US 1479860 A
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G. M. LEWlS ELECTRIC CANDLE Filed Jan. 27, 1923 GHQ z mags ten eerie.
Application one January 27, was. semi ito. erases.
To all whom it may comm:
Be it known that l, GnAonM. LEWIS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Asbury Park, in the county of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, have lnvented certain new and useful Improvements in Electric Candles, of which the following is a description, reference being had to the accompanying drawing and to the figures of reference marked 1o thereon The invention relates to new and. useful improvements in electric candles, and more particularly to an electric candle wherein the current is supplied to the lamp from a storage battery contained within the body portion of the candle.
An object of the invention is to provide a candle of the above type which is entirely free from any projecting switch buttons or the like, and wherein the lamp may be readily connected or disconnected from the battery or batteries by a turning movement of the body portion of the candle relative to the supporting base therefor.
A furthen object of the invention is to provide" a cane of the above type wherein the lamp is fixedly supported by the body portion of the candleand is enclosed by a glass dome.
These and other objects will in part be obvious and will in part be hereinafter more full disclosed.
In the drawings which show by wayof illustration one embodiment of the invention- Figural is a sectional view through an electric candle embodying my improve ments; and a ortion of a candle st ck in which the can e is supported;
40 Fig. 2 is a similar view of the candle, but with the parts turned so as to disconnect the battery fromthe lamp Fig. 3 is a plan view of the metal disk on which the batteries rest. p
In carrying out the invention, 1 have pro vided, a candle which. includes a supporting base adapted to be fixedly held by a candle stick, or other suitable means and this supportin base carries a tubular body pori l tion w ich is connected to the base, so that when the tubular body portion is turned on the base it has an endwise movement relative to the base. At the upper end of the tubular body portion there is a support for the lamp and within the tubular body portion is a battery or batteries. The batteries rest on the base and are free to move endwise in the tubular body portion. The lamp is fixed in the tubular bodyportion and when the tubular body portion is rotated to and moved endwise toward or away from the base, it will at the same time move the lamp terminal toward or away from the battery terminal and thus disconnect the light from its source of supply. a
The batteries preferably rest upon a metal disk provided with an oblong stud or button which normally fits within a similar shaped recess in the batteries. When the tubular body portion is turned it will turn to the batteries as there is suficient frictional contact between the two for this purpose, although this frictional contact does not prevent the batteries} from moving endwise therein. The turnin of the.batteries on re the oblong button wi cause the oblon recess to ride up on the surface of the ob ong,
- button and raise'the batteries from the supporting base and thus further aids in cansing the terminal on the battery the terminal on the lamp;v
Referring more in detail to the drawings, I have shown my invention as consisting of. a candle having a supporting base 1. This supporting base 1 may be made of wood, cork, metal or the' like, and the outer wall thereof is'so tapered as to fit. within the usual recess formed in the outer end of a candle stick, a portion of which is indicated at 2 in the drawings. This outer tapered to wall may be flutedor otherwise formed so that when the tapered base is inserted in the candle stick, it will'be fixed therein and not easily turnable in the candlestick.
Mounted on this base 1 is a tubular body @t portion 3 which may be of porcelaimmetal, or any other suitable material to simulate a candle. The tubular body portion 3 has an exterior thread t which is adapted to en gage a thread 5 on the interior of a sleeve no to engage by the turning of the body portion on the therein riding on said projection will raise base will move said terminal into and out of thebattery to aid in establishing a conengagement, an oblong metal projection senectlon between the battery and the lamp, 19
cured to said base and adapted to engage and a glass dome secured to the body portion 5 a similar shaped recess in the battery whereand enclosing said lamp.
by, when said battery is turned relative to In testimoiy whereof, I aflix my signature. the supporting base, the walls of the recess RACE MOYNAN LEWIS.