US 1392409 A
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s. R. FULLENWIDER.
. CIGAR CARRIER.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 6, 19H!- 1,392,409. g Pawnted 00. 4, 1921.
WITNESS: INVENTOR GEORGE R. FULLENWIDER I I W M 1 UNITED STATES} GEORGE a. FULLENWIDERQOF IAIRFIELD, MONTANA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed November 6, 1919. Serial No. 336,097.-
To all whom it may concern: I
Be it known that I, GEORGE R. FULLE-N: WIDER, a citizen of the United States, residing at F airfield, in the county of Tetonand State of Montana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cigar-Carriers, of which the followingis a specification.
This invention has to do with the provision of a cigar carrier that may becarried in a hat. More specifically, it provides a device that engages the ridge formed by the crease in a Fedora hat and extends into and utilizes the spaces on either side thereof as cigar storing compartments.
To carry a supply of cigars about has heretofore been a source of inconvenience, annoyance and wastefulness. None. of the pockets in a coat or vest is suitable for the purpose, regardless of whether or not the cigars are placed in a holder. A metallic holder occupies as much room when empty as it does when full, causing a constant bulge in the garment. It is further objectionable because of its weight. A leather or otherwise flexible container offers no realprotection against a blow, or the crushing caused by stooping and other body movements. If carried loose in the pockets cigars are almost sure to become injured, the wrappers broken or the ends mutilated, so that if not completely destroyed, they are in such condition that no pleasure is experienced in smoking them.
I have noticed that many men carry cigars in their hats or caps, primarily, I have ascertained, to keep them from being injured and secondarily to take advantage of the humidifying effect therein. The chief ob-' jection to this practice at present is from a sanitary standpoint. The object of the present invention is to provide an eflicient yet inexpensive carrier which will permit cigars to be carried in the crown of a hat where they will not come in contact with the hair of the wearer or with any portion of the hat which touches the hair.
Other objects and features of advantage Will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood. A preferred embodiment is'made the basis of the present disclosure, but this serves only to illustrate the adaptation of the invention, and is not to be considered as imposing limitation or restrictions in the application of the principles thereof, or of the scope of the appended claims.
In the drawings Figure l is'a' side elevation of the device showing a cigar held therein;
' Fig. 2 is an end View;
Fig. 3, a plan View;
' Fig. 4 shows the blank from which the device is formed, and
Fig. 5 the cooperative relation device and a hat. v I I Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral 10 designates a blank which is punched from a thin sheet of aluminum. The use of other material is permissible but aluminum will prove to be more serviceable. The blank comprises a body portion 11 and two pairs of fingers 12, there being one pair of fingers on each side. It is desirable that a plurality of indentations or grippers 13 be impressed in the sides of the body portion 11, in substantially parallel relation with the longitudinal axis 14 of said body portion. These indentations may be formed as a part of the punching operation, either as grooves, as shown in the drawings, or as a series of depressions, the reverse sides of which constitute knobs or points. The purpose thereof will be explained later.
Considering the upper side of the blank 10 as that in which the indentations 13 are impressed, the device is formed by bending said blank downwardly along its axis 14: until the sides of body portion 11 are substantialy parallel. The fingers 12 are then bent outwardly and convergingly upwardly, the tips thereof being preferably turned outwardly, although this latter refinement is not necessary. The contour is such that the lower curve on each side will freely house a cigar. It.is obvious that a considerable degree of spring between the adjacent sides of body portion 11 and in the fingers 12 will be imparted by the bendin thereof.
The device being designed to %e carried in a Fedora hat it will be readily appreciated that to fasten it therein, it is merely required that the sides of body portion 11 be spread sufliciently to receive the ridge 15 formed on the inside of the hat 16 by the crease in the top, after which the spring in said sides will induce suflicient pressure to keep the device in position. Incidentally, this much of the carrier constitutes an excellent hat creaser. The frictional engagement between the ridge between the of the hat and the body portion of the carrier is augmented by the grippers 13.
As thus assembled, it will be seen that the fingers 12 occupy the spaces in the top of the hat adjacent said ridge and point ou I,
fingers may be made longer and given a contour which will provide additional compartments, r V
7 1. ,A cigar holder for Fedora hats and the like, consisting of a thin pieceiof sheet metal centrally folded upon itself to forma slot adapted to receive the inwardly creasedportion 'of-the crown of the hat, and oppositely disposed lateral extensions bent backwardly to form a cigar pocket on each side of said central fold.
2. -A cigar holder for Fedora hats and the like, consisting of a centrally folded sheet of metal adapted to fit on the creased portion of the hat, and lateral springarms curved backwardly to form :cigar pockets and then outwardly at their ends, said folded portions having projections raised on their inner sides to increase their adherence to said creased .portion. y
In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses. 3
GEORGE R. FULLENWIDER.
FRANcEsK; GILLESPIE, VAEDA LImRs'r.