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Publication numberUS637419 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 21, 1899
Filing dateMar 10, 1899
Priority dateMar 10, 1899
Publication numberUS 637419 A, US 637419A, US-A-637419, US637419 A, US637419A
InventorsCassius M Richmond
Original AssigneeRichmond Gold And Silver Cigarette Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 637419 A
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No. 637,4l9. Patented Nov. 2|, I899.


(Application filed M's-r. 10, 1899.)

(No Model.)

WITNESSES: INVENTO poses, of which the following is a specification, such as'will enable those skilled in the art to tially separated, but in combination forming 4 thin metallic sheet A, composedof a film of fiber, (shown at B and 0,) such thin sheets beaccordance with my invention shows through improved wrapper'for cigarettes and the like ver sheets a silver luster is given to the wrap- UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 637,419, dated November 21, 1899..

Application filed math 10, 1899.

To {all whom it may concern:

Be. it known that LC ssIUs M.- RICHMOND, a citizen of the. United States, residing at New York, in the county of ,N ew York and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Article of- Manufacture Designed for Use as a Wrapper'for Cigarettes and for otherPur-j which it appertainsto make and use the same. The object of myinvention is to provide an which is simple, neat, and tasty in appearance-and which will avoid discoloration. of the fingers and also retainvthe ashes of the inclosed tobacco while theilatter is being consumed; and with this and other objects in viewthe invention consists of an article of the class described composed of separate metallic and fibrous films or sheets connected as hereinafter described and claimed. The invention is fully disclosed in the following specification, of which the accompanying drawings form .a part, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view representing three sheets of the material I employ parmy improved wrapper; and Fig. -2, a similar view showing the application thereof, the tobacco of the cigarette being shown at D.

In carrying out my invention I provide a silver, gold, or other suitable metal which is capable of being rolled or hammered into a very thin sheet. To this metallic sheet is applied in any suitable manner one or more Very thin sheets of suitabletranslucent vegetable ing preferably made of the pulp of scrapings from bamboo or the like. The sheet or sheets B and C of vegetable fiber may be applied to one or bothsides of the metallic sheet and give sufficient strengthnnd body to the. metallic sheet to enable the cigarettes to be made either by hand or by machinery. The surface of the metallic sheet in a wrapper made in the thin coating or sheet of fibrous material, and thus imparts a neat and tasty appearance to the finished cigarette. In the case of sil- Serial No. voasva. iNo model per. I In the'ease of gold sheets a golden luster is imparted.- While I have mentioned scrapings from bamboo as a desirable vegetable fiber to be sen ts a tasty and finished appearance, but the metallic sheet employed prevents the nicotine contained in the tobacco or filler of the cigarettes from discoloring the fingers of the smoker.

I am aware that metal foil and paper have been combined for use as a covering or wrapper for tobacco and. other substances, also that metal foil and earthy substances have been chemically combined for use as a wrapper for cigarettes; but the metal foil and paper were each capable of separate use and the object in combining the metal foil and earthy substances was to preventthe metal from melting and forming drops. The metal filmwhich I employ and the fibrous film are'so fine as to be almost invisible separately to the naked eye, and the said films are united by simply placing them together by means of a mild v. blast of air or by using a fine camels-hair brush. The separate sheets are also preferably spread with liquid paste in the act of connecting them,'and the normal atmospheric 7 pressureis suiiicient to cause said sheets to closely adhere, and they cannot be separated. The-result of this process is an exceedingly delicate, strong, and durable cigarette-covering, which will not beconsumed in the act of smoking, but will hold the ashes till the tobacco of the cigarette is completely consumed, and together with the ashes may be knocked off whenever desired.

It will be apparent that the article herein described may-be used for other purposes than that herein specified, and myinvention is not limited to the exact means for connecting the parts of said article. nor to the use thereof herein set out.

Having fully described my invention, 1 'imsellofameii llilm,:uulat-ransllieem fibrous claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pateut- 1. A cigarette-wrapper having as constituent elements thereof, a, metallic film and a fibrous film, substantially as described.

2. A cigarettewrapper having as constituent elements thereof, a fibrous film ands. metallie film intimatelyconnected, substantially as described.

8. The herein-described article for use as a cigarette-wrapper and for 0th er purposes c0mlilm on each side of the metal film, substantially as shown mul described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention l have signed my name, in preseneeof the subscribing itnesses this 9th day of March, lSHJ.



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Cooperative ClassificationA24D1/02