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Publication numberUS1668892 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1928
Filing dateOct 20, 1927
Priority dateOct 20, 1927
Publication numberUS 1668892 A, US 1668892A, US-A-1668892, US1668892 A, US1668892A
InventorsDurham Lucian C
Original AssigneeDurham Lucian C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigar humidifier
US 1668892 A
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May 8, 1928.

L. c. DURHAM CIGAR ,HUMIDIFIER Filed OGt. 20, 1927 Z. Clflariazzz;

Patented May 8, 1928.

. UNlTEDST-ATES LUCIAN G. DURHAM, OF TAMIA, FLORIDA.

clean HUMIDIFIER.

Application filed October 20, 1927.. Serial No. 227,560.

The invention relates to devices for humidifying cigars while theyare on display,

either in the conventional cigar boxes or Prior to my invention, it has been quite common to provide a frame for application to the upper end of a cigar can or to a cigar box, said frame being provided with a transparent cover through which the cigars may be viewed, removal of cigars from the container being permitted by swinging said cover open. Itis the principal object ofmy invention to provide a device of this character provided with a new and improved cigar humidifying device which is disposed at the exterior of the cigar box or other con tainer, yet due to novel construction, is placed in communication with said container to supply moisture thereto.

lVith the foregoing in view, the invention, resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, the description being" supplemented by the accompanying drawing. p

Fig. 1 is a top plan View partly broken away and in se Showing th inventions applied to a cigar box.

Fig. 2. is a vertical transverse sect-ionon line 22 of Fig. 1, the cover of the boxengaging frame being swung upwardly to some extent. v I i Fig. 3 is'a vertical longitudinal section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Briefly speaking, the invention embodiesa receptacle 4: for a sponge or the like, a. carrying frame '5 for said receptacle 4, and a hinged transparent cover 6 of a size to extend over the frame and the receptacle, provision being made wherebysaid receptacle may communicate with the interior of a box' or can with which the frame 5 is engaged, even though said receptacle will then be located at the exterior of said box or can. While the receptacle 4 may contain any desired absorbent material 6 to be saturated with water, it will be hereinafter referred to as a sponge receptacle for sake of convenience. The preferred construction of-this receptacle and its carrying frame will now be described. a

The numeral 7 denotes an outer receptacle wall which is disposed vertically, 8 has reference to an inner receptacle wall of less height than said outer wall, and 9 denotes a receptacle bottom joined to the lower edges of said wall 78. The upper edge of the wall 8 rearwardly bent toprovide a flange 10 adapted torest upon the front wall of the cigar box or the like and when the device is constructed for use with the conventional box, the ends 11 of the flange 10 will terminate inwardly of. the ends of the walls 7-8,' as will be clear from Fig. 3, thus permitting said flange to lie upon the front wall 12 of the cigar box, between the upper front corners 13 of the end walls of said box.

The frame 5 embodies a front bar 14 of right angular cross section soldered or othersection. said end bars having vertically widened frontends 16-which are soldered or otherwise secured to the receptacle portions 78'9 to form end walls for the sponge receptacle 4. 7

The rear side bar 17 of the frame 5 is of, obtuse angularform in transverse section with oneportion extending upwardly [and provided. with angular flanges 18 for holding the ordinary cigar box. cover 19 in an upwardly projecting position." The cover 6, preferably embodying a metal frame 20 and a panel 21' of glass, celluloid or the like, is hinged at 221m this rear bar 1 7."

The device herein shown is constructed for use with a cigar box but by constructing it with the proper shape, it could of course be used with. a cigar can. stance, the sponge receptacle 4 will be dis posed at the exterior of'the cigar container, the cover 6 will extend over said container and receptacle, and between the flange 10 and said cover, a-space will be provided through which the cigar container and the sponge receptacle are placed in communication, so that the container may be efiectively humidified from the contents of the receptacle 4, keeping the cigars moist and in proper condition, regardless of repeated openingof the cover 6 whenmaking sales.

lVith the exception of the panel 21, all parts are preferably formed from thin sheet 'metal, but any other desired material or vmaterials may be employed, whichwill be In either in- As excellent results may be obtained from the details disclosed, they may be followed if desired. However, within the scope of the invention as claimed, minor variations may be made.

I claim 1. A humidifying attachment for a cigar container, comprising a cover-carrying skeleton frame of less height than and for application to the upper portion only of the container, and a sponge receptacle carried by said frame for disposition at the exterior of the container, said receptacle being constructed to communicate with the container,

2. A humidifying attachment for a cigar container, comprising a cover-carrying skeleton frame of less height than and for ap plication to the upper portion only of the container, and a sponge receptacle carried by-said frame for disposition at the exterior of the container, said receptacle having a relatively low inner side wall over which a space is provided to place the receptacle and the cigar container in communication.

'3. A humidifying attachment for a cigar container, comprising a cover-carrying skeleton frame of less height than and for application to the upper portion only of the container, and a sponge receptacle carried by said frame for disposition at the exterior of the container, said receptacle having a relatively low inner side wall over which a space is provided to place the receptacle and the cigar container in communication, the upper edge of said inner side wall being provided with a flange to lie upon the upper edge of the container.

4. A humidifying attachment for a cigar container, comprising an open-topped sponge receptacle for disposition at the outer side of the container wall, a skeleton frame carrying said receptacle, said frame being of less height than and adapted for application to the upper end only of the container, and a cover hinged to said frame and of a size to cover the cigar container and said receptacle, the latter having a relatively low inner side wall providing a space between itself and the cover to place the receptacle and the cigar container in communication.

5. A humidifying attachi'nent for a cigar container, comprising an open -topped sponge receptacle for disposition at the out er side of the container wall, a skeleton frame carrying said receptacle, said frame being of less height than and adapted for application to the upper end only of the container, and a cover hinged to said frame and of a size to cover the cigar container and said receptacle, the latter having a relatively low inner side wall providing a space between itself and the cover to place the receptacle and the cigar container in communication, the upper edge of said inner side wall being provided with a flange to lie upon the upper edge of thecontainer wall.

6. A humidifying attachment for a cigar box, comprising an outer receptacle wall, an inner receptacle wall of less height than said outer wall and provided at its upper edge with afiange to rest on the front wall of the cigar box, a receptacle bottom joined to said inner and outer walls, a skeleton frame for application to the upper edge of the cigar box, said frame having end bars provided with vertically widened front ends joined to the ends of said Walls and bottom to complete a sponge receptacle, and a cover hinged to said frame and of a size to cover the cigar box and receptacle.

In testimonywhereof I have hereunto affixed my signature.

LUCIAN C. DURHAM.

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US2619397 *Oct 21, 1949Nov 25, 1952Ritschel John ACombined cigar box cover and humidifier
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US5607051 *Mar 25, 1996Mar 4, 1997Espinosa; Jorge L.Cigar Humidor
US5850839 *May 6, 1997Dec 22, 1998Adami; Larry W.Cigar aromatizing device
US6047701 *Oct 15, 1997Apr 11, 2000Feldman; Marvin KarpaTray with grooves and slots for recirculation of moist air for a humidor in operation
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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/31, 217/58
International ClassificationA24F25/02, A24F25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F25/02
European ClassificationA24F25/02