CA2081522A1 - Tobacco shrredding device - Google Patents

Tobacco shrredding device

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Publication number
CA2081522A1
CA2081522A1 CA 2081522 CA2081522A CA2081522A1 CA 2081522 A1 CA2081522 A1 CA 2081522A1 CA 2081522 CA2081522 CA 2081522 CA 2081522 A CA2081522 A CA 2081522A CA 2081522 A1 CA2081522 A1 CA 2081522A1
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Canada
Prior art keywords
fixed
pivotal
tobacco
cutter
blades
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Abandoned
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CA 2081522
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French (fr)
Inventor
Emile Lafreniere
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Individual
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Individual
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Priority to CA 2081522 priority Critical patent/CA2081522A1/en
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A24TOBACCO; CIGARS; CIGARETTES; SIMULATED SMOKING DEVICES; SMOKERS' REQUISITES
    • A24BMANUFACTURE OR PREPARATION OF TOBACCO FOR SMOKING OR CHEWING; TOBACCO; SNUFF
    • A24B7/00Cutting tobacco
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B26HAND CUTTING TOOLS; CUTTING; SEVERING
    • B26DCUTTING; DETAILS COMMON TO MACHINES FOR PERFORATING, PUNCHING, CUTTING-OUT, STAMPING-OUT OR SEVERING
    • B26D1/00Cutting through work characterised by the nature or movement of the cutting member or particular materials not otherwise provided for; Apparatus or machines therefor; Cutting members therefor
    • B26D1/01Cutting through work characterised by the nature or movement of the cutting member or particular materials not otherwise provided for; Apparatus or machines therefor; Cutting members therefor involving a cutting member which does not travel with the work
    • B26D1/12Cutting through work characterised by the nature or movement of the cutting member or particular materials not otherwise provided for; Apparatus or machines therefor; Cutting members therefor involving a cutting member which does not travel with the work having a cutting member moving about an axis
    • B26D1/25Cutting through work characterised by the nature or movement of the cutting member or particular materials not otherwise provided for; Apparatus or machines therefor; Cutting members therefor involving a cutting member which does not travel with the work having a cutting member moving about an axis with a non-circular cutting member
    • B26D1/26Cutting through work characterised by the nature or movement of the cutting member or particular materials not otherwise provided for; Apparatus or machines therefor; Cutting members therefor involving a cutting member which does not travel with the work having a cutting member moving about an axis with a non-circular cutting member moving about an axis substantially perpendicular to the line of cut
    • B26D1/30Cutting through work characterised by the nature or movement of the cutting member or particular materials not otherwise provided for; Apparatus or machines therefor; Cutting members therefor involving a cutting member which does not travel with the work having a cutting member moving about an axis with a non-circular cutting member moving about an axis substantially perpendicular to the line of cut with limited pivotal movement to effect cut
    • B26D1/305Cutting through work characterised by the nature or movement of the cutting member or particular materials not otherwise provided for; Apparatus or machines therefor; Cutting members therefor involving a cutting member which does not travel with the work having a cutting member moving about an axis with a non-circular cutting member moving about an axis substantially perpendicular to the line of cut with limited pivotal movement to effect cut for thin material, e.g. for sheets, strips or the like

Abstract

Abstract TOBACCO SHREDDING DEVICE

This invention relates to a manually operable tobacco shredding device for finely shredding dried or partially dried tobacco leaves.
This invention is similarly capable of shredding other leafy vegetable matter.

