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Publication numberUS764207 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1904
Filing dateJun 16, 1902
Priority dateJun 16, 1902
Publication numberUS 764207 A, US 764207A, US-A-764207, US764207 A, US764207A
InventorsGeorge Elverd Robinson
Original AssigneeGeorge Elverd Robinson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy jack-o'-lantern.
US 764207 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 764,207, dated. July 5, 1904,

Application filed June 16, 1902. Serial No. 111,904. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, GEORGE ELVERD ROBIN- SON, of Oanastota, in the county of Madison, in the State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in J ack-o-Lanterns, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention relates to anew article of manufacture consisting of a toy jack-o-lan tern.

My object is to produce a conventional form of a pumpkin which is light, capable of being suspended and of receiving a candle or other light, and is provided with luminous portions representing facial characteristics.

To this end the invention consists in the combination, construction, and arrangement of the parts of a toy, as hereinafter fully described, and pointed out in the claim.

Referring to the drawings, Figure 1' is an elevation of the preferred form of my invention. Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2 2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a fragment of the shell seen in Fig. 1. Fig. L is an elevation of a modified form of my invention. Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 5 5 of Fig. 4.

Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

This invention consists, essentially, of a globular shell 1, which is lined or scored circumferentially at 2 and is provided with a stem 3, the whole giving the conventional form of a pumpkin.

The shell 1 consists of a fabric lining or backing 4 and a plastic material 5, adhesively united.

to and entirely surrounding the fabric lining or backing 4, the outer surface of which is usually colored to better imitate a pumpkin.

In the preferred form of my invention (seen in Figs. 1 and 2) I provide the outer surface of one side of the shell with a coating of thin luminous substance 6, portions of which coating are cut away or omitted at 7 and 8 to represent facial features, such as the eyes and mouth, although it is evident that other portions of the luminous coating may be omitted to illustrate other features, if desired.

The end of the shell opposite to the stem 3 is flat and is provided with an opening 10, into which may be inserted a candle or other interior lighting device to give additional effect to the conventional features. coating 6, as previously stated, is on the outer surface of the shell, and when exposed to the light for a period of time it becomes selfluminous in the darkthat is, after exposure to the light during the day it will emit light for a considerable period of time at night in the usual manner of luminous paint, which, it is well known, absorbs the light and becomes radiant in the'dark.

In Fig. 4: of the drawings I have shown a shell similar to that seen in Fig. 1, except that the outer surface is unprovided with a luminous coating, the side wall of the shell being perforated at 11 and 12 to represent the eyes and mouth in substantially the same manneras seen in Fig. 1, the essential difference being that a candle or other artificial light is used on the interior of this shell and radiates its light through the openings 11 and 12, the latter providing air-inlets for the illuminating means.

The operation and purposes of my invention will now be readily understood, and it is evident that other changes may be made than those illustrated and described without departing from the spirit thereof.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

A jack-olantern comprising in its entirety a pumpkin-shaped body constructed of an integral mass of material having a stem at its upper portion forming a handle and its end opposite said stem flat and provided with an uncovered opening for the insertion of illuminating means, said means being received on the bottom at a point adjacent said opening, said body being provided with openings representing facial features and providing air-inlets for the illuminating means, and a backing.

of fabric interior of the body.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 10th day of June, 1902.



This luminous

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Cooperative ClassificationY10S362/806, G09F19/10, F21L19/00, F21V33/0028, F21V35/00
European ClassificationF21V35/00, F21V33/00A4B, F21L19/00