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Publication numberUS2486636 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 1, 1949
Filing dateOct 10, 1946
Priority dateOct 10, 1946
Publication numberUS 2486636 A, US 2486636A, US-A-2486636, US2486636 A, US2486636A
InventorsEgle Joseph A
Original AssigneeEgle Joseph A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Decorament
US 2486636 A
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Nov. 1, 1949. EG 2,486,636

DECORAMENT Filed Oct. 10, 1946 1N VENTOR. Jase ah 4. 59/9 ATTOR EY.

Patented Nov. 1, 1949 UNI-T PAT OF F l C E.

DEGORAMENT J oseplr A; Egle, Kansas City, Mo...

Application October 10, 1946, Serial No. 702,527

2 Claims.

This invention relates to the art of ornamentation and particularlyto decorations designed to enhance the beauty of articles to which they are attached through harmonious adaptation of pattern, lines and color, and the primary aim is to provide such article capable of producing an unique: and pleasing affect. upon illumination thereof,

It has been discovered that plastic has the inherent quality of transmitting rays of light therethrough! when directed? toward one edge .of' a sheet of such .material. to: pass. outwardly from its opposite edge without permitting diffusion; of the rays outwardly from the sides of the sheet.

It is the most important aim of this invention therefore, to provide a decorament made from plastic, whereby its quality to pass light rays as above set forthis utilized to illuminate one face of the decoration and thereby embellish an article to which it is affixed.

An important aim of this invention is to provide a decorament having a figuratively or otherwise attractively shaped body provided with an opening for receiving rays of lights to be directed radially therefrom and through the body toward a bevelled and roughened or unpolished peripheral edge thereof whereby one face of the body is at least partially illuminated.

Other objects of this invention include the manner of mounting the plastic body on an electric lamp and socket assembly to the end that rays of light are directed radiall from the opening; and the way in which the body is held against displacement on the lamp through the employment of a specially formed covering cap for the lamp.

Additional aims and objects will be made clear or become apparent during the course of the following specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Fig. l is a front elevational View of the body portion of the decorament made in accordance with my present invention.

Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 11-11 of Fig. l; and

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary rear elevational view of the body portion of the decorament taken on an enlarged scale and showing the roughened, beveled, peripheral edge thereof.

The practice of providing a small evergreen tree with lavish decorations for Christmas festivities and placing the same in homes, hotel lobbies, civic centers, etc. is now well known, and one of the greatest problems facing orna- 2 for new andpleasing illuminative ornaments to: beautify such tree.

other structures: and therefore, such: additional uses are contemplated hereby.

Similarly; it is' understood: that body. I 0 may:

take any of various shapes :and; forms, an-dcthei' star-shape'thereof: shOWmin"Fi'g..; 1.-is fonillus trative. purposesonly. This body 1015 formed. preferably from plastic since such material hasilluminate face l6 of body II], which face will normally be turned toward the observer when the decorament is attached to a tree or the like. This illumination is accomplished by beveling the peripheral edge of body l0 downwardly and inwardly from face It as at 20 and as clearly shown in Fig, 2.

The entire area of this inclined edge 20 is then roughened, or left in the unpolished state if the body It] is formed by sawing or otherwise cutting the same to shapes desired, whereas faces I6 and i3 are smoothed to a high polish.

This roughened and beveled condition of edge 20, not only restricts the flow of light rays beyond edge 26, but deflects the same toward face It. Thus, the marginal edge of face I6 is illuminated and the affect is to make the entire face l6 appear to have a coating of light thereacross. This deflected path of travel of the rays of light is indicated by vertical arrows in Fig. 2.

Lamp it has a conventional socket 22 in communication with a source of current (not shown) through lead lines 24. The size of opening i2 is such as to afford a tight fit around lamp l4, a portion of the latter extending beyond face It to receive a cap 26. This cap 26 preferably covers the entire extended end of lamp M to prevent escape of light laterally from body l0 and is contoured along its periphery as at 28 to conform to the wall forming opening l2 whereby a wedge-tight fit is presented to further hold body ID on lamp l4. When assembled, face l8 of body I!) is held tightly against socket 22 whereby rays of light escape from lamp l4 only through body In as above described. For best results, the wall of body l0 forming opening [2 should also mentalists is to meet the ever constant demand be worked to a polished state.

The articlerab'out to bade, scribed is obviously useful: for bedecking many,

The lamp l4 may be either of clear glass, which emits a gold-colored glow to face I8, or have the usual colored coatings common in Christmas tree lights, store lighting fixtures and the like. Opening I2 is shown to be substantially centrally disposed in body H], but may well be eccentric to edge 2|! to vary the degree of light along diflerent portions of face l8. Also, it may be desirable, especially in large articles, to provide a plurality of openings l2 and lamps l4 therefor.

Manifestly, modifications of the decorament may be made, particularly in structural details without departing from the spirit of the invention or scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:

1. A decorament of the kind described comprising a body having an opening provided therein, said body being formed from material permeable to rays of light; an electric lamp and socket assembly having connection with a source of current, the wall of the body forming said opening being in relatively tight, circumscribing engagement with the lamp whereby rays of light are directed radially outwardly from the opening through said body when the lamp is energized, said lamp extending through the opening beyond one face of the body; and a cap fitted over said extended end of the lamp and projecting into the opening in wedging relation with the body and the lamp for cooperating with the tight engagement between the lamp and in holding the latter against displacement.

2. A decorament of the kind described comprising a body having an opening provided therein, said body being formed from material permeable to rays of light; an electric lamp and socket assembly having connection with a source of current, the wall of the body forming said opening being in relatively tight, circumscribing engagement with the lamp whereby rays of light are directed radially outwardly from the opening through said body when the lamp is energized, said lamp extending through the opening beyond one face of the body; and a cap fitted: over said extended end of the lamp and projecting into the opening in Wedging relation with the body and the lamp for cooperating with the tight engagement between the lamp and the body in holding the body against displacement, one edge of said socket bearing directly against the body along the marginal edge of said opening.

JOSEPH A. EGLE.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,199,434 Koonz May 7, 1940 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 418,975 Germany Mar. 3, 1923 817,194 France May 24, 1937

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Classifications
U.S. Classification362/257, D11/125, 428/11, 428/7, 362/121
International ClassificationA47G33/08, A47G33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G33/0836
European ClassificationA47G33/08F