US 2080251 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May 11, 1937.
s. G. BUSKARD 2,080,251
v CANDLE HOLDER Filed July 5, 1934 INVENTOR 52/7062 6: flaw/r400 BY 1 A TTORNEY Patented May 11, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
This invention relates to an improvement in candle holders, and has for its object to provide a device of simple construction which will effectively protect the candle while burning and pre- 5 vent it from being extinguished by air draughts,
at the same time permitting a necessary ventilating air flow to reach the flame. With the improved construction the candle will burn longer and create a minimum of heat while burning.
These and other objects are attained by the structure hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto. 1
In the accompanying drawing, Fig. 1 is a ver- 15 tical sectional view through a candle holder constructed in accordance with this invention; Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same; Fig. 3 is a view of the under side of the protective dome or shield; Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view of a modified structure, wherein the protective cover or shield rests upon the upper end of a tubular seat supported upon the top of the candle; Fig. 5 is a vertical sectional view through another modification wherein the protective cover or shield attaches to the cupshaped candle holder by means of a bayonet joint; and Fig. 6 is a plan View of the candle receptacle shown in Fig. 5.
In the embodiment of the invention shown in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, Ill indicates the cupshaped base or receptacle in which the candle II is secured. The receptacle ID is of greater internal diameter than the diameter of the candle so that drippings from the candle may flow into the holder and be retained thereby until the entire candle is consumed.
The protective cover or shield for the candle is shown at I2, the same consisting of a frustroconical glass member, which may be provided with the concentric ribs I3 formed on its outer face or it may be otherwise ornamentally formed. The larger open end I4 of the cover or shield is adapted to fit over the upper end of the cupshaped receptacle Ill and telescope for a limited distance therewith as clearly shown in Fig. 1. As the larger end I4 of the shield is of greater internal diameter than the external diameter of the upper end of the receptacle I0, an annular space is formed between the inner face of the shield and the outer face of the receptacle, through which air may pass upward to reach the candle flame as indicated by the arrows in Fig. 1.
The receptacle I is provided with a smooth, unbroken upper edge I which acts as a seat for the stepped lower ends I6 of three spaced lugs H which project inwardly from the inner face of the shield I2 and form supporting feet for the shield. The stepped lower ends I6 of these lugs seat firmly upon the smooth upper edge of the receptacle Ill and accurately center the shield on the receptacle. The overlapping or telescoping arrangement of the receptacle I0 and shield I2, with the shield extending downward externally of the receptacle is such that the flame of the candle is protected from direct draughts of air at all times, yet full ventilation through the annular space between the receptacle and shield is assured.
In Fig. 4, the shield or cover I2 is similar to that shown in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, but is shown seated upon the upper edge of a tubular seat I8 which has a contracted upper end I9 and a wider lower portion 20 resulting in the formation of a shoulder or seat 2I which rests upon the upper end of a candle 22. As the candle wears away during burning, the seating member I8 descends, carrying the shield I2 down with it so that the flame of the candle is constantly protected by the shield.
In Figs. 5 and 6 the upper end of a cup-shaped candle receptacle 23 is formed with an interrupted bead or flange 24. In this embodiment of the invention, the lugs H are grooved as shown in Fig. 5 to fit about the bead or flange 24. To place the shield in position, the lugs are passed through the recesses 26 in the bead and the shield is then rotated to cause the grooves 25 to engage the bead or flange 24.
What I claim is:
1. A candle holder comprising, a candle-holdmg member, a shield supported on the upper edge of said member, said shield comprising a frustro-conical glass member having its smaller open end disposed uppermost and its larger end telescoping over the upper end of the candleholding member, spaced lugs integrally formed on the inner face of the shield, said lugs having stepped lower edges adapted to rest upon the upper edge of the candle-holding member, and centrally position the shield with respect thereto, the lower edges of said lugs being spaced from the lower edge of the larger end of the shield, the internal diameter of the shield being substantially larger than the external diameter of the candle-holding member so that an annular ventilating space is formed between the candle-holding member and the shield when the shield is seated on the candle-holding member, said lugs being so proportioned relative to the engaged part of the candle holding member whereby the shield is substantially rigidly mounted on the holding member and held against lateral movement relative thereto.
2. A device of the character described comprising, a member for receiving the end of a candle, 5 a shield supported on the upper edge of said member, said shield comprising a frustro-conical glass member having its smaller open end disposed uppermost and its larger end telescoping over the upper end of the candle-receiving mem- 10 her, spaced lugs formed on the inner face of the shield above the lower edge of said shield, said lugs being provided with seats adapted to rest upon the upper edge of the candle-receiving member and centrally position the shield with 15 respect thereto, the seats being located inwardly SAMUEL G. BUSKARD.