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Publication numberUS1403725 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 17, 1922
Filing dateNov 10, 1920
Priority dateNov 10, 1920
Publication numberUS 1403725 A, US 1403725A, US-A-1403725, US1403725 A, US1403725A
InventorsTheodosius A Williams
Original AssigneeTheodosius A Williams
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flash-light stand
US 1403725 A
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Patented Jan. 17, 1922.

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Specification of Letters Patent. Patented J an. 17, 1922.

Application filed November 10, 1920. Serial No. 423,004.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, THEODOSIUS A. WIL- LIAMS, a subject of the King of England, residing at Portland, in the county of Multnomah and State of Oregon, have invented a new and useful Flash-Light Stand, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in flashlight stands in which the commercial variety of flashlights may be used stationarilyto illuminate any desired point in the vicinity of the stand.

The objects of my invention are to produce a stand which can .be manufactured cheaply, which possesses little bulk, which can be easily affixed to a flashlight and which permits the flashlight to throw its rays in any desired direction.

I attain these objects with the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in Which, a

Fig. I is a front elevation of the stand Wit the flashlight in place.

Fig. II is a plan view of Fig.1.

Fig. III is a side elevation of Fig. I.

Fig. IV is a plan view of the standalone.

Similar-numerals refer to similar parts throughout the several views...

On a circular base 1 having a downwardly rolled edge 2 are supported the two flexible pillars 3. Pivotally mounted at the upper ends of the pillars are the curved leaf springs 4 which engage like the jaws of a vise the shaft of the flashlight 5 and enable the latter to turn between the pillars as arounda horizontal axis. Immediately above the circular base the pillars join to a semicircular funnel 6 whose bottom edge merges with the rolled edge of the base andthus,

by avoiding sharply projecting edges, facilitates the withdrawing of the flashlight andstand' from a coat pocket. Ordinarily the lower part of the flashlight will rest between the pillars and against the wall of the funnel, held in that position not only by the resiliency of the pillars and thecurved leaf springs, but also by a nose 7 which projects upward through a slot 8 in the circular base. This nose is formedby crimping one end of a flatspring 9whose otlierend'is riveted at 10 to the underside of the circular base. When stationary use of the flashlight is intended, said nose will yield very readily on pressure exerted against the flashlight in the direction of the arrow 11 in Fig. III.

'The limit of the rotation of the flashlight is indicated by the dotted lines 12 in Fig.

III. The numeral 13 indicates the customary flashlight switch. I

Having. thusdescribed' my invention, it will be seen that my objects have been accomplished.

I claim: l. A flashlight'stand, comprising a circular base of larger diameter than the casing ofa flashlight, a wallon top of said base around one-half thereof, said wall in- I clining gradually. toward the flashlight casing and forming a cradle for the lower end ofthe flashlight, pillars extending upwardly from the ends of the wall and parallel to each other, leaf springs bent to the curva ture of the flashlight casing and pivotally mounted in the upper terminals of the pillars, and-means to hold the lower end of a flashlight temporarily in said cradle, said means comprising a flat spring riveted to the circular base.

2. A flashlightstand, comprising a circular base having a downwardly projecting rolled. edge, flexible pillarsfirmly attached to the base, a flashlight mounted revolubly between the pillars, aslot in the base, .a flat spring riveted with one end to theunder side of the'base, a nose. crimped intothe free end of said spring, said nose projecting through the slot in the base and engaging a pointat the circumferential edge at the bottom of the flashlight. F

Signed by me at Portland this 5th day of November, 1920. v


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U.S. Classification248/688, 362/371
International ClassificationF21V21/14
Cooperative ClassificationF21V21/14, F21L15/08
European ClassificationF21V21/14, F21L15/08