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Publication numberUS2025858 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 31, 1935
Filing dateJun 28, 1934
Priority dateJun 28, 1934
Publication numberUS 2025858 A, US 2025858A, US-A-2025858, US2025858 A, US2025858A
InventorsDale M Harris
Original AssigneeJesse J Haube
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2025858 A
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Dec. 31, 1935. D. M. HARRIS 2,025,858

SKATE Filed June 28, 1934 Patented Dec. 31, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SKATE Dale M. Harris, Toledo, Ohio, assignor of one-half to Jesse J. Haube, Toledo, Ohio Application June 28, 1934, Serial No. 732,879

'1 Claims. (01. 208-179) This invention relates to foot base structure compression to initially be upon the cushion pad with features of comfort to the user of the skate. 2| and also limit the movement of the lever l3, This invention has utility when incorporated in l4, away from the toe piece I. About this bolt heel and toe elements, their assembly, and runner 22 is sleeve 23, desirably of less length than the feature mountings, especially as yieldable. adjustment for the butler 2|. There is thus 5 Referring to the drawing: provided a limit in the compression of the buffer Fig. 1 is a side elevation of an embodiment 01 2| to preclude striking of the rollers ll against the invention in a. roller skate; the under side of the toe piece I.

Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of the skate of Intermediate plate 24 is shown provided with Fig. 1; marginal flanges 25 and intermediate groove 26 10 Fig. 3 is a section on the line IIIIII, Fig. 2; c mplem nta y w h rib 4 an thereby p Fig. 4 is a section on the line IVIV, Fig. 3; viding a rib and groove or tongue and groove slide Fig. 5 is a detail in to plan of the runner or guide p ati n lon itudinally of the s at tread portion of a single wheel type and a pordefinitely holding t tee piece I a a ular tion of its mounting lever therefrom; Shiftin r latively to the intermediate or con- 15 Fig, 6 is a, plan of the toe portion or ection nector plate 2. Slot 2'' in this plate 24 may have blank of the skate structure; bolt 28 therethrough and through the opening 3 Fig. 7 is a fragmentary plan view of the blank n t piece I serve as the oc n means for the for the heel portion of the skate structure; adllisting eXteIISIOiI Of this roller skate. This 2 Fig. 8 is aplan view of a blank connecting plate locking bolt 23 is m t reg on Of the fulcrum between t heel and t sections; and pivot l2 for the lever and thereby provides a sim- Fig. 9 is a section through a cushioning or buffer P Substantial mounting for s Cus oning runlimit for lever movement having the bolt or holdtreading pin extending lengthwise of the leven Heel portion 01' section 29 has ears 2 and open- 25 Toe section of the foot portion of the blank inc 3 ous o such portions in the toe 25 is shown provided ears 2 and hole 3 tion l. Additlonally, heel has longitudinally Longitudinally of the extent of this toe section i thereof a d -dep essed r b c pe there is downwardly extending rib 4. From this a s t the ove 6 of t c ect p a e rib 4, by weld assembly, there extends depending Siot 3| in the connector ate 4 is en a ed 30 fork 5 astride reduced intermediate section 6 of by belt 28 through Op 3 in the heel Section 30 oppositely threaded screw 1. The toe portion Adjustable reversely extending lever I3, l4, caradditionally has headed rivets 3 extending ries'runner roller orrollers I! for the heel porthrough slots 9 of sole clips I, transversely adtiOf-Of the socket. There is similar bufier here, justable as key or wrench is applied to squared while the roller for the heel extends a distance terminus ll of this screw 1 to adjust the soleto have its axis close to the rear edge of the he l 35 engaging clips into and out of shoe sole gripping i t e O e v g the Skate. This heel of the position. The depending ears 2 mount rivets l2 Skater is retained in the Section 29 by upwardly providing a swivel connection as a fulcrum for tend n fla ge portions 32 having openings 33 lever having depending arm portions l3 and hold Strap therefrom, forwardly inclined arm portions [4 e bu fer as S n n F g. 3 has direct com- 40 terminating in eye portions I5 mounting transpression With a degree Of stability against side verse bolt i6 as a carrier for runner roller or tiltihgs iS desirable W a P O e runrollers H. The single roller may be mounted ner rollers H at the ends of the respective levers.

