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Publication numberUS613927 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 8, 1898
Filing dateAug 4, 1898
Publication numberUS 613927 A, US 613927A, US-A-613927, US613927 A, US613927A
InventorsJonathan A. Hunt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bicycle-saddle
US 613927 A
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No. 6l3,927. Patented Nov. 8, I898.-

.1. A. HUNT.

BICYCLE SADDLE.

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BICYCLE SADDLE.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

JONATHAN A. HUNT, OF WESTBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS.

BICYCLE- SADDLE.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 613,927, dated November 8, 1898.

Application filed August 4;, 1898.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, J ONATHANA. HUNT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Westborough, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bicycle-Saddles, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to saddles for bicycles, &c., and more particularly to saddles which have a metallic base or foundation and a leather top or cover extending over the base with a cushion-surface intermediate.

It is essential in this class of saddles that the leather top or cover shall be securely attached to the metal base. Different ways of attaching the leather cover to the base have been used, many of which are objectionable, as they are expensive and not attractive in appearance.

The object of my present invention is to provide an improved way of attaching the leather top or cover of the saddle to the metal base, which not only secures the cover to the base in a very strong and eflicient manner,

but also presents an attractive appearance on the under side of the saddle.

My invention consists in certain novel features of construction of my improved saddle, and more particularly the manner of attaching the leather top or cover to the base, as will be hereinafter fully described.

Referring to the'drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of a saddle embodying my improvements. Fig. 2 is a bottom view of the saddle shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a cross-section on line 3 3, Fig. 1, looking in the direction of arrow a, same figure; and Fig. 4 shows a portion of the under side of the metal base and a portion of the attaching leather strip secured thereto.

In the accompanying drawings, 1 is the leather top or cover of a saddle, which forms the upper surface of the saddle. The edges of the leather top or cover 1 extend downwardly around the edge of the saddle,as shown in Fig. 3.

2 is the metal base or foundation of the saddle, which is preferably made with a central longitudinal extension 2' on the lower surface thereof to receive the central depressed portion 1 of the top or cover 1, which is held Serial No. 687,668. (No model.)

therein in thisinstance by means of a metal plate 3 and rivets 4. Holes 3 may extend through the central depressed portion. A corrugation or rib 5 preferablyextendsaround the metal base 2, near the edge thereof, upon the under side to strengthen or make more rigid-the base 2. (See Fig. 2.)

Two holes 6 aremade in the base 2, in which are secured washers '7, screw-threaded internally to receive the attaching-screws of the spring. (Not shown.) v

Around the outer edge of the base 2 are formed by stamping or cutting out the metal aseries of attaching hooks or binders 8, which are first made, as shown at the upper part of Fig. 4, to project upwardly with their ends curved or bent outwardly.

A strip of leather 9 or other suitable mate rial extends around upon the inner edge of the base 2, and the inner edge of said strip 9 extends under the hooks or binders 8 and the outer edge extends beyond the edge of the metal base 2, as clearly shown in Fig. 4. To attach the strip 9 securely to the base 2, the hooks or binders 8 are flattened or pressed down and their ends forced into the strip 9.

Between the leather top or cover 1 and the base 2 a cushion-surface 10, of any suitable material, as hair, or, if preferred, an air-cushion, extends, as shown in Fig. 3. The leather top or cover 1 is secured to the base 2 by securing the edge of said cover to the projecting edge of the strip 9', preferably by stitching 11, as shown in the drawings. In this manner the leather top or cover 1 is securely attached to the metal base or foundation 2 by means of the strip 9, which in turn is se= curely attached to the metal base 2 by the hooks 0r binders 8, as above described.

The advantages of my improved construc tion of saddle, particularly the manner of at"- taching the leather top or cover to the metal thereon and made integral therewith. The

leather strip 9 is then attached to the edge of the metal base by the hooks or binders 8 and the leather top or cover 1 sewed to the outer roe edge of the strip 9 in a suitable machine, so that the under surface of the saddle presents an attractive appearance.

It will be understood that the details of construction of my saddle may be varied somewhat, if desired, and the outer rim or edge of the saddle may extend downwardly to form a flange or rim, as shown in Fig. 4, or may be flattened outwardly, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. In a bicycle-saddle, the combination with a metal base having a series of hooks or binders formed thereon around the edge thereof, and a strip of leather or other suitable material secured to the edge of said base by said hooks or binders, of aleather top or cover secured to said strip, substantially as shown and described.

2. In a bicycle-saddle, the combination with a metal base or foundation,with a central depressed portion, and a series of hooks or binders formed thereon around the edge thereof, and a strip of leather-or other suitable material secured to the edge of said base by said hooks or binders, of a leather top or cover secured to said strip, substantially as shown and described.

3. In a bicycle-saddle, the combination with a metal base or foundation, having a central depressed portion, and a corrugation or rib near the edge of the base, and a series of hooks or binders formed thereon, and a strip of leather or other suitable material secured to the edge of said base by said hooks or binders, of a leather top or cover secured to said strip by stitching, substantially as shown and described.

JONATHAN A. HUNT.

\Vitnesses:

J. O. DEWEY, M. J. GALVIN.

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US7055900 *Jul 31, 2003Jun 6, 2006Selle Royal S.P.A.Support structure for a vehicle
US20050258674 *Jul 31, 2003Nov 24, 2005Massimo LosioSupport structure for a vehicle
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB62J1/002