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ScptL 3, 1946.
Filed June 19, 1944 v
2 sheets-sheet 1
Sept. 3, 1946‘,
Fued June 19,1944
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
yam/WW9 3mm‘
‘Patented Sept. 3, 1946
Application June 19, 1944, Serial No. 540,910
2 Claims.
The present invention relates to new and use
ful improvements in bicycle seats, and has for
its primary object to provide a device of this
(Cl. 155—5.20)
means of a novel construction and arrangement.
Other objects of the invention are to provide
a pneumatically cushioned bicycle seat of the
aforementioned character which will be com
paratively simple in construction, strong, durable,
ing in?ating valve I1 is provided for the pneu
matic cushion l6, said valve passing downwardly
through an opening provided therefor in the
saddle [3.
It is thought that the operation of the inven
tion will be readily apparent from a considera
tion of the foregoing. Brie?y, the pneumatic
cushion i6 is inflated to the desired pressure.
The seat 1 is secured in adjusted position on the
10 horizontal upper portion of the lever 6. As the
seat 1 moves downwardly under the load thereon,
compact, light in weight and which may be man
ufactured at low cost.
the pneumatic cushion I6 is compressed between
‘All of the foregoing and still further objects
the saddle l3 and the bar Ill of the bicycle frame
and advantages of the invention willbecome ap
- 2. In this manner the cushion it functions as
parent from a study of the following speci?ca
tion, taken in connection with the accompanying 15 a shock absorber in addition to yieldingly sup
porting the rider at all times. This cushioning
drawings, wherein like characters of reference
and shock absorbing effect may be adjusted as
designate corresponding parts throughout the
desired by regulating the pneumatic pressure in
several views, and wherein:
the cushion l6, also by moving the seat 1 for-v
Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a bicycle
wardly or rearwardly on the lever 6. Of course,
sea-t constructed in accordance with the present '
the lever 6 swings vertically on the post i.
The modi?cation illustrated in Figure 5 of the
Figure 2 is a view in horizontal section, taken
drawings is for use on bicycle frames which do
substantially on the line 2—2 of Figure 1.
not comprise the bar [9, such as those which are
Figure 3 is a view in transverse section, taken
particularly for women. In this embodiment, a
substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.
bell crank lever I 8 is pivotally secured on the up
' Figure 4 is a view in vertical longitudinal sec
per portion of the member is of the bicycle frame
tion, taken substantially on the line 12-6 of Fig
through the medium of a suitable clamp 20.
ure 3.
One end of the bell crank lever I3 is pivotally
Figure 5 is a view in side elevation of a modi
30 connected at 2| to the lower end portion 9 of
the lever 6. The other end of the bell crank
Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will
lever I8 is pivotally connected at 22 to the saddle
be seen that reference character l designates a
, I? of the yieldable clamp ll. In other respects,
‘post which may be secured in the usual manner
this form of the invention is substantially simi
in the frame 2 of a bicycle. The post | includes
a forwardly o?set upper end portion 3 which 35 lar in construction and operation to the embodi
ment shown in Figures 1 to 4, inclusive, of the
terminates in bifurcations 4.
Journaled on a pin 5 between the bifurcations
It is believed thatthe many advantages of a
4 of the posts I is an angular lever 6. A saddle ‘l
bicycle seat constructed in accordance with the
is mounted for longitudinal adjustment on the
substantially horizontal upper portion of the lever
6 through the medium of a suitable clamp 8. The
angular lever 6 includes a depending forward por
tion 9 Which is connected to the usual top bar It
of the'bicycle frame 2 through the medium of a
yieldable clamp ll.
present invention will be readily understood, and
although preferred embodiments of the device
are as illustrated and described, it is to be under
stood that further modi?cations and changes
in the details of construction may be resorted to
45 which will fall within the scope of the invention
As illustrated to advantage in Figures 3 and 4
as claimed.
of the drawings, the yieldable clamp ll includes
What is claimed is:
substantially channel-shaped upper and lower
1. In a bicycle comprising a frame including
saddles l2 and l3, respectively, of suitable strong,
a substantially horizontal bar, a post mounted
?exible material, which are connected by links 50 on the frame and including a forwardly offset
I4. The saddle l2, which is mounted on the ‘
upper end portion, an angular lever pivotally
frame bar I0, is pivotally secured at l5 to the
mounted at an intermediate point for vertical
lower end portion 9 of the lever B. The saddle
swinging movement on said upper end portion
I3 is spaced below the frame bar in for receiving
of the post, a seat adjustably mounted on one
therebetween an inflated cushion IS. A depend 55 end portion of the lever, the other end portion
of said lever terminating adjacent said bar, a
saddle pivotally mounted on said other end'por
having 21. depending front arm, a seat mounted
on said horizontal arm of the lever rearwardly
of the pivot of said horizontal arm, and a clamp
tion of the lever and engaged on top of the bar,
yieldably connecting the lower end of the de
a saddle suspended from the ?rst~named saddle
in spaced relation below the bar, and an in?ated 5 pending arm to a member of the frame, said
clamp including opposed substantially channel
cushion mounted in the second-named saddle and
shaped upper and lower saddles above and below
engaged beneath the bar.
2. In
a bicycle including
a post
the frame member, the lower saddle being spaced
from said frame member, links connecting the
offset upper end portion, a right angled lever 10 saddles, and a pneumatic cushion between the
mounted on said frame and having a forwardly
having a horizontal arm pivotally mounted at an
intermediate point for vertical swinging move
ment on said end portion of said post, said lever
lower saddle and said frame member.
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