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Publication numberUS924613 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 8, 1909
Filing dateJun 23, 1908
Priority dateJun 23, 1908
Publication numberUS 924613 A, US 924613A, US-A-924613, US924613 A, US924613A
InventorsRobert J Hellawell
Original AssigneeSpalding & Bros Ag
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Eyeglass-protector for base-ball players, &c.
US 924613 A
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R. J. HELLAWELL.

EYEGLASS PBOTE CTOR FOR BASE BALL PLAYERS, 6w.

APPLICATION FILED JUNE 23,1908.

Patented June 8, 1909.

5 ya I jzg SJZZZWtOL 1; cum I LWIM rinrran raranr ROBERT J. HELln UVELL, OF NEW YORK, Y ASSIGNOR TO A. (1,5,,

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, A C(lRl-URATION OF NEW DING & saosl, or assay.

EYEGLASS-PROTEOTOR FOR BASE-BALL PIlAYEEiil, like.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 3, 1909.

Application filed June 23, 1908. Serial No. 439,898.

To all-whom it may concern;

Be it known that 1, ROBERT J. HELL-i- WELL,& citizen of the United States, residing in the borough of Brooklyn, in the city of New York, in the State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Eyeglass-Protectors for Base Ball Players, &c.,'of which the following'is a specification, reference being bad to the accompanying drawing, forming a part hereof.-

Base ball players and others engaged in similar sports who are obliged to wear glasses are exposed to the danger of having glasses knocked off and also ,to the danger of having the glasses broken by a ball or otherwise and of-having the face cut by the broken glass sometimes of having the eye destroyed thereby.

It is the object of this invention to provide a guard which shall prevent the glasses from being dropped, should they be dislodged from their proper position, and from being broken by a ball or otherwise. The device consists of a guard of wire or other suitable material, suitably padded and adapted to rest against the forehead and also against the cheek bones, and provided with suitable means, such as a band or strap to pass about the head and hold the guard in position.

The invention will be more fully described hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawing in which it is illustrated and, in which 'Fignre 1 is a view of the guard in front elevation, the upper part of the face of the 'wearer and eye-glasses being indicated by dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a view thereof in elevation.

- The guard is preferably formed of wire of proper thickness to resist blows which might otherwise dislodge or fracture the glasses of the wearer. it comprises an upper member a bent to conform substantially to the forehead of the a. carer, a lower member ll, suitably bent to rest against the cheek bones of the wearer and to straddle the nose, as at c, the upper and lower members being united at their ends by vertical members (I. These up er, lower and vertical members are suitab v padded, as indicated at e. The upper an lower members are placed apart suiliciently-to clear the lenses of the glasses, so

bers by other supporting wires kwhich hold the guard wires out from the frame members so as to avoid interference with the glasses and sdalso as to protect them from being struck by a ball.

To secure it to the head of the wearer, the guard may be provided with a strap or band, indicated at Zin Figs. 1 and 2, which is secured to the frame members and passes. about the head of the wearer.

It will be understood that wherever glasses or cye-glasses' are mentioned herein it is intended to include all forms of glasses to assist the vision, whetherof the PlIICG DGZ form or bowed spectacles or otherframe members formed to ear. upon the forehdad and cheeks of the wearer, and said lower frame member being. bent to extend over the nose 6? the wearer, guard wiresdisposedbetween the frame members and secured at their ends to the frame members and projecting beyond the plane thereof, and means to secure the guard upon the head of the wearer.

2. An eye-glass protector for base ball players etc, comprising upper and'lowcr frame members formed to ear upon the forehead and cheeks of the wearer, and said lower frame member being bent to extend over the nose of the wearer, upper and lower of the plane of the upper and lower members players etc., comprising upper and lower guard Wires disposed between the frame members and secured to the frame members and projecting beyond the plane of said frame members, a median wire secured to the upper and lower frame members and having the guard wires secured to and supported upon it, and means to secure the protector to the head of the wearer.

that the lenses may stand somewhat in front l 3. An eye-glass protector for base ball Q v r 924,613

glayers ete., comprising upger and lower ame members formed to ear upon the forehead and cheeks of the wearer and addied, and said lower frame member being ent bite-extend over the nose of the wearer, upper and lower guard wires disposed between the frame members and secured to the frame members at their-ends, a median wire secured to the frame members, clips to secure the guard wires to the median wire, and 10 means to secure the protector to the head of the wearer.

This speclfieatio'n' signed and witnessed this 19th day of June, A. D., 1908.

J. HELLAWELL. I Signed in the resence of 4 JAMES 1V CARRINGTON,. JOHN J. OONLEN.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA42B3/20, A61F9/02