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Publication numberUS1728166 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 10, 1929
Filing dateDec 26, 1928
Priority dateDec 26, 1928
Publication numberUS 1728166 A, US 1728166A, US-A-1728166, US1728166 A, US1728166A
InventorsElsie H Horton
Original AssigneeElsie H Horton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display or decoration device
US 1728166 A
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Sept. 10, 1929. E H R ON 1,728,166

DISPLAY OR DECORATION DEVICE Filed Dec. 26. 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 fm enior 526/5 /1 #05 TON WM, aw; M

Arrpkwsvr E.-H. HORTON' DISPLAY OR DECORATION DEVICE 2 Sheets-Sheet F/ci7 Filed Dec. 26, 1928 N m w a f m Patented Sept. 10, 1929.

UNITED STATES ELSIE HORTON, OF'IMZINNEAIPOLIS, MINNESOTA.

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Application filed December 26, 1928. Serial No. 328,494.

The present invention has reference to the type of lamps provided with decorated shades, and more particularly adaptable to use as display devices, although quite suitable and attractive for a variety of other uses, as, for example, in homes, churches, etc.

An object of the invention is to provide a display or decoration device which will inelude a movable, decorated shade so related to other decorated shades of the device that a scenic eflect, in which features of all of the shades of the device are comprehended, is presented to the eye of an observer of-the display or decoration device.

A further and more specific object is to provide a display or decoration device including spaced apart, stationary, decorated shades,

a movable,decorated shade interposed be- 9 tween thmsaid stationary, decorated shades and in spaced relation to each stationary shade, and a light source adapted to be positioned at the farther side of the stationary, decorated shade remote from an observer viewingthe device through, and from position adjacent, the near, or other stationary, decorated shade; wherein the interposed, or intermediate, movable, decorated shade contains figures or pictures intended to constiwhich characteristics of all of the shades. of

the device are comprehended and blended, is presented to the eye of an observer of the display or decoration device.

And a still further specific object is to provide a display or decoration device including spaced apart, stationary, decorated, inner and outer shades of general cylindrical con- 0 formation, the one surrounding the other, a

tute the'main features of a display; wherein rotatable, decorated shade of general cylindrical'conformation interposed between the said. inner, and outer, stationary decorated shades and in spaced relation to each stationary shade, and a light source adapted to be positioned within the said inner, stationary,

decorated shade, at position opposite an observer viewing the device through the said outer, stationary, decorated shade, wherein the interposed, or intermediate, rotatable, decorated shade contains-figures or picturesi intended to constitute the main part or features of a display; wherein the said inner, stationary, decorated shade contains figures or pictures intended as suitable background for the main part, features, figures, or pictures of the display and contained by the said interposed, or intermediate, rotatable decorated shade; wherein the said outer, .stationary, decorated shade contains figures or pictures intended as suitable" foreground for the mentioned main part, features, figures or pictures; and wherein the whole is so constituted that a scenic efiect, in which characteristics of the inner and outer-stationary shades, as well as characteristics of the intermediate, or interposed, rotatable shade, are comprehended and blended, is presented to the eye of an observer of the display or decoration device.

While I have in the accompanying drawings, illustrated structures designed to put into effect the, several features and characteristics of my invention, it is to be understood that the disclosure herein is merely illustrative of principle and intended in no sense as limiting, various changes being permissible within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the claims which follow. In said drawings:

Fig. '1 is an elevational view of a lamp in which the features'of my invention are incorporated, the base of the lamp being broken away;

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional View of the disclosure of Fig. 1, showing the inner and outer, stationary shades and the intermediate, or interposed, rotatable shade of the lamp in section, and the supports for all of said shades in elevation;

Fig. 3 is a View of theshade combination of Figs. 1 and 2, partially in elevation, partially in section and partially broken away, to better disclose the relation in position, as well as the relation in effect, of the decorated portions of all of the shades with respect to each other; 4

Fig. 4 is an elevational view of the outer, stationary, decorated shade of the lamp, removed therefrom;

Fig. 5 is an elevational view of the intermediate, or interposed, rotatable, decorated shade of the lamp, removed therefrom;

Fig. 6 is an elevational view of the inner, stationary, decorated shade of the lamp, removed therefrom ,and

Fig. 7 is an elevational view of a lamp of slightly variant type including the characteristics of the invention, the base of the lamp being broken away.

