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Publication numberUS1734620 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 5, 1929
Filing dateMar 5, 1928
Priority dateMar 5, 1928
Publication numberUS 1734620 A, US 1734620A, US-A-1734620, US1734620 A, US1734620A
InventorsAugust Giacopini
Original AssigneeAugust Giacopini
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigar piercer
US 1734620 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

NOV. 5, 1929. GlACOPlM 1,734,620

CIGAR PIERCER Filed March 5; 1928 mm, ;,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,run,

I INVENTOR A ugusf Giaco az'n L' mgg ATTORNEY l atented Nov. 5, 1929 AUGUST Gmoorrnr, or ronnnve'ron, CONNECTICUT CIGAR PIERCER Application filed March 5,

This invention relates to smokers accessories, and more particularly to a device for piercing the end of a cigar preparatory to smoking it. The objects of this invention are to provide a cigar piercer of the above nature which will be simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to manipulate, compact,

ornamental in appearance, and very efficient and durable in use.

lVith these and other objects in View there has been illustrated on the accompanying drawing one form in which the invention may be conveniently embodied in practice.

Fig. 1 is a side view, upon an enlarged scale, of a device embodying the invention.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the device with the parts in their normal position.

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section view illus- 5 g trating the action of the device in perforating or piercing a cigar.

Referring now to the drawings in which like reference numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several views, the nuas meral indicates a tubular body portion or section suitably formed at its outer surface, as by the provision of a series of corrugations to enable it to be held firmly. At its rear end the body portion 10 is provided with an 39 inwardly turned flange 11, serving as abutinent means in which fits a tubular rear portion or section 12 having at its forward end abutment means, such as an enlarged forward end 13 fitting in the tubular portion 10 and adapted to engage the forward side of the flange 11 to prevent removal of the rear section 12 rearwardly from the body section 10. 15 indicates a tubular cutter or piercer having an inclined cutting edge 16 and having secured to its rear end an annular member 17 held in the rear end of the rear section 12 by a constricted portion of the section 12 which forms an internal flange 23 and prevents the forward passage therethrough of the member 17.

Surrounding the tubular cutter 15 is a tubular g ide 18 having at its forward end abutment means in the form of an annular flange 19 and this guide is connected by suitable means, such as a pin 20, passing through 1928. Serial no. 259,099.-

a slot in the cutter 15, with an ejector 21 which fits in the cutter. Surrounding the guide 18 and the tubular cutter is a helical spring22 of which the forward end engages the rear side of the flange 19 and the rearward end engages the constricted portion or internal flange 23 at the rear end of the rear casing section. It will be evident that the forward movement of the guide 18 and cutter 15 is limited by-engagement of-the pin 20 with 69 the forward end of the slot in the cutter "15 so i that the rear section 12, cutter 15 ejector 21, and guide 18 form an assemblagewhich may be'inserted in or removed from the body section 10.

he vassemblagejust referred to may, be held in position in the body section 10 by any suitable means such as a tubular holder or connector 24: externally threaded to screw into a corresponding internally threaded part 79 of the casing section 10. At its forward end the connector'24 is provided with an inward ly extending abutment means or fiange25 which engages the flange 19 on the guide 18 and forces the guide 18 and ejector 21 slight- 7a lyto the rear of their extreme forward positions. The cigar cutter or piercer also includes a tip 26 which comprises a tubular portion internally threaded to screw over the connector 24 and having an inturned conical 8,0, socket portion 27 extending to and substantially fitting the opening in the inturned flange 25. o l It will be evident that upon placingthe end of a cigar 28 in the tip 26 and applying g5 pressure to the rearsection 12 that the tubular piercer or perforator will be pressed into the cigar 28 as indicated in Fig. 3, the forward end of the tubular cutter being filled with a plug of tobacco which, however, willf be 9Q ejected by the ejector 21 when the partsre; turn to their normal position under the action of the spring 22. 5: 1' While there has been disclosed in this specification one form in which the invention may 95 be embodied, it is to beunderstood that this form is shown for the purpose of illustra- 7 tion only, and that the invention is not tobe limited to the specific disclosure butmay be modified and embodied in various other forms 10,0

without departing from its spirit. In short, the invention includes all the modifications and embodiments coming within the scope of the following claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A cigar piercer, including a telescopic casing having a tubular body member with inwardly projecting abutment means at its rear end and a rearward tubular member passing through said abutment means and having at its forward end outwardly extending abutment means to co-operate with the first abutment means at the front thereof, a tubular cutter secured at its rear end to the rearward tubular member, a tubular guide for the cutter having at its forward end outwardly extending abutment means, a helical spring surrounding said guide and interposed between the rearward tubular member and the abutment means on the guide, and an externally threaded tubular member screwed into the forward end of the tubular body member and having abutment means extending inwardly to co-operate with the abutment means at the forward end of said guide.

2. A cigar piercer, including a telescopic "casing having a tubular body member with inwardly projecting abutment means at its rear and a rearward tubular member passing through said abutment means and having at its forward end outwardly extending abutthe forward end of the tubular body memberand having abutment means extending in wardly to co-operate with the abutment means at the forward end of said guide and determine the forward position of said ejector.

In testimony whereof, I have affixed my signature to this specification.

AUGUST GIACOPINI.

ment means to co-operate with the first abutment means at the front thereof, a tubular cutter secured at its rear end to the rearward tubular member, a tubular guide for the cutter having at its forward end outwardly extending abutment means, a helical spring surrounding said guide and interposed between the rearward tubular member and the abutment means on the guide, an externally threaded member screwed into the forward end of the tubular body member and having "abutment means extending inwardly to co operate with the abutment means at the forward end of said guide, and a tip having an outer tubular portion screwed on the forward end of said externally threaded member and an inturned socket portion extending within the inward extending abutment means at the iorward end of said externally threaded mem- '8. A cigar piercer, including a telescopic casing having a tubular body member with outwardly projecting abutment means at its rear end and a rearward tubular member passing through said abutment means and having at its forward end outwardly extend ing abutment means to co-operate with the first abutment means at the front thereof, a tubular cutter secured at its rear end to the rearward tubular member and having a longitudinalis'lot in'its rear vportion, an ejector in said cutter, a tubular guide for the cutter

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Classifications
U.S. Classification131/255
International ClassificationA24F13/00, A24F13/26
Cooperative ClassificationA24F13/26
European ClassificationA24F13/26