US 907412 A
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f APPLIGATION FILED MAY25,1908.
4Patelilted Dec. 22, 1908.
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that l, LLs'roN SARGENT, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State oi New York, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Humidors, of which the following is s eciiication.
My invention re ates to improvements in humidors and similar constructions and particularly for cigars and the like.
Theobjects of the invention are to provide an economical and durable construction which will be sanitary and will retain suiiicient moisture and keep the contents in. a it proper condition and at a uniform temperature. These objects are obtained by con structing the body and preferably the cover of the huxnidor of a composition of a cemr' suitable mold so as to produce a hard smoothb interior surface. The composition has high absorptlve and insulating powers and is light j but durable.
Two types of construction embodying my invention are shown in the accompanying sin le sheet of drawings.
.igure l, is a iront view of one form of con struction cmbod ing my invention.. F ig. 2, is an end view oL the same, part of the cover .being broken away to illustrate that a'hygromet'er may be used if desired. Fig. 3, is a longitudinal section of the body of the humidor. Fig. 4.-, is an enlarged sectional view of -a fragment of one edge of the body. Fig. 5, is a iront view of another form of humidor embodying my invention.` Fig. 6, is a ttransverse vertical section` of the same.
ln the form shown in Figs. l, 2 and 3, the body l, has the coverQ, hinged at 3 and oro vided with a lock, catch or hasp, 4. llhe body and preferably the cover also are formed of a composition as before mentioned. The absorption and presence of water does not distort or cause disintegration of the composition. The cork in the composition gives it insulating rdperties and prevents the interior of the uniidor from being at footed by external temperature changes. lt'
desired the exterior of the body may be coated with some paint or waterproof corn-- osition or with an enamel baked on. .l preller to incase the body by a shell 5, of a suit- Specication o Letters Patent.
Application led. Mey 25, 1908. Serial No. 434,978.
Patented Dec. 22, 190B.
able material, such as Wood, metal, leather, paper, cloth or other fabric. I l also prefer to provide a metal binding or protecting strip 6 which has depending iianges 7 and 8 around the edge of the body. This in the form shown embraces the edge also ofthe .shell or casing 5. The cover is similarly constructed and has a binding strip with a such as 9 around its lower edge. The corners of the cover and body may bef irotccted by plates, such as 10 and 11 if esired. The metal 65 strips which protect the edges of the body and cover may be attached in any suitable manner. For instance they ma be placed in the mold when casting the bo y or cover. The hinges may be attached in any manner either to the body and cover directly or to the binding strips.
In the form of construction shown in Figs. 5 and 6 the body 12 is formed of a composition as before mentioned. The door 13 is 75 hung on hinges, such as 14, 14 and provided with a latch or handle 15. The exterior is shown as formed of tile or mosiac material, such as i6, which'ma be conveniently applied to the body an door, or the exterior may be formed by/ iirst lacing the tile around the sides of the mold3 and then filling in the composition and placing a layer of the tile on the to ofthe composition to form the back of the ody if desired. The construction may be provided with a shelf, such as 17, on the interior if desired, supported in an suitable manner.-
lit it is desired to indicate the condition of the interior of the humidor, any suitable 9o formel hygroineter may be set into the body or cover as shown at 18 inFigs. 2 and. 6. ln some cases either the cover orbody may be coated or enameled on the interior so that only the nncoated member will beabsorptive. For instance, the body may 'be interiorly coated in which case only the closure will absorb and give oli moisture lor .vica versa. When it is desired to use the humidor a quantity of water is simply poured in; The composition quickly absorbs the Water.J Evaporation occurs at such a rate-as to keep the interior moist for a considerable lengt of time. The cork gives the composition high insulating properties and also greatly increases the strength of the body and its re- 4 sistance to shocks and at the same time decreases the Weight.
vmateriel and teining oomminuted particles of a substanoe such as cork, the interior surface being smooth and substantially free trom' Such per- J tioles.
2. A liu'midor body formed of en absorpi'v'e composition containing e cementitious ground cork and e easing therefor.
3. A humidor body, composed of e casting formed of oomentitious materiel sind having en ebsorptive bottom and sides, an outer cese therefor and e, protecting strip around the edges.
A humidor, oomprising e body and e the exterior and interior and the other member being coated only on the exterior with an impervious materiel substantially es described and for the purpose speoiiied.
6. A humidor comprising a body and e, closure'therefor, one of seid members boing formed from an absorptive casting of plaster edded therein.
LLSTON SARGENT. Witnesses M. H. BARBER, Roer. S. ALLYN.
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