With respect to Figs. 1 to 6 of the drawings, numeral 10 represents a standard extending from a lamp base (not shown), 11 designates a lamp socket, and 12 indicates an electric light bulb in said socket.

The display or decoration device of my invention, denoted generally at 13, may consist, speaking broadly, of an outer, stationary shade 14, an inner, stationary shade 15, in spaced relation to and surrounded by said outer, stationary shade, and an intermediate, rotatable shade 16, interposed between the said inner and outer, stationary shades and in spaced relation to each of said stationary shades, having about the arrangement as disclosed in Figs. 2 and 3.

As disclosed, all of the shades 14, 15 and 16 are hollow cylinders. Means for supporting the inner and outer shades 14 and 15 in stationary position upon the standard may consist of a wire, or Wires, 17 seatedupon an annular fiange'18 of the standard, and having hook portions, designated 19 and 20, in

' which the lower edges of the said inner and outer stationary shades, respectively, are seated. Means for rotatably supporting the revolvable shade 16 between the saidstationary shades 14 and 15, so that it will'prefera'bly be concentric to both of said stationary shades, and at equal distance from each, may

consist of a needle stem 21 constituting a part of the wire, or wires, 17, and haying a needle point 22 engaging a bearing surface 23 axially mounted with respect to blades24 secured to the top wall 25 of the rotatable shade 16, and horizontally situated abovethe inner,-

stationary shade 15. See Fig. 2.. Heat from the light bulb is adapted to strike the blades 24 in its upward passage, to revolve the intermedi ate, rotatable shade 16 on its vertical axis, in a manner heretofore well known in the present art. Y

The outer, stationary shade 14 may desirably consist of practically transparent or translucent material. I

The intermediate, or interposed, rotatable ner shade may desirably be practically transparent.

Referring more particularly to Figs. 1, 3 and 5, I have there disclosed the interposed, or intermediate, rotatable shade 16 provlded with decorations, figures, or pictures 26 intended to constitute the main part or features of a display. As shown, the decorations, figures, or pictures 26 represent an automobile to be advertised by the present display or decoration device. Clearly, these decorations, figures, or pictures 26 could represent any articles or things intended to constitute the main part or features of a display, and such main part or features would not, evidently, necessarily have to do with advertising.

Referring more particularly to Figs. 1, 3 and 6, I have there disclosed the inner, stationary shade 15 provided with decorations, figures, or pictures 27, intended as suitable background for the main decorations, parts, features, figures, or pictures 26 of the display and contained by the said interposed, or intermediate, rotatable shade 16. As shown, the decorations, figures, or pictures 27 represent houses, birds, etc; beyond the automobile. As before, the'elements 27 could represent any articles or things int-ended as suitable background for the main elements 26 of the display.

Referring more particularly to Figs. 1, 3 and 4, I have there disclosed the outer, stationary shade 14 provided with decorations, figures, or pictures 28 intended as suitable foreground for the main decorations, parts, features. figures, or pictures 26 of the display and contained by the said interposed, or intermediate, rotatable shade 16. As. shown, the decorations, figures, or pictures 28. represent trees, foliage, etc., to the fore of the automobile. As before, the elements 2; could represent any articles or things intended as suitable foreground for the main elements 26 ofthe display.

The decorations, figures, or pictures 26, 27 and 28 may be associated with the shades 16, 15 and 14, respectively, in. any ordinary manner, or in some preferred manner forming no part of the inventionlierein.

