US 2133188 A
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Oct. 11, 1938. s 5 COMFORT] 2,133,188
COMBINATION LAMP, HEATER, AND FAN Filed Aug. 18, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 iii/06 NVENTOR H 15 ATTO RN EYS Oct. 11, 1938. s. s. CONFORT] 2,133,188
COMBINATION LAMP, HEATER, AND FAN Filed Aug. 18, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 a/mue/ 51 INVENTOR HIS ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 11, 1938 PATENT oFFics COMBINATION LAMP, HEATER, AND FAN Samuel Salvatore Conforti, Kenosha, Wis assignor of one-hall to Sante Di Antoni, Kenosha,
Application August 16,
My invention relates to lamps and includes among its objects and advantages the provision of a combination lamp, heater and air circulating device.
In the accompanying drawings:
Fig. 1 is perspective view of the lamp embodying my invention;
.Fig. 2 is a sectional view along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is' a sectional view along the line 6-3 of Fig. 2; I
Fig. 4 is a sectional view along the line 4-4 of Fig; 2;
Fig. 5 is a sectional view along'the line 5-6 15 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 6 is a sectional view along the line 6-6 of Fig. 2; and
Fig. 7 is a diagrammatic view of the electric circuit.
In the embodiment selected to illustrate my invention, I make use of a base i6 which supports a column I 2, which, in turn, carries the lamp shade l4. Column l2 comprises a metallic tube enlarged at one end to provide the base I6. To the upper end of the column I secure four arms l6 bent to provide reaches l6 attached to the column by screws 26. The outer ends of the arms l6 are bent to provide reaches 22 secured to reinforcing ,bars 24 fitting adjacent 30 the inner face of the shade I4. A band 26 encircles the lower margin of the shade l4, and screws 26 pass through the band 26, the shade I4, the bars 24 and have threaded relation with the reaches 22 for tying all theparts into a unitary structure.
Shade l4 comprises sheet metal perforated to provide an ornamental pattern, as indicated at 36. About the upper margin of the outer face of the shade I4, I mount a band 62 which is attached to the shade by rivets 34 passing through the band, the shade and the arms 24. A top sheet 36 rests on the upper end of the shade H, which sheet comprises sheet metal perforated in the same manner as the shade i4. In Fig. 2, the band 32 projects above the upper end of the shade l4 a distance equal to the thickness of the cover sheet 66 so as to cover its edge. Four arms 36 are positioned adjacent the inner face of the cover sheet 36 and may be secured thereto by spot welding. One of the arms is offset at 46 to provide accommodation for the other arm. The outer ends of the arms are bent to provide depending reaches 42 which carry a band 44 secured thereto by rivets 46.
55 Four screws 46 pass through the band 44 and 1937, Serial No. 159,783
the shade l4 and have threaded relation with the band 44 for fixedly connecting the cover sheet 66 with the shade i4.
Within the shade I4, I mount an electric lamp 56, which lamp is connected with a conventional socket 52 depending from the cover structure of the shade. A screw 54 passes through the crossed arms 36 and has threaded relation with the socket 52 for supporting the same. Shade I4 is positioned concentrically of the column l2, and the light 66 is positioned in alignment with the axis of the column.
Upon the arms i6 I mount a heating unit 56 which comprises two spaced rings 56 and 66 supported in spaced relation by tubular members 62. Rings 56 and 66 and the tubular members 62 are of insulating material. The rings are bored for the reception of bolts 64 which extend through the tubular members 62 and are of sufflcient length to extend through the arms i6 7 and the bottom 66 which is of perforated sheet metal of the same type as the cover sheet 36. Tubular spacers 66 are mounted on the bolt 64 between the ring 58 and the arms l6, and the bolts are provided with nuts 16 which draw the parts into a rigid assembly when tightened. A plurality of screw eyes 12 is attached to the rings 56 and 66, and a wire heating element 14 is threaded through the eyes 12 and connected with terminal screws 16 and 16, which, in turn, are electrically connected with wires 66.
