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Sept. 16, 1941.
|_. w. COPELAND
2,256,044
MATCH CONTAINER AND DISPENSER
Filed May 2, 1939
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L. W. COPELAND
_ 2,256,044
MATCH CONTAINER AND DISPENSER
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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.
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