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July 23, 1946. G, A, LYQN WHEEL STRUCTURE Filed June 21, 194s n., >2,404,390 l 2 sheets-sheet 1~ July 23, 1946. G, A_ LYQN ' ` ` > WHEEL STRUCTURE - Filed June 21, 1943 l '9 2,404,390 ` _ A2 sheets-sheet 2 «E5-«6 -/4'/ , ß /0 /46 ' g ’i > ‘ . ' 5 i /0 i , ` *1f 5ol È J „f '.ïl . M \~ ' 1 N /0 y i X 1 f` xß l \ ‘ i [é i in!" ’ f' Wi // ` 56 l ‘ // 60 l/ J 7 l, I 1 I ‘l ` ' I Patented July 23,1946 2,404,390 UNITED STATES PATENT » >’OFFICE 2,404,390 I ì ' ì ,l ' l STRUCTURE George Albert Lyon, Allenhurst, N.~J. Application J une 21, 1943, Serial No. tl_¿9`1,76_04 12 Claims. (Cl. 301-‘f-37) 1 of metal or the Vlike snapped Vintoretaine'd posi invention relatesïto a wheel structure and more particularly to an ornamental trim or wheel cover therefor. tion in an intermediate annular channel vin the cover. ’ v ' ‘ ' ’ An object of this invention is to provide a sim pliñed form of ornamental trim for a wheel wherein the means utilizedfor retaining the trim will more fully appear fromïthe following ‘detail on the lwheel may also 'be vemployed for the pur pose of strengthening and ornamenting the wheel panying drawings which illustrate several Iem trim. Other objects and features of this invention ' description 'takeniin connection. with the accom bodiments thereof land in which: l » Figure 1 isa side‘velevationfof ‘a Wheelstructure ~ Another object of this -invention relates to the 10 embodying-the featurespf vthis invention.; ' ’ provision4v of a cover which may be made of re > Figurefz is an Kenlarged fragmentary cross silient material such as' plastic and wherein pro vision is made for the reinforcing of the cover or wheel trim at its vpoint of retention on the sectional View taken on» the line 2--2 of Figure 1, looking in Va direction indicated by the arrows and »showing my invention as applied to a >wheel wheel. 15 i Another object-of »this invention resides in the provision of a novel structure wherein a wheel trim or wheel coverl cooperates in a uniquefman ner with the flanges ofthe tire rim so as to prop disk; ' ' Figure 3' is a fragmentary cross-sectional View corresponding to an upper right-’hand portion' of Figure 2 and illustrating my novel cover in the process of beingïpressedfaxially home into retain erly position Vthe wheel trim and yet rigidify it at 20 ing cooperation with the outer flange of the tire its point of securement to the wheel. In accordance with the general features of this »Figure 4 is a sectional view somewhat similar to AFigure `3 but illustrating the position of the invention'there is provided in a wheel structure, including a multi-flanged rim for carrying a tire cover after it has been pressed home »and into 1.1m.; i . _ ‘ . and having'expose'd flanged surfaces adjacent the retaining engagement and in which engagement 'tire which are to be concealed, a circular wheel the fingers have been radially deflected into their trimhaving an outer edge terminating radially beyond the rim and adjacent the-outer side Wall retaining position; of the tire carried and annular means-for re- ` similar to `Figure 2 showing a modified form of ` . ‘ `Figure-5 is -a fragmentary cross-sectional view tainingly holding the outer edge of the trim and 30 myl invention in which the’ novel aspects thereof Íare applied to an annular trim ring; ' ‘ «» provided with rearwardly extending resilient means for engaging an outer edge of the rim when the cover member is pressed axially against the Figure 6 is a sectional view similar to Figure 5 illustrating la further modification 4of the inven tion `wherein the inner edge of the trim ring is rim so as to be self-retained on the wheel with the cover member extending radially inwardly 35 held away from the cooperating `parts of »the .therefrom over the flanged surfaces of the rim concealed thereby. ` y ' wheel; ' ` ‘ I Figure 7 is a sectional View similar to Figures 5 and 6 but showing a slightly modified way of Another feature of the invention relates to the provision in the aforesaid structure of retaining 'attaching the" retaining »ri-ng to the ornamental means in the form of lingers', each including a 40 