US 1758129 A
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May 13, 1930. P. c. SHAPIRO ELECTRIC FIXTURE Filed May 28. 1927 jzgjenior: PHILIP G. SHAPIRO Patented May 13, 1930 v 'U E STA Es J 1,758,1ZQ
PATENT F C PHILIP o. SHAPIRO, or PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, AssIeNoit T smenn MANUFACTURING- COMPANY, OF
' Application filed m 28,
This invention relates -to electric lamp stands orsupports and more particularly, to such stands or supports wherein are provided means for conveniently adjusting the lamp to any desired elevation at the same time that 1 the lamp shade itself may be freely rotated provision of an electric,lampfsupport, the stand of which is verticallysadjustable to varythe elevation of the lamp, this stand being further provided at its upper end with means for permitting the lamp socket to be freely rotated upon an axis making any desired angle with respect to the horizontal.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a vertically adjustable lamp stand, the upper end of which is connected by means of a flexible tubing to a lamp socket arranged for rotation freely with respect to.
said flexible tubing.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a stand provided with a lamp socket arranged foruniversal adjustment.
Other objects, and obj pear more fully hereinafter.
' combination, construction, location and relative arrangement ofparts, all as will be described more fully in the following specification, illustrated in the drawings accompanying this specification, and finally pointed out in the appended claims. In the drawings illustrating a preferred form of the invention, 1 1 Figure 1 is a general side elevation of the lamp stand and the lamp and lamp shade supported thereon; Figure 2 is an enlarged vertical cross section through the lower portion of the stand; 7 Figures 3 and 4: are enlarged'cross sections taken on the lines 33 and 4-4, respectively, of Figure 1; and i "11. fJThe upper ends ofthese leaf springs 1 1 sets relating tov de tails and economies of constructionwill ap- PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. v
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Figure'5 is an enlarged longitudinal crosssection'through theupper rotatable connec tor. i
ings and especially-to Figure 1 thereof,' it
Referring more particularly to the draw- '5 willfbe seen that-the lamp support comprises a mainbase 10 upon which is fixedin any" suitable manner a vertically extending tubu lar stem 11. The upper end of this stem 11 is provided with an aperturedcap or bearingmeniber 12tl1rough the aperture offwhich slidablyprojected an inner stem or rod '13:.
telescopically arranged with respectto the i outer stem 11. This inne'r stem or rod: '13 isalso preferably of tubular'form and-"is j provided at its lower end with a pair of leaf I springs 14 outwardly bowed'with respect to one another and arranged to frictionallyengage the inner s urfaces'of the tubular stem".
are fixed against relative movement with re-;
spectto the end of theinner stem 13 prefer-- ably' by means o'fxscrews 15'threaded' into a collar 16, whichlatter is securedin any suit- .7
able manner within the member 13.
It will be seen that in the arrangement just described the inner member 13 may be ad justed vertically with respect to'thegtubular member ll at the same time that it'may be freely rotatedwith respect thereto, the upper ing means to maintain the members 11" and .13 in verticallyadjusted position. These springs, whichbear against the inner walls of the; outer tubular members 11-, provide an inemb ers'll' and-18 together in vertically adjusted position at; the same time t y r in'the outermemberll, F-
I permit'the inner member to slide freely with-' cap or hearing member 12 of the outer stem" eifective meansfor frictionally holding the Secured to the upper end of the vertically movable inner member 13' in any suitable manner ,is a. flexible conduit 'or tubing 17-, to
assessed ofwhich is adapted to be secured lythreaded and is. arranged to. be threaded upon the freeend of the flexible tubing 17.. Projecting outwardly through the opposite end of the bore of the member isan ex-' ternally threaded nipple,.22,; the inner end of which is provided with an enlargedhead 23;, TEhe end; of the member 20 through which thenipple22-projects is reduced. in cross see-Y tion as at 24 such'that the internal diameter of .thismeduced portion; is less. thanv the diameter Qfi; the} nipple head123 whereby toprovide; an effective arrangement for preventing the; nipple from being longitudinally displaced in one direction. TheferruIe 21 which i is; threadedly received within the body 20 of 'the rotatable connector 1 91 acts as an eflective "Asaappears. most: clearly in Figure 1, the
means for preventing longitudinal. displacementof the nipple; 22 in the opposite direc tion; 5 V
'- lamp socket1-8 is threaded upon the projectmg; end; ofthe; nipple 22-, which'latter is relativelyrotatable, with respectito the members 20; and 21;.whi'ch are inturniv fixed tothegfree end of the-flexible tubing 17 I The lamp shade, 25, is secured uponthe socket 18 in 7 any su itable mannenthe; socket and lamp shade be ing; rotatablejas a whole to; throw the light rays trom the lamp in-any desired direction. Not nlyqis it possible; to. so rotate the lamp socket and its shade about the. longitudinal specifically axis ofithe rotatable connector 19, but it is alse possible by reason ot the, relative rota tiompermitted. between the, members 11 and 13 tos wing the light in a; substantially horiontal; plane.- bou the vertical is fhe support; members11,and. .1? .v Still; further the; telescopic arrangement between these members 11- and;;13 permits the lamp to be an inner member telescopically arranged U therewith for vertical movement with respect thereto, spring means carried by and 7 depending from the lower end of said inner member for frictional engagement with the internal surface of said outer membensaid. sprmgmeans being operative as the sole means for maintaining said members in vertically adjusted position, a flexible tubing ,havingone; end-thereof fixed to the upper end of said vertically movable inner member, a hollow member threadedly secured upon the free end of said flexible tubing, and a lamp socketsupporting nipple projecting fromthe free end ofsai'd hollow member and freely rotatable "with, respect thereto.
2. In an electric lamp stand, i511 combination, afpfair o'fvtelescopically arranged tubulai; members,; a pair of oppositely bowed spring leafs secured to and depending from the lower end of the inner tubular member for frictionalengagement with the internal surface of'the' outer tubular member, means at theupperend of the outer tubular mem her for insuringjaxial alignment therewith of the inner tubular member,'a flexible tubinghavingone end thereofifixed' to the upper end of said inner tubular member,1and alamp socl'zetrotatably carried by the free end of saidjflexibletubing.
In, testimony whereof .I have hereunto afli'xed' my signature. 7 v
PHILIP Ci SHAPIRO;
vertically adjusted to any: desired elevation, while the-flexible. tubinglf? permits thelamp f' to-be5 adjusted to project the; light rays therefrom to iorm any desired angle with respect to thevertical or horizontal-.5 In other words, this invention provides a stand, or support for a, lamp; which; maybe; adjusted to throw the light in,- practicallyv direction desired.
:It isunderstood; of course that various.
changesmaybe made fromtimetotimewitha.' out 'departing ifrom the, real spiritor .principles of; this; invention; and it isaccor'dingly intended to claim the samebroadly as well as; as indicated; by theappended" c1aims.,,- i V y j I What isgclaimed as newl and. useful is,:
' 11-. In. anelectnielamp standing combines tion, an outer vertically extending member,