US 2012195 A
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Aug, 26, 1935. H, F. HUSTED SLIDE 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Nov. 25, 1952 ug. 20, 1935. H. F. HUSTE D SLIDE v Filed Nov. 25, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Aug. 20, 1935 .Harry F. Husted,.Galetomila;assignor toj l'larry This invention relates to ran improvement in slides.
.The objectlof my invention is to providev a slide forchildren to; amuse .themselves on,'without run- [5: ning the riskofhin'juring either themselves'orv theirclothes while using the'slide; I
A further object of my inventionis to provide aslide which has; a covering over ithe slideeboard for the purpose of: frictionally engaging theboard;
*; so that all the Wearincident to frictional en A still further object is to provide a slide-boar d,
the slantof which may be adjustedby means for changing the height of .the upper endof the slideboard; Y g
g A still further object is to provide means for adjusting the slant of the slide-board, so-that the upper end of the slide may not beplaced ataposition higher than thatproper for use. g It iscommonly known-thatchildren in their playing are very likely to desire to go to extremes, and so adjust any means for amusement so that they are enabled to get the maximum; ,of risk or thrill from that medium of amusement.
To obviate any undue danger of risk, I have provided means whereby my slide may be adjusted and yet it will be impossible for the adjustment to be made in such a manner that the slide will become dangerous.
In the accompanying drawings,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a slide;
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal cross section thereof;
Fig. 3 is a cross section on the line 33 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a disassembled perspective view showing the means for attaching a slide to the upright;
Fig. 5 is a cross section through the slide and its flexible covering;
Fig. 6 is a modified form of the means for adjusting the elevation or slant of the slide;
Fig. 7 is another modification of these means; and
Fig. 8 isstill a further modification of the adjusting means.
I provide steps 2 at the base of which I provide 6 an elongated foot 4 for engagement with a substantial part of the ground or floor, so that steps are always held in a firm position. 7
At the topmost step 6, I provide an extension 8 which is :hinged thereto by the hinges -|6,':and which'fo'rmsan extension to the step 6,-as-shown" in Figs. Zand 4. a .I The slide is constructed with a slide-board l2 andtwoside .membersiul l and 15, the latter of which are. securedtogether. at their upper-end by jabolt vl8,whichpass'es th'erethrough beneath the aextension't tothestep fi, as shown inFigal;
, beneaththe extension Binthe groove'9'fformedin the underside thereof, and at their lower. end by nails or screws which aregclriveninto the board or cross member 20.
'Theslide-board 12 is covered by an endless belt 22 of canvas or other suitable material, which slide-board and canvasbeltingis supported by the inwardly extending strips Z4;on;the side-members At bothends ofthe slide-board; lj2, I PlOVldQ cross members 26 and 28, which; are semi-circular on the outeredges and whichjextend'beneath the slide-board 12, 'so that when the 1slide board is placed inposition on the 'stripsil oi'the side mem bers -M and l6,v the cross membersfiti and -28 of .the slideboard 12- will engage ever the ends thereof and hold theslide-boardin afixed-posi;
, On ,ghoth outer edges of the s1ide-bc Iard- ;l 2 I provide, a knurled surface 30 which surface may ormay notbecovered with apreparation designed to increase the friction on thatportionofithe board. My purpose in providing these knurled surfaces is that when a child uses the slide he may control his speed while sliding down the incline by a pressure of the canvas belting 22 against the knurled surface 36.
At the lower end of the slide, I provide legs 32 and 32' which are secured to the side members I4 and I6, and the cross member 20 therebetween, as described above, and which are secured together and held inparallel relation by the foot- 2 and the leg 32, respectively. Approximately 4 in the middle of the chain 38, I provide a hook 40 which may be engaged in any desired link of thereby the slantthereof, and yet-I have proor spread further apart, thereby changing the height and slant of the slide.
In this modified form, as shown in Fig. 6, I provide a sheathing 42 over approximately one-half of the chain, so that the link 40 may not be hooked into that portion thereof.
In the modified form in Fig. 7, I provide a similar chain 44 which is secured at one end thereof to the foot 34 of the leg 32, the other end of which is provided with a hook 46 which is adaptedto engage in the links of the chain 48, one end of which is secured to the foot 4 of the steps 2. The process of adjustment is substantially the same as described above in this form and it will be ob-' f vious that the chain 44 may not be bent back upon itself to shorten the distance between the feet 4 and 34, since the chains 44 and 48 are se-' cured together only by the hook 46. a
In the modified form shown in Fig. ,8, I have provided a still further means for adjusting the distance between the foot=4 of the steps 2 and the foot 34 of the legs 32 and 32'. In this form, I provide two rigid sliding members 50 and 52 which may be secured together in their several adjusted positions by the bolts 54. These rigid members 50 and 52 are provided with a plurality of holes 56 and 58 therein, so that holes 56 in the member 5|] may be brought into alignment with the holes 58 in the member 52, and thereby shortening or lengthening .the distance between the foot 4 of the steps 2, and the foot34 of the legs 32 and 32'.
It will be obvious that I have provided a slide which may be easily and yet safely adjustable as to the height of the upper end of the slide and vided means for adjustment which are impossible of undesirable adjustment.
It is also obvious that I have provided a slide which may be readily and repeatedly used without danger of wear on the clothing of persons or to themselves on the slide, because of a circular belt which I have provided to withstand the friction of an object sliding downwardly over the surface of the slide-board. Also in conjunction with the belt for receiving the entire amount of friction in the sliding action, I have provided means whereby friction may be increased or decreased for adjusting the speed of the slidin motion.
It will be obvious that I may find it necessary to make minor changes in the construction of my slide from time to time without departing from the spirit of the invention.
1. In a slide, steps, a slide board, means for adjusting the slant of said slide board, means for longitudinally encircling said slide board, and means on said slide board for regulating the friction between said slide board and said encircling means.
v2. A slide having a removable slide board and endless belt means for longitudinally encircling said slide board, said endless belt encircling the slide board only.
3. A slide comprising steps, a frame hingedly secured to the upper end thereof, legs secured to the'lower end of said frame, and a slide board removably carried by said frame on supports secured longitudinally thereto.
4. A slide comprising steps, a. frame hingedly secured to the upper end thereof, legs secured to the lower end of said frame, flexible means for adjusting the distance between'said' legs and the lower end of said steps, and aslide board removably carried by said frame on supports extending longitudinally thereof. j
. 5. A slide comprising steps-a frame hingedly' secured to the upper end thereof, legs secured to the lower end of said frame, a removable slide board carried by said frame on supporting strips extending longitudinally thereof, and flexible means encircling saidslide board longitudinally.
6. A slide comprising steps, a framehingedly secured to the upper end thereof, legs secured to the lower end of said frame, a slide board carried by said frame, flexible means encircling said slide board longitudinally thereof, and means for controlling the frictional engagement between said slide board and said flexible means.
7. A slide comprising steps, a slide-board covered with longitudinally movable flexible means,
and means along the sides of said slide board for regulating the friction between said slide board and the flexible movable means.
8. In a slide, a slide board,a support for maintaining said slide board'at a slant relative to horizontal, and flexible means encircling said slide board only. 1
HARRY F. HUSTED.