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Publication numberUS3714409 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 30, 1973
Filing dateDec 14, 1970
Priority dateDec 14, 1970
Publication numberUS 3714409 A, US 3714409A, US-A-3714409, US3714409 A, US3714409A
InventorsTrudeau A
Original AssigneeTrudeau A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lamp with combination lamp shade and illuminating mirror
US 3714409 A
Abstract
A standing table or floor lamp having a combination lamp shade and mirror is described, including a mirror fixed against an outer face portion of the shade and a plurality of auxiliary electrical lamps surrounding the mirror and supported by the shade for illuminating the mirror and the face of a person observing his image in the mirror.
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United States Patent [1 1 [111 3,714,409 Trudeau 1 Jan. 30, 1973 s41 LAMP WITH COMBINATION LAMP 1125,402 6/1963 Myerberg ..240/4.1

SHADE AND ILLUMINATING MIRROR [76] lnventor: Aime Trudeau, 227 N. E. 26th St.,

Miami, Fla. 33140 22 Filed: Dec. 14,1970

[21] Appl. No.: 97,847

[52] U.S. Cl. ..240/4.2, 240/2 SL [51] Int. Cl. ..F21v 33/00 [58] Field of Search ...240/4.2, 4.1, 2 SL; 339/175 C,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,378,679 4/1968 Trudeau ..240/4.2 3,476,927 11/1969 Rothman ..240/4.2 1,532,259 4/1925 Nielsen ..240/2 SL FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 275,759 8/1927 Great Britain .,339/l59 C Primary Examiner-SClement Swisher Assistant Examiner-Daniel M. Yasich Attorney-Ernest H. Schmidt [57] ABSTRACT A standing table or floor lamp having a combination lamp shade and mirror is described, including a mirror. fixed against an outer face portion of the shade and a 2 Claims, 3 Drawing Figures l l l 1 l l l 1 l l 1 I 1 l I 1 h PATENTEDJAN 30 1975 4 T TOAAJEX LAMP WITH COMBINATION LAMP SHADE AND ILLUMINATING MIRROR My invention relates generally to electric lamps and is directed particularly to an improved lamp shade combining a mirror and auxiliary electric lamp means supported by the shade for illuminating the mirror. The auxiliary illumination thus illuminates the face of a person using the mirror for observation and/or casual grooming or facial make-up.

The principal object of my invention is to provide, in a table or floor lamp, an improved lamp shade combining a mirror and auxiliary illumination means supported by the shade for illuminating the mirror, which lamp will be suitable for use in any room of the house for furnishing illumination in the customary manner, and which at the same time provides a mirror and a face illuminating source for use in observing personal grooming. The invention is particularly advantageous to women, who often wish to hurriedly and casually observe their facial make-up before leaving the house for added assurance that their appearance is satisfactory immediately prior to departure. Other usage could be for guests in the home who may wish to casually observe their grooming or make-up without the necessity of retiring to the privacy of the bathroom, for example.

It is a more particular object of my invention to provide a lamp having a combination lamp shade and independently illuminated mirror of the character abovedescribed wherein the lamp shade is fitted with a mirror in its side wall, and is equipped with a plurality of auxiliary electric lamps surrounding the mirror to flood the face of a person standing close to the mirror with sufficient light to provide a clear and bright image.

Still another object is to provide a lamp with combination lamp shade and illuminated mirror of the character above described which will be simple in construction, economical to manufacture, and well adapted to use in combination with decorative table and floor lamps of the type suitable for living room, hall or bedroom use.

Other objects, features and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description when read with reference to the accompanying drawings. In the drawings, wherein like reference numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several views:

FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of a table lamp embodying the invention;

FIG. 2 is a partial vertical cross-sectional view of the lamp illustrated in FIG. 1, taken along the line 2-2 thereof in the direction of the arrows and illustrating constructional details; and

FIG. 3 is a substantially vertical cross-sectional view taken along the line 3-3 of FIG. 2 in the direction of the arrows and illustrating constructional details of the shade.

Referring now in detail to the drawings, in FIG. 1 designates, generally, one form of lamp with combination lamp shade and illuminated mirror embodying the invention, the same comprising a base 11, a central upstanding support member 12, and a shade member 13. The support member 12 has affixed at the upper end thereof, in any convenient manner, a lamp socket l4 and an upwardly extending shade harp 15 to which the shade 13 is removably attached by the usual screw-on finial 16. The shade member 13, with respect to its framework, may be of ordinary stiff wire construction, with the usual spider portion 17 at the top having a central collar 18 by means of which said shade member is secured in place with respect to the support member 12. A switch 19 mounted in the lamp base 11 and connected in series with an energizing lamp cord 20 (only partially shown) serves to run the lamp on and off. As illustrated in FIG. 2, an electrical receptacle 21 is mounted in a suitable opening provided at the upper end of the lamp support member 12 and connected in parallel with the electrical supply conductors 22, 23 leading to the lamp socket 14.

The shade member 13 is preferably formed with a pair of spaced, flat front and back face members 24. (only the front face is illustrated). A flat circular mirror is centrally secured in face-to-face relation against the outside of the shade front face member 24. As means for securing the mirror 25 in place, an annular retainer ring 26 is provided (see FIG. 3), said retainer ring being disposed flat against the inside of the shade face member 24 in concentric relation with respect to the mirror 25, and having a plurality of peripherally spaced, outwardly extending lug portions 27 receivable through slot-like openings 28 in said shade face member and adapted to be bent radially inwardly over outer marginal edge portions of said mirror (see FIGS. 1 and 2).

