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Sept. 28, 1937. J. M. MEREDITH BICYCLE GRIP AND HORN Filed Aug. l0, 1956 mmc/wm Jacyzwm jZ Me?? Patented Sept. 28, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BICYCLE GRIP AND HORN Jacquelin M. Meredith, Norfolk, Va.
Application August 10, 1936, Serial No. 95,232 3 claims. (ci. 'ni-551.9)
This invention relates to a combined handlebar .grip and horn, designed primarily for use on bicycles, velocipedes or the like.
An important object of the invention is to pro- Vide a device of this character which, when positioned on bicycle handle-bars, will be so arranged that the operator of the bicycle will have ready access to the bulb which may be compressed by the operator forcing air through the horns, forming a part of the handle-bar grip.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character wherein the bulb may be readily compressed while the hands of the operator grip the handle-bars.
With the foregoing and other objects 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 hereinafter described 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 drawing:
Figure 1 is a plan View of a handle-bar grip, constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional View through the handle-bar grip, illustrating the same as mounted on handle-bars.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the hand grip comprises a body portion indicated generally by the reference character 5, the body portion being hollow so that it may be readily slid over handle-bars, to mount the bodyv portion, It might be further stated that this body portion is constructed preferably of rubber so that the hand grip will be soft to the hands of the person riding the bicycle.
Formed integral with the body portion 5 and disposed at the forward end thereof is a bulb 6, the bulb being so constructed that the lower side thereof rests on the handle-bar which in the present showing is indicated by the reference character l. An opening is formed in the bulb 6, and receives the extension 8 of the horn 9, the horn being of the type wherein a reed is employed for producing a sound as air is forced therethrough.
An enlargement is formed on the bulb for the reception of the thumb of the hand holding the handle-bar so that by pressing the bulb, air will be forced through the horn.
At the rear end of the body portion 5 is a bulb I I which is also formed with an opening in which the extension I2 of the horn I3 is positioned so that when the bulb II is compressed air will be forced through the horn, causing an audible sig- 5 nal.
As clearly shown by Figure 2 of the drawing, the body portion is formed with a passage-way I4 which extends throughout the length of the body portion and communicates with the bulb I I lo at one end of the body portion. The opposite end of the passage-way I4 is open to receive the extension I5 of the horn I6.
From the foregoing it will be seen that when the bulb II is compressed, air will be forced 15 through the horns I3 and I6 simultaneously sounding both horns, which may be of different tones.
'I'he arrangement of the bulbs 6 and I6 is such that either of the bulbs may be compressed at 20 the will of the operator, while the hand of the operator is gripping the body portion,
Having thus described the invention, what is i claimed is:
1. A handle-bar grip comprising a hollow body 25 portion adapted to be positioned on handle-bars, a compressible bulb at-each end of the body portion, and horns in communication with the bulbs to receive air therefrom, when the bulbs are compressed.
2. A handle-bar grip comprising a hollow body portion constructed of soft rubber material and adapted to be positioned over handle bars, a passage-way extending longitudinally of the body portion, a horn positioned in one end of the pas- 35 sage-way, a bulb mounted at the opposite end of the pasage-way, a horn extending intol the bulb, said horns adapted to receive air through the bulb and passage-way, when the bulb is compressed. 40
3. A handle-bar grip comprising a hollow body portion adapted to be positioned on handle-bars,
a collapsible bulb at the forward end of the body portion and resting on the handle-bars, a horn 45 supported by the bulb and operated by air from the bulb when the bulb is compressed, a bulb at the rear end of the body portion, a horn supported by the latter bulb and operated by air from the last mentioned bulb, when the last men- 50 tioned bulb is compressed.
J ACQUELIN M. MEREDI'I'H.