US 1594444 A
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J. W. BERNARDY TOBOGGAN SLIDE Filed Feb. 18. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 x bmw.
J. W. BERNARDY TOBOGGAN SLIDE Filed Feb. 18, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet ATTORNEYS Patented Aue. 3, 1926.
JOI-IN WILLIAM BERNARDY,`
OF BEARDSLEY, MINNES-O'TA.
Application led February This invention relates to toboggan slides and has for its objectl the provision of a de` vice forming` a runway for directing a toboggan from a higher point to a lower point and in which the inner` or starting end of the track is elevated above the platform whereby persons are not required to get down on their hands and knees in order to properly seat themselves in the toboggan.
A further object `of the `invention is the provision of a runway formed of a plurality lof boards bent to shape and secured together at spaced intervals by transverse cleats so that the runway when completed will practically be equivalent to a runway formed of a single board throughout yits width and length.`
A further object of the'invention is the provision of a toboggan of sufficient strength to safely transport persons upon a runway and having wheels for supporting the slide with depending runners to not only aid in maintaining the toboggan upon the runway but to act as guides when the toboggan has reached the water and also toact as runners for supporting the toboggan upon the ice during the winter months.`
` This invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description, in view of the accompanying drawing forming` a part of thespeciiic'ation; nevertheless itis to be understood that the invention is not confined to the disclosure, being susceptible of such changes and modifications which shall define no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a view in perspective of the runway for a toboggan.
Figure 2 is a side view of the toboggan.
Figure 3 is a transverse vertical section of the toboggan.
Figure 4 is a view in toboggan.
Figure 5 is a longitudinal vertical section of the toboggan.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, a trestle generally designated by the numeral 1 is formed at a convenient position and at some distance from a body of water.
perspective of the The tre'stle or bridge-work is made in any' apbraved manner having legs 2 which are in@ 18, 1925. Serial No. 10,126.
clined inwardly at their upper end and suitably braced by bars 3.`
kA platform 4 is formed a sufficient distance from the ground to give the runway the proper'incline so that the toboggan will readily move downwardly at a sufficient velocity for the purpose. A railing 5 is located at the `peripheral edges of'three sides of the platform 4. .at the forward edge of the platform which is free of the railing the upper end of theirunway 6 is secured upon posts 7. v i
The runway-isl curved atvarious points forming undulations as may be desired and supported at spaced intervals` by trestles 8. Brace bars'9 connect thevarious trestles in any approved manner and suiiicient braces` are employed for the purpose. This yrunway is formed'of strips of lumber 2 inches thick, i
4 inches wide `and 24 feet long. These lengths of board are so placed together'that their ends are placed in' staggered relation and the strips'are bolted, nailed or fastened together in any approved lmanner with cross vcleats-every 4 feet making a track 2 inches thick and 17 1/2 inches wide and of anylength desired. This construction provides a runway of such character that the runway would appear to `be constructed of a single board 2 inches thick, `171/2 inches wide and of the/full length of the runway.- In otherwords the strips of lumber are supported as shownby the trestles 8 at every 8 feet and are braced by` means of cleats 11 four feet apart. Spaced longitudinalmetal tracks 10 are secured to the slide along the edges of said slide.
The outer end 12 of the runway projects over a body of water so that when the toboggan reaches the lower end the same is projected directly upon the surface of the water or where ice has been formed upon the surface of the water the toboggan will slide over the ice after it leaves the end of the runway.
The toboggan is constructed by providing a pair of longitudinally disposed side bars 13 and 14 to which are secured transverse bars 15 forming the base and a seat for a person. The side bars are slotted as shown at 16 providing hand grips 17. The forward ends of the side barsl 13 and 14 are steered es at an eagle a shown at is' and a haare 191e te ai@ te 15 at this point. A cleat 2O is fastened to the forward end of the foot board and the side bars embracing the forward end of the toboggan. Cleats 2l are secured to the base board 15 in spaced relation with each other and with the side Ybars ,13 yand 14 and are disposed longitudinally of the toboggan. The forward ends of the cleats are A,sheared olf as shown at 22 and connected to the apwardly inclined base boards 15.
Metal runners 23 are provided at their forward ends with upwardly.inclinedpor-` tions 24 which are secured in any approved manner `to the forward ends ofthe side bars 13 and 14. Atspaced points lalong the runners upstanding brackets 25 and 26 are provided which are ysecured to the respective side bars.
The brackets 25 are perforated to Lreceive one end of an axle 27. This axle is supported intermediate its ends by means of a bearing 28 secured to the bottom of the side bars 13 and 14 adjacent the forward and rear ends of said side bars. The inner end of the axle is received within a perforation in a bracket 29 which is secured 4to vthe cleats 21 which depend through an .opening .30 inthe.`
base boards 15 and are provided with lperforations to receive the other end of the axle 27.
water at the .end of the slide. Y Furthermore.l
when the slide is used during Vthe winter months sti-ie runners willprovide -means for carrying .the 4toboggan over the ice.
A roller 31 yis mounted on each'- axle and is adapted, when the toboggan vis in position on .the slide 6, to ride bn the.
tracks 10. V.In this-position ofthe toboggan the runners 23 depend ibelow .the tracks 10 and are in closeassocifation :with the side- What I claim is:
1. A toboggan slide for a runway comprising a base member iforming.a seat, rollv embracing the vopposite llongitudinal edges ofthe runway, vsaid runnersbeing extended below the upper face kof lthe runway, and
lhand grips at the sides ofthe base member.
3. A toboggan slide for a runway comprising a. .base member forming a seat, rollers carriedlby the base member adapted to support'the base on vthe runway, vand runnersdepen'ding from said base member and embracing the opposite ylomg'itudinal edges of the runway, means for .supporting `the runners laterally lfrom said ybase member,
said runners extending substantially the length of said basemember.
4. A toboggan slide comprising a 4base fmember, spacedsidebarssecured to .the base member, metal runners secured atthelir :forward ends :to the forward end of the base member.; brackets connectedto the side bars and to the runners, said base melnbeiw-being provided with* spaced openings, bracket secured, to :the baseand y.projecting through each. opening, an .axlerarried by a,= pair.bf the-first and secondmentioned brackets, and
a bearing receiving axle .and secured ato -fthe lower edgeofrthe sidebar, .rollers mountredfor rotation on .the ends ofthe axles, -the bottom edges of the runnersfbeing disposed in la plane vbelow -a plane which :passes fthrough theeXtIeme 'lower portions of the rollers.