|Publication number||US2288093 A|
|Publication date||Jun 30, 1942|
|Filing date||Jun 19, 1941|
|Priority date||Jun 19, 1941|
|Publication number||US 2288093 A, US 2288093A, US-A-2288093, US2288093 A, US2288093A|
|Inventors||Norbert F A Kaffenberger, Sheffer Walter|
|Original Assignee||Norbert F A Kaffenberger, Sheffer Walter|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (24), Classifications (11)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
J1me 1942- N. F. A. KAFFENBERGER ETAL 3,
COMBINED TOOL HANDLE AND LAMP v Filed June 19, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 v fi- Inventor lvorberi FA. Ka ffeneryer W0/ZZ87 Slzagffer a g v o B Z Attorney June 30, 1942- N. F. A. KAFFENBERGER ET AL 2,288,093
COMBINED TOOL HANDLE AND LAMP Filed June 19, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Z 2/ :Zd
. Inventor I Nbrberi' F/ljf'wfleml'eryer Wlzer 57a 9767' Attorney Patented June 30, 1942 COMBINED TOOL LE AND Norbert F. A. Kafienberger and Walter Shelter,
Application June 19, N41, Serial No. 398,846
This invention relates to a combined tool handle and lamp, the general object of the invention being to provide a member of translucent material provided with means for holding a tool with a part or the tool projecting therefrom and having an electric lamp therein for illumihating the tool and parts of the handle.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the 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 accompanyingdrawings wherein like characters denote like "or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:
Figure l is an elevational view of the invention showing a tool projecting therefrom.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the handle with the tool removed.
Figure 3 is a sectional detail view showing one of the contact frames.
Figure 4 is a section on the line 6-5 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a cross sectional view through the upper part of the handle showing the slot therein.
Figure 6 is a section on the line 6-6 of Figure 1.
Figure 7 is a section on the line l'l of Figure 1.
Figure 8 is a fragmentary elevational view showing the slot in the upper end of the handle with the spring contact member extending thereinto.
Figure 9 is a bottom plan view of the cover member.
Figure 10 is a view of the metal sleeve.
Figure 11 is a view of a tool which can be used with the device.
Figure 12 is a sectional view of a socketed tool for use with the device.
In these views the letter A indicates the handle member which is formed or translucent material and preferably of plastic material and said handle member is formed with an enlarged part i of elongated and tubular form and a longer reduced part 2, also of tubular form. A partition 3 extends across a part of the portion l and is formed of the same material as the rest of the device and a socket member 5 is embedded in the material forming the lower part of the portion l and this socket member providing a large socket part 5 and a small socket part 7.
A ring 8 of metal is also embedded in the said part of the portion l and surrounds the socket forming part 5 but is connected therewith by the webs 9 so that arcuate-shaped parts l8 of translucent material pass through the metal part as shown in Figure 4 so that the light rays can pass from the lamp bulb H through the adjacent part of the member A into the part 2. A metal sleeve 02 is placed in the part i above the par tition 3 and carries the battery l3 for supplying current to the bulb, the bulb being threaded in a socket forming part of a reflector i l with the center contact of the bulb engaging the center contact of the battery. The metal reflector as is in engagement with the sleeve 92 and spring contacts l6 partly embedded in the upper end of the part i have their bent ends it engaging the shell, this part of the shell or sleeve being provided with a groove l8 receiving the bent ends. The upper ends of the member 86 enter the bayonet slots it formed in the interior portion of the part 6, these bayonet slots being adapted to receive the ends of a bar 20 attached to the inner face of a disk 2! which acts as a closure for the upper end of the part i, finger receiving recesses 22 being formed in the outer face of the disk to permit the same to be turned to place the ends of the bar in engagement with the horizontal parts of the slots It or out of engagement therewith so that the closure can be removed. The bar carries a spring 23 which engages the battery to hold the same in position with its contact I5 engaging the contact of the bulb. As will be seen the bent ends of the contact is entering the bayonet slots only engage one end of each horizontal part of a slot so that when the bar is in these portions of the slots the current will be completed to the bulb but when the closure member or disk 2! is rotated to place the ends of the bars in the other portions of the slots l9 then the current will be broken.
Of course, either the socket 6 or socket l is to receive the inner end of the shank of a tool such as that shown at B in Figures 1 and 11 and Figure 12 shows a shank C having a socketed head 0' at one end thereof so that this member can be used with the device to form a nut or objectengaging socket. Of course, by turning the device, which is facilitated by the finger receiving grooves l in the part I, the tool will be turned and at the same time the work and the tool will be illuminated by the rays of light from the bulb ll passing through the transparent or translucent material from which the device is made. As
- tion and arrangement of the several parts provided that such changes fall within the scope oi the appended claim.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
A device of the class described comprising a V tubular holder oi translucent material including a hollow hand grip portion, and a reduced tool housing portion extending irom one end or the a,sss,ooa
hand rip portion, a transverse partition in said hand grip P rtion adjacent said end thereof dividing the interior of the holder into a chamber in the hand Brill Portion and an axial bore extending from said partition through said tool housing portion, illuminating means in said chamber including an electric light facing said partition, and a tool turning socket in said end of the hand grip portion at the inner end of said bore and abutting said partition, said socket having a longitudinally slotted side wall structure through which the translucent material extends to anchor the socket and to permit light rays passing through the partition to pass through the socket to the tool housing portion and the bore thereof.
NORBERT F. A. KAFFENBERGER. WALTER SHEFFER.
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|U.S. Classification||362/578, 362/120, 81/438, 16/111.1, 16/903, 81/177.4, 81/439|
|Cooperative Classification||Y10S16/903, B25B23/18|