US 1444666 A
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Feb. 6, 1923, 1 1,444,666
B. c. DAVIS VASE, URN, OR OTHER CONTAINER ruled Feb. 11, 1922 r` l m, Z
Patented Feb. d, llSfB.
srarss naar c. Davis, or Jarrnsfrown, NEW YORK.y
VASE, URN, OR OTHER CONTAINER.
Application led February 11, 1922. Serial No.` 535,955.
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Be it known that l, Bnn'r C. Devis, a citi- Zen of the United States, residing at Jamestown, in the county of Chautauqua, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful lnnnovements in Vases, Urns, or Other Containers, of which the following is a description, reference being had to the accompanying drawing and to the figures of reference marked thereon.
This invention relates to containers, and more particularly to an ornamental vase or urn.
rlhe principal object of this invention is to provide a vase or urn for out-of-door use, especially in cemeteries, which urn is ornamental and durable and of sufficient weight and strength to render maximum service under varying conditions of climate.
Another object of this invention resides in providing such an urn or vase comprising an inner and outer shell of relatively expensive material and ornate appearance. permanently united together by a bond of grosser material, which bond lends .veight, strength and durability to the vase Another object of this invention resides in constructing outer and inner shells whereby they readily position one within the other inI spaced relation to receive the bond therebetween, which bond permanently unites the same and maintains them in assembled position` A further object of the invention resides in providing the outer shell of the vase with a suitable marking or emblem plate which cannot be removed without injury to the urn and which will provide a positive means for identifying the urn.
These and other objects will appear manifest from a perusal of the follewing specilic ation when taken in connection with the accoinpanying` drawing, in which- Figure l is a side elevation of one design of in y urn;
Fig. 2 is a side section therethrough, and
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the urn.
ln regard to the broad aspects of the invention, the urn comprises an outer shell of preferably brass or some relatively eX- pensive and. ornate material, and an inner shell of preferably similar material of smaller diameter', which inner shell is insertable through the open mouth of the outer shell and is held in spaced relation therein. These two shells are maintained in such or a combination of any of them. It may i be composed of a metal, a metal alloy, specially cast bronze, or may becomposed of glass, porcelain, china, crockery or the like. lin one embodiment of the invention, the vase tapers from its base to its top, the bottom being` open as shown at 2 and the top open as shown at 8. In the simple form of the invention, the top of the vase which constitutes the mouth, is provided with an inwardly extending flange 4;. y
The inner shell 5 is ofsmaller dimensions so that when it is inserted through the open mouth of the outer shell it will be spaced substantially from the inner wall of the outer shell. Preferably the inner shell is tapered or flared outwardly from its bottoni to its upper open mouth 6 where it is provided with an outwardly extending rim or flange 7 of larger diameter than the inwardly extending flange 4lof the outer shell. By this simple construction, when the inner shell 5 is inserted in the outer shell, it is held in dependent position therein by means of the flanges 4l and 7. Any other simple aeans of positioning the inner shell within the outer shell may be availed of. Obvionslyv` the inner shell may be of any design or configuration, but preferably it is flared or tapered so that liquid or water therein will be wedged outwardly on freezing and will not cra-cir the outer shell. This inner shell is preferably composed of a material similar to that of which the outer shell is composed, although this may not necessarily material which is preferabl;T poured into the space between the shells when assembled through the ogen bottom 2 oi the outer shell.
The outer shell .is also provided with an identilication or an inscription emblem which cannot be .removed without injury or de'liaceinent ot the urn. A simple manner ot provi ing' such a tagconsists in forming the outer shell with an aperture or slot 8 of suitable dimensions through which is inserted from the inner side of the outer shell,
' or emblem comprisinga portion 9 passes enuglyv through the aperture 8 with its outer iface i'iush with the side wall et the urn and a portion or inner flange l() which will not pass through such aperture 8. By means of such a construction, when the tag is inserted through the aperture 8 as shown in nig. 2, and the cement or bond poured into the space between the shells l and the tag` will be embedded in the cementand maintained in locked position.
lt will thus be seen that the present invention provides an urn or container for out-o -door use, which will stand up under all conditions ot climate; which is rugged and, economical inasmuch as the greater portion thereof is of inexpensive material, the onl; expensive portion, it desired, being' the inner and outer shells, and only the outer shell it necessary, the inner shell may also be oit grosser material, iii desired.
lt is obvious that minor changes in the details oit construction and the arrangement oI the parte may be made Without departiii from. the spirit olf the invention as set 'loi th in the appended claims.v
Having thus described the invention, what l claim as new and desire to secure by Let ters-Patent, is
l. A vase or container comprising an outer open-mouthed shell of suitable material having;` an inwardly projecting flange at its mouth, an inner shell of suitable material insertalble through the mouth ot.' andi into said, outer shell, said inner shell having a peripheral flange at its upper end engaging said outer shell to position said inner shell and @losing,Y the space therebetween at the upper end within said outer shell, and Ia bond of grosser material between said shells adapted 'to permanently unite said shells and maintain them in assembled position, said bond et material being hidden by the inner and outer shells.
2. A vase or container comprising an outer shell of suitable material havingY a lateral aperture, an inner shell of suitable material mounted therein in spaced relation from the inner walls of said outer shell, an emblem plate having` a smaller portion insertable through the aperture of said outer shell and a larger portion incapable et passing,` therethrough, and a bond of grosser material .tilingv the space between said inner and outer shells sind holding' the plate .in position.
ln testimonjT wb erect, l affix my signature.
BRET C. DAVlS.