Miner's lamp.



G. B. RIMMEL. MINERS LAMP. APPLICATION FILED ran. 13, 1909. Patentd May 4, 1909 hwcmtoz Witnmoeo the present practice generally to provide the ing oil, considerable trouble has been experi- UNITED STATES PATENT oEEIoE. CHARLES B. RIMMEL, OF CARNEGIE, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO PETER J. SOHEIB, OF CARNEGIE, PENNSYLVANIA. MINERS LAMP. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented May 4, 1909. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, CHARLES B. RIMMEL, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Carnegie, in the county of Alle gheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Miners Lamps, ofwhich the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing. This invention relates to miners lamps, and the primary object of the invention is the provision of novel means in connection with the lamp for heating the illuminating grease thereof, thus preventing the same from coagulating or becoming in such a condition that the wick of the lamp cannot absorb the same. A further object of this invention is to provide a heating conductor in connection with a miners lamp that will obviate the necessity of lining the same with copper or a similar heat conductor. I accomplish the above objects by providing a simple and durable heat conductor that can be used in connection with the present type of lamp for insuring a continuous burning ofthe wick thereof after the wick has been ignited. As the mining laws require that a grease be used in lieu of an illuminatenced in maintaining the grease in proper condition to be absorbed by the wick. It is lamp with a copper lining which adds eX-. pense to the manufacture of the lamp. I obviate the necessity of using a copper lining and at the same time provide a heat conductor that will be positive in its action and which may be used for adjusting the wick when the wick is extinguished. The invention will be hereinafter described in detail and reference will now be had to the drawing, wherein I have illustrated the preferred embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that the structural details thereof can be varied or changed Without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. a In the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of a lamp constructed in accordance with my invention, Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the same, and Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view of the spout of the lamp taken on the line X-X of Fig. 2. ed to a cap; a body, and a tatrudes from the upper end of the tube and is bent upon itself, as at from the wick s out 4 will engage the projecting portion of tlie wire 6, and the latter will conduct the heat to the opposite end of the wire, which protrudes in to the contents of the body 1. In some instances, the tube .5 can be loosely mounted in the spout, particularly in connection with lamps at resent used. It is obvious that when the wick of the lamp is not ignited, that the Wire conductor 6 can be manipulated to move the wick in the spout. Having now described my invention, what I claim as new, is 1. The combination with a lamp body having a spout and a tube located therein, of a wire located in said tube and having one end lying within the chamber of the lamp body and theother end projecting beyond the spout, the ends of said wire being bent at right angles to the body of the wire and in 0pposite directions to each other. 2. In combination with a lamp body having a spout, and a tube locatec within the spout on one wall thereof and extendrng throughout the length of said wall, of a wire arranged for longitudinal movement in said tube, the said wire having its outer end eX- tending beyond the end of the s out and bent at right angles to the body 0 the wire so as to overlie the spout end, the inner end of the wire rojecting into the chamber of the lamp bo y and being also bent at right angles to the body of the wire. In'testimony whereof I afliX my signature in the presence of two witnesses. B. RIMMEL. 7, whereby the flame Witnesses MAX' H SROLOYITZ, C. V. BRooKs. having a hook 2 (not shown) placed in the y



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