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Aug. 27, 1946. 2,406,598 0. S. FLOOD, FACE SHIELD Filed 001;. 9, 1943 W. w TDom. 05car5 flood, - ' BY ‘ MJM-L KW Patented Aug. 27. 1946 2,406,598 UNITED STATES ~ PATENT; OFFICE‘ ja_;; " ' a ' ' 2,406,598 a ‘1. , , 7 ' .FACE SHIELD. V ‘ ‘Oscar S. Flood, Chicago, Ill. ’ v _ ‘ Application October 9, 1943, Serial No.505,612 ‘ ' -6 Claims. (01. 2-1.2)’ ‘The'presentinvention relates to face shield. I5 ‘which may be either metal orfabricandfin _, Invthe use of face shields it is necessary to re some instancesnobindihg .at'all is ‘employed. placefthe shield members from timeto time as , ,I Thetop “edgefoftlthe Yshield member which is the ‘result, of the same becoming damaged, pitted secured tothe body portion of the device is pro? or vvjorn‘out. .I-Ieretofor'e it has‘heen' the prac vided with a plurality hf holes [5. ‘ These holes tice to provide metallic fastening members which area permanent part of the shield member; which fastening members interlock With'mem are. so spaced .as to coincide with apluralitylof fasteners positioned: on‘ the. visor of. the ‘shield. ‘In the embodiment of the’inventionshown in hers. on the visor, or other .permanent ‘portion of Figs. 3 and 4 snap; fasteners are employed; ‘ The the ,hiel'd. ‘When the shield member'is thrown in female portion llof the snap fastener isprefer laway"'the fastening members ,are thrown away ably'a'ttached to‘ the visor i3 and themale por 'with the shield'fmember. The fastening mem bers, in and of‘ themselves, involve some ‘ expense and; in~ addition, the labor ‘in fabricating them in the shield member adds to the expense of the shield member. " ' ‘ tion I18 is ‘forced through a hole .in- a‘ strip '18? ipositioned‘inside. the visor, that may be con‘ lstructed of. metal torf?bre. Each male portion A 1.15 ' 18 is then'forced through/a holel? in'the‘shield member.‘ The‘ male fastener elements't'emporar; The principal object of the present invention is the provision of a face shield which is so constructed that ‘the fastening means for se ily, but ?rmly and securely, support the shield the device need not be discarded when the shield l8 and the latter are forced back through the openings l6. An additional strip I8" can, if member. When the shield member is to be dis carded, female snap fastened portions H are un V curing the shield member to the body portion of 20 snapped from the male snap fastener portions member has served its useful life and must be re placed. ' desired, also be utilized on the other upper mar Preferred embodiments of the invention are 7 ginal side of the transparent shield [4. In the form of the device shown in Figs. 5 and be understood, however, that this disclosure is‘ 6 the shield member is likewise provided With for the purpose of illustration only and the scope spaced holes at its upper edge and the lower of the protection sought is not to be unduly portion of the visor is provided with inwardly limited thereby. directed projections I 9 that correspond to the ' Referring to the drawing: 30 holes in the shield member. These projections Fig. 1 is a view in side elevation showing a maybe formed by punching the visor to cause shown in the accompanying drawing. complete face shield; It is to 25 ' inwardly projecting tongues. Fig. 2 is a view in front elevation of the shield member; A resilient member 20 is provided to lock the The resilient member 25 is pref erably constructed of spring steel and has a plu rality of openings therein which coincide with the projections [9. The ends 2| of the resilient member 20 are tapered or provided with tongues which‘ are adapted to pass through openings 22 _ ‘ shield in place. Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig, 1 showing one embodiment of the inven tion; Fig. 4 is a view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3; Fig. 5 is a sectional view of a modi?ed form of the invention; and 40 in the visor. Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on the line 6—6 - ' of Fig. 5. In the drawing the headband of the device is indicated by the reference numeral II. The headband is of conventional form and is well :1 It will be apparent that When the shield mem ber is placed so that the openings therein coin cide with the projections [9, the resilient member 7 as may be put in place by inserting one end known in this art, usually being provided with thereof in its corresponding opening in the visor, adjustable means, not shown in the drawing, for the purpose of permitting it to ?t heads of var ious sizes. Pivotally attached to the sides of then inserting the other end thereof in its cor the headband at the point I2 is a visor member . I3 which may be moved up or down, depending upon the desires of the wearer. The shield Y member is indicated by the reference character Id. The bottom and side edges of the shield member are shown as being bound with material 5 responding opening and springing the resilient member in place so that the openings in the resil ient member will correspond with the projections iii, thereby clamping the shield member in posi tion. In order to remove the shield member and replace it by a new one it is only necessary to spring the resilient member 26 so that the ends thereof may be removed from the openings in ‘ 2,406,598 3 the visor and the shield member can be readily removed. The device has been found to be highly ad vantageous and to have materially reduced the cost of material and manufacture of shield mem ?rst mentioned member and said locking mem ber through said openings. 4. A face shield comprising a headband, a shield supporting member secured to said head band, a shield member having a plurality of open bers due to the elimination of permanent fasten ing means attached to the shield members. ings in the upper edge thereof, a resilient member having the ends thereof so shaped as to pass I claim: 1. A face shield comprising a headband, a mem ber secured to said headband for supporting a shield member, a shield member having a plu ber and secure said resilient member, and means through openings in said shield supporting mem passing between said shield supporting’ member and said resilient member through the openings in said shield member. rality of openings in the upper edge thereof, 5. A face shield comprising a headband hav means for fastening said shield member to said ing a portion for supporting a shield member member comprising a band having interlocking shield member having a plurality of openings in engagement with said member, and means pass-' 15 the upper edge thereof, means for fastening said ing through the openings in said shield, member shield to member to said portion comprising a between said band and said member. band having interlocking engagement with said 2. A face shield comprising a headband, a mem portion and means passing through the openings ber secured to said headband for supporting a in said shield member between said band and 20 shield member, a plurality of projections extend ing inwardly from 'said member, a shield mem 6. A face shield comprising a headband, a ber having a plurality of openings in the upper shield supporting member secured to said head edge thereof adapted to-register with said projec band and having a plurality of projections there tions, means for fastening said shield member to said member comprising a band having inter 25 on, a shield member having a plurality of open ings marginally along the upper edge thereof locking engagement with said member and pass through which said projections extend, and a ing around said shield member opposite, said said portion. , V ' . shield holding member having a plurality of openings therein receiving said projections, which shield holding member terminates in tongues 30 member secured to said headband for support ing a shield member, a shield member having a ' that pass through other openings in said shield supporting member to'secure the same thereto plurality of openings in the upper edge thereof, and maintain the shield member in position. a resilient locking member, means for fastening projections. ' 3. A face shield comprising a headband, a said resilient locking member to the ?rst men tioned member and means passing between the 35 OSCAR s. FLOOD.