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Publication numberUS1498088 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 17, 1924
Filing dateNov 20, 1922
Priority dateNov 20, 1922
Publication numberUS 1498088 A, US 1498088A, US-A-1498088, US1498088 A, US1498088A
InventorsMichael Frascadore, Romeo Vallone
Original AssigneeMichael Frascadore, Romeo Vallone
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Signal and parking lamp
US 1498088 A
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SIGNAL AND PARKING LAMP Filed Nov, 20, 19E/l 3 Seetrv-Shee i Euwe E? 1924.


SIGNAL ANp PARKING LAMP M. FRSCADORE E T AL SGNAL AND PARKXNG LAME Filed Nov, 20, 1922 3 Sheets-Sheet lis Patented June 17, 1924.


Application led November 20, 1922. Serial No. 802,261.

To all 10h-om it may concer/n.'

Be itknown that we, MICHAEL Fanseite' DORE and ROMEO VALLONE, residing at Phil? adelphia, count-y of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Signal and? Parking Lamps, of which the following is a specification.

Our, invention relates to lamps adapted for use on automobiles, Vand has for its object to provide a lamp of a simple and compact construction embodying the features of a si nal and parking lamp.

This object, and other advantageous ends which twill be described hereinafter, we attain in the following manner, reference being had 'te the accompanying drawings in which- Figurel is a front view of a lamp constructed in accordance with our invention,

Figure 2 a rear view of Figure 1, p

Figure 3a section on line 3-f3 of FigA ure 1 having. a diagram of the electrical.AY connections,

Figure 4 a section on line 4 4 of Figure 3,

Figure 5 a section on line 5--5 of Figure 4 with the bulb removed,

Figure 6 a perspective view-of the casing which forms a part of Ourinvention.

Referring to thedrawings, 1 is a circular split casing having a red lens 2 at one side and a white lens 3 at the opposite sid The l lenses are mounted in channels formed by the casing. The casing is bossed at 4 to provide a fiat part 5 having a hole 6 and lugs 7, the split passes through the center of the boss'and between the lugs, thereby permit ting 'the lugs to be separated or brought together. A bulb 8 is mounted in one end ot a socket 9 having a iiange 10 provided with curved slots 1l disposed exeentrieally to the axis of the socket and adapted to receive lugs 7. The other end of the socket isthreaded to receive an internally threaded end of a standard 12. A washer 13 is placed between the end of the standard and a shoul-l der 14 on the socket. The distance between washer 13 and flange l0 is slightly greater than the thickness of the Hat part 5. This Aarrangement permits a free movement Of the flat part 5 between the washer and flange. The other end of the standard is externally threaded to fit in a bracket 15 secured to the fender or other part of an automobile. Bulb 8 has one electrical connection with the battery through a brake pedal switch 16` and a by-pass switch 17 which Amay be securedl bulb thus giving a' steady red light on one` side and a white light on the other side'of the lamp.

If for any reason it is necessarv tov gain access tothe interior of the lamp or to renew thelenses, the casing is turned until lugs 7 abut the Otherends of slots 11. This movement will cause the lugs to separate due to arrangement ofthe slots as shown in Figure 5 and consequently separate the ends of the casing, thereby increasing the diameter of the casing and permitting the removal of the lenses.

While we have described our invention as taking a particular form, it will be under-l stood that the various parts of .our inven tin may be changed without departing from the spirit thereof, and hence we` do not limit ourselves to the precise construction set Torth; but consider-:that we are at liberty to make ,such changes and alterations as fairly come within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described our invention,y what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A park and signal lamp comprisinga split casing; Ylenses within the casing disposed at 'opposite sides thereof; av standard. turnablyrv supporting the casing; means supported by the standard for causing the split ends of th'eoasin to separate when the casing is turned on t e standard, and illumina-ting-means in the casing. Y

2. A park and signal lamp comprisin a split casing: lenses within the casing isposed at Opposite sides thereof; a standard turnably supporting the casing; a Socket on the standard; means supported by the socket for causing the split ends of the cas ing to separate when the easing is turned On'the standard, and ,illuminating means in the socket. V



3. A park and signal lamp comprising a split easing; lenses within the casing disposed at opposite sides thereof; a standard turnably supporting the casing; a socket on the standard; a slotted flange on the socket; means on the casing passing' through the slots-and adapted to separate the split ends of the casing when the casing is turned on the standard, and illuminating means in the Boeket.

Ll. A parl; and signal lamp eoniprisin a split casing; lenses within the casing t isposed at opposite sides thereof; a standard tnrnahly supporting the easing; a socket on lthe standard; a slotted flange on the socket; lugson the easing passing through the slots and adapted to separate the split ends of the i casing when theA casing is turned on the split? easing; l posed atfaopposite' sides thereof;

standard, and illuminating socket. l

5; A park and signal lamp 'comprisin a lenses within the` casing isa standard turne'bysupporting vthe leasing; a?. socket passing through cthe easing find. mounted on the standard; a' "slottediange'onfthe socket; lugs on the casing passing through' the slots means in the and adapted to separate the split ends of the easing when 'thefoasing is turnedon the 'stenderd, and illmminatingv means-n the socket -v :6. A, perk and sigl:m 1` lamp com rising a easingfprovided with a, liet part Winge 7. A park and signal lamp comprising a split casing; lenses within the casinglvdis-v" posed at opposite sides thereof; a standard turnably supporting the casing;

and secured tothe standard; a flange on the a 'socket' lpassing between the split ends of the casing socket provided with Curved-'slots disposedl eccentrioallyl to the .axis vof `the socket; lugs on the casing passing through the slots and adapted to separate'the split ends when the easing is turnedon the: standard, and illuneinatlng means in' the socket.

1n testnnony whereof we have signed our names to this specification in the. presence of vtwo subscribing Witnesses.

MICHAEL Feasoanogn. nonno VALLONE, Witnesses: l CEAS. E. Ports,


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US2547192 *Oct 22, 1949Apr 3, 1951Paul H ZentnerRight and left turn signal for automobiles
US7001052 *Aug 28, 2003Feb 21, 2006Cullinan John KVehicle trailer lighting system
WO1982000538A1 *Aug 11, 1980Feb 18, 1982A CarratalaDisplay device
U.S. Classification362/540, 362/368, 362/293
International ClassificationB60Q1/26
Cooperative ClassificationB60Q1/2657
European ClassificationB60Q1/26H