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A holder, as well as a tray, for safety matches can be made from any ordinary tobacco can. The metal on one side is cut as shown and the pieces bent up to form standards for holding the match box in an upright position. The openings left where the metal was raised are used for dropping the burned matches into the box. The hinged cover is used for emptying the tray. - Contributed by David B. Lutz, E. St. Louis, III.
Ill: The Match Box is Held Upright between Standards Formed from the Tin of the Tobacco Box