Automatic Trap Door in Car Roof Prevents Head Bumps (Feb, 1933)
Automatic Trap Door in Car Roof Prevents Head Bumps
HAVE you ever bumped your head while getting into or out of an automobile? If so, you undoubtedly will be greatly interested in a recent invention coming from England.
The Riley Lincook cars so popular in Britain, are now equipped with automatic trap doors in their roofs, as shown in the photo on the right. The part of the roof frequently bumped by heads has an arrangement similar to a hinge. When automobile door swings open, hinged part of roof is thrust upward to a vertical position permitting driver to leave the car without striking the edge of the roof.
As door is shut, the device is lowered into place. Such an arrangement is especially valuable in a car built close to the ground. An automobile of this type is rather hard to get into and out of due to the necessity of bending down.