|Publication number||US2462440 A|
|Publication date||Feb 22, 1949|
|Filing date||Oct 22, 1947|
|Priority date||Oct 22, 1947|
|Publication number||US 2462440 A, US 2462440A, US-A-2462440, US2462440 A, US2462440A|
|Inventors||Tierney Thomas W|
|Original Assignee||Tierney Thomas W|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (3), Referenced by (38), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
T. W. TIERNEY CANDLE HOLDER Feb 22; 1949.
Filed Oct. 22, 1947 y 2 ma NE wfl W HTrOR/VEs s Patented Feb. 22, 1949 UNITED PATENT .OFELCE CANDLE HOLDER Thomas W. Tierney,awatertown Mass.
Application October 22, 1947;Serial No.781;346
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My present invention relates to candle or like holders and particularly to such holders for use with votive candles.
In churches and in other places, Where large numbers of candles are used, there is a real problem in connection with the removal from the holders of the residue of burnt candles which so adheres therein that it must be dug therefrom before the burnt candle can be replaced.
In accordance with my invention, I provide a candle or like holder consisting of a body having a pair of opposite ends, either of which constitutes a support for the holder. Each end has a candle receiving recess with the recesses bein separated from each other by a partition of thermally conductive stock. By this construction, whichever end is employed to support the holder, the recess in the other end opens upwardly to receive a candle so that it may be supported by the partition. After that candle burns out, the holder is reversed so that a new candle may be supported by the other surface of the partition in the other recess and as that candle burns, the partition becomes heated and any residue adhering to the partition softens and drops from the holder thereby eliminating attention to the holders and ensuring their being always in condition for use.
In the accompanying drawings, I have shown illustrative embodiments of holders in accordance with my invention from which its novel features and advantages will be readily apparent.
In the drawings:
Fig. l is a view in perspective of a holder in accordance with my invention.
Fig. 2 is a vertical section through the holder of Fig. 1 positioned on a support, and
Fig. 3 is a vertical section through a modified form of holder in accordance with my invention.
In Figs. 1 and 2, I have indicated generally at 5 a holder of cylindrical form and having opposite- 1y disposed ends 6 and i, either of which may serve as a base to position the holder 5 on a supporting surface, such as that indicated at 8, with its other end disposed upwardly.
Each of the ends 6 and i is provided wtih a recess 9 and the recesses 9 are separated from each other by a partition 553 so that on whichever end the holder 5 is supported, the recess 9 in its opposite end is disposed upwardly to receive a candle i i for which the uppermost surface of the partition it constitutes a support. While my holders are preferably molded glass, they may be made of any desired material provided that the partition I!) is thermally conductive.
In practice, when a candle II seated on the partition H1 or the upwardly disposed recess 9 burns out, it is only necessary to invert the holder 5 so that the other recess 9 is aavilable to receive a new candle. As that candle burns down, the partition It! becomes sufiiciently heated so that the residue l2 of the burnt candle adhering to the lowermost surface of the partition [0 becomes softened and drops therefrom onto the support 8 which may easily be cleaned when necessary.
The candle H shown in Fig. 2 is of the type known as a votive candle or light and consists of a body l3, the diameter of which is slightly less than the inside diameter of a recess 9 adjacent the partition Ii! and its length is substantially equal to the depth of'the recess. A wick I 4 extends axially through the body l3 and is clamped to its base by means of a metal anchor 15. While holders in accordance with my invention may, of course, be used with advantage to hold all types of candles, votive candles present a special problem because it is difiicult to dig out their residue.
In Fig. 3, I have shown a modified form of my invention in which the oppositely disposed end portions l6 and ll of the holder 5 taper outwardly away from the partition I 8 separating the oppositely and outwardly tapering recesses I9. This structure has the advantage that the ends of the holder 5 establish a relatively large support and at the same time enable the recesses I9 to be so shaped that any residue softened by the heat of a burning candle may drip from the heated partition IS without contact with the outwardly tapering walls of the downwardly opening recess.
From the foregoing, it willbe apparent that holders in accordance with my invention have the practical advantage that it is never necessary to dig residue therefrom to ensure their being in proper condition for service;
What I therefore claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
l. A candle holder comprising a body including a pair of opposite ends, either of which constitutes a support for the holder, said body having a recess in each end so that whichever end serves as a support, the recess in the other end is disposed upwardly, and a partition member in said body separating said recesses with its upper surface available to support a candle in the up wardly opening recess, said partition being of.
' 3 thermally conductive stock so that the heat of a burning candle is available to soften any residue of a burnt-out candle adhering to the lower surface of said partition so that such residue drops therefrom.
2. The holder of claim 1 in which the partition and body are unitary.
3. The holder of claim 1 in which the ends and the recesses taper outwardly relative to the partition.
4. A candle holder comprising a body having a pair of oppositely disposed recesses, either rim defined by the recesses constituting a support for the holder positioning it with a recess opening upwardly to receive a candle, and a partition member in said body separating said recesses with its upper surface available to support a candle in the upwardly opening recess, said partition being of thermally conductive stock so that the heat of a burning candle is available to soften any residue of a burnt-out candle in the downwardly opening recess adhering to the lower surface of said partition so that such residue drops 5 therefrom.
THOMAS W. TIERNEY.
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