US 2433886 A
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E. R.BRE MER .FOLDING VEHICLE Filed Feb. 26, 1946 I lNvl-:NTOR EMIL RREMER 5% ATTQRNEYS Patented Jan. 6, 1 948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FOLDING VEHICLE Emil R. Bremer, Alameda, Calif.
Application February 26, 1946, Serial No. 650,330
2 Claims. (Cl. 280-36) The present invention relates to folding vehicles and is more particularly concerned with a device for carrying infants and small children around.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a mobile vehicle of the character referred to which can be readily folded into a compact item when not in use or when it is desirable to carry it.
Another object of the invention is to provide a, device of the character referred to which can be easily handled and is comfortable for the occupant.
A further object of the invention is to provide a device of the character referred to of simpler and more compact construction than prior devices.
With the foregoing and other objects and advantages in view, the invention consists of the novel construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawing, wherein a preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the invention.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal section thereof.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal section of the device as it appears when folded.
kIn the description and drawing like numerals are used to designate the same parts of construction.
Referring noW to the drawing, the back I is constructed in two sections 2 and 3 substantially oblong in shape and hinged, as at 4, to permit the section 3 to be folded on the back of section 2. An arcuate hole 5 is provided at the top of section 2 to produce a convenient hand grasp when rolling a child along or when carrying the vehicle in folded state. Plywood will be found preferable for these and other Wooden parts but any suitable material may be used.
On the bottom of the section 3 is hinged a platform 6 which is designed to fold onto the front side of the section. This platform is braced by the two chains 'l which are'secured to the section 3 at a suitable distance from the hinged joint. This platform may be used as a goods carrier or an older child can stand on it.
The lower extremity of the back section 3 is provided with caster wheels 8, journaled in brackets 9 attached thereto for swivel action. When the section 3 is folded on section 2 these caster wheels are received in apertures I0 formed in the latter section. .Y
Suitably positioned on the front of section 2 are angular brackets II suitably spaced apart in approximately the same horizontal plane and 2 provided with rivet holes I2 for attachment of a bag supporting yoke I3, of plywood or other suitable material. This yoke, thus hinged as at I2, is adapted to fold upwardly to lie against the front of section 2 when not in use and is supported by the chains I4 connected to the yoke contiguous to the front cross-bar of the yoke and to the back I on each side of the hand hole 5. Suspended on said yoke is a collapsible bag I5 of canvas or other suitable material. It is designed to be removable and is attached by means of aps I6 which are laced in position, as at I1. The front of the bag is provided with apertures I8 through which the childs legs are adapted to extend. The material out of which this bag is constructed will afford a comfortable seat for it. When desired, this bag can be removed and washed. It Will be obvious that the bag can be used to carry goods when not occupied by a child.
From the foregoing it will be seen that there is herein provided an improved device accomplishing al1 objects of the invention, including many advantages of much practical utility and commercial importance.
As many embodiments may be made of this inventive concept, and as many modifications may be made in the embodiment here shown and described, it will be understood that all matter herein contained is to be interpreted merely as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
1. A foldable vehicle consisting of a sectional back member, the parts of which are hinged to permit them to fold against each other, a hand grasp for said back member, swiveled wheels secured to the bottom of said back member, a transversely disposed platform hinged to the lower front of said back member to fold against same, foldable supports connecting the front of the platform to the back member, a yoke hinged to the front side of the back member to fold against same, foldable supports connecting the front of the yoke to the back member, and a flexible container suspended from said yoke removably.
2. A foldable Vehicle consisting of a sectional back member; the parts of which are hinged to permit them to fold against each other, a hand grasp for said back member, swiveled caster Wheels secured to bottom of said back member, a transversely disposed platform hinged to the lower front of the back member to fold against same, foldable supports connecting the front of the platform'to the back member, a yoke hinged to the front side of the back member to fold 2,433,886 T" 3 4 against same between the platform and the hand grasp, foldable supports connecting the front of REFERENCES CITED the yoke to the back member, a collapsible bag The following references are of record in the suspended from said yoke and provided in the le of this patent: front with apertures for the reception of a childs 5 legs, and removable laces for securing said bag UNITED STATES PATENTS to the yoke and back. Number Name Date 2,061,623 Guy Nov. 24, 1936 EMIL R. BREMER. 2,301,640 Peltier Nov. 10, 1942