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Publication numberUS2139838 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 13, 1938
Filing dateJan 30, 1936
Priority dateJan 30, 1936
Publication numberUS 2139838 A, US 2139838A, US-A-2139838, US2139838 A, US2139838A
InventorsMayer Jerome M
Original AssigneePeter A Muir
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tobacco pipe bowl scraper attachment
US 2139838 A
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C. 13, 1938.. J M MAYER 2,13%,838

TOBACCO PIPE BOWL SCRAPER ATTACHMENT Filed Jan. 50, 1936 Patented Dec. 13, 1938 UNETED STATES TOBACCO PIPE BOWL SCRAPER I ATTACHlVIENT Jerome M. vMayer, Chicago, Ill., assignor of onehalf to Peter A.

Muir, Chicago, Ill.

Application January 30, 1936, SerialNo. 61,478

Claims.

This invention relates to tobacco pipe scrapers and more particularly to a medium of convenient attachment therefor, although certain features thereof may be employed with equal advantage 5 for other purposes.

It contemplates more especially the provision of a tobacco pipe bowl scraper and a novel medium of attachment therefor to enable its availability to pipe smokers and render such an inexpensive complement to a tobacco container or the like.

It has long been recognized by pipe smokers that a clean tobacco pipe bowl is essential to a refreshing smoke. --bacco and residue that becomes associated with the surface of the pipe bowl, creates obnoxious tastes and odors that preclude the continued enjoyment to the pipe smoker. t is essential, therefore, that the pipe bowl be cleaned after each use, and it is proposed to provide a convenient accessory to a tobacco container or the like that affords scraping the interior tobacco pipe bowl surface in a convenient and effective manner.

One object of the present invention is to pro-j 25 vide a simple and improved scraper for enabling the removal of the unburned tobacco and other residue that remainsin the bowl of a tobacco.

pipe bowl after each use thereof.

Another object is to provide a convenient and effective accessory to a tobacco container that affords the elfective cleansing of the interior sur-' face of the tobacco pipe bowl.

Still another object is to provide a convenient and inexpensive device that is effective for cleansing the tobacco pipe bowl and to remove offensive residues that may remain therein after its use.

A further object is to provide an especially convenient and effective accessory to a tobacco con-- tainer that renders available an effective bowl scraper to the pipe smoker.

A still further object is to provide a simple and inexpensive tobacco pipe scraper that is readily attached and detached from the tobacco container or the like so as to provide a convenient carrying medium therefor without entailing any more inconvenience than occasioned by the presence of the tobacco container.

Still a further object is to provide a tobacco bowl scraper in conjunction with a container or the like so as to serve as a carrying medium therefor and preclude contact thereof with the clothes of the smoker while on his person.

Other objects and advantages will appear more 55 fully from the following description of an il- Further, the unburned 130-7.

lustrative embodiment of the present invention.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a container Figure 3 is a plan view of a scraper utilized in conjunction with a container in a manner illustratedin Figures 1 and 2.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the modified embodiment of the present invention showing the adaptation of a unique tobacco pipe bowlscraper to a closed portable container.

The structure selected for illustration comprises an elongated blade it] preferably though'not es.- sentially stamped or otherwise shaped from flat metallic sheet material to present a substantially rectangular body ll terminating in an arcuate extremity ii? that defines 'a portion of the body I l and serves as an attaching expedient to a container or other device in a manner which will appear more fully hereinafter. The other or operative extremity of the scraper blade ill comprises an arcuate head E3 of substantial curva ture that merges in a straight lineal line or back edge i l with a corresponding straight side edge l5 of the scraper blade body I l.

The arcuate head 53 extends transversely in a direction opposite to the straight back edge [4 thereof to define a lateral nose or tip it that merges with the inwardly cut and arcuately shaped neck ll that is opposite to the straight back edge i l of the head I? so as to present a scraping edge of varied contour to enable effective scraping of the different portions of the pipe bowl usually defined by arcuate surfaces presenting different degrees of accessibility.

As shown, the inwardly directed neck l'l merges with an outwardly. inclined edge l8 that extends to a straight side edge i9 inparallelism with the side edge l5 defining the shape and size of the tobacco pipe bowl scraper blade I. It is to be noted that the blade it is stamped or otherwise shaped from sufficiently thin metallic sheet metal that affords some degree of resiliency for reasons which will appear more fully hereinafter.

In order that the scraper blade l0 may be grasped with the finger tips when such is disposed on its flat surface, the straight side edges 15 and I9 of the scraper body ll are upturned to present slight flanges 20 and 2|, respectively, that impart a curved cross-section along atransverse median line. While the scraper blade l0 can be carried in the pocket in the form described, such is undesirable because of the sharp edges presented by the tip I6 as well as other operative scraping portions thereof that soon would cut the pockets of the user as well as render such unclean and odorous after the tobacco pipe bowl has been scraped therewith. Consequently, the scraper ID has been found best adapted for association with a container as will appear from the following description.

The container most desirable for adaptation of a tobacco pipe bowl scraper is a metallic can 22 that is usually utilized for conveying tobacco in its present form of marketing for sale to pipe smokers. The tobacco container 22 is usually oblong in configuration and has a correspondingly shaped wall 23 to which a closure 24 is pivotally attached through the medium of hinges 25. For that matter, the closure 24 can be telescopically associated with the peripheral edge of the container wall 23, and either closure expedient may be resorted to as commercial practice may dictate.