trim as well- as' showing the trim contact-at its 'inner edge with the wheel body; and free axially extending extremity deflectible radi ally into an inclined retaining position when the Figure 8 is a further sectional View similar to trim is pressed axially against the flange of the Figure 5'but illustrating a slightly modified form vof retaining finger. » tire rim. As shown on the drawings: » A further feature of the Vinvention relates to the provision of a wheel trim of the aforesaid -The- reference character 9 designates gener characteristics which maybe embodied either .in ally a conventional type of tire'having the usual an annular'ring or in a complete wheel disk and 'inner :tube therein and provided with the cus tomary valve stem 8 extending through a lateral ‘irrespective of said two applicationsfhas >the same advantageous feature. ` Y A further feature of the invention relates to the 'application of my novel' trim structure to a wheel disk and to the' provision in -the wheel disk when itis made Íof aplastic material of> inter -flange of Ia :conventional -drop center’ multi 'flanged tire rim IB. Connected in the usual way at spaced intervals tothe base of the tire rim is a wheel body' Il which' has openings I2 alternat 'ing with' the> areas of vattachment of the wheel me'diate'rigidifying meansin the form of a bead 55 Ibody'to -th'eï basel flange ofthe rim; These open ¿404,390 3 ings, as is-well-known/in the art, are provided to 7 enable the circulation of air in and about the brake drum associated with' the conventional au tomobile wheel. l ` The wheel body II is of a metallic construction and embraces the usual central dished section formed into a bolt-on flange I3 by means of which the wheel may be attached, as is well-> „ " ~_ .Y __ afforded by the turned outer edge of the ring 2| and that thereafter the two may be easily inter lockedV by tightly rolling the outer edge 22 of the ring 2| against and relative to the edge 2U. Thus the turned edge 22 not only attaches the ring 2| to the cover but, in addition thereto, rigidi fies the outer edge of the cover or Wheel trim. Furthermore, by reason _of the fact4 that the known ~inthe art, in a detachabp1e`~mannervto a supportronlanaxle or the like. - ñex the outer edge'of the cover into the channel ' turned edge 22extends around to th‘e front or , outer sidev of the cover it adds tothe ornamental Associated' with' ‘the aforesaid“ conventional appearance of the cover and this is particularly ~ wheel is a wheel cover designated generally by true when this turned edge 22 is given a lustrous the reference character I5 embracing :the fea-A tures of this invention. As noted hereinberore»,y ~ finish' such as that which is obtainable by chro mium platings and also by the use of stainless ' in the lirst form of the invention described ¿here in, the features of the invention have 'been illus- " steel. 23 bentA rearwardly into an axially extending flange 24 which has formed Yon it axially out wardly extending spaced cover retaining fingers 25. These'ñngers may be of any suitablenuin ber and each includes an axially extendingyfree extremity 26 which projects toward the rear side ` Y equally well applicable Vito a l„Wheel trim inthe îV 1 ~ 1 v , - ' ’ 22, includes a radially inwardly extending ñange form of a complete disk, although it is to be,V understood, as is evident from the modifications to be hereinafter described, that the invention isV form'of anannulus. f The trim ring, in addition to the turned edge trated as being applied to awh'eel _trim in »the A The wheel cover I5 embodies two main trans-v i ' .verselycurved sections |6Vand I1 which are inte-_ ' YV'grally Vconnectedland are fabricated from a highly 25k of the wheel cover or trim. 26 of the fingers> are about to enter the outer ' -of its own accord yto its original’contour upon most curled flange o_f the Wheel rim Iü, that is to say the extremities 26 bear against the outer most edge of the wheel `'rim I0 and must be indenture of the-same by'reason’of blows or the -like..