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US1421561A
US1421561A US51241521A US1421561A US 1421561 A US1421561 A US 1421561A US 51241521 A US51241521 A US 51241521A US 1421561 A US1421561 A US 1421561A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21LLIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF, BEING PORTABLE OR SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR TRANSPORTATION
    • F21L15/00Details of kinds solely applicable to the devices covered by groups F21L2/00 - F21L14/00
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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
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
    • F21S6/00Lighting devices intended to be free-standing
    • F21S6/001Lighting devices intended to be free-standing being candle-shaped
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
    • F21S9/00Lighting devices with a built-in power supply; Systems employing lighting devices with a built-in power supply
    • F21S9/02Lighting devices with a built-in power supply; Systems employing lighting devices with a built-in power supply the power supply being a battery or accumulator
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21WINDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V, RELATING TO USES OR APPLICATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS
    • F21W2121/00Use or application of lighting devices or systems for decorative purposes, not provided for in codes F21W2102/00 – F21W2107/00

Description

E PUGSLEY.

BATT ERY CANDLE. APPLICATION FILED Nov. 3. 1921.

1, 12 1,56 1 Patented July 4, 1922.

r. /i f Jgfi j ig 15 4974 4 V3 i 3 I lHlRH lIml 1 3 l I INVENTOR. 1, r Edwin P 36265 f/nny-llfl I BY ATTORNEY.

REPEATING ARMS COMPANY, A CORPORATION T a a EDWIN PUGSLEY, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO THE WINCHESTER OF CONNECTICUT.

BATTERY CANDLE.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 4, 1922.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, EDWIN PUGSLEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Haven, in the county of New Haven, State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Battery Candles; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The present invention relates to a battery hand lamp having a size and form comparable to that of an ordinary tallow candle and adapted for use in place of such burning candles for the illumination-of banquet tables, Christmas trees and the like, and for use as a night light by children and in the sick room.

In the preferred embodiment of the present invention a plurality of dry cells placed end to end are housed in a tubular casing of paper, preferably rolled and pasted in much the same way that a shot gun shell is made, the lower end of this paper casing being closed with a Wad or disc held in by a crimping of the lower end of the tube. Other details and objects will become clear from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein Fig. 1 is a sectional elevation of a battery candle constructed in accordance with the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a section of the tubular casing ready for the introduction of the battery;

Fig. 3 shows a plurality of dry cells arranged within a pasteboard carton;

Fig. 4' is a side view of the flat conductive strip used for connecting the lowermost dry cell with one terminal of the battery.

In the. embodiment illustrated in the drawing, the plurality of dry cells 1 and 2 are arranged within an insulating carton 3 of cardboard or the like in conformity with usual practice. A conductor 4 in the form of a flat metal strip lies along the side of this carton and has its lower end 5 bent sharply upward and positioned on the inside of the carton to lie against the zinc can of the lower dry cell 1 and thereby establish electrical connection therewith. The upper end of this conductor is bent inward above the upper dry cell to serve as a yielding contact finger 6.

The tubular casing 7 into which the parts above described are to be inserted, is preferably made of waterproofed paper rolled and pasted on a shotgun shell machine, and of a size to closely envelop the carton of dry cells and the conductive strip 4. At its front end this tubular casing is flared at 8 by a crimping operation and has its upper edge doubled back in a crimp at 9. After the conductive strip 4 has been slipped into position against the lowermost dry cell, and the structure thus formed has been shoved forward into tube 7, the bottom of that tube is provided with a closure 10 in the form of a disc or wad of felt or cardboard. such as is used in shotgun shells, this being pressed inward and held snugly against the bottom of the lower dry cell by a crimp 11 in the lower end of the tubular casing.

The incandescent bulb 12 of the battery candle can be screwed into the crimped upper end of the tubular casing and will form its own threads in the inner foldof the paper. The inner terminal of the lamp rests on the upper terminal 13 of the battery, and the outer threaded terminal of the lamp is in electrical connection with the yielding finger 6 of the conductive'strip. To ex tinguish the candle the lamp bulb 12 is unscrewed enough to open the circuit at terminal 13.

IVith the construction above described, the tubular casing may be white or may be colored and the contracted upper end in conjunction with the bulb of the lamp gives to the structure as a whole a shape simulating that of an ordinary tallow candle. The circuit through the lamp can be conveniently controlled by simply turning the lamp bulb in its socket, as above described. The structure is light in weight, cheap to build, is easily packed for shipment and can be safely used by children or where fire hazard does not permit the use of an open flame.

