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No. 624,936. Patented May l6, I899. H. HIGGIN.
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(Application filed may 19,1898.) (No Model.)
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HENRY HIGGIN, OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY, ASSIGNOR TO THE HIGGIN MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 624,936, dated May 16, 1899.
Application filed May 19, 1898. Serial No, 681,115. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern;
Be it known that I, HENRY I-IIGGIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Newport,- in the county of Campbell and State of Kentucky, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hub-Caps, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provide an improved removable cap for wheel-hubs; and the invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter set forth and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a side view of a hub-band shell with the hub-cap in place. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the same. Fig, 3 is a longitudinal section of a hub-band adapted to receive the hub-cap. I Fig. 4 is a side view of the hub-cap. Fig. 5 is a view of the hub-band shell and hub-cap in operative position as seen by looking into the open rear end of the hub-band shell.
Arepresents the hub-cap; 13, catches which hold the hub-cap in position; C, an annular spring which operates the catches B, and D the hub-band shell.
The hub-cap A is provided with a flange a, which is adapted to take into the mouth of the hub-band shell D. At intervals on the circumference, preferably ninety degrees apart, a strip or ribbon a is stamped from the edge of the flange a and bent to form open spaces in the face of the flange,with brackets behind them. Through these brackets the catches B are slipped, so as to rest snugly against the inner surface of the flange a, with the heads I) projecting outwardly through the open spaces caused by the removal of the strips (L The catches B are yieldingly held in this position by means of the circular spring C.
The hub-band shell D may be of any of the well-known forms, provided with an inturned flange cl. At intervals corresponding to the spacing of the beads 1) spaces at are stamped from the edge of the flange 01. These spaces or notches d are of a size and shape adapted to receive the beads 19'. The beads 19 have pointed noses b sloping sides b and b and an abrupt end 17 The inner edges d of the spaces or notches d are located at such a distance back from the mouth of the hub-band shell that the sloping sides b of the beads 11 will engage therewith, draw the hub-cap close against the mouth of the hub-band shell, and exert tension to hold it there against accidental displacement. In removing the cap A it is first turned in the direction indicated by the arrow in Fig. 5, when the beveled or pointed noses b strike the edges d and the bead b is forced back out of engagement with flange d, permitting the cap to be easily removed. The abrupt ends 19 of the beads h serve as a means for assuring the operator that the heads I) are engaged with the. notches or spaces d, inasmuch as when they are in engagement it is impossible to turn the hub-cap in the hub-band shell in areverse direction to that indicated by the arrow in Fig. 5 on ac count of the engagement of the end 19 with the edge d The springshold the cap against play or rattling and insure adust-tight joint.
I claim- 1. The combination, in a wheel-hub, of a band, provided with'one or more notches,with a hub-cap carrying one or more spring-held beads providedwith beveled points or noses and adapted to take into the notches and engage with the band, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
2. The. combination, in a wheel-hub, of a band-shell having an inturned flange provided with notches, with a hub-cap having a flange adapted to take into the band-shell, said flange being provided with spring-held catches carrying bevel-nosed beads adapted to take into the notches in the flange of the into the notches, d, and an annular spring, 0, band-shell and hold the cap in position, subadapted to press the catches outwardly, sub- IO stantially as and for the purpose set forth. stantially as and for the purpose set forth.
3. The combination of a hub-band shell, D,
having an inturned flange, 01, provided with HENRY IHGGIN' notches, d; with a hub-cap,A,having a flange, WVitn esses: a, adapted totakeinto the band-shell; spaces, THOMAS D. OORRY,
o in the flange; catches, B, adapted to take BRAYTON G. RICHARDS.