Bicycle handle-bar clip
US 592018 A
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' Patented Oct. 19, 1897.
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EUGENE H. OLDS, OF FORT WAYNE, INDIANA.
' BICYCLE HANDLE-BAR CLIP.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 592,018 dated October 19, 1897. Application filed March 1, 1897. Serial No. 625,623. (No man To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EUGENE H. OLDS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Fort Wayne, in the county of Allen, in the State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bicycle Handle -Bar Clips; and I do hereby declare that the following isafull, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form part of this specification.
'My invention relates to improvements in bicycle handle-bar clips, specially designed and adapted for wooden handle-bars.
The object of my invention is to provide a simple, cheap, and eflicient spring-steel clip with means for securing the handlebar therein without using set-screws orother holding devices than a clamping collar and nut here-v inafter described. The clip has a solid head for the clamping-collar, to avoid the usual cutting and injury to the threads where the clip is split, and is so arranged that all strain in rigidly gripping the handle-bar is upon the clip and the clamping-collalg'and not upon the tubular stem.
My invention comprises a spring-metal clip which may be stamped from a single piece of metal, having its head provided with a transverse eye to receive the'handle-bar and upon its lower end a solid screw-threaded portion adapted to receive a clampi11g-collar and holding-nut.
The principal novel feature of my invention consists in the construction by which the clamping-collar, by the compression of its jaws by means of the clamping-nut against the sides of the clip-eye and the rigid contact of the serrated edges against the handle, ef-
fectually secures it without strain upon the metal stem.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation of my invention with the operative parts arranged in the position they as sume when clamping the contained handlebar. Fig. 2 is a detailed front view of the clamping-collarand the transverse clip having its sides 5 5 extended, as shown, to the full width of the clamping-collar; and Fig.
'when the said collar is forced home.
3 is a central sectional view of the upper part of Fig. 1.
Similar reference-numerals indicate like parts throughout the several views.
The clip 2 is stamped from a single piece of spring-steel and has its ends united and formed into an annular screw-threaded portion 3', which is then brazed or otherwise rigidly fixed upon the upper end of the tubular stem 1, of the usual size and construction. The transverse eye 4 of said clip, in which the handle-bar is inserted and secured, has its sides 5 and 5 extended,'as shown in Fig. 2, to afford a more extended gripping-surface. As the rigidity of the handle in the clip-eye depends upon the contraction of the sides of the clip against the handle by means of the pressure of the jaws of the clamping-collar, the diametrically opposite longitudinal slots 10 may be made in the upper end of the stem 1 immediately below the said clip-eye, thereby admitting of an increased contraction of the sides of said clip, but practically the use of such slots is not essential.
The collar 6 has a cylindrical base and is adapted to be slipped on said tubular stem 1, over and upon the said threaded portion 3, and is provided upon its upper face with the opposite parallel faces, having a plurality of serrations 7, adapted to form a bite upon the handle-bar, and also with the two opposite parallel,vertically-extended flanges 8 8,whose inner faces are outwardly flaring to embrace the clip 2, as shown in Fig. 3. I
The nut 9 is internally screw-threaded and adapted to fit the screw-threaded portion 3, and is preferably hexagonal, as shown, and is adapted to force the collar 6 upwardly on said stem toward the handle-bar to rigidly lock the same.
When the handle-bar is placed in position in the clip-eye, the collar 6 is slipped upon the stem 1 into contact with the cylindrical portion of the clip, with the serrated faces arranged transversely of the clip-eye to form a bite upon the lower face of the handle-bar, The
nut 9 is then adjusted on the stem 1 so as to force the collar 6 upwardly toward the handle-bar, thereby forcing the spring-metal clip to conform to both the size and contour of the handle-bar in gripping the same, while the serrated teeth 7 slightly enter the wood of the handle and secure it rigidly in position.
Having thus described my invention and the manner of using the same, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In a clip forbicycle handle-bars the com- I clip 2 having its lower tubular end externally screw-threaded and rigidly fixed upon said stem, as described, and provided at its upper end with a transverse eye for the handle-bar, the sides of said eye being extended as shown; a clamping-collar having parallel sides adapted to compress the sides of the clip-head, and provided with opposite concave serrated gripping-faces adapted to form a bite upon the lower face of the handle-bar for the purpose specified; and a securing-nut adapted to force said collar into a holding engagement with said clip-head and with said handle-bar, all substantially as described.
Dated and signed, at FortlVayne, Indiana, this 19th day of February, 1807.
EUGENE II. OLDS.
In presence of- DANIEL B. KEHLER, HARRY J. BUELL.