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Man!) 22, 1938. H. c. MEAD 2,111,599 FENDER LAMP FiIedNov. 11, 1955 2 ‘Sheets-Sheet 1 March 22, 1938. ’ ' 2,111,599‘ H. c. MEAD FENDER LAMP Filed Nov. 11, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I 3 wu W Q/ozméa’ G Wisnd Patented Mar. 22, 1938 2,111,599 UNITEDSTATES PATENT OFFICE 2,111,599 FENDER LAMP Howard C. Mead, Anderson, Ind., assignor to Gen eral Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich., a cor poration of Delaware Application November 11, 1935, Serial No. 49,111 4 Claims. (Cl. 240-84) The present invention relates to illuminating with the base 2 is an angled member 26 to which apparatus‘ and more speci?cally to accessory is secured, by suitable screws 32 in its horizontal fender lamps for use on automotive vehicles. portion, a socket member 28 into which a light The principal object of this invention is to pro- bulb 30 may be screwed. Also secured by the 5 vide a fender lamp of pleasing appearance which screws 32 and between the socket 28‘ and the 5 is practical and easily serviced. member 28 is a suitable strip of insulating mate Further objects of my invention will become rial 34 which carries a contact member 36 to evident from the following speci?cation which which the source of current may be attached. A sets forth the embodiments of my invention as spring contact member 88 is clamped under the 10 illustrated in the accompanying drawingsI in inner end of the contact member 36 and has its 10 which: » other end portion bearing against the inwardly Fig. 1 is a vertical longitudinal section through projecting contact on the bulb base. A further a fender lamp of my invention. disk shaped insulating member 40 surrounds the Fig. 2 is a top plan view of my invention, parts inner end of the contact 38 to space the same 15 being broken away and shown in section. from the opening in the angled member 2B 15 Figs. 3 and 4 are perspective views of the two ,through which the contact 36 projects. It will main parts of the lamp frame. thus be evident that all portions carrying elec Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 5--5 tric current to the bulb are insulated from the of Fig. 2. base. 20 Fig. 61s a reduced longitudinal section through The inner end of the member 26 extends ver- 20 the forward portion of a modified form of my in- tically and the top thereof forms the cross mem vention. ber 8 of the base 2. Secured to the cross member The fender lamp of my invention is composed ill by a machine screw 42 is an angled spring of a base frame member designated generally at member 44 the latter being utilized to secure the 2, whose horizontal cross section is generally that outline frame 12 to the base 2. In assembling 25 of an ellipse with one end being smaller than these two parts it Should be noted that the real‘ the other and drawn more to a point. The lower portion of the frame I2 is filled in to form a ?at surface of the base is curved to match the sur- Portion 45 the forward POrtlOn Of which is face to which it is to be attached, namely the pressed Out 130 form an inclined Plane 45 and 30 upper surface of a fender, and the upper plain when the frame I2 is placed upon the base 2 80 horizontal surface is ?at, the forward portion 4 and drawn to its proper position forwardly the being slightly lower than the rearward portion 6. end of the spring member 44 rides upwardly on Extending horizontally across from one side to the inclined plane 48 to hold the, frame I! down another are two cross frame braces B and i0. securely against the base. when it has reached 35 Fitting on top of the base portion is a thin this position a long bolt 50 is placed through an 35 skeleton frame l2 of the same outline as the opening provided in the top of the Wishbone horizontal cross section of the base and fitting bracket 20 and extends down through a threaded snugly above the latter. The frame l2 engages opening in the cross member 8 to lock the frame the upper surface of the base and in normal posi'2 in its Proper posmon‘ 40 ticn is spaced from an upwardly extended ?ange Enclosing the top of the lamp frame in a bulb- 40 II on the forward portion of the section 4 to per- one form there are provided two portions. A form a clamping action as will later be evident. sheet metal stamping 52 extends rearwardly Extending across from one side of the frame l2 from the wishbone 2° and has 9' ?anged lip 54 to another there are a plurality of brackets l6, extended under the edge of the Wishbone, the as 5 46 I0, and 20. The brackets l6 and I8 lie in the sides being bolted down to fit within a rim groove general plane of frame l2 and the bracket 20 56 on the frame member l2. Secured within this is humped up at its center to form a wishbone bulbous member 52 and welded to the inner side the purpose of which will later be clearly under- thereof are two Securing brackets 58 and 60 stood. Both of these securing members have a hori 50 Cast within the cross member IU of the base 2 is zontal extension 62 which is threaded to receive 50 a securing bolt 22 and