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Publication numberUS1835294 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1931
Filing dateMay 16, 1930
Priority dateMay 16, 1930
Publication numberUS 1835294 A, US 1835294A, US-A-1835294, US1835294 A, US1835294A
InventorsCharles Gilham Henry
Original AssigneeCharles Gilham Henry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Instrument board clock support
US 1835294 A
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Dec. 8, 1931. H. c. GILHAM 1,835,294

NSTRUMENT BOARD CLOCK SUPPORT Filed May 1e, 195o :L Ef'- E arf 19 14.' Elrrfl 17 zo "11 tures pointed out broadl Patented Dec. 8, 1931 PATENT oFF! ENRY CHARLES GILILAM, or seitens, oN'rARIo, CANADA Y INSTRUMENT BOARD CLOCK SUPPORT,

Application mea may 1s, 1930. serial No. 453,055;

Thisinvention relates to improvements in instrument board clocks for lmotorv vehicles and the likeand more particularly to a device `for converting a watch into an instrument lboard," clock, as described. 'in detail 4in the following speciiication and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, forming part of same.

The invention consists of the novel fea- `y and specifically in the claims for. novelty1ollowing a vbrief description in detail of an acceptable form of the invention, asillustrated in thev accompanyingdrawings.,v

`The ob'ectsof this invention are to constructmeans whereby an ordinary watch may readily ybe,convelted, when used in conjunction therewith, into a very `'convenient and attractive.instrument board clock; to devise anfinstrumentboard clock thatmay be installed and attached to any nonporous planed surface such as a'n instrument board'o-r Windshield glass on a" motor vehicle, without any preliminary preparatiomprior to theinstallation thereon; to produce an instrument board clock that may be installed or detached by anyone, without 'the use of tools; to so construct a device Aofthis description, that it may be readiydetached and carried about in the pocket ifdesirechto haveit ready for instant use on another vehicle; to effect means, in sucha clock, that it may be positioned `in, the most convenient place for the .driveror the passengers therein, and' generally to provide an instrument board clock,

4pleasing in design and workmanship, ,economical 'of manufacture and capable of accomplishing Athe*aforesaid results and purposes.V Y v ,Referring to :thedrawings-fFigure 1 is a plan View of the invention installed.

Figure 2 is a side elevational view of Figlll' 1'. I i 1 Figure 3` is a verticali sectional view taken on lines3v3 in Figure 2.

18a, is adapted to Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional view of a rubber vacuum cup as-'used on this invention.

Figure 5 is a invention.

View in detail of part ofthe Figure 6 is a horizont-al sectional view of .a slightly modified form of the invention.

In the drawings like numerals ofreference indicate the corresponding parts in the various figures throughout. f,

The numeral 10 indicates the, main body of the invention. It is formed of a cylindrical portion 10fzhaving recessesfll and 12 at each end, respectively, andseparated from each other by an inwavdly extending Wall 14 rigid with the cylindrical portion 10a.

Y A centrally located opening 15 formed in the wall 14 joins therecesses 11 and 12. The recess 11 is shaped toreceive and releasably retain a watch therein, as shown in the drawings at 2O.- It is to be noted here, that although I show a watch in the drawings, said watch is only complementary to the invention proper.v Y

The wall 14 supports the back of the watch and the cylindrical side walls of the recess 11, loosely engage the periphery of said watch 20. An indentation or groovev 17 is formed in the side walls of the recess 11 to receive the stem of thewatch and to allow proper posi- 75 tioning of samein the recess 11. An inner peripheral groove 18 is formed in the wallof the recess 11 and adjacent the entrance thereto. A resilient retaining ring 18 split as at seat-in the: groove 13 Vand to bear against the wateh20as at 186, thus effectively securing the watch in the recessl 11 `and preventing its displacement therefrom,

without the removal of the ring 18. To vfacilitate thepositioning and removal of the ring 18 from the groove 13, I provide loops or knobs 19 at each endof .therlng so that said ring maybe grasped at the knobs betweenthe thumb and fore-linger andcompressed. Y .f

In the rear recess 12 a vertical pin 23- passing through holes 23e formed in the walls extends across the recess. A rubber' vacuum cup Q1 is mounted in the recess 12 by passing the pin 23 through an opening 22 formed in the rubber portion at the rear of the cup. A spacer Q4 mounted on the pin 23, above the opening 22 serves to retain the cup in its proper position on the pin 23. The cup 21 is preferably formed with an extended portion Q5 at the rear, adapted to extend through the opening 15 and press against the back of the watch 2O to overcome-any vibration, in the recess 11, of said watch. Knobs or extensions 26 adapted to loosely engage the wall 14, to prevent vibration of the main body 10, may be formed at the rear of the cup 21 as shown in Figure 4.

