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Publication numberUS1197652 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1916
Publication numberUS 1197652 A, US 1197652A, US-A-1197652, US1197652 A, US1197652A
InventorsEdward R Newton
Original AssigneeEdward R Newton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hand signal device.
US 1197652 A
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1 1.97, 652 Patented Sept. 12, 1916.

INVENTUR figmmd/afiwmi Application files Tim-2i:

To all whom it may conccm lle it known that I, Eowsiim 1" I citizen oitlie United States. and ii dent of (I icego, in the county of *Cool: am. vte of lliinois, have invented a. certain iieia' and useful Hand Signal Device; and I do hereby declare the following to 5. full,

elem; and exact description of the i ventioii. such as will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the some, reference being lied to the accompanying drawings. and to the characters of reference marked thereon, which form a pa rt of this specification.

This invention relates to electiic d yices of the type particularly intended TlTOI useloy the drivers of automobiles and other power driven vehicles to display a. s incl following vehicles when it is desired to stop is. or turn across the path thereof.

The object of my invention is the vision of unimproved signal device of this character, which is simple, compact enicient in its construction, and has its light circuit opened and closed by a respective.

closing and opening of the hand.

The invention is fully described in th following specification, and While, in it broader aspect, it is capable of embodiment in numerous forms, a preferred einbodimciit thereof is illustrated in the accoin oenying drawings, in whicli- Figure l is a side elevation of s device erobodying the invention applied to a hand. it appears in use and with a port thereof broken away. Fig. 2 is a central longitu moi section of the device. Fig. 3 is s section on the line in Fig. 2. is f root end elevation tliereof, and Fig. 5 is section on the iine 3, -y in Fig. 2.

Referring to the drawings, 1 designates hollow case of small dimension, "which is mounted at its bottom portion on s r engaging clip 2. which, in the piesent i stance, is of split ringform to it to easily engaged with or removed tl e finger of a hand. The top of tlIECR SQ 1 provided with a socket 3, through which ill-- ping portion of a small electric. light bulb 1 lie threaded with its inner end to the interior of the case. a

5 designates the two circuit wires Whics ieeid from any suitable source of eiectric curi'eiit supply, one being attached to e oindin g post 6, which extends into the case 1 through an insulating bushing 7 in 2:, side thereof and has ciectricai connection with the side coo:

contact spaced The w Wn n is lg. .n 9 progects I "4 l cam) ii the conductor 3;

8 proj c osicion my ei. iingei device when. such finger is strei us inoieeted by dotted lines l ion or the spring; contact ii. the is soon a and mover the l, will out oi circuit when the fingers of thehend are carried in no mal partially closed. position. Upon o st'eighteniiig oi the fingers, however, which s inve biy done unconsciously by the hirer 0): one vehicle when throwing his hand out at the side or. the car to worn a following vehicle, the contact 9 is moved to make contact with the cenr contact of the lmnpbulo and to close the 3 it in which lsnip is disposed, there light to the driver of the is evident that i have provided in its construction, adopted to be carried by the of at hand of it drives in mei iier will not interfere with tile lieeolling oi the car. and is cspeble olbeing operated to display a Sig l upon the o i ienii g ci- 'reighteiiing out o the lingers oi the om the normal-ii partially closed posi on tlieceoi thus edinireliiy for use not only by "less but 3v iiiinen and. pet

.i so

1 1 i M signal oevices or no iliuiinnetmg CiEfiZ'EEUAsP, T" 1 1' v .sm' I v i-lovin tlius oesciibed my ninentioinwiiet claim as new, and to sconce by is. vice corcorisiiig" ooze, nieces cei-ri case is moveoly i-ztteciiing' it the cg-e1 oi a. li s between ucliw tin roof, on incandescent lamp bulb mounted in said case pair of i tor posts projecting; into case from. 375;

without he some, one post lioriii j eieetzii .al connection with one contact or tailing out of a a iw. testlmony whereoi, i

losing conbact with 1 mad my name to this specificm';io11.

inn; p by can'ylng hereunto I ON.

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U.S. Classification340/321, 200/DIG.200, 200/293.1, 116/35.00R, 362/103
Cooperative ClassificationY10S200/02, F21L4/00