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Publication numberUS1205751 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 21, 1916
Filing dateAug 26, 1915
Priority dateAug 26, 1915
Publication numberUS 1205751 A, US 1205751A, US-A-1205751, US1205751 A, US1205751A
InventorsJohn J King
Original AssigneeJohn J King
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigarette-case and humidor therefor.
US 1205751 A
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Application filed August 26, 1915.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that 1, JOHN J. KING, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Frankfort, in the county of Franklin and State of Kentucky, have invented a new and Improved Cigarette-Case and Humidor Therei'or, of"which the following is a full, clear. and exact description.

My invention relates to cigarette cases and humidor-s carried therein, my more particu' lar purpose being to improve the general structure of the casing and to provide the casing with means for detachably holding the humidor.

My invention further relates to the construction of the humidor whereby it is rendered easily detachable from the cigarette case.

Reference is made to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like reference characters indicate like parts.

Figure 1 is a plan view of the cigarette case complete, and showing the same as closed. Fig. 2 is an edge elevation of the same; Fig. 3 is a plan view showing the cigarette case as open; Fig. 4: is an inverted plan, or bottom view, of the mechanism shown in Fig. 3; Fig. 5 is a section onthe line 5-5 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction of the arrow; Fig. 6 is a fragmentary section through a humidor and parts immediately associated therewith; Fig. 7 is a fragmentary section showing the clasp for holding the casing closed; Fig. 8 is a fragmentary longitudinal section through a humidor and parts immediately associated with the same.


The cigarette casing, generally speaking, is made in halves 9, 10, each of which may be convenientlydesignated as a shell, these halves being connected together by a sectional hinge 11 extending, in this instance,v

the full width of the two halves. Two arms 12 are pivotally mounted upon the casing, and are adapted to rest upon the cigarettes so as to hold them in proper alinernent.

The half is provided at one of its edges with a lip 13 turned inwardly, as indicated more particularly in Fig. 7. Disposed adjacent this lip are a pair of bearings 14, 15, as indicated at the right part of Fig. 3. A leaf spring 16 having the general form of a bow, engages these bearings and extends through the same. A. clasp 17 engages this how at a point between the bearings14, 15,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 21, 1916.

Serial No. 47,404.

and is provided with a hook 18, so arranged as to engage a lip 19 carried by the half 9.

Vhen the clasp 17 is pressed to the left, ac-,

cording to Fig. 7, the two halves 9, 10 can be swung apart upon the hinge 11, but when the halves are pressed together, the lip 19 being similarly provided with an arched portion 20, as may be understood from Figs. 3 and 5. Within each of these arched portions are flanges 21, each of L-shape in cross section, as indicated in Fig. 6 the said arched portions 20 and 20 together with the flanges 21 forming humidor receptacles.

There are two humidors 22, each extending slidably into one of the arched portions 20, 20. Each humidor 22 has, in cross section, the form indicated in Figs. 5 and 6. This form is substantially that of an arch made of sheet metal and provided,at its base, with a portion 22 provided with perforations 23. A filling 2st of mineral wool is carried by each humidor. The body portion of the humidor 22 is provided with a.

shoulder 25, as may be understood from Fig. 8, and with a portion 26, the diameter of which is slightlygreater than that of the body portion. Mountedupon the end portion 26 of the two humidors, are knobs 2T, adapted to be grasped by the fingers. A spring 28 (see Fig. 3) carried within the arched portion 20 of the case, presses upon the arched portion 22 of the humidor, and thus prevents the too easy withdrawal of the humidor. I

The operator, in order to remove either humidor, merely grasps the knob 27 and. draws the humidor in the general direction of its length. Either humidor is removable independently of the pther.

My object in having! two humidors is to supply moisture for both ends of each cigarette. That is to say, in cigarette cases which are provided with only a single humidor, the

tendency is for the latter to supply abundant ing moisture to the cigarette,is at the end of the cigarette, and that if the moisture be applied to both ends, there is little or no dill L culty in maintaining the middle of the cigarette in proper condition as regards humidity. In fact, if the ends of the cigarette are prevented from becoming unduly dried, it matters but little if the tobacco in the middle portion of the cigarette becomes slightly more dried than would otherwise be desired.

The operation of my device will be readily understood from the foregoing description.

The charge 24 of mineral wool is dampened with water or with any solution to be used for humidifying the cigarette. The

humidors are placed in-position, which is done by sliding them endwise into their respective compartments, as indicated in Fig. 8. The two halves of the cigarette case may now be opened or closed independently of the humidors, and cigarettes may be placed within the casing and taken out one at a time, or otherwise, without disturbingthe the positions of the humidors.

I do not limit myself to the precise construction herein shown, as variations may be made therefrom without departing from the spirit of my invention. 7

Having thus described my .invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. In a cigarette case, the combination of a body member made in halves connected together along longitudinally extending edges and movable relatlvely to each other one of I said halves being provided with an arched portion open at one end adjacent an edge of the case, and a humidor having an arched portion slidably fitting into said first mentioned arched portion through said open end.

2. In a cigarette case, the combination of a body member made in halves connected together along longitudinally extending edges a body member provided with an arched.

portion open at one end; and a humidor provided with a portion for extending into said arched portion at its open end, said humidor being further provided with a shoulder for abutting against said arched portion, thus forming a limiting stop for controlling the degree of movement of said humidor.

4. The combination of a provided with a pair of flanges and having an arched portion disposed adjacent the said flanges, an end of the arched portion being open adjacent an edgeof the cigarette case, a humidor having an arched portion slidable through the said open end of the arched portion of the case, said humidor being hollow and being provided with'perforations opening into the case, and a filling located within said humidor for holding a liquid furnishing humidity.

5. In a case of the character described, a body in two halves movably connected along longitudinally extending edges, one of the halves being open at one end of the body and the other half being open at the other end of the body, two humidor receptacles ex tending one from the end of each half for closing the said open ends of the halves when the halves of the body are closed, the humidor receptacles having open ends, and humidors slidably disposed in the humidor receptacles.




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Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2539276 *Aug 28, 1947Jan 23, 1951Ernest R SchmelingCigarette holding device
US2862779 *Sep 14, 1956Dec 2, 1958Hammond Clarence OCigarette case with humidifying means
US4934524 *Sep 19, 1988Jun 19, 1990Brown & Williamson Tobacco CorporationPackage for storing moisture laden articles
US5829581 *May 19, 1997Nov 3, 1998Traveldor, LlcPocket humidor
US6112889 *Oct 29, 1998Sep 5, 2000Traveldor LlcPocket humidor
U.S. Classification312/31.1, 312/31.3, 206/205, 206/263
Cooperative ClassificationA24F25/02