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G. H‘. SMITH Aug. 23, 1938. 2,128,174 BASKET Filed Jan. 9, 1937 \ 23 24 22 20 2/ 27 " L ____________________ 5 ‘ ‘ $607’??? if J’YWZZ? INVENTOR ATTORNEYS Patented Aug. 23, 1938" 2,128,174 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,128,174 BASKET George H. Smith, Elmhurst, 111. Application January 9, 1937, Serial No. 119,866 1 Claim. The invention relates to a basket construction and more especially to an extensible bicycle bas ket. The primary object, of the invention is the pro vision of a basket of this character, wherein the same is made in several sections, these slidably inter?tted with each other so that the capacity of the basket can be decreased or increased ac cording to the requirements for the carrying of (Cl. 224-36) for increasing the capacity of the body of the basket. Formed in the bottom of the section ID are spaced parallel slots l5, these being parallel with each other and receive therein fasteners l6 which 5 are in the form of bolts passed through the bot tom of the section I l and engaged in a cross plate or strip I7 underlying, the bottom of the section I 0; thus in this manner the said sections l0 and II are slidably engaged with each other, as the 10 fasteners I 6 freely slide in the slots IS on ex 10 articles therein, the basket being readily mount able upon a bicycle for use therewith particularly in making delivery of such articles by the rider of the bicycle, the basket being also serviceable tending or contracting the body of the basket. for newspaper delivery or for school children This strip I1 underlies the bottom of the section 15 in the carrying of books and other equipment as ' l0 exteriorly of the basket. possessed by students. Fixed to the bottom of the section II] is a pair 16 Another object of the invention is the provi-"v ‘ of supports I8, each having the holes IQ for sion of a basket of this character, which is simple the selective ?tting _of the axle 20 for the front in its construction, reliable and effective in its Wheel 2| of the bicycle A therein so that the 20 operation, strong, durable, readily and easily basket may be supported horizontally and at 20 mounted upon and removed from a bicycle or the the proper height on the bicycle. The section I 0 has the loops or yokes 22 car like, and inexpensive to manufacture. ried thereby for accommodating straps 23 to With these and. other objects in view, the in be engaged about the handle bar 24 of the bicycle vention consists in the features of construction, 25 combination and arrangement of parts as will so that the basket can be detachably fastened 25 be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in to this handle bar. Outside of. the basket at opposite sides thereof the accompanying drawing, which discloses the is a pair of coiled expansion springs 25, each preferred embodiment of the invention and point being fastened at 26 and 21, respectively, to the ed out in the claim hereunto appended. 30 sections In and II and these springs function In the accompanying drawing: Figure 1 is agifragmentary side elevation of a to contract the basket and permit expansion or 30 extension of the said sections I 0 and H for in bicycle showing‘ the basket constructed in ac creasing the capacity of such basket when in use. cordance with the invention mounted thereon. What is claimed is: Figure 2 is a perspective view of the basket de tached. A basket for a bicycle having a front turning fork and handle bars comprising a sheet metal 35 Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of the basket. two-part body having an open top, the parts be Similar reference characters indicate corre sponding parts throughout the several views in ing telescopically related to each other, out the drawing. turned laterally directed ?anges formed at oppo Referring to the drawing in detail, A designates site sides of the parts at the open top‘, guides slidably accommodating the said ?anges and bent 40 generally a portion of a bicycle which is of stand ard kind and B the extensible basket, respectively, successively outwardly, downwardly and inwardly which latter is the subject matter of the present from the top edge of one of the parts, one of the parts being provided with spaced parallel slots invention and hereinafter fully described. This basket comprises a body formed in sep~ at the bottom of the body, fasteners received in arable sections l0 and II, preferably made from said slots, a cross strip underlying the bottom 45 sheet metal and telescopically related one to the of the other part and receiving said fasteners, other. The body is open at its top and at the supports adjustably connected with the fork and top edge of the section ID at opposite sides l2 supporting said body, loops ?xed to the body ad jacent to the handle bar and engaged with the thereof is an out-turned ?ange l3 which is ac latter, and coiled springs outside of the body at 50 commodated slidably within guides l4 bent suc cessively outwardly, downwardly and inwardly opposite sides thereof and connected respectively from the top edge of the section II and in this to the parts of said body for allowing extension manner these sections I 0 and I l are extensible or contraction of these parts. GEORGE H. SMITH.