US 2093912 A
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Patented Sept. 21, 1937 UNITED STATES CYCLE SADDLE Arthur David Hayes and Andrew J. Linder,
Elyria, Ohio, assignors to The Troxel Manufacturing Company, Elyria, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application-August 24, 1936, Serial No. 97,588
This invention relates to cycle saddles, and more particularly to a cycle saddle having a receptacle integrally formed therein.
We'are familiar with prior cycle saddles wherein a separate tool or the like receptacle is supported by the saddle, usually by being suspended from the saddle rear wall.
We are also familiar with a co-pending application of Roland W. Faulhaber, filed June 19, 1935, Serial No. 27,312 which issued into Patent No. 2,057,374 under date of October 13, 1936 wherein a receptacle is integrally formed with the saddle and a portion of the rear wall of the saddle is movable to provide access to the receptacle, the receptacle wall beingformed of flexible material such as leather.
The present invention is somewhat similar to the saddle described in the said Faulhaber patent but in our invention the receptacle walls are formed of relatively rigid material such as metal, thereby re-enforcing the saddle in this zone and providing a more rugged construction.
The present construction is relatively economical of manufacture and assembly, and due to the rigid construction, the closure element for the receptacle may comprise either a hinge construction or a drawer movable outwardly from the receptacle and in either instance forming a portion of the saddle rear wall when in closed position.
It is an object of our invention, therefore, to provide a cycle saddle having a rigid built-in receptacle which forms a re-enforcement for the saddle.
Another object of our invention is to provide a cycle or the like saddle having a metal receptacle formed in the rear portion thereof having a rigid closure member comprising a portion of the saddle rear wall in closed position.
Another object of our invention is to provide a cycle or the like saddle having a built-in receptacle and which receptacle is relatively economical of manufacture and assembly.
Another object of our invention is to provide a cycle or the like saddle having a built-in receptacle comprising a drawer removably disposed therein.
Other objects of our invention and the invention itself will become increasingly apparent from a consideration of the following description and drawings, wherein:
Fig. 1 is an elevational view, partly in section, of a cycle saddle embodying our invention;
Fig. 2 is a transverse section taken along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is-a-rear-perspective view of a receptacle unit which we may employ, shown separately and with the view rotated through 90;
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary elevational view of a modification of our invention, wherein the closure element is in the form of a drawer;
Fig. 5 is a plan view of the modification of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 is a plan view of a modified type of drawer which we may employ; and
Fig. 7 is a section taken along the line 1-4 of Fig. 6.
Referring now to the drawings, we have indicated generally at W a saddle seat comprising a body of any suitable construction, such as top and bottom leather cover portions II and I2, and an intermediate cushioning material [3, the peripheral portions of the body preferably having a strip of binding material l4 secured thereto in the usual manner.
Springs I5-l 5 secured to the under side of the seat and a reach member l6 secured to the lower end convolutions of the springs I5, and with the forward end of the reach member secured to the seat adjacent the pommel, form a mounting means for the seat. The construction of the mounting means constitutes no essential part of our invention, and any suitable construction may be employed.
Rearwardly of the springs I5 and preferably closely adjacent thereto, we provide a receptacle generally indicated at I! formed by an angular metal or the like plate having an upstanding wall l8 forming the front wall of the receptacle with the top edge abutting the under side of the seat l0 and the lateral edges abutting depending wallportions of the seat. The bottom portion l9 of the plate forms part of the receptacle base and alsoabuts the lateral wall portions of the seat, being secured thereto by downturned end flanges 2020 which are riveted or otherwise suitably secured to the lateral wall portions of the seat.
As best illustrated in Fig. 3, the bottom portion I9 of the plate is provided with generally rectangular slots 2! through which are projected ears formed on a plate 22 to hingingly secure the plate 22 to the portion IQ of the angle plate. The rear portion of the plate 22 is of arcuate form and is provided with a depending flange 23. A rigid plate 24 curved to conform to the contour of the saddle rear wall and adapted to form a part thereof, is secured to the flange 23 of the plate 22 by riveting. The plate 24 is externally covered with leather similar to the cover portion II and internally is also preferably leather covered with the covering material joined by aperipheral binding strip 25.
Any suitable locking means may be provided for locking the hingingly supported rear saddle portion in a closed position and we have shown a perforated strip-26 secured to a portion ofthe It will now be understood that a built-in receptacle is provided in the rear portion of the saddle which is of sufficiently rigid construction to reenforce the saddle in this zone, particularly the upstanding wall I8 and the base [9 of the angle plate contributes to this result. Also, the provision of such a receptacle is not apparent due to the built-in construction and due to the closure portion conforming in contour to the saddle generally.
