US 1583638 A
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Y. O. ZADIGIAN SLIP CONSTRUCTION May 4 1926. 1,583,638
Filed June l0, 1925 Zig-- WITNEssEs lNvENToR ATTORNEYS Patented May 4, 1926.
UNITED STATES AYACOUB OHANS ZADIGIAN, OF UNION HILL, NEW JERSEY.
Application mea June 1o, 1925. serial No. 36,158.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, YACoU OHANS ZADIGLAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Union Hill, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Slip Construction, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description. V
This invention relates to a slip-'construction. An object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient flexible slip Whereby when boats are being warped into a slip there is no danger of the boat causing the damage. to the slip which usually results when Vthe slip, and especially the walls thereof. is rigid.
Another object concerns the provision of means whereby the. slip can be located at will: in any desired position, and the change in the position of the slip or any part thereof can be readily effected without great expenditure of time` labor or money.v
The invention is illustrated in the drawings, of whichef Figure 1 is a plan view of a sliphaving flexible walls; and
Figure 2 is a section through the pontoon forming the wall.
The form of the invention shown in the drawings is a preferred form, although it is understood that modifications in the construction and arrangement of the parts and in the character of the materials used may i be adopted without departing from the spirit of theA invention asset forth in the appended claims.
The invention in general comprises forming a portion of a slip, for example, the walls thereof, of a series of connected pontoons anchored in .a suitable manner to the bottom of kthe river.
The preferred form of the invention is shown in the drawings. in which Figurel represents a dockV 10, and 11 represents a series ofpontoons which extend out in parallel lines from the dock and preferably form walls or piers therefor.` These pontoons float on the water and are preferably connected by any suitable means such as chains 12. These pontoons aregprefera-bly made of wood, although any other suitable material can be used. yEach pontoon is preferably anchored to the. bottom 13 by any suitable means, such as an anchor 14 and a chain 15. As shown 1n Figs; l and 2, these Vchains 15 preferably extend up on each side of the pontoon through grooves 12a, and at the top are connected to a weight element 16. The length of the chain 15 connecting the pontoons with the anchors is determined by the depth of the water and also by the degree of flexibility whichit is desired to give to the wall construction. If these pontoons are connected by short chains to each other and to the bottom, the construction wiil be less exible than if the connections were longer. The pontoons are preferably of considerable bull; and heavy so that they will have sufficient inertia. to act as fiexiblc guiding means for boats which are being warped int-o their slips. By providing vthe f connecting weight lelements v16 at the top it will be possible to repair the connections and to manipulate the chains and anchors from the top ofthe pontoon.
What I claim is 1. A s`ip construction which comprises a the other and acting as a flexible wall in the warping o-f boats into their slips and a flexible Ymea-ns connectmg ad] acentA pontoons.
3. A slip construction which comprises a.
series of floating interconnecting.pontoons, each pontoon connected to the bottom tovan anchor, through the'intermediary of a chain,
the chain extendingv upwardly on each side of each pontoon through slots formed in the sides of the pontoon and connected at the top to an anchor bolt.
4L. A slip construction which comprises' a series of floating interconnecting pontoons,
leach pontoon connected to the bottom to an anchor, through the intermediary yof a chain, the' chain extending upwardly lon each side of each pontoon through slots formed 1n the `sides ofthe pontoon and Connected at the top to an anchor bolt, 'and flexible means connecting adjacent pontoons.