Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1454799 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1923
Filing dateDec 12, 1921
Priority dateDec 12, 1921
Publication numberUS 1454799 A, US 1454799A, US-A-1454799, US1454799 A, US1454799A
InventorsUsher Frederick William
Original AssigneeUsher Frederick William
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Boudoir lamp
US 1454799 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

May 8, 1923.



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.

I claim:

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.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2445079 *May 26, 1947Jul 13, 1948Petersdorf Walter MLamp
US2614362 *Sep 27, 1949Oct 21, 1952Zavala Jose RDancing doll
US2638530 *Feb 25, 1949May 12, 1953Duda MichaelNursery lamp
US2716699 *Jun 16, 1952Aug 30, 1955James H BodenDecorative lamp structure
US2932917 *Jun 6, 1957Apr 19, 1960Patane Anthony JToy doll
US3228136 *Jan 17, 1963Jan 11, 1966Calvin RouseElectrical bubbling toy
US4298915 *Feb 9, 1979Nov 3, 1981Adolph E. GoldfarbNight light apparatus
WO2001017637A1 *Sep 1, 2000Mar 15, 2001Privas Yves ESingle and multiple image display apparatus for works of art and photographs
U.S. Classification362/124, 446/72, 362/802
International ClassificationF21S9/02
Cooperative ClassificationF21S6/002, Y10S362/802, F21W2121/00, F21S9/02
European ClassificationF21S9/02, F21S6/00D