Hereinbefore, I have suggested materials,

as transparent, practically transparcnt,'seinirials-constituting the said shades 14, ,15 and described, so related to the stationary, deco rated shades 14 and*15 that a scenic effect, in which features of all of the different elements 26, 27 and 28 of the shades 16, 15 and 14 will be comprehended and blended, will be presentedto the eye of an observer of the display or decoration device gazing upon the outer face of the, outer, stationary shade of said device- In Fig. 7 I have disclosed a display or decoration device Which may be approximately a duplicate of the device of Figs. 1 to 6, except that in the present instance. .he outer, stationary shade 14 is opaque and is provided with an opening 29 through which the inner and intermediate shades 15 and 16 may be viewed. Clearly, in the present form of the invention, the outer, stationary shade 14 need not be opaque. It might just as well be transparent or translucent.

The shades 14:, 15 and 16 need not necessarily be cylindrical. They might just as well be some other shape, as, for example, conical;

hexagonal, octagonal,'etc.'or some more or less irregular shape.

I claim as my invention:

1. A display device of the class described,

comprising a plurality of shades including a f movabqle shade interppsed between spaced apart, stationary shades, and in spaced relation to each stationary shade, decorations upon said movable shade and constituting a part of a display, and decorations upon said I stationary shades constituting foreground and background of the display.

2. A display device of the class described, comprising a plurality of shades including'a movable shade interposed between spaced apart, stationary shades, and in spaced relation to each stationary shade, decorations upon'said movable shade arrd'constituting a part of a display, decorations upon one of said stationary shades constituting background of the display, and decorations upon the other stationaryshade constituting foregrdund of the display, the said shades and their decorations being related toproduce a scenic effect, comprehending features of each shade, that,is presented to the-eye ofan. ob-.

server of the display device.

comprising a plurality of shades including a movable shade interposed between spaced apart, stationary shades, and in spaced relain the arrangement as fully an effect is produced simulating the moving ing both of said shades in 3. A display device of the class described,

I comprising a" light source,

tionto. each stationary shade, decorations upon said movable shade and constituting a part of a display,'decorations upon said statiorlary sha'desconstituting foreground and background of the display,'means for supporting-the stationary shades, and means for supporting and rotating the movable shade. 4. A display device of the class described, comprising aplurality of decorated shades arranged one within the other, the inner and outer shades being stationary and theinte'rmediate shade being movable, means for supporting the stationary shades, and means for supporting and rotating the movable shade, the decorations on the stationary shades constituting foreground andbackground for the representations of objects on the movable shade.

5. A display ,device of the class described, comprising a plurality of-decorated shades arranged one within the other, theinner and outer shades being stationary and the iritermediate shade being movable, means for supporting the stationary shades, and means for I supporting and rotating the movable shade, the decorations on the stationary shades rep resenting stationary surfaces and objects and the decorations on the movable shade representing objects that are capable of movement, whereby as the intermediateshade-is moved of objects with respect to a fixed foreground and background.- r

6. A display device of the class described, comprising a lamp shade having features constituting a scenic background of a display, a lamp shade surrounding the shade first mentioned, in spaced relation thereto, and havin eatures constituting a scenic foreground 0 said display, means stationarily supporting both of said lamp shades, a lamp shade interpcsed between said stationarily supported shades and having features adapted to constitute a part in motion of said display, and means for rotatably mounting said interposed shade. I v

7. A display device of the. class described, comprising-a light source, a lamp shade surrounding said light source and having fea- "tures constituting a scenic background of a display, aflamp shade surrounding the shade first mentioned, in spaced relationthereto, and having features constituting a scenic. foreground ofsaid display, means support-' tion to said lightsource, a lamp shade interposed between said stationarily supported shades and having features constituting the main part of said display, means for mounting said interposed shade upon the device, and means for rotatingsaid interposed shade.

8. -A display device of the class described, a lamp shade sufrrounding said light source and having features constituting a scenic background of a stationary reladisplay, a lamp shade surrounding the shade first mentioned, in spaced relation thereto, and having features constituting a scenic foreground of said display, means supporting both of said shades in stationary-relation to said light source, a lamp shade interposed between said stationarily supported shades and having features adapted to constitute a part in motion of said display, means for mounting said interposed shade upon the device,

and means for rotating said interposed shade.

