US 1703352 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb. 26, 1929.
1,703,352 O. W. MOORE CIGARETTE DISPENSER AND HUMIDOR Filed Feb. 13, 1928 6490a?" (6:? Moore;
Patented Feb. 26, 1929.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
OSCAR W. MOORE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO THE NORLIPP COMPANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.
CIGARETTE DISPENSER AND HUMIDOR.
Application filed February 13, 1928. Serial No. 254,084.
This invention relates to combination cigarette dispenser and humidor. v
The main objects of this invention are to provide in a deviceof this character which may be economically manufactured, an improved form of detachable end for refilling purposes which also serves as an end support for the cigarette magazine and likewise services as a housing for the humidifying or moisture retaining element.
An illustrative embodiment of this invention is shown in the accompanying drawing in which:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the device, the portion shown in dotted lines illustrating the mounting of the detachably secured end;
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section front elevation of the device taken on the line 22 of Fig. 3; and,
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 33 of Fig. 1.
In the construction shown in the drawings a tubular sheet-metal casing 1 is mounted for rotation around a vertical axis on a supporting pedestal 2. The swivel connection between casing 1 and the pedestal 2 is pro vided for by eyelet 3. The tubular casing is provided with a permanently secured end member 4 and a detachably secured end member 5. An elongated longitudinal slot is formed in the casing by striking a portion of the metal outwardly to provide a cigarette vending slot 6 and cigarette retaining shelf 7. This construction makes for economical production.
A cylindrical sheet-metal magazine 8 is rotatably mounted within the casing on an axle 9 and is provided with an elongated longitudinal slot 10 formed by striking ai portion of metal therefrom which struck out portion forms a cigarette selector and ejector vane 11. It will be obvious that this stamped out construction makes for economical production. The axle 9 is rigidly secured to the manually operable rotating knob 16 and stop lips 12 and 13 struck from the end wall 14 of the magazine limit the rotating movement of the magazine by contacting the lip 15 struck from the end member 4 of the casing.
The detachably secured end member 5 is provided with a housing 17 within which is a humidifying or moisture retaining element 18 such as a plurality of sheets of blotting paper or the like and apertures 19 within the housing provide means whereby water may be taken up by the blotting paper when the end 5 is removed and dipped in water. The
detachably secured end member 5 is provided with an annularfiange 20 which telescopes within the casing, and the housing for the moisture retaining element telescopes within the magazine to provide an end support there- A manually rotatable knob 21 similar to the knob 16 is rigidly secured to the axle 22 carrying the housing 17 The housing is rotatable independently of the end member 5 and rotating either the knob 16 or 21, the magazine 8 may be rotated in either direction except in so far as the same is limited in its rotation by the lips 12 or 13 contacting with the lip 15. The magazine may be filled with cigarettes 14 by removing the detachably secured end member 5. The detachable end member thus serves as means for refilling the magazine, serves as an end support for the floating end of the cigarette magazine and serves as a support for the housing for the humidifying or moisture retaining element.
In rotating the magazine in the direction of the arrow to the position shown in Figure 3 one cigarette will be selected by the vane and retained in the pocket between the vane and the inner wall of the container during its rotating movement until the slot 10 registers with the slot 6, whereupon the vane 11 will eject the cigarette which will fall onto the retaining shelf 7. By reversing the rotation of the magazine and then again rotating it in the direction of the arrow, another cigarette will be dispensed.
It will be obvious that the cigarette dispenser and humidor can be economically manufactured inasmuch as the dispensing aperture and cigarette retaining shelf are both formed by striking out a portion of the casing and the cigarette selector and ejector vane is likewise formed by striking out a portion of the magamm.
It will also be seen that the detachably secured end not only serves as means to insert cigarettes into the magazine but also serves to secure the housing for the moisture retaining element which in turn provides an end support for the floating end of the magazine.
While but one specific embodiment of this invention has been herein shown and described, it will be understood that numerous details of the construction shown may be altered or omitted Without departing from the spirit of this invention as defined by the following claims.
1. In a dispensing device, a tubular casing, a magazine cylinder Within and co-axial with said casing, a removable end closing said casing, a post journaled centrally in said end, a disk shaped element secured to the inner end of said post and arranged to frictionally engage and close said cylinder, and ahead on the outer end of said post whereby the inner cylinder may be turned with respect to the casing by turning said head.
2. In a device of the class described suitable OSCAR W. MOORE.