NOV. 25, 1946. 2,411,500 G_ T_ BRADLEY I CONTROL FOR AUTOMOBILES Filed Feb. 1, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 \N, m.wma , WW ‘N w\%wNW LIN.‘ $3 - Inventor NOV. 26, 1946. G, T_ BRADLEY 2,411,500 CONTROL FOR'AU‘I'OMOBILES Filed Feb. 1, 1945 2 Sheets—$hee’n 2 2,411,500 Patented Nov. 26,; 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,411,500 CONTROL FOR AUTOMOBILES George '1‘. Bradley, Kerens, Tex. ; Louise N. Bradley administratrix of said George T. Bradley, deceased Application February 1, 1945, Serial No. 575,701 3 Claims. (01. 74-481) 1 2 My invention relates to improvements in aux of the right angled form shown, for a purpose presently seen. A pair of rearwardly extending crank arms I'I, I8 are provided on the sleeves 4, 5 iliary controls for automobiles, the primary ob ject in view being to equip such vehicles with simply constructed, inexpensive means for oper ating the clutch and brake pedals, also the throt tle valve of the carburetor, quickly and easily, by hand, and which is especially adapted for instal lation in present day automobiles without necessi of the right and left hand levers l, 2. , A pair of right and left hand push rods I0, 20 incline downwardly and forwardly through the floor 2| of the body I I forwardly of the brake and clutch pedals 22, 23, with lower ends slidably extended suitably through said ?oor and to tilt tating material alteration of the same, and does not interfere with foot operation of the clutch 10 therein for a purpose presently apparent. A pair of suitable clevises I9’, 20' adjustably connect the and brake pedals. upper ends of said rods I9, 20 to the crank arms To the accomplishment of the above, and sub ordinate objects presently appearing, a preferred '6, I3. As will presently more clearly appear, the crank arms I‘I, I8 swing through arcs and thereby tilt in the succeeding description, and de?ned in the the push rods I9, 20 in the floor 2| at the points claims appended hereto. X, Where the lower ends thereof slide through In said drawings: the ?oor. Figure 1 is a fragmentary View in transverse The brake and clutch pedals 22, 23 are pro section through the body of an automobile illus 20 vided with forwardly extending operating bars 24, 25 suitably ?xed thereon and having slots 26, trating my improved control in rear elevation, 27 therein through which said push rods I9, 25 Figure 2 is a view in vertical section taken on extend, and said rods I9, 20 are provided with the line 2—2 of Figure 1, Figure 3 is a View in perspective of the right collars 28, 29 fast thereon and overlying said bars and left hand levers, the sleeves of said levers, 25 24, 25. A pair of coil springs 30, 3| suitably at the shaft upon which the sleeves are mounted and tached at one end to the push rods I9, 20, as at parts associated with the left hand lever and said 32, with the other ends thereof similarly attached to the crank arms I'I, I8 function to yieldingly sleeves, Figure 4 is a view in perspective of one of the hold said rods I9, 20 and the crank arms I‘I, I8 in v a normal position against downward movement, pedals, the operating bar therefor, and the push also the levers I, 2 in a normal forward position. rod associated with the pedal, Figure 5 is a detail view in vertical section In explanation of the action of the coil springs taken on the line 5—5 of Figure 1 and drawn to 30, 3!, the push rods I9, 20 and the crank arms an enlarged scale, I1, I8 form elbow joints with said rods and crank Figure 6 is a fragmentary view in longitudinal arms normally in substantially right-angled rela section through the sleeves mounted on the shaft, tion. Obviously, if such joints, or in other words, embodiment of my invention has been illustrated in the accompanying drawings, set forth in detail Figure 7 is a detail view in section taken on the said rods and crank arms, are moved so as to line 'l—l of Figure 1. straighten the same out, the springs 30, 3| will Reference being had to the drawings by be stretched, thereby exerting increasing tension numerals, my improved auxiliary control, as illus 40 on said rods and crank arms tending to move the trated, comprises, as the basic elements thereof, same back into right-angled relation, and in so a right and a left hand, upstanding lever I, 2. doing tending to cause the sleeves 4, 5 and the respectively, with hand grip ends 3 and which levers I, 2 to move back into normal position. rise from a pair of horizontal sleeves 4, 5 rotatably A hand grip lever 33 is »pivoted, as at 34, to the mounted in end-to-end relation on a horizontal 45 upper end of the left hand lever 2 and to which shaft 5 having the ends thereof mounted by U one end of a “Bowden” wire 35 is connected, as bolts 1 on a pair of right and left hand clip-like at 35, with the sheath 31 thereof suitably ?xed at bracket bars 8, 9 straddling the cowl l0 inside the one end, as by a clamp 38, to said lever 2. Said body II of the automobile and the instrument panel I2, and secured to the cowl I 0, as by bolts I3. 