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H. J. HUMPHREY. MATCH OR OTHER BOX FOE BIGYGLES.
No. 593,222. Patented Nov. 9, 1897.
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UNITED STATES PATENT FFICE.
HARRY J. I-IUMPHREY, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR, BY DIRECT AND MESNE ASSIGNMENTS, TO THE RIDLEY & COMPANY,
MATCH OR OTHER BOX FOR BICYCLES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent'N'o. 593,222, dated November 9, 1897.
Application filed Augu t 20, 1896. Serial No. 603,357. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it-known that I, HARRY J. HUMPHEEY, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Match or Other Boxes for Bicycles, &c. which improvement is fully v set forth in the following specification and accompanying drawings.
My invention consists of adapting the handle-bar or other suitable portion of the frame of a bicycle as a receptacle for a box of matches and other articles serviceable for bicyclers and others, and providing said parts with means whereby the box may be retained in position, and, furthermore, with means for automatically throwing out the box on release of its holding device, said box having in its side an opening whereby access is had to the interior of the box, while the rear wall of said opening is adapted to form a stop for limiting the outward motion of the box and preventing disconnection of the same from the handle-bar, said opening being adapted to receive the nose of the locking-dog employed when'the box moves out, so as to be in the path of said wall, and then abut against the latter when it reached the same, so as to form said stop.
Figure 1 represents a partial longitudinal section of a box attachment for a bicycle embodying my invention. Fig. 2 represents a transverse section thereof on line as as, Fig. 1.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the two figures.
Referring to the drawings, A designates part of the handle-bar of abicycle, and B the grip thereof, the outer end of the latter being provided with the cap 0, which is internally threaded, so as to be screwed to said part A.
D designates a dog which occupies a radial recess E in the cap 0 and is pivoted to the walls thereof, the outer end of said dog having a nose F, which is adapted to engage with the neck or groove G in the periphery of the box H, which latter is freely fitted within the part A. The inner endv of said dog is provided with a knob or button J, bearing upwardly against which is the spring K, whose tendency is to lift said button and consequently force the nose I into engagement with the boxHin the neck G thereof. W'ithin the part A and bearing against the inner end of the box His the spring L, whose tendency is to force said box outwardly, restrained, however, by the action of the nose of the dog D.
It will be seen that the box I-I forms a receptacle for matches or other articles serviceable for bicyclers, and when such articles are desired the button J is depressed, whereby the nose of the dog is raised clear of the neck G, when the spring L becomes operative and exerts its pressure against the box and forces the same outwardly, thus uncovering the opening of the box and affording access to the interior thereof, it being noticed that the rear wall of said opening is adapted to be engaged by the dog D when the button J is let go, thus providing a stop which limits the outward motion of the box and prevents the same from dropping out of the bar A. When the box is to be restored to its position within the part A, it is inserted into the same and pushed inwardly to the full extent, when the nose F drops into the neck G and locks said box, it being evident that the spring L is compressed so as to subsequently exert its pressure on the box II when the latter is to be removed, as has already been stated. The outer end M of the box serves as a plug for closing the end of the bore of the part A, as most clearly shown in Fig. 1.
In order to reduce the friction of the box II in its inwardly and outwardly motions, I form the wall of the same corrugated or channeled, the effect of which is evident.
While I have employed the part of a handle-bar as the receptacle for the box, it is evident that any other suitable tubular portion of theframe of a bicycle may be utilized for a similar purpose.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
A bicycle-handle having a box therein, a spring adapted to press outwardly against said box, and a dog for holding the box in its inclosed position, said box having an opening in its side adapted to permit access to the contents of the same, and also to receive the nose of said dog when the box moves outwardly, whereby the rear wall of said opening forms a stop for limiting the outward H10- tion of the box.
HARRY J. HUMPHREY.
J OHN A. WIEDERSHEIM, E. HAYWARD FAIRBANKS.