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Publication numberUS1742438 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 7, 1930
Filing dateJul 29, 1925
Priority dateJul 29, 1925
Publication numberUS 1742438 A, US 1742438A, US-A-1742438, US1742438 A, US1742438A
InventorsOlier Jr Henry D
Original AssigneeOlier Jr Henry D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ceiling-lighting fixture
US 1742438 A
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Jan. 7, 1930. H. D'QLIER, JR I CEILING LIGHTING FIXTURE Filed July 29. 1925 IBY v Patented Jan. 7, 193a r v 1 742 435.51

HENRY n'oLIna, Ja, or nnijiaenronnioorinnotiiotrr animate-melamine r ixrunn' Application filed July as, 1925. Serial no. 46,728.' I 7 My invention relates to ceiling lighting ber7 and the lights are carried thereby. The fixtures and particularly to means for supmember 7 maybe of any desired. form porting the light carrying member. or design and is provided with a canopy 9 In ceiling lighting fixtures it has been the o t-usual construction, which, when moved .5 practice heretofore to attach the light sup-. upwardly and'locked inpositionibythe screw 55 porting member to the junction box or out-let 10,:conceals the various. parts including the box by means of a rigid mechanical joint. union between the wires 4 of the conduit and Ordinarily this has been done by providing the wiresllwhich lead toxthelamps carried a rigid boss or other projection on the outlet bymember 7. -All that is required in attach:

10 box and attaching the light supporting menr ingutie lights to the circuit in the arrange- 60 her thereto by screw threads. ,This necessimentabove described is that of merely hooktates considerable skill and often much time ing thehook 8 over the rod 5, attaching the and labor and is therefore relatively expenwires 11 to the wires '4 and the placing of the sive. canopy up against itheceiling and tighten- I have devised a means whereby the lamp ing the screw10. Obviously this maybedone 65 supporting member may be supported by the by an unskilled workmanwithoutthe necesoutlet box, conduit member or other 0011- sity ofusingany-tools otherthan a screw- Venient part without the skill and expense driver. x ,i f above mentioned and with as'good or better In Fig.2 Iihave shown aj -diflerent typeof results as heretofore secured. i I fixture but the principle thereotissubstan- 7 My invention will be better understood bf tially the same as that already described. In reading the following description taken in this'form otlthe invention surface conduits 12 connection with the accompanying drawings and 13 are attached to the ceiling. A so k t. forming a part thereof and in which: member 14. is also attached to the ceiling.

Fig. 1 is a View Showing er ain par s in Bands 15ofmetal; or othersuitable material 75 section and others in elevation of a device are slipped on to the conduits 12 and 18, re-. embodying my invention. spectively, before the samev are fastened up Fig. 2 is a view showing an elevation of a against the socket member-141. The supports device embodying my invention, certain parts 15am p ovided with loo portions 16 whi h being 011i; yextend below theconduits 12 and 13 and a 80 Fig. 3 15 a vl w Sh Wmg a e18Vlt10Il Of wire rod 17 or a similar member of other suitfurther mochficatlon. f h lnVeIltlOIlable material 1s attached to said members 15 Referring to g- 1 0f h r g a 1 by passing the ends of the rod through the fion lOOX Outlet bOX 1 1S Shown embeddeQ loops 16 and bending them over as shown in flUSh Vlllh the ceiling this arrange nent 100p is pro- 5 y take y m and 2 l e p vided, on to which may be laced the hook 19 mg 1113011 the Particular 01mm? to be accomwhich is attached to the light supporting modated. A conduit3 opens into the box 1 member Wi t h i a Wires extend through the Condult 3 nected with the terminals of the socket 14 in 40 111) h bOX 111 the usual ythe usual way and a plug 21 to which are at- 90 A wire rod 5 or a member of other su1table' tached wires 22, leading to the lights, maybe 1115661111113 ffistelled'ln the 1 y hill/11.13 lts plugged into the socket so as to complete the ends extend P through OPemngS 1n tha circuit to the lamps carried by the member 20. The ends 6 bent sldelYle SO as to P p Acanopy 23 is also carried by the member 20 3 Secure the rod 5 in POSltlOIL The rod 5 is and when moved to the position shown, con- 95 bent 111 a gen r l U sh pe and it Will be ceals the various parts heretofore described. noted that it is non-rigidly attached to or car- The canopy is held in position by thescrew Y ried by the box. The light supporting mem- 24. It also has portions cut away to permit her 7 is provided with a hook' 8 which is the conduits 12 and 13 to pass through, whereplaced over the loop in the rod 5 and the memupon the canopy fits snug against the ce1ling. 1

In Fig. 3 I have shown a modification of the invention in which a box has in one side a round opening through which the end 26 of the supporting member 27 extends, and the other side has an oblong opening 28 through which the curved end 29 of member 27 may be placed after the end 26, has been passed through the opening on the left hand side of the box. This arrangement permits of the ready removal of the member 27 from the box if such removal is desired. A hook 30 on the light supporting member 31 is placed over the member 27 in the same manner and for the same purpose above described.

By the provision of the above simple means, the light supporting member of a ceiling fixture may be placed in or removed from posltion very easily and without the requirement of any substantialskill or expense, and at the same time all of the advantages and benefits secured by the constructions as heretofore used.

Slight changes may be made in the details without departing-from my invention, as for instance, the hook may be placed on the member 5 and the'loop -on the lamp supporting member. I

1. In a ceiling lighting fixture, the combination of an outlet box, a loop member having its ends passing through the walls of the outlet box and supported thereby, and a lighting fixture having a hook thereon adapted to cooperate with said loop member and be supported thereby.

2. In a ceiling lighting nation of an outlet box, a loop member having its ends passing freelythrough the walls of said outlet box and supported thereby, a lighting fixture conduit having a hook thereon adapted to cooperate with said loop mem her and be supported thereby and a canopy carried by said conduit.


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U.S. Classification248/343, 362/404
International ClassificationF21V21/02, F21V21/03
Cooperative ClassificationF21V21/03
European ClassificationF21V21/03