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Publication numberUS1930081 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 10, 1933
Filing dateMay 1, 1931
Priority dateMay 1, 1931
Publication numberUS 1930081 A, US 1930081A, US-A-1930081, US1930081 A, US1930081A
InventorsBiller David J
Original AssigneeDay Brite Reflector Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Light support
US 1930081 A
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Oct. 10, 1933. D BlLLER 1,930,081

LIGHT SUPPORT File-d Hay 1, 1931 Patented Oct. 10, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE LIGHT SUPPORT poration of Missouri Application May 1, 1931. Serial No. 534,275

2 Claims.

My invention relates to light supports and has for its principal object a construction which is especially adapted for use in supporting a shaving light, which mounts the light so as to be easly accessible when needed and concealed from View when not needed, and which automatically turns the light on and off. The invention consists principally in a hinged light support provided with an automatic switch for turning on said light when the support is swung into one position and turning oif the light when swung into another position. The invention further consists in the light support and in the parts and combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawing,

Fig. 1 is an elevation of a light support embodying my invention, such support being shown in connection with the usual type of medicine cabinet common in bathrooms,

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view; and

Fig. 3 is a side elevation showing the light support in opened position and the light turned on.

In the drawing is illustrated a medicine cabinet 1 provided with the usual hinged door 2 on which is a mirror 3.

At the lower part of said medicine cabinet is shown a hinged door 4 constituting the light support of the present invention, said door or panel 4 having a handle 5. The hinges 6 for said light support 5 are preferably mounted at the lower edge thereof, so that when said support or door 5 is opened it swings downwardly. A L, suitable automatic switch indicated generally by the numeral 7 is provided for closing an electric circuit when said support is lowered or opened (thereby turning on the light 8) and for breaking said circuit when said support is swung upwardly (thereby extinguishing the light). Said light 8 is preferably mounted in a reector member 9 that directs the rays of the light in the direction desired. In the construction shown in the drawing it is contemplated that the light 8 will be used for shaving and the reflector 9 is arranged to direct the rays upwardly into the face of a person standing before the medicine cabinet.

Mounted in the light support 5 is a small glass insert 10, through which the light will shine if the automatic switch 7 fails to work, thereby serving as a warning that the light is burning.

The above construction has the important advantage of mounting a light at a point where it is needed for shaving or other special purposes in such a way that it can be swung out of position when not needed. The device is simple in construction and inexpensive to make.

Obviously, numerous changes might be made in the proportions and arrangements of various parts and I do not wish to be limited to the precise construction shown.

What I claim is:

1. In combination with a medicine cabinet or the like having a mirror, a door hingedly secured along its lower edgeto said cabinet beneath said mirror, an electric light mounted on the inner face of said door in position to direct light rays upwardly and away from the mirror when said door is opened, and automatic means for turning on said light when said door is opened and for extinguishing said light when said door is closed.

2. In combination with a meidcine cabinet or the like having a mirror, a door hingedly secured along its lower edge to said cabinet beneath said mirror, an electric light mounted on the inner face of said door in position to direct light rays upwardly and away from the mirror when said door is opened, and automatic means for turning on said light when said door is opened and for extinguishing said light when said door is closed, said door having a transparent portion for indicating whether said light is extinguished.

DAVID J. BILLER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification362/129, 362/137
International ClassificationA45C15/06, A45C15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C15/06
European ClassificationA45C15/06