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Publication numberUS1860913 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 31, 1932
Filing dateNov 15, 1929
Priority dateNov 15, 1929
Publication numberUS 1860913 A, US 1860913A, US-A-1860913, US1860913 A, US1860913A
InventorsWagenhorst James H
Original AssigneeWagenhorst James H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cabinet for arc lamps
US 1860913 A
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May 31, 1932. .1. H. WAGENHORST CABINET FOR ARC LAMPS Filed Nov. 15, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 |l|t|ll May 31, 1932- J. H, wAGl-:NHRST CABINET FOR ARC LAMPS 2 Sheets-Sheet 2` Filed NOV. l5. 1929 Patented May 31, 1932 `Jannes H. WaenNHonsT, or DETROIT, MIdHIeAN CABINET roanne-LAMPS' Appneatibn mea November 15,1929.

Thisinvention relates to improvements in arc lamp housings, and particular-ly to a housing or casing for arc lamps of the type designed for'therapeutic uses.

At the present time, arc lamps designed vfor therapeutic vuse have, in most instances, been installed in hospitals or sanitariums and the like, althoughthere are instances where they are utilized in private residences. In these latterinstances, however, special arrangements must almost always be made for the installation of the lamp, and the primary object of the present invention is to provide a housy ing for an arc lamp of this character which 15i can be placed in residences without any inconvenience whatever. More specilically, the invention contemplates a portable cabinet designed so as to have the appearance of an ordinary piece of furniture which, on account of its attractiveness, permits the lamp Yto be installed in residences without impairing Vthe appearance of the regular furnishings. In this way, the lamp may be used in practicalj ly any room in the household, not requiring special arrangements or facilities for its installation.

A further object of the invention consists in a novel mounting of the lamp in its cabinet,

. so that it may be readily removed from and replaced in the cabinet.

With these and other objects in View, the invention consists in certain details of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts, all as will hereinafter be more fully described and the novel features thereof particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure l is a perspective view illustrating *i0r4 a housing in the form of a portable cabinet, the lamp being partially projected out of the cabinet; Y

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view through -the cabinet; n

Fig; 3 is a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig' 2,' j

Fig. 4 is a detail view, partly in section, of the lamp mounting; 1 Fig. 5 is a sectional view on the line 5-5 5 of Fig. 8; and

vwith, a hingedcover ll, so

seriai No. 407,506.

Fig. 6 is a detail perspective view of a portion of the lamp mounting.

In its broader aspect, the present invention contemplates an arclamp housing in the form of a cabinet which, by preference, is portable so that it may .be moved from one room toanother `of a household, if desired. As illustrated in: Figure l, the cabinet may y be ofv any attractive, design, so that it willv not impair theappearance ofl theqroom in o0 which it is installed or `being used. As illustrated in the drawings, the lamp` islvertically slidable within this cabinet, so that it may be projected above the cabinet,as illustrated in Figure l, when itgis to be not in use, the lamp may be lowered within `the cabinet and the cover thereof closed, as

illustratedk in Figs. 2 and 3, at which timeit will have "the appearance of an ordinary piece of furniture. y i .i Y

Referring to the accompanying drawings, thel cabinet 10, as has .been mentioned, is of a portable natureLand may be designed with any pleasing appearance. It is provided that when the 75 cover isV raised, the lamp l2A may be projected above the top of the cabinet. As the constructionof the lamp proper constitutes no part of the present invention,"V a detailed description thereof isv .unnecessary. iA 80 switch, for turning the lamp on and olf, is .shown at 13, and a conductor or wire 14, for supplying current toV the lamp, extends through an opening inthe bottom ofthe cabinets so that it may be 1connectedto some.85

suitable source of electric current'supp1y, there beinga sufficient length ofthe conductor or wire-within the cabinetto compensate forpthe distance the lamp is. adaptedy to be raisedabove the top of the cabinet. v Y

While various arrangements might be resorted to formountingthe lamp in the cabinet, the/preferred form consistsfoftelescoping members, one mounted on the side ofthe cabinet andthe other supportingfthelamp,

