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Aug. 27, 1946.
2,406,598
0. S. FLOOD,
FACE SHIELD
Filed 001;. 9, 1943
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Patented Aug. 27. 1946
2,406,598
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‘Oscar S. Flood, Chicago, Ill.
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‘ 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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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‘ 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 -
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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
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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
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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.
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shield holding member having a plurality of
openings therein receiving said projections, which
shield holding member terminates in tongues
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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.
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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.
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