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Sept. 30, 1924. 1,510,130 A. ARONSON.
ELECTRIC LAMP STAND Filed Oct. 11 1922 l/lIIII IN VEN TOR ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 30, 1924;.
ALEXANDER ARONSON. 0E
ELECTRIC-LAM]? PATENT OFFICE.
NEVTAR'K, NEW JERSEY.
Application. filed October 11,1922v Serialll'o. 593,663.
To all whom, it may concern:
lie it known that l, ALEXANDER Anonson, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, h ave invented new and useful Improvements in Electric-Lamp Stands, of which the following is a specification. v i
This invention relates to improvements in electric lamp stands, of the candle stick or like movable type, as used upon tables or other raised supports, and has as one of its objects to provide a stand, graceful and ornamental in design, having a hollow base into which enters the conductor cord and containing a chamber in its uppermost portion receptive of a lamp socket so that the latter is entirely concealed.
Another purpose is to produce a stand particularly suited to carry a lamp socket of the lever switch type, the lever being" operatively accessible through the wall of the chamber in which the socket is obscured and firmly held.
A further aim is in the provision of a lamp stand, either integral or essentially integral in construction, produced wholly by process of art casting so as to require substantially no machine work in fitting, finishing or assembling.
These and other similar objects are accomplished by the novel design, construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and shown in the accompanying drawing, forming an essential part of this disclosure, and in which v Figure 1 is a front elevational view showing a preferred embodiment of the invention.
Figure 2 is a plan view of the same.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view showing a lamp socket in operative position, the stand being turned at a right angle with respect to Figure 1.
Figure 4; is a perspective view of the socket casing, drawn to a greatly enlarged scale, the ornamentation being omitted.
Figure 5 is a partial side elevational, partial sectional view showing a modification in construction of a plain stand.
Before entering into a detailed description of the invention, attention is called to similar types of lamp stands in which electric sockets of various commercial styles are used, the same almost invariably pre scnting an insulating base, surmounted by a brass casing adapted to receive the lamp plug.
Such sockets are originally unsightly and after their metallic parts have become corroded present an appearance wholly at variance and out of keeping with a truly artistic stand, this condition being more particularly noticeable if the stand be finished in a light colored enamel, as isoften the case. 7
It is therefore a special purpose of the present invention to avoid such discrepancies in appearance and at the same time to make use of an ordinary commercial socket without changing the same in any way or increasing its cost.
The stand, as illustrated in the drawing, includes a circular base 10 from which arises a central column 11, terminating, in the preferred form, in an enlargement or gallery 12, the exterior of these elements being ornamented in any preferred manner as indicated.
The interior of the stand is hollow, as at 13, and the lower surface of the base may be provided with a felt or like cover (not shown) preventing damage to the article on which the stand may rest.
An opening 14- in the base is provided for the passage of an insulating cord 15 which carries the conducting wires 16 upward through a stand to the socket of standard lever actuated type consisting of an insulating base 17, metal screw socket 1S and extending lever 19 for operating the switch within the socket. I
Said socket rests on a flat seat 20, there being interposed an insulating washer 21 and extends upward to receive the lamp 22.
A cylindrical insulating sleeve 23 encloses the socket element 18 and encircling the sleeve and socket base is a tubular cas ing 24 having a slot 25 through which the switch lever 19 extends readily accessible for operation.
The casing 24 is tightly fitted to the in terior wall of the enlargement 12 and may be held by friction alone, the casing having slits 26 extending in from its lower edge, permitting a slight springing efiect as it is forced downin the slightly conical, open top of the element 12, and. may be held from with the stand, which condition necessitates that the slot 31 be reversed or open at the top toadmit the switch lever 19 when the socket is entered within the casing.
From the foregoing it will be clear that the relatively unsightly lamp socket is entirely' enclosed from observation within the stand, the bulb only showing thereabove as usual.
It will also be apparent that any or 'dinary commercial socket maybe used and entirely without change in the same.
Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
A lamp stand comprising a hollow base and column, a seat on said column open to the space therein, an integral ring oncircling said seat, a lamp socket on said seal, an insulating washer therebetween, an insulating sleeve surrounding the upper part of said socket, a cylindrical casing circumjacent said sleeve and socket, said casing, tightly fitting said ring to be supported thereby and obscure the joint, said casing being, slit at its lower end and having a slot through which the key 01'' said socket extends, a lug integral with said seat on gaging the lower end of the slot, and an electric conductor passing through an open-- ing in said base engaging said socket.
This specification signed and witnessed this 9th day of October,
ALEXANDER ARONSON. l l itnesses Frank; C. FIsoHER, FERDINAND NoLL.