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US94899A
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    • B62MRIDER PROPULSION OF WHEELED VEHICLES OR SLEDGES; POWERED PROPULSION OF SLEDGES OR SINGLE-TRACK CYCLES; TRANSMISSIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR SUCH VEHICLES
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' N. LANDRY.
Velocipede. No. 94,899. Patented Spt. 14, 1869. v
j tithe-l1 tatez Letters Patent No. 94,899, dated September 14,1869.
IMPROVED VELOCIPEDE.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of the same.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, NoRBnR'r LANDRY, of San Francisco, in the county of San Francisco, and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements inVel'ocipedes; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon.
The nature of my invention is to provide a velocipede that can be propelled by the joint action of the hands and feet, without the'necessity of touching the feet to the ground as an auxiliary to its locomotion.
My machine maybe pro'pelled either end first, and is provided with two large wheels, A A, and two small wheels, BB, which latter may be denominated as supporting and steeringavheels. One of the large wheels is fast, and the other is loose on the crank-axle.
'A light frame, Q, is placed upon the axles, the rear ends of which passaround the crank-axle, to form journals.
The forward end of the frame rests upon a turnplate, D, and a king-bolt passes through it, and enters the axle, allowing the forward wheels and cramped, or turned right or left. I
From the lower end extend vertical supportingbraces E, in which rests a spring, 1*", and to the top axle to be treadles are pivoted.
The treadles H H extend to the double crank-axle I, to which they are connected by the jointed vertical arms JJ. ,1
These treadles work alternately up and down, by the action of thedouble cranks, between vertical rods K K, which aresupported by braces K, attached to the under part of the frame.
' For guiding themachine, a cross-bar, L, is pivoted to the top of the frame, and rods M M extend from it to the forward or straight axle, to which they are conhected.
Near the centre of these guide-rods are placed upright arms or handles N N, which are grasped by the operator when working the machine, with the small wheels forward.
Only one of the large wheels. is fast, and turns on the crank-axle, and the other is attached rigidly to its axis, as an auxiliary in turning the machine.
In its operation it is'intended that the driver shall stand in the open space of the frame, and place his feet on the treadles, using thesides of the frame and the handles for a support and .balance, whilebracing and pnlling wit-h the hands and feet.
The large end of the machine will usually be headed in the direction of travel, and be propelled and guided by the joint action of the hands and feet; and when one treadle is up, and passing the deadcentre of the crank, the other or opposite lever has reached the end of its stroke.
It is intended by this construction of frame and its attachment, to provide a light, strong, and easy-running machine, and prevent much of the jar and vibration in passing over rough places, so incident to other devices of the same kind.-
Having thus described my invention, 1
\Vhat I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent .isof which is attached a bent plate,;G, to which the v 7 A 'velocipede,constructed snbstantiallyas described.
. consisting of four wheels, one fast and one loose, upon the double crank-axle I, the treadles H, supportingbraces E J J, spring F, and guiding-rod M M, with upright arms orhandles N N, as and for the purpose set forth.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal.
NOR. LANDRY. [I1.S.]
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0. W. M. SMITH, H. S. TIBBEY.
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