Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2462440 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 22, 1949
Filing dateOct 22, 1947
Priority dateOct 22, 1947
Publication numberUS 2462440 A, US 2462440A, US-A-2462440, US2462440 A, US2462440A
InventorsTierney Thomas W
Original AssigneeTierney Thomas W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Candle holder
US 2462440 A
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

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

@4' Glaims. 1

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.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the 10 file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1344446 *Dec 26, 1917Jun 22, 1920Will & Baumer CompanyCandle-holder
US1945953 *Sep 2, 1932Feb 6, 1934Timothy M O'connellVotive light tumbler
GB187901102A * Title not available
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US7229280Nov 1, 2004Jun 12, 2007S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Wick holder magnetic retention means
US7247017Feb 17, 2004Jul 24, 2007S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Melting plate candles
US7287978May 6, 2005Oct 30, 2007S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Candle holder with improved air flow
US7318724May 6, 2005Jan 15, 2008S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Wick holder and wick assembly for candle assembly
US7413435Sep 10, 2004Aug 19, 2008S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Fuel delivery method for melting plate candle
US7442036May 6, 2005Oct 28, 2008S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Candle assembly and wick holder with improved capillary well for ensuring sustainable relight
US7467944Aug 9, 2005Dec 23, 2008S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Candle assembly including a fuel element and a wick holder
US7467945May 6, 2005Dec 23, 2008S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Candle assembly and fuel element therefor
US7497685Jul 20, 2005Mar 3, 2009S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Wick-holder assembly
US7524187Sep 10, 2004Apr 28, 2009S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Wick holder locking mechanism
US7591646Jul 17, 2007Sep 22, 2009S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Heat exchange method for melting plate candle
US7607915Dec 15, 2004Oct 27, 2009S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Heat exchange method for melting plate candle
US7637737Jun 21, 2007Dec 29, 2009S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Candle assembly with light emitting system
US7654822Jul 15, 2005Feb 2, 2010S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Candle assembly including a fuel element with a locating recess and a melting plate with a locating protrusion
US7699603Feb 16, 2006Apr 20, 2010S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Multisensory candle assembly
US7731492Aug 5, 2005Jun 8, 2010S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Fuel charge for melting plate candle assembly and method of supplying liquefied fuel to a wick
US7850444Aug 21, 2008Dec 14, 2010S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Fuel element for melting plate candle assembly
US7922482Sep 28, 2006Apr 12, 2011S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Candle and wick holder therefor
US8573967Oct 1, 2010Nov 5, 2013S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Candle assembly and fuel element therefor
Classifications
U.S. Classification431/292
International ClassificationF21V35/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21V35/00
European ClassificationF21V35/00