US 2111172 A
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March 15, 1938. E O K 2,111,172
- CIGAR AND CIGARETTE EXTINGUISHER Filed June 24, 1936 Aiiornys Ratented Mar. 15, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT orrlcs Application June 24,
The present invention relates generally to new and useful improvements in tobacco users appliances and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, an article 5 of this character embodying novel means for extinguishing cigarettes, also cigars of different sizes.
Another very important object of the invention is to provide an article of the aforementioned character embodying means for permitting the slow burning of a cigarette to a certain point and then extinguishing or choking said cigarette.
Other objects of the invention are to provide an article of the character described which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, highly-efficient and reliable in use, compact, attractive in appearance and which may be manufactured at low cost.
and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:-
Figure 1 is a perspective View of the invention.
Figure 2 is a View in vertical transverse section, taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 8 is a view in vertical longitudinal section, taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 1. V
Figure 4 is a View in vertical transverse section through the invention, taken substantially on the line 44 of Figure 1.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a block I of suitable dimensions and material which is adapted to be mounted in a tray, saucer, or any other suitable receptacle. Extending vertically through the block I is a plurality of apertures 2. The apertures 2 are adapted to receive the lighted ends of cigarettes and cigars for choking or smothering said cigarettes or cigars. It will be noted that certain of the vertical apertures 2 are of a dimension to accommodate cigarettes while the other apertures 2 are of a size to accommodate different sizes of cigars. It may be well to here state that the supporting surface on which the block I rests closes the apertures 2 at their lower ends. One of the apertures 2 is closed at its lower end (see Figure 4) for extinguishing cigarettes.
Formed longitudinally in the top of the block I is a groove which may be referred to as a slow All of the foregoing and still further objects 1936, Serial No. 87,084
burning safety groove and which is designated generally by the reference numeral 3. The groove 3 comprises an enlarged inner portion 5 and a comparatively small outer portion 6. A well I is formed in one end portion of the block I for the reception of ashes, with which well the groove 3 communicates, as best seen in Figures 1 and 3 of the drawing.
In use, ashes are, of course, deposited in the well "E. To extinguish a cigarette or cigar the lighted end thereof is inserted in one of the apertures 2 where it is smothered in a manner which is thought to be obvious. To permit a cigarette to burn slowly to a certain point and then be extinguished, said cigarette is mounted in the groove 3 with the lighted end portion thereof projecting into the enlarged inner end portion 5 of said groove. When thus positioned, the comparatively large inner end portion 5 of the groove 3 permits that portion of the cigarette which extends thereinto to burn slowly. However, when the fire reaches the comparatively small portion 6 of the groove 3 said fire will be extinguished for lack of sufiicient air. The construction and arrangement is such that ashes may be conveniently swept from the slow burning safety groove 5 directly into the well I. If desired, all of the apertures 2 may be closed at their lower ends, or, in other words, sockets may be provided in lieu of apertures.
It is believed that the many advantages of a cigar and cigarette extinguisher constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood, and although a preferred embodiment of the article is as illustrated and described, itis to be understood that changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:
As a new article of manufacture, an extinguisher comprising a rectangular block having in its upper side adjacent to one of its ends a well, and also having in its upper side a groove for the reception of a lighted cigarette; said groove including a comparatively large portion communicating with and extending from the well for the reception of a portion of a cigarette to permit said portion to burn slowly, and said groove further including a comparatively small portion extending from the first-named portion to the end of the block remote from the well for the reception of the remaining portion of the cigarette for extinguishing said cigarette when the fire thereon reaches said small portion.
WARREN E. COOK.