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Publication numberUS1508206 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 9, 1924
Filing dateJul 28, 1923
Priority dateJul 28, 1923
Publication numberUS 1508206 A, US 1508206A, US-A-1508206, US1508206 A, US1508206A
InventorsEdmund J Waters
Original AssigneeEdmund J Waters
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for flashlights
US 1508206 A
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Patented Sept. 9, 1924.



Application filed July 28, 1923'. Serial No. 654,428.

To all whom it may concern.

-Be it known that I, EDMUND J. WATERS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Asbury Park, in vthe county of Monmouth and State of New Jersey, have invented new and useful Improvements in Holders for Flashlights, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to holders and more particularly to holders for flash lights.

The principal object of the invention is the provision, of a holder for conveniently supporting a flash li ht in various positions of adjustment where y a beam oflight may be accurately directed. 7

Another object of the invention is to pro videa holder having a supporting standard adapted to be embedded in a base for permitting rotation of the same about the axis of the standard.

Another object of the invention is to provide a holder wherein the supporting means may be moved to a position longitudinal with the flash light for permitting the same to be carried in the pocket.

A still further object is the provision of a holder having a supporting standard provided with a pointed end, and means for concealing the pointed end when the device is not in use.

A'still further object is to provide a device of the class mentioned which is simple in construction, cheap of manufacture and highly eflicient for the purpose intended.

With these and other objects in view, the invention resides in certain novel construction and combination and arrangement of arts, the essential features of which are ereinafter fully described, are particularly pointed out in the appended claims, and are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which 7 Figure 1 is a side elevation of my invention shown in use.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of my invention per se.

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view of I the same.

Referring more particularly to the several views of the drawing, the reference nu- -meral 10 designates a flash light of the usual well-known type and to which my invention is shown a plied. My invention is designed in its entlrety by the numeral 11 and comprises-a split band or ring 12, the free ends of which are bent to form'spaoed ears 13. The band 12 is adapted to enclrcle and clamp the body of the flash light at any suitable point thereof.

Secured between the ears 13 of the clamp is one end of a rod or standard 14, and passing through the ears13 and rod 14 is a pivot bolt 15, having athreaded shank for the reception of a manipulating nut 16. It will be seen that by connecting the. rod and clamping ring together in this manner, va-

rious positions of adjustment of the clamp-.

ing ring about the axis of the bolt may be obtained. The free end of therod 14 is pointed as at 17 for permitting the same to be embedded in the ground or other suitable base such as a wooden block 18 whereby the rod may be rotated to any radial position without removing the same from its supporting base. It will thus be seen that the clamping ring may be adjusted about the axis of the bolt 15 and the rod 14 may be rotated about its axis for radial adjustment thereby permitting compound adjustment of the flash light while in a supported position.

The rod 14 is adapted to be swung to a horizontal position as shown iii dotted lines in Figure 1 when the flash light is not in use, but without some means of covering the point 17 ersons would be apt to injure themselvesw en carrying the device in theirpocket. In order to prevent such accidents,

I thread the rod 14 above the point 17 as .at 19 for the reception of a sleeve with the supporting surface for limiting the insertion of the rod therein.

What is claimed as new is 1. A. holder for flash lights comprising a ring, a rod, means for adjusting said rin with relation to said rod, 9. point forme on the free end of said rod and adapted to be embedded in a base and capable of rotation therein, threads 'on'said rod above said pointed end and means co-acting with the threads on said rod for concealing said point when the Same has been removed from the base;

2. A holder for flash lights comprising a clamping ring adapted to encircle the flash light, a supporting member havinga pointed end, and means connecting said supporting member with said clamping ring for permitting adjustment of the parts when in use and for permitting said supporting member to be moved into aplane longitudinal with the axis of said flash light when not in use, and means on the end of said supporting member for concealing the free end of the same when not in use and for lim iting the movement of said pointed end upon insertion in a support.

' a threaded sleeve co-acting with the threads neonates 3. A holder for flash lights comprisin; a B split ring, a rod adjustahiy mounted etween the ends of said split ring, a tapered point formed on the free end of said rod, threads on said rod above said tapered point,

so on said rod and adapted to be moved to cover said tapered point, and a nut co-acting with the threads on said rod for locking said sleeve in adjusted position,

In testimony whereof I have signature.

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U.S. Classification248/682, 248/217.1, 362/431, 248/216.1, 248/156
International ClassificationF21V21/14
Cooperative ClassificationF21L15/08, F21V21/0824, F21V21/145
European ClassificationF21V21/14L, F21L15/08, F21V21/08S