|Publication number||US588166 A|
|Publication date||17 Aug 1897|
|Filing date||25 May 1896|
|Publication number||US 588166 A, US 588166A, US-A-588166, US588166 A, US588166A|
|Inventors||Robert F. Mccoy|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (41), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
R. P. MGCOY.
VELOGIPEDB HANDLE BAR.
No. 588,166. Patented Aug 17-, 1897.1
lrov'enoi UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ROBERT'F. MCCOY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 588,166, dated August 17, 1897.
Application filed May 25, 1896. Serial No. 593,031. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, ROBERT F. MCCOY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Ohicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Velocipede Handle Bars; and I do hereby 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.
My invention relates to a novel construction in a velocipede handle-bar, the object being to provide a device of this description which without being adjustable will permit a great variety of positions for the hands of the rider and at the same time provide better means for attaching parcels to velocipedes than have heretofore been afforded; and it consists in the features of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings,illustratin g -n1y invention, Figures 1, 2, 3, and 4 are perspective views of the various designs of handle-bars now in general use constructed in accordance with my invention.
In riding a bicycle or velocipede for a great length of time the hands become cramped and frequently swell up from holding them in one position for too great a length of time. To rest the hands when so cramped, it has been the custom of the riders to grasp thebars adjacent the stem, as in such position they are higher. Owing to the smoothness of the bars, however, they are obliged to pass the thumbs around the stem in order to prevent the hands from slipping while manipulating the bars. This position, however, does not materially relieve the muscles, as a firm grasp is necessary in order to control the front wheel, which tends to turn at every unevenness in the road over which it runs. Frequently riders are rest it.
roads, as one hand is insufficient to firmly grasp the bars, so that in a long ride the rider is obliged to dismount if he desires to rest the hands. To overcome these defects, I have provided an auxiliary bar 1, extending over the middle portion of the bar A and being of the same general contour as said bar A at such portion. The said auxiliary bar 1 is preferably made of the same size tubing as said bar A and is brazed thereto at its ends at points 2 and 3 a few inches to each side of the stem 4. This bar obviously permits of a greatvariety of positions for the hands, by which they willbe thoroughlyrested. Forinstance, by placing the hands upon the bar A within the said auxiliary bar 1, so that the cheeks of the hands rest against said bar 1,the thumbs being passed below said bar A, the rider is enabled to control his wheel perfectly without in any way grasping the bars, as the hands cannot slip. The barA may also be grasped outside of said bar 1 and the thumbs slipped through the latter. In this manner by pressing against the bar A without grasping the same the bars can be. manipulated, as the thumbs will serve to prevent slipping. A variety of other positions which will be equally restful may obviously be assumed.
My device will obviously also afford excellent means for securing parcels to the velocipede.
I claim as my invention A velocipede handle-bar,comprising a main bar of any desired form, and an auxiliary bar mounted upon said main bar and extending above the same, the ends of said auxiliary bar being secured to said main bar on each side of the stem and equidistant therefrom substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
ROBERT F. MCCOY.
RUDOLPH WM. Lo'rz, WM. B. SNOWHOOK.
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