March 25 1924.
G. M. KENDALL FENDER BRACE Filed Sept. '7. 1922 Patented Mar. 2.5, 1924.
GEORGE M. KENDALL, 0F WEATHERFORD, TEXAS, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO CHARLES A. FLEMING, OF WEATHERFORD, TEXAS.
Application filed September 7, 1922. Serial No. 586,713.
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE M. KENDALL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Weatherford, in the county of Parker and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fender Braces; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
The invention relates to a brace for the wheel fenders of automobiles and motor vehicles and provides a brace in the nature of an attachment which may be readily placed in position so as to support and prevent sag of the fenders, and which furthermore may be utilized as supporting means for the number plate, as well as a reinforcement for the radiator and frame.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent and suggest themselves as the nature of the invention is understood.
l/Vhile the drawings illustrate an embodiment of the invention it is to be understood that in adapting the same to meet different conditions and requirements, various changes in the form, proportion and minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from thcnature of the invention.
Referring to the accompanying drawings forming a part of the application,
Figure 1 is a front view illustrating the application of the invention,
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the parts illustrated in Figure 1, and
Figure 3 is a detail view.
Corresponding and like parts are re ferred to in the following description and designated in the several views of the drawings by like reference characters.
It is to be understood that the brace may be applied toeither the front or rear Wheel fenders, although shown in the accompanying drawings in connection with the front fenders.
The brace comprises a coupler 1, connect ing members 2 and a stay 3. The coupler 1 is in the nature of a rectangular frame and its opposite side members are apertured to receive the inner ends of the connecting members 2. The stay: 3. approxima es a 5 to engage over the outer edges of the fend- J ers 6. I
The inner threaded ends of the members 2 pass loosely through the openings formed in the side members of the coupler 1 and each receives a pair of nuts 7, whereby the brace may be adjusted as required. The coupler l is adapted to receive the number or license plate.
When the brace is applied to the front wheel fenders, it is located forwardly of the radiator with the connecting members 2 passing over the front fenders and engaging the outer edges thereof. The stay 3 materially strengthens the frame and the radiator, besides forming a support for the middle portion of the brace.
What is claimed is:
A fender brace comprising. an open rec tangular frame adapted to receive and support a license plate, the vertical sides of said frame having aligned openings, connecting members having hooks at their outer ends, said hooksadapted to engage over the outer edges of a pair of fenders, the inner ends of said connecting members being I screw threaded and adapted to pass through the openings in the vertical sides of the frame, a pair of nuts upon the inner ends of each connecting member and adapted to adjustably connect the same to the frame, a stay of truss form attached intermediate its ends to the lower member of the frame, and said stay having its end portions outturned in 0pposite directions and perforated, whereby the same may be bolted to the chassis of the vehicle.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
in presence of two witnesses.
sconce M. KENDALL.
Gnoaen A. MoOALL. O. A. Frame.