US 1723832 A
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Aug. 6, 1929. C, w, YANss 1,723,832
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Patented Aug. 6, 1929,
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rem il COMPANY, INC., It. CDEBPRATI Application filed December This invention relates to fender guards and more particularly to the type having separate units on each side of the rear of the car. i
The object is to provide a guard for` small popular cars which easy to install and inexpensive to manufacture. A clear conception of the objects and formation oi? the invention may be had from the following specification in conjunction with the accompanying` drawings, in which Fig. l is a plan View of the fender guard.
Fig. 2 is a front elevation of l.
3 is a cross-section through 3-3 of Fig. 2.
i is a cross-section through l-li of is a cross-section through 5-5 of Fig. l. p
Fig. G is a cross-section through (im-f6, of F l. i.
Fie' 7 is a modified form of the center i 3. portion of Fig. 2.
The now preferred form of the invention as shown in lFig. l is for use on Fords, or other cars of a similar design. The numeral l designates the guard or bumper units which consist of an impact member, coniprising two arc-shaped flat steel bars 2 and 3, vertically spaced and aligned, havingeyes in the extremities thereof and a rear bar le oi flat spring steel, also having eyes in the These eyes are vertically aligned and connected by means of a rivet 5, as shown in detail in Fig. 3.
The impact member formed by bars 2 and 3 is vertically aligned and spaced in its center portion by means of a clamp 6, which is shown in detail in Fig. t. The clampingmember 6 consists of a stamped metal piece, having notches 26 in its back to receive bars 2 and 3, and a clamping member 7, having a hole therein to accommodate bolt 8, which holds the bars 2 and 3 in a fixed spaced rela tion.
Each unit l is fastened to an Lehaped channel bar 9, by means `of bolts l0, and between the bars 9 extends a flat metal cross piece ll, consisting of two pieces and bolted in the center to an angle bracket l2, and on each end to the bars 9.
Passing through bracket 12 is a U-bolt 18, so formed` that it may pass around the column C of the tire carrier, usually supplied' on touring cars of the Ford type.
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.dit the other end of each channel bar 9 from the unit l, is mounted an angle bracket le, as shown in Fig. G, by means of a bolt rlhe angle bracket lll has a hole therein of the correct diameter to accommodate a body bolt 1G, which is provided in this type of car to fasten the extreme end of the usual transverse channel bar 3G to the body.
llflldruiy on bar 9, between the bumper unit l and the angle bracket l-i, is a series of holes 3() through either of which a bolt 2O is passed for connecting to the bar 9 a strap i8 extending to the usual bracket 39 of the inud guard 38.
'lhe commuting plate shown in Fig. i" is a modified form of connecting meansl to be used on cars of the Ford coupe and roadster types which have a circular body plate C to support the post o for the usual tire carrier, the plate C being secured to the body 37 by bolts c. 'lhe bolt holes 2l in the plate i9 are slotted to fit the bolts c and aid in supporting the fender guard from said tire carrier structure, the plate 19 being bolted to the crosspiece ll by bolts 22.
lVhen the fender is mounted on the cai., as shown in Fig. l, it affords protection to the rear mud guard and to some extent to the spare tire. This type of fender guard is very simple to install as it is not necessary to drill ioles for any of the connecting means as they connect with holes and bolts already provided in the car.
l. i fender guard for automobiles of the type described, said fender guard having two impact units with a suitable space between them for a tire carrier, means for supporting said guard on said tire carrier, and means for attaching said guard to the frame and fender structure of the automobile by the use of the equipment already existing in automobiles of said type.
2. In a fender guard for automobiles 0f the type described, a pair of impact units each comprising two arcuate bars of strip steel having eyes at the ends thereof, a rear bar having eyes in the ends thereof, bolts for aligning and holding said eyes in vertical alignment, said impact units being spaced apart to accommodate a tire carrier; a pair of mounting bars of an angle shape in crosssection, one of said bars being attached to each of said impact units and a cross bar Vbetween and connecting said mounting bars y the type described, a pair ot impact units each comprising two arcuate bars of thin strip steel having eyes in the ends thereof and bolts for aligning and holding said eyes in vertical alignment, said impact units being spaced apart to accommodate a tire carrier; a pair of mounting bars ot angle shape in cross section, one ot said mounting bars being attached'to each ot said impact units, and a cross bai.` between said mounting bars, having` means thereon for cooperation with said tire carrier.
el. In a guard tor automobiles ot the type described, having a tire carrier, a pair of impact units spaced apart to accommodate said tire carrier, a pair ot mounting bars, one of said mounting bars being attached to each ot said impact units; a crossbar between said mounting bars, and means to connect said cross bar with said tire carrier, said means comprising an angular plate upon said cross bar with a U-shape bolt to engage said tirey carrier. o
5. ln a tender guard tor automobiles ot y'the type describedhaving a tire carrier, a
pair of impact units spaced apart to accom- Inodate said tire carrier, a pair of mounting bars, one ot said mounting bars being attached to each otsaid impact units and a cross bar between said mounting bars, said cross bar having a plate riveted thereto and provided with slotted holes for co-operation With the bolts used to attach said tire carrier to the body of said automobile.
6. A fender guard for automobiles of the type described, said guard comprising a pair of impact units each comprising two arcuate bars of thin strip steel having eyes in the ends thereof, a rear bar ot tlat spring steel having eyes in the ends thereof, bolts 'for aligning and holding said eyes in vertical alignment, a pair ot bars of angle shape in cross section one of said bars being attached to each ot said impact units, a cross bar between said mounting bars for strengthening U said guard, means tor securing said mount ing bars to the body and mud guards of said automobile; a clamping and spacing means for each oli said impact units, comprising a front plat-e having notches in the back thereoi1 to receive said impact bars, and said clamp having a rear plate with a bolt tor holding said front and rear plates elnbracing said bars in close relation.
In testimony whereof, I have signed this speciiication. i
GEORGE W. YANSS.