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Publication numberUS1639598 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 16, 1927
Filing dateJan 17, 1925
Priority dateJan 17, 1925
Publication numberUS 1639598 A, US 1639598A, US-A-1639598, US1639598 A, US1639598A
InventorsLeo Edelmann
Original AssigneeEdelmann & Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automobile clock
US 1639598 A
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Aug. 16, 1927.

L. EDELMANN V AUTOMOBILE CLOCK Filed Jan. 17, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet l gwuwntoz Lldelrlaazzm Aug. 16', .1927. v 1,639,598

L. EDELMAN N AUTOMOBILE CLOCK Filed Jan. 17, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Aug. 16, 1927.

UNITED STATES v 1,639,598 PATENT OFFICE.

LEO EDELMANN, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO E. EDELIVIANN & 00., OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A OORIPOR-A'IION OF ILLINOIS.

AUTOMOBILE CLOCK.

Application filed January 17, 1925. Serial No. 3,169.

My invention relates to an improvement in automobile clocks, and particularly to a clock adapted to be mounted upon and permanently affixed to the dash or other portion of an automobile.

An object of this invention is to provide a clock structure supported by a mounting, which mounting is of such character that it is adaptedto be permanently aflixed to the dash or some other supporting portion of an automobile, the clock being normally sup ported in a position in which the face visible, and being movable to permit ready access to the winding and setting mechanism.

A further object resides in so constructing and assembling the mounting that the clock structure is securely and permanently connected therewith, to thus prevent theft of the clock.

Still another object is to provide a mounting and clock supporting means which will hold the clock in a substantially fixed relation, thus avoiding vibration and rattling when the machine is in operation.

With the above andotherobjects in view, which will be apparent to those skilled in the art, my invention includes certain novel features of construction and combinations of parts which will now beset forth in con nection with the drawings.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a view in perspective of my improved clock structure as it will appear when installed upon the dash of an automobile.

Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the clock case moved to the winding position.

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view through the mounting to better show the manner in which the clock structure is carried.

Fig. l is a horizontal sectional view through the mounting.

Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view to better show the clock supporting structure.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of one of the clock supports.

In the present instance I have shown the clock case as being of substantially rectangular form, and have illustrated my improved clock as mounted in an opening provided in the dash of an automobile, but it will be appreciated that the clock case can be of any other shape, and that the mount ing might be made upon any other portion of an automobile, or upon any other suitable foundation surface.

I The clock case 1 has'the dial or face 2 thereof visible on the forward side, and has the winding and setting keys 3 and 4; on its rear side. The mounting case 5 is of substantially the same general configuration as the clock case 1, this case 5. being open on its forward side and being slightly larger and somewhat deeper than the clock case, so that the clock structure will fit telescopically within the mounting case 5. The case 5 has a mounting flange 6 around the open side thereof, and this mounting flange is provided with openings to receive screws 7 or other suitable fastenings by which the case is mounted upon the automobile dash or other support.

The mounting case 5 has the guideways 8 and 9 extending from front to back on the upper and lower sides thereof, and clock supporting slides 10 and 11 are mounted in these guideways. As is best shown in Figs. 5 and 6, the supporting slides have the longitudinal slots 12 formed through the inner portions thereof, and these slides are held in the guideways by pins 13. The supporting slides 10 and 11 have openings through their outer portions to receive pins 14 and 15, by which the clock case 1 is given swinging mounting between the supporting slides.

The slots 12 in the supporting slides 10 and 11 are of suflicient length to permit withdrawal of the clock case 1 from the mounting case 5 so that this case 1 can be swung through a quarter turn to give access to the setting key 4:, while the dial is yet visible, or can be completely reversed as shown in Fig. 2, where the back of the clock case is conveniently accessible for winding or for adjustment of the regulator.

