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Publication numberUS2427957 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 23, 1947
Filing dateAug 23, 1945
Priority dateAug 23, 1945
Publication numberUS 2427957 A, US 2427957A, US-A-2427957, US2427957 A, US2427957A
InventorsGetts Jr Sidney A
Original AssigneeGetts Jr Sidney A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigarette rolling device
US 2427957 A
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S p 4 s. A. GETTS, JR 2,427,957

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Patented Sept. 23, 1947 artha-re imen s sme -mam -ratesenga ement a. vices, and :one -obj eat is to utilize are: "-thi epur' pose ai tu'be "slotted-"along tone 5 side and ahaving ai'flangetfor rleadingatheipape into'ithe siot.

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with a plug adapted to be sreoeivedk inrtheiend of the itube v to ro'll aaoig'arette paifier along the w-flang'e and' around't the interior-of the tube.

fiAhothter-Fobjetit statement-(ii zi'saatoi hrovide an --imp'rbved -,-roliingi -device which 'ncorpbrates a -holder on whiehetheicigarette isrolled.

A stili'furtheriobject is'=;to-: provide- :rollihg device zincorporatinga cigarette;-=holde wherein theyholdenservesan'additional function in form'- ing the cigarette. Other objects; :a'dvantg'ges =j-will become apparent :'-from -I the following; description of -one illustrative device embodying the inyentl-on and 1 of -Fig. 56; Y

.;i ig.=i; Isa longitudinal aerator the' device;

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Fig. '7 is a similar lo'ng i iidinalsection showing a difierent means for introducing tobacco-into the= device..---. 7, p

My improved rolling device comprises generally a tube l5, prerferably rolled from one end portion of a piece of sheet metal and having a straight slot l6 along one side defined by one end edge I5 of the metal piece coacting with the surface of a flange I'I formed by the other end portion of the metal piece and projecting tangentially from the slot. The tube is somewhat longer than the cigarette to be formed.

A cigarette paper laid in the flange H with one edge or corner projecting into the slot adjacent the end thereof is guided into the tube and around the interior thereof to form a. paper .provide -a sldtted andflangeustribetbflthe above haractergt'o'gether .e u wii; V, .7 newer sateen;entertain;

"32's, 1945.eeriarm's eree'se 5 eialiii1. (c1. ra e) thani thatxof' theitubel materi'a1-,: sof as f-to gr'ipi the eigarettez' paper and-advance it 'alon gthe flange "and-"tube surfaces. 'l h'e: friction tsuti ace may advantageously be formediby' a-ji'elatively soft mbber sleeve li3. -isurrounding-=the tip'fl 'f t he held in theuser s mouthfthta plug m'ayi be used as a holder for the cigarette during-smoking the latter. .1 '7

,iIn forming -a cigarette, "a paper =.'(with the gum-med. edge It wupward, 1r a gimnmed .paper beused) .is rlai'd onuthe guide? I Tend: thereby introduced *edgewise through the slot into the" tube. In the 1 present case the tube comprises a: metal sheet rolled 'into tubu'lar' form. with one edge, forming-"an edge" of the slot 16" and the opposite margin" beingluent at an angleto: the tube to form the guide I'l. Oneroirtheieadingcorners of the-ipaper engages the 1 (friction surface l 2 0f the holdei-r'l-fl'rwhich iprevi'ously been inserted into= the *tube i-see Fig. 13-. "B'y rotating .nthe holder-in vthe time" the; paper is 'drawnfedgewise into: the tub'evand' cu rled around by the tube to form a e indrical-ipaper "wrapper. Before-the tra'i-iingsiedge ofit'he'paper enters the: tube, it is' moistened 'to' cement the-edge to the. paper cylinder in the zcustoniaryafashion. The small ci'earanceibetweenqthe frictionrsurf ace +2 in the. tube insures adequate traction onrthe paper for-the aforesaid-purpose andralso insures that thepaper wiil b'e -awrapped -ar'oun'd the holder suflici'ently tightl to. incorporate-the; holder in the zcigaa rette, -+A2lso--the holder-by firmly 'supporting the end: of I thei cyli-nd-rical iwrapper gives the" latter suflicient.; ;rigidity to press the "sealing edge i or the wrapper against the underlying paper firmly enough to cement the edge in place. For this purpose the wrapper may be rotated several times inside the tube.

