US 1930620 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
0d. 17, 1933. E. LQVEEN MECHANICS ELECTRIC HEADLIGHT Filed Feb. 13, 1933 3 Sheets-Sheet l e m I Oct. 17, 1933. H. E. LOVEEN MECHANICS ELECTRIC HEADLIGHT Filed Feb. 13, 1953 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 jzloaeezz A/ Oct. 17, 1933. E. LQ'VEEN 1,930,620
MECHANIC'S ELECTRIC HEADLIGHT Filed Feb. 13, 1953 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 I [W? 0 (go Inventor zoa'een/ V Patented Got. 17, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to headlights for mechanics and other persons, the general object of the invention is to provide means for holding an electric light on the head with a reflector for reflecting the rays of light in front of the head, the device being so constructed that there is no danger of the user being burned by the heat of the lamp.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in Which:
Figure 1 is a view showing the device in use.
Figure 2 is a view showing the position of the device when not in use.
Figure 3 is a front view of the device.
Figure 4 a view of the head member and the lamp support with the lamp removed.
Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view through the support with the lamp in elevation.
Figure 6 is a front view of the reflector.
Figure '7 is a section on line 7-7 of Figure 5.
Figure 8 is a rear view of the reflector.
Figure 9 is a transverse sectional view through the head member.
Figure 10 is a section on line 10-10 of Figure 1.
Figure 11 is an end view of the head member with the wrapping removed.
In these views, the numeral 1 indicates the head member which is composed of a curved spring strip 2 having lateral extensions 3 at each end thereof, with the strip and its extensions Wrapped with suitable insulating material 4.
This member 1 is adapted to fit over the head of the user,as shown in Figure l with the extensions 3 bent to form arcuate parts as shown I in Figure 10 which conform to the front and rear portions of the head, as shown in Figure 1. Thus the member is held on the head in the position shown in Figure 1 and can be placed on the bare head or over a cap worn by the user. A supporting strip 5 is riveted or otherwise fastened to the front end of the strip or band 2 and its lower end is covered by some of the wrappings 4 and the upper end of the strip 5 is formed with a hole 6 for receiving a bolt or screw '7 which connects the lamp socket 8 to said strip 5. Clips 9 are secured to the head member 1 for receiving the conductors 10 so that the portion of the con- 14 is spaced from the bulb and the rear portion 15 is spaced from the head member so that these parts of the reflector will be air cooled and there is no danger of the reflector coming, in contact with the head of the user and if it did the user would not be burned thereby.
The conductors are connected with the usual plug 16, shown in Figure 2, so that the plug can be connected with any suitable source of supply.
The device can be easily and quickly put in place on the head of the user or removed and the parts are so positioned that the device will not interfere with the vision of the user and the reflector will prevent rays of light from affectingthe eyes of the user. The parts are insulated so that there is no danger of the user being shocked or burned. The device is self adjusting as it is of spring material, is comfortable and can be easily connected to any source of supply.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall Within the scope of the appended, claim. 7
What is claimed is:
A device of the class described comprising a band of spring material having laterally extending arcuate ends for fitting over the head, an elongated plate-like member having its lower end connected to the front end of the band and said member extending upwardly and rearwardly, a covering ofv insulating material for both said band and its end parts and said covering also extending over the lower part of the plate-like member, a socket, means for detachably connecting the upper end of the socket to the upper end of the plate-like member, said socket extending downwardly and forwardly in front of said plate-like member, a bulb carried by the socket, a ring detachably connected with the socket and a reflector attached to the ring front and rear portions connected together at their lower ends and having their upper ends connected to the rear part of the ring in spaced relation, the rear part being of less width than the front part and said rear part being spaced from the front part and from the front part of the band.
HARRY E. LOVEEN.