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Publication numberUS1449772 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 27, 1923
Filing dateMay 20, 1921
Priority dateMay 20, 1921
Publication numberUS 1449772 A, US 1449772A, US-A-1449772, US1449772 A, US1449772A
InventorsFredrick L Miller
Original AssigneeWilliam H Hope
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1449772 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)


Mar. 27, 1923.

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Patented Mar. 27, 1923 IFREDRICK L. MILLER, or finvvAR NEW Jnnsniassienon on onnfiA To I I WILLIAM H. Hornet NEwARmnEW JERSEY. v


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Be it; known that I, FREDRICK L. MI ER, acitizen of the United States, residing at Newark; in the county of Essex and State 5 of New Jersey, have inventedcert'ai'n new and useful Improvements in. Lamps and 1' do hereby declare the following to be aifull, clear," and exact description of the invention, su'cl'r as vwill enableothers skilled in the art to which itappertains to make and use the same, reference being had-to the accompanymg drawings, and t0. oharactersof reference marked thereon; which form" a part of this specification: i

This invention relates, generally, to iini provements in decorative lamps; and, the present invention has reference, more-particularly, totawnovel lamp adapted for decorative, as Well as display purposegthe la'mp comprising in connection with the main illuminating means, as anfel'ectrolier, a hollow and transparent standard, adapted to be illuminated, and the said hollow and transparent standard containing within its in tenor, an ornamentarl d1splay,',sucl1,as an aquarium, or a display of artificial flowers,

' orthe like, or live plants; while insome inard, adapted to contain a beauty-enhancing ornament, or a displ'aj -device fo'r advertis 111g; purpose, and which standard may be illuminated from either the top or bottom,-or from both ends, as may be desired.

The present i nvention'has for further object to provide alamp havinga hollow and transparent standard in theform' of a jar; adapted to contain. waiter, forthe purpose" of-an-aquarium, the interior of the jar and itsuc-ontentsybeing adapted to be illu minated: with; electrie :lights, i which may be desirably, Geared; therby mmmlly ha ncing the beauty ancl ornamental eflct of thela-mpz" r I,

the lamp is adapted and simply-eonstructedlamp," comprising ahollow and transparent stand- Other features ofthe present Psi dent thatthe latter' may be made as number of styles, and that the base thl e o f" may be equipped with number o f co l ored la'mpsf I r a The invention has for itsfurthe'r object to" i provide an electric lampwhioh is equipped Wltli two electric switches, oi'i switoh be lng used for controlling; a light or lig'lfts 10 ca ted beneath the usual" shade} or canopy be the lamp, and the other switch being used 1 for controlling thelights in the base and 7 under the jar or globe to f ning the standard of the main lamp. i 5 Other objects of V the present invention not at this time more particularly[enumerated will be clearly understoodiroin' the following details of the present inw' entio-n.

lVith the various" obj'eots' of the present in: l vention in View, the said invention consists, f' primarily, in the" novel imp hereinafter more fully set forth ;and the sfa'id' inventionconsists, furthermore, in thevnovel rrange; ments and combinations of th'e' var ious de-- vices and parts, as' well as in the details the constructi'on' of the said artsyal l of which Wlll-b6.II10'I'6 fully described in the following specification, and then finally eni -"f bodied iii the olausesxo'fgthe claims, which areyap-pended to and whic hjform' 'aness'e'i'itialfpart ofthe'saidspecification. I

-Thein'v.ention is cl'early illustrated in the accompanying drawings, inwhich Figure 1 is; anele'i a'tion of a" table-lam showing one embodiment of the principles or the present invention; Figurefl is tra s verse vertical 'section 'o'f'thesgrme "aid" at tion being taken on line in *s'a'id Figu e? 1, looking in the direeti'on of 'th'e aow it andFigure-EB isa horizontal secti ref 15 lamp, said-section being talr'e'n on line in sai-dFigure 2'. i Figure .4 a is a diagrammatie "view ojf the? electrical circuits and lamps an f lights in the upper structure of the lamp, or for turning on the lights in the lower structure of the lamp.

Similar characters of reference are eirployed in the above described views, to indicate corresponding parts.

