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March 1, 1932. J E MANFRE 1,847,775
STREET LAMP Filed Dec. 8, 1930 3 Sheets-Sheet l Q X x x R Fr,
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A llorney J. E. MANFRE March 1, 1932.
STREET LAMP Filed Dec 8, 1930 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor A Home y J. E. MANFRE March 1, 1932.
STREET LAMP Filed Dec. 8, 1930 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Patented Mar. 1, 1932 JOSEPH E. MANFRE, orBnooKLYN, NEW YORK STREET LAMP Application filed December 8, 1930. Serial No. 500,906."
The present invention relates to new and,
useful improvements in, street lamps, and more particularly it pertains to a novel form of construction for lamp housings used in connectionwith street lighting apparatus.
It is one of the objects of the present invention to provide a new and novel form of lamp housing for street lamps in which the lamp housing is formed of a plurality of complementary sections which may be secured together to form a lamp housing of any desired length. I I
It isa further object of the invention so to construct the several sections of the lamp housing that information or vother data may i be displayed by the lamp housing, and may also be changed at will.
It is a further object of the invention so to construct a lamp housing that it may be employed in either of two positions that is,
it may be suspended from a suitable lamppost, or it may be rigidly supported upon the upper end of a stationary lamp-post.
It is a still further object of the invention so to construct a lamp housing thatit will have an ornamental appearance, and a feature of the invention resides in a novel con struction of ornamental edging or binding for the lamp housing which is preferably sectional in form and capable of use in any I desired number depending uponthe number of sections or panels employed in the formation of the lamp housing. i
To the above end, the invention consists primarily of a lamp housing formed of a plurality of interconnected panels each panel being a frame like member having a panel or the like slidably mounted therein and readily removable with relation thereto in order that lamphousing is designated A, and inthis figure is illustratedfas suspended from an garm .B of a street lamp-post C. The lamp housing is adapted to illuminate the roadway and 'the'sidewalk as illustrated in saidfig the panel maybe interchanged with other panels bearing desired dataas the location,
of the lamp housing may dictate.
With the above and other ob ects in view,
reference is to be had to the accompanying tion, wherein:
Figure 1 is a drawings, forming a partiof this applicathe present invention, hung or suspended from a lamp-post.
perspective view showing a lamp housing constructed in accordance with Figure 2 is a view in side elevation of a lamp housing constructed in accordance with the present invention, W
Figure 3 is a vertical sectionalview taken through the lamp housing, a V
Figure t is a horizontal sectional view witha portion broken away taken on the line 4.--4: of Figure 3,
Figure 5 is a perspective view of one of the panel elements which go to'make up the lamp housing,
Figure 6 is a detail horizontal sectional view on an enlarged scale illustrating the construction of the individual panel elements, and the manner in which they are secured together,
r Figure 7 is a detail horizontal sectional view taken on an enlarged scale,
F1gure8 1s a detail vertical sectional view illustrating the manner in which the panels are secured together, and also illustrating the manner in which a closure plate for the lamp housing may be supported from the side walls thereof, 0
Figure 9 is a detail distended view illustrating an ornamental edging or binding for the lamp housing, and
ure,the'light raysof the source of illumination within the lamp housing being directed downwardly in this formlof the'invention. r
By reference to; Figure 2 it will be noted that the lamp housing comprises angend wall 5 bers 17 which are secured together by a suitable fastening means 18 in a manner to be here nafter more specifically described. Or-
namental sections such as des1gnated-l9 may and to close the definingv edgeso'fathe side walls of the lamp housing.
The panels from which the side walls are formed are best illustrated in Figures 5 and 8, and by reference-.to.said :figuresf-itwvill ,be
15 apparent thateach, panel comprises a, frame like member 2O- formed of tWo-spaced memhers-21 which are 'maintained in spacedrelation by means of an-"interposed'insert or -the like -22. 'A fiange such -as 23 is provided 9 alongjone edge o'f each of -the panel members,
and thisj flange may-"be formed byproviding an extension uponthe-inserts 22 or in any other desired manner. Openings such; as 24; for-the reception-offastening means-such as 18heretofore referred to are provided. The
flange 23 heretoforementionedextends along fonl'y one sideof the paneland it is-to be understood that each panel is constructed with one jflange 23. The spaced "frames which formthe anelflilre-Inembers rovide-uon P a the side edge opposite to thatkwhich carries the-fiange-QS aslot or'the like25 and the purpose ofthis slot. will behereinafter described. 1 "A fiatpanel of translucent or transparent-materiahpreferably of glass, suchas26 is adapted to be-inserted in theiframesQO and as best ;illustrated in Figure 5,- these panels 26 ,are
' inserted in the ends f the-panelsi20. These panels 26 maybear. any si'iitabledataydesig- .nating the'name of the-streetupon-which the lamp-post is "installed or direction information as desired. 7 p I As best illustrated ini-Figure-3gthetop end w wall of the housing which has-been designatedlfi, comprises a conca'ved OI' Cl1Shed piece ofmaterial preferably sheetmetalypro- .vided with a central opening'30 for the recep- "tion of a suitable lighting :fixture and pro- ,vided .with a plurality of relatively small openings31 by means .of which the wall may be secured to a suitable lamp. "The defining edge of the endwvall' 15 is provided witha depending ,fiangey32, and. mounted interiorly ofgthis end Wall115 and "depending of said .Wall15 This constructionprovides a channel .orgroove extendingentire'ly around the defining edge of the wall 15, a nd iii-building upfthelamp housing, thefiange '23 of is positioned in this groove and secured by the .fastenings 18 .heretofore mentioned 3 together. are preferablyof sectional form, as illustrated in Figure 9. They comprise end sections e0 eaich of'which has aprojecting tongue or the like 4E1 whichis adapted to overlielthe in; parallelism "to the *fiange.:32, there is a' Y a flange'83isuitab'ly secured to theinner face :15 whichalthouglr'itiorms the top s am the g V gform oftheinvention illustrated 11. 7 V w h1'c h pass through the opemngsjl in the the groove or space of the lower panel in Figure 3 and thus the lamp box may be built up: to any desired v lengtl1,-aI 1d ,any desired -numberof panels may-be employed to probe employed to lend an ornamentaleffect vide the required amount of data.
