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Publication numberUS1752343 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 1, 1930
Filing dateDec 24, 1928
Priority dateDec 24, 1928
Publication numberUS 1752343 A, US 1752343A, US-A-1752343, US1752343 A, US1752343A
InventorsLouis J Kann
Original AssigneeLouis J Kann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Worker's lamp
US 1752343 A
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Aprii 1, 1930. L. KANN I ,7 2,343

WORKER s LAM? Filed Dec. 24, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet l April 1, 1930. L. J. KANN 1,752,343

WORKER S LAMP Filed Dec. 24, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Apr. 1, 1930 UNITED STATES LoUIs J. K ANN, or onnvnLAivii, OHIO,

, wonxnns L P Application filed. December 24,1528. "seiia no. 321%,146,

This invention relates to lamps of the type which are fastened to the body of a workman. An object of the invention is to provide new and useful improvements in light supports of the type worn by means of a belt around the body of a workman, thus permitting the free use of both handsof the workman while pursuing the work that he is engaged in. This invention is particularly useful to railroad workers employed at night time in replenishing and inspecting the ournal boxes of railway cars.

Another object of the invention is to mount a lamp'support on an adjustable belt so that 16 the device can be adjusted to various sizes, en-

abling it to be worn by different sized people.

Another object is to provide a lamp that can be used by garage workers while repairing automobiles.

Another object of the invention is to provide the casing which holds the light and batteries so that it can be slid along the belt.

Other objects and advantages will be seen when taken in connection with the following description and accompanying drawings in which: I

Fig. 1 is a perspective of the device; Fig.

2 shows a rearv view with the belt in the easing; Fig. 3 is a perspective of the belt casing; Fig. 4 is a rear View showing the wiring from the batteries to the lamp; Fig. 5 is'a section on line 55 of Fig.4, and Fig. 6is a seetion on the line 66 of Fig. 4.

In the drawings the numeral 6 represents the light casing as a whole, which is con structed entirely of sheet metal. At the middle of the casingt is attached the lamp 7 through the medium of a ball joint 8 which permits the light to be turned to different desirable positions. On the front side'of the casing and to each side of the light the two raised or embossed brackets or projections 9 support metallic receptacles 10 in which the batteries 11 are stored. These two receptacles 10 are rigidly secured to the raised brackets 9 as by soldering. However, any well known means may be used-to fasten the receptacles to the raised brackets. Each receptacle 10 is open at the back and each bracket 9 has an opening in its front portion to permit the wires from each battery to pass into the interior of the casing. As will be seen, two wires 12 run from opposite terminals of the respective batteries and are connected V to the terminals of the switch 13, while the wires 14 run from the other two battery terminals and are connected tothe lamp terminals. Thus when the light is desired the operator turns the switch lever 15 to on position which completes the circuit and lights the lamp.

Each receptacle 10 has a screwtop 16 thereon, which permits ready and easy access to the belt are the metallic catches 22 and 23 which permit the buckling of the same and the belt is buckled in the back. The r switch is then turned to on position and the light is directed to the desired place, by its free movement on the ball joint. A light embodying the invention enables a workman to have the free use of both of his hands which is very desirable in garages and other places where lights are used by workmen. Furthermore it possesses all the elements of safety. There is no danger of explosions or fires in the use of this lamp.

' I claim:

1. In a lamp apparatus, a belt, a hollow sheet metal casing to which the belt is attached, the front of said casing being embossed outwardly to form a hollow bracket and having a battery receptacle fixed to the front of said bracket and communicating with the interior thereof through an opening in the rear side of the receptacle, a lamp supported by the casing, and wires extending through the opening, from the lamp to the battery.

2. In a lamp apparatus, in combination. a belt, a hollow sheet metal casing to which the belt is attached,the front of said casing having a pairof spaced hollow brackets embossed thereon, and an opening between said brackets, a pairof vertically disposed battery receptacles secured to said brackets at the front ofthe casing, each receptacle having an opening into the casing, a lamp mounted in the opening between the brackets, a removable cover on each receptacle, and con-ducting wires from the lamp to the batteries, extending through said openings. Y

In testimony whereof, I 'do afiix my signature. 1


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U.S. Classification362/103, 362/199
International ClassificationF21L4/00, F21V21/00, F21L14/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21L14/00, F21L15/14, F21V21/00
European ClassificationF21L14/00, F21V21/00, F21L15/14