US 1275311 A
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C. -H. SCHUMACHER & A. A. SCHMALZ.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 22. 1916.
Patented Aug. 13, 1918.
45 '2 elements, viz :the glare shield proper D,
cmntns n. SCHUMACHER Ann'ALB a'r A. scHMALz, or DUNDEE, ILLINOIS.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that we, CHARLES H. SCHU- MACIIER and ALBERT A. SCHMALZ, citizens of the United States, residing at Dundee, in the county of Kane and State of Illinois,
have invented new and, useful Improvements in Glare-Shields, of which the followframe of which maybe held rigidly in any desired position.
A further object is the production of a device in which the shield proper may be thrown into and out of operative position. I "A further object is the production of a devicevof simple construction and not liable to get out of order.
These and such other objects as may hereinafter appear are attained by my device, in which Figure 1 represents a perspective view of my device attached tothe wind shield of an automobile and shown in inoperative position by dotted lines; 7
Fig. 2 represents an enlarged top plan view of my device;
Fig. 3 represents an enlarged detail of aportion of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 represents a side elevation of a portion of Figv 1 -Referring now "sents our device as a whole attached to the upright member B of the wind shield C.
Fig. 5 represents a modified means of securing my device in position.
Like letters and numerals of'reference indicate like parts in the several figures of the drawing.
to the drawing, A repre- Our device is separable into three main adjustable and extensible arms E and means for securing said shield and arms in position shown as F in Fig. 1 and as F in Fig. 5.
'. position by suitable clamps 11, 11.
Specification of Letters Patent. PatentedAug. 13, 1918. Application filed May 22, 1918. Serial in. 99,001.
Taking up first the glare shield D in which 6 represents a folded plate forming one side of the shield frame and having its corners cut away as shown at 7, a wire 8 is bent into a rectangular shape-forming the other three sides of,the frame. The ends of the wire are bent or curved and fit within I the sides of the end member 6 and are held rigidly in position by means of screw bolts 9 passing through the plate and binding the end of the wire against the closed inner edge of the plate.
vThe transparent sheet 10 of glass, celluloid or other suitable material is inserted in the frame, one "end fitting between the sides of the members 6 and being held in It is understood of course that the material from which the transparent shield is made may be colored to suit the wishes of the purchaser. Extending from the side 9 of the frame isa supporting lug or ear 12 extended into an arm or latch and provided with a stop or shoulder 14 on the top of the ear, and a spring supportinrr boss or lug 15 project-s from the face of the ear below the stop or shoulder 14.
I The shield and frame are adjustably secured to the extensiblearms through the medium of an integral supporting plate formed of two members, 15 and 16 disposed at right angles to each other. The ear 12 is mounted on the plate 16 and held in position by means of a bolt through the plate 15 is adjustably mounted on a supporting member 18 by means of a thumb'screw and nut 19. The member 18 is mounted on the top of a vertical rod 20 sliding within a hollow rod 21, the vertical position of the rod 20 being re ulated b means of a screw 22 passing throughthe side of the rod 21 and adapted to engage the outer periphery of the rod 20. 23 represents a rod similar to 20 adapted to slide within a hollowcylindrical rod 24:- and a screw 25 regulates the relative adjustment of the twomembers 23 and'24. A joint 26 is provided betweenthe members 21 and 23 shown in the shape of a pair of serrated disks, the faces of which abut and which are held in operative position by means of a thumb nut 27. A joint similar to 26 is provided at the other end of the member 24, shown as 28, one member of which is formed from an enlargement 29 of the member 24 and the other member 30, which is provided with an extension 31 means of which the adjustable arc is secured to the connectin member thumb screw 32 is provi ed similar to 27 medium of a pair of clamping plates 35, 36.
adapted to engage the outer periphery 'of the rod B and provided with extension pins or lugs 37, 58, the angular ends 39 and of which are'clamped together by means of a bolt 40 assing through the members 37 and 58 an entering the end of the member 33. The nut .41. on the bolt 40 holds the clamping members rigidly together and the tightening of this bolt forces the inner end of the member 39 a ainst the inner face of the member 58 and rlgidly clamps the members 35 and 36 against the outer periphery of the rod.
The plate 16 is provided with a spring supporting lug or boss 42 to which is secured one end of the spring 43, the other end of the spring being secured to the spring supporting boss 15. As shown in Fig. 3 when the shield is turned downwardly the spring 43 is extended and as the member is swung beyond the center, the spring holds it .in closed position until force is applied to the latch 15 to swing the-shield upinto operative position. In Fig. 5 I have shown in place of the gripping clamps 35 and 36 and the yoke member 33, a pillar 43 having a yoke 44 at its end within which the member 31 can be'secured in the same manner and out of operative position.
Fig. 3 which is the position that it would as it is secured in the approved construction shown in Fig; 2.
In the operation of my device it is clear that by means of the extensible members 21 and 23 and the various adjustable joints de-. scribed heretofore, the position of the shield may be varied, in any desired manner. The members 23 and 24 permit the lengthening of the device in a horizontal direction while the manipulation of the members 20 and 21 permits the vertical extension and any desired angular change may be effected by means of the joints 26 and 28. One great advantage in our device is the ease with which the glare shield may be thrown into Take, for instance, the shield shown in position in Lemar 11 naturally occupy when it is not desired to shield the eyes of the driver from the headlight of any approaching automobile. As
soon as the headlight of an automobile appears and the driver desires to make use of the shieldto diminish the glare, it is only necessary to give a slight outward pressure to the arm 13, swinging the shield up into place as shown in Fig. 1, the spring 43 hold- I mg it in that position after the automobile has passed; whenthe use of the shield is no longer desired a slight upward pressure on the arm or latch 13 overcomes the tension of the spring 43' and the device is thrown 230k into inoperative position as shown in ig. 3. J
The frame of the shield is of simple and eflicientconstruction rendering it possible to hold the transparent material in lace, thus eliminating a great portion 0 the danger of breaking and at the same time having a cheap and strong frame, one end of the transparent material fitting into the space between the members 9 as shown in Fig. 1.
Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. As anew articleof manufacture an adjustable glare shield comprising a lurality of adjustable arms, means for a justably attaching said arms to the frame of an automobile, a shield frame adjustably mounted on the end of said adjustable arm by means of a supporting plate, one member of said supporting plate being secured to the adjustable frame and the other secured to the shield frame, means rigidly secured to said frame whereby said frame may be thrown into operative or inoperative position and spring means mounted on said shield for locking said frame in either position.
2. As a new article of manufacture an ad:
justable glare shield comprising a plurality,
of adjustable arms, means for adjustably attaching said arms to the frame of an automobile, a shield frame adjustably mounted on the end of said adjustable arm by means of a supporting plate, one member of said supporting plate being secured to the adjustable frame and theother secured to the shield frame, means rigidly secured to said frame whereby said frame may be thrown into operative or inoperative position and means for locking said frame in either position, said means including a spring, one end of which is mounted on said shield and the other end on said supporting plate.
3. As a new article of manufacture, an adjustable glare shield comprising a plu rality of adjustable extensible arms, means for adjustably attaching said arms to the frame of an automobile, a shield frame adjustably mounted on the end of said adjustone member of said 'supportmg plate glate, ed onsaid shield for locking said framein eing either osition. secured "to thel' adjustable frame :and the In witness whereof, we have hereunto sub- 10 able arm by means of a supportin other secured to the shield fram'e, meansscribed our names.
rigidly secured to said frame whereby said I frame may be thrown into operativeor in- CHARLES H. SCHUMACHER. operative pqsitlon and spring means 'mount- ALBERT A.