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Publication numberUS1981696 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 20, 1934
Filing dateDec 13, 1933
Priority dateDec 13, 1933
Publication numberUS 1981696 A, US 1981696A, US-A-1981696, US1981696 A, US1981696A
InventorsHarper Frank C
Original AssigneeHarper Frank C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornamental decoration
US 1981696 A
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No). '20, 1934. F? C HARPER 1,981,695

ORNAMENTAL DEC ORAT I ON Filed Dec. 13, 1935 lnvenfor:


ORNAMENTAL DECORATION Frank 0. Harper, Carnegie, Pa. Application December 13, 1933, Serial No. 702,194 2 Claims. (Cl. 4110) This invention relates to a decorative ornament and while not limited thereto relates more particularly to that type of ornament for decorating Christmas trees and similar articles for 5 festive occasions, and has for its object the provision of a novel form of ornament which may be cheaply manufactured and sold, and which is composed of a plurality of units adapted to be assembled into various combinations, varying its ornamental effect.

In the drawing: a y Figure 1 is a view in elevation of a completely assembled ornament.

Figures 2 to 6, inclusive, are plan views ,of various shapes of the individual units comprising the ornament. 1 l

Figure 7 is a sectional View through any of the ornaments of Figures 2 to 6. r

Figures 8 and 9 are sectional views of modified forms of ornament units having modified or roughened surfaces for deflecting thelight rays at various angles.

Referring to the drawing, the numeral 2 designates the units or members of the ornament which are shown in the assembled view in Figure 1 and in Figure 4, as composed of flat disks. As shown assembled in Figure 1, it will be seen that the disks are of various diameters and are assembled with the disks of smaller diameter at the top of the ornament and the others arranged in'groups. Each group is composed of the same size of disks and the several groups are arranged in an assembly with the successive larger diameters graduating from top to bottom. Each of the disks is provided with an aperture 3 at diametrically opposite points and the several disks are connected together in various lightv formation by connecting units or lengths L comprising a relatively rigid shank portion 4 terminating at each end in loop portions which are adapted to be entered through the apertures 3 in the disks 2, and the looped portions are adapted to be closed to retain the disks in position In the commercial form of this ornament, the several disks of the several groups of disks may have their surfaces of various colors, either in whole or in part, so as to add to the attractiveness of the ornament and, due to the novel assembly in which the heavier and larger disks are 50 arranged at the bottom of the ornament as it is suspended, the several disks will assume various angle positions relative to each other about a center line passing through the apertures and connecting links, 55 The topmost disk is provided in its topmost aperture with a hook attaching member 10 of pliable material adapted to be anchored on the tree or other article being ornamented.

As a modification of the ornament of Figure 1, the units 2 2 2, 2 and 2 of Figures 2 to 6, may be substituted for the disks 2 either in whole or in part, or in any combination. As a further modification, any other units 2 2*, 2, 2 and 2 may have their surfaces provided with projections 12, either on one or both sides thereof, as shown in Figures 8 and 9, which projections will serve to deflect the light rays from the surfaces of the units in various directions and materially add to the ornamental and attractiveness of the assembly of such units.

Ornaments such as described above have many advantages over the thin, light-weight glass ornaments ordinarily used in the trimming of Christmas trees in that they are indestructible, require comparatively small space for display and storage, and can be manufactured in the United States to be sold in competition with the fragile glass ornaments ordinarily used, many of which are imported from foreign countries.

Another advantage is that the general appearance may be varied at the'pleasure of the party desiring such ornaments, since different units may be purchased for assembling and the units assembled by the purchaser, and either a greater or lesser number of units used. With the various forms of units shown, and others that may be readily made by those skilled in the art, there is no end to the number of combinations which may be assembled to vary the ornamental eifectiveness to be obtained.

Experience has shown that the ornament of this invention is particularly adapted for the trimming of trees located out of doors for the reason that they are indestructible from the elements and from shocks delivered by the wind while suspended on the tree.

What I claim is:

1. An ornament comprising a plurality of onepiece thin fiat members having bright reflecting surfaces and connected to form a pendant-like chain, said members being of greater size and weight at one end of the chain than the other,

said members being perforated at diametrically opposite points, and single one-piece connecting links joining said members, said links having looped ends passing through said perforations forming pivotal connections and a relatively elongated stiff body portion between said loops whereby when said chain issupended with its heaviest end downmost the several members will and single one-piece connecting links joining said members, said links having looped ends passing through said perforations forming pivotal connections and a relatively elongated stifi body portion between said loops whereby when said chain is suspended with its heaviest end downmost the several members will assume various angular positions relative to each other about a center line passing through said, apertures.


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U.S. Classification59/80, D11/12, D11/93, 428/66.5, D21/467, 428/7
International ClassificationB44C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB44C5/00
European ClassificationB44C5/00