US 1555795 A
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v Y J. T. CAPARELL ORNAMENT SUPPORT Filed Jan. 17*, 1924 INVENTOR MM /411444! I) ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 29, 1925.
UNITED STATES JAMES T. CAPARELL, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application filed January 17, 1924. Serial No. 686,700.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JAMEs T. CAPARELL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Middle Village, county of Queens, city of New York, and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Ornament Supports, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact specification.
My invention relates to ornament supports and refers particularly to supports capable of carrying material, such as a web, or tape, in attractive imitation of trees or other objects.
It is frequently desirable to make imitation representations of trees, particularly pine trees, or so-called Christmas trees, and my device presents .an inexpensive and effective means for the production of these desirable results.
It is essential that ornaments of this character possess stability when placed upon their bases, that they be suggestive of the tree and that the base be of an appropriate and suggestive shape and design.
It is further evident that ornaments of the described character must be cheaply made, coupled with attractiveness and freedom from accidental disarrangement.
My invention possesses these, and other, valuable features and presents an inexpensive support for the production of attractive tree representation.
In the accompanying drawings, illustrating modified forms of my invention, similar parts are designated by similar numerals.
Figure 1 is a side view of one form of my .invention, partly in section.
Figure 2 is a side view of the device of Figure 1, with the decorative tape partially attached thereto.
Figure 3 is a side View of a modified form of Figure 1, partly in section.
The particular form of the device of my invention, shown in the accompanying drawings, comprises a saucer-shaped base 10 having a circumferential recess 11. The central portion of the base 10 is extended upwardly into the inverted truncated cone-shaped body 12, having a circumferential recess 13. The body 12 is extended inwardly and then upwardly into the cone-shaped support 14.
In employing my ornament support for the production of imitation cone-shaped pine trees, or so-called Christmas trees, a tape of green colored shredded straw 15 is spirally wound upon the support 14, the tape being glued thereto, if desired. A plurality of pins having bright red beads 16 are inserted into the tape, in order to add to its attractiveness.
In the modified form of the device of my invention, shown in Figure 3, the support 14: has a spirally positioned recess, or groove, 17, into which the back of the tape 15 may be impressed during its winding around the support, thus obviating the necessity of the use of glue as a means of attachment between the support and the tape.
It will be noted that, in the device of my invention, the bottom 10 has the appearance of a sauor, within which is positioned a flower-pot 12, from which extends the imitation tree.
As the device may be readily turned from wood, if desired, and as the tape is easily and readily wound thereon, it presents an inexpensive means for accomplishing the described results.
I do not limit myself to the particular size, shape, number or material of parts, as shown and described, as these are given simply as a means for the clear description of the device of my invention.
What I claim is 1. In an ornamental support, in combination, a base, a body extending upwardly from the base, a conical supporting member extending upwardly from the body and a tape of shredded material wound around the supporting member in spiral form.
2. In an ornamental support, in combination, a base, a body extending upwardly from the base, a conical supporting member extending upwardly from the body having a spiral recess therein and a tape of shredded material inserted within the recess.
3. In an ornamental support, in combination, a base, a body extending upwardly from the base, a conical supporting member extending upwardly from the body having a spiral recess therein, the lower portion of the supporting member being smaller than the top of the body, and a tape of shredded material inserted within the recess.
Signed at New York city, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 12th day of January, 1924:.
JAMES T. CAPARELL.