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US762038A US17842503A US1903178425A US762038A US 762038 A US762038 A US 762038A US 17842503 A US17842503 A US 17842503A US 1903178425 A US1903178425 A US 1903178425A US 762038 A US762038 A US 762038A
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No. 762,038. PATENTED JUNE 7, 1904.

E. S. FRAZIER.

' SULKY. APPLIOATION FILED OUT- 24. 1903.

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viz/615 565? amm No. 762,038. BATENTED JUNE7, 1904.

E. S. FRAZIER.

SULKY.

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UNITED STATES Patented June 7, 1904.

PATENT OFFICE.

SULKY.

SPEUIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 762,038, dated June '7, 1904.

Application filed October 24, 1903.

To (all w/mnt 2115 ill/(1y concern:

Be it known that I, EDWARD S. FRAZIER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Aurora, in the county of Kane and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sulkies, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

My invention relates to speeding-vehicles, and particularly to sulkies.

It has for its object to provide certain improvements in the construction of sulkies, which are illustrated in the drawings and are hereinafter described.

I/Vhat I regard as new is set forth in the claims. I

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a rear view ofmy improved sulky. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal vertical section on line 2 2 of Fig. 7. Fig. 3 is adetail illustrating the construction of the cross-bar and adjacent parts. Fig. 4 is a sectional detail on line 4 4 of Fig. 7. Fig. 5 is a side elevation. Fig. 6 is an enlarged detail, being a cross-section on line 6 6 of Fig. 7. Fig. 7 is a plan view; and Fig. 8 is a detail, being a partial sectional View on line 8 8 of Fig. 7.

Referring to the drawings, 10 11 indicate, respectively, the inner and outer members of the arched axle, which, as shown in Fig. 1, are connected together by braces 12. The axle is further braced by trusses 13 14, provided at the bends of the inner member 10, as shown in Fig. 1. p

15 16 indicate the usual spindles between the lower ends of the axle members 10 11.

17 indicates the usual pneumatic tired wheels, mounted between the separated ends of the axle members.

18 19 indicate the members of the shafts, which, as best shown in Figs. 2 and 5, are arranged at an acute angle with the forward side of the axle, the rear ends of the shaft members 18 19 extending back between the axlle members 10 11, as best shown in Figs. 1 an 7.

20 indicates outer braces which connect the shafts with the lower ends of the outer, member 11 of the arched axle, and 21 indi- Serial No. 178,425. (No model.

cates similar inner braces connecting the shafts with the lower ends of the inner member 10 of the axle.

22 indicates the circle-bar, the forward ends of which are connected to the members 18 19 of the shafts.

23 24 indicate the upper and lower members of a trussed cross-bar which connects the rear portions of the members 18 19 of the shafts, as best shown in Figs. 3, 6, and 7.

As best shown in Fig. 3, the intermediate portion of the circle-bar 22 is squared and [its snugly between the upper and lower members 23 24 of the cross-bar and is tightly secured thereto either by bolts, glue, or other convenient means. The circle-bar and cross-bar therefore cooperate to brace the shafts and secure great rigidity. As best shown in Fig. 6, the ends of the members 23 24 of the cross-bar are connected together by bolts 25 and also by a key 26, so that they are prevented from slipping upon one another. Said cross-bar is socured tightly to the shafts by clips 27, which are secured to the upper member 23 of the cross-bar by the bolt 25 and to the lower member by abolt28,which passes through the shaft members and into the end portion of the lower member 24 of the cross-bar, which, as shown in Fig. 6, projects beyond the upper member far enough to receive the shafts. The clips 27 are provided with buttons 29 to receive the tugs. The circle-bar 22 and the members 23 24 of the cross-bar are further connected together and to the upper and lower members of the arched axle by braces. (Best shown in Figs. 3, 4, and 7.) As best shown in Fig. 4,

said braces consist of a post 30, having a forwardly-projecting arm 31 and upper and lower rearwardlyprojecting arms 32 33, respectively. The post 30 is adapted to fit between the upper and lower members 23 24 of the cross-bar, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, being secured thereto by a bolt 34. The forwardlyextending arm 31 is bifurcated to receive the circle-bar 22, to which it is secured by screws or other suitable means. The upper arm 32 is connected to the upper member 11 of the arched axle, while the lower arm 33 is connected to the lower member 10 of the arched axle, as shown in Fig. 7. The points at which the upper arms 32 are secured to the axle coincide with those at which the rear ends of the shafts are secured thereto, as shown in Fig. 7, and said parts are secured together by bolts 35, as shown in Fig. 7, thereby further strengthening and bracing the shafts and arched axle.

