Oct. 22, 1946.. 2,409,935 A. J. HONGO CIGARETTE MAKER Filed‘ Jan. 4‘, 1944 v INVENTOR. _ 0 .Arn Le L7: H0 12 2,409,935 Patented Oct. 22, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Arnie J. Hongo, McNeal, Ariz. Application January 4, 1944, Serial No. 516,954 2 Claims. (Cl. 131—58) 1 The invention relates to a cigarette making de vice and more especially to a hand operated cigarette maker. The primary object of the invention is the pro vision of a device of this character, wherein the construction thereof is such that the same can be carried on the person and when it is desired a 2 sponding parts throughout the several views in the drawing. _ Referring to the drawing in detail A designates generally the cigarette making device constructed in accordance with the invention and comprises a base l0, preferably made from sheet metal, having a downwardly curved medial trough por tion llbounded at opposite sides with lapped cigarette can be easily and conveniently made by downwardly divergent ?anges I2 constituting hand, either from short or long cut tobacco, the device being novel in construction and enables a 10 rib legs throughout the length of the base, which latter is elongated. The trough portion II at perfectly rolled cigarette to be made with dis patch. Another object of the invention is the provi opposite ends is closed by vertically disposed sub stantially oval-shaped end heads 13, the lower portions of which being flush with the‘ legs or sion of a device of this character, wherein the con struction thereof is such that when making a 15 flanges I2 and thus the base can be brought to rest upon a support, such as a table or the like. cigarette thereby‘ the tobacco will not. become Pivoted to the end heads close to the ?anges l2 at opposite sides of the trough portion III of the base ID are swingable tobacco compressing and require any skill or exertion on the part of the 20 cigarette wrapper rolling sections l4 and I5, re operator. spectively, these being outwardly curved through A further object of the invention is the pro out their length, and next to the lowermost edges vision of a device of this character, which is ex thereof are pivot extensions l6 which engage in tremely simple in construction, thoroughly reli openings I ‘I provided in the heads l3, and in this able and e?icient in operation, easily and con wasted, and the cigarette is perfectly formed ready for smoking, and in the making does not veniently handled, transported, strong, durable, 25 manner the said sections [4 and I5 are swingingly mounted on the base Ill. and inexpensive to manufacture. The section M at its ends and parallel with the With these and other objects in view the inven free edge thereof is provided with pivot eyes l8 tion consists in the features of construction, com receiving the pivot extensions [9 inset in the ends bination and arrangement of parts as will be here inafter more fully described, illustrated in the 30 of a combined tobacco compressing and cigarette wrapper closing section 20. The section 20 is accompanying drawing and pointed out in the formed with an outstanding ?nger engaging lip claims hereunto appended. 2|, the said section being slightly outwardly In the accompanying drawing: curved, while the lip 2! is reversely curved thereto. Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device con The insetting of the pivot extensions i9 is for structed in accordance with the invention. 35 accommodating the eyes is on the section 14. Figure 2 is a vertical transverse sectional view In the use of the device, a cigarette wrapper, as thereof showing the device in open position by full denoted at 22 in Figures 2, 3 and 4 of the drawing, lines and by dotted lines partly folded, while the is placed onto the trough portion H, of the base arrows denote the selected movements in fold ing. 40 l6, it being understood that the sections l4, l5 and 20, respectively, are in open position as shown Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 1 showing in Figure_2 by full lines. One edge of the wrapper the device completely folded. 22 is bent over the edge of the section l5, as shown Figure 4 is a‘view similar to Figures 2 and 3 in Figure 2 of the drawing. The cut tobacco 23 is showing the initial opening of the device. 45 then placed onto this wrapper 22. Thereafter, the Figure 5 is a side view of the device. sections l4 and 20 are ?rst swung to‘the posi Figure 6 is an opposite side view. tion in Figure 3, and ?nally the section I5 is Figure 7 is a fragmentary perspective view of the main body part of the device. brought to the position shown in this ?gure, Figure 8 is similar view of one of the folding . whence the wrapper 22 will be completely rolled 50 about the tobacco 23. Thereafter‘the sections l4 sections. ‘ and 20 are moved to the position shown in Figure Figure 9 is a similar view of another of the fold 4, whereupon the wrapper is pasted along its edge ing sections. Figure 10 is a similar view of still another of 24 and the cigarette is now made, and removed the folding sections. from the device by opening the section l5. What is claimed is: Similar reference characters indicate corre 65 2,409,935 a _» 5 3 1. A device of the kind described, comprising a. swinging compressing sections between the heads ' trough-like base having legs extending the full length of the trough, end heads on the base, having pivots struck therefrom and entering open ings‘in the heads for pivotally mounting the Same swingable compressing sections pivoted to the between the heads with their lower edges close ‘ heads to be close tovthe trough formation of the base, and a swingable section carried by one of the ?rst named sections. 2. A device of the kind described, comprising a trough-Jiylfrebase, endvheads secured to the base, to the edges of the base, and a swinging section carried‘by the outer edge of one of the ?rst men tioned sections. ' ' 'ARNIE J. HONGO.