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P 1941- K. o. TURNER 2,254,669
EYEGLASS PROTECTOR Filed July 15, 1940 ATTORNEYS Patented Sept. 2, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE EYEGLASS PROTECTOR Kenneth G. Turner, ivaverly, Nebr.
Application July 15, 1940, Serial No. 345,660
This invention relates to an eyeglass protector and has for an object to provide an eyeglass protector designed more particularly to give adequate protection to a basketball or volleyball player who wears glasses without obstructing his vision.
A further object is to provide an eyeglass protector which dispenses with the use of padding and promotes downward vision and side vision as Well as forward vision.
A further object is to provide apparatus of this character which will be formed of a few strong, simple and durable parts, which will be inexpensive to manufacture, and which will not easily get out of order.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modifications may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of an eyeglass protector constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a plan view of the eyeglass protector.
Figure 3 is a detail cross sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Referring now to the drawing in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, It designates a head strap adapted to encircle the wearers head in the nature of a hat band and is adjustable to fit snugly on the head by a buckle II. An overhead strap IE is secured at the ends by lines of stitching it to the head encircling strap l0 and is adjustable in length through the medium of a buckle It. This strap arches over the head and holds the lower strap Ill against creeping too low on the players head.
The eyeglass guard proper is attached to the above-described harness and comprises an upper U-shaped wire loop l5, a lower U-shaped wire loop is and wire spacers ll connecting the rear ends of the loops. The wire spacers are disposed in strap pockets l8 secured at the ends by lines of stitching [9 to the head encircling strap It! just in front of the arched overhead strap l2.
The lower wire loop I6 is provided near the spacers I! with downwardly depressed portions strap 2| which is adjustable through the medium of a buckle 22 and is adapted to pass along side the wearers cheeks and underneath the chin to hold the harness against being dislodged upwardly by accidental blows.
The wire guard also includes a front arcuate wire member 23 which is secured at the lower end to the upper and lower wire loops I5 and I6 near the centers thereof and is frictionally engaged at the upper end in a leather strap pocket 24. This strap pocket is secured in any preferred manner to the overhead strap 12 at the uppermost portion thereof and to a forwardly and downwardly extending strap 25 which is secured at the lower end to the head encircling strap II by a line of stitching 26, or other connector, and which extends downwardly over the center of the wearers forehead to a point above the nose of the wearer. The wire member 23 extends into the strap pocket 24 and is held in place by frictional engagement with the inner surface of the pocket so that it may be adjusted to position the upper and lower wire loops l5 and IS in front of the wearers eyeglass in such manner that the wearer may see straight forward between the upper and lower loops as well as laterally downwardly and upwardly without any obstruction to his vision.
From the above description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention will be fully understood without further explanation.
What is claimed is;
1. An eyeglass protector comprising, a head harness formed of straps adapted to embrace the wearers head and extend under the wearers chin, superposed spaced wire loops connected at the ends by transverse spacers, strap pockets on the harness receiving said spacers and being adapted to hold the wire loops beyond the wearers eyes, an arcuate front wire member secured at the lower end to the intermediate portions of said loops, and a strap pocket on the top of the harness frictionally receiving the upper end of said front wire member and co-acting with the firstnamed pockets in securing the wire loops and the front wire member to the harness.
2. An eyeglass protector comprising, a head encircling strap, an overhead strap'secured at the ends to the head encircling strap at the opposite sides thereof, a forward and downwardly extending strap secured at the upper end to the uppermost portion of the overhead strap and secured at the lower end to the front portion of 20 to receive the looped ends of an elastic chin the head encircling strap, upper and lower spaced tions of the overhead strap and the forwardly and downwardly extending strap, and a front arcuate wire member secured at the lower end to the upper and lower wire loops and frictionally engaged in the last-named strap pocket, said front arcuate wire member being adapted to extend in front of and between the wearers eyes without obstructing vision.
KENNETH O. TURNER.