„IV haveobtained excellent results in the fabrication ofA Wheeltrimrmembers from a plas tic known commercially `tothe trade as ethyl cammed or deñected in order for them to enter the channel of the flange behind this edge of the ,cellulose which isa well-known form of a thermo y , 35 rlm. VThe' section I6 H_layglce> termed the wheel trim -ring part of the coverA whereas the ksection I'I maybe :termed the hub cap part of the cover. ' -Each'fof-these partsis of a convex, concave curved .cross-sectionalshape,and inV reality embody op positely facing curved surfaces. ' is ñrst pressed against the wheel into the posi tion’A shown in Figure 3 in which the extremities rdeformation and: yet is resilient enough to return plastic material. . In applying the cover to the Wheel, the cover resilient material such, for example, as synthetic ‘plastic sheet'v which is resistant tok permanent In Figure 4 I have illustrated the position of the'ñngers after they have ,been cammed or de flected radially inwardly by reason of the pressing of the cover axially home into'r its retained posi tion on the wheel. It`will be noted from this fig ure that the extremities 26 of the lingers are no The two sec tions I6 and I'I at their junction are rigidiñed'by a metallic’hollow annular bead which has turned edges, the outermost one of_ which is _resilientlY Asnapped behind an annular shoulder I9 formed ,145 ¿in the `trim ring section» I6. This arrangement is such as torrigidify the two sections I6 at their -junction as Awell as at their point of bearing 4¿onnthe _wheel body II as shown inV Figure 2. longer axially straight-but are in reality bent or deflected into an inclined position so that the fingers are underV tension in their gripping en gagement with the rim flange in Whichthey have been pressed. By avoiding a biting engagement of the tip of the finger with the flange of the rim, I find that I am able to provide a structure which „is moreeasily removable from the tire and yet iAlso theV annular ymetallic ring I8, particularly Y50 is one wherein there is sufficient resiliency in the -ñngers to tightly hold the cover on the wheel in , if it is made of stainless steel or is given a lus jtrous ñnish adds materially t0 the ornamental `effect of the cover in that it is contrasted against theuse of the Wheel. Y The metal ring 2|, as VnotedV before, not only ,the differently finished surfaces of the two sec ¿serves as a means of _attachment but in addition 55 provides a point or place for the application of a Now my invention is particularlyr concerned pry-off force when it is desired to eject the cover ' Y -with the means for attaching this cover to the from the wheel. This prying off'of the cover may >`tions I6 and l1. ~,_ Y ì ` wheel" in a detachableV manner 4as well as for >be effected by the insertionQoi the end of a pry rigidifying the outer peripheral edge of the cover olT tool underneath the turned edge 22 or, in other I5. YI provide for these objectives Yby the use of 60 words, between’ the turned edge andY the tire. an annular‘metallic ring 2| which' may be man .Thereafterthe application of a slight leverage, ufactured economically on alarge?production ba force on the pry-off tool which might be a screw sis by the rolling ofthe same from suitable strip' ldriver will enableA the cover to be readily sprung stock and by the subsequent ,splittingV of the or ejected from the wheel. ' stock to provide lingers.Y This retaining ring 2|, 65 In order to’simplify the description of the modi ,as .is best shoWn’in‘Figures 3VV and 4, has an outer ñcations to now be describèd'lhave used the same _*turned'edge 22 which extends over and around .reference numerals‘as in the previously/‘described ythe outeredge20 of the ring I6 so'as to securely ’lock the cover -toyth'e attaching ring 2|. ' In the f embodiment insofar as the parts of the wheel are concerned. 