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Publication numberUS1637172 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 26, 1927
Filing dateAug 17, 1926
Priority dateAug 17, 1926
Publication numberUS 1637172 A, US 1637172A, US-A-1637172, US1637172 A, US1637172A
InventorsBurress Raymond E
Original AssigneeBurress Raymond E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigarette extinguisher
US 1637172 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

July 26,1927.

R. E. BURRESS CIGARETTE EXTINGUISHER Fiied Aug. 17. 1926 V l l r r l l l l l l l l l la l l l l r r /Z EfBa/zress WM @WJ/4 A Patented July 26, 1927.



Application led August 17, 1926. Serial N o. 129,837.

The invention relates to cigarette extinguishers particularly adapted for use 1n connection with the steering column of an automobile, and has for its object to provide a device o f this character, preferably cylindrically shaped and in parallel relation to the steering column and provided wlth means whereby a cigarette may be inserted in the upper end thereof and held, or the cigarette severed thereby allowing the lighted end thereof to fall into a removable ash receptacle within the device.

A further object is to provide a knife pivotally mounted within the upper end of the receptacle and adapted to move over the entrance to the receptacle for severing a cigarette inserted therein. Also to provide spring means for normally maintaining said pivoted knife in closed position, thereby allowing the operator to insert a cigarette in the device between the thumb and forefinger, and to operatethe knife to open position when the cigarette is inserted, and after the cigarette is inserted and the knife released,

f the knife will hold the cigarette, and upon a further push on the knife lever, said cigarette end may be severed.

A further object is to provide a plate beneath the knife against which the end of the cigarette engages for limiting the downward movement of the cigarette. Also to provide the underside of the knife adjacent its cutting edge with a downwardly extending flange, which flange forces the severed end of the cigarette ofi' the limiting plate to a position where it will drop into a receptacle.

With the above and other objects in view the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts as hereinafter set forth, shown inthe drawing, described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device showing the same applied to the steering column of an automobile.

Figure 2 is. a horizortal sectional view through the upper end of the receptacle.

Figure 3 is a top plan view of the receptacle showingy the severing knife in open position.

Figure 4 is a vertical transverse sectional view through the device.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the knife. Referring to the drawing,`the numeral 1 designates the steering column of a conventional form of motor driven vehicle, and 2 the cylindrical receptacle whichis secured to the column 1 by means of a bracket 3, which bracket may be of an construction desired. Disposed within t e cylindrical receptacle 2 is an ash receiving receptacle 4, which lreceptacle 4 may be removed through the bottom of the receptacle 1 by unscrewing the cap 5. Threaded at 6 on the upper end of the receptacle 2 is a removable cap 7, which remova le cap carries all of the movable severing parts hereinafter set forth.

Extending upwardly from the cap 7 is a fiared .cigarette receivin member 8, into which the lighted end o a cigarette is inserted when it is desired to hold the cigarette or sever the lighted end therefrom. Secured at 9 to the inner side of the cap 7 is a bracket 10, which bracket terminates in a plate 11 which is disposed beneath the cigarette receiving opening 12, and forms means for limiting the downward movement of the cigarette to a position whereby upon the moving of the severing knife 13 to closed position the lighted end of the cigarette will be severed therefrom. Knife 13 1s pivotally mounted on a screw 14 carried b the inner side of theremovable cap 7, an extending around the screw 14 is a coiled spring 15, the end 16 ofV which engages the inner periphery of the flange of the cap 7, and the end 17 of the spring engages screw head 18. Spring forms means for normall forcin the knife to closed position W ere it .wil engage a cigarette extending through the opening 12 or will sever said cigarette. Headed member 18 secures. a plate 19 to the under side of the knife 13, and which late terminates in a downwardly extending an e 20 adiacent the cutting edge of the knifge. Flange 20, when the knife moves toclosed position engages the side of the cigarette and as theknife severs said cigarette end, the flange 20 moves the severed end to one side of the plate 11 to a position where it will fall into the ash receptacle 4. Knife 13 is provided with a handle member 13'* which extends outwardly through the slot421 in the side of the removable cap 7 and is prolll vided with twist 22 which forms the linger engaging member 23. In operation the operator gras s the ci arette in inverted position between t e thum and forefinger, then with the little finger imparts a pull on the finger en aging member 23 which will move the knife 13 to the position shown in Figure 3, and at which time the cigarette is dropped through the opening 12 until the lighted end engages the plate 11, and after which the knife is released. Upon releasing the knife it comes into engagement with the side of ,the cigarette and holds the same, however a slight pressure on the knife will cause said lmife to sever the cigarette. The removable cover 7 is rovided with a stop lug 24 with which the ife 13 engages when in closed position, thereby limiting the movement of the knife under the influence of the s ring 15. It will be noted that all of the nife mechanism as well as the plate 11 is carried by the removable cover 7 therefore all of the working parts of the device are assembled n this removable unit, thereby allowing the device to be easily assembled and repaired.

From the above it will be seen that a cigarette extinguishing device is provided which is simple in construction, the parts reduced to a minimum, and one which may be cheaply manufactured and sold.

The invention having been set forth what is claimed as new and useful is 1. A cigarette extinguisher comprising a receptacle, a cap removably mounted on said receptacle, a cigarette receivin spout carried by said cap, a knife ivota ly mounted within the cap and movab e across the spout, a limiting plate within the 'cap beneath the knife, spring means for normally forcing said knife to closed position and a plate carried by said knife and extending down- Wardly, said plate forming means whereby upon the movement of the knife to closed position the severed end of a cigarette will e moved off the limiting plate.

2. A cigarette extinguisher comprising a receptacle, a cigarette receiving spout carried by said receptacle, a knife pivotall mounted within the receptacle and movab e across the spout, s ring means for forcing said knife to closefl) position, a plate underlying the knife and the spout and a downwar ly extending flange carried by the under side of the knife.

3. A steering column carried cigarette extinguisher comprising a receptacle, a removable cap carried by said receptacle, a cigarette receiving spout carried by the cap, a knife pivotally mounted within the cap and movable arcuately across the spout, spring means for normall' forcing said knife to closed position, a nger enga -11g member carried by the knife and extenl' a slot in the cap, and a limiting plate carried bythe cap and underlying the knife.

In testimony whereof I hereunto aix my signature.


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U.S. Classification224/276, 206/238, 131/241, 131/237, 131/233
International ClassificationA24F19/00, A24F19/14
Cooperative ClassificationA24F19/14
European ClassificationA24F19/14