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Publication numberUS2203016 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 4, 1940
Filing dateJan 23, 1940
Priority dateJan 23, 1940
Publication numberUS 2203016 A, US 2203016A, US-A-2203016, US2203016 A, US2203016A
InventorsHahn Jr Arthur W, Hahn Russell E
Original AssigneeHahn Jr Arthur W, Hahn Russell E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Miniature artificial christmas tree
US 2203016 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

J1me 1940- A.. w. HAHN, JR. AL 2,203,016

MINIATURE ARTIFICI AL CHRISTMAS TREE Filed' Jan. 23, 1940 ATTORNEYS Patented June 4, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT oFricE Arthur W. Hahn, Jr., Little Neck, and Russell E. Hahn, Floral Park, Long Island, N. Y.

Application January 23, 1940, Serial No. 315,19'8

Claims.

This invention relates to an improved miniature artificial Christmas tree and more particularly to the decoration of the same with miniature ornaments in a simple and inexpensive but effec- 5 tive manner.

The invention has for its principal objects: First, the provision of a miniature artificial Christmas tree of the type having a central support with myriads of bristles extending therefrom in generally conical form to simulate a symmetrical evergreen. And second, the decoration of such a diminutive tree with a plurality of miniature open-end hollow-shaped ornaments each of which as applied encloses a substantial number of the bristles at the outer ends thereof, and protrudes beyond the conical periphery of the bristles.

The ornamentation just described is not only decorative but is inexpensive and simple to apply. It has the advantage of more closely simulating in miniature the ornamented appearance of a fullsize decorated Christmas tree, as distinguished from the disclosure of United States Patent No. 2,149,968 wherein the decorativemembers are arranged wholly inside the conical periphery of the artificial tree within the outer ends of the bristles.

These and other objects of the invention and the manner of attaining them are set forth in the following description of the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a front View of the improved miniature artificial tree with decorative ornaments;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged diagrammatic illustration of the manner of applying a miniature open-end hollow ornament to enclose the outer ends of a substantial number of bristles and how it protrudes beyond the conical periphery of the artificial tree; and

Fig. 3, a, b, c, d, and e illustrate various forms of open-end hollow-shaped ornaments adapted to be applied to the tree in the manner illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2.

Referring now to Fig. 1, the improved decorated miniature artificial Christmas tree includes a base I, and a central support 2 of twisted wire which in the manner of the familiar brush construction has a myriad of bristles entwined therein and radiating therefrom in cone-like formation 3 simulating the approximately conical periphery of a symmetrical evergreen tree.

A plurality of miniature decorative open-end hollow-shaped ornaments 4 are disposed at the outer ends of the bristles and each of the ornaments enclose the outer ends of a substantial number of bristles. In one direction the ornaments 4, except the tree-tip ornament, protrude outwardly beyond the conical periphery of the bristles and in the other direction extend inwardly along said bristles a substantial distance towards the central support, all as more clearly shown in Fig. 2. The miniature ornaments 4 are preferably adhesively secured to the bristles to prevent falling out or displacement.

Fig. 3 illustrates in a, b. c, d, and e various forms of miniature ornaments which may be applied in the manner contemplated. Fig. 3c is a miniature tree tip ornament to be applied as shown in Fig. 1 at the outer end of the bristles at the apex of the tree. Like the other ornaments, it is adapted to enclose the outer ends of a substantial number of bristles and to protrude beyond the conical periphery of the bristles as shown in Fig. 1. Unlike Figs. 3a, b, d, and e, however. theminiature ornament c of Fig. 3 is not adapted to extend inwardly along the bristles towards the central support. I

As is the practice, the bristles forming the conical periphery of the tree may be treated with appropriate material to simulate the presence of snow at and on the outer ends of the bristles.

We claim:

l. A decorated miniature artificialv Christmas tree comprising a central support, a myriad of bristles radiating therefrom in cone-like formation simulating the approximately conical periphery of a symmetrical evergreen tree, and a plurality of miniature decorative open-end hollowshaped ornaments disposed at the outer ends of the bristles, each of said ornaments enclosing the outer ends of a substantial number of bristles and protruding outwardly beyond the conical periphery of the bristles.

2. A decorated miniature artificial Christmas tree comprising a central support, a myriad of bristles radiating therefrom in cone-like formation simulating the approximately conical periphery of a symmetrical evergreen tree, and a plurality of miniature decorative open-end hollowshaped ornaments disposedat the outer ends of the bristles, each of said ornaments enclosing the outer ends of a substantial number of bristles and in one direction protruding outwardly beyond the conical periphery of the bristles and in the other direction extending inwardly along said bristles a substantial distance towards said central support.

3. A decorated miniature artificial Christmas tree comprising a central twisted wire support, a myriad of bristles entwined in said wire support and radiating therefrom in cone-like formation simulating the approximately conical periphery of a symmetrical evergreen tree, and a plurality of miniature decorative open-end hollow-shaped ornaments disposed at the outer ends of the bristles, each of said ornaments enclosing the outer ends of a substantial number of bristles and protruding outwardly beyond the conical periphery of the bristles.

4. A decorated miniature artificial Christmas tree comprising a central twisted wire support, a myriad of bristles entwined in said wire support and radiating therefrom in cone-like formation simulating the approximately conical periphery of a symmetrical evergreen tree, and a plurality of miniature decorative open-end hollow-shaped ornaments disposed at the outer ends of the bristles, each of said ornaments enclosing the outer ends of a substantial number. of bristles and in one direction protruding outwardly beyond the conical periphery of the bristles and in the other I direction extending inwardly along said bristles a substantial distance towards said central

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Classifications
U.S. Classification428/7, D26/101, 428/11, D11/118
International ClassificationA47G33/00, A47G33/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47G33/06
European ClassificationA47G33/06