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Sept. 6, 1938. F. J. REDCLIFFE 2,129,102 MATCH BOOK Filed Feb. 19, 1938 I ' v . .INVENTQR i'mderzdmr . BY Ewe ATTORNEY’ < 2,129,102 Patented Sept.‘ 6, 1938 Q UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. 2,129,102 MATCH BOOK Frederick J. Redcli?fe, New York, N. Y. Application February 19, 1938, Serial No. 191,358 5 Claims. (Cl. 40-126) This invention relates to an improvement in match packages of the type commonly referred to as match “books”, and has for its object the provision of a book of this character which can 6 be readily opened or closed with one‘hand and which by reason of its construction, may be pro vided with advertising means tending to im measurably increase the advertising value of the book. In match books of the character constructed at the present time, the face portion of the cover flap and the back of the covering are generally em ployed as areas within which printed advertising matter may be produced. Since the cover flap is movable and is usually folded back when a match is being removed from a book, the advertising value of the face of the cover ?ap of a match book of this conventional construction is decreased considerably since the cover flap and other sur 2 O faces upon which the advertising matter is printed are generally inconveniently located while the match book is being used. silhouetteoutline is in ?xed position and always visible; it never projects beyond the normal cover outline; it requires no abnormal manner of use of the book, and does not expose the heads of the matches while the book is in closed position. In the accompanying drawing wherein an em bodiment of the invention is shown, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a match book made in ac cordance with the invention; Fig. 2 is a front view of a similar match book also embodying the 10 invention; and Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the book of Fig. 1. ' . The book includes the usual comb-like section of matches indicated at I and the matches are enclosed in a covering strip composed of any 1!! suitable ?exible material such as cardboard or the like. The covering strip 2 is transversely folded at 3 to produce an upturned, cover-retain ing ?ap 4. A staple or other equivalent fastening element 5 extends through the retaining ?ap 4, 20 through the lower end portion of the match comb and through the back 6 of the covering. The covering is also transversely folded at l and 8 to provide a top panel 9 which may be coated or otherwise treated to produce an abrasive 'match- 25 The primary object of this invention therefore _is to provide a match book of such construction 25 that‘ a considerable portion of the advertising ' striking surface Ill, upon'which matches taken matter printed or displayed on it, and particularly the comb I may be ignited. The transverse a silhouette outline of the principal article to be from fold 8 in the covering produces a downwardly ex advertised, will be arranged and disposed in a tending movable cover ?ap H which co-operates ?xed position to constantly confront the observer, with the panel 9 in extending over and protect- 30 30 or user of the match book at all times, whether the book is lying upon a table or whether he is ing the heads I2 of the matches of the comb. It will be seen that the retaining ?ap 4 is of removing a match from the book, or striking the match so removed. In other words, the principal greater length than the cover ?ap H and that its object or article advertised on the book will be upwardly extending portion I3 is preferably of less width than the remainder of the covering 35 35 located in a. prominent, ?xed position and be effectively presented to the user of the book at all and of less width than the match comb. Said up times. I am aware that prior to this invention wardly extending portion I3 constitutes a tab e?orts have been made to utilize portions of the member and is shaped to de?ne in outline or sil covering of match books as advertising media, houette, any article sought to be advertised. The by cutting or shaping portions of said covering to portion l3 forming such a projecting ornamental 40 40 tab, may be colored to clearly and effectively rep outline or de?ne in silhouette, an article to be resent in outline and pictorially, any article to be advertised. In such prior uses however, the por tions of the covering so utilized were either parts advertised. If the coloring of this tab portion i3 is arranged to contrast with a colored background of the movable cover ?ap or were foldable exten composed in whole or in part of the matches as 45 sions on the body of the covering intended to 45 swing in or out of display position when the well as the cover ?ap l I, a very effective advertis cover flap was moved. In the ?rst instance the ing medium is provided, since the silhouetted article advertised will stand out in well-de?ned advertising element or silhouette was a movable member, visible for display only when the cover relationship to the rest of the book. The value of using the upwardly extending portion of the re- 50 