US 1732707 A
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ELECTRIC LAMP AND PERFUIE HOLDER THEREFOR Filed Aug. 3, 1927 I if INVENTOR W/LL/g M A. MNSBORO Patented Oct. 22, 1929 UNITED STATES WILLIAM A. 'WINSBORO, OF LOS ANGELES,
CALIFORNIA, ASSIGNOR TO JOSEPHINE A.
GREATHOUSE ELECTRIC LAMP AND PERFUME HOLDER THEREFOR Application filed August 3, 1927. Serial No. 210,256.
My invention relates to and has for a purpose a provision of a floor, table or wall lamp which is adapted for the reception of a liquid or solid perfume in a manner to utilize the heat of the lamp to promote vaporization of the perfume to the extent of producing a relatively rapid dissemination of the perfuma tory vapors with a consequent perfuming of the surrounding atmosphere.
It is also a purpose of my invention to provide, as an article of manufacture, a holder for perfume which is applicable to any conventional incandescent lampbulb, and when applied holds the perfume so that the heat of the lamp is utilized to induce drafts of air in such relation to the perfume as to promote vaporization of the latter.
I will describe only one form of electric lamp and perfume holder, each embodying my invention, and will then point out the novel features thereof in claims.
In the accompanying drawings,
Fig. 1 is a view showing, in vertical section, one form of electric lamp and perfume 25 holder each embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing in detail the perfume holder shown in Fig. 1.
In carrying out my invention I provide an ornamental and artistic electric lamp of any desirable form and which essentially consists of a shade or globe S attached to a suitable base B with the latter carrying a socket T for a conventional incandescent lamp E. In the present instance the base B is shown as comprising an annulus in which is secured a plate 16 having a depressed portion 17 constructed to receive the rim 18 of the shade S. The socket T is mounted in the depressed portion 17, and from the latter wires 19 extend for connection with a suitable source of current to illuminate the lamp E. The annulus 16 is provided with upstanding arms 20 shaped to receive and embrace the shade S so as to hold the latter against accidental displacement, as will be understood. The upper portion of the shade is provided with an opening 21 which is vertically aligned with the lamp E for a purpose to be described hereinafter.
Adapted for application to any form of conventional incandescent lamp bulb, is a holder for perfume which comprises, in this embodiment of my invention, a cup-sha ed body having an annular portion 22 provi ed at its upper edge with a bead 23 for stifi'ening the latter, and a bottom 24 of concave form to conform to the contour of the upper end of the lamp bulb. Centrally the bottom 24 is provided with an opening 25 designed for the purpose of receiving the tip of the o0 lamp when applied to a bulb of this construction. Fingers 26 depend from the annular portion to embrace the lamp bulb in a manner to hold the body in such position that a'perfume introduced therein will be 05 confined in superim osed relation with respect to the lamp bul It will be understood that the fingers are only necessary when the bulb is without a tip, as the tip engaging within the opening 25 serves to retain the holder against accidental displacement.
The holder is preferably constructed from a single sheet of metal, or other suitable material, with the annular portion 22 outstruck at circumferentially spaced intervals to provide the fingers 26, the latter bein subsequently bent outwardly and downwar ly and then inwardly so as to necessitate outward flexing thereof in applying them to the lamp bulb, so that when once applied they 30 are under tension to retain the body of the holder against tilting and spilling of the solidified perfume contained therein.
Resultant of the fingers 26, slots 26 are formed in the holder, and these slots consti- 5 tute draft openings through which currents of air are induced, as will be described hereinafter. With the holder applied as shown in Fig. 1, either liquid or solid perfume is introduced into the holder. In the present instance the slots 26 are of such length that liquid perfume would not be retained therein, so I employ solid perfume in the form of shot 27 of such diameter as to prevent its discharge through the slots. I'Vith the shade applied and the lamp illuminated, heat from the lamp induces an upward draft of air which passes out of the shade through the opening 21, carrying with it the perfumatory vapors from the shot 27. By virtue of the openings 26 currents of air are caused to circulate inwardly through the openings and upwardly through the shot, thereby promoting vaporization of the perfume and causing relatively rapid dissemination of the resultant perfumatory vapors throughout the room in which the lamp is placed. vaporization is further promoted by reason of the heat from the lamp condensing the moisture within the shade which is in part deposited on the perfume so as to moisten the latter and thus render it more susceptible to vaporization.
Although I have herein shown and described only one form of electric lamp and perfume holder therefor, each embodying my invention, it is to be understood that various changes and modifications may be made herein Without departing fromthe spirit of. the
invention and the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
WVhat I claim is:
1. As an article of manufacture, a perfume holder comprising a cup-shaped body having a bottom conforming to the contour of the free end of an incandescent lamp bulb with portions of the bod outstruck to provide fingers adapted to. embrace the bulb for holding the body in fixed position on the bulb.
2. As an article of manufacture, a perfume holder as embodied in claim 1 wherein the body is formed with openings forinducing a draft through the body to aid in discharging the perfumatory vapors therefrom.
A perfume holder comprising a cupshaped body having a concave bottom centrally provided with an opening, the side of the body being outstruck at circumferentially spaced intervals to provide fingers which project downwardly from the bottom.
4. A perfume holder comprising a cupshaped body having a concave bottom centrally provided with an opening, the side of the body being outstruck at circumferentially spaced intervals to provide fingers which project downwardly from the bottom, and openings for the purpose described.
WILLIAM A. WINSBORO.