36 indicates braces which connect the circle-bar 22 with the rear portions of the shafts.

87 indicates the usual foot-rests.

. 38 39 indicate inner and outer braces connecting the braces 20 21, respectively, with the upper and lower members of the arched axle at about the level of the tops of the wheels, as shown in Figs. 2 and 5.

40 indicates the seat. As shown in Figs. 2, 7, and 8, the rear portion of the seat rests on the upper member 11 of the axle, while the forward portion thereof is provided with a tongue 41, which fits into a recess at the rear of the circle-bar 22 and is secured firmly therein. As the seat is also fixedly secured to the axle, it serves to further brace and strengthen the parts.

I thus provide a sulky which possesses great rigidity and strength, but which is nevertheless very light in construction and secures the advantages of a very close hitch with a very low scat.

When the sulky is in operative position that is to say, when it is hitched to a horse the axle extends upward and backward from the wheel-spindles, and consequently is out of the way of the horse, being so far back that the horse cannot strike it. Furthermore, the rear portion of the seat being supported by the axle the position of the driver is such that the weight of the shafts is counterbalanced, so that none of the weight of the driver or vehicle is carried by the horse.

By my improved construction I am able to lower the seat from two and one-half to four inches below what has heretofore been practicable.

That which I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is*

1. In a sulky, the eombinationof an arched axle, wheels carried thereby, shafts secured to said axle, a circle-bar connected to said shafts, and a seat supported by said axle and having its forward portion fitted in a recess in said circle-bar, substantially as described.

2. In a sulky, the combination of an arched axle, wheels carried thereby, shafts secured to said axle, a circle-bar connected to said shafts, a seat supported by said axle and having its forward portion fitted in a recess in said circlebar, and a trussed cross-bar connected to said bers, and a seat supported at the rear upon said axle and having its forward portion extending between the members of said crossbar, substantially as described.

4. In a sulky, the combination of an arched axle, wheels carried thereby, shafts secured to said axle, a circle-bar secured to said shafts, and a trussed cross-bar consisting of upper and lower members secured to said shaft and embracing the rear portion of said circle-bar, substantially as described.

5. In a sulky, the combination of an arched axle, wheels carried thereby, shafts secured to said axle, a circle-bar secured to said shafts, a tr ussed cross-bar consisting of upper and lower members secured to said shafts and embracing the rear portion of said circle-bar, and a seat supported at the rear upon said axle and having its forward portion projecting into a recess in said circle-bar, substantially as described.

6. In a sulky, the combination of an arched axle composed of outer and inner members 7. The combination of a pair of shafts, a

cross-bar composed of upper and lower members having their end portions secured together, the ends of the lower member projecting beyond the ends of the upper member to receive the shafts, and clips secured to said upper member and projecting over the shafts, substantially as described.

8. The combination of a pair of shafts, a cross-bar composed of upper and lower members having their end portions secured together, the ends of the lower member projecting beyond the ends of the upper member to receive the shafts, clips secured to said upper member and projecting over the shafts, and tug-buttons carried by said clips, substantially as described.

EDWARD S. FRAZIER.

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l/VALTER S. FRAZIER, J r., CHAS. A. ANDERSON.

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Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4135730A (en) * 1977-02-02 1979-01-23 Yunick Smokey A Racing type sulky
US4625981A (en) * 1984-12-17 1986-12-02 Anthony Marchionne Harness racing sulky
US6095536A (en) * 1999-10-29 2000-08-01 Stein; Craig Racing sulky
US20050023784A1 (en) * 2003-07-31 2005-02-03 Harmer Thomas Glen Racing sulky
US20050212240A1 (en) * 2003-07-31 2005-09-29 Harmer Thomas G Racing sulky
US20110233883A1 (en) * 2010-03-26 2011-09-29 Watson Curtis G Sulky

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4135730A (en) * 1977-02-02 1979-01-23 Yunick Smokey A Racing type sulky
US4625981A (en) * 1984-12-17 1986-12-02 Anthony Marchionne Harness racing sulky
US6095536A (en) * 1999-10-29 2000-08-01 Stein; Craig Racing sulky
US6354613B1 (en) * 1999-10-29 2002-03-12 Craig Stein Racing sulky
US20050023784A1 (en) * 2003-07-31 2005-02-03 Harmer Thomas Glen Racing sulky
US20050212240A1 (en) * 2003-07-31 2005-09-29 Harmer Thomas G Racing sulky
US20110233883A1 (en) * 2010-03-26 2011-09-29 Watson Curtis G Sulky

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