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Publication numberUS1144267 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 22, 1915
Filing dateJun 30, 1914
Priority dateJun 30, 1914
Publication numberUS 1144267 A, US 1144267A, US-A-1144267, US1144267 A, US1144267A
InventorsKenneth J Van Sickle, Frederick G Trulan
Original AssigneeKenneth J Van Sickle, Frederick G Trulan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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K. J. VAN S ICKLE & he; TRULAN.

CAMERA. 3 APPLICATION FILED JUNE-30, 1914.

Patented June 22, 1915.

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. vBe ftlknoW'n that we, KE TH J. VAN SIGKLE and re nance-e. Tristan, citizens Qffthe United states, residingjat Seneca Falls, in thecounty of. Seneca and State of New York, haveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Cameras; and we improvedau'tomatic pistol and the shutter be hereinafter specifically described, claimed ofwhich isaoperable by altrigger, whereby the camera may be conveniently and accurately focused upon the object or person I to be photographed.

With theseand other objects in view, the

invention consists in the novel construction,

arrangement and formation of parts as will and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 represents a longitudinal sectional view through the camera. Fig. 2 represents a side elevation thereof on a reduced scale. Fig. 3 represents a side elevation,

Upartly broken away, of the film-receiving andwinding cage. Fig. 4 represents a transverse sectional'view on .the line 44: of Fig. 1.

Referring .to the drawings in. .detail, wherein similar reference numerals desig' nate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral 5 indicates generally the casing of the camera which is preferably constructed in the usual shape of an automatic pistol and comprisesa handle portion 6 and barrel portion 7 extending angularly from the upper end of the handle 6 and formed integral therewith. A trigger guard Sis secured between the barrel 7 and handle 6 and a trigger 9 is pivotally secured at 10 inthe guard 8. The front end wall of the front wall of the handle 6, designatediby handle portion 6. is extended forwardly within the barrel portion 7 and in spaced relation to the lower portion of the latter. The forwardly extendingportion of the the numeral 11, connects with a transversely extendingpartition 12 secured within the barrel and providing, in conjunction. with the wall 11, a dark'chamber13. The portion of the barrel? adjacent the handle is cut away to provide a longitudinal opening 14' in which the free end of the trigger 9 operates. The front end 15 of the barrel is provided with an opening 16 for admitting light through the opening 17 and lens 18 in the partition. 12, when the shutter 19 is opened. A wire, or the like, 20is secured at one end in the forward end of the barrel 7 and is secured at its rear end to the free extremity of the trigger 9.. A spring 21is secured. adjacent the front end of the wire 20 and connects with the shutter 19 for operating the latter when. the wire 20 is drawn taut or straight by the trigger 9.

Theend, wall 22.0f the handle 6 is removable and, carries a pairof spaced plates 23 constitutinga cage or holder for the film. A pair of spaced rollers 24 is rotatably "mounted in the plates 23 adjacent the lower end and rear edge of the latter and is adapted to guidea roll of films passing thereover in proximity to the opening 25 formed in the handle portion 6 and suitably covered with a semi-transparent material, whereby the numbers arranged in spaced relation on the film backing'are visible. A second pair of rollers 26 is rotatably mounted between the plates 23 adjacent their upper ends and forward edges for guiding the film in posi tion for exposure to the rays of light admitted through the lens 18, when the shutter 19 is operated.- The roll of unexposed film is wound on the usual spool 27 and rotatably mounted between the sideplates 23 adjacent their lower ends, and the film 28 is ex- 1 tended upwardly between said plates and positioned over the pairs of rollers 24: and 26 in the manner illustrated in Fig- 1. A spool 29 onwhich the. exposed film is'wound isrotatably mounted between the plates23 adjacent their upper ends, and the spool 29 is rotated to wind the film, subsequently to an exposure thereof, by a key 30 rotatably mounted in one of the side walls of. the handle portion 6 and carrying. a shank 31 adapted to be moved inwardly to engage within a suitable opening in the spool 29 to lock the latter with said key for rotation.

. The spool 29 is-prevented-from rotating'in a direction to unwind the film by ratchet teeth 32 formed on one end thereof and (:0- operating with a spring pawl 33 secured to one ofthe plates 23 of the holder. An arm 34 of the spring 33 isextended between the plates and engaged against thefilm coiled on the spool for proper winding of the film thereon.- WVhat we claim is:

l. A camera including a hollow handle and a barrel communicating therewith, a film holder in said hollow-handle, a trigger guard secured between said barrel and said handle, a trigger pivotally secured to said guard, a lens in said barrel, a shutter operably mounted in front of said lens, and

operatingconnections between the free extremity of said trigger and said shutter for operating the latter.

2. A camera including a hollow handle and a barrel communicating therewith, a" film holder in said hollow handle, a trigger guard secured between said barrel and said handle, a trigger pivoted to said trigger guard, a lens in said barrel, a shutter, operably mounted in front of said'lens, a wire secured at oneend in said barrel and .at the oppositeend to the free extremity of said trigger, and an-operating connection between said wire and said shutter;

3. A camera including a hollow handle and a barrel communicating therewith, a

film holder in said hollowhandle', a trigger guard secured between said barrel and said handle, atrigger pivotally secured to said guard, lens in said barrel, a shutter erahly mounted'jin front. of sa d lens, a flexible Wire secured" atone end in said barrel and at the opposite eii d to the free extremity of said trigger, and aspring connecting said I wire intermediate its ends with said shutter. 4. A camera including a hollow handle and a barrel communicating therewith and having a longitudinalopening in its lower wall, an apertured partition disposed-trans v ersely within said barrel,.the'front wall of saidhandle being extended a distance with between said barrel and said handle, atrigger pivotally secured to said guard and vprojecting into said longitudinal opening,

' in said barrel and connecting 'w'ith said apertur'ed partition, a trigger. guard secured a lens'in said apertured partition, a shutteroperably mounted in front of said lens, and

operating connections between the free ex-

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US6052532 *Jan 21, 1999Apr 18, 2000Eastman Kodak CompanyOne-time-use camera with anti-backup pawl engaging film spool to prevent reverse unwinding rotation of film winder
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Classifications
U.S. Classification396/502, 396/535
Cooperative ClassificationG03B9/58