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April 15, 4 L. c. GUSTAFSON 2,418,877
BED mm Filed Sept. 11, 1945 mvemoal I! LESLIEVCLGUSTAFSON,
ATTORNEYS Patented Apr. 15,- 1947 UNITED STATES PATENT GFHCE.
BED LAMP Leslie (J. Gustafson, Pontiac, Mich. Application September 11, 1945, Serial No. 615,531
1 Claim. 1
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in lamps and more particularly to an improved lamp for use in conjunction with beds.
An important object of the present invention is to provide a lamp having means for mounting the lamp under a bed and controlled from the head of the bed, said lamp illuminating the floor beneath the bed to thus provide an indirect lighting for the room to prevent persons when occupying the bed or children sleeping in the same room from being subjected to the glare of the lamp.
A further object of the invention is to provide an extension lamp of this character connected to the socket of a conventional form of bed lamp or controlled by the latter and in which the extension lamp embodies means for detachably connecting the same to a bed spring or a bed slat for illuminating the floor under the bed.
A still further object is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is efficient and reliable in operation, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference be ing had to the accompanying drawing wherein like numerals designate like characters and wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the bed lamp and extension mounted in position upon the bed.
Figure 2 is a side elevational view of the extension lamp and clip for attaching the same to the under side of a bed.
Figure 3 is an end elevational view thereof.
Figure 4 is a view in elevation of the bed lamp for attaching to the headboard of a bed and with parts broken away and shown in section.
Figure 5 is a diagram of the electric circuit for the bed lamp and extension and Figure 6 is an end elevational view of bed lamp with the control means for the extension lamp.
Referring now to the drawing in detail wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention, the numeral 5 designates a bed of conventional construction which includes the slats 6 and the head and footboards I and 8, the headboard being adapted for attaching the shade 9 of a bed-lamp i thereto. The lamp I0 is mounted in a socket I I of a type provided with a key-controlled switch I! of conventional construction and circuit wires l3 lead to the socket for connection with the house circuit by means of the plug M.
A pull-chain switch I of conventional construction is interposed in the circuit wires l3 beyond the socket H and switch 12 and from the switch 15 leads an extension cord iii to a lamp socket ll of conventional construction and having a lamp 18 mounted therein. The lamp i8 is provided with a shade l9 covering one side of the lamp.
A spring clip 20 of conventional construction is attached to the socket I! by means of a band 2 i, the clip being adapted for attaching the lamp socket H to the under side of the bed 5, either to the bed springs or to one of the slats 6, or to one of the side rails of the bed so that the lamp is supported in a position under the bed to illuminate the floor adjacent thereto.
By placing the switch 15 in the circuit wire l3 to the house current an extension lamp l6 may be energized without energizing the lamp i9 whereby to provide an indirect light for the floor of a room under the bed without subjecting the persons occupying the bed to the glare of the light and also to sufficiently illuminate the room without the use of a bright light.
, It is believed that the details of construction, manner of use and advantages of the device will be readily understood from the foregoing without further detailed explanation.
It is to be understood, however, that even though I have herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of my invention that the same is susceptible of certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described, and the scope of the appended claim.
What I claim is:
In a combination bed illuminating lamp, the combination, which comprises a combined shield and reflector hood with an open under surface, a light bulb positioned in said hood, 2, key-actuated switch on said light bulb, arcuate clips extending from said hood by which the hood and light bulb are suspended from an end of a bed, a pull chainactuated switch positioned on a side of said light bulb, an extension cord extending from said pull chain-actuated switch, an auxiliary light bulb on the end of said extension cord positioned under a spring of the bed, a spring clip on said auxiliary light bulb for supporting the bulb from the spring, and a current supply cord extending to the light bulb in said combined shield and reflector hood.
LESLIE C. GUSTAFSON.
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