Tag "ashtrays"
This Horn Fish “Swallows” Your Cigarette Ashes (Sep, 1948)

This Horn Fish “Swallows” Your Cigarette Ashes

Appropriately dubbed a horn fish, this novel desk ornament is made almost entirely from a cow’s horn. Its gaping mouth can be used as an ash tray or to hold paper clips. The mouth is formed by sawing the end of the horn as indicated and the waste piece is saved for the dorsal fin and the tail.

Pocket Ashtray-Lighter (Nov, 1956)

Pocket Ashtray-Lighter

A GUARANTEED conversation-starter wherever you go is this unusual German-made Simpson cigarette lighter which copped top honors for this month’s Bright Idea. A pocket ashtray and lighter, this smoker’s accessory is no larger than an ordinary lighter. A flick of the thumb at light-up time and the flame is ignited.

Tilting Ash Tray Eliminates Fire Dangers (May, 1938)

Yeah, because that will work better than just adding a flange.

Tilting Ash Tray Eliminates Fire Dangers

EQUIPPED with a self-tilting mechanism, this ash tray makes it impossible for a cigarette to burn down so short that the weight of the over-hanging end causes the cigarette to over-balance and fall off the tray and burn the table or rug. If the cigarette is allowed to burn for any length of time while on the rest, its heat causes a spring within the tray to expand and tilt, thus dumping the burning butt into the tray. This tray in use eliminates not only the danger of damaging furniture as the result of forgotten cigarettes, but the possibility of fire from the same cause.

Ash Tray Breathes (Dec, 1947)

Ash Tray Breathes and inhales the smoke that usually drifts over into a non-smoker’s eye. It draws all smoke down into the stand and keeps the room free of fumes, too. Penny Martin, of Los Angeles, is shown using this new and welcome invention. It operates electrically, uses house current.

Ash Trays From Beer Cans (Jun, 1950)

Ash Trays From Beer Cans
When he discovered that his squadron’s cargo-passenger plane had been stripped of ash trays by souvenir-hunting travelers, Chief Dan Baffari of the Navy went to work with a hammer on several beer cans. He came up with a big stack of attractive ash trays that cost only a few cents apiece. The trays have metal hooks which clamp over the ribs of the passenger compartment, holding them conveniently and securely in place. The tops have flared cigarette rests and the trays are painted with shiny fire-resistant paint.

Ash Tray Fits Cigarette (Jun, 1950)

Ash Tray Fits Cigarette

Smokers can attach a new ash tray directly to their cigarettes. The ash tray is a tube of stainless-steel screen with a hinged cap on one end. The smoker opens the metal cap, pushes the cigarette through the tube, lights it, then pulls it back until the end is in the tube. When he closes the cap the screen catches all the ashes. As the cigarette becomes shorter it is pushed farther into the tube. The cigarette also can be placed upright on the cap without danger of marring any surface.

Peeing Dog Ashtray (Feb, 1935)

This is awesome, the dog pisses on your cigarette and puts it out.

We call him Seotty. When your guests put cigarettes in the ash tray— and pat Scotty’a head he’ll raise his little hind leg and-PUT OUT THE CIGARETTE. Convenient water sack inside Scotty is easily filled. At last a canine’s most inconvenient habit has been turned into a practical and extremely funny use! Scotty mounted on ash tray both in attractive bronze finish.

Scotty may be had for $1.50 postpaid. Money back if not completely satisfied. Remit to:

Dept. 207, 200 Fifth Ave.
New York City

Vest-Pocket Ash Tray (Feb, 1950)

Vest-Pocket Ash Tray

What can you do with cigarette ashes when there’s no ash tray around? Dr. John H. Findlay, Westinghouse engineer, often was looking for a place to deposit ashes so his colleagues came up with an answer—a vest-pocket ash tray. They made it from part of an electronic tube and fastened on a clip that holds it to the user’s pocket.

Roulette Wheel, Ash Tray in One (Dec, 1932)

Roulette Wheel, Ash Tray in One
THE photo below shows a novel device for home use that will afford much amusement as well as usefulness. It is called the “roulette ash tray,” and was one of the innovations recently introduced in the Reichs Invention Union in Berlin. Although it has not the many different betting facilities of the larger wheels, it does have the more popular features.

The ash receptacle has numerals painted upon the sides which revolve around a stationary base. There is a marker upon the base which points out the winning number when the wheel comes to a stop.