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Sept. 8, 1936- c. OVERHOLSER 2,053,735 VEHICLE WHEEL Filed Jah. 22, 1935 ' 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 (‘Zazcde 0k’rkalser By ' \ and g Y Alfomeys 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 '10 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 :15 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 20 120 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: . 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. ' . . 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: - . 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. , . 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 2 2,053,735 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. 15 CLAUDE OVERHOLSER.