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July` l2, 1938.` v Y |-|~ F_ SMITH LIGHT REFLECTING DEVICE > Filed March l0, 1936 _ 2,123,478 rarement July _12, laas s'r‘rss 'il . TN * alzano mehr nnrtaorrno nevica Hobart Frederick Smith, llms Angeles, Calif. `.imitation Maren it, ieee, serai no. sacos ll Claim. This invention relates to a novel and useful light reflecting device adapted to be worn on the coat sleeve of 'a pedestrian or automobile driver so as to reñect the light from the headlights of y, an approaching automobile to warn the driver of ` the latter of the presence of the pedestrian, or to reflect the light from the headlights of a fol lowing automobile so that the driver of the latter may readily discern and `identify the various motion and direction signals given bythe hand of the automobile driver wearing the present device. The primary object of the present invention, therefore, is to provide a light reflecting device (Gl. 88u30) Figure "7 is a fragmentary section through the light reñecting element as constructed in all forms of the invention, the device being drawn on an enlarged scale to more clearly illustrate the construction. Generally stated, the present invention includes a light reflecting elementin the form of a ilexible strip~like member adapted to be applied to the sleeve of a coat at or adjacent the cud of the sleeve, and being of a length t'o extend substan tially or at least half way around the coat sleeve for reflecting light rays striking the same at various angles from the front, rear, or outer side. adapted to be worn by pedestrians or automobile This light reilecting element consists essentially drivers to promote their safety and safe driving at of a translucent or transparent light transmitting ilexible strip of material such as colored celluloid. This strip is indicated at li and is provided on its night time. ' A more speciilc object of the present invention, is to provide a safety light reñecting device of rear surface with a suitable light reflecting ma the above kind adapted to be readily applied to terial t, such as a coating of bronze paint. Also, the strip 5 is preferably embossed to provide sub 20 stantially throughout its entire area a series of 20 and worn on the coat sleeve of a pedestrian or automobile driver at or adjacent the cuff of said sleeve, and embodying a light reflecting element of strip-like form and of a length to extend sub -stantially or at least half Way around the coat' 25 sleeve so as’to be illuminated by light rays strik ing the same from the front, rear or side. A still more specific object of the present inven tion is to provide a light reilecting device of the above kind including means for securing the light 30 reflecting element on. a coat sleeve so lthat said element may be readily removed from sight when not required for use. Still another object of the present invention is to provide a light reflecting device of the above 35 character which is extremely simple in construc tion and economical to manufacture, emcient in use, and easy to apply to a coat sleeve. Other objects and 'features of the present in vention will become apparent from the following do 'description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which: similar small prismatic portions arranged in transverse and longitudinal rows so as to not interfere with> the longitudinal flexing of the strip. lBy providing these prismatic portions, the 25 reflecting element will reflect light striking the same from practically every angle, as is generally well known in the art. If. desired, the light reflecting element may be carried by or stitched to a cloth backing sheet 'l of similar form and 30 size. » . Associated with the light reflecting element above described, is a means for attaching said light reflecting element to the sleeve of a coat so that such element may be readily‘removed 35 from sight when not required for use. For this purpose, the light reflecting element may be ap plied to the coat sleeve so as to be completely removable therefrom. Securing means suitable for this manner of use may consist of an elastic strap 8 stitched at its ends to the ends of the Figure l is a fragmentary elevational view of light re?lecting‘element or its cloth backing 'l as a coat sleeve provided with a light reflecting shown in Figure 2. With this arrangement, the light reflecting element and the strap t combine device embodying the present invention. Figure 2 is a transverse _section on line 2--2l to form a band adapted to snugly and completely 45 encircle the coatv sleeve e at 'or adjacent the of Figure l. Figure 3 is a. View somewhat similar to Figure 1 cuil it. The device may also be applied directly on the of a modiiied form of the invention. ` Figure 4 is a longitudinal section on’ line 4_4 cuff of the coat sleeve so as to be removable there from, in which case suitable spring clips Il may 50 of Figure 3. Figure 5 is an inside elevational View of a still 'be attached to the back of the reiiecting element further form of light reflecting device embodying at the ends of the latter for 4engagement with the curl of the coat sleeve so that the reflecting the present invention. -Figure 6 is a section on line 64-6 of Figure 5; element willbe conformed with the cuff and held thereon in an obvious manner. , and 55 2 2,128,478 Another method of attachment may consist in either by warning the driver of an automobile of providing the light reñecting element -with a pro the presence of a pedestrian wearing the device, jecting flexible tab I2 along one longitudinal edge or by enabling the driver of an automobile to adapted to be stitched to the inside of the cuil? of readily discern and identify signals executed by a a coat sleeve adjacent the lower edge of the cuff wearer of the device when driving another auto as at I3 in Figure 4. This arrangement permits mobile. the light reflecting Aelement; to be placed outside While I have shown and described certain spe the cuff as shown by full lines in Figures 3 and 4. cific embodiments and details, it will be apparent or inside the cuiI where it is removed from sight, 10 as indicated by dotted lines in Figure 4. In either cas/e, the light reflecting element Will remain in its/adjusted position due tothe attachment of the tab I2 and the curvature of the cuiî of the coat „sleeve and the reñecting device at this point. 'I'his form of the invention also provides for re moval of the reñecting element from sight al though not permitting detachment thereof from the coat sleeve. The tab I2 may consist of an integral extension on the cloth backing 1, which 20 backing is preferably used to afford a measure of protection for the coat sleeve and to provide dur able means of attachment for the strap 8, clasps II or tab I2. - With the device applied to a coat sleeve as i1 lustrated, it will be readily seen that light from the head-lights of approaching automobiles will be eiîectively reflected so as to promote safety, that the invention is susceptible of various changes and modiñcations such as fairly fall 10 within the scope of the invention as claimed. What I claim as new is: , The combination with a coat sleeve, of a light reflecting signalling device comprising a lustrous ñexible strip-like light reñecting element con 15 forming to and extending atleast half way around _ said coat sleeve, and means securing said light reflecting element on the coat sleeve so that said light reflecting element is- readily removable from sight, said last-named means including a ñexible 20 tab carried by the light reflecting element along one longitudinal edge of the latter and stitched to the inside of the coat sleeveadjacent and along the lower edge of said sleeve, whereby the light reflecting element may be disposed at the 26 outside or at the inside of the sleeve. HOBART FREDERICK SMITH.