US 2093951 A
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Sept. 2l, 1.937. s. D. BosKET BUMPER ATTACHMENT Filed Jan. 27, 1936' mV'Em-on BY @my ATTORNEY WITN ESS Patented Sept. 21, 1937 UNITED STATES BUMPER ATTACHMENT Shelby D. Bosket, Cleveland, Ohio Application January 27, 1936, Serial No.
This invention relates to bumper attachments for motor vehicles and more particularly to a quick detachable and self-adjusting clamp and has for the primary object the provision of a device of this character which may be easily and quickly adapted to a bumper without the use of tools and is employed for mounting at any time desired tothe vehicle a flag, pennant or similar devices so that the display thereof will be clearly visible to persons within the vicinity of the vehicle and provides a device which may remain attached to the bumper as long as desired without danger of becoming accidentally detached.
With these and other objects in view, this invention consists in certain novelLfeatures of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
For a complete understanding of my invention,
reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a fragmentary side elevation showing the front end of "a motor vehicle and its front bumper equipped with an attachment constructed in accordance with my invention.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary elevational view showing the clamp adapted to the bumper. I Figure 3 is a fragmentary plan view showing the gripping elements of the clamp.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view showing the clamp.
Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 3. p
Frequently during the use of a motor vehicle it is desirable to mount thereon a flag, a pennant or some other similar device so that the latter will be clearly viewable from a maximum distance with respect to said vehicle. As for instance, motor vehicles employed in funeralV processions it is desirable to display some form of warning that the vehicles are proceeding or traveling in funeral formation, whereby other motor vehicle traffic will be so informed for the purpose of giving right-of-way to the vehicles of the funeral procession. A display of this kind is to be made only during the time the motor vehicles are actually in the funeral procession and in order that this display may be quickly installed and removed my invention is employed and consists of a quick detachable and self-adjusting'clamp I having a split tubular sleeve 2 for receiving a staff 3 of a ag or pennant 4. The clamp lis readily adapted to the front bumper VE of the motor vehicle disposing the staff 3 vertically in front of the vehicle. While I have described the split sleeve 2 to receive a vstaff of a flag or pennant it is tol be understood that the sleeve is capable of receiving a support of some other device for display other than a flag or pennant.
The split sleeve 2 has fixed thereto a clamp section 6 and also has slidable thereon a movable l clamp section 1. The clamp sections have formed thereon extensions 6' which are connected by a coil spring 8 lying within the split sleeve. Said spring 8 acts to urge the clamp sections towards each other. Each clamp section includes a channeled portion 9 which receives the split sleeve and has formed integrally therewith oppositely extending plate-like portions l0 on which are formed hook-shaped flanges Il. 'I'he gripping faces of the clamp sections are preferably covered witha corrugated or roughened cushion material l2.
To apply the clamp to a bumper the jaw sections are moved apart so as to bring the hookshaped flanges Il to engage with the upper and lower edges of the bumper when the jaw sections are lreleased. The spring 8 causes the hookshaped flanges to tightly grip the upper and lower edges of the bumper with the split sleeve 2 disposed vertically. The cushion material applied to the clamp sections prevents marring of the bumper and also aids in theV clamp obtaining a firm grip on the bumper.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that a very practical means has been provided for mounting to a bumper a pennant, flag or similar device and that this mounting can be easily accomplished without the requirement or use of tools and that the entire device may be removed from the bumper when desired or if it is desirable the clamp may remain on the bumper while the supporting staff of the display is removed from the sleeve 2.
Having described the invention, I claim:
A bumper attachment omprising a split supporting sleeve, channeleportions receiving said sleeve and one of said po ons fixed to the sleeve and the other portion slidable on the sleeve, plate-.like portions integral with said channeled portions and Vextending in opposite directions therefrom, hook-shaped flanges integral with said plate-like portions and cooperating with each other in gripping a bumper to Jdispose the split sleeve vertically relative to` said bumper,- projections formed on said plate-like portions and extending into the sleeve. and a contractile spring connecting said projections and lying within the sleeve for urging the plate-like portions in the direction of each other.
SHELBY D. BOSKET.