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VeröffentlichungsnummerUS1733854 A
PublikationstypErteilung
Veröffentlichungsdatum29. Okt. 1929
Eingetragen20. Apr. 1928
Prioritätsdatum20. Apr. 1928
VeröffentlichungsnummerUS 1733854 A, US 1733854A, US-A-1733854, US1733854 A, US1733854A
ErfinderHarrison Bailey
Ursprünglich BevollmächtigterHarrison Bailey
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Externe Links: USPTO, USPTO-Zuordnung, Espacenet
Foot rest for accelerator controls
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Oct. 29, 1929. BAILEY 1,733,854

I FOOT REST FOR ACCELERATOR CONTROLS Filed April 20, 1928 .2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ATTORNEY 0st. 29, 1929. H. BAILEY 1,733,854 3 FOOT REST FOR ACCELERATOR CQNTROLS Filed April 20, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 WITNESS: ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 29, 1929 I earsnr raise neanrson BAILEY, or MoonrcARMEIi, PENNSYLVANIA" V roo r ansrr ron ACCELERATOR CONTROLS- j Application filed April 20,

This invention relates to combined foot rests and accelerator controls.

An object ofthe invention. comprehends a locking mechanism adapted to retain the control in 'a retracted position whereby the accelerator may be rendered inoperative upon application of a motor vehicle service brake.

Another object ofthe invention contemplates a slide mounting for the foot rest rather than a pivotal one whereby greater ease in the actuation thereof will be experienced.

A further object of the invention consists of a release mechanism for the locking mechanism.

An additionalobject of the invention'embodies a treadportion adapt-ed to engage a throttle rod when shifted to occupy its respective positions.

lVith the above and other objects in view, the invention further consists of the following novel features and details of construction, to be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings 25 and pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings Figure 1 is a side elevation of the invention as applied for'use.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken through the invention when called into use to actuate a throttle rod.

Figure 3 'is a sectional view taken on line 33 of Figure 1.

Figure 4: is a choringplate for the device. Figure 5 is a horizontal sectional view taken through Figure 2 of the drawings with the locking mechanism illustrated in its released position. t

Figure 6 is a view similar to "Figure 5 taken through Figure 1 of the drawings and illustrative of the locked position of said mechanism. V I Figure 7 is a sectional view taken on line 77 of Figure 1. a V Figure 8 is a sectional view taken on line 8 8 of Figure 5.

Figure 9 is a detail sectional view. Referring to the drawings in detail, wherein like characters of reference denote corre perspective view of an an- 1928. Seria1I \To.271,522.

sponding parts, the reference character 10 indicates an anchorage or' attaching plateof oval shape having openings adjacent the ends thereof to accommodate fasteningelements 12 embedded or otherwise connected [with a floorboard 13 within the drivingcompartment of a vehicle. i I s A channel member 14, carried upon one side edge of the plate member lO, is adapted to accommodate the adjacent edgefofa sup v porting-plate 15. A curved lip 16, upstand ing from theopposed side edge of the plate member 10, is adapted to accommodate and yieldingly engage a correspondingly disposed lip' 17 formed upon the adjacentedge of the supporting plate.15,-substantially. as illustrated in Figure 20f the drawings. Ears 18,-upstanding 'in parallelism from the. opposed side edges of the supporting plate 15, are apertured adjacent the ends thereof to 7 accommodate bolt-members 19 and 20.. A bearing sleeve 21, carried upon the bolt member;20 -and formed as'acontinuation of the lowermost offset end 22 of an elongated .plate member 23, is adapted to establish a pivotal connection between the latter and the supporting plate15. Y i r A disk member 24;, depressed to resemble the general characteristic of a spoon, is disposed in' parallelism with the underside of j the elongated; plate member 23 by fins 25 odset from the uppermost end of the aforementioned; plate. The depressed portion of the disk member 2 1 is adapted to accommodate the head 26 carried upon the adjacent endof athrottle rod 27. l 4

- A heel supportingplate 28 is providedupon the low-ermost end of a plate member 28"car ried upon the upper side of the plate member 23 and having an elongated cut-outportion 29, through which mud and other extraneous matter, tracked into the car uponthe oper ators feet, may find its way downwardly upon: the horizontal floor boards, not shown, within the vehicle. i g

A second, plate, such as indicated at 30, mountedupon the upper side of the platemember 23,. is provided with downwardly projecting aprons 31 upon the side edges thereofand adapted to accommodate the ad;

