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They Invented What? (No. 60)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on August 15, 2007

U.S. Pat. No. 3,142,424:  Gun holder for bicycles.

 bike gun

What is claimed as new is as follows:

A gun holder for attachment to a bicycle, comprising an integral sheet of material folded in half about its longitudinal axis so as to form an aperture tapered in cross-section from its widest portion adjacent the fold to its narrowest portion adjacent the meeting edges thereof so as to snugly receive a gun, means securing the meeting edges together, second means closing on end of the gun holder adjacent the meeting edge near the closed end, and an elongated tying means having extending ends and a center section thereof secured to the sheet of material by insertion through aligned holes in one of the sides of said sheet forming the tapered aperture, said gun holder being positionable on the rear wheel of a bicycle with the axle of the wheel extending through the aligned apertures and the holder oriented so as to project upwardly and rearwardly therefrom, said holder being of a length so as to position the upper end thereof above the fender of the wheel for ease of access thereto for removal and replacement of a gun by a rider on the bicycle, the center of the tying means being located at approximately the top of the fender.

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