Title:
Face protector
United States Patent 2119439


Abstract:
This invention relates to face protectors adaptable for use by persons employing irritating or harmful liquids or materials or wherever a person desires to protect the face, nose and eyes from some cause and has for the primary object the provision of a device of this character which may be...



Inventors:
Parmelee, Albert H.
Application Number:
US14176837A
Publication Date:
05/31/1938
Filing Date:
05/10/1937
Assignee:
Parmelee, Albert H.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/8.1, 128/201.14, 225/6
International Classes:
A61F9/02
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Description:

This invention relates to face protectors adaptable for use by persons employing irritating or harmful liquids or materials or wherever a person desires to protect the face, nose and eyes from some cause and has for the primary object the provision of a device of this character which may be worn with comfort either with or without. a hat and may be arranged to protect the face and eyes or simply to protect the eyes and in either instance to permit clear vision to be had with means whereby vision material may be easily brought into operative position when such material in use has become disfigured or blurred as to impair the vision.

With these and other objects in view, this invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

For a complete understanding of my invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a front elevation illustrating a protector constructed in accordance with my invention and showing the same in an operative position upon a person.

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a detail sectional view illustrating a modified form of my invention.

Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral I indicates a head encircling band equipped with cushion material 2 to engage the forehead of a person when worn. The.band I is supported on the head by straps 3 which pass over the head. Secured to and depending from the band I is a frame 4 curved to follow the general contour of a,person's face and is arranged in front of the eyes. The frame includes connected upper and lower channeled members 5 acting as guides.

Arranged at one end of the frame is a magazine 6 of any suitable construction for supporting vision material I in rolled form. The material 7 passes from the magazine through the guides of the frame to close the frame in front of the eyes and thereby protect the eyes still providing clear vision. The material I may be of any desired character and color so long as it is substantially transparent and flexible.

Located at the opposite end of the frame from the magazine 6 is a knife 8 so that the material 7 after being in use in fr&it of the eyes and becomes defaced may be drawn from the frame and severed by being brought into engagement with the cutting edge of the knife, consequently presenting before the eyes new material.

An apron 9 of any desired material is detachably secured to the band and frame to depend downwardly in front of the face, preferably in loose form so as not to interfere with the person breathing. However, this device may be employed without the apron 9 when only desiring to protect the eyes.

Referring to my modified form of invention, the knife 8 is eliminated and a magazine 10 is substituted in lieu thereof and located in the magazine 10 is a spool II detachable from and operated by a key 12 so that the material 1 may be wound onto the spool when desiring to position new material in front of the eyes of the user.

Having described the invention, I claim: 1. A face protector comprising a head supporting harness including a brow band adapted to be positioned about the brow and above the eyes of a wearer, a frame defining a vision area and having upper and lower guide members and end members, said upper guide member contactually secured to said band and supported thereby, said end members connecting said guide members together in spaced relation whereby to position said lower guide member below the eyes of the wearer, a magazine attached to one end of said frame, flexible transparent material carried by said magazine and extending within said guide members in front of the eyes to act as a protector therefor, said material movable length- 80 wise of said frame for presenting a clear vision area thereof in front of said eyes, a knife attached to the opposite end of said frame whereby material having a clouded area drawn from in front of said eyes may be severed. 2. A face protector comprising a head supporting harness including a brow band adapted to be positioned about the brow and above the eyes of a wearer, a frame defining a vision area and having upper and lower guide members and end. members, said upper guide member contactually secured to said band and supported thereby, said end members connecting said guide members together in spaced relation whereby to position said lower guide member below the eyes of the wearer, a magazine attached to one end of said frame, flexible transparent material carried by said magazine and extending within said guide members in front of the eyes to act 'as a protector therefor, said material movable lengthwise of said frame for presenting a clear vision area thereof in front of said eyes, a knife attached to the opposite end of said frame whereby material having a clouded area drawn from in front of said eyes may be severed, and an apron 45 removably secured to the frame and harness for protecting the face of the wearer !aterally of and below the eyes.