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US1182965A
US1182965A US1914879632A US1182965A US 1182965 A US1182965 A US 1182965A US 1914879632 A US1914879632 A US 1914879632A US 1182965 A US1182965 A US 1182965A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21LLIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF, BEING PORTABLE OR SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR TRANSPORTATION
    • F21L4/00Electric lighting devices with self-contained electric batteries or cells
    • F21L4/005Electric lighting devices with self-contained electric batteries or cells the device being a pocket lamp
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F21V23/00Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
    • F21V23/04Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices the elements being switches
    • F21V23/0414Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices the elements being switches specially adapted to be used with portable lighting devices

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s, BENEmcT.

FLASH LIGHL, Anucnmn man necl'ao. |914.

Patented May 16, 1916.

' *UNITED Stearns PATENT oFFIoE.

BERNARD BENEDICT, F NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO BEACON MINIATURE ELECTRIC CO., ING., 0F NEW' YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEWX'ORK.

FLASH-LIGHT.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed December 30, 1914.

To all l/wfm iti/my (einem:

lle it known that l, BERNARD Biixiinie'i'.

va `citizen of the United States, and a resident of-lronx, in the county of Bronx and State of New York. have invented certain -new and useful Improvements in Flash- Lights. of whieh the following is a speeii'i cation.

rllie invention pertains more partieularllif to flash lights adapted to be carried iii the upper vest pocket without inconvenience and in the saine manner that a fountain pen fearried.

i rlfhe lasli light of my invention isprovided with a spring clip or ineinber adapted, when the flash light is plaeed in the upper vest.

r"-poeket. to embrace between itself and the 4 ,side of the easing of the artiele. the thickness Vof the flash light to resemble in appearanee'a fountain pen. and upon the exterior kof this outer shell or easing l secure a of the material of the vest at the outer side of said pocket, the flash light being thereby 'helld Isecurely.

rPhe present invention resides more particularly iii the structure of the easing and in the eleetrie circuit features. ln the. present instaure a manually operative contag't is rigid with the exterior easing and has a portion to be pressed inwardly through said easing for engaging a eoiiduetor connected with Vthe battery. thereby to eoinplete the eireuit. and this eondiietoiis preferably in the forni of a sleeve elosely fitting within ybut Ainsulated from the exterior easing and in y.eleetriealA engagement with a spring. which engages one end of the battery and is insulated froin the exterior casing. The easing of niy invention iscoinposed of two inain parts secured together by bayonet y joints.

V,ln f ai'rying out my invention Vl preferably construct the barrel or exterior easing spring elip` preferably imitating as far as .possible the spring elip on the side of the barrel of a fountain pen. and lv preferably lutilize this spring clip as the niaiiually opr erative ineans for closing the circuit when it isdesired that the lamp shall light.. l do not limit my invention however to the use of the spring clip as a circuit. closer` Patented May 1G, 1916.

Serial No. 879,632.

since it is obvious that other forms of circuit elosers may be used either in .conneo tion with or separate from the spring clip.

llie invention will be fully understood froin the detailed description hereinafter presented. reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure l a front elevation of a flash light embodying my invention. Fig'. 2is a ventral vertical section on an enlarged scale through the same.. taken on the dotted line Zeil of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a detached perspective view of an inner non-Conducting lining for the interior of the handle end of the flash light, said lining having a sniall aperture in one side thereof for the passage of the eireuit eloserflfig. l is a detached perspective view of a metal sleeve which in use lits within the lining shown in Fig. 3 when said lining is within the exterior shellor easing of the flash light; Fig. 5 is a sectional view through the nietal portion of the flash light taken at: right angles to the section of Fig. 2 and is presented to illustrate the. bayonet loelts for connecting the two n'iain sei-tions ol the exterior casing together: liig. (l is a detached side elevation of the inner end portion of the outer section of the iiiain casing; Fig. i' is a top view of the saine. and Fig. S is a horizontal section through the flash light 'taken' on the dotted line Sf8 of Fig. '2. i

ln the drawings. 10 designates the exterior shell or asing of the flash light, and

