US 669697 A
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No. 669,697. Patented Mar. l2, |90I. W. 6..' HURST. CLIP FUR ATTACHING INFLATERS TU `CYCLES.
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WILLIAM G. I'IURST, OF NEW BRIGHTON, ENGLAND.
CLIP FOR ATTACHING INFLATERS TO CYCLES.
SPECIFICATION forming' part of Letters Patent No. 669,697, dated March 12, 190] Application led January 6, 1899. Serial No. 701,370. (No model.)
To @ZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM GEORGE HURsT, a subject of the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and a resident of 2l The Quadrant, New Brighton, near Liverpool, England, have invented a certain new and useful Clip for Attaching In fiaters to Cycles, (for which I have obtained a patent in Great Britain, No. 26,045, bearing date December 9, 1898,) of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to clips such as are used for attaching infiaters to the frames of cycles; and it consists of a simple form of clip by the use of which the inflater can be easily and conveniently attached for carriage or detached for use. Moreover, it is light and neat in appearance and can be manufactured at a low first cost.
In order that my invention may be fully understood and ascertained, I append drawings, in which- Figure l is an edge view of clip, showing it in position holding the inlater to the frametube. Fig. 2 is a front view of same. Fig. 3 is an edge View of the clip free from the frame and iniiater. Fig. 4 is an edge View of steel strip. Fig. 5 is a front view of same. Fig. 6 is a front view of elastic strips, H-piece, loops, and tabs. Fig. 7 is an enlarged View of loops, showing action of the tabs.
Z indicates the inliater, and X that tube of the frame to which it is attached.
A steel, Celluloid, or other strap A of any convenient width is bent so as to form two approximately semicircular parts a and c', the concave sides of which are presented in opposite directions. This is shown clearly in Fig. 4. The two semicircular parts are joined by a short straight portion a2 of sufficient length to keep the in flater at a slight distance from the frame-tube. Each end of the strip is bent so as to form a hook a3, the concave surface of which is presented in an opposite direction to that of the concavity of the semicircle of which it forms part.
To the middle part of the straight portion c2 of the strip A is attached a metal clip a4, having approximately the shape of the letter H. This is preferably inserted through a slot a5 and then turned through a quarter of a circle, so as to occupy the position shown in Fig. 3, one of the parallel members then eX- tending across each side of the clip A and the transverse connecting member passing through the slot a5. To each of the parallel members of this clip is attached one end b of one of two india-rubber or other elastic strips or bands B and B', each of which has one of two rectangular loops C and C' attached to its other or free end b'. The length of each band, together with its attached loop, is such that when the band is slightly extended longitudinally and folded around the frame-tube or iniiater the hook a3 on the end of the strip A can be hooked into the loop, the whole then assuming the position shown in Figs. l and 2, the iniiater and frame-tube occupying the concave portions of the steel strips and being held therein by the tension of the elastic bands.
To the free end of each of the rectangular loops is hinged a tab D in such manner that it can turn freely upon one of the ends of the loop. This tab is of such shape that it can be conveniently grasped by the fingers when hooking it on the hook a3, thus facilitating the closing. In addition, when it is required to release the inflater all that is necessary is to turn the tab on its hinge through about a half-circle to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 7, when the pressure of the tab brings the loop end to the position shown in dotted lines, thus allowing it to escape from the hook a3 and release the inflater from the clip or the clip from the frame-tube.
Having now described my invention', what Iclaim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. In a clip for attaching an iniiater to the frame-tube of a cycle, the combination of a rigid strip A having concave parts a and a and hooked ends 0,3, elastic strips B and B one end of each of which is attached to the strip A, and loops C attached one to each of the strips B and B in such manner as to be capable of being hooked to the ends a3, substantially as shown and described.
2. In a clip for attaching an infiater to the frame-tube of a cycle, the combination of a rigid strip A having a slot a5, concave parts a and ct', a straight part a2, two hooks c3, a clip a4, two elastic strips B and B, and two loops C and C', attached one to each of the strips B and B in such manner as to be ca- IOO ft v 669,697
pable of being'hoo'ked to the endsa, s-trbstanL by lne'a'ns `oE-which lthe loops C and C' may be tially as described and shown. easily and'V conveniently liberated from the 3. In a clip for attaching an infiaterto the ends 0.3, substantially as shown and defralne-tnbe of a cycle, the combination of a scribed. 5 rigid strip A having a slot a5, concave parts In witness whereof I have hereunto set my I5 a and @Qa` straight part a2, two hooksv 01.3, a hand iu presence of two witnesses.
clip d4, two elastic strips'B and B, two loops W. G. HURST. C and C', attached one to each 0f the strips Witnesses: B and B in such manner as to be capable ofl f, H. NIKON,`
1o being hooked to the ends a3, and two tabs Dl W. H. NIXON.