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Publication numberUS734688 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 28, 1903
Filing dateApr 18, 1903
Priority dateApr 18, 1903
Publication numberUS 734688 A, US 734688A, US-A-734688, US734688 A, US734688A
InventorsJohn W Farley, George F Ballasch
Original AssigneeJohn W Farley, George F Ballasch
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigar-cutter and mirror.
US 734688 A
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" No. 734,688. PATENTBD JULY28, 1903.





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SPECIFICATION forming. part of Letters Patent No. 734,688, dated July 28, 1903.

Application filed April 18, 1903.

T0 at whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, JOHN W. FARLEY and GEORGE E. BALLASCH, citizens of the United States, residing at Oleveland,in the county of (Juyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in Cigar-Outters and Mirrors; and we do declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled inthe art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

Our invention relates to a new article of manufacture comprising a cigar-cutter and mirror and adapted to be carried in a vestpocket, said article being constructed substantially as described, and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a plain elevation of the article or device on the cutter side, and Fig.2 is a plain elevation thereof on the reverse'or mirror side.

Fig. 4is an edge about the size and thickness of a silver dollar. and having at least three distinct features of value, as hereinafter described. Thus the body of the device is fashioned, preferably from a thin sheet of metahsuch as sheet brass or aluminium, and it may be nickel-plated or otherwise attractively finished. The device also is preferably of disk shape and is struck up in suitable dies to the form shown. This form or blank A is original in its details in that it comprises an offset portion 2, defined by a straight shoulder 3 and including approximately one-fourth or more of the entire disk, and the depth of this shoulderiand equal to the thickness of the mirror 4.

Instriking up therdisk or blank we form a flange 6 about its edge up to shoulder 3, within which mirror 4 is engaged by springing or bending the edge of the-flange about the edge of the mirror, and the mirror is provided with a straight edge abutting against shoulder 3. This then makes the mirrorside of the device as flush and smooth practically as if it were all mirror, while on the other side the backing of the mirror is 'plain and smooth and Fig. 3" is a sectional elevation thereof on the line 'of- Serial No. 153,272. (No modeLl aifords a large unbroken surface admirably adapted forad vertising purposes. The offset 2 has, however, a further purpose and value in that it affords a recess for cutter-blade B and in which the said blade is pivoted at 7 in such position relatively that whensaid blade is closed its straight bottom edge will rest down upon shoulder 3. The back of the blade is curved to the arc of the disk or body A, and said blade is substantially as thick as the oifset 2 is deep, so that on this side also the device has a flush surface for carrying and the blade is out of the way. This blade is designed for cutting oif the tips or points of cigars, and to this end'has a preferably curved cutting-cavity 9 in its edge, adapted to register with the preferably angular opening or hole 10 for receiving the tip of the cigar, Fig. 3. Any suitable size and shape of hole 10 maybe used and a sharpedged cavity 9 or its equivalent in the knife or blade B. Blade B also is preferably roughened on its outside to strike matches upon, and thus the device is made complete in every feature and serves the three useful purposes of a pocket-mirror, a pocket cigar-cutter, and

as an advertising medium. All these advantages are obtained through the peculiar conleaves all the balance of surface free to be utilized for the mirror on one advertising on the other.

It will be noticed that offset 2 produces a recess on the opposite side, in which the knife or blade B is pivoted and housed, while the mirror comes on the opposite side from the knife. Thus the mirror and blade are brought into the same plane, though on opposite sides of the body B.

The mirror is a preferred feature. We might use this space for an advertising-card or other purpose; but the user prefers a mirror.

What we claim isp 1. The circular-shaped device, consisting of a body formed with an offset 2 and'a hole 10 therein, a cutter-blade pivoted in said offset and sharpened to match said hole, and said body having a flange 6 on its opposite side terminating at the shoulder of said offset, substantially as described.

2. The article described, consisting of the side and for body having an offset portion with a straight ing a hole to enter a cigar-tip, and a blade shoulder 3 along its inner edge, and a hole pivoted in said offset portion to bring its edge 15 for a cigar-tip through said offset, and a cutdown across said hole and rest lengthwise terblade pivoted to bring its edge down upon upon said shoulder, substantially as de- 5 said shoulder and having its back rounded to scribed.

conform substantially to the body of the ar- Witness our hands to the foregoing speciticle, substantially as described. fication this 15th day of April, 1903.

3. As a new article of manufacture, a substantially disk-shaped body having a portion [0 thereof offset from its main portion in a parallel plane thereto and a straight shoulder Witnesses:

. running across the disk forming the offset be- H. T. FISHER,

tween said portions, said offset portion hav- R. B. MOSER.

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US4092774 *Jan 21, 1977Jun 6, 1978Homer WattsPlastic tube cutter
Cooperative ClassificationA24F13/26