also cast within the front one end of a securing Screw Fl which extends portion of the base 2 is a similar securing bolt through both the cross member ii at the for 24 both of which are utilized to secure the fender ward portion and the plate 46 at the rearward : lamp assembly to the fender. Extending rear- 66 wardly in the forward portion and cast integral portion. . _ Forwardly from the wishbone 20 is a bulbous 55 2 2,111,590 lens structure 66 over the top of the light bulb 30. The lower edge of the lens, which is formed in conformity the outline of the frame i2, is ?anged as at 68 and extends within a groove ‘HI. Also the base 2 carries on its upper surface a resilient gasket '69 upon which the lower face the other end of which bears against the inside of the shell I! the forward lip 54 of which en gages under the member 20 to keep the two parts from separating and the spring keeps the as sembly tight, the rear end of the shell being 5 of the lens rests to prevent breakage thereof and secured as before. to seal the bulb compartment against dirt and The construction of this modi?ed form is water. The rearward portion of the lens ‘6 is otherwise the same’ as previously described and 10 ?anged in a vertical plane as'at ‘l2 and extends so it has not been deemed necessary to show the against a resilient packing means 14 which is whole or to carry the description further. The 10 held within the wishbone 20. The lens is there changes also do not affect the assembling and fore clamped in place between the base 2 and disassembling methods originally described. the frame l2. I claim: 16 1. In a fender lamp, a streamline base, light In disassembling this lamp it is of course only necessary to remove the bolt 50 and slide the ing means secured in the base, a frame mem 15 frame assembly to the rear to disengage spring ber having the same outline as the top of the 44 from the inclined surface and then lift the base and adapted to be secured thereto, a flanged assembly clear of the, base which is substantially edge on the front of the frame member, a lens in splitting the lamp structure upon its horizontal the shape of one half of a modi?ed cone, a flange center line. The bulb may then be replaced and on the lower edge of the lens to ?t under the 20. the frame structure again applied thereto. In the modi?ed form of my invention shown 25 in Fig. 6, the base 2' has been modi?ed by the addition of a vertical leg Ill and has as before the angled member 26. Extending rearwardly frame ?ange for securement of the same over the lighting means, and enclosing means secured to the rear‘ of the frame and forming with the frame, base and lens a streamline structure. 2. In a fender lamp, a streamline base, light ing means secured in the base, a frame member from the upper end of the member 26 is a tab 02 in which there are two threaded openings 84. having the same outline as the top of the base 30 Fitting in the forward compartment, which is triangular in horizontal cross section as in the a lens in the shape of one-half of a modi?ed cone former type, there is a triangular boat shaped cup I‘. This member is secured in place by a screw it which threads into the top of the leg II and by an integral tongue 90 which extends back over the top of the member 28 and is se cured by a screw 02 engaging the rearmost open ing 84. and having a ?anged edge at the front thereof, having a flange adapted to fit under the ?ange on the frame for securing the same over the lighting means, means for securing the base and frame members together including resilient means and threaded means and means enclosing the rear portion of the frame to form with the 35 ll. Supported by the lower portion of the angle lens, frame and base a streamline structure. 3. In a fender lamp, a streamline base, lighting means carried by the base and forming therewith bracket 2' is a spring contact 30 as before which one unit, a subframe, a lens and a bulbous mem In the central portion of the member I6 is a 40 flanged opening 04 adapted to support a bulb is adapted to press against the central contact of the bulb, the contact being insulated from the 45 above the bulb by arated from the base by a cork gasket I“ to seal ‘ the Joint. In this form the method of attaching the for ward end of the shell to the upper frame I02 is also different from the previously described type. The cross member II’ on the upper frame has a cup shaped portion I" integral therewith 55 which seats and guides one end of a spring I" ber, both carried by the subframe to form a 40 second unit, resilient means connecting one end of the two units together and threaded means for connecting the other ends. 4. In a fender lamp, a streamline base, light 46 ing means carried by the base and forming there with one unit, a subframe. a lens and a bulbous member, both carried by the subframe to form a second unit, a spring clip carried by the base to overlie a portion of the subframe in assembled position to hold the two in juxtaposition and a bolt securing the opposite end of the subframe to the base. HOWARD C. MEAD.