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Riley Patents 2  1920-1930

1901-1919      1920 - 1930       1930--1938

For a small company Riley seems to have spent its time patenting new designs after many were simply copied and probably after being ripped off by Kirkwoods over the bicycles. Apologies for really anorak/nerd stuff  but it actually shows the designs were a family effort NOT just Percy and  that Allan,Stanley and Victor actually had a higher profile than Styles credits. Much of this data is really for museum cars but may be useful and as Google Patents is a subsection of books it made sense to use it. Drawings included for those rebuilding something from the earlier days of motoring

**All entries are precis of the full patent which may stretch to many pages and numb the mind. I have included the precis plus the drawings and a link to the archived article. For the complete drawings when following the link to Espacenet press drawings or for the full paper work select original document etc. These amplify the positions of the various sons within the company reflecting a true family business**

Milestones 1920's :-
One of the first companies to offer door locks (as an extra) as town driving without a chauffeur became the norm so locking up became a wise move

Gearbox improvements with the silent third and substantially better brakes

Draughtproofing and non rattling windows etc became standard as speeds increased

**The exploded drawings are stunning for any restoration and form part of the manuals we never got**


GB183539A April 19, 1921. Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Harry  Rush  Improvements relating to wind screens and enclosed bodies for vehicles

Wind-screens. - Relates to motor and like vehicles having a convertible open to closed body and provided in the open position with a wind-screen for protecting the passengers occupying the rear seats. According to the invention, a unitary device is mounted on each side of the vehicle so as to swing as a whole about a single fixed pivot and adapted to be used in alternative positions, in one position to form a rear wind-screen, and in the other position to form sole in conjunction with the hood [11, front screens [9], and side windows [10] thereon a fully enclosed compartment. In the construction shown in Figs. [2] and [3], the unitary device consists of a two-part screen [5], [6] mounted on a short arm [4] connected to a socket [3] which is slidable on an arm [1] swinging about the fixed pivot. The parts [5], [6] can either be arranged as shown in full lines in Fig. [3] to form a rear screen, or by adjustment of the arms [1], sockets [3] and arms [4] to the position indicated in dotted lines in Fig. [3] to form a fully enclosed compartment as shown in Fig. [2]. In a modification, Fig. [6], the unitary devices consist of single panels [7], [8] pivoted on each side of the vehicle and when swung inwards adapted to form a preferably V-shaped screen. Application GB1133921A events 1921-04-19 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1921-04-19 Priority to GB1133921A 1922-07-19 Publication of GB183539A


GB1923216356   June 14, 1923. Allan Riley.   Improvements in dashboards for motor vehicles

Dashboards.-In cars provided with a locker [C] behind and extending the full width of the dashboard, the locker is closed by a hinged panel [F<2>] which is movable without interfering with the instruments. The panel [F<2>] may carry the instruments or may have an aperture or apertures [F<3> registering, when the locker is closed, with fixed instruments as shown or with instruments on a board hinged on the bottom of the locker. The aperture [F<3>] may be fitted with a glass or celluloid window. Application GB1548523A events 1923-06-14 Application filed by Allan Riley 1923-06-14 Priority to GB1548523A 1924-05-29 Publication of GB216356A


GB1923223676  Allan Riley,  Aug. 1, 1923.  A new or improved luggage carrier or the like for use on motor vehicles

Luggage-holders.-A luggage-receptacle for use on motor and like vehicles is supported outside the vehicle frame [B] and partly beneath the running-board [C], the aperture giving access to the receptacle extending from its outer edge [D<3>] to the overhanging body of the vehicle [A] and being closed by a hinged or sliding lid. In the arrangement shown the receptacle has an inner edge [D<2>] of greater depth than the outer edge [D<3>] and is provided with a longitudinally sliding lid [D<6>], which is itself covered by the running-board and an attached valance [F] together hinged at points [C<2>] on cross members [B<3>]. The sliding-lid in this construction may, however, be omitted. In a modification, the receptacle is made shorter than the running-board, which is a fixture and is cut away on its inner edge to accommodate the receptacle, the edges [D<2>]. [D<3>] and ends of the latter being flanged over to rest upon and to be secured to the running-board. A separate tread-board hinged to the running-board occupies the cutaway gap and is used in combination with a fixed or hinged valance F to cover the aperture giving access to the receptacle. Application GB1969123A events 1923-08-01 Application filed by Allan Riley 1923-08-01 Priority to GB1969123A 1924-10-30 Publication of GB223676A


GB223989A   Allan Riley, and  Stanley Riley,  Aug. 1st 1923   Improvements in transparent screens, wind shields, and the like for motor and other vehicles

