|Publication number||US645099 A|
|Publication date||Mar 13, 1900|
|Filing date||Nov 27, 1899|
|Priority date||Nov 27, 1899|
|Publication number||US 645099 A, US 645099A, US-A-645099, US645099 A, US645099A|
|Inventors||William C Homan|
|Original Assignee||Edward Miller & Company|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (1), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
No. 645,099. Patented Mar. I3, IQOID.
` W. C; HUMAN.
App1icatmn med Nav. 27, 1899.)
llamen STATES PATENT rerun.
WILLIAM C. HOMAN, OF- MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT, ASSGNOR TO TIIE EDVARD MILLER & COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 645,099, dated March 13, 1900. Application illed November 27, 1899. Serial No. 738,246. (No model.)
T0l t'ZZ whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, WiLLIAM C. HOMAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Meriden, county of New Haven, State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Lamps, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to an improvement in reflector attachments for lamps whereby the reflector or glass protector, or both, as desired, may be easily and quickly removed or inserted in place. It is particularly adapted for use on bicycle-lamps.
In the preferred embodiment of my invention shown in the drawings, Figure l represents in side elevation a bicycle-lamp provided with my device. Fig. '2 represents a front View of the removable carrier, the reflector and glass having been removed therefrom; and Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line X X of Fig. 2.
In the above preferred embodiment, A represents generally a bicycle -lamp provided with a lamp-casing B, having an opening at one side, in which is located a lens C, surrounded by a hood D. In the opposite side of the casing is an opening closed by the removable reflector-carrier E. (Shown more in detail in Figs. 2 and 3.) This reflector-carrier may be made removable from its normal position in :many different ways; but I prefer to hinge the same to the lamp-casing at one side, as shown at F, and to .provide the same with a suitable catch f. This reflector-carrier is preferably made hollow and provided with air-inlets, as shown in Fig. A seat G for the reflector' II and also for the glass I, if desired, is preferably provided at the forward part of this carrier. To provide a holder for the" reflector or glass, or both, as desired, I have in this embodiment provided a push-pin K, which extends outside of the carrier, preferably to the rear thereof, as shown, and a plurality (preferably three) of radially and forwardly extending arms L L L, attached to the pin, which arms may pass through holes Z Z Z in the carrier, and these arms may then be bent over at the outer end, as shown, so as to grip the glass or reflector, or both, as desired, and hold the same in place. The arms and push-pin are spring-pressed in a rearward direction, so that the arms will normally be in the position shown in Fig. 3 to grasp the parts to be held. In this embodiment I have made the arms L act as the springs to accomplish this result by passing them forwardly and outwardly through the holes Z. When the pushbutton K is pressed inward into the position shown inV dotted lines in Fig. 3, the outer portion of the arms L will necessarily be bent outward a trifle and will tend to spring inward and return the parts of the holder shown in the position shown in full lines in said figure. By the foregoing construction I have provided a holder for the reflector or protecting-glass, or both, if desired, which is extremely simple and enables the operator to release the glass or reflector, or both, by merely pressing the button K from the outside, thus obviating the danger of burning or soiling the fingers by contact with the hot or smoky parts inside the lamp.
It will be obvious that many changes may be made in the construction herein disclosed', and I therefore do not desire to limit myself to the particular embodiment herein described and shown.
1. In combination, a lamp having a casing, a lens at one side thereof, a removable reflector-carrier at the other side thereof, a reflector, and a holder for said reflector located on said carrier and including a spring-pressed push-pin extending outside of said casing and a plurality of forwardly and radially extending arms adapted to retain said reflector in place and release the same when said pin is pressed forward.
2. In combination, a lamp having a casing', a lens at one side thereof, a removable reflector-carrier at the other side thereof adapted, when removed, to expose the interior of the casing from the outside, a reflector, a springholder for said reflector located on said carrier and provided with means extending out side of said carrier for releasing said reflector from the outside of said carrier.
3. In a lamp in combination a reflector-carrier, a reflector, and a holder for said reflector provided with spring-pressed means extending rearwardly of said reflector and outside of said carrier, said means being forwardly IOO movable from the outside of said carrier to release said reflector from said carrier.
. same when said pin is pressed forward.
5. In combination, a lamp having a casing, a lens at one side thereof, a removable reflector-carrier at the other side thereof adapted, when removed, to eXpose the interior of the casing from the outsid e, a reflector and a glass protector for the same, a spring-holder for said glass located on said carrier and provided with means extending outside of said carrier for releasing said glass from the outside of said carrier.
6. In a lamp in combination a reflector-carrier, a reflector and a glass protector therefor,
and a holder for said glass provided with spring-pressed means extending rearwardly of said reflector and outside of said carrier, said means being forwardly movable from the outside of said carrier to release said glass.
Signed at Meriden, Connecticut, this 23d day of November, 1899.
lWILLIAM O. HOMAN.
ALFRED DUNLOP, CHAs. E. HOMAN.
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