US 719286 A
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PATENTED JAN. 27, 1903.
E. P. WEIDIG. LANTERN FRAME FOB. LAMP GHIMNEYS.
APPLICATION FILED 0OT.9, 1902.
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LANTERN-FRAME FOR LAM P=CHHV|NEYS.
sLPECIFIOATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 719,286, dated January 27, 1903.
Application filed October 9, 1902. erial No. 126,484. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be itknown that LEMILE F. WEInIc, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans and State of Louisiana, have invented a new and Improved Lantern-Frame for Lamp-Ohimneys, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of my invention is to provide a frame specially adapted, in connection with a crimp-top chimney and a candle, to form a serviceable lantern; andto this end my invention consists in thenovel features hereinafter particularly described, and defined in the claim.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawing, forming part of this specification, in which my improved lantern-frame is shown applied to a lamp-chimney.
In the practical carrying out of my invention I provide a base A, having a socket- (t, in which may be placed a candle 10, said base having, preferably, a suitable number of supporting-legs a, and to said base I connect the lower ends of two annealed wires 13 B, which form the body,so to speak, of my improved lantern-frame. The wires B B are of a height to extend above the top of a lampchimney, as 15, when the latter is placed on the base A, as indicated in the drawing.
To clamp the chimney in place and to provide a convenient handle, I secure to the upper ends of the wires B B a spring-bail 0, consisting of two crossed arms of spring-wire, the said arms being integral with a spiral coil 0 of a size to receive ones finger. At the point of crossing of the arms of the bail and embracing the same that they may not spring apart is a ring 0.
The connection between the arms of the bail and the arms B in the specific instance illustrated is effected by looping together the respective ends, as shown at 1), whereby the bail may be moved to one side or lowered to a horizontal position out of the direct heat produced by the candle.
The wires B are preferably spaced apart a distance slightly greater than the greatest diameter of a medium-sized lamp-chimney, so as to have a contact with the chimney, as indicated. The said wires, however, positively clamp the chimney in place by reason of the action of the bail, which normally tends to draw the arms B together, whereby they will engage crimps at diametrically opposite points on the chimney-top. Thus the wires B, in connection with the spring-arms of the bail, form a clamp-frame in which the chimney is securely held.
The base A is illustrated as a plate in which holes a are'produced for the inlet of air; but it will be obvious that the exact form of the base is immaterial, so that it provides support for the chimney and candle and admits air to the chimney.
As will readily be understood, the sides of the frame may be sprung apart, as indicated in dotted lines, in the placing or removal of the chimney.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- A lantern-frame of the character described, consisting of a base, wires rising from said base to a height to extend above a lampchimney, and a spring-bail connecting the said wires and composed of crossed arms, a coil integral with the arms and forming a finger-hold, and a ring embracing the arms at the point of crossing.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
EMILE F. YVEIDIG.