US 1247346 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
ELECTRIC BATTERY LAMP.
APPALICATION fILED MAR. l. 1911.
Patented Nov. 20, .1917.
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contact surface 26 which is adapted to con tact with the pin 14 when the members-17 and lamp tube 19 are moved to aposition at essentially right angles to the tube' 10 as f 6 shown clearly in Fig. 1. It will be Seen that' both the contactmembers 14: and 26 have a yielding backing, so that the contact is un easy but firm one.
VVh'en the device is to be used, a" fresh tongue piece 17h is inserted in the member .17, and the to gue piecr inserted in the mouth of a peti nt` and dressed down so as to depress the to' gue, and' this action brings the contacts 26 and 14 together, thus clos- 15 ing the circuit and lighting the lamp. The
tongue piece also serves in a measure as avretlector, and by the simple act of inserting it, the lamp becomes lighted, and the mouth and throat fully illuminated.
It will be seen that I have described a very simple and efficient structure for the purpose stated, vand it is obvious that 1n many details the structure can be changed considerably without in the least adecting the invention. 'Ihe main thing is to haye the swinging lamp with its-hinge connection with'the'battery tube 10 so that when` the lamp is inserted against the tongue the circuit will be closed as stated, and it is also 30 important to have the tongue piece arranged as shown, and preferably removable, but the particular structure of the member 17 the form of its connection with the tube, and the manner of attaching and hanging the lamp socket can obviously be changed materially without ai'ecting the invention.
In the foregoing description I have not referred to any lamp circuits in detail, because these are precisely as usual in battery lamps. f
I claim A l. An apparatus of the -ki-nd described comprising a tubular handle serving as a battery holder', a freely swinging lamp carrying member hinged to thc handle, and means actuated by swinging out Ythe lamp carrying member for closing 'the circuit lthrough the lamp.
2. An apparatus oft the kind described .50 comprising a ytubu]aufbattery holder serving as a handle, an'l ele ric lamp hingedly supported and Vswinging treclyon the handle, and means for clbsing thc circuit through the lamp by swinging the lamp outwardwith relation to t 1e handle,
3. An apparatus of the kind described comprising a tubular battery handle, a lamp hingcdly supported and swinging freely on the handle, and yielding contacts lfor closing the circuit 'through thc lamp when the latter is swung outward with relation to the handle. v
4. An apparatus of. the kind described comprising a tubular .battery carrying handle, a freely'swinging member hinged to this4 handle and adapted to enter the mouth of a. patient, a lamp carried by said member and means for'closing the circuit through the' lamp when the -lamp carrying member is swung outward with relation to the m handlen u j ,I 5. .Afn apparatus of the kind described 00m rising a'battery`jcarrying handle, a'y freel? swinging member hinged to the han e, ,a lamp carried by said "member, and means forl closing thecirc'uit through the llamp when the latter is swi'lngoutward with 'i I.
relation to the handle.
6. An apparatus of the A.kind described; comprising a battery carrying handle,'f"'a memberhinged to' the -handle and adaptedv to swing outward with relation thereto; a lamp carried by said member, a yielding contact carriedl b said member, and a con- Y tact' on the han le adapted to engage .the .85' First .mentioned contact.
7. An apparatus of the kind' described. comprising-a battery carrying handle, a` 'member hinged to' the handle, and swinging outwardly therefrom, a detachable tongue'fgo piece on said member, an electriclamp carried by the said member,v and contacts bc.-..,'. I.
tween the lamp and' battery, said contacts being closed by theioutWa-fd-Mwement said swinging member. .95.
8. An apparatus of theA kinildescribed'- comprising a battery .carrying hmdlv.-
outwardly swinging member on the handle, an velectric lamp onxsaid membenand .I neans, for closingthe circuit through the lamp, 10'0 said-means comprising the contact onf the swinging member and the contact on. the` p hande.
. 9. An apparatus of the kind' described com rising a' tubular *battery carrying 1,05 han le, aplug in thehandle end,t a lpin .yieldingly supported in they plug andi projecting laterally therefrom, a connection bef tween the pinand the battery, ala mp carryving member hinged tol thetubula'r. handle, ..110
andv a contact on said member-to istrile'tha?. i
aforesaid pin.I f' j 10. Arq-mpparatus of. the kindv .described comprisilhg. a' tubular batte'ry. carrying i handle, an insulating plug in thchandle lend, a cqntact pin. yieldingly supportedgin the f plug/mnd prolcctl'ng.laterally thcrcf'ih, a retaining screw forming a' conncctii"bef i...
twce'nlfthe pinv and the battery, a.` hinged i' inem iermountl-.d on the handle, a lamp'carf. mcd iythc nul'nbcr, and a contact :ouncctodV with the lamp and .aul a'ptcd to, touch; the'.
a fordsai pin.
11,' A! apparatus of the kinddes'cribcd :I I u comprising allbattcr'y carrying handle, a 1.2.5. swingingilnerhber hinged. to'thc handle and? l having its.. innctciul shapcdto partlystradf (llc thichailullc und Iscri/cas4 a;'b1acc,a lamp. carried. by. the swinging-mcmber, and means for closing the circuit through the lamp.
12. An apparatus of the kind described outward swinging of the lamp carrying comprising a tubular handlevserving as e member. butter holder, a, freely vswinging member hinge to the handleand Carrying an velee- 5 tric lump at its free end, and circuit closing Witnesses:
means between the lamp and the battery in WARREN P. HUTCHINSON, the handle, said means being actuated by the M. G. ODONNELL.
JOSEPH STERN. n