US 2358576 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 19, 1944..
W. A. JACKELL FLASHLIGHT HANDLE Filed Aug. 25, 1943 W'z'llzamAJ&a W?
ATTORNEYS Patented Sept. 19, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT "OFF! CE 'FLASHLIGHT HANDLE William A. Jackell, Lawrence, Mass. Application August 25, 1943, Serial No. 499,970
g 2 Claims.
This invention relates to a flashlight handle and has for an object to provide a device of this character particularly adapted to provide a weavers tool in the form of an illuminated reed hook which will illuminate the area of a loom upon which work is to be done so that wrong reeding and drawing will be prevented.
A further object is to provide apparatus of this character which will be formed of a few strong, simple and durable parts, which will be inexpensive to manufacture, and which will not easily get out of order.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel details of con struction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modifications may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a flashlight handle and reed hook constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a top plane view of the tool shown in Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional View taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 44 of Figure 3.
Referring now to the drawing in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, I designates a hollow cylindrical metal handle having integral arms II ex tending forwardly from the front end in parallel relation. A conventional reed hook I2 is secured to and between the arms by rivets I3, the arms being in substantial alignment with the lower side of the handle.
A switch member I4 extends rearwardly from the arms along the lower side of the handle. The switch member is integral with the reed hook and is formed of resilient metal so as to be manually bent toward the handle. The switch member is provided with integral lug I5 which extends into the handle through an opening I6, see Figure 3, and is adapted to engage the bare zinc wall I! of a battery cell I8, which is provided with an insulating cover I9, toturnon the flashlight.
A metal sleeve 20 is disposed within the handle and upon the battery cell. The front end of the metal sleeve is curved toward the axis of the sleeve to provide a retainer 2| for a porcelain holder 22 for a lamp bulb 23 having a conventional screw base 24. A metal washer 25 is engaged with the screw base back of the holder and is provided with a plurality of spring arms 26 which engage the metal sleeve 20. The center pole 2! of the battery cell engages the center contact 28 of the screw base.
A screw plug 29 is threadedly engaged in the rear end of the hollow handle I0 and carries an insulating lug 30 which engages the rear end of the battery cell and holds the battery cell in position to make tight electrical connection with the screw base of the lamp bulb. The plug is provided with a kerf 3| to receive a screw driver for applying and removing the plug.
A split ring 32 is disposed in a circumferential groove 33 formed in the screw plug so that the ring may be rotated on the plug. The ring is provided with a lug 34 having a cam face 35 and having a slot 36, the slot being adapted to receive the rear end of the switch member I4 and hold the switch member spaced from the battery cell. When the switch member is dislodged from the groove the ring may be rotated as shown by the arrowhead in Figure 4 to free the switch member for contact with the battery cell as shown by dotted lines in Figure 3. When the ringis reversed in rotation the switch member rides up the cam face 35 and lodges in the groove 36 of the lug 34 to hold the switch member in released position.
In operation, when it is desired to light the lamp bulb, the switch member I4 is pressed in r the direction of the handle by the fingers grasping the handle, this movement of the switch member carrying it into electrical contact with the battery cell,
From the above description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention will be fully understood without further explanation.
What is claimed is:
1. A weavers tool comprising a hollow handle, arms extending forwardly from the handle in substantial alignment with the lower side of the handle, a reed hook secured to and between the arms, a switch member formed of resilient metal integral with the reed hook and extending along the lower side of the handle, a battery cell in the handle, a sleeve in the handle surrounding the battery cell, a retainer formed on the sleeve, a porcelain holder for a lamp bulb disposed in the retainer, a metal washer on the base of the lamb bulb having spring arms engaging the metal sleeve and holding the lamp bulb and the holder in the retainer, said resilient switch member having a lug on the inner side adapted to be engaged through an opening in the handle and electrically contact the zinc wall of the battery cell, a screw plug in the rear end of the hollow handle holding the battery cell in electrical contact with the lamp bu b, and means for yieldabl'y latching the switch inember in released position.
2; The structure as of claim 1 and in which said means comprises a ring rotatably mounted 10 on the screw plug, the lug projecting from the ring having a cam face and having a groove receiving the switch member, dislodgement of the switch member from the groove permitting the ring to be rotated so that the switch member may be pressed toward the handle to engage the battery cell, rotation of the ring in a backward direction causing the switch member to ride upon the cam face and be lodged in said groove.
WILLIAM A. JACKELL.