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Publication numberUS1779952 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1930
Filing dateFeb 10, 1930
Priority dateFeb 10, 1930
Publication numberUS 1779952 A, US 1779952A, US-A-1779952, US1779952 A, US1779952A
InventorsSiegel Henry S
Original AssigneeSiegel Henry S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Smoker unit
US 1779952 A
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Oct. 28, 1930. s, slEGEL 7 1,779,952

SMOKER UNI T Filed Feb. 10, 1930 lhdezzior' HENRY S. SIEGEL Patented Oct. 28', 1930* HENRY? s. sinennon rnILAnELrma, aasn mm smo znnj UNIT a Application fil ed February 10, 1930, Serial No. 427,077.

This invention relates to improvements in smokers and more particularly to improve ments in'the contruction thereof whereby the same constitute component parts of electric lighting units and the like. i

Heretorore and prior to this invention smoking trays have been mounted'upon the vertically extending "standards or pedestals of electric lamps and the like. 7 In every instance, however, these smoking trays were mounted upon or secured to the vertically extending lamp standard in the form ofa conspicuous and unsightly appendage which detracted greatly from the generallypleas- ,ered as a whole. t a

i It is amo 1' ing appearance'of the'lighting unit considng the principal objects of the present invention to incorporate in an electric lighting unit, such asi a floor, bridge or 'davenport lamp, an ash receptacle which when not in use forms acomponent partof the lamp p edestal or standard whereby to conceal all-evidences oi the utilitarian purposes ofrsaid receptacler A further ob'ect of slidably mo V the invention is to unt upon the vertically eXtend-.

ing standard or pedestal of-an electric light 'ing unit or thelikean ash tray assembly the external configuration of which is suchthat when the-assembly is moved into inoperative e, position it appears as a the lighting Still anot component part of unit.

her object of the invention is to equip a vertically extendingstandard with r a slidably mounted ash tray assembly, the

standard being-provided with a relatively fixed'plate or cover against whichltheuppe'r and open end of the assembly isarranged to abut in such'manner that said cover and said" assemb ly not only give'th'e impression of an integral unit formed upon the standard but also operate to snufl out or extinguish any lighted have been p cigarettes or the like iwhich v'may j laced within the, ash tray assem follow.

. nother object of the inventi n i provide a combined electriclighting unit and snuiiertype ortash tray assembly which is not only simple, inexpensive and durable inconstruction and efficient in operation but which also "considerably enhances the general exernal appearance-of the lighting unit considered as a: whole.

()therobjects of-the invention will appear more fully from the detailed description to ,55

I The invention consists substantially inthe e combination,.construction, location and relative arrangement of parts, all as will appear more fully hereinafter, asshown-in the'ace companymg drawings and as finally pointed out in theappended claims. the said accompanying drawings theinvention has been] illustrated as applied to anelectric lighting unitjof'the type known-as a davenport lamp. I

It' will be understood, of course, that the in vention may beapplied-as wellanot only to other types of electric lighting units having vertically extending standards or pedestals but also to ordinary 'smoking stands and sundry other devices characterized by the a provision of a vertically extending standard.

' i ln the said vaccompanying drawings I Figure 1 is a side elevationjal view ofa lighting'unit embodying the present inven; '75

tion; V Y Figure 2 is ;avertical:worosssectional View ofthefsmoker assembly shown in Figure 1 Figure 3 i'sa vertical sectional view showna -n18: smoker assembly in longitudinally ,80 spacedzrelationwith respect'to its cover as ly; w I

- Figure 4 is'a top plan view olt'wthe ash tray" assembly shown-in Figure 3 {and Figure'5 is a cross-sectionalview the. line 5-1-75? of Figure 8. r o .e Referring' now more particularly to the j drawings it, will be observed that the present invention has-been incorporated in an elec: trio, lighting-unitfof the type known as, a

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davenport lamp. This lamp is provided with the usual base and vertically extending standard or pedestal 11. Suitably secured to or formed upon the standard 11 intermediate the upper and lower ends thereof is a fixed enlargement 12. I

Also fixed to the pedestal 11 in vertically spaced relation with respect to the enlargement 12 are a pair of plates 13 and 14. As 0 most clearly appears in Figure 3 the plate 13 is provided with an upwardly projecting peripheral flange 15 which is adapted to be telescopically received within the downwardly projecting peripheralflange 16 of the plate 15 member 14. It will be noted that the edge of the external flange 16- projects downwardly beyond the plane of the plate member 13. An mal ntaining the plate members 13 and 14 in the fixed relation shown in the drawings.

1 Projecting upwardly through the central bell-shaped portion, 17 ,of the late member 14 is an extension 18 of the mam pedestal or standard 11'. Suitably supported upon this extension 18 and in vertically spaced relation with respect to the plate members 13 and 14 is a lamp shade 19; This lamp shade 19 serves to shade the lamps 20 received within the sockets '21 which latter are in turn suitably supported upon the plate member 14. The space 22 which is afforded between the plate members 13 and 14 provi-desroom for the. conductors 23 leading to the lamp sockets 21. It \villbe understood that these conductors are threaded through the bore of the pedestal orstandard 11 and that thelower end thereof, which projects outwardly of the base 10, is provided with the usual connecter plug. (not shown).- To facilitate the passage of the conductors 23 from the space 22 into the bore of the standard or pedestal 11 the usual form of hickey or connecter member 24 is interposed between the proximateends of the main pedestal 11 and the vertical extension 18thereof.

