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Publication numberUS1851057 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 29, 1932
Filing dateJun 30, 1930
Priority dateJun 30, 1930
Publication numberUS 1851057 A, US 1851057A, US-A-1851057, US1851057 A, US1851057A
InventorsPicker Charles
Original AssigneePicker Charles
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigarette case
US 1851057 A
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March 29, 1932. c. PICKER CIGARETTE CASE Filed June 30, 1930 lm zfizmzx LYJARLES H5151? WW 11/115 'HJ'HRAZE scribed.

reference to Patented ivian-J29, 1932 i 7 f'cnAIt-L'Es PIQK-ERAFALBANiNEW ro-n3 CIGARETTE ease],

Application and June 30,1930. Shaina 64,902; N

invention particularly 'relates'toi a case for 'cigarettesf or" the like which may 'be made liquid tight so that itmay'b'elworn by a bather,

vided with a lighter for the cigarettes; ,The

device is particularly useful for bathers,fas

it ,may" readily be attached tot he clothing and readily opened while'the bather is inthe water and a cigarette removed Ttromthe case and lighted and the case again closed. M y invention-provides a cheap, compact, and effective device offt-he characters above, d'e

7 My invention the ,accompanying drawings, in which I have illustrated a preferred,ei n-v bodiment of my invention, and in awhich ,-j

,Fig. l is "a vertical, sectionalview through a cigarette case, embodyingmy invention.

cates generally walls, 11, and a bottom wall, 12,.whi ch for1ns side walls'and a liquid tight joint withthe I is preferably integral therewith, [,as illustrated, the side walls and-the bottom wall forming achainber, .13, for' fthe reception of cigarettes or the like. 7

trated, a partition, V V acrossthemiddle porti'onof the casing and is preferably .rorm d integral lthere with, as

bestshown in Fig. 4. if The partition member,

' :14, extends upwardly to appoint, 1,6, which 1 isshort of thetopgofthe sidewalls ofithe case, as, indicated 3, andv isprovided with I an; opening, J 1-5,-

extending ,zvertically therethroughj Anextension orstern,1l7, ex

I end' upWaid yim the;p r itidh e eme P efe l ea cqn iee d l andwhich is preferably pro? will testfbe, uiid r'stobd" 52 In the embodiment of my; invention :illus 14, extends transversely 1 Thep ening; 15, inthe partition which extends also throughgthe stein, 1 7 is adapted to contain liquid fuel and .a wick, which is provided with an-exposed end, 120, the mannerusual'fora cigarette lighter I Preferably the entire case,' together with I a the partition flnember. and the lower; portion ofthe-stem,l7,,1is molded: from bakelite, or, g l ke .mate'rial, and -a metallic-1 meinber, 2'1,"

whichfis proyidedlwith screwthrea ds, 19, ,is suitably secured ink/the upperiiend of the stem, 17, as indicated 'at'22;

The cover for ,the .devicelisQiDdiatdfat g l the me] or portion of which ,may also, be

formed-0f bake'Iite-and theedge ;Q which is 65 'f preferablyprovided with a downwardly and lnwardly' extending .fiange, 24;, surrounding I theupperedgeoftheside walls/of thecase. 1 r The covencornprisesa ola nping member, 25,

preferably formed of -bakelite,,the clamp {be- 77(7) ing rotatable ,wi'th'resp'ect to'the ofover proper.

The clamp, 25, is preferably provided with a metal insert, 27, having .an opening, 29, I

provided withrscre w threads, 30, engaging the f o screw thr-ead's on the uppergend offthefstein, I

17,,the'1neta1 insert preferably being provided j with a flange, .26,.engaging the lower side. of

the, cover, 23. The .upper portion of the clamping member, 25, is preferably knurled as at 28. ,Bygplacing .thecoverin position over the end ofthe'case andturning tharnernber, 25, thecover maybebroughtinto liquid i t-engagement with the upper edge Jotth I sidewalls 'otthecase; A igasket,' 251, is :'in

terposed between the clamp, 25,'- and thecover, 35g 23,:to form :a liquid tight;.j oint betweenthe two- .Anghtr,iindiateri gefieiau ja;31, 151 3130,

provided and comprises a wheel, 32,:monnted on shaft, ina. yoke, 34,;jforrned :at,th'e uppernendof-astem, 35. j o 1 1,9. Q- V "The .par titionfl l is provided withan pen? ing, 36, drum reception tof--.the.stcn i,

T shaped I in} cross portion, .35

case, as indicated in Fig. 3. When the stem of the lighter therefore, is placed in the portion, 361, of the opening, the lighter is lowered to a position where the wheel, 32, is located beneath the cover, 23, so that the case is liquid tight and the lighter and the cigarettes are housed within the case.

The opening, 36, is also provided with a portion, 362, disposed at right angles to the portion, 361, and this portioniofthe recess extends downwardly only to a point, 37, which is sufficiently above the lowerend of the recess, 361, to bring the wheel, 32, opposite the exposed end, 20, of the wick. It will,

of course,-be understood that the lighter is provided with the usual flint (notillustrated) for producing a spark.

