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Publication numberUS1175057 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1916
Filing dateOct 20, 1914
Priority dateOct 20, 1914
Publication numberUS 1175057 A, US 1175057A, US-A-1175057, US1175057 A, US1175057A
InventorsHenry Goeddertz
Original AssigneeClark Rider, Henry Goeddertz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1175057 A
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41,175,057.` y Patented Mar. 14, 1916.V


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ing drawings, and to the characters of reference umarked thereon, which form a part of this speciication. y

My invention relates to improvements in candle vholders, my object being to provide a device of this class adapted to conceal the candle at all times during the burning opervation, andrprevent the melted material from runnin-g down on the outside of the candle, as is usual where the candle is burned or used in an exposed condition.

In the preferred form of construction, a base or tray in imitation of the usual base or tray of a Candlestick, may be secured to the tubular shield of the candle, and move vdownwardly therewith as the candle lburns away, Ythis ltray or `base giving additional weight tothe tube to cause the same to move downwardly, whereby the -shoulder or stop at the upper extremity of the tubular shield will follow the upper end of 'the candle and maintain itself in contact therewith without any tendency to-stick or bind.

,Having brieiiy outlinedmy improved construction, I will proceed to describe the same in detail, reference being made to the accompanying drawing, in which is illustrated an embodiment thereof. l

In this drawing,-Figure 1 is a sectional view of my improved candle holder, supported by a pedestal, the base of whichv is broken away. In this view, the candle is shown in position within the holder and lighted as when in regular use. Fig. 2 is a sectional detail view of the pedestal or base, carrying the rod which is adapted to act on the lower extremity of the candle. In this view, the other features areV omitted. Fig. 3 is a sectional vdetail view ofv the tubular shield with the tray or base attached. Fig. 4l is an elevation of the construction shown in Fig. l. Fig. 5 is a sectional fragmentary detail view of the upper extremity of the device showing the candle practically con- Vspecificaticm of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. i4, 1916.

Application ledOctober 20,1914. Seria1-No. 867,572.

sumed, or burned so closely to its lower extremity Vthat its outer shield or tube can no longer move downwardly. F ig. 6 is a sectional detail view showing the modified forni of construction. Fig. 7 is a similar view showing the candle partly consumed.

The same reference characters indicate the same parts in all the views.

Referring first to Figs. l to 5, inclusive, let the numeral designate a vertically movable tubular shield which, when assembled in position for use, is in telescopic relation with an interior rod 6, which is secured as shown at 7, to a suitable stationary support consisting of an outer tube or casing 8, in

the lower portionof which is secured a plug 9, the tube Sbeing mounted in a perforation formed in the pedestal or standard l0 and secured in operative relation therewith by means of a set screw 1Q. By virtue of this kconstruction and arrangement when the parts are assembled, as shown in Figs. l and t, the tubular shield 5 extends downwardly into the outer tube or casing 8, and is vertically movable therein. The rod 6 extends above the top of the casing S as does the shield 5. As illustrated in the drawing, the tubular shield 5 is provided with a base or tray 13, the same being attached to the tube 5 at a suitable distance below the upper 4extremity of the tube, to give the tube and tray the general appearance of an ordinary candle stick, the upper portion of the tube being white in imitation of a candle when exposed. VV-ithin the upper portion of the shield 5, is .located a candle 14, whoselower end rests upon the upper extremity of the rod 6. In this event, the lower extremity of the shield 5`is arranged at a suitable distance above the plug 9 which forms the stop for the said tube by engaging the lower extremity thereof.

In using my improvement, the candle to be used is inserted into the tube from the lower extremity thereof, which is open for the purpose. The tube' is then introduced into the casing 8, which is open at the top and moved downwardly Vtherein -until the upper-extremity of the rod 6 shoves the upper extremity of the candle 9 against a stop or interior shoulder l5, which is secured at the top of the tube. rIhe candle is then lighted and as it burns away, the weight of the tube 5 and the tray or base 13 attached thereto, causes the tube to move downwardly candle burns. My improvement is therefore important from the standpointV of economy since no part of the candle is Wasted where my improvement is employed. Furthermore, there is no opportunity for the melted material to run down on the outside of the candle or upon the outside of the tube or shield in which the candle is located.

rl`he upper part 18 of the tubular shield,

above the base or tray 13, is provided with an exterior circumferential rib 19, which gives it the appearance of an ordinary candle stick, the tubular part 2O below7 the rib resembling a socket adapted to receive the upper part 21 of the tube, ythe latter itself having the appearance of an exposed candle,

and being of the same color as the candle. 'Y `When the candle has burned to the desired limit, or to the maximum degree, `only a small portion of it will remain in the upper extremity of its tubular shield, and the latter may be removed from the pedestal or other support, and'after the remnant of the candle has been removed, a new candle may bersubstituted therefor, after which the operation will continue as before.' Y

In the form of construction shown inV Figs. 6 and 7, aV tray 22 provided with a handle 23 is centrally equipped with an up wardly projecting tubular casing 24.v Within this casing is located an upwardly projecting red 25' whose upper extremity'engages the lower end ofthe candle 14. The

portion of the candle which projects above the top of the tube 24: issurrounded and concealed by a tubular casing 26, whose lower extremity protrudes into the Yupper part of the stationary casing 24,` when the lcandle is' first introduced. VAs the candle burnsV away, the tubular casing 26 moves downwardly to a corresponding degree, while the rod 25 maintains .the candle in yengagement with the shoulderY or stop 15 at the upper extremityl ofthe tube 26. The position of the different parts "after the candle is nearly consumed, is illustrated in Fig. 7.

'l` illustrated vin Figs. 6 f

and 7 shows my improvement utilized to take the place of an ordinary candle stick, which is portable or adapted to be moved with thel same facility as candle sticks of ordinary construction. At the same time, the melted material of which the candle is composed, is prevented from running down on the outside of the candle, as is the case where candles are exposed in ordinary candle sticks, as heretofore described.

-' From the foregoing. descriptionthe use and operation of my improvement willV be readily understood and need not be further described in detail. Y

Having thus described myrinv'entiomwhat I claim is,- n

1. A candle holder comprising a relatively stationary casing, a rodfsecured within. the casing and of such size as to leave anannular spacetherearound, a tube adapted to Y slide freely within the said space between the rod and the casing, aringV secured tothe" innerperipliery of the tube atits upper extremit'yand adapted toengage the 'outer portion Vof the upper extremity of the candle, whereby a shallowV recess whose nes'sfof the candle is formed between the flat upper end of the candle and the top of the tube during the burning of the candle, the tube being of such length that its lower Vextremity will. enter the upperend of the cas#V ing when the stopY at the upper end ofv the tube isa candle-length above the upper end of the rod, the tube having Va trayV secured thereto intermediate 'its extremities and adapted to engagethe top of the casing'and i width is approximately equal to the'thicklimit the downward movement lof the tube Y within the casing,substantially'as describedV 2. A candle holder comprising a tube, a ring secured tov the interior of *they tube at its upper" extremity and adapted to'en'gage the top of'thevcandle directly adjacent'the periphery of the latter, and a casing at the* HENRY eoEDDEaTz;

bottom of the holder adapted to receive'said litnesses: Y 'f MAZE'KIRBY, L A. EBERT VOBRIENV. ,L

Copies of this patent may beobtained for ve cents each,'by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, Il). C. l

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U.S. Classification431/291, 431/293
Cooperative ClassificationF21V35/00