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Sept. 13, 1938‘. - H. G. LEWIS HANDHOLD Filed May 12, 1958 2,130,283 Patented Sept. 13, 1938 I 2,130,283 UNITED‘ STATES PATENT ‘ OFFICE 2,130,283 HANDHOLD Harry G. Lewis, Philadelphia, Pa., assignor to Electric Service Supplies Company, Philadel phia, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania Application May 12, 1938, Serial No. 207,471 5 Claims. (Cl. 105—354) parent more fully- hereinafter, it being observed This invention relates to .an improved con that the invention consists substantially in the struction of a hand hold adapted for use as an combination, construction, location and relative overhead support for standing passengers in ve hicles, such as automotive buses, railway cars 5 and the like. ‘ ' Among the principal objects of the present in vention is to provide an overhead support hand hold of such construction that it is not only clean and pleasing in appearance but also reduces pended claims. . In the said accompanying drawing: Figure l is a side elevational view of a hand maintenance cost thereof at the same time that hold constructed in accordance with and embody it improves the interior appearance asa whole of the vehicle equipped therewith. A further and important advantage of the ing the principles of the present invention; Figure 2 is an edge elevational view thereof; present invention is to provide a hand hold wherein the grip is formed of metal and is sup ported from the conventional overhead bar or rod by means of a leather-lined metal strap. Heretofore and prior to this invention, hand holds have been provided in which the metal grip 2 O thereof has been suspended from its overhead support by means of a leather strap. In such constructions of‘ hand hold, the unprotected leather strap was unable to withstand twisting of the grip out of its normal plane and such 2 01 constant twisting resulted in premature wear and stretching of the leather strap with the result that the hand hold soon became unsafe for use as an overhead support for standing passengers. Moreover, this premature stretching and wear of C1: 0 the leather resulted in such loose ?t of the hand and . 3—-3 of Figure 1. Referring now more particularly to the draw ing, it will be seen that the hand hold, desig comprises a grip ll formed of tubular metal stock bent into the looped shape shown and hav~ ving flattened extremities l2-l2. The hand hold is adapted to be suspended from the conventional overhead supporting rod or bar l3 which usually extends longitudinally of the vehicle. For suspending the hand hold ill from the bar 25 l3, the grip l I is provided with a metal support ing strap [4 which is lined with leather l5, the metal strap l4 and its leather lining l5 being bent into the form of a loop to provide a sub stantially circular section “5 which encompasses the bar l3 and a pair of parallel sections l'l--ll which are projected between the flattened ex parts of the vehicle against which the hand hold The present construction of hand hold elimi nates all of the foregoing objectionable features 40 of the prior existing hand holds by the provis ion of a supporting loop for the grip made in the form of a metal strap lined with leather, the ar tensions I2—l2 of the grip H, the said exten sions I2—l2 of the grip and extensions Il-ll of the supporting leather lined suspension strap be ing clamped together in the flatwise relation shown most clearly in Figures 1 and 2 by means of suitable screw bolts l8, the shanks of which are projected through suitable registering aper tures |9--l9 provided in said overlapping exten sions. brake to eliminate free swinging of the hand ,hold about the supporting bar therefor, thereby It will be apparent that in the construction of hand hold as illustrated and described, the metal suspension strap [4 serves to constantly maintain the grip II in its normal plane, that is, in a ver tical plane extending normally to the axis of the overhead supporting bar or rod I3. The metal suspension strap 54 is preferably'of a width sub stantially equal to that of the flattened extensions eliminating mechanical rattle and insuring a more or less stationary position for the hand hold l2—l2 of the hand hold grip H and moreover is of such gauge and strength as to adequately rangement being such that the metal strap not only prevents twisting of the grip out of its nor mal plane but also insures against premature breaking or tearing of the leather, while the leather lining serves as a friction cushion or 15 nated generally by the reference numeral l0, was free to swing about the rod and become a source of objectionable noise and rattle as well was free to swing due to- sway of the vehicle in motion. 0 Figure 3 is a sectional View taken on the line hold about its supporting rod that the hand hold as of damage to the ?nished surface of adjacent 3 arrangement of parts, all as will appear more fully hereinafter, as shown in the accompanying Oi drawing and as ?nally pointed out in the ap withstand twisting of the grip ll relatively to and out of the-vertical plane of its suspension strap Hi. The leather-lined suspension strap 14 55 ing from the details of construction will be ap- ' ‘is in practice so looped that the internal diameter 55 whereby it may be reached for and grasped by the passenger with greater facility and certainty. Other objects and advantages thereof result 2 2,130,283 of the circular portion thereof is of such order to be clamped between the aforesaid extensions that the leather lining binds tightly about the ' of said grip, a leather lining for said metal strap surface of the supporting bar I3 in consequence shaped in correspondence with and disposed in of which the leather lining I 5 serves as a fric teriorly of said metal strap, and removable secur tional cushion or brake which not only prevents ing elements projecting commonly through the overlapping extensions of said grip, metal strap and leather lining for clamping the same rigidly together, said metal strap and the leather lining therefor being coextensive in width with the Width of said grip extensions. free swinging of the hand hold as a unit about the rod l3 but also maintains it in a stationary position where it may be reached for and grasped with certainty by any passenger who may desire to use the hand hold as a support. What is claimed as new and useful is: 1. In a hand hold of the character described, in combination, a grip formed of tubular metal stock bent into looped form and provided with ?attened parallel extremities, a ‘metal strap hav ing a central portion bent into. circular form to embrace a supporting rod and parallel extensions adapted to be clamped between the aforesaid ex tensions of said grip, and a leather lining‘ for said metal strap shaped in correspondence with and disposed interiorly of said metal strap. 2. In a hand hold of the character described, in combination, a grip formed of tubular metal stock bent into looped form and provided with ?attened parallel extremities, a metal strap hav ing a central‘ portion bent into circular form to embrace a supporting rod and parallel extensions adapted to be clamped between the aforesaid ex tensions of said grip, a leather lining for said metal strap shaped in correspondence with and disposed interiorly of said metal strap, and re movable securing elements projecting commonly through the overlapping extensions of said grip, metal strap and leather lining for clamping the same rigidly together. 3. In a hand hold of the character described, in combination, a grip formed of tubular metal stock bent into looped form and provided with ?attened parallel extremities, a metal strap, having a cen tral portion bent into circular form to embrace a supporting rod and parallel extensions adapted 4. A hand hold of the character described com prising, in combination, a grip formed of tubular stock and a metal supporting strap therefor, said grip and strap being respectively bent and secured together to form in side elevation a substantially 15 ?gure-8 con?guration, said grip and said strap being respectively provided with parallel ?attened extensions adapted to be secured together in overlapping relation, and a leather cushion or lining disposed interiorly of said strap with the 20 free extremities thereof clamped between the aforesaid overlapping extensions of said grip and strap. 5. A hand hold of the character described com prising, in combination, a grip formed of tubular 25 stock and a metal supporting strap therefor, said grip and strap being respectively bent and secured together to form in side elevation a substan tially ?gure-8 con?guration, said grip and said strap being respectively provided with parallel 30 flattened extensions adapted to be secured to gether in overlapping relation, a leather cushion or lining disposed interiorly of said strap with the free'extremities thereof clamped between the aforesaid overlapping extensions of said grip and strap, and detachable screw bolts projecting com monly through said overlapping extensions of the grip and strap and the extremities of said leather lining to clamp the same rigidly together. HARRY G. LEWIS.