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April 22, 1958 s. KURIANSKI ORNAMENTAL LAMP 0R LIGHT FIXTURE Filed July 14, 1954 1 my z! y 3 7 9% %%W% m m mm r a m I d/ 1 W W m 4 Q f a m 5 Z a /I 1. a. f
iitates 2 Claims. (tCl. Z NE-) This invention relates to an ornamental electric light.
In the conventional form for electric lamps or lights which are used on desks and the like, the fixture containing the light bulb is not of an aesthetic nature. Since the occurrence of such lights throughout the average household is quite frequent, it would be desirable to use light fixtures which enhance, and perhaps blend into, the artistic mode of a room. Consequently, instead of being merely a practical object, the ordinary light bulb, when set in an eye-pleasing fixture, can be used to better offset a decorative room arrangement.
It is therefore the general object of this invention to provide a fixture for an electric light which can be easily and inexpensively fabricated, will have an aesthetic appearance while reducing glare to minimum, and providing sufiicient light economically, for all practical purposes.
More specifically, the instant inventive object is the provision of a light fixture which emits light through a frosted glass filter on one side, and whose rays are directed and focused through said glass filter by a reflector on the opposing side, including ornaments combining and blending aesthetically with the light passing through the glass filter, the entire combination being afiixed to a flat base having an electric cord connection.
Many other objects and inventive details will become apparent from the following description, when taken in connection with the attached drawings, in which:
Figure l is a perspective view of the light and fixture.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the light and fixture.
Figure 3 is a side elevation, partly in section, showing the materials of construction.
Figure 4 is a perspective view, partly in section, of a modification of the ornamentation.
Referring now to Figure 1, it is seen that the fixture 10 comprises the flat rectangular base 11 upon which is afiixed the short pedestal 12 having tapering sides 12a. A light switch M is attached to the pedestal 12 by any conventional means l3, and is electrically connected to the electric plug lid by the electric cord l5. At a point substantially midway between the two short sides 16 and 17 of the base ll, the light bulb 125 (Figure 2) is attached thereto with the bracket 19 and the screw Ztl. For light focusing purposes, a reflector fill having an outstanding leg 22 at its base is secured to the pedestal 12 with screws 23 and 24. Reflector 21 includes the vertical sheet 25 parallel to the longitudinal axis of the base 11 and the two side pieces as and 2? diagonally disposed to the said longitudinal axis, whereby substantially all of the light energy directed from the light towards the reflector is directed back towards the front edge 28 of the base 11. Located parallel to and adjacent the front edge of the pedestal 12 is the glass pane 29 (preferably frosted),
2,331,963 Patented Apr. 22, 1958 ice which is connected to the pedestal by the bent plates 30 The leg 32 of plate 31 is placed beneath the and 31. leg 3:3 of the plate 30, providing a space for the pane 29 between the upstanding legs 34 and 35, the assembly being attached to the pedestal with the screws 36 which are threaded to the pedestal. For aesthetic purposes, the upstanding leg 34 is in the form of an ornament, as for example the trees 37. Obviously, other ornamental shapes can be used. The space between legs 34 and 35 is slightly smaller than the thickness of the pane 29, for purposes of retention. So as to facilitate the insertion of the glass pane into the space, the lower edge of the pane is beveled as at 38. Spaced from and parallel to the leg 31 is a second ornament 39 provided with the outstanding leg 44} which is affixed to the pedestal by the screws 61. Ornament 39 preferably comprises figures which blend with the first ornament, to form an artistic arrangement. For example, the deer 42 and 43 are herein selected to combine with the trees of the first ornament. The space intervening between the two ornaments gives a tlzree-dimensional effect. To prevent the base of the fixture from scraping the supporting furniture, the pads 44 and 45 are provided.
Referring to Figure 4, where a modification is shown, the glass pane is is held between the bent plate 47 and the ornament plate 48, secured to the pedestal 49 in a manner similar to that shown in Figure 3. By combining the deer and El with the trees 52 and 53, a single planar ornament, similar to the dual planar ornament of Figure 3, is provided. In the modification of Figure 4, less space is required, with the resulting fixture being smaller in size. The other elements comprising Figure 3, are all similar for the species shown in Figure 4.
In operation, for either ornament, by means of the light switch 14, light is emitted from the bulb 18. Due to the reflector, most of the light rays are directed through the glass pane to provide concentrated useful light for reading and seeing, in addition to illuminating the ornaments to present an artistic object for room decoration purposes. By the use of frosted glass, the glare is cut down.
if one should desire to hang the fixture from a Wall, the reflector sheet 25 can be provided with the hole 54 to receive a nail or a hook.
Conventional materials, such as sheet metal, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, etc., can all be utilized to fabricate the fixture.
it is apparent that the disclosed fixture provides all the functions set out in the objects, and is furthermore simple and inexpensive to fabricate.
it should be further understood that all the species resulting from combining various forms of combinative elements or from changes in size, shape or material, are contemplated within the inventive scope.
Having thus disclosed the nature of the invention, what is now claimed as new is as follows:
1. An ornamental electric lamp or light fixture of the character described, including a substantially flat base provided with an electric switch and an electric light supported in fixed position thereabove, an upstanding reflector fixed upon the base on one side of the light, an upright panel of substantially transparent material supported upon said base on the other side of the light, an isolated upright relatively thin silhouette type ornament fixed upon said base on one side of said panel remote from the light spaced from said panel and. having a horizontal portion bent toward said panel and secured to said base, and a second upright relatively thin ornament fixed upon said base and in securing engagement with the side of the panel facing away from said light.
2. An ornamental electric lamp or light according to claim 1, wherein the second relatively thin ornament has a horizontal portion extending beneath said panel and se cured to the base and an angle plate having a vertical flange in securing engagement with the side of said panel facing said light and having a horizontal flange overlying the bent horizontal portion of said second ornament, and wherein said horizontal bent portion of said isolated upright relatively thin silhouette type ornament 4 is secured upon said base on the side remote from the reflector and light a short distance beyond and independent of the upright panel.
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