X l light-support
US 1302981 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
T. SHELEY. LlGflT SUPPORT. A'PPLICATIONVI" men IAN. 6.1919.
Patented May, 6, 1919.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 1- Attorney T; SHELEY.
APPLICATION FILED JAN- 6. 9H3.
1,302,981. Patented May 6, 1919.
2 swans-sum 2;
gg awy Attorney mLNAN SHEIZEY, or mnmnroms, INDIANA.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that. I, TIL'LMAN $HELEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Indianapolis,-in the county of Marion and State of Indiana, have invented new and useful Improvements in Light-Supports, of which the following is a specification,
My present invention pertains to light supports, and contemplates the provision of an adjustable support adapted more especially to carry an incandescent electric lamp and possessed of a wide range of usefulness due in large measure to its. capacity for ad ustment. The support comprises a base and attaching member, and alight carrying member, and the invention also contemplates the independent employment of the latter member in the attachment of the lamp or light to an article of personal wear, such as a coat,'a
vest or a necktie.
Other objects and practical advantages of the invention will be fully understood from the following, description and claims, when the same are readin connection with the drawings, accompanying'and forming part of this specification, in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the holder constitu'ting the best reduction to practice of my invention of which I am cognizant.
Fig.2 is a front elevation of the same. Fig.3 is a plan view.
Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the member for attachment to an article of personal wear.
Fig. 5 1s a rear elevation of the same.
Fig.,' 6 is an enlarged section on the line 6-6 of Fig. .4 and showing the swivelconnection of the clasp-body to the body of the member to be .carried upon an article of personal wear.
tioned member of the holder as connected to the coat of a person so-as to rest infront of the .breast.
Fig. 8 is a view showing the light orvlamp .directed upwardly and also showing the clasp-like collar on the reflector.
Similar numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in all ofthe views of the drawings.
zontalloop'2' that reaches forwardly from the body 1, and divergent arms 3 connected at their innenends to the body 1 at an upper point, as indicated by 4 and extending downn Specification of Letters Patent.
Fig; 7 is a view showing the last men The base member of my novel holder comprises a body '1, a resilient substantially hori- PatentedMay 191a.
' Application filed January 6,1919. Seria1No.269,84 7.
.wardly through the loop-2 .andthen under the loop to points beyond the outer-end there of. By virtue of this provision it will be manifest that a broad support for the base is oifered and hence the same may, in use, be
merely placed upon. a table orother flat surface. It willalso be observed that the loop 2 and the arms -3 of the base, constitute a clasp through the medium of which the base may. be securely though detachably fixed upon objects such as a book cover, aplurality of book leaves or the like. The body 1 of the base member is provided with a disk-like portion 5, and with a vertical central stem 6;
the said stem serving for the direct connectionof the loop- 2 and arms 3' before described. 0n the disk-like portion 5 of'the body is a stud 7 and straddling said stud is a resilient "clasp 8 that is connected at its lower end to the disk-like portion of the body lfwith a view to lending stability to the body and base member when the latter is merely placed on a table or other flat surface, Manifestly, the arms 9 are especially body. It will also-be observed that arms 9 reach laterally from opposite sides of theadapted to prevent lateral tilting of. the base r 1 member and the light holder as a whole. 7
The personal wear member of my novel holder, so-denominated for the sake of convenienceand description, is made up of a body 10 having a disk-like lower portion 11 and a kerf 12 therein, a spring clasp 13.
carried at the back of the body '10 and havso that when desired the clasp may be arranged in line with or at right angles to the body, a journal 16 arranged transversely in ears at the upper. end of the body 10 and having enlargements 17 at. its ends, arms 18 fixedly connected together at 19 and terminating at their inner ends in resilient coils 20 adapted for interposition between body 10 with a view to affording spring tension calculated to yieldin 1y retain the arms 18 in the positions in w ich the same are placed, a lamp bracket 21 pivoted between the arms 18 and ca 'ng an incandescent electric 22,. an a reflector 23 disposed as shown relative to the lamp 22 and having a clasp-like collar 24, arranged about the neck of the lamp so as. to adapt the reflector to be turned about the lamp according to the direction in which it is desired to cast the beam of light. Connectec' 9o: ing its body 14; swiveled at '15 to the body ,the enlargements 17 and the ears of the in the ordinary manner with the filament of the lamp and leading rearwardly table, the storage battery may be rested upon the table. On the other hand, when the personal wear member alone of the holder is employed, the storage battery will ordinarily be carried in the coat pocket of the user after the manner illustrated in the drawings.
It will be apparent thatwhen the personal wear member alone of the holder is employed in conjunction with a coat, for instance, the bifurcated lower end of the body 10 may be made to straddle a coat button, and the clasp 13. may be engaged with the edge of the coat body. I would also have it understood that the clasp13 alone may be used to advantage in the connection of the body 10 to a coat, a vest, a necktie or any other article of personal wear.
It will be apparent from the foregoingthat I have provided a light holder, which, while simple and inexpensive in construction, is adapted to be put to a wide variety of uses and to serve to advantage in each capacity. In this connection, it will be noticed that while the body 10 of the personal wear member is adapted to straddle the stud 7 and to be securely fixed by the clasp 8 to the body 1 of the base member, yet the said member 10 may be expeditiously and easily detached from the base member. From this it follows that the two members may be quickly and easily assembled in fixed rela-' tion when it is desired to use the holder in its entirety.
hen the body 10 is positioned as shown in Fig. 1 illustrative of the base member, said body 10 may be conveniently swung laterally to properly position the light; and it will be readily appreciated that because of the pressure exerted by the clasp 8 the tion bifurcated to straddle the stud and adapted for interposition between the disklike portion of the body and the clasp.
2. A light holder comprising a base member and a detachable member, said base member being made up of a body having a disk-like portion, a stud extending from the back of said portion, a resilient clasp opposed to said portion, laterally reaching arms on the portion. a resilient loop attached to the body, and arms attached to the body and adapted in conjunction with the loop to form a combined base and clasp, and the detachable member including a body bifurcated at one end to straddle the stud and be interposed between the base portion and the clasp, a swiveled clasp on said body, a swinging lamp carrying element adiustablyconnected to the bifurcated body. and a lamp bracket pivoted in said element. 4
Intestimony whereof I affix my signature.