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Publication numberUS3547569 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 15, 1970
Filing dateDec 11, 1968
Priority dateDec 11, 1968
Publication numberUS 3547569 A, US 3547569A, US-A-3547569, US3547569 A, US3547569A
InventorsFenton Wilmer C, Rosena Anthony J
Original AssigneeFenton Art Glass Co The
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Candle bowl
US 3547569 A
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Dec. 15, 1970 .W. C. FENTON EI'AL CANDLE BOWL 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTORS ATTORNEYS Filed Dec. 11-, 1968 Dec. 15, 1970 I w, c, -Q ETAL 3,547,569

CANDLE BOWL Filed Deb; 11, 1968 I 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTORS MLMAV? C. FEA/fQ/v v fl/ rh'o/vyrf Foss/m ATTORNEYfi United States Patent 3,547,569 CANDLE BOWL Wilmer C. Fenton and Anthony J. Rosena, Williamstown, W. Va., assignors to The Fenton Art Glass Company, Willlamstown, W. Va., a corporation of West Virginia Filed Dec. 11, 1968, Ser. No. 782,932 Int. Cl. F23d 3/16 US. Cl. 431-295 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A single piece decorative structure for containing candles, flowers and other articles, having one or mo re projections defining upwardly opening annular recesses located on its perimeter, and one or more upwardly opening stepped annular recesses located in the bottom of the bowl.

This invention relates to a container for displaying candles, flowers and other ornaments.

It is an object of this invention to provide a structure that may be used for decorative purposes. More particularly, it is an object of this invention to provide a structure adapted to contain an arrangement of candles and other decorative articles, such as flowers.

It is another object of this invention to provide a single piece structure that is both ornamental itself and is also designed to contain a decorative arrangement of other articles.

The structure of the present invention offers great advantages over devices that have been used and made in the past for displaying candles and flowers or other articles together in an arrangement. Because the candle bowl as described herein is of single piece construction, there are no ditficulties of assembling many pieces for use, there is no possibility that the separate pieces will become warped or bent out of shape through putting the device together and taking it apart, and there are no small pieces to get lost or separated from each other when the holder is not in use, thereby rendering the device useless. The structure of the present invention is easy to clean, use and store, and offers the advantage that different sizes of candles may be used and different arrangements of the candles and flowers, etc., may be made without the necessity of making any adjustments to the holder.

For a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, showing a presently preferred embodiment of the invention, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the device;

FIG. 2 is a top-plan view of the structure of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a vertical cross-sectional view of the structure, taken along the lines AA of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a top-plan view of a second embodiment.

Referring now to the figures, represents a bowllike structure having a base portion 11, the bowl and base being of single piece unitary construction.

Formed integrally with the bowl structure are projections 12, having upwardly opening recesses 13 therein adapted to receive candles, for example candles of approximately /2 diameter or less, of the sort commonly known as tapers. There may be any desired number of these projections symmetrically or asymmetrically spaced around the interior side wall of the bowl for holding tapers.

In the bottom wall or floor of the bowl 14 are a plurality of recesses 15, 16 and 17 defined by substantially horizontal annular floor a and a substantially vertical annular wall portion h, each of the recesses having a smaller diameter than the preceding one, the recesses being arranged in a stepped form co-axially around a longitudinal axis. Each of these recesses has a pre-determined size and shape corresponding to the desired size and shape of a candle, so that a candle may be inserted therein and will be held rigidly in an upright position. For example, the largest recess 14 may correspond to the shape and size of a jumbo candle 3 inches in diameter, the next smallest recess may be of a size and shape to accommodate a 2 inch candle, and the smallest recess may hold a candle of 1 inch diameter. Flowers, fruit, candy or other articles may then also be arranged around the candle.

