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Sept. 29, 1959 1.. o. scoTT FLAG SECURING ATTACHMENT Filed Sept. 22, 19 58 ll 61L r H INVENTOR. LAZEE/VO. 56077 rr-a2 A/EY a x a.
United States Patent FLAG SECURING ATTACHMENT Larren 0. Scott, Bowie, Ariz.
Application September 22, 1958, Serial No. 762,458
3 Claims. (Cl. 116-173) This invention relates to the mounting of flags or pennants, and it particularly relates to the mounting of such flags or pennants on automobile aerials or the like.
Many motorists like to decorate their vehicles with flags indicating the state of their origin, pennants indicating their school or college or some emblem indicating other types of organization. However, it is often diflicult to securely attach such flags or pennants to the vehicle without much fuss and bother or without interfering in some way with the regular attachments or components of the vehicle.
It is one object of the present invention to provide a device which will permit the easy securement of a flag or pennant in a conspicuous and desirable position on the vehicle.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a flag or pennant attaching means which is simple in construction, easy to use and not subject to easy damage.
Other objects of the present invention are to provide a flag or pennant attaching means, of the character described, that is easily and economically produced, which is sturdy in construction, and which is highly efficient in operation.
With the above and related objects in view, this invention consists in the details of construction and combination of parts, as will be more fully understood from the following description, when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing in which:
Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a device embodying the present invention with a flag attached thereto and with the device positioned on an automobile aerial.
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on line 22 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Referring in greater detail to the drawing wherein similar reference characters refer to similar parts, there is shown an aerial mounted on an automobile or other vehicle (not shown). The upper end of the aerial is provided with a ball or knob 12.
Enclosing the upper portion of the aerial 10, just below the knob 12, is a sleeve 14 made of sheet metal or similar bendable material; aluminum being preferable. The sleeve 14 has an open longitudinal slot along one side to permit insertion of the aerial and is provided with Patented Sept. 29, 1959 two longitudinal edges, one of which has an integrally extending flange 16.
The flange 16 is provided with a series of spaced vertical holes adapted to mate with similar holes adjacent one end of a flag 18. On the opposite side of this end portion of the flag 18 is provided a flat strip 20 of metal or similar rigid material. The strip 20 is also provided with a series of mating holes whereby when rivets or the like, such as indicated at 22, are positioned through the mating holes of the flange 16, flag 18 and strip 20, the inner edge of the flag 18 is firmly secured between the flange 16 and strip 20.
At its upper end, the sleeve 14 is provided with an integral finger 24 extending beyond the upper end of the sleeve 14. This finger 24 is adapted to be bent over into frictional engagement with the knob 12.
The flag 18 may be constructed of fibrous cloth, plastic or any other desired material, even metal, and may be designed to indicate any state or national flag or any other real or imaginary insignia.
In use, the sleeve 14, with the flag 18 attached thereto, is slid onto the aerial 10 or any other similar type of post and the sleeve is then bent or pinched in until its opening is closed and the sleeve is in tight frictional engagement with the aerial 10. Then the finger 24 is bent into engagement with the knob 12 and the flag is secured in place. To remove, the opposite procedure is followed.
If one so desires, the rivets 22 can be removed and another type flag or pennant substituted for flag 18.
On the other hand, one can keep a particular flag or pennant attached to its own sleeve 14 and merely vary the flags or pennants by substituting the entire assembly.
Although this invention has been described in considerable detail, such description is intended as being illustrative rather than limiting, since the invention may be variously embodied, and the scope of the invention is to be determined as claimed.
Having thus set forth and disclosed the nature of this invention, what is claimed is:
l. A flag attaching device comprising a cylindrical sleeve of bendable material, said sleeve having a longitudinal slot therein providing a pair of sleeve edges, a lateral flange integrally extending from one of said edges radially outward of said sleeve, a substantially rigid strip adapted to mate with said flange in spaced parallel relation thereto, and connecting means securing said flange and strip together in said spaced, parallel relation.
2. The flag attaching device of claim 1 wherein said connecting means is adapted to also secure one edge portion of a flag between said flange and said strip.
3. The flag attaching device of claim 1 wherein said sleeve is provided with a finger at one end, said finger being bendable in the longitudinal plane of said sleeve.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,631,566 Walton June 7, 1927 1,646,467 Walton Oct. 25, 1927 2,856,891 Solomon Oct. 21, 1958