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Publication numberUS1095965 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 5, 1914
Filing dateSep 22, 1913
Priority dateSep 22, 1913
Publication numberUS 1095965 A, US 1095965A, US-A-1095965, US1095965 A, US1095965A
InventorsAlton Eugene Glazier
Original AssigneeAlton Eugene Glazier
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Amusement apparatus.
US 1095965 A
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A. E. GLAZIER.

AMUSEMENT APPARATUS.

APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 22, 1913.

Patented May 5, 1914.

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AMUSEMENT APPARATUS.

APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 22, 1913.

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' ALTON EUGENE GLAZIER, OF OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.

AMUSEMENT APPARATUS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 5, 1914.

Application filed September 22, 1913. Serial No. 791,138.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALTON EUGENE GLA- zinn, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Oakland, in the county of Alameda and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Amusement Apparatus, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawmg.

This invention relates to an amusement device, and is a combination of the rollercoaster and chute-the-chute type of amusement apparatus One of the objects of the invention is to so construct the device that the car will'first travel around a circular track and pass through a number of tunnels, and will then travel up an incline and down into a tank which is filled with water.

Another object of the invention is to provide the device with an'improved type of car which is provided with an improved means for engaging a traveling chain so that the car may be conveyed up an incline.

Another object of the invention is to provide an improved means for stopping the car in case the conveying chain or chaingripping means should break when the car is part way up the incline.

This invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a top plan view of the amusement apparatus. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the amusement apparatus with the tank shown in section. Fig. 3 is a top plan view of a portion of one of the inclines. Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view through the incline. Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view through the incline. Fig. 6 is a bottom plan view of one of the cars. Fig. 7 is alongitudinal sectional view through one of the cars. Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the chain-gripping device which is carried by the car. Fig. 9 is a perspective view of the head which forms part of the chaingripping device shown in Fig. 8.

In the accompanying drawings, the numeral 10 indicates a tank which is sunken as shown in Fig. 2 and filled with water. This tank is preferably formed of cement or some other suitable material, and is provided with a guard rail 11 to prevent any danger of people falling into the lake.

The tracks 12 are supported by the pillars 13 and for the major portion of their length extend in a spiral course, as clearly shown in Fig. 2.

Tunnels 13 and 14 are provided, so that the car traveling over the track will pass through these tunnels. If desired, these tunnels may be ornamented in the interior in any desired way, and may be provided with suitable scenery. One portion 15 of the track overhangs the tank so that the car will travel over the tank when passing thpough the first tunnel int-o the second tunne From an inspection of Figs. 1 and 2, it will be seen that the track enters the water at the point 16 and is then carried around one end of the tank beneath the water and then leaves the water and is carried upwardly, as shown at 17 provided with a traveling chain 18 which is formed of rectangular links, as shown in Fig. 1, and travels around the sprocket wheels 19, as shown in Fig. 5. This chain 18 is provided so that a car may be drawn upwardly from the tank and startedon its downward course through the tunnels 13 and 14. After the car leaves the tunnel lt, it travels upon the track 12 until it reaches the incline 20. This incline 20 is also provided with a conveying chain 21 which passes around the sprocket wheels 22 so that the car will be carried up the incline 20 and then travel down the incline 23 into the tank. The spiral section of the track forms the roller-coaster section of this amusement device, and the incline 22 forms the chutethe-chute section. It will thus be seen that this amusement device is a combination of the two devices.

Each of the cars, which are used in connection with this amusement device, comprises a boat-shaped body-portion 24 in which there are mounted the seats 25. A protecting shield 26 is provided at the forward end so that the occupants of the car will be protected from being splashed with water when the car enters the tank. Supporting wheels 27 and 28 are mounted upon the forward and rear axles 29 and 30, the wheels at one side of the car being rigidly secured to the axles and the wheels at the opposite sides being loosely mounted upon the axles so that the car can readily make a sharp turn in the spiral track.

The chain-gripping device, shown in Fig. 8, is mounted upon the bottom of the car, as shown in Figs. 6 and 7, and comprises This incline 17 is the two arms 31 which pass through the block 32 and have their upper ends mounted upon a short shaft 33 carried by the bearings 34:. A heat 35 which is provided with teeth 36 is pivotally mounted between the lower ends of the arms 31 and is positioned as shown in Figs. 6 and 7, so that when the car reaches the lower ends of the inclines 17 and 20, the teeth 36 will engage the links of the chains 18 and 21. The car will then be carried up the incline until it reaches the top of the incline and starts upon its downward course. It is desired to provide a means for preventing the car from run ning backward down the incline in case the chains or gripping device should break and, therefore, there has been provided a plurality of arms 37 which are mounted upon opposite sides of the track, as shown in Figs. 3 the supporting standards 38 and are yieldably held in their normal position by the springs 39. These arms37 are permitted to move to let the car pass by them, but are prevented from turning in the opposite direction, so that when the car attempts to move backward down the incline, the rear end of the car will be engaged by the overhanging arms and thus the car prevented from moving down the incline. The car will thus be held stationary until the conveying chain or chain-gripping device has been repaired.

lVhat is claimed is 1. In combination with a car for an amusement device, a gripping device comprising a pair of brackets carried by the bottom of said car at a spaced distance apart, a pair of arms, a shaft passing through the upper ends of said arms and en and 4. These arms are pivoted to gaging said brackets for holding said arms in position, a retaining block fixedly secured to the bottom of said car and provided with a central opening, said arms passing through said opening in said block whereby said arms will be rigidly supported intermediate their ends thereby preventing said arms from moving laterally, said arms extending rearwardly so as to give a direct push forward upon the bottom of said car, and means carried by the free end of said arms adapted to engage a driving chain for propelling said car.

2. In combination with a car for an amusement device, a gripping device comprising a pair of brackets carried by the bottom of said car at a spaced distance apart, a pair of arms, a shaft passing through the upper ends of said arms and engaging said brackets for holding said arms in position, a retaining block fixedly secured to the bottom of said car and provided with a central opening, said arms passing through said opening in said block whereby said arms will be rigidly supported intermediate their ends thereby preventing said arms from moving laterally, said arms extending rearwardly so as to give a direct push forward upon the bottom of said car, and a head pivotally supported between the free ends of said arms, said head adapted to engage a driving chain for propelling said car. I

In testimony whereof I hereunto ailix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

ALTON EUGENE GLAZIER.

Witnesses MARY T. CLARK, A. GAMBA.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. 0. i

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Classifications
U.S. Classification104/63, 472/13, 104/72, 104/172.3
Cooperative ClassificationA63G7/00