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Publication numberUS1626844 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1927
Filing dateSep 8, 1925
Priority dateSep 8, 1925
Publication numberUS 1626844 A, US 1626844A, US-A-1626844, US1626844 A, US1626844A
InventorsKuhn Clinton J
Original AssigneeGraham Brothers
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Finger guard for foldable bus doors
US 1626844 A
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' avwvmtoz (57607? ff/(Vin c J KUHN FINGER GUARD FOR FOLDABLE BUS DOORS Filed Sent. 8, 1925 7 May 39 40 their adjacent edges by hinges 4.

Patented May- 3, 1927.



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Application filed SeptemberS, 1925. Serial No. 55,103.

This invention relates generally to finger uards and refers more particularly to those l llsi'gned for use with fo dable doors and the One of theessential objects of the invention is to provide a guard of this type that will efl'ectlvely prevent-anything such as a persons fingers or hand from being caught etween the sections of foldable doors when the latter are closed.

Another object is f to provide a flexible guard that will prevent dust, dirt, etc. passmg between the sections of the door into the body of the vehicle irrespective of, whether the door is open or closed.

A further object is to provide a durable guard that can be manufactured at a comparatively low cost and that can be easily and uickly applied to the sections of a foldable oor.

With the above and other objects in view the invention resides in certain 'novel features of construction, combinations and arran ements of parts as will be more fully described and pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanyingdrawings:

Figure 1 is a fragmentary side elevation of a foldable door in closed position.

Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure l'but .showing the door in open position.

Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view.

taken on'the line 3-3 of Figure 1.

V Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional view 8| taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.

. Referring now to the drawings, the numeral 1 designates a foldable door, preferably of a motor bus having suitable sections 2 and 3 respectively connected together at s usual, the door is hinged u on the front body pillar ofthe bus and is adapted to be actuated by suitable mechanism (not shown) located conveniently to the driver. 5

is a flexible shield 5 that is preferably connected to the sections 2 and 3 respectively at the adjacent edges thereof in such a way that it will effectively prevent anything from 0 being can ht between the sections when the door is cFosed and will also prevent dust, dirt etc. passing between the sections into the bus irrespective of whether the door is.

Located v upon the inner side of the door open or closed. As shown, this shield is formed of rubberized fabric and is provided with the spaced longitudinally extending pockets 6 and 7' respectively which receive suitable stiffening members such as the strips 8 and 9 respectively of card board. The pocket 6 is secured along its forward edge to the inner face of the section 2- and is of sufficient width to overlap the adjacent inner face of the section 3 when the door is closed,

while the pocket 7 is substantially equal in.

width to the forward edge of the rear section 3 and issecured thereto preferably by the tacks 10. Ifdesired, a suitable strip 11 of molding may be secured to the inner face of the forward section 2 to conceal the tacks 12 and joint between the pocket 6 and section 2.

will. be apparent that the stifi'ening member 8 will tend to hold the pocket 6 flat against the inner faces of the sections 2 and 3 when the door is closed, (see Figure 1) but will,

bend sufficiently to permit the pocket 6 to move transversely around the beveled rear edge of the section 2when the door is open, (see Figure 2). The intermediate portion or web 13 of the shield is disposed against the inner face of the section 3 in rear of the pocket 6 when the door is closed but constitutes a lateral extension of said pocket when the door is open as shown clearly in Figure 2. Hence, this intermediate portion or web will cooperate with the pocket 6 to prevent anything from being caught between the sections 2 and 3 of the door and also to prevent dust, dirt, etc. passin between said sections into the body of the us. Moreover the arrangement is such that the intermediateportion 13 and pocket 7 are normally concealed bythe pocket 6, hence the joint betweenthe sections 2 and 3 of the door is neat in appearance.

going description, the nature and advantages of the invention will be readil apparent, I desireto have it understoo, that do not limit myself to what is herein shown and described, and that such changes p at While 1t is believed that from the foremay 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 two relatively movable sections, of a shield having rein-,

:2 meme forced pockets secured to saifi sectionsmmi a forced pockets, one of said pockets secured flexible connection between seam pockets one to one section enci normally overlapping the of said pockets being of suficient width to othersectjon, a second pocket secured to the W overlap both sections; when'disposed in a forward edge of the other section, and at predetermined position. flexible Web between the pockets.

2. The combination With two relatively 1m testimony whereof I aflix my signature.-

movable sections, of eehielldl having rein- UHJNTON J. KUHN.

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U.S. Classification160/229.1, 49/383
International ClassificationB60J5/04, B60J5/06, E06B7/00, E06B7/36
Cooperative ClassificationE06B7/36, B60J5/0495, B60J5/06
European ClassificationB60J5/06, E06B7/36, B60J5/04L3