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Publication numberUS1577689 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 23, 1926
Filing dateOct 7, 1924
Priority dateOct 7, 1924
Publication numberUS 1577689 A, US 1577689A, US-A-1577689, US1577689 A, US1577689A
InventorsCapitelli Celeste
Original AssigneeCapitelli Celeste
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for amusement purposes
US 1577689 A
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C. CAPITELLI APPARATUS FOR AMUSEMENT PURPOSES Filed 0st,. '7 1924 INVEHTOR 4 ug;

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APPARATUS FOR AMUSEMENT PURPOSES Application filed @ctober 7, 182 1.

To crZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Cnnnsrn Carrrniiiir, a citizen of the United States of America, of Margate, England, having invented certain new and useful improvements in Apparatus for Amusement Purposes, do hereby declare that the following a full, clear and act description of the same.

This invention relates to improvements in apparatus for amusement purposes of the type employing one or more passenger cars aranged for movement freely in all directions with means for imparting movement to them. More particularly the present invention comprises improvements in that type of apparatus in which there is employed a central movement-im arting device and a surrounding conical. surface on which the cars are projected by centrifugal force and consists in an improved apparatus for mov ing the cars.

In accordance with the present invention there is flexibly attached to the movementimparting device, which may be a turntable or merely a driving shaft, a series of cars or other devices such as wheels or the lite. which on rotation of the turntable or she serve to contact with freely movable cars in the stationary surface and impel them outwards. v

Qne form of the invention is diagrammatically illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which- Fi 1. is a plan view of the apparatus, and

F 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-42 of Fig. 1.

Referring to the drawing, 1 denotes the stationary conical platform, centrally of which is disposed a turntable mounted on a rotary shaft 3. Certain of the cars l are connected by chains 5 to the turntable E2, the remaining cars being disposed at random upon the stationary table 1. Both the cars t and the cars which are disposed at random upon the stationary table 1 are preferably provided with resilient shock absorbing bumpers 9. 0n rotation of the shaft 3 the cars or the like 4 strike the remainingcars as the move towards the centre of the platform, and impel them over the platform. in addition to, or in lieu of chains or the like connecting the cars with the turntable.

Serial No. 742,149.

springs or other flexible connections may be used.

It will now be seen that the flexible connections between the cars land the turn. table 2 permit these cars to yield in any direction when a collision occurs so that there is no likelihood of injury to the occupants.

Furthermore, inasmuch as collisions occur between pairs of cars more amusement is afforded than if the freely-movable cars were impelled by arms or similar impelling devices.

1 claim r 1. An apparatus for amusement purposes including a conical stationary platform over which freely movable cars are adapted to be impelled, a circular rotating device centrally disposed with respect to said conical platform, a plurality of cars rotatable with said rotating device for imparting movement to said lirstunentioned cars, a plurality of flexible members, one for each of said secondmenticned cars, constituting each a deformable and direct connectionbetween its car and said circular rotating device, said flexible members connected to said rotating device at points spaced short angular distances apart and of such length as to prevent iain minp; of any of the freely movable cars between the rotating device and the connected cars.

2. An apparatus for amusement purpose including a conical stationary platform over which freely movable cars are adapted to be impelled, acircular rotating device centrally disposed with respect to said conical. platform, a plurality of cars rotatable with said rotatng device for imparting.movement to said first-mentioned cars, a plurality of chains, one for each of said second-mentioned cars, constituting each a deformable and direct connection between such car and said circular rotating device, said chains being connected to said rotating device at "ioints spaced short angular distances apart and being of such length as to prevent jamming of any of the freely movable cars between the rotating device and the connected cars.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.

CELESTE CAPITELLT.

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US4971314 *Aug 25, 1989Nov 20, 1990Barber Jerry LRotating disc amusement ride
US5137497 *Apr 1, 1991Aug 11, 1992Dubeta David JSlide apparatus
US6485372Dec 19, 2001Nov 26, 2002Whitewater West Industries Ltd.Waterslide and waterslide bowl
Classifications
U.S. Classification472/28
International ClassificationA63G7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63G1/48, A63G1/24
European ClassificationA63G1/24