Bundle-carrier for bicycles
US 558567 A
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L. ROSS. BUNDLE CARRIER FOR BIOYOLES.
No. 558,567. Patented Apr. 21, 1896.
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NITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LYDIA ROSS, OF DENVER, COLORADO.
BUNDLE-CARRIER FOR BICYCLES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 558,567, dated April 21, 1896.
Application filed June 26,1895. Serial No. 554,170. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, LYDIA Ross, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Denver, in the county of Arapahoe and State of Colorado, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bundle-Carriers for Bicycles; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
My invention relates to improvements in bundle-carriers for bicycles, and my object is to provide a device of this class which shall be simple in construction, economical in cost, reliable, durable, and efficient in use.
To these ends the invention consists of the features hereinafter described and claimed, all of which will be fully understood by reference to the accompanyingdrawings, in which is illustrated an embodiment thereof.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the device in use and attached to the handle-bar ofa bicycle. Fig. 2 is a section taken through the bar, one of the clasps being shown in elevation and on a larger scale. Fig. 3 is a top or plan view of the clasp shown in detail. Fig. 4 is an end elevation of the clasp. Fig. 5 is a section taken 011 the line so 00, Fig. 2.
The special feature of the invention is a clasp adapted to fasten suitable bun dle-carrying straps to the frame of the bicycle.
In the drawings and description of the invention the same reference characters indicate corresponding parts or elements.
The fastening-clasp is composed of two jaws 5 6 and a set-screw 7. Thesejaws are composed of parallel parts 5 and 6 and the oppositely-curved parts 5 and 6. The parts 5 and (3 of the jaws are apertured to receive the set-screw, which is swiveled in one jaw and screwed into the other. As shown in the drawings, the screw is provided with a circumferential groove 7, into which protrudes a pin 8, passed through a small aperture formed in the part 5 of the jaw. By means of this construction the screw is attached to the part 5 and allowed to turn freely therein. The
threadedaperture which receives the shank of the screw is formed in the part 6 of the opposite jaw. The two clasp parts are locked from turningon each other by projections 6, formed on one part and engaging counterpart notches or recesses formed in the other part.
As shown in the drawings, (see Fig. 1,) a pair of straps 9 are fastened to the handlebar 10 of a bicycle by means of a pair of my improved clasps, whose parts 5 and 6- are curved to fit the handle-bar. In applying the clasps to the straps the latter are placed upon the bar 10 and the clasps loosened sufficiently to slip over or upon the straps when the latter engage the bar. The clasp parts are then tightened upon the straps by turning the set-screws. The straps, having been fastened to the handle-bar, may be passed around the bundle or other package 12 and fastened in any suitable manner.
The clasps may, if desired, be left upon the handle-bar of the bicycle continuously, where they are always handy or convenient for use.
It is evident that a single clasp, or any greater number, may be employed; also, that the clasps may be applied to any part of the bicycle-frame other than the handle-bars, as may be found convenient, desirable, or necessary.
It must be understood that the scope of adjustment is such that by the use of the setscrew the'clasp may be made to fit any-sized handle-bar or other part of the frame.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is- In a bundle-carrier suitable for attachment to the handle-bar or other part of a bicycle, the combination with a suitable strap or straps surrounding the bar, of one or more fastening-clasps each comprising two jaws and a set-screw, the jaws embracing the straps and thereby securing the latter in place, said jaws being composed of parallel or approximately parallel apertured parts, in one of which the said screw is swiveled, curved parts adapted to conform to the general shape of the bar, the parallel parts of the two jaws being provided with counterpart notches and projections whereby the jaws are locked from turning upon each other, said jaws being open on the side opposite the locking notches and projections, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
CHAS. E. DAWSON, ALFRED J. OBRIEN.