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Oct. 18„ 1938. w. cqTHoMAs n 2,133,909 SAFETY'MATCH BooK Filed April 2, 193s ß Ó’.. /à /7 5, 9 4`Prisma-«i ocr. 1s, 193s ' 2,133,909 UNiTa-D >sin'riezs- IrA’risN'r` OFFICE ' _William .0. Thomas, Fries, Va. Appneaupnnpru z, 193s, serial No. 199,715 ' i 1 claims. `(c1. zoe-2a) _ -This invention relates to packaged safety In the drawing: particularly to an improved safety match book. As is, of course, well known, it frequently hap t ~ ’ . Figure 1 is a view in_- perspective of the device matches designed for pocket useJ and pertains ~ ’ embodying the _ present invention. - Figure 2 is a longitudinal section through the match packet with the match cover flap opened. 5.. Figure 3 is a section similar to Figure 2 show 5» pens that with the use of safety matches put up in the form of a fiat package‘or bookI particu» larly painful accidents occur when the user of. ing the fiap closed. the match book strikes a match on the >striking ` surface provided at the base of the match group, 10 without first closing the protecting` flap which is provided to cover the heads of the group of matches remaining in the book. Various means y - . ` -Figure 4 is a view of the blank from which the cover isy formed. . Figure 5 is a view of the slide strip per se, with ` 10 the elastic attached. ' Figure 6 is a section on’ the line’G-B of Fig - have previously been devised for preventing such vure 1. Referring now more particularly to the, draw ing, the numeral I >generally designates the card the match While the heads of the matches re- - board strip which ils employed to-provìde the car maining in the book are exposed,f if the user of rierfor the group of matches,'here indicated gen the match book is disinclined to use the book erally by the numeral 2, and shown as compris accidents but none has been satisfactory in view l5 of the fact that in all cases it is possible to strike 15 ingthe usual- two .rows of lcardboard matches as it is supposed to be used. 'I‘he present ¿invention has for its primary >ob ject to provide a safety match >book wherein the which are disposed one in front of the other to 20 be secured together at `their bases, in the manner . striking surface provided for igniting a match hereinafter ldescribed. The -cardboard strip l, is covered so long as the protecting flap'of the - forming in the body vof the match book, is de signed to be folded transversely intermediate its book is open so that it is necessary for the user 25 of the book, in order to expose the striking sur face, to first close the flap over the matches re maining in the book. ends along the line 3vso as to form thelback por tion 4 and thefront portion ror cover flapy 5 bee i tween which two portionsthe matchgroup is . Another object of- the invention is toprovide a safety matëh book of the above described char housed. ` ‘ ' - Y i l , In carrying out the present invention, 'a por 30 acter which is of relatively simple construction tion of the »free end-‘of the body I is turned back 30 to form the bottom flap -6 whichv is relatively wide ing dies and have the parts of the book secured " and which has the transverse window opening 'i together in working relation‘by the use of only formed therethrough. This window opening is three of the ordinary wire staples which'are used formedso as to leave a relatively wide'portion 35 for securing together articlesof this character. between‘it vand the free vend edge yof the flap, as Still another object of the invention is to pro indicated at 8, which, portion constitutes a cover vide a safety match book of the above described means for the match scratch or abrasive surface character wherein the matches may be provided hereinafter described. > _ and which maybe easily stamped out with form in the usual two row group to be secured at the - 40 base of the group in the usual manner between a back and edge flap of a cardboard holder which is formed in the usual manner to have one end folded over the heads ofthe matches and engage behind the base ñap so as to close the book. The invention will be best understood from a '45 match group substantially in the line of the top edge of the window opening ‘i and there are dis posed across both side faces of the match group at the lower end of the matches and at each side of the match group, the spacer strips 9 which maintain a part of the match group at the front and at the back thereof in spaced relation with the panel 8 and the back 4 and the usual Wire securing staples I0 are ther passed through the parts 4 and 6 and the spacer strips 9 and inter posed portions ofthe match group so as to secure consideration of the following detailed~ descrip A tion taken in connection with the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification, with the understanding, however, that »the invention 50 'is net_to be confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawing but may be . changed or modified so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed 5g in the appended claims. » . The bottom ends of the matches. of the match