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Publication numberUS148964 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 24, 1874
Publication numberUS 148964 A, US 148964A, US-A-148964, US148964 A, US148964A
InventorsThomas Langston
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in lanterns
US 148964 A
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No.l48,964. Paxenredmarch 24,1874. jy!



Specification forming part of Letters Pate-nt No. 148,964, dated March 24, 1874 application tiled January 28, 1874.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, THOMAS LANGS-TON, of Meriden, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented a new Improvement in Lanterns, and I do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and the letters of reference marked thereon, to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings constitute part of this specification, and represent, in-

Figure l, a side view; Fig. 2, a vertical central section on line x fr; Fig. 3, the saine in a inodied form; and in Figs. 4, 5, and 6, the parts detached.

This invention relates to an improvement in the manner of securing the guard upon 1anterns, the object being to easily remove the globe, and yet hold the guard rinly in its position; and it consistsv in constructing the guard with a band to sit between the globe and cap, or between the globe and base, combined with a loop, extending from the 'base over the cap,provided with a device for clamping the cap, globe, base, and guard together in their proper relative position.

A is the base; B, the globe; C, the cap, of the usual form and arrangement. The guard (shown detached in Fig. 4) is made from several hoops, a b c, secured together by vertical rods or supports d, the diameter of the upper hoop o corresponding to the diameter of the globe above the bead f, the other hoops larger than the globe, so that when the guard is set over the globe, as seen in Fig. 2, the upper hoop will rest upon the bead f, and the cap C will rest upon the hoop c. 'Io the base a loop, D, is hung, and extends up over the cap, so that when the globe, cap, and guard are in place the loop may be turned up over the cap, and a screw, h, or other device, in connection with the said loop, will bear upon the cap, as seen inr Figs. l and 2, to press and hold the parts together. This secures the guard firmly in place, but allows its easyA removal by simply turning the loop to one side, as seen in Fig. 6.

Instead of the securing-hoop o being set upon the upper end of the globe, it may be constructed to sit between the base and globe in like manner, and as shown in Fig. 3.

I claim as my invention- In combination with the base, globe, and cap of a lantern, the guard consisting' of several hoops, a b c, and vertical rods d, one of the extremes of said hoops corresponding to the external diameter ofthe upper or lower end of the globe, and clamped between the globe and base or cap, as the case may be, and the other extreme hoop being free, all substantially as described.



JOHN Ivns, FRED. PnAsn.

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