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Publication numberUS690342 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 31, 1901
Filing dateAug 26, 1901
Priority dateAug 26, 1901
Publication numberUS 690342 A, US 690342A, US-A-690342, US690342 A, US690342A
InventorsJoseph Anderson
Original AssigneeJoseph Anderson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 690342 A
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No. 690,342. Patented Dec. 31,190L' J. ANDERSON.


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'sPEoIFIcATIoN formin part of Letters Patent No. 690,342, dated December 31, 1901. Application filed August 26 1901. SerialNo.'73,371. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOSEPH ANDERSON, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at 255 Dereham road, Norwich, in the county of Norfolk, England, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Collapsible Canopies for Cycles and other Vehicles which may also be Adapted for Sails for Cycles, of which the following is a specification.

The object of myinvention is an improved collapsible canopy for cycles and other vehicles which may also be adapted for a sail for cycles to propel same under a favorable wind. I My invention will be understood from the following description, aided by the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is an elevation of a cycle and its rider with my collapsible canopy shown in position to shield the rider from sun or rain. Fig. 2 is a plan of my canopy of the shape I prefer to employ. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section of the canopy on an enlarged scale. Figs. 4 and 5 are elevations of a ball-andsocket device with lugs for being secured to the handlebar of the cycle and a split stem for holding the rod of the canopy. Figs. 6 and '7 are front and side elevations of a canopyholding appliance capable of being secured to the steering-post of a cycle. Figs. 8 and 9 are sectional and elevation views of a joint applied to the canopy-stick, so that it can be folded to lie in a small space. Fig. 10 is an elevation of a ferrule to assist in keeping the joint secure.

According to my invention I construct my canopy preferably of oblong shape, with a central ridge parallel to and slightly raised above the level of the sides, and I place the stick or shaft nearer one end of the canopy than the other, thus allowing the canopy to cover the riders back,'t-he stick being 'in such a position as not to interfere with his movements. The central ridge of the cover a is secured by attaching the ribs 1) b, which run fore and aft, to a separate or second notch c, situate above the other notch cl, which carries the other ribs 6, all of the ribs being connected to the usual runner f, embracing the wood or metal stick By thus securing the ribs 1) b to the top notch the canopy has a slope toward the sides and the corners, so that the greater proportion of rain will run ofi at the sides and cora gripping device q,

ners only instead of all around, and if set at an angle, as shown in Fig. 1, the rain will run off at the lowermost part and be clear of the rider.

According to Figs. 4 and 5 I provide a balland-socket joint for securing the stick g, the socket h being formed with fingers 2', having turned-over ends and encircled'by a band j, having lugs is for engagement of a thumbscrew Z for compressing the fingers 2' onto the ball 'm to grip same and hold it in any desired position. The socket his provided with a clip n and piece n for securing same to the bandle-bar of a cycle; but such gripping device may be at an angle to be secured to the steering-post, as at Fig. 1. The ball m is provided with a split sleeve 19, this being encircled by so that on the insertion of the stick g into the sleevep the gripping 'device can be tightened, so as to firmly hold the stick g.

In lieu of the ball-and-socket joint for holding the canopy in any desired position the stick g maybe jointed, as at Figs. 8 and 9, in which case I attach the sleeves p to the gripping device n n for embracing the steeringpost or handle-bar, as at Figs. 4, 6, and 7. The joint of the stick is made by a link o, the pivots to having handles, as thumb-screws or, so that on the canopy being adjusted to the desired position it can be held there in a firm manner by the tightening of the thumb-screws 00. When it is desired that the stick 9 be straight, its rigidity will be further insured by the sleeve y passing over the joint and embracing the thumb-screws.

The canopy when removed and closed and the parts folded thereto occupies little space and can be readily placed in a case or cover and strapped to the handle-bar or other part of the machine Without hindrance to the rider.

It will be understood that the canopy can be placed in any position, whether as a protector or as a sail, and canreadily be adjusted to the desired position, the cover being of silk, cotton, or other textile material or suitable substance.

What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. In a collapsible canopy, a stick having a plurality of superposed notches, ribs extending from the notches, and a covering for said ribs, of oblong form, the upper ribs being two in number and extending oppositely from the upper notch and being disposed lengthwise of the cover and horizontal when the covering is open, and'the lower ribs extending downwardly and outwardly when the covering is open, and a runner onthe stick connected to said ribs.

2. In a canopy, a stick carrying a covering, a part of the stick having a ball, a socket to receive said ball and provided with a clamping device, said socket having fingers provided with outwardly-curved ends, a band embracing said fingers and held against accidental upward displacement by said curved ends, said band being split and its ends hav- WM. E. KEEFE, GEORGE CLARKE

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Cooperative ClassificationA45B11/00