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H. G. M. HOWARD.
TWO WHEELED VEHICLE.
No. 341,144. Patented May 4,1886.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HENRY G. M. HOWARD, OF KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 341,144, dated May 4, 1886.
Application filed February 9, 1886. Serial No. 191,268. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY G. M. HOWARD, acitizen of the United States, residing at Kalamazoo, county of Kalamazoo, State of Michigan, have invented a newand useful Two- WVheeled Vehicle, of which the following is a specification.
This invention has for its object improvements in that well-known class of two-wheeled vehicles used in horse-training.
In the drawings forminga part of this specification, Figure l is a side elevation; Fig. 2, a top view of about one-half of the vehicle; Fig. 3, an enlarged view of details in Fig. 1, referred to by like letters; and Fig. 4 is asec- 'tion on line 1 l in Fig. 2, enlarged.
Referring to the letters marked on the drawings, ais the axle; B, the wheels; D, the thills, and c the thill cross-bar, like these parts in prior constructions. Of course it will be understood that the constructions on both sides of the vehicle are alike, the figures in the drawings showing one side.
The body is formed from bars A and crossbraces a, the rear end of said bars A hearing the seatO. The body pivotally connects with the cross-bare, or with the thills, if preferred, on both sides, by means of shackles c. From thence it extends rearwardly, and curves downwardly and rearwardly and upward over the axle, whereit bears the seat 0, as in prior constructions. Of course the form of the body may be varied so long as it admits of the driver sitting in the seat with his feet down in the body in the ordinary natural position.
The body may have a solid floor, or the driver may rest his feet on the braces a, or otherwise, as desired.
The cross-bar c at each end has two branches The body is attached in the illustration in the ordinary manner. to the forward branch shown.
Near the rear branch of the cross-bar the body is provided with open-top pockets, e, containing thespiral springsr. Thesepockets may be walled on thesides by bars, as shown, or they may be walled all the way around.. The walls of these pockets keep the springs from bulging laterally. Thus no center rod is needed in the springs, the entire weight of the body being suspended by the springs themselves. The weight of the body and its load expands the springs, thus securing the full and most desirable elastic effect of the springs. The lower ends of the springs are attached to the body in the bottom of the pockets 6, and the upper ends of said springs are attached to the rear branch of the cross-bar 0. When the body is borne down by the weight of the rider, the springs expand and are canted to an oblique angle, their lower end swinging forward, and this movement of the body cants the pockets at thesame angle. Thus thesprings 7 should be pivotally attached to the cross-v bar at their upper end, as at 0, Figs. 1 and 3.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
In a two-wheeled vehicle, the combination of the thills, the vehicle-body provided with the open-top pockets for containing the springs in the rear of the front fulcrum of the body, and spiral springs in said pockets forming immediate attachment at their lower ends with the body, and at their upper ends with the thill crossbar, substantially as set forth- In testimony of the foregoing I have hereunto subscribed my name in presence of two witnesses.
HENRY G. M. HOWVARD.
CHARLES D. SWEETLAND, EUGENE C. SOUTHARD.
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