US 1217666 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
E. E. THUL IN. FLASH uem HOLDER. APPLICATION FILED JAN- 25. I9|6 Patnted Feb. 27, 1917.
ATTORNEKS EDMOND E. THULIN, OF NORTHWOOD, NORTH DAKOTA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 2v. ism.
Application filed January 25, 1916. Serial No. 74,125.
holders and has particular reference tomeans for securing a flash lamp to a persons body so that the light from the lamp may always be available when and where needed without interfering with the free use ot' the persons hands.
Among the objects of the invention, therefore, is to provide means for securing a flash lamp to a mans chest or waistline, such means providing for the shifting of the lamp laterally along its support so as to change the direction in which the light is directed.
Another object of the invention is to provide a holder for a flash lamp designed particularly forthc driver of an automobile who may be required to make repairs either at the side of or beneath his machine when traveling alone at night, the holding means for the lamp being such that irrespective of the location of the driver or position of: the body the light will always be directed where required.
lVith the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists in the arrangement and combination of parts hereinafter described and claimed, and while the invention is not restricted to the exact details of construction disclosed herein, still for the purpose of illustrating a, practical embodiment thereof reference is had to the accompanying d 'awings, in which like reference characters designate the same parts in the several views, and in which- Figure 1. is a perspective View showing the device complete but detached from the operator;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the rear and side portions of a suitable type of flash lamp and' clip secured thereto for securing the back tl'fereof to the belt holding device; and
Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional'view of the holding device showing the lamp in position thereon.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, I show at 10 a standard iorm of flash lamp or lantern which per se constitutes no part of my present improvement. To the back of the lantern casing, however, 1 secure a metal or other rigid clip 11 having a bend or loop at its upper end where it is soldered or otherwise secured to the back of the casing, and having free lower. ends 12.
The holding device for cooperation with the clip 1]. is shown as comprising a broad band 13 of any suitable material having sutlicient body or firmness to support the lamp satisfactorily but yet having sufficient flexibility lengthwise to adapt the band to tit larger or smaller persons, using for this purpose, but without unnecessarily limiting myself in so stating, a good can quality of cowhide which makes a suitable band. The length of this band may be from sixteen to twenty inches, by way of illustration. A strap 14 may be connected at 15 to one end of the band and is adapted to extend thence around the operators body for cooperation with a buckle 16 secured at 17 to the other end of the band. vicesindicate a suitable means for securing the band temporarily but firmly to the op- ;rators person with the band portion to the vront.
At 18 is indicated a flexible metallic strip or its equivalent having connections at its ends at 19 as by rivets to the end portions of the band 13. This metal strip is suiticiently flexible to be deflected with the band 13 in adjustment to the person, but it also has sutlicient rigidity to constitute a reliable holder for the lamp when the clip 11' is slipped down. over the upperedgreof it, as shown in Fig. 3. The band 13, being preferably oi considerable width vertically, coirstitutes a suiiicient backer for-the lamp to prevent any undue tilting of the lamp with respect to the person of the operator. The means for securing the lamp to the band will be. seen to be such that the lamp may be slipped or adjusted longitudinally of, the
strip 18 by simple operation without inter faring with the reliability of the support for the lamp.
As descriptive of the use of this improve -ment by an automobile driver when neces-- sity arises for the use of the lamp,- the driver will strap the band to his personaround his chest or waistline, the strip 18 being forward. He will then slip the lamp clip ll upon the strip ,18, either directly in front These last mentioned deboth hands free fer this purpose. working at the side or either end of the machine, the light; will be directed forwardly from him. If he should be required w lie on his back beneath the machine, likewise the light will be thrown upwardly; in
' either case always in the direction needed.
1. In a flash light holder, the combine tion of a broad, heavy, flexible band serizing as a backer for the lamp and to prevent the tilting thereof, means connected to she ends of the band serving to detachably secure the same to the persods body, and a le metal st *ip on the band at the longitudinai center thereof and having its ends rivete to the end per-lions of che band, the intermediate portion of the strip being disconnected. from. the bancl. gm lying pumllel Lo and closely adjacent the same upon which a ilzlsh lighi is adapierl to be :uljuscebiy:
2. in a flash light holder, the combiz'mtion of :1 broad, heavy and flexible band haying means at its ends fer securingit upon a: persons body, and provided, at its longitudinal center with a flexible metallic strip of 2. length slightly iess than that of the band and having its ends secured to the band, the intei'i'nediate poi-hon oi the strip being liscmmecierl from the band, and a lamp liar ing on its back a clip slidingg'ly engaging the said strip.
Witnesses G. Usmw, A. E. SKORDJU-H...