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Publication numberUS1684381 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 18, 1928
Filing dateApr 10, 1925
Priority dateApr 10, 1925
Publication numberUS 1684381 A, US 1684381A, US-A-1684381, US1684381 A, US1684381A
InventorsBahr John F
Original AssigneeBahr John F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigarette case
US 1684381 A
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Sept 18, 1928.

J. F. BAHR CIGARETTE CASE Filed April 10, 1925 (inventor Patented Sept. 18, 1928.


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Application filed April 10.1925. Serial No 22,075.

This invention relates to improvemcntsin cases particularly such used in the dispensing of cigarettes or articles of a similar nature.

Among the principal objects of my invention is to provide a case from which the articles may be conveniently withdrawn without mutilationand in which they are well protected against reasonable forces tending to crush or break the contents.

Other objects of my invention are to provide a case which has a fine appearance, a

ing in dotted lines the when partially opened.

Fig. 3 is a vertical section taken on line 33 of Fig. 1; V

Fig.4 is a horizontal section taken on line li of Fig. 3 to illustrate clearly the shape of the partitionand the position of the ciga rettes.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the case disclosing the general construction with the cigarettes removed. V

Fig. 6 is a section similar to that of Fig. 4 showinga modified form of my invention.

As illustrated in the drawing the case consists principally of two parts, a frame or box of rigid materialsuch as metal which is finished in leather for purpose of appearance and a reenforced leather cover'attac'hed tothe frame.

The metallic frame, Figs. 1, 2 and 3. is formed by parts 1. 2 and 3. Part 1 is a rectangular sheet of metal bent upon itself to form a front wall 4, a bottom 5 and a rear wall 6 for the case. The sides of the frame are formed by the parts 2 and 3 which are similar inshape and are preferably soldered to the sides of part 1. These parts 2 and 3 are of greater height than the front and rear walls and therefore extend some distance above them. y

The it, 1 3;. at and 5,

position of the cover Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the case showtherefore, form a box or frame having an enclosed area 7 open at the top. The external surfaces of the box are finished in thin sheets of leather forthe purpose of appear-, ance as indicated by the numerals 8.

To support the cigarettes in spaced relation in the box or space 7 a partition provided, which is formed and utilized in the lollowing manner. l

' A sheet of metal which has both of its surfaces finished in leather as designated'by 10 is rolled. or pressed to form corrugations 11 of the partition 9 which is particularly illus-- trated in Figs. 4 and 5. 7

This corrugated partition 9 is of such size as to snugly fitinto the space 7 of the box and to projecta short distance above the upper edges of the front and rear walls of the same. By reason of its corrugations Figs. 4c and 5 the partition forms with front and rear walls 4 and'6 respectively, a single row, of alternate vertical compartments 12 for the reception of cigarettes 13, Figs. 1, 3 and 4, or articles of a like kind. r As cigarettes generally have an elliptical cross-section thecorrugationsof the partition are formed so that they will accommodate this shape of cigarette in conjunction with the walls of the box. The corrugations. which are, therefore; partially elliptical are also angularly offset so that the greater width of the cigarettes will not lie at right angles to the walls, but will lie at substantially thereto as illustrated in Fig. 4.1

By thisoffset manner the width of the box is materially reduced thereby producing a case which would be more convenient to carry.- This reduction in width would not be possible if the cigarettes were not turned as shown. a J

The frame and partition as disclosed conveniently carry ten cigarettes but it is under stood that the size and capacity of'the' case maybe varied to suit the desire as will be. described hereinafter. 1

' As will be observed the cigarettes are supported for little more than half their length by the partition and the box, thus leaving the. upper ends of the cigarettes free to be grasped. By this arrangement the cigarettes may be. conveniently withdrawn from the compartments or inserted into the same.