A clamp, 371, as best shown in Figs. 5 and 6, is preferably provided for securing the cigarette case to the clothing of the bather. The clamp isprovided'with end portions, 38, which are adapted to slip over the edges of the case into the position indicated in Fig. 2. In the embodiment illustrated, a tongue, 39, is stamped from the sheet metal of the clamp and by pull ng the tongue, 39, away from the body portion of the clamp, and inserting a portion of the clothing between the tongue and the main body of the clamp, the case may be secured to the clothing of the bather. The bottom, 12, of the casing is preferably provided with a flange, 121, which, with the cover flange, 21, prevents the clamp, 371, from slipping off from the casing.

The lower portion of the 'wall surrounding the chamber, 15, is preferably provided with a metal insert, 40, of the character indicated in Fig. 1. The interior of this member, 40, is threadedand is adapted to receive the threaded stem of a screw cap, 41, and thereby close the lower end of the opening. A gasket, a2, is preferably interposed between the flanged portion ofthe screw cap and the bottom of the recess, 43, in which said flange is re ceived'. By inverting the case, the chamber, 15, may be filled with a suitable fuel.

' The operation and useof invention will readily be understood from the foregoing description, and is as followsgAssuming that the cover. of the device is removed, the cigarette case is filled with a desired number of cigarettes, and the lighter, 31, is inserted in the portion, 361, of' the opening,36, and is depressed to the full line position indicated in Fig. 3. The cover is then placed in position over the top of the case, and by screwing the clamping member, 25, over the threaded end, 19, of the stem, 21, the cover is brought into liquid tight engagement with the upper edge of theside walls of the case to form a liquid tight I engagement therewith. 'The clamp, 37, is then attached to the clothing. When the bathe'r desires to smoke a cigarette, he first turns the clamp, 25, and then removes the cover from the case. The

cigarette is then taken and lighted-by lifting the lighter, 31, from the portion, 361, of the opening, 36, and turning it at right angles and inserting the stem in the portion, 362, of the opening to the position indicated in Fig. 3, and turning the wheel, 32, in the usual manner, a spark is produced.

l/Vhile I have illustrated'the main portion of the case as formed of bakelite, it'will, of course, be, understood that it may be formed of metal or any other desired material.

Itwill likewise be understood that, while I have illustrated a fuel containing mem ber extending upwardly through said casing and through the cover,"a plain member could thus extend upwardly through the cover, a clamp engaging the upper end of the memher and securing the cover in liquid tight engagement with the upper edges of the walls of the case.

While I have described my invention in its preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that the words which I have used are words of description rather than of limitationand thatchanges within the purview of the appended claims may be made without departing from the true scope and spirit of my invention in its broader aspects.

lVhat I claim is' y 1 1. In a case for cigarettes or the like, a removable cover, a tubular member attached to said case and adapted to contain liquid fuel and a wick, said tubular member extending upwardly above said case, means engageable with the upper end ofsaid tubular member for clamping said cover in liquid tight engagement with the top of said case, and a lighter normally housed within said case. v V

2. In a case for cigarettes or the like, comprising a removable'cover, a tubular member secured to said case and adapted to contain liquid fuel and a'wick, said tubular member'extending upwardly above said case, means engageable with the upper end of said tubular member for-clamping said cover in liquid tight engagement with the top of said case, and a lighter adapted to be housed in said case, said lighter being readily removable from said case to a point adjacentto the exposed end of said wick.

3. In a case, the combination of side walls and a bottom wall forming a liquid tight connection therewith, said walls enclosing a chamber adapted to receive cigarettes or the like, of a hollow member secured to said bottom wall and extending upwardly above said side walls, means comprisingthe upwardly extending end of said hollow member for clamping said cover. into liquid tight connection withthe upper edges of said side walls, saidhollow inemberbeing adapted to receive liquid fuel and a wiclgand a lighter adapted normally-to be housed in said case, and means for holding the end of said lighter adjacent to the end of said wick when said cover is removed. 4. In a case, the combination of a case comprising side walls and a bottom wall forming a liquid tight connection therewith, a cover for said casing, said walls enclosin a chamber adapted to receive cigarettes or t e like, of a hollow member secured to saidbottom wall, the end of said stem extending above the upper edge of said side Walls, a wick located in said hollow member and extending upwardly to the end of said member, a sparking device provided with a stem, and means attached to said case and provided with a recess having two portions of different depths adapted to receive said 7 stem in two different angular. positions and to retain said sparking device within said casing and in a position opposite the exposed end of said wick, respectively;

5. In a case, the combination of a case comprising side walls and a bottom wall forming a liquid tight connection therewith, said walls enclosing a chamber adapted to receive cigarettes or the like, of a hollow member secured to said bottom Wall and extending upwardly above said side walls, means comprising said hollow member for clamping said cover into liquid tight connection with the upper edges of said side walls, said stem being adapted to receive liquid fuel and a wick, the bottom of said stem being provided with an opening, through which said stem may be filled with fuel, a liquid tight closure for said opening,'a sparking device,

and means for retaining said sparking device within saidcasing in a given position when said cover is clamped in position, and for retaining said sparking device opposite the exposed end of said wick when the cover is removed. a p

CHARLES PICKER. h

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2513500 *Jan 7, 1948Jul 4, 1950Robert L GardnerCigarette lighter
US2542397 *Apr 8, 1946Feb 20, 1951Core James APharmaceutical kit
US6446793Nov 7, 2000Sep 10, 2002John M. LayshockContainer for cigarettes and cigarette lighter
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/89, 206/811, 206/269
International ClassificationA24F15/18
Cooperative ClassificationY10S206/811, A24F15/18
European ClassificationA24F15/18