US 235007 A
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(No Model.) 2Sheets-Sheet 1. G. J. OVERSHINER.
No. 235,007. Patented Nov. 30,1880.
"Witneases (No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet 2.
G. J. OVERSHINER.
No. 235,007. Patented Nov. 30,1ssu.
AUNITED STATES ATENT OFFICE.
GIDEON J. OVERSHINER, OF SAN JOS, CALIFORNIA.
SPECIFIGATION forni1ing part of Letters Petent No. 235,007, deted. November 30, 1880.
Applieetion file(l September 7, 1880. (No model.)
l'0 cdl whom 1It may concern Be it known tbet I, GIDEON J. OVERSHINER, of San Jos, connty oi' Sente Olere, and State of California, beve invented en Improved Wegon-Wbeel Hub; end I bereby deolere the followng to be e full, cleer, end exect; description tbereof.
My invention reletes to certein improve- 1nents in the construction of wbeel-bubs fon vebicles; end ii: consists in the peoulier formetion of en innerbnb of wood.with exterior inclosing-sbells end fienges, end in e meens for securing; the spokes in sections, wbicb ere beld in the hub by bolts, so tbet seid sectons 1ney be moved ontwardly to set the tires wben tbey become loose.
It fnrtber consists in e meens for moving tbese sections independently of eecb otber by meens of links heving screw-threeds end nnts, wbicb mey be turned from the outside, so tbet eny or ell of the sections mey be ecljusted et will.
Referring to the eccompenying drewings for a more complete explenetion of my invention, Figure 1 is e perspectve view of my wbeel-bub. Fig. 2 is e section teken transversely tbrougb the hub. Fig. 3 is elongitudinel section. Fig. 4 is e separate view of one of the sections with the spokes in plece. Fig. 5 is e seperete view of the inner peri; of the hub. Fig. 6 is e longitndinel section.
A is the body of my hub, Wbicb is forxned. of wood, end bes conicel ends, es sbown, to receive the inclosing-sbells B. Tbese sbells beve flenges O, wbich fit ageinst-tbe sectious into which the spokes ere driven, end ere secured in place by bolts or rivets D, wbicb pess tbrough elong-eted boles between the seotions.
'lbe sbells end fienges ere beld in plece by bolts E, wbioh are preferebly made to pess through the hub frorn end to end, tbese bolts pessing througb openings made et the proper point in the spoke-boldng sections et their meeting edges, es sbown. Tbese openings sbould be elongeted, so es to permit the sections to move outwerd witbont interfering with the bolts E. Tbe flenge which is fitted to the outer end of the hub is formed Witb lugs npon its inner end, end the bolts E sorew into these lugs, tbus holding the flange firmly in plece, end et; the seme time conceeling; the ends of the bolts, so tbet efine finisb is given.
'lhe hub A bes e deep groove, F, formed eronnd its center, end edepted to receive the spoke-bolding seotions G. Tbese sec,tions ere made of mete], end I use es meny es mey be desirerl. In the present case I beve shown four. Tbese sections ere made to tt che groove F in the hub end ere quedren t-sbeped. 'lbey beve e 1im or tb-iok flenge, G, 011 tbeir peripbery, wbich flange is fornned With the ordinery sookets for receiving the tenons of the spokes.
Tbe meeting feees of the sections beve grooves H, wbicb forni complete elongeted boles wben the sections are in pleoe, end .be bolts D end E pess throngb tbese speces end permt the sections to move in end out on the bolts, es before deseribed.
In order to adjusii the spoke-sections end move the1n outwerd to set the tires wben the lette1 become loose, I employ edjusting-streps I. Tbese ere bent, es sbown, into the form of e steple, beving two perellel legs unibed by e cross or connecting ber. These ere set into the groove F in the hub, so tbet wbile t-be side bers or legs project redielly outwerd on eeob side of the groove the cross-ber lies lengtzbwise of the hub end et the bottom of the groove. One of obese devices is fitted fUI' eecb of the spoke-seotions G, end the inner peri; of eecb section is grooved to edmibthe cross-ber ofthe edjuster. Tbe ends oftbe legs projeot up through the sbells B et eecb side of the spokesections end tbrougb peculier-sheped wesbers J end beve nuts upon tbeir outer ends. These nnts mey be tn1ned on the legs, end will tben drew the edjusters outwerd,thusforoing the spokeseotions outwerd elso until the tire is es tig'hi. es desired. Tbe wesbers J beve ends wbicb projeota tbrongb slots in the flenges of the sbells B, so es to test egeinst the sides of the s )ke-sections G. By tbis meens they sewe to steedy the seotons when the nuts ere serewed down to move the sections outwe-rd.
Two of the sections wbich stend opposit.e eecb otber beve projeeting lips or edges K, Wbicb overle-p the otber two seetions wbere tbey meet between the spokes, end tbns keep the opening of the jointa olosed when the sections ere moved oubwerd. Tbe sections mey be moved outward as far as the bolts permit, and when ths limita is reached they may be let down and the tires reset.
By this construction I am enabled to make a strong; serviceable wheel, With a means for keepng the tre tight without contnual resetring.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- 1. A wheel-hub provided With a central perpheral groove and sections G, adapted to each other and to che groove, in combnation WL1 che spokes, the inclosingsl1ells.and devices for forcing the sections outwardly, substantially as described.
2. The grooved hub,the sections, shells, aud spokes, in combination With the adjusters I (md their nuts, substantially as (lescribGd.
WM. H. MGGRAW, J OHN CARFIELD.