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Publication numberUS2176789 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1939
Filing dateOct 19, 1938
Priority dateOct 19, 1938
Publication numberUS 2176789 A, US 2176789A, US-A-2176789, US2176789 A, US2176789A
InventorsCapitani Luciano J
Original AssigneeCapitani Luciano J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Head lamp
US 2176789 A
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L. J. CAPITANI Oct. 17, 1939.

HEAD LAMP Filed Oct. 19, 1938 Zwz'aiw J 60 02 n;

ATTORNEYS WITNESS 25 in operation and economical in manufacture. v lamp H to effect illumination thereof. 5

Other objects and advantages will be apparent The front ends of the sections are connected from the following description, appended claims to e r y a pair o buckled elastic ps and annexed drawing. and when said straps 20 are detached relative to Patented Oct. 17, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HEAD LABIP Luciano J. Capitani, Aliquippa, Pa. Application October 19, 1938, Serial No. 235,871

2 Claims. (01. 24059) My invention relates to head lamps and more the adjacent end of a battery as illustrated in particularly to electric head lamps adapted to Figure 2. be worn on the head of a user. A bus bar I5 is carried by the inner face of the One of the principal objects of my invention outer wall of the section 1, adjacent the front end 6 is to provide a head lamp so constructed and thereof, and is insulated therefrom by a strip of 5 arranged as to permit the mounting thereof upon insulating material l5. One end of said bus bar is the head of a wearer so that the lamp will direct fashioned with a forwardly extending arm having light from the forehead on illumination of said electric contact with a centrally disposed terminal lamp, thus eliminating the necessity of the carryof the bulb ll. Slidably mounted through the 10 ing of the lamp in the hand and thereby giving front wall of the casing and insulated therefrom 10 freedom of use of the hands of the wearer. is a switch button H, the rear end of which is Another object of my invention is to provide a provided with a switch blade l8, one end of lamp of the above described character wherein which slidably engages the bus bar I5 and the the electric batteries are mounted in a novel opposite end a contact strip I9 carried by the manner and the current supply therefrom is conmaterial 66. Said strip l9 engages the positive 15 trolled by a switch readily accessible for the terminal of the adjacent battery and coacts with turning on or off of the lamp of the electric bulb e Sp M to maintain e ba te es n contype when the same is worn on the head, the supnected condition with said band.

porting band of the lamp being of a kind for self- Operation of the switch button in one direction adjustment for the fitting of the lamp about serves to break the connection between the strip 20 the head of the wearer. l9 and the blade l8 while operation in the oppo- A further object of my invention is to provide a site direction serves to effect electrical connecdevice of the above described character which is tion between the strip 19 and bus bar 5 by simple in construction, durable in use, efficient establishing a Circuit from Said battery to the Referring to the drawing wherein like refereach other the section may be swung 130 p ence characters designate like parts throughout p on to permit removal and insertion of the 30 t r l i batteries 9 within the respective sections. A pair Figure 1 is a perspective view of my invention of adjustable cross straps 2| are secured to the illustrating the same as being worn on the head pp r face of the Sections 6 and 'l and serve to of r. maintain the device suspended about the head of Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof, certain of a wearer. The straps 20 are adjustable to a de- 35 the parts being illustrated in section, sired head size. The sections 6 and I may be con- Figure 3 is a detail sectional view taken on structed to any desired size and of various mathe lines 3.. 3 f Figure 1, terials, for instance, leather, fiber and pressed In practicing my invention I provide a headp p r a W as metal or the like. 40 band 5 which is of elliptical formation in plan. From the foregoing it will be apparent that w Said head-band 5, which is constructed of metal, I have provided a suitable and eflicient head is hollow and is formed with a pair of short and mp which may be readily justed to the head long sections 6 and 1 respectively, hinged toof a wearer and thereby permit free use of the gether at the rear side of said band as at 8. hands of said wearer. It is to be distinctly underi5 Said sections constitute battery casings in which stood that v s ch n s nd m ifications in 5 are positioned a plurality of batteries 9 as clearly the construction and arrange o the parts illustrated in Figure 2 of the drawing. The front may be resorted to without depar from the end of the section I of said band has adjustably sp rit f the invention or Scope of the appended secured thereto a lamp housing It), the same claims. having contained therein an electric bulb ll What I claim is: 50

, threadedly mounted in a socket [2 formed on the 1. A device of the character described, co

rear end of a reflector 13. Said reflector I3 is prising, a hollow band formed with a pair of electrically connected to one terminal of a batsections hinged together at the rear ends theret y through e medium o aeOil p g 14 interof, a lamp housing adjustably connected to one p d. b en h front a o the Section 6 a of said sections adjacent the front end thereof, 65

a spring in one of said sections at the front end thereof, a contact strip mounted within the other section at the front end and insulated therefrom, said contact strip coacting with said spring for maintaining batteries within said band in connected condition when the rear ends of said sections are closed relative to each other, a switch carried by said band adjacent said housing for establishing electrical connection between said strip and a lamp bulb mounted in said housing, and detachable means connecting the front ends of said sections together and coacting with said strip and said spring to maintain said batteries in connected condition.

2. A device of the character described, comprising, a hollow band formed with a pair of sections hinged together at the rear ends thereof, a lamp housing adjustably connected to one of said sections adjacent the front end thereof, a

spring in one of said sections at the front end thereof, a contact strip mounted within the other section at the front end and insulated therefrom, said contact strip coacting with said spring for maintaining batteries within said band in connected condition when the rear ends of said sections are closed relative to each other, a switch carried by said band adjacent said housing for establishing electrical connection "between said strip and a lamp bulb mounted in said housing, detachable means connecting the front ends of said sections together and coacting with said strip and said spring to maintain said batteries in connected condition, and a pair of crossed adjustable head straps secured to said sections for maintaining said band in suspended condition about the head of a wearer.

LUCIANO J. CAPITANI.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification362/105, 362/189
International ClassificationF21L4/00, A42B1/24, A42B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21L15/14
European ClassificationF21L15/14