US 1480941 A
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Patented Jan. 15,1924. i I i warren stares PATENT orrica.
LEO R. LE TANG, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO.
Application filed August 21, 1922. Serial No. 583,449.
To all whom it may concern: form and comprise a frame 11, shown as Be it known that I, LEO R. Ln TANG, a formed of connected legs 12, adrip-pan 13 citizen of the United States, residing at and apedestal 1 L. Hangers 17extend from Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton and the pedestal. Supports 18, for instance of 5 State of Ohio, haveinvented certain new metal, are suitably supported by the hangers and useful Improvements in Votive Stands, and act as supports for the candle holders. of which the following is a specification. These supports are instanced as bands of My invention relates to votive stands, and brass fixed to the hangers, but may be of it is the object of my invention to provide other or diiferent construction within the a candle holder of novel'construction for a sco e of the appended claims. 60 votive stand whereby candles of various diandle holders 21 are provided, shown in ameters may be readily selectively received the form of candle receiving cups. These in a single candle holder; to provide novel candle holders are preferably so formed as means for supportingthe candle holder;and to securely receive a plurality of sizes of to providenovel'means'whereby the candle candles, being provided with bores 22, 23 65 holders may be secured to the supporting and 2a, of dilferent diameters, the walls 26, members of the votive stand in such manner 27 and 28 of which are superposed and are that their positions may be readily'changed provided with shelves 30, 31 and 32. The and additional candle holders may be readily shelf 30 is located between the bores 22 and supplied. 23 and the shelf 31 is located between the 70 The invention will be further readily bores 23 and 24, the shelf 32 being located understood from the following description at the bottom of the board 24.. The shelves and claims, and from the drawing, in which form= flange-bottoms'for'the bores, the canlatter: i Z dles resting thereon respectively when in Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a votive the respective bores. The upper end of the 75 stand embodying my invention. wall of the upper bore is preferablycurled 'Fig. 2'is a front elevation of one ofthe to form a bead- 34, for forming a rounded candle holders and its means of attachment, upper preferably annular end for the canthe supporting band'- being partly broken dle holder, aiding in the strength and ornaaway. Y mentation thereof. 80
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the same, the The candle holder with its various bores supporting band being shown in cross-secand shelves is preferably formed out of a tion, and the clamping means being shown single piece of metal, for instance by spinin one position in full lines and in another ning the same out of a single sheet of brass.
position in dotted "lines, for accommodating The bottom of the candle holder is pro- 35 bands of different heights. vided with a hole 35, the open upper end Fig. i is a rear elevation of the same, the of the bore 23 forming a bottom hole for supporting band being shown partly broken the bore 22, and the open upper end of the away. bore 24: forming a hole for the bottom of i9 Fig. 5 is a-plan view of the same, the the'bore 23. The holes at the bottoms of candle holder and the supporting band'being the respective bores communicate with each partly broken away. other and permit ready escape of the drip- Fig. 6 is a vertical cross-section of my pings ofgrease or tallow, incident to the improved device,-taken in the plane of the burning of the candle, through the candle line 66 of Fig. 2. holder, especially when the candle has been Fig. 7 is'a perspective view of one of the burnt down so as to melt the bottom end of clamping washers; and, the candle, the melted grease and tallow Fig. 8 is avertical cross-section of the dropping into the drip-pan 13 through the same, taken on the line .88 of Fig. 7. l 1 holes as soon as an opening has thus been The, votive stand may beof any suitable provided for the same.
the shank toward the Holder supporting brackets 37 are provided. These brackets respectively consist of a shank 38 which extends up and down across the height of the supporting band to which it is secured. This bracket is provided with a flange 39 at the lower end of the shank, arranged to be received across the lower edge of the band and to project beyond the face of the band posite to the face across which the shank extends, this projecting end being provided with a threaded hole 40.
