US 1516364 A
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1,516,364 w'. M. WEEKS HEADLIGHT DIMMER Filed July 25 1922 gnucnfoz Patented Nov 18, 1924. i
UNITED STATES PATENT' OFFICE.
WILLIAM 1!. WEEKS, or KEALAKEKUA, Tmmrromr or HAWAII.
HEADLIGHT nrmmm Application filed July 25, 1922. Serial No. 577,858.
To all whom it may concern: may be of disk form with the arms 15 radi- Be it known that WILLIAM M. WEEKS, ating therefrom in spaced relation at their a citizen of the United States of .America, bases, or as indicated in Figures 1 and 2 7- residing at Kealakekua, in the Territory of the arms may meet to form acute angles at I Hawaii, has invented new and useful Imtheir points of diver ence from the center. provements in Headlight Dimmers, of which The diameter of the isk which is designed the following is a specification. .to intercept the forwardly directed rays of The object of the invention is to provide light from the lamp may be modified in div 'a simple and efficient construction of dimameter to suit the construction or diameter mer for the headlights of vehicles particuof the filament of the lamp.
larly of the motor-driven type and more The light which radiates through the particularly to provide a device for the inspaces between the arms of the device is di- I dicated purpose which may be constructed at rected angularly and. laterally and therefore J- a small cost and readily applied to and redoes not form a glare which is embarrassing moved from the headlights as they may be or objectionable to the driver of an aprequired, in compliance with police regulaproaching car.
'tions; and with this object in view the in- The dimmer as disclosed herein can be vention consists in a construction and comsnapped upon the globe of an incandescent bination of parts of which a preferred emlight and as easily removed when the full bodiment is shown in the accompanying strength of the headlight is required, so as drawings, wherein to provide. for the use of the device in mu- Figure 1 is a front view, and nicipal or other districts where the more Figure 2 is a side view of a dimmer empowerful headlights are excluded or may 65 bodymg the invention applied in the operanot legally be used, and where the vehicle tive position to a lamp globe. is not provided with dimming devices,'or Figures 3 and 4 are similar views respecwhere the usual dimming devices are not tively showing a slightly modified construceffective or adequate to reduce the glare to tion. the extent required by the regulations. 70 Thedevice consists essentially of a sub- Having described the invention, what is 80 stantially globular spider having a center claimed as new and useful is 10 from which radiate spring arms 11 pref- A headlight dimmer consisting of a disk erably up-turne'd or deflected slightly at for disposition on the front of the bulb of their extremities as indicated at 12 and an incandescent light, said disk being proadapted to be struck from a sin le blank vided with radiating arms disposed in globuof sheet metal preferably of a. spring or relar form for en agement with the bulb to silient quality to provide for a clasping or support the dis in position thereon, the clamping action with reference to an incandisk and the arms being integral and struck descent light globe 13 or equivalent lightfrom a plate of sheet metal. o mg unit in connection with which it may be In testimony whereof heafiixes his signaem loyed. ture.
sindicated in a modified form illustrated 1n Flgures 3 and 4 the central member 14 WILLIAM M. WEEKS.