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G. H‘. SMITH
Aug. 23, 1938.
2,128,174
BASKET
Filed Jan. 9, 1937 \
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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
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strong, durable, readily and easily basket may be supported horizontally and at
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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
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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.
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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.
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