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PATENTED MAR. 10, 1908.
v AM x mm I If!!! B. SGHER-MERHORN. ELECTRIC SIGNAL DEVICE.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 1, 1906.
WITNESSES P. MoKEbUGH, or AMSTERDAM, NEW YORK.
ELECTRIC SIGNAL DEVICE.
Specification of Letters Patent. I Patented March I O, 1908;
Application filed September 1, 1906. Serial No. 332,894.
To all whom it may concern. 7 Be it known that I, ,ELIAs .SCHERMER- HORN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Amsterdam, in the county of Montgomery and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Electric Si al Devices, of which the following is .a specification.
My invention relates to electrical apparatus and refers especially to miniature devices desi ed to both amuse and instruct.
The chief objects of my invention are to provide an electric battery of lightweight and suitable design adapted to be carried in the pocket to furnish means for controlling a flash li ht connected to said battery; to combine idierewith an electric sounder which will afiord means for instruction in the art of telegraphy; to furnish a pocket batteryand sounder with concealed means for operating the same; and to provide a ,device of the character indicated having means whereby the flashlight and sounding device may be operated se arately or simultaneously.
I I accomp 'sh the-aboveobjects by means of the appliance illustrated in the accompanying drawing which forms a part of this specification, in which,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved combined battery flash light and tele aph sounder with conducting cord and pus button attached, and Fig. 2 is a vertical section in a plane passing through the major transverse axis of the casin Referring to the drawing t e numeral 3 indicates a casing of any suitable material, preferably metal, of a flattened tubular form of a size practically adapted to be carried in the pocket. Said casing is 0 en at either end, the lower opening bein e osed'by' means of a cu 40f considerable e th, which engages shou ders 5 formed near t e lower margin of the casing 3. The'upper end of the casing is provided with a cover 6 which engages shoulders 7 formed near the up er margin of the casing. A artition or sheli 8 rests upon thev inner ledge i serves to separate the interior of the compartment formed by the junction of the easing 3 and cup 4 into two chambers. To the inside of the top of the cover 6 is secured a conical reflector 9 which projects downwardly into the upper chamber, and is closed 'ated when the device ishid'den within the above by a lens of "lass which is set in a central opening in t e cover. Within the ormed by the shoulder 5 and ELIAS-SIGHERMERHORN; OF AMSTERDAM, NEW'Yo'RK, ASSIGNOR OF 0NE-HALF TQWILLIAM cavity of the said reflector is fixed an incandescent li ht or lamp 11 having electric connections, ereinafterdescribed, with a battery 13 consisting of three cells of the dry variety which are supported upon the partition 8, being of such a transverse diameter as to besecurely held between the side walls of the casing 3 but leaving a slight space at the edges for the passage of the electric conductors. Each cell is provided with a central carbon 14." To one of said carbons is fixeda bent arm 15 and the opposite pole bears a spring arm 16 with which the electric lamp 11 makes contact by means of the connected wire 17. A push button 18 carried on a spring 19 secured to the inside of the compartment, projects through an opening in the 'edge of the casing, its point, 18, being adapted to make contact with the arm15 when the'said button is pressed. A frame 20,
located in the lower compartment formed by the cup 4, carries an electro-magnet 21 which,
when ener ized, acts u on an armature 22, in
the form 0 a lever whic is pivoted at one end '23, to the frame 20, and the opposite end 24,
is reduced in size andpenetrates an vopening 25 in the frame. The sides of said opening act as stops ,to limit the movement of the armature. The latter is heldin retracted position when denergized, by a spring 22*. A contact button 26 mounted upon a spring 26, projects through an opening in the edge of the casing 3, opposite to the button 18, its point 26, making contact with the bar 16 when the button is ushed. The wires 27', 28, connect the push utton 26.with one pole of the electro-magnet 2 1 the other ole being in electric connection with the car on of the battery by means of the wire 29. The lamp 11 is in connection with one pole of the battery by means of the wire 17 and the bar 16, as hereinbefore described, while the circuit is completed to the push button 18 through the metalliccover 6. Thus, a contact made by pocket, Iprovide an additional conductor w i ch is connected to the pole 16 of the battery, The wires 27 and 30 are insulated and pass out of the cup through an opening 31. For convenience the wires are then formed into a cord 32 whichis connected with a push button 33 ofany ordinary construction, If desired the cord 32 can be concealed about the person and the button carried in a pocket where contact may be made by the hand placed therein.
It is obvious that many changes may be made in the devices of. my inventlon as herein described without departing from the spirit and scope thereof, and I do not, therefore, wish to be limited to the precise construction herein set forth. I
Having thus described my invention, what I claim. as new and desire to secureby Letters Patent is, p
l. A device for the purpose specified, comprising a casing open at opposite ends, closures for said open ends, a lamp mounted in one of said closures, an electro-magnet mounted in the other closure, a partition dividing the interior of the easing into two compartments, a battery arranged in one of said compartments, a plurality of circuit closers attached to the casing and adapted to make immediate contact with the opposite pole pieces of the battery, circuit wires connecting one circuit closer with said magnet, and the other'circuit closer with the said lamp, and connections between the battery and the lamp and magnet.
. A device for the purpose specified, comprising a casing open at opposite ends,-clo
sures for said ends, said closures consisting of a cap for one end having a lamp mounte therein, and a cup engaging the other end, and containing an electro-magnet, a partition dividing the interior of the easing into two compartments, a battery arranged in one of said compartments, a plurality of circuit closers adapted to make immediate contact with opposite poles of said battery, connection between one circuit closer and the said lamp, circuit wires connecting the other circuit closers with the magnet, and electrical conductors connecting said battery with the lamp and the electro-magnet.
3. A device for the purpose specified comprising a casing open at op osite ends, removable closures for the en s, said closures consisting of a cap for one end and a cup engaging the other end, a lamp mounted in said cap, an electro-ma net mounted upon a frame arranged in said cup, a spring-held armature pivoted to the frame at one end and engaging an aperture in said frame by its free end, a partition dividing the interior of the casing into two compartments, a battery arranged in one of said compartments, a plurality of circuit closers adapted to complete connections with opposite poles of said battery, connection between one circuit closer and the said lamp, wires connecting the remaining circuit closers with the said magnet, and electrical conductors connecting said battery with the lamp and the electro-magnet.
In testimony whereof I afli x my signature in presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM S ERIDAN, W. ARTHUR KLINE.