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Matchbox Top Scratch Strip

You pick up box from sides. With wet hands you wont ruin the strip.
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[edited] Why not have the scratch strip on the top instead of on the sides?

In todays matchboxes, its a simple question of printing. The strip is part of the paper glued onto the box's exterior.

That way you could pick up the box, from the sides, with wet hands, without ruining the strip.

pashute, Feb 27 2008

Detachable match strike http://www.patentst...12-description.html
I didn't bother to read it, I thought that the title said it all. [skinflaps, Feb 27 2008]

You need... http://www.countyco...permmatch2large.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 02 2008]


       [Suggests pashute tries picking up the box from the tray sides, not the striking strip sides, when his/her hands are wet.]
DrCurry, Feb 27 2008

       I pick the box up from the ends, or with dry hands.   

       Also, with an extra grippy surface the size of the boxes top, it would be difficult to slip a box of matches into your pocket (depending of course on the size of your pockets)
zen_tom, Feb 27 2008

       When you put the box of matches down, just put the box on it's side and get the top and bottom all wet.
skinflaps, Feb 27 2008

       The sides where the strips are now are the strongest, the top as it is now is not strong enough.
zeno, Feb 27 2008

       Why use matches at all...I use the long necked Bic...and besides, who the heck goes from task to task in the kitchen with wet hands...get a towel. Dripping all over the stove, counter top and floor creates a rather ugly mess and a dangerous slippery conditions.
Blisterbob, Feb 27 2008

       //who the heck goes from task to task in the kitchen with wet hands..//   

       Maybe,[pashute]'s on a riverbank trying to light a camp fire whilst stroking fish?
skinflaps, Feb 27 2008

       OK those are good questions. (Starting Feb 27 I started using the towel in our kitchen). But why would you be <against> the idea?
pashute, May 30 2008

       because the long side is the same side that the "drawer" is open to.... <spark><foom>
FlyingToaster, May 30 2008


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