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April 17, 1934. s WQRK LIGHT STRUCTURE Filed March 20, 1933 I INVEN TOR. SH/RLEYA- M PK BY ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 17, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Claims.
The present invention relates to improvements in light structures, and has among its objects the provision of a light that is particularly adapted for decorative purposes on Christmas trees or 5 construction, durable and efiicient for the purpose intended.
Other objects will appear as the specification proceeds, and the novel features thereof will be particularly set forth in the claims hereto annexed.
For a better understanding of my invention reference should be had to the accompanying drawing, forming part of this application, in which:
Figure 1 is a view in elevation of acandleshaped light embodying my invention;
Figure 2 a similar view with parts broken away to disclose the interior arrangement; and
Figure 3 a plan of the clip for attaching the 9 light to a branch of a tree or other support.
Although I have shown only the preferred form of my invention, it should be understood that various changes or modifications may be made within the scope of the annexed claims without departing from the spirit thereof.
In carrying my invention into practice I provide a hollow body member 1 shaped to represent a candle of conventional design, and formed interiorly with a socket 2 adapted for receiving an electrical bulb 3 therein. The lower end of the candle-shaped body is reduced at 4 so as to define a shoulder 5, the end being threaded in the manner shown in Figure 2 for introduction into a socket indicated at 6. The bulb 3 is connected to the socket 6 through conductors '7 and 8, wires 9 being adapted for connection to a suitable source of electrical energy and thus illuminate the bulb.
The upper end of the body 1 is provided with 50 a removable ferrule or cap 10 that telescopes over the end of the body, the ferrule being formed with an opening 11 through which a tip 12 projects. The tip is shaped to simulate a candle flame, and upon lighting the bulb 3 the tip is illuminated.
It will be particularly noted that the outer surface of the tip is ground as at 13, the tip being made of glass or other suitable transparent material, and this causes the tip to glow during the time that the bulb is active. Clear glass without a roughened or ground surface will not give the desired effect.
For attaching the light to a support, such as a branch of a Christmas tree, I provide a clip 14 having an opening 15 through which the reduced end 4 projects, the clip having spring fingers 16 thereon adapted for yieldingly engaging with the branch. The clip is confined against the shoulder 5 as previously mentioned by the rim 17 of the socket 6 with the lip 18 on the clip bearing against the body of the light.
It will of course be appreciated that a miniature bulb shaped to represent a candle flame, or other suitable shape,- may be threaded into the socket 2 directly, in which case the ferrule and ground tip as mentioned hereinbefore would be eliminated. The construction thereof would be obvious, and I therefore deem it unnecessary to further illustrate the same.
The parts forming the light structure may be sold individually at novelty counters or the like, and the lights assembled in the manner shown, and in this connection it will be noted that repair parts may be obtained for replacing broken or worn out parts, and thus the entire light need not be thrown, away when part thereof is broken. The assembled article may be painted in any desirable color, and thus enhance the appearance of the light. I
Having thus described my invention, what I desire to secure by United States Letters Patent 1s:
1. In a light structure, a candle-shaped body, a tubular ferrule telescoped over the upper end thereof, an illuminable tip fashioned with a cylindrical base removably disposed in the ferrule and provided with a flame-shaped element projecting through and opening in the top of the ferrule, and means for illuminating the tip.
2. In a light structure, a candle-shaped body, a tubular truncated conical-shaped ferrule telescoped over' the upper end of the body, an illuminable tip fashioned with a cylindrical base removably disposed in the ferrule and provided with a flame-shaped element projecting through an opening in the .top of the ferrule, the smaller end of the ferrule being arranged uppermost, and means for illuminating the tip.
3. A light structure comprising a candle-shaped body member, a tip separate from the body memher simulating a candle flame superimposed on the body member and exposed to view from positions laterally of the structure, means removably securing the tip to the body member, andmeans arranged in the body member exterior of the tip for illuminating the latter.
4. A light structure comprising a hollow candleshaped body member, a tip separate from the body member simulating a candle flame forming a. closure over one end of the body member, the tip being exposed to view from positions laterally of the structure, an electrical bulb mounted in the body member for illuminating the tip, and
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