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Publication numberUS1082896 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 30, 1913
Filing dateOct 23, 1912
Priority dateOct 23, 1912
Publication numberUS 1082896 A, US 1082896A, US-A-1082896, US1082896 A, US1082896A
InventorsJohn A Neill
Original AssigneeJohn A Neill
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1082896 A
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APPLICATION FILED 0012.23, 1912.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 30,1913.

Application filed October 23, 1912. SerialiNo. 727,393.

To all whom t may concern: Y Be it known thatI, Jol-INA. NEILL, a

citizen of the United States, residing at4 Sheridan, in the county of Hamilton, State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Lanterns; and I do hereby declare thel following to be a full, clear, and .exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which itI appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to lanterns, and has for one of its objects to provide alantern which is adapted to be secured to the person of the user, so that the light will Valways shine in front of the person.

Another object is to provide a lantern adapted to be secured to the person of the user, and obviates the necessity of finding some place to hang or set the lantern. The ordinary hand lantern, that is the lantern using oil, has to be carried about in the hand, and when the user desires to perform some work he finds itnecessary to dispose of the lantern in some way, either by finding a suitable place to hang the lantern or a level place to set the same, so that it will be near at hand to furnish its light in the proper direction. This is often found very inconvenient, as the place where the lamp might be hung is too far away for the person to benefit by its light, or there is no level place in the vicinity of the work being performed, on which to rest the lantern. Now, by my invention, the lantern is always with the person and sheds its light directly in front of him, so that he may readily see what he is doing.

Another object is to construct the lantern at the portion against the body, so that the heat from the lantern will be dissipated and a comparatively cool surface be presented next the body.

A still further object is to provide a lantern, which may readily be attached to, and detached from its support.

l/Vith these and other objects in view,'the invention consists in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims, but it will be understood that changes in the speeic structure may be made within the scope of theA claims, without departing from the spirit of the invention. Y

In the drawings, Figure 1, is a perspective view of the device, Fig. `2, is a front elevation ofthe lantern, and attaching means, Fig". 3, isa side elevation thereof, Fig` 4, is a top plan view, Fig. 5, is a section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 2, Fig. 6, is a section on the line 6*@ of Fig. 4, Fig. 7, is a section on the line 7 7 of Fig; 6, and Fig. 8, is a section on the line 8 8 of Fig. 6, Fig. 9 is a plan view showing a modified form of support for the lantern.v i

Referring to the drawings, 10 represents the top of the lantern proper and 11 the bottom, said top comprising a hollow chamber having the upper wall 10 and the lower wall 11, and also theside wall 12. The walls 11 and 12 are each formed with a series of perforations to allow the escape of smoke from within the lamp, the top wall 10 being imperforate. The top wall of the bottom 11, has its free edges crimped to provide a groove 13 for the reception of the transparent plate 14, which may be of either glass or mica. Connecting the top and bottom of the lantern, are the side strips 15. The bottom 11 is provided with a series of air inlet openings 16 to produce the proper combustion within the lantern.

Secured within the lantern and to the bottom is a candle holder 17, comprising a plate 18 whose lateral edges are doubled on themselves and toward each other to provide the grooves 19 for the reception of the laterally extending anges 21 of the candle-stick 20. The candle-stick comprises a tubular socket to receive a candle as shown, and said candle-sticlr is adapted to be inserted from the front of the lantern having its flanges 21 engaging' in the groove 19 and pushed toward the back of the lantern, and is thus securely held in place.

The door of the lantern 22 is adapted to swing open from the front by the hinges 23, and is provided on the opposite side with the latch 24. rThe back 25 of the lantern is provided with the flanges 26 tapering from top to bottom of the frame as shown in Fig. 2 and adapted to be seated in a correspondingly tapered socket 27 of the support 2S. The support 28 comprises a rectangular elongated hollow member having the front and rear walls 29 and the side walls 30, the walls 29 being disposed respectively against the lamp and toward the body of the wearer, while the walls 30 are exposed to the sides of the rear of the lantern and are formed with a series of perforations 31 which perforations together with the opening 32 eX- tending clear through the member 28 to permit of a circulation of air between the lantern and the person. The member 28 may be convex as shown in Fig. 9, so as to tit the curvature of the body. Secured to the rear of the body 28, are the attaching straps 33 and 34 adapted to be passed respectively around the shoulders and the waist to secure the lantern in place.

It will thus be seen, that when the lantern is in place the light is shed where it is best needed, and as there is a candle used in the same, the person may stoop over without fear of danger, as will be the case with a lantern using oil.

From the `foregoing it will readily be seen that I have provided a simple device of this character which is easily carried about, and which can readily be taken apart to repair or clean same. a

"What is claimed is:

vl. A lantern comprising a support adapted to be secured to the body of a person, said support consisting of a vertical hollow Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by

open ended member, attaching straps secured to the rear face of said member, socket members secured to the front face, a lamp having flanged members on the rear thereof for engagement in said socket member,the hollow support having openings in the sides to permit a circulation of air therethrough.

2. A lantern comprising a support, attaching straps secured to the support on one Vside thereof, tapering socket members sein thepresence of two witnesses.


addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. C.

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US5262929 *Jun 26, 1992Nov 16, 1993Lenhart Michael FIllusionary light apparatus
U.S. Classification362/161, D26/39
Cooperative ClassificationF21V35/00