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June 21, 1938.‘ _w. WALLACE 2,121,136 'SAFETY vMATCH FOLDER Filed July 12, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 h’zllz'am T’Vallace ‘ By 50901001," A iiorneys June 21,1938. w. WALLACE 2,121,136 ' SAFETY MATCH FOLDER Filed July 12, 1937 2 S-héets-Sheet 2 > VIII!’ 1 I I Inventor p? IIIIII'IIII’III. ‘ -/5 Patented June 21, 1938 2,121,136 ' UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,121,136 SAFETY MATCH FOLDER. William ,Wallace, Chicago, Ill. . Application July 12, 1937, Serial No. 153,242 1 Claim. (Cl. 206-29) the paper board or cardboard folder constituting the sheath is denoted as a unit by the numeral 9. Thisinvention relates to that'class of pocket type safety matches referred to in the art and trade as book matches, match folders, and the like, and the purpose of the invention is to gen 5 erally improve upon structures in this classi?ca tion by incorporating in the folder unique im provements and re?nements of an aptly ?tted It includes the customary back flap Ill carrying the book of matches H, and the front closing cover or ?ap l2 hingedly joined to the ?ap ID, as 45, indicated at l3. As is customary, the relatively stationary back section or flap 10 has an inturned . lower end l4 providing a keeper channel in which the matches II are riveted or otherwise fastened, 10 Needless to say, I am sufficiently conversant as at l5. On the exterior of this back is a match‘ 10 striking strip it of proper abrasive material. with the prior art to appreciate that it is com As shown to advantage in Figures 2 and 4, the paratively active and characterized by many and varied constructions. Thus, it is my primary aim free swingable end of the cover i2 is provided to generally improve upon a pocket accessory of with an inturned ?ange H which constitutes a 15 this type by equipping it with selectively usable reinforcing element. Incidentally, if desired, an 15 externally disposed match igniting abrasive sur- ‘ additional set or book of matches can be fastened faces, and to further include in the arrangement between the flange l1 and the cover l2, (not a simple and economical retention clip or catch shown). Centrally attached to and projecting type calculated to provide a more‘ satisfactory packet characterized essentially by greater safety. at right angles from the doubled end or ?ange I1 for the swingable cover. , ‘ 20 More speci?cally, the chosen embodiment of the inventive concept is thought to be distinctive in that a reinforced cover is provided, the rein forcement having mounted thereon an adequate 1y stabilized clip functioning as a fastener for 25 the closable cover. Other features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following de scription and drawings. ' In the drawings, wherein like numerals are em 30 ployed to designate like parts throughout the views: , Figure l is a perspective view which may be conveniently referredto as a rear observation of the improved match folder constructed in ac 35 cordance with the principles of my invention. Figure 2 is a plan view, that is,,a View looking is a substantially U-shaped wire clip l8 which 20 constitutes a keeper or catch and this is adapted to project into a keeper slot l9 formed in the back section or panel in. As shown to advan tage, in Figures 7 and 8, the catch includes a U shaped central portion which forms the catch 25 proper, this having outstanding attaching exten sions 20 having lateral terminals 2! and 22 form ing the attaching and retention tangs or ?ngers. The portions 20 rest in contact with the flange I1, and the extensions Zll extend through the double 30. fold of material, the terminals ‘M and 22 being bent in opposite substantial parallelism. For ex ample, as shown in Figures 2 and 3, they are bent laterally, that is, one bend extends inwardly, and the other one outwardly, so as to prevent rock- 35 down on top of the structure, when the cover ing of the clip in its mounting. This retains the clip at true right angles to the ?ange H at all flap is swung completely to open position. times so that it is in readiness for reception Figure 3 is a reverse plan view of the arrange ment depicted in Figure 2. Figure 4 is a perspective view similar to Figure in the keeper slot l9. It is yet to be pointed out that a second or additional abrasive match strik- 4° ing surface or strip is provided on the exterior of the cover at the free end portion thereof, as de 1 showing the cover swung partly to open posi tion. ‘noted by‘the numeral 23. Thus, both striking Figure 5 is an exaggerated detail transverse surfaces are on the exterior of the sheath or w or vertical section on the line 5-5 of Figure 1. packet, whereby to promote the element of safety Figure 6 is a section on the line 6-6 of Figure 3. by properly shielding the matches housed within Figure '7 is a perspective view of the improved wire member forming the catch or clip, this view showing the wire before it is bent to its ‘?nal stage W for anchorage; and » ‘ Figure 8 is a view based on Figure 7 showing the terminals bent into zig-z'ag form to facilitate maintenance of said clip. Referring now to the drawings by distinguish ing reference numerals, it will be observed that said sheath. The gist of the invention resides, it is believed, in the provision of the ?ange-equipped cover I! 50 having the retention catch or clip I8, this being of‘ special con?guration whereby to adequately align it with the keeper slot l9. These features are properly selected and coordinated to facili tate opening and closing of the cover [2 and to 55 2 2,121,136 render the use of the device as safe as possible, within reason. It is thought that the description taken in con nection with the drawings will enable a clear understanding of the invention to be had. one end inserted in said pocket end attached to the backing panel, a cover ?ap hingedly attached to said back panel and covering the matches, the free end of said cover panel being formed with an inturned reinforcing ?ange, a substantially U Ci Therefore, a more lengthy description is thought shaped catch, said catch having end portions unnecessary. While the preferred embodiment of the inven passing through the ?anged end of said cover panel, the terminals thereof being bent laterally tion has been shown and described, it is to be in directions opposite to each other to prevent 10 understoood that minor changes coming within the ?eld of invention claimed may be resorted to if desired. I claim: - A safety match folder comprising a sheath II embodying a backing panel having an end turned in to form a pocket, a battery of matches having rocking of the catch and to maintain it at sub stantial right angles to the cover panel at‘ all times, and said turned in end of the back flap being provided with a keeper slot for removable reception of said catch. WILLIAM WALLACE.