Package-carrier for bicycles
US 607782 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
No. 607,782. Patented July 19, I898.
J. M. ERWIN.
PACKAGE CARRIER FOR BICYGLES.
(Application filed. Nov. 30, 1896. Renewed Jan. 27, 1898.)
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. PATENT FFTCEQ JOSEPH M. ERWIN, OF DENVER, COLORADO.
PACKAG E-CARRIER FOR BICYCLES.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 607,782, dated July 19, 1898. Application filed November 30, 1896. Renewed January 2'7, 1898. $erial No. 668,227. (No model.)
To all whom zit flung concern.
Be it known that I, JOSEPH M. ERWIN, a citi zen of the United States of America, residing at Denver, in the county ofArapahoe and State of Colorado, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Package-Oarriers for Bicycles; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such. as will enable othersskilled 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 package-carriers for bicycles; andit consists of the features hereinafter described and claimed, all of which will be fully understood by reference to the accompanying drawings, in which isillustrated an embodiment thereof;
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a bicycle handle-bar with my improved device applied. Fig. 2 is a perspective view illustrating the device in detail.
Similar reference-characters indicating corresponding parts in theseviews, let the numeral 5 designate the body of the device, and 6 the lock or fastener for holding the part 5 in place. The part 5 is preferably formed from an integral pieceof wirebent to form a support shaped substantially as shown in the drawings.
The construction of the device will now be described, beginning with the wire extremity 5. Adjacent this extremity is the horizontal part 5. From this last-named part the wire is formed into an upward bend 5 and carried thence forward ina direction at right angles to the part 5, as shown at-5 thence upward across and downward, forming a bend 5 thence backward parallel with the part 5 as shown at 5 thence downward, forward, backward, and upward, forming a horizontal bend 5 thence forward, upward, and backward, duplicating the parts 5 5 and 5 thence downward, forming another vertical bend 5, and thence laterally, forming another horizontal part 5. The extremities of the wire are bent around and fastened to the part 5 on opposite sides.
The forward extensions 5 and 5 of the de vice form a surface of suitable area to support the package, while the upward bends 5 support the package in front and prevent it from slipping off the carrier. The horizontal bend 5 passes around the depending stem of the handlebar in front. The fastening device consists of ayoke adapted to pass to the rear of the stem 7, while its extremities are fastened to the parts 5 of the carrier forward of the handle-bar. Hence when the fastening device is applied the carrier is held socurely inplace. One extremity of the yoke G is intended to remain constantly attached to its part 5 of the carrier, while the other extremity is readily detachable, since one end of the yoke must be detached every time the carrier is removed and readjusted Whenever the carrier is detached.
As shown in the drawings, the extremities 7o ofthe yoke, which is composed of wire, are formed into hooks which engage the parts 5 One of the hooksnamely, that designated 6-is' so formed that it is readily disengaged.
The other hook (designated 6) is shaped to maintain the yoke on the carrier when the other extremity is disengaged. The extremity 6 is readily movable on the wire for. purposes of adjustment. It is deemed advisable, however, to limit its movement lengthwise on its part 5 I This is accomplished by two stops 10, fast on the wire, one being located oneach side of the hook 6".
In-applying the device the part 5 is placed in front of the handle-bar, bottom upward. It is then moved backward, so that the parts 5 shall pass beneath the handle-bar and on opposite sides of the stem until the point of the bend 5 engages the handle-bar. The device is then drawn from the rear forward and turned around the handle-bar until it assumes the forward position shown in Fig. 1, the bends 5 engaging the handle-bar and the bend 5 passing around the stem in front and beneath the bar.- The loose end of the yoke 6 is then passed 'around behind the stem, brought upward and forward, and hooked over its wire 5 The carrier is then securely locked in place and forms a suitable support for any package of ordinary size. The pack- 10o age may be tied, strapped, or otherwise secured to the carrier, as circumstances may require.
It is evident that the device 5 may project rearwardly from the handle-bar as well as in front thereof. The device may be applied in this manner when for any reason it ispreferred to carry the package behind the handle-bar. It is also evident that my improved package-carrier may be made into a babyseat for bicycles without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Having thus described myinvention, what I claim is 1. A package-carrier composed of wire and having a central bend 5 adapted to embrace the stem below the handle-bar,vertical bends 5 leading from the part 5 and passing upward around and engaging the handle-bar, extensions 5 leading from the parts 5, lateral extensions 5 rigidly connected with the parts 5 and having bends 5 passing around and engaging the handle-bar, and the .parts 5 connecting the lateral extensions with the part 5 below the handle-bar.
2. As an improved article of manufacture, a bicycle package-carrier composed of a single piece of wire and comprising four package-supportin g arms, and four vertical bends 5 engaging the handle-bar, and a horizontal bend 5 engaging the stem below the handlebar and on the side opposite the bends 5 and the parts 5 located below the handlebar, and connecting the outer vertical bends with the part 5 3. A package-carrier composed of wire and comprising the central part 5 adapted to embrace the handle-bar stem in front, the vertical bends 5 adapted to embrace the handlebar in the rear, the forward extensions formin g asupport for the package, the lateral horizontal part-s 5 connecting the outer vertical bends with the bend 5, and the fasteningyoke embracing the stem in the rear, one extremity of said yoke being movably attached to one of the extensions in front of the handle-bar, while the other extremity terminates in a hook adapted to engage the adjacent package-supporting extension forward of the handle-bar, the last-named extremity of the yoke being readily detachable for the purpose set forth.
4. A package-carrier formed from a single piece of wire and comprising the central horizontal bend 5 embracing the stem below the handle-bar, the two inner and the two outer vertical bends 5 engaging the handle-bar, the forward extensions 5- and 5 forming a support for the package, and the lateral horizontal parts 5 located below the handle-bar 1 and connecting the outer bends 5 with the I central bend 5".
package-supporting arms in front of the handle-bar, and the other extremity being adapted to engage the adjacent package-supporting arm and being readily detachable therefrom, as and for the purpose set forth.
6. A package-carrier for bicycles composed .of wire and having a horizontal loop engaging the stem below the handle-bar and having arms forming a support for the package, and a metallic yoke adapted to engage the stem below the handlebar on the side opposite from the bend or loop, one extremity of said yoke being movably attached to one of the package-supporting arms in front of the handle-bar, and the other extremity being 1 adapted to engage another package-supporting arm, and being readily detachable therefrom, as and for the purpose set forth.
7. A package-carrier for bicycles, composed of wire and having a horizontal loop engaging the same below the handle-bar and having arms forming a support for the package, and a metallic yoke adapted to engage the stem below the handle-bar on the opposite side from the bend or loop, one extremity of said yoke being movably attached to one of the package-supporting arms, and the other extremity being adapted to engage another package-supporting arm and being readily detachable therefrom, as and for the purpose set forth.
8. As an improved article of manufacture, a package-carrier formed from a single piece of wire and comprising the central horizontal bend 5 embracing the stem below the handle-bar, the two inner vertical bends 5 engaging the handle-bar and the extensions 5- forming a continuation of the bends 5 and the two outer arms 5 having one extremity of each connected with the arms 5- while the opposite extremities of the arms 5 rest upon the top of the handle-bar which forms their support.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JOSEPH M: ERWVIN. WVitnesses:
G. J. ROLLANDET, EDITH HIRNswoRTH.