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Get. 2, 1934.
B. I. HORWITZ CIGAR TIP Original Filed Jan. 14. 1931 Patented Oct. 2, 1934 UNITED STATES CIGAR TIP BarnettI. Horwitz, Los Angeles, Calif.
Application January 14, 1931, Serial No. 508,595 Renewed February 16, 1934 1 Claim.
My present invention relates to a tip or mouthpiece for cigars and has as its primary object the provision of a tip or mouth-piece which is affixed to a cigar to form a part thereof and which is so formed as to provide the cigar with a yieldable tip that may be readily grasped by the teeth without collapsing to an objectionable extent and without subjecting the tobacco forming the butt end of the cigar to excessive mutilation during smoking thereof.
Another object is to equip a cigar with a mouthpiece which will serve to minimize saturation of the cigar with saliva during smoking thereof, and which will also serve as a nicotine absorber.
Another object is to provide an improvement in the type of cigar tips set forth in United States Patent No. 1,226,074, issued to me May 15, 1917, and also set forth in United States Patent No. 1,772,351, issued to me August 5, 1930, whereby an objectionable feature of cigar tips of the character set forth in said patents, (namely, the excessive collapsing of the tip when gripped with the teeth), is obviated.
With the foregoing objects in view together with such other objects and advantages as may subsequently appear the invention resides in forming a cigar with a tip or mouth-piece having an internal filler body interposed between the butt end of the cigar and the outer end of the tip in such manner as to permit the tip being subjected to considerable pressure without materially collapsing; the invention being carried into effect by the employment of parts, and the construction, combination and arrangement of parts, or equivalents thereof, hereinafter described and claimed, and illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 is a view of a cigar as seen in side elevation showing it as equipped with a tip formed in accordance with my invention;
Figure 2 is a view. of the assembled tip, as seen in longitudinal section on the line 22 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the tip shell;
Figure 4 is a perspective view illustrating one form of filler body for the tip shell; and
Figure 5 is a perspective view of another form of the filler body.
Referring to the drawing more specifically A indicates generally the body of a cigar, and B designates the tip or mouth-piece fitted thereon.
The tip or mouth-piece B embodies a shell 6 of general thimble-like form, which shell is formed of cork or other suitable material and is flexible to render it yieldable to external pressures appliedthereto; the open end of the tip being positioned to encompass the butt end of the cigar filler 7 and being overlapped at its margin by the cigar wrapper 8 as particularly shown in Figure 2. The outer end of the shell 6 is formed 0 with draft apertures or perforations 9.
The cigar filler 7 is formed to projectinto the tip B a sufficient distance to effect a substantial connection between the shell 6 of the tip and the cigar, but is terminated in spaced relation to the, 6 perforated outer end of the shell.
In carrying out the present invention a supplemental filler body C is placed within the shell 6 and interposed between the butt end of the cigar filler 7 and the perforated outer end of the shell, which filler body is formed of yieldable, and resilient material, being preferably formed of cork in one piece, but which may be formed of any suitable material, such as compressed fibers, other than tobacco. lhe filler body C is here shown as tapered, as is the shell 6, and is loosely supported in place Within the shell so as to afford a clearance space between its side walls and the inner surface of the shell so as to allow for draft through the tip or mouth-piece. 8 0
The filler body C may be formed with a smooth side wall as shown in Figure 5, but in some instances it may be desirable to provide a series of longitudinal grooves or channels 10 extending longitudinally thereof, as shown in Figure 4. 8 5
By the provision of the yieldable filler body C only partial collapsing of the mouth-piece will occur when the latter is gripped by the teeth and a cushion grip is afforded, and by forming the filler body 0 of cork or fiberous material other than tobacco it will be sufficiently absorptive in character as to serve as a nicotine absorber as Well as to protect the tobacco filler 7 against excessive saturation by saliva when the cigar is being smoked.
I am aware that it has heretofore been proposed to place inserts within the mouth piece of cigarettes as a filter for preventing nicotine and other matter from entering the mouth during smoking, and that it is old in the art as exemplified by United States Letters Patents Numbers 636,088 and 1,794,227 to form such filter inserts of absorbent material, such as blotting-paper, fiannel, sponge, charcoal or absorbent cotton. Such filter inserts are essentially either of high absorp-., tive or filtering character. While my improved cigar tip includes an insert which may possess an absorptive or filtering property, it need not necessarily have this characteristic, as the essence of the invention resides in forming the insert or;
filler body of resilient material which will offer yieldable resistance to compression and will prevent collapse of the tip, which on being compressed between the teeth will be restored to its normal shape on being released, thereby preserving the tip and permitting its being tightly gripped between the teeth without excessive mutilation of the tip or the filler therein. This feature is not present in filter inserts of the character above mentioned which on the contrary are subject to being permanently compacted and distorted on being gripped by the teeth which permits breaking down of the tip.
A cigar tip comprising a flexible shell of thimble-like shape, the enlarged end of which is adapted to receive one end of a cigar filler with the end of the latter spaced from the reduced end of said shell to afford a space interiorly of the shell between the end of the cigar filler and the outer end of said shell, a unitary resilient body positioned in said space and loosely carried in said shell apart from said filler, said resilient body being tapered and arranged with its reduced end extending toward the reduced end of said shell and spaced therefrom, the diameter of said body throughout its length being less than that of the internal diameter of the wall portion of said shell surrounding said body so that the major portion of the outer periphery of said body will be spaced from the inner surfaces of said shell; said resilient body being imperforate and non-absorptive of moisture.
BARNETT I. I-IORWITZ.