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v Mar.3, 1925.
J. c. WHITE EYESHADE Filed Nov. 15, 1922 1 INVENTORF. j 9
Patented Mar. 3, 1925.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOSEPH C. WHITE, OF WEST MEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO BENJAMIN S. MOORE, OF WATERTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS.
Application filed November 15, 1922. Serial No. 601,154.
will be noticeably light in weight; which will be unaffected by perspiration; which will be durable and which will retain indefinitely its general form while conforming readily to the wearer.
Another object of my invention is to provide a shade so designed and constructed as to permit dismounting for cleaning.
In accordance with my invention, I provide two independent canopies or shades, one
for each eye, said canopies being mounted on, and detachable from, a bent-wire frame;
to said bent-wire frame the ear-pieces are attached by means of a unique, self-retaining hinge-joint.
In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a pair of my new eye-shades. Figure 2 is a front elevation of a pair of said shades. Figure 3 is a side elevation of the hinge-joint and earpiece. Figure 4 is a side elevation of the hinge-joint and modified ear-piece. Figure 5 is a top plan view of one of the shades shown in Figure 1.
My new eye-shade comprises canopies A, A, formed from sheet metal, celluloid, or other suitable material, into the arched pieces shown, and provided with upturned lips or flanges along their rear edges. These flanges not only stiffen the shades so that very thin sheet metal may be used, but they also increase greatly the eye-shading capacity of the canopies, as will be pointed out later.
At each side of the shade A, Fig. 5, where the shade proper joins the flange 1, is a small notch 2, into which is sprung the recess 3, of the bent-wire frame B, Figs. 1
The ends 4, of frame B, are, by a series of bends, bent back so that the wire tips rest under tension against the frame wire. This bending produces the hinge-pins 5.
The hinge-coil 6, of ear-pieces D, Fig. 3, or D Fig. 4, are forced over hinge-pin 5, said hinge-pin 5, due to its tension, returning to rest against the frame wire B, thus locking the hinge together against accidental separation.
The waved, or crinkled, section 7, of earpiece D Fig. 4, has been found suflicient to retain the eye-shade in position when in use, provided there is sufficient hair over the ears of the wearer, and some wearers prefer this form of ear-piece.
The flange 1, extending upwardly from the shade body A, serves to increase greatly the efficiency of the shade, by preventing the leakage of light between the shade and the brow even with considerable space intervemng.
Having described my invention, what I claim as newand desire to secure by Letters Patentis:
1. In a device of the character described, the combination with a pair of eyeshades of a spring-wire frame and bent-wire earpieces having integral hinge-coils, said frame formed to permit mounting thereon said eyeshades; said frame formed further to terminate in integral, self-locking hingepins adapted to engage and to lock automatically said ear-piece hinge-coils in position against accidental vertical displacement, substantially as described.
2. In a device of the character described, the combination of a pair of eye-shades mounted detachably on a bent-wire frame terminating in integral, self-locking hingepins, and ear-piece wires with integral hingecoils to co-act with said self-locking hingeplns.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.
JOSEPH C. WHITE.