In the operation of this invention, the ring 18 is first removed from the groove 13 and the watch Q0 placed in the recess 11 and positioned with the stem in the groove 1i'. rlfhe ring 18 is then replaced in the groove 13, care being taken to position the knobs l in the groove 17, to prevent interference of said knobs with the inner `periphery of the walls 10a. The device isnow ready to be applied to any` substantially nonporous surface as indicated at 27. rlhis fis accomplished by pressing the vacuum cup 21 against the surface 27 and bringing suiicient pressure to bear to force Jall the 'air-from between said cup and said surface.

In the modified form of this invention', as illust-rated in `Figure 6, I show la slightly different method of vattaching the vacuum cup Q1 in the recess 12. Instead of using a pin, as at 28 in Figure 3, I extend the rubber portion .-'lOfat the rear of the cup 21 to form a shoulder 31 adapted to snugly engage the inner periphery of the recess 12. An inner peripheral groove 33 is formed in the recess 12 and is positioned a short distance from the entrance to said recess. A fiat resilient retaining ring is adapted to seat in the groove 33 and `engage the shouldered portion 31, when same is positioned in said recess 12, to effectively sec-ure said cup in said recess. -The extension 25 `is formed on the portion 30 and is adapted to extend throughthe opening 15 to bear against the back of a watch, as in the former case, shown above.

It is to be noted that I do not claim invention in relation to the rubber vacuum cup, such a vdevice being used in various well known articles, but I do believe that such a dev-ice asxdescribed above, in its entirety is broadly novel.

IVhat I claim is: p

`1. An instrument board clock support comprising a hollow cylindrical body,.an inwardly extending annular ridge separating said body into two compartments, an inner peripheralgroove in one of said compartments, a resilient ring split at one side and adapted to seat in said peripheral groove and bear against a watch positioned in said compartment, a recess in the wall of said compartment adapted to receive the stem of said watch, and means in the other of said compartments for attaching a rubber vacuum cup therein.

2. An instrument board clock support co1nprising a hollow cylindrical body, an inwardly extending annular ridge in said body forming, on either side thereof, end recesses, an inner peripheral groove in one of said recesses, a resilient retaining ring split at one side and formed with finger-holds at the ends thereof, coacting means between said ring and groove and the walls of said recess for securing and releasably retaining a Watch therebetween a groove in the wall of said recess adapted to receive the stem of said watch, and securing means, whereby the rear portion of a rubber vacuum cup, could be secured in the other of said recesses.

3. In an instrument board clock support, a hollow cylindrical body formed with respective recesses at either end communicating\V with each other by means of a centrally located opening, a split resilient retaining ring having outwardly extending knobs at the ends thereof, a peripheral 'groove in Vone of said recesses adapted to receive said ring, an indentation in the walls of said recess, a rubber vacuumcup formed with an annular ridge at the back thereof, adapted .to form a snug fit with the side walls of the other of said recesses, a peripheral groove in said last named recess, a fiat retaining ring adapted to seat in said groove and bear against the side of said annularridge on saidvacuum cup,v and an extension formed onthe back of said vacuum cup adapted to extend through said centrally located opening.

4. An instrument board clock support comprising a. hollow cylindrical body, an inwardly extending annular ridge separating said body into two compartments, an inner peripheral groove in one of said compartments, a resilient ring split at one side and adapted to seat in said peripheral groove and bear against a watch positioned in said compartment, and means Vin the other compartment for attaching a rubber vacuum cup therein.

5. An instrument board clock support lcomprising a hallow cylindrical body, a di visional wall separating said body into compartments, said wall having an opening therein forming a communication between the compartments, an inner peripheralgroovein one of said compartments, a split resilient ring seated in said a watch positioned in the grooved compartment with its back supported by the aforesaid wall, and a rubber vacuum cup attached in the other compartment and having its rear portion projecting through thewall opengroove so as to bear against f ing to bear against the watch to prevent its n Vibration. 6. An instrument board clock support comprising a, cylindrical body recessed at both ends, a Watch secured in one of the recesses, a peripheral groove formed in the other recess, a rubber vacuum cup formed with an annular ridge at the back thereof adapted -to snugly iit withinthe grooved recess, and ay flat retaining ring seated in said groove and engaged with said ridge to retuin the vacuum cup in the recess.


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U.S. Classification248/115, 248/205.5
International ClassificationB60R11/00
Cooperative ClassificationB60R11/00
European ClassificationB60R11/00