Referring now to the several figures of the drawings, the reference-character 1 indicates a complete lamp made according to and embodying the principles of the present invention, the same comprising a suitably shaped metal base 2, which is hollow, and with which are suitably connected a number of hollow or tubular members or posts 3, the upper portions 4 of which are inwardly bent, substantially as shown in Figure 2 of the drawings, and terminates in a hollow ball 5, or other suitable fitting. Connectedwith and extending upwardly from said hollow ball or fitting 5 is a tubular carrier-element 6, upon which is suitably mounted another hollow metal ball or junction box 7, with which are suitably connected a number of lamp-receiving sockets 8, for reception of the electric lights or bulbs 9. The reference-character indicates a support which is connected with and extends upwardly from said ball or junctionbox 7, said support 10 having suitably fixed upon its upper and preferably screw-threaded end-portion 11, a washer 12 and ornamental nut 13, for securing to said support 10 a cap 14 to which is secured in any desirable manner, a lampshade, as 15.

As shown more particularly in Figure 2 of the drawings, the previously mentioned base 2 is provided with a suitably shaped rib 16 and an annular flange 1'7 forming a suitable seat for a jar or globe, as 18, made of transparent material, as glass, the said jar or globe being maintained in its upright position by means of a suitably formed holder, as 19, provided with perforated members or eyes 20 which are slidably mounted upon the posts 3 for raising and lowering said holder out of or into retaining engagement with the neck-portion of said jar or globe, as will be evident.

Within the said base 2 are suitably arranged and suitably secured a pair of electric lights or bulbs 21, substantially as shown in Figure 3 of the drawings, the purpose of these lights being to illuminate the interior of the jar or globe 18 from the bottom of the latter.

Referring now to the diagrammatic view, represented in Figure 4: of the drawings, the reference-characters 22 and 23 indicate the main circuit wires, leading from the main source of electricity, and 24 and 25 inclicate the leading-in wires, which are suitably connected at one end withthe main circuitwires 22 and '23, and at their opposite ends with a-suitable switch, as 26, suitably secured to said base 2, and provided with a push-button 27. The previously mentioned electric lights or bulbs 21 are placed in the circuit-leading-in wire 24.

The reference-characters 28 and 29 indicate another pair of leading-in wires, lead ing from the main circuit wires 22 and 23 and respectively connected with another electric switch, as 30, suitably secured to said base 2, and provided with a push-button 31. As indicated in Figure 1, the several leading-in wires may be assembled in a cable 32 which leads into the interior of the base 2, through a thimble 33, or the like, which is suitably securedto said base. As indicated, the previously mentioned electric lights or bulbs 9 are disposed in the said circuit-wirev 29, said wire leading from the switch through one of the posts 3 to the lamps 9, and then back through another post 3 to the main circuit-wire 23.

Referring now once more to Figures 1 and 2 of the drawings, it will be seen that the transparent container, adapted to be illuminated from the lights 21, the bulbs of which may be of any desired color, may be provided with a quantity of water, for use as an aquarium, as here shown, but of course theinterior of the container may have disposed therein any other suitable display device, as artificial flowers, to greatly enhance the pedestal and the general beauty of the main lamp.

I claim 1. A lamp comprising a base, tubular standards extending upwardly frlom said base, a tubular lamp-carrying means carried by said standards,electric lamps connected with said lamp-carrying means, a lampdome or shade-carrying means connected with and extending in an upward direct-ion from said lamp-carrying means, a lampdome or shade carried by said dome or shadecarrying means, a transparent container removably mounted upon said base, said container being adapted to contain a displaymeans, electric lights secured in said base, and electric circuits leading into said base, respectively connected with the lights in said base and with the lights beneath the dome or shade, all arranged that the lights may be illuminated simultaneously or independent of each other.

2. A lamp comprising a base, tubular standards extending upwardly from said base, a tubular supporting element connected with the upper portions of said standards, a lamp-dome or shade mounted upon said supporting element, electric lights also mounted upon said supporting element, a container in the form of an aquarium removably mounted upon said base, electric lights secured in said base, an electric circuit lead-' ing into said base to the electric lights there in, and a second electric circuit also leading In testimony, that I claim the invention into said base and through the tubular set forth above I have hereunto set my hand standards to the electric lights mounted this 7th day of May, 1921. upon said tubular supporting element, all FREDRICK L. MILLER.

arranged so that the various lights may be A illumined simultaneously or independent of each other.


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US3066445 *Jun 23, 1961Dec 4, 1962Amico Salvatore J DDisplayer lamp and planter
US3939338 *Jan 8, 1975Feb 17, 1976The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc.Combined terrarium and lamp
US7476142 *Mar 2, 2005Jan 13, 2009Mattel, Inc.Interactive entertainment apparatus
U.S. Classification362/101, 119/247, 362/234
International ClassificationG09F13/00, F21V33/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21V33/00, G09F13/00
European ClassificationF21V33/00, G09F13/00