Implement for testing the burning qualities of cigars
US 448194 A
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- G. BALBIN.
IMPLEMENT FOR TESTING THE BURNING QUALITIBS 0F CIGARS. No. 448,194. Patented Mar. 17, 1891.
TIL \Q E V j WITNESSES: /N VE N TOR GABRIEL BALBIN, OF BROOKLYN, NE'W YORK.
IMPLEMENT FOR TESTING THE BURNING QUALITIES 0F CIGARS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 448,194, dated March 17, 1891.
Application filed December 14:, 1889. Serial No. 333,750. (No model.)
T0 whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, GABRIEL BALBIN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Implement for Testing the Burning Qualities of Cigars, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of this invention is to providea simple and effective implement that is applicable for use in the testing of the burning qualities of cigars; and to the ends named the invention consists, essentially, of a stand formed or provided with one or more cigarreceptacles, such receptacles communicating with a chamber, in connection with which there is arranged a suction apparatus, all as will be hereinafter more fully explained, and specifically pointed out in the claim.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar figures and letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a front view of my improved implement for testing the burning qualities of cigars. Fig. 2 is a sectional plan View of the stand, the view being taken on the broken line 2 2 of Fig. 3. Fig. 3 is a central cross-sectional view of the apparatus, representing the same as it appears when arranged in connection with a piston-suction apparatus; and Fig. 4 is a similarview representing the device it appears when arranged in connection with the ordinary bulb-suction device.
In the drawings, 10 represents a box or stand which carries one, two, three, or more cigar-holders 11, such cigar-holders being arranged to receive the tip of the cigar. the structure 10 there is a chamber 12, and this chamber is connected with each of the cigar-holders by a bore a.
Devices of the character of the present invention to be of practical usein testing cigars must be of such a construction as to permit of their being easily operated by hand and also such as to facilitate frequent cleaning. Unless frequently cleaned the smoke-passages become contaminated by the nicotine and other products deposited therein in using the device, so that the smoke emitted will be robbed of the aroma it may have had, and thus will not afford a true test of the qualities of the cigar. My invention, therefore, has in view the production of a hand-oper- TVithin ated device the construction of which will per mit of the easy and frequent cleaning thereof.
To the rear of the box, stand, or structure 10 there is connected a suction apparatus, which may be in the form of a cylinder 19, in which there is mounted a piston 0, having an outwardly-extending headed stem d and a discharge-port c, leading from the cylinder, and flap-valves f, covering ports g, that are formed in the piston.
l/Vith this apparatus suction may be produced within the chamber 12 by reciprocating the piston, as will be readily understood, and the suction so produced will draw upon any cigars that may be placed within the holders 11, such holders as are not closed by the cigartips being closed by anyproper form of plug as, for instance, a cork. In this way uniform suction is imparted to the cigars carried by the several holders and the burning qualities of the tobaocos may be compared, the apparatus enabling the inspector to judge of the quality of any particular tobacco he may have under inspection.
Instead of the suction device shown in Fig. 3, the ordinary double-bulb device-such as that shown at A in Fig. 4-n1ight be employed, and, in fact, I prefer to employ this double-bulb device.
In both forms of my invention the suction device is readily detachable from the cigarholding structure 10, whereby each may be readily cleaned as often as necessary; also, the smoke-passages in the structure 10 lead with but little sinuosity to the back of the structure with a view of promoting cleanliness and enabling the suction device to be readily attached and detached. device is uninclosed, and is thus readily operated by hand.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent The combination, with the block or base 10, having a longituclinally-extending chamber 12, cigar-holding openings in one side of the block, all communicating with said chamber, and an outlet for the chamber, of a suction device provided with a tube connected with said outlet, substantially as set forth.