Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS626736 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 13, 1899
Filing dateSep 28, 1898
Publication numberUS 626736 A, US 626736A, US-A-626736, US626736 A, US626736A
InventorsDaniel Martin Taulbee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Thirds to w
US 626736 A
Abstract  available in
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Patented June {3, I899.-

0. m. TA'ULBEE. v BICYBLE SHOULDER BBACE.

(Application filed Sept. 28, 1898.)

(No Model.)

I ftvenior I VI fitness: 557

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

DANIEL MARTIN TAULBEE, OF GRAY, KENTUCKY, ASSIGNOR OF TW'O THIRDS TO W. A. TAULBEE AND F. E. SAMPSON, OF SAME PLACE.

BICYCLE SHOULDER-BRACE.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 626,736, dated June 13, 1899.

Application filed September 28,1898. Serial No. 692,096. (No model.)

To all whom, it may concern.-

Be it known that I, DANIEL MARTIN TAUL- BEE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Gray, in the county of Knox and State of Kentucky, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bicycle Shoulder- Braces; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

The special object of the invention is to furnish an elastic support and brace to the shoulders of a bicycler as he rides. This renders his stooping position less irksome and enables him to ride much farther at a considerable Velocity. I

Figure l of the drawings is a side elevation showing my invention applied, and Fig. 2 a front elevation thereof.

In the drawings, A represents a flat S- shaped spring with a horizontal bottom, concaved on the under side to fit snugly over the top bar of a bicycle, and a vertical upper end perpendicularly slotted.

O O are clamps, of any suitable construction, which serve to hold the spring A to the top bar B of the bicycle, While D D are two arms secured by a screw and nut to the vertical projection of the spring. The arms have horizontal slots f, which cross the vertical slot a in the spring, while a set-screw cl passes through both slots and is clamped by a nut on the inner side. I may use two set-screws d cl at the ends of the horizontal slots with end nuts to more fully secure the arms in position, but I do not deem them absolutely necessary. This allows them to be set higher or lower and at a greater or less distance apart. The shoulder-hooks may be provided with pneumatic or other pads, so that they will furnish a softbearing as well as an elastic support.

The hooks F and arms D have horizontal meeting ends to form a rest for the shoulders of the rider when he stoops over to throw his weight to the front, while the hooks over the shoulders form a brace when he raises himself up to an approximately erect position.

The attachment will be made in difierent sizes, so as to be adapted to frames and riders to enable a rider to sit upright or from that to an angle of forty-five degrees to the top rod B, while his shoulders are supported in the rests F. This is effected by the form of my spring and the way in which it connects.

with the top rod and shoulder-arms, being readily adjustable on the top rod B to suit the wishes of each rider.

I find in practice that this attachment greatly lessens the fatigue of the rider, aug ments his power of endurance, and very much increases the pleasure of riding.

I am aware that a rest has been used on one bicycle attachment and a brace upon another, but I construct my attachment so as to give both a spring-rest and a spring-brace. Hence What I claim as new is- A bicycle attachment having shoulderhooks F and arms D, with horizontal meeting ends as shown, in combination with the S-spring A adapted to be clamped on the top rod of a bicycle at its lower end and at its upper end to be bolted to said arms,-whereby said attachment may form both a brace and a rest for the rider as described.

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

DANIEL MARTIN TAULBEE.

Witnesses:

O. L. TROUTMAN, H. H. SEX'roN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5072961 *Jul 9, 1990Dec 17, 1991Huppe Dennis PBicycle with universal adjustable frame
US5319994 *Jul 14, 1992Jun 14, 1994Miller Scott EClamp-on aerodynamic bicycle handlebar attachment
US5326122 *Oct 5, 1992Jul 5, 1994Duffy Paul VBicycle chest support
US5607172 *Nov 22, 1995Mar 4, 1997Turi; John J.Extended bicycle frame in combination with a harness apparatus
US6502478 *Mar 9, 2001Jan 7, 2003Stephen S. JenkinsMount system
US6662680 *Apr 8, 2002Dec 16, 2003Peter RocketDevice and method for attaching a supplemental set of handlebars to a bicycle
US7866004 *Jan 22, 2008Jan 11, 2011Jim HermannHandle adaptor for transport carts and the like and associated method
US20130104813 *Jul 7, 2011May 2, 2013Nekuda D.M. Technologies And Design Ltd.Walking aid for disabled four-legged animals
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB62J1/28