Kristal Stars from the early 1930s, along with the patent drawing.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS       HISTORY       THE TIMELINE       MANUFACTURER'S HISTORIES       THE PATENT PAGES      

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THE PATENTS REFERENCE PAGES, page 5

THIS PAGE: PATENT NUMBERS 2,453,695 THROUGH 2,569,078

 

PATENT NUMBER

DATE FILED/ISSUED

TO WHOM ISSUED

TITLE OF PATENT

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PATENT

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2,453,695 F-03/21/1946

I-11/16/1948

Bernard A. Belling Lighting Set An outfit consisting of several "power rings" that allowed the attachment of multiple branches of lights from a central source. Circular Central Light Set.jpg (85968 bytes)
2,453,925 F-03/04/1946

I-11/16/1948

Edward E. Mendonea Electric Lighting Set Another attempt at a lighting set that has branches of lights connected to a central line run up the trunk of the tree. Multi Branch Light Set.jpg (69115 bytes)
2,453,962 F-06/09/1945

I-11/16/1948

Louis Barnett Heat and Light Concentrating Holder for Illuminated Decorative Lighting Devices This patent is for what was to become the base design for Raylite's Paramount Oil Bubble Light, sold as Animated Snow Candles Paramount Kristal Snow.jpg (69695 bytes)
2,462,562 F-02/23/1945

I-02/22/1949

John Schwab Lamp Device This device is a precursor to the NOMA "Halo", a clear plastic surround that would enhance the brilliance of a Christmas lamp and add a glowing effect around it. NOMA Halo.jpg (62178 bytes)
2,465,700 F-08/04/1947

I-03/19/1949

Louis P. Tuttle Ornamental Lighting Fixture A clip on lamp device that would allow for the changing of assorted decorative lamp covers on a string Christmas tree lights. Lamp Covers.jpg (41477 bytes)
2,468,773 F-11/07/1945

I-05/03/1949

Joseph J. Musinski Illuminating Device This device uses parallel-wired light sockets on a single-wrapped cord to make decorating easier. This is a very early version of the "rope" style lights that are becoming popular today.  Rope lighting.jpg (68661 bytes)
2,481,358 F-04/27/1948

I-09/06/1949

Richard A. Smith Valved Bubble Tube The bubble tube in this patent incorporated a "valve device" that allows the bubble fluid to heat up a little more quickly as well as ensure even, tiny bubbles. Valved Tube.jpg (49809 bytes)
2,509,219 F-04/27/1948

I-05/30/1950

William T.C. Desmond and William J. Desmond Ornamental Electric Light Fixture A miniature candle with a small, flickering neon light in the hollow flame portion, with a separate lamp to illuminate the base.  Neon Candle.jpg (59303 bytes)
2,509,220 F-05/07/1948

I-05/30/1950

William T.C. Desmond and William J. Desmond Ornamental Electric Light Fixture A simpler version of Pat. #2,509,219, this candle has only one lamp which illuminates both the base and the hollow flame tip. Lighted Candle.jpg (58150 bytes)
2,519,690 F-07/10/1947

I-08/22/1950

R. J. Recktenwald Artificial Christmas Tree A patent for what was to become the Glolite tabletop tree, this unit is a cardboard cone with colored plastic rods inserted, and the whole is lit from within by a standard light bulb. Glo Lite Tree.jpg (81223 bytes)
2,533,222 F-02/18/1946

I-12/12/1950

Felix Cohen Christmas Tree Lighting System A Christmas tree lighting system, designed to make even distribution of the lights easier. Tree Lighting System.jpg (71636 bytes)
2,569,078 F-04/15/1948

I-09/25/1951

Leonard H. Silver and Eugene M. Cohen Support for Bubble Light Device Here's the patent for the well-known Shooting Star bubble lights. The tube contains two different chemicals, so the bubbles rise rapidly and then fall slowly to the bottom of the tube. Note that the base incorporates a positioning clip.  Shooting Star Bubble Light.jpg (79411 bytes)

 

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