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ÀPYÍE 5, i938. E. o. THALlNGl-:R ì ' » 2,113,038 ARTIFICIAL TREE Filed Feb. l5, 1957 ’f f Ill/Imm@ m f5 „aluminium-Ilm:Tin Il I im! l ) Í ,. HTTORNEK 2,113,038 Patented Apr. 5, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,113,038 ARTIFICIAL TREE Ernest Oscar Thalinger, Webster Groves, M0. Application February 15, 1937, Serial No. 125,761 1 Claim. My invention relates to a new and useful im support, such as the top of a table B. A vertical, provement in artiñcial trees, particularly of the Christmas tree variety, and has for its principal object the production of a highly efficient and tubular post 2|, which is also preferably chro the silver tinsel stringlets are preferably of a are connected by means of an electric plug 26, which is conveniently detachable from the mem miiun plated, is screwed into the central aperture I9 in the blocks IIS and II in the b-ase A, which 5 decorative device of this character composed of a v post may be of any desired height. The top of the tubular post 2| is of reduce-d diameter as number of simple parts which may be quickly as sembled and taken apart. Another object is to shown at 22, for a purpose to be hereinafter de scribed. At the upper end of the tubular post 2| form two of the parts of my artificial tree, par ticularly the central, vertical post and the outer `is a socket to receive a lamp 23 adapted to be in 10 casing wall of the base, of a material that will serted in such end. Wires 24 pass through the reflect rays of light, thereby adding lustre to the hollow, interior portion of the tubular post 2| and combination of my tree and the silver tinsel are connected with the socket in which the lamp 23 is placed. stringlets depending therefrom to make a pleas The lights I5 in the base portion A are con ing appearance, particularly under artificial room 15 illumination. The upper face of the base and the nected with an electric lighting system through outer face of the spiral supporting structure for the wires 25. Both the wires 24 and the wires 25 dark, non-light-reflecting color, the object being 2O to concentrate the light rays upon the reflecting ber 21 in the lower end of the tubular post 2| portions. to which the wires 24 are secured. An electric The parts composing my artificial tree are so plug 28 is attached to the wire 29, and by Virtue constructed that they readily ñt together to form a pleasing composite whole. The spiral support of the same my tree may be connected to 'any convenient electric light source. ing band for the silver tinsel stringlets is so sup The conical spiral band 30 has its smallest di ameter at the top and increases in diameter to 2 Ul ported that a certain amount of swinging move ment is permitted to it, causing the tinsel string lets supported thereby to shimmer in the light rays. I so form my spiral band as to cause the silver tinsel stringlets to be ñrmly retained in po 30 sition on said band and not easily displaced. Fig. 1 is a view of my artificial tree partly in section. Fig. 2 is a top, plan View of the supporting base for my artificial tree. Fig. 3 is an enlarged, detail view of the upper 35 portion of the central post of my artificial tree. Fig. 4 is a detail view of the upper portion of the spiral band. Fig. 5 is an enlarged, detail view of a portion of 40 my supporting band. In the drawing, A designates a base composed of an outer, cylindrical member III having the outer face thereof preferably chromium plated. Attached to the upper portion of the cylindrical 45 member Ill is a block II, preferably of wood, se cured to the cylindrical member by screws I2. In the block || is a series of openings I3 adapted to receive sockets I4 for light bulbs I5, which are preferably screwed into said sockets. Another 50 block I6 is fitted preferably into a. recess I'I in the block II and is attached to said block II by screws I8. A central aperture I9, preferably threaded as shown at 2D, is formed in the blocks I6 and II. The base A is adapted to rest on any convenient 55 o ward the lower portion, having its largest diam eter at the bottom, the purpose of this being to form a general tree outline. I preferably form the spiral band 30 in channel shape as shown in detail in Fig. 5, the lower flange 3| being pref 30 erably plain, while theupper flange 32 is pro vided with notches to support the silver tinsel stringlets 33 in such manner as will not permit said silver tinsel stringlets to be readily dis turbed or displaced. While I have shown only 3 a small number of the silver tinsel stringlets, it is my purpose that such stringlets be lavishly employed so as to form almost a complete wall of the silver tinsel stringlets from the lowermost portion of the spiral band 3Il to the upper por 40 tion thereof. The upper end of the spiral band 30 terminates in a cylindrical section 34 which lits rather loose ly about the reduced diameter section 22 of the tubular post 2|. The purpose of such loose ñt is to permit a swaying, or swinging, of the spiral band 3l), whereby the silver tinsel stringlets may be- permitted a trembling -movement when the spiral band 3G swings, which causes the stringlets to shimmer in the artificial lighting of the room. 50 It will be noted that all of the parts are eX tremely simple and may be quickly and readily assembled and taken apart, and that with the exception of the silver tinsel stringlets, my arti ñcial tree may be quickly and readily handled, 55 2 2,113,038 and may be used for an indefinite period Without destruction of the major elements of my com bination. I claim: An artiñcial tree comprising a base, a post ex in cross-section, the upper ñange of said chan nel-shaped spiral band being provided with 5 tending upwardly from said base, said post be~ notches. ing provided with a portion of reduced diameter adjacent its upper end, and a spiral band loosely mounted on said post at said portion of reduced diameter, said spiral band being channel-shaped ‘ ERNEST OSCAR THALINGER.