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US2524173A
US2524173A US62133045A US2524173A US 2524173 A US2524173 A US 2524173A US 62133045 A US62133045 A US 62133045A US 2524173 A US2524173 A US 2524173A
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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
    • F21V21/08Devices for easy attachment to any desired place, e.g. clip, clamp, magnet
    • F21V21/088Clips; Clamps
    • F21V21/0885Clips; Clamps for portable lighting devices
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60Q1/00Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
    • B60Q1/02Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments
    • B60Q1/04Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments the devices being headlights
    • B60Q1/06Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments the devices being headlights adjustable, e.g. remotely controlled from inside vehicle

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Oct. 3, 1950 c. PETERSON 2,524,173

FLASHLIGHT HOLDING DEVICE Filed Oct. 9, 1945 INVENTOR LEONARD C. PETERSON,

at www ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 3, 1 950 4 :IFLASHI'IIGIHT HOLDING DEVICE Leonard 0. Peterson, Sioux Falls, s. Dak.

. ,Applicationfoctober 9, 1945, Serial No. 621,330

55 Thi invention relates to 'a flashlight holdin device, and more particularly to an adjustable flashlight holding device for attachment to a car fender.

An object of this invention is to provide an improved flashlight holding device for attachment to a car fender without marring or scratching the fender surface, and which is adjustable to alter the position of the flashlight to provide proper light at night for repairing or changing tires.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved flashlight holding device for affixing to an automobile fender having a curved clamp to fit curved fenders and having a pad on the clamp so as not to scratch the fender.

It is a further object of this invention to provide for an adjustable car fender flashlight holder having a clamp for attachment to straight edge or round edge fenders without marring the fender surface and having a narrow portion which is bendable to provide for adjustment of the flashlight position without changing the position of the clamp.

Other objects of this invention will appear from the following specification and claim and from the accompanying drawing illustrating the invention, wherein:

Figure l is a side elevational view of the flashlight holder clearly showing the fender engaging clamp and the adjustment feature;

Figure 2 is a plan view showing the flashlight engaging fingers, and

Figure 3 is an end elevational view looking towards the flashlight engaging fingers.

Referring to the drawing, the flashlight engaging fingers I are wide resilient bars curved to conform to the shape of a flashlight. The outer ends of the fingers have inturned ends 2 which carry hollow rubber rollers 3 for frictionally engaging the flashlight. The inner ends of the fingers merge into flat adjoining portions 4, welded or otherwise connected together, which then flare outwardly, indicated by numeral 5, into spaced apart flat portions 6. Fitted between the portions 6 is a thin wide plate I having its outer end rolled on itself to form a tube 8 between the portions 6. An adjustable screw bolt 9 passes through openings in the portions 6 and through the tube 8 and has a wing nut I threaded on its end to fasten plate I to the portions 6. The end of bolt 9 is flattened slightly at I I to prevent complete unscrewing of the wingnut, to insure the parts being connected at all times.

The thin plate I is curved downwardly and I Claim. (01. 248-229) merges into a thicker portion I2 formed into a U-shaped fender-engaging clamp I2 having the portion I3 thereof curved gradually to conform to the shape of a fender having a curved edge. A pad I4 of rubber or other suitable material completely covers and encases the U-shaped clamp to provide for a protective covering to prevent the marring or scratching of the fender surface. The shorter arm 15 of the clamp I2 is provided with a clamping screw I6 having a finger engaging head II for clamping a fender between the screw I6 and the longer arm I8 of the clamp I2. The end I9 of the screw I6 is slightly flattened to prevent its complete withdrawal and possible loss. I

