My invention has for its object the construction of a tobacco pipe-stem or cigar-holder provided with means to conduct the smoke from the pipe or cigar before it reaches the smoker’s mouth, through a liquid, either water or other desirable liquid, to cool the smoke and eliminate therefrom as much of the contained nicotine as possible, and to so construct the stem or cigar-holder as to adapt it to be readily carried about by the smoker.
The idea of first conducting tobacco or opium smoke through a liquid bath is very old, especially in eastern countries; but, owing to the fact that all such pipes heretofore used, and commonly denominated by the name of “hookah” or “nargileh,” are very cumbersome, and not adapted to be carried about in the pocket of the smoker, their use has been chiefly confined to those countries.
In the accompanying drawings I have shown in section several forms of my improved pipe-stems or cigar-holders ...
Neue Wasserpfeifen und Cigarrenspitzen
 GB patent No 3,893/1879
 US patent No 214,586