US 1188335 A
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1 .1. SHOEMAKER.
SKATE. APPLICATION FILED JAN. i6, 1915- l ,1 88,335. Patented June 20,1916.
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' APPLICATlON FILED JAN. 16, 915. 4 1,1,335. Patented June 20, 1916.
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I (June/Mex I J J Shae/wake?" I JEREMIAH J. SHOEMAKER, 0F AKRON, OHIO.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed January 16, 1915. Serial No. 2,708.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JEREMIAH J. SHOE- MAKER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Akron, in the county of Summit and State of Ohio, have invented new and provision of a skate of this character where-' in the wheels of the same are in sectional form and containbearing balls so that minimum friction will exist during the use of the skate, and thereby avoiding excessive wear on its parts, and to permit .the mounting of a resilient tire on the wheels to insure resiliencyto the skate wheels when traveling upon a surface to reduce the shocks and jars incident to the travel of the same.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a skate wherein the speed thereof is under the'positive control of the user so that the momentum of the same can be varied and it brought to a standstill as the occasion may require.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a skate wherein the base frame thereof can be readily adjusted so as toaccommodate the foot of the wearer and also which supports a leg brace which is adapted to steady the limb of the wearer while using a the skate.
A still further object. of the invention is the provision of a skate of this character which is readily and easily adjusted, simple in construction, reliable and eilicient in use,
' and inexpensiv i manu acture.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the construction, combination and arrangement of arts as will be hereinafter fully described, lllustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claim hereunto appended.
In the drawings :Figure 1 is a side'elevation of a skate constructed in accordance with the invention. Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof. Fig. 3 'is a bottom plan view.-
Fig. 4 is an endelevation. Fig. 5 is a sectional view on the line 55 ofFig. 1. Fig.
6 is 'a sectional view on the line 6-6 of,
Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views in the drawings.
parts 0 i the skate is in use.
Referring to the drawings in detail, A
Patented mm, 1916.
designates the frame, B the front wheel, C
the rear wheel, and D the attaching devices which constitute the skate.
The frame A comprises a base including adjustable sections .10 and 11, respectively,
having the overlapped portions 12, one of which serves as a guideway for-slidably 115- ceiving the other, and these portions are clamped together through the medium of a set or clamping screw 13, although the sections 10 andll may be adjustably connected in any other suitable manner if found desirable.
Integrally formed with the sections of the frame A, or permanently attached thereto are the depending front and rear forks or bearings 14 and 15, respectively, in which are j ournaled the respective front and rear wheels B and C, hereinafterfully described.
The front and rear wheels each comprises a two-part hub 16, the parts of which are formed with hearing ball cones 17, and. are mounted upon the axle 18 which is passed centrally through the said hub 16, and is secured in the bearing orfork through the medium of jam or lock nuts 19, while concentrically about the hub 16 is. a disk 20 which is open at its center and has formed at the inner periphery thereof an annular channel forming a ball raceway 21 containing a series ofxbearin balls 22 which are adapted-to travel a on the cones 17 formed on the two the hub 16, and thereby minimize friction during the travel of the wheel.
Bolted or otherwise secured to' the disk 20 at the outer periphery thereof is a rim or felly 23 formed with a peripheral tire seat or channel 24 in which is received a resilient tire or-tread 25 so as to give the required resiliency to thewheel for absorbing shocks and jars incident to the travel thereof when The attaching devices D comprise a toe strap 26 which is carried by the forward section of the frame A, an instep stra which is carried by the roar section 0 the said frame, and a swivel ankle or leg brace 28, the latter carrying a leg strap 29, while fixed to the base at the heel thereof is a heel socket 30 to accommodate the heel of the shoe on the foot of the wearer of the skate.
Fixed to and depending from the rear end of the frame is a mud guard 31. I
Fixed to the disk 20 of the rear wheel G concentrically about its axle 18 are brackets upon the bearing or fork 15, while its opposite end is free and has connected thereto a v flexible pull member 36, the latter being trained through guide openings 37' in the bearing 15 and a plate 37 secured to the bearing 15 and ankle and leg brace 28, and extends in convenient reach for the user of the skate so that on exerting a pull upon the said member 36 the band 34 will be tightened about the ring 33 for regulating the speed of rotation of the rear wheel-C or for the stopping thereof. Suitably connected to v the bearing 15 and working against the free end of the band 34 is a coiled expansion spring 38 which serves to normally slacken or loosen the band 34: about the ring 33 to prevent the retarding of the speed of rotation of the rear wheel until a pullhas been exerted upon the member 36, which resists the tension of the spring 38 for the braking of the skate.
From'the foregoing description, taken in. connection with the accompanying drawings, it is thought that the construction and manner of operation of the device will be clearly understood, and therefore a more excling said axle and secured to the side of l said wheel, a band passing around said drum and having one end secured to the right hand bearing, a plate secured to the right hand bearing, a pull element passing through the right hand bearing and said plate and se cured to the free end of the band, and a coil expansion spring encircling a portion of said element and exerting pressure between said plate and free end of the band.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JEREMIAH J. SHOEMAKER. Witnesses:
ANNA HEDDESHEIMER, JACOB HEDDESHEIMER.