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Publication numberUS2211749 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 20, 1940
Filing dateNov 8, 1938
Priority dateNov 8, 1938
Publication numberUS 2211749 A, US 2211749A, US-A-2211749, US2211749 A, US2211749A
InventorsHabin Anthony
Original AssigneeHabin Anthony
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display lamp
US 2211749 A
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A. HABIN DISPLAY LAMP Aug. 20, 1940.

Filed Nov. 8, 1938 Ant/zany Hab in ATTORNEYS Patented Aug. 20, 1940 DISPLAY Y Anthony Habin, Dorchester, Mass.

Application November 8, 1938, Serial No. 239,580

3 Claims.

My invention relates to an ornamental display lamp.

An important object of my invention is toprovide a display lamp that may be placed in a store window to attract potential customers attention.

Another object of my invention is to provide a display lamp that is unique in its construction, to produce a visual effect that is at once pleasing and mystifying.

Yet another object of my invention is to provide a display lamp which is simple in construction, eflicient in operation, and inexpensive to manufacture.

Other objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,

Figure 1 is a perspective View showing parts broken away of a device embodying my invention,

Figure 2 is a side elevation partly in section of the same,

Figure 3 is a fragmentary front elevation of the reflector embodying a part of my invention, and

Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view illustrating the method of conjoining the reflector to the housing thereof.

In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of stantially rectangular box in which is housed the induction motor 6.

The motor 6 is adapted to be operated from a 110-volt house current, and energy is supplied thereto through the cord 1 and plug 8. The motor includes a coil 23, field poles 24 and a rotor 9 keyed to the shaft 10, which is disposed trans: versely of the box 5 adjacent its top thereof and rotatably mounted in the oppositely disposed recesses ll. Keyed to the shaft I0 forwardly of the rotor 9 is a reduction gear I2 which meshes with a substantially larger gear l3 keyed to the drive shaft 14. The shaft I4 is securely held by a bracket [5 mounted interiorly of the box 5, and extends exteriorly thereof through an opening [6, the outwardly extending end carries thereon a hollow tubular member I! which is decorated exteriorly thereof with a suitable design, here illustrated as a floral display but not restricted to the sanre. A frusto-conical member I8 is my invention, the numeral 5 designates a sub-- riveted or otherwise secured to the front of the housing 5 and has the display member ll adapted. to rotate therein. Interiorly thereof and extending circumferentially therearound is a plurality of fiat mirror sections I9. The mirror sections I9 taper outwardly from the smaller end of the member :8 to effect a close fitting continuous engagement between the various sections. Disposed centrally of the outer end of the said frusto-conical member and supported by a plurality of braces 2ll.is a cap member 2] which is substantially bell shaped and opens into the said reflector. The cap 2| carries interiorly thereof a light bulb 22.

The operation of my device is as follows:

When the motor 6 is energized, the rotor 9 is caused to rotate, imparting a similar rotation to the reduction gear l2, which meshes with the gear l3 causing the shaft i4 and the tubular member I! to rotate within the member l8. An observer looking into the front of the member I8 will see the reflections of the moving flowers, or other suitable design, in the mirror sections without seeing their source due to the cap 2|. The observer will see both the movement of the display in the surface of the various segments and also the progressive movement of the display from one segment to another producing a result that is both pleasing and mystifying.

It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes in the size, shape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of my invention or the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. In a display lamp, a motor, a rotatable ornamental display means, gear means actuated by said motor and actuating said display means, a plurality of stationary reflective mirrors arranged in proximity to said display means, a lamp from which rays of light are directed on said display means and said mirrors, and a camouflage disposed in prejacent relation to the said display means to conceal the same but in a manner whereby the image thereof may be observed in the said mirrors.

2. In a display lamp, a housing, a motor contained within said housing and having a connection with a source of power, a reduction gear frusto-conical member positioned exteriorly of said housing and containing the said display means therein, a plurality of mirrors disposed interiorly of said frusto-conical member to effect a reflection of said display means, a cap member positioned in the end of the said frustoconical member, and a light within said cap to illuminate the display means and the said mirrors.

3. In a display lamp, a housing, a motor contained within said housing and having a connection with a source of power, a reduction gear actuated in conjunction with the said motor, a gear enmeshed with the said reduction gear, a display means exteriorly of said housing and rotated in conjunction with said last-mentioned gear,

a stationary frusto-conical member positioned exteriorly of said housing and containing the said display means, a plurality of reflective mirrors disposed interiorly of said frusto-conical member to effect a reflection of said display means, a lamp arranged at the outer end of the frusto-conical member and in front of the said display means from which rays of light are directed on said display means and said mirrors, and a camouflage arranged in prejacent relation to the said lamp and the said display means in a manner to conceal the same but being of a size relative to the frusto-conical member to permit the reflection of the display means to be observed in the said mirrors.

ANTHONY HABIN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2986626 *Jun 25, 1959May 30, 1961Goodyear Aircraft CorpIlluminating device for a map simulator
US4307528 *Jun 4, 1980Dec 29, 1981Trans-World Manufacturing CorporationRotating display
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/431, 362/271, 362/122, D26/101
International ClassificationG09F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F13/00
European ClassificationG09F13/00