US 1801205 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
E. M. MIRICK April 14, 1931.
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April 14, 1931;
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Edward M Patented Apr. 14, 1931 PATENT OFFICE EDWARD M. MIRICK, OF CLEBURNE, TEXAS SKATE Application filed May 22,
The object of the invention is to provide a skate of the multiple wheel form in which the wheels are aligned and each effectively cushioned .so that. the user. may be saved from jars or shocks in passing over slight irregularities of surface; to provide a skate equipped with means that will permit the user bringing himself to a quick stop; to provide a device of this character equipped with a brake for ready manual operation by the user to slacken his speed; and to provide a skate of the kind indicated which is of simple formand. susceptible of cheap manufacture and low marketing cost.
.With this object in view the invention consists in a construction and combination of parts of which a preferred embodiment is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a socket constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figures 2 and 3 are transverse sectional views on the planes indicated by the lines 2 2-2 and 33 respectively of Figure 1.
Figures 4: and 5 are detail sectional views on the planes indicated by the lines 4- 1 and 5-5 respectively of Figure 1.
Figure 6 is a sectional view on the plane 30 indicated by the line 6-6 of Figure 3.
Figure 7 is a plan view of the plate, before bending, of which the body portion is constructed.
The body or base 10 is constructed from 13, flat metal plate of which the side edges are recessed as indicated at 11 and slotted as indicated at 12, the slots being formed by striking tongues 14 from the plate which are bent back into overlapping relation with the under 40 face of the foot bearing portions 15. The side sections 16 resulting from the formation of the slots 12 are bent down into pendent position with reference to the foot bearing portion and the rear arcuate portion 17 is 45 rolled or bent to form a pendent heel element 18.
At the forward end of the foot bearing portion 15, ears 19 are upstruck to form sole grips for the forward end of the foot of the 5? user.
1930. Serial No. 454,612.
The side portions 16 of the plate are arranged on each side in a common plane and the slots 12 serve as guides for the bearings 20 which are slotted on opposite sides to engage the adjacent edges of the portions 16. Since the slots 12 are arranged on opposite sides of the foot bearing portion 15 in common planes, the bearings 20 are thus arranged in pairs for the proper support of the axles 21 on which are carried the wheels 22 which, in the illustrated embodiment, are shown as solid wheels but which obviously may be rubber-bound if desired. The wheels 22 are formed with hub portions 23 on opposite sides which abut the opposite bearings of each shaft.
In the slots 12 above the bearings mounted therein and compressed between the inturned tongues 14 and the bearings are cushions 24 which are made preferably of rubber, slotted on opposite sides to engage the edges of the portions 16. By reason of the cushions, the body portion of the skate is thus yieldingly mounted on the wheels and in order that the bearings of the wheel shafts may be retained in position in the slots 12, the terminals of the portions 16 at the extremities of the recesses 11 are rolled to form eyes 25 in which are received the longitudinal retaining bolts 26, there being one spanning all of the portions 16 on each side of the body portion. Obviously these retaining bolts will retain the bearings in the guide slots when the body portion is raised from the supporting surface.
At the rear end of the body portion there is provided a guard member 27 which constitutes a seat for the heel of the user, this guard member being provided with an ankle strap 28. At the forward end of the body portion there is mounted a toe strap 29 for extension across the forward end of the foot to insure the retention of the body portion 10 in contact therein.
- At an intermediate point in the length of the body portion and spanning two opposite portions 16 is a'brake shaft 30 on which is mounted a brake member 31having a hubenga ing portion 32 and a tail portion 83. if the shaft 30 be rocked in one direction, the hub-engaging portion 32 will be v raised into contact with the hub portion of cord 35 with the belt of the wheel member vide intervening one of the rollers 22 and impose a frictional resistance against its rotation which will re-' sult 1n retarding the movement of the devlce sists-of an'exterior arm 34 carried on the brake'shaft 30 and terminally connected-by a 36 which the skate user will carry around his waist. Desiring Ito actuatethe brake, a pull on the cord will be reflected, by reason of the arm 34, in the rocking or rotation-of the shaft 30 with the setting of the brake against the wheel hub as beforedescribed.
The 'heel mjember 18 provided at the rear end of the body portion is for the-service of the user in bringing himself to a stop the forward end of the skate being raised with the :rear wheel'as a pivot until thelower end 18 engages'the ground or supporting surface.
. The invention having been described what is claimed 'asnew and useful is:
,1. A skate comprising a body member with pendent side portions arranged to provide intervening slots, bearings slidably mounted in said slots, a'nd axles mounted in said bearings, wheels'carried on said axles.
on the under face of said body member and upper 'facesof said bearings.
'2. A skate comprising a body member with pendentside portions arranged to proslots, bearings slidably mounted in said slots, and axles mounted insaid bearings 'wheels carried on said axles and resilient members bearing "respectively on the under face ;of said body member and upper faces of said bearings, the bearings being formed with side slots engaging the edges' of-said pendent portions and the resilient members consisting of rubbercushions-similarly slotted 'and engaging the side edgs'of said pendent portions.
, A -skate comprising a body'member with 4. A. skate comprising a body member with pendent side portions spaced to define intervening slots, bearings slidably mounted in said slots, resilient members bearing on the under face of said bodymember and the upper face of said bearlng, transverse shafts -journalled in the bearings, rollers carried on the shafts, "and retainers'spanning the pendent portions on opposite sides of the body member and engaging the under face 'of'said bearing, said pendent portions being formed with aligned eyes through which the "retainers extend.
5, A skate comprising a body member, wheels supporting the same, a brake rockingly'mounted on the :body member and having a shoe engageable'with one'of the wheels, and a pull cord operatively connected with the brake,'the brake having a shafttransversely soannin the bod member andmounted for rocking movement, an arm exteriorly connected with said shaft and terminally connected with said pull cord, the brake being. mounted'on said shaft and having-a tail opposite said shoe and engageable with the under face of the .bodymember when the shoeis'retracted from its attendant wheel.
. In testimony whereof he affi xeshis signature. 1
EDWARD M. MIRIGK.
and resilient members bearing respectively pendent side portions spaced to define intervenin'g slots, bearings slidably mounted in said slots, resilient members bearing on the under face-of said body member and the upper face of said bearing, transverse shafts ou rnall-ed in the bearings, rollers carried on the shafts, and retainers spanning the pendent portions on opposite sides-of the body member and-engaging the'under face of said bearing. I