US 2406777 A
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P 9 v 'M. H. KORETZKY 77 BIRTHDAY CAKE CANDLE HOLDER Filed Nov. 27, 1943 Patented Sept. 3, 1946 BIRTHDAY CAKE CANDLEHOLDER Murry H. Koretzky, New York, N. Y.
Application November 27, 1943, Serial No. 511,947
My invention relates to what are commonly called candle holders for birthday cakes.
These have usually been made of wire helices and covered with ornamental bodies of sugar or paste. Metal sockets have also been proposed but so far as I know without success.
It is the main object of my invention to provide a holder which avoids all the disadvantages of metal, sugar and paste.
Another object is to provide a holder which is durable, sanitary and attractive.
Another object is to provide a type of holder which lends itself to embodiment in various forms representing not only the conventional rose, but if desired, violets, lilies and other forms.
Another object is to provide a holder which may serve as a saucer or cup to catch the candle drippings.
Another object is to provide a one-piece holder which can be readily inserted into a cake.
Another object is to provide a holder which will securely grasp a candle.
Another object is to provide a holder which can :be made with a minimum of operations.
All of these objects are attained by forming a one-piece holder of a molded plastic, such as Bakelite, Vinylite, or other thermoplastic or thermosetting composition, such as the phenolic condensation products, urea, polystyrene and similar materials which are capable of being molded into desirable shapes and which can be had in transparent, colorless and colored forms. Such holders are at once attractive in appearance, inexpensivawater-proof, sanitary, unbreakable and substantially indestructible.
In the drawing,
Fig. 1 is a side view of one form of candle holder embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of a similar holder.
Fig. 3 is a side view and partial section of a modified form of candle holder.
Fig. 3a is a cross sectional View of the stem of the holder of Fig. 3.
Fig. 4 is a plan view of the form shown in Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is a side view of another form.
Fig. 6 is a plan view of the same.
Figs. 7, 8 and 9 are sectional views of modiflcations. r
Fig. 8 shows a candle in dotted lines.
The body 1 may be of any ornamental design and has a stem 8 adapted to be inserted into the top of a cake (not shown). This stem may have an exterior screw threaded portion 9 (Figs. 5 and as a candle drip receiver so as to prevent the dripping from falling on the cake. An upstanding collar l3 provides an elongated wall for the socket l0.
By making the walls thin a minimum quantity of material is required.
By using the molding process for making the holder, it is possible to provide a stepped or variable type of socket, such as H], |ll',.Fig. 9, so that either a large or small candle may be used in the socket. This is of considerable value as commercial candles vary considerably in size.
A holder formed of this molded plastic may be made by a single stamping operation and formed to any desirable shape. No metal or other insert commonly employed in holders of this type for supportin the candle or holder is needed. The surface of the improved holder is hard, smooth, non-absorbent and easy to clean. It cannot become chipped or discolored and can be used over and over again. It can be produced at an extremely low cost.
A distinctive feature is the elongated tapered stem whereby the holder may be readily inserted into the icing and body of the cake and afiords sufiicient bearing surface to prevent the holder from becoming wabbly or dispaced. The screw threads on the stem aid in these various respects.
1. A one-piece candle holder formed of a hard molded thermoplastic composition having an ornamental body portion flaring at the top and having a candle socket in the center and a stem tapering down from the bottom of the body to a point at its lower end.
2. A molded one-piece candle holder .of a thermoplastic composition having a flaring saucerlike body with a central candle socket and a stem integral with the body tapering away from the body to a point at its lower end.
3. A one-piece thermoplastic candle holder having a body portion with an enlarged mass at the top and with a flaring upper surface for receiving drips, a central socket in said enlarged mass portion for receiving a candle, an integral stem extending downwardly from said mass and tapering downwardly to a point for piercing a cake or the like.
4. A one-piece molded thermoplastic candle holder having a body portion with an enlarged mass at the top with a flaring upper surface for receiving drips, a central socket in said enlarged mass portion for receiving a candle, an integral stem extending downwardly from said mass and tapering downwardly to a point for piercing a cake or the like and an upstanding integral collar around said socket.
MURRY H. KORETZKY.