US 961571 A
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H. T. ADAMS.
WATCH HOLDER FOR IJOTOR VEHICLES.
APPLICATION FILED IEB.16, 1910.
961,57 1 Patented June 14,1910.
j E. 7 j //v1 /vr0/? MT/VEJJfJ 4/ 2 Afro/Paw) Vehicles, of which the following is a com- 2O I upon; to provide a watch holder having a the casing 1 extend a short distance above HENRY '1. ADAM-S, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS,
ASSIGNOR 'IO HENRY T. ADAMS 00., OF
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.
WATCH-HOLDER FOB. MOTOR-VEHICLES.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented June 14, 1910.
Application filed February 16, 1910. Serial No. 544,312.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, Henry T. ADAMS, a citizen of the United States, and residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in \Vatch-Holders for Motorplete specification.
The main objects of this invention are to provide a watch holder for motor vehicles which is adapted to beset to indicate upon the watch a predetermined time, which may be either the desired time when the vehicle is to leave or arrive at a certain place; to provide-a watch holder having a time indicator thereon adapted to be quickly and easily set to indicate a predetermined time; to provide a watch holder having a time indicator thereon which is held in adjusted position by the pressure of the watch. thereuniversal attaching clamp thereon which is adapted to be adjusted to various forms of support for the holder; and to provide a watch holder of neat, simple and durable construction, and which will permit the watch to be wound without removing it from the casing or holder.
A specific constrru-tion embodying the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings. in which:
i igure 1 is a plan view of a watch holder embodied in this invention, and having a watch therein. Fig. 52 is a section taken on line 2-3 of Fig. 1, with the watch and the preferred form of attaching clamp shown in side elevation. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the watch holder with a modified form of attaching clamp therein. Fig. 1 is a cross section of the outer indicator ring. Fig. 5 is a cross section of the separating washer for the indicator rings.- Fig. 6 is a plan view of the separating washer for the indicating rings. F ig. 7 is a plan view ofthe inner indicator ring. Fig. 8 is a section of the inner indicator ring. Fig. 9 is a section of the retaining cap. Fig. 10 is a section of the casing. Fig. 11 is a plan view of the In the construction shown, the cup shaped casing 1 of the watch holder is constructed of suitable metal and is of a diameter tain the watch 2 therein. The side "l-t the face of the watch and a notch 25 is provided in one side, through which notch the watch stem projects. This not only prevents rotation of the watch in the casing but it also permits the watch to be wound without removing it from the casing.
Seated on the watch is the inner indicator ring 5, which, as shown more clearly in Figs. 2 and 7, comprises a flatring whose external diameter is slightly less than the internal diameter of the casing l. iixtendingupwardly from the inner circun'iference of the ring 5 is an arm or handle (3, which has an indicator point 7 extending laterally therefrom over the graduated scale on the watch face.
Seated on the indicator ring 5 is the separating washer 8 which has a depending flange 9 on the outer edge thereof whiclrextends downwardly between the r ng 5 and the side walls of the casing 1. On the bottom of said flange is a laterally directed lug 10 which extends into the notch 3 of the casing l and holds the washer from rotation.
Above the washer 8, and seated to rotate thereon, is the indicator ring 11, which has an upturned flange 12 on its inner circumference. Extending upwardly and slightly outwardly from said flange 12 is an indicator 13 which also serves as a handle to rotate the ring 11.
The retaining cap 14 comprises an annular member which in cross section is in shape of an inverted U, and has its outer flange 15 internally screw threaded to engage external threads on the casing. The inner flange 16 is adapted to extend int'o'the casing and bear upon the indicator ring 11, as shown in Fig. 2.
For the purpose of holding the indicators in adjusted position a spring 17 is secured in the casing beneath the watch by means of a stud pin or rive-t 18 which extends theret-hrough and through the bottom of the easing. The spring, as shown, comprises a pluralrty of arms or leaves which extend 1aterally and upwardly to support the watch, and normally act to force the watch and rings upwardly against the flange 16 of the retaining cap..