 Wind-screens.-Relates to wind-screens, roof lights of vehicles and the like of the kind comprising a flexible transparent sheet, e.g. of celluloid, mounted in a frame. In order t'o prevent buckling of the sheet or screen, the frame has combined therewith means for applying to the screen and thereby keeping it taut a resilient tension in two directions transverse to one another. In the construction shown in Figs. [1] and [2] the celluloid screen [A] is surrounded bv a flexible frame [B] of hollow section rubber attached to the rigid frame [C], the tensioning device consisting of springs [E<2>] located at each corner of the frame [C] and surrounding bolts [E] connected to corner plates [D] on the screen [A]. The edges [A<2>] of the screen are always maintained in watertight relation to the flexible frame [B]. In a modification the celluloid screen is attached to a rigid frame formed of four independent side strips surrounded by an outer rigid frame, the tensioning means connecting the frames consisting either of springs and bolts or of elastic lacing. In the case of a wind-screen a flap, which may form an extension of the screen [A] itself, projects beyond the edges of the outer frame so as to fill up any gaps existing between the screen and the hood or top of the body. Further modifications are described in which an initially stretched rubber tube or strip is mounted on the rigid frame or connected between the screen and frame, and in which tension or cantiltver springs are employed instead of compression springs Application GB19692/23A events 1923-08-01 Application filed by Allan Riley, Stanley Riley 1923-08-01 Priority to GB19692/23A 1924-11-03 Publication of GB223989A

GB229012 Allan Riley, and  Stanley Riley, Nov. 19, 1923.  Improvements in the ventilation of vehicle bodies

  Air, heating and cooling; forced ventilation; ventilating vehicles.-The interior of a motor vehicle body is ventilated by admitting controlled supplies of hot and cold air to a mixing chamber in front of the instrument board from which air of the required temperature enters the body. In one construction, [Fig. 1], the fan [A] behind the radiator [B] is enclosed in a compartment [C], which communicates by means of a conduit [D], which may pass round the exhaust pipe, with a mixing chamber [J] behind the dashboard [Z]. The cold air is admitted at [E<2>] to a chamber [E] preferably provided with a blower [G] and communicating by way of a conduit [F] with the chamber [J]. Each conduit [D], [F] is provided with a valve [G<2> preferably operable from the dashboard or instrument hoard [Y]. In a modification, the compartment [C], [Fig. 3], and-cold-air passage [E<3>] communicate with a mixing chamber [K formed by providing a partition [K<2>] across the bonnet, a double flap-valve [L] controlling the admission of either hot or cold air. The compartment [C] also has lateral outlets [C<3> provided with shutters which may be interconnected with the valve [L]. In a further modification, the hot air passes through the upper part only of the radiator [B], [Fig. [4], and enters the mixing chamber [K] at [N] controlled by a flap valve [0], a second flap valve [P] being provided to prevent the hot air passing over the engine when not so required. The cold air in this construction enters at the aperture [M] controlled by the valve [R]. Application GB2914723A events 1923-11-19 Application filed by Allan Riley, Stanley Riley 1923-11-19 Priority to GB2914723A 1925-02-19 Publication of GB229012A

GB236380 Allan Riley, and  Stanley Riley,  July 10, 1924.   Improvements in bodies for motor vehicles

Windscreens. - A side-screen [9] pivotally mounted on a pillar [10] coaxial with the door hinges, the axis of which lies within the thickness of the body side, is adapted to be used as a transverse windscreen and may be in two parts hinged together at [12]. Application GB1657224A events 1924-07-10 Application filed by Allan Riley, Stanley Riley 1924-07-10 Priority to GB1657224A 1925-07-09 Publication of GB236380A


GB240923 Allan Riley, and  Stanley Riley, July 10, 1924 Improvements in screens and hoods for use on motor vehicles

Wind-screens.-The hood sticks [3] are arranged on the inner side of the body and a pillar [7], secured to the body side on the outer side of the hood sticks, is adapted to carry a rearwardly-projecting screen [8] and a forwardly-projecting, vertically divided, folding screen [9], [10] which extends over the door [5] and moves with it. The pillar [7] is in line with the hinge-axis of the door and the parts of the screen [9], [10] fold back flat against the screen [H] when out of use, or mav extend across the rear seats to form a windscreen. Application GB1657324A events 1924-07-10 Application filed by Allan Riley, Stanley Riley 1924-07-10 Priority to GB1657324A 1925-10-12 Publication of GB240923A


GB242412  Allan Riley Oct. 13, 1924.   Improvements in windscreens for use on motor vehicles

Wind-screens.-A pillar [2] of a transverse wind-screen [3] has a right-angle strip [4], [6] attached to it and formed of or lined with rubber [5] within which the edge of the side screen is adapted to engage. The flange [4] may be a plain strip and the strip [5] may be spongy rubber as shown, a rubber tube, or an inverted channel. The flange [4] may be formed integral with the rubber strip and be of vulcanized rubber. The rubber strip and rearward flange may be covered with leather. Worldwide applications 1924 GB Application GB24202/24A events 1924-10-13 Application filed by Allan Riley 1924-10-13 Priority to GB24202/24A 1925-11-12 Publication of GB242412A

GB243490  Allan Riley, and  Stanley Riley, Oct. 13, 1924 Improvements in or relating to body fittings for vehicles  

