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NOV. 8, 1932. O, N, BERMANY 1,886,461
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26 ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 8, 1932 UNITED sTATEs PATENT OFFICE OTTO N. HERMAN, -OF FOREST HILLS, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO STANDARD DEVICES, INC., OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
POCKET CIGAR LIGHTER Application led December 13, 1928. Serial No. 825,678.
My invention relates to pocket cigar lighters of the general type in Which a wick is ignited and the resulting fiame is exposed, by
means of appropriate mechanism housed in a 5 pocket casing and including a thumb piece or the likefor actuating the mechanism.
More particularly stated my invention relates to various d etails in the construction of the casing used asa housing for the other l parts, the idea being to give the casing such form as to enable nearly all of it to be cast in a single piece in which are integrally incorporated a number of parts which would ordinarily be made separate therefrom; and 7x5 at the same time, to improve the eicieney of said piece and its various component parts.
My invention further contemplates a new arrangement of the. various working parts housed Within the casing so as to simplify the manufacture of said parts, to facilitate their assemblage within the casing, and to improve their positioning relatively to each other within the casing, in order to increase their eiciency and to promote their accessibility.
My invention also relates to the forms' given to various parts and the manner in which said parts are connected together or brought into cooperation with each other in order to attain various mechanical advantages, as here,- inafter moreparticularly set forth.
' Attention is called to myvpending application', Serial No. 228,746, filed October 26th, 1927, for patent upon a cigar lighter.
Referencev is made to the accompanying drawing forming a part of 'this specification, and in which'like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the several figures.
Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved pocket cigar lighter, shown as made of metal and as bare or without any covering, various movable parts being in their respective normal positions, the casing being shown as partly broken away.
Figure 2 is a side elevation ofthe same mechanism, but with the thumb piece depressed, and the iame burning and exposed.
Figure 3 is a section through the mechanism as shown in Figure 1, `but with the addition .au of a covering upon the casing, and is taken upon the line 3 3 of Figure 8, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows.
Figure 4 is a substantially central vertical section through the mechanism shown in Figure 2, with the addition of a covering upon the casing.
Figure 5 is a substantially central vertical section through the large single casing member which constitutes nearly all of the casing, and is preferably a casting.
Figure 6 is a plan view of the casing member shown in Figure 5.
Figure 7 is an inverted plan of the casing member shown in Figure 5.
Figure 8 is a section on the line 8-8 of Figure 3, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows.
Figure 9 is a side elevation of the thumb piece and parts cast integraltherewith.
Figure 10 is an inverted plan of the mechanism shown in Figure 9. y
Figure 11 is a side elevation of the snuier and4 a rack connected therewith, these two parts being cast integral.
Figure 12 is a plan view of the device shown in Figure 11.
Figure 13 is a side elevation of a cap plate forming a part of my device.
Figure 14 is an inverted plate shown in Figure 13.
A casing member is shownyat 15 and is used as a housing for the various other parts. This casing member may be'made of any material suitable for the purpose, and in the particular instance here illustrated is made of 85 metal. The casing may be bare, as indicated in Figures 1 and 2, or it may be provided with a covering 1 6, of leather or similar materiall as indicated in Figures 3 and 4. If leather be used, it may be of the kind commonly known as snakeskin, lizard skin, pebble or the like. However, the covering may l ofth pan ecapso be made of cardboard, sheet horn, polished enamel, or in fact any suitable covering material of this general kind, all such materials being well known in this art. v
The casing member 15 and a number of parts incorporated with it are cast in a single integral piece, as shown in Figure` 5 of the 100 drawing and as hereinafter more particularly described. l
The casin as a whole is flat, and at one of its edges 1s provided with an opening 17, serving as a doorway, this doorwaybemg bounded by an endless raised bead 18. The purposeof the doorway is to promote accessibility to the ilame used for purposes of i ition, and the bead 18 which bounds the oorway is that part of the casing which is subjected to the highest degree of-heat. The bead 18, being essentially a thickened edge portion of the casing wall,is adapted to withstand this heat without undue deterioration. This function of the bead 18, in withstanding the destructive effects of heat, is quite important when the casing is bare, as indicated in Figures land 2, and is even more important when the casing is provided with its covering 16, which for obvious reasons must be protected from excessive heat.
The bead 18 serves still another useful purpose. Being thicker than'the main body portion of the casing wall, it serves as a shoulder a ainst which is abutted the adjacent edge o? the covering 16, the outer surface of this covering being substantially. Hush with the outer surface of the bead Thus the bead 18 serves as an abutment for preventing displacement of the covering 16, as may be understood from Figures 3 and 4.