- so that asthe latter is moved longitudinally of the iiXed member, the lamp is raised and i, lowered with respect to thecabinet.V Meansr are also providedfor retaining the lamp in any of its adjusted positions. More specifi- 10Q j i used, or, when 05 j cally, this mounting consists of a tubular member l5 mounted on one side of a cabinet and extending vertically thereof. Slidable Within this tubular member is a post 16 Whose upper end isofset as at 17, this oliset portion having the lamp rigidly attached thereto as by the clamps 18. Extending vertically,thrgugho1it the length ,pf :the tubular member -thereis a slot20, and at a suitable point Within the tubular member, post 16 is provided with a ,lugd that fprojects through said slot 20. T his lug may bein the forni of a screw Whose sha-n1; .eX-tends through the slot With an eye 21 formed `at the'eXterior end of thepshank portion.' 'Se- Y cured in'tlie eye 21 of this lug is oneendof a flexible member' orstrap 22,' aii'dthe opposite end of this strap or Hexibie ineinb/r'isse cured Within-the casingQS of a spring lift device ofl ordinary interior Construction.

' The strength of this springiligft device-23 top yci the cabinet.

, is such as .to counter-balance; so to speak, the

Weight ofgthe Ilamp 127 sczthat 'the lamp Awill ren'iain -in any position .in which it might `be adjusted, when raised to project it above the Gnfthe' other hand, ,the strength of Jthis fspring lift device is such that the jlainp maybe easily depressed .when it is to be replaced in 1the cabinet.

hat isclaimed is:

' 1. -A- d'evice for housing and supporting a therapeutic Varc lamp in proper operative pcopen or close the top thereof, a casing of somewhat smaller size than said cabinet for housing` the electrodes and operating mechap nism of the arc lamp, which casing has a light projecting opening in a side thereof disposed at right angles to the lid-hinged side of said cabinet, a tubular guide member in said cabinet gieertically :mounted upon 'the side opposite the'lid-l'i'inged side'thereo'f, a splined post slidably .and non-rotatably disposed in said -tubular guidernelnlieranl having an arm t0 which said lamp casing is secured in aline` )nient .witliythe vertical axis of said cabinet, and a support-ing device associated With said pos-t and operativetomaintain said casing so ,extended .out .Q and above casingasto xpreclu'd, the `vvazllsoi' said :cabinet frolil lnteleliug Withtlie' ,projecten off light from the iight opening in said casing side, seid Si'lipetlig 'dericebellg Yelfele the top of said 'i in clmleter whereby ,said postular jbe low ered to such an extent in said Ouijde fmlber as'to permit disposition of :said ,arojlamper 'lig Wholly Within said-cabinet and `'allow the `closure ofesa'id Llid iipQn-'the ,top lthereo'f.'

'JAMES sitioiiorbroadsidei irradiation of the huma-n Y bodygcomprisin an open-top cabinet'simi'lar in size andV con guration tothe conventional phonograph cabinet, a lidhinged to .c ne side efserl 'ea-billet and-eweseble 1re Yenen 0r @lose the @Op thereof, iaeeeege eerliewharsrrraller Size ther Sed-ee'brlefr ,fer herring .the electrodes and Operating meeheinism 0f theare' leerer, wleh easing .hes e 'light iereieerns to such anextent in said guide member as to permit disposition of arc lamp ,casing Y Wholly Within said; cabinet nand allow the closure oi' said lid upon the top thereof.

`2. A device `for housing and supporting av therapeutic arc 'lampin proper operative po` sitionforbr'oadside irradiation of the human bodyeemiirisingan epee-tei) eebnet Similar Iin sizey and configurationto the conven- Y tional phonographcabinetraild hinged to` one side 4of said cabinet and swingable Vtc ite maintain Sarlefdsrg .Se

eter whereby eerlpeet rriey 'be lowered

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US2757999 *Jun 27, 1952Aug 7, 1956De Lyle Burton CTypewriter-lifting device
US2888308 *Sep 17, 1958May 26, 1959Avco Mfg CorpStructure of cabinets for electrical apparatus
US4984982 *Jul 28, 1989Jan 15, 1991Amp IncorporatedRetractable access flooring module
U.S. Classification312/21
International ClassificationA61N5/06
Cooperative ClassificationA61N5/06
European ClassificationA61N5/06