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May 24, 1938. I v 2,118,469 c. LORBETSKE PORCH LIGHT AND NUMBER DISPLAY Filed May 15, 1937 / 2 Sheets-Sheet l N 3 ) l /5 2/ 23 24 /2 ol/ W. a 0, M 7M a 1%We. mm Attorneys May 24, 1938- I - c. LORBETSKE 2,118,469 PORCH LIGHT AND NUMBER DISPLAY ‘Filed May 15, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 A; 21/ //9 z /6 15d ?aj'ljorbe t5 Zi'e, . Q A iiorneys I Patented May 24, 1938 * UNITED 2,118,469 7 PORCH LIGHT AND‘ NUMBER DISPLAY ' Carl Lorbetske, Seattle, Wash._ Application May 13, 1937, Serial No. 142,517 7 2 Claims. This invention relates to an illuminated porch light, that is, an electric bulb equipped accessory in the nature of an attachment expressly de signed to be attached to the ceiling of the porch 5 at a point of vantage to conveniently display the identifying number of the residence. The principal object of the invention is the provision of a simply constructed device designed to aid pedestrians and others in locating a pare 10 ticular residence by its street number. In keeping with the primary requisites of sim plicity and practicability, the preferred embodi ment of the invention comprises a ceiling hanger or canopy functioning somewhat as a re?ector, ' this being provided with depending end plates which features serve collectively to support a glass panel so made as to provide a holder fordetach able interchangeable identifying numerals. Other features and advantages will become 20 more readily apparent from the following de scription and drawings. In the drawings, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views: Figure 1 is a front elevation of a structure de veloped in accordance with the principles of the present invention showing how the device appears and how it is hung from a porch ceiling or the like. Figure 2 is a top plan view of the device per se 30 seen in Figure 1. Figure 3 is a transverse or cross-sectional view taken approximately on the plane of the line 3—3 of Figure 1. Figure 4 is a horizontal detail fragmentary 35 section whichmay be said to be taken substan tially on the plane of the line 4-4 of Figure 1. Figures 5 and 6 are fragmentary perspective views of features of the complete assembly. Figure 7 is a fragmentary perspective view of 40 one end of the number unit or frame, and Figure 8 is a perspective View of one of the end members of said unit or frame. Referring now to the drawings by distinguish 45 ing reference numerals, it will be observed that the main supporting or hanger plate is in the nature of a pyramidal canopy, this being de noted by the numeral 1. It is of general rec tangular form and provided at its corner por 50 tions with integral L-shaped attaching members 8. These are properly constructed to facilitate attachment to porch ceilings or equivalent sup ports 9. The numerals Ill designate substantially triangular end plates, the horizontal flanges ll 55 of which are bolted or otherwise fastened as at (01. 40—130) l2 to the under side of the ends of said plate ‘I. The vertical ?anges l3 serve as convenient supports for the number frame or unit M. This unit I4 is of general rectangular form and com prises a sheet metal, supporting frame I5 having 6 upper and lower edge channel members I5a and H51) in the rear thereof substantially rectangular in cross-section and longitudinally slotted as at I50 to accommodate the glass panel or lens I6. Sheet metal end members 55d of right angled 10 form in cross-section ?t at their ends between the members l5a and l5b, as shown in Figure '7, behind the front of the frame 55. The front of said frame I5 is extended at the ends thereof beyond the members I511 to provide ornamental 15 extensions H. The described unit M is secured to the ?anges It by bolts l8 passing through bolt holes We and I5)‘ in the ends of the frame l5 and the end members l5d, respectively, whereby the latter are clamped in position relative to the 20 members l5a and i517. The ends of the lens I6 bear against the bolts l8, as shown in Figure 4, whereby said lens is held against endwise shifting. The identi?cation numerals which are assem bled in groups are individually denoted by the 25 reference numerals 89. They are of standardized proportions and each numeral has at its top a retention lug 20. This ?ts slidably up into a correspondingly shaped slot 25 in the upper mem ber |5a of the supporting frame l5. At its lower 30 end each numeral is provided with a depending . retention extension or complemental lug 2| hav ing a projection 22 which may be described as a detent. The lug 2i fits into the main keeper seat 23 in the lower frame member I5b, while 35 the detent is seated in the auxiliary keeper notch 24. By having the double notch features 23 and 24 in the lower frame member, and slipping the lugs 20 at the top» up into slots provided therefor in the upper frame member, I provide conveni 40 ent means for assembling the numbers to provide the collective residence identi?cation. Hence, it will be seen that the identifying house num bers l9 are detachably supported in the frame It and rest against the outer surface of the trans parent glass panel it. The panel 16 is illumi hated on dark days or at night by an appropri ate, horizontally elongated electric bulb 25 sup ported on one of the end plates in and disposed in parallelism with the inner or rear face of the 50 panel. In practice the lugs 20 on the identi?cation numbers l9 are slipped up into the slots 25 and then allowed to drop down so that the detents 22 rest in the keeper slots or notches 24. This 55 2 2,118,469 provides a convenient arrangement whereby the average house owner can purchase his own iden ti?cation numbers and put them in place. It is thought that the description taken in connection with the drawings will enable a clear understanding of the invention to be had. There fore, a more lengthy description is thought un necessary. 10 tion has been shown and described, it is to be understood that minor changes coming within the ?eld of invention claimed may be resorted to if desired. I claim: tric bulb supported on one of said end plates and disposed parallel to said glass plate. 2. In a device of the class described, a sus pension plate constituting a canopy and provided at its corner portions with hanger members, a While the preferred embodiment of the inven 15 gles to the end plates and depending at right angles in relation to said suspension plate, a glass plate supported in said frame, and an elec - 1. In a device of the class described, a suspen sion plate constituting a canopy and provided at its corner portions with hanger members, a pair of end plates attached to and depending at right angles from the end portions of said suspension 20 plate, said end plates being provided with at taching ?anges, a frame detachably bolted to said attaching ?anges and disposed at right an pair of end plates attached to and depending at right angles from the end portions of said sus 10 pension plate, said end plates being provided with attaching ?anges, a frame detachably bolted to said attaching flanges and disposed at right an gles to the end plates to depend at right angles from said suspension plate, a glass plate sup ported in said frame, number simulating mem bers detachably secured in said frame along side said glass plate, and an electric bulb sup-ported on one of said end plates and disposed parallel to said glass plate. 20 CARL LORBETSKE.