US 1741692 A
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Dec. 31, 1929. J. GARAJA PAPERWEIGHT Filed Aug. 17, 1927 Patented Dec. 31, 1929 STATES FFICE PAPER WEIGHT Application filed. August 17, 1927. Serial No. 213,453.
My invention refers to an improvement in paper weights and more particularly a paper weight or desk ornament having features of artistic attractiveness and novel ornamentation.
It comprises a substantial base or pedestal of sufficient weight to maintain its position with considerable stability, with a hollow glass globe mounted in the base containing an air free liquid, together with one or more objects of any suitable kind, and means for tightly mounting the globe within the base for maintainance of continuous tight sealing closure.
The object in view is to produce or provide a holding means for any desired object, advertising element or medium, or any article of interest, beauty, or novelty, either rigidly or flexibly mounted within the body of the fluid, in the manner more fully hereinafter described.
In the drawings showing one preferred or typicalembodiment of the invent-i0n,
Fig. 1 is a view of the article in elevation;
Fig. 2 is a vertical section of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a sectional detail view of the metallic screw thread packing ring cap.
oeferring to the drawings, the glass globe 2 is of the form shown, of any suit-able size,
0 generally similar to an ordinary electric light globe, and made of suitable thickness and strength to provide ample resistance to shocks and strains.
The globe 2 is provided with a contracted neck 3, having exterior threads 4 by which it is screwed into the upper central portion of base 5.
The base may be of metal, composition, or any suitable material, capable of being finished or polished for ornamental purposes,
and preferably having a substantially broad supporting bottom for placement on a table or other suitable flat surface.
The base is preferably provided with a central vertical opening 6 substantially corresponding to the interior diameter of the neck 3, although no particular dimensions or proportions are essential, and opening 6 may be omitted if desired.
The base 5 is also provided with interior threads 7 for screw connection with the threaded neck 8, as shown in Fig. 2.
For the purpose of providing a tight binding or sealing connection between the neck 3 of the globe and the upper portion of base 5, I utilize an intervening cap 8 of thin, some what soft metal, as zinc or sheet lead. Cap 8 is closed at its end as .at 9, and is provided with a screw threaded portion 10, for tight interfitting connection between the neck 3 and base 5 when these parts are screwed together.
Before such connection the inner portion of the threads of the base, or the outer portion of the threads of the cap 8, are covered with a paste, glue, or cement-like material of any suitable kind, so as to more completely effect the tight sealing connection for the exclusion of air or fluid, and for tight permanent mounting and connection of the parts. Any suitable material for such purpose may be utilized, as rubber cement, shellac, varnish or the like.
Between the outer cap portion 9 and the inner end of neck 3 is interposed a sealing disk 11 of rubber or other suitable compressible material. hen the parts are mounted as described and the cap is tightly screwed on the neck and the neck is tightly screwed into the base and against the disk 11, it will be compressed between the end of the neck and the shouldered portion 12 of the base, whereby the parts are brought into tight sealing connection, completely securing the binding and holding action.
' The interior of the globe 2 is entirely filled with fluid, as water, alcohol, or any other suitable liquid 13, preferably transparent and clear, for facilitating observation of the in terior decorative or ornamental elements. Such features, indicated generally by the letter A, may comprise a simulation of any natural or artificial object, as a small fish and waving grass or marine growth, of any suitable kind, capable of freely moving within the liquid.
For the purpose of maintaining such articles in a generally constant position, they are connected by holding or supporting stems 14, with an inserted disk 15 of cork.
When the articles are sufliciently buoyant to float upwardly within the fluid, such connections may be flexible in the nature of threads, cord or the like, otherwise they may be of line flexible wire or stems of any suitable material.
In the case of any fixed units, as the repre sentation of a small castle or snow image etc., such article may be mounted directly and fixed upon the upper surface of the cork disk 15, as will be readily understood and appreciated by those skilled in the art of making such ornaments. The cork disx 15 is supplied with its attached fixtures, and is in serted in the globe 2 after the globe has been filled with fluid, and tightly fitted within the mouth of the tube, effectually closing the neck.
For the purpose of avoiding the possibility of any air bubbles entering the globe during such filling or alter, I have found it preferable to fill the globe with its fluid and object contents while immersed within and below the surface of a larger quantity of the liquid, so as to insure complete filling, avoidance of bubbles, and complete closure within the neck by the disk, without any unfilled space. When thus prepared the globe is then mounted within the base in the manner above described. and the cementing material is allowed to harden, whereupon it is ready for use.
It will be understood, of course. that the shape. design, proportions, and different details of the invention may be greatly changed or varied by the skilled mechanic, to adant it to any particular use or purpose, and within a wide range of varietv as to representation or interior features. Thus. any natural or artificial object of an artistic or attractive nature may be utilized, either stationary or movable, while the invention may be also adapted to advertising uses or purposes by mounting within the globe any representative showing as to name, symbol, mark. etc.. for advocating the popularity and sale of goods or commodities.
Having described my invention, claim is:
1. An article of the class described comprising a supporting base having a threaded socket, glass globe having a threaded neck for insertion therein, a closing disk inserted within the neck, an intervening larger packing disk between the neck and base and bearing against the end of the neck, and a liquid completely filling the globe. with a visible object within the liquid flexibly connected with the closing disk.
2. An article of the class described comprising a supporting base having a threaded socket, a glass globe having a threaded neck for insertion therein, a closing disk inserted within the neck, an intervening larger packing disk between the neck and base and bearing against the end of the neck,
what I a thin metal cap screwed upon the globe neck and into the base, and a liquid completely filling the globe, with a visible obj set with in the liquid flexibly connected with the closing disk.
3. An article of the class described comprising a supporting base having a threaded socket, a glass globe having a threaded neck for insertion therein, a closing disk inserted within the neck, an intervening larger packing disk between the neck and base and bearing against the end of the neck, a thin metal cap screwed upon the globe neck and into the base with an intervening cementitious substance, and a liquid completely filling the globe, with a visible object within the liquid flexibly connected with the closing disk.
l. An article of the class described comprising a supporting base having a threaded socket, a glass globe having a threaded neck for insertion therein, an intervening packing disk between the end of the globe neck and the cap, a liquid completely filling the globe, and a supporting disk within the neck provided with a flexibly attached object 00- cupying the interior of the globe within the liquid.
5. A desk ornament consisting of a supporting base having a cup shaped thin metal inverted cap threaded in the base, a glass globe having a neck fixedly mounted in the base by threaded connection with the shell of the cap and filled with liquid, a compressible disk for sealing extending across its end and against the bot tom of the cap, an object within the globe, a closing disk inserted within the neck of the globe flush with its end, and a light fiexible waving stem connecting the object with the neck closing disk.
In testimony whereof I hereunto aiiix my signature.
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