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Publication numberUS1400155 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 13, 1921
Filing dateSep 24, 1919
Priority dateSep 24, 1919
Publication numberUS 1400155 A, US 1400155A, US-A-1400155, US1400155 A, US1400155A
InventorsGreenburg George G
Original AssigneeGreenburg George G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Name-plate attachment
US 1400155 A
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APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 24| T919. 1,400,155.l Patented Dec. 13, 1921.




To all whom t may concern Be it known -that I, GEORGE G. VGREEN- BURG, a citizen ofthe United States, and a i resident of New York, in the county of New 7 The object of the invention is to providev a simple and ei'icient device whereby a nameplate may be attached to the radiator-hood of an automobile or other part.

The invention consists in the several novel features hereinafter set forthand more particularly dened by claims at the conclusion hereof.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a vertical section of an attachment embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a perspective of the attaching device. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of a portion of a radiator hoodv Fig. 4 is a modification showing the invention applied to a radiator hood without a flange. Fig. 5 is-a face view of the latter hood.

A cup-shaped attaching member 6 is secured to the back of the name-plate 7 by solder and additionally, if desired, by rivets 8 which pass through the inturned flange 9 of member 6 which also comprises a cylindrical portion 10 whichI extends backwardly a sufficient distance to pass through a backturned flange 11 on the radiator-hood 12. Adjacent its rear, the cylindrical portion 10 is provided with outstruck resilient tongues 13 which are forwardly flared. The bore of the flange 11 is substantially the same size as the cylindrical portion 10 so that the member 6 and the name-plate will be' held against relative longitudinal movement in the radiator-hood. When the cylindrical portion 10 has been inserted into the opening in the flange 11, the front ends of the tongues 13 are separated from and spaced.

away from theperiphery of portion 10 and the ends of these tongues will be disposed in back of the flange 11 so that the tongues will ositively Y, lock the member 6 against with rawal from the opening in the radiator hood. In practice, it occurs that the depthof the flange 11 varies as the result of variation in forming the metal. In attachments Y vof this type, it is desired that the plate be firmly =secured so that it will not rattle, and in order to provide for the secure attach- Specication of Letters Patent. Patented'fDeO. 13, 19.21. I Application led September 24, 1919. Serial No.

ment of the plate, notwithstanding the variations in the flanges, the tongues 13 are differently spaced from the back ofA the plate so that one series or another will operate to firmly lock the plate in osition despite variation in the flange '11, or example, if the 'flange 11 should be slightly longer than normal, a series of short tongues will snap into operative position, while another series of tongues will remain -in the flange, or if the latter is slightl short, all of thetongues -will snap outward but the tongues terminating nearest the plate 7 will be operative to lock the plate. To positively prevent the member 6 from rotating in the flange 11, so that the name-plate will be truly positioned, a rib 14 is formed on the inner face of the flange 11, and a groove 15, which is adapted to receive and interlock with the hood, is formed on the periphery of the member 6.

In Figs. 4 and 5, there is shown a modified construction which is adapted to be secured to a flangeless radiator-hood. The construction of the attachment is similar to that illustrated in Fig. 1, except that the tongues 13 are disposed to directly engage the back face of the radiator hood 12. l

The invention is not to be understood as restricted to the details set forth, since these may be modiiied within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

Having thus described Vthe invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. In a device for securing a name-plate to a part having an opening extending therethrough, the combination of a plate and attaching member therefor secured to its back, having an annular rim provided with. forwardly and outwardly flared outstruck resilient tongues adapted to be sprung inwardly by said part when forced,

through the opening, said tongues having their free ends disposed to spring outwardly in opposed relation to and adjacent the inner lface of said part for positively locking the plate against withdrawal. Y

2. In a device for securing a name-plate to a part having an' opening extending therethrough, the combination of a plate and attaching member therefor secured to its back, having an annular rim provided with forwardly and outwardly flared outstruck resilient tongues adapted to ble sprung inwardly by said part when forced I throudlifthefopening, saidytongues havingf their*y reends dis osedto spring outwardly] in opposedrelatlon tou and y adjacent the inner face.{ 'of said part for ing :la havingopening@ tween fthe router. ends of the esandithe back ofthe plate. 3." Inl adevice securing a name-plate to a part having 'an opening extending therethrough, the combination `of a plate and a cupshaped attaching member havin a flange-' securedto the back of the plate an an 'annular rim rovided with forwardly andA outwardly' ared outstruck- `resilient tongues adapted tobesprung inwardly by said part when forced through' .theopening,4

said tongues having free ends disposed to automaticall spring outwardly in opposed relation to e inner face of said part and positively lock the plate againstwithdrawal, the rim portion between the tongues andthe `sitivel lock; g'ainstv with ra'wal,` t e n 'ortiontting substantially in the plate ently spaced latefand 1an; attaching member secured to `theback"of thef'plate providedwith for'- lvvardly ared outstri'lcll:- resilient, tongues adapted to engage thevv "art to' .which theis to be secured an the back-of the plate.

flared, outstruck resilient tonguesj'havingg their front ends adapted to-engage the" art to which-theplate 1s to be securedan to 40 positively look the plate against Withdrawah. he 'front ends of the tongues beingdierfrom. the back of the plate.


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to positively-loer 3o the plate against withdrawal, the front ends -ofthe tongues being differently; spaced4 from

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U.S. Classification40/663, 220/3.6, 29/453, 411/508, 70/370, 24/619, 248/27.3
International ClassificationG09F7/18
Cooperative ClassificationG09F7/18, G09F2007/1869
European ClassificationG09F7/18