Wind-screens.-In a body fitting for road vehicles comprising upper and lower door hinges and means coaxial therewith for supporting a pillar carrying a window, the fitting comprises an angled frame [2], [3] having spaced webs [5], [6] constituting the bearings for the hinge pin [11] and a socket [12] for the pillar [13], the socket being formed in a boss [14] having a fixing plate [15]. The hinge lugs [8] are curved as shown. According to the Provisional Specification, the boss may be formed separately and secured to the hinge frame [2], [3]. Specification 240,923 is referred to. Worldwide applications 1924 GB Application GB2420124A events 1924-10-13 Application filed by Allan Riley, Stanley Riley 1924-10-13 Priority to GB2420124A 1925-12-03 Publication of GB243490A

GB243541 Allan Riley, and  Stanley Riley, Dec. 12, 1924.   Improvements in folding wind screens for use on vehicles

Wind-screens.-Relates to folding wind-screens for vehicles of the kind in which two or three panels are normally arranged along the body side and are carried from a single point of support so that they can fold against one another. In order to allow the panels to be folded or unfolded inwardly when the hood is raised and a hoodstick [1] is located inside and adjacent to one of the panels, a short arm, or a pair of short arms [7], [8] as shown, is pivoted at a point, close to the hookstick [1] to a point of support [6], and to these arms or to vertical pillars carried by them the adjacent panels [3], [4] and [5] are connected. In the construction shown, upper and lower suitably bent arms [7], [8] pivot about a rod or tube [11] fitted in a socket [6] slightly to the rear of the hookstich [1] and the panels [3]. [4] and [5] are hinged directly to the arms so that either the rear panel [3] can be folded inwardly and forwardly as shown in [Fig. 2] or the front panels [4. [5 can be folded rearwardly as shown in [Fig. 3], the hoodstick in each case being enclosed by the folded screens. The panels [3], [4] preferably project beyond the pivots [9], [10] so that their adjacent edges meet when the screen is in the erected position. Worldwide applications 1924 GB Application GB2987824A events 1924-12-12 Application filed by Allan Riley, Stanley Riley 1924-12-12 Priority to GB2987824A 1925-12-03 Publication of GB243541A


GB245909 Allan Riley, and  Stanley Riley, Dec. 12, 1924 Improvements in draught excluding means for side screens or the like as employed on vehicles

Draught excluders. - Side screens of motor vehicles, particularly those adapted to open inwardly and outwardly, are adapted to engage at their edges with a resilient draught-excluding strip [4], consisting of rubber, canvas or similar tubing, compressed in a groove in the fixed rail. The tube may be filled with resilient material such as spongy rubber and preferably consists of leather such as is used in the upholstery. The device may be composed of a wooden strip to which is secured material to form a space filled with resilient material, the. strip being secured in a rabbet by means of a bead. The walls of the tube and groove may be perforated to lead away water and the bottom of the groove may have a drainage channel. Specification 21323/04 is referred to. Worldwide applications 1924 GB Application GB29880/24A events 1924-12-12 Application filed by Allan Riley 1924-12-12 Priority to GB29880/24A 1926-01-21 Publication of GB245909A

GB246287 Percy Riley Dec. 29, 1924. Improvements in and relating to slide-valve internal combustion engines 

Lubricant conveyed by fluid. - In an internalcombustion engine having slide valves [6], [7] actuated by valve gear [9], a passage [24] leading from the crank case serves to convey oil-mist to the valves and gear, and may communicate with an opening [25] serving as an oil filler and also as a breather for the crank case. Worldwide applications 1924 GB Application GB3110024A events 1924-12-29 Application filed by Percy Riley 1924-12-29 Priority to GB3110024A 1926-01-28 Publication of GB246287A

GB244283 Allan Riley, and  Stanley Riley, Jan. 10, 1925Improvements in door hinges for use on vehicle bodies

Wind-screens.-The supporting-pillar is fitted into the hollow pivot pin of the door hinge. The fixed door pillar [2] carries spaced brackets [3]. [4] and a plate [5] to which the rail [6] is attached. The brackets are bored to receive a tube [7] which engages the hinge sockets [8], [9] carried by the door. The tube [7] forms a hingepin and it supports the pillar [12] carrying the wind-screen. A spring [13] may be provided, on which the lower end of the pillar rests, and the spring may be compressed to bring the screen to the desired level and retained in that position by convenient means. The tubular hinge pin may also be mounted on a stump formed on a body iron. Worldwide applications 1925 GB Application GB80925A events 1925-01-10 Application filed by Allan Riley, Stanley Riley 1925-01-10 Priority to GB80925A 1925-12-17 Publication of GB244283A


GB250372 Allan Riley, and  Stanley Riley,March 6, 1925. Improvements relating to side screens for use on vehicles

Draught excluders.-A soft-bedded channel [7] of flexible material is interposed between the edges of two sections of a vehicle side screen, one or both of which moves with a door. The channel is wider than the back screen [4] and has flaps [11], [12] which overlap the edge of the screen, the inner flap [11] being the deeper. The rubber channel may be located in a shallow metal channel [9] which is secured to the frame by fasteners [10]. The front screen may have sliding lights [13], [14]. The channel is of greater depth than the gap between the screens. Worldwide applications 1925 GB Application GB614925A events 1925-03-06 Application filed by Allan Riley, Stanley Riley 1925-03-06 Priority to GB614925A 1926-04-15 Publication of GB250372A


