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Nov. 8, 1938‘. H. R. HOWLAND ‘ ‘2,136,051 SAFETY BOOK MATCH Filed Dec. 24, 1957 I INVENTOR HEN/9V R. HOWlA/VD ’ y ' ATTORNEYS v 2.136.051‘ _‘ Patented Nov.’ s, 1938- ' UNITED STATES PATENT OFFi 2,136,051 SAFETY BOOK MATCH lllenry Rowland, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application December 2d, 1937, Serial No. 181,483 1 0mm.- (Cl. 206-29) My invention vrelates to certain new and useful improvements in so-called paper match packets. My main object is to construct the packet in such a manner as to eliminate the danger of ignit l. ing the attached unused matches by the striking of a detached match on the striking strip of the packet. ' ‘ vIn the accompanying drawing Fig. 1' is a front elevation of the complete 10 packet; . from right to left; 16 . Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the packet shown in Fig. 1, looking from left to right; Fig. 3 is a side elevation .of said packet, looking 1 - Fig. 4 is a view similar to that shown in Fig. 1 with the parts in a different position. . The outside of the packet comprises what I will term an envelope. This is preferably made of suitable paper board‘ folded to provide a front 90 I and a back 2. - The ends of this strip are con nected as by a fold 3 overlapping the lower end of the back 2 and secured thereto by any suitable means such as ‘a staple 4, which as shown per forms a double function as later described. 5 is ll another staple used to secure together the edges of the front and back at one side of the'envelope as shown in the drawing for the purpose later described. 6—-6 represent a plurality of individual match ends connected to a base I. forming what I 30 will term a match strip. In the drawing, two of these match strips are shown. These match strips are normally so positioned that 'all the match ends are within the envelope and protected thereby. In the particular form shown the staple l is so 35 positioned at an angle that one leg penetrates the base ‘i of each match strip near the open edge of the envelope‘so as to serve as a pivot for the match strips whereby they may be swung or rocked from the normal safety position shown in 4° Fig. 1 to the exposed or unprotected position shown in Fig. 4, in which position the individual ' slightly-beyond the edge of the envelope, as shown at 1’, forming what may be termed a trigger for engagement by the finger to permit the match strips to be swung into the ‘accessible position shown in Fig. 4. 8 represents the usual striker 5 surface on which safety matches may be struck. In the preferred form shown, this surface is formed on or located on the outer surface of the ~ base ‘I. When the match strips stand in the nor mal position with the match ends safely housed 10 within the envelope, access may be had to this striker strip 8 through a slot or window in the front I, whereby a detached match may be struck thereon. When the matches are exposed for de tachment (Fig. 4), the striker strip is moved 15 away from the slot and is therefore inaccessible - for striking purposes and the match cannot be ignited until the parts have been restored to the normal safety posltion.. Inits broadest aspect, my invention is not limited to locating the striker g9 strip as sh awn, since a reasonable degree of safety would be guaranteed if it were otherwise posi tioned. ' A . As already indicated, 1 have shown and de scribed only one preferred form of my invention, ,5 fully realizing that modi?cations may be made within the scope of the appended claim and with out departing from the spirit of the ‘invention. I claim: - ' ' In a safety match packet, a paper envelope so formed by a paper strip folded transversely inter mediate its length to close the top end ‘of said packet, one free end of said strip being folded over the other free end and united thereto by means penetrating the several thicknesses to close the lower end of said packet, a paper match strip comprising a plurality of detachable match ends connected to a transverse strip at the base of said match ends, said paper match strips being wholly enclosed within said envelope when in its safety ‘0 position, said strip being pivotally mounted near its edge on the aforesaid connecting means to match ends are accessible for use as required. ‘ permit said match strip to be rotated to a posi tion to expose the match ends for detachment, a close together so that when the match strips are striker strip on one surface of the base of ‘said ‘5 ‘5 swung into the safety position shown in Fig. 1 match strip extending transversely of said match The staple 5 holds the envelope walls sufficiently they will be frictionally engaged between the in ner surfaces of the envelope adjacent to the staple, thus preventing vthe packet from being accidentally opened.- A small portion of one or 50 both of the base portions 1 of the match strips near the pivot end of the staple 4 may project ends, said envelope having a transverse passage I through one wall thereof registering with said striker surface only when said packet is closed. HENRY HOWLAND. '