CIGARETTE IS LIGHTED BY SCRATCHING END (Mar, 1931)
That’s actually a kind of cool idea.
CIGARETTE IS LIGHTED BY SCRATCHING END
Cigarettes that light themselves without matches have been made before, but this novelty in a new form has just been introduced by a San Francisco manufacturer. Ten cigarettes are packed in a box, each provided with a tip of yellow composition. Scratched like a safety match, upon a special surface of the box, a flare results that lights the cigarette.
A strong wind does not interfere with the lighting, according to the maker. He claims his composition is free of objectionable taste in burning, overcoming the principal problem of other inventors who have sought self-lighting cigarettes.