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US1604888A
US1604888A US59654A US5965425A US1604888A US 1604888 A US1604888 A US 1604888A US 59654 A US59654 A US 59654A US 5965425 A US5965425 A US 5965425A US 1604888 A US1604888 A US 1604888A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62MRIDER PROPULSION OF WHEELED VEHICLES OR SLEDGES; POWERED PROPULSION OF SLEDGES OR SINGLE-TRACK CYCLES; TRANSMISSIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR SUCH VEHICLES
    • B62M1/00Rider propulsion of wheeled vehicles
    • B62M1/24Rider propulsion of wheeled vehicles with reciprocating levers, e.g. foot levers
    • B62M1/32Rider propulsion of wheeled vehicles with reciprocating levers, e.g. foot levers characterised by directly driving the wheel axle, e.g. by using a ratchet wheel
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10T74/18056Rotary to or from reciprocating or oscillating
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Oct. 26 1926. v 1,604,888 G. c. Draws TOY VEHICLE Filed Sept. 30 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet l G. c. L ;Ews-

ToY VEHICLE Fil'd sept. so I 2 sheets-sheet 2' n@ m n INVENTOR ATIDRNEY Patented @et 26, 1926.

GEORGE CLAUD DEWS, OF PITTSIBRG, CALFORNIA.

TOY VEHCLE.

Application filed September 30, 1925. Serial No. 59,654.

This invention relates to improvements in toy vehicles and has for an object the provision ot a vehicle in which the rider furnishes the propelling power, the mechanism being of a character to provide exercise for the rider without undue exertion.

Another object oi the invention is the provision oi a toy vehicle which is of novel construction, attractive appearance and which requires a certain amount of skill in its operation.

W'ith the above and other objects in view, the invention further includes the Afollowing novel features and details of construetion, to be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying` drawings and pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings z- Figure is a side elevation ot a toy vehicle constructed in accordance with the invention.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the same.

Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary eleva.- t-ion showing a portion of the driving mechanism.

Figure 4 is a section on the line 4 4 oi' Figure y Figure 5 is a fragmentary section taken :o showing by dotted lines the ratchet teeth o the driving gear, the section being on an enlarged scale.

Figure 6 is a fragmentary elevation of a portion ont the driving axle.

Referring to the drawings in detail wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts, the reference character 10 indicates the trame ot the vehicle which includes an upwardly curved front portion 11 which carries a steering head 12, the latter having extending from its lower end a fork 13 wit-hin which is mounted a steering wheel 14. A steering post section 15 is connected to the steering` post section within the steering head 12 by a universal joint 16, while at the outer end of the section 15 there are provided handle bars 17.

Extending rearwardly and included in the frame 10 are spaced parallel bars 18 which carry bearing braces 19, the latter having rotatably mounted therein a driving axle 20. This axle has secured thereon a driving wheel 21 which is arranged in alignment with the steering1 wheel 14.

Mounted upon the frame 10 is a platform 22 which supports a seat 23 and the steertranverselv through the drive sha-it and.

ing post section 15 is of such length ais to arrange the handle bars 17 within convenient reach of the occupant oi the sea Loosely mounted upon the driving axle 2O upon opposite sides of the wheel 21 aretoothed segments or gears 24. rFliese gears are engaged by racks 25 which are mounted for horizontal sliding movement in the frame 10 as indicated at 23. These racks are connected by means oi: rods 2i' with arms 23, connection being affected by links 29, The arms 28 extend downward from foot pedals 30 which. are mounted for pivotal movement as `indicated at 31, the arms 28 being connected by a'bar 32. rlhe bar 32 is pivotally mounted as at 32 and provides for alternate opposite movement of the pedals.

'lhe segments or gears 24 are designed to be locked to and released from the axle 2O by ratchet mechanisms and for this purpose each of the gears 24 is provided with teeth 33. Arranged within a slot 34 which extends longitudinally ot the axle 2O is a plate whose opposite ends define dogs 35. This plate is mounted upon a pivot 36 so as to be pivotally moved longitudinally of the axle 2O and is yieldingly held against pivot-al movement by oppositely arranged springs 37.

Downward movement of the foot pedal 30 will force the rack bars 25 rearwardly and the gears 24 will be locked to the axle 2O by engagement of the dogs with the teeth 33. Downward movement pf one pedal, will move the other pedal upward and the gear of the latter will be released from the axle, the teeth 33 riding over the rounded edges 38 ofthe dogs so that the latter will move within the periphery ot the axle or upon a sleeve 38 mounted thereon, due to axial pivotal movement of the plate forming the dogs. As the mechanism is duplicated upon opposite sides of the driving wheel 21, a comparatively easy and even drive will be effected so that the rider4 will obtain a maximum amount of power for the etlort involved.

The drive wheel 21 is provided with a brake 40 which Vis connected to a pivotally mounted brake lever 41 by a brake rod 42.

Plates 43 are mounted at opposite sides of the gears 24 to keep the latter in proper position with respect to the ratchet teeth 33.

The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions and minor details of construction and the right is herein reserved to `make such changes as properly fall Within the scope of the ap pended claims.

Having described the invention what is claimed is v l. A toy vehicle comprising a body, a driving axle, supporting Wheels including a driving Wheel secured upon the axle, a driving gear loose upon the axle, ratchet teeth for said gear, a spring actuated dog mounted for pivotal movement longitudinally of the axle to engage the ratchet teeth and lock the gear to the axle when the gear is rotated in one direction, a foot pedal and means associating the footpedal and gear to operate the latter.

2. A toy vehicle comprising` a body, a driving axle, supporting Wheels including a driving Wheel secured upon the axle, a driving gear loose upon the axle, ratchet teeth for said gear, a spring actuated plate carried by and mounted for pivotal movement longitudinally of the axle and having its opposite ends normally extended beyond the periphery of the axle to provide oppositely extending dogs for engagement with the ratchet teeth to lock the gear to the axle when the gear is rotated in one direction, a foot pedal. and means operatively associating the foot pedal and gear to operate the latter.

- 3. In a ratchet mechanism, a shaft, a member mounted, for tree rotation thereon, ratchet teeth for said member and a spring actuated dog mounted for pivotal movement longitudinally of the shaft to engage the teeth and look the member to said shaft during rotation in one direction.

In testimony whereof I aix my signature.

l GEORGE CLAUD DEWS.

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Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2738981A (en) * 1955-01-28 1956-03-20 Carl W Redeker Horse simulating treadle operated velocipede
US4084836A (en) * 1976-11-16 1978-04-18 Lohr Raymond J Pedal car
US4861055A (en) * 1987-12-09 1989-08-29 Jones Micheal D Drive mechanism
US5829772A (en) * 1997-06-11 1998-11-03 Columbia-Inland Corporation Ride-on, human-powered vehicle drive and steering mechanism

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2738981A (en) * 1955-01-28 1956-03-20 Carl W Redeker Horse simulating treadle operated velocipede
US4084836A (en) * 1976-11-16 1978-04-18 Lohr Raymond J Pedal car
US4861055A (en) * 1987-12-09 1989-08-29 Jones Micheal D Drive mechanism
US5829772A (en) * 1997-06-11 1998-11-03 Columbia-Inland Corporation Ride-on, human-powered vehicle drive and steering mechanism

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