US 617592 A
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DAVID MISELL, OF NEV YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO THE AMERICAN ELECu TRICAL NOVELTY AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 617,592, dated January 10, 1899.
Application led March 12, 1898. Serial No. 673.616. (No model.)
To all whom, it may concern: The electric connections are made as follfEe it known that I, DAVID MISELL, a sublows: One pole of the battery is connected to ject of the Queen of Great Britain, and a resithe button on the lamp. The other pole of dent ol' the borough of Manhattan, in the city, the battery is connected to a metallic cover county, and State of NewYork, have invented N for the rcar end of the casing, which is pro- 5 5 a new and useful Improvement in Electric vided with a contactspring O, soldered in- Dcvices, of which the following is a speciiiside of the cover. This cover Ifits over a mecation. tallic band l", which surrounds the casin g The invention consists in the way of asseinand which is connected te a wire Q, leading ro bling the parts and in the manner of lmaking therefrom to a metallic ring R, forming a con- 6o the electrical connections and in other dc tact. "he threaded band F of the socket of y tails,allashereinaitcrdescribed and claimed. the lamp is connected through the reflect-or ln the accompanyingdrawings, which forni and wire S to the band T, which surrounds a part et' this specification, Figure l is a per the casing A, and is placed close to the ring,
i 5 spective view of the lamp. Fig. 2 is a View of so that the latter can be brought in contact 65 the interior of the lamp, the casing and bullstherewith, thus closing the circuit through eye being shown in cross-section. Fig. 3 is a the lamp and the battery. The ring R is norview in perspective of a gas-lighter provided mally held out of contact with the band T by with a battery and connections like that ot means of a spring N and must be pressed in zo the lamp. Fig. 4 is a detail of the igniting contact against the force of this spring. The 7o element of the lighter. ring is a convenient thumb-contact. The
. Referring to Figs. 1 and 2, the casing A is a lamp thus constructed is simple. All the vcylindrical tube, being shaped somewhat like parts of the circuit are protected and easily a policemans club, and is shown as formed of replaced in case any of them are injured. The
2 5 pasteboard. There is a bulls-eye at one end, metallic bands and cover which surround .the 7 5 consisting of a lens 13 and a parabolic relec lamp give it an ornamental appearance, and tor C, the lamp D being screwed into the base the shape is a convenient one for holding in of the reflector. The reflector is metallic, and the hand, and the light of the lamp can be diat its open end is bent over the edges of the rected upon any object without illuminating casing, whereby it is clamped thereto. The surrounding objects. The circuit is always 8o lens lits into the open end of the reilector and open except when thelightis actuallyneeded. is held in place by a band E, which fits over It Will be seen that when the cover is shoved the end of the casing and is provided with a on it not only makes contact with the adjariin projecting inwardly and engaging with cent pole ofthe battery, but holds the oppo the edge of the reflector, so as to hold it in site pole thereof irmly in contact with the 85 place. Thelampisasinallincandescentlamp button G upon the lamp. This is of imporof ordinary construction, in which one end of tance as insuring good contacts at both poles the filament is permanently attached and and preventing shaking of the battery-cells. electrically connected to the threaded band F Referring to Figs. 3 and el, it will be seen of the socket and the other permanently atthat thehandle of the gas-lighter is similar to 9o tached and electrically connected to a button the casing A of Figs. 1 and 2 and contains a G, which projects back from the socket. battery and connections similar to thoseillus- A dry battery is used, composed of cells H, trated in Fig. In place of the lamp and placed end to end. Fach cell has one pole reilector there is an ignition device and a seat formed in the shape of a cup, which holds the into which this is secured. Through the rod 95 other elements. At the other pole there is a U is carried an insulated wire V, connected to disk K of pasteboard and a spring-contact L, one pole of the battery in the handle, and a which extends through the pasteboard. The socket 1V at the igniting end is connected cells are inclosed in a tube M of pasteboard with the rod. Into the socket is fitted a base or other suitable insulating material. provided with a platinum. wire X, which is mo connected through the wire V and the rod to the poles of the battery and is heated to ineandeseenee when the battery-cireuit is closed by pressing the ring of the handle onto the corresponding contact-band. The socket lV is surrounded by a cone-shaped hood Y for protecting the wire X and socket and deiiecting the gas onto the wire X. of the hood is covered by a wire-gauze Z to protect the platinum wire and connections.
The filament of the lamp and the platinum wire of the gas-lighter do not differ essentially and may be replaced by other translating devices. The hood may be screwed onto the end of the rod, so as to be readily removable.
llaving thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is
l. The combination of a tubular casing, a translating' device at one end, a battery the cells of which are arranged end to end in the casing, one pole of the battery formed by the cells being in direct contact with a permanent terminal of the translating device, and with a cover for the casing at one end, and suitable means for closing the circuit, substantially as described. A
rllhe combination of a tubular casing, a lamp fitted in the forward end of the easing and having its butt connected with one terminal of its filament, a battery contained in the casing and a cover for the easing which when in place not only makes contact with one end of the battery but forces the opposite end thereof in direct contact with the butt of the lamp, the cover being at the same time in electric connection with the opposite terminal of the lamp, substantially as described.
o. The combination of a tubular casing a The open mouthl reflector located in and protected by one end thereof, a lamp located in front of the rcilector and within the casing, having one of its filament-terminals extending rearwardly through the reflector to the rear side thereof, a cover for the opposite end of the easing connected with the opposite iilamentterminal and-a cylindrical battery contained within the casing the cover when shoved home mal;- ing` contact with one pole and end o'f the battery and forcing the opposite pole and end thereof into contact with the rearwardly-extending lament-terminal, substantially as described.
4. The combination of a tubular easing of insulating material, a reileetor located in and protected by one end thereof, the edges of the reflector being bent around the front end of the easing, a lamp located in front of the re flector and within the casing and having its rear end projecting rearwardly through the reflector and connected to one of its filamentterminals7 the other filament-terminal being connected to the reiieetor, a band around the rear end of the casing, a conducting-strip extending endwise of the casing and connected to the bent-up edges of the reflector and the rear band, a switch interposed in the conducting-strip, a cover which when in place makes contact with the rear band and bears upon one end and pole of the battery and forces the opposite end andpole of the battery against the rearwardly-projecting butt of the lamp, substantially as described.
Subscribed by me, in New York city, this 4th day of March, 1898.
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