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C. R HOEHN.
MOTOR CYCLE SEAT BAEK.
APPUCATION HLED JUNE 24, .916.
Nov. 21, 1916.
Patented mu NORRIS Farms m. PHOTO-M913 .WhSH/NGYUN. n c
CHARLES A. HOEHN,- or WILKINSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters'Patent. Patented New. 21, 1916.
Application fired June 24, 1916'. Serial No. 105,522.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES A. HonHN, a citizen ofthe United" States, residing at lVilkinsburg, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in lVlotor-Cyele-Seat Backs, of which the foll'owing is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.
This invention relates to backs which are adapted to be used especially with motorcycles and bicycles and has for its principal object the production'of a back which may be 'efficiently and easily attached to or detached from a seat.
Another object of this invention'is in the production of a back provided with a supporting frame which is formed from a single strand of wire.
Another object of this invention is in the production of a back provided with a body portion formed from a single sheet of metal and adapted to be bent in such a manner as to engage the supporting frame.
Still a further object of this invention is in the production of a simple and efficient clip which is formed from a single sheet of metal and is adapted to be bent in such'a manner as to hold the body plate in engage ment with. the supporting frame.
With these and other objects in view, this invention consists of certain novel constructions, combinations and arrangements of parts as will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure lis a side elevation of a motor-cycle seat showing the back attached thereto. Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the supporting plates of the motor-cycle seat showing the same partly in section and carrying the device. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation ofthe device showing the same stripped of the customary padding. Fig. at is a section taken on the line 1- 1 of Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is av section taken on the line 55 of Fig. 3. Fig. dis a fragmentary bottom plan view of the device showing the eye.
By referring to the drawings, by numerals, it will be seen that 1 designates a motorcycle seat which is carried by the supporting plates 2. These supporting plates are pro-' 'vided with apertures so as to receive the bolts 3, which are held in engagement with the plate 2 by means of the nuts 4. These plates 2 are adapted to support the back 5.
Thisba'ck 5 comprisesthe body portion 6 which is adapted to be struck from a single sheet of metal and also to be bent so as to tothe semi-circular portion 9, as is clearly shown in Fig. 1. After the yes have been formed the resilient wire is bent so as to form the supporting arms 11. These arm's 11 extend in substantially the same the semi-circular portion 9. I
The ends of the arms 11 extend a space plane as distance from the uppermost portion of the semi-circular portion 9 as is shown-in Fig. These arms are held in engagement with the body 6 by means of the clip 12 by means 7 of the rivet 13. This clip 12 is formed of a sheet of metal substantially rectangular in shape and is bent so as to form the body portion 1st and is bent so as to form the sockets 15 and is then bent so as to form the lips 16. referring to Fig. 5. that the lips 16 and the body 14: are provided with apertures so as to receive the rivet 13.
When this device is in operation, it is placed in engagement with the lower face of the supporting plate 2, as is shown in Fig. 2, and is held thereon by means of a bolt and nut 3 and Land. it will also'be seen that because of the fact that the supporting frame 8 is formed from resilient wire that parted tothe back 5. Of course, this back It should be understood, by
a certain amount of resiliency will be 'im 5 is provided with thepadding 17 which is held in place by the leather covering 18 as is clearly shown in Fig. 4.
From the above description, it will be seen 7 that a very simple and eflicient back has been produced which may be especially used upon amotor-cycle seat and of course, may also be useduponbicycle seats, tricycle seats and the like. It willalso be noted that the device is constructed'so as to be formed of two major portions. One of these major portions, the supporting frame, is adapted to be formed from a single strand of re silient wire and the other portion, the body,-
to be struck from a single sheet of metal,
whereby thedevice may be manufactured with the least possible expense.
What is claimed is:
1. A device of the class described comprising a supporting frame, said supporting frame adapted to be bent from a single strand of resilient wire so as to form a semicircular body portion, said body portion terminating in eyes, said eyes adapted to extend at right angles to the plane of said body portion, said eyes terminating in arms, said arms extending parallel to one another and in the same direction with the body portion, said frame adapted to be supported upon a seat whereby because of the resilient nature a of the wire, the back will have suflicient give, and means for holding said supporting frame upon a seat.
2. In a device of the class described, the combination of a supporting frame with a body portion, said body portion adapted to be struck from a single sheet of metal and provided with a channel extending around its circular periphery, said channel adapted to receive said supporting frame, said supporting frame adapted to be formed from a single strand of resilient wire and bent so as to form a semi-circular body, said body terminating in eyes extending at right angles thereto, said eyes terminating in arms, said arms ext-ending parallel to one another and in the same direction with said semi-circular body whereby because of the resilient wire sufficient give will be imparted to the device, and means provided for attaching said supporting frame tosaid body portion.
3. In a device of the class described, the
combination of a supporting frame with a body portion, said body portion adapted to be struck from a single sheet of metal and provided with a channel extending around its circular periphery, said channel adapted to receive said supporting frame, said supporting frame adapted to be formed from a single strand of resilient wire and bent so as v to form a semi-circular body, said body ter-V CHARLES a HOEHN;
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