US 2223228 A
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Nov. 26, 1940. s, NO HAL 2,223,228
J CANDLE AND CANDLEHOLDER Filed March 24, 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 2 5 INVENTORS Sell/stor cathalsmne GeneromE-Scikasmno NOV. 26, 194-0. 5 sc s o ETI'AL 7 2,223,228
' I J CANDLE AND CANDLEHOLDER Filed March 24, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 33 M55523? 2 v Ze INVENTORS Jdlvdi'br sclljsqn O yerzeroso E Sckzsdno Patented Nov. 26, 1940 UNrrEo STATES J CANDLE AND CANDLEHOLDER Salvator Schisano and Generoso F. Schisano, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application March 24, 1939, Serial No. 263,839
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a J-shaped candle and candleholder.
The invention has for an object the construc- 5 tion of a candleholder characterized by a body having a U-shaped. top portion formed with a semi-circular grooved inner face in a manner to hold adjacent J-shaped candles.
Still further the body is formed with a fiat bottom portion for resting upon a table top or similar surface in a manner to support the U- shaped top portion so that the candles will extend vertically therefrom.
Another obpect of this invention is the provision of'a partition at the bottom of the groove and having overhanging flanges forming sockets for receiving the bottom ends of the J-shaped candles to individually hold each of said candles in a proper position within said U-shaped top portion.
Still further the invention proposes the provision of a plate for each of the J-shaped candles and mounted in the bottom portion of said groove adjacent the ends of the candles in a. manner to be moved to several adjusted positions for holding the candles in different upwardly directed positions.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is an elevational. 'ew of a candleholder constructed according tothis invention. 1
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the candleholder per Fig. 3 is a vertical sectionalview taken on thelines 33 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. l but illustrating a modification of the invention.
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on 55 of Fi 4.
Fig. 6 is an elevational view of a candleholder constructed according .to a still further modification of the invention.
the line Fig. 7 is a plan viewlooking in the direction of the line 7-4 of Fig. 6.
Fig. 8 is a View similar to Fig. 6 but illustrating a still further modification of the invention. Fig. 9 is a vertical sectional view of a candleholder constructed according to-a still further modification of the invention.
Fig. 10 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but illustrating a still further modification of the .invention.
-, Fig. 11' is an enlarged sectional view on. the
line llll-of Fig. 10.
Fig. 12-is a horizontal-plan view of the base per se looking in the direction of the line l2-l2 of Fig. 10. I
. The candleholder, according to this invention, includes a one piece body l0 having 'a U-shaped 0 top portion Ill formed with a semi-circular grooved inner-face H for holding adjacent J- shaped candles 12. The body 10 is constructed of porcelain or other similar material and. the bottom portion of the U-shaped top portion Ill 15 continues into a base portion 10* having a flat bottom which ,is adapted to be rested upon a table top or other similar surface for supporting the U-shaped top portion Ill in a position in which the candles l2 will be directed vertically 20 upwards as shown in Fig.1
At the bottom the groove H is formed with a partition l3 dividing the U-shapedtop portion into two halves. The partition |3 isformed with overhanging flanges I4 forming sockets receiving 25 the bottom ends of the J-shaped candles l2. The partition 13 and theoverhanging-flanges I4 are formed integrally with theU-shaped top portion Ill The candles [2 are adapted to be positioned within the U-shaped top portion in such a man- 30 ner that the bottom ends 'thereofwill be directedtowards each other-as shown in Fig. 1, with the ends thereof. extending into the space between thetop face of the'groove and the overhanging flange It. When the J-shaped candles 35 i2 are in position within the U-shaped top portion the weight of the vertical portion thereof will tendto force the candles l2 into a position in which the bottom ends thereof will bear tightly against the partition l3. v
According to the modification of the invention shown in Figs. 4 and 5 the construction of the candleholder is similar to that previously de- 1 scribed; except for'the provision of a means for 1 holding the candles 12 in different upwardly d1 5 rected positions, one of these positions being indicated by the dot and dashlines [2" in Fig. 4.
v The means for accomplishing the adjustment of the candles l2 comprises plates [5 which are adjustably mounted inthe bottom portion of the 50 groove H and against which theends of the candles l2 engage. The adjustable mounting of the plates I5- is accomplished by means of elongated slots [6 formed in the sides of the U-shaped top lportion 10* 1of the body Ill- The plates l5 are the dot and dash lines I2 in Fig. 4, the screws H are loosened to permit the plates: l5 to beslid'" along the length of the slots It .to .a position in which the candles l2 will be in the desired adjusted position, whereupon the screws l1 are'returned to their normal position for maintaining the candles l2 and the plates l5 in the said desired adjusted position.
