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Publication numberUS1288371 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 17, 1918
Filing dateSep 28, 1917
Priority dateSep 28, 1917
Publication numberUS 1288371 A, US 1288371A, US-A-1288371, US1288371 A, US1288371A
InventorsDean E Baskerville
Original AssigneeDodge Brothers
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sheet-metal pillar-cover.
US 1288371 A
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objectionable for several reasons.





Specification of Letters Patent.

l atented Dec. 1?, 1918.

Application filed September 28, 1917. Serial No. 193,660.

.a citizen of the United States, residing at Detroit, Michigan, have invented certain .new and useful Improvements in Sheet Metal Pillar-Covers, of which the following I is a clear, full and exact description.

This invention relates to a sheet metal odies.

Owing to the eculiar shape of these pilound impracticable to conmetal panels of the lower part of the body, a considerable ortion of them is exposed-to the weather. Fhis exposed wooden surface First, because it is more affected by the action of the elements than the metal surface. Sec- I end, a greater number of coats of paint are required. to produce a satisfactory finish than is the case with metal surfaces. Third,

and wooden surfaces in a body produces a lack of uniformity in appearance.

One of the objects of this invention is consequent/1y to provide a sheet metal pillar cover which may be easily and cheaply manufactured and which presents a neat ap- I pearance. Another object is to provide such a cover which may be easily attached and which is constructed so that the attaching l means are not visible. 5.35

These being among the objects of the present invention the same consists of certain features of construction and combinations of parts to be hereinafter described and then 7 claimed with reference to the accompanysis ing drawings which illustrates suitable enibodiinent of the invention having the above and other objects in view.

Figure 1 is a vertical elevation of the pilas seen from the side.

. Figl 2 is a cross section on the line 2-2 of Fig-L an'elevation gsiinilar to Fig. 1 pillar cover removed. Fig. disa'n BlBYl-HOII of the pillar cover separated from the other parts.

I D 5 is an elevation looking outward m the center. line of an automobile body and showing the inner edge of the pillar tor s;

cover for the pillars of inclosed automobile an automobile body.

a. cross section on the line 8-45 of the line 88 lar cover in place.

Referring to the drawings, the pillar cover 11 has iii-general a curved cross section to conform to the lines of the body and is provded with attaching flanges at both vertical e ges. side of the opening in the front end of the body filled by the windshield, is provided with, countersunk holes and is attached to the pillar by the wood screws 13. These screws, however, are not visible as the frame of the windshield 21 abuts against this flange and covers the screws. To improve the appearance at the. junction of the windshield frame and the pillar, the bead 14L is provided which covers any crack which might exist due to the windshield not' fitting the opening exactly. At the rearward edge of the pillar cover the fastening means is entirely concealed and consists of the strip 15 which cooperates with a notched flange l6 integral with the cover. The strip 15 is secured to the wooden pillar by the Wood SC1G-\ 's 17 and is provided with projections 18 formed at intervals upon. its rearward edge which are offset from the main portion of the strip so as to provide a space for receiving the notched flange 16 of the cover between the wooden pillar and these projec- The flange 12, which follows the ing notches 19 in the rearward flange of the a cover. The cover is then slid upward with the flange 16 under-the corresponding projections 18, which are so shaped that they exert a considerable pressure holding-the flange against the pillar. The upward movement of the cover iscontinued until stopped by the roofof the body when it is secured in position by the wood screws 13 through the flange 12. To permit of this method of applying the cover, it is necessary to stop the flange 12 short. of the lower edge of the cover as shown at 20 so that the cover may be placed tightly against the pillar and the \ipper alges of the various sections of the flange 16 introduced under the project ions to while the cover is considerably lower than when in its final position. The absence of the flange at the lower end of the cover does not, however, leave the wooden pillar exposed as the :t'ranye oi the windshield corer s this surface.

Beyond the rearward edge of the pillar cover a depress d area or reveal is left at the side of the window-opening. The surface of the pillar at the reveal may be covered by the sheet metal piece one edge of which .lies in the groove for the window and the other edge of which let concealed by the pillar cover. This strip may be fastened by screws al; the forward edge and will not require any fastening at the rearward edge if property shaped.

It is obvious that this invention is susceptible of modiliations as parts may be omit:

ted, parts added and parts substituted without departing from the. spirit and scope of the invention as expressed in the claims.

What 1 claim as new is:.

1. In combination .with an automobile body and wooden pillar, a sheet metal cover for said pillar embracing two sides thereof. and concealed means for locking said cover to said post, comprising cooperating means respectively on said pillar and on the underside of said cover arranged to interlock upon longitudinal movement of said cover into covering relation to said pillar.

2. In combination with an automobile body and wooden pillar, a sheet metal cover for said pillar embracing two sides thereof. and means located beneath said cover and brought, into interlocking relation thereto by relative longitudinal movement of said means and said cover for locking said cover to said pillar. 1

3. In combination with an automobile body and wooden pillar. a sheet metal cover for said pillar embracing two sides thereof, a notched flange turned under but spaced from said .orer, 11 ans secured to said pill r and having projections arranged to enter between the notches of said cover when said cover is first placed in position, said means and said cover bein; relatively iaora ble longitudinally to bring said projections into interlocking relation with the flange, and means for securingsaid cover toisaid pillar at its edge remote from said liadge.

l. A sheet metal cover for anantomobile bodypillar comprising a curved main portion and integral attaching flanges, one of said flanges standing approximately normal to said main portion and. the other of said flanges lyingapproximately parallel to said main portion and being provided with a pinrality of notches. and an attaching strip engageable with said last mentioned flange and having notches romplcmental to thoseon said cover.

5. In combination with. an automobile body a wooden piliar, a sheet metal cover for said pillar, comprising an elongated main portion and a flange lying approximately parallel to said. main portion and connected thereto b a, e3-'liiidrical surface of relatively small radii'is of curvature; concealed tltitltilliltg means engaging with said flange and a stamping applied along one edge of said pillar and extending under said cover at said {hinge to form a reveal.

Signed at. Detroit ltlirhie'an this Mth day of September 19.! t.

lit-IAN i BASKER Vllil'ilfi.

Witnesses lineman) d. FRY, ALFRED ll. Kmon'r.

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U.S. Classification296/193.6
Cooperative ClassificationB62D25/04