this shell or 'asing isof elongated forni'and meant to imitate as far as convenient the appearance of a fountain pen. The casing 10 will preferably be of metal and at one, end carries a lainp 11 and reflector l2 therefor. The easing 10 is shown as made in two sections 13. l-l connected together at their meeting portions bybayonet joints. The seetion 13 near its inner end flares outwardly. as at and at the outer edge of this flaring portion 15 said easing section is formed with an inwardlyy set straight portion 16. this construction creating an annular shoulder 17 at the. adjoining edges of said portions l5. lo. as clearly illustrated in Figs. 5. (5 and T. The portion 16 of the Casing section lf3 is in the nature of a band and e 18 for the bayonet locks, these grooves having at'the inner ends of their transverse portions outwardly projecting recesses 19 which serve to aid in locking the two sections of the main casing against accidental rotation one upon' the other, tending to separate them. The casing section 14 is plain and cylindrical from end to end and snugly receives Within itsv inner end the band 1G of the casing section 13,*the edge of the inner end of the section 14 abutting against the shoulder 17 of the casing section 13, this construction and arrangement affording a firm connection between the two casing sections and creating a neat joint at their meeting portions. The inner end of the casing section 14 is indented, as at 20, to form two small studs opposite to each other to enter the opposite grooves 18 of the bayonet locks.

In assembling the casing sections 13, 14, the band 16 of the section 13 is inserted within the inner end of the section 14 in position for the studs at 20 to enter the open ends of the grooves 18 and thereupon said band 1G having been fully inserted within the casing section 14, the section 13 is given a rotary movement to carry the horizontal portions of the grooves 18 along the studs- 20,said studs upon reaching the inner ends of the said horizontal portions of Vthe grooves 18 getting into line with the recesses 19, and thereupon under the pressure of the conducting spring 21, the sections 13,` 14 are moved very slightly in a direction trom each other and the said studs enter the recesses 19 to a sullicient extent to lock the sections 13, 14 against accidental rotation one upon the other. The outer end of the casing section 13 is formed at 22 with bayonet lock grooves, and the opposite sides of the re- Hector shell,12.are indented, at 23, to form studs to engage said grooves, the grooves 22 and studs 23 corresponding exactly with the grooves 18 and studs 2.0 provided at the adjoining ends of the casing sections 13, 14, and therefore not requiring further specific description, the dotted lines at`l the lower portion of Fig. 2 sufliciently illustrating the grooves 22 and studs 23. The reflector 12 is therefore held within the outer end of the casing section 13 by bayonet locks, and said reflector at its outer edge is formed with a shoulder 24 to engage the outer edge of the casing section 13. The reflector 12 has a threaded neck 25 to receive the socket 2,6 of the lamp in a customary manner.l The lamp 11 is of usual character and has one terminal 27 in engagement, as usual, with one pole ofthe battery 28.. The battery 28 will customarily be formed of two cells in end to end relation and covered around their sides by paper or other non-conducting ma the sleeve 30.

.against by the coiled spring 21 which is a conductor and has one or more of' its coils in electrical engagement with the sleeve 30. The sleeve 30 is insulated from the uietal casing section 14 by means of the sleeve 2f) and also by means of a disk of paper'or the like 31 fitted within the closed end of the section 14. lVithin the outer end of' the sleeve 30 is placed a Second disk, which I number 32, ofv paper or the like, the disk 32 being in face to face contact with the disk 31 and receiving the outer end of' the springr The sleeves 29, 30 are in` the form of elongated split tubes and therefore may be readily applied to position with the outer or handle portion of the easing or easing- -section 14. The disk 31 binds tightly withthe outer end of the battery 28 will be from the battery to the spring 21 and thence to 'l`l1e sleeve 2f) is formed near its forward end with an aperture or hole 33, and this aperture 33 is in linewith a corresponding aperture 34 formed in the casing section 14 and exposes at said aperture 34 a small portion of the conducting sleeve 30. The electrical connection of the outer easing of the flash light with the sleeve 30 to complete the circuit ismade at the openings 33, 34, and in the present instance I utilizev a spring clip as the circuit closer, said clip being secured by rivets to the caslng section -14 orotherwise suitably connected with said casing so as to be in electrical-eirv gagement or connection therewith. 0n the outer end/of the spring clip 35 is a ball or enlargement 36 adapted by the pressure of the thumbapplied thereon to be moved, on'

'the flexing of the' spring 35, inwardly through the openings 34, 33, against the from the batteryv to the spring 21 and through the sleeve 30 to the spring clip or v sleeve 30, thereby to complete the circuit' conductor for completing the circuit, said liningl being tubular and fitting the inner walls of the rear casing section and having au opening in its side registering with the a forcsaid opening in the side of said casing, and said conductor being a sleeve fitting within said lining.

3. A portable electric light comprising an exterior' casing consisting of a plurality of detachably connected sections and having a lamp at the outer end of its forward section and an opening in the side of its` rear section. a plural cell battery within said casing cliwtrically connected with said lamp, a nonconducting lining-sleeve fitting within thc rear section of said casing7 a non-conductingr disk lining the rear end of said casing. a conducting sleeve fitted within said liningsleeve and exposed at said side opening in said casing, a conducting spring in the outer end.of the rear casing section in electrical `connection with said battery and said con ducting sleeve, and-a circuit closer in electrical connection with said casing and located at said side opening to be pressed against said conducting sleeve for completing the circuit.

