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C. KITSCHELT. Match Box.
No. . Patented July 13 1880.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
CIIARLES KITSCIIELT OF NEW YORK N. Y. ASSIGNOR TO NICI-IOLAS
MULLER'S SONS & CO. OF SAME PLACE.
DESIGN FORA MATCH-BOX.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Design No. dated July 13 1880.
Application filed May 1880. Term of patent 3 } years.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I CHARLES KITSCr3ELT of the city county and State of New York have invented a new and original Design for
5 Match-Roses of which the following is a full clear and exact description.
The nature of my design is fully shown in the accompanying drawings to which reference is made and in which
lo higure 1 is a perspective view awl Fig. ;.' a vertical transverse section of my improved match-boy.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
15 This invention relates to an improved de-sign for match-boxes of that class in which a weighted and fulcrumed body with one or more pointed pins at its upper end is employed for picking up the matches which are placed into the body of the box; and the invention consists of an exterior supporting-case formed of a slightly conical trunk and a top plate in connection with a hinged bird applied to an abutment at the rear portion of the exterior
In the drawings A. represents the outer supporting-frame of the match-box which is
provided with a concave base a which may be ribbed or otherwise ornamented of a s i g h t - l y conical and ornamental middle portion b and of a slightly projecting top plate 1.
To a plain abutment e at the rear part of the supporting-frame A is hinged a weighted body B in the shape of a bird the upper end or beak of which terminates in one or two sharp points.
Having thus described my invention. I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent-
The design for a match-box consisting of a supporting - frame A formed of a concave base a a tapering trunk fi a top plate d and a plain abutment at the rear and of a bird B supported on the abutment substantially as described and shown in the accompanying drawings.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed it this 31st day of March 1880.
SAMUEL KILPATRICIi HERMANN J. MOLLER.