US 1405951 A
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0.1-. ST. PIERRE. SKATE ATTACHING MEANS. APPLICATION FILED OCT. 23. 1920.
1,405,951, I Patented m. 7, 1922.
Oar/1v: .I 37." Passes Mmg UNITED STATES oornvn :r. sr. PIERRE,
or orIIcAeo, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 7, 1922.
Application filed October 23, 1920. Serial No. 419,087.
y do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the numerals of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to skate attaching means and particularly to a device which is adapted to be used to detachably secure a permanently adjusted skate quickly in position on the heel of the skaters shoe. The general demand among skaters for securely attached skates has occasioned the general adoption and use of skating shoes with the skates permanently attached thereto by riveting or otherwise. This arrange 1118115 however presents several disadvantages and inconveniences wh ch offset the advantages afforded thereby. ,The skater is obliged to-provide himself with a separate pair of shoes to be worn to and from the rink or ice and. considerable time is consumed changing these shoes before and after skating. In case of a broken skate it is necessary for the wearer to remove the shoe to replace the same and in case of accident it is. difficult for the skater tov remove these shoes in time to be of assistance. These last disadvantages are particularly serious in cases of professional skaters and rink instructors, who often find it desirable, or even imperative, that they be able to change or remove their skates Very quickly.
' It is an object, therefore, of this lnvention to provide a skate which may be quickly and firmly secured in position for use It isanother object of this inventlon to provide a skate having rotatable attaching means whereby the same may be removably secured to the heelof the shoe.
' It is an important object of this invention this invention will be apparent from the disclosures in the specification and the accompanylng drawings.
The invention (in a preferred form) is shown on the drawings and hereinafter more fully described.
On the drawings:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of a roller 7 skate provided with the improved attaching means of this invention.
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the roller skate with the shoe attached thereto.
Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of a shoe heel adapted for use with the improved attaching means of this invention.
F igure 4: is a fragmentary plan View showing one construction of the permanently adjusted attachingmeans.
Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary section taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 2.
As shown on the drawings:
The device of this invention is illustrated in the, drawings in connection with one type of a roller skate, but it is evident thatthe device may also be used with various types of ice skates and with other types of roller skates, the type of roller skate illustrated and described herein being for the purpose of explainingthe device. Said roller skate comprises a foot plate 1, on' which are adapted to be supported the sole 2 and the heel 3 of a skating shoe 4. Secured to the bottom of the plate 1 are the usual rollers 5, which are j ournalled on suitable bearings at 6 and which are connected to the plate 1 by a frame7; In -order to minimize the jar ofthe skate traveling over rough surfaces and to afford-flexibility thereto,resilient cushions 8 are provided between the plate 1 and the rollers 5, and said cushions 8 are connected and supported from the plate 1 by a suitable truss frame 9 and brackets 10. The forward portion of the.
plate 1 is secured to the sole 2 of the skat- Ing shoe 4: by means of clamps 11, which are permanently, adjusted to the proper width and riveted to the underside of the plat 1, as clearly shown in Figures 1 and 2. To secure said clamps 11 firmly over the edge of theisole 20f the shoe 4, theouter ends 12 thereof are. bent upwardly and inwardly so that the edge of said sole will slide into the same the proper distance'and be tightly engaged thereby. If desired,
said forward attaching means may be constructed as shown at 13 in Figur 4 by stamping the same from the metal of the plate 1 and providing COIIIlgatlOI1S l4 therein to add rigidity to the construction without adding materially to the weight thereof. The mechanism of this invention which is used for removably securing the rear portion of the skate to the heel 3 of the shoe 4 will now be described. In order to adapt said heel 3 for use with the removable attaching means of this invention a recess 15 is centrally formed in said heel and is covered by a metal plate 15 secured 'thereover and flush with the bottom of the heel 3. A central aperture 16 is provided in said plate 15 and extending transversely from each side of said aperture 16 is a longitudinal slot 17, which is adapted to receive a rotatable looking device which will now be described.
