US2130450A - Cigarette with lighter attachment - Google Patents

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US2130450A
US2130450A US104786A US10478636A US2130450A US 2130450 A US2130450 A US 2130450A US 104786 A US104786 A US 104786A US 10478636 A US10478636 A US 10478636A US 2130450 A US2130450 A US 2130450A
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    • A24DCIGARS; CIGARETTES; TOBACCO SMOKE FILTERS; MOUTHPIECES FOR CIGARS OR CIGARETTES; MANUFACTURE OF TOBACCO SMOKE FILTERS OR MOUTHPIECES
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Sept. 20, 193s. s, WHSMAN 2,130,456
CIGARETTE WITH LIGHTER ATTACHMENT Filed 001- 9, 1936 Egg.
Patented Sept. 20, 19355 UNITED STATES PATENT QFFECE Application October 9,
3 Claims.
My invention relates to cigarette construction and particularly to cigarette structures including means for lighting the same.
In connection with smoking of a cigarette the use of matches or other means separate from the cigarette for lighting the same involves both inconvenience and a potential source of fire hazard and accordingly it should be highly desirable to include lighting means in the cigarette structure as an integral part thereof.
An object of my invention is to provide a cigarette structure including a pyrophoric element and a striking element therefor combined therewith in an improved manner.
Another object is to provide such a structure wherein the striking element is removably mounted on the pyrophoric element in protecting relation thereto and, in being removed therefrom, will cause ignition of the same.
Still another object is to provide such a structure wherein the tobacco may be lighted from the ember of an element ignited by the pyrophoric element rather than directly from the pyrophoric' element whereby fumes from the pyrophoric element need not be inhaled by the user.
A further object is to provide such a cigarette structure of practical, reliable, safe, compact and inexpensive construction.
These and other objects and advantages will be more clearly set forth in the following description made in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which like reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views, and in which:-
Fig. 1 illustrates a cigarette paper or wrapper from which a cigarette including one embodiment of my invention may be constructed,
Fig. 2 shows the wrapper of Fig. 1 with one end portion thereof folded over,
Fig. 3 is a partially broken away, partially sectional view of a cigarette made, in part, from the Wrapper of Fig. 2,
Fig. 4 is a side view of the cigarette of Fig. 3 with the folded end of the wrapper thereof twisted into a wick,
Fig. 5 is a side view of the cigarette with the wick thereof provided with a coating,
Fig. 6 is a side view of the cigarette with a striking cap in place on the coated wick,
Fig. 7 is a partially brokenaway, partially sectional view of the striking cap,
Fig. 8 is a sectional view taken along the line 8-8 of Fig. 7 as indicated by the arrows,
Fig. 9 is a cross-sectional view of a somewhat different form of my striking cap, and i 1936, Serial No. 104,786
Fig. 10 is a side View of a firecracker with a form of my lighting means embodied therein.
Referring to the drawing, a cigarette embodying my invention may be constructed as shown.
A cigarette paper or Wrapper ll, preferably somewhat longer than the usual wrapper as shown in Fig. l, is folded along a line I la to bring an end portion 8 lb of the Wrapper into a position flat against the main portion of the wrapper as shown in Fig. 2 so as to provide a doubled end portion Sic on the wrapper ll.
The wrapper H is then rolled, with the folded end portion Hb thereof at the inner side, into tubular form and is filled with tobacco T except in the portion of the interior thereof defined by the doubled portion lie so as to appear substantially as shown in Fig. 3. The wrapper H is, of course, suitably secured so as to retain its tubular form.
In carrying out the principle of my invention a relatively thick and solid wick-like element is formed of relatively slowly burning material at the end of the cigarette to be lighted and in relatively close proximity to the tobacco T. To this end the unfilled, doubled portion I 10 of the wrapper i i is compacted into a relatively solid mass or Wick, as by twisting, and will then appear as shown in Fig. 4.
Means is provided for igniting the wick lie so that the same may burn and thereby produce an ember or glowing coal from which the cigarette proper may be lit. For this purpose the wick l lc is provided with a coating l2 of pyrophoric composition which may consist of material similar to that used in forming the head of the well-known safety match. Obviously the coating I2 may be ignited by rubbing frictional engagement thereof with striking material such as that commonly provided on the exteriors of boxes in which safety matches are ordinarily packed and, when so ignited, will quickly burn and ignite the wick -I I0.
The wick Hc, being formed of relatively slowly burning material, will continue to burn and. will be converted into an ember or coal which will continue to glow for a moderate length of time after the coating I2 has been completely consumed. The cigarette may be lighted from the ember thus formed by drawing upon the cigarette in the manner employed when lighting the ordinary cigarette. By performing this drawing operation after the coating l 2 has been entirely consumed the user completely avoids inhaling any gases or fumes which may have been evolved from burning of the coating I2.
I provide convenient means for igniting the coating l2 which may be carried on the wick He and which also may serve as a protective covering for the wick Ho and coating l2 until such time as the cigarette is lighted. For this purpose I provide a removable, relatively snugly fitting cap at least partially lined with striking material and normally carried on thecoated wick llc. Withdrawal of this cap from the Wick I I0 will rub the striking material therein on the coating l2 of the wick I la and thus ignite the coating 12.
