US 1653558 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 20, 1927.
.F. B. FISHER BICYCLE SKATE Filed Jan. 21. 1927 7:3 INVENTOR ATTO R N EY WITNESS:
Patented Dec. 20, 1927.
UNITED STATES FRANK LB. FISHER, OF LISBON, OHIO.
Application filed January 21, 1927. Serial No. 162,532.
This invention relates to improvements in skates of the bicycle type, an object being to provide a skate of this character which may be manufactured and sold at a low cost.
To this end, the skate comprises a base or foot supporting member having bearing Vith the above and other objects in view,
the invention further includes the following novel features and details of construction, to be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawings Figure 1 is an elevation of a skate constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is'a perspective View of the base and integral bearing arms.
Figure 3 is a top plan view of the heel portion of the skate.
Figure 4 section taken through the toe portion of the skate.
Figure 5 is a plan view of the blank from.
which the base and bearing arms are formed. Referring to the drawings in detail where"- in like characters of reference denote corresponding parts. the reference character 10 indicates the base or platform of the skate which is shaped'to conform substantially to the shape of the bottom of a. shoe. Extending from each end of the base 10 is a pair of spaced parallel bearing arms 11,'these arms being formed integral with the base. For this purpose there is provided a blank of suitable material shown in Figure 5. This blank is split longitudinally and. centrally at each end as shown at 12 and is bent along is a fragmentary longitudinal the dotted lines 13 so as to provide a neck portion. 14 which connects the arms 11 with the base 10.
Journale d between each pair of arms 11 upon a suitable journal 15, is a wheel 16.
Secured to the rear portion of the base 10 isa heel receiving member 17 This member is provided with inwardly extending lugs 18 which are riveted or otherwise secured to the base as shown at 19. Secured to the opposite or toe end of the base is a toe receiving cap 20. This cap is provided with an apertured lug 21 through which extends a bolt 22 and this bolt also extends through an elongated slot 23 provided in the toe end of the base. The bolt is provided with a thumb screw 24. By loosening the thumb nut 24:, the toe cap may be quickly and easily adjusted to accommodate a. particular shoe. The heel receiving member is provided with a strap 25 which is adapted to extend around the shoe.
The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions and minor details of construction and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as properly fall within the scope ofthe appended claim.
Having described the invention what is claimed is A skate comprising a flat base member, a pair of spaced parallel arms extending from each end of said member, a wheel journalcd in each pair of arms, a heel receiving member extending upwardly from one end of the base member, said base member having a longitudinally extending slot in its opposite end, a securing strap carried by the heel receiving member, a toe cap mounted on said member and a securing bolt extending through the cap and through the longitudinally disposed slot to adjustably secure the toe cap to the base. I
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
FRANK B, rrsnne.