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Publication numberUS1339577 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 11, 1920
Filing dateMar 31, 1917
Priority dateMar 31, 1917
Publication numberUS 1339577 A, US 1339577A, US-A-1339577, US1339577 A, US1339577A
InventorsRoffeis Frank J
Original AssigneeRoffeis Frank J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Envelop for burning tobacco
US 1339577 A
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APPLICATION mgr) MAR. 31, 1917.

1,339,577. Patented y 11,1920.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 11, 1920.

Application filed March 31. 1917. Serial No. 158.888.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK J. Rorrnrs, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Helena, in the county of Lewis and Clark and State of Montana, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in an Envelop for Burning Tobacco, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to tobacco users appliances and more particularly to envelops or cases for cigars, pipes and the like.

An object of the present invention is to provide a pocket case' adapted to recelve therein a burning cigar, or a lighted pipe; to prevent the heat of the cigar or p pe from burning the clothing; and to prevent ashes and tobacco from the cigar and pipe accumulating in the clothing.

The invention also aims at the provlslon of a suitably formed case or envelop for a cigar or a pipe having a heat insulating wall of nomcombustible material to not only prevent contact of the burning tobacco with the clothing, but also to prevent injury by heat radiation through the casing.

A further object of the invention is to provide an envelop or casing which embodies these novel features, and which will also protect the cigar or pipe, and prevent access of air thereto. 7

The above, and various other important novel features of the present invention will be in part described, and in part understood, from the following detailed description of the present preferred embodiment thereof, the same being illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein:

Figure 1 is an inner side elevation of a casing or envelop for cigars constructed according to the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a transverse section through the same taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a plan view of a slightly modified form of easing constructed accordingto the present invention and adapted to receive a pipe therein, the view showing the casing in open position.

Fig. 4 is a vertical longitudinal section taken through a further'modified form of the casing. i

Fig. 5 is a vertical transverse section through the same, on the line 55 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 6 is a horizontal transverse section taken through the casing of Fig. 4 on the line 6- 6 thereof.

Fig. 7 is a plan view of the device in open position, showing a further modified form of the invention in open position.

Fig. 8 is a longitudinal section taken through a still further modified form of the envelop.

Fig. 9 is a transverse section of a further modified form of the invention, disclosing a simplified construction of the form shown in Figs. 1 and 2. i

Fig. 10 is a horizontal transverse section of a further modification, disclosing a simplified construction of the form disclosed in Figs. 4, 5 and 6.

Referring to the drawings, wherein like parts are designated by similar numerals of reference throughout the severalviews, and referring first to Figs. 1 and 2, 10 and 11 designate a pair of complemental sections which are hingedly connected at one edge by means of hinges 12, or the like. The sections 10 and 11 are hollow, are open at their inner sides, and are adapted to be swung together about the hinges 12 to close the open sides thereof and provide a complete housing or envelop. The marginal edges of the sections 1.0 and 11 are adapted to abut when the casing is closed, and the opposite free ends of the sections 10 and 11 are provided with registering longitudinal concavities of substantially semi-cylindrical formation, as shown at 13, and partition walls 14, define the inner longitudinal sides of the concavities 13 and are substantially flush with the top and bottom of the sections 10 and 11. When the sections 10 and 11 are closed, the partitions 14 abut, and close the end cylindrical compartment to the remaining interior'of the casing. i

This end compartment in the casing is of a size adapted to receive a lighted cigar therein, and the inner walls of the outer end concavities 13 are'provided with a lining 15 of non-combustible heat-insulating material, such as asbestos, to prevent burning of the casing sections 10 and 11 and to also prevent radiation of heat from burning cigars which may be placed in this end compartment. In the lower end of one of' the concavities 1.3 may be placed a pouch or pocket 16 which as shown, extends throughout substantially one-third of the length of the concavity 13 and is of a size adapted to receive one end of a cigar therein. This pocket or pouch 16 is adapted to retain the cigar in the concavity during the opening and closing movements of the sections 10 and 11, and toprevent the scattering of ashes and burning tobacco in handling the casing.

