US 1834569 A
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Dec. 1, 1931. BABOR 1,834,569
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Patented Dec. 1, 1931 um'reo STATES JAMES BABOR, F BRISTOL, WISCONSIN CIGARETTE HOLDER Application filed May 29,
My invention relates to cigarette holders and the general object is to provide a simple holder which can be readily applied to and held by the fingers of a hand to support a cigarette in convenient position for smoking without interfering with the use of the hand for other purposes.
More in detail an important object of the invention is to construct a holder of this type from a single piece of material such as wire,
with a finger receiving loop and finger abutting extensions at one end, and a flexible cigarette receiving loop at the other end.
A further object is to provide a cigarette 1 supporting loop which can be readily opened or expanded for the insertion of a cigarette without injuring the cigarette, and which can be readily expanded for the expulsion of the cigarette butt without need for touching same.
A further object is to form a loop at the lower end of the holder of one or more convolutions which will lightly clamp one of the fingers of the hands so that by the engagement of the adjacent fingers with the holder at either side of the loop, the holder may be easily held in upright position to support the cigarette a distance above the hand so that the hand may be used for other purposes.
The above and other features of my invention are incorporated in the structure shown on the drawings, in which drawings Figure 1 shows a hand with my improved holder supported thereon;
Figure 2 is a front elevation of the holder;
Figure 3 is a side elevation of the holder; and
Figure 4 is a front elevation showing a modified arrangement.
The holder as shown is constructed from a single length of wire which near its lower end is bent to form one or more concentric circular convolutions 10 to form a resilient loop for receiving a finger, the lower end 11 of the r wire being extended a distance downwardly and being curved to form a finger engaging abutment.
The section of the wire above the finger engaging loop forms a stem 12 and beyond this stem the wire is bent to form a substantially 1930. Serial No. 456,872.
circular loop 13 for receiving a cigarette, the end 14 of the wire being extended downwardly alongside of the stem so that when this end is pressedtoward the stem the loop 13'jwill be expanded or opened.
To make the loop more flexible,the' section of the wire for forming the loop may first be bent to helicalform as indicated at 15, and the convolutions of this helical section will afiord more extended and more secure engaging surface for a cigarette to hold it securely in proper'position substantially at right angles with the stem 12. Referring to Figure 1, the hand His shown in back elevation. The loop 10 of the holder is slipped over the middle-finger of the hand until it lightly clamps the finger, the abutment end 11 and the stem 12 extending respectively across-the backs of the third and first fingers so that by slight pressure of these fingers against the abutment and stem the holder can be easily and accurately held in upright position. Before applying the holder to the hand the end 14: is pressed to open the loop 13 for the insertion of a cigarette C therein, and the cigarette will then be accurately supported with the lighted end away from the smoker and the other end projectlng from the holder for convenient application to the mouth when it is desired to smoke.
The holder may be applied to either the left or the right hand with the end 14 preferably at the outer side of the stem 12 so that with the other hand the smoker may readily press the end 14 to release a cigarette butt for deposit in an ash tray.
As shown in Figure 4, instead of providing a finger receiving loop for supporting the holder on the hand, the wire below the stem 12 may be bent back and twisted on itself to form a handle or grip 16 by means of which the holder may be held in the hand in the ordinary manner.
My improved holder may be economically manufactured and is very light. It is evident that wire of circular or other cross-sectional form may be used and it may be of any desirable metal. It is also evident that instead of being used for supporting cigarettes it could also be used for supporting cigars. When attached to the hand it can easily be held in upright position for smoking and the hand may be used for other purposes, as for example, card playing.
I claim as follows:
1. A cigarette holder formed of a single piece of wire and comprising a stem, convolutions below the stem forming a finger receiving loop, a section of the wire above said stem being helical, and said helical section be ing bent to form a resilient loop for receiving a cigarette.
2. A cigarette holder formed of a single piece of wire comprising a stem, convolutions b low said stem forming a resilient finger re ceiving clamp, a section of the wire above the stem being helical and said helicalysection being bent to form a resilient loop for supporting a cigarette, and means for opening said supporting loop for the reception or ejection of a cigarette.
3..A cigarette holder formed of a single piece of wire having a helical section intermediate its ends, said helical section being bent 'to form a resilient loop for receiving a cigarette, one end of said wire forming a grip and the other end serving as a means for opening said loop for the reception or ejection of a cigarette.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name at Chicago, Cook County,