Illuminated marine closes
US 2709217 A
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May 24, 1955 R. T. MccLusKEY ILLUMINATED MARINE GLOBES filed May 22, 1953 INVENTOR. Robert T. MECiuskey A T TORME V United States Patent ILLUMINATED MARINE GLOBES Robert T. McCluskey, Denver, Colo.
Application May 22, 1953, Serial No. 356,795
1 Claim. (Cl. 24ll -2) This invention relates to what is usually termed a marine globe, that is, a device for displaying flowers or other decoration in a transparent globe filled with fluid, and has for its principal object the provision of means whereby an electric light may be positioned within a globe of this character for illuminating the fluid and the decoration therein so as to provide an illuminated marine globe.
Another object of the invention is to provide an eflicient holder for supporting flowers within a marine globe, and to provide means for sealing the holder into the globe to prevent leakage of fluid.
Other objects and advantages reside in the detail construction of the invention, which is designed for simplicity, economy and efliciency. These will become more apparent from the following description.
In the following detailed description of the invention, reference is had to the accompanying drawing which forms a part hereof. Like numerals refer to like parts in all views of the drawing and throughout the description.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a vertical cross-section through the improved illuminated marine globe;
Fig. 2 is a perspective View of a fluid-containing globe employed in the invention;
Fig. 3 is a similar view of a base member for supporting the globe of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 illustrates a lamp-enclosing dome employed in the invention; and
Fig. 5 illustrates a sealing cap designed to seal the dome of Fig. 4 into the globe of Fig. 2.
The improved illuminated marine globe comprises a transparent globe 10, preferably of glass, provided with a neck opening 11 surrounded by a threaded neck 12. A translucent lamp-enclosing dome member 13, formed of glass or suitable plastic, is designed to fit within the neck opening 11 of the globe and is provided with a fiat peripheral flange 14 which sets against the exterior surface of the neck 12.
A resilient sealing gasket 15 is positioned between the flange 14 and the neck 12. The dome member 13 is formed with a protuberance 28 which extends upwardly within the globe 10. The dome member is held in place in the neck 12 by means of an annular cap 16 provided with screw threads 17, which engage the threads of the neck 12, and with an internal flange 18 which extends inwardly over the globe flange 14 to hold the dome member in place thereon. A second sealing gasket 19 may, if necessary, be positioned between the flanges 14 and 18 to seal the latter.
To fill the globe 10, the neck opening 11 is turned upwardly and the globe is filled with water or other fluid, either colored or clear. A flower or bouquet of flowers 20 is attached to the protuberance 28 in any desired manner, such as by means of a rubber band 21, and the ice flowers are lowered into the globe 1% thru the opening 11 until the flange 14 of the dome member 13) rests against the gasket 15. The threaded cap 16 is then screwed onto the neck 12 to firmly clamp the gasket 15 against the globe neck to prevent leakage from the globe.
The globe may now be obverted so that the floral piece will stand upright within the fluid in the globe, firmly supported in place by the dome member and its protuberance 28. The globe may be rested on the cap 16 without further support.
It is preferred, however, to employ a base block 22 of any pleasing design. The base block 22 is provided with a receiving depression 23 in its upper surface into which the neck of the globe 10 and the threaded cap 16 may be positioned to provide an ornamental base support for the globe which will conceal the neck thereof.
Illumination is provided for the globe ill by mounting an electric lamp socket 24 in the bottom of the depression 23 of the base block 22 to support an electric lamp bulb 25. Current is fed to the lamp bulb 25 through a suitable conductor cord 26, and the current supply may be controlled by means of a suitable switch 27 mounted in the base block.
It can be seen that when the globe 10 is positioned over the lamp bulb 25, the latter will extend upwardly into the hollow dome member 13 Well within the confines of the fluid in the globe so that the light rays will illuminate the floral piece and the fluid to present a pleasing ornamental eflect.
While a specific form of the improvement has been described and illustrated herein, it is desired to be understood that the same may be varied within the scope of the appended claim, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed and desired secured by Letters Patent is:
A marine bowl comprising: a transparent globe having a bottom neck opening; a threaded neck formed on said globe around said opening and protruding downwardly from said globe; a hollow, translucent, openbottomed dome member of larger diameter than said neck extending upwardly into said globe through said neck opening thereof; a peripheral flange formed on and about the open bottom of said dome member and having a larger diameter than said neck and extending outwardly completely across and below the walls of said threaded neck and forming a bottom therein about said dome member; an annular gasket positioned between said neck and said flange; an annular cap member threaded onto said neck and acting to retain said flange in sealed relation to said gasket and said neck and supporting said dome member within said globe; an upwardly extending protuberance on said dome member; means for attaching a floral piece on said protuberance; a base block; a depression in the upper face of said base block receiving the neck of said globe; a lamp socket mounted on said base block in said depression; and an electric lamp bulb in said socket, said cap member having a central opening through which said lamp bulb projects upwardly into said dome member so that the light rays from said bulb will illumimate the floral piece attached to said protuberance.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,579,305 Goldberg Apr. 6, 1926 1,681,040 Kemp Aug. 14, 1928 2,072,841 Tracey Mar. 2, 1937 2,518,502 Snyder Aug. 15, 1950