The casing 15 is provided with a parti-l tion 19 extending across it internally and inte ral with it, this partition having a step 20.
gI`he casing is mutilated at one of its corners, as shown at 15a in Figures 2 and 4, and the edge or boundary of the. casing, where thus mutilated, carries a bead 21, which is essentially a thickened portion of the casing wall, much like the bead 18 above Idescribed.
A marginal bead 22 is practically a continuation of the bead 21 and extendstherefrom around the adjacent top edge portion 'chorages for bolts used for. supporting other Aparts within the casing. p
The casing is further provided at its bottom edge with another marginal bead 25,
substantially like the marginal bead 22 but extending integrally around the entire pcriphery of one end of the casing. l
The marginal beads 22 and 25, the bead 21 andthe lugs 23 and 24 are all integral with the casing, and together serve, like the bead 18-ab0ve described, as shoulders or barriers against which are abutted the adjacent edge portions of the covering, and which therefore act to some extent as a frame for holding vthe covering in position. lThis purpose; is facilitated by the fact that, generally speaking, the outer surface of the covering is flush with the outer surfaces of the various beads. This also greatly improves the ap-` pearance of the finished article, and renders it more agreeable tofthe touch as grasped by the lingers or held in the hand.
The casing 15 is further provided inwardly with a cored rib 26 inte ral with it, as ind1- cated in Figures 6 and and essentially in the nature of a thickened portion of the casing wall. This cored rib merges into the substance of the partition 19, and serves practically as a tube extending through said partition, as indicated in Figure 1.. Located within this tube is a spring 27, engaging a small plug 54 made of pyrophoric material and commonly known as a flint, of a type well known in this art.
The casing is detachably fitted at one of its ends with a bottom plate 30. This bottom plate is rovidedwith a shoulder 31 and is thus fitte accurately. It is preferablyv forced into position, so as to hold it securely and render it oil-tight. ,v
The space betweenA the bottom plate and the partition 19 is used as a fuel chamber,'for the storage of a supply of liquid fuel such'as benzine, gasoline, or alcohol.
A wick is shown at 33 and extends upwardly through the partition 19. A bead 34 extends above this partition, and a bead 35 extends below the same, these two beads being integral with the partition and together forming a burner tube through which' the wick extends. v A screw plug 36, fitted detachably .intoa hole through the bottom plate.30,.serves as a escape of the liquid fuel.
-A top'plate 37,' shownmore particularly in Figures 13 and 14, is neatly fitted in'to one end of the casing. This top plate is provided with a fiange 38 and with a pair of ears 39, of the form indicated in Figures 13 and 1,4. :When the top plate is brought into position the flange 38 1s fitted neatly into a bolt` 40 is extended through the thickened 'portion .23 ofthe vcasingy and through the, ears 39- The bolt 40 is .screwed into positiony by aid'of a screwdriver, and when in holds theptop plate firmly in position.
'Thevz'rcasing is provi ed internally with twopairs of'ribs 41, 41, and 42, 42, as mayl be understood from Figures 6 and 8. v
Carried by the partition 19 and extending upwardly therefrom is a shell 43, provided with 'a'small compartment 44 merging into y the compartment belowthe vpartition` 19.
j The shell 43, by virtue of this` compartment 44, serves to practically enlarge the fuel chamber.4 The'shell also serves as a guide for a spiral spring 45, seated-upon the partition 19 and extending upwardly therefrom i according to'Figures 3 and 4.
'closure member v for normally preventingthe g .the adjacentend portion of the casing-and z 1x5 place tends into this opening and is seated therein.
ratchet teeth 55, the number of which is equal to the number of pawl teeth 53 carried by the pinion 51.
A spring 56, is coiled spirally around the bolt 52, and engages the pinion 51 and presses it. toward the friction wheel 54. The parts are so arranged that a rocking movement of v the pinion 51 confers upon the friction wheel 54 a step-by-step rotary movement in one div rection.
A snuifer is shown at 57 ,and has the form of a small block, which is provided with a pair of grooves 58, 58, into which the ribs 41, 41 of the casing fit neatly, as may be understood from Figure 8.- The snuier 57 carries a rack 59, the teeth of which mesh with the teeth of the pinion 51.
The snuiier 57 is provided with a hole 60, serving toseat a spring 61, which thus exerts a gentle pressure u on the snufer. The snufer is provided with an opening 62, and is thus cup-shaped, for the purpose of fitting over. the adjacent end portion of the wick.