In the modified form shown in Fig. 3,the sections 10 and 11 of the case conform in shape substantially to the opposite sides of a pipe, and are hingedly connected together at one edge by hinges 12 in substantially theusual manner. The inner walls of the sections 10 and 11 are covered by a lining 15-, preferably in the bowl-receiving portion ofthe case, the lining 15 comprising a noncombustible heat insulating material. The remaining, or stem portions, of the case may beprovided with a suitable cloth or plush lining 17 inthe usualmanner. In Figs. 1, 5 and 6 of the drawings, the sections 10 and 11 are in the form of relatively deep pockets open at one end and adapted to be interfitted in telescoping relation. Thesection 10 is provided in one end with a partition wall 1 1 spaced inwardly a short distance from the adjacent end wall of thesection to provide a cigarreceiving pocket or compartment. The inner wall of this compartment is provided with alining 15 of non-combustible heat-insulating material adapted to receive thereagainst hot ashes and burning tobacco, and prevent the radiation of the heat therefrom through V the casing.

the inner closed end of the section 11 is 7 provided with .a non-combustible heat-insulating lining 18 extending over the end wall thereof and along the sides of the section 11? to a depth equal to the projecting end of the-partition let". Such a construction admits of the placing of the section 11 upon the section 1O with either end of the former inregistry with the heat-insulated compartments.

In the modified form shown in Fig. 7,

' the complemental sections 10 and 11 .are

hingedly connected at one edge by hinges.

12, and are formed .to the configuration of the opposite sides of a cigar. The sections 10 and 11 when closed meet at their marginal edges and completely out off access of air'to the interior of the case. The inner walls of the sections 1 0 and 11 ar'e'coveredby a non-combustible heat-insulating lining 15 In the form shown in Fig. 8, the casing is [composed of a pair of tubular sections 10 and llf conforrning to the opposite ends of a cigar. One of the sections, such as the section li is provided with a slightly reduced open end portion or neck 19 adapted to frictionally engage in the open end of the opposite section. The inner walls of the sections 10 and 11 are provided with a non-combustible heat-insulating lining 15 to prevent radiation of the heat from a lighted cigar which is placed in the casing, and to prevent injury to the casing if formed of combustible material. When this latter form of case is used, one end of a cigar, which may be burning, is inserted in one of the sections, and the opposite section is then fitted over the opposite end of the cigar and forced upon the opposite section. The neck 19 provides an air-tight joint which .pre vents. access of air to the burning cigar, and the latter is in a short time extinguished.

In all forms of the invention, it is readily noted that the burning charge of tobacco, whether in cigar form, in a pipe bowl, or in other desired .form, is placed in the case, the non-combustible lining will prevent the burning tobacco from setting fire to adjacent objects, or to the walls of the case. In each form, the heat-insulating lining retains the heat of the burning tobacco inthe compartment of the case and prevents the radiation thereof through the wallsof the case and to the pocket or surrounding objects.

When the forms shown in Figs. 1 and 2 is used, one end of the cigar may be inmay be coated with a suitable substance for carrying out the object of this invention.

The form illustrated in Fig. 9 is similar to that shown in Figs. 1 and 2 with theexception that the compartment for fresh cigars is'not provided with the corrugations or the individual recesses for holding the cigars separated. In this instance, the sections 10 and 11 are provided with relatively flat sides, and the section 10 may be provided with a flap 20' which islooped outwardly from the section 10 and which may extend to any desired height at the innersicle of the same. The flap 20 is adapted to hold any desired nuinber of cigars or the like in the section 1 0 and in position to be in closed in the case when the sections 10 and 11 are swung together." The partition walls in may be formed from separate metallic strips as shown which are bent and curved into substantially rectangular form and soldered or otherwise suitablysecured against the inner sides of the sections 10 and 11 in position to register when the sections are closed to thus form the end compartment.

The form disclosed in Fig. 10 comprises telescoping sections 10 and 11 which are provided with relatively flat or straight 0pposite side's so that any desired number of fresh cigars or the like may be crowded in the case. The partition 14L is relatively wide and bears at opposite edges against the inner walls of the inner section 1O to close the large compartment from the small end compartment. In other respects the form of the device shown in Fig. 10 is similar to that disclosed in Figs. 4,6 and 6.

It is of course understood that various other changes and modifications may be made in the details of construction of the above-described embodiment of this invention without departing from the spirit thereof, and being restricted only by the scope of the following claim.

I claim A case for cigars and the like including a pair of complemental sections adapted to fit together and provided with partitions to form spaces therein for accommodating a supply of cigars or the like and a compartment in one portion of the case cut oif from the remainder of the interior of the case and from the spaces occupied by said supply of cigars or the like, said cut 011? compartment adapted to receive a lighted cigar or the like, and a lining of refractory and heat insulating material placed in said compartment.


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US3159272 *Feb 21, 1962Dec 1, 1964Swift Betty KCigarette packaging
US4207976 *Apr 9, 1979Jun 17, 1980Herman Rodney WCigarette package
USRE31076 *Jun 1, 1981Nov 9, 1982 Cigarette package
U.S. Classification206/246, 206/244, 206/256
International ClassificationA24F13/18, A24F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F13/18
European ClassificationA24F13/18