US 1825538 A
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Sept. 29, 1931. PACE 1,825,538
SCREEN Filed Sept. 9, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet l 2. .1- f m m .;Y W
ATTORNEY L. A. PACE Sept. 29, 1931.
SCREEN Filed Sept. 9, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 [.j. INVENTOR WITNISS:
ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 29, 1931 UNITED STATES 'LINWOOD ANDERSON PAGE, OF SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA scnnmr Application filed September 9, 1930. Serial No. 480,730.
This invention relates to a screen for use with the windows of automobiles and the like,
the general object of the invention being to make the screen in two sections which are hingedly connected together and to provide means on the screen for engaging the grooves inthe windows so that the screen can be readily placed in position and have its sections moved outwardly when the window is to be partly closed and in this position, thescreen will act as a shade.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended cla ms.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a fragmentary elevation of an automobile, showing the invention in position.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary face vlew of the screen, with parts in section.
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view through Figure 1 and showing the screen in position closing a window in full lines and in partly open position in dotted lines. 7
Figure 4 is an enlarged detail view of a portion of the screen frame, showing how the two sections thereof are hinged together.
Figure 5 is a similar view, but taken at right-angles to Figure 4.
Figure 6 is a section on line 6-6 of Fig-- ure 1. v V
Figure 7 is a section'on line 77 of Fig- 4o ure 2.
Figure 8 is a sectional view through the window, with the screen in raised position and acting as a shade. 4
Figure 9 is a section on line 99 of Fig- (I ure 5.
Figure 10 isa detail sectional View showing I the handle means of the plungers.
In these drawings, the letter A indicates the frame of the screen and B the meshwhich may be formed of cloth and which has its edges connected with the cloth casing 1' which passes around the members of the frame. The end members 2 of the frame are each formed with two parts hingedly conof tubular construction as shown, and spring plungers 7 are arranged in the lower member and have rubber tips 8 on their outer ends which are adapted to engage the grooves in Figure 1. A handle piece 9 is connected to handle pieces extend through a slot 10 formed at the center part ofthe lower mem- I beer 5 so that by pressing the two end pieces together, the tips 8 will be drawn out of the window groove to permit the screen to be removed from the window. It will, of course, be understood that when the screen is to be placedfin the window, the handle pieces are pressed together so as to contract the plung ers so that the frame can be placed in the window frame and then when the handle members are released, the springs of the plungers will force the tips into the grooves. Similar tips 11 are rotatably connected with the upper portions of the side members of the frame'by the screws 12 and these tips engage the groove in the window, as shown nected together, as shown at 3, and having the window of the automobile, as shown in v the inner end of each plunger rod and these in Figures 1 and 6. By having them rotatably supported on the screen frame, the
frame can be swung upwardly and outward- 1y, as shown in dotted lines in Figure 3 and in full lines in Figure 8, or into a vertical osition, as shown in full lines in Figure 3. bubstantially wedge-shaped pieces 13 of resilient material are fastened to the lower ends of the end pieces and will engage the upper edge of the sash of the window when the parts are in the osition shown in Figure 8. Thus these mem ers 13 act as means for holding the screen in horizontal position, as shown in Figure 8.
From the foregoing it will be seen that when the sash is lowered and the screen placed in the opening left by the sash, insects, dust, dirt and the like are prevented from entering the body of the automobile and the screen also acts as a wind break. When raised to the position shown in Figure 8, the screen will act as a shade. It will be seen that by forming the screen as shown, it is not necessary to remove it from the window when the sash is to be raised, though it can be easily and quickly removed and replaced by providin the spring plungers carrying the tips 8 at tieir ends.
It will, of course, be understood that wire mesh may be used with the device as well as the cloth mesh and when )the wire mesh is used, the mesh will be in two sections, one section forming the upper half of the screen and the other the lower half so that when the screen is in position, the two sections will come together and form a complete screen. v
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is 1. A screen for a window havin grooves in its sides, comprising a pair 0 frames, hinges connecting the frames, a wire mesh section entirely covering the pair of frames and foldable along the axis of said hinges, projections on the ends of the frame for fitting in the grooves in the window, means for moving some of the projections inwardly moving some of the projections inwardly to disengage them from the ooves, whereby thescreen section can be p aced in vertical posltion 1n the window or folded on a line to disengage them from the grooves, whereby v the screen section can be placed in Vertical position in the wlndow or folded on a line with the hinges to have the frames moved toward each other to permit the sash to be partly closed and the screen used as an awn- 11w.
5. A screen for a window having grooves in its sides, comprising a pair of frames, hinges connecting the frames, a wire mesh section entirely covering the pair of frames and foldable along the axis of said hinges, projections on the ends of the frame for fitting in the grooves in the'window, means for