50 member was closed; in the second instance the ad vertising elements constituted extensions on the taining ?ap 8 as a means for showing in silhou covering tending to greatly increase the over-all‘ ‘ ette an article to be advertised, is due also to the size of the covering and the inconvenience in fact that this portion of the covering remains stationary and is in clear view of the match book using the match book. With the structure form user both while he is engaged in taking a match 55 ing the subject matter of this invention, the 2 2,129,102 from the package and while the match book is ?ap to hold the same in closed position and dis lying upon a table or other support. The cover ?ap l I engages behind the upper end portion of the tab-like extension l3 and is there posed in ?xed relation to the match comb re gardless of whether the cover ?ap is opened or by retained in closed position. The striking sur face IIJ, being located at the top of the book is in 3. An article of the character described, com prising a match book having a comb-like section such. a position that it requires that the cover of matches, a. covering therefor comprising a ?ap be closed before a match is ignited, and even if a match is ignited upon the surface while 10 the cover ?ap is open, the body of the covering will be interposed between the ?ame and the heads of the matches in the book. In the structure of Fig. 2, a modi?cation is sug gested wherein the tab-like portion 13, instead of 15 being formed integrally with the retaining flap 3, closed. ' single section of flexible material transversely folded to divide it into a back,v a movable cover ?ap and a retaining ?ap, the cover ?ap being of 10 a length less than half the length of the back, said retaining ?ap being formed with an upward extension constituting the major portion of the front wall of the book and adapted to engage the free end of the cover ?ap to hold the cover ?ap 15 consists of a separate piece of material having its in closed position, said upward extension consti lower end extended behind the normally-shaped tuting a silhouette outline of an article to be ad vertised, overlying the front of the match comb retaining flap as indicated at M in dotted lines, said portion l4 so extending behind the retaining 20 ?ap being held in place by the staple 5. What I claim is: 1. An article of the character described, com prising a match book having a covering composed of a single strip of ?exible material transversely 25 folded to form it into a back, a cover ?ap and a retaining ?ap, the cover flap being of a length less than half the length of the back, the retaining ?ap having an upward extension constituting the major'portion of the front wall of the book and 30 formed with a pro?le representation of an article to be advertised, the cover ?ap having a free end adapted to be engaged in back of the free end of said pro?lerepresentation to hold the cover in closed position, said pro?le representation being 35 disposed in ?xed position relative to the matches in the book and visible whether the cover ?ap is open or closed. 2. An article of the character described, com prising a match book having a comb-like section 40 of matches, a covering therefor comprising a sin and disposed in ?xed relationship thereto, said relationship ‘being unchanged whether the cover 20 ?ap is open or closed, the free end of the silhou ette outline being located below the heads of the matches in the comb. 4. An article of the character described, com prising a match book having a relatively short cover ?ap, a relatively long retaining ?ap be hind which the end of the cover ?ap is tucked to hold the cover ?ap in closed position and consti tutingthe major portion of the front side of the match book, the retaining ?ap having a portion formed to simulate in silhouette, an article to be advertised, said portion being in ?xed relation to the matches in the book. 5. An article of the character described, com prising a match book having a relatively short cover ?ap, a relatively long retaining flap occu pying the major portion of the front side of the match book and behind which the end of the cover ?ap is tucked to hold the cover ?ap in closed position, the retaining ?ap including a gle section of ?exible material transversely folded ?xed part shaped to simulate in silhouette an ar to divide it into a back, a movable cover ?ap and a retaining flap, the cover ?ap being of a length less than half the length of the back, said re ticle to be advertised, the free end of the sil houette being located below and in proximity of 45 taining flap being formed with an upward exten sion constituting a silhouette outline of an article to be advertised and constituting the major por tion of the front wall of the book, said upward extension overlying the front of the match comb and adapted to engage the free end of the cover 40 the heads of the matches in the book whereby the 2 matches are available for grasping to remove them from the book, said silhouette portion? being visible for display purposes whether the cover flap is open or closed. ' ' ~ FREDERICK J. REDCLIFF'E.