The friction wheel 54, by its rasping action upon the plug 54 of pyrophoric material, causes sparks to be emitted, and driven to the left and out through the doorway according to Figures 3 and -4, thus igniting the wick. This occurs whenever the thumb piece 461 is depressed, so that the snuffer is raised into its uppermost position, as indicated in Figure 4.
The doorway 17 'and the slide 47 with the thumb piece 46 are favorably located for preventing heat of the lamp flame from spreading so as to destroy or injure the covering 16,
l or to unduly heat the casing. When the operator so grasps the lighter that his thumb engages the thumb piece and his foreinger rests against the bottom plate 30, the lighter .is readily held in such position that its edge provided with the doorway 17 is uppermost. In actual practice the lighter is usually held that way. This allows the flame to extend outwardly through the doorway, so as to heat the casing as little as possible. In this connection it may be noted that the 'bead 18, being rather thick and massive, does not become heated quite as quickly as would be the case if it were thin and fragile, and does not transmit its heat quite so freely to the adj acent wall of the casing and to the covering 16.
The operation of my device may be readily understood from the foregoing description.
Each time the thumb piece is depressed the friction wheel 54 is turned one step as above described, the wick being lightedy and the snuffer being removed at the same instant. The thumb piece being now relaxed, the expansion of the springs brings the various working parts back to normal position, the snuffer thus descending upon the wick and extinguishing the flame.
I do not limit myself to the precise mechanism shown, as variations may be made therein without departing from my invention, the scope of which is commensurate with my claims.
I claim:-
1. `In a cigar lighter the combination of a hollow casing member provided with a partition and with a pair of ribs, said partition and said ribs being integral with said casing member and thus forming a single piece therewith, a plate itting'one end of said casing member and normally closing the same, thus forming a chamberupon one side of said partition, a wick housedv within said chamber and provided with an end portion extending through said partition, a snuffel' carried by said casing and movable relatively to said end portion of said wick, said snuifer being provided with grooves into which said ribs are. fitted, a friction wheel and a pyrophoric member carried by said casing member and disposed adjacent `said snuffer and said "end portion of said wick, and mechanism carried by said casing member and controllable manually by the operator, for actuating said friction wheel and for shifting .the position of said snutfer. A
2. In a cigar lighter the combination of a casing provided with a fuel chamber and with a wick extending therefrom, said casin being further provided with a plurality o ribs arranged in pairs, a snufer slidably mounted upon one pair of said ribs and movable relatively to said casing, a slide provided with grooves and thereby fitted upon a second pair of said ribs, said last mentioned slide being movable by hand, and a gear member carried by said casing and engaging said slide and said snufi'er, for the purpose of actuating said snuffer.
3. In a cigar lighter, the combination of a flat hollow casing member provided with an edge portion and with a doorway interrupting said edge portion and serving as a flame opening, said casing member belng further provided with a portion formed into a bead and bounding said iame opening, a covering carried by said casing member and provide `with an edge abutting against said bead, and lighting mechanism mounted within said casing and provided with means for creating and extinguishing a fiame within said flame opening.
4. In a cigar lighter, the combination of a fiat casing member provided with an edge and with an opening interrupting said edge and disposed substantially midway between the ends of said casing and thus intermediate the extremities of said edge, said casing being further provided with a raised bead bounding said opening, a snuffer carried by said casing and movable relatively'to said opening for the purpose of covering and uncovering the same, and lighting mechanism housed within said casing and connected with said snuifer, said lighting mechanism being controllable by the operator for the purpose of producing and extin uishing a fiame adjacent said'opening an of actuating said snuffer.
5. A cigar lighter comprising an elongated hollow casing member open at both of its ends and provided with a partition extending across it internally, said partition having a portion extending laterally from it and formed into a shell with a compartment, a plate fitted to one end of said casing and normally closing the same, so as to form a chamber suitable for holding liquid fuel, said ,compartment of said shell merging into said fuel chamber and thus virtually increasing the capacity thereof so as to enable it to hold aii increased volume of said liquid fuel, a wick enclosed in said fuel chamber and provided with an end portion extending through said partition, and lighting mechanism carriedby said casing and disposed adjacent said c nd portion of said wick for the purpose of igvniting the same, said lighting mechanism being-connected with said thumb piece and actuated by movements thereof.
