US 1422050 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
D. S. GREENBERG.
AUTOMOBILE WHEEL. APPLICATION FILED JAN. I6, 1922.
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AUTOMOBILE WHEEL. APPLICATION FILED JAN- 'l 6, 1-922.
Patented July 4, 1922.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
lTED STATES PATENT OFFIQE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July t, 1922.
Application filed January 16, 1922. Serial No. 529,654.
T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, DAVID S. GREENBERG, a citizen of the United States, residing at lVarren Point, in the county of Bergen and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and useful Automobile \Vheel, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to wheel constructions, and more particularly to wheels especiallydesigned for use in connection with motor vehicles or the like.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a wheel of the portable type and constructed of a number of sections, whereby the wheel may be disassembled to consume a relatively small space, and render the wheel capable of being carried in a tool kit.
Another object of the invention is to provide a wheel of this character which may be readily assembled by persons unfamiliar with mechanics, and one which will be strong and durable in use.
With the foregoing and otherobjects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafterdescribed and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
- Referring to the drawings Figure 1 is an elevational view of a wheel constructed in accordance with the preferred form of the invention, one of the spokes and a portion of the felloe being shown in section.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of one section of the felloe.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the inner section of one of the spokes.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the threaded sleeve forming a part of one of the spokes.
Figure 5 is a fragmental elevational view of a modified form of wheel, a portion of the felloe being shown in section. to illustrate the connection between adjacent sections.
Figure 6 is a perspective view disclosing the tongue and slot of adjacent sections.
Figure 7 is a perspective view of a securing plate, employed for securing adjacent ends of sections.
Referring to the drawings in detail, the wheel is shown as including a hub 5, which is of the usual and well known construction, the same comprising opposed plates secured together, as by means of bolts 6, which pass through registering openings in the plates and have portions thereof embedded in suitable cut out portions of the spokes.
The wheel also includes a plurality of sections 7, each section having a cut out portion formed at its respective ends, the cut out portions at one end being designed to accommodate the tongue of the adjacent section, the tongue being formed at opposite ends of the respective sections.
Formed in each of the sections and disposed intermediate the ends thereof, is an opening 8 adapted to accommodate the reduced portion 9 of the spokes 10, which spokes 10 are of the solid type, and have their inner ends secured between the disks forming the hub. Positioned between adjacent spokes 10 are adjustable spokes indicated generally by the reference character 11, which spokes embody inner sections 12 in which are positioned threaded members 13, and on which sections are positioned locking nuts 14.
A threaded bolt 15 is carried by each section and has one end thereof cast with the section and constructed to pass through the opening 16 of the adjacent section to secure the adjacent sections together. These threaded bolts 15' are of constructions so that when the wheel is assembled, the wheel will. be exceptionally strong and durable.
Positioned on the threaded member 13. is a sleeve 17 which is formed with internal screw threads cooperating with the threads of the member 13 and adapted to be positioned over the threaded bolt 15 associated therewith, so that when the sleeve 17 is rotated, the threaded bolt 15 will be moved into close engagement with the threaded member 13 to form a complete spoke. With the members 13 and 15 in this position, the lock nut 14 associated therewith is moved to a position to closely engage the inner end of the sleeve to restrict rotary movement of the sleeve and insure the same being held in its proper adjusted position.
When the sleeve 17 has been properly positioned, a sleeve indicated at 18 and which is supported on the sleeve 17, is slid downwardly, to house the nut 1 1, and lend the appearance of a continuous spoke, at the same time guarding the threaded member 13 against foreign matter distorting the threads.
The form of the invention as shown more clearly by Figures 5, 6 and 7 of the drawings, the wheel embodies a plurality of sections, each of which includes a felloe 19 formed with a reduced portion 20 at one end thereof, the reduced portions being received within a suitable groove 21, formed inthe adjacent end 01 the section associated therewith. A bolt indicated at 22 is carried by each of the sections and is disposed adjacent to thereduced portion 20, which bolt has a portion thereof positioned within the curved portion 23 of the adjacent section.
Lugs 24 are formed 'on each of the sections, when lugs position themselves in the openings 25 of the securing plate 26 associated therewith, the securing plate 26 being formed with central openings 27 to receive the bolts 22. Thus itwill be seen that movement of the securing plates laterally, is'absolutely restricted tov the end that the sec tions of the felloe, are held in proper relation with each other at all times.
In order that the plates may be "further held in position, nuts 28 are provided and positioned on the bolts 22.
In;th is form of the invention, the plates 29 of the hub grip the inner ends of the spokes 30, the outer ends of the spokes being provided with reduced portions 31 fitted in suitable openings formed. intern'iediate the ends of the sections.
Between the spokes 30, are'the fillers 32 which hold the spokes 30 in proper spaced relation at their points of connection with the plates 29 of the hub.
From the foregoing it is obvious that should a wheel of a. motor vehicle become broken, or otherwise rendered inoperatiwa, a wheel constructed in accordance with the present invention may be readily and easily assembled, the spokes thereof being positioned between the plates of the usual hub construction, and the sectional :telloe secured to the spokes as clearly shown and described.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is 1. In a wheel, a sectional fclloe', the adjacent sections of the felloe overlapping, a hub including plates, spoke members having connection with the sections at points intermediate their ends, and adjustable spokes disposed between the first mentioned spoke members and having connection with the sections of the felloe for securing the sections together, and the inner ends of said spoke members being positioned between the plates of the hub.
' 2. In a wheel, a sectional felloe, said sections having overlapping ends, threaded bolts carried by the sections, said threaded bolts adapted to pass through openings formed in adjacent sections, a sleeve operating over each threaded bolt, a threaded member associated with each threaded bolt, and adapted to accommodate the sleeve associated therewith, a lock nut on each threaded member and adapted to contact with the sleeve I associated therewith, to lock the sleeves against movement, and a guarding sleeve carried by veach threaded sleeve.
3. In a wheel, a sectional 'telloe, a threaded bolt carriedatone endof, each section and adapted to pass througlian opening formed in &the adjacent end or the contacting section, aliuh, bolts carried by thehub and cooperating with the'lirst mentioned bolts, a threaded sleeve ('ipe ra ting onthe bolts to move them with respect -to each other, and means for l(' ckingth e sleeves against movement. r V I In testimony "that I claim the foregoing as in owinl h'a've hereto atiiried my signature in the presenceof two witnesses.
DAVID S. GREENBERG, W'itnesses: i I
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