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Publication numberUS2506197 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 2, 1950
Filing dateOct 1, 1948
Priority dateOct 1, 1948
Publication numberUS 2506197 A, US 2506197A, US-A-2506197, US2506197 A, US2506197A
InventorsBurger Sol H
Original AssigneeBurger Sol H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornamental novelty device
US 2506197 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

May 2, 1950 s. H; BURGER 2,506,197

ORNAMENTAL NOVELTY DEVICE 7 Filed 001;. l, 1948 FIG. .2.

INVENTOR. /7 804 I H. auesse,

ATTORNEYS.

Patented May 2, 1950 ORNAMENTAL NOVEL'IYDEVICE S91 H: Berge ewe ki J- Application October 1, 1948, Srial No. 52,311 v9, Clai (01. air- 15.5,),

1 in nti nreletes-t qeeqreti e dev i more particularly to an improved ornamental n velt devieetq be he nt e-here et 9 n th losed tq h e tci handleba e ndi e y sun ortedbi the e ter; th d e re tive Vde i e eel-i in e plurality 9i lat fiexi: h s e -mite nest in Super mpes d eletie hip with es eet tse el o h r d elted 4. 911 eae other lon i folq .liis lin .rmecliete their ends to form abulge, the folded streamers eigten in o he bulge throu h a d Q t O the aperture in the closed end of tl e grip, the per- $101 18 of the streamers along and adjacent the bu being em reein upper ed lei th we; of the grip I is am n he eb ee e the n en o provide an improved ornamental deviee comprising a group offlexible elements or streamers att heb e to e e d ree we of e ie or motor-cycle, whieh' deviee is' easy to attach to a hand grip and requires 'no important mam-- fication of-the latter and does not interfere in any way with the normal use of the'grip, and whigh is simple and durable in construction, economical-to manufacture, and neat and attractive in appearanoe.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the followin description and the .appended claims in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, wherein:-

5 Figure 1' is a perspective-view ofanornamental 1 deviceillustraltive of the invention Figure 2 is a longitudinal medial cross-section of a fragmentary portionof the device illustrated in Figure 1 showing the details ofc'onstruction of the device;

Figure 3 is a longitudinal cross-sectionsimilar to Figure 2 but taken in a plane disposed substantially at right angles to theplane of the section of Figure -2- and is taken i substantially on the line3-3 of Eigure2;

Figure A is a view similarv to-Figure- 2' but, showing a somewhat .modiiied form .of fastenin element for the device;

Figure -5 is a view similaiito iigure but taken on a plane along :the line-5T4 of Figure 4 dis; posed substant ally at ri h ne ,es to t esee: tienal plane-oifi iire i "Fi u e va v ew elm-H rte F ur s 12 and :1 but showing v vvstill iurth r modified tormet fasteningelemen w id Fi ure? a. ew simila to. Fists-e ut t ke in ii ene subst ntial y on ti e l e l-Jl .Q Eiei ure 6 perpendicular to the seet qii ei 9 Fla; 3616:

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Sta ti'ally entrel ening or n tiire ies'i a er :be ie e v b eev tfl fi teeisiip t P p d re liii' heqiien n 1 if nte eel edielsheul erilt h teste et i may lee 9r e 9 m t ee or I3 are inserted through the aperture is in the end wall l5 of the grip and then allowed to separate by the resiliency of the material of the fastener to overlie the internal shoulder l8 of the grip thereby firmly securing the fastener in the grip.

After the fastener has been allowed to expand in the grip the sleeve I4 is pushed forwardly to cover the folded-over portions of the streamers l2 and the portion of the fastener extending out of the grip beyond the outer surface of the end wall l5, as is clearly illustrated in Figures 2 and 3.

Sleeve M not only constitutes a cover for the fastener, but also rests against the'acljacent end of the handle-bar grip to tighten the connection between the streamers and the grip and hold the streamers in place and, by closely surrounding the folded-over portions of the streamers, maintains the shape of the device and secures the streamers against removal from the fastener. It also adds a decorative factor to the ornamental device, as it may be given a color contrasting with the color of the streamers.

The fastener [3, as illustrated in Figures 2 and 3, has portions of its legs spaced from the bight 2t spaced somewhat more closely than the length of the bight to provide a necked-in portion receivable in the restricted aperture it in the end wall of the grip. In the form of fastener illustrated in Figures 4 and 5, the legs 23 are somewhat shorter than the legs of the fastener I3 of Figures 2 and 3 and extend substantially straight from the bight 24 to the upset end portions 22 so that the aperture H5 in the end wall of the grip is somewhat larger than the aperture [6 or is slightly elongated to receive the wider spacing of the fastener legs and thus effectively hold the fastener against rotation relative to the grip. As stated above, the upset end portions 22 are disposed substantially perpendicular to the corresponding legs and the legs are inwardly curved, as indicated at 25 at the inner ends of the upset portions 22 to avoid too sharp a bend in the legs.

In the form of the invention illustrated in Figures 6 and 7, the fastener 26 is in the form of a U-shaped staple having a transverse bight 2i and divergent legs 28 pointed at their outer ends.

