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Publication numberUS1540484 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 2, 1925
Filing dateAug 29, 1923
Priority dateAug 29, 1923
Publication numberUS 1540484 A, US 1540484A, US-A-1540484, US1540484 A, US1540484A
InventorsMartin Larsen Lawrence
Original AssigneeMartin Larsen Lawrence
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1540484 A
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tobacco receptacle or the like.

"Patented June 2, 1925.




Application filed August 29, 1923. Serial No. 659,927.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LAWRENCE MARTIN LARSEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Humidors, of which the following is a specification.

The invention relates to devices for keeping tobacco moist in containers.

An object of the invention is to provide a humidor that can be easily attached to a It is'a further object of the invention to provide a humidor that will be simple of construction and inexpensive of manufacture and adapted to be utilized as an advertising novelty.

Other objects will become apparent upon a perusal of the specification.

Figure 1 is a fragmental perspective View of'a tobacco receptacle showing a preferred form of the invention in place.

Figure 2 is a fragmental cross-section taken through the device and tobacco recepltacle shown at an enlarged scale.

Figure 3 is a perspective view with the end cut away of the preferred form of the invention shown at an enlarged scale.

,Figure 4 is a plan view of a modified form of the invention shown attached to a tobacco receptacle.

. Figure!) is a cross-section taken on line 5-5 of Figure 4.-

Figure 6 is a-plan view, of the invention shown attached to the tobacco receptacle.

Figure 7 is a cross-section taken on line 77 of Figure 6.

, slightly upward as at 14. The other end ofthe clip is bent downwardly forming a corrugated portion 15; the extreme end 16 isbent downwardly again for a short distance, thus providing a yielding connection for engaging a receptacle.

A closure 17 of the same shape as the outer casingbut slightly smaller and having apertures 18 in its bottom wall is yieldingly yet securely fitted in said casing and is provided with a handle 19 for removing the device from the receptacle.

The space between, the casing and the closure is filled with an absorbent material, preferably asbestos.

To put the device in position in the cover of the receptacle, part 16 is placed over a hinge 21 (Fig. 2), and the device is then pressed inwardly and upwardly until the end 14 engages the upper edge of the receptacle. The resiliency of the corrugated element then holds the 'humidor in place.

The modified form shown in Figures 6 and 7 has an outer casing 23 formed integral with the receptacle, and its inner closure 22 is formed to securely engage the casing 23, and is provided with apertures 24 in its bottom wall, thus permitting evaporating Water from the absorbent material 20 to escape and imbue the tobacco in the receptacle, thus'keeping its contents moist.

Another modified form is shown in Figures 4; and 5. In this form an'outer casing 25 is securely riveted to a receptacle and an inner closure 26 is detachably mounted there in, and is provided with apertures 27. It-

trated and described herein except where I claiha; In combination with a tobacco can and.

cover, a humidor comprising a casing having semicircular ends, and provided with apertures in its top wall, a resilient clip secured transversely on said casing, a corrugated end on said clip adapted to engage with the tobacco cancover, whereby said humidor is held yieldingly in slanting engagement therewith.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses at 7 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois.


' is not desired to limit the-invention illus-

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US4997082 *May 16, 1989Mar 5, 1991Kimberly-Clark CorporationHumidistat
US5181555 *Aug 8, 1991Jan 26, 1993Chruniak Stephen APortable food and beverage storage unit mounted adjacent an air ventilator
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U.S. Classification239/55, 239/57
International ClassificationA24F25/00, A24F25/02
Cooperative ClassificationA24F25/02
European ClassificationA24F25/02