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Publication numberUS1834979 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1931
Filing dateMar 24, 1928
Priority dateMar 24, 1928
Publication numberUS 1834979 A, US 1834979A, US-A-1834979, US1834979 A, US1834979A
InventorsSkoglund Joseph A
Original AssigneeSkoglund Joseph A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1834979 A
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Dec. 8, 1931. J. A. SKOGLUND 1,834,979


Filed March 24. 1928 gin vented,

Jose h A. sfi'gy/a m I aye 1 W Patented Dec. 8, 1931 TED STATES PATENT OFFICE I JOSEPH A. SKOGLUND, OF ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA sun) Aipplication filed March 24, 1928. 7 Serial No. 264,292.

tion and speed of the sled may be had by the a user. v v An object of the invent on resides n providing a pair of spaced runners with up.-

turned ends connected together at such ends with a tie-bar, said runners being arranged for universal movement relativeto said tie- Another object of the invention resides in attaching to the runners proper foot supports and in employingin conjunction with the runners standards terminating in han dies superimposing said foot supports whereby the .user' may stand with one leg upon each runner and hold himself in. an upright position, thereon through the use of said handles. f

Another objectof the invention resides in employing inverted U-shaped yokes for attaching said runners to said tie-bar, said yokes being pivoted to said runners and to said tie-bar, s'uchpivots being at right angles to one another.

. VVith the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear in the following description, the invention resides in the novel combination and arrangement o'f parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed.

In the drawings: t I

. Fig.1 is a perspective view of my invention. a, I I

Fig. 2 is'an elevational sectional view taken on line 22 of Fig.1 and drawn to an enlarged scale. v t i Fig. 3 'isa sectional elevational view taken on line 3- -3 of Fig.1 and drawn to an en- '45 larged scale.

My invention proper consists primarily of two runners 10 and 11 which may be constructed of wood, metal or any suitable material andwhich, when constructed of Wood as shown in the drawings, are each provided with a metal shoe 12 along the entire lower c'dgethereof for engagementwith the snow or ice on which the sled is to be used. The runners'10 and 11 are provided with upturned ends 13 and are otherwise straight throughoutgtlieir extent. When the runners 10 and 11 are constructed of wood the same may be reinforced by means of metal bands 14 which are riveted tothe runners proper by means of rivets 15 and extend upwardly along their upturned portions 13 thereof as best shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

Therunners 10 and 11 are relatively free throughout their extent excepting at the forward portions of the same where the upturned ends 13 are connected together by means ofa tie-bar 16 for universal movement relative thereto. The method of connecting the runner to this tie-bar is best shown in Fig.

2. To the extreme ends 17 and 18 of the bar lat and the shoe 12 which project upwardly beyond the upper end of the upturned end 13 of each of said runners, are pivoted yokes 19 which have rivets 20 extending through the said ends 17 and 18 and through the leg portions 21 of said yokes. The body portions 22 of these yokes are pivoted to the ends of the tie-bar 16 by means of bolts 23 which extend completely through the same and are provided with nuts 24 by means of which the device may be readily assembled. By means of this construction the respective runners 10 and 11 may be moved about the vertical axes of the bolts 23 so that the said runnersmay be arranged progressively one in front of the other or the same may be disposed angularly in either diverging or converging relation with one another to control the operation of the device. At the same time both runners 10 and 11 may be swung laterally about rivets 20 so as to tilt relative to the tie-bar 16 or the ground upon proper manipulation of the user.

Intermediate the ends of the runners 10 and 11 are attached to the same foot supports 25 which may be secured to said runners by means of screws 26 as best shown in Fig. 3. These foot supports have secured to them bars 27 extending across the same which are arranged with upwardly extending lugs 28 disposed one on each side of the foot sup- The'uprights 32 may if desiredports 25. i be constructed as contlnuations ofthestrlps 14 While the uprights 81" may be constructed of: similar material and formed Withbent pert-ions-by means, of. which the; same may be rig-idly secured to the rear ends ofthe-said; runners. The-uprightsiil andz32fare spaced: from oneanot'her a considerable distance and the-handles- 30 superimpose the foot supports'suchamanner thattheuserof the sled may". conveniently 's-tanduponsaid .foot 1 sup ports andEv at. the same time grasp-the handles SO-a nd hold himself rigidly supported upon thedevicer' j In the use of my steps uponthe tvvo supports' and rasps: the