There is no provision for renewing the battery, as it is intended that the battery and its casing shall be thrown away after it is exhausted, only the lamp bulb being retained by the user. Ordinarily the bulb will outlast the batteries and can be preserved and used in new battery candles.

Changes in details of structure and assembly may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention as defined by the appended claims. u

1. In a battery hand lamp, a tubular casing of paper having its front end turned back in a crimp into which an incandescent lamp bulb may be threaded, substantially as described.

2. In a battery candle, a tubular casing of wrapped, and pasted paper having its upper flaring end turned back in a crimp into which a lamp bulb canbe threaded, substantially as described.

In a battery candle, the combination of a tubular casing of wrapped and pasted paper the upper flaring end of said casing being crimped inward to serve as a socket for a lamp bulb, a battery in said casing electrically connected with said lamp and a closure for the lower end of said casing heldby a crimp at the lower end thereof.

4. In a battery candle, the combination of a plurality of dry cells, an insulating wrapping therefor. a conductor lying along the side of said cells and electrically connected with the lowermost and having its upper end positioned to serve as a contact, a tubular casing of paper closely enveloping said dry cells and said conductor, and having its upper end crimped, a lamp threaded into said crimp and adapted to contact with the adjacent dry cell, and a closure crimped into the lower end of said casing.

5. In a battery candle, the combination of a plurality of dry cells, an insulating. carton therefor, a conductive strip lying along the side of said carton and insulated thereby, said strip having its lower end electrically connected with the zinc can of the lower dry cell and having its upper end positioned to serve as a contact finger, a tubular casing of rolled and pasted paper closely enveloping said dry cells and said strip and having its upper flaring end doubled back in a crimp, and a lamp threaded into said crimp and adapted to contact with the adjacent dry cell and said contact finger.

6. In a battery candle, the combination of a plurality of dry cells, an insulating carton therefor, a conductive strip lying along the side of said carton and insulated thereby, said strip having its lower end electrically connected with the zinc can of the lower dry cell .and having its upper end positioned to serve as a contact finger, a tubular casing of rolled and pasted paper closely enveloping said dry cells and said strip and having its upper flared end doubled back in a crimp, a

lamp threaded into said crimp and adapted,

to contact with the adjacent dry cell and said contact finger, and a closure crimped into the lower end of said tubular casing.

7. In a battery candle, the comblnation of a plurality of dry cells, an insulating carton therefor, a flat conductive strip lying along the side of said cart-on and insulated thereby, the said strip having its lower bent end positioned on the inside of said carton and lying against the zinc can of the lower dry cell to establish electrical connection therewith and having its upper end bent inwardly above the upper dry cell to serve as a yielding contact finger, a tubular casing of rolled and pasted waterproofed paper closely enveloping said dry cells and said strip and having its upper flared end doubled back in a crimp, a lamp threaded into said crimp and adapted to contact with the adjacent dry cell and said yielding contact finger, and an insulating disc held snugly against the bottom of the lower dry cell by a crimp at the lower end of said tubular casing.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

EDWIN PUGSLEY.

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Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2826681A (en) * 1954-01-28 1958-03-11 Electric Storage Battery Co Multicell battery
US5489484A (en) * 1993-04-05 1996-02-06 Black & Decker Inc. Battery pack for cordless device
USRE37092E1 (en) 1993-01-13 2001-03-13 Streamlight, Inc. Flashlight and recharging system therefor
US20080008929A1 (en) * 1993-04-05 2008-01-10 Wheeler Dale K Tool system having rechargeable battery pack

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2826681A (en) * 1954-01-28 1958-03-11 Electric Storage Battery Co Multicell battery
USRE37092E1 (en) 1993-01-13 2001-03-13 Streamlight, Inc. Flashlight and recharging system therefor
US5489484A (en) * 1993-04-05 1996-02-06 Black & Decker Inc. Battery pack for cordless device
US5620808A (en) * 1993-04-05 1997-04-15 Black & Decker Inc. Battery pack for cordless device
USRE37226E1 (en) * 1993-04-05 2001-06-12 Black & Decker Corporation Battery pack for cordless device
US20080008929A1 (en) * 1993-04-05 2008-01-10 Wheeler Dale K Tool system having rechargeable battery pack
US7550213B2 (en) 1993-04-05 2009-06-23 Black & Decker Inc. Tool system having rechargeable battery pack

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