US 1738846 A
Abstract available in
Claims available in
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 10, 1929. A. SANCIONI RADIATOR ORNAMENT! Filed March 10, 1928 8140014 601 fizrrelr'a Sana-inn! Patented Dec. 10, 1929 UNITED STATES AURELIO SANCIONI, F DETROIT, MICHIGAN RADIATOR ORNAlVIENT Application filed March 10, 1928. Serial No. 260,723.
This invention relates to an ornament especially adapted for use upon the radiator of a motor vehicle and an object of the invention is to provide a simple construction which is cheap to manufacture and in which the construction is such that parts are caused to simulate in their movements, the wings of a bird in flight.
A further object is to provide a construction 1 0 whereby the movable or wing partsare shaped to receive the air beneath them during forward progress and in a measure float thereon, said wings being unrestrained in their lifting movement other than by their own weight and are counterbalanced in mid position by a light spring adapted to yield under shocks or to give a flapping motion.
With the above and other ends in view, the invention consists in the matters hereinafter set forth and more particularly pointed out in the appended claim, reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of a device illustrative of an embodiment of the invention,
" and i Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical section substantially upon the line 2--2 of Fig. 1.
Obviously the body 1 of the ornament may be made to simulate a bird, as shown, or may so have any other suitable form, said body be ing hollow and preferably supported by a bracket 2 on the radiator cap 8, which bracket may simulate the extended legs of a bird in flight to give the ornament a long rangey appearance, expressing swimt forward progress.
Members 4 simulating wings are hingedly connected to opposite sides of the body adjacent slots or openings. 5 therein, said wings being formed with integral rigid arms 6 extending inward of the body from; eyes 7 formed in the wings to receive pins 8 passing therethrough and through openings in ears 9 on the body to pivotally support the wings on the body.
In the body is a fixed shaft or rod 10 extending vertically across the hollow body and free to slide on this rod is a thimble 11 holding a ring 12 which is free to turn on the thimble and is formed with pockets or slots to loosely receive the enlarged ends of the arms 6. Sleeved upon the rod 10 between said thimble and the upper wall of the body is a light coiled spring which is of just suiiicient strength when the device is at rest, to counterbalance the weight of the wings 4: and thus normally support the wings in horizontal position.
WVhen the ornament is in place upon a motor vehicle, the vibration set up in travel, will be imparted to the ornament and cause the weight of the wings to compress the spring to a degree corresponding to the force of the shock or vibration, and as the wings are connected together through the thimble 11, the wings will move simultaneously in the same direction. Movement of the vehicle forwardly will cause a rush of air beneath the wings which are preferably curved outwardly and downwardly and also curved downwardly toward their rear ends and thus this air pressure will tend to lift the wings so that they will float to a certain extent, thus giving the appearance of scaring, the occasional flapping movement be ing imparted to the wings by the heavier jolts or iars imparted to the vehicle in passing over an uneven surface in the road.
With this arrangement, the wings are un restrained in their upward movements, thus providing a floating action at high vehicle so speeds and producing the effect of a bird soaring through the air, and as these wings are yieldingly restrained in their downward movement, the occasional heavier vibrations will impart a simultaneous flapping movement 55 to both wings, further carrying out the illusion of a bird in swift flight.
Obviously the external design of the ornament may be changed as desired and the manner of pivotally mounting and connecting the no wing members to turn together may be varied within the scope of the appended claim without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim is An ornament including a hollow body, laterally extending wing-shaped members pivotally attached to the body and having rigid arms extending into the body, a vertical guide 5 rod fixed centrally Within the body, a thimble slidable upon said rod, a ring member free to turn upon said thimble and movable therewith longitudinally of said rod, said ring member being formed to loosely receive the inner ends of said arms, and a spring sleeved upon said rod above said thimble to yielding- 1y resist longitudinal movement of said thimble in one direction on said rod.
In testimony whereof I alfix my signature.