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Publication numberUS2189715 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 6, 1940
Filing dateSep 19, 1938
Priority dateSep 19, 1938
Publication numberUS 2189715 A, US 2189715A, US-A-2189715, US2189715 A, US2189715A
InventorsEdwin Hoiseth Selmer
Original AssigneeEdwin Hoiseth Selmer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Connector yoke for flashlights
US 2189715 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Feb.6, 1940. E, H H 2,189,715

CONNECTOR YOK E FOR FLASHLIGHTS Filed Sept. 19, 1938 Inventof Liz: magi/ v Patented Feb. 6, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFlCE 2,189,715 CONNECTOR YOKE' FOR FLASHLIGHTS Selmer Edwin Hoiseth, Willmar, Minn. Application September 19, 1938, Serial No. 230,672

1 Claim.

flashlight and the pencil or other object held by the yoke and the yoke can be entirely removed from the flashlight and other object. I

' Another object is to so construct the yoke that it will hold the parts in such a position that the entire unit can be readily carried in the pocket of a garment. I

This invention also consists in certain other features of 1 construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying. drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.

In describing the invention in detail, reference will behad to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure l is a view showing the yoke as connecting a flashlight with a pencil.

Figure 2 is an end view of the yoke.

The drawing shows the invention used with a pencil but it is to be understood that it may be used with a tire tester or any other suitable ob- 'ject.: In this drawing the numeral l indicates an arcuate shank of substantially U-shape gradually increasing in size toward the ends thereof with a large split spring ring, or sleeve, 2 at one end of the shank for receiving the flashlight and a small split spring ring, or sleeve 3 at the other 40 end thereof for receiving the pencil. These rings extend outwardly from opposite ends of the shank, respectively, in axially converging relation so that the two designated objects passing through the rings converge forwardly as shown in '45 Figure 1,,if the shank .l is disposed in rearwardly bowed position relative to the said two objects. The flashlight 4 with which the invention is more particularly concerned is of the pocket type having the usual lengthwise extended retaining clip 4a thereon. The pencil, designated 5, need merely be identified in passing. v Obviously both flashlight 4 and the pencil 5 may beadjusted longitudinally in the rings 2, 3 relatively, as desired andalso removed from, the rings when occasion may require. In connection with the flashlight-receiving ring 2, it is to be noted that the said ring is of the proper diameter to receive the clip 4a of the flashlight 4 in the split of the ring, whereby said light may be anchored to said ring against turning therein. As will also be noted, the rearwardly bowed shank'i providesa convenient finger-grip for sliding the connector 11 rearwardly on the pencil 5 into selected positions.- -When the device is used with a pencil, the pencil is adjusted to a position which will per-. mit the hand of the user to properly grasp the pencil between the point and the ring 3 and the 18 flashlight is adjusted so as to properly center the light on the work where the work is engaged by the point of the pencil. The curve of the shank l and the arrangement of the rings 2 and 3 properly hold the two objects so that the object 5 can properly perform the work intended while the work piece and the operative end of the object 5 is illuminated.

Itis 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 pro-.

vided that such changes fall within thescope 80 of the appended claim.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

A connector for use on a pencil to secure a pocket flashlight thereto having a lengthwise extending clip thereon, said connector comprising a bar-like shank terminating in a pair of split resilient sleeves at opposite ends thereof, respectively, of relatively different diameters for clampingly and slidably receiving the pencil and II flashlight, respectively, said sleeves being disposed in axially converging relation to direct the beam from said light onto the point of the pencil, and the flashlight-receiving sleeve being of a diameter to'receive the clip of said light in the split thereof whereby said light may be anchored to said sleeve against turning therein, and said shank being bowed to curve rearwardly and provide a convenient finger-grip for sliding the connector rearwardly on the pencil into selected position.


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U.S. Classification24/557, 24/11.0CC, 401/195, 401/52, D19/77
International ClassificationB43K29/10, B43K29/00
Cooperative ClassificationB43K29/10
European ClassificationB43K29/10