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Publication numberUS1367369 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1921
Filing dateMar 6, 1918
Priority dateMar 6, 1918
Publication numberUS 1367369 A, US 1367369A, US-A-1367369, US1367369 A, US1367369A
InventorsNason Friend Richard
Original AssigneeNason Friend Richard
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flash-light support
US 1367369 A
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R. N. FRIEND.

FLASH LIGHT'SUPPORT.

APPLICATION FILED mm. 6. 191a.

Patented Feb. 1, 1921.

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FLASH-LIGHT SUPPORT.

' Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 1, 1921.

Application filed March 6, 1918; Serial No. 220,884.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, RICHARD NABON FRIEND, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Sioux' Cit in the county of Woodbury and State of owa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Flash-Light Supports, of which the follow:

ing is a specification. r hhe present invention relates to flashlg ts.

The structure presented in my United States Patent No. 1,237,191 issued August 14, 1917 suffers from defects chiefly as follows: The support is not readily applied to the flash-light and must be permanently fixed thereto. The base is small to normally cover the end of the flash-light thereby iving the structure a top-heavy tendency w en in use, especially if the flash-1i ht has a large head; furthermore, the evice has proven to be unstable.

The objects, therefore, of the present invention are manifold,-first, the provision of a support adapted to be instantly applied to and detached from a flash light; second, the production of a supportfor a flash-light having an adjustable base which negatives any top-heavy tendency; third, the production of a support which may be instantly pivotally attached to a flash-light and adapted to be swung into a position adjacent the sides of the flash light when not in use; and fourth, the production of an improved flashlight support inexpensive in manufacture yet stable and thoroughly dependable in use.

With these and other -0b]6CtS in view the invention consisting in the construction,

combination and novel arrangement of parts, will be fully understood from the following description, reference being had to the accompanyin drawings, which form a part of this app ication and in which like equipped with the characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views, of which Figure 1 is an elevation of a flash-light preferred embodiment of the invention; I Fig. 2 is a plan of the same; g Fig. 3 is a rear elevation'of the same; Fig. 4 is an enlarged perspective view of the support detached from the flash-light;

. engaged within Fig. 5 is a longitudinal section of one of the base cross members; and

Fig. 6 is an inverted plan of the same.

W ile I have illustrated and hereinafter described an embodiment suitable for prac- Using the invention, I would not be understoo as being llmited to the specific structure chosen for illustration, for various alterations and modifications in the details of construction and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Referrlng, now, to the illustrations, 7, is a flash-light having an elongated barrel, 8. The support includes a resilient segmental band 9, adapted to be sprung onto the barrel of the flash-light, as clearl shown. As the said band extends more t an one-half the distance around the barrel, it is evident it cannot be displaced from the barrel except at the will of the user. On diametrically opposite sides of the band are pivoted the ends of two U-shaped supports, each including two parallel arms 10, and a web which interconnects the lower ends of the arms.

In order to render the webs extensible and retractable, the said U-shap'ed members are preferably formed of separate strips 10, the lower end portions, 11 ofwhich are bent laterally toward each other, an off set 12, being provided in one of said portions to permit the port-ions tooverlap each other. One of said portions is provided with alined studs 13, having beveled heads 14, slidably an externally beveled slot 15, in the adjacent portion 11.- The arms, 10, of the support are positioned one outside the other, and are pivoted "to the band as at 16.

The end portions of the rms adjacent the band are flat as at 17 and their intermediate portions are slightly curved transversel to conform somewhat to the contour of the arrel ofthe flash-light. The lower end portions 18, 01 each U-shaped support are extended at an angle to the upper portions and in the opposite direction to the corresponding portions of the companion support, the said angle being provided to adapt the webs of the supports to .be placed'edge to edge adjacent the rear end of the flash-light when the intermediate portions of the supports are brought into parallelism one outside the other as shown in Fig. 2 and in dotted lines 1n Fig. 1; and in assuming this position the concavo-convex ortions of the innermost arms 10, impinge t e barrel of'the flash-light and are impinged by the corresponding portions of the companion support, thereby preventing relative displacement between the supporting members as well as between the barrel and the said members.

The band 9 is applied to substantially the center of gravity ofthe barrel, and on the opposite side of the barrel from the sliding switch 19, to permit free operation of the latter.