As best illustrated in FIG. 1, the lamp shade 13 is also fitted with a plurality of small incandescent lamps 29 surrounding the outside of the shade mirror 25 in equidistantly spaced relation. The bases of the auxiliary illumination lamps 29 pass through appropriate circular openings in the front shade face member 24 to be received in individual electrical sockets 30 supported in an annular insulating member 3l'glued or otherwise affixed against the inside of said shade face member in concentrically spaced relation with respect to the retainer ring 26. The annular insulating member 31 is preferably of a light-weight, electrically insulating material such as foamed polystyrene, although any suitably rigid light-weight insulating material such, for example, as cork or foam rubber could be used. As best illustrated in FIG. 3, the auxiliary lamp sockets 30 are all connected in parallel by electrical conductors 32, 33, which conductors at one end extend outwardly of the shade to terminate in an ordinary electrical plug 34 adapted to be plugged into the receptacle 21 (see FIG. 2) upon assembly of the lamp shade 13 to the lamp sup port member 12 as described above.

In use of the lamp a main electric lamp bulb 35 fitted in the lamp socket 14 will provide room illumination, whereas the auxiliary lamps 29, being of substantially lesser size and candle power, will provide auxiliary illumination for a person using the shade mirror 25, as described above.

While I have illustrated herein only one form in which my invention can conveniently be embodied in practice, it is to be understood that this form is given by way of example only, and not in alimiting sense. The invention, in brief, comprises all the embodiments and modifications coming within the scope and spirit of the following claims.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. A lamp with combination'lamp shade and illuminated mirror comprising, in combination, a base, a vertical support member extending upwardly from said base, a lamp shade, means removably securing said lamp shade at the upper end of said vertical support member, a mirror, means supporting said mirror against the outside of said lamp shade with its reflecting surface to the outside, a plurality of auxiliary electric lamps, said lamp shade comprising means for supporting said auxiliary electric lamps in surrounding relation with respect to said mirror, a main electric lamp supported at the upper end of said vertical support member within said shade, electrical supply conductor means for energizing said main electric lamp, and disconnectable electrical conductor means connectable in parallel with said electrical supply conductor means for energizing said plurality of auxiliary electric lamps, said lamp shade comprising a substantially flat face member, said mirror being supported against the outside of said face member, said mirror being circular in shape and said plurality of auxiliary electric lamps being arranged in concentrically spaced relation about said mirror, said mirror supporting means comprising an annular retainer ring disposed against the inside of said lamp shade face member in concentric relation behind said mirror and having a plurality of peripherally spaced, outwardly extending lug portions receivable through slot-like openings in said shade face member and bent radially inwardly over outer marginal edge portions of said mirror.

2. A lamp with combination lamp shade and illuminated mirror (as defined in claim 1,) comprising, in combination, a base, a vertical support member extending upwardly from said base, a lamp shade, means removabiy securing said lamp shade at the upper end of said vertical support member, a mirror, means supporting said mirror against the outside of said lamp shade with its reflecting surface to the outside, a plurality of auxiliary electric lamps, said lamp shade comprising means for supporting said auxiliary electric lamps in surrounding relation with respect to said mirror, a main electric lamp supported at the upper end of said vertical support member within said shade, electrical supply conductor means for energizing said main electric lamp, disconnectable electrical conductor means connectable in parallel with said electrical supply conductor means for energizing said plurality of auxiliary electric lamps, said lamp shade comprising a substantially flat face member, said mirror being supported against the outside of said face member, said mirror being circular in shape and said plurality of auxiliary electric lamps being arranged in concentrically-spaced relation about said mirror, said means for supporting said plurality of auxiliary electric lamps comprising an annular member of electrical insulating material fixed against the inside of said lamp shade face member in concentric relation behind said mirror, a plurality of auxiliary lamp sockets supported by said annular insulating member in circularly spaced relation, said disconnectable electrical conductor means for energizing said plurality of auxiliary electric lamps comprising an electrical receptacle mounted in an upper end portion of said vertical support member and connected in parallel with said electrical supply conductor means, and an electric plug receivable in said receptacle, (wherein) said mirror supporting means (comprises) comprising an annular retainer ring disposed against the inside of said lamp shade face member in concentric relation behind said mirror and having a plurality of peripherally-spaced, outwardly-extending lug portions receivable through slot-like openings in said shade face member and bent radially inwardly over outer marginal edge portions of said mirror.

Patent Citations
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US25402 *Sep 13, 1859 Hydraulic oil-press
US1532259 *Jun 8, 1921Apr 7, 1925Andrew C NielsenDresser lamp
US3378679 *Apr 18, 1966Apr 16, 1968Trudeau AimeCombination lamp and mirror
US3476927 *Jan 9, 1967Nov 4, 1969Matthew J RothmanPortable illuminated mirror
GB275759A * Title not available
Referenced by
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US4577264 *Dec 5, 1984Mar 18, 1986Plumly Lighting CorporationLighting apparatus and system utilizing miniature incandescent lamps
US6652112 *Apr 29, 2002Nov 25, 2003Michael J. LucarelliDecorative light strip for self-attaching to a rain gutter or a roof overhang
Classifications
U.S. Classification362/140, 362/249.14
International ClassificationF21V33/00, F21S6/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21S6/002, F21V33/004, F21S6/005
European ClassificationF21S6/00D, F21S6/00S, F21V33/00A5