GB250387 Allan Riley & J Wiggins.  March 27, 1925.  Improvements relating to windscreens for use on motor vehicles 

Windscreens.-In a vehicle windscreen of the kind which is hinged to a windscreen pillar or adjacent screen and adapted normally to lie along the upper edge [3] of the body side, the screen is fixed in position against lateral movement by means of a finger [5] pivoted to the frame [4] of the screen and adapted to engage in a slot [2] formed in the body side. The upper end of the finger is preferably formed with an offset portion [10] carrying an operating knob [11] by which the finger, when not in use, can be turned to lie along the frame [4]. A metal block [7] is preferably inserted in the frame to carry the pivot [6], the glass being cut away at the part [9] to clear the block. The slot is lined with rubber or like material to prevent rattling. Worldwide applications 1925 GB Application GB825425A events 1925-03-27 Application filed by Allan Riley, John Wiggins 1925-03-27 Priority to GB825425A 1926-04-15 Publication of GB250387A

GB257413 Percy Riley  Sept. 16, 1925  Improvements in and relating to change speed gear mechanism

Variable-speed gearing comprises a gear or gears [11], [12] slidably splined upon a double-ended dog clutch sleeve [9], which is in turn splined on a driven shaft [3]. A gear-box containing the usual driving and lay shafts [2], [6] is thus short. ened. The shaft [6] is constantly driven from the shaft [2] through a pair [4], [5]. The sleeve [9] when moved to the left engages clutch [20], [20<1>] for direct driving. When moved to the right it engages clutch [ 21], [21<1>] for fourth speed through train [4], [5], [7], [8]. Second and third speeds are effected by sliding the coupled gears [11], [12] to left and right into mesh with fixed gears [13], [14]. The constant mesh gears have preferably helical teeth to lessen noise. The shaft [3] may be the driver.

Toothed gearings for conveying rotary motion with variable gear ratio or for reversing rotary motion without gears having orbital motion with worm and worm-wheel or gears essentially having helical or herring-bone teeth Worldwide applications 1925 GB Application GB2308925A events 1925-09-16 Application filed by Percy Riley 1925-09-16 Priority to GB2308925A 1926-09-02 Publication of GB257413A

GB270519 Percy Riley June 28, 1926  Improvements in engine and gear box suspensions for use on motor vehicles and the like

Motors and gear-boxes, mounting or supporting.-In suspensions of the type in which a trunnion mounting is used with a resilient sleeve, a cross bar [6] connecting the frame members [2], [3] passes through cups [13] on the crank case. Resilient sleeves [17] are retained in the cups by cones [16] and nuts [18]. Distance pieces [10] are inserted between shoulders on the bar and bearing brackets [5] on the frame. Worldwide applications 1926 GB Application GB1621026A events 1926-06-28 Application filed by Percy Riley 1926-06-28 Priority to GB1621026A 1927-05-12 Publication of GB270519A

GB282188 Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Harry  Rush.   Oct. 18, 1926. Improvements in engine and gear box mountings

Motors and gear-boxes, mounting.-An elastic supporting arrangement for an engine, gear-box or the like consists of an intermediate element [7] of india rubber or similar material disposed between members [2], [10] having surfaces transverse to the line of applied thrust. The inner member [2] may be formed as a spigot with circumferential corrugations and the outer member [10] is correspondingly shaped and is made in two parts to facilitate assembly. In a modification the members are of rectangular shape and are corrugated on two opposite sides only. Worldwide applications 1926 GB Application GB2592826A events 1926-10-18 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1926-10-18 Priority to GB2592826A 1927-12-22 Publication of GB282188A

GB282192  Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Harry  Rush.  Oct. 28, 1926. Improvements in securing devices for detachable pillars on vehicles .

Wind-screens. - Relates to means for securing a detachable pillar to a vehicle, particularly for supporting a side screen, of the kind comprising a socket [5] against the sides of which the pillar [9] is gripped by a relative rotation occurring between the pillar and a sleeve [4] having a bore eccentric to that of the socket. According to the invention the lower end of the pillar is bent laterally below the sleeve so that, when the relative angular movement between the pillar and sleeve takes place, the end of the pillar bears against the side of the socket and simultaneously causes a gripping action between the socket and one side of the sleeve [4]. In the constrsuction shown in [Fig. 1] the upper end of the sleeve [4] is attached to the frame [3] of the screen [2] and the pillar [9] is extended to form a handle [10] for rotating the pillar; while in a modification, the pillar [9] is attached to the frame [3] and the sleeve [4] is formed with a handle for rotating the sleeve. Worldwide applications 1926 GB Application GB2698626A events 1926-10-28 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1926-10-28 Priority to GB2698626A 1927-12-22 Publication of GB282192A