For the purpose of attaching the watch holder to the steering wheel of an automobile, a bar 19 is rigidly secured to the bottom or" the casing by means of the rivet 18, and extends laterally beyond the side of-the easing. Hinged to the outer end of the beri a spring metal strap 20' which is adapted to be wrapped around one side of the sector 21 on the steering wheel and have the free end thereof bolted to the bar: The strap and bar are each provided with a plurality of apertures to permit adjustment of the strap to varying sizes of sectors or other parts to which itis attached. The'sector is usually angular or irregular in cross section, and therefore the strap, when secured in place, will not turn upon it. to which the holder is attached is round, as in the case of the handle bar 22 of a motor cycle, as shown in Fig. 3, a forked clamp 23 is secured to'the rivet 18. The arms of the fork each have a curved portion adapted to receive the handle bar, and the ends of the fork are secured together beneath the bar by means of a bolt 24.
The operation of the construction shown is as follows: The watch is placed in the casing with the indicator rings and separating washer thereon, and-the retainer cap is secured in place with its flange 16 hearing on the riuglL' As the retainer cap is screwed down on to the casing it forces the watch against the spring and causes the spring to exert a counter tension on the watch and prevent the rings from turning. When it is desired to set the indicators the watch is pressed downwardly by the thumb, thereby releasing the tension on the indicator rings. The rings are then turned so that their pointers indicate the desired time on the watch. The separating ring 8 permits one ring to be turned without moving the other. The bar and spring strap attachment for the c: sing to be attached to a large number of different forms of sectors or other supports, while the yoke clamp permits it to be rigidly attached to a round bar.
\Vhile but one specific embodiment of the invention has been shown it will be understood that many details of the invention shown may be varied or omitted without departii'ig from the scope of the claims.
1. A watch holder, com )rising a casing adapted to contain a watch, a rotatable indicator ring in the casing adapted to rest on the watch, and means adapted to force the watph against the ring with a yielding pressure.
2. A watch holder, comprising a casing adapted to (ontain'a watch, a spring in the casing adapted to support the watch, an ndi ator ring supported on the watch. and a. rap on the casing adapted to hold the ring t rnnv against the watch.
573 watch holder, comprising a casin adapted to contain a watch, a pai of indeprudently adjustablc indicators in the cas inn. and ueans acting normally to prevent mnvement of the indicators When the part I permit the watch holder oensm 4. A Watch holder, comprising a casing adapted to contain a watch, a spring in the casing adapted to support the Watch, independently adjustable indicator rings in the casing, means separating said rings, and a cap on the casing adapted to seat on one of said rings.
5. A watch holder, comprising a casing, a spring in the bottom of the casing adapted to support a watch, independently ad ustable indicators in the casing above the watch, a washer inmiovably supported between said indicators, and a cap on the casing and having an inturned flange thereon adapted to bear on the indicators.
6. A watch holder, comprising a casing having a not :h in one side thereof, a spring in the casing adapted to support a watch with the stem pro ecting through the notch, independently adjustable indicator rings above the watch, a washer between said rings and having a lug extending into said notch, and means on the casing adapted to retain the rings in place.
7. A watch holder, comprising a casing adapted to contain a watch, a palr of in pendently adjustable indicators in the casatg adapted to be set to indicate time on the watch, and a flexible attaching device on the casing adapted to be attached to a. support.
8. A. watch holder, comprising a casing adapted to contain a watch, independently adjustable indicators in the to be set to indicate time on t 1e watch, means in the casing adapted to hold the watch against said indicators, a bar secured to the casing, and a flexible member hinged on the bar and adapted to be wrapped over a support and secured to the bar.
9. A watch holder, comprising a casing adapted to contain a watch, indicators in the casing adapted to ,be set to indicate time on the watch, an apertnred bar secured to the bottom of the casing, a flexible member hinged at one end to the bar and having a plurality of apertures therein adapted to be brought into register with the apertures in the bar, and a bolt adapted to be secured in said apertures.
10. A watch holder, comprising a casing, independently adjustable indicators in the casing adapted to indicatoltime on the watch, means adapted to hold the justed position and to release the indicators by inward pressure on the watch, and a flexible clamp on the casing adapted to secure the casing to a support.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscrited my name in the presence of two Witnesses.
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