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Publication numberUS2508959 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1950
Filing dateNov 14, 1945
Publication numberUS 2508959 A, US 2508959A, US-A-2508959, US2508959 A, US2508959A
InventorsDomlnick Michael Marino
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Campfire wood mound
US 2508959 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

May 23, 1950 D. M. MARINO 2,508,959

CAMPFIRE WOOD MOUND Filed Nov. 14, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR.

170m inickMmrz'z-z o ATTD R N EYS y 23, 1950 D. M. MARINO 2,508,959

CAMPFIRE woon MOUND Filed Nov. 14, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I N VEN TOR.

DominickMJfizrino ATTE] RNEYS Patented May 23, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CAMPFIRE WOOD MOUND Dominick Michael Marino, Red Lodge, Mont.

Application November 14, 1945, Serial No. 628,542

2 Claims. 1

This invention relates to means for imparting fragrance to the atmosphere in a room and more particularly to an incense burner of an ornamental nature.

It is an object of this invention to provide a simple non-expensive, pleasing, ornamental and durable device of this character that is striking and complex in appearance in that it represents a smoldering log camp-fire.

Another object of the invention is to provide novel means for distributing and emitting the smoke and fragrance of the burning incense therein so that the fumes are distributed and emitted to the surrounding air.

With the above and other objects and advantages in view, the invention consists of the novel details of construction, arrangement and combination of parts more fully hereinafter described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a rear view of an embodiment of the invention showing the arched formation of one of the logs describing an opening for the insertion and lighting of the incense.

Figure 2 is a front view thereof.

Figure 3 is a side view of the left side of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a side view of the right side of Figure 2.

Figure 5 is a top plan view thereof.

Figure 6 is a sectional view on the line 6-6 of Figure 5, and

Figure '7 is a sectional view on the line 'l--'l of Figure 5.

Referring more in detail to the drawings, the reference numeral I ll designates the base of the device having a flat top I 2 and flat bottom l4, but since the base may be cut from a natural tree trunk or stem, the outer contour of the periphery thereof will assume the shape of the material from which it is cut and will harmonize with the rugged and natural appearance of the campfire mound l6 fixed on the top l2 of the base. At the medial point of the base beneath the mound, the top of the base is provided with the circular recess l8 in which the incense receiving cup 2!! is seated and the cup is provided with a handle 22 for easy manipulation thereof.

The mound l6 comprises the log simulating elements 24 which are so arranged as to provide a hollow mound forming a substantially semicircular cavity 26 surrounding the incense receiving cup 20.

The elements 24 are so arranged as to provide outlet openings 28 through which the fumes of 2 the burning incense are distributed and emitted into the surrounding atmosphere.

Adjacent the base ID, the elements 24 form draft inlet openings 30 to permit the ingress of air to enhance the burning of the incense.

Access is gained to the cavity 26 by means of an opening 32 as shown in Figure l which is formed by having one of the elements 24 shaped in the form of an arch 34 and having its ends 36 secured to the base. Through this arcuate or arched opening 32, the cup 20 may be inserted with the incense previously ignited or the incense may be placed in the cup 20 and then ignited.

The base In and mound It may be molded of plastic or metal with these elements assuming the shape of logs and the like or the elements may be cut from the natural wood and formed as shown. The assembly may be made as a unit or in several pieces and then assembled as a unit.

When the device is to be used, the incense is placed in the cup and the cup in the recess, the incense can be preignited or ignited after the cup has been placed in the recess. The smoke and fumes will then curl realistically through the various outlet openings distributing the fragrance of the incense throughout the atmosphere and giving a picturesque and realistic semblance of a log fire burning or smoldering in the forest.

Although the present invention has been described in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the details of construction and the specific arrangement of the various parts and combination thereof illustrated and described as changes in the details of construction, arrangement and combination of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claims since the phraseology or terminology herein employed is for the purpose of description and not of limitation.

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

1. An incense burner comprising a base, an incense receiving cup in the center of the base, and a mound on the base over the incense cup, consisting of elements of such form and relative arrangement as to stimulate wooden logs of a campfire mound, and being arranged to provide a hollow mound having openings between said elements for the outlet of the smoke of the burning incense, and to provide an opening of such size in the cup and ignited.

2. The device of claim 1 in which the front and foremost elements of the mound are of arcuate formation with their ends secured to the base to provide an opening below said arcuate formation such that the incense may be placed in the cup and ignited.


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

Number UNITED STATES PATENTS Name Date Reenstierna. Feb. 18, 1913 Booth Mar. 17, 1925 Newton Sept. 22, 1931

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U.S. Classification422/126, 422/4, D26/101, D11/157, 428/18
Cooperative ClassificationA61L9/03