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Publication numberUS608682 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 9, 1898
Filing dateMay 22, 1896
Publication numberUS 608682 A, US 608682A, US-A-608682, US608682 A, US608682A
InventorsW. Jamieson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 608682 A
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Patented Aug. 9, I898.



(Application filed May 22, 1896.)

(No Model.)

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 608,682, dated August 9, 1898.

Application filed May 22, 1896. Serial No. 592,521. (No model.) i

To (0Z6 whom it may concern.-

Be it known that 1, ROBERT WV. J AMIESON, of Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cycle-Saddles; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forminga part of this specification, and to the reference-numerals marked thereon.

My present inventionhas for its object to provide an improved saddle adapted particularly for cycle-riders which shall be simple, inexpensive, and capable of adjustment to suit the rider and be most comfortable for him whatever his peculiarities are and it consists in the improvements hereinafter described, the novel features being pointed out particularly in the claims at the end of this specification.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a bottom plan View of a saddle constructed in accordance with my invention; Fig. 2, a front elevation of the same; Fig. 3, a side view; Fig.4, a side view of the saddle-support adapted to be secured to the seat-standard, shown partly in section; Fig.5, an elevation, partly in section, of one of the brackets on the saddle-frame; Fig. 6, a View of the saddle-support attached to another form of standard from that shown in Fig. 2; Figs. 7 and 8, detail views.

Similar reference-numerals in the several figures indicate similar parts.

The saddle proper consists of two separate and adjustable parts or sections 1 1, embodying theforward portions, constituting together the horn or pommel and the rear enlarged por tions, said parts being constructed of metal, wood, or other material and having upon their upper surface suitable pads or cushions, either inflatable or otherwise, as may be desired. The saddle-sections are independently and adj ustably'secured upon a suitable support 2, so as to be capable of being tilted or moved forwardly and back or laterally to best adapt the saddle tothe peculiarities of the rider, and said support 2 is preferably so constructed as to be capable of ready application to all kinds of standards and with this obj eet in view is provided with a tubular split lowerportion tapering exteriorly and provided with a thread 3 for the reception of 1 bolt is loosened, as will be understood.

a nut 4, the interior of said tubular portion being adapted to fit over the end of a vertically-extending seat-standard 5 (see Figs. 2 and 3) and to be clamped thereon by the nut 4, or if it is desired to apply the saddle to a standard having a horizontallyextending arm 6, as in Fig. 6, a Vshaped clip 7, as in Fig. 8, may be employed, having ears 8 at its upper ends, so that when the clip is arranged with its legs in the slots in the support 2 and the lower or loop portion beneath the standard 6 the lugs may rest upon the top of the nut 4, screwing on the supporter preferably upon a washer 10, arranged above the nut, as shown, and by screwing the nut upward the support may be securely clamped in position, the lower end resting upon the top of the standard, as shown.

In the present embodiment of my invention the upper end of the support 2 is provided with perforated ears or lugs 11, preferably serrated on the inner sides, and between these cars are arranged the inner perforated ends of adjustable arms 12 12, pivoted upon a bolt 13, passing through them, said arms 12 having serrations on the inner proximate sides of their ends cotiperating with each other and on their outer face serrationscotiperat ing with the ones on the cars 11 of the sup port. 'When the belt or a. nut thereon is tightened, the parts will be securely fastened and their independent movement on the pivetal bolt 13 prevented; but the adjustment ofrthe arms may be accomplished when the The arms 12 are preferably slightly curved toward the front, preferably on arcs of which the ends of the saddle-seetions are the centers when the inner sides are parallel, as shown, and are preferably provided with longitu(finally-extending ribs or are otherwise made somewhat angular in cross-section in order that the seat-sections 1 may be secured thereto and prevented from turning.

' The seat-sections 1 are provided 011 their under sides with longitudinal slots having overhanging edges, preferably formed by slotted plates 14, seeuredto them, and arrangedin said slots are the heads of bolts 15, havingapertures 16 through them for the passage of the arms 12, and between the plates 14 and said arms are arranged washers 17,

having the recessed and serrated under sides,

and beneath the arms are corresponding washers 18 and nuts 19, screwing on the bolts 15 and serving when tightened to lock the arms 12 to the bolts and the bolts to the seatsections, as will be understood.