'I‘hereason for ,thisV is that the wheel ' application of the cover to this/ring Vthe outerV 70 is conventional and embraces substantially the edge of the cover is initially flexed .under the Yturned edge' 22 of the' ring 2| and ythenthe turned edge„22 is more tightly Vcurled-against same parts in all ' modifications'. v YIn AFigure 5 ithe> wheel cover or trim isn illus ¿trated as being inthe form of a trim ring 46 and r»has attached to its-outer peripheral edge a metal .parts together. Y' I îhave'found that it- is `_easy to 75 *retaining _ring 41 ;lo.cked` to the' trim 'ring 46- by » ‘the edge'of the Acoverso as to interlock the two È more@ the turned edge‘ll'ß. >This ring f4!! when it is inter èlockedîw-ith'theîtrim ring ‘46 is ¿the same ‘as 'in fturnedvedge of -‘the ‘trim -ring .or -wheelcover lit fwcúld s'till not vresult vin any- damage vto the vcover »thïeîñr'st Vform of the invention and henceno'i‘ur ¿since ¿the cover lis of a resilient `"ch'arafcter.and ris ther description 0f the same is needed. It shouldbe-noted that in this form oil‘the in- 5 -venti'on as in ~the îflrst ’described vform,`the trim ring is o'f "a shape 'and' depth so as tosconc’eal the resiliently carriedV 'on the tire -rimïofthe wheel. @Also by ‘reason ofthe >fact* that the outer edge of exposed surfaces of ïthe side iianges `of the wheel ¿rim l0. lIn addition, the trim .ring 48, as inthe ipreferred‘form, maybe apertured to permit the :lvalve stem to extend therethroughso .as_to render 'the lwheel cover’er dtrim comprises `a-turnededge of metal, ’such edge should it bear against the'tire in -the operaticnof'the tiregïwill better resist 'wear -a’ndtear lthanwould be th'ecase if it was‘a -raw ‘plastic edge. Y » I claim as my invention: ~ ` ~ v l y 1. In a `wheel structure including a multi “the’valve 'stema’ccessible -flanged rim for ~'carrying a ‘tire and having -ex >The inner edge'äû of the trim ring 46 is ‘turned posed flange surfacesA adjacent the tire'which-fare . ’and/is formed to bear against .ëthe ïjunction of the v¿two wheel partsvl'ß and ïI l. This arrangement is v15 lto be concealed, -a'wheel coverr member-of convex» ìsuch'that -theïtrim ring does'not, in any way, in -concave cross-sectional -shape and Y'of a radial »depth sufficient to» concealsaid îflangesurfaces, terfere 'with the circulation-‘of air through the lsaid cover member ¿being lrnadeof a «synthetic :wheel openings vI 2 of the wheeli body l I. plastic material' having the physical property‘fof VThe application 'and-removal of this/plastic ring lbeing self-sustaining Lan'dyet Yresiliently defiect~` -’541i is the’same as inthe first described form of able without permanent deformation', ‘the outer »the invention. edge of said member terminating radially beyond In'Figure 6 I have illustratedra slightly Vdiner -ent form of trim ring 56 which is made of plastic and `is ïinterlocked at 58 with a metal retaining »ring- 51 corresponding to the ring 2| in the iirst fdescribed form of the invention. Í The inner edge 60 of the trim ring 5'6 is turned -or rolled upon itself and is so constructed as to be radially inwardly of the wheel openings I2 but is spaced lfrom’the’wheel body lI I’so as to allow air ~ to circulate under this 'edge 60. In Figure 7 the plastic Vtrim'ring «6B is inter- l ï-locked by fa slightly diiTerent 'arrangementfto »the ‘retaining ring t1.A With the exception of ‘the type the rim and yadjacent the outer side wall of the tire, and comparatively more rigid rmeans made from material such as metallic sheet and ‘the llike for hcldingfsaid `member on ythe wheel,»said means comprising-a ring having a channeled outer edge in‘which the outeredge of the Vcover member is -adapted ‘to be disposed vand retained, and> having rearwardly deflectable vresilient means for engag ing anV outer edge of :the ‘rim `~to the rear lof the ‘ cover member for vdetachably“holding'the Vcover »member thereon.V ` n . v» 2.!In a wheel structure includin'g‘a ’multi of‘iinterlock the 'retaining ring ~61 functions in 35 "flanged rim for carrying'a ~tire and having’ex' »posed iiange surfaces adjacent the‘tire whichare >identically the same way as theretaining ring »2| to be concealed, a wheel cover member of convex ’previously described. The 'interlockingror fasten concave cross-sectional shape and of `a radial ing ofthe ring v$1 to the trim ring- 66 is‘effected by depth su'iiicient to concealsaid flange surfaces, ïrneansfof a separate hollow bead I$58 whicnhas its Houter edge turned around’an outer `edge ofthe 40 said cover member being made of a synthetic plastic material having the physical property of ring 61 and the-edgebf the ring AE6 t0 lock -the being self-sustaining and yet resiliently deiiect two together. The inner edge 1‘0 of'this addi -able without permanent deformation, the outer 'tional bead or ringlìß is likewise turned upon it edge of said member terminating radially beyond self so’asïto avoid the presentation of any sharp the rim but adjacent the outer side wall ofthe -edge.