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Nov. 27, 1962
R. RICE ETAL
3,065,849
CIGARETTEBOX
Filed June 14, 1957
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3,065,849
Patented Nov. 27, 1952
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Robert Rice, 1509 Highland Ave, Camden, S.C.; Mason
J. Sisk, Camden, S.C. (27 Murphy Ave., Marisonville,
Ky._; and John Lloyd Thompson, Camden, S.C.
wall 10 and the front wall 12 and the spaced side walls
14 and 16 and closes the lower end of the box.
A closure cap 42, having a front wall 43 and a rear
wall 44, normally closes the upper ends of the rear wall
10, the front wall 12, and the side Walls 14 and 16 of
CIGARETTE 30X
Filed June 14, 1957, Ser. No. 665,677
2 Claims. ((31. 206—48)
' the box and the rear wall 44 of the closure cap 42 is in
tegrally connected along the transverse fold line 20 of
the box rear wall 10 for movement of the closure cap
The present invention relates to a cigarette box.
42 from the closed position shown in FIGURE 1 to an
An object of the present invention is to provide a ciga 10 open position as shown in FIGURE 2.
rette box of the type having an attached top closure hing
The cigarette box as above described is of conven
edly secured thereto for ready ?ipping by a ?nger of the
tional construction and the present invention provides
user between open and closed positions, and one which
the improvement consisting in an upstanding match packet
carries a match packet in such a position as to have the
46 embodying a plurality of match sticks 48 each having
tips of the matches fully covered by the top closure when 15 a match tip 50 on its upper end The packet 46 is posi
the top closure is in the closed position.
tioned on the outer face of the insert panel 28 and is so
Another object of the present invention is to provide
a cigarette box which carries a match packet in such a
positioned that the match tips 50 are wholly covered
by the lower end portion of the closure cap front wall
position as to have the tips of the matches normally pro
adjacent the lower end of the latter, as shown in FIG
tected during the striking of a match by a user.
URES 1 and 3, when the closure cap 42 is in the closed
A further object of the present invention is to provide a
position.
cigarette box of neat and attractive appearance, one
A strip of striking material 52 is adhesively secured to
which is sturdy in construction and economical to manu
the portion of the insert panel 28 adjacent the lower end
facture and assemble, one having commercial appeal, and
of the latter and overlies the lower ends of the match
25 sticks 48.
one highly effective in action.
These and other objects and advantages of the present
The closure cap 42 has side panels 54 and 56 conform
invention will be fully apparent from the following de
ably shaped to ?t the cutaway portion 18 of the side
scription when taken in connection with the annexed
walls 14 and 16 and, with the upper end portions of the
drawings, in which:
flaps 3d and 32, serve to close the cigarette box of the
FIGURE 1 is an isometric view of the cigarette box 30 present invention to protect the cigarette (not shown)
according to the present invention in closed condition,
stored therein. The closure cap 42 has a top wall 58
FIGURE 2 is an isometric view of the cigarette box
extending between the upper ends of the rear wall 44 and
in an open position,
the front wall 43 and also extending between the upper
FIGURE 3 is a sectional view, on an enlarged scale,
ends of the side panels 54 and 56 of the closure cap 42.
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taken on the line 3-3 of FIGURE 1, and
In use, the cigarette box according to the present in
FIGURE 4 is an isometric view of the insert used with
' vention provides a unitary structure holding both ciga
the cigarette box of the present invention.
rettes and matches and lends itself to ready and easy
Referring in greater detail to the drawing, in which
accessibility of a match stick 48 when the user desires to
like numerals indicate like parts throughout the several
light a cigarette. The user will normally move the closure
40
views, the cigarette box according to the present inven
cap 42 to open position, remove a cigarette therefrom,
tion comprises a rear wall 10, a front wall 12, and side
walls 14 and 16 extending between the adjacent ends of
tear one of the match sticks 48 from the match packet 46,
close the closure cap 42, and with the ?ngers of one hand
the front wall 12 and the rear wall 10 connecting such
embracing the rearwall 10 of the cigarette box and bridg
front and rear walls together. The front wall 12 is of
ing the front wall 43 of the closure cap 42 and pressing on
45
a height less than that of the rear wall 10 and each of
the packet 46, strike the free match stick 48 on the strike
the side walls 14 and 16 have a portion cut away, as at
material 52. This protects the remaining tips 50 of the
18, in FIGURES l and 2, along a line sloping upwardly
from the top of the front Wall 12 to a point spaced below
and adjacent the top of the rear wall 10.
match sticks 48 from being ignited by the ?aring match
tip 5%] in the desired manner.