50 wire 35 is suitably extended forwardly through the dash 39 for connection to the throttle valve of A spacing collar I4 on the shaft 6 is interposed the carburetor, not shown, of the automobile, the between the sleeves 4, 5. As best shown in arrangement being such that by gripping the vhand Figure 1, the levers I, 2 are arranged upon oppo lever 33 and the upper end of the lever 2, a pull site sides of the steering post column l5 and the steering wheel [6. The left hand lever 2 may be 55 may be exerted on said wire 35, by the resulting 3 2,411,500 swinging of said lever 33 toward the lever 2, such pull opening said throttlevalve. The operation of the described invention will 4 . standing push rods slidably extended at the lower ends thereof through the ?oor of said body in front of said pedals, respectively, operating con ‘be readily understood. By pulling rearwardly on nections between said crank arms and the upper the right hand lever l, the crank arm I? is swung ends of said push rods, and pick-up connections downwardly to thrust the push rod l9 down between said push rods and said pedals ‘respec vvardly and engage the collar 28 with the oper ating bar 213 of the brake pedal 22 whereby said 2. The combination with an automobile body brake pedal is depressed. By pulling the left instrument panel, and brake and clutch pedals, hand lever 2 rearwardly, the clutch pedal 23 10 respectively, of hand-operated means for depress is depressed in a similar manner through the ing said pedals selectively comprising a horizon medium of the crank arm l8, push rod 28, collar tal shaft mounted in said body in front of said 29 and operating bar 2?. The coil springs 39, panel, a pair of hand levers mounted on said 3! function in the manner already described to shaft in upstanding position and to rock thereon tively. . ' ' return the levers l, 2 to normal forward posi 15 from a normal position, a pair of crank arms tion and by such return of said levers i, 2 the ‘extending rearwardly from said levers, a pair. push rods I9, 26 are elevated to normal posi of upstanding push rods slidably extended at the tion in a manner which will be clear. In the lower ends thereof through the floor of said body normal position of the push rods i9, 26, the in front of said pedals, respectively, operating brake and clutch pedals 22, 23 may be operated 20 connections between said crank arms and the in the usual manner, by foot. The manner in upper ends of said push rods, and pick-up con which the hand grip lever 33 and “Bowden” Wire nections between said push rods and said pedals, ‘ 35 operate the throttle valve of the carburetor respectively, said connections comprising for has already been described. The clevises I9’, 25!’ wardly extending bars on said pedals having slots " provide for adjusting the connection between the 25 therein through which said rods extend, and ?xed push rods I9, 20 and the crank arms ll’, is, as collars on said rods overlying said bars. occasion may require. 3. The combination with an automobile body The foregoing will, it is believed, suf?ce to im instrument panel, and brake and clutch pedals, part a clear understanding of my invention with respectively, of hand-operated means for depress out further explanation. Manifestly, the invention, as described, is sus ing said pedals selectively comprising a hori zontal shaft mounted in said body in front of said ceptible of modi?cation without departing from panel, a pair of hand levers mounted on said the inventive concept, and right is herein re shaft in upstanding position and to rock thereon served to such modi?cations as fall within the from a normal position, a pair of crank arms scope of the appended claims. 35 extending rearwardly from said levers, a pair What I claim is: of upstanding push rods slidably extended at l. The combination with an automobile body the lower ends thereof through the floor of said instrument panel, and brake and clutch pedals, body in front of said pedals, respectively, oper respectively, of hand-operated means for depress ating connections between said crank arms and ing said pedals selectively comprising a horizontal 40 the upper ends of said push rods, pick-up con shaft mounted in said body in front of said panel, nections between said push rods and said pedals, a pair of hand levers mounted on said shaft in respectively, and springs connected to said crank upstanding position andto rock thereon from a arms and push rods for maintaining said levers, normal position, a pair of crank arms extend cranks and rods in normal position. ing rearwardly from said levers, a pair of up 45 GEORGE T. BRADLEY.