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H. W. BEEBE.
IAPPLIOATION FILED APR.19,1909.
Patented June 22, 1909-.
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H. W. BEEBE.
v VEHICLE LAMP. APPLICATION FILED APR. 19, 1909.
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HHHHH 1 UNITED STATES HORACE W. BEEBE, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT.
' No. 925,676. Specification of Application filed April 19,
Letters Patent. Patented June 22, 1909.
1909. Serial No. 490,962.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HORACE W. BEEBE, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Haven, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented a new and useful'Improvem'ent in Vehicle-Lamps, and do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and the numerals of reference marked thereon, to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings constitute part of this specification, and represent, in
Figure 1 a front view of a lamp constructed in accordance with my invention, showing means for temporarily suppressing the action of the reflector. Fig. 2 a side view partially in section of the same. Fig. 3 a side view on an enlarged scale of the screen in its depressed or closed-position. Fig. 4 a rear. view of the screen in its raised or open posi-: tion. Fig. 5 a top or plan view of the screen in its closed position.
This invention relates to an improvement in vehicle lamps of thesearch light type in which provision is made for temporarily suppressing the action of the reflector in a general way like the lam shown and described in the application 0 John K'. Punderford filed January 18, 1909, Serial No. 472,896.
The object of the invention is a simple arrangement of means for temporarily sup. pressing-the action of the reflector; and the invention consists in the construction hereinafter described and particularly recited in the As in the application above referred to, I employ a tube 2 which is arranged in line with, and in rear of the burner 3. The rear of the tube is cut away forming a vertically arranged slot the edges of the upper end forming cam surfaces 4 and 5.- Mounted in the tube is a vertically movable'rod 6 which may be raised and lowered by any convenient means. Hinged to this rod are two semicircular leaves 7 and 8, and mounted on the rod is a spiral spring 9 the ends 10 and 11 of which project outward to engage with the rear surfaces of the leaves 7 and 8. The two leaves when opened form a circular disk which will stand between the burner and the hold the leaves in the open position. When it is desired to retract the screen or disk the rod 6 will be drawn downward andthe edges of the disk riding on the cam surfaces 4 and 5 will fold the disks together and allow them to be drawn downward into position in line with, and in rear of the burner. To facilitate folding of the leaves they may be each formed with a slight corrugation 13 at their lower edges which will ride over the cam surfaces 4 and 5 and reduce the friction in the folded movement.
It will be understood that the rod is moved from a convenient point in the vehicle, and
r so that when twovehicles-g are approaching each other, the rod may berraise d to open the screen between the burner andthereflector to, the burner is not affected .and the light therefrom will be s'ufiicient to enable one driver to see the course of the other.
I claim 1. In a lamp, the combination with a burner and reflector, of a tube located between the burner and reflector, a vertically ,disks hinged to said rod and ada ted 'tb'be folded rearward into line with sai burner.
2. In a lamp, the combination with a burner and reflector, of a tube located between the burner and reflector, said tube formed with a vertically arranged slot, the
tube, leaves hinged to saidlrod', mounted on sald rod andn orm'a to open said leaves.
specification in the presence of two subscrib reflector 12 and so temporarily suppress the action of the reflector, and the springs Wlll movable rod in said tube, two semi-circular edges of the upper portion of which areof' cam shape, a vertically arrangedrod n 's'aid' In testimony whereof, I have signed this so as to temporarily suppress 'the. action'o'f the reflector: -As in'jthe'case'before referred