US 623785 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
No. 623,785. Patented Apr. 25, I899.
(Applicatinn filed Feb. 23, 1898.)
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 623,785, dated April 25, 1899.
Application filed February 23, 1893- Serial No. 671,3 71. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, BURR HUBBELL, of Kellys Corners, in the county of Delaware and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Bicycle-Support, of which the following is a full, clear,-and exact description.
This invention relates to that class of bicycle-supports which are adapted to hold the machine elevated above the ground and to display the same in an advantageous position, permitting the wheels to be turned and the bicycle to be moved about from one position to another.
This specification is the disclosure of one form of myinvention, While the claims define the actual scope thereof.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of referenceindicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the invention. Fig. 2 is a rear edge elevation thereof. Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 3 3 of Fig. 1. Fig. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of the body portion of the support. Fig. 5 is an elevation with parts broken away and illustrating a modified arrangement of the supporting-column. Fig. 6 is a detail view illustrating a modified construction of one of the elements. Fig. 7 is a detail view illustrating a secondmodification of one of the elements. Fig. 8 is a similar View of a third modification, and Fig. 9 is a similar view of a fourth modification.
As shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the preferred form of the device has a supporting-column 10 mounted on an annular base 11 and carrying at its upper end a cap 12, removably held by a set-screw 13. The cap 12 has a vertioally-extendin g disk 14 formed rigidly thereon, and mounted to swing against one. face of the disk 14. is a disk 15, provided with shoulders 16, (see Fig. 2,) that strike against the cap 12 to limit the swinging movement of the disk 15. The disk 15 carries rigidly a disk 17, located at the upper edge of the disk 15 and disposed at right angles thereto. This disk 17 is adj ustably connected with thebody 18 of the support by means of a bolt passing through an arm 19 of the body 18. This permits the parts 15 and 17 to be adjusted to various positions relative to the parts 12 and 18.
The body portion 18 of the device has two alined arms 20, each of which has a lug 21,
and these lugs 21 are adapted to bear under the brace 22 of the bicycle-frame, as shown in Fig. 1, so as to support the bicycle. Pivoted to lugs 23, projecting out from the body portion 18, is a jaw 24, which has two members located, respectively, adjacent to the lugs 21 and between the same. These members of the jaw 2a are adapted to clamp against the outer side of the brace 22, which is effected by means of a bolt and thumb-nut 25, the jaw being normally held outward by an expansive spiral spring 26, encircling the bolt and bearing betweenthe jaw 24 and the body 18, as best shown in Fig. 3. The front wheel of the bicycle is held from turning with the steering-head by means of a fork 27, adjustably connected to an arm 28 of the body portion 18. Projecting up from the body portion 18 is an arm 29, which carries abolt and thumb-nut 30, serving to adj ustably mount the slotted arm 31. This arm 31 has a laterally-turned end 32,adapted to engage the saddle-post. of the bicycle, as shown in Fig. 1. Adjustably mounted on the slotted arm 31 is a clamp ,33, movable toward and'from the bent end 32 of the arm 31, so as to clamp the saddle-post tube of the bicycle between such .parts.
The support thus constructed holds the bicycle rigidly and securely, and by the various adjustments which are possible the bicycle may be placed in any position desired.
Fig. 5 shows a modified construction of the column 10, which modification consists in a tubular standard 10, supported on divergent legs 11 and receiving in its upper end ablock 12, held by a set-screw13 andhaving a rigid disk 14., to which the parts 15, 17, and 18 are attached, as hereinbefore described.
The modification shown in Fig. 6 is a substitute for the arm 31 and is constructed of a length of rigid wire wrought in the form shown to produce a main portion 31, held to the arm 29 by a clamp 30 and having at its end a hook 32, preferablycovered by rubber tubing, to engage the saddle-post of the bicycle. This device is used without a clamp such as the clamp 33. (Shown in Figs. 1 and 2.)
Figs. 7 and 8 illustrate further modifications of the arms 31 31. Fig. 7 showsa plate 31", which corresponds to the arm 31 and having a bent end forming a hook 32 which corresponds to the end 32 of the arm 31. Fig. 8 shows a plate 31 forming a substitute for the arm 31 and having an angularly-disposed bent end 32 similar to the end 32 of the arm 31. The devices shown in Figs. 7 and 8 are adapted to be used without a clamp such as the clamp 33.
Fig. 0 is a modification in which an upwardly and rearwardly curved arm 29 is adjustably joined to an extension 29 of the body portion 18. This arm 29 has a hook 29 at its rear end, adapted to embrace the saddle-post of the bicycle in similar manner to the end 32 of the arm 31. The arm 29 is a substitute for the arms 29 and 31 of Figs. 1, 2, 3, and at.
The jaws and arms herein shown and described may be lined with oil-cloth, leather, or any other suitable and preferred material to prevent marring of the parts of the bicycleframe.
These various modifications may be used according to the work that is to be performed, and they may all compose a kit or outfit in a bicycle-store, so that the several elements may be used when most convenient.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A bicycle-support comprising a column, a disk mounted rigidly at the top of the column, two additional disks joined rigidly to each other and disposed at right angles, one of the said additional disks being mounted to turn on the first-named disk, a body portion mounted to turn on the second of said additional disks and provided with lateral projections, a jaw pivoted on the body portion between the said projections, means for holding the jaw in clamped position, a fork attached to the body portion and capable of engaging the front wheel of the bicycle, and an arm held by the body portion and capable of engaging the saddle-post tube of the bicycleframe.
2. A bicycle-support comprising a column, a body portion mounted on the column and provided with laterally-projecting lugs, a jaw pivotally mounted on the body portion between the saidvlugs, means for drawing the jaw toward the body portion so as to clamp the frame of the bicycle, a fork attached to the body portion and capable of engaging the front wheel of the bicycle, and an arm held by the body portion and capable of engaging the saddle-post tube of the bicycle-frame.
3. A bicycle-support, comprising a column, a body portion having a universal connection with the column and provided with laterallyprojecting lugs, to receive the brace of a bicycle-frame, a jaw pivoted to the side of the body portion, from which the lugs project, means for clamping the jaw on the brace of the bicycle between the said lugs, a fork adjustably pivoted to the body portion and adapted to engage the front wheel, and an adjustable arm carried by the upper part of body portion and adapted to engage the saddle-post tube of the bicycle-frame, substantially as described.
4. In a bicycle-support, the combination with a column, of a body portion pivotally mounted on the column, and provided with oppositely-projecting and alined arms. each having a laterally-projecting lug and with a vertical projecting arm between the said arms,- a clamping-jaw pivoted to one side of the body portion, a fork pivoted to the body portion and adapted to engage the front wheel and an arm adj ustably secured to the vertical arm of the body portion and provided with a hook-shaped end for engaging the saddlepost tube of the frame, substantially as described.
BURR IIUBBELL. Witnesses:
ALINSON F. SWEET, GEORGE N. PEET.