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Publication numberUS3806723 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 23, 1974
Filing dateDec 20, 1972
Priority dateDec 20, 1972
Publication numberUS 3806723 A, US 3806723A, US-A-3806723, US3806723 A, US3806723A
InventorsL Ollom
Original AssigneeWong J, Becker J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornamental display arrangement
US 3806723 A
Abstract
An ornamental display arrangement comprising a kiosk- or pavilion-like structure of wax or wax surface in which various figures may be disposed in a desired manner to depict a theme to be visually conveyed to an observer, said structure including a floor portion on which the various figures may be supported, said structure also including a roof portion on which illuminating means is supported and vertical support means extending from said floor portion to said roof portion in supporting relationship therewith. The said roof portion including light transmitting means whereby said illuminating means may descend to said various figures and focus attention thereto after dark.
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[ ORNAMENTAL DISPLAY ARRANGEMENT Loren R. Ollom, West l-lyattsville, Md.

[73] Assignees: James A. Wong, Silver Spring; John E. Becker, Takoma Park, both of,

[22] Filed: Dec. 20, 1972 [2]] Appl. No.: 317,063

[75] Inventor:

[52] US. Cl. 240/10 B, 40/132 R, 431/289 [51] Int. Cl. Cllc 5/00, F2lv 35/00 [58] Field of Search 240/10 R, 10 B, 10 F;

[56] I References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,097,061 10/1937 Grafm; 240/10 R 2,735,285 2/1956 Ferleger 240/13 X 2,439,178 4/194'8 Marchand 240/10 F 2,712,059 6/1955 Allyn 240/10 B X 2,773,175 12/1956 Levy et a1 240/10 F 1 Apr. 23, 1974 Primary Examiner-Joseph F. Peters, Jr. Attorney, Agent, or Firm-James A. Wong; John E.

Becker 5 7 ABSTRACT An ornamental display arrangement comprising a kioskor pavilion-like structure of wax'or' wax surface in which various figures may be disposed in a desired manner to depict a theme to be visually conveyed to an observer, said structure including a floor portion on which the various figures may be supported, said structure also including a roof portion on which illuminating means is supported and vertical support means extending from said floor portion to said roof portion in supporting relationship therewith. The said roof portion including light transmitting means whereby said illuminating means may descend to said various figures and focus attention thereto after dark,

14 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures ORNAMENTAL DISPLAY ARRANGEMENT BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention This invention relates to a display arrangement, and in particular to an ornamental arrangement for depicting scenes of various festive occasions as may arise throughout the year.

2. Description of the Prior Art In the past numerous display arrangements have been devised for purposes of celebrating various occasions. Typical of the prior art arrangements which may be considered representative of the general class of the present invention are those disclosed in U. S. Patv No. 1,660,760 of Murphy and No. 2,097,061 of Graf.

The Murphy display device relates to a transparent container with liquid contained therein, with an image and words inscribed upon the walls of the container, and with a source of light inside the container and above the liquid level to illuminate the inscribed image and words whereby visual attention is drawn thereto.

vThe Graf display device relates to an ornamental lighting arrangement comprising a basket which is suspended from an electric lighting fixture and containing various figures with an electric light bulb illuminating the various figures.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION With the above background in mind and the perennial quest for objects of intrinsic artistic appeal and practical construction, applicant has developed the ornamental display arrangement constituting the present invention.

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide an improved ornamental display arrangement whereby a theme'or festive scene may be effectively displayed and visually shared with observers.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a hollowed-out candle affect in which various figures and/or objects may be arranged and displayed.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a display arrangement with a lighting effect to illuminate the display and accentuate the-beauty of the subject on display.

Still another object of the present invention is to provide a neat and attractive display arrangement particularly effective after dark.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the accompanying drawings in which the same reference numerals designate the same parts in all of the views:

FIG. 1 is a view in perspective of one embodiment of the display arrangement according to this invention;

FIG. 2 is a sectional view of the display arrangement taken along line 2-2 in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a sectional view taken along line 33 in DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now more particularly to the drawings, the preferred embodiment of the display arrangement according to the present invention may be seen in FIGS. 1-3 in the form of kioskor pavilion-like structure 10 including a floor portion 12, and a roof portion 14 supported by a plurality of columns or vertical members 16 extending up from the floor portion 12 to the roof portion 14. Within the kiosk or pavilion 10 in the space between the roof portion 14 and floor portion 12 are disposed various figures (unnumbered) which make up a desired scene.

