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Dec. 18, 1928.
E. R. CREAMER WINDOW MOLDING FOR AUTOMOBILES Filed March 24, 1927 avwemtoz Patented Dec. 18, 1928.
' UNITED STATES EDGAR R. CREAMER, OF CONNERSVILLE,
INDIANA, ASSIGNOR TO THE GEORGE R.
CARTER COMPANY, OF CONNERSVILLE, INDIANA, A CORPORATION OF INDIANA.
WINDOW MOLDING FOR AUTOMOBILES.
Application filed March 24, 1927. Serial No. 177,874.
This invention relates to improvements in window moldings for automobile and similar uses.
One object of the invention is to construct a molding, which is capable of being bent into a variety of forms and shapes without buckling or wrinkling. and to have it sufiiciently reinforced and stiffened to insure it lying properly after being placed in its final position, such that there will be substantially no tendency for the fastening devices'to draw it out of shape or change the form assumed by it. For this reason the improved molding is particularly adapted to closed cars using broadcloth, mohair, plush or velvets for interior trimming.
Other objects and advantages will be in part indicated in the following description and in part rendered apparent therefrom in connection with the annexed drawings.
To enable others skilled in the art so fully to apprehend the underlying features hereof that they may embody the same in the various ways contemplated by this invention, drawings depicting a preferred typical construction have been annexed as a part of this disclosure and, in such drawings, like characters of reference denote corresponding parts throughout all the views, of which 2-- Figure 1 is an interior view of a closed car showing the rear and one side window. Fig. 2 is a detail view of the molding bent into one fornr and Fig. 3 is a detail of the molding bent into a different form.
It is apparent that av molding suitable for a rear window, such as illustrated, should be capable of being bent into the position shown without distortion and with the requisite amount of stiffness and with the least.- tend cncy to resume its normal position, especially after the fastening devices are inserted. To accomplish these objects. there is shown a tiller 1 preferably made from fifty pound crepe kraft paper having substantially two hundred per cent stretch and this paper is coated with cement or some similar adhesive to cause. the folds of paper to retain their folded shape. The covering 2. is preferably plush or body cloth and the two independent steel wires are encased within the filler preferably at the time the filler is being formed. These wires may be of steel or brass in spring wire and preferably are No. 17 gauge or .051. The fastening devices are preferably finished nails 4 because with such devices the cloth will have a tendency to close over the head of the nails, thereby entirely concealing the fastening devices but the molding may be applied with ordinary screws or nails or any other desired form of fastening device.
In Fig. 3 there is shown the independent action of the two wires 3, for in this improved molding one wire can change its relative resary forms, reducing the tendency to buckle and lessening the danger of the fastening devices drawing the molding out of the desired shape.
\Vithout further analysis, the foregoing will so fully reveal the gist of this invention that others can, by applying current knowledge, readily adapt it for various utilizations by retaining one. or more of the features that, from the standpoint of the prior art, fairly constitute essential characteristics of. either the generic or specific aspects of this invention and, therefore, such adaptions should be, and are intended to be, comprehended within the meaning and range of equivalency of the following claim.
Having thus revealed this invention. I claim as new and desire to secure the follow ing combinations and elements, or eqnivalents thereof, by Letters Patent of the United States As a. new article of manufacture, a finishing molding strip, the same consisting of a thick compact. filler strip formed from paper,
having a substantial amount of stretch.
formed into a plurality of narrow folds, a plurality of independent metal members imbedded within the folds of papers and extending longitudinally through said strip, the said metal members having independent movement, one of the other, and independent of the paper strip whenever said strip is bent into an abnormal position.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name.
EDGAR R. CREAMER.