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Publication numberUS2788005 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 9, 1957
Filing dateSep 1, 1954
Priority dateSep 1, 1954
Publication numberUS 2788005 A, US 2788005A, US-A-2788005, US2788005 A, US2788005A
InventorsAmuth Gustafsson
Original AssigneeAmuth Gustafsson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigarette smoking device
US 2788005 A
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April 9, 1957 A. GUSTAFSSON 2,788,005

CIGARETTE SMOKING DEVICE Filed Spt. 1. 1954 ATTORNEY CIGARETTE SMOKING DEVICE Amuth Gustafsson, Stockholm, Sweden Application September 1, 1954, Serial No. 453,512 1 Claim. or. 131-175 This invention relates to a cigarette smoking device.

The invention is more particularly concerned with a device adapted to receive a cigarette to be smoked and which includes means for concealing the fire and for collecting the ashes while the cigarette is being smoked.

The primary object of the invention is to provide a device of the above noted general character and for the purpose set forth which avoids the prevalent hazards resulting from cigarette smoking, such as the setting on fire of various articles and the spilling of ashes on the smokers or others clothing, on the floor or other objects, which in any instance is highly objectionable.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device of the general character referred to and for the purpose set forth which is relatively simple in construction, is capable of manufacture at relatively low cost and is also capable of use without any undue effort on the part of the smoker.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent in the course of the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a side elevation View of the device showing a cigarette therein in which the cigarette is in the initial smoking stage.

Figure 2 is a view corresponding to Figure 1, but wherein the cigarette has been approximately half smoked.

Figure 3 is a fragmental side elevational view showing the cigarette as having been smoked and wherein the fire concealing and ash-collecting member has been pivoted to a position permitting withdrawal of the cigarette stub from the holder.

Figure 4 is an enlarged vertical longitudinal sectional view of the fire concealing and ash-collecting member in contact with the lighted end of the cigarette.

Figure 5 is a transverse sectional view on an enlarged scale as observed in the plane of lines 5-5 on Figure 1.

Figure 6 is a transverse sectional view on an enlarged scale as observed in the plane of line 66 on Figure 1.

Referring now in detail to the drawing, the improved device will be seen to comprise essentially three members, a cigarette holder 10, a fire concealing and ashcollecting member 11 and a coil spring 12 disposed between the holder and member 11 and having its opposite ends connected thereto.

The holder 10 may be of the general form of wellknown holders now in use and contributes to the novelty of the device only in its operative association with the member 11 and spring 12.

While the spring may extend between the holder 10 and member 11 out of the path of the cigarettes, such a spring is preferably in the form of a coil as shown, the convolutions of which surround the cigarette C and serve to prevent breakage thereof.

The member 11 is preferably of tubular form and comprises a cylindrical side wall 13 and a plane outer end wall 14.

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The coil spring 12 has one end thereof connected to the outer end of the holder 10 at 15 and the opposite end of the spring has a pivotal connection 16 with the free end of an arm 17 which projects inwardly from the open end of the member 11 toward the holder 10 and which is preferably disposed at the lower portion of member 11 in the operative position of the device shown in Figures 1 and 2.

Disposed within the member 11 and substantially midway of the length thereof is a disk 18 having a peripheral flange 19 and the disk is pivotally connected to the cylindrical wall 13 by means of diametrically opposed pivot studs 20, 21 which are secured to the flange 19 and which project through corresponding apertures in the wall 13. I

The pivot stud 21 is provided with a finger operable knob 22 for a purpose later to appear.

In use of the improved device, a cigarette C has the mouth end thereof inserted intothe holder 10 and in which operation the member 11 is pivoted to a depending vertical position as in Fig. 3, and the cigarette is pushed through the spring 12 from the other end thereof, at which time the spring is contracted as in Figure 3.

The spring 12 when not extended as in Figs. 1 and 2 inherently retracts to the position in Fig. 3.

When the cigarette is positioned within the holder, it is lighted and the member 11 is then grasped by a smokers hand and the spring is extended to such extent that the open end of member 11 will clear the lighted end of the cigarette in the pivoting of same to axial alinement with the cigarette, whereupon the spring is allowed to contract to such an extent that the member 11 will telescope the lighted end of the cigarette so that the lighted end bears on the flange 19 when the disk 18 is disposed in the vertical longitudinal central plane of the member 11 as indicated in Figure 4 and which is the proper position of the disk while smoking.

During the smoking of the cigarette the member 11 will be constantly drawn toward the holder 10 by the spring 12 since disk 18 will move inwardly with the burning away of the cigarette.

When the cigarette has been smoked as indicated in Fig. 3, the disk 18 will be turned transversely to the member 11 and provide a snuffing action on the lighted end of the cigarette with a resulting extinguishing of the fire. The member 11 will then be pivoted downwardly to the position of Figure 3 wherein the ashed end of the cigarette is directly over the mouth of the member and the stub will be removed from the holder.

As indicated in Figure 3, the ashes A are confined between the disk 18 and the wall 14 of member 11 and may be dumped upon pivotal movement of disk 18 to the position of Figure 4.

It is to be observed that the member 11 is of relatively large diameter and as seen in Figure 4, the cylindrical wall 13 is sufiiciently spaced from the cigarette to provide for the admission of combustion air.

Having set forth my invention in accordance with a preferred structural embodiment thereof, what I claim and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

A cigarette smoking device comprising a holder adapted to receive one end of a cigarette, a tubular fire concealing and ash-collecting member having an open end adapted to receive the lighted end of the cigarette and an ash confining closed opposite end, a coil spring having one end thereof connected to said holder and the opposite end thereof pivotally connected to said mem her for swinging the latter to a position normal to the longitudinal axis of said spring in a retracted position thereof for admission of a cigarette into said holder and said spring, whereafter said spring is adapted to be extended and said member positioned axially of the cigarette for receiving the lighted end thereof, and a disc having a marginal flange pivotally supported in said member intermediate the ends thereof and on an axis diametrically thereof, means externally of said member for pivotally adjusting the disc on said axis, said disc upon being adjusted to a position in an axial plane of said member has the flange thereof bearing on the lighted end of the cigarette for limiting movement of the member toward said holder, and upon adjustment of said disc transversely of the axis of said member provides a snuffing action on the cigarette as well as a transverse ctosurc in said member for confinement of ashes between the disc and the closed end of the member.

4 References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,523,567 Surdek et a1, Jan. 20, 1925 1,591,743 Chance July 6, 1926 1,665,612 Stern Apr. 10, 1928 2,123,466 Halsey July 12, 1938 2,246,433 Coleman June 17, 1941 2,583,109 Luton Jan. 22, 1952 2,610,636 Colvin, III Sept. 16, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS 23,572 Switzerland Mar. 9, 1.901 188,981 Great Britain Nov. 23, 1922

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U.S. Classification131/175, 131/237
International ClassificationA24F13/14, A24F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F13/14
European ClassificationA24F13/14