US 1628570 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May 10 1927.
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l l, llrbnl'llm" CIGAR CUTTER T. H. ANDERSON Filed oct. 22. 192.5
ATTORNEYS rator or cutter,
Patented May 1o, 1921.
UNITED STATES 1,628,570 el.` ENT OFFICE.
THOMAS H. ANDERSON, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO MAX E. BERNHARDT, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application led ctober 22, 1925. Serial No. 64,238.
This invention relates to cigar cutters, and has reference more particularly toa device of this class which comprises a member adapted to receive the end of the cigar or the like, a manipulating member, a perfoand means whereby a relative movement of the receiving member and the manipulating member causes the erforator or cutter automatically tofunctlon.
An object of the invention is to provide a. cigar cutter or punch which is simple in construction and compact in form, which can be readily carried in the pocket Without inconvenience, and by `means of which a cigar, stogy or the like can be expeditiously cut or punctured at its pointed or sealed end, to enable the user freely to draw the smoke through the same.
A further object of the invention is to provide acigar cutter or` punch which shall be ai'itomatic in operation, by means ot which the cigar or the like can be perforated or punctured for a substantial distance of its length from the tip `or pointed end, and which, for the purpose of convenience in carrying it in the pocket, can be contracted into its smallest possible compass, and held in the contracted condition.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a device of this kind which operates to cut or perforate the end ofthe cigar by a` mere relative movement of two of its parts, and thus requires no additional or secondary manipulation.
The invention consists in the construction and combination ol parts herein set forth and described, Iand disclosed in the accompanying drawings, in which the reference characters indicate corresponding parts in the various views.
Figure l is a partial longitudinal section of one form of my invention;
Figure 2 is an enlarged section ot' the device, showing the same in use; and
Figure 3 1s a fragmentary, partial, en-
larged, longitudinal, section showing certain of the details ot construction of the cigar cutter.
Before proceeding to a .more detailed explanation of my invention, it should be understoodthat I am aware that punches or drills for perforating the ends ot cigars or like articles ot tobacco for smokers use are not new. As is well known, the ordinary cigar, stogy or the like has one pointed end,
at which the wrapper sealed inthe manufacture. Before the smoker can use the same, it is necessary either to remove the sealed end or point by a transverse severance, or the cigar must be punctured or peri'orated, either axially or at an angle with itsl axis. I crforating the cigar at the point tor a substantial distance in an axial direction has been found desirable, as it permits the cigar when being smoked to draw freely, and prevents the end ot.' the wrapper 'trom becoming unwound or tattered. To accomplish this, a small drill or the like has hitherto been used. My invention, however, provides means for, performing the drilling operation without danger of injury to the cigar and with the production ot an elective perforation. llt, will b c understood that certain of the details of construction herein disclosed torm no part of my invention and may be varied as is desirable or necessary.
Referring more particularly to the draw ings, my cigar cutter consists essentially olf two members, the receiving mcniber A and the manipulating member li. The former compris s ahollow conical cigar end receiver l() having a head ll, and, integral with the head, thc reduced sleeve l2. all axially alined. As is shown in Figure 2, the cigarv end receiver lt) is so :termed and proportioned that the pointed or scaled end oi a cigar 13 may be readily iutrmluccd therein. Thesleeve lihasia helical slot .l-ilf, the end l5 ot which, adjacent the head ll, is disposed circumferentially of the sleeve, that is, at right angles to the axis thereof.
