Child s carriage
US 264157 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
(No Model) W. A, HEPBURN.
' GHILDS CARRIAGE.
No. 264,157; Patented Sept. 12 1882.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WARD A. HEPBURN, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No, 264,157, dated September 12, 1882.
Application filed June 26, 1882. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WARD A. HEPBURN, of the city and county of San Francisco, State of California, have invented an Improved Attachment for Childrens Carriages; and I hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description thereof. 7
My invention relates to an attachment for childrens carriages; and it consists of a supplemental seat which is hung between the guiding-handles of the carriage by elastic supporting bands or hangers, so that while the body of the vehicle is occupied by one child another may be placed in the seat.
Referring to the accompanying drawings for a more complete explanation of my invention, Figure 1 is a perspective. Fig. 2 is a side elevation, showing a modification; Fig. 8, a rear elevation ;Fig. 4, a rear elevation, showing adjustable head-rest; Fig. 5, a section.
A is a childs carriage or perambulator having the handles B, which may have detachable hooks, so that the handles can be attached at either the front; or rear, or transferred at will in the usual manner.
0 is the seat of my attachment, which is made of bent wood or other suitable material; or it may be upholstered, if desired.
-Arms D project down at each side in front,
and a transverse adjustable foot-board, E, has its ends secured in slotsin these arms by nuts or otherwise, so that it may be raised or lowered at will. Loops or rings F are formed in the arms D just beneath the seat, through or to which the elastic supports G for the front of the seat may pass or be attached. These supports may be spiral springs hooked to the side of theseat and to the side bars of the handles, as in Fig. 2; or they may be in the form of flat curved springs, as in Fig. 3. l have also shown them made of flat, square, or round rubber passing through the rings F beneath the seat, or termed with loops H, in which thimbles are titted to prevent wear of Hooks I at each end serve to connect these elastic supports with the side bars of the handles, as shown. The back of the seat has similar elastic supports, J, either spiral or flat springs or rubber. It a flat spring is used it is secured at each end to the side bars of the handle near the top, being coiled for the necessary elasticity, and the center is connected with the back of the seat, as shown.
It spiral or rubber springs are used, they are secured to eyebolts K, or by other means to the back of the seat about midway down the back on each side, and extend upward through guides L, terminating in hooks M, which may be attached to the back cross-bar of the handles. The seat isthus easily supported and has an elastic movement.
If desired, an adjustable head-rest, 0, may be fixed to the back of the seat, its side rods, P, extending down through the back and guides Q, and being fixed by set-screws R, as shown in Fig. 4.. It occupies a space not available for anything else, and may be used equally well, whether the handles are at the front or the back. A child two or three years of age may be placed in it,while ayounger one occupies the carriage proper.
It the weight of the child within the carriage is not sufficient to balance the occupant of the seat, a weight, N, may be fitted between or upon guides S beneath thecarriagebody, and fixed at any desired point by set-screw or otherwise, so that the weight may be adjusted to the load.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In combination with the carriage or perambulator A, the seat 0, suspended between and supported by the handles B, substantially as herein described.
2. In a carriage or perambulator, and in combination with the handles B, the seat O, with its front rest and the elastic suspendingsprings G and J, extending from the seat to the handles, substantially as and for the purpose herein described.
3. In a carriage or perambnlator, the body A, handles B, and supplemental suspended seat 0, said seat having the adjustable headrest 0 and rods P, substantially as herein described.
4. In a carriage or perambnlator, the body A, handles B, and supplemental suspended seat G,in combination with the weight N, moving upon the guides S, and a holding-screw, substantially as herein described.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand.
\VARD A. HEPBURN.
S. H. NOURSE, G. W. EMERSON.