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US3205350A
US3205350A US250509A US25050963A US3205350A US 3205350 A US3205350 A US 3205350A US 250509 A US250509 A US 250509A US 25050963 A US25050963 A US 25050963A US 3205350 A US3205350 A US 3205350A
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    • B44DECORATIVE ARTS
    • B44CPRODUCING DECORATIVE EFFECTS; MOSAICS; TARSIA WORK; PAPERHANGING
    • B44C5/00Processes for producing special ornamental bodies
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
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Sept- 1965 G. ROSZKOWSKI ETAL 3,205,350

ILLUMINATED FIGURINE Filed Jan. 10, l 963 INVENTORS. 650265 ROSZ/(0WSK/ Y 605602) J ROSZKOWSK/ United States Patent O 3,205,350 ILLUMINATED FIGURINE George Roszkowski, 35 Fairview St., Waterbury, Conn., and Gregory John Roszkowski, 1301 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park, Ill.

Filed Jan. 10, 1963, Ser. No. 250,509 1 Claim. (Cl. 2406.4)

This invention relates to statuettes, and more particularly to a hollow figurine in the shape of a saint having a light transmitting halo disk mounted on his head and an electric lamp bulb projecting into said disk to cause said disk to glow uniformly.

One object of the present invention is to provide an illuminated statuette of the above nature, which may also be used as a night light to provide a limited amount of illumination for a nursery or other location in a house, for'devotional purposes, or for use in an automobile or other vehicle.

Another object of the present invention is to provide an illuminated statuette of the above nature which will be simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to install and manipulate, portable, compact, ornamental in appearance, and very efficient and durable in use.

With these and other objects in view, there has been illustrated on the accompanying drawing, one form in which the invention may conveniently be embodied in practice.

In the drawing,

FIG. 1 represents a side view of the illuminated figurine embodying the invention.

FIG. 2 is a side sectional view of the same.

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view, on an enlarged scale of the inclined illuminated light transmitting halo disk mounted on the top of the figurine body.

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary vertical cross sectional view, taken along the line 44 of FIG. 2, showing the horseshoe magnet for detachably holding the statuette upon the horizontal section of the iron dashboard of an automobile.

Referring now to the drawing, in which like reference numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral indicates a hallow domesh'aped base of a statuette S made in the shape of a saint or other religious figure having a vertical opaque body 11 provided with a hallow bore 12.

The top of the body is provided with an inclined circular halo disk 13 of light-transmitting material such as glass, Plexiglas, plastic or Rexolite. The halo disk 13 has a thin tapered rim 14 and a central recess 15 drilled part way through said disk, within which is housed a lamp bulb 16. The central top area of the halo disk 13 is provided with an opaque plastic cap 17 cemented thereto. The outside rim of the halo disk 13 is roughened or frosted as by sanding or sandblasting to make it nonreflective and so that it will diffuse the light from the bulb 16.

Extending downwardly from the recess 15 of the halo disk 13 are a pair of insulated wires 18, 19 located within the vertical bore 12 and connected through a series resistor 23 with a dry cell 20 having terminals 21, 22

3,205,350 Patented Sept. 7, 1965 ice and a manually-operated switch 24 located within the hollow base 10.

Provision is also made of a circular base plate 25 oifset upwardly from the bottom edge of the hollow domeshaped base 10 and upon which is mounted a horseshoe magnet 26 having downwardly extending bottom tips 27, 28 extending through said plate 25 for detachably clamping the illuminated statuette S to the horizontal section 29 of an iron dashboard of an automobile or other vehicle.

The plastic halo disk 13 is preferably cemented to the top of the head of the vertical statuette body 11, and the recess 15 is adapted to house the electric lamp bulb 16 snugly therewithin, as clearly shown in the drawing.

While there has been disclosed in this specification one form in which the invention may be embodied, it is to be understood that this form is shown for the purpose of illustration only, and that the invention is not limited to this specific disclosure but may be modified and embodied in various other equivalent forms without depart ing from its spirit.

In short, the invention includes all the modifications and embodiments coming within the scope of the following claim.

Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new and for which it is desired to secure Letters Patent is:

A decorative figurine comprising a hollow base having a permanent magnet mounted therein for releasably securing said base to a paramagnetic surface, a source of electrical power in said base, a switch electrically connected to said power source, an upstanding body attached to said base and having the shape of a saint or the like and including a head, said head having a fiat surface thereon and said body having an opening therein which at one end communicates with said flat surface and which opening passes through said body and at its other end communicates with said hollow base, a circular halo disk of translucent material having a generally flat surface on one side thereof which engages said fiat head surface, said halo disk further having a centrally disposed blind opening therein communicating and aligned with said opening in said body, an electrically energizable lamp bulb located at least in part in said central blind opening of said halo disk, wires passing through said opening in said body electrically connecting said lamp bulb to said power source through said switch, and a disk of opaque material at least partially covering the side of said halo disk opposite from said flat surface, said disk of opaque material being concentric with said halo disk.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,622,196 3/27 Howell 2406.4 X 2,313,378 3/43 Wolf 24010 2,493,991 1/50 Morrison 2401 X 2,745,948 5/5 6 Prest 24010 2,761,056 8/56 Lazo 2401 X 2,875,324 2/ 59 Camp et a1. 24052.l5 3,131,111 4/64 Collins 24010 X NORTON ANSHER, Primary Examiner.

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US3666938A (en) * 1971-02-17 1972-05-30 Frank J Dolega Lamp structure
US5277644A (en) * 1993-02-05 1994-01-11 Mattel, Inc. Doll having illuminated color change fiber optic feature
US5730638A (en) * 1997-02-07 1998-03-24 Mattel, Inc. Removable light and sound module for dolls
US6007211A (en) * 1997-09-08 1999-12-28 Cheung; James Molded illuminating device
USD427543S (en) * 1999-04-28 2000-07-04 Evrard, scrl. Statue of a saint
US6520658B2 (en) * 2001-07-06 2003-02-18 Peter Chen Glow in dark lighter
US7410269B2 (en) 2006-06-06 2008-08-12 S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Decorative light system
US7458698B2 (en) 2006-06-15 2008-12-02 S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Decorative light system
JP6055053B1 (en) * 2015-09-08 2016-12-27 哲 鶴崎 Backlight illumination device for shaped body
US9724615B2 (en) 2010-06-02 2017-08-08 Mattel, Inc. Toy figure with reconfigurable clothing article and output generating system
USD872646S1 (en) * 2018-08-27 2020-01-14 Ladislav Gradecak Teaching aid

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US1622196A (en) * 1926-02-20 1927-03-22 Henry Howell & Company Ltd Smoker's companion
US2313378A (en) * 1941-05-21 1943-03-09 Noma Electric Corp Illuminating device
US2493991A (en) * 1947-03-22 1950-01-10 William J Morrison Ornamental illuminated device
US2745948A (en) * 1954-07-01 1956-05-15 Anthony T Kryzan Illuminated shrine
US2761056A (en) * 1953-02-13 1956-08-28 Lazo John Instrument illuminating means
US2875324A (en) * 1956-08-31 1959-02-24 Richard L Camp Portable electric lanterns
US3131111A (en) * 1959-11-13 1964-04-28 William O Collins Halo construction for religious statues

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US1622196A (en) * 1926-02-20 1927-03-22 Henry Howell & Company Ltd Smoker's companion
US2313378A (en) * 1941-05-21 1943-03-09 Noma Electric Corp Illuminating device
US2493991A (en) * 1947-03-22 1950-01-10 William J Morrison Ornamental illuminated device
US2761056A (en) * 1953-02-13 1956-08-28 Lazo John Instrument illuminating means
US2745948A (en) * 1954-07-01 1956-05-15 Anthony T Kryzan Illuminated shrine
US2875324A (en) * 1956-08-31 1959-02-24 Richard L Camp Portable electric lanterns
US3131111A (en) * 1959-11-13 1964-04-28 William O Collins Halo construction for religious statues

Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3666938A (en) * 1971-02-17 1972-05-30 Frank J Dolega Lamp structure
US5277644A (en) * 1993-02-05 1994-01-11 Mattel, Inc. Doll having illuminated color change fiber optic feature
US5730638A (en) * 1997-02-07 1998-03-24 Mattel, Inc. Removable light and sound module for dolls
US6007211A (en) * 1997-09-08 1999-12-28 Cheung; James Molded illuminating device
USD427543S (en) * 1999-04-28 2000-07-04 Evrard, scrl. Statue of a saint
US6520658B2 (en) * 2001-07-06 2003-02-18 Peter Chen Glow in dark lighter
US7410269B2 (en) 2006-06-06 2008-08-12 S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Decorative light system
US7458698B2 (en) 2006-06-15 2008-12-02 S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Decorative light system
US9724615B2 (en) 2010-06-02 2017-08-08 Mattel, Inc. Toy figure with reconfigurable clothing article and output generating system
JP6055053B1 (en) * 2015-09-08 2016-12-27 哲 鶴崎 Backlight illumination device for shaped body
USD872646S1 (en) * 2018-08-27 2020-01-14 Ladislav Gradecak Teaching aid

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