GB290822 Percy Riley May 14, 1927. Improvements in carburation systems for internal combustion engines

Vaporizers, external. - The mixture from a carburettor [8] is vaporized by an unperforated baffle [13] heated by conduction from the exhaust pipe [4] and projecting through an aperture [11] into the induction pipe [7] from which it is insulated. The baffle [13] is secured in position by a projection [14] and nut [15], a disc [12] formed integral with the baffle closing the aperture [11], and washers [16], [17] of asbestos or the like being provided to insulate the baffle from the induction pipe. The disc [12] is provided with a lug [18] which is bolted to a lug [19] on the exhaust pipe [4], by which means heat is conducted to the baffle, and the portion [7] of the induction pipe, which telescopes into the portion [5], is secured in place. The baffle [13] may be provided with one or more recesses [20] to retain liquid particles of fuel until vaporized. The aperture [11] may be formed at the bottom of a shallow recess in the pipe [7], so that any liquid particles of fuel drain on to the disc [12 ]and are vaporized. Worldwide applications 1927 GB Application GB1299627A events 1927-05-14 Application filed by Percy Riley 1927-05-14 Priority to GB1299627A 1928-05-24 Publication of GB290822A



GB303257 Allan Riley & Reginald Hallwood  Dec. 1, 1927  A new or improved means for covering metal and other panels

Bonnets.-Louvres 15 in a bonnet panel are formed separately, and secured by strips 16 to the main panel. Where the edge of a bonnet panel rests on a ledge, a strip of metal [21], [Fig. 4[, of waved form is threaded through slits in a fabric covering [6], so that the resilient projecting portions of the strip prevent chafing of the material by bearing against the ledge. Worldwide applications 1927 GB Application GB3239127A events 1927-12-01 Application filed by REGINALD HALLWOOD 1927-12-01 Priority to GB3239127A 1929-01-03 Publication of GB303257A

GB305804 Allan Riley  Jan. 30, 1928Improvements relating to the control members of motor vehicles

Controlling - apparatus. - The stem of a control member of a motor vehicle is provided with a pad adapted to make contact with the floorboard and to close the slot therein but permit movement of the member. In the construction shown in [Fig. 2] a felt or other pad [4] is loosely mounted on the stem of a pedal [2] and is kept pressed against the floorboard [3] by a spring [8]. The spring may be a leaf spring carried by the pedal or by the floorboard. In a modification the pad is fixed on the pedal stem so that it closes the slot in the floorboard only when the pedal is in its raised or released position. The invention may be applied to hand levers, such as the brake or gear levers, if they are suitably shaped. Worldwide applications 1928 GB Application GB288128A events 1928-01-30 Application filed by Allan Riley 1928-01-30 Priority to GB288128A 1929-02-14 Publication of GB305804A


GB306730 Allan Riley March 13, 1928,  Bonnets and scuttles for motor vehicles 

Bodies.-The top [4] of a motor vehicle bonnet is made in one piece extending from the radiator over the dashboard [2] to the windscreen, where it is hinged at [9] to the cross-member connecting the pillars [6]. The sides are hinged at [27] to the chassis and secured to the top by hooks [28]. The rear end of the top [4] is formed with a flange and is fitted with a strip of flexible material to make joint with the upper edge of the instrument board. Pads [19] on brackets [20] attached to the radiator form a support for the front end of the bonnet. In [Fig. 6] is shown an arrangement of body parts in which the pillar [6] is partly enclosed by a lip [23] carried by the windscreen and a lip [11] secured to the door [7]. Worldwide applications 1928 GB FR Application GB770528A events 1928-03-13 Application filed by Allan Riley 1928-03-13 Priority to GB770528A 1929-02-28 Publication of GB306730A

GB313340 Allan Riley &  Reginald Hallwood  July 9, 1928 Vehicle body construction

Springs, mounting bodies and under-frames on. -In vehicle bodies in which the lower longitudinal members are dispensed with and the pillars are secured to the chassis frame members by means of brackets the body pillars are formed with a laterally projecting member which is supported upon the top of the chassis members through the medium of a resilient member such as a rubber pad. The pillar [2] is provided with a projecting bracket [4] adapted to overlie and be secured to the chassis member [10] by bolts [7] rubber pads [8], [9] being interposed. An additional rubber pad [15] as shown is provided. To allow for longitudinal and transverse adjustment clearance is provided at [12 ] and the nut [10] is provided with an eccentric collar [11]. In a modification the bolt [7] may have an intermediate nut to prevent the bolt falling out of the chassis member when the pillar is dismounted. [Fig. 4] shows another form the bracket comprising a stud [17] secured to the pillar [16] and passing through a resilient sleeve [19] surrounded by a split metal bush [20] which is clamped by a divided member [21] adjustably mounted on the chassis member [60] by bolts [22], a rubber pad [23] being interposed between the pillar and the chassis. Worldwide applications 1928 GB Application GB1986528A events 1928-07-09 Application filed by REGINALD HALLWOOD 1928-07-09 Priority to GB1986528A 1929-06-13 Publication of GB313340A


