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Publication numberUS1260585 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 26, 1918
Filing dateJul 14, 1917
Priority dateJul 14, 1917
Publication numberUS 1260585 A, US 1260585A, US-A-1260585, US1260585 A, US1260585A
InventorsSolis C Simon
Original AssigneeSolis C Simon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Radiator-cover for automobiles.
US 1260585 A
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LQQB, l Patented Mar. 26, 1918.



Patented Mar, 26,1918.



soms cj. smelt' or rHILADnLPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

v aanleren-COVER Specification o 'K i .Applicationled .Tuly 14 phiapand ,State offPennsylvania, have in-4 vented. certain new and useful Improvements in Radiator-Covers for Automobiles,

, of whichv the following is a specication.-

justable to neatly t widths and shapes.

My invention consists of an improved lradiator cover for automobiles; One object c of' my invention is to providexa cover ofthe above described type so that it will be adradiators of various Another object isto soy malte my improved cover that-it "can be easily and quickly at` .tachedto and removed from the radiator of an automobile.

. A further object is to make my invention of simple constructionv and so that it can be manufactured and `sold at a low price. 1 vThese objects, and other advantageous -ends` which will be described hereinafter, I.

attain in the following-manner, reference beinglhad to the accompanyingdrawings in Whic y Figure 1 is a perspective View of the-front portion of an automobile having my imrtl() lspective view proved cover thereon.'A v I.

Fig. 2 is a front end elevation of my improved cover.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary section takenl on the line 3-3 of' Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 isa view of similar nature to Fig. 2 showing the radiator curtain rolled `up and supported in its rolledposition.

Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary perof a portion of my inven tion.

Fig. 6 is a looking fromthe inside of the cover.

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary elevation of a slightly'modied form ofmy invention.

Referring to the drawings, 1 represents my'improved cover,l the" major portion of' which is preferably infade of waterproof cloth. AThe portion 2-jisv designed to cover the hood and the top ofthe radiator. This portion 2 has wings sewed to the frontl edges thereof which are designed to extendpartway acrossthe frdnt ofthe radiator.

'ln other words, theseglwings-S extend substantially at rightfangles to the portion 2 radiator.

and'embrace the front side edges of the fragmentary perspectiveV view Fon AUToMoBILEs. d

fretters'ratent. .Patented Mair.. i l

, i917. serial Naiaasmf if., i 'i shown in Figs. 2 to 5 inclusive.` Theftop .edges 7 of the overlapping portions' of the curtain 4 `arefpreferably beveledfand are free of the hood 2. These edges Aare prefv-erably `formed by cutting*` the curtain and turning the edge inwardly as shown in Fig.-'-6. .l

l The .curtain 4 is secured between the upper portions of the edges-17 .to the frontedge of the portion 2 by stitching or other suitable means. Theside edges of the curtain' have 'plates 8 pivotally secured thereto by npins or rivets 9. Each of these 4plates has a series of slots 'l0 formed therein at various distances from the pivot point. .Hooksll are secured adjacent the junctiony of theportion 2 and wings These hooks are designed to engage the slots 105110 vplace tension on the curtain and on the sides ofl the portion 2: i

The hooks 11 and plates Sjfformvadjustable t clamps to permit the cover to be pulled taut to neatly iitg various widths and'shapes of hoods and radiators, since it will be noted that if a narrow hood and radiatorl isnencountered, the hooks 11 can Vbe placed inthc slots which aref nearest the' pivotal 1.\; is of the plates, thusv securing a greater amount of overlap between theiedges 5 and the wings. 3. The plates 8 being fpivoted-.tothecui? tain 4, can assumeangular positions to'itake up for any vertical or longitudinalr moyelment necessary between the curtain and 'the side wings. l

To permit the curtain-4 to be rolled up, the curtain on its front face is provided with a. hook 12 similar to the hooks 11 above described and a securing strap 13 is secured at its upper end'tot-he rear surface of the curtain 4. The lower end of the securing strap is provided with a plate 14 of the same general construction as the plates 10 so that after the curtain has'been rolled into the position shown in Figs. 1 and 4, the strap 13 can be turned into a position to engage the hook 12 by the plate 14.

I provide'an auxiliary strap 15 to. hold the bottomsof the wings 3 together 'when the lcurtain 4 is rolled up. This auxiliary strap 'at its opposite ends is provided withplates ion 16 which are similar to the plates 10, and the lower ends of the wings 3 are provided with hooks 1T designed to engage the slots in the plate 16,- and thereby retain the bot-- 5 tom` of the hood cover in position Vwhile the curtain is rolled.

The form of my invention shown in Fig.

i is substantially similar to the construction above described with theexception that the side" 'wings, corresponding to the wings 3, y are eliminated and the auxiliary strap l18 extends directly,` between and is connected" I hence the side portions'of the curtain are free to the extent of the length of the edges 7.- lThisis an important feature in my 1n- I vention, since it allows thesldes of the cover Y to be.l drawn together byv the'adjustable clamps without wrinkling thel fabric. Furthermore, it permits the same cover to be used on hoods and radiators of various sizes aand shapes and the manufacturing cost is thereby reduced. to a the manufacturersdo not have to carry various size covers to suit automobiles in which 'e there is only a' Slight dfel'nce ill the Widths of the radiators' and hoods.

. While I have described my invention as taking a. particular form,'it`wil1 be understood that the various parts of my invention mayA be changed without departing 40 fromvthe spirit thereof, 'and hence I do not limitmyself to the precise construction set forth`but consider that I am at,liberty to make suchchanges and alterations as fairly cpme within the scope of `the appended alms. f

. claim as new and `desire to secure by Letf f ters Patent is':

1. A cover of the lcharacter described in- Having thus described my invention, what .cluding a portion adapted to cover the top and sides of a radiator, a curtain depending from the front of said portion, adjust! able clamping means for connecting the sides of the curtain to saidjportion, the ltop edge of said' curtain at positions within its 55 width and adjacent its side edges being free of said first portion, the remaining portion of said top edge of the curtain being secured to the front of the top of said first portion,

substantially as described; 'i l 6o 2. A cover of the character described including a portion adapted to cover the top and sides of a radiator, a curtain at the frOllt ,of said portion, adjustable clamping means for connecting the sides of the curtain to said portion and for securing 'them at various distances apart, means for supporting said curtain in a raised position, -and adjustable means for connecting the sides at the bottom of said first portion 7o when the curtain is raised, substantially as described.

3. A cover of the character described including a `portion adapted to cover the top and sides of avradiator, wings secured to the front edges of the sides of said first portion and designed to extend in front of the radiator, said side wings extending downwardly from the top of said portion,

a frontcurtainsecured atits top edge to the front edge of said first portion, said curtain being of a width normally suiicient to overlap'said wings, the top edge portions vof said overlapping part of the curtain being free of said first portion, and adjustable securing means between the sides of said curtain and the sides of said firstportion, saidwings being adapted-to close the space between the sides of the curtain and the sides of said first portion", substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have "signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



AUGUSTUS B. Gorras, Cms. E. Porrs.

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U.S. Classification165/98, 160/243, 24/302, 165/DIG.930
Cooperative ClassificationY10S165/093, F01P7/10