US 2888816 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 2, 1.959 A Hl s, KANOST 2,888,816
A DECORATIVE TYPE CANDLE ADAPTER I Filed April 24, 1957 vFig. Fiy- 2 ill i Y WWW'M;
DECORATIVE- TYPE CANDLE ADAPTER Harold S...Kanns.t, Blue Island, lll- Application April 24,1957, Serial No. 654,734
2 Claims. (Cl. 67-23) The present invention relates to lan ornamental and therefore decorative article of manufacture which is such that it may be satisfactorily and acceptably constructed of economical throw-away material and has reference, more particularly, to a wrap-around type adapter which assists one in erecting and supporting the base of a candle in a socket member or an equivalent holder therefor.
More specifically, the concept has to do with an adjustable adapter for the base of a candle which takes the form of a wrapper, the exterior surface of which is of decorative form in appearance and nisfh vand which is otherwise designed for eye appeal, the wrapper having a facing on its interior of compressible, disposable tissue paper which constitutes a liner.
Novelty is predicated on the above and wherein the liner is made up of laminations which may be caught hold of and peeled E and removed one by one in such a way that the size of the adapter can be varied to accommodate candles having different cross-sectional dimensions.
Then, too, novelty is predicated on the wrapper which is preferably constructed from aluminum foil in strip form, which when the ends are wrapped into overlapping relation defines a collar, the tissue paper facing defining a compressible liner which is stitched or otherwise secured in place on the interior surface of the foil wrapper, the upper edge of the wrapper being serrated and the serrations being cut or otherwise marginally delineated to represent petals varying in contour and significance for holidays, such as Valentine Day, Christmas Day and so on.
Other objects, features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying drawing.
In the drawing, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a fragmentary portion of a candle, a candle holder including socket member, and the ornamental adapter and showing how it is used;
Fig. 2 is a View in section of the construction seen in Fig. 1 and which serves to disclose the details of construction;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the structure disclosed in Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is an interior elevational view of the adapter or wrapper by itself;
Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary, perspective view which shows how the petals may be shaped up and varied, depending on the holiday or occasion during which the adapter is chosen for use;
Fig. 7 Iis a fragmentary, sectional and elevational view.
Referring now to the drawings and particularly to Figs. 1 to 3, inclusive, the candle is denoted by the numeral 8 and has its base portion 10 telescopically fitted in a well known manner in the metal or equivalent socket member 12 on the disk-like base 14 mounted atop the uprights 16 of a candle Iholder 18. Countless forms and AUnited States Patent Office 2,888,816 Patented June 2, 1.859
` `theref'orefar from being standardized; Loose'ttingand poorly arranged candles are naturally unsightly and'rnjany people AVAuse makeshiftrtoothpicks, cut-out paper wrappers "'an'dsobn to stuif'the `sockets and 'to assist in fitting the candles rigidly in place. The present invention has to do with the simple, practical and economical adapter or Wrapper which is herein disclosed. As before mentioned, this is preferably made of two components; namely, the exteriorly disposed strip 20 of aluminum foil or an equivalent attractive material. Various colors of aluminum foil can be used that will be found to be appropriate for the purposes here intended. The aluminum foil gauge is variable, depending upon the degree of stiness desired. In any event, it may be described as a strip of aluminum foil, with the upper edge serrated and defining a plurality of serrations 22. As before mentioned, the serrations may be marginally cut and shaped to define petals, as for example the daisy-like petals as shown in Figs. 1 to 3; or the petals may be crimped and shaped up into twin heart form as shown, for example, at 25 which would be suitable for Valentine Day adapters. This theme wherein the petals vary and the color changes is an in'herent factor of the concept here, keeping in mind that the adapters would be marketed in seasonal packages for Christmas, New Years, St. Patricks Day and so on. F[lhe interior surface of the foil Wrapper is faced or substantially covered by way of a laminated component which is here referred to as a laminated liner 24. The longitudinal marginal edges of the plies or laminations are stitched to the interior surface of the main wrapper or strip, as at 26. The laminated paper should be similar to that used in the construction of napkins and facial tissues and the like. The inner laminations may be stripped olf one by one, leaving the desired thickness to accommodate the varying sizes of candles, all as is seemingly evident from the views of the accompanying drawing.
In practice, the adapter or wrapper is wrapped around the base of the candle and is then stuffed into the socket member in an obvious manner, and when itis in position it provides a collar-like adapter. The ends may be overlapped more or less to vary the wrap-around size, and the laminated lining may be also changed to give the wrapper a reasonably extensive range of adjustment and suitability.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
l. A wrap-around-type adapter for insertion in the socket of a candle holder comprising an outer wrapper ornamental in linish and appearance, land a liner interiorly facing and carried by said wrapper, said liner comprising a plurality of tearable paper laminations superimposed on each other `and which may be manually torn and peeled olf and removed one-by-one in order to increase and adjust the size of the adapter and so that candles having varying cross-sectional dimensions may be accommodatingly seated and securely and erectly held during use with said thus constructed wrapper.
2. A wrap-around-type adapter for removable insertion in the socket member of a candle holder comprising an elongated wrapper of flexible sheet material sufficient in size to'be wrapped, with its ends overlapped, around the base of a candle, the upper lengthwise edge portion of said wrapper being serrated and providing ornamental serrations similar, for example, to ower-like petals, and a plurality of elongated laminations of sheet material, said laminations being commensurate in length with the length of the Wrapper and of a width commensurate with the body portion of the wrapper, the laminations being superimposed upon each other and the lengthwise marginal ,edges thereof being stitched together and also stitched to corresponding lengthwise portions of the wrapper, the body portions of the laminations between the respective rows of stitching being unattached, making it possible to enable a user to catchhold of one or more laminations and to forcibly rip the same Yloose in a manner to decrease the thickness of the original lining and to render it ad- 5 instable to the base-size of the candle with which it is intended to be used.
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