> The ring or'bea‘d >68 may be given a highly 'lustrous finish `such asis Vpossible in the luse of stainless steel‘so that a highly `ornamental effect tire, and comparatively more rigid means 'made ‘from material such as metallic sheet andthe` like vmaybe provided. V.for holding said member on the wheel, said‘me‘ans comprising a ring having a channeled outer edge ' In this form of the invention the trim ring 66 is lat its inner edge curled'slightly -outwardly as des 50 in which the outer edge of the cover member is »adapted to be disposed and retained and having ignated 1| 'and is formed vvto 'bear Vaxially on'the rearwardly de?lectable resilient means for engag wheel body I I. V’ing an outer edge of the rim to the rear of the The form of the invention illustrated in Figure ' cover member for detachably holding ‘the cover "8 is substantially the same as vthat of the Llirst "form 'with the -exception of the configuration of " -`the 'fingers of the retaining ring 11. In this ’form A>of the invention ~the plastic trim‘ ring 16'is inter "l’ocked with ‘the retaining ring and iingers 11 at v'i'.he'tu'rned edge 18. The retaining fingers of the ring '11 instead of >having a straight extremity are curled upon themselves so as to conform general ly to the curvature of the channel in the rim in which the fingers are to` engage. The operation `of this form of the invention however is substan tially the same as that of the previously described Yembodiments and henceno'further description of the same is necessary. member thereon, said rearwardly extending means comprising outwardly extending resilient fingers each of which has an axially extending v free portion deflectable radially inwardly asthe cover member is pressed axially home into -retain ing position on the wheel. 3. In a wheel structure including a ymulti flanged rim for carrying a tire and having "ex posed flange surfaces adjacent the tire which'are to» be concealed, a wheel cover member of convex concave cross-sectional shape and of a radial depth suiiicient to conceal said flange surfaces, said cover member being made of a synthetic plastic material having the physical property of It will be perceived that in all forms the outer being self-sustaining and yet resiliently deflect turned edge of the cover or wheel trim is slightly 70 able without permanent deformation, -the vouter zspacedïfrom the tire beyond the outer edge of the edge 0f said member terminating radially beyond tire rim so that in the event the tire becomes the rim but adjacent the outer side wall of the .punctured there is still a slight clearance present tire, and comparatively more rigid means made «to 'allow for the collapsing -of the tire. Even if from material such as metallic sheet and .thel'l-ike "'theftire should, upon"collapsingfcontact‘the outer " 76 forholding said member on the wheel, said means 2,404,390 7 ' 8 - comprising a ring having archanneled outer> edg l lin which the outeredge of the cover memberV is axial free portion adaptedY to be cammed'over'an .outer edge of the rim vand into resilient gripping , Í adapted to be disposed-and retained; and having engagement with a surface of the rim ñange in-V vî rearwardly dei-lectable resilient, means for engag side said edge. Y ` . , ._ , 7. As an article of manufacture,„a circular wheel trim for ydisposition over the exposed sur faces of the flanges of a wheel tire rim including an annular section of curved cross-sectional con tour and of a radial'depth sulìcient toextend ' ling an outer edge of the rim to the rear of the Y ïcover member for detachablyr'holding the r,cover `member thereon, saidcoverl member having an p intermediate depressed annular groove with a p reentrant portion in which is resiliently