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US Patent: 233,640
Velocipede
Patentee:
George W. Pressey - Hammonton, Atlantic County, NJ

USPTO Classifications:
280/251, 74/25

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Assignees:
George W. Pressey - Hammonton, Atlantic County, NJ
Edwin L. Crowell - Hammonton, Atlantic County, NJ

Manufacturer:
Not known to have been produced

Witnesses:
John A. Wiedershiem
A. P. Grant
W. F. Kircher

Patent Dates:
Applied: May 01, 1880
Granted: Oct. 26, 1880

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Description:
John A. Wiedersheim - patent attorney

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—

1. The front wheel, B, and reach C, in combination with spring P, which forms the only connection between said parts, except the guiding-rod.

2. A velocipede having a front steering wheel, B, hind driving1-wheel, A, and treadles G, supported by a frame attached to the axle of wheel A and spring P, the front ends of said treadles being extended upward, substantially as set forth.

3. The friction-pulley H, fixed to the axle, in combination with the annulus c, carrying the friction-block d, and pivoted to the outer end of the yoke J, whose other end is fitted loosely on the axle, substantially as and for 70 the purpose set forth.

4. In combination with the wheel A and its axle and the straps L, the three-armed treadle G, having foot-rest a on its upper arm, the lever-arms being attached to said strap L, substantially as set forth.

5. The combination, with the friction-clutch, of the three-pronged treadle G, connected to said clutch, and having at its axis a spring, M, whose ends are respectively attached to the 80 treadle and frame, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

6. The friction-clutch having its annulus c provided with a stop-pin, m, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

7. The annulus c and blocks d, having pin m, in combination with yoke J, pivotally attached thereto, pulley H, and suitable operating devices, substantially as set forth.

8. The doubly-hinged prop Q, in combination with brace E and the block E, suitably recessed, substantially as set forth.

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