US 1186771 A
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C. F. HAMMANN.
MATCH SAFE AND CIGAR CUTTER.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 29. 1915.
Patented June 13, 1916.
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Application filed March 29, 1915'- Serial No. 17,649.
1 0 all whom it may concern Be itknown that 1, Cam. F. Hummus, a citizenof the United States of America, residing in Northampton, county of Hampshire, and State of Massachusetts,have invented certain new and useful improvements in Match-Safes. and Cigar-Cutters, of which the following isa specification.
This invention relates to improvements in a combined match safe and cigar cutter.
The invention is designed for carrying safety matches in which the chemically treated end of the match can only be ignited on a special-1y prepared surface such as is associated with a portion of the outersurface of the boa; in which the matchesare packed by the manufacturer.
It is the purpose of my invention to remove the contents of the safety box and place the matches within the match-receiw ing portion of the receptacle, then, tear off the specially treated surface of the box and attach it to my improvement, whereby the matches can be readily ignited by scratchingthe same on this surface, which is temporarily secured to the box, suitable means being associated with the match-receiving receptacleof the safe to permit the ready insertion and removal of this portion of the original match box.
The cigar cutter feature is designed to be associated with the cover of the safe and is easily operable by the user when desired to sever the tip of a cigar.
Referring to the drawings: Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the match safe showing the cover in a closed position and the cutter moved to its retracted or normal It also illustrates the insertion position. of the specially prepared scratching surface for igniting the safety match; Fig. 2 is a top plan View of Fig. 1, showing the location of the cutter as being equidistantly arranged from the opposite sides of the match safe; Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view on the line 38 of Fig. 1; Fig. 1 is a vertical sectional view on the line 14 of Fig. 2, showing the manner in which the severing blade is located and the coil sprin for normally maintaining the knife in inoperative position; Fig. 5 is a sectional view on the line 55 of Fig. 42; Fig. 6 is a View on the line 66 of Fig. 1, showing the inte-- gral struck-up portions of the side of the match safe and the inserted pieces of spe cially prepared material within the pertions.
eferring to the'drawings in detail: the body of the match safe is indicated at 1, the opposite sides of which have struck-up portions 3 and d that are arranged in par allel relation with each other to form a separated space, indicated at 5, between the inner edges of the struck-up portions of the casing in which a match is placed when it is ignited. 1
6 indicates a strip of the speciallvor chemically prepared material which usually formsthe; side portions of the box in which the safety matches are packed by the manufacturer. These side edges or stripsare torn from this box and inserted under thefstruck-up pieces 3 and 4 of the casing 1, whereby the operator can readily ignite one of the safety matches by scratching the same on the outer surface of this material, as indicated at 6.
The cover of the casing is indicated at 7 and has a hinged connection therewith as shown at 8. In the lower part of the cover is secured the horizontally arranged pin 9 on which is placed a slidable'member 10,,
the reduced portion 10 of which extends upward through an opening 11 in the cover and to which the cutting blade 12 is secured by means of the pin 13. This blade is clamped by means of the pin 13 to an enlarged portion 14: against the outer edge 15 of which the operator presses when it is desired to move the cutting blade '12 across the opening 16 which is transversely arranged through the blade receiving casing 17 of the cover. In order to normally hold the blade in its retracted position a coil spring 18 is placed on the pin, as shown clearly in Fig. 4-. The expansive force of this spring acting on the slidable member 10, therefore, retains the cutting blade 12 in the position shown. In order to operate the cutter it is only necessary to push inward on the surface 15 against the tension of this'spring, and, upon the oper tor releasing his pressure upon the part 14, the blade is automatically returned to its original position.
The sides of the cover, as shown at 19 and 20, snap over the opposite sides of the easing 1 and in contact with the rib 21 of the casing. The contents of the safety match box are removed and placed inthe casing 1 7 v and that part of the original box which is provided with the chemically prepared surface or other f material is removed and" slippedin under the struck up portions ,3
1 and 4.; When all of the matches havebeen, usedrby removal from the casing, the pore tions of the old sides of the box are then re-.
moved from thestruck-up portions 3a'nd 4 and new ones again inserted, as already described, and the contents of a new box is emptied into the safety match safe.
time I have Y tion, also a clgar cutter that is easily oper- It will be seen from this invention that I have provided a-match safe in which only safety boxes can be carried and at the same rovided meansfor their igniable by the user for severing the tip of a cigar.
able block mounted thereon, and having. a reduced portion extending upward throughan opening in the cover, a cutter secured to said block, and means comprising a coil spring located on the pin for normally retaining the cutter in a retracted position, as
described. i V
2. In a cigar cutter, the combination, a
cutter, a casing,'a cover therefor, the casing forming a part of the cover to receive the cutting edge of the cutter, a pin secured to the ends of the cover, a slidable 'm ember V mounted on the pin, a coiled spring mounted on thepin and located between an edge end of the cigar, as described. 7
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of said; member and the casing, said cutter beingsecured to the slidable member, said caslng having a transverse opening there-T the tension of the coiled spring, as described.
3. A combined match box and cigar cutiterfcomprising a casing member, a cover pivotally attached to said casing, a pin secured to the cover, a knife slidable'on the 1 pin, a spring to retain the knife in a re tracted position, the upper part of'the'cover having a knife receiving casing, and oppositely located. openings therein to receive the 4. A combined match box and cigar cutter Y comprising a box body, a-cover hinged to the upp'er'edge thereof and provided with an o'peningvin the top of the same, a horizontally disposed rod secured to the ends ofv the cover, a block slidably locatedon the rod and having a reduced portion. extending upward through the opening in the cover, an enlarged part secured to the upwardly extending reduced portion'of the block, a cutter bladesecured to the enlarged part and the reduced portion, the cover having a casing extending for a portion of its length for receiving the cutter blade when pressure vis exerted by the operator on the outer edge of theenlarged-part, and the casing having oppositely located openings across whichthe the rod for returning the cutter blade toits initial position. i V
; cARLfF. HAMMANN.
Washington, D. G. V Y
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