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Publication numberUS1705877 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 19, 1929
Filing dateOct 13, 1926
Priority dateOct 13, 1926
Publication numberUS 1705877 A, US 1705877A, US-A-1705877, US1705877 A, US1705877A
InventorsJohn J Ramsey
Original AssigneeJohn J Ramsey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Mar. 19, 1929.


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Application filed October 13, 1926. Serial No." 141,316.

My invention relates to improven'ients in lanterns.

The obJeet of my invention isv to provide a lantern utilizing a fruit jai' or the'like in wiich is placed a candle or fuel `oil container, the said container having a wick as a light-ing element. j

*i furtherobject ot' my invention ie to provide a tube having a wick extending;

therethrough and the fuel oil` placed in the A still further object" of my invention is to provide a lantern that will function as a smudge pot. j

A still further object of my invention is to provide a lantern that may be placed con-l centrically in a fluid container ae an insect eirteiii'iinator.

rlhese andV other objects willl hereinafter he more fully explained.

Referring to the drawings; v

Fig. 1 is an elevation of the mechanism.

Fig. 2 is a plan View of Fig. l. f

Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view taken on line lll-Hl in Fig. 1Q

Fig. 4l is an elevation of the' mechanisn'ir embodying certain n'iodiiieations hereinafter described. y

Fig. 5 is a planview of Fig.l 1l.

Fig. 6 is another modification ot the mechanism.

Fig. 'i' is a plan vView oi Fig. 6.

The mechanism hei'einrlisclosed .Consists 'of a fruit ar l which is irelferabl used to illustrate the device in coii'ibination with other elements, the .said jar having the usual type of lid 2 threadedly engaging on the top thereof, the center of the lid is removed providing an aperture to receive a chimney 3, the .said chimney extending downward into the jar has a yoke l attached thereto, pendentlysupporting a socket 5in which the end of a candle G may be placed, the opposite end of the chiin ey is covered with a hood 7 by means of yfingers 8 snugly engaging thereon, the ,said hood being spaced a short distance from the chimney so ,that the heated Y.

air from the flame of the candle will pass out freely and as a means for circulation l have provided a plurality of openings 9l about the periphery oit the aperture through the can lid as shown in Fig. 7, through which the air will drop downward supplying oxygen for the laine, as a guard or Shelter for kthe openings I have placed a lange 10 flaring outward to extendthei'eovei', the said flange being rigidly attached to the chimney.4

lt will'be understood thatthe chimney willlit snugly 'in theaperture of the lid and may be ,soldered or otherwise lii'inly attached thereto unctiuning as a :airyiiig means for' the jai' tlireugh the i'iiediuin oit' a bail 1l piifotally engaging in the wall of iey at A.. Vhcii placing a candle or lighting the same, the 0lass iar ifi removed by unscrewing the lid therefrom carrying` with it the yoke and other vparte connected therewith. lt is now readily .seen how the light is sheltered from the outside current so that it will not 'become extinguished as the jaris a transparent, solid enclosure.

r `he modification of vvthe chimney and t-he fuel container shown in Fig. l function4 in like manner so llar as air circulation and the-light is concerned, that is to say the corrugated chimney .provides an inlet through the coi'rugations extending inward, there being an opening through the lid by reason of the aperture through said lid being round, the light produced by the mediumof a wick extending through a tube 12 `with kthe opposite end being immersed in fuel oil placed in the container 13 carried by a similar yoke and secured therein by a band lll 'attached to said yoke.

The modification as shown in Fig. 6 is similar to that of Fig. 1 except that the fuel oil ie placed in the Jar and a tube 15 attached to the yoke extends; downward near the bottoni of the `ai' liaviiw' a wickl slideably engaging therein and hy capilifn'y attraction the oil is fed upward to the lighting point. l/Vhen the lantern herein disclosed is used as an insect yexi i'iiiiiiator a aan 17 is partially filled with fluid and the lantern placed concenti'ically therein, the fluid 'may` be crude oil or the like or it may be water with a light coatingof oil, so that the insecteI attracted by the light when contacting the jar will gradually work downward, dropping into the fluid.

Such inodiiications may be employed. as lie within the scope of the appended claims.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patentis:

1..ln a lantern, in combination with a Ltransparent jar, an apertured lid threadedly .engaging on the top of the ar, of a chimney @rarer voriucr.

said chimings through the top of the lid about the periphery of the chininey as circulating means While vthe heated air is passing out of the chimney, a hood positioned on the top oi'. the chimney and spaced therefrom, the peripheral edges in close proximity to the lid as a shelter lfor vthe openings through the lid, a bail pivotally connected to the chimney.

2. in a lantern, a transparent 'jar, an apertured lid threadedly engaging on the jar, a chimney corrugated longitudinally engaging snugly in the aperture or the lid, a yoke pendently supported by the chimney, and a container having a tube for a Wick carried by the yoke, a 'flange snugly engaging in the chimney and spaced troni the lid, the 'liangge 'functioning as a guard for the openings between the corrugations of Jthe chimney, the

vsaid hood positioned on the top end or' the chimney, the said hood having'ingers as supporting and spacing` nieans therefor from the top of said chimney, and a bail pivotally engaging; with the chimney as carrying :means for the lantern.

8. In a lantern, in combination with a jar having an apertured lid threadedly engaging thereon, a Corrugated chimney snugly engaging in the aperture of the lid, a bail attached near vthe upper end of the chimney, and a yoke attacned 'to the opposite or inner end of the Chimney, and a lar-ap carried by the yoke, a` flange as a dciieetor attached to the chimney and spaced ron'i the lid, and a. hood carried by the top or the chin'iney and spaced thereroni, all 1;, ing arranged to reinove from the jar when the threaded lid deaehed. Y

el. ln a lantern, in combination with a transparent jar, an apertured lid threadedly engaging en the top of the jar, of a chimney engaging through the aperture in axial alignment with the jar, a plurality of openings through the top of the lid about the outside peri Jhery or the chimney.through which a downward draft ted bythe eXhaust or the lheated air passing outward through the chimney, a hood positioned on the top of the chimney and spaced therefrom, the peripheral edgesin close proximity to the lid as a shelter for the openings through the lid, a bail pivotaliyconnected to the chimney.

Yn testimony whereof I a'HiX my signature.


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U.S. Classification362/161
International ClassificationF21V37/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21V37/00, F21V37/0095
European ClassificationF21V37/00, F21V37/00N