US 1226850 A
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S. S. BOOTY.
w| cK HOLDER. APPLICATION FILED OCT. 22| |915.
1,226,850. Patented May 22', 1917.
STANLEY SEPTIMUS BOOTY, OF LONDON, ENGLAND.
Specification of Letters Patent.
l APatented May 22, 1917.
Application led October 22, 1915. Serial No. 57,332.
To all whom t may concern.'
Be it known that I, STANLEY SEPTIMUs BOOTY, newspaper proprietor, residing at 2 Howard street, Strand, in the county of London, England, have invented a new and useful Improved Wick-Holder, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to wick-holders for use with night-lights and candles, and the invention consists in providing a simple device constructed from a strip of metal bent to form a base, an upright portion to hold the wick and a lateral top portion which becomes heated and assists in melting the wax.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a sectional view of a nightlight furnished with my improved wickholder, and
Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view of the wick holder to a larger scale.
Figs. 3 and 4 are respectively views in side elevation and transverse section illustrative of a modification.
Figs. 5 and 6 illustrate respectively in sideelevation and face view 'another mode of constructing the wick-holder.
Figs. 7 and 8 are views respectively in side elevation and transverse section of a further modification.
Figs. 9 and 10 are respectively a side elevation and face view of a still further modifcation.
Figs. 11 and 12 are views respectively in side elevation and plan of yet another modification.
In carrying out my invention as applied by way of example to a wick-holder for use with aV night-light, and according to the construction illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, I employ a. strip of metal 1 and bend one end thereof at a right-angle to form a base 2 and the other end laterally and upwardly to form a top 3. Upon the upright portion 1 of the metal strip is mounted another strip of metal 4 formed longitudinally with a channel 5 on its inner face and the sides whereof are bent around the edges of the portion 1 as at 4a thereby holding the strip 4 to the upright portion. The channel 5 receives the wick 6 which is passed through a hole formed in the lateral portion of the top 3, and the wall of the said channel is pierced with several holes 7 for the admission of molten waX into the channel. The wick-holder is buried in the wax 8 of the night-light and may be mounted upon a base-plate 9. 4When the wick 6 is alight the top 3 becomes heated and assists in melting the waX.
In the construction according to Figs. 3 and 4 a strip of metal 12 is employed havingrat its central portion a lateral eXtension 13 which is folded as shown in Fig. 4 and has its edge bent over to form a tube 14. for the reception of the wick 6. The ends of the metal strip are bent to form the top 3 and base 2 as in the construction shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
According to Figs. 5 and 6 the metal strip 1 is bent at each end to form the top 3 and the base 2, but in this case the upright portion 1 is formed with several holes 15 through which the wick 6 is threaded.
In the modification according to Figs. 7 and 8 theV upright portion l of the bent metal strip is formed with fingers 16 which are folded over and hold the wick 6 against the upright portion 1.
Figs. 9 and ,10 illustrate a modification, of the top of the holder which in this case is bent to form two upright sides 17, 18, and a base 19 through 'which the wick 6 is passed.
According to Figs. 11 and 12 a top is provided constructed from a disk 21 the periphery of which is cut with numerous slots 22 and then the metal portions 23 between them are bent upwardly so that a cup is formed with slots in its side. The center of the disk is perforated at 26 for the passage of the wick 6 and the disk 21 is secured upon the laterally bent end 24 of the meta-l strip 1.
What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A wick-holder comprising a Hat strip of metal bent horizontally at one end to form a base and bent at the other end to form a head through which the Wick is passed, With an upwardly extending lug formed in said head at one side of said Wick, substantially as described.
2. A Wick-holder Comprising a flat strip of metal bent horizontally at one end 'to form a base and bent at the other end to form av head through which the Wick is passed, Vthe head terminating in an upwardly projecting lug integral therewith 10 and adapted to be heated by the lighted Wick, substantially as described.
STANLEYA eEPriMUs BOOTY.
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