,After vthe..desired..number of panels have 3.,
been secured together in the manner described, a closure plate supporting member such as 35 is employed to support a closure rivets or'the likaan angle memben'38. *The strip 37whas-a-reduced-portion =39 which is #1 adapted tobe' received in the space between "the anembers--fcrnnngthe frameof the lower panel and the portion-e0 of-"the angle member 38 isposi-tioned in a hor-izontal--plane to re- 'ceive the closure plate-36. .This member 37 may be secured -inplace-by-means offastenings 18 suchas those employedgfto secure'the central panels together. Ornamentalcorner members are employed and-these ornamental members are secured in position after 1 the desired-number of panels to form'izthe' lamp houslng of the deslred sizehavebeen secured These ornamentalcorner members end wallwith-which it isuscd. Intermediate sectionssuch as'42 are employed, and each intermediate SGCblOIl has a flange 43, pro ecting therefrcm providedwith openings '44 for the reception, of suitable fastening 111621115,
openings laforthereception of the saidfas- "tening means: being employed at the other .end of the intermediate sections. .Wi'll be .apparent that any number "of these Thus it sections may 'be secured together to accommodate the number of panels employed and at ,the same time close-the edges of, and present a neat appearance; to the corners of. the
In, Figure 11, the lamp housing is desigupper endof a stationary lamp-post such as 50. In this tormc'f the invent on, there are two additional hghts such as152-il.lus.1a"
and these lights may constitute trafiic light-s if desired and are merely mounted in a hous ing 53 which forms an extension of the'wall form a closed or opened end Wallsuch as 55 may be employed and secured in the same manner as the closure plate 36 heretofore described.
From the foregoing, it will be apparent that the present invention provides a lamp housing which is capable of universal use and which also may be extended or erected in various sizes and shapes depending upon the conditions to be met and that the device is also capable of use either with or without trai'fic control lights as explained.
While the invention has been hereindescribed in its preferred forms, it is to be understood that the invention is not to be limited to the specific construction herein illustrated, and that it may be carried out in other forms without departing from the spirit thereof as defined by the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and what it is desired to secure by United States Letters-Patent, is: I
1. A lamp housing comprising an end wall, said end wall having a slot defining each of its edges, side walls formed of interconnected panels, a flange projecting from the adjacent panel of each side wall and extending into the corresponding slot in the end wall, and means for securing the side walls to the end wall.
2. A lamp housing comprising an end wall, said end wall having a channel defining each of its edges, side walls formed of interconnected panels, a flange projecting from the adjacent panel of each side Wall and extending into the corresponding slot in the end wall, means for securing the side walls to the end wall, said last mentioned means passing through the flanges of the top panel of the side walls.
3. A lamp housing including a plurality of panels, and each panel having a slot extending along one edge thereof, and a flange projecting from the opposite edge of each panel and adapted for reception in the slot of an adjacent panel whereby to secure a. plurality of said panels together.
4-. A lamp housing comprising an end wall, a channel defining each edge of the end Wall, and side walls, said side walls each comprising a plurality of panels, a slot defining one edge of each of said panels, and a flange projecting from the opposite edge of each of sa d panels, said panels being disposed with their slotted edge lowermost and their flange uppermost and positioned within the slot of the panel above, with the flange of the uppermost panel in its corresponding channel in the end wall, and means for securing said panels together, and to the end wall.
5. A lamp housing comprising an end Wall,
a channel defining each edge of the end wall, and side walls, said side walls each comprising a plurality of panels, a slot defining one edge of each of said panels, and a flange projecting from the opposite edge of each of said panels, said panels being disposed with their slotted edge lowermost and their flange uppermost and positioned within the slot of the panel above, with the flange of the uppermost panel in its corresponding channel in the end wall, means for securing said panels together, and to the end wall, and corner members secured to the panels and to the end Wall.
6. A lamp housing comprising an end wall, a channel defining each edge of the end Wall, and side Walls, said side walls each comprising a plurality of panels, a slot defining one edge of each of said panels, and a flange projecting from the opposite edge of each of said panels, said panels being disposed with their slotted edge lowermost and their flange uppermost and positioned within the slot of the panel above, with the flange of the uppermost panel in its corresponding channel in the end wall, means for securing said panels together, and to the end wall, and corner members secured to the panels and to the end wall, said corner members being sectional whereby any number of panels may be secured together to form the desired size side wall with corner members for each panel.
7. A lamp housing comprising an end wall, and a plurality of side walls, said side walls being formed of a plurality of interconnected panels, means for securing said side walls to the end wall, and means carried by the free panel of each side wall for attachment of a. closure plate for the housing. V
8. A lamp housing comprising an end wall, and a plurality of side walls, said side walls being formedof a plurality of inter-connected panels, means for securing said side walls to the end Wall, and means carried by the free panel of each side wall for attachment of a closure plate for the housing, said last mentioned means comprising an ornamental strip 7 removably attached to the free panel of each side Wall.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
JOSEPH E. MANFRE.