US 1742574 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 7, 1930. w. c. BREEDLOVE I 1,742,574
' T-WiND-gbN Filed April 19, 1 29. 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I H A Inventor illiam azrwzazw A iiorney Patented Jan. '1', 1930 UNITED STA res WILLIAM CLENT nnnnnnovn, or LEVELLANZD, 'rnxes T-WINIJ CONE Application flled April 19,
The present invention relates to'a wind cone for an aviation field and has for its prime object to provide a'device of this nature which will indicate the direction in which the wind is blowing and may be easily read-from a distance overhead by aviators.
Another very important and somewhat specificobject of the invention resides in the provision (if a. wind cone of this nature which 19 gives the appearance of a letter T from the air thereby enabling the aviator to readily ascertain the direction of the wind at the landing field.
A further very important object of the invention resides in the provision of a device of this nature which is exceedingly simple in its construction, inexpensive in itsmanufacture,
strong and durable, thoroughly eflicient and reliable in use, and otherwise well adapted to go the purpose for which it is designed.
With the above and numerous other objects 4 in View as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in certain novel features of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
In the drawing: Figure 1 is a side elevation of the wind cone embodying the features of myinvention, Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof, Figure 3 is a front view thereof. 7 Figure 4 is a sectional view therethrough taken substantially on the line 4-4: of Figure 2, Figure 5 is a perspectiveview of the device with the covering removed, and V Figure 6 is an enlarged detail section taken substantially on the line 6.6 of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawing in detail it will be seen that the numeral 5 denotes the stand preferably in the form of a tripod including a vertical tube 7. 3
A vertical hollow bar 8 extends into the tube 7 and has a shoulder intermediate its ends as at 9 to rest on the upper edgeof the tube and an anti-friction washer or the like 10 may bd interposed between the upper edge of the tube and the shoulder. The upper extremity of the bar 8 is curved to one side and downwardly and a shade 11 is mounted on the e x- 1929. Serial No. 356,443.
and are fixed to other small rings 15 and 16 to form a cone skeleton covered by suitable fab ric 17. A rectangular frame 18- passes through the skeleton core immediately adjacent the ring 12.
A frame 19 is disposed in a vertical plane above the cone. Fabric 20 is mounted on the frame 18 to the sides of the cone and fabric 21 is mounted on the frame 19. This frame 19 is shaped to have an apex coincident with a point in the bar 8 and projects beyond the larger end of the cone. v The fabric 17 20 and 21 may be ofthe well known grade A linen and may be assembled by suitable lacing, sewing 'or in any other economical and suificiently strong manner. The light in the shade 7 will shine on the cone as will be apparent.
From Figure 2 it will be seen that this gdevice givesthe appearance of a T to'the aviator overhead and he easily knows the proper direction of the wind regardless as time. It will be seen that the structure is simple, may be constructed at a low cost and yet be strong and durable.
. to how light the wind may be blowing at the l The present embodiment of the invention, v
however, has been disclosed merely for the purposes of exemplification since in actual practice it attains the features of advantage enumerated as desirable in the statement of the invention and the'above description.
It will be apparent that changes in the de-, tails of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed orsacrificing any of its advantages.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is:
1. A device of the class described includ ing a cone means for pivotally mounting the larger end of the cone on a vertical axis, and lateral wings projecting from the larger 55 verge in the same direction toward each other end of the cone, a vertical wing projecting from the forward end of the cone and beyond the larger end thereof. 1 v
2. A device of the class described incl-uding a vertical bar, a ring fixed to the bar,
a plurality -of rods fixed'to the ring and diverging toward each other, additional rings to Whiclrsaid rods are attached, fabric over the skeleton formed by the rings and the rods. 1
3. A device of the class described including a vertical bar, a ring fixed to the bar,
,a plurality ,of rods fixedto the ring and diver ing toward each other, additional ringsv to Wh. ch said rods are attached, fabric over the skeleton formed by the rings and the rods, a rectangular frame extending through the larger end of the skeleton and covered with fabric. a
- 4. A device of the c'lass'described including a vertical bar, a ring fixed to the bar,
a plurality of rods fixed to the ring and diverging toward each other. additional rings to which said rods are attached. fabric over V the skeleton'formed by the rings and the rods,
a rectangular. frame extending through the larger end of the skeleton andcovered with fabric, a verticalframe formed on the skeleton thereabove, and fabric covering the vertical frame. t f
5.-In a vvind indicatorof the class described, a"cone, meanslfor pivotally mounting the larger end of the cone on a vertical axis. lateral wings projecting from the larger end of the cone, :1 vertical Wing projecting from the forward end of the cone. and beyond the larger end thereof, illuminating means for the cone, and means for supporting said illuminating means above the cone toshine down on the cone.
WILLIAM CLENT BREEDLOVE In testimony whereof I affix-my signa ture.