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G. L. BAILEY.
No. 369,494. Patented Sept. 6, 1887.
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GILBERT L. BAILEY, OF PORTLAND, MAINE.
SPECIPICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 369,494, dated September 6, 1887.
Application filed April 20, 1857.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GILBERT L. BAILEY, a citizen ofthe United States, residing at Portland, in the county of Cumberland and State of Maine, have invented a new and useful Holder for Bicycles, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to an improvement in bicycle stands or holders, and has for its obj eet the production of a simple, inexpensive, and effective device for holding bicycles in an upright position when not in use. I attain this object by the means illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is aside elevation of the holder with a wheel resting therein. Fig. 2 is aview in perspective of the holder, showing all its parts.
Similar figures refer to similar parts in both views.
In the drawings, 3 is a base made in the form of a cross, and with sufficient bearingsurface to preserve its center of gravity under ordinary circumstances, in one section, 2, of which a longitudinal concave groove, 6, is cut, forming a segment of a circle, in which the lower part of the wheel 4 rests. From section 2, near one side of the same, an upright post, 7, is fixed in such a position that its upper end will pass between the crank and the hub or body of the wheel and in front or rear of the axle. Ihese part may be made of metal or of wood, and in case the former is used the upper part of post 7 is covered with rubber or other soft material, to prevent chafing the wheel or crank, as shown at 7, Fig. 2.
Its operation is as follows: The wheel is rolled either forward or backward into the Serial No. 235,570. (No model.)
groove in section 2 of the base, one of its cranks passing outside of post 7 and resting in that position. Thus the upper part of the wheel is prevented from falling on either side, while it is held from rolling in either direction by the concave groove in section 2 of base 3.
Its advantages are that it is light and port able, occupies but little space, and holds the wheel by its hub, instead of its rim, as in other movable holders.
Having described my inventlon,what I claim 1s 1. In a holder for bicycles, a base having a concave groove in one of its sections, in corn bination with an upright post fixed in another section and adapted to pass between the crank and hub of a wheel, substantially as and for the purpose herein set forth.
2. In a holder for bicycles, a suitable base having a concave groove in one of its sections, in combination with an upright post fixed in another section, said post having a portion of its upper end'covered with rubber or other soft material and adapted to pass between the crank and hub of a wheel, substantially as and for the purpose herein set forth.
3. In a portable bicycle-holder, the combination of base 3, having groove 6 in one section thereof, and post 7, fixed in another section thereof, in a position offset from a line drawn through the longitudinal center of groove 6, whereby said post and base are adapted to operate substantially as herein shown and described.
- GILBERT L. BAILEY.
A. H. DAVIS, AUG. L. SMITH.