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Publication numberUS1442896 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 23, 1923
Filing dateNov 12, 1921
Priority dateNov 12, 1921
Publication numberUS 1442896 A, US 1442896A, US-A-1442896, US1442896 A, US1442896A
InventorsHerman Maier Jacob
Original AssigneeHerman Maier Jacob
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Watch stand and night light
US 1442896 A
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Jan,- 23, 1923;



FILED NOV-12.1921- a 7 7 M J J 9/ m/ y /m #r L 00 l 0 r W w m TTORNEY INVENTOR Y I I Patented Jan. 23, 1923.



Application filed November 12, 1921. Serial No. 514,557.

State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Watch Stands and Night Lights, of which the following is the specification.

The device the subject of this invention is intended as a means for supporting a watch or small clock and for providing means for illuminating the face or dial of the clock whenever desired.

While I realize that devices of this nature have been known in the past, in this development it has been my desire to make a device small and compact and yet exceedingly eflicient device and to make all parts closely associated and so secured that the device will become an integral whole and yet allow the battery and lamp to be readily removed for renewal or replacement.

With these objects in mind, the following is what I consider the preferred means for carrying out this invention and the accompanying drawings should be referred to for a complete understanding of the specification which follows:

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view Fig. 2 a reverse plan view Similar reference numerals indicate like parts in all the figures where they appear.

At 1, I show a block which may be of wood, metal or other suitable material and which is of the desired size and thickness. The size and thickness are controlled only by conditions that I will later set forth.

Three of the edges of this block may be beveled as shown at 2, 3, and 4 for barely decorative purposes and secured to the unbeveled edge, which may be termed the back of the block is a vertically disposed member 5 which may be also of wood and which may be cut to any desired shape. Within or secured upon this member 5 is a hook 6 upon which the watch shown at 7 may be suspended.

In the block 1, I produce a perforations, one at mid-lengt the block- }plurality of and forward of the center line thereof and into which will be placed and temporarily secured an electric lamp 8.

In the second perforation in the block 1, I place a push-button 9 and this push-button may be arranged at any place in the block, but I suggest that it be near the forward right hand corner as shown at Fig. 2.

The under side of the block is channeled as shown at Fig. 2 and in such a manner as to allow remaining the enclosing bars or barriers 10, 11, 12 and 13 and the centrally disposed partition or separating member 14.

At one side of the partition. 14: I arrange the battery 15 which may be by a plurality of cells into a cartridge battery and at the other side of the barrier 14, I provide a contact plate 16 extending from the under side of the push-button 9 to the lamp 8.

Conductors which may be wire or other suitably shaped metallic members extending from the push-button 9 to one end of the battery as shown at 17 and from the lamp 8 to the other end of the battery as shown at 18 and I desire that the connection between these conductors 17 and 18 of the battery be resilient connectors such as the coils 19 and 20 and it is between these coils and by their resilience that the battery 15 is retained in position.

The operation of this device will be read" ily understood from the preceding description and its construction. The resiliency of the member 18 may also be depended upon to retain the lamp in position, thus obviating the necessity of screw-threading the perforation into which the lamp will be received; the push-button 9 may be retained by friction only.

Having fully and carefully described my invention what I claim and desire to obtain is as follows:

1. A watch support and night light comprising a block having recesses in its under side and perforations therethrough, a battery retained in one said recess and a lamp and push-buttoniin said perforations, resilient means for retaining said battery, one end of one said resilient means retaining said lamp in operative position.

2. A watch support and night light eomsaid. lamp in operative position and both prising a block having recesses in its under said. resilient means serve as conductors side and perforations therethrough, a batfrom said battery to the lamp and switch. 10 tery retained in one said recess and a lamp Signed at the city county, and State of 5 and push-button in said perforations, resi1i- New York, this 9 day of Nov. 1921.

ent means for retaining said battery, one end of one said resilient means retaining JACOB HERMAN MAIER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3215827 *Mar 27, 1963Nov 2, 1965Britton CorpIlluminating stand for bedside tables and the like
US4584633 *Sep 19, 1984Apr 22, 1986Lance W. ComfortCombination night light eyeglass holder
US6561672Aug 31, 2001May 13, 2003Lloyd E. LessardIlluminated holder
U.S. Classification362/190, 362/253, 362/145
International ClassificationA47F7/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/022
European ClassificationA47F7/02C