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Publication numberUS1424525 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 1, 1922
Filing dateAug 30, 1921
Priority dateAug 30, 1921
Publication numberUS 1424525 A, US 1424525A, US-A-1424525, US1424525 A, US1424525A
InventorsHarry J Seely
Original AssigneeHarry J Seely
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reflecting attachment for headlights
US 1424525 A
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Application filed August 3G, 1921.

T0 all nalin/n, 'it may concern.'

Be if known that I. HARRY J. Serri'. a citizen of the llnited States. residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented a new and useful Reflecting Attachment for Headlights. of which the following is a specification. 'i i This invention relates to a reflecting attachment for headlights. one of the ohjects of the invention being to provide a structure adapted to he placed upon the upper portion of an ordinary parabolic reflector and which7 when adjusted to proper position will operate to deflect downwardly the. upper rays issuing from the reflector so that these rays will he thrown downwardly onto the, ground instead of forwardl)Y and upwardlv.

Another ohieet is to provide an attachment of this character which` when placed in position. will he ltept` free from vihration and will not produce olijeetionalile noise.

further ohjcct. is to provide an attachnient which operates` to thoroughly.' illuminate or flood with light the path of the autouiolvile. instead of focusing the light rays at soniwparticular point in advance of the. machine.

lith the foregoing and other ohjects in view which will appear as the description proceeds. the invention resides in the conihination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter descrihed and claimed, it heilig understood that. within the scope of what is claimed. changes. in the precise emhodilnent of the invention shown can he made without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the accompanying drawings the preferred forni ot' the invention has heen shown.

ln said drawings-e Figure l is a front elevation of u reflector having the present improvements` coinhined therewith.

Figure L isa section on line Q-2. Figure 1 and showing the lamp in position, the direction of the. light rays heing indicated hy lnolten lines.

Referring to the figures by characters of reference l designates an ordinary headlight reflector rovided at its center with a. socket 2 in w ich is mounted a lamp 3. The attachment constituting the present invention is in the form of' a segment of a parabolic reflector and has been indicated Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug'. 1, 1922.

serial No. 496.813.

at 4. .Xt the center of the lower edge of this segment is provided a recess 5 for the receplion of the socket :2 and formed in vertical alignment with this recess are apertures t3 each ot which is ada )ted to receive a sniall Aholt T or ll respectively. The bolt 7 extends through an opening in the headlight reflector 1 and the projecting portion of this holt has a coiled spring 9 thereon the ten sion of which can he increased bv means of a nut l() adjacent the holt. The holt 8 is also fastened within the headlight reflector l. heing held adjustnhly hy a nut l1. A spring 1". is coiled about that portion of the holt hetween the headlight reflector l and the segment 4 and serves to press against the segment so as to force it against the head of the holt e and thus hold the segment against vihratioi'l. The spring 9, however, serves to pull upon the segna-nt. 4: so as to hind the lower edge thereof against the headlight reflector l. By means of the nuts l0 aud '1l the segment can he adjusted within flic headlight reflector so as to direct the light rays downwardlyY when desired. (lne position of the segment has heen indicated in Figure 2 and when the segment is arranged as thus illustrated. the light rays will be passed downw-.irdly and forwardly as indicate-d instead ot' upwardliY where they might dazzhl the cves of the driver of an approachingr vehicle.

What is claiined is:-

ly 'lliecolnhination with a headlight reflector having lamp supporting means. of a reflecting attilrlnnent insertahlt4 into the upper portion of the headlight reflector and straddling the lamp supportingineans. said attaehnicit covering the upper portion ot the reflecting 4surface of the headlight reflector. yielding means` upon the headlight reflector for drawing the lowcl portion of the nieuilier against said reflector. and yielding means interposed lietwecn said headlight reflectorA and the attachment for pressing the upper portion of said attachment away from he headlight reflector.

2. Tie eomhination with a headlight reflector having a soi-liet for supporting a lamp. of a reflectingr attachment insertahle into the upper portion of the headlight reflector and straddling the socket. said attachment covering the upper portion of the reflecting .surface of' the headlight. reflector. bolts adiustahlv connected to the upper portion of the headlight reflector, yielding :mans un une ni" Huf hnll` For drawing the as my own, l have heretu affixed my signulmwr pnl-lim; :ef thv :mm-humm against the. ture 1n the presence of two witnesses. lwmligfht i'vHvvtnr. ami V11 Ming: means upon In tpstimmly that I n-lzlm thv foregoing MYRTLE SMxTIL

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US2953964 *Jul 21, 1954Sep 27, 1960Prudential Insurance Company OEqualizing illumination across projected image and between parts of mosaic picture
US4648014 *Apr 4, 1985Mar 3, 1987Ford Motor CompanyHeadlight or lamp for vehicles
US6354717Oct 5, 2000Mar 12, 2002Hubbell IncorporatedLuminaire with reflector shield
U.S. Classification362/284, 362/346
International ClassificationF21V7/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21S48/1388
European ClassificationF21S48/13D16