US 1854188 A
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April 19, 1932. E. GREGORY 1,854,188
WHEEL SKATE OR THE LIKE Filed Feb. 5; 1931 A TTORNEY Patented Apr. 19, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT osrics ERNEST GREGORY, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO THE LYONS MANU- FACTURING CO., OF HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATIONOF CONNECTICUT WHEEL SKATE OR- THE LIKE Application filed February 5, 1931. Serial No. 513,624.
This invention relates to a wheel skate or the like, having for its object, among other things, to provide a skate or device of this character that will be rigid in its structure, capable of withstanding the hard wear which its use demands, and having the minmum number of parts and so designed that the wheels thereof are always the same distance apart.
To these, and other ends, my invention consists in the wheel skate or the like, having certain details of construction and combinations of parts as will be hereinafter set forth and more particularly pointed out in the claims.
Referring to the drawings, in which like numerals of reference designate like parts in the several figures;
Figure 1 is a plan view of my new and improved skate;
Figure 2 is a sectional elevation thereof, the parts in section being taken generally upon line 22 of Figure 1; and
Figure 3 is a rear end view thereof.
In the form of skate constructed in accordance with my invention and as disclosed in the drawings; 1010 indicatestwo frames which are straight for the major portion of their length and turned outwardly near their rear ends to form the rear axle portions 11, and inwardly at substantially 45 near the front end at 12, and then outwardly again to form the front axle portions 18, between which is the neck portion 29.
These frames are the same shape on both sides of the skate and are assembled interchangeably, the front end of the frames supporting a shaft 14, upon which is rotatably mounted the front wheel 15 and the rear ends supporting a shaft 16, upon which is mounted the rear wheels 17.
By this structure the shafts 14 and 16 remain in a relatively constant position. This is advantageous as it insures a rigid support, minimizes the number of required parts,and the hazard of injury or damage to the parts is practically eliminated.
The proximity of the frames at the neck 29 adjacent to the rear of the front wheels 15 is a feature that also increases the rigidity of the frames and hence the durability of the s (ate.
Supported on each side by the frames is a foot platform 18, provided with a slot 19 therethrough, taperedat its front end and supported by the frame portions 12, and at its rear end is formed with a heel plate 20. For convenience in positioning the heel on the skate and preventing abrasion of the shoe or foot, the upper end of the heel plate 20 is turned outwardly at 21.
Flanges 30 upon opposite sides of the frames, and parallel therewith, prevent lateral movement of the platform and insure rigidity of the parts.
Strength of the platform 18 adjacent to the heel plate 20 is increased by the corrugations 22. This platform is supported at its rear end by a truss 23 which is shaped to rest in part upon the shaft 16, the outer ends 2 1- being turned downwardly and preferably resting upon the shaft and contacting with the inner faces of the rear axle por tions 11.
This truss is preferably secured by spot welding or the like to the platform 18, the shaft 16 and the frames 10, thus providing a spacing bar for the rear ends of the frames 10, a rigid support for the platform, and hold the shaft 16 against rotation.
Slidably mounted upon the platform 18 is the toe plate 25, which is adj ustably secured thereto by a stud 26, which passes through the slot 19, and having a wing nut 27 threaded thereon, and provided with flanges 31 upon opposite sides thereof that lie substantially parallel with flanges 31 and hold the toe plate against lateral movement. The forward end of this plate is provided with a toe clip 28 that embraces the toe of the shoe.
So far as at present advised the threewheel skates of this character heretofore made are so constructed that the spacing between the axles of the wheels is variable as distinguished from constant, as in my improved skate. In such a structure adjustable parts are required that take the weight of the body and are subjected to strains and stresses that weaken the skate after the minimum use and this ultimately results in the tits; a form on and supported by said frames; and a toe plate adjustably r ousted on said platform, said truss provid rig a support for the platform.
2. Ar skate of the character described, ha:- ing two side frames thl-t axe substantially parallel with each other i union of their length and turner 1 toward each other at their forward enl termcdiate angular portion a slr supported by t 1e frames in advance of i .r angular portion; a shaft supported by the frames near their rear ends, said frames being formed so as to have neck portions that are adjacent to each other near said angular portions and in rear of the shaft supported by the forward ends; a truss secures said frames together at their rear ends; companion wheels u on one of the shafts; a single wheel upon the other of said shafts; a-
foot platform on and supported by said frames; and a toe plate adjustably mounted on said platform, said truss p *oriding support for the platform.
3. A skate of the character described, having two side frames that are substantially parallel wit-h each other for a portion of their length and turned inwardly toward each other at their forward ends and outwardly at their rear ends; a shaft supported by the frames near their forward ends; a shaft supported by the frames near their rear ends; a truss that secures said frames together at their rear ends; companion wheels upon one of the shafts and a single wheel upon the other of said shafts; a foot platform on and supported by said frames having acurved heel plate at its rear end and one or more depressions therein adjacent to said heel plate; and a toe plat-e adjustably mounted on said platform, said truss providing a supportfor the platform.
1-. A skate of the character described, having two side frames that are substantially parallel with each other for a portion of their length and turned inwardlytoward each other at their forward ends and outwardly at their rear ends; a shaft supported by the frames near their forward ends; a. shaft supported by the frames near their rear ends; a truss between said frames, platform and the shaft, near the rear end of said frames, and permanently secured thereto; companion wheels upon one of the shafts and a single wheel upon the other of said shafts; a foot platform on and supported by said frames; and atoe plate adjustably mounted on said platform, said truss prof-aiding a support for the platform.
5. A slr'ate of the character described having: side frames; shaft-s associated therewith at opposite ends maintaining a constant position relatively to each other, wheels on said shafts; a platform supported by said frames; a toe plate slidably mounted upon said platform; and means for rigidly securing said toe plate in adjustable positions upon said platform.
6. A skate of the character described having side frames; shafts associated therewith at opposite ends maintaining a constant position relatively to each other; wheels on said shafts a platform supported by said frames atoe plate slidably mounted upon said platform; and means for rigidly securing said toe plate in adjustable positionsupon said platform, said plate having downwardly pro jecting flanges upon opposite sides thereof and adjacent to the said frames which prevent lateral movement thereof.
7. In a skate of the character described;
rigid frames; a shaft atv each of the opposite ends of said frames Wlllcll occupy aconstant position relatively to each: other; a platform