|Publication number||US219252 A|
|Publication date||Sep 2, 1879|
|Filing date||May 16, 1879|
|Publication number||US 219252 A, US 219252A, US-A-219252, US219252 A, US219252A|
|Inventors||Charles W. Green|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (2), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Y G. W. GREEN` Veloopede.
No. 219,252. Patented Sept. 2, 1879.
UNITED STATES PATENTOEE'loEo CHARLES W. GREEN, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO L. E. GREEN, OF
SAME PLACE, AND LUTHER S. TROWBRIDGE, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
IMPROVEMENT IN VELOCIPEDES.
g Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 219,252, dated September 2, 1879; application filed i May 16, 1879.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES W. GREEN,
of Chicago, in the county of Cook and Statev rest, all connected together and mounted centrally upon a rocking shaft, in combination with a downwardly-extending frame and a horizontal pitman connecting such frame with the crank of the driving-shaft, the partsbeing so arranged that the weight of the rider will nearly balance the hobby-horse, made up of such seat, foot-rest, and horses head, on its shaft; and, further, in attaching such horses head removably to the seat, so that the velocipede can be readily adapted for girls, as fully hereinafter explained.
In the drawings, Figure l is a perspective View. Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal section. In the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification, A represents a suitable body or frame, mounted at its rear end upon a crank-axle, B, which has rigidly secured to itsends one of the driving-wheels C. The front end of the frame is supported upon a yoke, D, in the lower ends of which is secured a short shaft, E, which carries the guide-wheels F. A shaft, G, is journaled across the frame in proper boxes or bearings a, and upon this shaft is rigidly secured the seat H. Securedto the under side 'of the seat H is a hanger, J, the lower end of which is connected vto the crank of the axle B by means of the connecting-rodK. A foot-rest, L, is supported upon bracket-rods b, the upper ends of which are secured to the seat.
In the seat H there is cut a dovetail mortise, which receives the dovetail shank c upon' the horses head M.
The bolt d, 'which connects the yoke D to the forward end of the frame, is prolonged, as shown, and has secured to its upper end a bar, N, to the ends of which are secured the handrods c, which extend back to within easy reach otl the child upon the seat. l
A leaf-spring, O, is secured to the head of the yoke D, its ends being inserted in the stiri rups P, which project downwardly from the front end of the frame.
The object of dovetailing the horses head into the seat is so that the head can be readily` removed when it is to be used by a girl, and as readily inserted when the boy takes his turn. The action of the spring is to keep the guidewheels straight, excepting when they are forcibly turned to the right or left.
I am aware that velocipedes have heretofore been known to which motion has been communicated by the rocking motion of a chair secured to a rock-shaft, and disclaim any part of such invention; but I What I claim as my invention is-' l. In a velocipede, the combination of a seat, a horses head secured centrally to such seat, and a foot-rest mounted centrally upon a rock-p ing shaft, with a downwardly-extending frame and a horizontal pitman connecting such frame With the crank of the driving-shaft, so that the Weight of the rider will nearly balance the hobby-horse on its shaft, constructed and arranged substantially as described and shown.
2. Incombination with a velocipede or perambulator, a hobby-horse the head and neck of which is removably secured to the riders seat, substantially as and for the purposes described. Y
CHARLES W. GREEN. Witnesses:
MYRON A. DECKER, ROBERT H. RoWLAND.
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