In operation the clamp I2 is slipped over the outer edge of a fender with the screw I6 toward the wheel of the car and with the fender edge between arm I8 and screw I6. In this position the screw I6 is tightened to clamp the device in position. The fingers I will extend outwardly from the fender and the flashlight can be inserted between the fingers. The rubber rollers 3 will frictionally engage the flashlight to prevent it from slipping out. If the fender has a curved edge, the clamp I2 is applied so that the curve I3 will lie against the curve of the fender before screw I6 is tightened. In order to adjust the position of the flashlight, it is merely necessary vto loosen wing nut I0 slightly and the fingers I may be raised or lowered about screw 9 as a pivot. V The wing nut II] is then tightened to hold the fingers I and the flashlight in adjusted position. Alternately, or if necessary for further adjustment, an adjustment may be accomplished by bending the thin plate I to vary the position of fingers I relative to the clamp I2. Th plate I is of sufficient strength to prevent accidental bending but isof such ductibility to permit forced bending.

The flashlight holder may be made of metal or other suitable material, except for rollers 3 and padding I4 which are preferably of rubber.

It is evident that a simple flashlight holder has been devised that is easy to install without scratching the fender and easy to adjust to various positions. The flashlight may be removed without removing the holder. It is also apparent that all parts of the holder are inseparably connected to prevent loss of any of the parts. Also the holder may be easily removed and stored.

While a certain specific embodiment of this invention has been shown it will be understood that various modifications may be made within the spirit of the invention. Therefore no limitations on the invention are intended other than are imposed by the scope of the appended claim.

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In a portable flashlight fbracket comprising a C-clamp with a thumb screw threaded in the end of one of the two arms thereof and directed toward the other arm, a spring hand extending from said other arm, and a double-end yoke having the arms at one end thereof straddling the other extending end. of the spring band andthe other arms at the other end of the yoke being arcuately curved to describe a semi-circle and carrying resilient sleeves or rollers upon theouter ends thereof, the features whichv include a tubular member integral With the outer extending end of said spring band, a thumb screw-extending through the first-mentioned arms of the;

yoke and said tubular member to secure the yoke to the latter, which include having the latter arms on said yoke divergent and smaller than theearcuatearms thereof, having thespring band REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the filer of this. patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 161,517 Keam Mar. 30, 1875 353,716 Spencer Dec. 7, 1886 1,304,787 Macneale May 27, 1919 1,684,347 Dobbs Sept. 11, 1928 1,756,942 Eddy et a] May 6, 1930 1,858,656 Batherman May 17, 1932 1,925,767 Mallory Sept. 5, 1933 Golden May 19, 1936

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US2546495A (en) * 1950-05-05 1951-03-27 Genoris R Bybee Hood reflection visor
US2585592A (en) * 1950-01-09 1952-02-12 Cecelia Sears Body supported flashlight holder
US2728847A (en) * 1953-10-30 1955-12-27 James E Stoker Flashlight holder
US3015467A (en) * 1959-07-06 1962-01-02 Woodrow W Vieaux Clamp for mounting fishing accessories on small boats
US3194526A (en) * 1964-03-09 1965-07-13 Lemmond Bruce Readily mountable soap dish
US3510642A (en) * 1967-08-08 1970-05-05 George R Sopchack Bait gathering implement
US3989213A (en) * 1975-08-15 1976-11-02 Allen Dilman F Portable bracket for electronic transducer
US3992618A (en) * 1975-01-02 1976-11-16 Matthews Merritt A Grill illuminating means
US4514793A (en) * 1981-08-07 1985-04-30 Knud Andreasen Reflector system for securing to a light source
US4895329A (en) * 1989-05-24 1990-01-23 Sloan Charles B Flashlight clamp
US4999758A (en) * 1989-02-21 1991-03-12 Wimberly Randal L Lamp housing
US5092553A (en) * 1991-03-25 1992-03-03 S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Liquid-container mounting for floor-treating machinery
US5103384A (en) * 1990-10-16 1992-04-07 Drohan William M Flashlight holder
US5163752A (en) * 1992-02-14 1992-11-17 Copeland Debra L Flashlight holder apparatus
US5460346A (en) * 1993-10-05 1995-10-24 Hirsch; Nathan Article holder
US5577697A (en) * 1995-09-22 1996-11-26 Accordino; Carmine L. Flashlight accessory
US5664868A (en) * 1996-05-28 1997-09-09 Montalbano; David Helmet rigid flashlight bracket
US5713658A (en) * 1996-06-11 1998-02-03 Stranagan, Jr.; Maurice J. Adjustable drop light hanger
US7178777B1 (en) 2004-03-02 2007-02-20 Banker Bret H Adjustable tension clip and method of use
US20070080276A1 (en) * 2004-01-30 2007-04-12 Rivers Paul B Serving terminal illuminator

