US 1058999 A
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0. H. PATTBN. UIGAR CUTTER. APPLIUATION FILED 00131, 1912.
Patented Apr. 15, 1913.
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Be ii. known thatl, CHARLES H. PATTEN, a citizen of the United States, and resident; of the city of Providence, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode l sland, have invented certain new and useful improvemerits in Cigar-Coders, of which the following specification Tljhis invention relaies to cigar oulilers, more pailicularly of the class which consists of a guide plate and a cutter plate, adapted to slide one upon the other, the cutter plate being provided with a sharpened cutting end and the guide plaie with a cooperating sharp edged openii'igthrough'which the cigar is positioned to have its end 'c'ut'ofi' by the moving of one plate upon the other, the gu de plate having its edges'rolled up forr lug ways in which, the cutter plate slides,
and both plates being provided with longitudinal registering grooves formed in their inner or contacting surfaces forming tubes in each of which islocaled a coilspring each connecl'ed at its opposiie ends to said opposite plates whereby the plates are adapted to be manually actuated to sever the cigar tip and returned to normal or open position by rnal position. Fig. 2- is detail in perspeo live showing the inner face of the guide plate. Fig. 3-- is a perspective view of the cutter plate showing the outer face thereof. Fig. 4-- is a section on line 4H4 of Fig. 2. Fig. 5--- is a section on line of Fig. 3. Fig. 6* is an enlarged section on line -6 of 1.. Fig. i' is a detail of one of the coil springs shbwing the eyes in the endsfor engaging the pins in the opposite plates.
Referring to the drawings, 10 designates the cutter plate, one end of which is provided with a V-shaped notch as at 11, the end of which is sharpened to form one of the cutters. The opposite end of this plate is provided. with an openin .LA/ borou h which the thumb or finger of the operating hand may pass, This'cutier plate is also provided with two longitudinal grooves 13 and 14:,- set inward ashortdistance from its Specification of Letters Patent Pair bed A591. 15 1- 913. 7 I
corresponding edges '15 and 16, said grooves being formed by pressing the stock from the inner slde oftlie plate outward. Attaching pins or in u 17 extend inwardfrom the wall of sec groove, the same being located near the cutter end of the plate.
18 designates thefiguideplate whose side edges aret-urned up'and over toward each other forming grooves or ways 19 and 20 into which the edges 15 and 16 of the guide platcare adapted a slide and which ways.
also serve tohold the faces of the opposite plates in sliding contact with each other. lhecenter of this guide-plate is provided with an opening 21 whose edge is beveled from the outer side inward. providing a cooperating culting opening through which the end of-lhe cigar'is passed to be cut oil when the plates slide inward one upon the other. The-inner surface of this guide plate is also provided with a pair of longitudinal grooves 22-and 23 pressed from the inner face thereof outward, the same being Tr ranged to register with those of the cutter plat-e'thereby forming between them two halves oi two tubular portions in which the actuating coil. springs 25 are lo'cated. The grooves 22 and 23 in the guide plate are also provided with inwardlyexiending pins or lugs 24 which are located at the end of the grooves opposite to that of the location of the pins 17 in. the cutter plate. Thesepins or attaching members in both. the guide plate and the cutter plate may be inserted or formed in any suitable 1nanner,but I have shown the same as being a portion of the stock of lhe tube cut out and bent inward forming retaining hooks, pins or lugs to which the opposite ends 26 arid 2? respectively of the springs 25 may be attached.
in assembling the parts of my improved cutter the springs 25 are placed 'in' 'the grooves 22 and 23 in ilieguide plate,lthe
loops at the ends 26 engaging the pins 24. The cut-lei plate is noii placed in position with its edges in the ways of the guide plate and is slid inward until \the stoclrl'? which. has been cut but not yet been turned inward to form theins, comes opposite the eyes in the ends 2( ofthe spring, .t-hese lugs are then-bent inward engaging the eye at the end-27, of the spring. ,Thus the two members .are' permanently connected together, the springs .25- upon being compressed between 5 the p ns 17 and 24 determine the extent of motionof the plates, and theplate may ,be turned over those of the guide plate the device working equally well in either case;
only 'necesseryl to'press Wit-lithe thumb and finger on the outer ends of thetwo opposite plates causing-the V-shaped cutting edge of the cutter plate-to slide across the opening in the oppositeplate thus cutting the top of the cigar which maybe inserted through said opening. When the pressure isreleused the two plates return at once to normal or extending position under action of the springs 25. By locating the oove halves in the inner faces of the opposite members of the cutter a tubular portion is formed in-.the simplest and most practical manner for housing the springs, thereby providing a cutter of the most inexpensive and yet practical construction. i
I claim: 1. A cigar cutter contacting plates each provided with o posing putting portions and adapted to slide one upon the other, the inner or contacting faces of'e d plates bein provided with regl ooyes' whi eh' tween them form .islterin tion providing a housing for 'lari'c'onstruction as the edges oj-' the cutterv ,In operating improved cutter it is comprising two opposite the actuating-spring, a spring in said housing having its opposite ends attached respecpl'ntes after being actuated to cut the cigar and returns to normal under action of said sprin o 2. K cigar cutter comprising two opposite contacting plates each provided witl1"op posing cut-ting portions the edges of one being rolled over those of the other to guide one to slide'npon the other, the inner or contacting faces of Sflld plates being provided W1th registering rooves which between housing for the actuating spring, a spring in said housing havnig 1tsoppos1te ends at.- tached respectively to said opposite plates whereby said plates after being actuated to cut the cigar end returns to normal under act-ion of said spring. p q
3; Acig'ur cutter comprisinga cutter plate sharpened at one end, :1 guide plate with an opening through it having a co-ueting cutting edge, said latter )lute having its opposite edges rolled over orming ways in which the corresponding edges of the cutter plate slide the inner or contacting faces of both plates being each provided with two purullcl longitudinal oppositely disposed grooves -which together form 'two halves of u tube, an inwardly turned pin at the opposite ends of euchopposite pair of grooves, a coil spring in-each tube, each springhuving its opposite ends attached to the pins in sand opposite plates whereby said plates may be manually slid one upon the other to out the cigar and returned to normal or open posh tion by the action of said springs;
In testimony whereof I utlix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
- CHARLES H. PATTEN. .Witnesses:
' IIOWARD E. BAnrmv,
E. I. OGDEN,
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