In operation, the U-shaped supports are placed at an angle to each other, as clearly shown in Fig. 1. To prevent any tendency of the support to ti laterally the bases or webs of the U-shape supports may be sultably extended as presented in Fig. 3. The adjustable webs however are arbitrary, and if desired maybe fixed, or the arms and web of each member may be an integral part.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by LettersPatent is,--

1. A support for a flash-1i ht having a barrel, including a yieldable and adapted to be sprung onto the barrel, and a pair of U-shaped supports having their ends pivoted one inside the other on opposite sldes of the band.

2. A support for a flash-light having a barrel, including a band adapted to be placed on'the barrel, and a pair of U-shaped supports having their ends pivoted one inside the other on opposite sides ,of the band, the supports being adapted to be so turned that their arms will be in parallelism with the barrel and their cross members will extend across the end of the barrel.

3. A support for a flash-light having a barrel, including a band adapted to be placed on the barrel, and a pair of substantially U- shaped supporting members, each comprising elongated arms, and webs interconnecting the lower ends thereof, the upper ends of the arms of one member being pivoted to opposite sides of the band and to and within the corresponding ends of the arms of the companion member, the lower portions of the arms of the members being extended oppositely at angles to the upper portions, whereby the supports may be so turned that the arms will be extended in parallelism with the barrel and the webs will be edge to edge at the end of the barrel.

4. A support for a flash-light having a barrel. including a band adapted to be placed'on the barrel, and a pair of substantially U-shaped. supporting members each comprising two arms pivoted on the band, the lower end portions of each arm being extended laterally toward and overlapped by the corresponding portion of the other arm, said portions being slidably interconnected whereby the lower ends of the arms may be adjusted toward and from each other.

5. A support for a flash-light having a barrel, including a band adapted to be placed on the barrel, and a pair of substantially U-shaped supporting members, each comprising two arms pivoted on opposite sides of the band, and an extensible and retractable web interconnecting the lower ends of the arms.

6. A support for a flash-light having a barrel, including a band adapted to be placed on the barrel, and a pair of substantially U-shaped su porting members, each including a pair 0 arms and a web interconnectin the lower ends of the arms, the upper en s of the arms of one member being pivoted to and between the band and the corresponding ends of the arms of the other member, whereby the arms may be turned to a position in parallelism with the barrel, the arms being concavo-convex in transverse section adapting those of the inner member to embrace the sides of the barrel when turned to said position, and those of the outer member to embrace those of the inner member.

7. A support for a flash-light having a barrel, including a band adapted to be placed on the barrel, and a pair of substantiall U-shaped supporting members, each includ ing a pair of arms, and lateral strips on the lower ends of the arms, extended toward and overlapping each other, said strips being slidably interconnected whereby the lower ends of the arms may be adjusted toward and from each other, the upper ends of the arms of one member being pivoted to and between the band and the corresponding ends of the arms of the other member, the lower end portions of the arms of the members, being extended oppositely at angles to the upper portions, whereby the members may be so turned that the arms will be in parallelism with each other and the barrel, and the'said strips will be edge to ed e across the end of the barrel.

8. support for a flash-light having a barrel, including a band adapted to be placed on the barrel, and a pair of substantially U-shaped supporting members, each including a pair of arms, and lateral strips on the lower ends of the arms, extended toward and overlapping each other, said strips being slidably interconnected whereby the lower ends of the arms may be adjusted toward and from each other, the upper ends of the arms of one member being pivoted to and between the band and the corresponding ends of the arms of the other member, the lower end portions of the arms of the members, being extended oppositely at angles to the upper portions, whereby the members embrace the sidesof the barrel when turned may be so turned that the arms will be in to said position, and the arms of the outer parallelism witheach other and the barrel, member will embrace those of the inner 10 and the said strips will be edge to edge member.

across the end of the barrel and the arms In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set being concavo-convex in transverse section, my hand this 2nd day of March, 1918. whereby the arms of the inner member will RICHARD N ASON FRIEND.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/688, 248/166, 362/202, 362/396
International ClassificationF21V21/14
Cooperative ClassificationF21V21/145
European ClassificationF21V21/14L