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Publication numberUS1315093 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 2, 1919
Filing dateMar 28, 1919
Publication numberUS 1315093 A, US 1315093A, US-A-1315093, US1315093 A, US1315093A
InventorsA. D. Converse
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

A. D. CONVERSE.

CHILDS VEHICLE.

APPLICATION FILED MAR. 28. m9.

Patented Sept. 2, 1919.

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ATHERTON D. CONVERSE, OIE WINCHENDON, MASSACHI ISETT S, ASSIGNOR TO MORTON E. CONVEBSEK: SON CO., A GORPORATION OF MASSACHUSETTS.

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PatentedSept. 2, 1919.

Application filed March 28, 1919 Serial No. 285,773.

i To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ATHERTON D, Convnnsn, a citizen of the United States, resident of Winchendon, Massachusetts, have in vented certain new and" useful Improvements in Childrens Vehicles, of which the following is a specification. i

The illustrated exemplification of my invention includes, generally, a sectional steering post carrying a front wheel, a pair of rear wheels, a member adapted to swing about an axis substantially coincident with the axes of the wheels, a seat pivotally connected at its rear end to said member and detachably connected at its front end directly to the steering post and a reach-frame supported at its rear end by said wheels and adapted to swing on an axis substantially coincident with the axes thereof and at its front end detachably connected directly to the steering post. j

a As shown, the steering post comprises a lowersection 2 having a bifurcation in its lower end in which is mounted the front wheel 1, an intermediate section 2, cylindrical inform and of less diameter than the lower portion 2, the upper end of which about the base of theintermediate section provides a shoulder, or supportingsurface, and an upper section t detachably con-t nected to the intermediate section 2* and which may be, as herein shown, "shaped and painted to simulate a horses head and which is preferably provided with hand grips 4 v g i The section 4 is preferably provided with a flat 'base and with a vertical socket opening out therethrough which. receives the upperpart of the section 2 A removable pin 4 extending through registering openings in the sections 2 and 4 serves to detachably connect these parts and prevent independent rotary movement thereof. The hand grips 4 are preferably formed by end portions of a bar having an intermediate part which is held in an opening extending transversely through the part 4. A bar 9 is preferably held in an opening extending transversely through the part 2 audits projecting portions provide foot-rests.

The rear wheels are designated 5, 5, and in the illustrated embodiment of the invention, are rotatably mounted upon straight end portions of an axle 6 having its inter mediate part cranked, or offset, and pivot ally connectedby a clip 7 to the under side lengthwise movement. The support for the seat in a downward direction is afiorded by the aforesaid shoulder at the upperend, of the part2 and the movement of the seat in a lengthwise direction is prevented by diametrically opposed surfaces on the part2 which coact with the walls of an opening .8 extending through theseat near the front end thereof. i i i In the illustrated exemplification of my invention the reach frame comprises a block 3, and bars 7 7 rigid therewith and extendingl divergentlyrearwardly and downwardly therefrom. The block 3 is provided with an opening adapted to be registered with the opening in the seat and to receive the part ,2 of the steering post. The rear ends of the bars 7 are pivotally connected to the axle {6 between the off-set part thereof and the wheels 5, 5. When the device is in operative position the bars 7 7,1extend downwardly and rearwardly, at an angle to a horizontal plane and the upper and, lower surfaces of the block 3 are disposed in substantially horizontal planes. The lower surface of this block rests upon the supporting surface, or shoulder, at the upper .end of the part 2 and the upper surface of nutsfi", :6", are threaded upon the outer end of the axle. e e

The described COIlSt-lllCtlOIl is not only adapted to be very economically manufactured and is pleasin in appearance, but

it may be readily knoc (ed down and compacted within a small compass for shipment, or otherwise, and readily assembled by an unskilled person.

Thus, by removing the pin 4* the section,

r headts m a eread r fil pr d a of h part 2 and then the latter may be withdrawn from the registering openingsqin the seat and block3. The seat and reach-frame may be then shifted lengthwise relative to each other, to assume the collapsed position illustrated in Fig. 4:. The bar forming the hand grips, or steering handles, 4 may then be removed and the foot-rests likewise removed from the part 2 and all of the parts laid in substantially parallel positions upon the'upper side of the seat, thus providing 'a package of minimum thickness.

hat I claim as my invention is 1. In an article of the class described comprising a seat, rear supporting wheels, a swinging member for supporting the rear end of the seat from the rear wheels, a reachframe supported at its rear end by the rear "wheels and a steering post directly engaging with the forward vportion of the seat and reach-frame for supporting the same against downward movement and against relative movement in a lengthwise. direction;

2. In an article ofthe class described, a seat having an opening through its front portion, a reach-frame having a registering opening through its front portion, said frame extendingat an angle to the seat, rear wheels for supporting the rear ends of the reach-frame and seat, and a sectional steering post having a part for supporting the front end of the seat against downward movement, said post comprising a lower sec tion carrying a front steering wheel, an intermediate section extending through and turning in said registering openings and an upper sectiondetaehably secured to the up per portion of the intermediate section.

