VEHICLE DRIVER-ACTUATED SAFETY SIGNAL LIGHT ASSEMBLY

  • US 3,665,392 A
  • Filed: 08/24/1970
  • Issued: 05/23/1972
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/24/1970
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An automotive vehicle comprising a forwardly directed windshield, forwardly directed head lamp means, first rearwardly directed tail lamp means, a source of electrical potential, first switch means effective for completing an electrical circuit from said source to said head lamp means and said first tail lamp means, second forwardly directed warning lamps, second rearwardly directed tail lamp means, second switch means effective for selectively energizing said second warning lamps and said second tail lamp means in a manner whereby said second warning lamps and said second tail lamp means are cyclically energized in a flasher sequence, third rearwardly directed tail lamp means, a signal light device situated in the upper portion of a forwardly directed area of said vehicle at an elevation substantially above the height of said head lamp means and all of said tail lamp means, and directed forwardly thereof, and third switch means effective upon application of a braking system of said vehicle to cause energization of said signal light device so as to create a warning light visible forwardly of said vehicle and cause energization of said third rearwardly directed tail lamp means, said signal light device comprising a housing providing a relatively narrow and elongated chamber area space therewithin, signal light means mounted in said chamber area space, said signal light means comprising first and second bulbs respectively carried by first and second mounting plates, said mounting plates including portions for completing an electrical connection between said respective bulbs and related electrical circuitry, said first and second mounting plates being respectively carried by first and second bracket means carried within said chamber area, a transparent light diffusing lens mounted in the front of said housing, a louvered sun shade adjacent said lens, and a mounting ring surrounding said lens and in engagement with said housing, said ring being effective to operatively engage said forwardly directed upper portion of said vehicle and hold said housing secured thereto.

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