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Nov. 1,1927. v 1,647,899
L. BOWERS FIREPLACE SCREEN Filed Dec. 29. 1926 INVENTOR. LELLIIS BDLIJERS I yaw A TTORNEYS.
Patented Nov. 1, 1927. r
g tenses LEWIS BOWERS, or sen rinano'rsco, CALIFORNIA.
Application filed December 29, 1926. Serial No. 157,810.
This invention relates to improvements in fire place screens and has particular ref erence to an ornamental, screen to be placed in front of a fire place or in any other place where it is desired to give a decorative effect or the effect of fire burning behind a decorative screen in counter distinction with the ordinary wire screen now employed in front of fire places, to prevent the flying of sparks. 7
vA further object is to produce a screen which will give a pleasing effect, not only when in front of the fire, but when moved to one side as is customarywhen sitting in front of a fire place.
A further object is to produce a screen wherein various decorative panels may be interchanged one with the other.
Another object is to produce a screen which is economical to manufacture and therefore well within the purchase priceof the average user, and screen which can i be used in the daytime for realizing an attractive illuminated effect.
Other objects andfadvantageswill be ap :parent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanylng drawings, Figure I isjafront elevation ofmy, improved screen,
Figure This a vertical cross sectionof Figure I.
Fire screens are employed for two reasons,
one being to prevent the'flying of sparks out of the fire place and the other being to cover the'unsightly appearance of the fire placeywlien not, being used. ,Heretofore' it has beencommon to employ ordinary wire which wire was formed intoproper shape so as to beself-supportingfand with possibly a few' handles orfiligree work securedthereto. These screens soon become smoked andconsequently nearly as unsightly as thefire place itself.
secured in a frame and this frame is further. secured 1n a support ng frame having legs 50 Applicant has produced a new form of screen wherein a fabric is painted with various highly decorative colors so as to produce a pleasing design. This fabric is in turn contacting the floor and in order to evenly illuminate this screen while the same isfin front of the fire or some other place in the room, I have provided an illuminating means preferably consisting of an electric bulb and a reflecting service. This reflecting service is preferably made of a fabric through which the light will also pass. This permits the use of a screen in front of thefire place at which, i
time the electric bulb is not illuminated, but i i v the illumination of the fire passes through thereflector and also through the decorative panel.
Referring to the drawings, numeral 5 designates a fabric which is'decorated in any.
desired manner as by the painting of picture or design thereon. This fabric is secured to a frame 6 which frame is in turn mounted in a supporting frame. This supporting frame is secured to legs 8 and 9 spaced from each other as noted in Figure I. An ornamental handle 11 is provided for the purpose of transporting the screen from place to place. flector preferably formed of a material which willpermit the passageof light therethrough such as fabric, parchment or glass. This reflector is removably secured. to the frame 6 as by pins Band 14. At 16 I have shown asocket within which a bulb. 17 may be positioned, the wires 18 serVe to conduct an electric current ,to the bulb 17 in a customary manner.
At '12 I have shown a 're- It will thus be seen thatiI have produced s, i
a structure which will perform all of the obj ects above set forth.
It is to be understoodthat the form of my? inventionherewith shown and described is to be taken'as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the material, size,shape and arrangement of parts. may be resortec toiwithout departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope I of the. subjoined claims.
Having thus described my invention, I I
1. In a fire place screen a fabric panel having a decoratlve'deslgnformed thereon,
said material being capable of passing light therethrough for the purpose of illuminating the dec at on on said pan l, a. re l to formed of translucent material secured to said frame and illuminating means within said reflector.
2. In a fire place screen a supporting 5 frame, a second frame positioned within said supporting frame, a decorative panel secured to said last mentionedframe Isa-id decorative