Within the column I2 I mount an electric motor 62, to the upper end of which I secure a ring 64 fixedly connected with the field frame of the motor by screws 66. The peripheral face of the ring 64 fits snugly within the column l2 and is anchored thereto by the screws 26 which have threaded relation with the ring. The shaft 66 of the motor 62 is aligned with the axis 01' the column 12 and is provided with a collar 66 secured to the shaft by a set screw 62. A fan 94 is mounted on the collar 96 and is fixedly connected with its flange 96 by rivets 66.
Referring to Fig. 4, the fan 94 comprises a circular, metallic sheet I 66 severed along lines I62 and I64 and the material bent upwardly to provide blades I66 positioned at right angles to the sheet I66. Blades I66 rotate about the lamp 56.
Inside the column I 2 I mount a rheostat I66 which is attached to brackets I ill by screws H2. Brackets H6 may be welded to the column l2. The column is provided with a slot for the reception'of the rheostat lever H4. Base i 6 carries two switches H6 and H6 which are elecan associated with the plug I22. Plug I20 is provided with contacts I30, which in turn, are connected with wires I32 and I34. Prongs I28 have electrical connection with the contacts 330. Such plugs are well known in the art and need not be described in further detail.
Wire I32 and the wire I36 may be connected with a source of current. Wire I34 is connected with wire I36 and includes the switch H8. Wire I36 is connected with the rheostat I08, which, in turn, is connected with the motor 82 by a wire I38. A wire I40 is connected with the motor 82 and the heating element I4, which, in turn, is connected with the wire I34 but is provided with the switch II8. A wire I42 connects the wires I32 and I40.
From the foregoing description of the various parts of the device, the operation thereof will be readily understood. By closing the switch IIB, the lamp 50 will be illuminated, but if the switch H8 is closed, the heating element I4 will be.
energized. The motor is controlled by manipulating the switch lever I I4. Operation of the motor turns the fan 94, which, in turn, circulates air heated by the element 14. The opened nature of the shade I4 permits free circulation of air therethrough, and the perforations in the shade are of an ornamental nature so as to enhance the ornamental appearance of the lamp. The fan 94 may be operated independently of the light or heating circuit, which is also true of the lamp circuit. The fan 94 is so shaped as to provide an efiective circulation of air, but the blades I06 are so arranged as to rotate about the lamp 50 thus providing a compact arrangement of the parts. The heating element is completely enclosed within a perforated shell, which shell comprises a lamp shade of ornamental properties.
The cover sheet may be lifted by removing the screws 48 to permit access to the interior of the shade. The separable plugs I20 and I22 permit the cover shade to be completely removed from the shade.
Without further elaboration, the foregoing will so fully explain my invention that others may, by applying current knowledge, readily adapt the same for use under various conditions of service.
.1. A device of the type described comprising a base and a hollow column, a perforated shade mounted on said column, a frame mounted inside the shade, a heating element carried by said frame, a motor mounted inside the column, a fan located inside the heating element and operatively connected with said motor, said fan rotating about the axis of the column and including vertical blades, and an electric lamp depending from the top of the shade and positioned between the vertical blades.
2. A device of the type described comprising a base and a hollow column, a perforated shade mounted on said column, a frame mounted inside the shade, a heating element carried by said frame, a motor mounted inside the column, a fan located inside the heating element and operatively connected with said motor, said fan rotating about the axis of the column and including vertical blades, and an electric lamp depending from the top of the shade and positioned between the vertical blades, said shade including perforated bottom and top covers.
3. A device of the type described comprising a hollow base structure in the nature of a colunm,
a perforated shade, means for mounting the shade on the column, a frame located inside the shade and mounted on said means, a heating element carried by said frame, a motor mounted inside the column, a fan located inside the heating element and operatively connected with said fan, and an electric lamp carried by the shade and located inside the fan.
SAMUEL SALVATORE CONFORTI. B