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Publication numberUS175877 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 11, 1876
Filing dateMay 31, 1875
Publication numberUS 175877 A, US 175877A, US-A-175877, US175877 A, US175877A
InventorsChaeles Boss
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in smoking-tubes
US 175877 A
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Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. [75,877, dated April 11, 1876; application filed i May 31, 1875.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, CHARLES Ross, J r., of the city of Brooklyn, county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Manufacturing Pipes, made of plaster, clay, meerschaum, or other porous materials, for use in smoking cut t0- bacco; and I do hereby declare that the fol lowing is a full description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings and to the letters of reference marked thereon.

The objectof my invention is to furnish a cheap and convenient smoking-tube which may be brought within the reach ofthe laboring class of workmen, 011 account of its siml plicity and cheapness of manufacture, and one in which, from its particular internal form,will not be liable to become choked, and whereby plug or fine-cut tobacco may be used therein, as may be desired. i

The invention consists in the device being made of a single piece of ordinary clay, white or colored, as may be desired, having the particular configuration internally, as hereinafter more fully set forth.

Figure lis a vertical longitudinal section of my smoking-tube. Fig. 2 is a side view ofthe same.

The smoking-tube is formed of clay in molds, and has a tobacco-receptacle, a, running about half way through the device, which gradually converges at b, where the stem part or smokepassage commences. This smoke-passage is much the largest at b, and likewise converges to the tip o. The bowl part A is left thin, in

order that the device may be light and easily held between the teeth, while the stem part B is made considerably thicker, as it is smaller, or less in diameter, and requires additional thickness to give strength.

I am well aware that smoking-tubes of the general conguration of mine are not new, and that they have been made with a clay exterior,

but expensive internal linings, which not onlyr The converging walls of the channel b o,

opening into the receptacle a with a flaring or bell mouth, has the effect of giving a cigarflike draw to the smoker, while avoiding the liability to choke at the junction of the chamber and channel.

I claim- The clay smoking tube herein described, formed in one piece and having the internal form, as and for the purpose set forth.

CHARLES ROSS, JR. Witnesses:


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US6601586 *Feb 9, 2001Aug 5, 2003Mark HerrickPipe with improved cutting edge
Cooperative ClassificationA24F1/28