Referring now to Figs. 4 to Tinclusive, we have illustrated a construction generally similar to that previously described, wherein a drawer is removably supported by an angle plate comprising an upstanding Wall 30 and a base 3|, the base being provided with downturned lateral ears 32 32 whereby the plate may be riveted to the lateral wall portions of the saddle as previously described. The base has generally Z-shaped strips 33-33 'welded thereto to form supporting guideways for the lateral edges of a plate 34, the rear portion of the plate Mhaving a depending flange 35 to which is secured by riveting orthe like a rigid plate 36 generally similar to the plate 24, previously described.
To prevent the plates 34 and 36 from being completely removed from the supporting plate 3|, the plate 3| is slotted as indicated at 31 and a rivet 38 is projected through the plate 34 and the slot 31 and headed over.
The plate 36 is preferably leather covered internally and externally, and the locking means for securement to the saddlemay comprise a resilient finger 39 secured to the plate 36 and adapted to ride over an abutment 40 secured to the rear wall. of the saddle. Thus, a drawer arrangement is provided affording somewhat easier access. to articles carried inthereceptacle than the hinged closureconstruction.
Figs. 6 and '7 illustrate a drawer construction which may be substituted for the drawer of Figs. 4 and 5, and in thisinstance the plate 36 is secured to a metal plate comprising a base 44 and lateral upstanding walls 4| ll, the 'walls preferably being curved or converging upwardly to conform to the cut-away rear portion of the saddle. The laterally outwardly extending flanges 42-42, preferably formedby a crimping or the like operation, are adapted to engage the guideways formed by strips 3333 to support the drawer in open and partly open position.
Although we have shown and described modi-v fications of our invention, we contemplatethat numerous and extensive departures may be made" therefrom Without departing from the spirit of our invention and the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described our invention, what we claim is:
1. A cycle or like saddle of the type comprising a seat portion and a wall portion depending therefrom, an opening in the rear wall portion, a rigid receptacle under the seat portion comprising a rigid plate of angle construction providing an upstanding transverse wall peripherally engaging the under side of the seat and lateral wall portions, and a generally horizontally extending base abutting the lateral wall portions, means for securing the plate to the saddle seat and wall portions, and closure means for said opening supported by the base permitting access to the receptacle and comprising an outwardly curved plate adapted in closed position to coii form to and form a portion of the saddle rear wall.
2. A cycle or like saddle of the type comprising a seat portion and lateral wall portions depending therefrom, an opening in the Wall portion, means providing a receptacle under the seat portion and reinforcing the seat, said means comprising a metal plate of angle construction including an upstanding transverse wall peripherally abutting the under side of the seat and lateral wall portions of the saddle and a generally horizontally extending base secured to the lateral wall portions of the saddle, closure means for said opening permitting access to the receptacle and forming a portion of the wall in closed position, said closure means comprising a rigid plate hingingly secured to the receptacle base, and means for locking the closure means in closed position. I
3. A cycle or like saddle of the type comprising a seat portion and a wall portion depending therefrom, an opening in the rear wall portion, a rigid plate of angle construction under the seat portion including an upstanding transverse wall and a horizontally extending base, andmeans for closing said opening and adapted to form a portion of the Wall .in closed position, said closure means comprising agenerally horizontally extending plate adapted to be slidably support ed on the base and an upstanding rigid closure portion in closed position conforming generally to the saddle rear wall contour.
4. A cycleor the like saddle of the type comprising a seat portion and wall portion depending therefrom, an opening in. the rear wall portion, means reinforcing the seat portion and providing a receptacle thereunder comprising a rigid plate of angle construction including a transverse upstanding wall and a generally horizontally extending base, means securing the plate to the saddle seat and wall portions, elements secured to the base forming guideways extending longitudinally of the saddle, and a drawer adapted to be slidably supported by the base comprising .a generally horizontally extending plate having its lateral edge portion ,sli'dably enclosed within the guideways, and. an upstanding rear portion forming a closure means for said opening and in closed position conforming to the saddle wall.
5. A cycle or like saddle of the type comprising a seatportion and lateral and rear wall portions depending therefrom, an opening in the rear wall portion, means providing a. receptacle under the seat portion and reinforcing the seat, said means comprising a metal plate of angle construction including an upstanding transversewall peripherally abutting the underside of the seat and lateral wall portion of the saddle and a generally horizontally extending base secured to the lateral Wall portions of the saddle, closure means for said opening permitting access to the receptacle form.- ing a portion of the rear wall in closed position, saidclosure means comprising a rigid plate hing ingly secured to the receptacle base anda'n upstanding relatively rigid arcuate portion adapted to abut peripheral portions of the opening formed in the rear Wall with the closure means in closed position.
ARTHUR DAVID HAYES. ANDREW J. LINDER.