9. A display device of the class described, comprising a light and heat source, a plurality of decorated shades surrounding said light and heat source and including a movable, decorated shade so related to other decorated shades of the device that a scenic effeet, in which features of all of the shades of the device are comprehended, will be presented to the eye of an observer of the display device, means for supporting all of the shades, and means including heat from said light and heat source for keeping the movable shade in motion. I

10. A display device of the class described, comprising a light and heat source, a pluraL ity of decorated shades arranged one within the other and about said light and heat source, the inner and outer shades'being stationary and the intermediate shade being movable, means for supporting all of the shades relatively to the light and heat source, and means including heat from said light and heat source for keeping the movable shade in motion, the decorations on the stationary shades representing stationary surfaces and objects and the decorations on the movable shade represent-in objects that are capable of movement, w ereby as the intermediate shade is moved an effect is produced simulating the moving of objects with respect to a fixed foreground and background.

11. A display device of the class described, comprising a light and heat source, a plurality of decorated shades arranged one within the other and about said light and heat source, the inner and outenshades being stationary and the intermediate shade being rotatable, means for supporting all of the shades relatively to the 1; ht and heat source, and means including blades of said rotatable shade arranged above' said light and heat source and acted upon by heat therefrom for causing said rotatable shade to revolve about a vertical axis, the decorations on the stationary shades representing stationary surfaces and objects and the decorations on the movable shade representing objects that are capable of movemcnt,,whereby as the intermediate shade is moved an effect is produced simulating the moving of objects with respect to a fixed foreground'and background.

12. A display device of the class described, comprising a plurality of shades including a rotatable shade interposed between an outer,

said stationary light upon said support and within said inner, stationary sh'ade, features upon said outer, statlonary shade constituting a scenic foreground of a display, features upon said inner, stationary shade constituting a scenic background of said display, features upon said interposed shade adapted to constitute a part in motion of said display, and'means for rotating said interposed shade.

13. A display device of the class described, comprising a plurality of shades including a rotatable shade interposed between an outer, stationary shade and an inner, stationary shade, and in spaced relation to each of shades, decorations upon said rotatable shade const-itutingthe main part of a display, decorations upon said outer, stationary shade constituting foreground for the said main partof the display, and decorations' upon said inner, stationary shade constituting background for the said main part of the display, the said shades and their decorations being related to produce a scenic effect, comprehending features of each shade, that-is presented to the eye of an observer 0 the display device. I

14. A display device of the class described,

comprising a plurality of shades including a rotatably mounted shade interposed between 'an outer, stationarily mounted shade and an inner, stationarily mounted shade, and in spaced relation to each of said stationari-ly mounted shades, means for causing said rotatably mounted shade to revolve about a vertical axis, decorations upon said rotatably mounted shade constituting part'of a display, decorations upon said outer, stationary shade constituting a suitable foreground, and dec-,

orations upon said inner, stationary shade constituting a suitable background, the said shades and their decorations being related to produce a scenic effect, comprehending blended features of each shade, that is presented to the eye of an observer of the display device.

15. A display device of the class described, comprising a light and heat source, a plurality of shades about said light and heat source,

including a rotatably mounted shade interposed between an outer, stationarily mounted shade and an inner, stat-ionarily mounted shade, and in spaced relation to each of said 'stationarily mounted shades, means for supporting all of the shades relatively to the light and heat source, means including blades of said rotatably mounted shade arranged above said light and heat source and acted upon by heat therefrom for causing said r0- tatably mounted shade to revolve about a vertical axis, decorations upon said rotatably mounted shade constituting part of a display, decorations upon said outer, stationary shade constituting a suitable foreground, and decorations uponsaid inner, stationary shade constituting a suitable background, the said shades and their decorations being related to produce a scenic efiect, comprehending blended features of each shade, that is presented to the eye of an observer of the display device.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 20 day of December, 1928.

ELSIE H. Ho'RroN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/441, 446/147, 446/210
International ClassificationG09F23/00, F21V1/10
Cooperative ClassificationG09F23/00, F21V1/10
European ClassificationG09F23/00