between the arms M (Fig. 5) while for a double In the instance a sin e ler is used between 5 roller, the free ends beyond the arms mount the arms I4 01 the lever, there may be additional rollers l1. comfort to the skater dueto slighttransverse cush- The lever portion M has drop intermediate seat ioning. In such instance, the lever portion It may l8 opposing bracket l9 fixed with the toe porhave its cup portion l8 with ears 35 mounting bolt tion I. This bracket l9 has seat 20. Between 36 extending through cushioning member 31, and

these seats I8, 20, there may be cushion means slots 38 in flanges 39 from the bracket l9 (Fig. 9). 50 or rubber bufier 2!. This will effectively limit This rubber cushion or buffer 31 serves to resist and cushion the movement of the roller or rollers yieldingly compression or movement of the wheel toward the toe piece I. Bolt 22 centrally of this or roller toward the foot of the wearer of the buffer 2| and coacting between the member l9 and skate as a stroke is taken or as there be an uneventhe seat I 8 may be adjustable for the degree of ness in the surface over which skating occurs. 55

This is'as with the bufier or Fig. 3. Also, there is a limit to the movement of the roller away from the foot of the wearer of the skate, due to the slots 38 in the ears 39. However, additionally, there may be slight transverse rocking or weave on the bolt 36 as an axis permitted by the sheet metal structure of the levers I3, l4.

The skate is accordingly a device which may be built of light weight in sheet metal of slight gage. Still there is strength and toughness substantial to withstand rough usage given by youth or children, with hold up qualities and ease for the user in taking up harsh impacts. Further, the skate is readily adaptable to a range of foot sizes with retention of proper relation between the support or rollers and the foot of the wearer.

What is claimed and it is desired to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A skate embodying a base as a foot support providing heel and toe sections, a lever having a swivel mounting confined to straight line swing to and from said base intermediate the heel and toe portions, said lever extending outwardly therefrom toward one of said sections to provide a free end, a roller mounted on said free end, and yieldable means between said base and lever.

2. A skate base providing heel and toe portions with an intermediate region therebetween, a lever pivotally secured to said skate adjacent the intermediate region and extending forwardly therefrom to terminate in a free end below the toe portion, a roller molmted on said free end, and cushioning means for the lever between said lever and base engaging the lever intermediate its length.

3. A skate base providing heel and toe portions with an intermediate region therebetween, a lever pivotally secured to said skate adjacent the intermediate region and extending therefrom to terminate in a free end below said heel portion, a

roller mounted on said free end, and cushioning means for the lever between said lever and base engaging the lever intermediate its length.

4. A skate base providing heel and toe portions with an intermediate region therebetween, levers 5 pivotaily secured to the intermediate region extending in Opposite-directions therefrom to terminate in free ends below said heel and toe portions, a roller mounted on the free end of each lever, and cushioning means between each lever 10 and the base, said cushioning means engaging the lever intermediate its length.

5. A skate embodying a base providing a heel and toe portion, an intermediate region therebetween, a lever pivotally secured to said skate ad- 15 jacent said intermediate region and extending therefrom toward one end of the base to terminate in a free end therebelow, a roller mounted on said free end, a seat in said lever intermediate its length, and a bufler on said lever between the 2 roller and free end and between said seat and base.

6. A roller skate embodying a foot supporting plate, a portion of said plate turned downwardly to provide an arm, a lever pivotally connected to 25 said arm for movement of its free end to and from said plate, a roller mounted on the free end, and cushioning means between the plate and lever intermediate its length.

'7. A roller skate embodying a foot supporting 30 plate, portions of said plate in the intermediate foot region turned downwardly to provide a pair of parallel arms, an H-shaped lever pivotally connected to said arms to have its free end confined to movement to and from said plate, and a buffer 35 between said plate and the cross arm of said H- shaped lever.


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U.S. Classification280/11.26, 280/11.28
International ClassificationA63C17/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63C17/02
European ClassificationA63C17/02