US 1702695 A
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Patented Feb. 19, 1929.
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CHARLES HOWARD HULT, OF SAN ANTONIO,`TEXAS.
Application led .Tune 4,
one part being firmly fastened to the shoe,
and the other part, the runner, being removably mounted on the first-named part, whereby to permit it to be renewed or replaced, as conditions require.
In the drawings Figure 1 is a side elevational view of an ice skate constructed in accordance with this invention, showing the manner in which the same is attached to the shoe.
Fig. 2 is a side view of the upper part of the device which is attached permanently to the shoe.
Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of the part shown in Fig. 2.
F 4 isa vertical section taken approximately upon the plane of the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is .an enlarged view taken approximately upon the plane of the line 5 5 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the retaining cam.
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary elevational view of one end portion of the runner.
Referring now to the drawings by numerals, it will be observed that the upper part of the structure is designated generally by the numeral 8. lt may be specifically referred to as the attaching` member. It comprises a flat top plate 9 and a central depending rib 10, constructed with substantially T-shaped guideways, for reception of the correspondingly shaped runner 11.
As shown in' Fig. 3, the guideway is closed at the left hand end and open at the right hand end to permit the runner to be inserted and slipped back, and forced against the left hand end. The top plate 9 is formed with openings for passage of retaining screws 12,
which may be employed for fastening thisl plate firmly to the bottom of the shoe of the wearer. It is not uncommon to permanently .attach part of the device to the shoe, special shoes being provided for skating.
On one side and near the front of the ribs 1928. Serial No. 282,789.
Vance of this a vertically elongated hole 14 which serves vin a manner to be hereinafter described.
The runner 11 comprises a head 15, and a runner 16, and the two are connected together, to provide a body, which is substantially T- shaped in cross section. This is slipped into the forward end of the guideway and back` against'the closed rear end thereof, as is obvious from thedrawing.
Referring to Fig. 7, it will be observed that the runner is formed with an opening 17 adapted to register' with the aforesaid opening 14. Passing through these openings,
when in registry is a retaining pin 18 having an veccentric or ca1n`19 on one side and a pivoted operating handle 20 at one end.
The runner is slipped into place in the I guideway of the attaching member 8, and after these parts are thus assembled, the pin 18 is slipped through the vertically elongated openings 14 and 17. Then the handle 2O is disposed at right angles to the pin, and engaged with the retaining clip 13, thereby r10 is a resilient retaining clip 13, and in adholding the pin 18 in the retaining position. p
This makes it easy to apply and remove the ruimer, and is especially adaptable for a structiue of this type, being sturdy and dependable.
From the foregoing description and drawing,y it will be seen that I have evolved and produced an ice skate, which permits the replacement of the runner when it becomes worn ordull. The structure is such as to promptly fulfill. the requirements of a device of this class. It is economical, practicable, and is regarded as a modern advance i n the art.
As the distinguishing features and advantages of the invention will be clear after reading the description in connect-ion with the drawings, a more lengthy description is regarded unnecessary.
Minor changes in shape, size, and rearrangement of parts, coming within the field of invention claimed may be resorted to if desired.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is 1. An ice skateV comprising an attaching member embodying a flat detaching plate hav'- ing a rib on its bottom provided with a substantially T-shaped guide slot, a substantially T-shaped runner slidably received in said guide slot, said rib and runner being formed roe with iegisteiing openings, a rotary @am pin located in said openings, and operating means foi' said pin.
2. An ice Skate Comprising an @.tziohing ineinbei' embodying a flatdetaoliing plate having' a rib on its bottom provided with a sul)- santally "iP-shape@ guide Slot, a subsziniially T-sliaped runner slidnbly ieeeived in said' 0nido slot Suid iib and runner beine' 'formed b 9 o Wili registering openings, a rotzuzy Cain pin located in said openings, a retaining clip carried by said rib, and a pivoted operating handle omi'ied by Said pin, said operating handle beingengageable With said Clip for holding said pin in retaining position.
ln testimony whereof l my Signature.
CHARLES H WARD HOULX.