handlsaElO. I Hemay theirraiseorlowenthe respect ve runners and-v move thesame for- Ward' or rearWa-rdly Vin-effect Walk With: the device the; same as fheW-ere using: skns or snow shoes, Iif'the user desires he may still; retainthe grasp upon handles 30; and Walk uponthe -ground, either drawingithe sledavith him orelevating. the same and carrying thestructure throughthe handles-30. In either case the entire space between the runners is freev so that. interference, with walking isentirely p'recluded. In the use of thedevice for coastingonslidinggthe user stands uponi V the foot supports 25 and, holds the handles 30. Whenthe sledv reaches a curve the body of the user may be tilted inwardly toward the center of the curve to counteractthe eflect of. centrifugal force and the runners 10-a-nd ll; of the sledmaybe automatically tilted to conformto: theposition of the user.: At. the same time, one of the runners- 10- may' be advancedjin front of theotherrunner; tofacilh tate theproper control of the device in passmg, around curves. W'henat is vdesired to retard. the movement. ofthe sled the runners may be spread apart so that the rearward: ends thereof. diverge, thereby increasing the; friction of the runnersupon'the snow. or ice as the. sled! travels. in its forward direction. Considerable amusement andrecreationmay be had With myinvention due to the fact-that the user is required to exercise skill. and dex tenity invhandling andmanipulating-"the device.v {The user Will findconsiderable amuse,-

ment in attempting. to coastiuponvone foot and may alternately, placed-the, runners in: j contact with; the groundk in accordance, with,

invention;tlieluser simply the surface or condition of the ground so as to minimize the frictional resistances and increase the length of the trip.

My invention is highly advantageous in that a simple and fool proof device is provided whereby considerable. enjoyment and recreationmay behad for the user. The device may-be. constmicted ata very nominal cost and the entire sled is especially light in Weight so that it may be readily carried abontby children: Without causing appreciable fatigue. The user has at all times complete control of the device so that the sled may be directed orstopped as required, thereby'i'en'deringthe' device more useful for recreation upon public streetswhere an appreciable amount offtralfi'c is present. Due to the. use. of the handlesland. theipositioning} of'the:

.samerelative, to the footsupports. it. is practically impossiblefor, theuser to falllofl'l the sled'i andf at Ithesame time the sledisoperated .by the user a. standing posture, thereby eliminating the necessity of repeated changing from standing to a reclining posture as. isthe case inthe use of. the ord nary sled;


' Ghanges in the specific form of 'my' invention, as herein disclosed, may be madewithinthe scope of What is claimed Without departingfrom the spiritfof my invention;

Having described my invention, what I claim-as new anddesireto protect by Letters 1'. A sled comprisingapair of spacedrunnershaving upturned ends, a tie-bar extending, across said? runners, means for securing T.

the uptunnedends of said runners to saidtiebar for pivotal movement relative thereto, s-aidmeans permittingthe independent move-e ment of the runners'relative toone another,

and neans for supporting an occupant upon i said runners.

2. 'A sled comprising apair of 'spaced'run ners having upturned ends, .a yoke pivoted; to the end of each of said runners, a tie-bar pivoted at its ends to each of sai d yokes,.said

pivots being disposed at rightangles tonne another, afoot support secured t'oe'ach of said runners rearwardly of said tie-bar, uprights extending upwardlyfrom said runners, and handles attached to said'uprights and superimposing saidfOot' supports.

3. In combination, a pair'of runners, a tie member universally connecting the runners at the tips thereof, each runner having afoot rest rearwardly of its tip and'havingfa handie for assi'stingin the independent control thereof; i V

4a In combinatioma pair ofrunners,atie member universallyconnecting the runners at the tips thereof, each runner having afoot nest rearwardly of\ its tip. and having, aihandle, for: assisting: in, the independent control thereof, said handle being disposed: above the footrest and, adapted-to:- be steadiedragainst T 1. riders-leg planted. on, said footrest" I 5. A sled comprising a pair of runners having upturned ends, a tie bar joining said runners, means connecting the upturned ends of the runners to the tie bar for universal movement relative thereto, foot rests secured to said runners, and handles extending upwardly therefrom.

6. A sled comprising a pair of runners, a tie bar universally connecting said runners at the front ends thereof, said runners being disconnected throughout their extent rearwardly of said tie bar, and means on said runners and independent of said tie bar for supporting a rider.

7. A sled comprising a pair of runners, a tie member universally connecting said runners at the forward ends thereof, each runner having a foot rest thereon rearwardly of 7 its point of connection With said member and supports,

having a hand grip above said foot rest, and supports for the grip secured to the runner forwardly and rearwardly of the foot rest.

8. A sled comprising a pair of runners, a tie member universally connecting one runner with the other, each runner having a foot rest thereon and a hand grip extending in the direction of the runner and a support for the hand grip secured to the runner.

9. A sled comprising a pair of runners, a tie member universally connecting one run ner with the other, each runner having a foot rest thereon and a hand grip directly above the foot rest extending in the direction of the runner, and a support secured to the runner for said hand grip.

10. In combination, a pair of elongated anti-friction ground engaging means on said supports, a tie member connecting said supports at their forward portions, said supports being disconnected throughout their extent rearwardly of said tie member and being adapted to move longitudinally relative to one another, and a foot rest on each of said supports, said foot rest Ibeing disposed rearwardly of said tie mem- )er.

In testimony whereof I have afiixed my signature to this specification.


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U.S. Classification280/14.27, D12/8
International ClassificationB62B13/00, B62B13/06
Cooperative ClassificationB62B13/06
European ClassificationB62B13/06