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Publication numberUS926781 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 6, 1909
Filing dateDec 15, 1908
Priority dateDec 15, 1908
Publication numberUS 926781 A, US 926781A, US-A-926781, US926781 A, US926781A
InventorsClarence C Townsend
Original AssigneeJohn Mckewen, Clarence C Townsend
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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G. G. TOWNSEND.

SIGN.

APPLICATION TILED DEO.15, 1909.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

CLARENCE O. TOWNSEND, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO JOHN MCKEWEN', OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

SIGN.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 6, 1909.

Application filed December 15, 1908. Serial No. 467,684.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CLARENCE C. TOWN- SEND, a citizen of the United States, and residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented of the invention is to provide an improved device of this class which may be placed in 'a window or wherever desired, and'which may be secured to a wall, to a window frame, to a door frame, or to any suitable support and which will attract attention and command interest. a

The invention is fully disclosed in the following specification, of which the accompanying drawing forms a part, in which the separate parts of my improvement, are designated by suitable. reference characters in each of the views, and in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of a device embodying my invention,'part of the construction'being in section and part broken away, Fig. 2 a transverse section on theline 22 of Fig. 1,

In the practice of my invention-as shown ing or other support a, the top portion of which is provided with an opening a and in the bottom of which is secured'a standard a which passes up through the opening a and on which is mounted a rotatable sleeve or device a, the lower end portion of which is provided with a pulley a and connected with the upper end portion of the rotatable member a is a casing a" composed, in the form of construction shown, of a bottom plate a and top plate a between which are placed transparent or translucent panels a which are of different colors, and the casing a, as will be readily understood is rotatable with the sleeve or member a.

The standard a is hollow, connected with the upper end thereof is an electric light or lights I) which provided with the usual feed wires 1) which pass up through the standard a and in one side of the base or support a, in the form of construction shown, is a motor b the shaft of which is provided with a pulleyb which is geared in connection with the pulley a by a belt or similar' device I).

. Secured to the top of the base or support a;

is a stationary opaque casing b which is circular in cross section and, in the form of construction shown, substantially elliptical in longitudinal section, but said casing may be made of. any desired shape in longitudinal and cross section, and said casing is also provided with perforations or apertures b which may be of any desired form.

In the use of this device the member a is continually rotated by the motor b or in any desired manner, and this rotates the casing a around the stationary lightor lights I) and within the stationary casing b, and the pan- ,els n being colored a handsome and attractive effect is produced and one which will command and attract attention.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

A device of the class described comprising a hollow casing or support, a standard mounted therein and extending up through the top of the casing or support, a light mounted on said standard, a rotatable member mounted on said standard, a rotatable casing mounted on said rotatable member and inclosing said light and composed of different colored panels of transparent or translucent material, a perforated or apertured casing mounted on said casing or support and inclosing said rotatable casing, and means for rotating said-rotatablemember and said rotatable casing.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in presence of the --subscribing witnesses this 14th day of December 1908.

CLARENCE O. TOWNSEND.

Witnesses:

A. R. APPLEMAN, O. E. MULREANY.

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US5816678 *Jul 23, 1997Oct 6, 1998Hali-Brite IncorporatedAirport beacon
US9273852 *Mar 15, 2012Mar 1, 2016Zhaoqing Hengyi Industrial Company Ltd.Rotary lamp holder
US20140003029 *Mar 15, 2012Jan 2, 2014Zhaoqing Hengyi Industrial Company LtdRotary lamp holder
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationF21V21/30, B60Q1/2611