|Publication number||US1454799 A|
|Publication date||May 8, 1923|
|Filing date||Dec 12, 1921|
|Priority date||Dec 12, 1921|
|Publication number||US 1454799 A, US 1454799A, US-A-1454799, US1454799 A, US1454799A|
|Inventors||Usher Frederick William|
|Original Assignee||Usher Frederick William|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (8), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
May 8, 1923.
F. "N. USHER BOUDOIR LAMP Filed Dec.
WITNESSES ATTORNEYS FREDERICK WILLI USHER, E BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
I nounom LAMP.
Application filed December 12, 1921. Serial No. 521,741.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FREDERICK W. USHER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of King s-and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Boudoir Lamp, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The present invention has relation to the class of portable, self-contained electric illuminators and refers more particularly to a novelty boudoir lamp for obtaining a subdued and temporary illumination in a bedroom.
The invention contemplates a comparatively inexpensive, highly attractive and ornamental illuminator preferably in the form of a doll or other representative figure having a hollow translucent body in which an electric illuminating means is arranged, and in which the body is provided with a movable member or members constituting the means for rendering the illuminating means active.
As a further object the invention aims to produce as an article of manufacture an ornamental self-contained electric illuminator which afiords means for the removal and renewal of the batter or bulb when the same have become ex austed, broken, or otherwise unfit for use.
With the above recited and other objects in view, the invention resides in the novel construction set forth in the following speci- Fig. 2 is a sectional view therethrcugh gaken approximately-on the line 22 of Fig. 3 is a fraentary rear view thereof.
Fig.4 is a fragmentary transverse sectional view taken approximately on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2. v
Fig. 5 is a horizontal transverse section taken approximately on the line 55 of Fi 2.
ferring to the drawings by characters of reference, 10 designates a body preferably of a doll or other representative figure, 11 the head, and 12 the legs, formed as an integral part thereof. The body, head and legs are of hollow construction and preferably of celluloid or. an other suitable translucent material. trated at 13, may be secured to the doll or figure for the purpose of supporting the same in upright position. The doll or figure is provided with movable members 14 here illustrated as the arms of the doll which are pivotally mounted on the body by means of a transverse pivot rod or wire 15 to permit of vertical swin 'ng movements of the same.
The illuminatlng means consists of a battery or dry cell 16, a lamp bulb and socket 17 and 18, circuit wires 19, 20 and 21, and contact elements 22 and 23. The battery,
circuit wires, lamp and socket are arranged within the hollow body with the lamp 17 preferably disposed wlthin the head and directed toward the front or face of the same. To provide means to admit of the insertion and removal of the illuminating means the rear portion of the body is slitted in U- orm as at 24- to reduce a door 25. The terminals-of the wires 19 and 21 lead respectively to the contact elements 22; and 23, the latter bein disposed exteriorly of one side of the be y and the former being mounted on the onfronting inner side of the arm or movable member 14 and spaced from the pivot rod or wire 15 an appropriate distance to bring the same into engagement with the contact element 23 when the arm is adjusted to a lower position as illustrated in dotted lines in Fig. 2. The doll may be-provided with a dress 26 and hair 27 which is arranged to leave the face on or free to permit of the projection of the light rays therethrougho In use the device constitutes normally an ornament for a' boudoir when the movable element or arm 14 is raised to the position illustrated in full lines. When a temporary subdued illumination is desired, the movable elemcnt or arm 14 islowered to the dotted line position illustrated in Fig. 2 thereby bringing the contact element 22 into engagement with the contact element 23. This arrangement closes the circuit and renders the bulb 17 active. The translucent nature of the material of which the body is constructed will permit a subdued light to be reflected through the face of the doll. It
is, of course, understood that the. device is A suitable base, as illusonly employed as a temporary illuminating means. It is to be further noted that the body may be made in various designs and representative figures and dressed in any sultable manner.
1. As a new article of manufacture an ornamental lamp comprising a hollow translucent body in the form of a doll and having pivoted arms, the body being provided at thev rear with an opening, to give access thereto, an incandescent electric lamp in the head, abattery in the body, a contact on the body, a contact on one arm, and circuit wires connecting the battery, lamp and contacts.
2. As a new article of manufacture, an
ornamental lamp comprising a figure in the antenna form of a doll and constructed of: hollow translucent material including an integr body, head and legs and movable arms, an electric circuit including an incandescent lamp arranged in the head of said figure, a battery arranged in the body, and a circuit closer, the-contact elements of which are carried respectively by one of the arms and the side of the body whereby upon moi/e ment of the arm vto one position the circuit will be closed to energize the lamp, a partial covering for the figure leaving the face portion thereof exposed whereby the light rays from the lamp when energized will penetrate the same to produce a subdued light.
FREDERICK WILLIAM USHER.
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|U.S. Classification||362/124, 446/72, 362/802|
|Cooperative Classification||F21S6/002, Y10S362/802, F21W2121/00, F21S9/02|
|European Classification||F21S9/02, F21S6/00D|