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ELECTRIC CANDLE LAMP.
APPLICATION FILED JAN-28.1916.
1 1 96,9 1 3 Patented Sept. 5, 1916.
I /0 /0 P! it 2 B4 /23 25 WITNESS INVE/VTUR @M w M W 1 ,4 TTORNE Y LOUIS WEIDLICH, OF STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 5, 1916.
Application filed January 28, 1916. Serial No. 74,930.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, LoUIs WEIDLICH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Stratford, county of Fairfield, State of Connecticut, have invented an Improvement in Electric Candle-Lamps, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to the class of electric hand lamps which are known to the trade as candle lamps, for the reason that the case, which receives av stock battery and carries at its upper end an electric lamp, bears a general resemblance to a candle and candle stick, and the invention has for its object to provide a lamp of this character which shall be simple and inexpensive to' make, neat and attractive in appearance, easy to operate and practically foolproof. "With these and other objects in view, I have devised the novel candle lamp which I will now describe, referring to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and using reference characters to indicate the several parts.
Figure 1 is a longitudinal section of my novel lamp, the battery and lamp itself being in elevation, and Fig. 2 is an elevation of the lamp complete.
10 denotes the body of the case. which is provided with a base 11. and handle 12, and 13 a cap which has threaded engagement with the body and is provided with a socket 14 to receive a lamp 15 having the usual terminal 16. Within the case is an ordinary stock battery 17 having a terminal 18 which is held in constant engagement with the lamp terminal by a spring 19 in the lower end of the case acting upon a disk 20 upon which the battery rests. The battery is provided with the usual insulating jacket 21 within which is a zinc shell 22 with which electrical contact must be made to establish a circuit through the battery, lamp and case. As a means of opening and closing this circuit, I provide a novel circuit closer consisting of a screw 23 which has threaded engagement with a hub 24 on the case, extends through the case, is provided at its outer end with a head 25 for convenience in manipulation, and at its inner end with a point 26 which is adapted to be forced through the insulating jacket when the screw is turned in and into engagement with the zinc shell of the battery, thus closing the circuit and lighting the lamp. In order to put in a new battery, it is simply necessary to turn the screw outward far enough to disengage the point from the insulating jacket, remove the cap carrying the lamp, and the battery will drop out when the case is turned upside down. The new battery is simply dropped to place upon the disk and the cap carrying the lamp returned to place. To close the circuit and light the lamp, the screw is turned inward and the point forced through the insulating jacket and into engagement with the zinc shell of the battery, as before. In practice, after the circuit has once been closed, the point will act to retain the battery in place in the case and prevent rattling, as it is not necessary in breaking the circuit to wholly withdraw the point from the insulating jacket. No harm will be done. however, if the point is wholly disengaged from the insulating jacket, for the reason that if this happens, and the position of the battery is shifted on its axis, it is simply necessary to again force the point through the insulating jacket. which is readily accomplished by the application of slight power in turning the screw inward.
Having thus described my invention I claim:
1. An electric candle lamp comprising a tubular case, an electric lamp carried thereby, a battery loosely fitting within said case and provided with a metal shell covered with a jacket of insulating material. said battery having a terminal in engagement with said lamp, and a screw adjustably supported by said case and having a point on its inner end shaped to be forced through said insulating jacket into contact with the shell to close the circuit and to prevent relative movement of the case and battery when withdrawn from contact with the shell as well as when in contact therewith.
2. An electric candle lamp comprising a Luz] tubular case provided With an enlarged base, a supporting handle, a removable cap provided With a lamp socket, a battery Within said case provided With a metal shell covered with a jacket of insulating material, said battery and said lamp being in circuit With each other, and a screw adjustably sup- LUUJIS WEIDLIC