Electric pocket-lamp.



R1 #37 8 07 2 l a l R Q. 2 1+ w Q 3 W. JERGER, SR. & M. WEISS. ELECTRIC POCKET LAMP. APPLICATION FILED MAY a1, 1913. Patented Mar. 2, 1915. an% 7687 f8 5 {4% J Wy ffi 27 1 7nesses THE NORRIS PETERS C0 PHOTOLITHOH WASHINGTON, u. a UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. WILHELM JERGER, $3., 033 VILLINGEN, AND MARCUS WEISS, OF BERLIN, GERMANY; SAID JERGER, SR., ASSIGNOR TO SAID WEISS. ELECTRIC POCKET-LAMP. Application filed May 31, 1913. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, WVILHELM JERGER, Sn, and MARCUS Wnrss, citizens of the German Empire, respectively residing at Villingen, in the Grand Duchy of Baden, and Berlin, in the Kingdom of Prussia, Germany, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Electric Pocket-Lamps; and We do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. Our invention relates to improvements in electric pocket lamps, and more particularly in lamps the supports of which are constructed in the form of a pistol. And the object of the improvements is to provide a pocket lamp of this class which is provided apart from the lamp proper with other devices of common use, such for example as an igniting device, or an acoustic device adapted when operated to frighten a dog or the like. With this and other objects in view our invention consists in the matters to be described hereinafter and particularly pointed out in the appended claims. For the purpose of explaining the invention several examples embodying the same have been shown in the accompanying drawing, in which the same letters of reference have been used in all the views to indicate corresponding parts. In said drawingFigure 1, is a side view of the apparatus, Fig. 2, is a longitudinal section of the same, Fig. 3, is a transverse section taken on the line ab of Fig. 2, and Fig. 4, is a partial view partly in section and illustrating a modification of the invention. Referring now to the example illustrated in Figs. 1 to 3 of the drawing, the support of the lamp is in the form of a Browning pistol having a barrel 2 and a hollow butt 5. Within the barrel 2 there is a cylindrical casing 6 which at its front end is provided with an enlarged portion 7 In the example shown in the figures, the enlarged portion 7 is closed by a cork or the like which at its rear side carries a percussion cap 12 adapted to be ignited by a firing pin 8 striking against the same and throwing the stopper from the portion 7. The firing pin is under Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Mar. 2, 1915. Serial No. 770,832. the action of a spring 9, and it is formed at its rear with a bent portion 10 providing a trigger. The barrel is formed with a longitudinal slit 26 engaged by the bent portion 10 and having at its rear a shoulder 26 by means of which the firing pin can be locked in retracted position. Below the barrel 2 the support 1 is formed with a cylindrical part 3 which is adapted to receive an electric glow lamp 13. The latter is inserted with its screw-threaded holder 13 into a sleeve 13 secured to the support 1. When the lamp has been inserted into the sleeve 13 it bears on a contact spring 16 which is electrically connected with a contact strip 14 provided with insulating material 15. Within the hollow butt of the support an electric battery 18 is located. The terminal 19 of the battery bears on a contact spring 17 which is electrically connected with the strip 14. The other terminal 20 is in position for engagement by a trigger 21 which has a rocking support in the front part of the butt and is acted upon by aspring 22. Electrical connection between the terminal of the battery and the lamp is made in the usual way over the metallic body of the pistol and the trigger. The butt of the pistol is made in two sections 4 and 5, the section 5 being hinged to the section 4 at 25. By opening the hinged section 5 the battery can conveniently be placed into the butt. The sections are held in closed position by means of a flanged slide 24 engaging the lower flanged ends of the sections 4 and 5. If desired the battery 18 may be secured in position by means of a wedge 23. Otherwise the terminals 19 and 20 must be bent into engagement with their contacting parts. The improved lamp is used as follows: After the firing pin 8 has been retracted and turned in locking engagement with the shoulder 26 the stopper 11 is pressed on the cylindrical enlarged portion 7 of the cylinder 6. In order to switch the electric lamp into the circuit the trigger 21 is retracted, so as to make contact with the terminal 20. The firing pin is thrown out of locking engagement at the rear of the shoulder 26 by means of the thumb of the operator, so that itis thrown by the spring 9 against the percussion cap 12, and a harmless detonation is produced. In the example shown in Fig. 4 a pocket igniter of known construction is provided in lieu of the detonating stopper, which igniter is normally covered by a cap 32. As shown the igniter consists of a friction wheel 29 adapted when rotated to produce sparks from a block of abrasive material 29 which is acted upon in the usual way by a spring 29 At the rear of the said block a wick tube 30 is provided which contains a wick 27 extending with its rear end into a receptacle 31 containing cotton or the like and adapted to be filled with benzine. By rotating the friction disk 29 sparks from the block 29 are thrown against the wick, so that the latter is ignited. The construction of the electric lamp may be the same as has been described with reference to Figs. 1 to 3. We claim herein as our invention: 1. In an electric pocket lamp, the combination with a support constructed in the form of a pistol having a hollow butt made in two sections hinged together and adapted to be opened and. closed and having a slide for holding their free ends together of an electric battery located within the hollow butt, an electric lamp, and means to throw said lamp in electrical connection with the battery. V2. In an electric pocket lamp, the combination with a support constructed in the form of a pistol having a hollow butt made in two sections hinged to each other and adapted to be opened and closed, the outer ends of said sections being flanged and having a flanged slide engaging therewith for holding them in closed position, of an electric battery located within the hollow butt, an electric lamp, and means to throw said lamp in electrical connection with the battery. In testimony whereof we hereunto afliX our signatures in the presence of two wit-q nesses. WILHELM J ERGER, SR. MARCUS WEISS. Witnesses as to the signature of Wilhelm Jerger, Sn: JAcoB WVILLIAM SCHMIDT, CHARLES A. HALLEY, J r. Witnesses as to the signature of Marcus Weiss: WOLDEMAR HAUPT, HENRY HASPER. Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents. Washington, D. G.



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