US 1388789 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
L. M. ANDERSON.
APPLICATION FILED Qcl 22, |920.
WITNESSES Patented Aug. 23, 1921.
' A ITORNEVS Y. him 'in concentrating his thoughts.
45 comprises a UNITED STATES PATENT ori-TCE.
LEO ANDERSON, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
T all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, LEO M. a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Grazing- Bowl, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to a gazing bowl,
and has for an object to provide a receptacle of this character which is artistic and ornamental, and provides at the same time a me-k dium upon which persons may at will focus their gaze whereby the concentration of' their thoughts may be assisted.`
Another object resides in the provision ofk means whereby this desired concentration may be further assisted by the preparation of the inner Vface of the receptacle at which 2o the person is gazing.
A still further object resides in the par* ticular construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter set forth and claimed, and shown in the accompanying drawings.
face in such manner as to produce a highly s polished surface which may be colored to produce a certain desirable effect. This receptacle may be filled with some liquid preferably transparent, which forms a reflecting vsurface into which the person using the device may gaze, for the purpose of assisting i Other features of the invention will be apparent from the description ofthe claims hereinf after set forth, when considered in connection with the drawings.
The invention is illustrated in the drawings of whichcurved side portions 2. This receptacle may Specification of Letters Yatent.
Application led October 2,2,
In general, my invention comprises a receptacle which is treated on its interior sur` 1920.v Serial N0. 418,676.
be made of any suitable material, but preferably is made of copper or brass, or other artistic material. The inner surface 3 of this metal is treated with any desired or suitable acid to color the inner surface in whatever manner is desirable.` Y
Into and against the inner face 3 of this receptacle thereafter a lining 4L of Yglass or other' transparent medium is blown or placed by any suitable operation known in the art. A
Into the vesselis then introduced a body of liquid, preferably water 5, and this in combination with the highly polished interior surface ofthe bowl, forms a reflecting and transparent surface which simulates the highly reflective surfaces of solid crystal hitherto used, and enables the operator to focus his gaze on some pleasing artistic object for the purpose above mentioned. lThe fact that the interior surface of the metal receptacle is highly polished and sometimes colored, further enhances the mental effect of this reflection on the operator.
Other materials may be used in the formation of this device than those mentioned, and modification in the form may also. be affected without departing from the spirit of the invention asset forth.
That claim is:
1. A gazing bowl comprising an opentopped metallic receptacle having curved 'sides suitably treated to produce any desired color effect thereon, and a lining of transparent material placed against the inner surface of this receptacle to form a highly polished reflective surface, said receptacle adapted to receive a body of transparent liquid.
2. A gazing shallow open-topped metallic receptacle having curved side portions and a lining on the inner face thereof ofr some transparent material, and adapted to receive a body of transparent liquid.
LEO M. ANDERSON.
Patented Auw. 23, 192i.'
Abowl comprising a' broad