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‘g. c. WAR‘D'
Fileid Aug. 10, 1940 '
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Patented Sept. 25, 1945
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'1 George Chester Ward, Ventura; Calif;
Application alga 10, 194o,,ser'ia1.No. 352,094 '
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ZyClai'ms. 1 (01. 296—97})
My invention relates to a light visor particu
larly- adapted forautomobiles.
the withdrawn position ‘of a‘ panelof an adjacent
~One of the principal objects of this invention is,
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary view in» planthereofrbut
to‘ provide a light‘visor which is compact and
showing the panels, partly withdrawn, in solid:
which may be shifted or folded out of the way
' line positions, and (showing by dotted lines the‘
when not in use, but which may be readily folded
into position and extended .or enlarged as de
visor shifted to the side of the passenger com-'
partment to shield light from the side of the auto-_
mobile ;
A more speci?c object of this invention is the
Fig. 3 is an enlarged elevational view of the'
provision of a visor of this class which, when in 10 universal mounting for my visor, showing portions
its normal light shieldingsposition, may be’ read
thereof brokenaway and in section to facilitate
ily extended laterally at the front or. at the side
the illustration;
of the vehicle, and further to provide one, which,
~ Fig. ‘4. is a transverse sectional‘ view thereof,‘
when laterally extended, is constructed to clear
taken through 4—-‘4 of'Fig. 1;
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or ?t around objects at the front of the vehicle
. Fig. 5 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectionalv
or in front of the windshield'thereof.
view thereof, taken through 5-51 of Fig. 1, both
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- Another object of this invention is. to-provide
Figures .4 and 5 being shown on an enlarged
a visor of this class which may be translucent.
or opaque, but which is provided with a trans
scale, and. the thickness being considerably 'ex-‘
aggerated in order to facilitate the illustrations?
parent panel, capable of being withdrawn to any
desired extent from or beyond the lower edge
of the upper portion of the visor'so that the
~ Fig. 6 is a‘slightly enlarged view,itaken’from
the normally front side and free end of the visor,“
and showing portions thereof broken away and
driver or observer of the vehicle on which the
in section to vfacilitate the illustration; and, visor is installed may have a light-protected ?eld
Fig. 7 is an enlarged fragmentary view of
of vision, but whereby he is shielded from the 25 one corner of thevisor, showing-‘a stop at one
principal portion of the light rays.
1 An object also of this invention is to provide a
end of the upper portion of the transparent panel,"
about which the panel may be pivoted when with-1
visor of this class which may be shifted to thev
front or to'the side of the vehicle, and which
Light visors are in common use today, and
may be extended laterally or vertically when in‘ 30 they :are normally'supp'orted at one corner on
a suitable support provided at the upper left
either of the above or in any intermediate posi
hand corner of the top of the automobile. vMy
A further object of this invention is to provide
a visor of this class which has a transparent
visor, which is substantially of the same shape;
namely, rectangular and ?at or elongated, is also
withdrawable panel, and which, when withdrawn, 35 supported at one corner in a similar manner.
may be pivoted with respect to the main portion
The supporting means shown consists of a ball
of the visor.
socket I, in which is mounted a ball 2, which
With these and other objects in view, as will
is secured in position by a cap 3. The ball socket
appear hereinafter, I have devised a light visor
I has an axial shank la which extends through
having certain novel features of construction, 40 a plate 4 and is secured in position by a nut 5
within' the top of the automobile. A supporting
combination, and arrangement of parts and por
tions, as will be hereinafter described in detail
rod 6 is secured in one side of the ball 2 and
extends therefrom through a transverse slot 1'’
and particularly set forth in the appended claims,
in the side of the ball socket I, said slot ex-‘
reference being had to the accompanying draw
45 tending for more than 90°. The slot Ib is wider
ing, and to the characters of reference thereon,
than the diameter of the rod 6 so that the rod
which form a part of this application, in which:
may be moved slightly up or down, as well as
Fig. 1 is a fragmentary view in elevation, show
transversely through the slot.
ing the forward portion of the top and side of
the passenger compartment of an automobile, and 50 On the rod 6 is swivelly mounted a tube II
which supports at one side a frame l2. The tube
showing my light visor in one form, provided
of the frame is held in position on the rod 6 by
therein and shifted to a downward or light
means of nuts 1 at the edge of the frame opposite
shielding position, and showing by dotted lines
the supporting means.
