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ROBERT B. MORSE, OF SOUTHPORT, NORTH CAROLINA, ASSIGNOR-OF ONE- HALF TO T. M. MORSE, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 631,318, dated August 22, 1899.
Application tiled .Tune 8, 1898. Serial No. 682,925. (No model.)
To all whom zit n'twy concern:
Be it known that I, ROBERT B. MORSE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Southport, in the county of Brunswick and State of North Carolina, have invented a new and useful Tobacco-Pipe, of which the following is a specication.
My invention relates to tobacco-pipes, and has for its object to provide a simple, compact, and efficient device of that class wherein receptacles are provided for saliva and nicotine to prevent the com irunication of the latter to the mouth of the smoker and the penetration of the former to the bowl of the pipe, and, furthermore, to provide means whereby the members of the pipe may be readily disconnected to give access to the` chambers and passages for cleansing purposes.
Further objects and advantages of this invention will appear in the following description and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
ln the drawings, Figure 1 is avertical longitudinal sectionof a pipe constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a horizontal longitudinal section taken in a plane indicated by the line 2 2 of Fig. 1.
Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in both iigures of the drawings.
1 designates a bowl, with the interior of which communicates a channel 2, formed in a rearwardly-tapered stub 3, which is rigid and may be integral with the bowl. This stub forms one member of a sectional stem, of which the mouthpiece 4. and the intermediate tube 5 are the other sections, the adjacent extremities of said stem-sections being separated to form intermediate saliva and nicotine chambers 6 and 7. The intermediate stem-section 5 is provided at its front end with a projecting slightly-flared sleeve 8, adapted to t removably upon the tapered exterior surface of the stub or stationary stemsection 3, and the mouthpiece or terminal section 4c of the stem is provided with a similar coupling-sleeve 9, which is fitted removably upon the adjacent rear tapered extremity of the intermediate section 5. lnasmuch as these sleeves 8 and 9 form the side Walls of the chambers 6 and 7, it will be apparent that by disconnecting the sections of the stem access is given to the chambers to remove accumulations therein.
As in the ordinary practice the mouthpiece or terminal stem-section 4 is provided with a central smoke-channel 10, which is flared at its front end, as shown at- 11, to form a seat designed to receive the tapered extremity of 'a tube 12, which is secured at the other end in a central smoke-channel 13, formed in the intermediate stem-section 5. The tube 12 is threaded into the adjacent extremity of the channel 13, or may be secured in any other suitable manner designed to be permanent, whereby when the sleeve 9 is dismounted from the tapered rear extremity of the stemsection 5 said tube is unseated at its tapered rear end from the front end of the channel 10. The front end of the channel 13 communicates with the saliva-chamber 6, and said saliva-chamber is connected with the nicotine-chamber 7 by means of a longitudinal channel 14, formed in the intermediate stemsection 5 to one side of the main or 'central channel 13. This channel 14 constitutes a forward conductor, in that it is adapted to convey smoke from the chamber 7 to the chamber 6, from which the slnoke may be drawn through the channel 13 and the tube 12 into the channel of the mouthpiece. Also extending longitudinally of the intermediate stemsection 5 is a channel 15, forming a rearward conductor, communicating at its rear end with the chamber 7 and provided at its front end with a iiared seat 16, in which is iitted the tapered contiguous extremity of a conveyer-tube 17. This conveyer-tube is secured by threads or equivalents in the adjacent rear end ot' the channel 2 of the stub 3, said tube also spanning the chamber 6 and being adapted to be unseated from the front end of the channel 13 simultaneously with the disconnection of the sleeve 8 from the stub 3. Thus in practice smoke drawn from the bowl of the pipe by suction applied to the mouthpiece passes through the channel 2, the communicating tube 17, and the longitudinal rearward conductor 15 into the nicotine-chamber 7, where any suitable absorbent material (not shown) may be arranged to IOO relieve the smoke of the nicotine and other deleterious properties. Passing i rom the nicotine-chamber the smoke proceeds thro ugh the forward eonveyer le to the saliva-chamber 6,Where other absorbent material (not shown) may be arranged, if preferred, and thence rearwardly through the main channel 13 and the connecting-tube l2 to the mouthpiece.
Any saliva flowing into the mouthpiece may find its Way through the conducting-tube l2 and the channel 13 to the saliva-chamber 6, but can not proceed farther from the fact that said chamber forms a pocket in which the moisture is retained until by disconnecting the intermediate stem-section from the main or stationary stem-section access is given to said chamber to remove such accumulations. In the same way smoke passing rearwardly through the communicating passages from the bowl to the chamber 7 will be relieved of deleterious properties and at the same time will be cooled, whereby after passing through the length of the passages it enters the mouth of the smoker in a pleasantly-cooled condition.
Various changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction maybe resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention.
Having described my invention, what I claim is- 1. A tobacco-pipe having a stem comprising a main section carried by the bowl and provided with a channel in communication with the interior of the bowl, a terminal section or mouthpiece having a channel, and an intermediate section having a plurality of channels, sleeves detachably connecting the adjacent ends ot said sections and combined therewith to form intervening inclosed saliva and nicotine receiving chambers with which the channels of the intermediate section communicate,a tube carried by the main section in communication with its channel, and projecting beyond said section, and spanning the adjacent chamber to fit removably in one end of a channel in the intermediate Section, and a second tube carried by the intermediate section at the opposite end from the firstnamcd tube, in communication with another channel thereof, and projecting beyond the end of said intermediate section and spanning the adjacent chamber and fitting removably in the channel of the terminal section or mouthpiece, substantially as specified.
2. A tobacco-pipe having a stem comprising a main section carried by the pipe-bowl and provided with a channel in communication with the interior of the bowl, a terminal section or mouthpiece having a channel, an intermediate Section having a plurality of channels, sleeves '7 and G carried respectively by the terminal and intermediate sections, for removably receiving the adjacent ends of the intermediate and main sections, spacing the adjacent ends of said sections and forming intervening chambers, a connecting-tube tted in the channel of the main section spanning the adjacent chamber, terminally tapered and .fitting removably in the extremity of one of the channels in the intermediate section, and a second connecting-tube secured in another channel of the intermediate section, at the opposite end from the first-named tube, and extending beyond the end of the section, and across the adjacent chamber, and provided with a tapered extremity fittin g rcmovably in the channel'of the terminal section or mouthpiece, substantiallyas specified.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
ROBERT Il. MORSE.
E. D. GUTHRiE, J. L. PINNEP..