Accordingto the modification of the invention shown in Figs. 6- and 7 the candleholder includes a body having a J-shaped top portion 2H formed with a semi-circular grooved face ;fo-r
holding a J-shaped candlev 22-. The body 20 is constructed of porcelain or other similar material, and at the bottom end of the J-shaped top portion 23 it is formed with a member 2 sub- .stantially of cube form for holding a decorative object. 1 The body is further formed with a reinforcing .elernent209which extends between the adjacent side of the member ZG -and the bottom of. the J-shaped top portion 20 .[The bottom end of the J-shaped top portion 23 isformed with an overhanging flange 23 forming a socket into which thebottom end of acting as a flower pot into the J-shaped. candle 22 normally engages. The
member 20 is'formed with a hollow interior for which a. flower 24 may be planted. L s V According to the modification of the invention shown in Fig. 8 the construction of. the candleholder is similar to thatdescribed relative to Figs. 6 and 7, except for the provision of a means 45 for holding the .candle 22 in different upwardly directed positions. This means is similar to that described in Figs. 4 and 5 and consists of a plate I 25' mounted within. the bottom end of the portion 23 .J shaped top portion 20 and which is adapted to be moved to various adjusted positions. The
adjustment of the plate 25 is accomplished by means of screws 26 which pass through elongated slots 21 formed in'the sides of the J-shaped top The inner endsof the screws 26 are threadedly" engaged into an elongated boss 25 formed on the back face of the plate 25 for clamping the plate 25. in various adjusted positions along the length of the slots 21. The bottom end of the candle 22 normally rests against the adjacent face of the plate 25.- In this-form of the invention the base member Zil is in a formof a-perisphere and the upper end of the candle 22 forms a trylon 22 According to the modification of the invention shown in Fig. 9 the candleholder comprises a J-shaped top element 30 formed with a semicircular grooved inner face 3| for receiving adjacent J -shaped candles (not shown on the drawings). A base 32 is provided and has a fiat bo'ttom 32 for resting upon a table or other surface for supporting-the U-shaped top element in a positionin which the candles will be directed vermounting the U-shaped top element 30 on the base 32 comprises a clip 33 having cylindrical bottom portion of the U-shaped topelement 30' and threadedly engages the brid ge 35 for holding the bridge in position upon the top of the U- shaped element 30 and for holding the U-shaped top element 30 in position upon the clip 33.
.. .This form of the invention is further provided with a means for holding the candles in different upwardly directed positions. This means comprises a pair of plates 31 against which the bottom ends of the candles are adapted to rest. The side walls of the U-shaped top element 30 are "formed with elongated slots 38. Screws 39 are passed through the slots 38 and are threadedly engaged into elongated bosses 3! formed on the back faces of the plates 31 for clamping the plates in various adjusted positions along the length of the slots 33.
According to the modification of the invention shown iniFigs; 10-12 inclusivethe construction of I the candleholder includes a U-shaped top element 40 which is formed with a semi-circular grooved inner face 4| for holding adjacent J shaped candles 42. A. means is provided for .holding'the U-shaped top portion in position .upon a cylindrical plug 43 which in turn is held in position upon a base 44. This means comprises a bridging element 44' which extends across the top edges of .the side walls of the U-shaped top element 46. A screw 45 freely passes through the. bridging element 44', the bottom of the,
U shaped top-portion 40'andis threadedly engaged into the cylindrical plug 43. .The cylindribase 44. The base 44 is formed of separate plies of wood or other similar materials comprising a bottom. The base '44 is provided with a means for holding the cylindrical plug 43 from rotating within the opening into which it is engaged.
, This means comprises a key 46 fixedly mounted upon the base 44 and which engages a cutout 43 formed in the cylindrical plug 43.
.cal plug 43 is in turn freelyengaged into the The base 44 is further provided with a means for preventing any rocking motion of the U- shaped top element 40. and comprises cylindrical members 41 mounted on the top face of the base 44 on either side of the cylindrical plug 43 and which engages thetop face of the base 44 and a-portion of the U-shaped top element 40. The cylindrical members 41 are held in position by means of pins' 48 which extend therefrom Y and which are engaged into the top face of'the base 44. When the candles 42 are in position within the U-shaped top element 40 the bottom ends thereof will be engaged beneath the top edges of the bridging element '44 and against the screw 45. h
It is to be understood that the. candleholder may be made of any suitable material such as metal, porcelain, plastics, etc., and the shape as well as the ornamentation may be changed as desired. V u I ile' we have illustrated and describedthe V preferred embodiments of our invention, it is to tically= upwards therefrom. The means for be' understood that; we do not limit ourselves