May 19, 1942A.
Filed July 2l 1941 P. E. FRETTEM FLASHLIGHT 2 sheets-sheet i Inventor I @Mm Attorney May 19, 1942. p E FRETTEM 2,283,430y
FLASHLIGHT Filed Ju1y v21, 1941 2 sheets-Sheet 2 Attorney Inventor Patented May 19, 1942 UlTED STATES PATENT GFF-ICE FLASHLIGHT Palmer E. Frettem, Estherville, Iowa Application July 21, 1941, Serial No. 403,424
to bear at one end against theusual terminal 9 of an electric light bulb I0 threaded into the A.socket 4. The stud 1 isprovided with an en- Another object is to provide a device of the character and for the purposes above set forthwhich may be attached to dierent sizes of reels.
Other and subordinate objects are also comprehended by my invention, all of which, together with the precise nature of my improvement, will be readily understood when the succeeding description and claims are read withV reference to the drawings accompanying and forming part of this specification.
In said drawings- Figure 1 is a View in side elevation of the preferred embodiment of my invention appliedto the reel of a fishing rod.v Y
Figure 2 is a view in front elevation, drawn to an enlarged scale, the reed being detached.
Figure 3 is a view in longitudinal vertical sec-` tion taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 4.
Figure 4 is a view in elevation, with parts shown in section, of the ilash light detached.
Figure 5 is a view in vertical section taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 3 and drawn to an enlarged scale.
Figure 6 is a View in side elevation of a modication of the invention.
Figure 7 is a view in transverse section taken on the line 'l-l of Figure 6.
Figure 8 is a view in side elevation of another modication of the invention. A Y
Referring to the drawings by numerals, and iirst to Figures l to 5 thereof, according to my invention, in its preferred embodiment, a flash light is provided comprising a cylindrical casing I of any suitable, conductive metal and size,
and having a closed front end 2, an open rear end 3 internally threaded, and a radial, tubular, internally threaded bulb socket 4 adjacent the closed end 2. Y
A disk-like plug 5 of insulation is tted in the casing I, adjacent the socket 4, between the latter and the rear end 3, and which is secured therein by a set screw 6 threaded radially into the casing l.
larged contactbutton II facing the rear end of ,l
the casing I. A
A dry cell l2 is slidably mounted in the casing I with one end terminal I3' opposed to the contact button lI.
A threaded closure plug terial, is turned into the rear end of the casing I, said plug having an enlarged outer endY head I5 for turning the same, and an axial stud I6 on its inner end engaging the other end terminal, not shown, of the cellv I2. Y
A coil spring I'I is interposed between the plug 5 and the cell I2 and urges the cell away from the plug 5 to space the terminal I3 from the con- .tact button I I.
A reector shade is provided in the Vform of a longitudinally slotted tube I8 having' an oblique outer end I9, and an open inner end frictionally tting around the socket 4 so that said shadev extends endwise from the socket 4 ,and is rotatable on the socket into different set positions.
Means are provided for mounting the described light on, preferably, the left hand end disk 2l)V of a iishing reel 2| comprising, preferably, anannular frame 22 of right angled form transversely fitting loosely over and against said diskV 20. .An inwardly extending, radial keeper lug 23 is provided on the rim'edge ofthe frame 22` Y for engaging the rear face of the disk 20 to re- An axial, headed stud 1 of conductive material tain the frame thereon at one side thereof. Anv outturned lug 24 is provided on said edge of the frame 22 dametrically Vopposite the lug 23, said lug 24 having a set screw 25 threaded therethrough for turning inwardly of the frame 22 alongside the rear face of the disk 20 to retain the frame on the disk at said opposite side of the frame 22.
