US 1534374 A
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April 21, 1925.
' A. H. \NANZ ET AL DRIVING SIGNAL Filed OCT,- 50, 1922 I v area Patented Apr. 1925.
UNITED srarns PATENT orrics.
ARTHUR H. VIANZ AND OSCAR H. FISHER, OF SAN FIEtANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Application filedOctober 30, 1922 Serial No. 597,718.
To all whom it may concern.
Be it known that we, iln'rnun H. VVAnz and Osonn ll. FISHER, citizens oi the United States, residing at San Francisco, in the 3 county 01"? San Francisco, State of 'Oalitornia, have invented a new and useful Driving Signal, of which the following is a. specification, in such full and clear terms as will'enable those skilled in the art to construct and use the same.
This invention relates to a hand signal light intended for the use of automobilists or motor cyclists orother vehicle drivers to indicate that a stop or a turn in one direction or another is to be made.
It willbe understood by those skilled in the art that ordinances in most cities require the drivers of vehicles to signal with the. hand when they are going to stop, or
turn their vehicles in one direction or another, such signals being seen in the day time but cannot be seen at night without some means of illuminating; the hand.
With the present invention a small box carrying a light is secured to the fingers. This box has a translucent red cover which displays a red light whenever the lamp is illuminated. Thebox is small enough and the means for securing it tothe hand light a enough to enable it to becarried at all times whenever driving without inconvenience.
Another object of the invention is to provide means whereby the current may be switched onto the light or turned off conveniently.
Another object of the invention is to pro vide means for holding the lamp which will prevent the lamp from turning 0r slipping on the fingers, which will not interfere with on the fingers or removed therefrom by the hand on which the lamp is mounted without 1 driving the car and whichcan be placed tion shown in the drawings and above par- Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view on the line 3-3 Fig. 2,v
Fig. 4c is a sectional view of a portion oi the lamp adjacent the lamp socket,
Fig. 5 is a front elevation of the lamp, on the lamp cord being detached therefrom.
The lamp consists of a small rectangular box 1 having a lamp socket 2 secured in one end by means of the lock nut 3.
The top of thelamp is provided with a red translucent panel 4 which is let into grooves around the edge of the box and which can be removed by removing the side 5.
Screws 6 and 7 enable the side 5 to be secured in place. The socket carries a lamp, said lamp having one terminal in contact with the wire 8 and the other terminal in contact with the collar 9. Within the box there is a contact point 10 to which the 7 wire 11 leads. Extending through an opening in the side of the box is a switch lever 12. This lever is adapted to contact with the switch point 10 and connects one terminal of the filament with theelectric wire 11 whenever necessary.
On the side of the box there is a small spring 14', secured thereto by means of the rivet 15 and said spring has terminals 16 and 17. The spring 14 embraces one finger, while the terminal 16 and 17 embrace two other fingers, thereby enabling the lamp to be conveniently held in a given position. The lamp cord 18 extendsfrom the socket to a suitable plug 19, which is connected so with any suitable source of electric current supply.
In operation the lamp is secured to the backof the hand with the switch lever 12 extending between two of the fingers in convenient reach for operation with the thumb. By pushing upon itby the thumb it will cause the lamp to be illuminated or the illumination to be cut oil from the lamp at will, and as the hand is held out from the machine or vehicle it will enable the driver to make a visible signal.
What I claim is as follows, but various modifications may be made in the constructicularly described form, within the purview of my invention.
A hand signal comprising an elongated rectangular lamp casing of substantially the width of one finger of a persons hand, se-
casing, a translucent cover for the casing and means for connecting the signal to a source of electric supply separate and apart from the device.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto 15 set our hands this 21st day of October A. D. 1922.
OSCAR H. FISHER. ARTHUR H. NAN Z.