6. A pocket lighter comprising an elongated fiat hollow member provided with a partition extending across it internally and further providedl with a cored rib extending through said partition, said partition an said cored ribv being integral with said casing, mechanism carried-by said casing and co-acting with said artition toform a fuel cham* ber on one si e of said-partition, a wick located within said fuel chamber and provided with a portion extending to said partition, a friction wheel carried by said casing and disposed adjacent said portion of said wick, a pyrophoric member engagin said wheel and co-acting therewith for lighting said portion of said wick, said pyrophoric member being housed within said cored rib, and a spring mounted within said cored rib and engaging gglild'yrophoric member against said friction w ee I 7. A pocket lighter comprising an elongated fiat hollow casing memberprovided with a pair of oppositely disposed edge portions extending lengthwise of the casing and parallel with each other, one of said edge portions being provided with a flame opening located intermediate the ends of the casing, the other of said edge portions beingprovided with an opening at one corner of the casing, a snuffer carried by said casing and movable relatively to said first mentioned opening for the purpose of covering and uncovering same, a slide carried by said casin and disposed within said second mentione opening, said slide serving as a corner piece for the casing and being movable by the operators thumb, and lighting mechanism carried by said casing and connected with said snuffer and with said corner piece, said lighting mechanism being controllable by movements of said cornerpiece for the purpose of producing a flame in said first mentioned opening and of actuating said snufler.
8. In a pocket lighter, the combination of a longitudinal fiat hollow casing provided with a pair of oppositely disposed edge portions extending lengthwise of the casing and parallel with each other, one of said edge portions being interrupted by a flame opening located substantially midway between the ends of the casing, said casing being further provided with an opening located at one of its corners and bounding the edge ortion extending toward said corner, a snu erl carried by said casing and movable relatively to said-flame opening for the purpose of covering and uncovering the same, a slide carried by said casing and fitting into said second mentioned'opening, said slide and said snuier being thus located upon opposite edges of the casing, said slide having a thumb piece whereby it may be actuated, and pyrophoriclighting mechanism carried by said casing and connected with said snufi'er and with said slide, said lighting mechanism being controllable by movements of said thumb piece for actuating said snuiier and for producing a fiame in said flame opening.
l l 9; A lighter comprising a casing provided with an opening along one side, a wick in said opening, a wick snufler slidably mounted in said casing for closing said opening. a
Afinger piece slidablyl mountedin said casing and forming a corner of'said casing and out of line with said snuffer, means operatively connecting said snuier and finger 'piece to cause movement of said snufi'er in one direction upon movement of the nger piece in the opposite direction,`and means responsive to the operation of said means for igniting said wick. Y
10. A lighter comprising a casing provided withl an opening along one side, a wick in said opening, a wick snuifer slidably mounted in said casing for closing said opensoi ioo
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ing, a nger piece forming a corner of said casing, guides for said finger piece for slidably mounting the same in a rectilinear path in saidv casing out of line with said snuier, means operatively connecting said snuier and inger piece to cause movement of said snuer in one direction upon movement of the inger piece in the o posite direction, and means responsive to t e operation of said means for igniting said wick.
11. A lighter comprising a casing provided with an opening along one side, a wick in said opening, a Wick snuiifer slidably mounted in saidcasing for closing said opening, a finger piece slidably mounted in said casing and formin a. corner of said casing and out of line. with said snuii'er, a pinion in said casing, a rack on said snuier engaging one side of said pinion, a rack on said finger piece engaging the other side of said pinion, whereby movement of said finger piece causes a movement of said snuier in the op osite direction, and means operated by said pinion for igniting said wick.
12. A lighter comprising a casing provided with an opening along one side, a wick in said opening, a- Wick snuier slidably mounted in said casing for closing said opening, a finger piece forming a corner of said casing, guides for said finger piece for slidably mounting the same in a rectilinear path in said casing out of line with said snuifer, a pinion in said casing, a rack on said snulfer engaging one side of said pinion, a rack on said iinger piece engaging the other side of said pinion, whereby movement of said finger piece causes a movement of said snuii'er in the opposite direction, and means operated by said pinion for igniting said wick.
Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 12th day of December, 1928. y
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US2517166A (en) * 1945-11-09 1950-08-01 Beckjord William Edward Lighter
US3796537A (en) * 1971-10-29 1974-03-12 Franco Hispano Americaine Sa S Gas fuelled lighter
US20030219688A1 (en) * 2002-05-27 2003-11-27 Shenzhen Bailingda Lighters & Electrical Products Co., Ltd. Adapter for a lighter and a lighter incorporating such an adapter
US20110132889A1 (en) * 2009-12-03 2011-06-09 Hyundai Motor Company Cigar lighter plug
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