US 1448640 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Mar. 13, 1923. 1,448,640
H. J. sEEpY REFLEGTOR Filed Oct. lO, 1921 `2 sheets-sheet l Mar. 1321923.. A1,448,640
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f if@ Patented 13, 1923.
HARRY Si". SEELY, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
Application med october 1c, 1921. serial No. 50ans. Y i
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, HARRY J. SEELY, a
citizen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have-invented a new and useful Reflector, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a reflector for'v headlights, one of the objects of' the invention being to provide a structure ythat may be placed in the ordinary headlight casing whereby the refiecting surfacesmay be adjusted to project the rays of light downwardly and forwardly as desired.
Another object is to provide a device of this character in which the reflector is divided into two sections the two sections be# ing adjusted independently.
A still further object is to provide a reflector which operates to illuminate or flood with light the path of the automobile instead of focusing the light rays at some particular pointAinfadvance of the machine.
With these and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the novel combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of constructionhereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that slight changes may be made in the precise embodiment of the invention without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof.
In the drawing forming a part or this specification,
Figure 1 is a cross sectional view through an ordinary lamp casing the device Jforming the subject matter or" this invention being shownin position therein.
Figure 2 is a front elevation of the refiector supporting frames.
Figure 3 is a side elevation of the same and Figure 4 is a plan view of one of' the frames and reflector carried thereby.
Referring to the drawings by characters of reference, the numeral 1 designates an ordinary headlight casing having the usual lens 2 and lens retaining rings 3.
The refiector considered as a whole is of the usual parabolic shape butl is divided along its horizontal median' line into two Sections 4 and 5, each section being provided along its forward vedge with a fiange 6 and 7 respectively. f
.A frame 8 supporting the lowerreflect ing member 5 comprises a semi-circular ring 9, the extremities of the ring havingrearwardly projecting arms 10, which' closely follow the contour of' said reflector. Near the center of the reector the arms are bent as shown at 11, spaced slightly apart and extended parallel to form a seat 12 for a clip 13 which is designed to hold a lamp socket 14. A threaded stem 14 attached to the socket 14, is engaged by a. thumb screw 14 for adjusting the lamp bulb to properly focus the light rays on the road. Frictional engagement of the clip 13 preventing rotation of the lamp socket while this adjustment is being made. Rearwardly of the seat 12 the arms 10 diverge to form attach,- ing members 15, by which the frame member 8 is secured to the lamp casing. The lower reflector 5 is secured to the frame 8 by means of screws 16 which pass through apertures in the fiange 7 and are screw threaded into openings 17 in the ring 9. A limited amount of vertical adjustment is possible in thefreflector 5, by reason of an elongation of the openings 17', through which bolts or rivets 18 are passed to secure the frame 8 to the headlight casing.
The upper reflector section 4 is made fast to a supporting frame 19 in the same manner that the lower reflector is secured to the vframe S. semi-circular ringy 20 and arcuate arms 21 extending rearwardly from each endof said ring. The ends of' theJ arms 21 rare* downlturned to form a hinged connection 22 on the frame 8.
A screwthreaded stem 23 is connected to the frame 19 and is engaged by a thumb screw 24 which is mounted for rotation in an opening in the headlight casing.
Lugs 25 formed on the arms 10 and 21 respectively provide seats for compression springs 26 which exert pressure against the frame 19 to prevent vibration of the device.
In attaching the reflector to aV headlight casing the lower frame is adjusted to get `the most desirable resultsfrom the rays of light reflected by the lower reflector, after which the said frame is permanently fixed to the casing. Adjustment of the upper frame is then possible by means of the mem- `The frame 19 comprisesa p bers 23 and 24. ln this Way the light rays from the reflector may be directed downwardly and forwardly as desired.
Having thus described the inyention Wh at is claimed is:
l. In a device of the class described, arcuate frames provided at rtheir inner ends with rearwardly conveXed arms, the arms of one frame being prolonged to form rearwardly extended fingers4 having attaching means; a lamp socket mounted on the said `fingers; the, arms of the other .frame terminating in offset extensions which are pivotally connected to the arms of the first specified frame; and reector sections mounted on the frames and 0n the arms thereof.
2. In a device of the class described; a pair of refleetor sections; frames attached to said sections and conforming in shape to theiperiphery of the sections; armsextending rearwardly from the frames7 the arms of one frame being pivotally connected to the arms of the other frame; a lamp socket holder carried by the arms of one frame and means for moving the socket With relation to the holder.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own7 I have `hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.
' HAR-RY J. SEELY.
Titnesses M.y H. HUGHES, FRED GUYON.