Tool for removing or replacing incandescent-electric-light bulbs
US 750408 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Y A PATENTBD JAN. 26, 1904. A. T. SPBELMAN. TOOL FOR REMO-VING 0R.` REPLAGING INGANDESGENT` ELECTRIC LIGHT BULBS. APPLIGATION FILED JULY 1, 1903.
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ALLEN T. SPEELMAN, OF ORESTLINE, OHIO.
TOOL FOR `REMOVING 0R REPLACING INCANDESCENT-ELECTRlC-LIGHT BULBS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 750,408, dated January 26, 1904.
Application filed July l, 1903. Serial No. 163,934. `(No model.) i
and the principal objectV of the invention is toprovide means whereby the lamp can be conveniently applied to and removed from its socket.
A further object of the invention is to provide means for engaging the lamps at any desired angle.
A still furthei` object is to provide means for dusting or wiping the lamps without removing them. v
Further objects and advantages, as well as the novel details of construction, will be specilically set forth in the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figurel is a side elevation of the invention complete. Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view through the invention, and Fig. 3 is a view in elevation of the clothholder.
The numeral l designates a telescoping stalf which forms a support for a lamp-engaging jaw 2, comprising a .plurality of covered and yielding lingers interposed between the collars 3 and 3, the inner collar forming a clamp to prevent a displacement of said fingers. The
`outer collar is connected to the staif by an interposed iiexible shaft 4c, which comprises inner and outer coils 5 and 6, one of which is reversely wound with relation to the other, so as to provide for a maximum strength. Any tendency of the shaft weakening by being turned in the wrong direction will beprevented, Ainasmuch as the unwinding of one coil will wind the other proportionately, and thus maintain the normal stress of the com bined coils.
The collar 7 is fitted around the collar 3, being loosely mounted in a groove l2, so as to permit of an easy rotation of the collar 7 upon the collar 3 when said collar 7 is manipulated by the depending rod or bar 7 a. This rod or bar, which constitutes a handle, can be actuated to turn the lamp-engaging jaw in any direction or at any angle without disturbing the stalf. This result can easily be accomplished, owing to the readiness with which the collar 7 slips on the collar 3.
When it is desired to clean or dust the lamps without removing them, the cloth-holder 8 will be used. This device consists of a jawengaging portion 9, having an enlargement or bulge 10 to conform to the jaw or the staff and carrying cloth -engaging fingers l1, so that any foreign matter may be removed from the lamp. The fingers of the jaw 2 will tightly bind on the cloth-holder, so as to hold it rigid during the processf of cleaning the lamp, after which said cloth-holder can readily be removed.
It will be apparent that a device similar to the one described will be exceedingly inexpensive, simple, and will readily meet therequirements of a device of this class.
I claiml. A device of the class described comprising a staff, a jaw carried by the staff and having yielding fingers and a supplemental jaw to engage said yielding fingers, and having cloth-engaging yielding fingers spaced apart approximately the distance equal to the diameter of the incandescent-light bulb.
2. A device of the class described, comprising a staff, a jaw carried by the staff, and a removable supplemental jaw engaging the first-named jaw, and having yieldingfingers.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto aiiiXed my signature in `the presence of two witnesses.
ALLEN T. SPEELMAN.
F. E. SPEELMAN, F. H. MoR'roN.
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