US 648402 A
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G. HAABMANN & L. DERICHS. BICYCLE STAND.
(Application filed .nm. 25, 1900.
No. 648,402. Patented May I, I900.
575 9 fiz/mzajw UNITED STATES GUSTAV HAARMANN AND LAMBERT DERICHS, OF HOLYOKE,
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Iatent No. 648,402, dated May 1, 1900.
Application filed January 25, 1900. Serial No. 2,759. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, GUsrAv HAARMANN and LAMBERT DERICHS, residing at Holyoke, county of Hampden, and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvementsin Bicycle-Stands, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
Our invention relates to a bicycle-stand adapted to fold from its operative position to occupy a small space and be thereby easily portable, so that. it can be readily removed from a place out of doors to the inside of the house for its preservation and can be shifted Without trouble from place to place, as may be needed; and the invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts, as hereinafter described, and more particularly pointed out in the claims.
Our invention is fully illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure I is an elevation of one face of the device; Fig. II is an inside elevation of one end of the device and on the dotted line 00 cc of Fig. I, and Fig. III is an outside end elevation of the device folded.
Referring to the drawings, A is aframe, in a vertical plane when the device is in an operative position and comprising twoside pieces a a, forming hinged sections, as hereinafter described. Atophavingdependenttherefrom in the plane of the frame a series of sockets b, adapted to receive and hold the top of a bicycle-wheel, and a bottom piece seating a series of sockets projecting upward in the plane of the frame and adapted to receive and seat at one point in its periphery the bottom of a bicycle-wheel. These sockets c are alined with the ones b,and the distance between them is adapted to take in a wheel and support it in anupright position.
Hinged to the sides a a of frame A at opposite points andat their ends are legs d d, which, being provided on their free ends with feet, extend downward and outward on each side of frame A and support it above the ground. The pair of legs on each side of frame A are connected at their free ends together by a transverse bar g, seating a series of sockets h,
for holding a wheel resting in one, each socket being in line with a socket b and c, and the bar 9 when the device is in operative position, as seen in Figs. I and I I, while holding its sockets parallel to the ones c,'is above the bottom of frame A, so that sockets c and 72. form points of contact with awheel whose top is pushed into one of the sockets b. Braces r1, hinged at their outer ends to the legs d d, have each an end hinged to the frame side a, so that, as seen, there are two braces to each end of the device. The bolt forming the hinge-joint for contiguous ends of braces '1 with frame side a passes freely through an elongated slot on in side a and is provided with a thumb-nut y forcompressing or releas- 7 ing the ends of the braces between it and the head of the bolt bearing on the inside of side a, so that the legs may be clamped in their fully-extended position or at any point intermediate to that and their folded position. When the legs are opened to their full extent to support the device, the braces, as seen more particularly in Fig. II, are prolonged in a horizontal straight line, with the hinge-bolt of their joined ends resting on the bottom of slot m. The legs thus held'by the braces on a center can neither be pushed together nor further extended, and a firm support is assured for the stand. When it is desired to fold the device, by loosening the thumb-nut y the bolt hinging the ends of the braces can be slid up to slot m to carry the brace ends with it and cause the legs to fold, as shown in Fig. III. Without any provision for further compressing or folding the parts this folding of the legs would much improve the portability of a stand and enable it to be stored in comparatively small space when not in use; but to still further reduce its dimensions for purposes of transportation and storing the upper half of frame A is formed to fold against the other folded portions, as shown in Fig. III, as follows: The frame Ais made in two sections, the sides a of the upper section fitting within and being overlapped by the sides of the lower section. At the top of the lower section a bolt passes through said end and through an elongatedslot to in the contiguous side of the upper section, where a head of the bolt bears upon each side of slot at, and a thumb-nut 12 upon the bolt bears upon the outside of the lower 5 suflicient; but the sidesa a are extended section. Thepin forming the joint common to the legs; ddis prolonged inwardly. through.
f construction is shown more particularly .in
' Fig. II, and it will be seen that while the up- .per end of slot '21, is restingon the hinge-bolt. J
the socket w is resting upon the joint-pin of' the legs and the two sections of frame 'A.are held-in prolongation of each other, and that when the compressing thumb-nut that pre vents any sliding of one section upon the" other when tightened is loosened the upper sectionof frame .A is free. to be slidupward to release its socket endsfromthe pinsseat- .ing them, and thus permit the uppersection .to be gswung, .down on hinges to the position shownin Fig. IIIand make of the entire stand a compact bundle 'easilylifted byone person to be transported,
' As an. essential toppiece to frame'A to. su'pport .the sockets b, the transverse piece o'is above to, with a top rim p, inclose a bulletinsurface P, which is very'useful upon which to toshapeand riveted to the transverse bars seating them.
V As shown in'the drawings, contiguous sockets aretoo close together topermit them to hold two wheelsuponthesame faceof the device, owing to the interference of the pedals; but by skipping one socket every other one can be utilized on one face, so that in the .stand illustrated six wheels. could be held, three on, each face of.the device.
Now having described our invention,what we claim is-- 1'. A bicycle stand or frame, comprising two slotted side pieces, a top frame hinged to said -side, pieces so as to turn down if desired, and
having a series of depending. sockets to separate thewheels, legs hinged to the top of the islottedframe-pieces and connected by cross- .bars at their lower ends and having sockets for thewheels, and braces hinged to the legs near the bottom and connected to pins passing' through the slots in the-side'pieces, all combined substantially as describedso that theflstand may be folded or extended, substantiallyas described.
2. A bicycle frame or stand having atop piece provided with sockets, slotted side pieces connected to each end of the top piece, legshinged to the .upper part of the slotted side pieces and connected near their lower ends with bottom pieces having sockets as described, and braces hinged at their outer ends to thelegs, each pair of braces connected at their'inner ends to a clamping device passing through the slot in the side piece to which the braces adjoin, all combined substantially as described. V
- GUSTAV'HAARMANN. LAMBERT DERIOI-IS. 'Witness es: I R. F. HYDE,
H. S. CULLUMNs.