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Aug»v 9', 1938?,
2,126,015
H. R. HQWLAND
SAFETY BOOK MATCH
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Filed Dec. 24, _l957
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Patented ‘Aug. 9, 1938
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UNITED STATES: PATENT OFFICE
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My invention relates to certain new anduseful
[improvements in so-called paper, match packets.
backli, may be folded to overlap the front 4 as at
6. 1-8 represent two match strips ?rmly secured
between the front 4 and back 5 of the envelope '
' My main object'is to construct the packet in
such a manner as to eliminate the danger of
5 igniting the attached, unused ' matches by- the
striking of a detached match on the striking-strip
of the packet.
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ras by means of a staple 9. Each match strip is
gslitted to form, a plurality of detachable paper 5
match ends with the heads located at the end of
thepacket, remote from ,the tubular portion l.
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. l0 represents a striker strip. This striker strip is
In the accompanying drawing
Fig. l is a front elevation, partly broken away,
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of the complete packet;
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Fig. 2 is an edge elevation thereof, looking from
right to left;
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Fig.3 is a perspective view.
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The voutside of‘ the packet I will term an en
15 velope.
This is usually made of suitable paper
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located within and at the backjof the tubular por
tion I opposite to the aforesaid slit between the
folds 2 and 3. Hence, when a' match is detached,
the match head may be inserted in the tube so
as to bear against the striker strip II], as indi-v
cated in Fig. 3, while the stem of_ the match will
pass edgew‘ De through the slot between the folds 15
'2 and 3.
In drawing the head of the match
‘board. This strip of paper is folded in 'a unique
longitudinally
of the striker strip Hi, the match
‘manner to provide a housing for match strips,v
as well as a separate housing for a striker strip, head will be ignited and any stray spark there
these being so arranged that any stray spark ' 'fron'i will be extinguished within the tubular por 20
from
a match head being struck cannot reach the tion entailing, in that, will escape the open ends
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of the tubular portion and henceall danger of
match heads of the undetached matches remain
ing on the match strips or the ?ngers of the user. burning the ?ngers or_ igniting the ‘matches re
, The envelope in the particular form shown is a maining on the strips 1-8, or by a stray spark,
sheet folded intermediate its length sons to form will‘ be avoided and safety guaranteed.
_ 'I have shown and described my invention in 25
5 what I may term ditubular portion I. The ends only
one preferred form, fully ‘realizing that va
of the sheet are then folded back at the points-2
and 3 against the outside of the tubular portion rious modi?cations and changes may be made
and are then extended to form the front 4 and - within the scope of the claim and without depart
ing from the spirit of the invention.
back 5 of theenvelope. The folds 2—3 are nor
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mally located so close to each other“ as to provide
In
a
book
match
packet,
a
match
strip
embody
only a slot or slit which for all practical purposes ing a, plurality of 'match ends, an envelope having
substantially closes the tube except at its ends a portion overstanding and protecting saidmatch
(see ‘Fig. 2) while yet permitting a paper match‘ ends and having a tubular portion at the base
to be slipped flatwise into the end of ‘i said slit and away from the match heads and substantially
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drawn therethrough in such a manner as to cause
35 the match head to scrape on the striker surface. closed except at its ends, a, striker strip within and
at the back of said tubular portion, said tubular
While the slit referred to is substantially closed portion
having a longitudinal slit opposite said
under normal conditions, the paper material is striker strip, the opposite walls of said slit being
suf?ciently yielding to permit the match to be in
yielding for the purpose described.
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serted edgewise therebetween and drawn there
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HENRY R. HOWLAND.
40 through. One of the cover parts, for example the
I claim:
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