US 1722120 A
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July 23, 1929. L. MAANDy 1,722,120
EYESHADE Filed July 25. 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 TroEwEa/s July 23, 1929. WICKLAND 1,722,120
EYESHADE Filed July 25, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 TTae/vsrs Patented July 23, i929.
LEONARD L. *JICKLANIL 0F IVIENNEAPQLS, MINNESOTA.
Application ined July a5, ieee. sei-iai no. seneca This invention relates to new and useful improvements in eye shades, and van object i of the invention is to provide an eye shade constructed of a single piece of sheet material.
A further object of the invention is to provide an eye shade having a crown band integrally formed with the upper inner edge thereof and provided with a nose-piece, and each end of the crown band having an eXtension integrally formed therewith, each adapted to be folded upon itself and formed to provide ear-engaging members cooperating with the nose-piece to support the eye shade upon the wearers head.
The particular object of the invention, therefore, is to provide an improved eye shade of simple and inexpensive construction, formed of a single piece of material, and comprising ear-engaging members and a nose-piece, the latter being formed to support the shade in a position wherein the shade will not engage the wearers forehead and temples.
Other objects of the invention will appear from the following description and accompanying drawings and will be pointed out' in the annexed claims ln the accompanying drawings, there has been disclosed a structure designed to carry out the various .objects of the invention, but it is to be understood that the invention is not confined to the exact features shown as various changes may be made within the scope of the claims which follow.
ln the accompanying drawings forming integrally formed with the crown band 3, as best shown in Figure e.
part of this specification:
Figure l is a perspective view illustrating the improved eye shade in position upon the wearers head;
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view on the line 2-2of Figure 8;
Figure 3 is a plan view of Figure 2;
Figure 4 is a view, showing the outline of the complete eye shade as developed from a single piece of material;
Figure 5 is a detail sectional view on the line 5--5 of Figure 2, showing the preferred manner of forming the ear-engaging members;
Figure 6 is a view showing form of ear-engaging members;
Figure 7 is a view showing another modification wherein the ear-engaging members are adjustably connected with the crown band;
a modified Figure 8 is yan enlarged detail lsectional view on the line 8-8 ofFigure 7; and
Figurev 9 is a view, showing the ear-engaging member illustrated inFigure 7 removed from the crown band. l
rlhe novel eye shade featured in this invention comprises a body portion 2, preferably shaped like a crescent and having a crown band 3 4iiite,g,i'ally formed with the upper inner edge thereof, as shown in Figures l and 3. A strap like member 4: is integrally formed with the crown band 3, intermediate of its ends as shown in Figure il, and is adapted to be folded uponA itself, as shown in Figures l and 2, to provide a nose-piece 5, adapted to engage the bridge of the wearers nose. (See Figures l and 2.)V
The crown band 3 and nose-piece 5 are so formed that when the eye shade is positioned upon the wearers head, as shown in Figures l and 2, the bandi-3 will be spaced from the wearers forehead and temples to provide a space 6 therebetween. I have found it desirableto space the eye shade from the wearers forehead and temples because when thus supported upon the head, the eye shade will not tend to obstruct blood circulation, which often results when using eye shades of ordinary construction, which are usually tted closely against the forehead and temples. A shade spaced from .the
head as above described, is also more comfortable in hot weather as it permits free circulation of air between the shade and head. l
Far-engaging members or hooksl 7 are These ear-engaging members are formed by providing an integral extension 8 at eachend of the crown band, having an oH-set portion 9 adapted to be folded against the extension 8 along the kdotted line ll, indicated in Figure 4. Figure 5 illustrates a cross-section of the hoot: 7, formed by foldingl the off-set portion 9 upon the extension 8, as above described. The ear-engaging members may be formed shown in Figure 2, or, as shown in Figure 6, by means of suitable dies, after the material has been folded upon itself as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 7 illustrates a modified form wherein ear-engaging members l2 are adjustably secured to the crown band 3. To thus. adjustably secure the members 12 to the crown band, the latter is provided with ioo a series of apertures 13, and similar apertures 14+N are provided in the member 12, as shown in Figure 9. Suitable fastening` means, suoli as split rivets 15, may then be inserted through the apertures 13 and 111 to secure the members 12 to the Crown band, as shown in Figure 8. l have shown two groups of apertures 13. and 14 so as to seeurely hold the members 12 in position, but, if desired, one group of apertures might be used, in which case, it mi ght be necessary to provide additional means to prevent the members 12 from oscillating about the axes of the rivets 15.
The novel eye shade featured in this invention is Vconstructsd of a single piece of sheet material, .such for example, as paper or Celluloid, and is iirstblanked to the form shown in Figure fi, by suitable dies not shown. The material 8 is then folded along the dotted lines 11 and the material is further bent alongr the dotted curved line 1G to the form shown in ll1 igure 2, thereby providing the crown band 3. rlhe extensions 8 andof-set portions 9, after being` 'telde/,l the position shown in lligure 5, may then be bent te the forni shown in either Figure 2 or 6, as may be desired, rThis may be ae- 'complished by suitable dies.
rlhe strap member 4, shown in Figure il is a soffolded upon itself indicated in Figures 1 and 2,and the terminal 17 thereof suitably secured to the under side of the body 2 of the eye shade, preferably by suitable adhesive. By vthus securing the end portion` 17 of the strap i of the nose-piece to the body 2,` the crown band 3 and body 2 will be securely held in position, and will also be strengthened, as will readily be understood by reference to Figure by forming` the eye shade of a single piece of sheet material, it will readily be understood that the shade may be manufactured at a. very low cost, thereby. producing` such au arliele which may be sold to the publicat a' nominal price.
The deviee is also very Alight in weight'and may beused, if desired,
iik/zaino 2. An eye-shade constructed of a. single` pieee of sheet material and Comprising a body portion, a crown band integrally formed th rev portion folded upon itself and having' its end secured to said body portion on the inner side thereof, an extension-'integrally formed with each end of theV crown band and each having an offset portion adapted to be folded upon its respective eX- tension to prei-.fide lil-shaped'ear-engaging members, said nose-piece and ear-engaging members cooperating to support the shade in position; on the wearers head with the Crown band spaced from the forehead and temples.
3. A device the class described, comprising a shade having` a portion bent down wardly to provide a crown band having` means for retaining the device on the wearers he with said band and adapted to space the Crown band from ther head.
l. A devise of the class described, com-v prising -a shade formed of sheetV material fmeans for retaining the device on the wearers head, and a strap-like member provided on said crown band and shaped to arovide a nose piece, adapted to space the band from the head, said strap-like member having` one end attached to 'the shade, whereby said band and shade are strengthened. Y
ln witness whereof, I haveV hereunto set my hand this 20th day of July, 1928..
LEONARD L.. VICKLAND.
n, a nosapiece integrally formedl with said band and comprisinga strap-` like ad, and a nose piece integrally formed