The upper end of the shank has a flange 41 projecting therefrom as an arm, which is provided with a ring 42 received about the candle holder, forming a securing rim to which the candle holder is secured. The shelf 31 forms a shoulder 45'arranged to rest upon the upper face of the ring, the wall 28 of the bore 24 being expanded as a head 46 at the bottom of the ring for securely clampingly holding the ring between said bead and the shoulder 45. This construction forms a neat and strong securing means between the bracket and the candle holder.
The supporting bands to which the candle holders are secured are in practice of different heights, and I have provided means whereby the candle holder may be clamped to the band throughout a range of heights 'of different bands.
Thus I provide a washer 49 provided with a slot 50. The shank 38 is inserted in this slot, the washer being moved upwardly on arm or flange 41 a suflicient distance to receive the supporting and between the lower flange 39 of the shank and said washer. A screw'5l is received through a hole 52 in the washer and is threaded into the threaded hole 40 of the lower flange 39. This hole is shown as a slot merging into the slot '50. The upper arrp the supporting n k 3S and the screw sents the position of the walls of the s ot 52 slant downwardly t )ward the slot 50. as shown at 53, was to urge the screw'at that edge of the supportn band. toward the supporting band, to band between the 51, the screw also rumng clamping action between the washer 49 and the flange 39. Supporting bands of different thicknesses and heights are thus accommodated.
The wide range of clamping action provided for in my device is illustrated in'Fig. 3, in which the washer in full lines reprewasher when a supporting band of nearly the height of the shank is employed, and the lower washer in dotted lines represents the position of the washer when a supporting band of a height equal to the distance between said dotted washer and the lower flange 39 is employed. i crews of different lengths may be employed, or the screw mayextend through the which is opof said ring and threaded hole to difl'erent extents when employing supporting bands of different heights.
My improved device is simple in construction, neat in appearance, provides releasable attaching means for candle holders for selectively'spacing the candle :holders in con- 'venient manner on their supporting bands,
and increasing the numbers of candle holders in properly spaced relatlons as the demand for the same increases, and provldes simple means whereby candles of different sizes, including vigil lights, may be selectively'employed in any of the candle holders.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to "secure by Letters Patent, is: a
1. In a votive stand, the combinationwith a support, of a bracket comprising a shank, a flange at the upper end of said shank and a flange at the base of said shank, a candle holder secured to said upper flange, said second-named flange received across the bottomof said support, a washer having sliding connection with said shank, and a screw clampingly connectingsaid washer and said second-named flange with said support be-' tween said washer and saidsecond-named flange.
2. In a votive stand, the combination with a support, of a bracket comprising a shank and a flange at the upper end of said shank, said flange comprising a rim Which forms a socket, and a candle holder in said socket, said candle holder comprising a shoulder and a bead which extend outwardly beyond the inner face of the wall of said-socket and are located respectively above and below said rim to secure said candle holder to said bracket.
3. In a votive stand,'the-combination with a support, of a bracket comprising a shank and a flange at the upper end of said shank,
'der'and said bead 'annularly arranged and,
extending outwardly beyond the inner Wall located respectively above and below said ring to secure said candle holder to said bracket.
4."In a votive stand, the combination of a bracket 'comprisinga shank having a flange at its upper end and a flange at its lower end, a candle'holder secured to said upper flange, a'w'ash'er sli'dable on saidshanlnand a screw between said. slidable washer and said second-named flange whereby to clamp bandsof different heights between said washer and said second-named flange.
5. In a votive stand, the combinationrof a bracket comprising a shank having a flange at its 'upperend and a flange at its lower end, a candle "holdersecured to saidnpper flange, a washer slidable on ,saidshank, said washer provided with a slot the upper faces signed my name in the presence of two sub of whose walls are inclined toward said scribing Witnesses. shank, and a screw between said inclined faces and said second-named flange whereby I LEO LE TANG to clamp bands of different heights between W1tnesses: said washer and said second-named flange. KATHRYN S. MATHER,
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto ARTHUR W. GORDON.