GB317251 Allan Riley  Sept. 20, 1928 Tool boxes for use on motor vehicles

Luggage and like holders.-For the carriage of tools and spare parts a tray [2] is disposed inside the bonnet [4] immediately over the engine and extends substantially across the whole width of the bonnet. The tray is preferably supported at its rear end by a channel member [5] co-operating with a guide channel [6] on the dashboard [7] or some part adjacent thereto, such as a shelf [8] carrying the fuel tank [9], while the front end may be supported by similar channel members on the tray and radiator or, as shown, by means of dowel pins [14] extending through radiator brackets [15] and engaged by spring catches [16]. Alternatively, the tray may be supported from the stay [19] extending between the dashboard and radiator. To prevent the transmission of noise from the engine, the tray is provided with a felt lining [3] and with a felt-lined lid [20], while rubber or like packing-pieces [22] are disposed between the sides of the tray and sides of the bonnet and between the lid [20] and top of the bonnet. Worldwide applications 1928 GB Application GB2696628A events 1928-09-20 Application filed by Allan Riley 1928-09-20 Priority to GB2696628A 1929-08-15 Publication of GB317251A


GB318755 Allan Riley   Sept. 20,1928 Floor boards for motor vehicles

Bodies.-A sound-proof cellular floor board comprises a framing [2] spacing two sound proof sheets [3] one or both of which are covered by plywood boards [4] The cellular spaces may be filled with sound-absorbing material. [Fig. 2] shows a modification in which the framing [2] spaces a sound proof sheet [3] and a plywood board [4], a pad of rubber [6] being interposed where a pedal or the like passes through the floor, the rubber closely embracing the shank [9] of the pedal.[ Fig. 3] shows another form in which one or more central ribs [12] space a board [11] and a soundproof sheet [13], the edges of the board being provided with framing [14]. Any aperture in the floor board may be covered by sponge rubber. Worldwide applications 1928 GB Application GB2696728A events 1928-09-20 Application filed by Allan Riley 1928-09-20 Priority to GB2696728A 1929-09-12 Publication of GB318755A


GB320503  Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Stanley  Riley. Sept. 20, 1928 Brake-operating mechanism

Force-transmitting mechanism.- In operating mechanism for the steering wheel brakes of motor vehicles, the point of first contact between a cable which operates the brake and a curved guide on the arm of the expander mounted on the brake anchor plate is disposed in or close to the axis of the steering swivel pin. The arm [5] of the brake expander spindle [4] carries a curved guide [6] for the cable [7] which is secured to the arm and either passes around a pulley [11] mounted on the axle beam [10] or is connected to a lever on the beam. The point of contact [12] of the cable with the guide [6] may be disposed on the axis 90 of the steering swivel pin in which case the steering has no effect on the brake application or the point of contact may be arranged slightly to one side of this axis so that one brake is applied harder than the other when steering out of the.. straight. Worldwide applications 1928 GB Application GB2697628A events 1928-09-20 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1928-09-20 Priority to GB2697628A 1929-10-17 Publication of GB320503A



GB320759 Allan Riley + Stanley Riley Oct. 11, 1928 Motor car mudguards

Mudguards.-In a motor car having front and rear wings, a horizontal mudguard is arranged between the wings, in place of the usual running boards, and is connected with a body door in such a way that, as the latter is opened, the mudguard is moved out of the way, so as not to impede access to the body. In the form shown, two horizontal mudguards [6], [7] arranged between the wings are hinged as at [8] to the sides of the motor-car, and are connected by universally-jointed links [10] to the doors [4], [5] in such a way that, when the latter are closed, the guards [6], [7] project horizontally from the body, while when the doors are opened, the guards [6], [7] hang down in a vertical position. In another form, the guard is fixed to the lower edge of the door, and moves out of the way with it when the door is opened. In a further form, a hinged guard is provided with an arm carrying a runner engaging a cam slot in the door. In another modification, a hinged guard is connected by a universally-jointed link to an arm carried by that part of the door hinge which moves with the door. The front wing may also be provided with a hinged extension adapted to be similarly lowered out of the way when the door is opened. Worldwide applications 1928 GB Application GB2926228A events 1928-10-11 Application filed by Allan Riley, Stanley Riley 1928-10-11 Priority to GB2926228A 1929-10-24 Publication of GB320759A

GB321508 Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Stanley  Riley.  Sept. 20, 1928  Vehicle brakes