snapped 10 from theY >tire over the exposed surfacesrof the l a metallic bead for strengthening the coverY radi tire rim flanges and' made of `a synthetic plastic Í ally inwardly'of the tire rim. V4. In a Ywheel structure including a ymulti Eñ'anged rim for carrying Aa tire andY havingv ex ì posed flange surfaces adjacent the tire which'are ì tobe concealed, a wheel cover member of convex material having the physical property of being self-sustaining and yet'being resilientlyl deiiect ‘said cover` member, being made of a synthetic able without permanent deformation, and re taining means at the Youter periphery of; said section formed for resilientjdetachable/retaining engagement with a flange ofy the tire rim 'ad jacent the outer periphery of the tire rim, said Ã plasticY material having theA physical property of means having acircular ring portionfor embrac @concave cross-sectional shaperand ,of a radial ' àdepth suflicient to conceal said flange surfaces, being self-sustaining » and yet resiliently deflect 20 ing the‘outer edge of the said trimgsection t0 rigidify said edge radially beyond Vthe place of ïable without permanent deformation, the outer l edge of said member terminating radially beyond attachment of the section to the whee1~tire rim, ` the rim but adjacent the outerV side wall of the said‘annular portion of the retaining Ymeans be ing curled axially outwardly and’radially in l tire, and comparatively more rigid means made ‘3 from material such as metallic ysheet-,and the like 25 wardly about the outer edge Vof said annular trim section to hold said edge away from the for holding said member on the wheel, said means tire and torigidify said edge so that a pry-off tool comprising a ring having a channeled outer edge ; in which the outer edge of the cover `member is may be applied tothesamewhen it is desired . adapted to be disposed and retained, and having to detach the trim from the wheel. Y' 8. In a wheel structure including a tire rim i rearwardly deflectableresilient means for engag 30 and a central load bearing portion, there being a ï ing an outer edge ofthe rim to the rear of the ‘ cover member for detachablyholding the cover s circular, generally radially inwardly extending [member thereon, said retaining means comprising shoulder on said rim, a-cover assembly'including ¿a plurality of curled fingers eachl of which having a circular portion disposed'radially overa por ya curled extremity conforming generally in shape 35 tion of »tlievwheel structure, said circular portion " being formed from synthetic sheet *material-Q and l with the contour of an outermost flange of the `_rim for nesting therein in resilient cover retain Y5. As an article of manufacture,Y a circular l wheel trim fora wheel including a flanged tire an annular, relatively rigid,v reinforcing, y retain ing member for said cover portion, said retain ing mem-ber including »ai circular vpart »exposed from the axially outer 'side of the Ycover and ex ` rim including an annular section of curved cross tending radially outwardly of the'radially outer ï sectional contour and of a radial depth sufficient ; to extend substantially from an outer edge of the peripheral edge thereof and also including a cir cular portion arranged for snap-0n engagement ‘ ing contact therewith. ' with a portion -of the wheel, said snap-ony por- - Y 1 rim substantially over the exposed surfaces lof .tion of the retaining member merging into a circular portion arranged to extend'over the ra ’the tire rim ñanges and made of a plastic mate ' 1 rial having the physical property of being self su’staining and yet being resiliently deflectable without ~permanent deformation, and retaining means at theouter periphery o_f said section ` formed Yfor resilient detachable retainingengage' ment with aV flange of the tire rim adjacent the dially outer edge Vof-said cover portion. 