US 2578190 A
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Dec. 11, 1951 A, KURTZQN 2,578,190
FLUORESCENT LAMP HOUSING FOR CORNER MOUNTINGS Filed Aug. 150, '1946 v Lader/(5W: wel/ihr 0J@ mfr/egg.
Patented Dec. 11, 1951 FLUORESCENT LAMP HOUSING FOR CORNER MOUNTING Albert Kurtzon, Highland Park, Ill. Application ugust 30, 1946, Serial No. 693,920
The invention relates to lamp housings having means for mounting a source of light therein; but more particularly to a housing of this kind which is arranged and adapted to hold a fluorescent tube in shielded and protected position, and to distribnte the light therefrom over a counter of a kitchen cabinet or the like; and has for its objects the provision of a housing of this kind which will be simple of construction, economical to manufacture and highly eiiicient in use.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists of the combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specication, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a fluorescent lamp housing embodying the invention arranged for use over a kitchen counter by being attached to the bottom of a cabinet overhanging said counter;
Figure 2 is a direct front view of a closure for the housing having a pane of glass mounted therein;
Figure 3 is a top plan view;
Figure 4 is a section taken on line 4 4 of Figure 2; and
Figure 5 is a section taken on line 5-5 of Figure 3.
The embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings comprises a long narrow housing I of triangular cross section, having a top body panel II formed integrally with a wall panel I2 and arranged at substantially right angles to each other. Both panels II and I2 are provided with suitably placed bayonet slots I3 of a conventional type, and which allord means for either supporting or suspending the housing I 0 from suitably placed headed screws or nails when desired or necessity may require. The housing Ill is closed at its ends by suitably flanged triangular shaped panels I4 spot welded to the top body panel II and the wall panel I2.
An integral right angle partition I is arranged within the housing I0 adjacentthe juncture of the panels I I and I2 extending from contact with an end I4 to a point adjacent the other end and comprises a vertical panel I6 having a mounting flange I8, and a horizontal panel il provided with a similar mounting flange I9 arranged and adapted to lie against the body panel II and the wall panel I2. The partition I5 is attached by suitable screws (not shown) permitting its ready attachment or removal. The panel I'I of the partition I5 is provided with rectangular openings 20 adjacent each end through which lamp brackets 2I protrude, the bases 22 thereof being attached by suitable screws 23, as best shown in Figure 3, the lamp brackets ZI being cooperatively arranged for supporting a fluorescent tube lamp 24 in operative position, as best shown in Figure 3. The arrangement of the partition I5 with its panels I6 and Il relative to the junctures of the panels I I and I2 form a passageway 25 in and through which the wires to the lamp brackets may be concealed and properly protected.
An instrument panel 26 of rectangular shape and which is adapted to close a part 0i the front of the housing I0 is provided with an inwardly projecting triangular shaped flange 28 which, when in position at the end of the partition I5, divides the interior of the housing into a lamp chamber 30, a passageway 25, and an instrument chamber 3|. The flange 28 is provided with a hole 32 carrying an insulation bushing 33 held by the locknut 34, thereby forming a protected passageway for the necessary wires from the instrument compartment 3! into the passageway 25 and to the lamp brackets 2I. The instrument panel '26 is provided with suitable openings therethrough from which project the faces of the push switch 35 and the service outlet 36. A iiuorescent ballast 31 is mounted on the inner side of the flange 28, wholly within the instrument chamber 3I.
The adjacent end I4 of the housing I8 carries an insulation bushing 38 which is held in place in the usual manner and through which a suitable electric cord 39 from a source of electricity is adaptedly connected by suitable wiring to the lamp brackets 2I through the fluorescent ballast 31 and the switch 35, and to the service outlet 36.
The instrument panel 26 is provided at its upper edge with an inturned ange 40 which is attached to panel I I by suitable screw 4 I. The lower part of the panel 26 is connected by suitable screws 42 to an inwardly projecting iiange 43 which extends the full length of the panel I2.
The lamp chamber 30 is closed at its front by a door 44 hingedly connected to the body panel I I by a piano hinge 45 welded thereto, and when in closed position, as shown in Figure 3, is fastened by suitable screws 46 to the ange 43 forming a part of the panel I2. The door 44 is provided with an opening 4l which is closed by a pane 48 of translucent glass releasably held in place by conventional means for such purposes.
To assemble the lamp for use the partition assembly, comprising the instrument panel 26 formed integrally with the triangular shaped partition 3|, is rst equipped with the necessary instruments, such as switch 35, electrical outlet 36, and fluorescent ballast 31, and the lamp brackets 2| secured to the panel |8 of the angular partition I5. Suitable wiring is then connected from the,v switch through the fluorescent ballast 31 to the lamp brackets 2l. Lastly the instruments are connected to cord 39 which passes through the bushing 38 (shown in Figure 2) and the whole assembly which comprises the equipped instrument panel 26 and the triangular partition 3| fastened into place within the housing, as will be readily understood.
The specific form and arrangement of, parts disclosed is a simple and effective one for the purpose.
While I have illustrated and described a practical embodiment of the invention, this. is capable of variations and modifications in the combinations and arrangements ofY parts without departing from the reality of the invention;A I, therefore, ldo not wish to be limited to. the precise details set forth, but desire to avail my.-` self of such changes and alterationsY as may fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
1. A iiuorescent cabinet lamp housing` having a vertical wall panel and a horizontal wall panel arranged at right angles to each other; triangular end panels secured to bothA ends of said vertical wall panel and said horizontal wall panel; a plurality of closures arranged at an angle of 45 to the forward edge of said horizontal panel, and to the bottom edge of said vertical panel; a partition arrangedintermediate said. triangular end panels and connected at its outer edgeI to one of said closures; a lamp compartment hav-v ing a closure providedv withl a transparent win-f dow; a lamp supporting partition mounted in said lamp compartment having a vertical front panel secured to saidhorizontal housing panel at a point adjacent said vertical wall` housing panel and a horizontaly bracket supporting panel attached at its rearward edge to said vertical housing panel at a point adjacent its upper edge, there being suitable openings in said bracket supporting panel through which lamp supporting brackets protrude.
2. A fluorescent cabinet lamp comprising an an elongated housing having a top and a rear panel at right angles; triangular end walls; closures arranged at angle to said top and rear panels; a verticalpartition arranged intermediate said triangular end walls; a longitudinal right angle partition arranged within a light compartment at the upper rearward portion thereof; a horizontal panel portion of said right angle partition carrying lamp brackets in spaced relation; there being suitable openings in said horizontal panel through which portions of said lampbracketsextend downwardly.
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