In this arrangement the flexible elements or streamers l2 are folded, substantially at their middle length locations, about the bight 2? of the staple 25 with the legs of the staple extending along the streamers toward the ends of the latter. The streamers are inserted through the aperture [6 of the grip H and the staple 26 is disposed entirely within the grip with the pointed ends of its legs imbedded in the shoulder it of the grip and its bight 2? spaced from such shoulder. As the staple is being forced into the internal shoulder of the grip, the points of the staple are spread apart, so that, as the strips or streamers are pulled to force the staple into the shoulder, the pressure exerted by the folded-over portions of the streamers on the bight of the staple acts to pull the two pointed ends of the staple into the shoulder of the grip in diverging relationship to each other, thus providing a flrm and secure connection between the streamers and the grip. In this case, it is not necessary to use the sleeve id as no portion of the fastener or staple 26 is exposed at the outside of the grip.

In each case the fastener provides an extremely convenient means for easily and firmly attaching the streamers to the grip so that the streamers cannot be accidentally separated from the grip and so that the streamers can be attached to an existing grip by merely inserting the fastener through the end wall of the grip.

The invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof. The present embodiments are, therefore, to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, the scope of the invention being indicated by the appended claims rather than by the foregoing description, and all changes which come within the meaning and range of equivalency of the claims are, therefore, intended to be embraced. therein.

What is claimed is:

1. An ornamental novelty device comprising a hollow body having an internal shoulder, a U- shaped fastener having an intermediate bight and a pair of legs, and an elongated flexible element folded intermediate its length about the bight of said fastener, said fastener having the end portions of its legs remote from said bight engaging the internal shoulder of said hollow body to attach said flexible element to said body.

2. An ornamental novelty device comprising a hollow body having an internal shoulder adjacent one end thereof, a U-shaped fastener having an intermediate bight and a pair of legs, and an elongated flexible element folded intermediate its length about the bight of said fastener, said fastener having the end portions of its legs remote from said bight engaging the internal shoulder of said hollow body to attach said flexible element to said body at said one end of the latter. 3. An ornamental novelty device comprising a hollow body having an internal annular shoulder adjacent one end thereof, a U-shaped fastener having an intermediate bight and a pair of leg and a plurality of superposed flexible elements folded intermediate their length about the bight of said fastener, said fastener having the end portions of its legs remote from said bight engaging the internal annular shoulder of said body at any selected rotational position relative to said body to attach said flexible elements to said body at said one end of the latter.

4. An ornamental novelty device comprisin a hollow body having an internal shoulder adjacent one end thereof, a U-shaped fastener having an intermediate bight and a pair of legs, and an elongated flexible element folded intermediate its length about the bight of said fastener, said fastener having the end portions of its legs remote from said bight engaging the internal shoulder of said hollow body to attach said flexible element to said body at said one end of the latter, said fastener having intermediate portions of its legs extending through said hollow body from the exterior to the interior of the latter, and upset portions of said legs at the ends thereof remote from said bight overlying said internal shoulder.

5. An ornamental novelty device comprising a hollow body having an internal shoulder adjacent one end thereof, a U-shaped fastener having an intermediate bight and a pair of legs, and an elongated flexible element folded intermediate its length about the bight of said fastener, said fastener having the end portions of its legs remote from said bight engaging the internal shoulder of said hollow body to attach said flexible element to said body at said one end of the latter, said fastener having intermediate portions of its legs extending through said hollow body from the exterior to the interior of the latter, and upset recurved portions of said legs at the.

fastener having the end portions of its legs remote =5 from said bight engaging the internal shoulder of said hollow body to attach said flexible element to said body at said one end of the latter, said fastener having intermediate portions of its legs extending through said hollow body from the exterior to the interior of the latter and portions at the ends of its legs remote from said bight extending substantially perpendicularly to the intermediate portions of said legs and overlying said internal shoulder.

'7. An ornamental novelty device comprisin a hollow body having an internal shoulder adjacent one end thereof, a U-shaped fastener having an intermediate bight and a pair of legs, and

an elongated flexible element folded intermediate its length about the bight of said fastener, said fastener having the end portions of its legs remote from said bight engaging the internal shoulder of said hollow body to attach said flexible element to said body at said one end of the latter, said fastener being disposed entirely within said hollow body and having its legs pointed at the ends thereof remote from said bight and engaged in said internal shoulder.

8. An ornamental novelty device comprising a hollow body having an internal shoulder adjacent one end thereof, a U-shaped fastener having an intermediate bight and a pair of substantially parallel legs extending through said one end of said body and having portions of its legs at the ends thereof remote from said bight engaging said internal shoulder to connect said fastener to said hollow body, the bight of said fastener being disposed outside of said body and spaced from said one end of the latter, foldable elements folded intermediate their length over the bight of said fastener, and an ornamental sleeve surrounding the folded-over portions of said elements and the portion of said fastener disposed outside said body.

9. An ornamental device comprising a hollow body having an internal shoulder adjacent one end thereof, a U-shaped fastener having an intermediate bight and a pair of substantially parallel legs extending through said one end of said body and having portions of its legs at the ends thereof remote from said bight engaging said internal shoulder to operatively connect said fastener to said hollow body, the bight of said fastener being disposed outside of said body and spaced from said one end of the latter, and foldable elements folded intermediate their length over the bight of said fastener.

SOL H. BURGER.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 552,159 Weaver Dec. 31, 1895 587,956 Goodman et al. Aug. 10, 1897 779,788 Kroder Jan. 10, 1905 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 213,359 Switzerland Oct. 16, 1941 OTHER REFERENCES American Bicyclist and Motorcyclist, September 1948, p. 90.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification74/551.8, D08/303, 74/558, 116/173, D12/114, 74/551.9
International ClassificationB62K21/26, B62K21/00
Cooperative ClassificationB62K21/26
European ClassificationB62K21/26