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Publication numberUS1868208 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 19, 1932
Filing dateApr 9, 1929
Priority dateApr 9, 1929
Publication numberUS 1868208 A, US 1868208A, US-A-1868208, US1868208 A, US1868208A
InventorsSeth N Jordan
Original AssigneeSeth N Jordan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automobile starting device
US 1868208 A
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Jul 19, 1932.

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Applloation filed April 9, 1929. Serial No, 353,787,

This invention relates to a device designed for use in supplying electric energy from the usual lighting circuit of a building, to thev starting motor of a motor vehicle, thereby eliminating the possibility of exhausting the electric energy of the battery of the vehicle during cold weather.

An important object of the invention is to provide a switch in the form of a plug to be inserted in a socket in circuit with the battery and starting motor, the plu being of a construction to automatically reak the circuit between the battery and starting motor,and complete a circuit between the motor and lighting circuit of the building or garage in which the vehicle is housed.

Another object of the invention is to provide a socket member having contacts therein which contacts complete a circuit between the 2 battery and motor when the plug is removed, so that the starting switch may be actuated in the usual and well known manner for starting the vehicle.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spiritof the invention.

Referring to the drawings:

Figure 1 is a view illustrating the use of the device forming the subject matter of this invention.

Figure. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the socket member of the device.

Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view through the socket member and plug.

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on'line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a diagrammatic view showing the circuits.

Referring to the drawings in detail, the device embodies a switch including a socket member 5 which is secured to the motor vehi cle at any convenient location, and as shown the reference character 15.

the socketmember includes spring contact arms 6 that have curved ends 7 normally contacting to complete a circuit therethrough.

One of the arms 6 is in circuit with the battery of the motor vehicle, through the wires 8 and 9 whilethe opposite arm is in circuit as with the starting switch. 10, through the wire 11.

The wire 12 completes the circuit between the motor A and contact member 130i the starting switch, while the wire 14 is the w ground wire leading from the. motor. Thus it will be seen that under normal conditions the starting motor A may be thrown into operation to start the motor of the vehicle, by operating the starting switch 10. The ground wire for the battery, isindicated by The socket member 5 also includes a contact arm- 16 to which the ground wire 17 is connected. Cooperating with the socket 717 member is a switch plug 18 which is of a diameter to closely fit within the opening of the socket member, the forward end of the plug being tapered to fit within the'tapered opening 19 in the forward end of the socket member. This plug is constructed of insulating material and issectional in formation, the sections of the plug being held together by means of the bolts 20 that pass through aligning openings in the sections. w

Adjacent to the forward end of the plug, is a contact plate 21 to which the wire 22 is I connected, which wire leads to the transformer 23 which is in iiircuit with the wires 24 and 25 that constitute the lighting circuit of the garage or building in which the vehicle supplied with the device forming the subject matter of this invention is housed, thereby providing a switch 26 for controlling the circuit.

Another contact plate is secured to the plug, and is indicated by the reference character 27, which plate is in circuit with the wire 28 constituting the positive .wire of the circuit. W

The wires forming the circuit between the plug and transformer are'wound on the reel 29 which is mounted on the plate 30, that in turn is secured to the wall of the garage or building so that the-wires may be readily the device, it is only necessary to lift the hood and place the plug in the socket member whereu on the circuit between the motor vehicle attery and starting motor is broken by the contact of one of the switch arms 6 with the insulated side of the plug. Electric energy now will ass through the transformer from the lighting circuit of the building, from where the circuit will pass to the arm 16 through the plate 27 to the ground wire 17. Electric energy will also pass through the wire 22, plate 21, and contact arms 6 through the starting switch 10 and 'wire 12 to the motor A causing the motor to operate to start the internal combustion engine or motor of the vehicle, thereby relieving the usual battery of the vehicle of undue strain.

I claim:

1. In a device of the class described, a starting motor, a source of electricity supply, wires providing a circuit between the source of electricity supply and motor, a normally closed switch connected with the wires to complete the circuit to the motor, an auxiliary source of electricity supply, wires leading from the auxiliary source of electricity supply, a plug connected with the last mentioned wires, and said plug adapted to be inserted in the switch to simultaneously break the circuit to the motor and complete the circuit between the plug and motor.

2. In a device of the class described, a starting motor, a source of electricit supply, wires providing a circuit between t 1e source of electricity su ply and motor, a switch member connecte with the wires, said switch member including a pair of normally engaged contact arms, an auxiliary source of electricity supply, a lug, wires providing a circuit between t e p ug and auxiliary source of electricity supply, said plug adapted to pass between the contact arms to break the circuit to the motor, and said plug having contact plates to complete the circuit between the auxiliary source of electricity supply and motor, to operate the motor.

3. A starting system for internal combustion engines comprising, an electric starting motor, an electric circuit connected to said motor including a battery, a transformed source of electric supply, means for connecting said transformed source of electric supply to said motor and disconnecting said battery from said motor, and a starting switch common to both sources of electric supply and said motor.

4. An auxiliary starting system forinternal combustion engines having an electric starting motor normally operated by a bat-

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Classifications
U.S. Classification290/38.00R, 307/10.6
Cooperative ClassificationF02N11/08