Hand or foot actuation; force-transmitting mechanism; compensating for wear.-The operating shafts for a pair of vehicle brakes, are extended towards the centre of the vehicle where they are coupled and the coupling is adapted to be engaged by independently mounted arms connected respectively to separate applying members such as a pedal and a hand lever. The transverse operating shafts [4], [5] of the rear wheel brakes of a motor vehicle are mounted at their inner ends on the longitudinally extending torque tube near the differential casing. A yoke or coupling [17] extending beneath the torque tube is secured to the shaft [4] and is freely mounted on the shaft [5] but has operative engagement therewith by means of a lug [12] on the coupling and an adjusting screw [14] on a finger [10] keyed to the shaft [5]. Both shafts are adapted to be turned to apply the brakes by either of a pair of arms [15], [16] freely mounted on the shafts and engaging the lug [12] and a second lug on the coupling [17]. The arms [15], [16] are connected respectively to a pedal and a hand lever, the pedal being also connected if desired to front wheel brakes. Lugs [18] for pull-off springs are formed on the arms. Worldwide applications 1928 GB Application GB2696528A events 1928-09-20 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1928-09-20 Priority to GB2696528A 1929-11-14 Publication of GB321508A

GB322030 Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Stanley  Riley. Sept. 20, 1928  Vehicle brake adjustment

Compensating for wear; hand actuation.-A vehicle brake-operating mechanism includes a pair of coaxially mounted levers, which are fulcrummed below the floor [19] of the vehicle body and one of which is the actuating hand or foot lever, operatively interconnected by an adjustable device which is operable from the interior of the vehicle body to vary the relative angular position of the levers about their pivotal axis. The levers are fulcrumed intermediate of their ends and have their free and inactive ends connected by the adjustable device. In the arrangement shown a socket [9] is attached to the hub [8] of the lever [2] in which slides a block [10] having pins [11] which bear on the toes [7] of the freely-mounted levers [4]; the position of the block [10] is adjusted by the handwheel [20] and screwed spindle [16]. The lever [2] is adapted to be secured in the " on " position by a pawl [25] which engages with a fixed track [26] and which can be released by a thumb-operated plunger [28]. Worldwide applications 1928 GB Application GB2697828A events 1928-09-20 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1928-09-20 Priority to GB2697828A 1929-11-28 Publication of GB322030A

GB322267 Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Stanley  Riley. Sept. 20, 1928  Vehicle brakes

Force-transmitting mechanism; compensating for wear.-In a vehicle brake system, a cable at each side of the vehicle connects applying mechanism for a front brake with applying mechanism for a rear brake, and means are provided for adjusting the effective length of the cables by the interposition of an adjusting screw, of which the nut is accessible from the driver's seat. Two levers [5], Fig. [2], connected to move together are pivotally mounted on a shaft [4], one on either side of a housing [2'] situated behind the gear box. Pulleys [6] are mounted at the ends of the lever arms and guides [7] are formed integrally with the lower lever arms. A single length of cable [8] extends rearwardly from the expander lever of one front brake and passes round a pulley [11], the guide [7], and the lower and upper pulleys [6] to a position adjacent to the rear axle, where it is led around a freely-mounted guide pulley and thence forwardly again, round the second pair of pulleys [6] to the other front brake. The freely mounted guide pulley mentioned above is attached to a device adapted to apply both rear-wheel brakes as described in Specification 321,508. A sleeve freely mounted on the shaft [4] is formed with two arms [15], [16] connected to the brake pedal and to a pair of upward-extending parallel links [17], respectively, and the links [17] are pivotally attached at [18] to a. pair of levers [19] on the chassis. The pivot pins [18, [Fig. 3], constitute trunnions for a block [22] through which extends a threaded spindle [23]. The spindle [23] is adapted to be operated by a handwheel or nut [24] passing through a hole [31] in the floor board [32], and its lower end engages a threaded block [25] rotatably mounted in a V-shaped member [26] of which the two ends [27] are bolted to one of the pulleycarrying levers [5. The arrangement described above provides compensation between the front and rear brakes and between the individual front brakes. Means may be provided for dispensing with this compensation; these may consist in the use of a clamp [29] which can be tightened down by a screw [30] on to the cable [8] where it passes over the two lower pulleys 6 and grips the cable into the groove of the pulley. In an alternative arrangement compensation between front and rear brakes but not between the individual front brakes may be obtained by clamping the cable [8] to the freely mounted pulley connected to the rear brake applying mechanism; this may also be effected by the use of two separate cables between front and rear brakes, one on each side. Worldwide applications 1928 GB Application GB2697728A events 1928-09-20 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1928-09-20 Priority to GB2697728A 1929-12-05 Publication of GB322267A





GB325059 Riley (Coventry) Ltd & Stanley  Riley. Dec. 24, 1928  Servo shoe brakes

Blocks and shoes acting on drums.- In a servo-brake, two actuating cams [10], [11] rotatable about fixed axes engage the opposite ends of brake shoes [2], [3] and are interconnected by load balancing mechanism [17] such that servoaction can be obtained in either direction of rotation. The cams [10], [11] are connected by their arms [13], [14] and links [16] with the ends of a balance beam [17] connected with the brake rigging [18]. The opposite ends of the shoes [2], [3] may be connected by links [19 with a floating radius arm [7] so that as the shoes are applied there is an outward thrust on their ends [4], [5]. On application of the brakes, with the drum [9] rotating in the direction of the arrow, the cams [10], [11] turn and force the shoes into contact with the drum, and the shoe [2] leaves the cam [10] when a rotational effect is imparted to it by the drum. The frictional drag on the shoe [2] is imparted through the links [19] to the shoe [3] which abuts the cam [11] and turns this cam back into its original position. Further movement of the brake rigging turns the cam [10] to follow up the movement of the end of the shoe [2] and applies additional brake pressure. The abutting faces of the cams [10], [11] with the ends of their respective shoes may be parallel so that there would be an outward component of pressure from the cams against the adjacent ends of the shoes. The Provisional Specification states that the ends [4], [5] may engage guides so that as they move from their " off " position they move outwards slightly. Worldwide applications 1928 GB Application GB3804728A events 1928-12-24 Application filed by RILEY COVENTRY Ltd 1928-12-24 Priority to GB3804728A 1930-02-13 Publication of GB325059A