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US1304787A (en) * 1919-05-27 Neil macneale
US1684347A (en) * 1927-04-09 1928-09-11 Adna S Dobbs Holder
US1756942A (en) * 1927-10-12 1930-05-06 Greist Mfg Co Portable lamp
US1858656A (en) * 1930-06-13 1932-05-17 Batherman Samuel Support for blowtorches
US1925767A (en) * 1932-10-10 1933-09-05 George W Mallory Broom holder
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US1304787A (en) * 1919-05-27 Neil macneale
US1684347A (en) * 1927-04-09 1928-09-11 Adna S Dobbs Holder
US1756942A (en) * 1927-10-12 1930-05-06 Greist Mfg Co Portable lamp
US1858656A (en) * 1930-06-13 1932-05-17 Batherman Samuel Support for blowtorches
US1925767A (en) * 1932-10-10 1933-09-05 George W Mallory Broom holder
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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2585592A (en) * 1950-01-09 1952-02-12 Cecelia Sears Body supported flashlight holder
US2546495A (en) * 1950-05-05 1951-03-27 Genoris R Bybee Hood reflection visor
US2728847A (en) * 1953-10-30 1955-12-27 James E Stoker Flashlight holder
US3015467A (en) * 1959-07-06 1962-01-02 Woodrow W Vieaux Clamp for mounting fishing accessories on small boats
US3194526A (en) * 1964-03-09 1965-07-13 Lemmond Bruce Readily mountable soap dish
US3510642A (en) * 1967-08-08 1970-05-05 George R Sopchack Bait gathering implement
US3992618A (en) * 1975-01-02 1976-11-16 Matthews Merritt A Grill illuminating means
US3989213A (en) * 1975-08-15 1976-11-02 Allen Dilman F Portable bracket for electronic transducer
US4514793A (en) * 1981-08-07 1985-04-30 Knud Andreasen Reflector system for securing to a light source
US4999758A (en) * 1989-02-21 1991-03-12 Wimberly Randal L Lamp housing
US4895329A (en) * 1989-05-24 1990-01-23 Sloan Charles B Flashlight clamp
US5103384A (en) * 1990-10-16 1992-04-07 Drohan William M Flashlight holder
US5092553A (en) * 1991-03-25 1992-03-03 S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Liquid-container mounting for floor-treating machinery
US5163752A (en) * 1992-02-14 1992-11-17 Copeland Debra L Flashlight holder apparatus
US5460346A (en) * 1993-10-05 1995-10-24 Hirsch; Nathan Article holder
US5577697A (en) * 1995-09-22 1996-11-26 Accordino; Carmine L. Flashlight accessory
US5664868A (en) * 1996-05-28 1997-09-09 Montalbano; David Helmet rigid flashlight bracket
US5713658A (en) * 1996-06-11 1998-02-03 Stranagan, Jr.; Maurice J. Adjustable drop light hanger
US20070080276A1 (en) * 2004-01-30 2007-04-12 Rivers Paul B Serving terminal illuminator
US7461827B2 (en) * 2004-01-30 2008-12-09 At&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. Serving terminal illuminator
US7178777B1 (en) 2004-03-02 2007-02-20 Banker Bret H Adjustable tension clip and method of use

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