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Publication numberUS2122451 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1938
Filing dateDec 14, 1936
Priority dateDec 14, 1936
Publication numberUS 2122451 A, US 2122451A, US-A-2122451, US2122451 A, US2122451A
InventorsCassimatis Irineos
Original AssigneeHarry E Strategos
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Method of creating designs for candles
US 2122451 A
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July 5; 1938. 1. CASSIMATIS METHOD OF CREATING DESIGNS FOR CANDLES Filed D90. 14, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR. lr'l'n e as Cass/n? arl's y 1938. CASSIMATIS 2,122,451

METHOD OF CREATING DESIGNS FOR CANDLES Filed Dec. 14, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR ir/n e as Cass/rwafl's Patented July 5, 1938 UNITED STATES METHOD OF CREATING DESIGNS FOR CANDLES Irineos Cassimatis, Gary, Ind., assignor of onehalf to Harry E. Strategos, Chicago, Ill.

Application December 14, 1936, Serial No. 115,733

3 Claims.

My invention relates to a method of creating candles, and the like-with markings and designs, and particularly in different colors on. their outer surfaces.

Makers and users of candles, and the like have long wanted to use markings, designs and different colors on candles to indicate the different seasons, to conform to desired color schemes and decorations, to bear insignia and combination of colors of family, country, organization, trade origin and the like. Eiforts at such effects have been attempted by gluing plaster of Paris, paper or other extraneous substances to a candle. Such eiiects are expensive, cumbersome, inefficient and often interfere with the burning of the candle. Among the objects of my invention is to make a candle bearing as an integral part of the candle a design or marking in black or different colors appearing on the outer surfaces thereof, and which will in no way interfere with the normal burning of the candle. Another object is to disclose a method for creating such a design bearing candle, and which method is practical, inexpensive and expeditious.

While I have shown herein my preferred method, embodiment and means for securing said embodiment, yet I Wish it understood that the same are susceptible of modification and change without departing from the spirit of my invention.

Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a strip of celluloid with a stencil superimposed thereon and a roller applying ink through the stencil to the strip with part of the strip already having received the marking; Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the folded strip of celluloid about to be inserted into the resilient mold, with the markings of the strip on the inside; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the wick and base which are inserted into the tube; Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing the pouring of the candle making material into a funnel into the mold; Fig. 5 is a perspective view showing the placing of the mold into a cold bath; Fig. 6 is a perspective View of the loosening of the thumb nuts on the tube; Fig. '7 is the removing of the candle; Fig. 8 is a perspective View of the completed candle.

The preferred method of my invention comprises taking a strip of resilient and non-porous material III such as celluloid or the like, and placing a stencil II thereon so that I may roll a printers roller I2 containing marking material such as ink or the like thereon for applying markings to the portions of the material I exposed by the stencil II. The stencil II may permit lines or any kind of symbols or markings I3 to be formed on the material I0 by the ink or any other coloring matter applied by the roller I2. It is of course obvious that this step of the method may be repeated more than once, so that different stencils may be used for creating different markings in the same or different colors.

I then fold or roll the strip III so that the wet marked portions I3 are on the inside of the roll I4, and. before the markings can dry the roll is immediately placed into a device I5. This device I has an open top I 6 and an open bottom I! and is formed of a pair of tubes, the outer tube I8 not quite inclosing the inner tube I9; said tubes positioned so that the longitudinal edge 20 of tube I8 forms an opening 2I substantially opposite the opening 22 formed by the longitudinal edges 23 of tube I9. In this way the opening 2| is covered by tube I9 and opening 22 is covered by tube I8 at substantially the respective middle portions of said tubes. Said construction affords considerable resiliency. A plurality of spaced straps 24 surrounding the tubes may be tightened by thumb nuts 25 for making the inside tube perfectly round, as well as the roll I4 therein. The thumb nuts may be loosened as later disclosed.

I then run a wick 38 through the cylinder I5, carrying at one end a base 26 having a substantially coned shaped interior. The base 26 fits and closes by friction grip the open bottom II, when I tighten the thumb nuts 25.

I then place funnel 21 so that it fits into and covers the open top I6 of the cylinder I5, and I then pour therein a desired content of hot molten candle making material 31 such as parafiin, tallow, wax or the like.

I then place the cylinder I5 in a bath 28 of cold water or the like and leave it there a sufficient time to cool the contents.

I then remove the cylinder I5 from the bath, remove the base 26, loosen the thumb nuts 25, and pull out a newly formed candle and material ID by the funnel. I then cut the wick from the funnel and the material I0 falls away leaving candle 29 having markings 30 appearing on its exterior.

My material I0 is sufficiently resilient and nonporous so as to pass off the markings to the outer surfaces of the candle and to also create a desirable and unusual luster to the markings.

My device I5 is both a mold for shaping the poured in melted substance and is also with my inserted strip a marking applicator. At the same time that my device shapes the substance poured therein it is also applying the marking on the material In to the outer surface of the shape forming substance.

It is also within the contemplation of my invention to have the material In molded into any desirable shape so that it might be inserted into the device I5 in other forms than merely being in the shape of a roll.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. The method of creating a candle having ink markings on its outer surfaces comprising taking a strip of nonporous resilient material, applying desired wet markings in ink'thereto, rolling said strip so that the wet ink markings are on the inside of the roll, immediately placing said roll in a cylinder, pouring hot melted candle forming stock in said cylinder while the ink on the roll is still wet, solidifying said stock, and removing the candle shaped by said cylinder and bearing surface markings from contact with the Wet ink on said roll.

2. The method of creating a candle having ink markings on its outer surfaces comprising taking a strip of nonporous resilient material, applying desired wet markings in ink thereto, rolling said strip so that the wet ink markings are on the inside of the roll, immediately placing said roll in a cylinder having an open edge, tightening the cylinder so as to close the open edge, placing a wick and base in said cylinder, pouring hot candle forming stock in said cylinder while the ink on the roll is still wet, placing said cylinder in a bath tosolidify the contents, loosening pressure on the cylinder, and removing the candle shaped by said cylinder and bearing surface markings by contact with the wet ink on said roll.

3. The method of creating a candle having ink markings on its outer surface comprising taking a piece of celluloid, applying wet ink to portions of said celluloid to form a desired design, rolling the celluloid to form a tube with the wet markings on the inside of the tube, placing the tube in a cylinder having an .open top and an open bottom and an open longitudinal edge, tightening the cylinder to close the open longitudinal edge, placing a candle wick in the cylinder, placing a base at the bottom of the cylinder to close the same, placing a funnel in the open top of the cylinder, pouring hot candle

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U.S. Classification264/245, 425/803, 264/132, 264/275, D26/6, 264/313
International ClassificationC11C5/00, C11C5/02
Cooperative ClassificationC11C5/008, Y10S425/803, C11C5/02
European ClassificationC11C5/02, C11C5/00F