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Sept. 8, 1936-
c. OVERHOLSER
2,053,735
VEHICLE WHEEL
Filed Jah. 22, 1935
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2,053,735
Patented Sept. '8, ‘1936
UNITED STATES PATENT oFFicE
2,053,735
VEHICLE WHEEL
Claude IOverholser, Jefferson, Oreg.
Application January 22, 1935, Serial No. 2,932
1 Claim. (Cl. 301-6)
and 5 are secured together by bolts 6 cer
The present invention relates to new and useful disksof4 which
are comparatively long for threaded
improvements in wheels for automobiles of the tain
engagement in the hub I for securing the as
type including a pneumatic tire and-a. brake drum ‘ sembled disks 4 and 5 thereon. The disks 4 and
and has for its primary object to provide, in a‘
5, are formed to provide,‘ in conjunction with 5
5 manner as hereinafter set forth, a wheel of this
each other, an annular channel or chamber ‘I.
character comprising a novel construction, com
The disks 4 and 5 are further provided with out
bination and arrangement of parts through the
wardly offset peripheral ?anges 8 which de?ne
seats (see Figures 3, 5 and 6) for the reception
of the beads III of _a pneumatic tire casing II. 10'
medium of which the tire and drum will be ef
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fectively coded.
Another important object of the invention is ‘ The casing II is preferably of the low pressure
to provide ‘a ‘wheel of 'the character described type. The reference numeral I2 designates the
‘comprising a novel construction through the
tire tube within the casing II,‘ said tube I2 in
medium of which the tire may be expeditiously , cluding an extension I3 on its inner periphery
' repaired‘or removed and replaced. when desired.
which is engaged in the amiular chamber 1. An, 15
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Still another important object of the invention in?ating valve I4 extends from the extension I 3
is to provide an automobile wheel embodying “of
the tube I2 through an opening which is pro
means for materially increasing the air capacity
therefor in the outer disk 5. . .
and consequently the cushioning quality of the vided
The comparatively thick central or hub portion
pneumatic tire.
I5 of the disk 5 has formed therein a plurality 20
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Other objects of the invention are to provide an of openings or ports I6. Extending betweenthe
automobile wheel of the character set forth which central portion I5 and the ?ange ‘8 on the outer
will be comparatively simple in construction,
of the disk 5 are arcuate, substantially tan
strong, durable, reliable in use, compact, light ' face
gential ?ns II. The ?ns H are so shaped and I
in weight, attractive in appearance and which. arranged as to force air toward the center or hub 25
25 may be manufactured-at low cost. -
of'the wheel as said wheel rolls forwardly.
All of the foregoing ‘and still further objects
and advantages of the invention will become ap
parent from a study of the following speci?cation,
taken in connection with the accompanying
30 drawings wherein like characters of reference
designate corresponding parts throughout the
several views, and wherein:
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Figure 1 is a fragmentary elevational vview of a
vehicle wheel constructed in accordance with the
35 present invention, looking at the outer side there
of.
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On its inner face, the disk 4 has formed thereon ‘
?ns I8 of substantially the shape shown to advan
tage in Figures 2 and 6 of the drawings. The ?ns
I8 are‘ shaped or formed to accommodate the hub 30
structure I and-the ‘brake drum 3 and, in con
' ‘junction with said brake drum and the disk 4,
de?ne air channels ‘or passages which communi
cate with the openings I6 in the outer disk 5.
I
Brie?y, the operation of the invention is as fol- 35
lows:
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.
As the wheel rolls in a forward direction air
is
caught by the ?ns I8- and forced inwardly
the invention looking at the inner side thereof.
through
the passages I9 which are de?ned by said
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view, taken sub
?ns. I 8,*the_air then passing through the open- 40
stantially
on
the
line
3—3
of
Figure
1.
,
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4O
Figure 4 is a fragmentary view in side elevation ings I6, thus effectively cooling the drum 3 and
the air in the tube I2 by reason of the fact that
of Figure
the pneumatic
5 is a view
tire in‘
tube.
vertical section
through the tube extension I3 is in direct contact with
the disk 4. Cooling of the tire is also‘ aided by
.the outerwheel disk.
45 Figure 6 is a view in vertical section through direct contact of one of the walls of the exten- 45
A Figure 2 is a fragmentary elevational view of
the inner wheel disk.
’ sion I3 with the outer disk 5 which, as herein
Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will
be seen that the embodiment of the invention
which has been illustrated comprises a hub struc
before stated, is cooled by air caught by the fins
I1 and directed inwardly toward the central
3 on its inner side, as illustrated to advantage in
Figure 3 of the drawings.
Inner and outer disks 4 and 5, respectively,
raised out of engagement‘ with thevground and '
de?ated.‘ Then, by collapsing the casing I I on
portion I5 of said disk 5.
.,
Should it be desired to repair the tire without 50
50 ture I which is secured in the usual manner on '
removing same from the rim said tire, is of course,
' an axle shaft 2.- The hub I includes a brake drum
65 ‘ of suitablemetal are ‘mounted on the hub I. The
one side ‘to permit said casing to drop into the
chamber ‘I, the beads on the diametrically oppo- 55
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site side ‘portion will clear the ?anges 8, thus - adjacent their central portions, one of said discs
permitting access to behad to the tube II.
being diverged with respect to the other to provide
It is believed that the many advantages of a
wheel constructed in accordance with the present
a chamber, means at the peripheries of the discs
whereby a tire can be secured thereto, said discs
invention will be readily understood, and although
being provided‘ with central openings, a hub
structure having a reduced extension disposed
lustrated and described, it is to be understood A through the central openings of the discs, said
that changes in the details of construction and securing means engaging and retaining the said
a. preferred embodiment of the invention is as ii
in the combination and arrangement of parts
'10 may be resorted to which will fall'within the
scope of the invention as claimed.
Having thus described the invention, what is
claimed as new is:
,
‘In a 'wheel structure, inboard and outboard
.16 discs, means for securing said discs together
hub structure secured to said discs, said out
board disc being ‘provided with ports. said in 10
board being provided with portsregistering with
the ports of the outboard discs, and ?ns on the
inboard-side of the inboard disc for directing, air
into the ports of the said inboard disc.
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CLAUDE OVERHOLSER.
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