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Publication numberUS1814314 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 14, 1931
Filing dateNov 11, 1929
Priority dateNov 11, 1929
Publication numberUS 1814314 A, US 1814314A, US-A-1814314, US1814314 A, US1814314A
InventorsKane John C, William Weiss
Original AssigneeKane John C, William Weiss
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Radiator ornament
US 1814314 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

July 14, 1931. J. c. KANE ET AL 1,814,314

RADIATOR ORNAMENT Filed Nov. 11, 1929 I INVENT R5.

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Patented July 14, 1931 UNITED STATES JOHN C. KANE AND WILLIAM WEISS, or DETROIT, MIGHlTGAN RADIATOR ORNAMENT Application filed November Our invention relates to a new and useful improvement in a radiator ornament and has for its object the provision of a radiator ornament which will be simple in structure, economical of manufacture, durable and efficient in use, and attractive in appearance.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a radiator ornament having movable parts which, when the vehicle on which used is being driven will simulate the flopping of a birds wings.

Another object of the invention is the provision of resilient means for retaining the wings in stationary position and permitting their proper movement.

Other objects will appear hereinafter.

The invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention will be best understood by a reference to the accompanying drawings which form a part of this specification and in which,

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the invention,

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of the invention,

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 33 of Fig. 2, I

Fig. 4- is a sectional View taken 011 line 4l--il of Fig. 2.

The invention comprises a main body 9 which may be formed to simulate the shape of a bird. Secured to the body 9 is a supporting bracket, 10, having an eyelet, 11, formed therein so that the device may be attached in a suitable manner to a vehicle radiator neck.

A cavity, 12, is formed in the body, 9, and mounted upon the body, 9, adjacent the edges of the cavity, 12, and extending transversely of the body, 9, are the spaced supporting rails, 13 and 14, connecting the ends of which are the rods or pins, 15 and 16. Pivotally mounted on the pins, 15 and 16, are the arms, 17 and 18, normally held in horizontal position by the springs, 19 and 20, which are projected through openings formed in the arms, 17 and 18. As shown in Fig. 3, the spring, 20, extends above one 11, 1929. Serial N0. 406,199.

of the arms and below the other as does likewise the spring, 19. These springs may be connected and form a resilient loop and their arrangement as shown with Fig.3 permits of the necessary swingable movement. These arms, 17 and 18, are attached to the forward wing, section 21, swingably connected to which is the rearward wing, section 22. A cover, 23, is provided for the cavity,12.

In operation when the vehicle on which the device is mounted is standing still or traveling at a slow rate of speed the rearward wing, sections 22, will hang downwardly as shown with Fig. 3. When the air striking against these wing sections becomes strong enough the rearward wing, sections 22, will swing upwardly into the various positions shown in the dotted lines in Fig. 2 and the sections 21 will also rock upwardly. By having the sections 22 swingably mounted on sections21 and these sections 21 swingable on axes extending at an angle to the axes on which the sections 22 swing, I

the movement of the wings is such as to simulate very closely the wing movement of a live bird.

With a radiator ornament constructed as described a very lifelike appearance is given to the ornament and an attractive and eco nomically manufactured ornament provided.

, While we have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction we do not wish to limit ourselves to the precise details of structure shown but desire to avail ourselves with such variations and modifications as come within the scope. of the appended claims.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A radiator ornament of the class described comp'risingz'an image forming body having a cavity formed therein; a pair of wings each positioned at opposite sides of said body, each of said wings comprising a forward and a rearward section; means for swingably connecting the forward section and the rearward section of each of said wings in such a manner that the rearward section may swing downwardly at an ininclination to the forward section; and means for connecting the forward section of each of said wings swingably on said body.

2. A radiator ornament of the class described comprising: an image forming body having a cavity formed therein; a pair of wings each positioned at opposite sides of said body each of said wings comprising a forward and a rearward section; means for swingably connecting the "forward section and the rearward section of each of said wings in such a manner that the rearward section may swing downwardly at an inclination to the forward section; means for connecting the forward section of each of said wings swingably on said body; and resilient means for resisting the swingable movement of said forward sections relatively to said body.

3. A radiator ornament of the class described comprising: an image forming body having a cavity formed therein; a pair of wings, each positioned at opposite sides of said body, each of said wings comprising a forward and a rearward section; means for hingedly connecting the sections of each of said wings together ;an arm mounted on each of said forward sections and projected transversely of said body so as to extend partially across said cavity; means for swingably mounting said arms on said body,each of said arms having an opening formed therein; and a resilient means lacing through said openings in said armsfor resisting swingable movement of said forward wing sections relatively to said body.

4, A radiator ornament of the cl-ass'described, comprising: an image forming body having a cavity formed therein apair of wings each positioned at opposite sides of said body, each of said wings comprising a forward section and a rearward section; means for hingedly connecting the sections of each of said wings together, said rearward section being secured to said forward section at the rear side of its outer end and extending rearwardly therefrom, and adapted by gravity for swinging to a depending position; means for connecting the forward section of each of said'wings swingably on said body; and 'means'projecting into said cavity for resisting the swingable movement of said forward sections relatively to said body.

In testimony whereof we have signed the foregoing specification:

JOHN" C. KANE. WILLIAM 'WEIS

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/413, 40/417
International ClassificationA63H33/00, A63H33/40
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/40
European ClassificationA63H33/40