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W. N. REED.
APPLICATION FILED MAI/25. IsIs.
' Patented Mar. 28, 1916.
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Specification .of Letters Patent.
Patented-Mai'. 28, 1916.
Application filed May 25, 1915. n Serial No. 30,369.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM N.. REED, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hackensack, in the county of Bergen and State of New Jersey, have invented new and useful Improvements in J ardinires, of which the following is a description.
My invention relates to jardinires ofthe kind having a compartment for holding a flower pot or a charge of soil, as the case may he, in order to support and display living flowers or plants andto facilitate watering the same.
One purpose of my invention is to pro'- vide the jardinire with a drip pan, 'housed withinl the base of the ardinire, and'adapted for receiving any excess of water' percolating through the flower pot or through the charge of soil.
Another purpose of my invention is to give such form to the jardinire and parts immediately associated with it that under ordinary conditions the drip pan is concealed from casual observation, and yetat any desired moment may be inspected, or easily removed and emptied without the necessity for lifting any heavy part or disturbing the flowers or plants.
Reference isfmade to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specii'ica-y tion, and in which like letters indicate like parts.
Figure 1 is a perspective of a small jardinire containing a flower pot and equipped with my invention` the parts here being in normal position. Fig. 2 is a view, partly in section and partly broken, away, showing the same jardinire, the movfable parts apv pearing in full lines as occupving their normal positions, and in dotted lines as moved into their abnormal positions. Fig. 3 is a fragmentarv elevation showin'g the lower portion of the metallic container in the bottorn of which the drip pan is normally housed. Fig. 4 is a view, partly in section and partly broken away," showing a jardinlre of larger form than the one appearing in Figs. land 2, and also indicating, by
dotted and full lines, the movements of the drip pan and the concealing band for normallv hiding the same. Fig. 5 is a view, partly in section and partly broken away, showing a still `larger jardinire with a detachable base. this view indicating by dotted lines the movement of the concealing band.
located below the floor 9.
Resting upon a support G, which may be a table or a window ledge, is a metallic lcontainer 7, having substantially the form of a cone frusturn, and provided with a base 8, servmg as a bottom and made 1n this 1nstance of-wood. The base is held in posil tion hy fastenings, one of which is shown at 7a. The container is also provided with a floor 9, spaced from the bottom 8 and located parallel therewith, this Hoor having a funnel shaped vent 10. The container is cut away so. as to form an opening 11, which is y A dri pan is shown at 12, and is provided with a `handle 13 to facilitate its rernoval and` replacement A flower pot 17 of the usual orl any de-4 sired form, fits neatly into the container 7 and rests upon thefloor 9. rl`he flower pot holds a quantity of soil 18, in which a plant or flower 19 may live and grow. The flower pot is so arranged that any water leaking from it finds its way through the vent 1() and into the pan. lf desired, the flower pot may he omitted and the container 7 filled'directly with a charge of soil in which the plant or flower lives. In this event, as before, the leakage water drops through the ven't 10 in the pan.
The internal' diameter of the jacket 14 is Vslightly greater than the external diameter of the container 7, so as to leave a space 14a, of frusto-conical form, between the jacket and the container. Because of the ornamental appearance of the rims 15 and 16, the base 8 and the space 14a are rendered less noticeable than would otherwise be the case.
Owing'to the space 14 the jacket 14 may be lifted bodily upward a little distance, so that the operator can inspect the pan, and if desired may grasp the .handle 13 andremove the pan so as to empty and replace it.
Fig. 2 shows, in dotted lines` the jacket 14 as raised and the pan 19.' as partially drawn out. When the pan and the jacket occupy their respective normal positions, as indicated by full lines, the pan is concealed and the device as a whole has the appearance indicated in Fig. 1.
In Fig. 4; I show a jardinire of larger size than the one described with reference to Figs. 1 and 2. The container 20 with its Hoor 21, vent 22 and slot 23, and also the pan 24 with its handle 25 mayhave substantially the same form as the analogous parts above described. The iiower pot 2G and the base 27 may have the form of the iiower pot 17 and base 8. A. jacket 28, having the general outer appearance of a basket, is provided with a portion 28L of substantially cylindrical form and, like the container 20, is secured to the base 27 by aid of fasteners, one of which is shown at 29. rfhe jacket 28 is cut away so as to leave a slot 30, in registry with the slot 23. The two slots 23 and 30, in registry with each other, together constitute an opening or doorway through which the pan 24 may be removed and replaced. An annular member 31, made in this instance of wickerwork, encircles the lower portion of the jacket 28, and may be shifted bodily upward relatively to the same, as indicated by dotted lines in. Fig. et. I designate the annular member 31 as a concealing band, because in its normal position it conceals the pan. The manner in which the pan is in-` spected, removed or replaced may be understood by a study of the dotted lines in Fig. 4.
In Fig. 5 I show the application of my invention to a still larger jardinire, having here the outward form of a vase. A stand 31 is provided adjacent its upper end with a floor 32 and near its bottom with a secondl floor 33. At the top of the stand is a crown 34, which encircles the bottom of a iower pot or analogous member 35. A drip tube 36 extends `through both fioors 32 and 33, and at its lower end communicates with a compartment 37. The drip pan appears at 38, and is provided with a. handle 39. The drip pan is normally housed within the compartment 37.' A concealing band 40 loosely encircles the lower end of the stand 31, and normally rests upon the supporting surface G. llVhile'it occupies its normal position, it effectively conceals the compartment 37, and the pan therein contained. The operator, in order to inspect, remove or replace the pan,
merely grasps the concealing band 40 and lifts it bodily upward, as will be readily understood from the foregoing description.
I do not limit myself to the precisel construction here shown, as variationsinay be made therein Without departing from the spirit of my invention.
I claim 1. In a jardinire the combination ,of a body member formed to rest in a predetermined normal position upon va supporting surface and provided with a compartment into which water may leak, a drip 'pan housed within said compartment in order to catch the water thus leaking thereinto, said drip pan being removable from said compartment while said body member rests in said predetermined normal position upon said supporting surface, and a'concealing member normally encircling said body member and hiding both said compartment and said drip pan, said concealing member being movable relatively to said bodv member while said body member is resting upon said supporting surface,lin order to permit the removal of said drip pan without disturbing the posi-tion occupied by said body member -while resting unonsaid supporting surface.
2. In a jardinire thecombination of a body member formedto normally rest in a predetermined position` upon a supportmg surface and provided with a. Hoor and with a compartment beneath said floor, said ioor having means 'to facilitate the leakage of water 'through it into said compartment, a drip pan housed Within said compartment for the purpose of catching the Water thus leaking thereinto, said drip pan being removable from said compartment While said body member is resting upon said supporting surface; and a concealing member loosely encircling said body member and` movable relatively thereto in order to promote access to said drip pan, said concealing member normally hiding said compartment and said drip pan, and having such structure as to simulate an integral part of said body member.
-WILLIAM N. REED. In presence of ALEXANDER LEVENE, JACOB HILLQUIT.