Slidably mounted upon that portion of the a main pedestal or standard 11 which extends between the fixed enlargement 12'and' the plate member 13 is an inverted bell-shaped member25. The upper edge 26 of this member 25 is adapted to be snugly received within the freely projecting portion of the flange 16 of the plate member 14. ,It will thus appear that when the member 25 is moved to its up- -83 pflrmost position, as shown in Figures 1 and 2, the flange 16 embraces the upper edge 26 of said member 25 in such manner that the plate assembly 1314 appears to be anintegral unit with the bell-shaped member 25. 00 Projectingupwardly from and fixedly secured to the bottom edge 27 of the member 25 is a tubular sleeve 28. This sleeve 28 is of a diameter suchthat it snugly fits the pedsuitable means may be provided for trays or receptacles.

in any adjusted position longitudinally of the pedestal or standard 11.

-Receivedwithin the upper portion of the member 25 are a pair of dish-shaped plates or members 31 and 32. These members 31 and 32 are characterized by the fact that each is provided with a bottom wall 33 bounded by a diametrically extending vertical wall 34 and a semicircular wall 35. extending obliquely with respect to the vertical axis of the unit. As most clearly appears in Figure 4 the diametrically extending walls 34 of the members 31 and 32 are recessed at their central points respectively, as at 36, to embrace one-half of the vertically extendin standard or pedestal 11. It will be un erstood that when both plates 31 and 32 are mounted within the member 25 as shown in Figures 2 and 3 they will form conjointly a substaib tially circular plate provided in the central portion thereof with an upstanding collar through which is projected the pedestal or standard 11. The peripheral edges 37 of the members 31 and 32 rest upon the upper edge 26 of tliemember 25 in such manner that when said member 25 is moved into its uppermost position, as shown in Figure 2, the plate members, 31 and 32 will be concealed from View.

The plates 31 and 32, which are separately removable from the member 25, constitute ash Ordinarily these trays are concealed from View, as when the member 25 is moved upwardly upon the pedestal or standard 11 into'engagement with the relatively stationary plate 13. As has already been explained, the depending flange16 of the uppermost plate 14 embraces and conceals from'view the'upper edge of the member 25 upon'which the ash trays are supported.

When the member-25 together with its asso- Whenit is desired to use the ash trays it is merely necessary to slide the member 25 downwardly upon the portion of the pedestal or standard upon which it is mounted thereby 1 and that'it is equally applicable for use in connection with any other type of lighting unit, such as the ordinary floor or bridge lamp or in a smoker unit having no lamps of any character. In other words this invention contemplates the provision of an ash tray assembly'which is slidably mounted upon a vertically extending pedestal or standard, the latter beingequipped with a relatively stationary plate or hood for covering the upper pedestal, an ash tray seated within the open end of said member'in encircling. relation with respect to said edestal, a cover fixed to said pedestal and a apted to conceal said ash tray when saidslidable member is moved into en-' gagement therewith, and means for retaining said slidable member in adj ustably spaced relation with respect to said cover.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto affixed my signature. HENRY S. SIEGEL.

surface of the ash tray assembly when the latter is not in use. 7 In this connection, it is pointed out that the slidable ash tray assembly operates, when moved against its relatively stationary hood or cover, as a snuiier for cigarettes and the like.

It will be understood of course that the invention is susceptible of various changes and modifications without departing from the real spirit or general principles thereof and it, is accordingly intended to claim the same broadly, as well as specifically, as indicated by the appended claims. 7 V

7 What is claimed as new and useful is i 1. In a smoker unit, a vertically extendlng j pedestal, a pair of complementally formed members operatively mounted upon said ped-- estal to form a normally closed assembly hav- H ing a hollow interior, one of said members heing in the form of an inverted plate member fixed toand the other in the form of an inverted bell-shapedmember slidable upon said pedestal, and an ash tray removably disposed within said hollow interior, access being had to said tray upon separation of said members.

2. In a smoker unit, 'avertically extending pedestal, a pair of members'mounted upon said pedestal, one of said members being in. the form of an inverted plate member fixed to i and the other inflthe form of a cup-shaped member slidable upon said pedestal, a flange formed upon one of said members for embrac- V ing the proximate edge ofthe other thereof whereby when said slidable member is moved into engagement with said fixed member the members'conj ointly simulate a unitary assembly, and an ash tray removably supported withinqsaid slidable member and normally concealed from view when said membersar 1n assembled relation.

3; In a smoker unit, amain pedestal, a substantially cup-shaped member arranged coaxialiy with and. slidably mounted upon said

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US2527007 *Mar 1, 1949Oct 24, 1950John GolinoReceptacle with outwardly swingable side walls
US2622755 *Aug 24, 1950Dec 23, 1952Evans Case CoBase for cigarette lighters or similar articles
US3414133 *Aug 30, 1966Dec 3, 1968Abbiati LucioSmall hanging basket for beach umbrellas
US5826975 *Apr 4, 1997Oct 27, 1998Hsieh; PaulConvertible halogen incandescent lamp
U.S. Classification220/576, 131/238, 362/410, 248/132, 362/253
International ClassificationA24F19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F19/0071
European ClassificationA24F19/00S