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Publication numberUS2449426 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 14, 1948
Filing dateJun 7, 1945
Priority dateJun 7, 1945
Publication numberUS 2449426 A, US 2449426A, US-A-2449426, US2449426 A, US2449426A
InventorsStrauss Carol L
Original AssigneeStrauss Carol L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support for bed lamps
US 2449426 A
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Sept. 14, 1948. c. L. STRAUSS SUPPORT FOR BED LAMPS Filed June 7, 1945 IN VEN TOR.

QARQL L. STRAuss Patented Sept. 14, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims. 1

This invention relates to improvements in bed lamps of the type which may be detachably secured to the head of a bed or like support.

Objects of the invention include the provision of a simple and inexpensive bed lamp and bracket which is easily attached and detached from the head of a bed.

Further objects of the invention include the provision of a simplified bed lamp and bracket therefor, the bracket comprising a generally U- shaped wire or pipe, the legs of the U extending parallel from the closed end thereof and being correspondingly curved laterally of the general plane of the U forming a pair of open hooks, said hooks being located at an angle to the plane of the U and opening in the opposite direction, said hooks being provided with laterally and oppositely extending continuations thereof which serve the purpose of anchoring the bracket on the spindles of the head of a bed; and as a modification thereof, the invention contemplates the provision of extending hooks at the ends of the lateral projections to partially surround the spindles.

Qther objects and advantages of the invention will appear hereinafter.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a view in side elevation of a bed lamp according to the invention;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the bracket shown in Fig. 1; and

Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but omitting the second pair of hooks.

As shown in the drawings, the reference numeral I is applied to a horizontal rail at the head of a bed and this rail has depending therefrom a plurality of spindles l2. The bed lamp is adapted to be mounted on the rail I0 and to be anchored thereto by means of the spindles.

The lamp I4 is mounted in a socket IS on a rod [8 which is longitudinally adjustable in a bracket 20 mounted for swinging adjustment on a support 22 and secured thereto in an adjusted position by means of a thumb screw 24 which also may be used to clamp bracket 20 to rod [8.

Support 22 is mounted on a rod 26 which is vertically adjustable in a support 28 and secured thereto by a thumb screw 30. Rod 26 may be reversed in support 28 so that the lamp rod 18 may depend therefrom.

The support 28 is mounted on a rod like element 32 which forms the closed end of a U-shaped bracket comprising a closed end and parallel legs 36.

Legs 36 extend correspondingly and parallel in a curved manner laterally of the general plane of legs 36 adjacent closed end 32, forming hooks 38 which are located at right angles to the general plane of the U and open in a direction opposite from the opening of the U itself. The hooks at 38 continue to extend oppositely and laterally thereof forming projections 40.

The bracket is applied to the rail Ill shown in Fig. 2 and Fig. 3 so that the legs 36 and the closed end 32 overlie the rail, the hooks 38 extending partially there-around and down to the opposite side of the rail, that is, to the side of the rail at which the closed end 32 is located. The projections 40 then extend laterally at this side and the weight of the rods 18 and 26 will serve to maintain the bracket in this position.

If desired, the projections 40 may be reversely extended to form a further pair of hooks 42 which terminate at 44 and extend around the spindles l2 to form an additional holding means bearing on the underside of the rail Hi.

It will be seen from the above, that this invention presents an extremely simple and cheaply manufactured bed lamp particularly as to the bracket therefor, and the latter is easily applied by springing the projections 40 thru the opening between spindles l2.

Having thus described my invention and the advantages thereof, I do not wish to be limited to the details herein disclosed, otherwise than as set forth in the claims, but what I claim is:

1. A bed lamp or the like comprising a bracket having a closed end and a pair of parallel legs, a lamp rod support on the closed end, a lamp rod longitudinally adjustable in the support, the latter being angularly adjustable on the closed end of said bracket, a pair of parallel hooks at the ends of the legs, and oppositely extending lateral projections at the ends of the hooks, the latter and projections forming continuations of the legs of the bracket.

2. A bed lamp or the like comprising a bracket having a closed end and a pair of legs forming an open end, a rod support at the closed end of the bracket, a rod in the support, a support on the rod, and a bed lamp rod longitudinally and swingably adjustable on the second named support, said legs extendin laterally to form hooks and a reverse hook at the end of each of said first named hooks, said hooks forming continuations of the legs.


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US2639793 *Jan 9, 1951May 26, 1953Hellman Jacob JPortable sample case with collapsible display rack
US2650052 *Feb 20, 1951Aug 25, 1953Bintz Louis AFishing stand
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U.S. Classification248/215, 248/286.1, 362/419, 362/396
International ClassificationF21V21/08
Cooperative ClassificationF21V21/08
European ClassificationF21V21/08