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Publication numberUS618999 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1899
Filing dateFeb 21, 1898
Publication numberUS 618999 A, US 618999A, US-A-618999, US618999 A, US618999A
InventorsHenry Taylor Sayer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Henry taylor sayer
US 618999 A
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No. 6|8,999. Patented. Feb. 7,1899.



(Application filed eb. 898.)

(No Model.)




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 618,999, dated February 7, 1899. Application filed FebruaryZl, 1898. Serial No. -6'71,0'7Z. (No model.)

T0 @ZZ 'whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, HENRY TAYLOR SAYER,

,a subject of the Queen of- Great Britain and Ireland, residing at 86 New Kent road, London, England, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Holding or Supporting Velocipedes; and I do hereby declare the following to be afull, clear, and exact description of the invention,such as will enable others skilled in the art to which itappertains to make and use the same.

Myinvention relates to the safe support and storage of velocipedes in railway-vans, hotels, or other suitable rooms or apartments, the object being to provide simple means for iirmly securing and holding in position velocipedes as aforesaid. The means I employ is of simple construction, not liable to get out of order, and while holding or securing the velocipede in such a manner as to preventany possibility of its shifting about it allows of any single velocipede being quickly and easily removed when required, while when my improved means or device is not in use for supporting or holding a velocipede it can be swung up overhead by reason of its construction, so as to occupy no floor-space, and'thus in the case of railway luggage-vans the space can be used for the storage of ordinary luggage.

In order that my invention may be more fully understood, I will now proceed to describe same, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is anelevation of my improved device for supporting, securing, orholding velocipedes. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the lower pivotal joint, drawn to an enlarged scale as compared with Fig. l; and Fig. 3 is aview at right angles to Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a side elevation of a clamp suitable for use in connection with my improved device. Figs. 5, 6, and 7 show three views of a fork suitable for use in connection with my improved device, intended to be more particularly used in connection with gentlemens machines, while Figs. 8, 9,and lO show three views of a slightlydifferent form of fork, more particularly intended for use in connection with ladies machines.

Myimproved device comprises a rod or bar a, pivoted to a suitable bracket c, and which v may be secured in either a vertical position for use or in a horizontal position when not required for holding a velocipede by means of a pin d, passing throughthe holes d or d2, as required, the second position of the bar being slightly indicated in dotted lines, while the pin d is preferably secured to the bracket c by means of a short length of cord, chain, or the like, so as to prevent the said pin being lost.

The rod or bar c is arranged to slide telescopically within the tube c', and may be secured at any required position by a suitable set-screw or the like, such as e, while to the end of the tube c is pivoted atubular arm c2, carrying a rod c3, arranged to slide telescopically within same and designed to be secured at any required position by means of the setscrew e', while the ends of the tubular arm c2 and rod c3 are furnished with suitable clamps,

clips, or forks f, as hereinafter moreY fully referred to.

When my improved device is required for supporting, securing, or holding a ladys machine, itis employed in the position shown in Fig. l, in which case the clamps f, which may be of any suitable construction-such, for instance, as that shown at Fig. 4-are secured, preferably, one to the tubular stem of the handle-bar and one to the saddle-pin, or it is obvious that they may be secured to any other suitable part of the velocipede-frame.

The machine when firmly secured to the device, as above described, can then be either raised from the ground or floor or forced into close contact with same by either raising or lowering the tubular part a' by means of the telescopic arrangement, when it is clamped in the required position by means of the screw e. Where the .machine is intended to be forced against the ground or Hoor and secured in this manner, which is a very suitable method to employ in railway luggage-vans, transit-vans, and the like, the clamps f may be replaced by suitable forks, such as shown in Figs. 5 to l0, a fork of the construction shown in Figs. 8 to 10 being preferably Varranged to secure the handle-barsof the machine, in which case the side arms gembrace the tubular stem of the handle-bar, while the upper arm g passes over saine, while a fork such as shown at Figs. 5 to 7 is arranged to IOO pass around the saddle-pin or the main downtube of the machine, the distance between the two forks, which are of course carried by the ends of the rod 0.3 and tubular arm a2, being regulated by the telescopic arrangement of these parts.

Vhere my improved device is intended for supporting or holding a gentlemans machine, the tubular arm CL2 and rod a3 are turned into a vertical position, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. l, and retained in that position, preferably, by means of any suitable spring-clip, such as 7L. In this case the lower clip f embraces the top bar of the frame, when the machine may be either raised from the ground or brought into close contact with it, while for this latter purpose the clamp may be dispensed with and a fork such as shown in Figs. 5 to 7 be employed.

The arms or jaws of the forks or clamps are preferably covered upon their inner surface with india-rubber or other suitable soft material to prevent the plating or enamel of the machines from being damaged.

I do not restrict myself to any particular form of construction of clamp or forks, a1 though those shown in the drawings are very suitable for the purpose.

I claim- In a bicycle-support, the combination, with a bracket secured to a ceiling, of a bar pivoted to the said bracket, means for supporting the said bar when set at an angle, a tube a' slidable on the said bar and provided with a clamping device and a laterally-projecting clip, a normally horizontal tube a2 pivoted to the lower end of the tube a and engaging with the said clip when placed in a position parallel with the tube a', a rod a3 slidable in the tube a2 and provided with a clamping device, and jaws for engaging the bicycle carried by the opposite end portions of the tube a2 and rod a3, substantially as set forth.

In testimony whereof I ax my signature in presence of two witnesses.



CHAs. LEAsoN, WM. W'ooDcooK.

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Cooperative ClassificationB62H3/12