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L. H. RODDIS Dec. 1, 1931.
COMBINED POCKET FLASH LIGHT AND KEY HOLDER Filed April 7. 1930 404115 hf Fade/1'6 ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 1, 1931 v I v UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE LOUIS H. RODDIS, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COMBINED POCKET FLASH LIGHT AND KEYHOLDER Application filed April 7, 19 30. Serial No. 442,227.
This invention relates to. pocket flashlights A plate is secured to the case 1 adjacent and key holders and has for its primary obthe open end and has formed thereon a barrel ject, the provision of means which will conor cylindrical shaped portion 6 to receive a tain a flashlight and support a plurality of pintle or shaft 7. A plurality of key hooks 6 keys whereby the desired key may be selected 8 are mounted on the shaft or pintle 7 and in the dark and at the same time illuminate move through slots formed in the barrel 6 the lock, so that the selected key may be easwhereby a number of keys may be supported ily and quickly inserted in the key hole of to the case 1 and relative to the flashlight the lock. that they will be illuminated when the cover3 10 Another object of this invention is the prois swung to an open position thereby permitvision of a combined pocket flashlight and ting a person to easily selecta desired key key holder of the above stated character from the group of keys in the'dark. With which will be simple, durable and eflicient the proper key selected, the rays of light from and which may be manufactured and sold at the electric lamp 4 may be directed onto the a comparatively low cost. lock so that the respective key may be easily 4 carrying an electric light bulb 4 adapted to be With these and other objects in View as will inserted in the key hole. It is to be noted become more apparent as the description prothat this device is extremely simple and comceeds, the invention consists in certain novel pact so that it may be conveniently carried features of construction, combination and in ones pocket and easily handled when dearrangement of parts as will be hereinafter siring to select a certain key and illuminate 7 more fully described and claimed; the key hole of a lock.
For a complete understanding of my in- While I have shown and described the prevention, reference is to be had to the followferred embodiment of my invention, it will ing description and accompanying drawings be understood that minor changes in construcin which: tion, combination and arrangement of parts 'Figure 1 is a side elevation illustrating a may be made without departing from the combined pocket flashlight and keyholder spirit and scope of the invention as claimed. constructed in accordance with my inven- Having thus described my invention, what tion. I claim is:
30 Figure 2 is a side elevation'partly in sec- A combined pocket flashlight and key tion illustrating the mounting ofthe flashholder comprising a casing having one end light and the key holder together. open, a plate secured to the casing adjacent Figure 3 is an end elevation illustrating the opened end, a pintle journalled to the the device. plate, hooks carried by the pintle to support Figure 4 is a similar view illustrating the keys to the casing adjacent the open end, and
opposite end of the device from that shown a flashlight mounted in the casing with the in Figure 3. illuminating part thereof exposed by the Referring in detail to the drawings, the open end of said casing to permit a key hole numeral 1 indicates a case constructed from to be illuminated and the illumination of the 40 any material suitable for the purpose and has keys that a key may be selected for insertion one end fully open to receive a flashlight 2 in the key hole.
of a well known construction. The flashlight In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
is of the type provided with a hinged cover 3 LOUIS H. RODDIS.
illuminated when the cover 3 is in an open position as shown in Figure 1 and to be extinguished when the cover is in a closed position. The case 1 may be constructed of leather or any other suitable material and has its edges stitched or otherwise secured together. m9