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Get. 18, 1938. ‘ M. A. ADDOR REFLECTOR ASSEMBLY Filed May 14, 1957 \ 2,133,839 Inventor Attorney I Patented Oct. 18, 1938 2,133,839 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFIcis:J 2,133,839 _ ‘ REFLECTOR ASSEMBLY I Marcel A. Addor, Noranda, Quebec, Canada Application May 14, 1937, Serial No. 142,642 1 Claim. (Cl. 240-218) The present invention relates to improvements in re?ector assemblies and particularly to are flector adapted for use in connection with auto mobiles and the like. CJI An object of the invention is the provision of a re?ector assembly designed so as to enable a person to view the underpart of an automobile from an upstanding position. Another object of the invention is the provi~ sion of a re?ector assembly adapted for detach able connection with an automobile so that the underpart may be surveyed without the neces sity of bending or stooping. A further object of the invention is the pro vision of a re?ector assembly of the aforesaid character which is particularly adaptable for po sitioning a support jack under an automobile 20 from an upstanding position. Still another object of the invention is the provision of a re?ector of the above character which is relatively simple in construction and which is e?icient in use. Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent as the description pro 25 gresses. In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like reference characters are employed to designate correspond ing parts throughout the same: 30 Figure 1 is a fragmentary side elevational view of an automobile, showing the re?ector assembly operatively connected therewith, Figure 2 is a perspective view of the re?ector _ assembly, Figure 3 is a side elevational view of the same, Figure 4 is an enlarged section taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 3, Figure 5 is an enlarged section taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 3, 40 Figure 6 is an enlarged transverse section taken on the line 6-6 of Figure 3, Figure '7 is a side elevational view of the re ?ector plate showing a light operatively attached _ thereto, and Figure 8 is an end view of the re?ector plate showing the light supporting elements disposed in light engaging positions. Referring to the drawing, wherein for the pur ‘ pose of illustration is shown a preferred embodi ment of the invention, C generally designates a support clamp embodying a rigid approximately U-shaped body Hi. In a relatively short leg ll of the clamp body is mounted a clamping screw I2 engaging a threaded bore in this leg and dis posed to cooperate with the opposite, compara tively long, leg 13 to effect clamping action. At the ‘outer end, the longer leg l3 of the clamp body'is bifurcated to provide a slot l4. 7 ,. _ A screw l5 extends transversely through the slotted end of the clamp body leg l3, this screw extending through a smooth bore at one side of the slot and engaging an internally threaded bore at the other side. The head of the screw [5 is preferably shaped to form a wing-head l6. Into the slot I 4 of the clamp body is inserted 10 the ?at end portion l8 of a coupling element IS, the opposite outer end portion thereof being shaped to provide a cylindrical shank 20. On the shank 20 is rigidly ?tted the inner end of an arm 22, in the present example embodying a straight metallic tube. ' On the tubular arm 22 is ?tted a slide clamp 24 which may embody a sleeve embracing the arm and split clamp sections formed to receive therethrough a screw 25 engaging the sections 20 so that the clamp may be tightly secured on the arm or loosened so as to permit longitudinal slid ing movement of the clamp‘ on the arm. To the slide clamp 24 is connected a re?ector 21, in the present instance embodying an elon gated rectangular shaped metallic plate having 26 the top face formed to provide a re?ecting sur face, that is, either a highly polished metallic surface or a mirror re?ector. At one side of the plate 21 is an angularly bent lug 28 which is at 30 tached to the side of the clamp 24 by a screw 29. At each end of the re?ector plate 21 is formed a rolled eye 30 adapted to form a hinge connec tion for a light supporting bracket. To the front eye 30 of the plate is connected an approximately U-shaped bracket 3| having the intermediate transverse portion pivotally connected with the eye .30. This bracket may be formed of wire or other suitable material and is preferably shaped so that the side legs are bowed outwardly for a 40 purpose which will be described hereinafter. To the rear eye 30 of the plate is connected a com plementary bracket 32, similar in construction to, but of substantially greater length than the bracket 3|. 45 This re?ector assembly is especially adaptable for use when employing a jack to elevate one of the wheels when changing a. tire of an automo bile. As shown to advantage at Figure 1, the clamp C of the re?ector assembly is connected to the vehicle, in the example illustrated to the rear bumper, and the arm 22 is adjusted at a proper inclination to dispose the re?ector so that the operator may, from a standing position, view that part of the understructure to be engaged by the .2. ” \ 7 2,133,839 r J It is to be understood that the form of my in jack. The jack is slid in to an approximate working position and is thereafter accurately ad justed to engage the vehicle axle, or other part of the vehicle it is to engage, by determining its position through the reflector. As shown, this may be conveniently effected from an upstanding position and obviates the necessity of assuming a downwardly bent or reclining position. Thus, the device obviates the necessity of assuming un comfortable positions and soiling the clothes. When employing the re?ector assembly at vention herein shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes as to the shape, size and arrange ment of parts may be resorted to without depart ing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claim. Having thus described my invention, I claim: In a re?ector assembly for rendering readily visible the underpart of automobiles having bumpers, a clamp adapted for detachable bumper night, a light, such as the electric ?ash-light shown at Figure '7, is attached to the underside of the plate 21 through the medium of the brack 15 ets 3|. The shorter bracket is disposed to resil and circumferentially on the arm, a flat re?ecting iently grip the front portion of the light, while connection, an arm pivotally connected to the clamp, an attaching clamp slidable longitudinally surfaced plate secured to the attaching clamp 15 laterally of the arm, eyes formed on the edges of the longer bracket engages the rear portion so ‘ the plate at right angles to the arm, and a long that the light is held substantially horizontal with . and a short clip pivoted in said eyes for the pur reference to the angularly inclined plate in order pose of holding a ?ashlight in substantially hori 20 zontal position with respect to the inclined plate 20 to direct the light rays properly under the car. which is adapted to reflect, upwardly the image Due to the pivoted connection of the brackets 3| the position of the ?ashlight can be adjusted of parts illuminated by the ?ashlight under said somewhat in order to ?nd the best illuminating position. b automobile. ' , MARCEL A. ADDOR.