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Publication numberUS1976335 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 9, 1934
Filing dateMay 3, 1934
Priority dateApr 14, 1934
Publication numberUS 1976335 A, US 1976335A, US-A-1976335, US1976335 A, US1976335A
InventorsDodds Harvey E
Original AssigneeHarvey E Dodds Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ski binding
US 1976335 A
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SKI BINDING I Filed May 3, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 [I'm/Wok linen-Y E. Dans Arromvzy j .ayfwwzw I Patented Oct. 9, 1934 UNITED STATES i F I C E PATETN SKl BINDING Ontario, Canada Application May 3, 1934, Serial No. 723,626 In Canada April 14, 1934 11 Claims.

The invention relates to improvements in ski binding as described in the present specification and shown in the accompanying drawings that form part of the same.

The invention has for its general object the provision of an adjustable ski binding that can be readily set to diiierent sized boots. More particularly, however, the invention aims to provide a binding that in addition to its being adjustable laterally of the ski to accommodate different widths of boots, is capable of angular variation to adapt it to varying toe angles. This is highly advantageous in that it enables the binding to be set to conform snugly to the sides 3.5 of the boot. Another advantage which this invention presents is that this form of binding can be manufactured of metal stampings, which is inexpensive and adds to its substantiality and serviceability. An even still further distinctive feature which this invention possesses is the facility with which it can be fitted to a ski and adjusted to a given size of boot.

The invention consists of the novel construction and arrangement of the ski binding possesszo ing the above mentioned characteristics, hereafter disclosed in detail and claimed in the appended claims.

Referring to the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a side elevation of the invention .50 shown fitted to a conventional ski.

Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof depicting the underplates in a second position in dot-anddash lines:

Figure 3 is a perspective View of one of the underplates.

Figure 4 is a perspective View of a partial top plate inverted to show its underface.

Figure 5 is a lengthwise sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 2. it Figure 6 is a similar sectional view but illustrating a somewhat variant form of'top plate.

Figure 7 is a plan view of this modified top plate.

- Figure 8 is a slight modification of the underri) plates.

Figure 9 is a plan view similar to Figure 2 but showing a further modified form of the invention.

, Like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in each of the figures throughout the drawings.

In recounting the invention reference will first be had to Figures 1 to 5 inclusive. The conventional wooden ski to which the binding is attached, is depicted at 10 and the heel pad is shown at 11.

In carrying out this invention a pair of metal under plates 12 are employed together with a metal top plate 13. The underplates are bent up at right angles forming wings 14. It is to be understood that the wings shall have ears to fit over the edge portions of the boot sole, or be equipped with toe straps for which purpose the apertures 15 are supplied. This, however, does 6| not concern the present invention.

The body of each underplate is fashioned with a pair of spaced elongated slots 16 transversely directed as shown. The sides of these slots are inclined or sloped and supplied with teeth or other forms of serrations as at 17.

The top plate 13 is fashioned with indents or tits 18, four in number, one for registering with each of the slots 16. These indents are struckup out of the metal and located on the reverse side of the top plate so as to engage in the respective slots aforesaid. The indents are preferably of a circular configuration and have inclined or sloping walls corresponding to the sides or" the slots and likewise supplied with teeth or other forms of serrations as at 19.

The slots permit of the underplates being adjusted inwardly or outwardly of the top plate and laterally of the ski 10; whereas the teeth of the slots interfit with those of the indents to 35 lock the underplate in any position in which it may be set. To adapt the underplates to a large boot, they are of course shifted outwardly as indicated in dot-and-dash lines in Figure 2; however in some cases the angle of the receding toe portion of a boot also varies and consequently the angle of the wings must be changed to suit. This is achieved by shifting one indent of an underplate a notch or two without changing the position of the other indent. This is 95 a salient feature of the invention as it has been found in actual practice that sufficient angular adjustment can be obtained as well as lateral extension to take care of the usual range of sizes of ski boots. 160

The top plate is screwed down on the wooden ski 10 in order to clamp the underplates against movement. This is preferably accomplished by furnishing the top plate with flanges 20 offset slightly less than the thickness of the underplates. The flanges are apertured to receive the wood screws 21.

It is desirable to employ a centre screw 22 fitted in an indented hole 22' in the top plate for the purpose of locating or setting the underplates in fitting the binding to a particular boot. The metal around this screw is cut away on each underplate as denoted at 23 in order that it may not obstruct. It will also be observed that the front and rear edges 24 are made circular to permit of the necessary angular movement.

it will be manifest from the preceding description that the underplates may be readily adjusted or re-adjusted and when properly set are securely locked by the engagement of the indents in the slots in the screwing down of the top plate.

