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SePt- 3, 1945- " v 'M. H. KORETZKY BIRTHDAY CAKE CANDLE HOLDER Filed Nov. 27, 1943 2,406,777 Patented Sept. 3, 1946 2,406,777 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,406,777 BIRTHDAY CAKE CANDLEHOLDER Murry H. Koretzky, New York, N. Y. Application November 27, 1943, Serial No. 511,947 4 Claims. (Cl. 67-23) 1 2 My invention relates to what are commonly called candle holders for birthday cakes. These have usually been made of wire helices and covered with ornamental bodies of sugar or paste. Metal sockets have also been proposed but as a candle drip receiver so as to prevent the so far as I know without success. dripping from falling on the cake. An upstand ing collar l3 provides an elongated wall for the socket l0. By making the walls thin a minimum quantity of material is required. By using the molding process for making It is the main object of my invention to pro vide a holder which avoids all the disadvantages the holder, it is possible to provide a stepped or of metal, sugar and paste. variable type of socket, such as H], |ll',.Fig. 9, so Another object is to provide a holder which is 10 that either a large or small candle may be used in the socket. This is vof considerable value as durable, sanitary and attractive. commercial candles vary considerably in size. Another object is to provide a type of holder A holder formed of this molded plastic may be which lends itself to embodiment in various forms made by a single stamping operation and formed representing not only the conventional rose, but to any desirable shape. No metal or other insert if desired, violets, lilies and other forms. commonly employed in holders of this type for Another object is to provide a holder which may supporting the candle or holder is needed. The serve as a saucer or cup to catch the candle drip pings. surface of the improved holder is hard, smooth, non-absorbent and easy to clean. It cannot be Another object is to provide a one-piece holder which can be readily inserted into a cake. 20 come chipped or discolored and can be used over and over again. It can be produced at an ex Another object is to provide a holder which tremely low cost. ‘ will securely grasp a candle. A distinctive feature is the elongated tapered Another object is to provide a holder which ‘stem whereby the holder may be readily inserted can :be made with a minimum of operations. All of these objects are attained by forming a 25 into the icing and body of the cake and a?ords su?icient bearing surface to prevent the holder one-piece holder of a molded plastic, such as from becoming wabbly or dispaced. The screw Bakelite, Vinylite, or other thermoplastic or ther mosetting composition, such as the phenolic con threads on the stem aid in these various re . spects. densation products, urea, polystyrene and sim I claim: ilar materials which are capable of being molded 30 1. A one-piece candle holder formed of a hard into desirable shapes and which can be had in molded thermoplastic composition having an or transparent, colorless and colored forms. Such namental body portion ?aring at the top and having a candle socket in the center and a stem expensivawater-proof, sanitary, unbreakable and substantially indestructible. 35 tapering down from the bottom of the body to holders are at once attractive in appearance, in In the drawing, a point at its lower end. 2. A molded one-piece candle holder .of a ther Fig. 1 is a side view of one form of candle hold moplastic composition having a ?aring saucer er embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a plan view of a similar holder. like body with a central candle socket and a stem Fig. 3 is a side view and partial section of a 40 integral with the body tapering away from the body to a point at its lower end. modi?ed form of candle holder. Fig. 3a is a cross sectional View of the stem of the holder of Fig. 3. 3. A one-piece thermoplastic candle holder hav ing a body portion with an enlarged mass at the Fig. 4 is a plan view of the form shown in Fig. 3. top and with a ?aring upper surface for receiv Fig. 5 is a side view of another form. 45 ing drips, a central socket in said enlarged mass portion for receiving a candle, an integral stem Fig. 6 is a’ plan view of the same. extending downwardly from said mass and ta Figs. 7, 8 and 9 are sectional views of modi pering downwardly to a point for piercing a cake or the like. ‘ Fig. 8 shows a candle in dotted lines. 4. A one-piece molded thermoplastic candle The body 1 may be of any ornamental design 50 holder having a body portion with an enlarged and has a stem 8 adapted to be inserted into the top of a cake (not shown). This stem may have mass at the top with a ?aring_upper surface for an exterior screw threaded portion 9 (Figs. 5 and _ receiving drips, a central socket in said enlarged 7) to facilitate insertion through the usual frost mass portion for receiving a candle, an integral ing of the cake. ‘ 55 stem extending downwardly from said mass and The body has a socket ill for the candle and tapering downwardly to a point for, piercing a this may be provided with a screw threaded por cake or the like and an upstanding integral collar tion I l as shown in Figs. 7 and 8. around said socket. ' ?cations. ' r By ?aring the body outwardly and upwardly, a saucer-like portion l2 may be provided serving 60 MURRY H. KORETZKY.