US 1728063 A
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Sept/l0, 1929. F. D. JAMES COMBINED ROLLER SKATE AND SCODTER Filed March '7, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet l ATTORNEY Sept. 10, 1929. F. D. JAMES COMBINED ROLLER SKATE AND SCOOTER Filed March 7, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 10, 1929.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
FLOYD 1). JAMES, OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
COMBINED ROLLER SKATE AND SCOOTER.
Application filed March 7, 1928. Serial No, 259,789.
This invention relates to improvements ment to .the' supporting plates 12, whereby in skates of the two wheel type having one the same may be extended toward and away wheel at the front and another at the rear. from theblock to shorten or lengthen the An object of the invention com rehends skate body according to the various sizes of 5 supporting members carried by t e skate shoes.
body and adapted to carry the wheels. The outermost ends, of the supporting 50 Another object of the invention contemplates 12 terminate to provide upwardly and plates foot plates adjustably mounted upon obliquely disposed extremities 15 having the body. openings 16 adapted to accommodate the A further object of the invention embodles outermost ends of the axles 17. 60 a bearing construction adapted to prevent Wheels 18 preferably composed of rubber binding action of the wheels. are adapted to receive centrally thereof,
With the above and other objects in view, horizontally disposed exteriorly threaded the invention further consists of the followsleeve members 19. ing novel features and details of construC- Roller bearings 20 surround that portion tion, to be hereinafter more fully descrlbed, of the axles 17 within the sleeves 19. The illustrated in the accompanying drawings intermediate portion of the axles 17 are and pointed out in the appended claims. grooved, as indicated at 21, and within In the drawings which a quantity of lubricant may be re- 20 Figure 1 is a side elevation of the lnventained and fed to the roller bearings 20. tion as applied and in use. Jam nuts 22, carried upon the outermost Figure 2 is a top plan view of the lnvenends of the sleeves 19, are adapted to abut ti face plates 23 engaging the opposite faces Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional v1ew of the wheels 18 circumferentially of the 25 taken through the skate body. sleeves 19. Shoulders 24, formed adjacent 7 Figure 4 are perspective views of the the ends of the axles 17 and beyond the ends various parts which compose the skate body. of the sleeves 19, are adapted to abut washers Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on line 25 which space the outwardly and upwardly 5 5 f Fi 2, obliquely disposed extremities 15 of the sup- 30 Figure 6 is a sectional View taken on line porting plates 12 'whereby binding action 66 of Figure 2. between the sleeves 19, the roller members Figure 7 is a detail view taken on line 20 and the washers 25 will be obviated. 77 of Figure 1. The particular type of bearing will also Referring to the drawings in detail, prevent wobbling, weaving and swaying of 35 wherein like characters of reference denote the wheels. In addition, I have provided corresponding parts, the reference character bottom plates 26 having openings 27 dis- 10 indicates a relatively fiat elongated block posed axially of the longitudinal centers or plate having spaced openings 11 extended thereof and'which are adapted for registrahorizontally therethrough from the side tion with correspondingly disposed openings edges thereof. Supporting plates, such as 28 in the block 10. Heel and toe plates 29 indicated at 12 are provided With a multiand 30 respectively, carried upon the upper plicity of openings 13 adapted to coincide side of the block 10, are adapted to receive with the openings 11 in the block 10 when bolt members 31, which extend through the the same lie flush with the outer sides of registering openings 27 and 28 in the bottom said block. Bolt members 14 are extended plates 26 and block 10. through the registering openings 11 and 13 The construction evolved from the foreof the block and supporting plate 12 respecgoing description and accompanying drawtively to sustain the latter in the positions ings will afford adjustment to the skate body as best illustrated in Figure 1 of the drawto extend and retract the wheels, and to 50 ings. Such connection will afford adjustregulate the heel and toe plates commensu- 1 0 rate with the particular sides of the skaters foot.
An arcuate-shaped counter plate 32, upstanding from the rear portion of the heel plate 29, is adapted to engage the counter and heel of the skaters shoe. Straps or other fastening devices being carried upon the heel and toe plates 29 to secure the skaters shoe upon the skate.
Wear plates, such as indicated at 33, are adapted to lie flush against the outer sides of the block to insulate same from-the supporting arms 12. Said plates are furthermore provided with openings to accommodate the adjacent ends of the bolt members 14.
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 of the appended claims.
Having described the invention, what is claimed is:
' 1. A skate comprising an elongated block having a multiplicity of vertically and horizontally disposed openings therein, supporting plates carried by the block and having openings registering with the horizontally disposed openings in the block, fastening elements passed through the horizontally disposed openings in the block and supporting plates, heel and toe plates carried upon the upper side of the block, bottom plates arranged upon the underside of the block, the heel and toe plates and bottom plates being provided with openings registering with the vertical openings in the block to receive fastening elements, the outermost ends of the supporting plates being outwardly and. upwardly obliquely disposed, and wheels journaled between the obliquely disposed ends of the supporting plates.
2. A skate construction comprising an elongated block having vertically and transversely disposed openings, heel and toe plates carried upon theupper sides of the block, bottom plates arranged upon the underside of the block and joined with the heel and toe plates through the vertical openings in the block, and supporting plates carried upon the sides of the block and between the adjacent faces of the heel and toe plates and the bottom plates, the outermost ends of the supporting plates terminates to provide outwardly and upwardly obliquely disposed extremities, and wheels journaled between the ends of the supporting plates.
In testimony whereof I alfix my signature.
FLOYD D. JALLES.