Such a cap C may be constructed as shown in Figs. 7 and 8 and as will be described and, when in normal position on the wick llc of my improved cigarette, will appear as shown in Fig. 6.
A plurality of rectangular pieces l3 of sheet material are disposed in edge to edge relation with each other so as to partially define a space 14 having a polygonal cross-sectional shape, as best shown in Fig. 8, and of dimensions adapted for snugly receiving the coated wick lie of my improved cigarette. The pieces l3 are held in the above described relation to each other by a band l5 passing therearound and secured thereto by suitable means such as an adhesive substance. The inner side of at least one and preferably all of the pieces I3 is provided with a coating N5 of striking material generally similar to that found on the-exteriors of boxes such as safety matches are packed in. As previously mentioned, the cap C is normally carried on the coated wick No, as shown in Fig. 6, and is withdrawn, when lighting of the cigarette is desired, to cause frictional rubbing of the coatings "5 within the cap C on the coating l2 on the wick lie so as to ignite the last mentioned coating.
To facilitate gripping of the cap C in withdrawing the same from the coated wick llc a fingergrip tab I1 is formed. on the cap C. This tab I! may consist, as shown, of a strip of relatively flexible material formed into a U-shaped loop and secured at its free ends to the cap C by suitable means such as by forming the tab l'l integrally with suitable ones of the rectangular pieces I3 as indicated in the drawing.
Another slightly different form of cap may be constructed in the manner of the cap D shown in Fig. 9. Arcuately curved elements 18 coated on their inner sides with striking material are positioned to partially define a cylindrical wick receiving space 20 and are held in such position by a band 20 secured thereto.
When the cap C or D is withdrawn from the coated wick No to ignite the same, pressure may be applied to the can by the fingers in a squeezing manner to insure ample pressure of the coating of striking material within the cap against the coating I2 of pyrophoric material on the wick He and thus insure positive igniting action.
While my improved lighting means has been described as applied to a cigarette the same is well adapted for application to other articles such as, for example, the firecracker 2| of Fig. 10. In this case a coating 23 of pyrophoric material is applied to the free end portion of the fuse or wick 22 of the firecracker 2|. If desired, a cap such as the ones shown in Figs. '7 and 8 or Fig. 9 may be placed on the coated end of the fuse 22 in the same manner as described above in connection with my improved cigarette. In view of previous explanation, the method of lighting the firecracker 2| should be apparent.
Should the cap C or D of my lighting device become lost the device may be ignited by striking the same on the striking material carried by an ordinary safety match box.
It is apparent that I have invented a novel, useful, effective, reliable, simple, compact and inexpensive form of igniting means for cigarettes and the like.
It will, of course, be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, proportions and arrangement of the parts without departing from the scope of my invention.
What is claimed is:-
1. Lighting means for a cigarette having in combination a cigarette wrapper having an outer portion in the form of a plurality of annular plies of paper, said outer portion being compacted in the form of a relatively solid cylindrical lighting element of relatively small diameter and axially aligned with the cigarette, a relatively thin coating of pyrophoric composition externally applied to said lighting element and retaining the same in compacted cylindrical form, and a striking element closely surrounding said lighting element and of not greater maximum width than the diameter of said cigarette, said striking element being lined with striking material, whereby longitudinal withdrawal of said striking element from said lighting element will cause ignition of said coating with the resultant incandescence and continued glowing of said lighting element after said coating has been consumed so that the cigarette may be drawn upon to effect lighting from said glowing element.
2. The structure set forth in claim 1, and a finger grip tab projecting outwardly from said striking element in the form of a flexible loop adapted to be flattened against the end of said lighting element and also adapted to be extended and gripped edgewise between two fingers, and thus to withdraw said striking element longitudinally of said lighting element.
3. Lighting means for a cigarette, having in combination a combustible cigarette wrapper having a thickened annular outer end projecting beyond the tobacco of said cigarette, said outer end being twisted and compacted into the form of a relatively solid lighting element of small diameter and axially aligned with the cigarette, a thin coating of pyrophoric composition externally applied to said lighting element and retaining the same in compacted form and striking means for igniting said coating, whereby said lighting element will be ignited by rapid combustion of said coating and will continue to glow after said coating has been consumed, so that said cigarette may be drawn upon to efiect lighting of the same from said glowing body.
SIMON WEISMAN.
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DE1178759B (en) * 1961-05-08 1964-09-24 Dr Med Marcus Diamant Cigarette with grip tab
US3420240A (en) * 1967-10-26 1969-01-07 Ian Blackburn Self-igniting cigarette
US8393335B1 (en) * 2008-08-06 2013-03-12 Blunt Wrap U.S.A., Inc. Smoking article and method

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE1178759B (en) * 1961-05-08 1964-09-24 Dr Med Marcus Diamant Cigarette with grip tab
US3420240A (en) * 1967-10-26 1969-01-07 Ian Blackburn Self-igniting cigarette
US8393335B1 (en) * 2008-08-06 2013-03-12 Blunt Wrap U.S.A., Inc. Smoking article and method

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