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Publication numberUS274954 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 3, 1883
Filing dateOct 28, 1882
Publication numberUS 274954 A, US 274954A, US-A-274954, US274954 A, US274954A
InventorsBdwaed Mason
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 274954 A
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` TOBAGGO. REGEPTAGLE. No. 274,954. `Patented Apr.3,1883.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 274,954, dated April 3, 1883.

Application `filed October 2S, 1882. (No model.)

To all whom itmay concern Be it-knovfn that I, EDWARD MASON, of Detroit, county ot' \Vayne, State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Vessels for Containing rlobacco and other Substances; and I declare the following to `be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use it, reference beinghad to the accompanying drawing, which forms a part ol' this specification.

My invention consists in the combination of devices and appliances hereinafter speciiied, and more particularly pointed out in the claims.

The drawing represents a'vertical section of an apparatus embodying my invention.

It is iound very desirable in the manufacture, sale, and use of'certain kinds of tobacco that it should be prevented from becomingl too dry but be kept properly moist.

It is the object ot' my invention to provide ajar or vessel especially adapted `for keeping tobacco and other substances in a suitably moist condition.

In carrying out my invention, A represents the outer jar or vessel. B is the inner jar. Either may be made ot' any suitable inaterial. One of said jars may be provided with ears b, adapted to separate the two, though these may be dispensed with.

C is the space between the two jars, openat the'top.

D represents the cover, preferably constructed with the hollow space d, open at the top, as shown in the drawing.

' The operation of the device is as follows: The tobacco being placed in the inner jar and water admitted to the space C, it is evident that as the water evaporates it will tend to keep the tobacco moist, especially as it will be likely to collect upon the under surt'ace of the cover and drip upon the tobacco, since the inner jar is uncovered. By constructing the cover as described this process is facilitated, for, `being made ot' a porous Inaterial, it will permit water to ooze through and drip from the under surface upon the tobacco. In this manner the tobacco may easily be kept properly moist.

As hereinbefore described, the object of this invention is to maintain moisture within the jar. It is therefore important that the outer jar and its cover should be ot such material-as, for instance, glazed pottery, as will prevent the oozing of the water through the same, and its consequent evaporation from the exterior surface of the receptacle. The interior ofthe cover, however, should be ofporous material-as, for instance, unglazed potteryin order to permit a slow dripping of the water through it onto the tobacco.

It will be observed that this device is a moisteuer and not a cooler, and its,s object is to prevent instead ot facilitate evaporation from its exterior surface. The water, percolating through the porous bottom ofthe cover, is thoroughly filtered, so as to be delivered in perfectly pure condition onto the tobacco.

I do not broadly claim a moisture-retaining vessel for tobacco, nor a lid for a vessel to receive tobacco, having a chamber containing a sponge which is confined therein by a reticulatetl screen secured to the under side of the lid and, further, I do not claim aunetal cover for a pail to receive tobacco, having suspended from its under side a water-receptacle, the top wall of which has an aperture for the esoapeot' moisture into the pail; but

What I claim is-- 1. A storage-vessel for holding tobacco and maintaining the same in a moist condition, said vessel consisting of an interior open receptacle closed water-tight about its side, the exterior of the water-receptacle formed of glazed earthenware or other impervious substance, and a cover made hollow to contain a charge of water, and having a porous bottom to permit the slow percolation of water through the same onto the tobacco, substantially as described.

2. A vessel for holding tobacco and maintaining the same in a moist condition, consisting of a crock ot' glazed earthenware pro-Y vided at its top with a cover made hollow to contain a charge ofwater, said cover provided with a porous bottonuwhich will permit the water to slowly percolate through the same onto the tobacco, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof l. sign this specification in presence of two witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationA24F25/02