I passed-through a sleeve member 34 within the adjacent end of an adjusting plate 35; A

companion adjusting plate 36, having pivotal connection with theboltmember 19, as

indicated at 37, is provided with-channel por-' tions 38 upon the side edges thereof and which .isvadapted to accommodate and guide the ad- 7 jacent end of the plate; member 35"therebetween. 7 p j A111 elongated slot 39 within the companion plate 36 is adapted toreceive a bolt member 40 carried by the plate member 35' to regulate depressing of the thrott-lerod'27. The adjustment, may, in efiect, provide a governor which may be set at low speeds when motor vehicles are initiallydelivered from factories,

whereby the new owner will not be able-to race and'burn up the motor before the adjustment isaltered.

trip plate'41 having an car 42 uponthe uppermost end-thereofiisadapted to'be disposed immedfiatelybeneath the adjacent end of the plate member 30411 themanner as illustrat'ed in Figure 2 of the drawings; Guide members 43, provided upon the side edges of the trip plate 21, are adapted for reception within portions removed 44 in. the aprons 31 of the-plate member 30; The guide members 43 furthermore provide the necessary means of attachment for-the trip plate 41. A housinga-s; carried upon the-offset end 22 of the plate member23,is" provided with a reciprocating lockingy element 46 mounted upon a compression spring- 47 and adapted to normallydispose the uppermost portion thereof within the horizontal portion48 of a substantially T-shaped slot '49; in the plate member 28'. Afinger 5Q, upstanding from the upper edge; of the locking member 46, isadapted to engage the underside of the trip plate 41.

I In; theu'seand operation of the present invention,'the same is first applied tooccupy the @po'sitiona's shown in Figure 1 of the draw- The depressed disk 24 is adapted to conv'enientlyaccommodate the rounded head 26, carried upon the adjacent endof a throttle rod- 27 7' j v It is-rtobe note d that a slide mounting is provided rather than a pivot connection, whereby greater casein the operation of the" invent-ion will be experienced;

The" invention was 'prlmarily designed to limit movement of the throttle rod' 27 and the consequent velocity capable of being attained by the vehicle through the connection j as provided between the plate members 35- and 36 respectively. The lockingmechanism is' primarily-intended to prevent accidental acceleration of the vehicle when the vehicle service brake is called into'use.

As generally known, accelerators are 10- I cated in close proximity to the service brakes of motor vehicles in order that the foot may be readily shifted one to another but in spells of excitement, especially when encountering railway crossings 'andthe like or in other instances Where the motorist senses impending accident,.he may accidentally depress both the service brake and accelerator and .does not have-time to shift the foot over a bit more to clear the accelerator while depressing the ,brake pedal, 7 i

Depression by the toe ofthe operators foot upon the plate member 30 will" swing the same downwardly and 'cause the plate member 23 to be retracted therebeneath and such retraction being commensurate with the particular angle of the throttle 'rod,

whereby binding action of the throttle rod within a usual opening-provided in the floor board 13 will not occur. A retractile sprin '51, establishing: con

motion between the p late member 23 and the plate member 35isadapted to automatically I retract the accelerator to occupy an inoperative position when: the foot of the operator is released from the plate member 30. Obviously the lockingrelement 46 will again find its way within the portion 48 0fthe T-shaped slot 49'; a e 1 The invention would also cut downautomobile thefts inasmuch as persons not familiar with the mechanism of the improved type of accelerator would be readily apprehended while experimenting.

The invention: is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions 'andminor details of construction, and the right is herein reserved tomake such changes as properly fall within the scope of theappended claimsr Having thus described-the invention, what is Y claimed is l. A combined foot rest andaccelerator control comprising a supporting plate mounted upon the floor boards of an-aut'omobile' adjacent the throttle rod, afoot engaging portion carried by thesupportingplate, and

a lockingmechanism-carried by and-- operable in conjunction with the supporting plate adjacent the mounting of the latter being adapted to normally sustain'theplate memher ina normally inactive position;

2. A combined foot rest and accelerator control comprising *a supporting plate, a plate member carried-by the supporting plate being disposed in juxtaposition to a throttle ber in a retracted position,

rod, a disk member carried by the plate member adapted for engagement with the adjacent end of the throttle rod, a locking mechanism carried by the supporting'plate being adapted to normally sustain the plate memand a trip plate carried by the plate member being adapted to release the locking mechanism when the device is called into use. I

3. A combined foot rest and accelerator control comprising an attachinx plate, a supporting plate carried thereby, a plate member having pivotal connection with the ends of the supporting plate and disposed in juxtaposition to a throttle rod, a disk member of depressed formation offset from and disposed in parallelism with the plate member being adapted for engagement with the adjacent end of said throttle rod, a spring having connection with the pivot connection to normally retract the plate member to occupy an inoperative position, a locking mechanism for sustaining the plate member against accidental use and displacement, and a trip plate carried by the plate member adapted to release the locking mechanism when the device is called into use.

