US 1060615 A
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E. A. METGALF. COMBINED VEST POGKET'PBNCIL AND PEN HOLDER AND ELECTRIC LIGHT.
- APPLICATION FILED APR. 13, 1912.
Patented May 6, 1913.
ATTORNEY Warren snares oFFI -v I EVERT A. METCALI, OF FORBES, MISSOURI.
COMBINED VEST-POCKET PENCIL AND PEN HOLDER AND ELECTRIC LIGHT.
of more or less use to all classes of peoplewill particularly bea convenience to physicians in writing prescriptions, lawyers, real estate agents, notaries public and others who are frequently called upon to sign their names, or make memoranda, in rooms, or
out of doors, where no light can be instantly.
procured or where the lights are burning too dimly to be of service.
I accomplish my object by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, n which,
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device showing a case broken away, having a hinged end door, a battery, contact extensions and a flash light therein, a spring metal finger on the bottom of the case its adjustable end engaging with a push-bottom carrying acontact point to engage with one of said contact extensions, and Fig. 2 is an elevation showing the opposite v side of said case, a rigidly fastened pen or pencil holder thereon with spring clasps holding a pencil, broken away, therein, said spring metal adjustable arm being in position on said pushbutton, the electrical parts in contact and the flash-light shedding its rays in line with the pencil point.
Similar letters refer to similar part-s both in the drawings and in the following description.
The device consists of an electrical battery A- fitted into and readily removable from a casing B and provided with contactextensions A and A The rear end of said casing is provided with a closure B having a hinge b and a spring fastening b. The
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 6, 1913.
Application filed April 13, 1912. Serial No. 690,619.
other end of the case is provided with a cone shape socket C. An electric light bulb D is seated in said socket. One side of the case is provided with a rigidly attached holder E having spring clasps c c to hold a pen or pencil E firmly in their grasp. The opposite side of thecase at its closure end has a spring metal strip or arm F rigidly fastened to the case at one end and adapted to engage with the outside of an' upper vest-pocket and hold the case within said pocket. Near the forward end of the top of the case there is a perforation I-I through which a pushbutton I operates upon springmetal strip J said strip being attached at one end to the interior of the case the spring end thereof being provided with a point which when pressed by said button contacts with the contact extension A. A metal finger is pivotally attached at its rear end to the top said case. When it is desired to-use the pen or pencil, push-button I may be held down with one of the fingers-of the hand holding the case or' the other unattachedend of metal finger L may be swung over push-hutton I retaining its pressure upon the push-button as long as the rays ofthe flash light are desired to restupon the object being examined or on the paper on which the pencil or pen may be in use. 1
' What I claim and desire to secure by LettersIatent, is,
As an article of manufacture, a pocket battery-lamp having a push button, a Casing for said lamp provided on one side with a resilient securing strip, and on another side with an article-holding clasp, and also hav-