What is claimed is:
50
The rear wall 10 is provided with a transverse fold
1. In a cigarette box including an upstanding rear wall,
an upstanding front wall, and a side wall extending be
line 20 (FIGURE 2) below and adjacent the terminal
tween each of the adjacent ends of said front and rear
points of the sloping lines 22 and 24 in the side walls 14
and 16 respectively.
walls, said front wall being of a height less than said rear
An insert 26 having an upstanding panel 28 and fold 55 wall with each of the side walls having a portion cut
away along a line sloping upwardly from the top of said
able ?aps 30 and 32 along each side edge of the panel 28
front Wall to a point spaced below vand adjacent the top
is positioned within the box formed by the rear, front,
of said rear wall, there being a transverse fold line in
vand side walls, 10, 12, and 14 and 16, respectively, so
said rear wall below and adjacent the terminal points of
that the side ?aps 30 and 32 extend along the side walls
14 and 16, respectively, with the panel 28 abutting and 60 said sloping lines, an insert having an upstanding panel
and a foldabl-e ?ap along each side edge positioned with
_ facing the box front wall 12.
in said box so that the side ?aps extend along the side
When the insert 26 is within the box, the portions ad~
walls of the box with the panel abutting and facing said
jacent the upper ends of the panel 18 and the side flaps
box front wall, the portions adjacent the upper ends of
30 and 32 of the insert 26 project above the box front
the panel and side ?aps of said insert projecting above the
_ wall 12 and the side walls 14 and 16, respectively.
A portion 34 of the front wall 12 is bent inwardly (see
FIGURE 3) to reinforce the front Wall 12 which is in
" effect cut inwardly from the upper end and along the side
edges, as at 36 to a point adjacent the lower end, as at
65 box front wall and side walls respectively, said box front
wall being cut inwardly from the upper end and along
the side edges to a point adjacent the lower end, the wall
portions de?ned by the cuts being folded down to provide
a corresponding exposed portion on said panel, and a
38, to provide a corresponding exposed portion on said 70 closure cap having side panels front and rear walls nor
panel ‘28 of the insert 26.
mally closing the upper ends of said box rear, front and
A bottom 40 extends between the lower ends of the rear
side walls and having the rear wall lower end integrally
3,065,849
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connected along said rear wall transverse fold line for
movement from the closed position to an open position,
to said box and including a front wall, and a unit attached
to the front wall of said insert and including a supply of
matches and an abrasive coating exposed between said
box and cover front Walls when said container is closed.
the improvement consisting in an upstanding match packet
embodying a plurality of match sticks each having a match
tip at the upper end positioned on the outer face of said
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
panel, the matches of said match packet being disposed
so that the match tips thereof are wholly covered by the
portion of the closure cap front wall adjacent the lower
end of the latter when said closure cap is in the closed
position.
2. A cigarette container comprising a box including
front, back and side walls, a cover including front, back
and side walls, the back walls of said box and cover being
integral and having a transverse fold line enabling saidv
cover to be swung between open and closed positions, the
front wall of said box terminating short of the front wall
of the cover when said container is closed, an insert joined
10
182,765
Maddock _____________ __ Oct. 3, 1876
1,495,872
2,163,828
Olsen _______________ __ May 27, 1924
Chalmers ____________ __ June 27, 1939
208,627
287,427
585,020
Great Britain _________ __ Dec. 27, 1923
Great Britain _________ __ Mar. 22, 1928
Great Britain __________ -1 Jan. 28, 1947
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