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Publication numberUS1743936 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1930
Filing dateOct 26, 1928
Priority dateOct 26, 1928
Publication numberUS 1743936 A, US 1743936A, US-A-1743936, US1743936 A, US1743936A
InventorsSegesser Ernest
Original AssigneeSegesser Ernest
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flash light
US 1743936 A
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Jan. 14, 1930. E. SEGESSER r 1,743,936

FLASH LIGHT 1/ Filed 001;. 26. 1928 INVENTOR Erna! Sayesscr ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 14, 1930 nnnns'r snenssnn, or LINDEN, NEW JERSEY FLASH LIGHT Application filed October 26, 1928; Seria'l'No. 815,197.

This invention relates to flashlights.

@ It is among the objectsv of the present invention to provide an improved flashlight and supporting structure particularly adapt- 5 ed for use in connection with vehicles, and

which is adapted to provide for separately controlling forward and rearward illumination A further object of the present invention is to provide a device of the character set forth, including within a single casing a plurality of batteries, each provided with a separate controlling switch and a plurality :of illuminated bulbs, whereby. each bulb may be separately energized and separately controlled.

Another object of the invention is to pro-.

vide an improved mounting for vehicle flashlights which may be readily adjustable and readily replaced and removed from the handlebars of a bicycle or motor cycle.

Other important objects of the invention include the combination and interrelation of the parts whereby the whole forms a novel and improved illuminating structure which selectively illuminates forwardly or rear wardly of the vehicle upon which it is mounted.

Numerous other objects and features of the present invention will be apparent from a consideration of the following specification in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which 1 Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of my present invention, illustrating its mounting in conjunction with the handle bars of a vehicle;

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal view, partly in section, illustrating the structural features of the flashlightassembly, and

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, my invention includes a cylindrical casing 10, preferably formed of metal or other durable material, the rear end of which is open and the inner walls thickened, as at 11, to provide a bearing surface for the illuminated elements within the casing, as will be hereinafter described. The forward end of is preferably provided with a pair of downthe casing 10 is preferably externally threaded, as at 12, to provide for the removable engagement therewith of a cover 13 internally threaded for co-operation with the external threads 12. The lower wall of the casing 10 wardly extending longitudinal flanges 14,- defining a longitudinal aperture through which suitable control switches to be hereinafter described specifically, may be received.

Within the casing 10, the battery of the flashlight assembly'lo is provided, including a shell 16 provided at its rearward end with a lens and bulb assembly 17 including a bulb (not shown). Referring to Fig. 2 of the drawing, it will be readily seen that the inwardly extending portions of the casing 10, designated by 11,'are adapted to contact with the bulb assembly 17 for preventing longitudinal movement of the battery assembly 15 through the rear open end of the casing 10. I

Associated with the forward end of the shell 16, a forward lens and bulb assembly 18 i s-provided, adapted to be received within the end 13 which embraces the peripheral edges thereof to retain the battery assembly within the casing 10. The sides of the shell 16 are preferably provided with a pair of longitudinal alined circuit controlling elements 19 and 20, associated respectively with the bulb assemblies 17 and 18, and which, as before stated, are adapted to be received through the aperture defined by the flanges 85 1d and to be operable therethrough. For energizing the bulbs of the bulb assemblies 17 and 18, there is provided within the shell 16, a pair of batteries 21 separated by the provision of non-conducting spacing element 90 22.' It will be understood that conventional conductors 23 are provided associated with the circuit-controlling devices 19 and 20 for separately controlling the energization of the bulbs in the assemblies 17 and 18 by the 95 batteries 21.

For mounting the casing 10, there is provided a circumferentially extending support 24:, provided at its lower end with a connecting lug 25 cut out as at 26 in Fig. 3, to provide side members bearing against the flanges 14, whereby relative movement of the support 24 with respect to the casing 10 is prevented. A supporting member or arm 27 is provided in association with the lug 25, and secured thereto by suitable threaded engagement of a wing nut 28 which may be adjustable to adjust the angular relation of the arm 27 to provide a handlc-bar-encircling member 29, the inner end of the arm 27 being associated with the member 29 by the provision of adjustable threaded members 30 which co-operate to provide adjustable anounting with the arm 27 upon the handle ars.

From the foregoing it will be readily seen that the invention provides novel and improved illuminating means for a vehicle, which includes a plurality of lens and bulb assemblies separately energized by separate batteries and controlled by separate switches. It will be readily understood that, if de sired, the bulb of the rear assembly 17 may be colored to provide a red light for the vehicle, as, for instance, by the provision of a red bulb within the assembly.

Numerous other changes and modifications of the invention and the full use of equivalents may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as outlined in the appended claims.

\Vhat is claimed is:

1. A flashlight supporting structure, comprising an open-ended casing having an inwardly turned portion at one end and an exteriorly threaded portion at the other end, together with a securing means removably associated with said exteriorly threaded portion, whereby a flashlight may be retained within said casing by said securing means to illuminate through both ends of said casing.

2. A flashlight supporting structure, comprising an open-ended casing having an inwardly turned portion at one end and an exteriorly threaded portion at the other end, together with a securing means removably associated with said exteriorly threaded portion, whereby a flashlight may be retained within said casing by said securing means to illuminate through both ends of said casing, said casing further including longitudinally extending flanges defining an aperture through which switch members carried by the flashlight may extend, whereby said flanges will protect said switch members from accidental operation.

3. A flashlight supporting structure, comprising an open-ended casing having an in wardly turned portion at one end and an exteriorly threaded portion at the other end, together with a securing means removably associated with said exteriorly threaded portion, whereby a flashlight may be retained within said casing by said securing means to

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4049959 *Sep 5, 1975Sep 20, 1977Ledterman Robert SOverhead bike light
US4390927 *May 19, 1982Jun 28, 1983Von Feldt Donald EBicycle flashlight holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification362/191
International ClassificationB62J6/02
Cooperative ClassificationF21L7/00, B62J6/02, F21L15/08
European ClassificationF21L15/08, B62J6/02, F21L7/00