US 928213 A
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0. L. PATTERSON. HOLDER FOR FLOWERS, CANDLES, 6w.
4 APPLICATION FILED MAB..30, 1909.
Patented July 13, 1909.
. 25 candles. Fig. 4 is a form of the invention UNITED srariis CHARLES L. PATTERSON, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO IRA A. JONES,
OF OHIGAGO, ILLINOIS.
HOLDER FOR FLOWER$, CANDLES, 85c.
of Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Holders for Flowers, Candles, &c., of which the following is a s ecification.
; This invention relates to ho ders which may be used for supporting cut flowers in an by a candle stick. calsectional viewqthrough the holder and artistic and pleasing manner, or for support ing candles, thus constituting a candelabrum, or for similar purposes, and it consists-of a holder preferably formed of metal and ad apted to be supported upon a candle stick or similar base or stand provided at its upper end with a socket, or a support provlded at its upper end with a projecting peg or pin.
In the accompanying drawingseFigure 1 isa perspective view of a holder intended to support vases or tubes in which are placed out flowers, the holder being itself supported Fig. 2 is a central verti- Fig. 3 is a upperpart of the candle stick.
' the invention adapted for supporting form for sup orting. candles somewhat structurally di erent from that illustrated in Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a detail view illustrating a form of the invention adapted to be used in connection with a support having a rojecting peg instead of bemg formed with a socket or recess.
In the drawings, 2 represents a stand or support, which may be of any usual'or preferred shape or design, and that illustrated in Fig. 1 is provided at its upper end with a socket or recess 3. I have represented as a type of such support a candle stick. Mounted at the upper end of this support is a cap 4.
from which extend outward or radiate a series of arms 5, which are either themselves holders, or to support holders which are suitably attached to or held by the said arms.
The cap 4 is preferably formed of thin metal spun into shape and comprising a central tube 6 adapted to enter the socket or recess 3 of the stand, a horizontal annular rim 7 surrounding the tube, and a skirt or flange 8 depending from the outer edge of the rim.
Preferably the metal is formed into a raised rib '9 between the central tube and the annularrim 7 Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed March 30', 1909.
Patented Jul 13, 1909.
Serial No. 486,7A8.
The arms 5 are preferably formed of wire and are attached to the ca by having their inner ends pass through ho es 10 in the skirt of the cap and below the rim 7, to the undersurface of which they are united by solder 1 1. This method of attaching the arms will be ordinarily sufficiently strong and rigid. The ends of the arms may, however, be extended sufliciently far to enter apertures 12 in the central tube 6 in which theymaybe seated and if desired secured by solder. As represented in Figs. 1 and 2 the arms are formed at their outer ends each into a pair of rings or loops 13, 13, disposed one above the other and constituting receivers or holders for small glass tubes or vases 14 in which may be placed out flowers. The rings or loops 13, 13 are disposed above a portion 15 of the arm which serves as a rest for the tube or vase. The part of the arm intermediate the portion 15 and the end that is attached to the cap may be given any desired. shape that artistic taste may dictate.
In Fig. 3- I have represented a form of the invention in which the arms 5 support candle holders 16 instead'of flower holders. These candle holders consist of cup-shaped receivers and may be attached by solder to the outer ends of the arms, as represented in Fig. 3, or may pass through rings or loops 17 at the ends of the arms with their flanges resting thereupon, as represented in Fig. 4:.
In Fig 5 there is represented a form of the invention in which the support 2 is provided at its upper end with an upward extending peg or pin 18 over which sets the cap carrymg the radiating arms. When this form of support is used the central tubular part 6 of the cap need not be so long as is illustrated in the other views.
While I have represented the arms 5 as ex tending through holes formed in the flange or skirt 8, this is not an essential feature of construction, as the holes through which they pass could extend quite to the lower edge of the flange, in which event they might perhaps with more propriety be termed notches, instead of holes.
What I claim is 1. A holder for out flowers, candles, and the like, comprising a cap formed of thin spun metal and having a central tube from' diating arms the inner ends of which pass' through the said skirt or flange and are seicuredbelow the said annular rim.
2. A holder or support for out flowers and the like, comprising a cap having a central tube adapted to set into a socket, an annular rim surrounding the tube and a peripheral flange or skirt, and a set of arms, the inner ends of which-extend through apertures in the skirt of the cap and are secured below the said annular rim.
3. A holder or support for cut flowers and the like, comprising a central cap, a set of radiating arms supported thereby, the arms being formed at their outer ends into sup-