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Publication numberUS1731574 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 15, 1929
Filing dateMar 9, 1928
Priority dateMar 9, 1928
Publication numberUS 1731574 A, US 1731574A, US-A-1731574, US1731574 A, US1731574A
InventorsHerman House
Original AssigneeHerman House
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigarette holder
US 1731574 A
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Oct. 15, 1929. H. HOUSE CIGARETTE HOLDER Filed March 9, 1928 3140044 601 )2 arm an /i 4a 5 e wml, sw b W Patented a. 15, 1929 PATENT OFFICE HERMAN nonsia, or VANCOUVER, enrrrsn COLUMBIA, CANADA Application filed 1mm 9,

This invention relates to cigarette holders, and particularly to cigarette holders adapted for attachment to a hand of a cigarette smoker.

One object of the invention is to provide a device comprising means for resiliently engaging one of the fingers of a hand and further comprising means for yieldably engaging and holding a cigarette or the like.

Another object is to provide a cigarette holder comprising two strips of metal having their corresponding end portions spaced apart to form split rings one of which is proportioned to engage one of the fingers of a hand and the other to yieldably engage and hold a cigarette or the like. i

A still further object is to ada t a cigarette-supporting clip to be circum erentially adjusted upon a finger ring to suit the convenience of the user of said device.

It is an object of the invention also to mount upon a finger ring a cigarette-holding clip, and to adaptsaid clip to discharge the engaged cigarette without touching the latter with the fingers.

These and various other objects, the invention attains by the construction hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein: Y

Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of the improved cigarette holder, showing how the same is attachable to a finger.

F igur'e2 is a view of said device in front elevation.

Figure 3 is a side view of the same.

Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view taken upon the line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a view in front elevation, of an alternative form of the device.

Figure 6 is a plan view of the same.

Figure 7 is a cross-sectional view taken upon the line 77 of Figure 5.

Figure 8 is a side view of another alternative construction.

Figure 9 is a front view of the same.

In these views, the reference character 1 designates a pair of similar, resilient sheet metal strips, held together at their mid-portions by one or more sheet metal collars 2. 50 Corresponding end portions of said strips are CIGARETTE HOLDER 1928. Serial No. 260,289.

fashioned to a complementary, approximately semi-circular form, to form a split ring 3 adapted to resiliently embrace a finger, and preferably the ends of said ring are spaced apart and divergently bent, as indicated at 4, to facilitate the passage of a finger into said ring between said divergent portions.

The other end portions of the strips 1 are reversely curved to form a clip 5 for resiliently embracing and supporting a ciga-' rette 7, or the like, and the ends of said strip and spaced and divergently bent as indicated at 6 to facilitate the introduction of a cigarette into and its withdrawal from said clip.

In the alternative construction, illustrated in Figures 5-8, 8 designates a split finger ring havingits end portions overlapped and having upon one of said end portions a retainer slidably engaging the other end por- -tion. Said retainer may consist of a pair resilient cigarette holder, and the end portions of the strip are finally extended divergently inward as indicated at 13 to provide finger pieces, which when subjected to pressure toward the axis of the ring 8 will serve to diverge the parts 12 and thereby discharge a cigarette from said parts without contact of the fingers with such cigarette. Preferably the outermost parts 14 of the clip, formed at the junctures of the parts 12 and 13 are outwardly diverged to facilitate the insertion of'af cigarette between the parts 12.

The construction illustrated in Figures 8 and 9 is similar to that disclosed in Figures 1-4, except for the fact that a rivet 15 is employed to centrally fasten together the strips 16, and that said strips have their end portions tapered to increase their flexibility. Also the strips are indented one into the other, at opposite sides of the rivet to prevent relative turning about said rivet.

The described device may be formed of gold, silver, platinum, or of the baser metals,

I and permits a cigarette smoker to avoid staining his or her fingers while smoking a cigarette and also permits a free use of the fingers. By forming the finger ring portions of the device (in either form thereof) of split resilient bands, said portions are adapted to readily accommodate-themselves to difl'erentsizes of fingers, thus obviating necessity for manufacturing the article in more than a few different sizes. Similarly the resilient split form of the cigarette-em gaging portions of the device permit said portions to be readily engaged with cigarettes of different shapes and diameters.

In that form of the device disclosed in Figures 58, the ring may be turned preliminary to use to engage the mounting 9 with a finger adjacent to that upon which the ring 8 is carried, and the clip 11, 12, 13 may then be shifted around the ring to the most convenient position of use. Thus the mounting 9- assists in holding the ring 8 in a desired circumferential adjustment during use of the latter by a SIIlOkBL. When the clip 11, 12, 13 is not being used it may be shifted upon the ring 8 so as to be ordinarily concealed, or may be, if desired, entirely removed from said ring.

While it will be apparent that the illus trated embodiments of my invention herein disclosed are Well calculated to adequately fulfill the objects and advantages primarily stated, it is to be understood that the invention is susceptible to variation, modification and change within the spirit and scope of the subjoined claims.

What I claim is:

1. A cigarette holder comprising a pair of sheet-metal strips having corresponding end portions reversely curved to form complementary halves of a split resilient finger ring, the other end portions of said strips being reversely curved and spaced to yieldably engage and support a cigarette, and means for securing the mid-portions of said strips together.

2. A cigarette holder comprising a pair of elongated metal strips, and means securing together. the center. portions of said strips, the ends of said strips being tapered to increase their flexibility and being diverged to adapt them to respectively engage a supporting finger and a supported cigarette.

3. A cigar or cigarette holder comprising two strips of metal having corresponding ends jointly forming a cigar or cigarette retainer and having their opposite ends jointly forming a finger ring, and means intermediately connecting said strips,

maintaining their complementary relation.

4. A cigar or cigarette holder com rising a pair of-elongated metal strips having contiguous, middle portions and having corresponding ends jointly forming a retainer for a cigar or "cigarette, the other ends of said strips jointly forming a finger ring, and means pivotally connecting the middle portions of the said strips, said strips having engaging indentations, yieldably resisting pivotal shifting thereof from their normal complementary relation.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand.


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U.S. Classification131/258, 132/333, 224/217, 63/1.12
International ClassificationA24F13/22, A24F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F13/22
European ClassificationA24F13/22