group are disposed in the assembled book to .lie 40 between the panel-like end portion 8 of the flap 6 and the back 4 with the bottom edge ofthe these parts in assembled relation. - ' . Prior to the application of the securing ‘staples 2 2, 188,909 III, there is folded across the lower edge of the match group 2, one end of a sliding strip II. This said end of the sliding strip II is made slightly wider than the remaining portion of the strip, as indicated at I2, and is provided upon one face with the abrasive material- I3 which mustl be employed in association with safety matchës in order to eil'ect their ignition and the abrasive carrying part I2 of the sliding strip II 10 positions between the front spacer strips 9 and in the area betwe'en the lower part of the match group 2 and the panel 8. From the foregoing it will be readily apparent that unless the en'tire match book is torn apart, it is impossible for the user to strike a match while the cover iiap. of the book is raised and the heads of the remaining matches are ex posed. 'In other words, the user is compelled to replace the -?ap into .the usual shielding or covering position before he can obtain the abra sive material in a position for striking the match and thus the user will be protected against acci dent in spite of any inclination to use the match 'I'his area is indicated by the numeral I4. The other part of the strip II lies at the back of the match group in the 15 area between the 'group and the back wall 4 of the book and between the back spacer strips 9 and extends upwardly behind the match group as shown. Secured to the back 4 in spaced rela tion with the free end oi’ the sliding strip I I 'is a means for attaching a resilient band I5 to the back 4 of the book, which band is secured in any suitable manner to the adjacent end oi’ the slid ing strip II as, for example, by engaging it in notches I6 formed in'the edges of the strip II 25 and the securing means here shown` for the band I5 comprises a small square I1 of cardboard or . other suitable material which is secured to the back 4 of the book by a wire securing staple I8. It will, of course, be readily apparent that anyl 30 other suitable means ‘may be employed for at taching the elastic band Il to the back oi' the book carelessly. ' I claim:-- ` ' 1. A match 'package comprising, a group of matches adapted to be separated for individual 15 use. an abrasive striking panel shiftably .at- - tached to the match group at the base of the same, a shield panel for said abrasive panel, resilient means normally maintaining the abra sive-panel behind the shield panel, a carrier for thematch group. and a shield ñap forming a part of the carrier and adapted when in shield ing relation with the match group to eilect the shifting of the abrasive panel relative to’ the .shield panel. 2. A match package comprising a match group in which the matches are 'adapted to be separated for individual'use, a carrying body to which the match group is secured, means forming a cover- ' ing for. the secured end of the match group and having a window opening, an abrasive carrying book and also for connecting the band with the . panel slidable between said last means and the adjacent Aend of the sliding'strip II, therefore, match group for exposure through said window while this particular securing means, together opening- and normally shielded by a portion of with the other parts described, is considered to said last means. resilient means normally urging - be novel, it is to be understood that the inven tion is not to be'restricted to the specific means illustrated and described for connecting these , Parts together. 40 45 ~ 'I'he free end oi' the iiap portion l oi' the book is formed to provide a tongue I l which Yis of the proper width to be inserted between the upturned end portion I2 of the sliding strip and the bottom said sliding panel into shielded position, anda cover ilap connected with the carried body and ' adapted to overlie the match group, and means forming apart of the cover iiap for effecting the Áshifting of said panel into the window opening. 3. A match book, comprising a group of joined matches adapted to be separated 'for individual use, a carrying envelope for said group ccm of the match group 2 so that the bookiiap I will ' prising a 'foldable -strip of material >_having the be frictionally retained in coverlng'relation with ' portion of one end folded back upon itself to the group of matches. v ' In the use oi the present device, after one of >the matches has been removed> in the usual manner, the flap 5 is turned down and the tongue I9 is inserted between the match group and the abrasive carrying iiap portion I2 of the sliding strip II. Itwill be seen, however, that the said abrasive carrying portion of the sliding strip will be hidden behind the protective panel l as the elastic band .Il will constantly exert an upward - form a seeming flap between which flap and the adiacent portion oi' the strip the bottom of said match group is secured, a portion forming ~a cover flap the free end of which is adapted