A source of light 18 is disposedon the roof portion 14. Supporting the light source 18 is a light transmitting member 20 of glass, clear plastic or the like permitting passage of light therethrough whereby attention is focused down upon the depicted scene particularly after dark. The light transmitting member 20, as illustrated, is hidden from view from the top of the roof portion 14.

In order to enhance the attractiveness of the display arrangement according to the present invention, all visible surfaces of the kiosk or pavilion 10 are of wax or simulated waxsuch as plastic, thus giving it the appearance of a hollowed out candle. In carrying forth the concept'o'f the present invention, the kiosk or pavilion may be in fact formed from'a-hollowed-out candle or assembled from structural members such as board or plate members for the floor portion 13, and rod members 17 for the vertical support members 16, all of which are coated with wax W. The roof portion 14, of course, must include at least a light transmitting member 20 covered on its top side with wax W and supported on its under side by either rod members 17 or beams 21. Further, in carrying out the present invention, the light source 18 may be candle, a battery, or other type of electric powered bulb. Where the light source 18 is an electric bulb, it should bear some resemblance to a flame for a candle. To further enhance the beauty of the depicted scene, member 20 may be vilion may take other cross-sectional forms.

FIG. 1 with the objects on display omitted for clarity;

ALTERNATIVE EMBODIMENTS In an alternative embodiment of the present invention, as illustrated in FIG. 4, the kiosk or pavilion comprises a two-story structure with floor portions 112 and 122 and light sources 1 18 and 128. Otherwise, the embodiment of FIG. 4 may be generally similar to that of FIGS. 1-3.

In-a further alternative embodiment of the present invention, as illustrated in FIGS. 5 and 6, the kiosk or pavilion 210 is generally cylindrical in shape and is formed from a hollowed-out oversized candle comprising a floor portion 212, a vertical wall portion 216, at least a front viewing opening 217, and aroof portion 214. The roof portion 214 includes a light transmitting member 220 as in the preferred embodiment and a light supply source 218 supported thereon. Additionally, a rear viewing opening 219 may be provided as indicated in FIG. 6.

It is to be understood that while several of the present invention have been illustrated and described herein, numerous other variations or modifications therein may occur to those having skill in this art and what is intended to be covered herein is not only the illustrated forms of the invention, but also any and all modified forms thereof as may come within the spirit of said invention. 1

What is claimed is:

1. An ornamental kioskor pavilion-like display arrangement comprising a generally horizontally extending floor portion, support means extending upwardly from said floor portion, light-transmitting roof means supported on said support means, said floor portion adapted to support thereon figures and/or objects depicting a scene, and a light source supported solely on top of said roof means whereby its light rays are transmitted down through said roof means to focus upon and illuminate said scene, said support means being formed-and arranged to afford visual access to said scene.

2. The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 1 characterized in that said floor portion, roof means, and support means together have the appearance of being a carved out candle with wax or simulated wax on the exterior surface thereof to afford said appearance.

3. The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 2 characterized in that a second floor portion and light supporting means are provided to form a two-story display.

4. The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 2 characterized in that said arrangement is generally cylindrical.

5. The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 2, wherein said roof means, floor portion and support means collectively define a cell having at least one open side, and said cell housing said objects depicting said scene.

6. The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 2 characterized in that said floor portion and said support means are constituted by the remains of a carved out candle with the carved out portion defining a cell with at least one open side and said cell housing said objects depicting a scene.

7. The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 6 characterized in that said light source is constituted by an electric powered bulb generally approximating the shape of a candle flame supportedon top of said roof means with the stem of said bulb extending downwardly into a socket element. a 8; The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 6 characterized in that said light source is constituted by a relatively short and small diameter candle supported on top of said roof means.

9. The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 8 characterized in that said roof means is constituted by a tinted light-transmitting member whereby the scene may be illuminated by a light of desired hue.

10. The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 8 characterized in that said candle constituting said light source may be of any desired color whereby the scene may be-illuminated under a selected color of light.

l 1. The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 2 characterized in that said support means is constituted by a plurality of columns extending upwardly from said floor portion up to and supporting said roof means.

12. The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 11 characterized in that said columns are constituted by structural rod elements covered with candle wax or a candle wax resembling plastic or like material.

13. The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 12 characterized in that said light source is constituted by a relatively short and small diameter candle supported on top of said roof means.

14. The ornamental arrangement as set forth in claim 13 characterized in that said roof means is constituted by a tinted light-transmitting member whereby the scene may be illuminated by a light of desired hue.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification362/161, 428/13, 362/810, 431/126, 431/289, 40/541, 362/808
International ClassificationC11C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationC11C5/008, Y10S362/81, Y10S362/808
European ClassificationC11C5/00F