the movable panels drawn to their extended posi
The tube II is positioned at one long edge of
tions, and also showing by dot and dash lines 65 the frame [2, which is rectangular in shape, and,
the length of the main portion of the visor, and
may be withdrawn substantially its full length
. when the visor is in use, the frame l2 depends
from the tube. This frame [2 is skeleton in form
and is provided with two recesses or pockets
I28 and I2b, the former being open at the long
edge of the visor opposite the tube, and the latter
being open at the end opposite the supported end
of the visor. In these pockets are_ removably
from the end of the casing. The inner end of the
panel may have a stop Him to prevent complete
,. '
This panel I4 is intended to shield the front of
the automobile at least to the center. In mount
ing of the visor, the upper portion is usually'above
placed the panels [3 and M, as will be described
other ?xtures provided above the windshield of
hereafter. The frame is enclosed preferably by a
suitable casing which may be a fabric material 10 the automobile. ,Such ?xture or ?xtures are usu
ally one or more rear-view mirrors. These ?x
I5. This fabric material is drawn around the
tures or the mountings thereof would interfere
tube II and is secured in place at the lower edge
with the complete withdrawal of the panel M.
of the frame I2, that is, the edge opposite the
' tube II, by means of long clips l6 and I1, both
I being of U-shaped cross-section. - These clips :se
For this reason, I have provided a cut-out portion
1-5 MD at the upper edge of the panel near the end
so that the panel l4 may be withdrawn and clear
such ?xtures, as shown.
The whole visor may be shifted to the side of
of the frame by long clips l8, l9, and 2.0, all vof » ' the automobile, as indicated by dotted lines in
said clips being of U-shaped cross-section.
Fig. 2. ‘When so shifted, the panels 14 and I5 may
The panel .43 is preferably made‘ of a ?exible
alsoibe withdrawn, as indicated above.
, .
It will be here noted that although the panel.
colored transparent material which is encased in
15, when swung forwardly about its pivotal sup
agnetallic frame l3”. The frame {13b is preferably
port I, is positioned .backwardly from the wind
curved longitudinally so _that the end edges of the
frame 13b engage one side ‘of the
of the 25 shield, {but will he referred to as being in front of
cure the edges of the fabric covering around the
edges of the frame. The lateral edges of the cov
ering are also secured in position .over the .edges
pocket 12%. and the intermediate portion ;of the
frame 131’ engages the opposite wall-of the pocket.
Thus the panel [3 is frictionally held in the with
.g the .same.
Though I have shown .and described a particu
lar construction, combination, and arrangement
of parts and portions, Ido not wish to be limited
drawn position, ‘and therefore may be withdrawn
to any desired extent and held in such position. 30 to the same, llout desire to include in the scope of
my invention the construction, .combination, and
‘be here noted that when the .visor itself,
or the casing thereof which contains the two
, panels zlz3 and M, is in a'depending normal light
‘ shielding position, the casing of the visor shields
the driver or passengers from direct rays of light,
arrangement substantially as set forth in the ap
pended claims.
but when the transparent panel :13" is withdrawn,
3. :cla-im:
.. 1. .A light yisor :for vehicles, comprising a flat
casing having a ‘pocket therein with an opening
at :one edge, anda panel .removably positioned :in
the pocket and wlthdrawable from .said opening,
the casing Ihaving shoulders at the ends of the
Beyond the opposite ends of thezpanel =13, adja 49,. opening, the normally inner edge of the panel
hay-ing jtrnnnions. for engaging said shoulders
- cent the upper edge thereof, :are provided stops
when the panel is withdrawn. “providing means
I311 which formtrunnions. These steps .or trun
the driver of‘ passengers may ‘have a clear ‘?eld
of vision :below the casing or opaque portionof the
nions engage shoulders What-the opposite sides of .
the lower portion of ‘the pocket 12% :to prevent
withdrawal of the panel i3. >When the stops or
trunnions engage the shoulders 12°, the panel .143
may ibe shifted or rocked in opposite directions
and assume angular positions, as shown by dotted
The panel [4 may ‘he made :of similar ‘material, 50
but is preferably fabricated :as an opaque panel,
such as :?ber. This panel which is normally
housed in the pocket 425,:ma'y be {of substantially
for pivoting :the-panel-vrith respect to the casing
2. .A light visor i'fQT vehicles, comprising a hat
easing having a pocket with an opening at one
edge, and a transparent ,panel ,frictionally ;re~
tained insaid pocket and withdrawable from said
opening, said casing having bearings at .the ends
of ‘the opening, and the panel having trunnions
at'the ends of the inner :edge for engaging the
bearings to nmvide means for pivoting the panel
with respect to the casing.
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