4. A combinedtoot rest and accelerator control comprising an attaching plate, asupporting plate carried thereby, a plate member having pivotal connection with the supporting plate and disposed in juxtaposition to a throttle rod, a disk member of depressed formation offset from and disposed in. parallelism with the plate member for engagement with the adjacent end of said throttle rod, a second plate member slidably mounted upon the first mentioned plate member, a spring having connection with the first mentioned plate member to induce same to occupy an inoperatii 'e position, a locking mechanism for sustaining the supporting plate against accidental use and displacement, a trip plate carried by the second plate member adapted to release the locking mechanism whenthe device is called into use, and an adjusting means establishing connection between the supporting plate and second plate member to regulate depression of the accelerator.

5. A combined foot rest and accelerator control comprising an attaching plate, a supporting plate carried thereby, a plate member having pivotal connection with the supporting plate and disposed in juxaposition to a throttle rod, a disk member of depressed formation ofiset from and disposed in parallelism with the plate member for engagement with the adjacent end of said throttle rod, a second plate member slidably mounted upon the first mentioned plate member, a spring having connection with the first mentioned plate member to induce same to occupy an inoperative position, a locking mechanism for sustainin the supporting plate against accidental use and displaceporting plate carried thereby,

'lelism with the plate nient', a trip plate-carried by'the second plate memberadaptedtO release the locking mechanism vvlien'the device is called into use, and" adjusting plates establishing connection between-the supporting plate and-second plate-member to regulate depression of the accelerator. r

- 6. A- combined-"foot rest and accelerator control comprising an attaching plate ,a"supa plate memhavingpivotal connection with the ber supporting posed in juxtaposition to the throttle rod, a disk member, of depressed formation offset "from and disposed in parallelism with, the 180 plate inember'l'or engagement with theadjacent end of said throttle rod, a second-plate member slidably mounted upon the plate member, ears extended from the side edges of thesecond plate member over the side edges'ot the first mentioned plate member, adjusting plates establishing connection be} the supporting plate'to tween said cars and regulate depression spring interposed of the accelerator, a between the ad usting plates and first mentioned'plate membento normally induce the latter to ;occupy an inoper ve position,alockingmechanism for sustaining the supporting plate against accidental use and displacement, and a trip. plate carried by the first plate member adapted to release the locking mechanism when the device is called into use.

7. A combined foot rest and accelerator control comprising an attaching plate, a supporting plate carried thereby, a plate member having pivotal connection with the supporting plate and'disposed in juxtaposition to a throttle rod, a disk member of depressed formation ofiset from and disposed in paralmember for engagement with'the adjacent end of the throttle rod, a second plate member slidably mounted upon the first mentioned plate member, ears carried by and projecting from the second plate member beneath plate member, adjusting plates establishing )late an d'havin' a ortion dis-' the first mentioned connection between said ear and the supporting plate to regulate depression of the accelerator, a spring establishing connection between the adjusting plates and the first mentioned plate member to normally induce the latter to occupy an inoperative position, a slotted plate including a heel support mounted upon the second plate member,a trip plate having connection with the second plate member and disposed in overe lapping relation to the slotted plate, and a locking element mounted upon the first plate member and projecting through the slotted plate'adjacent the trip plate.

8. A combined foot rest and accelerator control comprising an attaching plate, a sup-' porting plate carried thereby, a plate member having pivotal connection with the supinoperative; position,

upon the: first disposed Within the cross portion of the porting; to a throttle rod, a disk member of depressed formation offset from and disposed in paral lelism- Withthe plate member for engage,- ment With the adjacent end of the throttle rod, a second plate member slidably mounted upon the plate memberyears carriedby and projecting from the second plate member beneath the first mentioned platemember, adjusting platesestablishing connection be- .tween said ear and the. supporting plate to regulate 'depression' of theaccelerator, a spring establishing connection: between the adjusting plates and. the first plate member to'normally induce. the latter to occupy an a plate having a T- shaped slot carried upon the second plate member, a trip plate included upon thesecond plate member and spacedv from the slotted plate; alocking element sliclably mounted plate member and normally TIT-shaped slot,- and a fingercarried by and projecting from one end of the locking element for'contacting engagement with the trip plate v Intestimony whereof I aflix my signature.

HARRISON BAILEY.

plate and disposedin juxtaposition

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Klassifizierungen
US-Klassifikation74/513
Internationale KlassifikationG05G1/14, G05G1/60
UnternehmensklassifikationG05G1/60
Europäische KlassifikationG05G1/60