US 1435484 A
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A. E. LANDZETTEL- AMUSEMENT DEVICE. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 3, 1921- INVENTOR.
EZEM Patented-Nov. 14, 1922 I ALBERT E: LANDZETTEL, orrrrrsnunsir; i nigm mg AMUSEMENT DEVICE;
Toallwhom it may mm.-
Be it known that I, ALBERT LAlJIiZETJJ:
" TEL, a citizen of the United States, residing Amusement Devices, of which following at Pittsburgh, in the county ofAllegheny: and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements n is a specification.
This invention relates to juvenile amuse: ment devices and-more particularly to foot sleds used by children on lCG'QIf snowcovfered paths'in a similar manner as thenow commonly called scooters are used by them on smooth concrete or asphalt courses, On'e to provide a device which is of simp le oper ation and which can] he manufactured at small-cost. A further object is to prov de of the principal objects of this invention is a foot sled which is resiliently mounted on construction of the foot sled provided with a foldable standard shown in its erected and runners. Stilla further object is to provide such an amusement device of a foldable construction for the purpose of enabling the folded position.
Fig. 3 is a front elevation corresponding to Figure 2. v
Fig. 4 is an enlarged side elevation of the type of runner shown in Figure 2.
Fig. 5 is a modified constructionof the runner of the semi-resilient type and adapted to be used in foot sleds with fixed standard asillustrated in Figure 1. t
Fig. 6 is a cross-section through. the
runner taken along line 66 on Figure 5..
The most simplified construction ofmy foot sled shown in Figure 1 consists of; a foot plate 1, provided at the forward end with the suitably shaped standard 2 secured thereon by means of the corner plate 3 and the screws or bolts 4L. The lower part of the standard is usually made of equal width as the foot plate 1, whereas the upper part is suitably reduced to give to the sled a more pleasing appearance and also to reduce the weight thereof. The top of the standard is provided with a fixed handle bar 5 of ade quate size and shape for the purpose'of proerr at q lle was. 321 ax a -liditfzerea',
n i ians fat-amt... ahead in ance himself on the footsle'd. in order to reducethe cost ofina'nufactur of the foot:
sled, thefoot plates, standardand handlebar are usually inade'of woodbutiitis un'dermaterial could be used r The parts. so :far 'men stood that any other if found desirable:
tioned, forming wha; might bev called'isuper 1 structure; of the sled are ,mounted on the metall c runner '6. of circular" cross-section whi hin Figu e l isshownto-be ofuthe ful'lar ient YPQabQ fWS -OfthG peculiar formation oftlie. l WQ ends by?whichvitissecured to the foot'plate and standard.. Asfwill be seen from Figure 1,]thelo0p 7 and...the tans. lever arm 8 can, be. so dimensioned and shaped as to act;.as resilientsupports-for;
my foot sled for the purposerof reduoing to an ininiuni the -shocks" rcaused by: 'a'spe'rii B CQ I W M Q11 he; wilds; or. tracks upon? which the sled is used. I p The construction of the foot sledfshown in Figures 2 and 3 differs from the one already described'in that the standard 8-"is hingedlymounted upon the foot plate, 9 by means of the butterfly hinge 10, the wings of which arerespe'ctively securedon the foot F plate and the standard. The standardisheld rigidly in its vertical position byineans of the corner stays 11 the lower ends of.
which are rockably mounted'onthe sides, of the foot plate aroundthe' fulcrum pins 12 and'the upper endofwhich are secured to the standard by means of a removablepin 13 inserted throughv suitable apertures provided in said stays and in a U-shaped bracketlt made of a of standard 8. "Owingto the fact'that the substantially i I strip of metal and securely mountedupon the outer facef standard is hingedly mountedgit will' be 1 noted that the construction of the full resilient runner 15 differs from ,the.onedescribed when referring to-Figure 1. The difference consists in that the forward loop 16 of the runner isicarriedunderneath the foot plate 9 and secured thereto by. suitable bolts for screws '17. For'fthe purpose" of providing I means to securely hold the standard a when in the folded positionindicated in dot and dash lines in Figure 2, I, provide onthe standard the additional bracket 14 suitably positioned above the bracket 14.
To an the standard, it is only necessary to extract the pin 13 from the bracket 14' and, corner stays 11, and the standard will then fold down. upon the foot plate 9, in which posi tion it can be securely held by inserting the pin 13 through the backwardly folded corner sta s 11 and the bracketv 1%.
s already stated the method of operating the foot sled is analogous to that used with scooters and is as follows:
The user stands with one foot upon the foot board, balances himself thereon by means of "the handle bar and propels the sled by applying the other foot to the ground and pushing forward. The smoothness of running will be enhanced by the resilient mounting of the sled upon the runners which greatly absorbs the shocks 5 produced by whatever obstacles which may be encounteredon the path.
l/Vhile I have illustrated and described rangement ofthe details of my invention,
and I intend to include in this application all such variations as fall within the scope of the appended claims. 7
/Vhat I claim is:
'1; A foot sled of the character described,
comprising a resilient runner of circular cross-section; a foot board mounted substan- 30 tially horizontally thereon; a standard hingedly mounted at the forward end of said foot board; a handle bar mounted transversely at the top of said standard and means for holding said standard into operating position.
2. A foot sled of the character described,
transversely at the top oisaid standard and means for holding said standard into folded position. c
3. A foot sled of the character described,
comprising a resilient runner of circular cross-section; a foot board mounted suh stantially horizontally thereon; a standard .hingedly mounted at the forward end of said foot board; a handle bar mounted transversely at the top of said standard and means for selectively holding said standard into either operating or folded position.
In testimony whereof I affix my signa- 55 tura I ALBERT LANDZETTEL.