US 1657506 A
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Jan. 31, 192s;
A. 'L JACOBSON SCREEN `UTOMOBILEI WINDOWS Filed OC'b. 21. 1925 www Patented Jan. 31, 1928.
ALPH I. JACOBSON, OF MADELIA, MINNESOTA.
SCREEN FOR vAUTOIIYIIOIBIIE. WINDOWS.
Application filed October 21, 1925. Serial No. 63,905.
This invention relates to a screen device `and particularly to a screen device adapted to ybe movably mounted in the door of an automobile. As is well known, automobiles of the closed type have doors at the sides thereof with window openings in their upper part. A glass plate constituting the window is slidable to cover and uncover the opening in the door and when in open position the plate is received in a narrow recess in the door below the window opening. It is desirable in certain weather to have the window open. This is often objectionable, however, on account of the entry of'insects l5 and dirt and on account of the severe draft which is often caused.
lt is an object of this invention, therefore,
to provide a lat screen which Ais mounted in the door and slidable therein so that it can be brought into position to cover the opening in the door when 'the glass is in lowered position.` A
.llt is also an object of' the invention'to provide such a screen which can readily be installed in standard doors and which is movable in slots formed in the doors at the sides of the window opening and said recess. Such automobile doors usually have a guiding means for the glass window, disposed in the slots which are formed in the sides l of the door, and it is an objectofthis' invention to provide a slidable screen having means slidable in said slots between the sides of the slots and said guiding means for said glass window.
It is more specically an object of the invention to provide such a screen device as above set forth which has means for holding it in raised position covering the window opening withits top edge disposed in a slot formed inthe top of said door, said screen also preferabl being provided with a door through whic the operators hand may be projected to signal a turn. p
These and other objects of the invention will be fully set forth in the following description made in connection with the accompanying drawings in which like reference characters refer to the same parts throughout the different views, and in which Fig. 1 is a view in side elevation of a portion of an automobile showing the invention applied thereto;
Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1, as indicated by the arrow;
Fig. 3 is a view in side elevation ol a screen detached; and j Fig. 4 is a horizontalsection taken onthe line 4 4 of Fig. 1, as indicated Abythe arrow, Figs. 2` and 4 being shown on an enl larged scale.
Referring to the drawings, a portion of an automobile is shown, of which it will only bev necessary to consider the body 5 and the door 6, the latter being hinged about the hinges 7. The 'door frame and the body `5 are provided with window openings 61L and 5a, respectively. The construction of the window portions in the body is substantially the same as for the door and the latter onlyv will be described. The door 6 has a` narrow recess 6b extending down into its lower portion below window opening 6n and saidv door is provided at each side with slots 6c which extend along the sides of the window opening 6a and the recess 6". In the modern automobile structure the slots 6c have secured to their sides guiding members 8 usually in the form of channel irons, in which is secured a slotted member 9 usually of stiil" felt' or similar material. lThe glass l plate 10V is slidable in the slots in the'members 9 and is raised and lowered by a suitable mechanism not shown. The door 6 also .has a slot 6d at its top connecting the slots 6 into which the top edge of the plate 10 enters when said plate is in closed position.
In accordance with the present invention, a dat `screen 11 is provided which will be of standard screen material of small ymesh and of line wire, which screen has formed about 4its edges a binding 12 preferably of metaL This binding conveniently may consist of a channel or cross-sectionally U-shaped piece ofmetal pressed about the edge of the screen .and clamped thereto. The screen 11 also has secured at each side a plate or-strip 13 which will be connected to the screen and- 'binding 12 by small bolts or rivets 14.
' In practice, the strips 13 will be provided with slightly elongated slots 13a through which bolts or rivets 14 may pass adording proper adjiistment of said strips in relation to the screen. The door 6 or body 5 will be provided above the window openingjwith some suitable catch, such as the buttons 15 illustrated, and the strips will be provided with a suitable holding means adapted to engage said catch, such as the straps 16 having therein the holes 16a.
It is the custom for drivers to signal a.
turn by projecting their hand out of the Window and in order that this may be done when the screen is in raised position, the screen may be provided with a comparatively small opening 11a which may be covered with a screen door 17. While the door may be made of any de ired material, in the embodiment of the invention illustrated, the same is shown as of thin metal which, in
practice will be of light metal, such as aluminum. The screen 11 will have a binding 11", preferably formed of a cross-sectionally U-shaped or channel-shaped piece of metal, clamping the. screen about the opening 11a.' The door 17 is hinged at its upper edge above the opening 11. Vhile this hinge may be variously formed, in the embodiment ofthe invention illustrated it is shown as comprising a iiexible strip 18 secured to the door 17 by some suitable means, such as rivets and clamps at its other edge inthe binding 11". The door 1T may also be spring-pressed to closed position, it' desired.
The structure of the screen in the body 5 will be the same as described for the screen 11 except that the opening 11 and the door 17 will be omitted.
In Fig. 3, the screen is shown as having a central strip 12a extending vertically across the center thereof. This will only be used when the screen is quite wide andthe same is not shown in the screens illustrated in Fig. 1.
In operation, the window 10 will beraised and lowered, as desired, inthe usual manner. When the window is in raised position, to close the window opening the screen 11 be disposed in the recess 6b, the same sliding between the plate 10 and the outer wall of said recess and the plates 13 sliding between the guiding members 8 and the wall of slot (3C. The strap 1G will be in convenient position to be engaged to raise the screen. Vhen the window is lowered the 'screen will be raised by the straps 16 and will slide vertically in the slot 6 so that the top portion thereof can be raised into the slot 6i and the screen secured in its raised position by engagement of holes 16 of strap 16 over the buttons 15. The ,window opening will thus be protected against much dirt and against insects and at the same time will allow the entrance of air and permit vision therethrough. The screen will also reduce, to a large extent', an inrush of air or severe draft. When the driver wishes to signal a turn he will merely extend his arm and push out the door 17, projecting his hand or arm through the opening 11a. When the hand or arm is retracted the door 17 will drop to closed position. When installed on standard cars the i screen slides neatly and conveniently in the groove 6c at the side ofthe window 10 and its guiding means 8. If the screen were installed on new cars, it, of course, would slide in similar slots which might be provided for the purpose.
From the above description it is seen that applicant; has provided a very simple, etiicient and convenient window structure for an automobile. The same is easily and inexpensively installed and easily and quickly operated. The device has been made in practice and found to be very successful and eiiicient.
It will, of course, be understood, that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the parts without departing from the scope of applicants invention, which, generally stated, consists in a device capable of carrying out the objects above'set forth, in the novel parts and combinations of parts disclosed and defined' in the appended claims.
That claimed is:
1; The combination with the body or door of an automobile having an opening in its upper halt, a recess extending into its lower half and having grooves at the sides of said opening and recess, and a groove across the top ot' said opening alined withsaid grooves, channel members disposed in said grooves, a glass plate slidable in said channel members, a tint. screen having a flat metal binding folded about both sides of its edges, strips secured to said binding at each side ot the screen, said strips being adapted to slide in said grooves at the sides of said opening between one side thereof and one side of said channel members, and means at the top of the screen for engaging said door for holding said screen in raised position.
2. In an automobile window construction comprising a car body having a window said recess at 1one side of 'said window, said screen having guide plates secured at its sides disposed and slidable between said guideways and one side of said recess, said screen being movable into position to close said window 4opening with said plates disposed in said groove at the sides of said opening with the top of said screen disposed in the groove at the top of said opening, and
'means secured to the top of said screen member for holding the same in said position.A
In testimony whereof I atiix my signature.
ALPI-I I. JACOBSON.