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June 7, 1938.
Filed April 27,‘ 1937
-2 Sheets-Sheet 1
?icholas Main/2w ‘
June 7, 1938.
Filed April 27, 1957
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
Patented June 7, 1938
Nicholas Matula, Johnstown, Pa., assignor of
one-?fth to Walter Joseph Bowling, one-?fth
to Robert L. Brunner, and one-?fth to Earl C.
Cavanaugh, all of J ohnstown,-Pa.
Application April 27, 1937, Serial No. 139,311
1 Claim.
This invention relates to a license tag holder
and a tag for use in connection therewith, one of
the objects being to provide a simple, e?icient
and compact device of this character utilizing a
translucent license plate or tag having means as
sociated therewith whereby light rays from a
suitably positioned lamp, will ?ood the back sur
face of the plate or tag and thus illuminate the
characters appearing thereon.
A further object is to so support the license
plate or tag that all portions of the rear surface
(Cl. 40-131)
ceive opposed edges of a translucent or trans
parent license plate or tag 9, the ends of this
plate or tag being adapted to ?t snugly but de
tachably within the channel and being held se
curely therein by any suitable means, such as
bolts ill extending through the upper portions
thereof. The lower corners of the plate or tag 9
can rest on ledges l I which close the bottom end
of the channelled members. Painted or other-‘
wise displayed on one of the surfaces of this plate a10
or tag are suitable identifying data such as a
thereof will be exposed to the light rays, thereby
insuring proper illumination of all parts of the
license number, the name of the State, etc.
plate or tag. _
the plate or tag.
This plate 9 is not formed of glass but is pref 15
erably formed of a thick transparent or trans
lucent material of a non-frangible nature such as
Another object is to provide a license plate or
tag made of a non-vitreous plastic material
capable of withstanding severe blows without
any desired ornamentation can be displayed on
a nitro-cellulose compound.
With the foregoing and other objects in view
20 which will appear as the description proceeds, the
invention consists of certain novel details of con
struction and combinations of parts hereinafter
more fully described and pointed out in the
claim, it being understood that changes may be
made in the construction and arrangement of
It is to be understood that the‘ housing 5 can
contain a lamp for constant illumination of the 20
surface of plate or tag 9 and can also constitute
a parking light.
Obviously when the lamp is lighted the rays
therefrom willbe directed through the opening 1
and into the area between plates 1 and 9 so
parts without departing from the spirit of the in- . that the entire surface of plate 9 will thus be
vention as claimed.
flooded with light and those characters displayed
In the accompanying drawings the preferred thereon will be illuminated through the plate.
form of the invention has been shown.
In said drawings—
Figure 1 is an elevation of the complete device.
Figure 2 is a bottom plan view thereof.
Figure 3 is an elevation showing that side
thereof opposite to the one illustrated in Fig
ure 1.
Figure 4 is a section on line 4-4, Figure 1.
Figure 5 is a section on line 5—-5, Figure 1.
Referring to the ?gures by characters of ref
erence l designates an elongated plate which
40 can be formed with spaced slots 2 for the recep—
tion of suitable fastening means whereby the
plate can be attached to a motor vehicle. The
ends of this plate are extended at right angles,
as shown at 3 and merge into opposed channels
4 which open toward each other and which are
somewhat longer than the height of plate I, as
- shown particularly in Figure 3.
Extending upwardly from the central portion
of plate I is a tongue 5 preferably inclined rela
50 tive to- the plate and to this tongue is attached a
lamp housing 6 which overlies the space between
the forwardly extending portion 3 of plate I and
has an opening ‘I in the bottom thereof closed by
means of a transparent member 8 so that light
rays from a lamp within the housing can escape
downwardly to illuminate the area between the
members 3.
The channelled portions 4 are adapted to re
It is to be understood that various changes can
be made in the construction of the bracket por- '
tion of this device used for holding the tag or .
license plate, where these changes are necessary
in order to adapt the bracket for use with any
particular make or style of automobile.
What is claimed is:
A license tag holder including a plate having
fastener receiving openings, the ends of the plate
being offset in one direction along parallel lines, a
channel integral with each of said offset ends and
extending upwardly and downwardly therefrom, (it)
said channels opening toward each other and
each having registering fastener receiving open
ings, means integral with the channels for clos
ing the lower ends thereof, saidvchannels consti- .
tuting means for receiving opposed side edges of 45
a license plate insertible downwardly thereinto,
a tongue integral with the plate and inclined up
wardly therefrom above the level of the channels,
a lamp housing carried by the tongue and posi
tioned to direct light rays over a license plate 50
when supported in the channels, and an opening
in the bottom of the housing positioned for the '
passage of light rays from within the housing to
the space between the plate and the license plate
joined thereto.
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