US 256765 A
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(No Model?) B. THOMPSON.
No. 256,765. Patented Apr. 18,1882.
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ELEAZER THOMPSON, ()F- DANBURY, CONNECTICUT.
PEDICYCLEQ SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 256,765, dated April 18, 1882.
Application filed May 26, 1881.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ELEAZER THOMPSON, of Danbury, in the county of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, have invented a new and Improved Pedicycle, of which the following is a specification.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation of my invention as it appears when attached to the leg for use, and Fig. 2 is a plan view of my invention.
My invention is an improvement in the class of pedicycles or foot supports mounted on wheels, one of which wheels is relatively larger than the other and arranged in advance thereof.
Myinvention consists in so constructing the plate on which the foot rests that it is adapted, when inclined forward and downward, to take hold on the floor or ground and thereby aid in propulsion, as hereinafter described.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
The nprightB of the foot-supportAis curved, as shown, so that the upper end thereof may be strapped firmly against the leg below the knee by the strap I), and so that the journal 0 of the main wheel 0 will come in front of the line of direction of the weight of the person. The rear end. of the foot-support A is bifurcated, and between the parts thereof is placed (No model.)
the small wheel D. The forward end of the foot-support is curved downward, as shown at a. stood that the wheel D of the foot-board may be raised from the ground-or, in other words, the foot-board rocked by the action of the foot-and the forward end of the board struck against the ground for moving the person forward. This rocking action of the foot-board is of great advantage, as by that means the person is enabled to provide himself'in an instant with a secure and steady support.
To the upper end of the right B is pivoted the brake E, which is oper ted, by the cord 0, by the hand of the traveler.
The foot-board should be provided with suitable heel and toe straps for securing the foot to the board.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- The foot-plate A, curved downward at its frontend and provided with supporting-wheels C and I), all as shown and described, to operate as and for the purpose specified.
LYMAN PLATT, DAVID B. BOOTH.
By this arrangement it will be under-