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R. B. BENJAMIN. ELEGTROLIER. APPLIOATION FILED DEO. 27, mos.
1,016,311?. Patented Feb. 6, 1912.
entran sra'rns PATENT oratori.
:anneau B. BENJAMIN, or suitcase,l ILLINOIS, AssrGNoR ro BENJAMIN ELECTRIC.
` MANUFACTRIG COMPANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A. CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.
To all whom t may concern Be it known thatI, REUBEN B. BENJA- Mrma citizen of. the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of-Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Electroliers, of which the followingisa full, clear, concise, and exact description, reference being had tothe ac# companying drawing, forming a part of this specification.
My invention relates to electroliers, and has as its object the provision of a device of this character which will be simple and convenient to manufacture, which may be packed into small compass for shipping purposes, and which will form a strong and substantial structure when Set up for use.
For an understanding of my invention reference is to be` had to the following description and the accompanying drawings, in which I have illustrated one of the forms in which the invention may be embodied.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a partially sectional elevation of an electrolier constructed in accordance with my invention, Fig. 2 is a plan of the same with the hood removed; Fig. 3 is a fragmentary section taken on the line 3--3 of Fig. 1.
Referring now to the drawings, 10 is a supporting plate or member adapted to be secured to the lower end vof a conduit such as 11. To this plate are hinged the hollow lamp socket supporting arms 12, the hinged connection being effected by securing L- shaped extensibns 13 upon the ends of the arms 12 and connecting these extensions to the supporting plate 10 by means of hollow lrivets 14: passing through suitable holes formed in the supporting plate 10 and the respective extensions 13.
In order that the arms 12 may be supported in a horizontal plane, the supporting plate is bentahpwardly at its periphery to form an elevated liangea, and a 4sleeve 12a is placed upon each arin 12. These leeves 12a rest upon the flange 1()a and th arms are thereby properly supported. The hol low rivets 14 are of sufficient diameter to enable the conductors leading from the4 lamp sockets and extending through `the arms 12 to be passed through them and attachedto suitable binding terminals lcar-V ried by a base which is secured beneath the.
supporting plate 10. 'The effect ofthis con- Speeication of Letters Patent.
appearance to the device.
struction is that the arms 12 may be swung about the hinges formed by the rivets 14 into the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2, in which position the whole device is of a convenient size and shape for packing. When, however, the electrolier is to be set up for use, the arms are swung into the position shown in full lines in Fig. 2.
Patented Feb. 6, 1912.
Application ined December 27, 1909. serial No. 535,162.
In order to lock the arms in their ei tended position (shown in full lines in Figi 2), they are made to fit into properly l0- cated slots 15 formed in a removable casing 16 which is adapted to cover the'support plate 10 and the parts carried thereby. The slots 15 space the arms properly relatively to one another, but in order to give rigidity to the whole it-is desirable that at least one.
of the armsshould be'positively locked in position relatively to the support plate 10. To this end the plate 10 is formed with a boss 17 sodisposed thatv the sleeve 12a of one of the arms 12 will strike it when the l arm is moved into its. extended position. On the other side of this arml is placed a spring catch 18 'adapted to retain the arm in its extended position. This catch may be depressed manually when, if the casing 16 be removed, the arm may be swung to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2.
In order to impart a presentable appearance to the device the arms 12 are provided with dished caps 19 of such' shape as to con form to the curvature of the casing 16. These caps cover the edges of the slots 15 when the arms are located inthe slots. The
caps are clamped in the correct positionupon the -arms between the ends of the sleeves 12a and the ends of nishing tubes2() with which the arms are provided.. hood or cover 2l is provided for givinga nished adapted to it over the upper end of the casing 16 and be secured in place by a suitable set screw engaging the conduit 11.
In the form of electroliers shown `in the drawings, the support plate 10 has secured thereto by means of screws 23, a base 22 which carries a number of pull switches, one
for each lamp socket, as set forth in my copending application, filed March 10th,V 1911,
`and having Serial No. 613,571, which is a division of .the present' application. .The
vscrews -23 which` secure the basel 22 to the support plate 10 also serve to secure in p o- This hood. is.
' sertible between said socket-carryingmembers for maintaining them in a determinate position relatively to one another.
2. An lelectrolier comprising a support member, a plurality of lamp-socket-carrying members hingedly connected with said support member so as to be capable of swinging ina plane substantially parallel to the plane of said support member, means for releasably locking oneLof said socket-carrying members in a determinate position relatively to said support'member, and means for releasably locking said socket carrying members .ina determinate position relatlvely to one another. y
3. An electrolier 'comprising a support member, a plurality of lampesocket-carrying members hingedly connectedwith said support member so as to be capable of swinging in aplane substantially parallel to the plane of said support member, and a easing adapted to be'placed over said support member,
said easing having recesses for receiving said lamp-socket-carrying members.
4C. An electrolier comprising a support member, a plurality of lamp-socket-earrying members hingedly connected to said support members so as to be capable of swinging in a plane substantially parallel to the plane of said support member, means for locking one of said socket-carrying members in a determinate position relatively to said support member, and a casing adapted to inclose said support member, said casing having a plurality of recesses for receiving said lamp-socket-carrying members and thereby maintaining them in a determinate position relatively to one another.
5. electrolier comprising a support member, a plurality of la1np-socketcarrying members hingedly connected with said support member so as to be capable of swing- `ing in a plane substantially parallel to the plane of said support member, and a casing adapted to be placed over said support member, and spacing means, insertible between said socket-carrying members, for maintain-v ing them in a determinate position relatively to one another.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.
REUBEN B. BENJAMIN. Witnesses:
CHARLES G. COPE, CHARLES L. HOPKINS.