US 1475025 A
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Nov. 20, 1923., 1,475,025 f J. J. NEWMAN ET AL" LICENSE CARD HOLDER Filed March 16 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 1,475,025 J. J. NEWMAN ET AL.
LICENSE CARD HOLDER Filed March 16, 1923 m,Hmllillllumnum N Patented Nov. 20, 1923.
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JOHN J. NEWMAN AND LLOYD L. NEWMAN, 0F BQCKWOOD, PENNSYLVANIA.
Appmation sled March 1c, 1923. serial No. 625,532. Y
To all whom z't may concem:
Be it known that we, JOHN J. NEWMAN and LLOYD L. NEWMAN, citizens of the United States, residing at Rockwood, in the county ofSomerset and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in License-Card Holders, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to improvements in license card holders and the purpose thereof is to provide a case for containing the license cards issued bythe State authorities to owners of motor vehicles. wherein the license card may be carried conveniently and permanently in the vehicle in an accessible place `for inspection by officers. f An object of the invention is to provide an` attractive case for license cards which will form an appealing accessory for automobiles, which is mounted to swing from one side to the other in order to reveal both faces of the license card and whereby the device may be folded in a dat manner ag'ainst the part of the vehicle -which supports it so as to be out of the way and not apt to be broken.
VYith the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention will be more fully described hereinafter, and will be more particularly ypointed 'out ed hereto. l
In the drawings, wherein like symbols refer to like or corresponding parts throughout the several views,
Figure 1 is a side view, with parts broken away, showing an improved license card holder constructed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal section taken therethrough.
Figure 3 is a. fragmentary perspective view of the device.
Figure 4 is also a fragmentarv perspective view showing the parts removed.
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken through a portion of a vehicle cowl board showing a slightly modified form of a device for holding the card frame in place.
Figure 6` is a perspective view of the bracket support.
Figure 7 is a fragmentary plan view of the device attached to the support shown in section, and
Figure 8 is a plan view of the assembled bracket and bracket support.
Referring more particularly to the drawinthe claims appendings, 5 and 6v` designate respectively the upper and lower channel vrails of the frame of the device and 7 represents the outer end channel rail which may be made in the same metallic piece with the rails 5 and 6.
The flanges of these channel rails are suficiently deep, this bein clearly shown in Figure 4, and also `in igure `2, to accommodate the edges of the glass or other transparent panels 8 and 9. These panels may be slid in the channels of the rails 5 and 6 and the edges of the glass!- are preferably received upon rubber gaskets 10 which are cemented or otherwise secured in the channels.
The gaskets are substantially thin, possessing onlyI suicient thickness to properly cushion the glass incident to the rough travel of vehicles. The glasses are also spaced apart by strips 11 offelt, carboard or theA like. rlhese strips constitute a filler engaged between the edge portions of the glass which are embraced within the flangesof the rails.
These strips 11 may be cemented to one of the glasses and the other glass is simply laid freely against the strip, thus creating a space or pocket between the two glasses for the reception of the license card. This license card is slid in at the left ory supported end of the holder. i
At this end a removable channel rail 12 is provided in order that access may be had to the interior space between the panels. This removable channel rail 12 is made substantially in the same way as the opposite end rail 7 and it also carries a rubber or other gasket 13 cemented or otherwise secured thereto for the purpose of fitting against the adjacent edges of the glass panels. The glass panelsv however at this end of the frame are without any strip or filler as such strip or filler would interfere with the insertion and removal of the license card. Inasmuch as it is desirable to have some spacing element between the glasses at this edge, however we provide ailler strip 14 of felt or other appropriate material directly upon the gasket 13 of the removable channel rail 12 and when this removable channel rail is put into position the filler strip 14 will take up its place between Ythe glass panes.
It will be found more convenient and will also add to the attractiveness of the device to have the ends of the flanges of the removable channel rail 12 beveled as indicated at 15 and 16 as these panel edges will pg.. l 1,475,025
j desired pins 19 and 20 may be formed or secured to the flat end surfaces ofthe removable rail 12, these pins being relatively short to enable them to engage beneath the.
projecting extremities of the upper and lower rails, which are necessarily pried apart to some extent to permit the pins to be passed therebeneath and for this pur se it is desirable to have the rails made o some metallic material possessing a. suitable degree of resilienc The pins 19 and 20 are adapted to fina ly occupy perforations" 21 and 22 made in theextremities of the upper and lower rails and in this position the gasket 13 and filler strip 14 will occupy a proper place with respect to the glass` and form a close snug t, thus preventing casual movement or rattling of the glass. The extremities of the upper and lower rails are provided with lugs 23 and 24 offset Slightly to one side and have openings 25 and 26 which are in vertical registry. The lugs provide extensive bearing surfaces for the holder to turn upon. This turning movement takes place about a pivot pin 27 v 'es having threaded upper and lower ends 28 and 29 adapted to removably receive the threaded nuts 30 and 31. These nuts will be made of a. convenient size and shape for turning by the fingers and at the same time will preferably have an ornamental appearance. A bracket 32 is provided to support the device and is pierced by a. number of perforations 33 to receive the attaching screws or fastenings 34 b which the bracket may be aiixed to the ash, instrument or cowl boards of a motor vehicle, or to an other support. The bracket is provide with flanges 35 and 36 projecting sub'- stantially at right angles and fitting above and below respectively the lugs 23 and 24 of the glass 5 and 6. These flanges 35 and 36 are also perforated to receive the pivot bolt 27.
