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US1923962A
US1923962A US587397A US58739732A US1923962A US 1923962 A US1923962 A US 1923962A US 587397 A US587397 A US 587397A US 58739732 A US58739732 A US 58739732A US 1923962 A US1923962 A US 1923962A
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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
    • F21LLIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF, BEING PORTABLE OR SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR TRANSPORTATION
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Aug- 22, 1933. E. w. WORLEY j 1,923,962

FLASH LIGHT Filed Jan. 18, 1932 2 Sheets-SheetI l Zag A Home y Aug 22, 1933- E. w. WoRLl-:Y 1,923,962

FLASH LIGHT Filed Jan. 18, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 a'zjEL gf A Home y Patented Aug. 22, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT 'OFFICE` 1 Claim.

The present invention -relates to new and useful improvements in flash lights and has forits primary objects to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a light of this character embodying a novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts through the medium of which said light may be conveniently mounted and carried on the arm.

Another important object of the invention is to providea flashlight of the aforementioned character embodying a novel construction of carrying handle for use when it is not desired to mount the flashlight on the arm.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a flashlight of the character described which will be simple in construction, strong, durable, eiicient and reliable in use, attractive in appearance and which may be manufactured at low cost.

All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following` specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:-

Figure 1 is a View inside elevation showing a flash light constructed in accordance with the presentl invention mounted in position on an arm.

Figure 2 is a view in top plan of the flashlight.

Figure 3 is a view in vertical longitudinal section through the flashlight.

Figure 4 is a View infront elevation of the flashlight, showing the door of the battery case in' open position.

Figure 5 is a view in vertical transverse section taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Figure 3.

Figure 6 is a detail view in elevationshowing the means for securing the battery case door in closed position.

Figure 7 is a view in vertical longitudinal section through a slightly modified form of the in- .45 vention.

free end which extends longitudinally against (Cl. Z110-59) the adjacent side wall of the case when the door 2 is in its closed position. The tongue 3 is provided with a slot 4 for the passage of a button 5 which is rotatably mounted on the case -1 and which, after the tongue 3 has been passed there- 60 over in a manner to project the button through the slot 4, is turned at right angles to said slot 4, as seen in Figure 6 for securing the door in closed position.

The rear end of the case 1 is closed and has 65 mounted therein an insulating plate 6 which is secured in position by suitable means, such as a screw '1. Contacts 8 are mounted on the insulating plate 6 in the case 1. The reference numeral 9 designates a multiple cell dry fbat-.70 tery which is mounted in the case 1, the cells of said battery being electrically engaged with the contacts 8. A spring 10 is mounted on the inner side of the door 2 and engages the battery 9 when said door is in its closed position 75 for yieldinglyurging the battery against the contacts 8. The battery 9 is of a shape conforming substantially to the shape of the case 1. 4

Rising from the battery case 1 is a housing 11, the top of which is inclined to the rear end portion of the battery case. The forward end housing vide a threaded neck 12 in which is mounted a rei-lector 13. Immediately adjacent the rear v of the reflector 13 a socket member 14 is mount- 85 ed in the housing 11 .through the medium of the arms 15. The apex of the reflector 13 is cut off to provide an opening which communicates with the socket member 14 and in this way an incandescent bulb 16 is threaded into the socket 90 member. A lens 17 is removably secured on the forward end of the neck portion 12 through the medium of a flanged retaining ring 18 whichis threaded on said neck portionl A suitable switch 19 is mounted on the inclined top wall of the housing 11' and is engageable with a conductor 20 which extends to one of the contacts 8. A conductor 21 is connected to the other contact 8 and extends therefrom to the socket member 14 for electricalA engagement with the bulb 16. Thus, when the switch 19 is engaged with the conductor 20, an electric circuit is completed in the usual manner for illuminating the bulb 16. l

Pairs of angular loops 22 are pivotally mountl* ed, as at 23, for transverse swinging movement on the lower side of the battery case 1 .at in'- wardly spaced points from the longitudinal sides of said battery case and adjacent the forward and rear ends thereof. The angular loops 22 ly to folded position against the bottom of the battery case 1 when desired. When swung downwardly and outwardly toward operative position, the swinging movement of the angular loops 22 is limitedby the engagement of said loops with the battery case, as illustrated to advantage in Figure 4 of the drawings. When in this position, the angular loops 22 may be utilized as legs for supporting the battery case 1 in elevated position on any desired supporting/surface.

