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' COMB|NED BICYCLE PROP AND LOCK.
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No. 653,68l. Patented July l7, I900. 8.6. LEE.
COMBINED BICYCLE PROP AND LOCK.
(Application filed Nov. 23, 1899.)
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ROBERT G. LEE OF AUGUSTA, WISCONSIN.
COMBENED BICYCLE PROP AND LOCK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 653,681, dated July 17, 1900.
Application filed November 23, 1899. Serial No. 738,078. (lilo model.) i
To all whom it may concern;
Be it known that I, ROBERT G. LEE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Augusta,-
in the county of Eau Claire and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Combined Bicycle Prop and Lock; 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.
The invention relates to a combined bicycle prop and lock.
The object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which shall be simple of construction, durable in use, and comparatively inexpensive of production, and one which may be easily and conveniently carried about by the rider, and which when attached to a wheel will not only support it in an upright position, but will at the same time lock it and prevent it being rolled off by evilly-disposed persons.
To this end the invention consists in certain features of construction and combination of parts, which will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a conventional representation of a bicycle, illustrating the application of my invention thereto. Fig. 2 is an enlarged detail perspective view of the device removed. Fig. 3 is a sectional view through one leg of the device, illustrating its spring-actuated lockingbolt. Fig. 4 is a view of one leg of the device, showing in full lines the lower section of said leg folded up against the upper section and in dotted lines the lower section of said leg in the position it assumes when the device is in use.
In the drawings the same reference characters indicate the same parts of the invention.
1 denotes the legs of my improved support, the upper ends of which are provided with clamping-jaws 2, the ends of which are hinged together by a pivot 3. The inner faces of these jaws are provided with soft flexible strips 4, which are adapted when the device is in use to be clamped to the forward diagonal tube 5 of the bicycle-frame.
6 denotes a locking-bar, one end of which is pivoted to a stud '7, swiveled in one of the legs, and the other end of which is provided with a bolt-engaging head 8, adapted to pass through a hole 9 in the other leg and be engaged by a spring-actuated bolt 10, mounted in said leg, and released by a removable key ll. This locking-bar is preferably formed with a central bail portion 12, whereby after the bar has been passed through the front wheel of the machine between its spokes the bail portion willsnugly embrace the rim and side of the tire of said wheel, steady it, and prevent said wheel shifting.
The device may readily be made portable, so as to be carried along with the rider, by providing means for shortening its legs. A convenient way of doing thisis to make each leg in sections a b. The section a is provided at its lower end with parallel ears a, formed with transverse slots 6L2, while the up per end of the lower section b is provided with a vertical slot b. A pivot-bolt c is passed through the respective slots of the legsections and connects them together.
hen the device is not in use, the lower section of each leg is swung upward parallel with the upper section, thus greatly reducing the length of the legs.
When it is desired to place the legs in posi* tion for use, the lower section is swung down until it is in line with the upper section, and its upper end is slipped upwardly the distance of the slot b into the lower tubular end of the upper section, thereby firmly locking the two sections of the leg in distended adjustment.
From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings,
the construction, operation, and advantages of the advantages of thisinvention; 1
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed, and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is
1. In a combined bicycle support and lock, the combination with two legs hinged together at their upper ends and provided with clamping-jaws below their pivotal point which are closed and opened by the movement of the legs toward and away from each other; of a locking-bar permanently connected to one of said legs and having a locking connection with the other leg to hold the legs spread apart and prevent rotation of the wheel through which it is adapted to pass, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
2. In a combined bicycle support and lock, the combination with two legs hinged together at theirupper ends and provided with integral clam ping-jaws formed at the upper ends of the legs below their pivotal point; of a locking-bar pivoted to one leg and provided with a bail and having a locked connection with the other leg, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
3. In a combined bicycle support and lock, the combination with two legs pivoted together at their upper ends and provided with integral clamping-jaws formed at the upper ends of the legs below their pivotal point; of a locking-bar pivoted to one of said legs and provided with a locking-head, a spring-actuated bolt carried by the other leg and adapted to engage the locking-head ofsaid locking-bar, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
4. In a combined bicycle support and lock the combination with two legs hinged together and provided with clamping-jaws to'embrace one of the bicycle-frame tubes; of a lockingbar to extend through and prevent the rotation of one of the wheels of the bicycle, each of said legs consisting of two parts, the end of one part of which is provided with a socket and a horizontally-disposed slot, and one end of the other part of which is adapted to fit in said socket and is provided with a verticallydisposed slot, and a pivot inserted through said slots whereby a slip-joint connection is produced, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
. ROBERT G. LEE.
G. WV. PAUL, GUY C. CLARK.