US 1087022 A
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H. M. KREH.
HUMIDOR CIGAR BOX.
AP'PLIOATION FILED MAY 9, 1913.
Patented Feb. 10, 1914.
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HENRY M. KREH, O1? PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
To aurelio/nit may concern.'
Be it known that I, HENRY Ki-niH, a citizen of the United States, residing in certain Improvements in Humidor Cigar- Boxes, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to containers or receptacles for tobacco products, more particularly cigars, and the object of my invention is to provide, an original package container with means for keeping cigars in a properly damp or moist condition. By pretei'eiiee, my improved means are ,removable .from the linx as may be desired; one part of the saine consisting oi a pad which will require moistening at intervals.
My improved construction comprises a foraminous wall or partition which may be removably mounted in the box adjacent to or contacting with the tobacco products carried therein; such partition forming between it and one wall. of the container an air space and a compartment for tlie'reception of a moistening pad.
These and other features of my invention will be more fully described hereinafter, reierence being had to the accompanying drawings forming part thereof, in which:
Figure 1, is a perspective view of a cigar box equipped with the moistening device toriniil, the subject of my invention; Fig. 2, is across sectional view on the line 2 2, Fig. 1; Fig. 3, is a plan View of one corner ot' the box shown in Fig. l; Fig. 4, is a perspective View of the foraniinous partition and pad shown in Figs. 1 and 2, and Figs. 5,
G and 7, are views illustrating modifications within the scope of my invention.
In the drawings, vl represents an original package receptacle orf-container for cigars, which may he of wood having the` usual cover. and in all respects the saure as an ordinary wooden cigar hex. For the purpose of my invention` the hoX may he made slightly wider than usual. Within this box, l place a foraininous partition 3, which may he at trout: or rear ot' the box. and may be engaged therewith in any suitable manner that will insure spacing of the same from one wall so as to provide an 'air space or conipartnient l i'or the reception of a 'meistening pad 5: the latter being so disposed there. in' as to avoid all danger otf direct'. contactwith the cigars.
As shown in ria l., 2 and Il, the ioramt Specication of Letters Patent.
Application tiled May 9, 1913. Serial No. 766,593.
nous wall 3 is in the shape of a sheet o1 perforated metal with j irojecting ends adaptfi i ed to grooves?v in the side walls S oi the Philadelphia, lennsyl'fania, have invented cigar box, as clearly shown. When this partition is droj'iped into place, it .forms an air space and room for the reception oi the moistening pad which may be iliade ot any suitable porous material, preferably hacked hy a sheety 9 ot' substantially non-po--` rous material, metal or the like, to make it sutiiciently still' as to be easily removed from the box when it is 4desired to meisten the saine. lt may be otherwise stitl'ened ii" desired. The foraminous partition, however, may he combined. withthe box in various ways, and in Figs. 5, G and 7, fl have shown` Patented Feb. 10, 1914.
other ways of accomplishing the saine resuit.. In Fig. t3, ,tor instance, which View is `similar to Fig. 3, the forainiuous partition is a single sheet of metal adapted to grooves 7 `toi-ined in the ends oi' the box, and the support 9 i'or the padl has projecting upper and lower Valls ttl to space it from the foraminous partition. As shown iii-Fig. (l, the foraminous plate is turned hack on itself at 11 so as to be spaced `vrfrom the front wall of the cigar box, or it may be caught between the end olE thc iront wall at its point ot engagement'. wit-h the sidewall by continuing the bend at right angles to the partition, as shown in Fig. t7, or by turning it in the manner indicated at 12 in Fig. 7. lt will he understood further that the. toramii'ious plate forming the compartment with the'` moistening pad may he at the troni; or rear ot the box as desired, and that in lsome iiistances it may he at both 'trout and rear oi" the box.
The construction in Figs. vl, 2 and 3, is preferred toa certain extent, inasmuch as the bending over ot the fmaminous plate at 13 stitl'ens the saine and permits its` ready introduction into or removal from the box, and further, because such turning` or bending ofthe edges et" the sheet provides the desired space to receive the inoistening` pad, which is thereby confined against movement.
Any means oi insuring an air space, how.
ever, with room for the moistening pad, so that' the laitier Will not contact with the torainiiuua: Aplate at the portion adjacent to l'the cigars may he employed, without departing from my invention.
l claim: l
l. A humidor adapted for use with an original lr 'if cigars, said liuinidor consist- Serzmf 'dlg-mds@ im@ ker's 01' grooves made Vfrtialjv in opposite walls 0f the bQX, Mw, flujn'enmveiedges of said pla-tf; forn'lng am air space, and :l separate platre, 'insertbe- Qdgewis@ through the open isop 0f fh@ bmi und no the Space between the turned-over edg's of 'he named plate and the com tiguous Vail of the box, and having a moisrming pm? arranged subszmtially parallel Wfh fh@ l'st--lxnued plaine.
n xgestjnmny \v}'1c1cof,' I have signed 1m," 1mm@ tu thm speclfnifzliinn,in the presence Cif wo Suma-lining Witnesses.
HENRY M. KRE'EL.