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Publication numberUS2158928 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 16, 1939
Filing dateSep 24, 1936
Priority dateSep 24, 1936
Publication numberUS 2158928 A, US 2158928A, US-A-2158928, US2158928 A, US2158928A
InventorsSol Deich
Original AssigneeSol Deich
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tobacco cartridge and method of making same
US 2158928 A
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May 16; 1939. s. DEICH TOBACCO CARTRIDGE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME Filed Sept. 24, 1936 m e J M Women Patented May 16, 1939 TOBACCO CARTRIDGE AND DIETHOD OF MAKING SAIVIE Sol Deich, New York, N. Y. Application September 24,1936, Serial No. 102,418

1 Claim.

This invention relates to a tobacco cartridge and to the method of making the same.

In the ordinary manufacture of tobacco cartridges particularly for use in pipes, as taught by the prior art, the custom has been to mold a cartridge in such a manner as not to exert any too fore provided have not been sufficiently stable to prevent their disintegration when they are brought out for use.

The invention aims to provide a tobacco cartridge possessing a non-disintegrating characteristic when handled and formed with air passages or channels to provide for the combustion of the cartridge when mounted in a pipe bowl for consumption.

A further object of the invention is to provide a composite tobacco cartridge including particles of tobacco united together in a. manner to possess a tenacious characteristic relative to each other, to an extent to prevent the disintegration of the cartridge during handling, during transportation and when positioning it in a pipe bowl for smoking, the cartridge being porous for draft therethrough to maintain combustion during smoking. A further object of the invention is to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a composite tenacious porous toasted cartridge formed from a mass of tobacco particles bound together.

To the above ends essentially and to others which may hereinafter appear the invention consists of the form of a tobacco cartridge and a method of making it which fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.

In the drawing forming a part of the application:

Figure 1 illustrates a mass of shredded tobacco having a binder poured'thereon,

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view of a compressing element and a mold in which a mass of shredded tobacco connected together by a binder or heating the latter to give it a porous characteristic to complete the cartridge.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the cartridge when completed,

Figure 5 is an elevation of the cartridge posi- 5 tioned against a wrapper therefor, and

Figure 6 is a perspective view of a wrapped cartridge.

The cartridge may be of any suitable contour, but preferably, it will be of a contour and size to snugly fit the bottom and side wall of the bowl of a smoking pipe.

In the present cartridge and method of producing the same, a mass 1 of loose shredded tobacco or the tobacco commonly used for pipe smoking is admixed by any suitable mechanical means or by hand with a solution 8 of honey in water, the solution being of sufficient consistency to form an agglutinant or binder for the shredded mass of tobacco without unduly affecting the flavor of the tobacco itself. Instead of a honey and water solution there may be used, if desired, a solution of sugar and water in the form of a simple syrup. These types of solutions have been found best suited for this particular purpose, but any solution could well be used which would provide a binder for the shredded mass of tobacco to permit it to have the characteristics in the completed cartridges as hereinafter referred to. After the mass of tobacco has been treated with the binding substance, to thoroughly saturate the shredded particles of tobacco, successive portions 9 of the mass are placed in a mold in for forming the body of the cartridges in the desired form, the mold being of any suitable type. Each portion 9 is subjected while in mold [0 to a compressing element H to provide a solid body II. The portions 9 of the mass 1 of the tobacco should remain under a state of compression within mold ID for at least 5 to 15 minutes to overcome the resilient characteristics of the tobacco. In a place where great pressure can be quickly developed it is not necessary to leave the tobacco in the mold for so long a time. However, it is essential that the portion 9 be tightly pressed to form a solid. This is a process in contradistinction to anything proposed in these articles as taught by the prior art, as it was always considered necessary to not too tightly tamp the tobacco. The tightly compressed or solid body I l is placed after being removed from the mold, in a drying or toasting oven H, where it is subjected to an even heat for a sufficient period ,of time to toast or partly dry the tobacco. This treatment results in the binder substance partly drying out within the body ll and resulting in the production of a porous cartridge l3, that is to say, a cartridge formed with air passages or channels to facilitate the combustion of the cartridge when mounted for use in the bowl of a smoking pipe. Thus, there is provided a cartridge I3 which has sumcient porosity to permit of its beingreadilysmoked in a pipe, while at the same time the particles or shreds of tobacco are sufliicently tightly bound together as not to cause the cartridge l3 to disintegrate under handling. If desired, and for convenience of selling, or shipping, the cartridge l3 can then be wrapped in foil cover M or other packing material although suchtwrapper is notnecessary or essential.

It has been found from actual tests that a. I

tridge I 3 of the character herein described when smoked in a new pipe has a fine flavor and the tobacco particles in a mold having a configuration coincident with the inside of a pipe bowl,

removingthe compressed cartridge from the mold and subjecting the compressed cartridge to a toasting temperature sufficient to remove excess moisture forming part of said binder.


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U.S. Classification131/111, 131/348, 131/355, 131/79
International ClassificationA24D1/00, A24D1/14
Cooperative ClassificationA24D1/14
European ClassificationA24D1/14