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' (No Model.)
. L. P. BISENBEIS & G B. SIMMONS.
LAMP CARRIER FOR MINERS CAPS.
No. 575,221. Patented Jan. 12, 1897'.
NlTE ST TES LOUIS P. EISENBEIS AND GEORGE E. SIMMONS, OF OTTUMVA, IOWA, ASSIGNORS TO THE IIARDSOCG MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF
LAMP-CARRIER FOR MINERS CAPS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 575,221, dated January 12, 1897. Application filed August 25, 1896. Serial No. 603,921. (No model.)
T0 at whom, it may concern:
Be it known that we, LOUIS P. EISENBEIS and GEORGE E. SIMMoNs, citizens of the United States, residing at Ottumwa, in the county of Wapello and State of Iowa, have invented new and useful Improvements in Lamp-Carriers for Miners Caps, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to lampcarriers for miners caps, and has for its object to provide a simple and cheap attachment constructed from a single strip of metal or other suitable material and so formed that the lamp will be supported away from contact with the carrier and will be held from rattling and from mo v ing sidewise.
The invention consists in a lamp-carrier composed of a plate that is formed with a transverse beaded projection intersected by a groove having a perforation at its upper end, the said perforation and grooves being adapted to receive a hook on the lamp'body and hold the lamp from rattling against the carrier.
In the annexed drawings, illustrating the invention, Figure 1 is a perspective of our improved lamp-carrier attachment for miners caps or hats. Fig. 2 shows the carrier and lamp applied to a cap. Fig. 3 is a vertical longitudinal section.
Referring to the drawings, the numeral 1 designates acarrier-plate of sheet metal or other suitably rigid material in a single piece. At its lower end the plate 1 is flared forward to provide a flange 2 of any suitable shape to conform to the brim of a hat or to a cap-vizor, as preferred. The upper end of the carrierplate 1 has a rearward-projecting portion or flange 3 for connection with the crown of a hat or cap. Through suitable openings in these flanges 2 and 3 the carrier-plate may be riveted or sewed to the hat or cap, as usual, or the carrier-plate may be secured to the hat or cap in any other appropriate and convenient manner.
Across the upper portion of the carrier plate 1, at the front of the rearward-projecting flange 3, is formed an integral horizontally-arranged beaded projection 4, the surface of which has a forward and upward set. The central portion of this transverse beaded projection 4 is intersected by a countersunk groove 5, having a perforation 6 in its upper or rear end. At its lower or forward end the groove 5 is extended slightly below the transverse beaded proj ection 4 and is margined by a lip or prominence 7, having a somewhat crescentic outline. The transverse beaded projection 4, intersecting groove 5, perforation 6, and lip 7, are readily and cheaply formed by the operation of stamping.
To the rear side of the lamp-body S is attached in any suitable manner an offsetting hook 9, that is adapted and formed to snugly engage in the groove 5, that intersects the transverse beaded projection 4 of the carrier. The point of the hook 9 being inserted downward through the perforation 6, the curved portion of the hook will rest securely in the groove 5, that has a longitudinal curvature corresponding with the peripheral curve of the beaded projection 4, to which the shape of the hook also conforms. of the hook 9 in the perforation 6 at the rear end of the groove 5 is such that the hook cannot bounce or jar loose, but will rest securely in the groove 5, and thereby hold the lamp from lateral movement on the carrier. In the shank of the hook 9 is a slight bend or crook 10, that corresponds in position with the lower lipped end of the groove 5, and has a bearing therein when the lamp and its carrier are connected.
It will be seen that by forming the groove 5 in a beaded projection 4, as shown and described, the lamp-body is held in a forward position away from the carrier, and by providing for the crooked shank of the hook 9 a bearing in the prominently-lipped lower end of the said groove the lamp-body cannot come in contact with or rattle against the carrierplate.
This lamp-carrier attachment may be constructed at a slight cost, and furnishes a secure and reliable support for a miners lamp.
We are aware of the patent to Hobson, No. 524,528, dated August 14, 1894, in which is shown a grooved block secured to the back of.
The engagement alongitudinally-slotted plate to receive and support the hook of a miners lamp, the front of said plate being longitudinally recessed to offset it from the lamp-body. It is not new to provide the base-plate of a rniners-lamp support with a detachable bracket composed of a transverselyarranged and circumferentially-grooved bar, as shown in the patent to Simpson, No. 511,365, dated December 26, 1893. The patent to lVatts, No. 493,137, dated March 7, 1893, shows alamp-hook having a crook or bend in its shank and anotched socket to receive said hook; but these lampsupporting devices are obviously different from the construction of lamp-carrier that is the subject of our invention, and we would have it understood that they are not included in or covered by our claims.
What we claim as our invention is- 1. A lamp-carrier consisting of a plate provided with an integral transverse beaded projection intersected by a groove having a perforation at its upper or rear end, the said perforation and groove being adapted to receive a hook on the lamp-body and hold the lamp in position, substantially as described.
2. A lamp carrier consisting of a plate adapted to be attached to a miners cap or hat and having an integral transverse beaded projection provided with a central intersecting groove, a perforation at the rear end of said groove and a lip or prominence at the forward end of the groove, the said groove and perforation being adapted to receive a hook 011 a lamp-body, substantially as described.
3. I11 combination with a miners lamp, a carrier adapted for attachment to a miners cap or hat and consisting of an integral plate having a transversely-beaded forward projection in which is formed a central groove conforming to the curvature of the bead, a perforation at the rear end of said groove, and a lip or prominence at its forward end, and a hook attached to the lamp-body and adapted to engage the said grooved and perforated bead, to support the lamp, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
LOUIS I. EISENBEIS. GEO, B. SIMMONS. Vitnesses:
w. M. EDWORDS, M. P. DUFFIELD.