9. In a wheel structure including a flanged tire rim and a central load bearing portion, there 50 being a generally-radially inwardly extending, circular shoulder on saidwheeL a cover- assem bly including a circular cover membenformed l outer periphery of the tirefrim, said means hav ing a circular ring portion >cooperating with the n yfrom sheet synthetic plastic material having the `radially outer edge thereof disposed radially out j outer edge of the said trim section and with a 55 »wardly of the radially outer extremity of the , flange of the rim. wheel» structure.. and a retaining annulus for 6c As an article of manufacture, a circular maintaining said -cover on the wheelV structure, j wheel trim for disposition over the exposed sur A including anannular sheet metal member hav 1 faces of the flanges of a wheel tire rim includ Ving the axially outer edge thereof >curled around l ing an annular section of curved cross-sectional l contour and of a radial depthßsuliicient to ex 60 the’radially outer edge of the cover to envelop Y the' same and having the axially inner vpart Y ‘tend from the tire over the exposed surfaces of -thereof curved radially inwardly >and then ax 1 the tire. rim flanges and Ymade of a synthetic ially inwardly to provide/an axially inwardly ex-.- ' i plastic material having the Yphysical property of 1 being self-sustaining and yet being resiliently de öö‘ftending resilient snap-on flange for retaining en ‘ flectable without permanent deformation', and ï retainingl means at the outer periphery of said ‘ section .formedV for resilient detachable retainingr ' l engagement with aY flange of «the tire rim adja-` cent the outer periphery of the tire rim,v said gagement with the wheel structure.' Y y A 10. In a 4wheel structure including'a tire rim 'and a central load bearing portion, there being a circular, radially inwardly extending shoulder on-said wheel, a cover‘a'ssembly including a Vcir-`v means having a circular ring portion'for em ` bracingV the outer edge of the Ysaid trim section cular cover member formed from sheet synthetic plastic-material and having the radially outer ‘ to rigidify »said edge radially beyond the place of attachment of the section to the wheel tire edge thereoffterminating in thevicinityjof said Vrshoulder on the wheel, and circular,V reinforcing, -retaining means for maintaining said -cover >on Trim, saidretaining means including spaced ra ‘ dially outwardly' turned fingers :each having an 715V the'V oute'rs'ide’of Vthe wheel structure,A saidre . 9 10 taining means including an axially outer portion extending radially outwardly over the radially outer edge of said plastic cover portion and also including a part bent back upon said radially ex tending portion and terminating in a generallyA for said plastic cover member, a portion formed to envelop the radially outer edge of said plas axially inwardly extending flange, said flange tachable engagement thereon. terminating in a bead arranged to retainingly 12. In a cover assembly for disposition over the outer side of a Wheel 'structure having a tire envelop the- radially outer edge of said plastic tic cover member and a portion arranged to re tainingly engage a portion of a wheel over which it is disposed for maintaining the cover in de cover member and also being arranged to re tainingly engage with said shoulder on the Wheel structure to maintain the cover detachably theren~ rim and a central load bearing portioma cover over. tion extending radially outwardly substantially 11. As an article of manufacture, a circular cover assembly for disposition over the outer side over the outer side of the tire rim and an annu portion formed from resiliently pliable material . such as'sheet synthetic plastic, said cover por lar relatively rigid member having a part ex of a wheel structure, said cover assembly includ l5 tending radially irrwardly behind the cover por ing a portion having at least a radially outer tion and into detachable, retaining engagement margin formed from synthetic plastic sheet ma with a part of the Wheel and said annular mem terial and arranged to extend radially outwardly ber also having a part for enveloping the edge of on a wheel, and an annular reinforcing member the cover portion to reinforce the same and to having a radially extending annular part dis '20 constitute an ornamental border therefor. posed to form a reinforcing, ornamental border GEORGE ALBERT LYON.