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PYROPHORIC LIGHTER WITH DISPLAY CHAMBER Filed Feb. 17, 1950 r INVENTOR SYLVESTER G. LIPIC @www arI!" ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 23, `1952 .OFFICE PYROPHORIC LIGHTER WITH DISPLAY y CHAMBER vSylvester',Ge-orge Lipic, Sappington, Mo. Application February 17, 195o, serial No. 144,725 v Claims.
This invention relates to an improvement in a pyrophoric lighter which has a service fuel chamber, a wick extending into said chamber, and a transparent auxiliary fuel chamber communicating With the service chamber. The irnprovement forms a display device particularly Y adapted for advertising and comprises a transparent display chamber below the auxiliary fuel chamber, having lateral walls which are continuations of lateral walls of the auxiliary fuel chamber, and a bottom wall, with the bottom wall of the auxiliary chamber forming the top wall of the display chamber.
The display chamber may be lled with any material or device to be displayed, including oils, grains or the like.` If `liquids are used, floating or sinking objects maybe supported therein. They may be attached or unattached to the walls of the display chamber.
An effective display is an unattached solid object in the display chamber with transparent liquid in the chamber of lower specific gravity than the solid and about said object of suflicient quantity to leave only abubble of unlled space therein.
Another effective display is a solid panel in the chamber of a length greater than the'width of the chamber, and having an image or advertising copy thereon with transparent liquid in the display chamber about the solid and substantially lling the display chamber.v
The display may constitute one or several objects. It may be unsupported; it may be attached to the bottom, the top, the side or the end walls; if a solid, it may be surrounded by a transparent liquid; and when so surrounded it may be of such a consistency that it will sink or oat in the liquid.
An understanding of the invention may be obtained from the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings which illustrate an embodiment of the invention and a modication thereof.
Fig. 1 is an elevational View showing a lighter embodying the invention;
Fig. 2 is a view partly in section;
Fig. 3 is a side elevational view of the lower part of the lighter showing a modication;
Fig. 4 is an end elevational view of the modification shoWn in Fig. 3; and
Fig. 5 is a side elevational view of the lower part of the lighter showing a further modification.
The pyrophoric lighter illustrated in the accompanying drawings has a service fuel chamber I with a wick 2 extendinginto said chamber, and a transparent auxiliary fuel chamber 3 communicating ywith the service chamber. Such a lighter is more particularlyv illustrated and described in anapplication of myself, Sylvester G. Lipic, with Farnum F. Boyle and Luther S.Lyon, Serial No. 121,016, led' October l2, 1949.
In accordance with the present invention a transparent display chamber 4 is formedbelow the auxiliary fuel chamber 3, with lateral walls 5, which are continuations of lateral walls of the auxiliaryvfuel chamber. AIt has a bottom wall 6 and a top wall l, which forms the bottom Wall of the auxiliary fuel chamber. l n
Any. object capable of occupying the space provided by theauxiliary display Vchamber may be displayed therein. Thisobject may be one device or several. As specifically shown in Fig. 1, it may be grain ,such -as wheat. It may be'oil, orany otherliquid to be displayed. It may be a specimen,y or it may be a miniature replica of an object too large vto be displayed.
Figs. 3 and 4 illustrate an effective display in which a panel 8 is placed in the chamber, the panel having advertising copy, or trade-mark, or
the like imprinted upon it. The panel may preferably beof .ay length greater than the width of the chamber. As shown in Fig. 3, the chamber is lled with atransparent liquid about the object. The display -is made Vespecially effective if the panel is transparent, in whichcase the imprinted display gives the illusion of floating within the surrounding liquid. In this case the panel may have a specific gravity greater or less than the surrounding liquid, so that it will float or sink in the liquid as desired.
Another eiective eye-catching device is shown in Fig. 5. In that case a metal ball 9 is placed The specific embodiments illustrated do not,
of course, exhaust the possibilities of applications of the invention, but rather emphasize the wide application to which the invention may be advertising and eye-catching purposes.
l4 fuel chamber communicating with the service chamber, the improvement comprising a transparent display chamber below the auxiliary fuel chamber having a length substantially greater than its width and having lateral walls which are continuations of lateral walls of the auxiliary fuel chamber, a bottom wall, with the bottom wall 0f the auxiliary fuel chamber forming the top wall of the display chamber, an unatta'ched display object in the display chamber'- having a length greater than the width of the chamber v.and having an image thereon, and transparent chamber. the improvement comprising la transparent display chamber below the auxiliary fuel chamber, having lateral walls which Aare continuations of lateral walls of the auxiliary fuel of theauxiliary fuel lchamber forming the top wall of the display chamber, a display object within the display chamber, andvtranspa'rent liq-` uid about Said object substantially 'filling said chamber. r`
3. In combination with a Vpyrophoric lighter having a service fuel chamber, l'a wick extending into said chamber, and a transparentauxiliary fuel chamber communicating with the service chamber, 'the improvement comprising, a transparent display chamber b elow the lauxiliar-y fuel chamber, having lateral walls which are continuations of llateral walls of Vthe -auxiliary v'fuel chamber, a bottom wall, with the bottom wall of the auxiliary fuel chamberfform'ing the top wall of the display chamber, an unattached display object inthe display chamber, and transparent liquid in said displaychamber of'lower specific gravity than the display object and about said display object Yof suili'cient quantity to leave only abubbleof unfilled' space therein,
4. In combination with fa DyIfOphoiic lighter having a service fuel chamber. a wick extending into said chamber, 'andra transparent auxiliary liquid in the display chamber about said display "object 'and 'substantially filling said display chamber.
5. In combination with a pyrophoric lighter having a service .fuel chamber. a wick extending into said chamber, 'and a transparent auxiliary fuel chamber communicating with the service chamber, that improvement which comprises a transparent displayf chamber integrally formed with Asaid servicev and auxiliary 4fuel chambers and includingla't'e'ral walls whieh ai'econtiriuations of the lateral ywalls 'of the auxiliary` fuel chamber, ya bottom wall, the bottom 'wall of the auxiliary fuel chamber forming the top 'walll'of the display chamben ja t'fanspaientl'iqiiid in lthe display 'chamber Vand substantially lilling `the same, 'and an u'na'ttached display disposed .in 'said display chamberfor 'm'o'veiie'nt`i-`el`aftiver V'to 'the top/'and 'b'tt'om ,'wa'lls lof "said 'display chamber as said lighter is rotated'about-a horizontal axis.
sYLvEsTER GEORGE 111Mo.
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