US 1980948 A
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Nov. 13, 1934. A. ABRAMSON 1,980,948
PORTABLE ELECTRIC LIGHTING OUTFIT Filed June 18, 1934 56 INVENTOR fm @Mzz ATTORNEY Flbmham lam/11 7. j
Patented Nov. 13, 1934 UNITED STATES PORTABLE ELECTRIC LIGHTING OUTFIT Abraham Abramson, New York, N. Y., assignor to Raylite Trading Company, 'Inc., a corporation of New York Application June 18, 1934, Serial No. 731,020
This invention relates to electric lighting sets and more particularly is directed to an improved construction of portable lightingoutfits for display and ornamental illumination such as used for Christmas tree decorations and other purposes.
Among the objects of the invention is to generally improve sets of the character described including an improved device comprising few and simple parts which are readily assembled to permit easy mounting and securing the light sockets and wiring of such sets to'the branches of the trees or other supports, which devices shall serve as ornamental trimmings, and which shall be eflicient and practical to a high degree in use.
Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.
The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements and arrangements of parts which will be exemplified in the constructions hereinafter described and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claims.
In the accompanying drawing, in which is shown various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a branch of a Christmas tree on which is shown a portion of a portable electric lighting outfit constructed and mounted to embody the invention.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged front elevational view of one of the light sockets and portion of the wiring of the lighting outfit shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view taken on lines 33 in Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view of the bead of the improved mounting device shown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the ring clip of said improved device.
Fig. 6 is a top plane view of a modified form of improved ornamental mounting device having a split bead.
Fig. 7 is a top plane view of the split bead shown 'i separated.
sulated decoratively colored material such as i wood, fibre, glass, porcelain, phenol-condensate products, rubber and the like. Said bead has an axial passage 23 wherethrough one of the flexible conductor wires 21 passes and has a circumferentially formed groove 24. Seated in said M groove 24 is an open-ended metallic wire ring member 25 formed at one end with a spring clip 26. The latter is hook shaped and is adapted to clampingly engage the branch B of the tree T as tions are threaded on either or both conductor wires 21. With said devices located on the wires 21 adjacent the sockets 20, the latter are secured in position on the branches B by means of the clips 26. With said devices located at spaced distances from such sockets, loose conductor wires 21 are neatly retained in place by said clips 26.
Said devices are particularly desirable and convenient to use since they permit ready means for mounting the light sockets and conductor wires of the outfit to conform with various decorative schemes, the beads 22 thereof being adaptable to provide artistic ornamental trimmmgs.
In Figs. 6 and 7, a modified construction of the mounting device is shown having split or mated half beads 32. Here an open-ended ring member 35 formed with a spring clip 36 which lies in the plane of said member 35 is used. This location of the clip, instead of having the same extending at right angles to the ring member as shown in Fig. 2, is sometimes found more convenient for mounting the light sockets 20 to extend in particular directions. The split bead construction is preferable for outfits already assembled since the device can be easily applied without. disconnecting the wiring. With the split beads, the axial passages 33 may be made noncircular in cross sections and of such proportions as to provide frictional engagement on the conductor wires 21, the ring member 35 being constructed to compress the bead halves and retain the devices in any set position along the conductor wires 21.
Another form of the invention is shown in Figs. 8, 9 and 10. Here the bead 42 besides having a passage 43 for receiving the conductor wires 21 has another through opening 44 wherein one end 4511. of a U-shaped wire member 45 is anchored, the other end 45b of said member serving to clampingly retain the support B in the bend on loop 450 as is clear from Fig. 8. "The 'end 45a may be swivelly retained in the opening 44 to permit angular adjustments of the mounting device with respect to the support B. I
' ber is seated in the groove 54 and has a spring clip 56 located to lie in the plane of said member 55 like in the form of invention shown in Fig. 6 and described above.
Each of the mounting devices shown in Figs. 4 to 12, inclusive, are used in the same manner described above for and shown in Figs. 1 to 3, inclusive. It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved and which is well adapted to meet. the conditions of practical use.
lighting outfit comprising a bead having a passage therein adapted to receive a conductor wire of said outfit and having an opening spaced from said passage, and a clip anchored in said opening to extend from said head for securing the portions of the wire; passing through the passage to the support.
2. The device defined in claim 1 in which the clip is swivelly secured in its anchorage.
3. In a Christmas tree lighting outfit comprising a plurality of light. sockets in series and flexible conductor wires connecting the same, a plurality of mounting devices carried by said wires for attaching said wires to said tree and for suitably mounting said sockets, eachof said devices comprising a bead and. a clip, said bead