US 1131254 A
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I G. A. LONGMAN & J. G. MINSHALL.
OHILDS AND TOY WAGON.
APPLIOATION FILED smme, 1914.
Patented M21119, 1915.
-r LES A. LONGMAN AND JOHN 0. arms, OF LOG-AN, IOWA. I
1 1 s aim TOY waeon.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed September '9, 1914:. Seriallto. 860,867.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, CHARLES A. LONG- MAN and JOHN C. MINSHALL, citizens of the and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the'letters and figures of reference marked thereon,
which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in toy wagons, and comprises a simple and efiicient device of this nature having various details of construction and which will be hereinafter fully described and then specifically defined in the appended claim.
Our invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a front elevation of the running gear of a wagon showing our improvements applied thereto. Fig. 2 is a top plan view with the body of the vehicle removed, and Fig. 3 is a detail sectional view.
Reference now being had to the details of the drawings by letter, A designates a beam having its posite ends forked forming arms A, and designates rocking bars which i are pivotally mounted in said arms and each bar has a crank arm D projecting therefrom. A spindle F projects from each rocking bar and upon which a wheel E is journaled. A brace H is fastened to the bottom of the body at J and extends underneath the combinations and arrangements of parts forked beam A and thence upwardly, the forward end of the brace forming a pivot J upon which the member 0 is mounted. Said member 0 is pivotally connected through the medium of the pin N with the bar K and a tongue R is connected to the forward end Patented M no, lei.
of the member 0. By the swinging of said member upon the pivot J, a longitudinal movement may be imparted to the bars K and, by reason of the pivotal connections between the bars K and the arms D, the stub axles may be swung parallel to each other to guide the wagon.
By the provision of steering mechanism embodying the features of our invention, it will be noted that simple and eflicient means is afforded whereby the wagon may be easily guided by the swinging of the tongue or shaft connected to the steering head. I
What we claim to be new is A toywagon comprising a beam having forked ends with oppositely disposed regis tering apertures therein, a wagon box secured to the ,upper arms, rocking bars journaled in said apertures, a laterally projecting arm upon each bar, a stub axle connected to each bar, a bar connecting said arms, a rod secured to the bottom of the box and extending forward of the forked beams and upwardly extending, a steering member piv oted to the upwardly projecting end of said rod'and to said bar which connects the arms of the stub axle.
In testimony whereof we hereunto affix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.
CHARLES A. LONGMAN. JOHN G. MINSHALL. Witnesses:
WM. CANTY, J. E. Hammer.