US 864307 A
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HOWARD JONES, OF MOUNT AIRY,` PENNSYLVANIA.
.sMoKEns PIPE. Y i
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 27, 1907.
Application lsd May 17, 1907. Serial No, 374,307.
' To all `whom it may concern:
Be it known that l, HOWARD JONES, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mount Airy, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Smokers Pipes, of which the following is a specification. My invention has relation to a smokers pipe; and in such connection it relates to the provision 'of the pipe with means whereby first, burning of the tongue is `done away with in the smoking of tobacco in the pipe; second, to by said means enable the lower portion of the bowl of the pipe as well as the stem to be kept in a cleanly condition; third, to by said means, in the ad justment thereof, to enable the pipe to be kept more or less cool, while in use, thereby lessening tendency to burning out of the pipe bowl by tobacco consumed therein; fourth, to by said means, retard through the adjustability of the same the amount of tobacco burned in a given time in the bowl of the pipe, thereby effecting a saving as well as affording greater comfort and pleasure in the smoking of tobacco; and fifth, to by said means afford ad Z'L'bitum proper draft or ventilation ofthe pipe as well as to facilitate cleaning of the pipe by simply using an ordinary fuzzy wire cleaner, without having to remove the mouth-piece or to take the pipe apart.
The nature and scope of my present invention predicated upon tlie several points of advantage of said invention, as defined, will be more fully understood from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing forming part hereof, in which Figure l, is a view partly in side elevation and partly in broken section, of `a smokers pipe, showing the means of my invbntion in application to the pipe for the purposes hercinbefore defined and the said means cmbodying as to constructive arrangement main features thereof. Fig. 2 is a top or plan View of the slitted plug; and Fig. 3 is asimilar view of the tube or housing therefor, when inserted and secured about the base of the bowl of the pipe, as shown in Fig. l.
Referring to the drawings 4, is the pipe having either a curved stem 5as shown in Fig. 1 or a straight stem; the internal bore of which extends to and is connected with the bowl 6, of the pipe. About the base of the bowl is provided preferably, a slanting bore 7, extending to the outside in front of the pipe bowl into which is inserted a short metal or other suitable material tube 8, having the inner end made preferably slanting to contour with the inner surface of the lower portion of4 the bowl as shown in Fig. l. The bottom of the tube 8,
is formed with a slight projection 10, in order that the tube when fitted to place in the body of the pipe will become a fixture of the` same against displacement while shifting a` plug therein. f
ll, is a plug having two outwardly 4flaring tangs l2 and 13, forming aforked plug arranged tolbe readily inserted into and of being slid back and forth or released fromthe tube 8, for ad li'btum regulating the quantative admission of cool air around about the base of the pipe-bowl to prevent burning of the tongue in the smoking of tobacco inthe bowl. The tobaccois fired from the top of the bowl and burns in a downward direction therein; By the provision of a plug ll, as de- -scribed under due regulation of its position `in the tube 8, the volume of admitted cool air from above and be-v low thetangs of the plug can be controlled t a nicety, that is, according to the fancy of the smoker, and hence the lower portion of the' bowl can be kept in amore or less cool condition, while in use. y Moreover, by removving the said plug l1, vthe ordinary fuzzy pipe cleaner can be readily inserted for cleansing not only the base internally of the bowl but also the stem of the pipe, directly connected'therewith. The degree of heated condition of the bowl due to the burning of tobacco therein, can therefore at all times with certainty by the smoker be regulated, in use, according to the position of. the plug ll, in the tube 8, exposing the tangs 12 andi 13, thereof, to afford bythe suction action of the smoker,
outside cool air to be drawn into the pipe so as to maintain the bowl and particularly the lower portion below the smoking tobacco in a more or less cool state, and in such a condition as to cause the tendency to biting or stinging effect upon the tongue to be reduced to a minimum. This foregoing arrangement affording regulation of the draft or ventilation of the pipe to suit fan,- cied ideas of the smoker commendsgsuch a pipe to favorable consideration, because the pipe can be kept far more cleanly and sweeter asfit is termed by users of pipes, than can the ordinary pipe, without the said means employed as part of the pipe. y
Having thus described the nature and objects of my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is i l. A smokers pipe provided with an opening and a forked plug. the tang-s forming the forked portions'of the plug adapted to engage the openings so as to permit of lhe shifting of the plug in und out of the opening of" said pipe. substantially as nud -for the purposes described.
A smoker-'s pipe provided with an opening in front fitted with u removable tube, u forked plug adapted to b.: shifted in und out of said tube, with the forked portions of said plug contacting 'with the wall of said tube, substantially as und for the purposes described.
A smokers pipe provided with a slanting opening extending from the buse fof the bowl to the outside of the pipe and a plug pl'ovided with tangs adapted to engage the wall of the opening to hold said plug in any shifted posi tion thereof, substantially as and for the purposes described. i
4. A smokers pipe provided with an opening tted with 10 a removable tube and a plug provided with flaring tnugs HOWARD JONES.
Witnesses J. WALTER DOUGLASS, THOMAS M. SMITH.