US 1211071 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
G. H. BROWN.
ASH RETAINtNG CIGARETTE AND THE LIKE.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 11. 1916.
1 1,71 Patented Jan. 2,1917.
G. H ,BROWN GEORGE E. BROWN, OF WILKINSBUBG, PENNSYLV r ASE-BETAININGCIG E'ITE AND THE LIKE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 2, 1917.
' Application filed March 11, 1918. Serial No. 83,580.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, GEORGE H. BROWN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Wilkinsburg, in the county of Allegheny, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Ash-Retaining Cigarette and the like; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of,
.whereby the ashes are retained and prevented from dropping, and the flame can be extinguished at any point, the construction shown herein being an improvement upon that embodied in my copending application,
filed February 18, 1916, Serial No. 7 9,142.
Further objects of the invention are to provide a device of this character which is inexpensive in its construction, which will retain the ashes without interfering with proper combustion of the tobacco, and which includes an adjustable flame extinguishing band adapted to be moved to the zone of combustion of a partially consumed cigar or cigarette so that the smoke can be safely laid upon a polished surface or carried in the pocket.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel combinations and arrangements of the parts as will more fully appear as the description proceeds, the novel features thereof being pointed out in the appended claims.
For a full understanding of the invention, reference is tobe had to the following description and accompanying drawing, in which m Figure 1 is a side elevation of an ash retaining cigarette constructed in accordance with the invention, the adjustable flame extinguishing collar being shown by full lines in inoperative position and by dotted lines as moved to a position toward the outer end of the ash retaining cage. Fig. 2 is a lon- 'gitudinal sectional view through the same.
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view on the line 33 of Fig. 2.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in all the views of the drawing by the same reference characters.
Referring to the drawin s, the numeral 1 designates a core or filler o tobacco inclosed. .m a wrapper 2 of rice paper or other suitable material adapted to form a tube'for conveying the smoke to the mouth and to be consumed as the tobacco filler burns.
This is the conventional form of cigarette. A band 3 of cork or similar material surrounds the cigarette at a point suitably spaced from the rear end thereof, said band preferably being of a suflicient size to automatically extlnguish the flame when it reaches that point, although it may merely serve as a stop to limit the rearward movement of a flame extinguishing collar 4 which is slidable upon the ash retaining cage 5 and adapted to be seated at any desired point in the length thereof for the purpose of extinguishing the cigarette when partially consumed.
The cage 5 incloses that end of the cigarette which is adapted to be ignited and is formed of suitable incombustible material, the inner end of the cage being secured to the band 3, while the outer end thereof is closed at 5 This cage 5 consists of a screen soarranged and constructed as to alter as little as possible the weight, appearance, color and texture of the cigarette and the mesh is of such a size as to effectively confine the ashes and at the same time admit an abundance of fresh air to support combustion. Suitable firep-roofed fiber may be employed in the construction of the cage or, under certain circumstances, wire may be employed.
The closed end or tip 5 of the cage pref erably has a drop 6 of some igniting compound applied thereto, so that by scratching this against a suitable surface the cigarette can be lighted, without the necessity of using a match The burning cigarette can be smoked in the usual manner, although the ashes will be retained within the cage 5, thereby preventing them from dropping and becoming scattered when smoking 1ndoors, or from blowing into the eyes of the smoker when smoking outdoors.
Should it be desired to place the lighted cigarette upon a table or polished surface, it is merely necessary to move the flafme extinguishing collar 4 over the zone of combustion, after which. the partially consumed cigarette can be safely placed upon any kind of a surface, or carried in the pocket. This construction would also enable a long cigar or stogy to be partially consumed at one I time, extin ished and placed in the pocket,
and finishe at some future time. The burning end of the cigarette or ci ar is also inclosed within a guard which W111 prevent the cigarette from burning the fingers or in- 'uring any article with which it may be rought into contact.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A dev1ce of the character described including an ash retaining cage for cigarettes and the like, and a flame extinguishlng collar slidably mounted upon the ash retaining GEORGE H. BROWN.-
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