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Publication numberUS1371272 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 15, 1921
Filing dateFeb 10, 1920
Priority dateFeb 10, 1920
Publication numberUS 1371272 A, US 1371272A, US-A-1371272, US1371272 A, US1371272A
InventorsStrong Harvey M
Original AssigneeStrong Harvey M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Globe and fuse carrier
US 1371272 A
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Patented Mar. 15, 1921.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 15, 1921.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HARVEY M. STRONG, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Des Moines, in the county of Polk and State of Iowa, have invented a certain new and useful Globe and Fuse Carrier, of which the following is a specification. I

The object of my invention is to provide a globe and fuse carrier of simple, durable and inexpensive construction, which may readily and easily be secured to the dash of an automobile, in such a manner that the jars and vibrations of the car will not in any way affect the bulbs.

More particularly it is my object to provide a resilient body member, which has bulb engaging clips thereon, the body portion being so constructed, that it will be spaced slightly from the dash or the like of the automobile, so that any vibration of the dash will not tend to cause the electric I globes to be broken.

Still a further object is to provide a detachable cover member, which is designed to be yieldingly held in position, and cover the globes, the cover member being provided with a partition near its lower end, which will form a pocket or the like for receiving fuses or other small electrical equipment.

lVith these and other objects in view, my invention consists in the construction, arrangement and combination of the various parts of the device, whereby the objects contemplated are attained, as hereinafter more fully set forth, pointed out in my claim, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 shows a central, vertical, sectional view through my invention, showing it attached to the dash of an automobile.

Fig. 2 shows a front elevation of my device with the cover member removed therefrom.

Fig. 3 shows a perspective view of the cover member; and

Fig. 4 shows a detailed, sectional view of one of the resilient bulb engaging clips.

In the accompanying drawings, I have used the reference numeral 10 to indicate the ordinary dash of an automobile.

Mounted on the dash 10 is the resilient body member 11, which is provided with a rearwardly extending flange 12. The rearwardly extending flange 12 is bent upon itself to form a flange 13. The flange 13 rests against the dash 10.

to the body portion 11 by means of the rivets 19.

From the construction of the parts just described, it will be seen that when the light bulbs are placed within the clips 17, any vibration of the automobile will not in any way seriously affect the bulbs.

If the body portion 11 were placed against the dash 10 and firmly secured thereto, then any jar or vibration of the dash would directly subject the electric light bulbs to the same jar and vibration, but in my construction, the vibration of the dash 10 will not directly affect the body portion 11, which has the grips 17 thereon.

It will be understood that my device is expressly adapted and designed for carrying electric light bulbs generally used in automobiles.

In the present electrical lighting system of automobiles, four or five lights are used, which vary in size sometimes. In order to take care of some of the large size globes, I have provided a recess 21 in the body portion 11, which is directly above one of the clips 17. When a lamp bulb of the large type is used, it can then be placed in the clip 1'7 directly below the recess 21. This is best illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawings.

It is very desirable to carry extra lights in an automobile, but it is almost impossible to prevent them from being broken. By using my device, I am able to carry a complete set of lights without any of the dan-' gers of having them broken or smashed either accidentally or otherwise.

I have provided a cover member 22, which is designed to cover the body portion 11 and to have its sides rest adjacent to the flange In the flange 12, I have provided beads 23.

The cover member 22 is provided with the coacting portions 24. The cover member 22 forward Wall'and'adjacent to its lower side 'Wlth a partition member 25. The partition 7 member 25 is'secured to the cover member by means of the rivets 26. I The partition member does not many way interfere with the electric light bulbs, and at the sametime forms apocket orthe like for carrying fuses back, and a plurality; otlight bulb engaging clips, lixed to thebaclr of said resilient or, other small electricalequipment. i

V l-Vhen it isdesired to get into the-pocket formed by the partition 25, the cover 'mem-. ber 22 is removed fromthe'body portion 11, and by inverting it and holding it onan incline, the material in the pocket formed bythe partition will slide out and rest on the forward Wall of the cover member 22.

The operator can then pick an part or parts that is desired, and by returningthe cover member to its original position, all. the parts will remain innthe pocket. formed by the partition 25.

One OI 'lllle adnzantagesv of my: devieeis that am able to carrya complete set of extra lights,- and at the same time have extra fuses or other small electrical parts conveniently located, so that iia light or fuse is ever, burned out, a new one from the carrier may reaeily and easily be'substituted. V L 1 V Another advantage of my: device is that by providing the resilient body portion 11 and by spacing it from the dash 10, the elec tric light bulbsv will not be subjected directly to the jars and vibrations of the automobile.- r

Some changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of the Various parts of my device Without departing from any modified forms of structureor use of mechanical equivalents, Which may be reasonably included ithin their scope.

I claim as my'inyention: V V g In a device adapted to be seeuredto a dash of an automobile, comprisinga member for receiving eleetriclight bulbs, hav ing a; resilient body member comprising a body member, the back of said resilient body member, having a, depress on formed therein, whereby light bulbs of ,various sizes may be received andheld-in said-clips, the

globe portion of one of the lights being re- I cei'ved in the depression, a flange extending rearwardly from theback of said body member and adapted to have its freeedges bent upon itself at right angles thereto to form a portionadapted, to rest against vthe dash of an automobile, whereby said back member will be slightly spaced from the dash and not CllleCtlYSllbjBCtGd to the arand vibratlons of the dash, a cover mean or adapted to coverfsaid flange, a clip formed on said flange, and a coacting portion formed on the cover member, whereby said cover member may be yieldingly held in position, a vertical partition member formed on the lower side.

of said cover member, whereby a pocket Will be iormednear the lower side of said cover member. 7

Des Moines, Iowa, January 26, 1920.


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U.S. Classification224/483, 248/316.7, 224/557, 206/420, 224/570
International ClassificationB60R11/00, B60R11/06
Cooperative ClassificationB60R11/06
European ClassificationB60R11/06