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Publication numberUS519354 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1894
Filing dateDec 18, 1893
Publication numberUS 519354 A, US 519354A, US-A-519354, US519354 A, US519354A
InventorsWilliam Hy
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
William hy
US 519354 A
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(No Model.)


No. 519,354. Patented May 8,1894.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 519,354, dated May 8, 1894. Application led December 18, 1893- Serial No. 493,951. (No model.)

.To @ZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM HY. SHEP- PARD, of the city of New York, county and State of New York, have invented an Improved Lighting Implement, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an implement for turning the cocks of electric and gas lights, and which is so constructed, that the handle may be brought out of line with the grasping jaws while the implement is in use.

Heretot'ore in reaching more or less inaccessible places, the arm had to be held in line with the cock while turning the same, and it frequently happened, that when the arm was involuntarily lowered, the sockets and other parts of electric plants became broken. To obviate this difficulty and allow the light to be extinguished by revolving the implement out of line with the" cock or switch is the object of this invention.

In the accompanying drawings: Figure l is an elevation of my improved lighting implement, showing the spring bent. Fig. 2 is a similar elevation, at right angles to Fig. l, and showing the spring straight, and Fig. 3 is an end view of the jaw b.

The letter a, represents the handle ot' the implement, and b is the jaw, preferably made box-shaped and adapted to grasp the cock A oli' a gas or electric light. That is to say the jaw constitutes a rectangular socket, closed at the four sides and open at the top (Fig. 3). Between the jaw or jaws and the handle, I

interpose a spiral spring c, so that the handle and jaw may be brought out of line. The spring c, must be sufficiently sti, to permit the revolving motion of the handle to be trans- In use, the jaw b is caused to grasp the cock A, and then the arm may be lowered before the handle is revolved. The lowering of the handle will cause the spring c, to curve (Fig. l), and will not cause undue strain to be exerted upon the cock. In this way, the various parts of the light will not become strained or injured by an untrue movement of the implement. By making the 'jaw boxshaped, it will retain its engagement with the cock, against the iniuence of the bent spring.

What I claim is p A lighting implement composed of a revoluble handle, a spring and a rectangular jaw closed at the sides and open at the top, and which is adapted to be revolved by the revolution of the handle, substantially as specified.




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International ClassificationH01H3/38
Cooperative ClassificationH01H23/141, H01H2011/0025, H01H3/38