US1606870A - Adjustable electric fixture with concealed wiring - Google Patents

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US1606870A
US1606870A US1637525A US1606870A US 1606870 A US1606870 A US 1606870A US 1637525 A US1637525 A US 1637525A US 1606870 A US1606870 A US 1606870A
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    • 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
    • F21V21/00Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips
    • F21V21/34Supporting elements displaceable along a guiding element
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02BBOARDS, SUBSTATIONS, OR SWITCHING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SUPPLY OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
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Nov. 16 1926.

H. G. CORWIN ADJUSTABLE ELECTRIC FIXTURE WITH-CONCEALED WIRING Patented Nov. .16, 1926.

UNITED, STATES 1,606,870 PATENT ()FFICE.

HARLEY G. conwnv, or LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

ADJUSTABLE ELECTRIC FIXTURE WITH CON CEALED WIRING.

' Application filed March 18. 1925. Serial No. 16,375.

This invention relates to an adjustable electric fixture with concealed wiring.

An object of the invention is to provide an electric light bracket adapted to slide up and sired to elevate an electric light at different positions to better accommodate the individual using the mirror. 7

The combining .of a readily adjustable electric light fixture with wires and flexible cords at all times concealed, is the especial novelty of this invention,

Other objects and advantages will be made manifest in the following specification of an embodiment of the invention illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective of a cabinet and the adjustable electric fixture with concealed wiring.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view of a cabinet and fixture taken on the line 22 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view of the cabinet taken on the line 33 of Figure 1. T

Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective of 1 cabinet with a modified type of light fix- :ure.,-

The 'details of construction are as follows:

While the invention is applicable to va-- rious modified, uses, the application shown ierein comprises a' cabinet 1 provided with a nirror door 2 which is intended to be used For purposes such as shaving, hair dressing 1nd the like. At each side of-the door2 are lisposed vertical panels 3 and 4 whichare preferably removably secured inplace as by neans of screws 5. Each panel is provided with a slot 6which extends longitudinall )f the panel and is disposed vertically. Up-- )11 the inner face of the panel a strip of felt r other padding material is glued, the ;trip of felt being slit practically its entire ength, the slit being centered in the slot 6.

A friction pad 8, which may be of any desired configuration and has a flat forward face adapted to seat and frictionally bear upon the felt pad on the inner face of the panel, is pivotally or otherwise secured 'to a J shaped arm 9 which curves under the friction pad 8 and extends horizontally through the slot 6 and is provided at its outer end with a friction head 10. The friction head may be of any desired configuration as to best give an ornamental effect and has an inner flat face adapted to frictionally bear upon the outer face of the panel 1. The inner face of the block 8 and the inner face of the head 10 oppositely face and are substantially on a parallel plane and separated very slightly more than the thickness of the panel 4, or the panel 3, the two panels being identical. Thus, the friction pad and the friction head may beslidably operated up and down, the J shaped arm 9 sliding through the slot, but it will be readily seen that any depending pressure upon the friction head which is the lowermost of the two, will cause a binding efiectuponopposite sides of the panel.

Suspended from the friction head 10, is an ornamental .plate 11 which may be made of heavy material in order to exert a downward presure on the friction head 10 or may be constructed of light material. such as stamped metal inasmuch as the weight of an electric light socket hereinafter described exerts suflicient weight. The plate 11 is rovided with a threaded central aperture into which an electric light conduit 12 carrying an electric light socket 13 is screwed and a nipple or second conduit 14 is screwed into the opposite side of the plate 11 and is adapted to extend horizontally through the. slot 6. A flexible electric cord 15 connecting with the light socket 13 extendsthrough the conduit 12 and the nipple 14 and after having a generous loop hanging Within the cabinet, terminates in a plug 16 which is coupled with a receptacle 17 'mounted upon an inner panel 18 ofthe cabinet 1, and to which receptacle conventional wiring 19 is carried. The pivotal or other connection between the friction pad 8 and the arm 9 ermits of disassembling for the purpose of installingthe fixture.

The use of the invention should be readily apparent from the foregoing description. The weight of'theelectric light socket and the plate 11 swinging downwardly from the friction head 10-will cause the inner face of the friction head to bear upon the 'outer face of the. panel 4 and the inner face of the friction pad 8 to bear upon the inner face of the panel 4 and against the felt strip 7. There is thus effected a binding action which will substantially secure the electric light socket 13 in the position where left. \Vhen it is desired to raise or lower the electric light carried in the socket 13, it is simply necessary to slightly raise the electric light so that the friction pad and friction head have their binding engagement with the panel discontinued and may then be slid up or down to any desired position, whereupon by merely releasing the hold on the electric light its own weight will again cause a downward pressure and consequent binding between the friction head and the friction pad and the panel at and the electric light fixture may be left in this position. The felt strip 7 will yield to the passing of the conduit or nipple 14, but will effectively close together and conceal the interiorconstruction of the cabinet which might otherwise be seen through the slot, and also inhibit any draft from issuing through the slot.

Optionally employed is a wing lock nut 21 threaded on the conduit 12 adapted to secure the light socket in any position upon a radius described by the conduit 12 turning in the threaded aperture of the plate 11.

The modified application shown in Figure 4 contemplates a fixture of the same construction as hereinbefore described applied to a horizontal slot in a horizontal panel 20.