The manipulating member `ll comprises a drill or cutter carrirn' lo, olf cyliiulrical lorm and so proportloned that it will lit upon the sleeve l2, though not loosely, and can move freely around and longitudinally of the sleeve l2. The drill. carrier has at its ends and rigidly setaircd thereto collars .1.7 and 18, between `which is mounted to rotate freely a grip sleeve lf), which, for purposes of convenience, has its surface pieten ably roughened or kntu'led. Sccurccfl within the drill carrier the drill 2() having the usual pointed end and a helical cutter groove or slot 2l. :it its upper ond, the drill has an enlargement 22, which tits tightly within the upper cnd ol. the drill carrier, which upper end is closed. lt will be seen that the drill is so proportioned that it can move in cllect, automatically titl gli
.',lhe parts freely Within the hereof the sleeve l2, .so that as the parts A. and B are moved relatively to each other in a longitudinal dii-ection, the drill can he projeeti-zd into and 'withdrawn il'roni the cigar end receiver. are so proportioned that the sleeve can inove freely in the space het veen the drill and the drill earrier. A fairly lightV helical spring,` 23 is positioned in this space and engages under the enlargement 9x2 and against the end ol the sleeve l2, and tends :normally to hold the parts in the position slzoivn in Figure l.
A pin 2l is located in suitable registering openings of the collar 1S and the drill carrier le, and projects into the slot lil olf the sleeve l2. It will he understood that 'the drill and the drill carrier are rigidly secured together by means of the enlargement QQy o' the drill, which is tightly littcd into the upper closed end of the carrier. Thus, the drill and the carrier inove together, both axially and rotatably.
When the device is. not in use and is earried in the lpocket or elsewhere, the parts A and B are so disposed that the collar i8 rests against the head ll. fr slight turning movement of the part B eanscs the pin to enter thc transverse part l5 of the slot lll, and serves to hold the parts A and B in contracted position against the teneion the spring When it is desired to use the critter, the ineinlier l is turned so that the parts assume the position shown in Figure l. The pointed end of the cigar is then inn trodueed into the receiver lt), the part B being grasped hy ineens oit the grip sleeve 19. Thereupon, a simple inoveinent olf telescoping the tivo parts fr and B Cruises the latter to advance toivariile the einer end receiver, the pin Qlnioving; vvitlun the slot 14C, and cansingl.;- the drill carrier and the drill to revolve within the grip sleeve. At the same time, the drill is projected as 1nd1- rated iu Figure 2, l'oriningij a .Qinooth and deep partei-alien in the direction oil' the iengirjtli ol' the ripjar. yllitI latter` vilain the critter is ailluliamn. if: then ready to lie rni-rilwd.
thus drz-irrilied in v iuiention` u'hat i. il.. cigar ruiter comprising a eijiar end i'ereivcr, a sleeve conne-steil tl reto provided ivitli a `helical idol', :i drill rarrier inounl'ed upon said .sleeve and nioialile thereon, a drill secured. dto said drill carrier and inov :diie ivitliln :-1:iiil,.slee\.r, a piu Secured to said ill carrier and proieeliiigi' into the hclieal .mit ol'f said Sleeve, a aprilie: surrouiidini id drill ivilhin raid carrier and tendineto xold said drill retraite l Yl'roin mid receiver, nd a grip eleee ineen-ted to lreely turn pon the enter surilare ol" .--=aid drill warrior. i. l cigar cutter roinprisinggj a cigar end rc ver, a sleeve onnoelid thereto provided vi'ith a lieliral slot, drill carrier mounted to iuove npon ffl nl .Lileei e, a. drill r-ei'iued vrithin .said earrier and. arranged lo inove within .said sleeve, a pin e: .tired 1i; Said carrier and. proie tinginto riaid helical slot, a gijrip sleeve eurrouiiding and mounted upon fiaifl Gerrie", :laid i l haring; an enlar int; ai the Vupirier end thereol. and
. 'ii-ing; inenuted upon said drill enb Y," j nient :it one end and thil eleeve at its other end.
l. Jr deiiie ol' the elaswf dev4 ihed, eoni- ,j a rigiar eti-.l i'fuei.'iu' liz. :i erlifeve, l mounted to naive vfitliin ,said Stoere, jre lir-.vingi a liiiliral alot, the lower `id flot. heine,` i'ifilirirtd a! right: anel if'. a drill rarriei' V a pin eariied la said larrier and projecting* 'zato aid slot`r ine-ani; tending; nornialliv to withdraw #aid drill 'troni .said sleeve, and a .rip sleeve .surround ing and' loosely ini'ginnt'ed upon .said carrier.