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C. E. FERGUSON SAFETY CIGARETTE HOLDER March 1 1927.
Filed Aug. 27 -1925 3mm/tion) C/Urznce E. Ferguson,
' and until a convenient Patented Mar. 1.1927.
CLARENCE E. FIIFJRGUSON,v OF PORTLAND, OREGON.
SAFETY cIGAnETTE HOLDER.
Application led .August 27, 1925. Serial No. 52,791.
This invention relates to improvements in smokers articles, and particularly to holdersfor cigarettes.
The object of my invention is the provision of a cigarette holder of simple and economical constructionwherein the cigarette is enclosed while burning so thatit is guarded from the wind and accidental loss or dislodgement and wherein the ashes are retained while the cigarette is being smoked place is found for their reception.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of an apertured closure for the outer end of the device whereby the cigarette-receiving chamber may be closed to the entrance of air and the combustion of the cigarette may be stopped at 'any time.
Other objects and advantagesof my invention, and objects relating to details of construction and arrangement of parts thereof, will be fully apparent in the course of the detailed description to follow.
In thev accompanying drawings, illustrat- 125 ing by way of exampleone form in which,
my invention may be embodied:
Figure 1 is a view in side elevationof an embodiment of myv invention.
Fig. 2 is a view in longitudinal section of the same. Fig. 3 is a view in side elevation of anelement of the invention, detached.
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 showing 'the closure-cap thereof in open condition.
Fig. 5 is a view in cross section on line 5-5 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 6 is an end view of the device.
Fig. 7 is a detached view in side elevation of the closure-cap element of the invention.
Referring to said views, the reference numeral 1 indicates the mouth-piece element of my invention which is in general similarl to the usual cigarette-holder, being formed with a cigarette-receiving recess 2 and a draft-channel 3 of the usual form. The end of the mouth-piece having` the recess 2 is formed with a circular hub 5 terminating at a cigarette in axial alignment therein with an annular space` thereabout for clearance.
' A-metal band 9 is secured to the outer exp tremity of said barrel having a closure-cap '10 hjngedly secured thereto that willl remain closed by friction when in use and may be opened upon occasionto admit of the removal of ashes from the interior bore of the barrel. Said cap is formed'with a plurality of Ventilating apertures 11 arranged 1n 65 I groups which apertures may be closed by a pivotally mounted shutter 12.
.Upon one side of said bore a groove 13 is formed wherein the ashes falling from the burning'- cigarettel may be collected until they are emptied after the cigarette is consumed.
In operation, the cigarette is laced in the recess 2 inthe usual manner an when lighted the barrel 7 is'placed thereo'ver and secured upon the hub 5 so that the mouth-piece and barrel become a single unit and with the groove 13 positioned upon the underside.
The smoker thensmokes the cigarette in the usual manner with the apertures 11 open to admit air. The ashes will drop offinto the bottom of the bore 8 and into the groove 13 and thereby will not come into contact with the cigarette as they collect. After the rette has been smoked suiiciently the bar.-
c1 re may be removed from the mouth-piece to admit of the cigarette-stub being removed and the ashes being emptied; or if this is not convenient at the time the shutter 1'2mayt be closed over the ,apertures 11 whereupon the lire of the cigarette will go out and cease,
.smoking so thatlio fumes will escape from the barrel and the stub and ashes may be removed at a more opportune time.
The advantages other than'those indicated' above that reside in the usel 'of my invention maybe briefly summed up lin statingI that it isa safeguard against the f uentsetting of tires from accidentally fa cigarette stubs; it prevents the too rapid burnin of thecivarettelwhen smoked in a windy -p ace and the blowing of sparks therefrom; and it prevents the scattering of ashes generally, upon a persons clothing and where Va suitable ash-receptacle is not available.
While I have described my invention with some considerable' detail, I do not intend to confine myself to the precise construction shown and described, as, obviously, modificaoo I tion in construction within the spirit of the 2. A safety cigarette holder, consisting in a 15 invention and the scope of the claims may be made within the protection sought.
Having described my invention, what Il claim as my invention is z- 1.A safety cigarette holder, consisting in a mouthpiece provided with means for securing a cigarette therein, and a cylindrical barrel adapted to be secured upon the end of said mouth-piece within which the cigarette may extend in axial alignment, said barrel vhaving a longitudinally disposed groove upon one side to receive ashes dropped from' a cigarette.
mouth-piece having a cylindrical hub at one end, a tubular barrel adapted to be secured at one end upon said hub to receive a cigarette in axial alignment therein that is se-' cured in said1noutl1piece, said barrel having a longitudinally disposed groove upon one si'dc to receive ashes from a burning;r cigarette, a closure-cap hingedl connected to the end of the barrel providedywith a plurality of Ventilating apertures, and a shutter on said cap arranged to close said apertures.
.CLARENCE E. FERGUSON.