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Publication numberUS2098156 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 2, 1937
Filing dateMar 11, 1937
Priority dateMar 11, 1937
Publication numberUS 2098156 A, US 2098156A, US-A-2098156, US2098156 A, US2098156A
InventorsNielsen Jens P
Original AssigneeNielsen Jens P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Identifying means for automobiles and the like
US 2098156 A
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Nov. 2, 1937.

J. P. NIELSEN IDENTIFYING MEANS FOR AUTOMOBILES AND THE LIKE Filed March 11, 1937 Patented Nov. 2, 1937 OFFIQE IDENTIFYING MEANS FOR AUTOMOBILE AND THE LIKE Jens P. Nielsen, Takoma Park, Md.

Application March 11, 1937, Serial No.; 130,384

6 Claims.

This invention relates to identifying means for automobiles and the like and primarily it is an object of the invention to provide a means of this kind including a license plate together with means for maintaining said plate in proper position for display and in a manner to prevent unauthorized removal of such plate.

The invention also has for an object to provide a means of this kind comprising the attachment of a license plate to a wall of the body of the vehicle and in a manner whereby no part of the holding or fastening means for the plate is exposed for unauthorized removal.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a means of this kind including an identifying plate to be secured directly to a wall of the body of the vehicle through the instrumentality of headed members which extend from without throughthe plate and wall with means coacting with the headed members inwardly of the wall for maintaining the plate in'desired position for display;

The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my improved identifying means for automobiles and the like whereby certain important advantages are attained andthe device rendered simpler, less expensive and otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth. 7

V The novelfeatures ofmy invention will hereinafter be definitely claimed.

In order that my invention maybe the better understood, I will now proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawing,wherein:--

Figure 1 is a fragmentary view in side elevation illustrating an identifying means assembled in accordance with an embodiment of my invention;

Figure 2 is a view in rear elevation of the assembly as illustrated in Figure 1 with the illuminating element indicated by broken lines;

Figure 3 is a detailed sectional view taken substantially on the line 33 of Figure 1;

Figure 4 is a view in elevation of the outer end of one of the spacing members or elements;

Figure 5 is a fragmentary elevational view illustrating a modified form of spacing element or block;

Figure 6 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 66 of Figure 5.

As disclosed in the accompanying dravn'ng, the rear wall I of the body of an automobile or othervehicle is provided with outstanding spacer elements or blocks? herein disclosed as four in number. ,As particularly illustrated in Figures l, 3 and 4 each of these blocks 2 is conoidal in form and has its larger or base end in close contact with the wall I of the body and with said base end provided with outstanding pins 3 projecting through the wall 1 whereby the block or element 2 is effectively held against rotation.

If desired, these pins 3 may be welded to the wall 5 or the extremities thereof may be upset to securely hold the block or element 2 in place. It

is also to be stated that if desired the inner end portion of the block 2 may be welded'direct to the wall 5, it being understood that the block or element 2 is preferably of steel or other suitable metal.

Each, of the members or blocks 2 has a'bore disposed axially therethrough for the insertion from without of a headed member 4, the head 5 of which at the outer end thereof engaging a portion of w an applied license or identification plate P to hold such plate in position. This plate P, as illustrated in Figure 2, 'is provided in approximately its corner portions with the longitudinally disposed slots 6 each of which registers with the bore i of the member or block 2. The outer portion 1 of the bore 1 is angular in cross section as particularly iliustrated in Figure 4 and has direct register with a slot 6, and received within this angular portion l and the slot 5 is the angular cross sectional portion 8 of the headed member 4 immediately adjacent to the head 5. By this arrangement the headed member 4 is eiiectively locked against rotation by any tool or implement engaging the outwardly disposed head 5, thus further serving to minimize the possibility of unauthorized removal of an applied plate P.

Each of the members 4 is of a length to extendv inwardly of the wall l of the body and on said inwardly disposed portion is threaded a clamping or holding nut 9 which coacts in a conventional manner with the wall i, said nut 9 and wall l preferably having interposed therebetween a washer l0.

After the nut 9 has been properly applied it is also of advantage to insert through the member 4 a, cotter pin H or the like at a point outwardly of the applied nut 9 to provide means to prevent the possibility of the nut 9, for any reason, working of]? of the member 4?.

When desired an insignia plate l2 of any preferred type may be employed and, as herein disclosed, this plate l2 has radiating therefrom an spect to the wall of the body with which the P183116};

is associated. V

In Figures 5 and 6 I illustrate a spacingelement or block 2' which is pressed out from the wall I the outer end of said element or block 2' being formed to provide an angular opening I for desired coaction with the angular portion 8 of the member 4.

From the foregoing description it is thought to be obvious that an identifying means for an automobile cr the like constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated, and it will also be obvious that my invention is susceptible of some change and modification without departing from the principles and spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement and formation of the several parts herein shown in carrying out my invention in practice except as hereinafter claimed.

I claim:

1. In combination with a wall of a vehicle body,

an identifying plate overlying said body, spacing members interposed between said wall and plate, said members being non-rotatable with respect to the wall, said spacing members each having a bore, a portion of which is angular in cross section, headed members insertible from without through the plate, spacing members and wall of the body, said headed members having angular portions fitting within the angular portions of the bores of the spacing members to hold the headed members against rotation, and holding means engaged with the headed members at the inner side of the wall of the body.

2. In combination with a wall of a vehicle body, an identifying plate overlying said body, spacing members interposed between said wall and plate, said members being non-rotatable with respect to the wall, said spacing members each having a bore, a portion of which is angular in cross section, headed members insertible from without through the plate, spacing members and wall of the body, said headed members having angular portions fitting within the angular portions of the bores of the spacing members to hold the headed members against rotation, holding means engaged with the headed members at the inner side of the wall of the body, the identifying plate also having angular openings in which engage the angular portions of the headed members.

3. In combination with a wall of a vehicle body, an identifying plate overlying said body, spacing members interposed between said wall and plate, said spacing members each having a. bore, a portion of which is angular in cross section, headed members insertible from without through the plate, spacing members and wall of the body, said headed members having angular portions fitting within the angular portions of the bores of the within the angular portions of the bores of the spacing members to hold the headed members against rotation, holding means engaged with the headed members at the inner side of the wall of the body, said spacing members being separate from the wall, and means for securing said members to the wall holding said members against rotation.

5. In combination with a wall of a vehicle body, an identifying plate overlying said wall, spacing members interposed between said wall and plate, headed members insertible from without through the plate, spacing members and wall of the body, holding means engaged with the headed members at the inner side of the wall of the body, said spacing members being non-rotatable with respect to the wall.

6. In combination with a wall of a vehicle body, an identifying plate overlying said wall, spacing members interposed between said wall and plate, headed members insertible from without through the plate, spacing members and wall of the body, and holding means engaged with the headed members at the inner side of the wall of the body, said spacing members and wall having coacting means to hold the spacing members against rotation with respect to the wall.

JENS P. NIELSEN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2518669 *Jul 27, 1946Aug 15, 1950Chrysler CorpLicense plate mounting
US2916842 *Nov 14, 1957Dec 15, 1959Joseph MushynskiLicense plate holders
US2977700 *Sep 11, 1957Apr 4, 1961Gen Motors CorpLicense plate installation
US6757998 *Feb 11, 2003Jul 6, 2004Patrick M. LucatortoGrill mounted front license plate bracket
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/202, 40/210
International ClassificationB60R13/00, B60R13/10
Cooperative ClassificationB60R13/105
European ClassificationB60R13/10B