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Publication numberUS147204 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 3, 1874
Filing dateDec 24, 1873
Publication numberUS 147204 A, US 147204A, US-A-147204, US147204 A, US147204A
InventorsJoseph J. Walton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in pocket-lanterns
US 147204 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

1.8'. W. M. WALTON.


Patented Feb. 3,1874.

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lMlROVEMENT IN POCKET-LANTERNSZ Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 147,204, dated February 3, 1874; application filed December 24, 1873. i

T0 all whom t may concern Be 'it known that we, J osEPn J. WALToN and WILLIAM M. YVALTUN, of New York, in the County' of New York and State of New York, have invented Certain new and useful Improvements in Safety IocketCandlestick; and we do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, that will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings and to the letters of reference mark ed thereon, which form a part of -this specification.

Our invention relates to that class of pocketlanterns where a Cylindrical case is used, having a cap with means of suspension, and reileetors and movable Candlestick, and it consists in the combination of the cylinder and other parts,by which the light is automatically kept in a fixed position when in use, and in the peculiar device for inserting, holding, and

'removing the Candlestick.

In order to enable others skilled in the art to which our invention appertains to make and use the same, we will now proceed to describe its construction and operation, referring to the annexeddrawing, in which- Figure l is a front view of our Candlestick when extended and in position for use. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section ofthe same through the line :e a', Fig. l. Fig. 3 is a similar section, showing the Candlestick contracted to be carried in the pocket. Fig. 4 is a horizontal section through the line y y, Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a bottom view of the exterior cylinder; and Fig. 6 is a section of the interior candle-tube through the line .e a, Fig. 2.

A represents a cylinder of any suitable dimensions, provided, at its upper end, with a hinged cap, B. The front of the cylinder A is cut out, forming an oval opening, which is Closed by a lid or door, G, hinged at its upper end, and fastened at the lower end by any suit- Vithin the lower end of the cylinderAis a short central tube, b, connected to the inside cylinder by suitable arms e c.- On one side of the tube b, between it and the Cylinder A, is formed a box, (l, with hinged lid f at its'lower end, forming a suitable receptacle for matches. Around the back, on the inside of the CylinderA, is a reiiector, h, and the inside of the door C is plated or burnished in any suitable manner to form another reflector. m is a glass or mica Chimney fitting inside ot' the cylinder A, and resting upon the arms e c and match-safe al, the back reflector h being located between said chimney and the cylinder, as shown particularly in Figs. 2 and 3. D represents the main Candle-tube, having an inward-projecting ilange around its upper end to prevent the candle from being forced out of the same. Within the tube D is a smaller tube, n, containing a spiral spring, p, to hold the upper end of the Candle always against the upper-end flange. The tube u is permanently attached to a disk or foot piece, E, which screws upon the lower end of the main candle-tube D. The tube D is, on the outside, provided with ribs t' i, to pass through a corresponding groove, g, in the inside of the tube b, and form stops against the edge of said tube to hold the candle-tube D in place when extended, as shown in Fig. 2. 0n the inside of the cap B are hinged two hooks, s s,whieh, when the cap is opened, can be thrown out, so as to be attached to the lapel of the Coat when it is desired to use the Candlestick. The

door C is then thrown out at a suitable angle,

so as to reflect the light downward, or in any direction desired.

The Candlestick thus constructed can, when not in use, be closed up and Carried in the pocket, taking up but little room. When desired for use, it is easilyv extended and attached, by its hooks s s, to any part of the elothin g, or to any other convenient place. It is especially of service in traveling in railroadcars or steamboats, or in other public conveyanees, where but little light is furnished. It can also be used as a dark-lantern by closing the door C and opening the Cap B only sufficient for the necessary draft.

The lid C is held at any angle desired by constructing its hinge in such a manner that the friction will hold it, or by any other suitable means.

We are aware that a candle-tube, with an interior tube and spiral spring to force the infzoml candle upward7 and a Candlestick having a 1),]iaving ribs li i, central tube fn, and spring; cover provided with hooks and reflectors, and p, substantially as and for the purpose set a light to be :moved up as it burns by the perforth.

Son using it, are not new, and We do7 therefore, In testimony that we olain the foregoing we not olaiin Such as being.)v broadly our invenhave hereunto set our hands. tion; but f JOSEPH .T VALTOB .A T 0. K 1 A 1 *Y Y v I .m 1nU thus fully deeoiibod our im ention, TILLIAM M TAT/DOB.

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Letters Patent, is- Y The cylinder A, tube b, having groove l(/and what We elailn as new7 and desire to Secure by arms e e, in combination with the candle-tube l

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