,In assembling the device, the cardV is pushed /into the space between the glasses, it being understood that this spa is of approximately the size of the card so that a snug fit is obtained. The removable end rail 12 is then put in place by prying the lugs 23 and 24 slightly apart to admit the pins and these lugs will snap back into lace when the pins 19 and 20 register wit the 'in a clean and presentable state.
perfor-ations 21 and 22. Care should be exercisedv in tting the strip 14 between the glasses wit out cutting or distorting the same. The hooks 23 and 24 are then tted `to the flanges 35 and 36 of the bracket and the pivot pin 27 is put through the registering openings, after which the nuts are screwed upon the ends of the bolt. The device may be then folded against the support and the nuts tightened to hold it against swin ing. In this position it is, out of the way an not apt to encounter injury.
By unloosening the nuts the holder may.
be swung out to expose both sides of the card. The device may be easily attached and removed and it admits of the convenient change of cards and the' retention of-cards The device may also be manufactured economically and it forms an attractive accessory for motor vehicles.
The pivot pin serves not only to provide a hinged support for the holder, but owing to its position, it acts further to lock the removable end rail in place and reinforce the pins, taking thestram oi' these pins. The rod is manufactured very cheaply with the removable nuts at its ends and can be put in the bracket from either above or below.
Referring to Figure 7 the vehicle instrument board is represented at 40 and the card holder by the top rail 5. The flat edge of lug 23 will strike aga-inst the bracket when the case is inthe raised position parallel with the cowl board. This is represented in dotted lines and it shows how this acts as a stop `to prevent the card case from coming into contact with the cowl board. In a similar way the flat opposite edge 41 of the lug will act as a stop in the horizontal dotted line position of the case so that the same is permitted to swing substantially through an anle of degrees.
ow referring to Figures 5, 6 and 8 the cowl board is represented at 42 and as having the bottom flange 43. The card within the case is indicated at 44 and the two glass panels as heretofore by the numbers 8 and 9. The removable channel end section 12 is shown as in place and is held thereby by the pivot pin 27 which engages through the lugs 23 and 24 carried within the arms 35 and 36 of the bracket. Only the lower lug and lower bracket flange 36 are shown in this sectional view but the bracket itselii is shown, at 32 and as being placed iat against the cowl board 42. rlhe bracket is recessed at one side as indicated at 45 in Figure 4 and in this recess ts the shoulder 46 of the bracket support 47 which is composed of a iiat plate fitting against the outside face of the bracket 32 and having perforations 48 in registry with the perforations in the bracket soas to receive the same fastenings this is generally done when the card holder` form a supporting device and the shoulder 46 is sufficiently long to fit snugly within the recess of the edge of the bracket 42.
It will be understood therefore that the bracket and this supporting member forms a Combined mounting and if desired the supporting device may be dispensed with and is placed in an upright position on the vehicle, but when placed with its pivot horizontally, it is desired to have'the additional supporting device which extends beneath y the cowl board and forms a further support and' afmore rigid mounting for the device. It is noted that the plate 47 is not so wide as to interfere with the engagement of the lugs 23 and 24 upon the face of the bracket 32.
It is obvious that various changes and modifications may be made in the details of construction and design of the above specifically described embodiment of this invention without departing from the spirit thereofZ such changes and modifications being restricted only by the scope of the following claims.
What is claimed is 1. A license 'card holder comprising a channel frame having a removable section,
transparent panels yieldably held in said channel frame and being yieldably spaced `apart to provide a pocket therein openv at the removable section, said removable section havlng a cushioning elementl for engaging against the ends of the panels and hav' ing a filler strip adapted to engage between the glass panels to close the opening in the pocket and to 'cushion the panels, and means for hingedlyl supporting said frame to enabley it to be moved to expose both sides of the license card held therein.
. 2. A license card` holder comprising a frame composed of upper,- lower and end channel rails, one of said end rails being removable, transparent panelsheld in spaced' relation in said channel rails, said upper and lower rails having projecting lugs for receiving said removable end rail and having means to interlock with said removable rail, said removable Irail having means to fit between the ends of the panels, a bracket fixed to a support anda pivot passing through the bracket and said lugs for hingedly mounting the frame.`
3. A license card holder comprising a channel frame having three permanently connected sides and a removable end rail, resilient gaskets secured in the channels of the frame, glass panels supported upon the gaskets, means for spacing the panels apart, the ends of the channel sections adjacent the removable rail being beveled, the ends of said removable rail also being beveled to fit the beveled edges ofsaid sections`, means to removably lock said removable rail in place, a pivot ffor hingedly mounting the frame lying in contact with said movable rail whereby to reinforce and 'remove the strain from said last named means.
4. ,A license card holder comprising a bracket composed of a flat stripadapted to be secured to a support and havin perforated flanges, a frame for the card aving perforated offset lugs adapted to fit against said flanges, a pivot pin passing through said flanges and lugs, and a removable section for the frame having pins adapted to engage removably` with adjacent sections, said adjacent sections being perforated and resilient to engage said pins.
5. A license card holder comprising a frame for holding a card' having upper and lower frame members provided with offset lugs, a bracket for holding said lugs, said klugs having fiatfaces for engaging said -to restrict the outer movement of the card holder. l
6. A license card holder comprising a frame for holding the card, a bracket for pivotally receiving said holder and having a recessed edge, a supporting plate adapted to fit against said bracket and having a shoulder entering the recessed edge, and means to secure both said plate and bracket to a support. i
7. A l-license card holder comprising a card receiving frame, a bracket for pivotally receiving the frame and having a recessed edge, a plate resting 4against the bracket and having a shoulder entering said recessed edge, said plate also having a flange extending beneath the support.
n testimony whereof we afiix our signatures.
JOHN J. NEWMAN LLOYD L." NEWMAN.