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AUS- '20,’ 1946- ~ A. R. ROMERO ‘ .- 2,406,257 PERMANENT SAFETY LOCK DEVICE FOR BICYCLES ‘AND THE LIKE FiledDec. 20, 1944 IIii-54.2.. Patented Aug. 20,1946 I 2,406,257 1 * 'IUNITED sures PATENT? 10mm) it '_ 2,406,257 . ' PERMANENT SAFETY LOCK n'EvIcE ‘FOR’ . ' BICYCLES AND THE LIKE ‘I : ‘Albert R. Romero, Tucson, Ariz. Application December 20, 1944, Serial'No'. 569,000 1 Claim- (Cl. 70—227) This invention relates to locks for bicycles, mo torcycles or the like, installed as a ‘permanent part of the equipment of such transportation units; it being an object to provide a lock, pref erably of the permutation type, rigidly attached 2 A lock 4 of the permutation type has a hasp 5 which is held closed or released, according to the structural features of the lock mechanism which, it isthought, need not be described in detail, since any appropriate locking mechanism may be employed. The lock casing has a plate 6 at tached to it, as at 1, and the lock is held station to a member of the bicycle or motorcycle which, for the purpose of simplicity of description, will ary on the fork I by a clip 8 which is ‘in such be hereinafter referred to as a “bicycle”; the relation to the lock that when the lock is func said lock, in the present embodiment of the in tioning, the said lock can not be dislodged from vention, being attached to a fork stem of said 10 the fork. The clip 8 comprises a strip of metal bicycle; the said lock having associated with it, doubled on itself to form a loop C, and one length novel means which are introduced between spokes 0 of the clip is attached to the plate 6 of the of a wheel of the bicycle and retained in a po lock by fastenings such as rivets c’. The length sition transversely of the wheel through means of the lock, the said transversely disposed mem 15 of material of the clip on the other side of the loop is shaped to partially embrace the fork l ber being articulated with respect to another per and has its end 02 bent at an angle so that it manently mounted element of the equipment. projects through a space in the lock casing, which A further object of this invention is to provide space is back of the end plate 03 of the lock cas novel means for mounting the lock on the frame ing, and the said end of the clip within the lock 20 or fork of the bicycle, and other means for casing has an aperture 04 which alines with an holding the associated parts inactive during aperture in the lock casing through which the travel, yet permitting ready adjustment of the hasp of the lock projects. Hence, when the lock locking means when the bicycle has come to rest; is functioning, the hasp prevents the clip from and it is furthermore an object to provide an in being removed from the lock and additionally, stallation of the character indicated which has 25 the'clip is held on the lock casing by fastenings proven efficient and satisfactory, as well as com paratively inexpensive to produce and maintain. With the foregoing and other objects in View, ' such as screws 05 with appropriate retaining means as illustrated in Fig. 4. A yoke 9 has its end extending through the the invention consists in the details of construc lock casing and anchored therein by having its tion, and in the arrangement and combination of 30 ‘ end upset within the casing, as shown at A. The parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and yoke is threaded above the upset portion and a claimed. lock nut B is threaded thereon to engage the In describing the invention in detail, reference casing of the lock to hold the parts assembled. will be had to the accompanying drawing form The yoke may be turned or partiallyirotated in ing part of this application, wherein like char the lock casing or, in other words, may be swung acters denote corresponding parts in the several to an appropriate position for shipment, and the views, and in which ' yoke may be made of ?exible steel cable or B-X. Figure 1 illustrates a view in side elevation of The said yoke arches over the mud guard and a fragment of the rear fork and mud guard of a has a leg I0 secured by a clip H to a fork 2, so bicycle, with a device embodying the invention 40 that by this means, theyoke is rigidly attached mounted thereon, the wheels of the bicycle being to the bicycle structure. The end of the leg i0 omitted; is provided with a‘ hook l2 vby which a link I3 Figure 2 illustrates a sectional view on the line is swingingly or oscillatably attached to it; it 2-2 of Fig. 1; being understood that the connection of the link Figure 3 illustrates a section of the fork with ' with the leg is on the upper end of the link when the lock and its mounting in plan; it is in the position shown in dotted lines, Fig. 2. Figure 4 illustrates a sectional view on the line The joints between theend of the hook and the 4-4 of Fig. 1; and looped end of the link are closed by soldering so Figure 5 illustrates a sectional view on the line that they can be readily detached or, if desir 5-5 of Fig.1. able, these members may be connected by a, uni In the drawing l and 2 denote the forks of a versal joint. As shown in Figure 1, the link is bicycle frame and 3 the usual mud guard, which engaged by a spring clip M in which it is held may be of any convenient structure, it being un by friction and maybe readily dislodged there derstood that a wheel 33 of the bicycle operates from by pullingit outward with respect to the between the two forks. 3 2,406,257 clip. The link is shown as having a knob or en largement I 5 on its end-which will not escape ' through the loop of the hasp when it has been locked in the hasp as it is shown in Figure 2; it ibeing understood that when the bicycle is to be locked, the link ‘is extended transversely between V the spokes-of the wheel and secured in placeby adjusting the lock to its locking position, sothat by this means, “a ..stationary lockingminstitumene-a. 4. site side of the loop being shaped to embrace one leg of the frame and having an angularly disposed end coacting with the lock and having means for receiving a hasp of the lock when in looking position whereby the removal of the lock ' is prevented, a yoke attached to the lock and having a part projecting downwardly along the other leg of the frame, means for attaching the partrtomthe, others leg’ ofnthe sframeaa :ioint-v on tality is installed ion-bicycles; onwtheslikhsnomtim: 10 the ~endr-iofl-risaid leg, 2. link having ado-int mem common use. ber coacting with the ?rst mentioned joint, said I claim: \ link being adapted to assume an approximately A look construction for looking a wheel of a bi; " “ horizontal position through a space between cycle relative to a fork-like frame spokesv ofath'émhe'elcand to be lodged in the hasp wheel is mounted, comprising means foiuatt'aeh-S- ‘.;‘5Wf;;;thel10¢k;sand a spring clip attached to a, per 7 ingthe lock to the frame comprisingdalengthofl i , manentfpartxof the bicycle for engaging the link ' material doubled. on itself to form a loop;means ' for attaching the material-onsnneisidriiofsi?mxlohprs tothe lock, the length of material on threnoppgav and holding it inoperative; > > ' 'r ALBERT R. ROMERO.