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US1662554A
US1662554A US751854A US75185424A US1662554A US 1662554 A US1662554 A US 1662554A US 751854 A US751854 A US 751854A US 75185424 A US75185424 A US 75185424A US 1662554 A US1662554 A US 1662554A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
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March 13, 1928. 1,662,554
L. B. WOESTE MYRIAD REFLECTOR Filed NOV. 24. 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 March 13, 1928. 1,662,554
L. B. WOESTE MYRIAD REFLECTOR Filed Nov. 24, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Mar. 13, 1928.
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LOUIS BERNARD wonsrn, or cmcI'NNATI, oHIo, .ass'ranonorzonn-nanr To WILLIAM A. srsrnnns, or cmcnvnn'rr, OHIO.
'MYRIAD REFLECTOR.
Application filed November 24, isalfserialm. 751,854.
This invention relates to a device of the type'disclosed in Patent N 0. 1,214,863 which was issued to Louis Bernard l/Voeste, upon Feb. 6, 1917. The character of myriad reflector herein disclosed is that of a sphere, yet any other geometrical form-may be substituted therefor, which is preferably hollow and has its surface covered with a multitude of mirrors. The reflecting properties of the mirror facets are utilized to primary ad vantage when the myriad reflector is suspended frpm a' ceiling, and secondarily when suspended from a wall of a dance hall, ball room, theatre, or auditorium, then r0- tated either vertically or horizontally, beams of light of one or various colors being thrown on the myriad reflectors facets from the floor or stage upwards or against the same from various parts of such room, hall, stage or auditorium, by electric spot lights or other means, and thus casting upon the participants and spectators a multitudeof moving and varied color spots and creatmg a most pleasing result. The device for rotating the myriad reflector is preferably arranged by suspending it from a ceiling or beam thereof and imparting thereto a rotary motion upon its vertical axis, although it may be rotated about an axis located hori zontally, either from a ceiling or wall by means of additional gearing, to obtain thereby diflerent results. The vertical axis position of the myriad reflector may also be arranged for a swinging motion if desired.
In the present invention an object has been to produce a myriad reflector which embodies an improved construction, in which the many reflecting facets are mounted on the surface of the sphere in a more secure and substantial manner than heretofore.
A further object is to produce a more reliable device that will rotate any length of time and for the most advantageous display of the myriad reflector, which is compact, easily installed and cared for, and relatively easy of access and cheap to operate.
These and other objects are attained in the myriad reflector construction described in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which:
Fig. 1 is a view of a myriad reflector constructed in accordance with the provisions of the invention described herein, and showing two means of support.
Figs. 2 and 3 are t'i'on features.
Fig. 4: is a plan view,partially in section, of a device for operatin the myriad reflector.
"Fig. '5 is aside elevation, upon asomewhat larger scale, of the device shown in Fig. 4, parts being shown in section.
"Fig 6 is a view illustrating the manner of use of the device shown in Figs. 4 and '5, attached tothe ball shown in Figs. '1 to 3 inelusive.
In the spherical base 7 upon which the reflector facets 8 are applied, the material used is such as papier-mach or other easily molded plastic. The surface of this base is covered, in as closely spaced relation as possible, with a multitude of mirrors of relatively small dimensions and preferably of glass. Although the mirrors have been shown as circular in form, any other geometrical shapemay be employed. It has been found that a simple manner of attach ing these mirrors to the surface of the sphere, is to mount each of them first upon a base of metal, such in Fig. 3. This is accomplished by lacing the mirrors on the surface of the p ates as shown, and then bending the diagonally opposite corners 10 of the plates over and into clamping engagement with the mirror, leaving the remaining diagonally opposite corners 11 free for the passage therethrough of nails or screws 12 through apertures 13 therein, and into base 7 The surface of the base is thus covered, as closely as possible, with these facets. The surface of the base detail views of constructhus presents a condition in which the intervening spaces between adjacent mirrors may be filled with a non-reflecting cementias the plate 9, shown tious material 14 to present the relatively 1 smooth and pleasing appearance which is somewhat as has been attempted for illustration in Fig. 1. In order to mount on high the myriad reflector for display pur poses, a ring or other supporting element 15 may be located as shown in Figs. 1 and 6, for rotation upon a vertical axis, or a shaft may be provided in a horizontal plane for horizontal rotation as shown in Fig. 1.
In Figs. 4 to 6 has been shown a typical mechanism for the purpose of rotating the myriad reflector. This mechanism is mounted upon a platform 16 ported. by means of chain 17, a ring 18 which is supand eyes 19, from the ceiling. Centrally of this platform a shaft 20, is rotatively mounted and is provided with a hook 21 for engaging the ring 15. This shalt extends upwardly through a bearing in a casing 23 which is held stationary relatively to the platform 16. The upper end of this shaft .20 is provided with a driving gear ll which meshes with a worm on a transversely extending intermediate shaft 26 mounted in the casing. This worm is driven by a gear 27 on the shaft 26. ldeshing in turn with gear :27 is a worm 28 on the drive shaft 29 which driven by the motor 30. A motor speed controller 31 is mounted on the platform to enable the speed of rotation of the myriad reflector sphere to be. varied. Thus a relatively light compact and readily controlled reflector rotating device has been provided, in which a high speed electric motor has been provided bringing about a relatively slow and desirable speed of rotation of the myriad reflector.
Having thus described the invention what I claim is:
A myriad reflector of any geometrical form adapted to be rotated upon a substantially vertical axis, conssting of a base of desired shape a series of facet holding plates fastened to the base and a light reflecting 'l'acet secured to each plate, each plate, consisting of a piece of metal of substantially rurtangular shape having diagonally opposite corners secured to the base. each facet being ol substantialtr circular shape and having the diagonally opposite tree corners of its mounting plate bent over into ret ain inn relation lo its face. and a cementitious non-reflecting material occupying the spaces between adjacent mounted facets on the base. to cover the assembly with the exception of facet faces and turned over corners of the mounting plates.
In witness whereof. I afiix my signature.
LOUIS BERNARD \VOESTE.
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Cited By (5)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2549893A (en) * 1945-02-28 1951-04-24 Cook Harold Reflective sign
US4277141A (en) * 1979-03-28 1981-07-07 Tropel, Inc. Multifaceted mirror and assembly fixture and method of making such mirror
USD427948S (en) * 1996-07-23 2000-07-11 Rita June Mottern Bicycle kickstand support
US6418673B1 (en) * 1998-09-04 2002-07-16 Steven J. Hultquist Synetic structural forms and systems comprising same
USD893345S1 (en) * 2018-12-18 2020-08-18 Elaine Mueller Frame for flower bouquets

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2549893A (en) * 1945-02-28 1951-04-24 Cook Harold Reflective sign
US4277141A (en) * 1979-03-28 1981-07-07 Tropel, Inc. Multifaceted mirror and assembly fixture and method of making such mirror
USD427948S (en) * 1996-07-23 2000-07-11 Rita June Mottern Bicycle kickstand support
US6418673B1 (en) * 1998-09-04 2002-07-16 Steven J. Hultquist Synetic structural forms and systems comprising same
USD893345S1 (en) * 2018-12-18 2020-08-18 Elaine Mueller Frame for flower bouquets

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