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June 14, 1938. B. J_ ANDERSON ‘ 7 2,120,454 REAR FRAME MEMBER Filed July. 9,~ 1935‘ @757?» Patented June 14, 1938 2,120,454 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,120,454 REAR FRAME‘ MEMBER . _ - 13.? Bert J. Anderson, Hammond, Ind.‘ Application July 9, 1935, Serial No. 30,538 9 Claims. (Cl. 280—282) This invention relates to an improvement in a rear frame member for a velocipede and has for one of its principal objects the provision of means for producing a device in a single stamping which 5 is rugged and sturdy. Another and further important object of the invention resides in the provision of means of Formed in the member adjacent each end 16 is an elongated aperture 22 in which a wheel 24 is operably positioned. The wheels 24 are shown in dotted lines in Figures 3 and 4. Formed of a portion of the metal removed to make the apertures 22 are guards 26 which are turned upwardly to parallel the wheels as is forming guards between the step plate portions clearly shown in Figure 3. When the vehicle is assembled with the present of the member and the wheels. 10 Still another and further important object of the frame member resides in the provision of means for positioning a wheel in an aperture adjacent each end of the member. Another and still further important object of 15 the invention is the provision of. means for sup porting an axle beneath the frame member. Additional objects of advantage and im portance, some of which with the foregoing, are hereinafter more fully described, will be apparent 20 from the disclosures in the following speci?cation and the annexed drawing. The invention in a preferred form is illustrated in the drawing and hereinafter more fully de scribed. 25 In the drawing: Figure 1 is a front elevation of the rear frame member of this invention. Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof. Figure 3 is a sectional View taken on the line 30 3—3 of Figure 2. Figure 4 is an elevation of the device taken from the end. Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 2. 35 As shown in the drawing: The reference numeral 10 indicates in a general way the body of. the member which in the pre ferred embodiment is constructed of a single piece 40 of sheet metal. invention the guards 26 provide a means for pre- 10 venting a youngster’s feet from coming in contact with the rear wheels of the velocipede. _ Struck from the central portion of each guard 26 and turned downwardly is a. supplemental axle supporting member 28. Each of the members 28 15' has an aperture 30 in alignment with the aper tures IS in the downwardly turned ends. It will be apparent from the foregoing that herein is provided a simple and sturdy rear frame member which may be economically produced. Moreover, the frame member of this invention provides a means for rigidly and securely sup porting a rear axle on each side of both rear wheels. Furthermore positioning the rear wheels within the frame produces an article capable of withstanding hard usage and abuse without in 25 jury thereto. I am aware that many changes may be made and numerous details of construction varied throughout a wide range without departing from the principles of this invention and I, therefore, do not purpose limiting the patent granted here on otherwise than is necessitated by the prior art. I claim as my invention: 1. A rear frame member for a velocipede com- 35 prising, a stamping having apertures therein, one of said apertures being adjacent one end of the stamping and another of said apertures being adjacent the other end of the stamping, each of said apertures being capable of receiving a wheel 40 In the preferred embodiment of the invention the central portion of the body I!) is substantially therein, and means for securing an axle beneath ?at to provide a surface to which a back bone 2. A rear frame member for a velocipede com may be readily attached and also to permit the 45 portions of themember adjacent the center to be used as step plates [2. Both front and rear edges M of the member are turned downwardly to stiffen the central por tion thereof and also to add to the general ap 50 pearance of. the part. Each end l6 of the member is apertured l8 and turned downwardly as is best shown in Fig ure 3. The apertures 18 are in alignment and adapted to receive an axle 20 as shown by the 55 dotted lines in Figure 3. said stamping. ' ' prising, a stamping having apertures therein, said apertures being adapted to receive the upper por- 45 tion of a wheel, and means formed of portions of said stamping for supporting an axle there below. 3. A rear frame member comprising a stamp ing having apertures therein, one of said aper- 50 tures being adjacent one end of the stamping and another of said apertures being adjacent the other end of the stamping, each of said apertures being adapted to receive the upper portion of a wheel, and means beneath the horizontal por- 55 2 2,120,454 tion of said rear frame member for supporting an axle. 4. A rear frame member having an opening near each end thereof, a portion of the inner edge of each opening being turned upwardly, and meansfor supporting an axle beneath the body of said frame member. 5. A rear frame member having downwardly turned ends, a wheel receiving opening closely 10 adjacent each of said ends, a portion of the metal from said wheel receiving openings being turned upwardly to form the inner edges thereof, and means for supporting an axle beneath the body . of said frame member. 15 6. In a rear frame member having a Wheel receiving opening near each end thereof, a por tion of the inner edge of each opening being turned downwardly to form an axle supporting member, and a portion of each said inner edge being turned upwardly to form a guard member. 7. A rear frame member for a velocipede com prising a stamping having apertures therein, one of said apertures being adjacent one end of the stamping and another of said apertures being ad jacent the other end of the stamping, each of said apertures being capable of receiving a por tion of a wheel. 8. In a rear frame member for a velocipede, a stamping having apertures, said apertures hav 10 ing portions of the edges thereof turned upward ly and other portions thereof turned downwardly. 9. In a rear frame member for a velocipede, a stamping having apertures, a portion of the inner edge of each aperture projecting upwardly at 15 approximately right angles to the surface of said stamping. BERT J. ANDERSON.