US 1350873 A
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APPLxcAloN FILED APR.24. |920.
1,350, 873. Patented Aug. 24, 1920.
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vAPPLICATION FILED APR. 24| |920. 1,350,873. I Patented Aug. 24, 1920.
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CARI: LOMBARDO, OF DUNKIRK, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-THIRD T0 JOSEPH FAMILET, OF DUNKIRK, NEW YORK.
Application led April all,
To all whom t may concern Bc it known that l, CARL LOMBARDO, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Dunkirk, in the county of Chautauqua and State of New York, have inventedvnew and useful Improvements in Amusement Devices, of which the following is a specification.
rlfhe object of the invention is to provide a relatively simple/and readily transportable amusement -dev'ice of the *type embodying cars or carriers for passengers and serving by reason of the movement ofsuch cars or carriers and the attendant sensations incident to the movement of the same to afford entertainment not only for the occupants but also for the observers and wherein thevv corporation of the movable members may be secured and controlled without the complicated and cumbersome mechanism ordinarily required in connection with amusement devices of the merry-go-round and similar types, and with these objects in view the invention consists in a construction, combination and arrangement of parts of which a preferred embodiment is shown in the accompanying drawings wherein Figure 1 is a plan view of the track mechanism or base.`
Fig. 2 is a detail plan view of one section or element of the base or platform.
Fig. 8 is an edge view of the construction vshown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the same.
Fig. 5 is a side view of the car arranged in operative position upon the track.
Fig. 6 is a transverse sectional view of the in perspective of cks' 11 of an elongated or approximately tical form consisting of rails12 between ch are arranged the trolley wires 13 eferably countersunk or embedded in the sur-face of the platform or base as shown' clearly. in Figs. 3 and el so as to afford no objectionable projection above the surface of the platform to interfere with movement Specification of Letters Patent.
accommodation of a series of parallel Patented Aug., 2e, 1920. lSerial No. 376,288.
connection to the drive wheels 18 of said car for 'carriage'which are adapted to traverse the track rails.`
T he base or platform is of sectional con-Y struction, comprising' the mainly rectangular sections or membersshown in detail in Figs. 2, 3 and L1 and also indicated in the plan view Fig. l as vof square contour with corresponding sections 12n of the track rails permanently secured thereto as by means of spikes 19 or the like, and registrable sections of the grooves or seats 13a for the trol ley wires to the end that when the sections or members ofthe base or platform are arranged in their proper relative positions to which end they are preferably numbered consecutively or in accordance with some plan by which they are distinguishably designated, the sections of the track members and theseats for the trolley wires will properly register to form a continuous systemsuch as indicated in Fig. 1. These sections or members of the base or platform are adapted to besecured together to form a continuous structure by means of cleats 2O which are disposed for example in bores or seats 21 formed in the thickness of the sections and secured in place by bolts 22 or the equivalent thereof so that when the bolts at one end of a cleat are removed the por tion of the cleat ntted in the section or meniber of the platform may be withdrawn as indicated in Fig. 2 to permit of the separation of adjoining sections, to leave the cleat in a longitudinally or transversely projectling position with relation to the edge of the other sectionor member, so as to facilitate the subsequent joining of the sections or members inseries to form or platform.
The trolley arm shown in detail in 8 consists of a guide block 23 adapted to be secured in' any convenient and substantial manner to thecar or carriage as by means of hinges 24, and in a bore 25 thereof is tted `a stem 26 bifurcated at its lower end to form a yoke 27 of which the arms carry a transverse spindle 28 upon which the trolley wheel or spool 29 is mounted to traverse the the complete base conductors 13 embedded in the surface of the base or platform. Between thegupper end of the stem 26 and the end of the bore of the guide block is located an extension spring 30 serving to 'yieldingly and posi-v tively hold the trolleywheel or spool in engagement with the conductor.
In practice it ils preferred to so arrange i the/l cars or carriers as to cause them to traverse the several tracks to which they are assigned in different directions and prevent alternate cars or carriersmoving in opposite directions as indicated by the arrows in Fig.
' l and it will be understood that the form f devices for the further amusement of the riders, or auxiliary scenery may be em.
ployed as with other amusement devices wherein-the general principle of the car -adapted for progressive I ployed.
movement is em- What is 'claimed vis l. An amusement apparatus having a base orplatform provided with continuous pai'- allel track rails, and intervening continuous seats .for electrical conductors, said track rails being adapted for progressive traverse by cars or carriers, the base or platform consisting of a plurality of detachable sections or members of substantially uniform dimen` sions respectively provided with sections or members of said track rails and conductor seats, and means for securing said sections or members in their prescribed relative positions.
2. An amusement apparatus having a base or platform providedwith a plurality of tracks for traverse by progressive movable cars or carriers, and means for actuating the latter, said platform consisting of detachably connected sections or members of substantially uniform dimensions respectively carrying sections of said tracks, and cleats terminally embedded in the sections or members between the planes of the upper and lower surfaces thereof and in intersecting relation vwith the joints between adjacent sections or `members, and terminally;
and removably attached respectively to said sections or members. 3. An amusement apparatus of the' class described having a base or platform providedl with parallel tracks and sunk or embedded trolley wires, cais o'r carriers traversing said tracks and carrying motors, and
trolley arms mounted upon said cars or carriers and having trolley wheels or spools for traversing the trolley wires, said trolley arms each consisting of a hinged-guide block, a stem fitted for longitudinal movement in the guide block, and a spring for impelling the stem longitudinally toward -the base or platform, said stem being provided with a terminal yoke having a spool or trolley wheel carrying spindle vdisposed in spanning relation with the arms thereof.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.