US 1685334 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 25, 1928. 1,685,334
A. L. MYERS NAME PLATE Fil ed March 28, 1927 M 08? INVENTOR.
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Patented Sept. 25, 1928.
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.ARTHUR L; MYERS, OF LA CROSSEJWISCONSIN; 'A'SSIGNOR TO NORTHERN 'ENGRAVING COMPANY, OF LACROSSE? WISGONSIN,'. A CORPORATION" OF WISCONSIN.
Application ,flled March. 28, 1927.: ScrialNo 178,825
. This invention relates. particularly ,to,
means for securing name plates to automobile radiator shells, automobile "lamp brackets, althoughnot necessarily limited than at the other end 2.
and the like, l to that specific purpose.
'lhe-securing-means is of a; type-in which vthe securing member proper is attached to-the name plate and co-operates with the wallet -the radiator shell, bracketor other part to which the nameplate is to -be secured.
An object of the invention is to provide -means for securing a name plateto the part to which itisto beattached-inan-economical and effective manner. A further obj GCtiOf theginventionis'to provide means for securingthename-plateinposition which will be of a character which willinsure the name plate being properly positioned on the part to which it is attached.
1 Further objects of the invention will appear from the accompanying description, claims and statement-of advantages.
' In the accompanying drawin s:
Fig. l is a front elevation of a portion'of an automobile radiator showing the name plate applied thereto with myimproved securing means. I
"Fig? 2 is a section on anenlargedscale on the line aa of Fig. lshowing the securing means before clinching.
Fig. 3 is a similar section showingthe securing means clinched.
Fig.4 is a front elevation of that portion of the radiator shell to which the name plate is applied.
Fig. 5 is a rear elevation of a portion of the name plate and its securing means.
Fig. 6 is a side elevation of a lamp bracket showing a name plate of somewhat different form attached thereto with my improved securing means.
Fig. 7 is a rear elevation of a portion of the bracket showing the name plate applied thereto.
Fig. 8 is a rear elevation of a portion of the lamp bracket before the name plate has been attached. 7
Fig. 9 is a rear elevation of the form of name plate shown in Fig. 6.
Fig. 10 is a section on the line b?) of F ig. 9.
Referring first to Figs. 1 to 5 inclusive, 1 represents the shell of an automobile radiator the forward side of which, just beneath the cave-convex shape.
the shell as shown'in Fig.
shell in a t ial stand which has gauge pins' for theshell 'sothat the trapezoidal opening in the shell would comedirectly over an anvil 'or metal "plate through the'opening So'that the'prongs tion and 0f trapezoidal form so thatthe opening" at .;one end 2 will be of greater-height The name plate shown in these figures consists of a disk 30f comparatively thin metal having itsedges crimped over a backplate' 4 of heavier metal which has a slightly; con- This back plate 4 has a palr-of prongs 5 and 6 whichare formed integrally with the plate by cutting andbending first to-the form shown in 2 andFig. 5. These prongs are of different widths corresponding to the widths :of the-respective endsof theopening 2. so thattheprongscan be inserted in the opening only whenthe name plate is right side up, thus 1-.insuringi the proper positioningrof the name plate on the shell. The name plate is appliedto theradiator shell before'the parts of the radiator have been assembled by inserting the prongs into the opening and then clinching the; free ends'of' the prongs againsttherearwall of 3, this clinching being accomplished by bending the inner or free ends of the prongs in any suitable manner, but preferably by-placing the radiator horizontal position on a substanform, then-inserting the prongs of the name rest on the rounded portion of the anvil, and then giving the face of the plate a sharp rap with a mallet thereby causing'the rear or free ends of the prongs to spread and clinch themselves to the rear wall of the shell. In Fig. 6 to Fig. 10 there is shown a name plate applied.
to the lamp bracket of an automobile by the same securing means. The name plate proper is indicated at 7 and has a back plate 8 to which it is secured in any suitable manner. This back plate 8 has the same integral rearwardly extending prongs 9 and 10 formed by punching and bending the same from the plate itself. The portion ofthe bracket to which the name plate is applied is indicated 5 at 11. and is provided with the same kind of transverse elongated trapezoidally shaped opening 12 into which the prongs 9 and 10 are inserted and clinched in the manner before described.
' corresponding By this arrangement a very simple and effective means is provided for securing a. name plate in position on a radiator shell, lamp bracket or other part. 7 All name plates of: this character are provided with metallic back plates so that to form my securingmeans it is only necessary to strike the prongs from this back plate, form an opening in the part to which the name plate is to be applied and then insert and clinch the prongs as described. Further, by making the respective places into which the prongs are inserted of greater height or width and forming the prongs of height or width, the proper insertion of the name plate on the part to which it is applied is insured without any care Y upon the part of the workman.
Having thus described my invention, I claim: 1'. In a securing device of the character described, a member, a structure to which said member is to be applied, and a pair of prongs of different dimensions in cross section projecting from said member, said ing formed with apertured places corresp 0nding respectively in dimensions to said prongs to receive said prongs, the free ends oi said prongs after'insertion into said apertured scribed, a member, a structure prongs after insertion into places being bent against the wall of said places being bent against the wall of said structure to secure said member in position.
2. Ina securing device of the character deto which said member is to be applied, and a pair of integrally formed prongs cut and bent from said member, said prongs being of different dimensions in cross section, said structure being formed with apertured places correspondingrespectively in dimensions to said prongs to receive said prongs, the free ends of said said 'apertured structure to secure said member in position.
3. In a securing device of the character described, a name plate, a back plate to which structure be responding, respectively,
said name plate is secured, a structure to V which said plates are to be applied, and a pair scribed, a member, a structure to which said 7 member is to be applied, and a pair of prongs projecting from said member of diilerent dimensions in cross section, saidstructure being formed with elon ated opening of trapezoidal shape with the ends thereof corresponding in dimensions with the dimensions of said prongs, respectively, to receive said prongs, the free ends of said prongs after insertion into said opening being bent against the wall of said structure to secure the wall of said member in position.
5. In a securing device of the character described, a name plate, a back plate to which said name plate is attached, a structure to which said plates are to be applied, and a pair of integral prongs cut and bent from said back plate, said prongs being ofdiilerent dimensions in cross section, said structure being formed with an elongated opening of trapezoidal form with the ends thereof corin dimensions with the dimensions of said prongs tereceive said prongs, the free ends of said prongs after insertion into said opening being bent against the wall of said structure to secure said plates in position. V
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 10th day of March, 1927.
ARTHUR L. MYERS.