US 288151 A
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M. ASHER 85G. MINCE} CIGAR. No. 288,151. Patented Nov. 6, 1883.
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V UNITE STATES ATENT. UFFICE.
MORRIS ASHER AND GEORGE MINCE, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNORS TO SAID MORRIS ASHER AND SIGMUND ASHNER, OF SAME PLACE.
SPEUIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 288,151, dated November 6, 18:3, 7
Application filed June 1, 1583. N model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern Be it known that we, Moan-is AsHnR and GEORGE MINOK, both of the city of New York, county and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Cigars, of which the following specification is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention has for its object to produce upon the ashes of a cigar the manufacturers brand or other design which a cigar-maker may have previously applied to the cigarwrapper. By our invention such a brand may be applied in a manner so as to be practically invisible on the wrapper, while during I 5 consumption the brand will appear in heavy color upon the ashes. In this way the niakers brand maybe directly applied to a cigar without the objectionable use of pastors and bands,
as has heretofore been the case.
The invention consists, principally, in a cigar having a design applied to its wrapper, which is retained upon the ashes of the consumed cigar; also, in the details of improvement, hereinafter more fully pointed out.
The accompanying drawing represents a cigar provided with our improvement.
In carrying our invention into effect we apply, wit-ha brush, stencil'plate, or otherwise, upon the wrapper of a cigar, A, any suitable design, B, by a coloring composition, which is not destroyed with the consumption of the cigar. We prefer to use for this purpose an earthy pigment-such as sienna or the like which is not only left unconsumed, but is darkened by the fire.
This earthy pigment should be mixed with about two parts of wa ter and one part of gum, by weight; but other proportions may be used; and, inf-act, any coloring material may be employed which is r not destroyed by the fire. 4c
The coloring composition will be almost invisible upon the wrappefof the cigar; but while the cigar is being consumed it will appear very distinctly upon the ashes. This arises from the fact that the ashes are much 5 lighter than the tobacco, and also that if a proper color is used-such as, for instance, the one above describedit is darkened by the fire of the cigar.
The tip a of the cigar should be left free of 5c the coloring composition, so that the latter does not enter the sinokers mouth.
We claim as our invention 1. As a new article of manufacture, a cigar, A, having a design applied to its wrapper by a color, which is retained upon the ashes of the consumed cigar, substantially asspeoified. 2. A cigar, A, having a design, B, formed of an earthy pigment applied to it, substantiallyas specified. 6 3. A cigar, A, having a design, B, applied to it, said design being formed of an earthypigment, water, and gum, substantially as and in the proportions specified.
MORRIS ASHER. GEORGE MINOK.
FRANK v. BRIESEN, J os. J. MQGINLEY.