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July 5, 1938. |.' M. STENSVAD MATCH EQUIPPEDGIGARETTE Filed Feb. 18, 1937 2,122,498 ‘ Patented July 5, 1938 2,122,498 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,122,498 MATCH EQUIPPED CIGARETTE Ingolf Melvin Stensvad, Redwood Falls, Minn. Application February 18, 1937, Serial No. 126,388 1 Claim. (Cl. 131—52) My invention relates to cigarettes as packed and distributed in paper containers and provides its stem end projecting at Sat slightly beyond the end of the cigarette. The match stem is attached for each cigarette a match attached thereto in a to the side of the upper end of the cigarette, as novel way, whereby there is not only a match indicated at H, by adhesive material. When the container is closed, the match ends provided for the lighting of each cigarette, but simple and efficient means for easily removing the cigarettes from the package without damage to the cigarettes. The invention is illustrated in the accompany 10 ing drawing, wherein like characters indicate like parts throughout the several views: Referring to the drawing: Fig. 1 is a side elevation showing a package of cigarettes with the matches attached thereto in 15 accordance with my invention, some parts of the container being broken away; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of one of the removed cigarettes with attached match; Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the cigarette and 20 match shown in Fig. 2; 90. will be under the cover, but when the cover is opened, as shown in Fig. 1, there will be a tendency for the cigarettes to move so as to pro ject the match ends 9a. At any rate, these match ends 9a, that are removed from the ignition heads It), will always be available for engagement by 10 the ?ngers to pull the proper cigarette out of the container without damaging either the‘ removed or adjacent cigarettes. In these manipulations, the ignition heads ID are not at any time engaged 15 by the fingers, and hence, they will not be dam- _ aged even if the ?ngers should be Wet or moist. When the cigarette has been removed, the match may be ignited and used to light the cig arette. Of course no attempt should be made to 20 Fig. 4 is a side elevation of one of the cigarettes, light the match while it is attached to the ciga the original position of the match being indicated ' rette. In actual practice the matches will lie by dotted lines; and Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the detached match. 25 The cigarettes 6, which, in themselves, are of the usual construction, are contained in the cus tomary paper container 1, which latter is pref erably provided on one surface, such as its bot tom, with a friction surface 8 for the lighting of 30 the matches. The matches, which are preferably of the so called “safety” type, comprise the customary body portions 9 equipped at one end with the ignition head Ill. The manner of attaching these 35 matches to the cigarettes is highly important. Each match is attached to a cigarette with its ignition head l0 located close to one side of the intermediate portion of the cigarette, and with very close to the cigarettes and the cigarettes should be turned so that the heads I0 will come in the more or less open spaces between the close- 25 ly packed cigarettes. In actual practice the invention illustrated has been found to be very convenient and desirable for the reasons stated and for other reasons. What I claim is: 30 A cigarette having attached thereto, at one end only, the butt end of a match, with said butt end projecting beyond- that end of the cigarette and with the ignition head of the match in loose contact with the intermediate portion of said cig- 35 arette, said match being directly secured to the cigarette by adhesive means. INGOLF MELVIN STENSVAD.