US 1418426 A
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J. M. BORN.
APPLICATION FILED DEC- h I920- 1,418,426. ented une 6, 1922.
1 Nvswrofi PER HIS ATTORNEY 'JULItrsM. Brim- 1? S'I. PAUL, ammo 1 v LUGGAGE r Specification of Letters Patent;
Application filed December '1, 1920. Serial No. 427,527.
T all whom it may concern Be it known'that I, JULIUS Bonn, a
: citizen ofthe United States,- residing. at St.
I tically spaced rails.
Paul, in the county of Ramsey and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and.
useful Improvements in Luggage Carriers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to devices for. use in connection with that type of luggage carriers, adapted to besecured to the running board of anautomobile, and particularly to which will be heat in appearance, simple.
useful and cheap of manufacture, and which may be left positioned on the luggage carrier, when not in use, it having means whereby it may be firmly bound to the rails to prevent rattling. v V
To th1s end one form of the inventionconsists 1n the construction, COIIlblIlfitlOll and arrangement of parts hereinafter de-' scribed and claimed.
luggage carrier designed to be folded Figure 4 is a side view of the invention illustrating the manner of detaching it from In the accompanying drawingsforming part of this specificationz' I I Figure 1 is a perspective viewtof my in? vent-ion, showing it applied to the rails of a i to liei fiat upon the running board.
Figure 2 isan enlarged front view of'the invention. I
Figure 3 is a side view ofsame.
the-rails, and I Figure 5 is a modified form of theclamp'- ing end of the strap support.
A designates the running board of an automobile. B represents one of a plurality of uprights of a luggage carrier, each upright having a hinge connection I), with a clamp portion 0, whereby the upright may be folded against the top. of the running board,-as indicated in dotted lines (Fig. 1).
D and D represent respectively, the top and bottom rails of the luggage carrier, and
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are. shown formed. of thinrflat straight of parallel width.
invention comprises a 105g thin, portlng: plate E positioned, vertically .at'
right angles to the. rails D and D, and en tending beyond the respective upper and.
lower edges land 2 of said rails. r v
Below the rail D, the plate E has two adjacently positioned" horizontal parallel slots 3 and 4, one above the otherysaid slots belng in vertical alignment with an -outwardly and upwardly inclined lug 5, 1ex-i tending from the .outer face 6 of the-plate.
Positioned in ahorizontalplane, symmetrically with respect to'and above said lug, are Y the outwardly extending stop-lugs 7, spaced 7 from the base of, said lug so as'to'receive the "rail D widthwise between them. Thus, when the plate is held positioned at an angle, as shown in Figure 4, the rail may brought to rest in'the crotch formed be;
tween the lug and plate, and 1theplate then be swung towardand against therail "D to v the position shown in Figure 3, thereby lock-v mg ,theflplate against vertical movement, and by means ofthe stop lugs, against movement in the planeof the rails. At" the top,
the plate is formed with a rectangular aper-i ture'.8, the sides thereof parallel with the longxedges' of the plate. I Spaced a distance;
below the aperture, and outwardly fromthe outer face of the plate, is the eye 9, revolublyq supporting the cross member 10," of Ta U shaped hook F, thelegs 12;of the U. being bent outwardly to form ,a pair-of hooks 11. l
The legs are projectablel throughthe rectangular'chainvlink 13, and are adapted to hook'over the" outer'side 14. thereof.:,. Thel. I
link enters. loosely widthwise intotheaperture' 8, and projects therethroughyso that the ordinary flat bucklestrap 15 having."
buckle 16, may bdstrungthrough linkas shown in Figures. 1 and 2.
