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MW 3,19%, B. J. ANDERSON 2,135,692 HANDLE BAR Filed Feb. 17, 1937 INVENTOR. BY ; I 7/ AZORNEY, Patented Nov. 8, 1938 2,135,692? ATENT OFFICE UNITED STATES 2,135,692 HANDLE. BAR. Bert J. Anderson, Hammond, Ind. Application February 17, 1937, Serial No. 126,119‘ 8 Claims. (Cl. 74--551.2) This invention relates to an improvement in 5 ?at attaching surface as indicated by the ref-i handlebars and has forone of its principal‘ objects erence numeral l4. the provision of means for constructing a device of the kind mentioned from a limited number of Formed in the flat surface I4 of the post and projecting downwardly therefrom is a plurality of cylindrical members Hi. The outwardly ex tending edges of the flat portion M of the post interlocking parts. The invention teaches the construction of a handlebar wherein such conven tional securing means as rivets, bolts, welding and the like are entirely eliminated. Another object of the invention is the provision v": section of the handlebar is provided with a are turned downwardly asv is indicated by the reference numeral l8. Positioned beneath the flat portionv M of the post and rigidly secured thereto by the down wardly projecting cylindrical members I6, as is clearly shown in Fig. 3, is an apertured stamped‘; member 29. The member 20 forms the bottom half of the handlebar proper. The stamped member 20 is substantially semi-circular in plan ?anged portion which is adapted to be crimped formation and has an outwardly projecting ?ange over portions of the complementary part for se formed of the front and rear edges. Formed in the member 20 intermediate the cen ter and each end is an elongated aperture 22. of means whereby one of the sections of the han dlebar is formed with outwardly projecting ?anges. Still another important object of advantage resides in the provision of means whereby another curing-the members together. A still further object of importance resides in the provision of means for securing a post to the The metal at the edges of the apertures is turned 20 handlebar itself. upwardly and forms in cross section a substan ' Another and still further important object of the invention resides in the provision of means for economically producing an exceedingly light and slightly ?exible device which is exceptionally strong and well capable of withstanding abusive treatment. An additional object of importance is the provi sion of means for preventing rotation of grips or handles positioned on the ends of the assembled handlebar. Additional objects of importance and advan tage will become apparent as the following de tailed description progresses reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which a pre ferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated and wherein, Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a handlebar which embodies the invention. Fig. 2 is a rear elevational view thereof. Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a front elevational view of the post member. ' 5 is a top plan view of the post member. Fig. 6 is a sectional view, slightly enlarged, taken on line 6—6 of Fig. 1. As shown in the drawing: The reference numeral It] indicates in general a post which in the preferred embodiment of the invention is formed of sheet metal. The lower portion 12 of the post is curled into tubular for mation and the upper portion thereof is curved 55 forwardly and is expanded to form a relatively 50 tially semi-cylindrical formation on each side of the aperture 22 as is best shown in Fig. 6. Positioned on the member 20 and rigidly se cured thereto is a stamped member 24 which cor 25 responds in plan formation to the member 20. The outwardly projecting ?anges 26 along the front and rear edges of the stamped member 24 are crimped over the outwardly projecting ?anges of the member 20 as is best shown in Figs. 2, 3, and 6. The forward edge of the ?at portion I4 is secured to the ?ange on the forward edge of the stamped member 20 by the crimped ?ange 26 as is best shown in Fig. 3. The crimped ?anges 26 in addition to rigidly securing the member 24 to the member 20 also provide a practically indestructible bumper which protects the balance of the handle bar from in Jury. Additionally, it will be apparent that the ?ange 40 member 26 extending along the ends of the han dle bar will prevent rotation of a grip or handle positioned thereon. It will be apparent from the foregoing that herein is provided a rugged and well built device capable of standing exceedingly heavy and abu sive treatment. Moreover, because of the overlapping front and rear edges of the structure the possibility of dent ing and bending the device from running into ob 50 stacles is practically eliminated. 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, 55 2 2,135,692 do not propose limiting the patent granted here on other than is necessitated by the prior art. I claim as my invention: 1. A handlebar comprising a pair of comple mentary stampings, one of said stampings hav ing the entire forward edge thereof crimped over the ?ange on the forward edge of the other stamping, means allowing the ?exing of the end portions of said handlebar, and a post secured to said handlebar. 2. A handlebar comprising two complementary stampings, portions of the edges of one stamp ing being crimped over portions of the edges of the other stamping, each of said stampings hav 15 ing portions thereof cut away to allow ?exing of the end portions of said handle bar, and a steering post secured to said joined stampings. 3. A handlebar comprising an apertured stamping, said stamping having an upwardly curved front and rear portion, the edges of said stamping being turned outwardly, and a comple mentary stamping positioned on said ?rst named stamping and having the edges thereof crimped over said outwardly turned edges, portions adja 25 cent the front and rear edges of the joined stampings intermediate the center and each end being of tubular formation. 4. A handle bar comprising a sheet metal hori zontal portion and a sheet metal vertical por tion, said vertical portion comprising a tubular lower part and a forwardly extending substan tially flat upper part, means formed of said ?at upper part for securing the vertical portion to the horizontal portion, said horizontal portion comprising a pair of complementary stampings having portions intermediate the center and each end cut away, and the metal between the cut away portion and each edge curled into tubular formation to provide outwardly and rearwardly projecting ?exible arms. - _ 5. A handle bar comprisinga sheet metal mem ber, a bead formed along the entire front of said sheetmetal member, portions of the handle bar intermediate the center and each end being cut away and the balance thereof being formed to allow a limited ?exing of the ends of the device, 1O and means in the center of said sheet metal member for receiving securing members of a steering post. 6. In a handle bar, a pair of complementary stampings joined at the front and rear edges 15 thereof, portions intermediate said front and rear edges being cut away, and a plurality of secur ing member receiving openings in the central portion of said handle bar. 7. A ?exible handle bar comprising a pair of 20 apertured stampings, the metal adjacent the edges of one of said stampings being crimped over the edges of the other stamping, portions of each stamping intermediate the front and rear edges thereof being cut away, and a steering post 25 secured to the joined stampings. 8. A handle bar comprising a pair of comple mentary stampings joined along the longitudinal edges thereof, a portion of said stampings inter mediate the center and each end being cut away, 30 the metal adjacent the cut away portions being curled to produce two parallel tubular parts on each side of the joined stampings, and means for attaching a steering post to the handle bar. 35 BERT J. ANDERSON.