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Publication numberUS1550731 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 25, 1925
Filing dateJun 20, 1924
Priority dateJun 20, 1924
Publication numberUS 1550731 A, US 1550731A, US-A-1550731, US1550731 A, US1550731A
InventorsMarshall Jean H
Original AssigneeMarshall Jean H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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131. TOBACCO.

J; H. MARSHALL CONTAINER Filed June 20, 1924 \\\\\UIIIIIIIIII" INVENTOR I am 2 4, ATTORNEY- I31. TOBACCO.

Patented Aug. 25, 1925.

JEAN H. MARSHALL, OF PATGHOGUE NEW YORK.

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Application filed June 20, 1924. Serial No. 721,283.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JEAN H. MARSHALL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Patchogue, county of Suffolk and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Containers, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact specification.

My invention relates to ash receivers and refers particularly to devices of that character adapted for the holding of cigarettes and cigars in combination with means for receiving the ashes therefrom and for causing the lighted cigarette or cigar to be readily extinguished with the absence of objectionable odors.

Lighted cigarettes and cigars, and especially the former, when laid in a horizontal position when not in use, burn unevenly and are liable to become extinguished.

A cigarette, or cigar, when thus positioned, is liable to burn, or char, the material upon which it is supported, or its mouth end is liable to be placed upon a portion of the support which has previously held the mouth end of another cigarette, or cigar, thus rendering the method highly unhygienic.

Another inconvenience in the use of cigarettes and cigars, especially in a room, is the disposition of the smoked, but still lighted, article. If placed within an open receptacle, the odor arising from the gradually dying embers of tobacco is extremely disagreeable and it is frequently inconvenient, if not impossible, to dispose of them otherwise.

The device of my invention overcomes all of the above cited inconveniences and disagreeable features and presents a means whereby a lighted cigarette, or cigar, can be maintained in an upright position, thus insuring uniform consumption, this being accomplished in a hygienic manner, while the still burning article may be disposed within my device insuring its rapid extinguishment with the absence of all odors.

The advantages of my device will be evident upon a consideration of this specification and its accompanying drawings.

In the accompanying drawings, illustrating one form of the device of my invention, similar parts are designated by similar numerals.

Figure 1 is a top plan view of one form. ofthe device of my invention.

Figure 2 is a side view of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a cross-section through the line 33 of Figure 1.

The device of my invention, shown in the accompanying drawings, comprises a saucershaped ash-receiving base 10 within which, and attached thereto, is an upwardly extended hollow triangular cigarette-receiving member having the sides 11, 12 and 18. Placeaible upon the top of the cigarette-receiving member is a cover, or lid, 14 having a downwardly extended flange 15 and an upwardly extended flange 16. The lower flange 15 serves to make the cover fit practically air tight upon the cigarette receiving member for purposes described later. The upper flange 16 serves to make an ash-receiving receptacle with the lid 14.

Extending upwardly from the lid 14 and attached thereto is a lid handle comprising three upwardly extended rods 17, 17, 17 carrying a ring rod, or wire, 18 at the upper portion thereof. Situated centrally of the ring 18, and attached to the lid 14 is a cigarette holder 19, the upper pointed portion of which is just slightly below the plane of the ring 18. The ring 18 acts as a guard to prevent the accidental impingement of ones hand upon the pointed holder 19.

A similar cigarette holder having two upright rods 20, 20, a ring guard 21 and a cigarette holder 22 is carried by each of the sides 12 and 13.

The side 11 carries a match holder comprising the member 23 having the lower hooked member 24 and the upper hooked member 25, between which a generally known collection of matches can be inserted and maintained in position.

When it is desirable to maintain a cigarette, or cigar, 26 in lighted condition, it is impinged upon one of the holders 19, 22, 22, as shown in Figure 2, and, while in this position, it will burn evenly and any displaced ashes 'will fall within one of the saucershaped ash receivers. The holders 19, 22, 22 can be readily cleaned by means of a cloth, or otherwise, to insure cleanliness and hygienic conditions.

When it is desired to discard the lighted cigarette, the lid 14 is raised by means of the guard-holder elements, the cigarette deposited in the cigarette receiving receptacle and the lid replaced. The exclusion of air causes the cigarette to be rapidly extinguished and the obnoxious fumes are retained in the holder.

It is tobe noted that the handle of the receptacle serves as the cigarette holder.

I do not limit myself to the particular size, shape, number or arrangement of parts, as shown and described, as these are given simply as a means for clearly describing the device of my invention.

lVhat I claim is 1. In a device of the character specified, in combination, a base, an upwardly extended receptacle carried by the base, a lid for the receptacle, a handle carried by the lid comprising an upwardly extended rod capable of being inserted longitudinally into a cigarette without breaking the wrapper thereof and a guard surrounding the rod.

2. In a device of the character specified, in combination, a base, an upwardly extended receptacle carried by the base, a lid for the receptacle, a handle carried by the lid comprising a plurality of upwardly extended rods, capable of being inserted longitudinally into a cigarette without breaking the Wrapper thereof a ring member carried by the rods and a cigarette-holding rod carried by the lid within the ring.

3. In a device of the character specified, in combination, a base, an upwardly extended receptacle carried by the base, a lid for the receptacle, a downwardly extended flang carried by the lid forming a practically air-tight closure with the receptacle, a

handle carried by the lid comprising an up-- wardly extended rod capable of being inserted longitudinally into a cigarette without breaking the Wrapper thereof and a guard surrounding the rod.

4. In a device of the character specified, in combination, a base, an upwardly extended receptacle carried by the base, a lid for the receptacle, a downwardly extended flange carried by the lid forming a practically air-tight closure with the receptacle, an upwardly extended flange carried by the lid, a handle carried by the lid comprising a plurality of upwardly extended rods, a ring member carried by the rods and a cigarette-holding rod carried by the lid within the ring.

5. In a device of the character specified, in combination, a base, an upwardly extended receptacle carried by the base, a lid for the receptacle, a downwardly extended flange carried by the lid forming a practically airtight closure with the receptacle, an up wardly extended flange carried by the lid, a handle carried by the lid comprising a plurality of upwardly extended rods, a ring member carried by the rods, a cigarette holding rod carried by the lid within the ring and a plurality of cigarette-holding rods surrounded by guards carried by the sides of the receptacle.

Signed at New York city in the county of New York and State of New York this 18th day of June, 1924.

JEAN H. MARSHALL.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4920988 *Jul 18, 1988May 1, 1990Enzo CancellaraSafety ashtray
Classifications
U.S. Classification131/242, 131/239, 131/240.1
International ClassificationA24F19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F19/00
European ClassificationA24F19/00