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Publication numberUS2153395 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 4, 1939
Filing dateAug 6, 1936
Priority dateAug 6, 1936
Publication numberUS 2153395 A, US 2153395A, US-A-2153395, US2153395 A, US2153395A
InventorsSadacca Henri
Original AssigneeGen Electric
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Decorative shield for lamps
US 2153395 A
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April 4, 1939. H SADACCA 2,153,395

Inventor: Henri Sadacca,

His At'torneg.

Patented Apr.. .4, 1939 UNITED STATES DECORATIVE SHIELD FOR- LAMPS Henri Sadacca,

General Electric Company,

New York Application August 6,

4 Claims.

The present invention relates to decorative shields for use with Christmas tree lights and the like.

The object of my invention is to provide an improved constructionand arrangement in decorative shields of this type. and for a consideration of what I believe to be novel and my invention attention is directed to the following description and the claims appended thereto.

In the accompanying drawing, Fig. 1 is a front view of a shield embodying my invention mounted on a lamp socket; Fig. 2 is a rear view of the Shield showing the shield mounted on a lamp socket; Fig. 3 is a fragmentary rear view of the lower end of the shield; and Fig. 4 is an exploded view similar to Flg. 3.

Referring to the drawing, the numeral I indicates a star-shaped decorative shield of light transmitting material such as molded artificial resin. The resin is preferably translucent so that it will diffuse light from an electric light bulb behind the shield and may be of any desired color. The walls of the shield are inclined from the edges toward the center providing a recess on the rear sidev of the shield. The shield may be of other shapes. At the lower rear edge of the shield is a metal arm 3 having a flat face extending along the length of the' boss and engaging the under side thereof from which a T- shaped part l projects vertically or at an angle of substantially 90 degrees. The. T-shaped part is pressed over a boss 5 on the shield and frictionally held thereon. The stem of the T fits within a vertical transverse groove 6 in the boss, and the under sides or edges of the arms of the T. which extend transversely to the length of the boss and engage the adjacent sides of the boss, are provided with serrations 'I in order to increase the friction between the arm 3 and the boss 5 and more securely hold the arm on the boss. The lower` side of the boss engages' the adJacent face of the arm 3. The boss is therefore held between the edges of the part land the upper face of'the arm 3,. The rear end of the arm I is annular and is provided with tongues 8 which are bent over a fiber ring 9 and hold the ring on theupper face of the arm. The inner i edge of the ring 9 is provided with serrations Hi which frictionally engage.a lamp socket H and thereby support the shield on the lamp socket. The serrations I 0 are bent by engagement with the lamp socket so that a tight frictlonal fit is obtained between the ring and the socket without breaking the ring.

In the use of the shleld the lamp socket is inserted through the ring 9, thereby supporting the shield on the lamp socket. An electric light New York, N. Y., as'signor to a corporation of 1936, Serial No. 94,616

bulb |2 inserted in the lamp socket will then be supported behind the shield and the light from the bulb will be difiused through the Shield providingan attractive decoration. With this construction the electric light bulb may be replaced 6 without removing the shield from the socket.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:

1. A device adapted to be attached to a support comprising an ornamental member including 10 spaced projecting lugs having at the base thereof a fiat face, a clip comprising an attaching end and having an opposite end including a fiat portion, a flat head disposed at an angle to said portion and having in the plane thereof a con- 15 necting neck which is adapted to frictionally engage between said lugs, whereby one face of said head and neck may engage against the first mentioned face.

2. An attachment for a Christmas tree organ- 20 zation comprising a decorative body having two straight lugs extending therefrom, said lugs having a space therebetween, a metal clip having one end adapted for attachment to the organization, said clip having at its opposite end a flat portion, 25 and a flat head disposed at right angles to said portion and having m the plane thereof a neck which is integral with said portion, said neck having a cross dimension approximately equal to that of said space, whereby said lugs may be urged by direct thrust into frictional holding engagem'ent with opposite sides of said neck.

3. A device adapted to be attached to a support comprising an omamental member having relatively lshort means including a lug projecting therefrom, said lug being of angular cross section; a mtal clip having one end adapted to be attached to the support, said clip having at its opposite end a fiat portion, a head and stem portion disposed at right angles to the first portion 40 and providing a space thereat, the space being bounded by angularly disposed edges which substantially correspond with the ansles of said lug; whereby the latte'r may be thrust directly into said space, as and for the Purpose described.

4. In combination, a member of 'molded material, a boss projecting therefrom, a support having a face extending along the lengthof and engaging the adjacent side of the boss and having a T-shaped part projecting angularly from said face, and a groove in said boss in which the stem 'of the T-shaped part flts, said T-shaped part being pressed over said boss and frictionally held thereon, the edges ofjthe arms of the T- shaped-part engaging the adiacent sides of the HENRI SADCCA.

Referenced by
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US2587941 *Jun 7, 1948Mar 4, 1952Arthur E WiedenhoeftWall lamp with rotatable shade and mirror
US2817007 *Sep 28, 1955Dec 17, 1957Gallagher FrankOrnamental reflector
US3101907 *Jun 12, 1961Aug 27, 1963Gabriel A O'reillyOrnamental illuminating device
U.S. Classification428/11, 362/807
International ClassificationA47G33/08
Cooperative ClassificationY10S362/807, A47G33/0836
European ClassificationA47G33/08F