US 1105630 A
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L. F. DONNELLY.
APPLICATION FILED BBPT. a, 1913.
anted Aug.Y 4, 1914 /NVENTH Urn ns Arafrnisrr onnicn.
LAWRENCE F. DONNELLY, 0F LANSFORD, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application led September' 3, 1913.
T0 (1U whom 'it may concern lie it known that, l, lniiviuincc F. DON- Nnnm', a citizen of the United States. residing' at Lanstord. in the county ot' Carbon and State otl Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Goggles, of which the 'following is a specilication.
My invention relates to improven'ients in goggles, and more particularly to eye pro teetois l'oi use by miners and other workmen to protect'` the eyes it'rom living' particles which would injure the eye.
A further object is to provide an improved protector ot the character stated which permils ot' l'ree ventilation so as to render the device comfortable to the wearer and construct the device so that it cannot be broken in ordinary use by fragments and particles lli/ing in the air.
ll'ith these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features ot construction and combinations and arrangements ot parts as will be more 't'ully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims.
ln the accompanying drawings: ll'ip'ure l is a view in elevation illustrating' my iniprovr'nents in operative position. Fig. 2 is an enlarged trout elevation ot the `goggles, and Fig. 2l is a view in cross section on the line 3MB ot Fig. 2.
My improved goggle comprises two plates l, l, having' a hinged juncture 2 atv their meeting ends, and said plates covered at. their edges with felt or lainbs` wool 3 secured in any approved manner, and otl'erinpy a soft contacting surface against the t'aee of the wearer, and insuring a tight juncture with the tace, so that particles cannot work their way into the eyes from under the plates. y
The ends of the plate l are connected by a suitable band 4 which may be of elastic, and which is positioned around the head of the user to hold the goggles in place. Each plate l is provided with an elliptical forwardly projecting extension 5 which is open and constitutes a chamber located over the eye of the user. lEach ot' these extensions 5 are covered at their outer ends by wire ganze 4S, the edges ot' said wire gauze beiner bent over the extensions and confined within elliptical bands 7 forced over the end of the extension and ei'eetually binding the gauze,
yet permitting the latter to be removed and replaced if desired.
The sides of the extension 5 are preferably perforated as shown at D, so that there may he a tree circulation of air through the extensions or chambers, not only through the gauge G but also through the openings 9, so that perspiration cannot form to\intertere with the vision or the comfort. of the user.
By providing?,lr the wire gauze 6, if` a partiele strikes the same, it cannot break the gauze as would be the case if glass were used,
'and furthermore, the air may freely circulate through the gauze which would not be true of glass or other similar transparent material. Furthermore, if the ganze becomes injured or the mesh clogged by reason ol dirt which cannot be readily removed, the old gauze, may be removed and replaced by a new gauze, the elliptical band 7 permitting such renewal.
Various slight changes might be made in the general form and arrangement of parts described without departing from niy invention, and hence I do consider myself at liberty to make such changes and alterations as 'taiily fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
l. A device of the character described, comprising two plates hinged together, a sott binding,r around the edges of said plates, said plates having elliptical open extensions, wire gauze located against the outer ends of said extensions, and elliptical bands fitting over the extensions and the edges of the gauze binding the latter against the outer ends ot' the extensions, substantially as described.
2. A device of the character described, comprising two plates hinged together, a soft binding around the edges of said plates, said plates having elliptical open extensions wire gauze located against the outer ends ot said extensions, elliptical bands fitting over the extensions and the edges of. the gauze binding the latter'against the outer ends of the extensions, and said extensions having perforations in their walls, substantially as described.
3. A pair ofgoggles comprising two metal plates liavifngh" ce connectioaatittier ins.