US 2245349 A
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Patented June 1G, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,245,349 mLUnmvATmooANE Frank P. Lombardi, Mount Vernon, N. I. Application July 27, 1939, Serial No. 286,855
present invention is to Illuminating the translucent or transparent por-- tion at night to warn or signal the approaching persons or vehicles of the presence of the wearer or the carrier.
When the walking stick is serving a double purpose of support and signalling, the translucent portion can of course be made of a suitable colored material indicative of danger.
Other objects of the present invention will of course appear in the following specication.
Y eren'ce will be had to the accompanying a part of the specification in which similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views therein.
Figure 1 is a longitudinal section of one embodiment of the present invention.
Figure 2 is a transverse section 'taken along the line 2-2 oi' lFigure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary detail form of the present invention.
Figures 4 and 5 are also modified forms.
Referring to Figure 1 of the drawing wherein I have shown, by way of illustration merely, a longitudinal sectional View of a walking stick comprising a hand grip or cap portion- I threaded at I I, to receive a battery housing I2, which in turn is threaded or otherwise secured at I3 to a translucent or transparent stail;l portion I4.
Mounted within the battery housing I2. are a pair of ashlight batteries I5 and IB and a fiashlight bulb I1 arranged in circuit in the usual way within a metallic tubular member I8. This metallic tube I8 is threaded to the cap I0 and screwed down firmly upon an insulated washer terminal 2l consists of a main terminal member 2i `in contact with the base of the battery I6 and having an integral bus bar bent at right angles as shown at 23 to connect of a modified which is made of a suit,
member 22, which is (Cl. y24o-6.42)
with a push button 24v mounted in a suitable recess 25 in the cap I0, and urged outwardly by a spring 21 or equivalent. The button 24 has a small pin 28 secured to it, and this pin 28 is secured to the bus a nut 29 screwed to the pin 28. 'I'he advantage oi this construction is that the batteries and light bulb with the contact switch may be removed from the shaft in one unit withthe cap I 0.
The cap I 0 has a keyway portion 30 to receive a projecting part of the washer I9, which serves to insulate the bus bar 22 from the metallic tube I8;
The lower tip piece '3| stall'.
Now referring to Figure 3 I have shown a modied form of stick wherein the structure is exactly like that shown'in Figure 1, with the exception of the' translucent portion, which is here'shown solid as indicated at I4'.
In Figure' I have illustrated a modified form of stall' portion I4 which can be made oi' metal with perforations design such as an able design.
To illuminate the cane portion oi' the stall I4 has the usual arrow 34, or any other suitit is only necessary to press the button 24 which will bring the nut 29 into contact with the tubular member I8, this will then close the circuit through the terminal 2|, batteries I8 and I5, and light the flash-light bulb lI1 and then back through the tubular member I8 to the nut l29 in the usual way.
The battery housingmember I2, and the cap I II are preferably made of an opaque material and preferably round or cylindrical, but can of course be made squar hexagonal or any other suitable conilguration.
When the bulb I1 is lit, the light is projected down the hollowed out portion 31 in .the translucent staff member I4, thereby illuminating the entire stall portion I4.
In Figure 3, I have shown a solid stati portion I4' which will become illuminated throughout its entire length when the Ibulb I1 is lit.
The vforms shown in Figures l, 2 and 3 are preferably. made for use as a substantial walking stick, because the material used is fairly thick and will be strong port as well as a signal.
In Figure 4 I have shown the translucent staff member I4 with a fairly thick wall, and I might mention here that if this type of cane were used as a t'oy the wall could be made of very thin bar member 22 by means ofy for protecting the bottom of the 33 punched in or a suitable enough to be used as a sup- ACelluloid or any other suitable could accommodate stumped pictures onthe inside thereof so that when the cane is not illuminated the pictures on the inside o! the cene could not be seen butwhen the cene is illuminoted they would appear on the outside o! the cane.
If it is desirable to use. toy cene havin: a. substantial stel! portion showine some sort of a. design thereon, n thin metal statt portion Il' could be used with punched out designs of any configuration throughout its entire length.
It may be desirable when using c translucent stall' Il 0r l" to have the light alternately interrupted by opaque portions Ila es indicated in Figm'e 3.l l
It will be seen that this invention could be adapted for use as s. signal licht on other articles or manufacture, such as for example, um brelles, bicycle handle bere or any other tubular etrlictures that could accommodate bctteriesend a translucent or transparent member.
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)..Awnlkindstickoithechnnoterdescribed comprisinz a. cap formed with an upper and n lower threaded section in its inner weil, n methreeded st one end und supported in the upper threaded sectionof seid can. the other end of said tite formed with n socket to hold an electric bulb, n plurality of batteries in said tube, an electric bulb in nid socket, a housing for said metallic tube and said electric bulb, said housing externllly threaded at one end and secured in the lower threaded a hollow translucent elongated portion amxed to the other end oi said housing and means for closing an electric circuit through said batteries and said electric bulb. I 2. The structure recited in claim 1 wherein said means for closing the electric circuit comprises spwced make and break contacts, a recess the side ci seid cap and a switch opthrough said recess whereby he opened or closed at will.
crater extended scid contacto mey FRANK P. LOMBARDI.