Description

BAC~GROUND OF THE I~VERIIO~
In the preparation of tobacco leaves for use in cigarettes or as pipe tobacco, an important step is the shredding of the leaves. Tobacco shredding devices have been known for many years and include systems with reciprocating straight blades and systems with rotary blades. Such devices are described in U.S. Patents 4,213,468, 3,659,620 and 3,128,775 as well as in recent Canadian Patent 863,667 and in early Canadian Patents 161,061, 147,598~ 130,053, 67686, 32368, 30093 and 7678.
With the current very hi8h cost of tobacco products, there is a revived interest in individuals simply purchasing dried tobacco leaves and preparing their own cigarette tobacco or pipe tobacco. This is done be shredding the dried tobacco leaves to a particular shred size depending on whether it is to be used in cigarettes or in pipes.
It is the obeject of the present invention to provide a very simple and inexpensive, yet highly effective and consistent, device for shredding tobacco leaves.
SU~X~RY OF THE INVERIIOH
This invention relates to a manually operable tobacco shredding device having a base portion, preferably in the form of a thick board or a container, Oll which is supported a shredding mechanism comprised of a fixed cutter bed portion formed of a plurality of laterallv 2 20~1522 spaced and parallel fixed members. These blade members are mounted adjacent, the ends thereof on transverse front and rear support members with spacers between the fixed blades. A pivotal cutter mechanism is also mounted on the rear transverse support member for pivotal movement thereon.
This pivotal cu~ter assembly includes a relatively strong and rigid framework with blades mounted therein for engagement with the fixed blades of the blade bed. These pivotal blades are mounted for pivotal movement at one end thereof on the rear transverse support member for the ~ fixed blades with spacers such that the pivotal blades interlock in close engagement with the fixed blades. The ends of the pivoting blades which are remote from the pivot are rigidly mounted within the framework such that when the pivotal assembly is swung down onto the blade bed, the pivotal blades mesh snugly with the fixed blades along the entire lengths thereof.
Thus, in operation, the pivotal blade assembly is swung upwardly into the open position and a dried tobacco leaf is placed on the fixed blade bed.
Then by simply swinging the pivotal blade assembly downward onto the fixed blade assembly, the leaves resting on the fixed bed are shredded and drop through the fixed blades. If the fixed blades are mounted on top of a container, the shredded tobacco falls into the container.
According to a particularly preferred embodiment, at least one of each pair of meshing fixed blade and pivotal blade has a hollow ground face to thereby provide a very sharp cutting edge. This permits a very clean shredding of tobacco leaves.
The spacing of the blades can be varied easily depending on the fineness or coarseness of the tobacco shreds to be formed.
3 2081~22 A particularly preferred embodiment of this invention is illustrated by the attached drawings in which:
Figure 1 is an isometric view of the tobacco shredding assembly of the invention, and Figure 2 is a plan view of the assembly of Figure 1.
As shown in Figures 1 and 2, the device includes a retaining wall 11 that is attached to the end bracket 12 which retains the fixed blade assembly at one end. At the other end of the device, end bracket 13 is for mounting the pivotal blade assembly to the base.
Bolts or rods 14A, 14B and 14C extend laterally across the blades, with the bolt 14A being at the front of the device, bolt 14B
being at the rear of the device, and bolt 14C being at the top or handle end of the pivotal blade assembly. A series of fixed cutter blades 15 extend longitudinally, in the horizontal plane, between the bolts 14A and 14B. These L-shaped blades 15 are parallel to each other and are laterally spaced along bolt 14A and 14B by means of spacing washers 16.
A pivotal blade assembly 20 is also mounted on rear support bolt 14B. This assembly consists of rigid side members 21, and a transverse bolt or rod 14Cfor retaining the blades. The pivotal blades 23 are mounted across between bolts 14B and 14C with each pivotal blade 23 being in close engagement with its mating fixed blade 15. This close mating between the two sets of blades is achieved by means of further spacing washers 16 on the bolt 14C.
4 2081~22 The pivotal blade assembly also includes a handle 25 for swingin~ the pivotal blade assembly 20 upwards and downwards between the open and closed positions.

Claims (5)

1. A tobacco shredding device for manually shredding dried or partially dried tobacco leaves comprising: a support base that can be a sturdy board or a container with side walls, a plurality of parallel and laterally spaced cutter blades fixed between front and rear support bolts, said fixed blades forming a fixed cutter bed, and a pivotal cutter blade assembly pivotally mounted on said rear support bolt and engagable with the fixed cutter bed, said pivotal cutter blade assembly including a rigid support frame pivotally mounted on said rear support bolt and a plurality of cutter blades pivotally mounted at their inner ends on said rear support bolt and rigidly fixed at their outer ends to said rigid support frame, each said pivotal blade being compressed snugly against its co-operating fixed blade, whereby when the pivotal cutter blade assembly is swung downward into engagement a tobacco leaf lying on said fixed bed, the leaf is finely shredded.
2. A device according to claim 1 wherein the support base can be a sturdy board or a container for holding shredded tobacco.
3. A device according to claim 1 wherein the front and rear support members are bolts or rods.
4. A device according to claims 1, 2 or 3 wherein at least one cutter blade of each engaging pair has a hollow ground edge face.
5. A device according to claims 1, 2 or 3 wherein the pivotal cutter blade assembly includes a handle.
CA 2081522 1992-10-27 1992-10-27 Tobacco shrredding device Abandoned CA2081522A1 (en)

Priority Applications (1)

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CA 2081522 CA2081522A1 (en) 1992-10-27 1992-10-27 Tobacco shrredding device

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Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
JP2012206194A (en) * 2011-03-29 2012-10-25 Shachihata Inc Paper cutter
CN108378410A (en) * 2018-03-06 2018-08-10 夏贵荣 A kind of pipe tobacco cutter device of adjustable cutting width
CN108406897A (en) * 2018-05-04 2018-08-17 上海外高桥造船有限公司 Strap cutter device

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
JP2012206194A (en) * 2011-03-29 2012-10-25 Shachihata Inc Paper cutter
CN108378410A (en) * 2018-03-06 2018-08-10 夏贵荣 A kind of pipe tobacco cutter device of adjustable cutting width
CN108378410B (en) * 2018-03-06 2020-08-28 金湖县农副产品营销协会 Cut tobacco cutting device of adjustable cutting width
CN108406897A (en) * 2018-05-04 2018-08-17 上海外高桥造船有限公司 Strap cutter device
CN108406897B (en) * 2018-05-04 2023-10-27 上海外高桥造船有限公司 Packing belt cutting device

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