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Publication numberUS1216724 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 20, 1917
Filing dateJan 7, 1916
Priority dateJan 7, 1916
Publication numberUS 1216724 A, US 1216724A, US-A-1216724, US1216724 A, US1216724A
InventorsJohn A Petrie
Original AssigneeJohn A Petrie
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electric hand-mirror.
US 1216724 A
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Patented Feb. 20, 1917..


' -"'rnic naNn-Mmnoa Application filed I anuary 7,

To allwhomitmay concern: j

Be it known that I, JOHN A. Pn'rnm, a citizen of the United States, residing :at i New Haven, inthecounty of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Electric' Hand-Mirrors; and I do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and the characters of reference marked thereon, to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings'constitute' part of this application, and represent, in

Figure l a view in front elevation of one form which my improved electric handcertain details ofconstruction as will be hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims.

In carrying out my invention asherein shown, I employ a circular mirrorlate 2 the beveled edge of which is inserte into a v tube-like binding-ring 3 which in turn is set into the open front of a circular, shallow, cup-like mirror back 4 provided with a tubular handle '5 the upper end of which is cut away-in front to .form' a deep recess 6 adjacent to the center of the lower edge of the mirror-plate 2, to receive the reflector -7 the inclined bottom of which is formed with a threaded socket 8 for the reception of a small incandescent lamp bulb 9 which is slightly tilted forward from the vertical plane of the mirror. The mirror-back 4 is located in the plane of its tubular handle 5, and the lower edge ofthe mirror-plate 2 located entirely above the upper edge of the recess 6 and the reflector 7 which latter- -is located so far back in the recess 6 in'the front of the handle 5, as torpermit the lamp to be protected against injury and to shade" I the mirror into which the lamp, when so located, cannot directly shine. By preference the inner face of the reflecting chamber 7 Specification of Letters Patent.

m c. Serial No. 79,773.: I'

the tubular handle 5, I locate a removable dry. batterylO furnished at its upper end with a contact 11, designedto engage with a -FF CEe'i i will be silvered or 'nickeled, or otherwise; 4 provided with a reflecting surface. -Within Patented Feb. 20,191 7.

contact 12 at the lower end of the lamp 9.

The battery held in place by a removable cap 13, provided, as shown, in its upper 3 edge with two bayonet joint notches 14; lo- 1 cated diametricallyopposite .eachother and arranged to co act with locking-lugs, 15'

upon the peripheryofthe lower-end or the handle 5.- The saidjcap--13 has 'th readed into its lower end a contact thumbfscrew 16 having at itsprojecting lowerend a knurled away from the contact '12 of the lainpby means ofa helical spring 18 interposed between the upper end of the battery-andthe inclined. bottom of the reflector 7, 4

I the tension of the spring 18 and permit the. n points 11 and 12 to'be brought into engagebutton 17, while its upper end'is engaged 5 with the bottomof the battery'10. The Y contact 11 of the battery is normally held I To closethe circuit, the screw 16'is turned by its knurled buttonl' l so as to overcome G ment, whereby the current of the battery 10 is sent throi gh" the lamp 9.. By reversing the screw 16, the spring 18 is allowed to assert itself and break the contact between the points 11 and 12, thus extinguishing the j lamp.

upon the mirror itself, but rather upon the face or hair, andfrom thence reflected into the mirror, thus securinga' far better dif" fusion of light and a clearer image than can be secured by arranging the lamp so as to throw the rays of light directly upon the mirror-plate itself.

1.':'=;[n an electric hand mirror, the combination with a, mirror-back havin handle located in line with it an formed in the front faceof its upper end with a recess,

Under my construction, the lamp i s'placed V sothat none .ofits rays are thrown directly a tubular of .a mirror-plate mounted in the said mir--.

rot-back, in which it is positioned with its loweredge entirely above thesaid recess,

an incandescent electric lamp located in the I said recess, a reflecting surface located back of the said lamp, a removable battery 10-. -fl f cated in the said tubular handle, andmeans- I for closing a circuit through the said lamp and battery, the said lamp being positioned in the recess so as to be protected and so that its rays will not shine directly into the said mirror. I I

2. In an electric hand-mirror, the combi- 5 nation with a mirror-back having a tubular handle located in line with it and formed in the front face of its upper end with a recess, of a mirror-plate mounted in the said mirror-back in which it is positioned with 10 its lower edge entirely above the said recess,

will not shine directly into the said mirrorv JOHN A. PETRIE.

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U.S. Classification362/135, 362/203
Cooperative ClassificationA45D42/10