US 1519677 A
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VEHICLE SPRING HANGER.
Application filed Faun-er 3 1922.
T aZZ whom. it may; concern:
Be it known that l, SAMUEL Fonarrnen, a citizen of "he United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois. have invented certain nmv and use ful Improvements in Vehicle Spring Hangers. of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in vehicle spring hangers or shackles for supporting the terminal end or ends of leaf springs.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide an. improved support or shackle for the terminal ends of vehicle springs which will permit free movement of spring elongation during the time of its compression.
Another object is to provide a means to permit use of a longer spring from the same points of support for the terminal ends of the spring.
Another object is to provide an improved spring hanger which will permit of the use of a longer spring than the standard spring and which may be secured to the same points of support.
Another object is, generally, to improve devices of this character.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will readily appear, to persons skilled in the art, from a consideration of the following description when taken in conjunction with the drawings, wherein Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a part of a leaf spring showing my improved. manner of connecting its terminal ends to the vehicle axle.
Fig. 2 is a section taken on line 22 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an isometric perspective view of one member of the shackle.
Fig. 4 is a side elevation of a modification of Fig. 1.
In all the views the same reference characters are employed to indicate similar parts.
The device as formed is especially intended for Ford cars, whereby a longer leaf spring, placed transversely of the chassis and over the front axle. may be employed to take the place of the shorter standard spring that usually accompany a car of this character. The object of providing a longer spring is to produce more smoothly easy riding of the car.
In the standard car, of the character described, is an axle, usually provided with Serial No. 526,672.
a support 11 secured to the axle thru a perforation by a nut 12. This fitting accompanies the car and is utilized in connection with the substitute longer spring. The support 11 is provided with an opening 13 in which the reach rods of a car are usually connected, one on each side, and the support 11 is laterally and upwardly extended and provided at its upper end with an opening to receive a bolt in which also passes thru a pair of shackle arms 15. The shackle arms 15. shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. are each provided with an inwardly projecting hub 16 perforated at 17 for a bolt 18. Thus the shackle arms are secured to the support 11. Each of these shackle arms is also provided with a laterally projecting lug 19 and another lug 20, spaced apart therefrom sufficienth to include between them the part 21 of the support 11. By this means the shackles are prevented from rotating upon the bolt 14.
The leaf spring 22 is provided on each of its ends with an eye 23, to each side of which is pivoted a link 24 by the bolt 25. The upper ends of the links 2d are pivoted to the bolt 18 which also passes thru the shackle members 15.
In Fig. 1 I have shown, by dotted lines 27, the positions of the links 24 when the normal standard shorter spring is supported on the part 21 so as to more clearly bring out the different arrangement for the accommodation of a longer spring as exemplifled in the drawing showing an embodiment of my invention.
In Fig. 4 I have shown the members 15 inwardly elongated into parts 15 which are clamped by a bolt 28 to a U-shape clip 29 that surrounds the axle 10. When the elongated members 15' are used then the inwardly projecting lugs 19 and will be unnecessary. A clip 30, of the usual form, holds the blades of the spring 22 together.
The extensions 15, shown in Fig. d, not only prevent the arms 15 from rotating about the bolt 14, but also adds some strength to the structure to reenforce the arm 21 of the suport 11. The parts 15' are clamped to the axle 1O inside of the support 11 and, therefore, they are out of the way and are protected by the overlying spring 22.
While I have shown a single embodiment and one modification, it will be manifest that the invention is subject to other variations of position and configuration of parts Within the scope of the appended claim.
Having described my invention What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
In combination with an axle for an automobile having' a socket to receive a bolt and a bolt secured therein having its upper end perforated and bent out of its axial line of a pair of arms secured to the upper end of the bolt and means engaging said bolt to prevent rotation of said arms; a pair of shackle links pivoted to said arms and a leaf spring to which the links are also pivo-tally connected the described support for said spring being Within a vertical plane passingthru the end of the spring.
In testimony whereof I hereunto subscribed my name.