|Publication number||US176590 A|
|Publication date||Apr 25, 1876|
|Filing date||Mar 13, 1876|
|Publication number||US 176590 A, US 176590A, US-A-176590, US176590 A, US176590A|
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N. FE ERS, PHOTO-LTHOGRAFNER. WASHINGTON. D C.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICEr CHARLES H. BRIGHAM, OF MARLBOROUGH, ASSIGNOR OF TWO-THIBDS HIS RIGHT TO HAWES, BUTMAN 86 00., OF BOSTON, MASSAGHUSETTS.
IMPROVEMENT IN MERRV-GO-ROUNDS.
-Specification formig part of Letters Patent No. l76,590, dated Apri125, 1876; application filed March 13, 1876.
To all whom it may concern 4 Be it known that I, CHARLES H. BRIGHAM,
of Marlborough, in the county of Middlesex and Sta-te of Massachusetts, have invented certain Improvements in Merry-Go- Boundaof which the following is a specification:
In the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 represents a perspective View of an apparatus enbodying my invention." Fig. 2 represeuts a sectional View of the same.
This invention has for its object to introduce a novel and pleasing feature into the operation of apparatuses of pleasure known as merrygo-rounds, whether 'they are made on a large or small scale, and used for carrying persons or toy figures.
To this end my invention consists in a merry-go-round having two series of objccts, such as carriers or supports for the body or toy figures, which are adapted to rotate simultaneonsly in opposite directions in a horizontal plane around a common center, as I will now proceed todescribe.
ln carrying out my invention I employ two series of objects, which may be either supports for the body or toy figures, according to -the scale on which the apparatus is built. These series may be composed of any desired number of objects, and are located around a common axis or center of rotation, one series bei ing farther from the center, or,in other Words,
having a greater radius than the other. The two series of objects or figures are adapted in any suitable manner tozrotate simultaneously in opposite directions around their common center, the object of each series noving in unison, and in a direction opposite to that of the notion of the other series. The means used to effect this double rotation may vary according to circumstances and the size of the apparatus. In a large-sized apparatus, such as is used in a public park to carry people, the two series of objects, which consist of seats or supports for the body, will preferably be placed on or Suspended from the outer ends of spokes or arms radiating from hubs on a central vertical shaft, and rotated by horse or other power, while in a toy appar'atus the motive power will preferably consist of a spring or weight applied through a suitable train of gearing to rotate thetwo series of objects, which will consist of toy figures, and will either be supported by radial arms or rotary platforms.
I have shown in the accompanying drawings one form of toy apparatus embodying my invention, this apparatus being provided with two circular concentric platforms, O C', which are adapted to rota-te simultaneously in opposite directions around their common center. The lower platform G is supported by a tubular shaft, D, and the upper platform by a shaft, E, passing through the bore of the shaft D. The shafts D E are so connected to a trainof gearing, F, as to be rotated thereby simultaneously' in opposite directions When the gearing is impelled by a spring or other means. The toy figures or objects H are placed on the upper surfaces of the platforms O 0', near their outer peripheries, the diameter of the lower platform being greater than that ot' the upper, so as to cause its periphery t'o project beyond the upper platform. When the platforms are' set in motion the opposite directions in which the figures H move give a pleasing effect to the operation of the apparatus. v
I do not limit myself to any particular method of inparting the described motion to the two series oi' objects or figures, but reserve the right to employ such means as shall be best adapted to accomplish the desired result under different circumstances.
I claim as my invention In a merry-go-round, two series of objects, H, adapted to rotate concentrically in substantial'ly horizontal planes, and simultaneously in opposite directions around a common center, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof 1 havesigned my name to this specification in the presence ot' two subscribing witnesses.
CHARLES H. BRIGHAM.
WILLIAM G. HAWES, GHARLES F. BROWN.
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