The spaced relation of the cigarettes by reason of the partition 9 also serves to render each cigarette ca able of being; with drawn without mutilation.

guide edges which are engaged The thin sheet of leather 8 which sernes to 'cover the external face of the walls 4 and 6 is extended upward to form a back cover 14, and is extended over the tops of parts I guided and'spnced. reinforced cover Will snb- 2 and 3 to form a top and is extended downward to the midpoint of the front Wall 4; toforn'; a front cover 16. V The inner face of the entire cover is faced with an inner sheet of leather 17 h which may be secured to theouter ,cover' in any well known manner.

The front and back parts of the cover vare preferably'rcenforced With seinirigid sheets of material 18'19 which aresecured between the outer cover and the inner coyer.

These re-enforcements do not exist at thetop 15 nor at the point 20 where the covers are secured to the frame or box. 1

. By this construction the .cover may be foldedintoopened or closedpositigons shown respectively in Figs. 2 and 3. 'VVhen the cover is opened as shownin Fig. 3 the upper ends of the cigarettes are entirely exposed and thereforegeasily grasped. The .coyeris secured in closed posit-ion as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 by means of an ordi: narysnap fastener, the complementary parts 20 and 21 0f which are illustrated on the. case, in Figs. 3 undo. v i

The rear, top and front parts of the cover are; guided and supported by the extended and rigid sidesQ and?) as shown in Figs. 1 and2. Thesesideshave rear, tog) and front 1 y. the side edges of the ea portion 14:, p portion. 15, and front portion, 16, of the cover, when. the

same is closed as shown in Figs. 1 :an il Z.

. It will be noted from, Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, that the side Walls 2 and 3 may be of the same or slightly greater height and width than the cigarettes which are disposed in the rigid box, therefore, when the cover which is-flexibly connected to. the rear low wall. 6, is closed as ShQwn. in. Figs. 1 and 2, th e'cigarettes will be enclosed in a space of adequate Width and height.

The back vportion 1.4, and the. front ortion 16, of the cover by reason of their being paced apart bythe xtended sides 2= and 3,

and 19, will prevent any reasona- Other partsof the case such as t Sheets 1.8 1 e pressure from crushing the upper ends of the, cigarettes.

1 It is understood that the upper guide edges .of the sides by engaging thetop portion 15,

of the cover serve tospace the top portion from the tops of the cigarettes. lhe rigid frame Work of the box and the stantially prevent any other forces from r to illustrate the preferred manner in which carrying capacity 1 of the case, would he increasedflThe widths of the sidesfl and 3, and the space "between. the wall t and 6 Willbe increased to, accommodate two corrugated parw titions 9 and the flat partition, 22 between the corrugated artitions. This arrangement will, of course, ouble the capacitiy of the ease. 1e cover will of course be proportioned to suit size.

What I claim is: i Y 1. A cigarette holder consisting of .a. rigid .boxthaving relatively low firontrand rem:

walls and side walls extending above the front and rear wmllsof substantially the same with and height as the cigarettes which are adapted to he disposedgin thebox and from which their one" endsiie exposed, and a flexible cover connected toone of the low walls of the boxand having reinforced back and front portions and a flexible top portion so that when closed theeover will be supported and spaced by and will conform to the rigid sides of the box in order-to protect. the exposed endsof the cigarettes-againstmutilation. y

2. A cigarette,holder consistingrof a r g box having relatively'lomv front and rear walls and Wflillfi extending alwve the front and rear walls which are of substantially the same width and ;height as the cigarettes which are adapted to be disposed in the box and. from which theiuone ends lie exposed, a flexible coner connected to one, of thelow walls and having back, top and front portions so that. whfiinx flfifi he ver Will be suppor e and pa d y endwil enformto the rigid sides of the box in order toprotect the exposed ofthe againstmntl atmnr 1 JOHN win-1 ar tte

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U.S. Classification206/268, 206/256
International ClassificationA24F15/00, A24F15/20
Cooperative ClassificationA24F15/20
European ClassificationA24F15/20