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Publication numberUS1188116 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1916
Filing dateFeb 25, 1916
Priority dateFeb 25, 1916
Publication numberUS 1188116 A, US 1188116A, US-A-1188116, US1188116 A, US1188116A
InventorsWalter Tittle
Original AssigneeWalter Tittle
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Scenic railway and carousel.
US 1188116 A
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W. TITTLE.

SCENIC RAILWAY AND CAROUSEL.

APPLICATION FILED FEB. 25. I916.

Patented June 20, 1916-.

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SCENIC RAILWAY AND CAROUSEL.

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THE COLUMBIA PLANOGRAPH (20., WASHINGTON, n. c.

Patented June 20, 1916.

W. TITTLE.

SCENIC RAiLWAY AND CAROUSEL.

APPLICATION FILED FEB. 25. 1916.

1,1885% 16. Patented June 20,1916,

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'SCENIC RAILWAY AND CAROUSEL.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 21), 191 8.

Application filed February 25, 1916. Serial No. 80,365.

composed of a track on which cars may be run in a circuitous ascending and descending course, provision being made for retalning the cars with comparative surety and safety on the track.

The invention consists also of means for coupling or connecting the cars causing them to preserve the distances apart, and preventing collisions thereof.

It consists also of details of construction as will be hereinafter set forth.

The invention is satisfactorily illustrated in the accompanying drawing, but the important instrumentalities thereof may be varied, as long as they are included in the scope of the claims.

Figure 1 represents a top or plan view of a scenic railway and carousel embodying my invention. Fig. 2 represents a partial elevation and a partial transverse section thereof on line a9"ac Fig. 1. Fig. 3 represents a side elevation thereof on a reduced scale. Fig. 4 represents a partial elevation, and a partial transverse section thereof on line Q y Fig. 3. Fig. 5 represents a top or plan view of a detached portion on the scale of Fig. 2. Fig. 6 represents a side'elevation of a detached portion on a reduced scale. Fig. 7 represents a perspective view of a por tion of the coupling employed for the cars. Fig. 8 represents a longitudinal section of a portion of said coupling. Fig. 9 represents a perspective view of a portion of said coupling in separated condition.

Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in the figures.

Referring to the drawings, 1 designates an endless track which is formed of rails 2, whose course is circuitous, as'shown in Fig. 1, and ascending and descending in its vertical direction, as shown in Fig. 2, said rails being bolted or otherwise firmly secured to the trusses 3, on whose upper portions are the shouldered chairs 4: on which said rails are rested, said trusses being supported at intervals on the columns 5, on a suitable road bed, said columns being firmly anchored on the latter.

6 designates cars or chariots whose wheels 7 are on the rails 2, so as to run thereon, said cars having also secured to them the hangers 8, which have thereon the axles or bearings 9, for the guide rollers orwheels, 10, which are adapted to run on the underside of the rails 2.

Aside of the track and conforming to the course of therails thereof is the platform 11, from which passengers may enter the cars or chariots 6 and to which the passengers may alight therefrom, said platform being supported by the beams 12 or other suitable structures which are connected with the trusses 3.

Mounted on and rising from the trusses 3 are the trusses 13 which are connected by the braces 14:. Journaled on said trusses 3 are the horizontally arranged grooved pulleys 15 the members of the pairs of which are separated to receive between them the coupling devices 16 for adjacent cars, said device consisting of the flexible cable 17, and the series of separate collars or thimbles l8 thereon, said collars being in contact forming an articulated incasement for said cable and serving as spacing stops to preserve the position of the cars one from the other, and prevent them from crowding each other or engaging in collision.

The coupling device is connected with the cars by semi-cylindrical collars 19 on the brackets 20, said collars forming recesses in which the "cable is seated and clamped, said bracket vbeing constructed of separate bars 21 and 22, and bolts 23 connecting the same, said bracket depending from ears 24: and being connected with the latter by the bolts 25, said ears being secured in suitable manner to the floors or running gears of the cars.

Any suitable power may be employed to propel the cars, such as an electric motor in either car, and form a circuit with a third rail, or other electric system along the track 1. It will be seen that when the cars are started they traverse the track running 011 the rails 2 and so follow the circuitous and ascending and descending course of the same, the flanges of the wheels of said cars, and the supplementary wheels or rollers 10 serving to guide the wheels on the rails and keep them thereon with an apparent degree lit) i' of safety. {It will be seenalso that as the cars are coupled by the cable they run in unison and are properly spaced apart by the collars 18 on said cable, the collars running between thepulleys 15, and serving to preserve the established distance apart of the cars, and preventing them from colliding or closing on each other.

Access is had to the lower levels of the platform .by'the steps 26 which ascend from the road bed to the said platform and so direct the passengers to the cars at said levels.

The conductors can'alight from the cars on the lower levels and mount thereat, a car following for collection'of fares or other purposes: In the course of the track is a grotto tunnel or other object as at 27 through which the cars may run. The lower levels ofthetracks are supported on the trusses 13 which rest on the road bed while the ascending and higher levels of said tracks have the supporting trusses rise from the said cable, and clamping means adapted to embrace the cable between said incasement means.

52. A circuitous undulatory track, cars having wheels to travel thereon, guiding means carried by the car and engaging the under side of said track, a flexible cable,

means thereon forming an incasement for said cable, a bracket formed in sections detacha'bly secured together, and "clamping meanson said bracket adapted to embrace the cable between said incasement means.

7 3; Ai circuitous undulatory track, cars Co lie: 6: this patent may be obtained for having wheels adapted to travel thereon, guiding means carried by the car and engaging the under side of said track, a flexible cable, a series of collars thereon forming an incasement for said cable, a bracket and semi-cylindrical collars on the bracket embracing the cable between adjacent collars of said incasement.

4. A circuitous undulatory track, cars having wheels adapted to travel thereon, guiding means carried by the car and engaging the under side of said track, a flexible cable, a series of collars thereon forming an incasement for said cable, a bracket and semi-cylindrical collars on the bracket embracing the cable between adjacent collars of said incasement, said bracket being formed in sections detachably secured together.

5. In an amusement device of the character stated, a wheeled car, a circuitous undulatory track therefor, a platform adjacent said track, a supporting column, truss-like members carried thereby for supporting the track at the diiferent levels thereof, braced trusses extended upwardly and inwardly from said members to support cable-guiding means and truss members supported by said truss-like members and in turn supporting the platform.

6. In an amusement device of the character stated, a circuitous track having undulatory portions, a column, outwardly extended trusses supported thereby, intermediate trusses and braces supported by the WALTER TIT'ILE.

\Vitnesses:

JOHN A. WIEDERSHEIM, N. Bussnvenn.

five cents each, by addressing the "Commissioner 01' Intel, Washington, D. C.

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US4794865 *May 18, 1987Jan 3, 1989The Walt Disney CompanyAmusement ride vehicle
US5967052 *Jul 21, 1997Oct 19, 1999Prokopf; Diane T.Wall-mountable toy track assembly with scenery slots
Classifications
U.S. Classification104/66, 104/246, 104/240, 104/125
Cooperative ClassificationA63G1/24