Adverting to the variant form of top plate shown in Figures 6 and 7, the flanges are dispensed with and the screws placed in the indentures of the indents 18 by the provision of a central hole 25 in each of them.

In the modification shown in Figure 8 an un derplate is shown with arcuate slots 26, both of which slots are curved on radii taken on a common centre outside of the plate. This curvature enables the underplate tochange-its angle as it is shifted to correspond to the angle of the toe of the boot to which it is adapted.

' The modification depicted in Figure 9 illustrates the underplates fashioned with inclined or sloping teeth 27 along the front and rear edges, which are made straight instead of curved. Indents 28 are formed on the top plate and have rounded oif faces serrated for engagement with the teeth 27 respectively of the underplates. The screwing down of the top plate secures the underplates as previously recounted.

What I claim is:

l. A binding comprising in combination, a top plate for attachment to a ski, a pair of laterally extensile underplates clamped by said top plate and having serrations, and interfitting locking means therefor, said means consisting of indents struck out from the reverse face of the top plate with peripheral serrations for engagement in the serrations formed on the underplates.

2. A binding comprising in combination, a top plate for attachment to a ski, a pair of laterally extensile underplates. clamped by said top plates and supplied with integral series of spaced serrations in the general direction of extension, and interfitting locking means therefor consisting of indents struck out from the reverse face of said top plate with peripheral serrations for engagement with the serrations of the underplates.

3. A binding comprising in combination, a top plate for attachment to a ski, a pair of laterally extensile underplates clamped by said top plate and supplied with integral series of spaced serrations in the general direction of extension, and interfitting locking means therefor consisting of curvilinear indents struck out from the reverse face of said top plate with peripheral serrations for engagement with the serrations of the underplates.

4. A binding comprising in combination, a top plate for attachmentto a ski, a pair of laterally extensile underplates clamped by said top plate and supplied with integral series of spaced serrations in the general direction of extension, and interfitting locking means therefor consisting of circular indents struck out from the reverse face,

of said top plate with peripheral serrations for engagement with the serrations of the underplates.

5. A binding comprising in combination, a

top plate for attachment to a ski, a pair of laterally extensile underplates clamped by said top plate and having inclined serrated edges in the general direction of the extension of the underplates and interfitting locking means therefor consisting of indents struck out from. the reverse face of said top plate with inclined ser-- rated walls for engagement with the serrations of the underplates.

6. A binding comprising in combination, a top plate for attachment to a ski, a pair of laterally extensile underplates clamped by said top plate and having inclined serrated edges in the general direction of the extension of the underplates, and interfitting locking means therefor consisting of curvilinear indents struck out from the reverse face of said top plate with inclined serrated walls for engagement with the serrations of the underplates.

7. A binding comprising in combination, a top plate for attachment to a ski, a pair of laterally extensile underplates clamped by said top plate and having inclined serrated edges in the general direction of the extension of the underplates, and interfitting locking means therefor consisting of circular indents struck out from the reverse face of said top plate with inclined serrated walls for engagement with the serrations of the underplates.

8. A binding comprising in combination a top plate for attachment to a ski, a pair of laterally extensile underplates clamped by said top plate and having spaced slots therein with inclined serrated edges in the general direction of the extension of the underplates, and interfitting means therefor consisting of indents struck out from the reverse face of said top plate with inclined serrated walls for engagement with the serrations of the underplates.

9. A ski binding composed of a pair of laterally extensile underplates having spaced slots therein with angular serrated edges in the general direction of the extension of the underplates, a top plate for fitting over the underplates, said top plate being apertured to receive fastening elements and having indents struck out from the reverse face with angular serrated walls for engagement with the serrations of the underplates.

10. A ski binding composed of a pair of laterally extensile underplates having spaced slots therein with angular serrated edges in the general direction of the extension of the underplates, a top plate for fitting over the underplates, said top plate being apertured to receive fastening elements and having circular tits or indents struck out from the reverse face with angular serrated walls for engagement with the serrations of the underplates, said tits or indents having diameters corresponding to the width of the said slots and fitting therein.

11. A ski binding composed of a pair of laterally extensile underplates having spaced slots therein with angular serrated edges in the general direction of the extension of the underplates, a top plate for fitting over the underplates, 'said top plate having substantially circular tits or indents struck out from the reverse face to fit into said slots, said tits or indents being apcrtured to receive fastening elements and being externally serrated to engage the serrations of the slots.

HARVEY E. DODDS.

Classifications
U.S. Classification280/635
International ClassificationA63C9/00, A63C9/22
Cooperative ClassificationA63C9/22
European ClassificationA63C9/22