.6. A portable electric light comprising an exterior casing consisting ot' a plurality of detachably connected sections and having a lamp at the outer end of its forward section and an opening in the side of its rear section, a plural cell battery within said casing electrically connected with said lamp. a non conducting liningsleeve fitting within the rear section of said casing. a disk fitting within the rear end of said lining-sleeve and binding the same against said casing. a conducting sleeve fitting within said lining-sleeve and exposed at said side openingin said casing. a non-conducting disk fitting within the rear end of said conducting sleeve and binding the same against said lining-sleeve7 a conducting spring within and binding against the outer or rear end of said conducting sleeve and in electrical connection with said battery, and a resilient circuit closer in electrical connection with said casing and located at said side opening and having a part to be pressed inwardly against said conducting sleeve for completu ing the circuit.

7. A portable electric light comprising an exterior casing consisting of a plurality of .'letachably connected sectionsand having a lamp at the outer end of its forward sec- .tion vand an opening in the side of yits rear section, a plural cell battery within said casing electrically connected with said lamp, a non-conducting` lining sleeve-fitting within therear section of said casing, a non-conducting disk liningl the rear end of said casing, a conducting sleeve fitted within saitl lining-sleeve and exposed at said side opening in said casing. a conducting spring in the outer end of the rear casing section in electrical connection with said battery and said conducting sleeve. and a circuit closer in electrical connection with said casing and located at said side opening to be pressed against said conducting sleeve fiir completing the circuit. said circuit closer being a resilient conducting arm connected with the side of said casing and adapted to serve as a clip for securing the device in the pocket,

S. A\ portable electric light comprising an exterior metal casing. a battery within said casing. a lamp at the forward end of said casing electrically connected therewith and with the forward end of said battery. a noncimductiug split tube lining-sleeve fitting within the other end portion of said casing. a disk litting within thc rear end of said casing and insulating. with said lining sleeve. thc battery from said casing. a split tube conductor fitting within said non-conducting lining-sleeve. a conducting spring engaging thc rear end of said battery and said conducting sleeve and confined within said sleeve. and :l circuit closer to be en gaged with said conductor for completing the circuit.

.l. portable electric light comprising an exterior metal casing. a battery within said casing. a lamp at the forward end of said casing electrically connected therewith and with the forward end of said battery. a nonconducting split tube lining-sleeve fitting within the other end portion of said casing. a disk litting within the rear end of said casing and insulating. with said lining sleeve. the battery from said casing. a` split tube conductor litting within said non-- conducting lining-sleeve. a conducting spring engaging the rear end of said battery and said conducting sleeve and confined withi' said sleeve. and a circuit closer to be enga' ed with said conductor for completA ing the circuit. said casing and said non-conducting lining sleeve having registering openings therein at said circuit closer and, thereby exposing a portion of said conductor to be engaged by said circuit closer.

1t). portable electric light comiirising a metal casing. a lamp at one end thereof andv in electrical connection therewith` a battery within said casing in electrical engagement with said lamp. a nmrconducting lining within said casing. a conductor between thc battery and said lining and insu lated from the side of' the battery. a spring in the rear end of said casing and normally insulated therefrom and engaging the adjacent end of said battery and also said con ductor. and a circuitcloser in electrical connection with said casing and adapted for manual operation. said casing having an opening in the side thereof at Said circuit closer, and said lining exposing a portion of of New York, and State of New York, this said conductor in line with said opening, 28th day of December, A. D. 1914.

and said circuit closer being adapted to be engaged through the opening in the casing BERNARD BENEDICT' with said conductor for completing the cir- Witnesses:

cuit. ARTHUR MARION,

Signed at New York city, in the county CHAS C. GILL.

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US2607883A (en) * 1949-11-14 1952-08-19 Berkowitz Sidney Flashlight for use in a combined flashlight, cigarette lighter, and writing implement
US20060245183A1 (en) * 2005-04-27 2006-11-02 Dietz Dan L Flashlight
US20070253195A1 (en) * 2005-04-27 2007-11-01 Dietz Dan L Flashlight

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2607883A (en) * 1949-11-14 1952-08-19 Berkowitz Sidney Flashlight for use in a combined flashlight, cigarette lighter, and writing implement
US20060245183A1 (en) * 2005-04-27 2006-11-02 Dietz Dan L Flashlight
US20070253195A1 (en) * 2005-04-27 2007-11-01 Dietz Dan L Flashlight
US7416311B2 (en) 2005-04-27 2008-08-26 Dietz Dan L Flashlight

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