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Publication numberUS1474264 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 13, 1923
Filing dateJun 17, 1922
Priority dateJun 17, 1922
Publication numberUS 1474264 A, US 1474264A, US-A-1474264, US1474264 A, US1474264A
InventorsGeorge Karp
Original AssigneeGeorge Karp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigar container and humidor
US 1474264 A
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Nov. 13, 1923. 1,474,264

, G. KARP iCIGAR' CONTAINER AND H UMIDOR Filed J e 17 1922 25 j Z426 1192/22 262423 lq@ ,e7 y INVENTOR. G50/WE /WP MMA w Patented Nov. 13, 1923.



Application led June 17, 1922. Serial No. 569,170.

Be it known that l. (li-:onor: Kaur, a citizen of the United States. and resident of Long Island City. in the county ot Queens and State ot' New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements iii Cigar Containers and Humidors, ot' which the following is a specification.

The principal object of this invention is -to provide a novel and improved container or huniidor for cigars and cigarettes.

further object is to provide a device ot' this character with means to deliver a single cigar or cigarette as desired.

Another object is to provide means to lock the delivciv means.

For the acconiplishiuent ot' these and suoli further objects as will herciiia t'ter be. apparent to those skilled in the art to which .this appertains, the invention consists in the construction. combination and arrangement ot parts herein specifically described and illustrated in theaccompanying drawings,

wherein is shown a preferred embodiment v ot the invention, but it is'to be understood that changes, variations and modifications may be resorted to which fall"-within the scope of the claim hereunto appended.

In the vdrawings forming a portion-ot this specification i c Fig. 1 is a transverse vertical section through a container embodying my invention.

Fig. 2 is a front elevation partly in section.

Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1`

itsV shown in the drawings. the container comprises the end walls 10 and 11, 'front and rear walls '12 and 13 respectively and top members 14 and 15.

The front and rear walls terminate a short distance abovev the base members 16 to provide transverse slots 17 through which slidably project the receptacles 18 and 18a.

A base block 19 is secured centrally of the bottom of the container and is provided with a central upwardly projecting rib 20 which serves to limit the inward movement of the receptacles, and also acts as an abutment for the springs Q1 which are mounted Within recesses 22 provided in the inner face of the receptacles 18 and 18B. Secured to the under faces ot each of the receptacles is a keeper 23, which is adapted to be engaged by a catch :24 pivoted as at 25 to the block 19. A coiled spring 26 is provided to normally hold the catch 24C in engagement with the keeper 23 and an actuating rod 2T is pivoted to each catch and extends outwardly through the base member 16, the base members being preferably provided with a metal thimble or sleeve Q8 through which the rod Q7 slides freely. One of the receptacles 18 is provided in its upper face with a cigar receiving groove 29 which is so located that its outer edge will be substantially in alinement withthe inner face of the adjacent wall of the container when the receptacle is held in its inner position b v the catch Q1 as shown in full lines in F ig. l. The inner faces of the grooves Q9 and 20a are rounded ott' as at 30 to eliminate an)y sharp edges which might tend to destroy the wrappers of the cigars or cigarettes. Thev receptacle 18n is provided in its upper face with a groove 29a similar to the groove Q9 but of smaller deptliand width to receive a cigarette indicated by the numeral 50.

A guide block 31 of triangular transverse cross section is mounted centrally of the con- 20 and extends from tainer upon the rib end to end of the device..

Secured to one of the upper faces of the block 31 adjacent the apex thereof is a partit-ion piece 11 which extends upwardly to toi-m a continuation of thev face 31av of the guide block and serves to divide the container into the compartments A and B.

The coii'ipartnient being intended forthe reception of cigars and compartment B for cigarettes. Due to the difference in length between the cigars and cigarettes, it is theretore desirable to place a partition 42 shown iii Fig. 3 extending at right angles to the partition 41 and serving to keep thecigaiet'tcs in neatly stacked condition. l have also tound it desirable to insert a` guiding piece t3 extending from the upper end of the partition 41 downwardly'into the compartment B. This guiding piece assists in causing cigarettes to be maintained in proper horizontal alignment with the cigarette receiving groove 29a.

