Glare shield



www@ F. c. MCGUIRE GLARE SHIELD mfg/mios x iw u @aim-Rw@ llatenteril`-Non'. .25, 1924.. fumanferns eine. rRANcIs CHARLES Ingerman, orfiviAcoMB, rumors. ' asians staan SHIELD. Application' sied December 1, i922. seriannafcoaaea., ' To all lwhom 'may concern.' GUnm, a citizen of the UnitedStates, and a Beit known that I, FRANCIS CnARLns Mc` resident of Macomb, in' Vthe county of Mc- Donough and State of Illinois, have invent` ed a new and .useful Improvement'. in Glare l and Figure 2 is a side elevation of lthedevicel as shown operatively applied to an automo- Shields, of'which the 4following is a full,` clear, and exact description. My invention relatesto improvements in' glare shields for automobiles and the like,- andit consists'in the combinations, con-l struetions, and arrangements herein described and claimed. An object of my invention .is to providea glare shield which may be readily attached to an automobile top with but slightaltera'- tions being necessary in the latter. A further object of my invention is to pro- 'vide a device of the type described in which features of the invention will be particularly pointed out in the appended claim. My inventionis illustrated in the accom? panying drawings forming part of this application, in which- Figure 1 is a top plan view'of the device, bile top. v In carrying out my invention I provide a casing 1, which in the present `form is rectangular in shape. The shaft 2 is rotatably mounted in the lcasing 1 and Ahas square ends '3. The ends 3 ot'V the shaft 2 have knobs 4 secured thereto by means 'of s et screws 5. The knobsv 4 carry a frame 6, (see Figure'1).v- The frame 6 'carries' a glare shield 7, which' may be made of any transparent material posed. 'The' rods 17 are vof such size that desired such as isinglass or mica. The shield 7 is coloredso as to -stop the direct rays of the sun. or other illuminated'object from; blinding the eyes of the driver. The shield 7 is secured to the frame 6 by means of rivets 8 or the like, whereby the shield is turned when the knobs 4 are rotated. In Figure 1 I -have shown'a novel means' or swung as a unit `with the rame`6. It -wll be obvious from'this construction that the frame 6 and the shield 7 can be swung. for rigidly`holding the shaft 2 in adjustedposition, whereby .the glare shield .is held in the position into which itis swung.V This means comprises a clutch which is mounted' upon the shaft 2 andf'whch'is adapted to hold the shaft in izedposition. The clutch consists of a ixed member 9 which is secured to the casinglandwhich has teeth 10 therein, and a memberll which is rigidly Secured to the shaft 2 by means of a, set screw-'12 and which has teeth- 13 therein. The teeth 10 and 13 of the members 9 and f.' 11 are adapted to mesh with each other so as'to lock 'the shaft 2 with respect to the member- 9. The member 10is' yieldingly held in engagement with the member 9 by means of a'spring 14 whichjis mounted upon the shaft 2 and which bears against the membenll and against the transverse plate 15 of the casing 1. In rotating the shaft 2 with respect'to the .casing`1,lit"is merely, necessary to grasp eithe'i` of theknobs 4 and move the knobs so a's to release the member 11 from the member 9, 'whereupon 'the shaft 2 may be-readily rotated. .l The device is adapted to be secured to the top 16 of an automobile by means of rods 17. the top and are disposed in openings 19 in the bow 20. The portions of the rods which are disposedin the openings 19Vare threaded and received nuts 21 whereby'the rods are securely held in place to :the bolts. A set screw 22 locks the otherends to the rods about the bow 18,' `The rods 17 are bent around the bow 18 of i The casing 1 issecured to the vrods 17 l v .by means of eye-bolts 23. The .eye-'bolts are received Iin lugs 24, the lugs being integralv projections 'of @the Casing 1. rl`lie ,casing 1 is closed on Aall of its sides except one, this side being enclosedbyFin'ea-ns of' a pla-te 25. The plate 25has openings which receive .the eye-bolts23 that'project from the lugs 24. The free ends off, the eyebolts have openings thereinthrough which the rods 17 are disthe eye-bolts can not be readily moved with l i `boltsare tightened to cause the rods 17 to ille frictionally vengage with the plate 25. F rom the foregoing description of the various parts 'of the device, the operation thereof may be readily understood. In as'- jsembling the device to the top of an automobile, it is merely necessary tobore two These openings.` openings in the bow 20. should be the same distance' apart as the eyealo.olts 2 3.'l The rods 17 are now Wound around the bow 18 and are rigidly secured thereto by means of a set screw 22. A The other ends of the rods 17 are disposed in the openings 19' in the bow 20. The rods 17 are first in-` serted through the openings in the eye-bolts 23 before they are disposed in the openings 15 19. 'As heretofore stated', the eye-bolts are frictionally held on the rods 17 so that the device is retained in adjusted position.V The casi-ng l is preferably disposed adjacent to the bow so as to dispose the shield 7 ad- 20 jacent' to theiwind shield 2l of the antonio` bile. Y i. I l VJ'flhe operator may swing the shield 7 from the full line position shown in Figure into V the dotted line position by merely releasing 25 the member 11 from the member S) and ro tating the shaft 2.- As soon as the .operator has swungthe shield 7 into the desiredI poseen from this construction Athat the shield may be' swung into operative or inoperative position at the will of the driver. The device is extremely simple in operation and construction, and-is not likely to easily get outof order. It provides a novel and eilircient means for eliminating the glare from the headlights of approachingveh1cles,j0r the glare of' the sun from striking the eyes of the driver and temporarily blinding him. I claim: A glare shield comprising a easing, two spaced apart wires adapted to be carried by an automobile top and to be spaced in paral` lel relation with respect to each other, a pair ofeye bolts for each Wire beine adapted to rigidly secure the casing in adjusted position along the wires, thereby providing a firm support for said casing, a rod. rotatably and slidably carried by said' casing, a stationary' clutchmember carried by said casing, a second clutch member rigidly secured to said rod, said rod beingadapted to move said second clutch member out of engagement with said first named clutch member, yieldingmeans lfor causing said clutch niember to engage with each other and a glare shield rigidly secured to said rod to hold it in adjusted position., l' FRANCIS CHARLES MCGUIRE.



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