TROUBLE LAMP FITS FINGER (Jan, 1929)

TROUBLE LAMP FITS FINGER
EVERYONE who has had to repair a piece of machinery at night will appreciate the advantages of a new trouble light recently invented. The electric lamp is so small that it can be clamped to a finger of one hand, thus enabling the worker to use both hands and direct the light where needed. Wherever the hand goes, the light goes.

7 comments
  1. Stephen Edwards says: January 16, 20111:21 pm

    Very nice. What needs to be a high-power incandescent lamp connected directly to your body through a short metal clamp. I wonder how many seconds it takes to burn its user.

  2. Yaos says: January 16, 20111:35 pm

    This is perfect as long as you don’t need to use that hand.

  3. Toronto says: January 16, 20115:59 pm

    SE: A penlight bulb at 3v doesn’t get all that hot (nor all that bright, but good enough in an engine compartment.) You can always clamp it elsewhere.

    But yeah, the LED versions are much more practical, for bashability if nothing else.

  4. Kosher Ham says: January 16, 20117:31 pm

    I think that you could still use the hand to hold stuff with and the free hand to do the tricky stuff.

  5. Firebrand38 says: January 16, 20119:56 pm

    Lots of other people think that way too.

    http://www.fingerlight….

  6. Mike says: January 17, 20118:36 am

    Yeah but you will blind yourself when you pick your nose.

  7. Kosher Ham says: January 17, 20114:53 pm

    Only if the light is pointed at your eyes rather than your nostrils when you are hand picking your nose.

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