to frictionally engage between the securing flap and the match group, said securing iiap having a window opening therein and a panel portion between the opening and its adjacent end edge of the securing flap, an abrasive carrying body slidablypodtioned between said panel and the -111111 upon the strip andasthedower endsofthe " match "group and adapted when""shifted,inl one strip is folded over the lower-edge of the match group, the abrasive carrying portion I2 will be pulled up until its further movement is stopped by the secured match group. resilient means normally retaining said body behind said panel, and said cover iiap having its In order that the ` free edge adapted for use inshiftlng said body abrasive I3 mavbeexposedforusatheuserof thebooklnust exert longitudinal pressure against thetlaplsothatthetongue IIwillbeforced 70 „ direction to be exposed through said opening, into position for exposure through said opening. 4.Asafetymatchbook,comprising agroup oi' matches secured together at one end and - downwardlyagainst the folded lowerpart ofthe sliding strip II and this will effectth'e longi tudinal movement of the sliding Strip against adapted to be separated for individual use, a carries- for said group comprising‘an elongated the --~A of the resilient band II and will foldedbacktoprovideasecm'ingtlapbeneath whichthesaidendotthematchgroupissecnred. theahrdveandknitedandlassoonasthenid l plume against the ñap l is re leasedJheldlmtbandllwillre-cttolmllthe »stituting a cover nap to be folded over the match hindi-hellend.. Sromandthestripofmateiialtowhichitis shifttheailaslvecsrrying portion Ilintoposi tionwhereitwillbeexposedthroughthewindow opening'l. Themtdxmaythenbedrawnacross strip ofmaterial lmving aportionofoneend aporiimoi'thestlipattheotherendcon grounmklsecuringflaphaving awindow ope - ing formed therein and having a portion .provid ingacovuimpaneLanelongated strip oi'ma terisl slidably positioned between the match 75 . 2,133,909 . , , , 3 , secured, said sliding strip having an end turned >ing panel slidably~ disposed between said base and said shield panel for 'movement downward into said area, the striking panel when moved an abrasive striking material on the said turned into _said area being exposed '_for use, a. cover portion of the sliding strip and adapted for ex-. flap for the matches connected with said means posure through said opening when the strip is and having a free edge insertible between the shífted‘in one direction, resilient means normally base and shield panel, and means engageable by urging the movement of said sliding strip to a said cover panel edge when in match covering position where the abrasive material is covered position whereby movement of said edge in one by said panel, said resilient means connecting direction will effect the uncovering of said strik 10 ' ¢ the sliding strip with the ñrst mentioned strip, ing panel. '1. A match package, comprising -a group of> and a tongue forming .a lpart of said _cover ñap and insertable between the panel and the match matches joined together by a base portion from group and adapted to effect the shifting of the which they may be individually separated, means . sliding strip for the exposure of the abrasive secured to said base portion forming an en 15 closed area therebeneath and including a shield material through said opening. 5. A match package, comprising a group of panel spaced from the base portion, an abrasive up across the end edge of the match group to provide a portion which is covered by said panel, l ,. 15 . . matches separable for individual use, an abra sive striking panel disposed across the match 20 group adjacent the base thereof and slidable in a plane parallel therewith, shield means se striking panel slidably disposed between said base panel may be positioned, and a cover for the match group having a free edge insertible be 25 tween the shield means and said base when in covering relation with the matches for engage ment with the said panel to shift the panel from and having a free edge insertible between the base and shield panel, means engageable by said cover panel edge when in match covering posi tion whereby movement of said edge -in one di rection will eiîect the uncovering of `said striking panel, resilient means' normally urging said strik ing panel to move between the shield panel and said base, and said flap edge engaging means limiting the movement of the striking panel un and said shield panel for movement downward into said area, the striking panel when moved 20 into said, area being exposed for use, a cover cured to the match group behind which the » flap for the matches connected with said means > behind kthe shield. . 6. A match package, comprising a group of 30 matches joined together by a base portion from which they may be individually separated, means secured to said base portion forming an enclosed area therebeneath and including a shield panel spaced from the base portion, an abrasive vstrik der the urge of said resilient Imeans throughl con tact with said match base; . ` y ~ WILLIAM C. THOMAS.