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Publication numberUS1945953 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 6, 1934
Filing dateSep 2, 1932
Priority dateSep 2, 1932
Publication numberUS 1945953 A, US 1945953A, US-A-1945953, US1945953 A, US1945953A
InventorsTimothy M O'connell
Original AssigneeTimothy M O'connell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Votive light tumbler
US 1945953 A
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1934- T. M. O'CONNELL.

VOTIVE LIGHT TUMBLER Filed Sept. 2, 1932 I N V E N TO R 77M0 W/y Z OJomvez L,

ATTO R N EY Patented Feb. 6, 1934 UNITED STATES PATEN'Il OFFICE 3 Claims.

This invention, stated in its broadest terms, relates to equipment for use in churches, chapels, shrines, oratories, vacation camps, homes and at banquets, and has more especial relation to a 5 so-called votive light tumbler.

Votive lights or, in other words, candles are left to burn for long periods of time within containers or so-called tumblers. When the candle has burned to its limit considerable difficulty is experienced in withdrawing the same from its tumbler in view of the fact that the melted candle grease unduly adheres to the tumbler bottom. Furthermore, in extracting the melted candle a more or less messy condition of tumbler appears.

I The leading object of the present invention is to overcome the above described disadvantages and provide a votive light tumbler construction in which the candle when burned out may be readily and expeditiously removed from its 2Q tumbler, leaving the tumbler walls practically free of adhering greasy particles.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a votive tumbler of non-metallic structure so moulded that its bottom wall is provided with a centrally arranged raised boss to seat a metallic disc carried by a candle bottom whereby when the candle has burned out a suitable implement may be inserted in the tumbler to engage the lower face of the disc to lift the same from 3 the boss with such portions of the candle as may remain upon the disc.

A further object of the present invention is to provide an arrangement of parts as above stated in which the raised boss has a bevelled edge spaced from the tumbler side walls to facilitate the introduction of a suitable implement beneath the metal disc.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of the novel construction hereinafter described and finally claimed. The nature, characteristic features and scope of the invention will be more fully understood from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing forming part hereof, and in which:

Fig. l is a view in central section of a votive light tumbler embodying the invention and showing in application thereto a candle;

Fig. 2 is a view in cross section taken upon the 1 5 9 line 2--2 of Fig. 1; and

Fig. 3 is a view in vertical section of a votive light tumbler embodying a modified form of construction, the candle in this instance being eliminated.

For the purpose of illustrating-my invention I have shown in the accompanying drawing two forms thereof which are at present preferred by me, since the same have been found in practice to give satisfactory and reliable results, although 'it isto be understood that the various instru- '60 mentalities of which my inventionconsists can be variously arranged and organized and that my invention is not limited to the precise arrangement and organization of the instrumentalities as herein shown and described.

Referring to the drawing in detail, and with more especial relation to Figs. 1 and 2, the reference numeral 10 designates a so-called votive light tumbler which may be made of glass, bakelite or equivalent material. The side walls of 170 the tumbler 10 are somewhat tapered. In practice these tumblers are moulded or cast to provide an integral structure. At the time of the moulding or casting of the tumblers 10 a centrally arranged, raised boss 11 is formed. The

periphery of the boss 11 is beveled as at 12, as best seen in Fig. 1. The bevelled portion 12 of the boss may extend from the perimeter of the boss 11 toward and in effect may terminate at the lower, inner, circumferential corner of the 130 tumbler, as best seen in Fig. 1. The boss 11 materially thickens the tumbler base and besides its other advantages provides a counterbalanced structure whereby the tumbler may not be readily upset. The advantage of this feature is readily apparent when it is considered that a candle is left to burn continuously for many hours without an attendant in charge. An inspection of Figs. 1 and 2 discloses that the bevelled portion 12 of the boss 11 co-operates with the tumbler 9' side walls to provide an annular space 13 the purpose of which will presently appear.

The reference numeral 14 designates a socalled votive candle which is tapered to correspond with the side walls of the tumbler 10. The 55 bottom of the candle 14 has applied thereto a metallic disc 15 arranged to seat upon the boss 11 when the candle 14 is positioned within the tumbler 10. In use a votive candle is left to burn for a long period of time without any attention. According to the present invention wh n the candle has burned out the metallic disc 15 seated upon the upper surface of the non-metallic boss 11 may be readily pried therefrom by a suitable instrument introduced' through the tumbler 10. In this connection it will be understood that since the candle parts are not in direct contact with the boss the greasy melted candle parts are entirely free of the top w. of the boss 11. By this construction and arrangement of parts it is apparent that not only may the used candle parts be readily and expeditiously withdrawn from a tumbler but that no messy, soiled condition of tumbler results. In this connection it is to be noted that the annular space 13 previously referred to affords means for introducing a suitable tool with respect to the metal disc 15. I

Referring now to the modified form shown in Fig. 3, the tumbler parts are the same as above described with the exception that the bev- V elled annulus 16 extends from the perimeter of the boss 11 in a direction toward the lower, inner, circumferential corner of the tumbler but does not actually come in contact with the corner so that an annular space 17 is provided at the tumbler bottom whereby ready access may be had to the metal disc after a candle has been burned out.

What is claimed is:

1. In combination a votive light tumbler having formed integrally therewith in its bottom wall a raised circular boss the circumferential edge of which is spaced from the tumbler side walls and a candle the base of which is provided with a metallic disc arranged to seat upon said boss whereby, when the candle has been consumed, no melted candle grease is in direct contact with the upper surface of said boss, and said metal disc with any adhering candle grease may be readily removed from the tumbler.

2. In combination a non-metallic votive light tumbler having formed integrally therewith in its bottom wall a raised boss the circumferential edge of which is bevelled in a direction toward the tumbler side walls so as to be free of the tumbler side walls, and a candle the base of which is provided with a metallic disc arranged to seat upon said boss whereby when the candle has been consumed no melted candle. grease is in direct contact with the tumbler bottom, and the said metal disc with any adhering candle grease may be readily removed from the tumbler.

3. In combination, a votive light tumbler having in its bottom wall a raised circular boss the upper surface of which lies entirely in a single plane and the periphery of which is spaced from the inner side walls of the tumbler, and a candle having a base comprising a disc adapted to seat upon said boss whereby, when the candle has been consumed, such candle grease as has not been consumed will lie in the space between the periphery of the boss and the tumbler walls and the disc will be held in position on the boss by gravity alone.

TIMOTHY M. OCONNELL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification431/291
International ClassificationF21V37/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21V37/0095, F21V37/00
European ClassificationF21V37/00, F21V37/00N