US 1166977 A
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APPLICATION FILED NOV. 21. 1913.
1,166,977, I I Patented Jan. 4, 1916.
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Be it known thatl', ETHELBERT-FAVARY, a citizenofI-lungalry, residing at 111' Broadway, New York, N. Y., have invented new and useful Improvementsin Portable lProtectors, of which thefollowing is a specification. f 2 1 1 The object. of the present invention is a portable protector against wind, dust and sun, and it is specially useful when drivin in automobiles and other vehicles. J
This invention consists briefly of a shield of celluloid or other transparent material, or of a combination of transparent and translucent materials, to be held bythe hand of persons using same, and to protect face and head from wind and dust. If" part of the shield is composed of translucent material, itwi'll also be axprotectlon against the sun; it being understood that parts oat it will remain transparent so ,as not to ob'- struct the vision. The shield may be backwardly inclined to divertthe wind currents from the major portion of the. face. 7 v
In the following drawings forming-part of this specification, like letters denote like cent or any other suitable material whichmay be used in connection with the sh eld to extend over the head of the person, and i parts mall the figures. V 1
Figures 1, 2, 3, 4L, and 5 show modifications embodying my invention. Fig- '1 shows a sectional new of Fig. 1.
InFig. 1, a is the handle and b the material composing the shield of the protector; this material 6 may preferably be composed of celluloid, isin-glass,-mica or other transparent material, and it can clearly be understood that when holding this shield infront of the face, it will enable each passenger in the vehicle to shield his face and head from thewind, and still not obstruct his field of vvision. a shows a top portion composed of transparent, transluat the same time hold the persons hat securely in place. If desirable, 0 may be in'movable connection with regard to b so that it can reachly be raised, orlowered as desired. The dotted line 0' shows a raised position of a. To strengthen the shield, a frame d may surround the shield either entirely or partly. 1 The figure shows a frame at the bottom and at two sides of the shield. If desired,the shield 71 may ing the same;
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on line A,'B'of.Fig. 1.' As seen from v Fig; l tl1e shield 6 fits into the slots of aland can thus be withdrawn from the slots for the purpose of renewal or for changing the material or color of shield b,
for instance, it may befound useful touse 7 an. orange colored shield, which, as is known,
willgive a clearer vision on a hazy day. The handle ta? may belong enough to rest at a on the passengers lap or'seat, and can beinade extensible. atf which shows a sleeve wherein the handle, composed of two pieces, maybe broughtqcloser together 'or farther. apart thus shortening or lengthen? Fig! 2 shows a modification from Fig. 1' in that it has in addition two side pieces g which may either besolidly fastened or in hinged connection with b as shown in the figure at the frame d; the object of the side pieces is to. better protect the sides.
of the face and head. The pieces 9 and u i d ith- 6 as to enableit to be folded over fiat against 3) if desired.- This may prove useful when the protector is placed in the pocket of the :vehicle or whe'nit is not inuse: i i 'F'g; 3 shows a construction where the shield is hinged in the center on the vertical line a for the purposeof decreasing the wind resistance, and for a better protection. 1
The circles h represent openings cut in the shield so that, if it be constructed of a translucent' material, or of silk or other suitable opaque materials, it will not obstruct the vision; if desired it may be inlets of transparent material while the rest of the shield may be opaque or seinitransparent.
Fig. a shows a construction which resembles an ordinary fan except that the shield is composed of transparent material; if de- 'sired,'the shield may contain several colors, for instance 6 may be red celluloid, b 7 orange color, 6 green and 6 white.
With such a combination, various effects of scenerymay be brought out more clearly,
and at the same time shielding the passenger V from wind, dust or sun.
Fi 5 shows'a construction like a foldin b C 77 5 fan where Z) is composed of a number of separate pieces of transparent material.
It can be understood, if desired, the protector can also be used as a fan and the construction shown in the last two figures would be especially suitable both as a fan and as a protector, and at the same time not obstruct the vision of the user.
Having now described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to protect by Letters Patent is 1. In a portable protector for use in vehicles, a face shield having a permanently closed sight portion of transparent material, and a. substantially non-transparent portion to protect the face from the sun, and a handle fastened to the shield, said shield being backwardly inclined to divert the wind currents from a major portion of the face.
2. In a portable protector for use in vehicles, a face shield having a transparent sight portion and a substantially non-transparent portion to protect the face from the sun, a backwardly directed top portion extending from the shield and constructed and arranged to lie over the head of the user and a handle fastened to the shield, and being designed to be held by the user.
3. In a portable protector for use in vel1i cles, a face shield having a permanently closed transparent portion for vision, and a substantially non-transparent portion to protect the face from the sun, said shield having side portions constructed and arranged to extend backwardly toward the side of the face, and a handle fastened to the shield.
4. In a portable protector for use in vehicles a handle designed to be held by the user, a shield carried by the handle, a backwardly directed top portion. extending from the top of the shield and being inclined downwardly.
5. In a portable protector for use in vehicles, a handle designed to be held by the user, a shield carried by the handle and comprising a portion of translucent material, and a sight portion of transparent material, said shield being backwardly inclined to divert the wind currents from a major portion of the face, and having a backwardly direct ed top portion inclined downwardly toward the sides, substantially as described.
6. In a-portable protector for use in vehicles, a face shield designed to protect the major portion of the face, and havinga permanently closed sight portion of transparent material and a handle fastened to the shield, and designed to be held in the hand of the user, said shield being formed of foldable hinged sections.
7. In a portable. protector for use in vehicles, a face shield designed to protect the major portion of the face and having a permanently closed transparent sight portion, and a substantially non-transparent portion, and a handle fastened to the shield, and designed to be held in the hand of the user, said shield being formed of foldable hinged sections. 7
In testimony whereof, I, ETHELBERT Fa- VARY, have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this fifteenth day of November 1913.
Witnesses CONSUELO DE LEON, M. W. BRASHEARS.
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