Means are provided to lock the receptacles when desired and comprise a locking bar 82 for each of the receptacles, provided with an elongated slot fthrough which the headed screw 33a secured in the sidewall 10. An actuating rod 31 is pivoted to the upper end of the locking bar 32, both of the actuating rods being pivoted asat to the side wall. Each of the receptacles are provided with a recess 35 in which the lower end ofthe locking bar is adapted to be engaged to lock the receptacles against outward movement.

rihe top member let is hinged as at 36 to the top member 15 and a lock 3T is provided to securely lock the top of the container. Humidor pads 38 of the well known type comprisinga sheet ot blotting paper encased within a perforated aluminum sheet are preferably mounted on the inner faces of the top members.

Theoperation ot' the device isl as follows:,-

Assuming that a quantity otcigars or vcigarettes have been placed within the container, they will normally tend to fall downwardly into the cigar and cigarette receiving grooves 29 and 29a respectively, the surface 31 of triangular shaped block 31 and partition 11 guiding the cigars accurately towards the groove 29 while the face 31h` will guide the .cigarettes toward the groove 29, it being understood that thereceptacles 18 and 18L are in the closed or inward position. it it is desired to obtain a cigar, the rod Q7 fortlie receptacle 18 is pushed inwardly releasing the catch 24 Vfrom engagement with the keeper 23, and permitting the drawer 18 to move outwardly under the infiuence of the spring 21. A cigarette may obviously be obtained in a like manner by operating the rod for the receptacle 18.

When it is desired to prevent anyone from appropriating the cigars or cigarettes in the absence of the owner,` the receptacles 18 and 18a may be locked .in closed position by opening the top piece 14, and actuating the rods 34 to cause the lower ends of the locking bars 32 to be engaged within. the recesses 35, after which the top 14 is closed and locked by the lock 37 which may be of any suitable construction. it will be obvious that with the construction of the locking means disclosed either or both the receptacles may be locked as desired.

lit will. be noted that the keepers 23 also serve to act as a stop to limit theoutward movement of the receptacles,' the keeper abutting the inner face 'of the base block 16 as shown by the dotted line position oit' the receptacle 18a in Fig. 1.

` It will be apparent that the device may be used for cigars or ci aret-tes alone and that, I

both of the rece'ptac es may be constructed with similar grooves, the dimensions of which will depend upon whether the container is to Abe used only for cigars or only for cigarettes. Y

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

A container adapted to hold a plurality of articles such as cigars, cigarettes or. the like. means to divide said container into a pair of compartments, a receptacle for each compartment slidably mounted within said container and having a transverse groove therein adapted to contain only a single article.

said means being constructed and arranged4 to cause the articles to be guided downwardly in opposite directions towardsv and in alignment with the respective groove for each compartment, resilient means for normally urging each receptacle outwardly of said container and means to hold each receptacle .within-said container-against the action of said resilient means, comprisingae keeper mounted on each of said receptacles?L a pivoted catch having a hooked end to engage-said keeper and a rod pivotally connected tofsaid catch extending outwardly ot said container, means independent of said catch and rod to engage said receptacles and retain same wit-hin the container when said catch is released, said last mentioned means comprising a locking bar for each receptacle slidably mounted on said container, and a manually operable rod pivoted to said locking bar and pivotally mounted on saidcontainer adapted -to actuate said locking bar into or out of engagement with said receptacle.

Signed at New York, in the county of N ew York, and State of New York this Q6 day of May, A. D. 1922.

GEORGE naar.

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US5607051 *Mar 25, 1996Mar 4, 1997Espinosa; Jorge L.Cigar Humidor
US5816441 *Jan 25, 1996Oct 6, 1998Kerr Group, Inc.Tablet dispenser with child-resistant locking feature
US6047701 *Oct 15, 1997Apr 11, 2000Feldman; Marvin KarpaTray with grooves and slots for recirculation of moist air for a humidor in operation
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U.S. Classification221/124, 312/31.1, 221/24, 221/152, 221/266
International ClassificationA24F15/04, A24F15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F15/04
European ClassificationA24F15/04