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Publication numberUS1955469 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1934
Filing dateSep 27, 1932
Priority dateSep 27, 1932
Publication numberUS 1955469 A, US 1955469A, US-A-1955469, US1955469 A, US1955469A
InventorsBruno M Panczner
Original AssigneeBruno M Panczner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornamental lighting fixture
US 1955469 A
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April 17, 1934. B. M. PANCZNER ORNAMENTAL LIGHTING FIXTURE Filed Sept. 27, 1932 v WITNESS.- WM

1 11s A'TTOkNEY Patented Apr, 1?, 1934 STATES PATENT OFFECE illaims.

This invention relates to ornamental lighting fixtures, and has for an object to provide an improved lighting fixture, especially, though not exclusively adapted, for cooperation with a tree,

it such as a Christmas tree.

A further object of the invention is to provide a lighting fixture constructed in separable interconnected halves, substantially identical, which may be produced from a single die or mold, con- ?W nected together to hold a plurality of lights about its perimeter with a light within the interior of the fixture.

A further object of the invention is to provide a lighting fixture of generally circular form, having 103 means for applying transparent or translucent disks or sheets to the sides of the ring with an illuminating element within the ring for illumihating the translucent parts, and other illuminating elements spaced about the outer perimeter.

A further object of the invention is to provide a lighting fixture generally circular in shape having at one side an ofiset hollow shank for sup porting the device upon any convenient or approved stem, said circular fixture embodying an illuminated display with a circle of lights thereabout.

The invention, therefore, more specifically cornprises a lighting element which is constructed in substantially identical halves which are secured together and when so combined, form an approximate circle having an illuminating element within the circle, and parts closing the circle illuminated by such inner illuminating element, and other illuminating elements spaced about the circular part.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a view of the invention partly in side elevation and partly with one half removed,

Figure 2 is a view of the invention in edge ele' vation from either side,

Figure 3 is a plan view of one of the conducting elements,

Figure 4, is a view or" the same conducting element shown in edge elevation,

Figure 5 is a view in plan of one of the terminal elements,

igure 6 is a view in plan of another terminal element, and

Figure 7 is a fragmentary radial detailed view.

Like characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

The improved ornamental lighting fixture which forms the subject-matter of this application, comprises two substantially identical halves A and B. It is proposed to make these two halves identical so that both may be made from a single die or mold, thereby reducing the cost of manufacture.

Each of the halves comprises a ring 10 with an offset sleeve part 11. The two halves are held together by means or" ears 12 through which a bolt 13 may be inserted, and the shank is preferably provided with a circumferential groove 14 in which a split ring 15 is seated.

Each of the halves has recesses formed therein, as indicated at 16, which provide sockets 1'7. Into these sockets 1'? rings 18 having arms 19 extend through the passages 16 and terminate in extremities 20 under the next succeeding ring 18.

Somewhere about its extent the ring 18 is out w as at 21, and one of the ends bent upwardly, as at 22, and one downwardly, as at 23, providing thereby a member which will correspond to and engage the threads 24 of a lighting element 25, with the base of said threaded shank 24 bearing upon the extremity 20, said ring 18 and extremi- 2 ties 20 forming the electrical contact parts of the sockets.

These members extend entirely around the ring except at the initial ends. One ring 18' is similar to the ring 18 but the arm 19 is shorter than the arm 19 and terminates in an extremity 20'. A disk 26 is inserted in place of the end 20 under the ring 18'.

A ring 27 is provided similar to the ring 18, but without the arm, as one of the terminal connections. From the ring 27 a conductor 28 leads to any source of supply, while a similar conductor 29 leads from the disk 26.

It will be noted that one of the lighting elements 25 is located within the rings formed by the sections A and B. These sections are provided each with a shoulder 30 against which a transparent or translucent seat 31 may engage. This translucent sheet may be a picture or any other approved ornamental member. It is preferably held in position by means of a split wire ring 32 which engages in the circumferential groove 33.

It will be noted that as both sections A and B are substantially identical, both open sides will be similarly closed by transparent or translucent members which, when illuminated from within, will provide a central illuminated part about which are spaced radially extending lighting units.

As shown in the drawing, five sockets are shown exteriorly of the device which, when provided with the illuminating element. will give the figure of a five-pointed star with its center illuminated or ornamented by any approved or desired ornamental translucent sheet.

The sleeve 11 is shown as being hollow and preferably tapered, for the purpose of mounting the device upon any approved support, as the limb or branch of a tree.

The conductors 28 and 29 will extend to any distance and connect with any source of electrical supply.

As all of the several sockets are provided with conductors, which will connect the various illuminating elements in series, it is obvious that once connected with the source of electrical sup ply, all of the illuminating elements will be energized.

While five exterior and one interior sockets have been shown in the drawing, it is obvious that interior or exterior sockets may be increased or changed in number as may be found desirable, or any of such sockets may be omitted without in any way departing from the invention.

Of course the ornamental lighting fixture herein illustrated may be modified and changed in various Ways without departing from the invention herein set forth and hereafter claimed.

I claim:

1. An ornamental lighting fixture comprising substantially identical halves secured together, said connected halves forming substantially a ring having a radially offset hollow sleeve, each of said halves having recesses which, combined, form outwardly opening sockets about the exterior of the combined sections, and a socket formed opening within the interior of the ring formed by suchcombined sections.

2. An ornamental lighting fixture comprising substantially identical. halves, each half being formed with recesses, independent conductors inserted partly into the recesses of one of the halves ,and spaced apart at their ends, the other-half having like recesses similarly engaging and fixing the conductors, one end of each conductor forming a ring for the receipt of a lighting element, the end of the adjacent conductor forming a part to contact with the base of said lighting element.

3. An ornamental lighting fixture comprising substantially identical halves formed as rings, socket parts formed about the perimeter of the ring, said rings being provided with recesses extending thereabout, independent conductor units seated one half in the recesses of each ring and beingprovided with a ring for cooperating with thebase of a lighting element, the opposite end of the adjacent conductor being positioned to engage the base of said lighting element.

4. An ornamental lighting fixture comprising separable halves, both of said halves being provided with perimetrical socket parts spaced apart and with recesses extending circumferentially in series from socket to socket, independent conductor elements inserted into the recesses and by said recesses held fixed in proper relation to the socket parts to make connections with a lighting element, and members at the ends of the series, one adapted to function as a socket memher and one to function for contacting with the base of'a lamp.

5. An ornamental lighting fixture comprising separable parts formed as rings, socket parts formed about the perimeter of the ring parts, and socket parts formed upon the inner circumference of the rings, said-rings being provided with circumferentially directed recesses and independent conductor elements inserted frictionally into said recesses and by said recesses held 1 fixed in position to make proper electrical connection with illuminating elements inserted into the socket parts.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4590545 *Aug 29, 1984May 20, 1986Scheer Raymond DLight fixture
U.S. Classification362/382, 362/807
International ClassificationF21S8/00, F21S4/00, F21W121/04
Cooperative ClassificationY10S362/807, A47G2033/089, A47G33/08, F21S4/001, F21W2121/04, A47G2033/0827
European ClassificationA47G33/08, F21S4/00E