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Sept. 16, 1941. |_. w. COPELAND 2,256,044 MATCH CONTAINER AND DISPENSER Filed May 2, 1939 .3 Sheets-Sheet l ,A '. ‘Inventor l h/fCo?e/a/rd A iiomeys Sept. 16, 1941'. L. W. COPELAND _ 2,256,044 MATCH CONTAINER AND DISPENSER Filed May 2, 1959 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 IL’ 75 0.6/5.5. r-/ A $9. 2. r, /5 Inventor Aitornfys I Patented Sept. 16, 1941 2,256,044 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,256,044 MATCH CONTAINER AND DISPENSER Luther W. Copeland, Como, Miss. Application May 2, 1939, Serial No. 271,409 1 Claim. 1(Cl. 206—31) The top ?ap I2 is struck out with a V-tongue 25 and this is perforated as at 26. This de?nes a hanger ?ap 2‘! which can be disposed upwardly as shown in Figures 2 and 3 for hanging the This invention relates to new and useful im provements whereby matches are sold in boxes and wherein these boxes are constructed in such a manner that they can be hung up on a hanger and used as dispensers for the convenient dis container over a nail or the like 28. It can now be seen that the ?aps III and I5 pensing of matches singly. The principal object of the present invention are adhered to the top I2 and the ?ange I8 of the front wall 20 is disposed over the top as shown in Figure 3, while the side ?ange 2I is tainer in which they are sold. , 10 also adhered in place. The matches are then Another important object of the invention is placed in the container and the inclined bottom 29 provided with the triangular-shaped side walls to provide a container-dispenser for matches 30 is then disposed into the bottom end of the which will not increase the cost of matches to container, after which the lower ?aps I6 and the consumer. These and other objects and advantages of the 15 I‘! are secured over the bottom I3 and the ?ange I9 then brought over the bottom to close the invention will become apparent to the reader of the following speci?cation. notches 23—23 and 24. In the drawings-. The striking strip 3| is then secured across the Figure 1 represents a front elevational view front of the box adjacent the bottom as shown of the container before broken to be used as a 20 in Figures 1 and 6. is to provide means whereby matches can be dispensed conveniently from the original con dispenser. When it is desired to use the box as a dis Figure 2 is a rear elevational view. Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view. Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view. penser, the ?ap I1 is struck upwardly and hung over a nail 28, and then the area 32 is pinched out and the ?ange I9 broken along loose the 25 preforated line ‘Ia. This leaves the ?ange I9 free Figure 5 is a bottom plan view. Figure 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of to be ?exed out when a match is gripped through the lower portion of the container broken for the notch 24 and pulled outwardly as shown in use. Figure 3. Figure 7 is a perspective view of the inclined While the foregoing speci?cation sets forth the member. invention in specific terms, it is to be understood Figure 8 is a perspective view of the striking that numerous changes in the shape, size and strip. materials may be resorted to without departing Figure 9 is a plan view of the box blank. from the spirit and scope of the invention as Referring to the drawings wherein like nu merals designate like parts, it can be seen in 35 claimed hereinafter. Figure 9 that the container is constructed from Having described the invention, what is claimed a single sheet '5 of cardboard or similar mate rial, the sheet being bent on the lines 6 and 1 as new is: A combination match container and dispenser longitudinally of the sheet and on the lines 8, comprising a box-like structure including a verti 9, I0 and II transversely of the sheet. The side 40 cal front wall, said front wall being slit at its edge portions of the sheet are further formed lower edge to separate the same from the bottom by slitting to form the top I2, the bottom I3, of the box-like structure and upwardly a sub the upper ?aps I4 and I5 and the bottom ?aps stantial distance at its side edge portion to de I6 and IT, as well as the upper and lower ?anges fine an outwardly movable ?ap adjacent the bot I8 and I9 of the back wall 20, and also the side 45 tom of the box-like structure, said ?ap being ?ange 2I'. adapted to be ?exed outwardly to release matches Across the perforated line ‘Ia from the front from the bottom of the box-like structure and wall 20 through the ?ange I9 a circular line a striker strip disposed across the front wall of of perforations 22 is formed. In the forward the box-like structure and having end portions edges of the flaps I6 and Il semi-circular shaped disposed in overlapping position and securedto cut-out portions 23 are formed to register with the side walls of the box-like structure,_ said strip being adapted to reinforce the front wall the semicircular cut-out portion 24 in the for just above the ?ap to prevent upward tearing ward edge portion of the bottom I3. Slits I9a extend inwardly from the lower edge of the wall 20, to de?ne a ?exible area 20a. 55 Of the flap. LUTHER W. COPELAND.