GB323380 Allan Riley & Reginald Hallwood  Jan. 12, 1929. Window regulators for vehicles

Vehicle-window opcning and closing apparatus. -Consists of a device actuated by a rotatable handle, whereby a sliding window can be raised or lowered so that no tilting thereof occurs. Flexible strips [11] are attached to the lower corners of the window [2], pass over the pulleys [12], and thence to a pulley or pulleys [13] on the winding device, as shown in [Fig. 1]. The winding device comprises a pulley [13], [Fig. 2], loosely fitted over a hollow shaft [15]. A clutch-member [24] slides in slots [16] in the hollow shaft and engages in apertures [25] in the pulley. The clutch is released by pressing the [pin 20], a friction disc [30] fixed on the shaft [15 preventing rotation of the handle [14] while the pulley is in free motion. Two Pulleys geared together may be used instead of the single pulley [13]. Worldwide applications 1929 GB Application GB115329A events 1929-01-12 Application filed by REGINALD HALLWOOD 1929-01-12 Priority to GB115329A 1930-01-02 Publication of GB323380A

GB323938 Allan Riley  Jan. 24, 1929.  Mudguards for motor vehicles

Mudguards for motor vehicles comprise horizontal sections arranged between the back of the front wings [2] and the front of the rear wings [4], the sections [9] adjacent to the doors [8] being fixed thereto and adapted to overlap stationary sections, which may consist of a central section [6] and horizontal flanges [3], [5] at the ends of the wings, the sections [9] moving with the doors when the latter are opened, so as not to obstruct access to the interior of the vehicle. Worldwide applications 1929 GB Application GB245629A events 1929-01-24 Application filed by Allan Riley 1929-01-24 Priority to GB245629A 1930-01-16 Publication of GB323938A


 GB330396   Allan Riley &  Reginald Hallwood  May 31, 1929  Vehicle bodies 

Seats and seat backs, arrangement and disposition of.-In vehicle bodies having side doors hinged at their rear edges a seat [2] is connected with a side door [3] so that the front of the seat is turned towards or through the door aperture when the door is opened, the seat moving about the axis of the door hinge. Clips [6] secured to the seat [2] slide on the bar [5] attached to the horizontal member [7] of a triangular metal frame [8] fixed to the door. The seat is provided on the side remote from the door with rollers or the like running on metal tracks [11], or on the floor of the vehicle, and it may be adjusted longitudinally. Worldwide applications 1929 GB Application GB1678729A events 1929-05-31 Application filed by REGINALD HALLWOOD 1929-05-31 Priority to GB1678729A 1930-06-12 Publication of GB330396A


GB339087  Percy Riley   Nov. 13, 1929 Change-speed gear 

Variable-speed gearing comprises two parallel lay shafts [7], [8], constantly connected through constant-mesh gear pairs [9], [10] and [13], [12] to the coaxial driving and driven shafts [2], [6] respectively. Each lay shaft is connected by selective means to the shaft to which it is not permanently geared by a loose constant-mesh gear pair (12], [11] and [14], [15], [20] respectively) on the operation of a dog clutch (17], [21] and [16], [19] respectively) to give two speeds, and a third speed is obtained by clutching together the shafts [2], [6] by moving the double clutch [16], which is splined on the shaft [2], to the right so as to engage teeth [18 in the gear [12] integral with the driven shaft [6]. A fourth speed is obtained by sliding a gear [23 splined on the lay shaft [7] into mesh with the teeth [22] on the pinion [20], 1[5, when drive takes place through gears [10], [9], [23, [20], [15], [14], [13] and [12]. Reverse drive may be obtained by sliding interconnected gears [24], [25], which are freely rotatable on the lay shaft [8], so as to mesh with gears [20], [23], respectively, the gear [20] being free on the shaft [2] and interconnected with the pinion [15]. Drive then takes place through gears [10, [9, [23, [25, [24], [20], [15], [14], [13] and [12]. Alternatively, for reverse drive, a. single gear (not shown) splined on the lay shaft [8] may be brought into mesh with the gear [23, in which case a higher gear ratio is obtained. Worldwide applications 1929 GB Application GB3462729A events 1929-11-13 Application filed by Percy Riley 1929-11-13 Priority to GB3462729A 1930-12-04 Publication of GB339087A Status Expired