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Publication numberUS1832576 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1931
Filing dateApr 24, 1930
Priority dateApr 24, 1930
Publication numberUS 1832576 A, US 1832576A, US-A-1832576, US1832576 A, US1832576A
InventorsLoy J Palmer
Original AssigneeLoy J Palmer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Decorative device
US 1832576 A
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Nov. 17, 1931. J. PALMER 1,832,576

DECORATIVE DEVIGE Filed April 24, 1950 Patentecl Nov. 17, 1931 UNITED STATES LOY J. PALMER, or EMPORIA, KANSAS DECORATIVE DEVICE Applicatiou filed April 24,

This invention relates to a decorative device, and it is an object of the invention to provide a device of this kind constructed in a mauner to permit the inolusion in the assembly of desired illuminating members, such as electric light bu1bs.

t is aiso an object of the invention to provide a device of this kind comprising two members of substautially duplicate cons truc- 1 tion and design adapted to be assembled in overlying relation, together with illuminating members supportedby said assembled members at desired points with respect thereto.

The invention consists in the details of construction end in the combination end arrangemeut ci the several parts of my improved decorative device whereby certain im portant advantages are attained and the de vice rendered simpler, iess expensive and otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use, as wi1i be hereiuaf'ter more fuily set forth.

The novei features of my invention Wi1l hereinafter be definitely claimed.

In order that my invention may be the better understood, I Wiii now proceed to describe the same With reference to the' accompanying drewings, wherein Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a decorative device construct'ed in accordance with an embodiment of my invention;

Figure 2 is a view partly in elevation an.d part'ly in section of the device as illustrated in Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a detailed sectional view taken substantially 011 the line 3-8 of Figure 1;

Figure 4 is a detailed sectional view taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 2;

Figure 5 is a view in end elevation of one of the points of the device as illustrated in F igure 1 with the bu1b omitted.

The improved device, as herein disclosed, W comprises two members A and B of substaneach of which being herein illustrated es in simu'iation of a five p ointed star. The marginai portions of the member A are defined by the lateraily disposed flanges 1 the outer longitudinal margine of which being contially duplicate dimensions and design and 1930. Serial No. 447,080.

tinued by the iuwardly disposed.flanges 2 subst-antially at right augles to tbe flanges 1. The member B is provided with si1niiar flanges 1 end 2' aithough it is to be noted that tbe flanges 1 are of such size to completely' overlie a flange 1 and to allow the flange 2 to overlie the member B poper. When the members A and B are assuubled,

it is also t0be n0ted that che flanges 1 and 1 are disposed inwardiy and that said mem- 00 bers Aand B Wiil be maintained spaced apart a distancedependent upon the size of the flanges. The members A and B are also maintained in assembed relation through the medi-umof a stove bolt 3 or its equivalent coacting with the central portions of said niembers A,end B. f

One of the members, ae B, is provided at substantially diametrically opposed points with the outstanding 100135 4 to accommodate a wire, ring string or the like to suspend or fasten the device es desired.

The outer ends of the points of,the fis- .sembled device and the portions thereof be- M tween the 1nner adyacent ends of said points are provided with openings 5 in which are tengaged the socket members 6. These members 6 are in ele'ctrical connection through the conductors 7 extending along the inner fece of the sides of the points with certain of the conductors exteriding outwardly of the device through un opening 5' for coni munication with a suitable source of e'lectrica1 energy. The bulbs' 8 engaging within the socket members 6 may be of any kind desired although it is preferred that the buibs be of diiering colors in order to increase the esthetic value of the device when the bulbs are illuminated. The outer sur- 4 faces of the members A and B may also be 99 colred in accordance with the effect desired and it is also believed to be obvious that tbe device may be formed in a design other than that of a star.

From the foregoing description it is thought to be obvious that a decorative device constructed in accordance with my invention is particulary well edapted for use by reason of the convenience end facility with which itmay be assembled and em- 100 2 1,ss2,57e

ployed, and it will also be obvious thai: my nvention is susceptible of some change and modificaton without departing from the principles and spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement and formation of the several parts herein shown in carryng out my nvention in practce except as herenafter claimed.

I claimz- 1. A decorative device comprising two lnembers one overlyng the other, the margnal portions of the members having inwardly disposed flanges coacting to maintain 15 the marginal portions of the members in spaced. relution, means coacting wth the central portions of the members fo1 holding the same in assembled relation, and outward- 1y disposed lamps carried by the flanges of the overlyng members.

2. A decorative device comprs 'ng tw0 1nembers (me oveflying the ocher, the murgnal pertions of the members aavng inwardly disposed fianges coact-ing to maintain the marginal portons of the members in spaced reation, means' coacting with the central portons of the members for holding the sz1rne in assemblecl re1acion socket members carried by the flanges of the overlying members, conductors postioned between the overying members and associated with the socket members, andelectric bubs engageable wthin the socket members.

3. A decorative device comprsing tw0 members one overlying che other, the mmginal portions of the members beingdefined by laterally disposed flanges, the outer longitudinal margins of which being continued by inwardly dsposed flanges, the first named flanges of the members overlapping each other wth che second named flanges of each member overlyng the second member, and outwardly disposed illumnat-ng members carried by the flanges of the first named members.

In testimony whereof I hereunto affix 1ny sign ature.


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US3014124 *Aug 18, 1959Dec 19, 1961Yakem CharlesStar light
US5430626 *Jun 24, 1994Jul 4, 1995Star Of Hope, Inc.Illuminated display construction
US5772312 *Oct 30, 1996Jun 30, 1998Pihl-Niederman; Susan M.Lighted holiday ornament
US6234650Jul 19, 1999May 22, 2001Christopher L. KincadeStar within a star ornamental decorative article
U.S. Classification362/249.14, 362/807, 362/249.17, 362/121
International ClassificationF21S2/00, F21S8/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S362/807, F21S2/00, F21W2121/00
European ClassificationF21S2/00