' After the paper cylinder l9 has been formed tobacco is introduced into the opposite open end of the tube which for that purpose is provided with an entension 20' projecting beyond the end of the paper cylinder. In this case the projection simply comprises an elongation of the tube with the flange I! cut away at this point (see Fig. 4). Tobacco may be introduced in various ways. For example, a fitting 2| having a groove 22 therein, may be inserted into the tube. A tobacco container such as a tobacco sack 23 may be fastened to the fitting by the neck of the sack into groove 22 by means of the draw strings on the sack, thereby providing a convenient means for directing tobacco into the interior of the paper tube.

Fig. 7 illustrates one alternative device for introducing tobacco into the tube. Such device is in the form of a funnel 24 inserted in the tube 15. The funnel end of the fitting is adapted to receive tobacco which flows into the interior of the paper cylinden These fittings may advantageously b'e'provided with a tip '25 of-redu'ced diameter which enters the interior of the paper cylinder I9 and thus protects the end of the cylinder from crumpling when the tobacco is intro duced. Tapping of the cylinder serves toaccelerate flow of the tobacco and to pacl; it in the cigarette. 1

tube by said holder.

; 4. A cigarette rolling device comprising, in combination, a rolling tube having a slot therein 'foreclgewise reception of a cigarette paper and After introduction of the tobacco, the c0m-- pleted cigarette is withdrawn by means of the rette. If desired, the outer end of the paper cylinder may be twisted to close it. The holder of course prevents escape of tobacco into the mouth. After smoking, the holder is recovered and used for the next cigarette.

Obviously, the invention is not limited to the details of the illustrative device, since these may be variously modified. Moreover, it is not indispensable that all features of the invention be used conjointly since variou features may be used to advantage in difi'erent combinations and subcombinations. I

I claim as my invention:

' 1. A cigarette rolling device comprising; in combination,a rolling tube having a slot therein for edgewise'reception'of a cigarette paper, a rotatable cigarette holder having a friction surface adapted to be inserted in an end of the tube to engage aportion of the paper to draw the latter into the tube to form a'cylindrical paper wrapper therein, and means for introducing tobacco into the wrapper.

2. A cigarette rolling device comprising, in combinatiornan open ended rolling tube having a slot therein for edgewise reception ofa ciga rette paper, a rotatable cigarette holder having a friction surfaceinside said'tube of a diameter slightly less than the internal diameter of the tube and adapted to engage a corner of the paper between-it and the tube andon rotation of the holder to draw the paper into the tube'to form a cylindricalwrapper, and means for introducin tobacco into the wrapper.

3. A cigarette rolling device comprising, in combination, a rolling tube having a slot therein for edgewise reception of a cigarette paper and having a flange adjacent an edge ofthe slot to guide the paper edgewise through'the slot into the tube, a cigarette holder rotatable'in one end having a flange adjacent an edge of the slot to guide'the paper edgewise through the slot into thetube, a cigarette holder rotatable in One end of the tube and having a surface for frictionally engaging the leading corner of the paper and drawing the latter into the tube on rotation of the holder to'wrapthe paper tightly around said surface on the holder to form' a cylindrical wrapper, and a fitting on the other end of the tube for introducing tobacco into said Wrapper and having a tip projecting slightly inside the endof said wrapper to protect the latter during introduction of the tobacco.

5. A cigarette rolling device comprising, in combination, a tube formed of sheet metal bent to a substantially circular cylindrical form with one margin bent at an-angle to the tube and the opposite'edge'being separated from said margin to form a'slot for edgewise reception of a cigarette paper, a cigarette holder rotatable in one end of the tube and having a surface for frictionally engaging the leading corner of the paper and drawing the latter into thetube on rotation -of' the holder to wrap the paper tightly around said surface on the holder and to form a cylindrical wrapper, said surface beingsmaller than the internal diameter of the tube by substantially the thickness of the wrapper around said surface, and means for introducing tobacco into the oth'er'end of the tube. 1

SIDNEY A; GETTS, JR.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are file ofthispatent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS, 1

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US8393332Feb 25, 2009Mar 12, 2013BBK Tobacco & Foods, LLPPackaging for rolling papers for smoking articles
US8584854May 19, 2010Nov 19, 2013BBK Tobacco & Foods, LLPReclosable package with magnetic clasp and detachable tray for rolling papers used in smoking articles
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Classifications
U.S. Classification131/71, 131/73, 131/187
International ClassificationA24C5/00, A24C5/40
Cooperative ClassificationA24C5/40
European ClassificationA24C5/40