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Publication numberUS1788058 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 6, 1931
Filing dateMar 6, 1929
Priority dateMar 6, 1929
Publication numberUS 1788058 A, US 1788058A, US-A-1788058, US1788058 A, US1788058A
InventorsJyumi Motogo
Original AssigneeJyumi Motogo
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1788058 A
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Jan.6, 1931. M. m 1388,0513

' LAMP Filed March 6, 1929 IN VENTOR I ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 6, 1931 I 1 v UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application filed March ,6; 1929. Serial No. 344,619.

The invention relates to an ornamental rative elements for the lamp, and it is to the lamp, and particularly to the base thereof. provision of a novel and attractive decorative An ob'ect of the invention is to provide ase that the present invention particularly a lamp ase' wherein certain types of obrelates. I

5 jects ma be contained and displayed as deco- As particularly disclosed, the base portion 50 rative e ements'of the base in a protected 3 comprises a transparent vessel of glass or and unchan 'ng condition. thellke having a tubular neck portion 6 de- Another 0 ject of the invention is to profininga mouth for the vessel cavity and a vide a lamp base ofthe class described parbottom portion 7 formed to suppbrt the lamp ticularly ada ted for the preservation and in upright position on any suitable sup ort- 5 display therein of objects composed'of' oring objector surface. The outline o the ganic materials. a ,7 base 3 between the neck and bottom portions A further objectof the invention is to thereof is generally immaterial to the presprovide a particularly efiective means for ent invention; in the present instance, the

5 preserving the aforesaid objects while in the base is seen to be generally cylindrical with no largp base. y a central bulge.

et another ob'ect of the invention is to 7 A. closure member 8 is provided for the provide a lamp ase of the character debase, said member being preferably arranged scribed in which the contents thereof are arto be so mounted on the base as to hermetiged to be illuminated in a articularly cally seal the cavity of the same. As shown, 65 direct and efiective manner by t e source f the closure 8 is provided with internal 7 light mounted thereon. 7 threads- 9 for receiving threads 11 provided The inv i n P08885585 h ObJBQtS a ontheneck portion 6 of the base in integral f a ures 0 a va g Some which, W1th relation thereto. For reasons to be hereinthe r goi g, W beset forth I the fOUOW- after brought out, at least the central-por- 70 ing e P Q Q Preferred form of the tion of the cap Sis desirably transparent, and lnvenfilon whlqh 1S t 'fi m the accom" the cap is, in the present instance, formed P fY q' g s 111 Wh with a metallic rim portion 12 providing the Flgure 1 n levation of a lamp struc threads 9 and arranged to engage around the 0 mm y fi the w Rol'tlons 01 outside edge of a disc-shaped top portion 13 75 the base and S ade oflihe p g broken formed of glass or the like forv clamping the away to disclose certain structural elements t r i t th i d 14 f th k the/1160f- Preferably and as shown, a gasket 15, or

Flgure 2 an enlarged fragmentary f other suitable sealing medium, is interposed 5 cal and axial section of the central portion between the glass top 13 d h rim 4 of i p I In this manner, the cavity of the base is ar- A lllustrated, the lamp of y mventlon ranged to be hermetically sealed when the cap P P a base 3 of vase'hke Puthne is mounted on the base; It is to be underand hght source n f on Sald f stood that other means than those particu- 40 portion. The lamp is essentially decorative, l l shown d di l d i ht b tili d 85 and is here shown provided with a trails f r disposing the cap to provide a sealed lucent shade 5 generally enclosing the light closure for the base. I source, said light source, in the present in- The cap Sisarranged to support the light stance, comprising an electric light globe. globe 4, and, as shown, is carried in a soclret The base 3 is also arranged to provide deco- 16 mounted ona support member 1'? carried on rods 18 fixedly engaged in and extending axially from the cap rim 12. The rods 18 are appropriately shaped to provide for the disposal of the globe 4 between them it being noted that said globe is arran ed to be disposed in inverted position where y a considerable portion of the li arranged to be directed ownwardly and through the glass top of the cap. As shown, the lead-in wires 19 to the socket 16 are disposed to extend upwardly along a rod 18, it being noted, however, that these rods might be-tubular for receiving the wires 19 therea through if a maximum concealment of these activity. Experiment has shown,

wires is desired. The support member 17 is also seen to provide a mounting for the shade 5, by means of a spider-plate 20, said shade being of any appropriate design. In this manner, the cap rim is arranged to support both the light globe 4 and shade 5 in their operative positions.