3. In an article of the class described, a "seat provided with an opening near its for [Ward end, a reach frame provided with a registering opening, rear wheels supporting the rear end portion of the seat and reachframe, and a sectionalsteering post comprising a lower section carrying the front wheel and having a shoulder providing a supporting surface, an intermediate part extending through said registering openings in the seat and reach-frame and adapted to turn therein, said shoulder providing a support for the forward ends of the seat and reachframe, and an upper section having a flat base designed to rest upon the upper surface "oftheseat, said section having a vertical socket therein opening out through the flat base and designed to receive the upper part of the intermediate section of the steering postprojecting'above the seat, said upper and intermediate sections of the steering post having registering openings and a pin removably-held in said openingsfor detachably connecting the parts to each other.

7 4. In an article of the class described, a; seat'providedwithan opening near its forward end, a reach-frame provided with a registering opening, rear wheels supporting the rear end portion of the seat and reachframe, and a sectional steering post comprising a lower section carrying the front wheel and having a shoulder providing a supporting surface, an intermediate part extending through said registering openings in the seat and reach-frame and adapted to turn therein, said shoulder providing a support for the forward ends of the seat and reach-frame, and an upper section having a flat base designed to rest upon the upper surface of the seat, said section having a vertical socket therein opening out through the flat base and designed to receive the upper part of the intermediate section of the steering postvprojecting above the seat, and means connecting said sections and preventing independent rotative movement.

5. In an article of the class described, a seat having an opening through its forward end, a reach-frame comprising downwardly and rearwardly extending diverging bars and a block to which the forward end of the bars are connected, the block having substantially horizontally disposed upper and lower surfaces and having an opening therethrough registering with the aforesaid opening in the seat, rear wheels, an axle member having portions extending through the rear end of said bars and pivotally supporting the same and having an intermediate portion pivotally connected to the rear end of the seat, a sectional steering post comprising a lower section carrying the front steering wheel, an intermediate section of less diameter than the lower section, said intermediate section extending through the aforesaid registering openings in the seat and reach-frame, the lower surface of the block of the reach-frame resting, upon the shoulder at the upper end of the lower section of the steering post and the front end of the seat resting upon the upper surface of said block, and an upper section having a flat base resting upon the seat and having a vertical socket therein opening out through the flat base and receiving the por tion of the intermediate section of the steering post projecting above the seat and a detachable connection between said intermediate and the upper sections of the steering post.

6. In an article of the class described, a

seat, a reach frame, rear wheels, an axle member having end portions extending through the reach-frame and carrying the rear wheels and an intermediate offset part pivotally connected to the rear part of the seat, the seat and reach-frame having regispart providing a rest for the frame and the seat and havin an upper section detachably connected to t e portion of the cylindrical part extending above the seat.

7. In an article of the class described, a seat, a reach-frame, a pair of rear wheels suppor ing the rear end of the reachframe, a supporting member for the rear end of the seat pivotally connected thereto and adapted to swing about an axis coincident with the axes of the rear wheels in reference to the seat and the reach-frame, and a steering post directly engaging with the seat and the reach-frame for preventing relative movement thereof in a lengthwise direction, said steering post also supporting the seat and reach frame against downward movement of the front ends thereof.

8. In a vehicle of the class described, a head block having an opening therethrough,

a seat member having a portion slidably supported on said block and provided with a corresponding opening, reach-frame members rigidly connected to said block at their front ends, a cranked axle rotatably mounted in the reach-frame, and having its intermediate portion pivotally connected to the rear portion of the seat member, a steering post removably held in said openings in the seat and block, and a steering wheel connected with said post, said post serving as the sole means of preventing relative movement of said head block and seat member, whereby upon removal of the post the seat member may slide forward and collapse upon the reach-frame.

In testimony whereof, I affix my signature.

ATHERTON D. CONVERSE.

Gopies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Iatents. Washington, D. 0.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3123379 *Feb 5, 1962Mar 3, 1964 Adjustable seat for child s vehicle
US6412787 *Feb 7, 2000Jul 2, 2002Mattel, Inc.Children's ride-on vehicle
Classifications
U.S. Classification280/87.5, 280/1.22
Cooperative ClassificationB62K3/002