US 1541687 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 9, 1925.
' C. C. CORY ILLUMINATING DEVICE Filed D89. 27, 1923 a State of Iowa,
Patented June 9, 1925.
IIILUMINEATING' DEVIGEL Application filedi Decembr 27, 19 23:
To all whom itmoyconcern; I
Be -it 'knownithat I", Cnannns GQJCORY, a citizen of the United States,- residing at Sioux City in the county of. Voodbury: and '1 have invented certain; new; and useful Improvements in Illuminating- Dev-ices, ofwhichlthe following is aspecili+ cation, i reference vbeing 'hadi to i the accom panying drawings This in vention relates :to certain improvements in illuminating fldevice's and: has: rela tion mo1'e-'particu-larly toia'adevice ofx-ithis general character of a decorative typeyand it is an: object IOZELillieilIVQHtlOHfitO PIOViClQ a novel and improved body provided on its periphery wlth a pluralityof' reflecting surfaces or facets whereby is produced a device of a highly attractive character and of pronounced aesthetic qualifications. I
Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this general character embodying a member provided on its periphery with a plurality of reflecting surfaces or facets, together with means for directing beams of light on such surfaces or facets whereby the device is rendered highly attractive.
The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my improved illuminating device whereby certain important advantages are attained and the device rendered simpler, less expensive and otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.
The novel features of my invention will hereinafter be definitely claimed.
In order that my invention may better understood, I will now proceed be the to describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a view partly in section and partly in side elevation and of a diagrammatic character illustrating an illuminating device constructed in accordance with an embodiment of my invention; and
Figure 2 is a view in perspective of one of the reflecting members unapplied.
As disclosed in the accompanying ings, G denotes a hollow body herein disclosed as of a globular or substantially spherical form, the peripheral wall 1 of said member G being preferably formed of sheet zinc. At diametrically opposed device of this-type points, the; body 7' G1 provided with; the. internal.v reinforcing nmembers 2 and providihgthe radially'alinedbearings 4 and. 5," member; aor shank:-
6' denotes-an: elongated extending throu-gh the bearings dand 5, their G being fixed to the member or shankbody 6 through 1 the linstnumentality of; the. clamp; ing members 7 herein shown as nuts threaded upon the member or shank. G at opposite sides of. the vbearing i e and in contact. therewith:
The nuts. 7 secure the body G to themeniberor: shank 6 sorthat, when 1,541,687 PAT on ail-zeta;
desired, the member on shank EG'andthe. body Gr maybe caused to rotate 1 in unison, with' the member er: shank 6' as the axisofrota; tion.
In: the present embodiment ofm'yninvens 7 tion, the member or shank 6 is vertically disposed and the lower end portion thereof is disposed through the top wall 8 of a hollow base B, said member or shank 6 having associated therewith the bearings 9, preferably of an anti-friction type. Positioned within the hollow base B is a motor M, preferably of an electrical type, which is in driving connection, as at 10, with the member or shank 6 so that, when required, the member or shank 6, together with the body G, may be caused to rotate and particularly when it is desired to materially enhance the aesthetic value of the device in its entirety.
Suitably secured to the periphery of the body G at desired points thereon are the plates 11, preferably mirrors, whereby the periphery of the body G is provided with reflecting surfaces or facets. 7 One of the plates 11 is illustrated unapplied in Figure 2 of the drawings and the outer face thereof is shown as having produced thereon a design a in the nature of a star. It is to be understood that any design maybe produced on a plate 11 as preferred, and which design may be a crescent, heart, rose, diamond, or any other fanciful symbol or creation. The design a is preferably produced by applying to an opaque coating, except at the portions of 'such surface which produce the required dethe surface of a plate 11.
highly attractive device possessing aesthetic qualities of the highest type.
From the foregoing description it is thought to be obvious that an illuminating device constructed in accordance with in invention is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and oper ated, and it will also be obvious that my invention is susceptible of some change and modification without departing from. the principles and spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement and forn'iation of the several parts herein shown in carrying out my invention in practice except as hereinafter claimed.
1. An illuminating device comprising a hollow base, an upstanding vertically disposed member having its lower portion extending within the base and rotatably sup ported thereby, means within the rotating said member, a substantially globular body fixed to the upper portion of the member, the peripheral wall of said base for body being opaque, a plurality. of facets secured exteriorly to the peripheral Wall of the globular body, said facets being reflective, and lamps supported in a position to direct rays of light upon the globular body from above and at opposite sides thereof.
2A device of the class described comprising a base, a vertically disposed member rotatably supported by the base, means for rotating the member, a hollow body substantially spherical in form, the peripheral wallof said body. being opaque, internal reinforcing members secured to the body at substantially diametrically opposed points, said reinforcing members providing bearings through posed member is directed, means for clamping one of said bearingsto the vertically disposed member, the periphery of the spherical body being provided with reflective facets. V
In testimony whereof I hereunto atlix my signature.
CHARLES o. CORY.
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