US 2023054 A
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Dec. 3, 1935. N. J. MANDELID SKI HARNESS Filed Feb. 13, 1935 Patented Dec. 3, 1935 Ares SKI HARNESS Nils Johannessen Mandelid, Copper Mountain, British Columbia, Canada Application February 13, 1935, Serial No. 6,318 In Canada February 15, 1934 2 Claims. (01. 208-184) My invention relates to improvements in ski harness the objects of which are to provide a structure which can be easily adjusted to fit the sole of the boot and secured in adjusted position, and to so grip its welt that the lateral movement of the ski can be definitely controlled at all times. A further object is to provide a detachable fastening for the heel strap which cannot be removed until the strap plate is swung downwardly and forwardly so that there can be no possibility of the strap becoming detached from the ski when in contact with the heel or the boot.
The invention consists essentially of a pair of complementary sole plates with welt clips and a locking plate pivotally connected to one of the sole plates and adapted to engage the other to lock it at a fixed spacing from the first mentioned plate, as will be more fully described in the following specification and shown in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. l is a perspective view of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a side elevational View of the invention showing the manner of removing the heel strap.
The numeral indicates a ski having a top surface 2 and sides 3. Intermediate the length of the ski is fitted a harness 4 consisting of inner and outer sole plates 5 and 6 respectively. The sole plates are provided on their outer edges with an upstanding welt wall 7, having its upper forward portion inwardly turned as at 8 to engage the upper surface of the welt of the users boots, the rearward portion of the welt walls are extended upwards as at Q above the normal depth of the welt, so that when the heel is raised and the sole of the boot is flexed upwardly all that portion of the welt which is normally within the harness is still in firm contact with the entire welt wall, the flexed portion being then in contact with the extended portions 9.
The inner sole plate 5 is provided with a countersunk circular opening I!) which is slotted through as at H to the inner edge of the plate and is also drilled to accommodate screws 52 by which the sole plate is finally secured to the ski. Housed within the opening it is the countersunk rounded end 53 of a locking plate M, which locking plate is enlarged at its outer end as at E5, the enlargement is undercut and toothed on its parallel sides as at E6.
The outer sole plate 6 is provided with rebated or countersunk transverse slots 5? which are adapted to accommodate fastening screws !8.
Secured on each side of the ski below the overhang of the sole plates 5 and 6 are anchor plates is, from which pins 20 project having enlarged heads 2|. The heel strap 22 is provided with any suitable adjustment clip, not shown, and is fitted at each end with a tug loop 23, which loop consists of a strip of metal 25 having a longitudinal 5 slot 25 of a width equal to the pins 20 and an enlargement 26 at its rear end slightly greater than the heads 2!, the rear end of the tug loops is provided with a slotted enlargement 2'5 of such size as to prevent the loop from sliding, while in a horizontal position, in a forward direction since said enlargement must abut the rear overhanging portion of the sole plates.
To fit the harness to the boots of a user, it suffices to place the boot upon the ski and set the harness in approximate position, then withdraw the boot and insert the screw 28 loosely in the locking plate it. When the position of the inner sole plate 5 is fully determined, the screws l2 are inserted, thus fixing this portion of the harness. The boot is again placed within the harness and the outer sole plate 6 is pressed into firm contact with the welt or" the boot. The toothed enlargement it of the locking plate engages corresponding teeth 29 in a slot 38 in the outer sole plate 6 holding it against accidental movement when the boot is again withdrawn, so that all screws may then be tightened and the harness is adjusted ready for use.
iter use, when it is desired to remove the heel 30 straps 22, the boot is removed from the harness and the tub loops 23 are swung down and forwardly in the manner shown-in Figure 2, until the loops are reversed in position, when they are thrust to the rear and the enlargement 26 of the slot 25 is in register with the heads 2! of the pins 2@, when an outward movement will detach the tug loops 23 from the anchor plates I9.
What I claim as my invention is:
1. A ski harness comprising an inner and an outer sole plate each provided with a welt grip, one of said members having an opening adapted to pivotally receive a locking tongue, the other of said members having a slot with toothed marginal edges, said tongue having toothed marginal edges selectively complementary to the toothed marginal edges of the slot, and means for securing the plates and tongue in adjusted position.
2. The combination with a ski, a ski harness consisting of a member secured upon and'extending transversely beyond the side edges of the ski,
a pin having an enlarged head extending from the side edges of the ski below the extended portion of the harness and a tug loop for connection to a heel strap, said loop having a slot extending longitudinally thereof for substantially one half the length of the loop and being adapted to fit the pin and an enlargement adjacent the strap connection adapted to pass over the head of said pin, said pin being disposed in such proximity to the transversely extending member as to preclude the removal of the tug loop until said loop is swung to dispose the end of the heel strap towards the front of the harness.
NILS JOHANNESSEN MANDELID.