US 1233048 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented July 10, 1917,.
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HENRY a. eoonAnL,
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J u'ly10, 1917.
Application filed November 1, 1916. Serial No. 128,919.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I,- HnnnY It. GooDALL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Durham, in the county of Durham and State of North Carolina, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Cigarette- Rollers, of which the following is a specification.
My present invention pertains to an 1mprovement in cigarette rollers, the construction and advantages of which will be hereinafter set forth, reference being had to the annexed drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective roller;
Fig. 2 a like view with a cigarette paper imposed thereon preparatory to putting the tobacco in place; and
Fig. 3 a like view of the structure closed up, with a cigarette shown in dotted lines and partly withdrawn.
The main object of the invention is to provide a simple and compact structure having means to facilitate the placement of the paper, and likewise with means to prevent the tobacco from spilling out as the cigarette is rolled.
The holder proper may be said to comprise a series of curved or segmental sections or leaves, 1, 2, 3 and 4, hinged together at their proximate edges, as best shown in Fig. 1. The outer edge of member 1 is preferably straight, while the ends of the member 4 are rounded off, as at 5, and the curvature of the parts is such that when the sections are brought together or closed up leaf 4 overlaps leaf 1, as appears in Fig. 3.
secured to one of the intermediate leaves, 2 or 3. (2 in the instance shown), and at the end thereof, is a plate 6, said plate being circular in outline and forming a closure for one end of the roller when the leaves are closed, the leaves overlapping the edge thereof.
A light spring finger or. wire 7 is secured to plate 6, said spring lying close to the leaf 2 and having its free end curved upwar to a slight extent.
The paper, denoted by 8, is slipped endwise beneath the finger until it abuts plate Fig. 2, the paper being held close to the leaves b the spring 7 preparatory to receiving the charge of tobacco. When the tobacco is placed thereon, the roller is closed, leaf 1 being swung upview of the dly ' wardly and width of the paper,
wardly with reference to leaf 2, and at the same time leaves 3 and 4 are swung upinwardly, carrying paper 8 around with them and compressing the inclosed tobacco The aggregate width of the leaves'is preferably slightly less than the so that when the parts are closed one edge of the paper will extend slightly beyond the edge or lip of leaf 4.
The cigarette thus formed may be drawn endwise from the holder and the edge of the paper moistened to secure it down upon the body of the cigarette; or the edge may be moistened before leaf 4 is finally turned in.
By the employment of the plate 6, the tobacco is prevented from spilling out of the paper as the various sections are brought to their closed position. When closed, as will be seen upon reference to Fig. 3, the straight edge of the member 1 extends over to the hinge connection between the elements 3 and 4, so that the flap of the paper, as indicated at 8, Fig. 8, overlies the outer face of the leaf 1. It may be moistened at that. time and the leaf 4 turned down over it, or the leaf 4, as above noted, may be turned down and the cigarette drawn endwise and the free edge of the paper moistened as it is withdrawn, so as to cause its adherence to the cigarette body.
The structure will preferably be made of silver, or any other non-corrosive material, and may be used as a pocket-piece.
Having thus described my invention, I claim is:
1. In a cigarette-roller, the combination of a curved leaf; a fixed plate extending upwardly therefrom at one end thereof; a curved leaf hinged to one side of said firstnamed curved leaf; a third curved leaf hinged to the opposite edge of said firstnamed curved leaf, said leaves, when brought to their closed position, forming a tubular member; and a fourth curved leaf hinged to the outer edge of the third-mentioned leaf and adapted to fold the protruding edge of the cigarette-paper placed within the roller downwardly onto the then underlying curved leaf, whereby said edge may be moistened and brought into adhesive contact with the cigarette as it is withdrawn from the roller.
2. In a cigarette-roller, the combination of hinged leaves adapted, when closed, to form a tubular member; and means carrie by one of said leaves and in fixed spaced rewhat lation thereto for initially holding a cigarette paper in position g v'ith refeneneeto the leaves prior to closing the same.
11 a cigarette-roller, the combinatien 0f hinged leaves adapted, when closed, to form a tubular member; and means extending lengthwise of and close to the inner curved surface of one of said leaves for holding a cigarette paper in proper position With reference to the leaves.
A. a cigarette-roller, the combination of a plurality of hinged leaves; and a 'fixed Wire extending lengthwise of and close to the inner face of one of said leaves, said Wire being adapted to "hold a cigarette paper in proper position with reference to the leaves. 1
5. In a cigarette-roller, the combination offa plurality of hinged leaves; a .plate .circul'ar in outline extending npvva'rdly from of the roller; hinged at one edge to one of the curved leaves aforesaid and adapted to form a turndow-n device for the projecting edge of a cigarette paper the body of Which is contained Within the roller.
In testimony whereof I have name to this specifieation.
HENRY R. G'OODAL'L.
signed my Copies of "this patent may he obtained for five een'ts each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, WziShtnEtonyDxO.