From the above description the various adj ustments of the saddle will be apparent, the sections 1 being capable of being tilted on the bolt 13 to raise or lower them or of being adjusted forward and back or rotated on the arms 12 by the manipulation of the nuts and bolts 19 and 15, so as to adapt the saddle to the rider.

While I prefer to prevent the movements of the parts relative to each other by means of serrations formed thereon, as shown, this is not absolutely essential, as the nuts might be clamped tightly enough to hold the parts or other means for increasing the friction employed.

The means of connection between the support 2 and the standard, whereby the saddle is adapted for application either to avertical or horizontal seat-standard of a bicycle, could be advantageously used on other forms of saddle than that herein shown.

I claim as my invention- 1. The combination with a support, the laterally-extending arms pivoted thereon, and clamping devices for securing them, of the saddle-sections adjustable around the arms, and securing devices for clamping the sections to the arms, substantially as described.

2. The combination with a support, the laterally-extending arms pivoted thereon, and clamping devices for securing them, of the saddle-sections supported on the arms, and adjustable around them, and also adjustable laterally of the arms, and securing devices for locking the saddle-sections rigidly to the arms, substantially as described.

3. The combination with a support, the laterally-extendin g curved arms pivoted thereon and clamping devices for securing them, of the saddle-sections, supported on the arms and adjustable longitudinally thereof, and clamping devices for holding the saddle-sections rigidly to the arms, substantially as described.

4. The combination with the support and the laterally-extending rounded and curved arms thereon, of the saddle-sections having the slots, the bolts having the heads engaging the slots, the washers engaging the arms, and the nuts on the bolts, whereby the sections may be independently and universally adjusted and secured, substantially as described.

5. The combination with the support and the laterally-extending curved arms pivoted thereon, of the saddle-sections having the slots, and the bolts, one for each section, operating in the slots and connecting said section with the arm whereby the sections may be adjusted independently of the bolts and also upon the arms, substantially as described.

6. The combination with a cycle-saddle, of an attaching device thereon embodying the tapering tubular portion exteriorly threaded and having the slots at the sides, the V-shaped clip having the lugs at the ends, and the nut adapted to screw on the tubular portion, whereby the saddle is adapted for attachment either to straight or horizontal saddleposts, substantially as described.

7. The combination with the support, and the laterally-extending arms thereon provided with longitudinal serrations, of the saddlesections having the slots, the headed and laterally-perforated bolts, the washers having serrations, and the securing-nuts, substantially as described.

8. In a cycle-saddle, the combination with the support of the two laterallyextending supporting-arms pivoted thereto, their outer ends being adjustable in a vertical plane, and the independent saddle-sections secured to the arms, whereby the upper surfaces of the sections may be independently tilted, substantially as described.

9. The combination with the support having the laterally-extending forwardly-curved arms, of the two independent saddle-sections mounted on the arms, and adjustable longitudinally thereof and also adjustable around the arms, and a single clamp for each saddlesection for holding it in such adjusted positions.

10. A bicycle saddle consisting of the curved cylindrical supporting arms, two clamps surrounding said support and capable of a rotary and longitudinal adjustment thereon, and two seat-sections having a longitudinal adjustment on said clamps.

11. A bicycle saddle consisting of the curved cylindrical supporting-arms, clamps having transverse openings to fit the arms and rotarily adjustable thereon, and seat-sections having the supporting-plates longitudinally adjustable on the clamps, whereby the seatsections may be adjusted laterally, longitudinally, and at various inclinations and may be spread at the rear and closed at the front without moving the support.

12. A bicycle-saddle consisting of curved transverse supporting-arms, clamps mounted on said arms and arranged to be rotarily and laterally adjusted thereon, and two seat-sections carried by and supported upon said clamps. I

13. A bicycle-saddle consisting of a sup port having curved supporting-arms adapted to be connected to a machine, clamps surrounding and carried by the arms and capable of being inclined or tilted and of lateral adjustments on said arms, and seat-sections mounted on the clamps and capable of adjustment thereon.



F. F. CHURCH, G. A. Rona.


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