When the clock case 1 is moved into the mounting case, the front or dial side of this case projects only slightly beyond the flange 6 of the mounting case, and the outer sprin ends of the slides 10 and ll are provide with catches 16 which engage with the mounting flange 6 to retain the clock case 1 within the mounting case 5. A leaf spring 17 is secured on the inner side of the back wall of the case 5 with its ends extending forwardly into position to engage with and bear resiliently against the back of the clock case. The catches 16 hold the clock case ill within the mounting case, and the spring 17 resiliently bears against the clock case to hold the same against vibration and rattling within the moimting case. To release the clock case so that it can be withdrawn from the mounting case, pressure is exerted upon the ends of the mounting or supporting slides 10 and 11 to disengage the catches 16 thereof, and the clock case can then be withdrawn from the mounting case, the supporting slides 10 and 11 sliding in guideways 8 and 9 and outward movement thereof being limited by pins 13.

While I have herein shown and described only certain specific embodiments of my invention and have mentioned only certain possible modifications, it will be appreciated that changes and variations can be made in the form, construction and assembly of the parts, as well as in the manner of securing the mounting case upon the foundation support, without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention.

I claim 1 1. An automobile clock comprising a clock case, a mounting case adapted to removablv receive the clock case, and means by which the clock case is given sliding and swinging support with respect to the mounting case to be withdrawn from the case and turned with its back forward for winding.

2. An automobile clock comprising a clock case, a mounting case adapted to be secured upon a support, and slides carried by said mounting case upon which the clock case is supported for swinging movement to be withdrawn. from the case and turned with its back forward for winding.

3. An automobile clock comprising a mounting case adapted to be secured upon a support, said mounting case having guideways in opposite sides thereof, supporting slides mounted in said guidewa-ys for a limited sliding movement to extend from the mounting case, and a clock case mounted for swinging movement between the supporting sides adjacent their outer ends to be withdrawn from the case and turned with its back forward for winding.

4. An automobile clock comprising a mounting case adapted to be secured upon a support, said mounting case having guideways on opposite sides thereof, supporting slides mounted in said guideways, means securing the supporting slides in conjunction with the mounting case and limiting extending movement thereof, a clock case adapted to fit telescopically within the mounting case, and means securing and mounting the clock case between the extending ends of the supporting slides to be withdrawn from the case and turned with its back forward for winding.

5. An automobile clock comprising a mounting case adapted to be secured upon a support and having its forward side open, said mounting case having guideways extending from front to back at opposite points, supporting slides mounted in said guideways, means SGCllllIlQ' the supporting slides in conjunction with the mounting case and limiting its extending movement thereof, a clock case adapted to fit telescopically within the mounting case, pins by which the clock case is mounted for swinging movement between the supporting slides to be reversible when the slides are withdrawn from the mounting case, and means to releasably hold the slides in their inward position to retain the clock case within the n'iounting case.

6. An automobile clock comprising a mounting case adapted to be secured upon a. support and having its forward side open, said mounting ease having guideways ex tending from front to back at opposite points, supporting slides mounted in said guideways, means securing the supporting slides in conjunction with the mounting case and limiting its extending movement thereof, a clock case adapted to fit telescopically within the mounting case, pins by which the clock case is mounted for swinging movement between the supporting slides to be reversible when the slides are withdrawn from the mounting ease, and means to releasably hold the slides in their inward position to retain the clock case within the mounting ease, and a spring bearing between the mounting case and the clock case when the mounting case is moved to prevent vibration and rattling of the clock.

In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature.

LEO EDELMANN.

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US3438603 *Jun 9, 1967Apr 15, 1969Gen ElectricPanel meter mounting device
US5174621 *Oct 15, 1991Dec 29, 1992Anderson John WAdd-on wrap-around dashboard
US5259655 *Oct 2, 1992Nov 9, 1993Anderson John WAdd-on wrap-around dashboard
US5735493 *Apr 27, 1995Apr 7, 1998American Trading And Production CorporationAdaptor mounting bracket for clocks
US7243882 *Dec 15, 2004Jul 17, 2007Gauge Works, LlcGauge display assembly
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/27.3, 248/114, 368/316, 968/320
International ClassificationG04B37/04, G04B37/00
Cooperative ClassificationG04B37/0481
European ClassificationG04B37/04F