Rotatably mounted in the plate 1 directly behind the rear bracket 10 1s a cylindrical boss 18, which is adapted to be engaged through the aperture 16 in the plate 15 and which has" a transverse pin 19 extending "therethroughwhich is adapted to enter the recess 15 in the heel 3 through the slot 17 in the plate 15.
wardly through the plate 1 and a washer 21, and at vthe outer end thereof is squared and has non-rotatably secured thereon a lever 22 which is curved outwardly around the veniently securing said lever 22 in adjusted position the finger grip 23 thereon is adapted to frictionally engage under an integral ridge or corrugation 24, which is formed in r the p'late'l for the Spurpose of addin rigidcourse ity to the same. aid lever 22 is o so arranged on the squared portion of the reduced'extension 20 of the cylindrical portion 18, that when it is in the outward position shown lIlfdOttGCl lines in Figure lithe transverse pin 19 therein isin register with the longitudinal slot 17 extending from the aperture 16 in the plate 15, and so that when it is in adjusted position with the finger grip 23 thereon engaged under the ridge 24, said transverseipin will be turned out'of register with the slot 17- and thus locked in the recess 15? in the heel 3 to secure the rear por- 1 "The operationis as follows 'When it is desired to attach the skate to the shoe, the sole 2 of the shoe is'placed on ;the;p1ate 1 and moved outwardly until it iisengaged under thenpwardly and in- ".Wfifdl) turned ends 12' of the clamps 11 thereon; The lever 22is at the same time ,turnedjoutwardly so that the transverse pin 19 secured on the cylindrical boss 18 is in j The lower portion '20 of said boss 18 is reduced and extends downregister with the slot 17 in" the plate15 and said cylindrical boss 18 and transverse pin 19 are thus allowed to enter the recess 15*, in the heel 3 of the shoe. The lever 22 is then turned inwardly until the finger grip 23 thereon is fixedly engaged under the projection 24' on the plate 1 and the skate is locked in position on the shoe.
The reverse of the operation just described is effected when it is desired to remove the skate from the shoe, and it is apadjusted, there is little danger of the same b injuring the sole of the shoe and at the same time they may be arranged to secure the skate very firmly thereto.v Due to the factthat the skate may be easily removed from the shoe and quickly andfirmly secured in position thereon, the arrangement of this invention makes it possible for the skater to wear his skating shoesto and from the place where the skating is "to be done, or to successfully skate with ordinary street shoes by simply providing therecessedheel and 'the apert'ured slotted 'plate15f Since the skates are easily and quickly removed, they are particularly valuable for rink instructors and professional skaters who often find it necessary to quickly replace a broken skate or to remove both of the skates to give assistance in case of accident. The arrangement is also very desirable for use in connection with ice skates since it obviates the necessity of the "skaters removing his street shoes and putting on col'diskatin'g shoes which have been carried to the ice.
I am aware that'numerousdetailsofcoh of this inventiom-and-l therefore do not purpose limiting the "patent granted otherwise than necessitated by he rior artJJ '2 I claim as my invention:
' In a' skate, aboot, theheelof -said boot having a recess, a p late permanently secured to the heel covering sald're'cess said plate having a hole with extensions, 5 whereby the hole; is longerin one direotion than in a dis rectron at' right 'a'ngles theretofa boot-sup:
porting plate including a heel portion and V a soleportion, clamps permanently secured to the sole portion in non adjust'able position to engage the edgesof'the sole of the adapted'to pass through said hol'e and in other positions of said stud cannot pass 1 through sa1d hole,said stud extending be-' low said boot-supporting'plate, a'lever'ser boot, a stud rotatablymounted in'said heel V struction may be varied through a wide I range jWlthOllt departing from the principles in the position of the lever corresponding to securing position of the stud to enga e the distal end of said lever to retain t e same in said position.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two 10 subscribing witnesses.
ooTAvE J. s'r. PIERRE.
CARLTON HILL, EARL M. Hnmnm.