US 2488147 A
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Nov. 15, 1949 R. w. THEISEN PLATE HOLDER Filed July 19, 1946 jnuerzi'or feisezz Patented Nov. 15, 1949 Eu; STATE-1S Parent e r-ares PIJATE HOIEDER RalnhW. Theisen, Lincolnwood,.,]1l. I
Applicationfluly '19; 1946; Serial-No: 6845979 8-Claims.. (c1...24s-30).
invention relates to. improvements in plate holders or the like, andi more particularly to a novel device for. supporting one or more plates or plaques upon the pedestal of a conventional table or floor lamp.-
One of the objects of.the.invention.is.-to. provide a frame adapted to be supported by-a lamp pedestal and provided with an aperture into which the base-ofthe plate may beinserted so thattheplate may be fastened to the frame by adjustable means positioned mainly within the frame,
Another. object is to furnish a-device for embellishing the pedestal of a lamp or the like, and including means comprising springs for fastening a plate to the pedestal or supporting post.
With the foregoing objects outlined and with other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in the novel features hereinafter described in detail, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a conventional table lamp with my improved dish or plate holder attached thereto.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view of the dish holder taken on the line 22 of Figure 1 and shown attached to the pedestal of the lamp.
Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a modification of one of the hook elements employed in securing a, plate to the frame of the holder.
In the embodiment of the invention illustrated in Figures 1 to 3 inclusive, 5 designates the base, and 6 the post of a lamp pedestal, and while I have illustrated the invention in connection with a table lamp, it is obvious that it may be mounted on any structure having a supporting post.
In the example of the invention illustrated, a frame 7 of any suitable sheet material such as metal or plastics is provided with top and bottom holes to receive the post 6, and the frame may be secured to the post by any suitable means such as a nut 8 having threaded engagement with a portion of the post and bearing upon the top of the frame. In the embodiment illustrated, the frame includes a plurality of vertical walls 9 arranged at angles to one another, and each provided with an aperture ID to receive the base H of an ornamental plate or plaque H.
For the purpose of securing the plates to the frame, a lower collar l3 may be adjustably se- 2 cured to the post bytanysuitablemeansrsuchxas screws his. and leach; of these. screws: may. he. employedrto: anchor thewinner'v end portion .ofa hooke: unis l5'rtosthe post. The: links; .as:.shown,, extend: looselyirthrough holes irrthe frame and terminate at their: outer lower: ends, in:. hooks: I16. designed to engage the lower edgesof, the plates: l 2;.
Therupper collar: .l l=is=:also adjustably secured to the post by means of screws l8, and each=of these'screws-lmay be-employedi: to anchor the lower: end of. a=coilspringi l9-.- Theupperaends of'the'springs are. connected:to'thelower innen ends of upper hook linksllliw hich ex-tenddoosely; through the walls-oftheframer and-terminate-at their outerrupper endssi-mhooksJ-l whiclrxengage the upper edge portions of the plates.
With a structure of this character, it will be evident that ornamental or antique plates may have their lower edges secured to the hooks l6 and then their upper edges can be slipped into the hooks 2| after the latter have been pulled upwardly and outwardly. In such operation, the springs 19 will be expanded and afterwards they will contract to cause the hooks 2| to pull downwardly on the upper edge portions of the plate.
Instead of employing separate links and springs, I may incorporate the springs within the links. An example of such a structure is illustrated in Figure 4 Where a pair of links 22 are formed from a single piece of wire that is bent intermediate its ends to provide a loop or eye 23 that may be secured to one of the screws l8. In this structure, the springs 24 are incorporated in the links and the latter terminate in hooks 25 to engage the edge of a plate.
From the foregoing, it is believed that the construction and advantages of my improved plate holder may be readily understood, and I am aware that changes may be made in the details disclosed, without departing from the spirit of the invention as expressed in the following claims.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In a structure of the character described, a frame adapted to be mounted on a supporting post, upper and lower links loosely mounted in the frame and terminating in hooks designed to engage an edge of a plate, and means to connect the inner ends of the links to the post on which the frame is mounted.
2. In a structure of the character described, a frame adapted to be mounted on a supporting post, upper and lower links loosely mounted in the frame and terminating in hooks designed to engage an edge of a plate, means to connect the the inner ends of the links for preventing the V latter from extending through the frame.
4. A device for mounting a plate on a post comprising a frame having a wall provided with an aperture for the reception of a base of a plate, hook-links extending loosely through the wall and terminating at their outer ends in hooks engaging the edge of the plate, and adjustable means connected to the inner ends of the links for anchoring them to said post.
- 5. In a structure of the character described, a frame adapted to be mounted on a supporting post, upper and lower links loosely mounted in the frame and terminating in hooks designed to engage an edge of a plate, and adjustable means anchoring the inner ends of the links for preventing the latter from extending through the frame. 1
6. A plate holder comprising a frame adapted to receive and to be secured to a post, said frame being provided with walls having apertures for the reception of the base of plates, upper and lower converging links extending loosely through the walls and having hooks to engage edge portions of plates, and means for connecting the inner ends of the links to said post.
7. A plate holder comprising a frame adapted to receive and to be secured to a post, said frame being provided with walls having apertures for the reception of the base of plates, upper and lower converging links extending loosely through the walls and having hooks to engage edge portions of plates, and means for connecting the inner ends of the links to said post, said means including elements adjustable lengthwise of the post.
8. A plate holder comprising a frame adapted to be mounted on a lamp pedestal and provided with walls having apertures to receive the bases of plates, upper and lower converging links extending loosely through the walls and having hooks at their outer ends to engage said plates, and means for anchoring the inner ends of the links to said pedestal, said means including resilient elements for yieldinglysholding certain of the hooks in engagement with the plates.
RALPH W. THEISEN.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,627,350 Steinman May 3, 1927 1,701,419 Peden Feb, 5, 1929 1,847,471 Chafee Mar. 1, 1932