US 1195657 A
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CANDLE HOLDER. APPLICATION FILED OCT- 20-1915- Patented Aug. 22, 1916.
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Application filed October 20, 1915.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MORDECAI CHERsKY, a subject of the Czar of Russia, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a certain new and useful Improved Candle-Holder, of which the following is a specification.
In cathedrals, churches and like places, where candles are frequently, and in some instances continuously, 'used, great difficulty is experienced in maintaining the candle sticks cleanly, due to the great amount of melted matter or drip which accumulates thereon.
The principal object of the present inven tion is to overcome this disadvantageous feature and to provide a new and novel form of candle holder for a candle stick in which the parts are cooperatively secured together for ready and convenient detachment some of which parts are of inexpensive material designed for a single use and which may be discarded when soiled and fresh parts substituted.
Other and further objects of the invention reside in the providing of certain new and novel combinations and arrangements of parts as will hereinafter more fully ap near.
1 With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of the improvements hereinafter described and finally claimed.
The nature, characteristic features and scope of the invention will be more fully understood from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming part hereof and in which:
Figure 1, is a view in perspective (illustrating in position for assembling) of the parts embracing a candle holder of the invention. Fig. 2 is a view in section of the parts assembled. Fig. 3, is a view in elevation of the candle holder in position upon a candle stick, and Figs. 4, 5 and 6, are views illustrating slight modifications of parts hereinafter referred to.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, the candle holder may be said to embrace three distinct parts, namely, a saucer-like drip-pan, a candle socket and renewable protective devices of a fragile nature. The drip-pan is designated 10, and is usually constructed of the same material of which the candle stick 11, is made. Fixed to the Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 22, 1916.
Serial No. 56,899.
drip-pan 10, is a tapered shank 12, preferably of cork. In practice, the shank is at tached by means of a tubular member 13, of metal, interior-1y screw-threaded as at 14, the tube ends being turned over as at 15, see Fig. 2. This shank is adapted for application to the sconce of the candle stick 11. The candle-socket 16, is adapted for ready disengagement from the drip-pan 10. The candle-socket as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 is made up of a disk-like plate 17 tapered at 18, and provided upon its top with vertical pins 19. The plate 17 is further provided with a shank 20, the upper part of which is plain and the lower part screwthread ed, a shoulder 21, being present as shown. The screw-threaded portion of the shank 20, is adapted to be cooperatively received by the screw-threaded portion 14, of the tube 13, within the shank 12, of the drippan, see Fig. 2. Within the drip-pan 10, is a saucer-like, fragile, protective saucer 22, which may be, for instance, manufactured of crimped paper or other inexpensive material designed for a single use, and then discarded. This protective saucer is centrally apertured as at 23, for the passage therethrough of the threaded portion of the shank 20, it being understood that the saucer bottom lies upon the drip-pan bottom.
Adapted to surround the upper part of the shank 20, of the candle-socket, is a protective cup 24, of cone-frustum shape, inverted and having its bottom apertured for the passage therethrough of the threaded part of the shank 20. This protective cup is usually made of the same material as the protective saucer 22. WVith the cup 24, and saucer 22, in place within the drip-pan, the shoulder 21, of the shank of the candle-socket 16, securely clamps the fragile parts just described to place, with the'rim of the cup 24, immediately adjacent the underside of the plate 17. With the protective devices thus positioned melted matter or drip from a candle accumulates upon the saucer 22, and
is prevented from accumulating upon the shank 20, because of the cup 24. 'Thus when a candle burns down and requires the application of a new one, the candle-holder parts may be readily separated, the fragile cup and saucer removed and fresh ones substituted in a few moments time.
In order to strengthen the pins 19, a beveled ring 25, is detachably secured around said pins. By making the ring detachable,
the parts may be more readily cleaned of candle-drip. A space 26, is usually left between the ring and plate top to permit of candle drip escaping to the protected saucer. It may be here remarked that in practice the drip-pan is so constructed that the rim thereof at least comes in alinement with the plate top of the candle-socket so that when in position upon a candle-stick, with the ex ception of the tips of the pins 19, none of the other parts herein described are discernible, and the drip-pan is to all intents and purposes a continuation of the sconce of the candle-stick, see Fig. 3.
In the modified form of candle-socket shown in Fig. i, the ring 27 is formed in 'tegral with the pins 28, slots 29, being present for escape of drip.
In Fig. 5, the pins 30, are formed of wire, the ends thereof first bent horizontally and then twisted to form a screw-threaded stem 31. A plate 32, is present and bet-ween it and the top of a member 33, the horizontal parts 34:, of the pins are accommodated. The
" member 33, is provided with a flanged part 35, to form a shoulder. In Fig. 6, the drippan 36, is made a part of the candle stick 11, and a screw-threaded sleeve 37 is provided to receive the threaded shank of the candle socket.
What I claim is:
1. In a candle-holder the combination of a drip-pan provided with a shank having ascrew-threaded socket therein, a candlesocket provided with a screw-threaded shank for engagement within said-drip-pan socket,
said latter shank'having a shoulder, a de structible drip-pan saucer centrally apertured, a destructible cup similarly apertured, said saucer and cup being designed for a single use and being removably clamped to place between the shoulder of said screwthreaded shank and the drip-pan bottom."
2. In a candle holder the combination of a drip-pan provided with a shankhaving a screw-threaded socket, a candle socket embracing a disk having upwardly extended pins and a depending shank having a shoulsigned my name in the presence of two witnesses.
Witnesses: 7 1 7 WILLIAM J. JACKSON, HELEN M. BYRNE.
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