US 1895659 A
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J3 31, 1933. M. HAGUE 11,895,659
SHRINE Filed June 15, 1952 Patented Jan. 31, 1933 l UNITED STATES MORTON `IIAGFCI'E, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOISv Application led June 15,
also an article in the nature of an ornamental" statue or plal ue which may be attractively displayed in t ehome or other places.
Still another object of the invention 1s to provide a shrine which will be useful, not only in the usual daily devotional rites but also in connection with the administering of certain religious rites.
Other objects and advantages of the inven tion will be understood by reference to the following specification and accompanying drawing in which is illustrated a shrine embodying a selected form of the invention.
In the drawing Fig. l is a plan.
Fig. 2 is a front elevation.
Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3 3 of Fig. 1.
Figs. 4, 5 and 6 are perspectives of certain parts used in connection with the shrine illustrated in Figs. 1 to 3, inclusive.
Referring now to the drawing, the shrine therein illustrated includes a basel() and a panel 11 which extends upwardly from the rear edge of the base. The base and panel are preferably molded of any suitable material which is light in weight when finished; for example, plaster or plaster composition which is quite porous when hard and dry.
In simulation of the approach to an'altar, the base is provided with steps such as indicated at 12 and a recess 13 is formed in the base for positioning a vigil light which usually consists of a ruby colored glass 14 Within which is disposed a candle 15. Immediately in front of the vigil light holding recess 13, the base is provided with a forward projection 16 which is recessed to form a font 17.
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The font 17 concludes an impervious shell lvwhich` may *bev offcelluloid or other .suit- To exemplify the 'attitude of devotion or worship,` apair of statuettes 19-19 in the 55 form of angels`j are mounted* on the base, one
on each `side of the vigil light 14; y
'Theipanel11, on its front face, is provided witha frame-like, forwardly projecting rib 20vwhich serves to givevpromlinence to a pic- 0 torial representation 21 of anyone of a series of subjects of devotion which may be mounted on the panel. ,The pictures 21'are pref erably provided with a heavy cardboard backing 22 which is slitted so as to Vpermit :g5
the bending out therefrom ofY vrearwardly projecting, 'spaced tongues 23.* The tongues 2.3 are adapted lto frictionally'fit in an opening 24 provided lin the panel 1'1 and said tongues:` thereby serve to rem the picturevo'n the panel. Y v
The panel 11 is also provided with a lreceptacle 25. which preferably opens to the back of the panel andvthis'receptacle servesas storage space-for a sick call outfitdesignated '5 in vits entirety y26. The sick-call outfit in..- LCludes several-items which are used in administering-'last rites.v and needfnot `be par.- ticularly explained in this application.
However., it maybe `said that'the sick call '80 outfit `is enclosed ina suitable boxer thelike such. as indica-tied'l andl that it includes .a
crucifix 27 ysuch las shown in Fig. 4'and aV pair'o-f'rwax candles of smalldiameter but considerable length, substantially tions such as depicted in'Fig. 6.
TheV crucifix fin the sick-call outfit furnished with the` describedshrine will be provided with a spring device, for example a pair of spring to'ngues 218wh-ich may be in- -99 serted in the opening 2,4 i-nthe :panel-.to mount the crucifixon the panel in place of one of the pictorial representations such as `2l. In .connection with the display ,0f the ,crucifix on thepanehthe candles such as show-n in Fig. 95
6 ,are to be positioned adjacent :the opposite sides lof the crucific.` For so positioning the candles, the vstatuettes 19 are each provided with afcandleholder recess 29 which iS adapt ed to,v receive and support one, of the candles 100 ovablyA mount of propor.-
referred to. So as to render the candle holder recesses 29 substantially invisible or 1nconspicuous, the wings 30 of each statuette v outwardly vfrom the wall vthesamedistance Y atxits lower edge asiat its upper edge, where the eyes 32 and the hooks engaged thereby. l p hold the panel vspaced lfrom the wall; Suit-y Y`20 able means such-.asl a latch 34, pivotally mounted onV a screwior thelike Ak35 maybe provided on the backof the panel formain.-
taining lthe sick call outit26 inthe recess'25..
Changes in the' described construction and arrangement may be made without departing from the spirit of the` inventiomthe scope of which should be-determined by ,reference to v"thewfollowing claims, the same; being construed as broadly as possible consistent with the state of the art., j e* 1 I claim as,k my yinvention' f 1.*,In a shrine of the class described, the
Y combination of a base, and apa-ir of statuettes of angels in'relatively spaced relation on said base said` statuettes each havingv Adiverging means for positioning thereon a representation of a subject of devotion.
v 5. In a shrine of the class described, thev combination of a base and a panel extendlng lupwardly therefrom, said base and panel being furnished with representations and articles lfor religious rites,vand said panel being provided with a receptacle for receivinga sick-call outfit substantially as described.
6. In a shrine of the class described, the
`combination ofV a base and a panel-extending upwardly'therefrom, said base and panelV being vfurnished with representations and ar- Vticles forlreligious rites, said panel being provided with a'receptacle for receiving a sickcall outit "substantially as described, and means' Sfor maintaining such outlit in said-receptacle. f In a ,shrinel of the class described, a panel having an. opening therein, 1a' represent-ation of a.- devotionall subject comprising a. pic-y ture having a cardboardibacking, and means for removably mounting the picture on said panel comprising a tongue formed integral f withl and proj ectingl rearwardly-from said backing within' theareafof` the picture, said tongue fitting in said panel yopeningto vfrictiona-lly maintain the picture inplaceon the'r y panel. y
wings and each beingprovided withcandle holder-'recesses intermediate its wings.
Y 2,'Inashrin'e of the class described, the Y combination of a base, and a'v air ofstatuettes ofangls in relatively space relation on said base, said statuettes leach having f diverging wings' having a depression therebetweenand v each being provided 'with candle holder recesses in said depression between the wings. 3. In ashrineofthe class described, the
representation of a subject'of devotion, means v orvremovably mountingsaid representation lonthe panel whereby a series of `repres'ental tions may be interchangeably mounted on said panel, a vigil light-holder'in said base,
anda pair of statuettes of angels on said base on. opposite sides of said vigil light holder,
saidvstatuettes eachV having diverging wings- Vhaving a' depression therebetweengand each being provided with v-a Vcandle'holder recess in the depression between the wings; f
4. In'a shrine vof-the class described, the
lcombination-.of a base, a panelextending upwardly from the'base at its rear, said base andi panelbein molded of material which is porousv when ardened, a vigil light holdery in the base and a font having an impervious lining shell'in the base in front-of the vigil "lightfholder, said panelbeingiprovided with 'combination-of a base, yan upright-panel, a a
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