The casing I is fixed to the outer face of the frame 22 to extend crosswise thereof, as by soldering, not shown, said casing. l being. laterally oiset to one side of the center of the frame so Y that when said frame is applied, as previously described, said casing may be disposed forwardly of the axis of the reel 2| in substantially upright I Y position and with the light bulb II]l and shade I8 extending over the reel l2| lengthwise thereof, it being understood that the casing I is of suitable length to extend across and beyond the disk 20 of said reel 2I and that the frame'22 is on the same side of the casing I as the bulb Illand shade I8. d
The manner in which the described flash light I4, of conductivev mais operated will be apparent. By turning the plug I4 into the casing I, the cell I2 is slid inwardly of the casing, in opposition to the tension exerted by the spring II, to lengage the terminal I3 with the button II. In this position of the parts, the current from the cell I2 passes to the terminal 9 of the bulb I0 by way of stud I and conductor 8 and back to the cell I2 by way of casing I, plug I4 and stud I6. By rotating the frame 22.0n the disk 20, the bulb III may beA shifted around the reel 2I, as desired, and by rotating the shade, or tube, I8 on the socket 4, the beam of light may be deiiected forwardly, or rearwardly, of the reel 2I, or upwardly or downwardly, or into any other direction desired.
In the modication of the invention shown in Figures 6 and 7, a split ring type, resilient frame 24 of internally channeledform is provided for use in lieu of the frame 22 and which is adapted to be clamped around the end disk 26 of the reel 2-I ley-means of a suitable lever 25 pivoted on one end thereof and operatively connected to a cylindrical casing for storage batteries, a light bulb socket extending radially from said casing adjacent one end thereof, a light bulb extending from said socket, an elongated shade extending endwise from said socket and mounted thereon,
. and means to mount said casing on said end of link 26 pivoted to the other end of said frame,
the arrangement being such that by` swinging the lever 25Y toward the frame 24, the ends of the latter .may be drawn together to clamp the frame in position. v
In the modification shown` in Figure 8, a resilient, split ring frame Z'l, similar to frame 24 is provided for use without the lever 25 and link 25. In this form of mounting for the flash light, the frame 2l' reacts to clamp the disk 2G of the reel 2I and is particularly adapted for attachment to reels of different sizes as will be clear.
The foregoing will, it is believed, suffice to'- impart a clear understanding of my invention without further explanation.
Manifestly the invention is susceptible of modi-A fication in other respects'and-as herein set forth, and right is herein reserved to such other modiiications falling fairly within the scope of the subjoined claims.
Having described the invention, Vwhat is claimed as new is: Y
l. A flash light-for attachment tothe end of' a reel on a fishing rod or the like, comprising a cylindrical casing for storage batteries, a light Yadjacent one end thereof, a light bulb extending from said socket, an elongated shade extending endwise from said socket and mounted thereon, and meansto mount said casing on said end of the reel to extend alongside said end with the shade extending lengthwise over said reel parallel therewith, said means comprising a member rotatable on said end of the reel to revolve said bulb about said reel.
4. A'flash light-'for attachment to the end of a reel on a shing rod or the like, comprising a cylindrical casing for storage batteries, a light bulb socket extending radially from said casing adjacent one end thereof, a light bulb extending from said socket, anr elengated shade extending endwiseifrom said socket and mounted thereon, and means to mount said casing on said end of the reel to extend alongside said end with the shade extending lengthwise over said reel parallel therewith, said means comprising an annulus f1tting over and against said end and rotatable thereon into diierent angular positions to revolve the light bulb about said reel.
5. A iiash light for attachment to the end of a reel on a vfishing rod or the like, comprising a cylindrical casing for storage batteries, a light bulb socket extending radially from said casing adjacent one end-thereof, a light bulb extending Vfrornsaid socket, an elongated shade extending endwise from said socket and mounted thereon, and means to mount said casing on said end of the reel to ext-end alongside said end with the shade extending lengthwise over said reel parallel therewith, said means comprising an annulus tting over and against said end androtatable thereon into different angular positions to revolve the light bulb about said reel, said casing being secured to one side of said annulus to extend orosswise thereof for location alongside said end, and offset from the axis of the annulus to dispose the same and the light bulb forwardly of the center of the reel.
PALMER E. FRETTEM.