ill which have heads it that can character simulating the well known book type , be ignited by drawing them across the abrasive id. 5 5 of match package but having the match sheets A staple it passes through both covers of the pivoted between the frontand back covers of the case or book. case or book at one corner of the front cover to , In accordance with one feature of my invention, one end of the covers of the case or book projects 10 beyond the adjacent end of the other cover to pro vide a surface for reception of an abrasive which will be concealed and cannot be contacted while the match sheets are exposed, thus reducing to- a minimum the chances of a'person being burned 15 due to igniting the remaining matches when pur posely striking one of them. In accordance with another'feature of my in vention one or more sheets of matches are piv oted at one end by one leg of a. staple which fas tens the covers of the case together while the other leg of staple functions as a stop to limit the in ward or closing movement of the match sheet or sheets and to provide the latter with a tab or tabs for withdrawing the match sheet or sheets. 25 With the above and other objects in view this invention consists of the details of construction and combination of elements hereinafter set forth and then designated by the claims. In order that those skilled in the art to which this invention appertains may'understand how to make and use the same, I will describe its con— struction in detail, referring by numerals to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, in hold said covers in position and one of the legs of said staple passes through one corner of each match sheet or one .end of the connecting'strip 10 to pivotally mount the match sheet or sheets rela tive to the covers or in the case. The other leg of the staple is engaged bye. side edge of each match sheet to limit the inward or retracting movements thereof and prevent withdrawal of a in match sheet through a side of the case or book. In order’ to facilitate withdrawal of a match sheet from the case or book each match sheet is provided with a tab 20 projecting from the end of the connecting strip opposite the pivot and 20' Sltlch tab is a continuation of said connecting s rip. . The end of the case or book opposite the fold is open for the extraction and retraction of the match sheets and since the abrasive is adjacent 25 this open end whenever a match sheet is with drawn from the case or book this abrasive will be concealed by the protruding match sheet. After the match sheet is withdrawn from the case a match may be torn off but the remainder of the 30 match sheet must be replaced in order to uncover the abrasive before the match can be ignited by the use of the abrasive, therefore the lighting of said match cannot cause the others on the Fig. 1 is a perspective view of ‘the safety match match sheet or sheets to be ignited. This is a 35 safety feature not found in ordinary book matches package constructed in accordance with my in where it is possible to ignite one match while vention and shown in a closed position or condi 'others are uncovered, often resulting in injury to the person or damage to property. Fig. 2 is a face view of thesame with a num of course I do not wish to be limited to the 40 40 ger of match sheets shown 'in an outer posi exact details of construction herein shown and ' which:--- _ a tion. tion. _ ' . ~ ' ' , ' Fig. 3 is an edge view of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a similar view of Fig. ,2. Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5—-5 of Fig. 2. In carrying out my invention as herein embod-I 45 led, It] represents the case or book which is formed from an elongated sheet of stiff paper, cardboard or the like. folded upon itself to provide a back cover II and a front cover H, the latter being 50 shorter than the former to leave an extension I 3 projecting beyond the adjacent end of the front cover. This extension l3 has an abrasive M on its front face which is the surface facing the front cover. . described as these may be varied within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of my invention. . Having thus described my invention what I’ 45 claim as new and useful is:-- , 1. A safety'match package including a case consisting of a sheet of material folded upon ‘ itself to provide front and back covers with the end of the front cover opposite the fold termi- 50 nating short of the adjacent end of the back cover leaving a normally exposed extensionya match sheet pivoted within the-case and adapted to be withdrawn from the case between the ends Between the covers are positioned one or more - of the covers, and an abrasive on the front face 2 2,115,540 of the exposed extensionof said back cover and concealed by the match sheet when the latter is withdrawn. - 2. A safety match package comprising a case consisting of front and back covers spaced apart and providing an open end to the case, an ex tension projecting from the back cover beyond the open end, an abrasive on the front face of said extension, and match sheets pivoted at one 10 corner within the case and withdrawable through the open end and adapted to conceal the abrasive when any of said match sheets are withdrawn. 3. A safety match package comprising a case consisting of a back and a front cover folded from 16 a sheet of paper, a staple passing through said covers to hold them together, match sheets piv oted on one of the legs of said staple whereby said metal sheets may be swung into and out of the unfolded end of the case, the other‘ leg of said staple acting as a stop for the match sheets as they engage said last named leg during re traction thereof, a tab on the side of each match sheet opposite the pivot point, a longitudinal ex tension on the unfolded end of the back cover, and an abrasive on the front face of said ex tension which is exposed for use while the match sheets are within the case and concealed by any one of said match sheets when withdrawn from the case. JOHN F. ROMANO.