The bottom 26 of the container 22 is usually a flat sheet metal having a periphery shaped corresponding with the oblong configuration of the container 22 and the bottom peripheral edge of the latter is angularly flanged as at 21 and interengaged with the complemental flange 28 to provide a beaded peripheral edge 29 that hermetically and permanently seals the bottom 26 .to the container wall 23 so as to fully enclose the contents and render such accessible only through the removable top closure 24. The usual roughening surface 36 may be provided on the bottom 26 of the container 22 for the purpose of igniting matches as is customary in containers of this character.

It'has been found that a scraper of the type described supra may be associated with the container 22. In the present embodiment, the scraper blade I6 is somewhat longer than the distance between the confronting surfaces or projections 3| and 32 defined by the flange 28 and the bottom 26. For that reason, it is possible to spring a scraper blade l into position with its flatside adjacent the exterior surface of the bottom 26. It is preferred, however, to provide an arcuate depression or notch 33 in the depending projection 3| of the flange 28 so as to enable the inoperative extremity [2 of the scraper blade I 6 to be lodged therein.

The other confronting projection 32 need not be correspondingly provided with the depression or notch 33 in that it is found desirable to provide a protecting plate 34 adjacent the exterior surface of the container bottom 26 so as to cover substantially the entire operative extension of the scraper blade body ll To this end, the protecting plate 34 is provided witha flange 35 around the periphery so that it may be rolled and inter-engaged with the flanges 27 and 28 on the container 22 and the bottom 26, respectively. This permanently attaches the protecting plate 34 adjacent the surface of the bottom plate 26 to provide a narrow back on the extremity having the confronting projection 32 to receive the operative extremity i3 of the scraper blade ll thereagainst.

. When the protecting plate 34 is first rolled with the edge 29 of the container 22, it will be disposed in contact with the surface of the bottom 26 so that it is necessary to slightly pry such from said surface to receive the operative extremity I3 of the scraper blade IL Consequently, the protecting plate 34 precludes contact of the carvention the scraper I6 is of a circular cross-section so that the inoperative extremity l2 may be permanently attached to the interior of a correspondingly curved tubular shank 36. The tubular shank 36 is of cylindrical configuration and has a closed end 37. The scraper ill with its blade II and operative extremity I3 is confined in a tubular casing 38 which is inwardly telescoped relative to the tubular shank 36 to effect frictional inter-engagement and to comprise the container for the scraper Ill. The end 39 of the casing 38 is closed to serve as a complement to the closed shank 36 and constitute a complete enclosure for the scraper [0' which may be attached to the back and closed by means of a resilient spring clip 40.

The resilient spring clip 46 is of usual construction that is customarily found on fountain pens and pencils for vest pocket attachment and it is preferably riveted or otherwise attached by means of a fastener 4| to the casing 38 proximate to the open extremity 42 thereof. The open extremity 42 receives the scraper l6 andtelescopes within the scraper curved shank 36. It will thus be apparent that the shank 36 serves as a part of the casing and enables the manipulation of the scraper I6 for cleaning tobacco pipe bowls and the like.

Various changes may be made in the embodiment of the invention herein specifically described without departing from or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention or any features thereof, and nothing herein shall be construed as limitations upon the invention, its concept or structural embodiment as to the whole or any part thereof except as defined in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. The combination with a container having a bottom marginal flange, of a tobacco pipe resilient scraper blade, said scraper blade being somewhat longer than the distance between confronting portions of a marginal flange of said container, said blade being applied to the exterior of said container and sprung into detachable association with the external marginal flange of said container.

2. The combination with a container having a bottom marginal flange, of a bottom spaced inwardly from said marginal flange, a tobacco pipe resilient scraper blade, said scraper blade being somewhat longer than the distance between confronting portions of a marginal flange of said container, said blade being sprung into detachable association between confronting portions of said marginal flange on said container and comprising a part thereof, said blade being Wholly outside of said container and resting against said container bottom.

3. The combination with a container having a bottom marginal flange, of a bottom spaced inwardly from said marginal flange, a tobacco pipe resilient scraper blade, said scraper blade being somewhat longer than the distance between confronting portions of a marginal flange of said container, said blade being sprung into detachable association between said bottom and marginal flange of said container, and a cover plate attached to said container flange in spaced relation to said container bottom to conceal the scraper head of said blade.

4. The combination with a container having a bottom marginal flange, of a bottom spaced inwardly from said marginal flange, a resilient tobacco pipe scraper blade, said scraper blade being somewhat longer than the distance between confronting portions of a marginal flange of said container, said. blade being sprung into detachable association between said bottom and marginal flange of said container, and a cover plate attached to said container flange in spaced relation to said container bottom to conceal the scraper head of said blade.

5. The combination with a container having a bottom marginal flange, of a bottom spaced inwardly from said marginal flange, a resilient tobacco pipe scraper blade, said scraper blade being somewhat longer than the distance between confronting portions of a marginal flange of said container, said blade being applied flat against said container bottom and sprung into detachable association with the marginal flange of said container, and a cover plate attached to said cont-ainer flange to conceal the scraper head of said blade, said blade having a curved cross-section to enable the finger grasp thereof for effecting detachment from said container.

JEROME M. MAYER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification131/243, 131/246, 206/238, 220/735
International ClassificationA24F23/00, A24F23/04
Cooperative ClassificationA24F23/04
European ClassificationA24F23/04