US 1556233 A
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oct. 6, 1925.
H. C. MAISE FASTENER F1106. Aux. 27, 1923 Patented Oct. 6, 1925. l
l UNITED STATES PATENT oFFlcE.
HERMAN C. MAISE, F DETROIT, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR T0 BRIGGS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, 0F DETROIT, MICHIGAN, A-CORPORATION 0F MICHIGAN.
Application mea August 27, 192s. serial 1510., 659,669.
To all whom z't may concern: Be it known that I, HERMAN C. M Arsn, a
citizen of the United States of America,
residing at Detroit, in the county of Wayne and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fasteners, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings. A
This invention relates to fasteners and refers more particularly to those designed for attaching trimmin material tok the frame-work of a vehiclexody. An object of the invention is to provide strong and durable fasteners which are preferably secured to a backing for the trimming material and which are adapted to be attached directly to the frame-Work of the vehicle.
Another object is to provide a backing which is preferably light and yieldable to facilitate quick attachment of the trimming material to or removal from the framework and which is sufficiently rigid to rein- 25 force the trimming material whereby the number of fasteners required is reduced to a minimum.-
Another object is to provide a backing that is preferably provided with means for holding the trimming material to the framework and that referably forms a definite line for the outslde edges of .the trimming.
Another object is to provide a fastener which is simple in construction and which can be manufactured at a comparatively low cost.
With the above and other objects in view' the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination and. arrangement of parts as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in ,the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a fragmentary `sectional view through the fastener embodying my invention and showing the same attached to the frame-work of a vehicle body;
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1;
Fi re 3 is a fra mentary ers ective viewghlf a slightly mgbdified forIIJn; olfy construction;
y Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on line l1 -4 of Figure 3;
Figure 5 is a cross-sectional view of the construction illustrated in Figures 8 and 4, showing the trimming material applied Lthereto and showing the same attached to the frame-work of a vehicle body.
Referring now to the drawing in which like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several vlews, the numeral 1 designates the trimming material that is adapted to be attached to the sheet metal frame-work 2 of a vehicle body. This trimming material is preferably provided with a backing'or stiffening member 3 of some suitable material such as cardboard or Bristol board to which the fasteners 4 are secured. The backing may be of any shape or size desired and any form of fastener may be employed to secure the same to the frame-work. As shown, I- preferably use standard glove fasteners,` each preferably comprising a Vhollow knob 5 upon a base 6 engaging one side of the backing and a complementary member havin a base' 7 engaging the opposite side of the acking and provided with a knob 8 that detachably fits within the knob 5. The base 7 of the complementary member of each fastener is preferably concealed by the trimmin ma terial which is preferably secured to t e inner face of the backing by some suitable means and which is preferably folded around the edges of the backing and is secured 'to the reverse side'thereof as shown at 9. To provide straight edges for the folds I vpreferably provlde suitable metal strips 20 that are secured to the upper face of the backing 3 at the ed es thereof and are provided at their outer e ges with longitudinally extending flanges 21 that cover the edges of the backing. As shown in Figf ure 1 of the drawing, these flanges 21 preferably project beyond the outer face of the backing so that they Will hold the trimming material to the framework as well as form straight lines for the outside edges of the trimming material.
In view of the fact the backing I3 reinforces the trimming material, only a few fasteners' are required to secure the trimming to the frame-work. The fasteners secured to the backing are preferably attached directly to the frame-work and for this purpose the said frame-work is preferably provided with suitable openings 1() through which the knobs 5 of the fasteners are adapted to be pressed. Thus, relatively large sections of the trimming may be uickly and easily attached to or removed rom the vehicle body ,are pressed through the openingl frame-work. l
In Figures 3 to 5 inclusive, Ihave shown a slightly modified construction in which the backing 11 is preferably a channel shaped strip of light gage spring metal. This form of backing is preferably used when it is desired to attach the trimmino material to posts or narrow portions of the flame-work and in order to quickly and easily attach the trimming material, I' preferably provide fasteners 12 that are preferably similar in construction to the fasteners 4 and that are preferably secured to the backing 11 in a manner similar to the fasteners 4. The trimming material 13 preferabl conceals the bases 14 of the fasteners 12 an is preferably folded inwardly around the flanges 15. Thus, when the knobs`16 of the fasteners 12 17 in the frame-work, the flanges 15 wi hold the trimming material to the frame-work and will form delim'te lines for the outside edges of the trimming. The flanges also strengthen 'and stiffen the light gagev metal backing, but at the same time permit it to yield`` or bend slightly so as to facilitate uick and easy attachment to the frame-wor Inasmuch as the backing 11A is formed of spring metal, it will be readily ap arent that the base of the channel will bend slightly when the fasteners 12 are engaged with the framework of the vehicle body, consequently the lian es 15 will clamp the trimming material irmly against the framework 2.
While it is believed that from the fore- I going description the nature and advantages cio.
of the invention will be readily apparent, I
.desire to have it understood that I do not limit myself to what is herein shown and described and that such chan es may be resorted to when desired as fall within the scope of what is claimed.
What I claim as my invention is 1. The combination with the frame-work of a vehicle body and trimming material adapted to be attached thereto, of a yieldable metal backin for the material having a flange for ho ding the same to the framework, and a fastener secured to the backing and adapted to be attached to the framework. f v
2. The combination with the frame-work of a vehicle body and trimming material adapted to be attached thereto, of a channelshaped spring metal backing for said material, and means for attaching said channelshaped backing to the frame-work whereby 4. The combination with the frame-work l I of a vehicle body, of a channel-shaped spring metal stri trimming material engaging one side of sa1d channel-shaped strip and-folded over the flanges of the channel, and means for attaching said channel-shaped strip to the frame-work whereby the flanges of the channel will hold the material to the framework.
5. The combination with the framework of a vehicle body, of a stifening member'- having a yieldable flat metal base, a flange at one edge of the base, trimming material secured t'o one face of the base and extending around said flange and secured to the opposite face of said base, and means for securing said stilfening member to the framework of the vehicle body whereby said flange will hold said trimming material against the said framework.
6. The combination with a sheet metal frame member, of a separate sheet metal backing member having a flange at one edge, trimming material extending over one face of the backing member and folded around said flange, and means securing said backing member to the frame member whereby the ange of the backing member will hold the folded portion of the trimming material against the frame member.,
7. The combination with a sheet metal backing member having/a flange at one edge, trimming material extending over one face of the backing member and folded around said flange, and an element engageable directly with the frame member for detachably securing the backing member to the frame member whereby the flange of the backing member will hold the folded portion of the ltrimming material against the frame memlframe member, of a separate sheet metal guapas A I B at one edge, trimming material extending teria] extending over one face of the backover one face of the/sheet and folded around ing sheet and folded around said flan the flange, and a fastener projecting from and a fastener projecting from the ,backing l another face of the sheet. sheet between said flanges.
f 10. An article of manufacture com rising In testimony whereof I ax my signature. a backing sheet of flexible material ving substantially parallel flanges, trimming ma- HERMAN C. MAISE,