US 1689721 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
'Oct. 30, 1928. 1 1,689,721
. c. c. HARRIS BATHING FLO'AT Filed June 5, 192*? Patented Oct. 30, 1928,
CARL e. HARRIS, or ORANGE, MASSACHUSETTS.
Application filed June 3,
This invention relates to a bathing float, the principal objects bein to provide a construction which will be extremely light in weight, so that itwill be very buoyant and can be carried around out of the water very easilyand one in which the draining of the water will be very rapid and the cost of construction will be low. Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear hereinafter.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, in which v Fig. 1 is a. plan of a bathing float constructed in accordance with this invention, shown with part of the cover removed;
Fig. 2 is an edge view with one of the side walls removed at one end;
Figs. 3 and 4 are perspective views of the ends of two different forms of side rails; and
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a float con,
structed in a. modified form, but according to this invention. 7
In the form shown in the first three figures, the bathing float or raft is formed of a pair of side rails 10, each consistingof a piece of wood located in a vertical plane and connected across by round rods 11. On these rods 11 are placed a series of seine corks. These seine corks are well known articles of manufacture, each consisting of a disc or ring formed of cork and having a perforation through the center. In this form of the in vention these corks are threaded on the rods and come into contact with eachother so as to extend throughout the length of the rods and the width of the raft. These constitute a very light and stiff construction and provide a high degree of buoyancy. The parts are se cured together with the corks in position and then a canvas or duck covering 13 is drawn over the raft andaround it and its two ends secured together by accord 14 or the like. This protects the corks and provi dos a smooth and soft surface for the swinnners body.
The sides of the raft or hand rails, preferably are provided with hand grips, as shown in Fig. 3. In this case each rail is pro vided with a groove 15 along its top and bot tom edge. In these grooves are secured round rods l6 which extend throughout the length of the handrail. The h and-rail itself is provided with notches 18 located at intervals along the rail so as to provide spaces directly inside and under the rods 16. This affords a convenient way for swimmers to grasp the rail.
In the form shown 1n Fig. 4; the hand rail 1927'. Serial No. 196,364.
is simply made up of a larger number of parts,
i the body thereof being ofuniform width I have shown several forms of the inven tion and illustrated it as being used for a bathing raft or float, but I am aware of the fact that it can be used for other analogous pu"- poses, and that other modifications in the con-- struction can be made without departing from the scope of the invention as expressed in the claims. Therefore, I do not wish to be limited to all the details of construction herein shown and described, but what I do claim is: 1. As an article of manufacture, a float comprising sides and transverse rods connecting the sides, with floats held ontherods between the two sides, and a. covering of canvas extending over and around the float and extending across the float fromone 'side to the other.
2. As an article of manufacture, a float comprising two rigid side rails arranged in a vertical plane, each having notches along the 7 upper and lower edges, rods along the edges over the notches to constitute hand grips, and transverse rods extending across the raft, and corks on the transverse rods located in the same horizontal plane as said side rails.
3. As an article of manufacture, a bathing float comprisinga pairof side rails, flat on the top and bottom from end to-end, a series of rigid cross rods projecting into the side rails at their ends and supported thereby, and seine corks threaded on the cross rods, each series ofcorks extending along its rod continuous ly from one side rail to the other and the several series of'corks being arranged close to gether from one end of the float to the other, constituting a floor for it and located within the space between the planes of the tops and bottoms of the side rails.
In testimony whereof I havehereunto affixed my signature.
CARL C. HARRIS.