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Publication numberUS2778363 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 22, 1957
Filing dateJan 31, 1955
Priority dateJan 31, 1955
Publication numberUS 2778363 A, US 2778363A, US-A-2778363, US2778363 A, US2778363A
InventorsCharles K Anderson
Original AssigneeCharles K Anderson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Smoking device
US 2778363 A
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Jan. 22, 1957 c. K. ANDERSON SMOKING DEVICE Filed Jan. 31, 1955 IN VEN TOR. Char/es K Anderson ...n llllllllll|l|ln.lllllllllllllllllllln!lill.. y a v Unite SMOKING DEVICE Charles K. Anderson, South San Francisco, Calif.

Application January 31, 1955, Serial No. 485,125

2 Claims. (Cl. 131-181) This invention relates to improvements in smoking devices and has particular reference to a device for smoking tobacco.

The principal object of this invention is to produce a device which may be employed either as a pipe or as a cigarette holder.

A further object is to produce a device wherein the smoke reaching the users mouth has been cooled and the tars incident to smoking have been removed.

A still further object is to produce a device which is economical to manufacture, one which is neat in appearance, and one which may utilize either bulk tobacco or pre-formed tobacco, such as cigarettes and the like.

A further object is to produce a device wherein very little of the smoke passes through the tobacco being smoked, thus eliminating the burning of the tars which are ordinarily condensed in the usual cigarette where the smoke is drawn therethrough.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specication and in which like numbers are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,

Fig. l is a cross sectional view of my device showing a pipe bowl attached thereto;

Fig. 2 is a similar view partly in cross section, showing the device used as a cigarette holder;

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary cross sectional view, showing the bit removed so that the device may be filled with loose tobaco; and

Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the inner tube.

In smoking tobacco it is customary to employ either a pipe to hold the tobacco, or a cigarette, wherein the tobacco is conned within a paper. In some instances the cigarette is mounted in a holder.

Applicant has devised a device wherein loose tobacco may be deposited in the device and a pipe bowl secured thereto in which tobacco is also placed. If the bowl is removed, the device may still be used in the form of a cigarette. This is also a device wherein after the tbacco has been ignited, the smoke will be transmitted between an inner and outer tube, thus cooling the smoke and eliminating tars.

Applicant has also provided a means whereby a lter may be used if desired to so iilter the resultant smoke.

ln the accompanying drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 5 designates a body member in which is slidably secured a filter holder 6 in which a lter 7 is positioned. One end of the filter holder is reduced in size as shown at S and serves to carry a tubular extension 9. The opposite end of the holder 6 has a bit 11 secured thereto, which bit has an opening 12 therethrough.

An opening 13 formed in the lter holder 6 communicates with the interior of the tube 9. The tube 9 also serves to support one end of a compression spring 14,

2,778,363 Patented Jan. 22, 1957 ice the opposite end of which has secured thereto a plunger 16. This plunger is slidable in an inner tube 17 threadedly secured in the body 5 and terminating in a ared end 18 having semi-circular slots 19 formed therein. This liared end engages the inner surface of the outer tube 21, also threadedly secured to the body 5 and having a reduced end 22 provided with an opening 23.

A pipe bowl 25 may be frictionally engaged with the reduced end of the tube 21.

The tube 17 has a series of openings or ports 24 formed therethrough, which ports are in substantial alignment with the end of the tube 9 when the device is assembled The result of this construction is that when the smoker wishes to use the same, and assuming that it is to be used as a pipe, the user can either ll the bowl and smoke the device in that manner, or, by removing the bit and lter holder, together with the spring and plunger, and turning the body portion to the position shown in Fig. -3, tobacco may be poured into the body portion through the funnel-like opening 5. Then by replacing the plunger, spring and lter holder, the tobacco thus placed in the device will become packed and forced toward the port 23.

Upon lighting the device in its use as a pipe the smoke will pass downwardly through the bowl, through the port 23, through the slots 19, and follow the course of the arrows into the tube 9 and through the ilter 7, bore 12 and into the mouth of the smoker. The tire will eventually reach the tobacco in the tube 17 and from that point on, as the tobacco is burned and the ashes formed, the ashes will be projected into the bowl through the advancing of the plunger 16,

When the device is used as a cigarette holder, the bowl Z5 is removed and a cigarette is deposited in the inner tube as before described for loose tobacco. If desired, loose tobacco may be dropped into the tube and when the parts are re-assembled, then by holding a match to the port 23, the tobacco in the device or in the cigarette will become ignited. As the smoker continues to draw on the mouth piece, the draft will cause the smoke to follow the course of the arrows and the cigarette or tobacco therein will be gradually pushed forward until it is all consumed the ashes being discharged through the port 23.

It will thus be seen that I have produced a device which will accomplish all of the advantages and objects above set forth.

It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the material, size, shape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

l. A smoking device comprising a body portion, a pair of concentric spaced tubes secured to said body portion and forming an inner and outer tube, said outer tube having its free end reduced to form a port, said inner tube having its free end flared and engaging said outer tube, said inner tube having slots formed in the ared end thereof, said inner tube having a plurality of openings for-med therein at a point in close proximity to said body portion, a iilter holder slidably engaging said body portion and having a tubular portion extending into said inner tube to a point adjacent said openings in said inner tube, and spring means carried by said tubular portion to force tobacco deposited in said inner tube toward said reduced end of said outer tube.

2. A smoking device comprising a body having a bore formed therethrough, one end of said body being internally tapered to form a funnel-like opening, a pair of tube, said inner tube having ports 4formed in the flared a end thereof, a spring-pressed plunger slidable in said inner tube, and a mouthpiece slidably mounted in said ybody portion, said 'inner tube having `ports adjacent the body portion, whereby smoke from tobacco positioned in the'outer end of said inner tube will pass between said tubes and through said lastfmentoned ports to said slidable mouthpiece.

UNITED STATES PATENTS Woodworth July 1, 1862 Sondheim .une 2, 1896 De Pinto Dec. 22, 1953 FOREIGN PATENTS V,

Great Britain 1893 Denmark Mar. 25, 1912 France Nov. 26,1902 France Feb. 21, 1924

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Referenced by
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US4151849 *Oct 21, 1977May 1, 1979Beck Martin ERotatable refillable tobacco pipe
US4478228 *Sep 30, 1982Oct 23, 1984Chister Rene ATobacco smoking pipe
US4524782 *Feb 7, 1983Jun 25, 1985Rene ChisterTobacco smoking pipe having self-contained cleaning assembly
DE19810154A1 *Mar 4, 1998Sep 16, 1999CuiSmall, multifunctional device for smoking tobacco articles without the need for an ashtray
WO2005046367A1 *Nov 12, 2004May 26, 2005Piparette Pty LtdSelf-loading smoking bowl assembly
U.S. Classification131/181, 131/179, 131/207, 131/212.1, 131/193
International ClassificationA24F13/02, A24F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F2700/01, A24F1/00, A24F13/02
European ClassificationA24F13/02, A24F1/00