The mouthpiece for cigarettes again comes into fashion
The mouthpiece for cigarettes again came into vogue. Who invented it? What is the mouthpiece for? How to make it? This will be discussed in the article. So.
What is the mouthpiece?
If you translate the word "mouthpiece" from German, we get two roots: mund (ie, "mouth") and stück ("part"). So, it's about the mouth part? Yes. Today it is part of a cigarette, which is called a filter. Earlier, however, the mouthpiece was a hollow, thin tube made of wood. A cigarette was inserted into it.
When and by whom was the coin invented?
Tobacco was brought to Europe in 1496 from the island of Tobago. Then only cigars were smoked. Soon there were tubes. Tobacco was quite expensive, so the unpleasant remains were crumbling and wrapped in paper. These cigarettes were the prototype of modern cigarettes. They were especially popular in the First World War (tobacco was included in rations).
In 1865, two small emigrant brothers named Kapp in Dublin opened a small shop with pipes. For ten years, things were going smoothly and smoothly until a certain Charles Peterson appeared in the town. Soon he volunteered for his companions to brothers, and things went sky high: Peterson came up with a cigarette holder, which was appreciated at the World Exhibition, noting the invention of a gold medal. The amazing beauty of the product marked "Capp \u0026 Peterson" is now sold around the world. Interestingly, did Charles Peterson guess that the invention, which was supposed to only exclude the ingress of tobacco into the mouth, would spread like this?
Requirements and differences
Smoking people quickly realized that the mouthpiece for cigarettes reduces the strength of tobacco, and the taste properties become softer. In addition, the tube was delayed bitter crumb, which certainly got into the mouth when using rolls. Moreover, their fingers were less yellow, their teeth were not so dark.
When the damage to tobacco smoking was assessed, it turned out that the mouthpiece for cigarettes reduces (albeit slightly, but still) the volume and activity of harmful substances inhaled during smoking. It turned out that the smoke, passing through the air corridor, cooled down, and some of the tar remained on the walls of the tube. Some devices began to be supplied with filters, which further delayed harmful substances.
The mouthpiece for cigarettes can be made of various materials. The main thing is that it is indifferent, resistant to temperature, smoke and attractive externally.
Today, there are many kinds of mouthpieces (for cigarettes and cigars). They are distinguished by the following parameters:
- concept (with filter, cooler);
- construction (taking into account the length, thickness);
- material (ebonite, acrylic, wood, amber, animal bone, Mediterranean briard);
- technology (manual work, on the machine, stamped).
Mouthpieces for men and women
And now - a little about the details. What is the difference between a male cigarette holder and a female mouthpiece? I must say that the element of refinement was this adaptation during the introduction of the fashion for smoking women (XIX century.). Elegant and refined ladies with manicured fingers obviously did not go rough and thick mouthpieces. In addition, the smoke soaked gloves, leaving an unpleasant smell and yellow spots. A long cigarette holder was designed to protect against these troubles. Yes, and he looked in the ladies' thin fingers much nicer than the male. The mouthpiece for women's cigarettes turned into an accessory of fashionable women of that time. It was made of rather expensive materials - amber, mahogany. Mouthpieces with inlay were especially appreciated. Men by nature were more practical. That's why the mouthpieces were simpler and smaller. First, they were more convenient to store, and secondly, they were not as fragile as women's.
With the advent of cigarettes with a filter mouthpieces began to go out of use and remained in use only in units of smokers. Today they are again becoming fashionable. The mouthpiece with the filter for cigarettes uses the greatest demand. Prices - for any purse: from cheap (from 10 eu males and from 15-20 cu females) and to quite expensive.
How to make a mouthpiece for cigarettes?
The product usually consists of three parts: a core, a so-called nipple and a tip. Do not try to make a mouthpiece from improvised materials. Sometimes it is advised to pull the "insides" out of the pen or felt-tip pen and use a hollow tube. In no case! First, the tip should be conical. To make it, you need bronze. The core can be made of any other material. And for the bushing of the nipple is suitable textolite or office material. In details drill out the appropriate size of the hole and then join. If the ebonite mouthpiece slips out of the chibouk or keeps it free, heat the sleeve in boiling water and press it onto a hard surface. The diameter will become larger, and it will stay much denser.
For cleaning use special pastes. However, they do not have all. An alternative option is tooth powder. If it is difficult for you to find it on sale, squeeze a little toothpaste on the plate and wait for it to dry out, and then mash it to a powdery state.