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Feb. 23, 1932. c, FlSCHER 1,846,679
GOGGLES Filed Sept. 29, 1928 A TTORN V Patented Feb. 23, 1932 UNITED STATES CHARLES FISCHER, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
GOGGLES Application filed September 29, 1928. Serial No. 309,308.
My invention relates to eye goggles having a lens-holdin frame, and a cushion pad, and more particularly to metallic means for se curing the cushion pad to the lens-holding frame without stitching.
One of the objects of the invention is to do away with the stitching method formerly used for attaching goggle cushions to the lens frames, and to provide separate means for firmly securing the goggle cushion to the lens frame.
Another object of the invention is to provide an annular member, which may be soldered to the lens frame, and to provide the goggle cushion with a groove, into which the annular member firmly fits, so as to secure the goggle cushion to the lens frame.
Another object is to thus provide a more durable and rapidly assembled goggle unit.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the parts, improvements and combinations more fully pointed out hereinafter.
Turning now to the drawings, which illustrate one embodiment of the invention:
Figure 1 is a top plan view, partly in section, showing the means for securing the goggle cushion to the lens frame, in one form of goggle.
Figure 2 is a detail perspective view of the securing ring.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the goggle cushion and its groove, and
Figure 4 is a cross-sectional detail view,
' showing the lens frame, the goggle cushion and the ring securing the cushion to the frame.
In the drawings, the invention is shown applied to a goggle having two lens-holding frames and a separate goggle cushion for each frame. It will be understood, however, that the invention is not confined to goggles of the class shown. It may, for example, be used with a goggle having a single goggle cushion for both lens frames.
In the form illustrated, the goggle consists of a pair of lens-holding frames 1, 2, connected by bridge 3. Each frame has an outer member 4, and an inner member 5. The inner member is bent upon itself so as to form a lens holding shelf 6, see Figure 4. The lens 7, is carried in the frame, between its members 4, 5, and rests against the lens shelf 6. A spring catch 8, held in place by screw 9, secures both members of each frame together, and permits removal of the lens as desired.
The form of goggle shown is substantially that of my copending application, Serial No. 204,774, in which a curved lens, afiording better vision, is employed. The lens holding frames 1, 2, are similarly curved. Other forms may, of course, be used.
As shown goggle cushions are provided to be secured to the lens frames. These cushions contact with the face of the wearer and are, preferably, made of soft rubber. Each goggle cushion 10, see Figure 3, is provided at 11, with a lens frame opening. Each goggle cushion 10, is also provided with a continuous groove 12, around the inner side of the lens frame opening, and is also provided with a plurality of channels 13, spaced about the lens frame opening, each of said channels being at right angles to said groove 12, and leading from the groove to the outside face of the goggle cushion.
Separate metallic means are provided for securing the goggle'cushion to the lens frame, without the necessity of stitching the cushion to the frame.
As shown, these means comprise an annular member 14, see Figure 2, preferably made of spring metal. The shape and size of this member may be varied in accordance with the shape and size of the lens frame of the respective goggle with which it is used.
The member 14, is provided with a plurality of lugs 15, spaced about its periphery, and each lug is provided with a shoulder piece 16. V
The shoulders of the lugs are soldered, or otherwise securely fastened, to the shelf 6 of the lens frame. The lugs 15 of the annular member and the channels 13 of the cushion, are in registering relation.
When the goggle unit is assembled, the member 14, enters and tightly fits the groove 12 of the cushion, and the lugs 15, enter and tightly fit the channels 13 of the cushion.
The rubber cushion with its groove, the
spring metal member 14, and the lens frame, pressing against the outside face of the cushion all cooperate to firmly hold the cushion in place and secure it to the lens frame. The channels 13 and the lugs 15, prevent any tendency toward lateral displacement of the cushion. A more durable goggle unit, which may be rapidly and easily assembled, and which does away with the stitching of the cushion to the frame, is thus produced.
Having thus described the invention, it will be understood that changes may be made in carrying the invention into effect, without departing from the principle thereof.
hat I claim is:
1. An eye goggle comprising in combination with a lens frame having a shell and a goggle cushion, an annular member, a continuous groove in said goggle cushion, into which said annular member is adapted to tightly lit to secure the cushion to the annular member, and means for securing the an nular member to the lens frame, thereby securing the cushion to the lens frame.
2. An eye goggle comprising, in combination with a lens frame and a goggle cushion, an annular member, said member being pro Vided with a plurality of lugs, each lug having a shoulder adapted to be secured to the lens frame, and means for'securing the annular member to the goggle cushion, thereby securing the cushion to the frame.
3. Any eye goggle comprising in combination with a lens frame and a goggle cushion, an annular member, said member being provided with a plurality of lugs, each lug having a shoulder adapted .to be secured to the lens frame, said goggle cushion being provided with a plurality of channels adapted to receive the lugs of the annular memher, and with a continuous groove into which the annular member is adapted to enter, so as to secure the goggle cushion to the lens frame.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.