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Nclav. 8, 1938.
Filed July 6, 1936
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
Nov. 8, 1938.
‘H A.
Filed July 6, 1936
r_ 2,136,305
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
Patented Nov. 8, 1938
" 2,136,305,
' Harry AIMa'cFarlane. Marine'tte,_Wis. v
Application. July’ .6, 1936, " Serial ‘No. “89,182‘"
' 1 Claim‘.
(01. 250-33)
' This invention‘relatesito a radio antennaand
f more particularly-to an antenna of novel‘ con
. structi'on for use with automobiles.
The'present'day stream-line construction of
61:5 ‘automobiles and ‘particularly those types of auto
mobiles having the so-calledturret tops have de
> velopeda problem in- thetrade due to the fact
‘that these turret‘ tops cannot belr’sa‘tisfactorily
~wired ‘for radio. ‘These tops-which are construct
0:10 ed ofmetal andii'stream-line in'form- act as a
1 illustrating another embodiment of the inven
tion,‘ and
“Figure 7 is an'elevational view similar to Fig
ure 6 illustrating‘ still another embodiment of the
invention. ,
Referring to Figures 1_to 5, inclusively, of the
drawings, l0 indicates'the body of an ‘automobile
havingfa turret top H, a'windshield l2 and a
rear‘ window 13. The‘ type of automobile top
here shown is provided with the divisional‘typei'qo
fshield to the-hertzian'1wavesi‘andmreclude the of windshield and rear window, the windshield
"usual method of~placing the radio wires- within ' being divided by'the central strip or member l4
the top.’ In view of‘ this the radiolwires or an
tennae are generally placed under the running
board which has not proven satisfactory‘dueto
‘ and the rear ‘window being divided by the cen
‘tral strip or member l5.
[These central strips‘ 14 and' 'I5' dividing the»?15
and rear ‘window respectively are em
obviousv disadvantages -'to such wires because of '
shorts and susceptibility to damage and so forth. ployed in one form of the invention for support
It is one object of this invention to provide an ing the opposite ends of a novel antenna repre
sented in its entirety by I6. The front end II
antenna of novel construction for use with auto
of the antenna is preferably ornamental as well 20
20 mobile radios.
as stream-line in shape and is supported from
Another object is to provide a novel radio an
tenna that shall conform to the contour of an the divisional member 14 in the windshield I2
and insulated therefrom by an insulator l8 and
automobile top and be held in proper spaced rela
member 19. The member l9 may be of any suit
tion to such top.
A further object is to provide a radio antenna able rigid material while the insulator l8 may be 25
for use with automobiles that shall be of such constructed of rubber, Bakelite or such insulating
construction as will eliminate the shield effect material as will rigidly support the front end I‘!
of an automobile top to the antenna and yet be of the antenna l6. That part of the antenna ex
supported by such top.
A still further object is to provide a radio an
tenna of improved construction and novel means
for mounting the same on an automobile top that
shall be rugged, durable, e?icient in operation
and pleasing to the eye.
The above and other objects will be made ap
parent throughout the further description of the
invention when taken in connection with the ac
tending rearwardly from the front end I‘! and
throughout the major portion of its length may 30
consist of a rod 2| or a tube 22 as illustrated by
Figures 2 and 3 respectively. The divisional
members l4 and 15 in this type of a top permit
the mounting of the present antenna thereto in
a manner that will hold the antenna in rigid 35
?xed relation relative to the top. Means such as
screws 23 (see Figures 2 and 3) extending
through the member l4 may be employed for ?x
ing the member IS in rigid ?xed relation there
The rear end of the antenna l6 which is suption of the invention but merely illustrate certain
forms for carrying out the invention. The scope ported by the divisional member of the rear win
of the invention will be de?ned by the appended dow i3 is spaced from the member I5. and in
sulated therefrom by a supporting insulator 24..
The insulator 24 may be connected with the mem 45
ber [5 in the same manner as that described in
Figure l is a side elevational view of an auto
connection with member HI and the co-operating
mobile top showing one form of an antenna em
portion of the antenna 16 may be fastened to the
bodying the invention,
Figure 2 is a fragmental view in section of one insulator 24 by suitable means such as a screw 25.
In this embodiment of the invention the antenna 50
of an antenna embodying the invention,
I6 is here provided with a centrally located in
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 showing
sulator and support 26. This support 26 is pref
an antenna of a different construction,
Figure 4 is a front elevational View of Figure 1, erably ?xed to the center of the top at a point
Figure 5 is a rear elevational view of Figure 1, where the top is the strongest and preferably con
Figure 6 is an elevational view similar to Figure nected through the top and to a cross beam of the 65
companying drawings wherein like reference
characters refer to like parts. It is to be distinct
top when such cross beam is provided. The man
ner in which the present antenna is mounted is
a very important feature of the invention and is
so constructed as to remain in rigid ?xed relation
with the automobile top throughout the life of the
Figure 6 illustrates a different embodiment of
the invention adapted to be used with those types
of tops having a ?xed windshield I2 and rear
10 window I3. In this embodiment the ornamental
front end I‘! of the antenna I6 may extend down
to contact the windshield I2 which in itself is an
insulator or an insulating support or a non
insulating support, as illustrated at 21 on the
15 rear window I3, may be employed for connecting
the end II to the windshield I2. Also the rear
end of the antenna I6 may be contacted and ?xed
to the rear window I3 where the rear window I3
will also operate as both an insulator and a sup
It will be noted that by forming the antenna I6
to conform to substantially the contour of the top
and supporting the antenna in spaced relation to
the top and substantially the same distance from
25 the top throughout its length provides an antenna
positioned for maximum reception qualities and
also enhances the looks of the automobile top.
Figure 7 illustrates still another embodiment of
the invention adapted for use with that type of an
30 automobile top having a movable windshield I2
and a movable rear window I3. In this embodi
ment the ornamental front end I ‘I terminates
short of the windshield and is supported on the
top by means of an insulator 28 similar to 26 (see
35 Figure 1) and the rear end of the antenna I6 may
be provided with like insulator members 29 and
30 positioned above and below the rear window
The conductor 3| for connecting the front end
I ‘I with the radio is preferably carried through the
members I8 and I9 (see Figures 1, 2 and 3) when 5
this type of antenna is employed. Figures 6 and
'7 illustrate other forms of bringing the conductor
3| into the interior of the top.
While certain embodiments of the invention
have been illustrated and described, it will be ap 10
parent to those skilled in the art that certain
changes, substitutions, modi?cations, additions
and omissions may be made in the several forms
illustrated without departing from the spirit and
scope of the appended claim.
What I claim is:—
In combination with a vehicle body provided
with a metal top, a windshield structure having a
center parting strip and a rear window structure;
an antenna and substantially rigid insulated sup 20
porting means therefor, said antenna comprising
an elongated member having a con?guration in
side elevation coincident with the con?guration
of the top and rear window structure, said sup
porting means including a front insulating mem 25
ber abutting against the front end of the elon
gated member and ?xedly secured to said front
end and projecting downwardly along said part
ing strip, said front insulating member forming
a continuation of the elongated member and 30
holding said front end against vibration relative
to the vehicle, and a lead-in wire connected to the
front end of said elongated member and project
ing downwardly through said front insulating
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