The arrangement of the recesses or wells is clearly shown in cross-sectional FIG. 3, taken along the line AA of FIG. 2. The vertical plane of the section shown in FIG. 3 passes through the side wall 18 of the bowl, and through one of the projections 12 from the side wall forming the recesses 13 for tapers. One the opposite side of the bowl, the plane, as shown in FIG. 3, passes through the side wall of the bowl at a place where no projection occurs. This would be the case if there were an odd number of projections evenly spaced around the periphery of the bowl. If the number of projections were even, then a vertical plane section through the center of the bowl along a line such as AA would bisect one of the projections on either side of the bowl.

FIG. 4 shows a second embodiment of the invention, wherein the recesses for tapers are located in the side wall of the bowl, which side wall is of an increased thickness near the rim to accommodate the recesses. The arrangement of recesses located in the floor of the bowl is similar to that shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3.

The candle bowl, as described herein, is of unitary construction, and may be molded or otherwise formed in a single piece out of a suitable material, such as glass or ceramic. The exterior surface of the structure may also be treated in any desired decorative manner, such as molding in a hobnail or other textured pattern.

The preferred embodiment, as shown in the drawings, is a round shaped bowl on a footed stand. However, the bowl may be of any desired size or shape, such as square, rectangular, trapezoidal, etc., and having no foot, without departing from the scope of the invention. Also, the recesses for tapers may be located within the wall of the bowl, as shown in FIG. 4, rather than being located in projections from the Wall.

The scope of the invention is, of course, not limited to the specific embodiment disclosed herein, but only by the spirit and scope of the following claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A bowl shaped device, formed as a unitary structure, for holding candles and other objects comprising a bowl shaped structure having a bottom wall situated on a base, an upstanding side wall positioned around the perimeter of the bottom well, said bottom wall having formed downwardly therein into the said base an upwardly opening recess for receiving a candle or other article in a central portion of the device, and said side wall being provided with a plurality of upwardly opening recesses spaced around the perimeter of the device for receiving candles or other articles in an arrangement around the central portion of the bowl.

2. A bowl shaped device formed as a unitary structure, for holding candles and other objects comprising a bowl shaped structure having a bottom wall and an upstanding side wall positioned around the perimeter of the bottom wall, said bottom wall having formed therein upwardly opening recesses having a stepped coaxial configuration around a central axis for receiving candles or other articles of various predetermined sizes.

3. A bowl shaped device, as claimed in claim 1, wherein said side Wall is provided with a plurality of upwardly opening recesses spaced around the perimeter of the device, said recesses being formed in radially inwardly directed projections which are integral with the side wall, to provide spaces around the perimeter of the device and between the positions of the candles or other articles contained in the recesses, for receiving flowers, fruit or other articles.

4. A bowl shaped device as claimed in claim 1, wherein said side wall is provided with a plurality of upwardly opening recesses spaced around the perimeter of the device for receiving candles or other articles, said recesses being formed in the upper portion of the wall, said wall being of increased thickness in its upper portion to contain the recesses.

5. A bowl shaped device, as claimed in claim 2, where- References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,240,842 5/1941 Gehring et a]. 21160 FOREIGN PATENTS 253,227 6/1926 Great Britain 47-41 EDWARD G. FAVORS, Primary Examiner US. Cl. X.R. 24839

Patent Citations
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US2240842 *Jan 15, 1940May 6, 1941Bernice GehringCombination nut bowl with removable nut shell container
GB253227A * Title not available
Referenced by
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US3932113 *Feb 19, 1974Jan 13, 1976Anchor Hocking CorporationCandle holder unit and the like
US4198023 *Jan 26, 1978Apr 15, 1980Hermann StranzingerStand for Christmas trees
US4759699 *May 1, 1987Jul 26, 1988Rubarth Wesley BPlastic cup holder for flaming candle
US6634513 *Dec 23, 1998Oct 21, 2003Design Ideas, Ltd.Stacking candle holder modules
Classifications
U.S. Classification431/295, D07/558, 248/512, D07/584
International ClassificationF21V35/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21V35/00
European ClassificationF21V35/00