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    • B60J1/00Windows; Windscreens; Accessories therefor
    • B60J1/18Windows; Windscreens; Accessories therefor arranged at the vehicle rear
    • B60J1/1807Windows; Windscreens; Accessories therefor arranged at the vehicle rear movable for vehicles with convertible top
    • B60J1/1815Windows; Windscreens; Accessories therefor arranged at the vehicle rear movable for vehicles with convertible top non-adjustably mounted in and moving with the soft-top cover



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No. 446,709I

Patented Feb. 17,'1891 @mom/Lib@ I.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 446,709, dated February 17', 1891.

Application filed October 15, 1890.` Serial No. 368,199. (No model.)

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Be it known that I, JOHN KOHL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mason, in the county of Warren and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Canopy-Tops, of which the following Ais a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in means for hanging or connecting orholdingin position carriage-curtains.

I am aware that it has heretofore been proposed to hang or connect the curtains without the employment of knobs and button-holes or otherlike provisions, and therefore do not seek to cover, broadly, in this application the idea of holding the curtains in place without the use of knobs and engaging holes or slits. I aim at cheapness in construction, neatness in appearance, and durability, combined with ease, in applying or removing the curtains. I form semieircular grooves in the frame proper oi' the canopy andin the panel fastened thereto or in the frame only, the upper edge of the curtain being seamed or otherwise secured around a cord o1' core, the groove formed in the two parts being provided with an outlet somewhat contracted, so that while the eurtain may hang down in proper place it cannot be displaced. No extra parts are required in the make-up of the canopy. I get a neat finish, the groove being formed at the time of manufacture of the carriage.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter appear, and the novel features thereof will be specifically dened by the appended claims.

The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which, with the l'et- J(ers of reference marked thereon, form a part of this specification, and in which- Figure l is a perspective view oi' a portion of a canopy-top with my invention applied, parts being broken away to better disclose the construction and arrangement of parts. Fig. 2 is a side view of the same. Fig. 3 is a vertical section through a portion of the frame and panel with the curtain in position, this ligure being on an enlarged scale.

Like letters of reference indicate like parts throughout the several views.

Referring now to the details of the drawings by letter, A designates a portion of the frame-work ot' a canopy-top for vehicles. It may be of any of the well-known forms of construction, except in the particulars hereinafter specified. In constructing the frame proper I form in any well-kn0wn manner a semicireular groove a around the outer face of the strip B and along the two sides and the back end. This groove may besubstantially in the center or nearer the top or bottom, as may be deemed most desirable.

Ois a finishing strip or panel designed to surround the frame, as shown, being secured thereto in any suitable manner-such, for instance, as with glue or by pins, nails, or other' equivalent means l), as seen in Fig. 3. Before placing in position the finishing strips or panels are formed upon their inner face with a semicircular groove e at a point relative t0 their width, so that when the panel is placed in position the twosemicirculargrooves in the panel and frame or strip l5 will be opposite each other, as seen in Fig. 3. rlhe adjacent faces of the two parts .I3 and C from the groove downward are cut away slightly, so as to provide an opening or passage-way (l for the curtain, as seen clearly in Fig. 3, so as to allow of eudwise movement of the curtain in placing it in position or removing it.

D is the curtain. Its upper edge is stitched or otherwise secured around a rod, cord, or other core e, as shown. Instead of scmicireular grooves I may form them of other shape, in which case the core of the upper edge of the curtain will be ot a shape to correspond therewith.

The manner of applying the curtains will be readily understood. rlhe corded upper edge is inserted into the slot or groove at one end, the curtain working in the passage-way d and the corded portion in the groove, and the curtain thus slid along in the groove and passage-way until in the desired position. It is removed by a reverse movement. The inner ends of the grooves are closed or stopped by the panel arranged at right angles thereto, as shown in Fig. 1. p

In order to close the outer ends of the grooves and give to the top a finished appearance, as well as to prevent the ingress of dirt to the grooves, I provide a stopper or plug j',


which may be of any suitable material, preferably of wood, ol` the same finish as the panels, and this plug is of a shape and size to closely stop the outer end of the groove. It is made easily removable, so that it may be removed for the insertion of the curtain and afterward placed in position to cover the end thereof. I have shown it removed at the left of Fig. Itis preferably formed with spring-y ends, so as to be readily held in position by friction al Contact of the parts. It may be held to the top by a oord or otherwise.

What I claim as new is- 1. Avehiele-top provided with a Curtain-receiving groove and a removable plug for the outer end ot the groove, said plug having spread ends, substantially as and for the purpose specied.

2. A vehicle-top having its surroundin g top strip provided with a portion of a groove and its finishing-strip provided upon itsinner face with the complement ol the groove, the adja` cent faces of the two parts being out away below the groove to form a passage-Wayfrom the groove downward for the reception of the Curtain, substantially as specified.

3. A vehicle-top having the outer face of its top surrounding strip formed with a portion of a groove and its finishing-strip formed upon its inner face with the complement of the groove, the grooves upon two sides being Closed at one end by the strip at right angles thereto, substantially as specified.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


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