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1966 c. A. BARATELLI ETAL 3,233,249
FISHERMANS GOGGLE Filed July 16, 1963 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTORS CHARLES A.E ARATELL| SEVERIN JONASSEN Fe 8, 1966 c. A. BARATELU Em 3,233, 49
FISHERMAN S GOGGLE Filed July 16, 1963 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR CHARLES A.E ARATELLI SEVERIN J'ONASSEN United States Patent 3,233,249 FISHERMANS GOGGLE Charles A. Baratelli, Reading, and Severin Jonassen,
Lafayette Hill, Pa., assignors, by mesne assignments, to
Renauld International Inc., Reading, Pa., a cor oration of Pennsylvania Filed July 16, 1963, Ser. No. 295,444 2 Claims. (Cl. 214) The present invention relates to improvements in eyewear generally and, more particularly, to goggle type eyewear.
An object of the invention is to provide a lightweight goggle particularly adapted for sportsmen, such as fishermen, which is comfortably fitting, durable and inexpensive and highly practical in use.
Another object of the invention is to provide a sportsmans goggle wherein the eyeshield is readily removable and interchangeable with other eyeshields of varying color or density so that the goggle may be appropriately adapted to any desired eye protection or visibility.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings wherein a preferred embodiment of the principles of the invention has been selected for exemplification.
In the drawings:
FIG. 1 shows a goggle constructed in accordance with the invention operatively positioned upon a user;
FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the goggle shown in FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a front view of the goggle shown in FIG. 2;
FIG. 4 is a side elevational view;
FIG. 5 is a top plan view with the temple members partially broken away;
FIG. 6 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 66 of FIG. 3;
FIG. 7 is an enlarged fragmentary detail showing the eyeshield and browbar engaging means; and
FIG. 8 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional detail showing the eyeshield and browbar in locked engagement.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, wherein like numerals refer to like parts, the goggle, indicated in its entirety at 10, has a rigid browbar 12 with rearwardly bent extremities 14. The browbar and extremities, as shown, are preferably relatively slender and of rod-like or tubular form to provide the lightweight yet durable results desired. It will be apparent also that browbar 12 provides a minimum of obstruction to the vision of the user.
Temple members 16 of any desired kind, but preferably of the character illustrated, are pivotally secured to the rearward extremities 14 for operatively securing the goggle upon the user.
The eyeshield or lens 18 extends across and rearwardly of the eyes of the user, as shown, and is formed of flexible or resilient plastic material. The material from which the eyeshield 18 is formed may be of any desired color or density and, in a preferred embodiment of the invention, a plurality of such eyeshields of varying color or density may be provided for selective engagement with the browbar, as will hereinafter be explained.
A nose engaging piece 20 is carried by the lower central portion of the eyeshield 18, and, in the preferred form of the invention, is formed of resilient material for the comfort and convenience of the wearer.
For securing the eyeshield 18 to the browbar 12, apertures 22 are provided in the upper portion of the eyeshield for engagement with projections 24 carried by the browbar. The apertures 22 are preferably of angular,
Patented Feb. 8, 1966 particularly triangular, configuration, as shown. The projections 24 are preferably of bulbous form, particularly substantially spherical, as shown. The width or diameter of the spherical projections 24 is preferably greater than the width of the apertures 22 so that when the flexible material of eyeshield 18 surrounding the aperture permits the projection to pass through for either locking engagement or release a snap action results.
For locking the eyeshield to the browbar the projections 24 are pressed through the apertures 22 to assume the engaged position shown in enlarged detail in FIG. 8 and for removal of the eyeshield 18 the members 22 and 24 are pulled outwardly of each other. It will be apparent that the browbar 12 and eyeshield 18 are secured together by a three point contact of the spherical projections 24 with the central portions of each of the sides of the triangular apertures 22 thereby reducing friction and facilitating ease of either locking engagement or release. While any desired number of apertures 22 and projections 24 may be provided, in the preferred embodiment of the invention a set of apertures and projections is provided at the upper central portion of the goggle and another set is provided at each of the rearwardly extending portions, as shown.
It will be apparent from the foregoing that the invention provides a lightweight comfortable and highly practical goggle which is also inexpensive but attractive in appearance.
It is to be understood that the particular goggle herein illustrated and described is representative only of the principles of the invention which embrace all such other forms as may come within the scope of the following claims.
It is claimed:
1. In eyewear including a browbar and flexible eyeshield, an improved interconnecting means which comprises, an aperture of substantially equi-lateral triangular configuration provided in the flexible eyeshield and a substantially spherical projection carried by the browbar, the said projection being in interlocking engagement with said aperture to secure the browbar and eyeshield together by a three point contact of the projection with the central portions of each of the sides of the triangular aperture and the said spherical projection being of greater width than the aperture whereby a snap action results when the flexible material surrounding the aperture permits the projection to pass through the aperture thereby reducing friction and facilitating ease of either locking engagement or release.
2. Eye-wear comprising, a rigid relatively slender tubular brow-bar having rearwardly bent extremities, head engaging members pivotally secured to said extremities, an eyeshield of flexible material depending from said browbar and rearwardly bent extremities, resilient nose engaging means carried at the central portion of said eyeshield, apertures of substantially equi-lateral triangular configuration provided in the upper portion of said eyeshield and substantially spherical projections carried by said brow-bar and rearward extremities engaged through said apertures securing said eyeshield to said browbar by a three point contact of the projections with the central portions of each of the sides of the triangular apertures, the said spherical projections being of slightly greater width than the apertures whereby a snap action results when the flexible material surrounding the apertures permits the projections to pass through the apertures thereby reducing friction and facilitating ease of either locking engagement or release.
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