Referring now to Figure .4, it will be noted, that the'aperture 8 is sufiiciently wide to permita loop formed-by doubling-the strap upon itself to beprojected through it,
the loop carrying the link 13.-- Vvhen the plate'is swung against the, rail D, the latterv will loosely fit between theeye '9 and the aperture 8. The hook F is now swung over the outer face of the rail, and the eye. in-' serted into the hooks 11. Obviously, .when- 110 i 3 and 4) is drawntaut, the legs of the book 7 Fwill 'pres s'the rail against the face of the the strap, (which is strung through the slots plate, A '(Fig. 3) the degree of pressure exerted depending upon the stress ofthe strap. As the strap lies flatly against the inner surface of the plate, the pull on the link l3, and the bar 3 formed by the plate between the slots 3 and 4, is inageneraltransverse.
direction relative to the plate. A bundle embraced by the strap and plate will be pressed against the latter and held firmly, the straight plate preventing any unsightlybulging outwardly of the luggage between the rails such as blankets and the like. Any
numberiof the devices may be used, one only being shown in the drawings. When notin use, the plate alone may be strappedfto the- .rail so as to prevent rattling. As the platels thin, and the back thereof free from projections, it will lie flatly upon the 'runnlng board when the luggage carrier is in folded position. InFigure 5 is shown a modified form, wherein thehook F and thelink 13 are combined'in asingle member. Y The hook- F may be-termed a lever, and with thelink-13, a swingable element extend ing fromonesideofthe' plate to the other:
1.-A device of theflclass 'describ'ech comprising along plate,-means at one end of the plate for holding a flexible strap so that it may lie-brought; to lie flatly? longitudinally onxonel side ofthe'plate means adjacent said.
holding means for interlockingly engaging 'atransverse rail, and a hinged alever formed with a'detachable. strap holding member located a distance from the otherend "of said plate on the otherside thereof and swingable toward saidst-rap and loosely. slidabl-y I engageable by means of said" detachable member. with saidstrap, the. hinge. of said lever'being spacedtfromthe flat surface of said'plate. I
2. The combination. with rails positioned inspaced relation oneabove the other,
plate extending transversely across the rails and'positioned againstthem, means at the IOWBIf-POTtlOIl of the plate'for holding longitudinally sli'dable a flexible strap, areadily A detachable pivotal connection-between the lower rail and the plate, an aperture in the topiiportion of the plate. to loosely receive the loop of a strap formed by folding sa'me upon itself, a bendable; rail engaging element hinged to the plate so as toxswingagainst theupper rail, and formed with a strap receiving part capable of being bent over the top ofthe rail, to receive a flexible strap so as to belongitudinally slidable thereinxand adapted .to extend through saidaperturer gitudinally slidable thereon and having at said end a connection with one of-said rails, an opening at the other end of said plate, and a rail engaging element including a link at its outer extremity pivoted on saidplateto swingagainst the other of'said rails andth'ereby projectsaid link through said opening to slidablyreceive saidtiemember. I I
4. In a device of the class described, in
combination with parallel spaced rails and aflexible strap capable of being drawn taut around abundle and so held, of a long plate extending. transversely. across, said rails and resting thereagainst and swing-ingly sup ported atone endon onev of said'rails, and flatly positioned lengthwise against said strapfmeansat one end of the. plate form holding said strap, an aperture at the other endtof said plate, andmeans, including a bendable lever hinged to saidplate extending around. the other of said rails and through said: apertureand around said strap, wherebywhen said'straplis. drawn taut the stress thereof will actuate said lever to press said lastnamedrail'against said:
posed rails ofthe class described, spaced one above the; other, of a. flat plate extending sitionabove. the upper rail,van aperture in said plate above the. upper rail, a chain link member projectable. through said aperture and of a length to extendbeyondthe opposite flat'surfaces of'saidplate, means for holding a strap longitudinally slidable at the bottom of said platdapacking strap. projectedthrough theicxtendin'g portion of said i link on one side of said plate and extending to and engaging with said means to be longitudinally slidably held thereby, and ahook swingingly, supported. on said plate at. a
position below the top rail'and swingable upwardly over said rail andextending be-- yond the top thereof andengagingwith the extending portion of said link on-the other side of said plate. v I 11 In testimony whereofl:affixm.y1signature,
5. The combination with horizontally disfrom a position below the lowcrrail'to a po- JULIUs M. Bonn..