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April 23, 1957 F. H. BOYER VEHICLE WINDOW ARMRES'I Filed Nov.
Frarices H. Boyer INVEN TOR.
VEHICLE WINDOW ARMREST Frances H. Boyer, Phoenix, Ariz.
Application November 29, 1954, Serial No. 471,726 2 Claims. (Cl. 296-49.2)
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in arm rests particularly for the Windows of rates Patent O automobiles and has for its primary object to provide, in
a manner as hereinafter set forth, novel means for permitting the arm to be placed on'the window frame in the usual manner without danger of suffering heat discomfort.
Another very important object of the invention is to provide novel means for protecting the lower portion of the window frame against wear and damage from perspiration, etc.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a vehicle window arm rest of the character described which will be comparatively simple in construction, durable, highly eiiicient and reliable in use, attractive in appearance and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view, showing an arm rest embodying the present invention installed in a vehicle window;
Figure 2 is a view in transverse section, taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure 1; and,
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the arm rest, showing the elements partially separated.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that reference character 5 designates generally a portion of a vehicle door provided, in its upper portion, with a conventional window 6. The window 6 includes the usual inner and outer frames 7 and 8, respectively, the lower portions of which are spaced from each other in a manner to define a slot 9 in which a pane 10 is operable.
The embodiment of the present invention which has been illustrated comprises a pair of strips 11 of fabric or other suitable flexible material, which strips are adhesively secured on the lower horizontal portions of the frames 7 and 8. Toward this end, the strips 11 are provided on their lower surfaces with adhesive tapes 12. The upper sides of the tapes 12 are provided with an adhesive coating, as at 13, for securing said tapes to the strips 11. Then, the lower sides of the tapes 12 are also adhesively coated, as at 14, for securing thereto removable protec- ICC adjacent or inner longitudinal marginal portions of the strips 11 are free of the tapes 12.
It is thought that the manner in which the invention functions will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Briefly, the protective strips 15 are removed to permit the strips 11 to be adhesively secured in position on the window frames 7 and 8 through the medium of the tapes 12. The free inner longitudinal marginal portions of the strips 11 project horizontally over and substantially close the slot 9. Being of flexible material, the strips 11 will interfere in no way with the operation of the window pane 10 in the usual manner. Although possessing sufficient flexibility to permit the passage of the window pane 10 therebetween, said strips also are sufliciently stiff and resilient to be self-sustaining and overlie the slot 9 in edge-abutting engagement with each other when said pane 10 is in lowered position in the door 5. The strips 11, being of low heat conductivity, permit the arm to be rested in the Window in the usual manner without discomfort. Also, the strips 11 fully protect the window frame from perspiration, against wear, etc.
It is believed that the many advantages of a vehicle window arm rest constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood and althougha preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. An arm rest for vehicle windows of the type comprising inner and outer frames spaced from each other for defining a slot for the operation of a glass pane therebetween, said rest comprising: a pair of flexible, parallel strips mounted longitudinally on the frames on opposite sides of the slot, and adhesive means on one side of the strips for securing said strips in position on the frames, the adjacent longitudinal marginal portions of said strips being free of the adhesive means and overlying the slot in edge-abutting engagement with each other.
2. An arm rest for vehicle windows of the type comprising spaced frames and a slidable glass pane operable therebetween, said arm rest including a pair of flexible,
parallel strips mounted longitudinally on the frames with illustrated to advantage in Figure 2 of the drawing, the
their outer longitudinal marginal portions secured thereto and their inner longitudinal marginal portions free thereof, the inner longitudinal edges of said strips abutting each other and overlying the pane and adapted for the passage of said pane therebetween.
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