Secured to one of the angular loops 22 of each pair is anarm encircling strap 24 which is looped through a hook 25 and which is adjustable through the medium of a slide buckle 26. The ,hooks 25 are detachably engageable with the slotted plates 27 which are pivotally mounted on the other loops 22 of each pair. 'Ihe elements 22 to 27, inclusive, provide means for detachably mounting the battery case in position on an arm, as seen in Figure 1 of the drawings. f

A substantially U-shaped handle 28 is mounted for longitudinal sliding movement on the battery the handle extending adjacent battery case and being provided with a longitudinal slot` 29 thru which threaded Shanks 30 project from the sides of the battery case adjacent the rear end of said battery case. Winged nuts 31 are shanks 30, said winged nuts being engageable with the legs of the handle 28 for frictionally clamping said handle in retracted or extended position, as seen in full ure 1 of the drawings. legs of the handle 28 is a circular grip 32 which, when the handle is in retracted or inoperative position, is adjacent the rear end of the battery case 1. As will be obvious, the handle 28 provides means for conveniently carrying the flashlight when it is not desired to mount the same and broken lines in Fig- ,on the arm.

In Figure 7 of -the drawings there is shown a modification -for use when a flash light is not desired. This modified form includes a pair of provided on the Extending between the 1,923,962 are adapted to be swung inwardly and outwardoppositely disposed, substantially conical socket members 33 and 34 which are mounted in the neck portion 12 of the housing 11. The member 34 projects forwardly from the housing and is detachably secured in position by the retaining ring 18. A tube 35 of insulating material extends between the socket members`33 and 34.- and has therein a conductor 36 with the rear end of which the conductor 21 is electrically connected. The reference numeral 37 designates incandescent lamp bulb which -is threaded into the socket member 34 for electrical connection with the forward end of the conductor 36. It will thus be seen that the incandescent lamp 37 is exposed to. radiate light in substantially al1 directions. l

A spring 38 is mounted in the top of the battery case 1 and engaged with the battery 9 for yieldingly urging said batterydownward to prevent rattling thereof in' the case. Y

It is believed that the many advantages of a ashlight constructedl in accordance with the the preferred embodiments of the invention are as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that further'changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to which will fall within the scope ofthe invention as claimed.

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A ashlight including a battery case having an upwardly bowed bottom, a pair of angleshaped members each having one end pivoted to said bottom an appreciable distance from an edgev of the case, with that limb of the angle member which is pivoted to the bottom extending to said edge of the case when said limb con-

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Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US4788631A (en) * 1987-06-01 1988-11-29 Fuller Raymond C Wrist mounted flashlight
US5601356A (en) * 1995-06-16 1997-02-11 Mcwilliams; Dean K. Flashlight stand and wrist mount system
US6062447A (en) * 1997-07-10 2000-05-16 Longley; Halliwell M. Molded quick-release buckle and forearm support strap
US6550930B1 (en) 2001-06-15 2003-04-22 Gene Portouche Wrist mounted illumination apparatus
US20090108039A1 (en) * 2007-10-29 2009-04-30 Alan Sherman Wristband Mountable Flashlight Accessory
US20100188863A1 (en) * 2006-08-11 2010-07-29 Ferno-Washington, Inc. Holder for removably attaching a tool to an object and method thereof
US7857478B1 (en) 2008-09-05 2010-12-28 Marvin Keller Wearable safety light apparatus

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4788631A (en) * 1987-06-01 1988-11-29 Fuller Raymond C Wrist mounted flashlight
US5601356A (en) * 1995-06-16 1997-02-11 Mcwilliams; Dean K. Flashlight stand and wrist mount system
US6062447A (en) * 1997-07-10 2000-05-16 Longley; Halliwell M. Molded quick-release buckle and forearm support strap
US6550930B1 (en) 2001-06-15 2003-04-22 Gene Portouche Wrist mounted illumination apparatus
US20100188863A1 (en) * 2006-08-11 2010-07-29 Ferno-Washington, Inc. Holder for removably attaching a tool to an object and method thereof
US20090108039A1 (en) * 2007-10-29 2009-04-30 Alan Sherman Wristband Mountable Flashlight Accessory
US7815334B2 (en) 2007-10-29 2010-10-19 Sherman Alan E Wristband mountable flashlight accessory
US7857478B1 (en) 2008-09-05 2010-12-28 Marvin Keller Wearable safety light apparatus

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