My invention of an adjustable electric fixture distinguishes from other types of slid able wall lamp brackets in which the brackets are held in adjusted position by spring pressed devices which are resilient and therefore exert a constant pressure due to a spring action.

Various changes may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.

lVhat is claimed is:

1. An adjustable electric fixture, comprising in combination a panel having a slot therethrough, a light fixture extending through the slot. friction elements attached thereto, one on the inside of the panel and the other on the outside of the panel therebelow. a fixed e ectric plug positioned behind the panel and a movable flexible electric cord from the plug to the fixture whereby the fixture may be freely moved in the slot and retained in position by the weight of the fixture forcing the friction elements to engage the panel.

2. An adjustableelectric fixture comprising a panel having a slot therethrough. an electric ligl'it and a bracket for said light extending through said slot a clamp comprising a pair of oppositely facing friction elements non-resiliently connected together adapted to bear upon the inside and outside of the panel and an arm associating said friction elements, a weight on the lowermost friction element adapted to assist in retaining said bracket in position upon the panel and to support the electric light.

3. An adjustable electric fixture comprising a panel having a slot, a felt pad on the inner face of said panel, a friction pad adapted to bear against the inner face of said panel, a friction head adapted to bear against the outer face of said panel and an arm associating the friction head and the friction pad, a plate depending from said friction head and an electric light fixture carried by said plate, a co'rd on the inner side of the panel leading through the electric fixture to an electric light. the position of the fixture being adjustable upon the panel and the weight of the plate being adapted to retain the fixture in various positions upon the face of the panel.

4. An adjustable electric fixture comprising a panel having a vertical slot therethrough, a friction pad adapted to bear against the inner face of the panel and a friction head adapted to bear upon the outer face of the panel, an arm extending through said slot from said friction head and pivoted to said friction pad, a weighted plate depending from said friction head, a conduit threaded into said plate and a second conduit threaded into said plate and adapted to extend through and slide in the slot, a flexible electric cord passing through said conduits and to a source of electricity, means for effectively concealing the said cord, the position of the conduits being adjustable vertically of the panel and retained in position by a binding action between the friction plate and the friction head assisted by the weighted plate.

5. An adjustable'electric fixture comprising in combination a wall structure having a panel with a slot therein. and a space behind the panel, an electric fixture having ar arm slidable in the slot, a friction pad or the inner end of the arm, a friction heae on the outer end and below the pad. the electric fixture being suspended below the friction head. a fixed electric terminal in the space behind the panel and a flexibleeleo tric cord connected from the terminal to th electric fixture through the slot.

6. An adju tablev electric fixture as claimec in claim 5, in which the friction pad is piv otally supported on the arm extending through the slot and the fixture. is attachec to a weighted body suspended from the fric tion head.

7. An electric fixture comprising in com bination a panel having a slot therethrough a rigid non-resilient J-shaper arm slidabl in the slot having a friction pad secured tt the inner end and a friction'head secured 8. An electric fixture asclaimed in claim to the outer end, said pad andhead engag- 7 in which the friction pad is pivotally con- 1 ing opposite sides of the slot an electric fixnected to the J-shaped arm and the friction ture supported below. the friction head, a head has a weighted body attached thereto 5 fixed electric terminal positioned behind the from which the fixture is supported.

panel and a flexible electric cord connected In testimony whereof I have signed my between the terminal and the electric fixtur name to this specification. through the slot. H. G. CORWIN.

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US3951396A (en) * 1974-11-01 1976-04-20 Ralph Pill Electric Supply Co. Wiring system retainer
US5448464A (en) * 1991-11-16 1995-09-05 Ellis Moss Patents Limited Lamp stands
US5448859A (en) * 1988-03-04 1995-09-12 Gaddis-Walker Electric, Inc. Concealed services module
EP1124091A3 (en) * 2000-02-08 2003-04-09 B + M Leuchten Gerd Bonus GmbH & Co. KG Luminaire
US20040231248A1 (en) * 2003-05-16 2004-11-25 Modular Services Company Modular in-wall medical services outlet system
US20080276551A1 (en) * 2007-05-07 2008-11-13 Thomas Jody A Headwall having movable cover
US7775000B2 (en) 2002-03-19 2010-08-17 Modular Services Company Modular in-wall medical services unit

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3951396A (en) * 1974-11-01 1976-04-20 Ralph Pill Electric Supply Co. Wiring system retainer
US5448859A (en) * 1988-03-04 1995-09-12 Gaddis-Walker Electric, Inc. Concealed services module
US5448464A (en) * 1991-11-16 1995-09-05 Ellis Moss Patents Limited Lamp stands
EP1124091A3 (en) * 2000-02-08 2003-04-09 B + M Leuchten Gerd Bonus GmbH & Co. KG Luminaire
US7775000B2 (en) 2002-03-19 2010-08-17 Modular Services Company Modular in-wall medical services unit
US20040231248A1 (en) * 2003-05-16 2004-11-25 Modular Services Company Modular in-wall medical services outlet system
US7204714B2 (en) 2003-05-16 2007-04-17 Modular Services Company Modular in-wall medical services outlet system
US20080276551A1 (en) * 2007-05-07 2008-11-13 Thomas Jody A Headwall having movable cover
US8006440B2 (en) 2007-05-07 2011-08-30 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Headwall having movable cover

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