It will now be noted that the cavity of the base is arranged to receive decorative articles 21, which, on account of their visibility through the base walls serve as a decorative means for the base. Such articles, particularly when colored, will usually show the effect of age through a fading of or change in, their colors if exposed in air or any other oxidizing medium, or even in a vacuum. Furthermore, exfposure may cause a drooping or change. 0 shape of such articles.

is therefore desirable to surround the arti-' cles 21 with some medium which" will serve to prevent oxidizing or other changes in the articles whereby to maintain the same in a fresh appearin condition; and I preferably utilize a liqui for the purpose. Water is, of course, out of the question, as are'other liquids having the least amount of chemical however, that coal oil and allied mineral OllS, possess the requisite qualities of clearness and chemical inertness, and I-accordingly prefer to fill the base cavity with a liquid 22 such as coal oil or the like.

Specifically,'the articles 21 might be, as shown, artificial flowers and herba e made of a self-sustaining organic material, either porous or impervious, and more or less transparent. As shown, the flowers and herbage are arranged as a loose bouquet, being mounted in a non-floating block 23 disposed at the bottom of the base cavity. The flowers and herbage are appropriately colored, and their immersion in the coal oil 22 is found to preserve their colors with full brightness thereof. Though artificial flowers and herbage are shown, the articles 21 are, of course, not

limited to the same, as the device is applicable to the provision of an unchanging display of man other decorative articles which are oxidize 1e and are not eflected by coal oil, or whatever other preservative liquid may used. In this manner, decorative articles ht therefrom is laced in the base cavity for decorating the ase are arranged to preserve their color and appearance of freshness indefinitely. The removability of the cap 8, it is noted, permits a change in the displa if, and when, such is desired, it being note that prima functions of the cap are to protect the li uid 22 from dust and loss byv evaporation. he liquid may, of course, be clear, or tinted, as may be desired, the same being true of the glass top 13 and the material of the 'side walls of the base. In view'of the foregoing, the present lamp is seen to provide an effective method for simultaneously displaying and preserving certain types of perishable keep-sakes as well as purely decorative articles.

Throu h the use of the glass top 13, a beam of light from the globe 4 is arranged to directly illuminate the articles 21 from above whereby these articles show up more clearly and transparency and other physical features of the articles are brought out in a far more effective maner than would be the case if the light ,entering through the sides of the base from beneath the shade and elsewhere were entirel depended on to illuminate the articles. f'desired, the cover glass 13 may be in the form of a light concentrating or disersing lens for controlling the light distriution to the base cavity. In the present instance, the cap glass 13 is shown as a convex lens for directing the light in a contracting conical beam downwardly through the decorative articles in the base. On the other hand, if a' sufiused illumination is desired, the lens would be dispersive of light passing therethrough from the globe 4.

From the foregoing description taken in.

connection with, the accompanying drawings, 1

the advantages of the construction and method of operation will be readily understood by those skilled in the art to which the invention appertains, and while I have described the principle of operation, together with the device which I now consider to be the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that the device shown is merely illustrative, and that such changes may be made, when desired, as fall within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the-United States the following:

1. In a lamp for general illumination purposes, a light source, a member providing a cylindric receptacle having transparent walls, a cap hermetically sealing an end of said receptacle and having a transparent central portion, and means on said cap supporting said light source for directing light downwardly therefrom and axially throughsaid transparent cap portion and receptacle to illuminate articles in said receptacle inde- ICC)

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U.S. Classification362/154, 47/41.1, 362/122, 359/809, 428/13, 206/423, 362/101, 220/663, 362/806
International ClassificationF21V33/00, F21S6/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S362/806, F21S8/035, F21W2121/00, F21S6/002
European ClassificationF21S8/03G1, F21S6/00D