US 2219905 A
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COASTING DEVICE Filed April 17, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Oct. 29, 1940- L. E. PRICKMAN CdAS'IING DEVICE Filed April 17, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 r N Z 2 J5 Patented a. 29, 1940 UNITED 8 Claims.
This invention relates to a coasting device and particularly to such a device in the general form of a pan or tray. The device is constructed and arranged for the purpose of sliding or riding either on snow, ice, sand, earth or on wood or metal floors or other structures.
It is an object of this invention to provide a very simple and yet efficient and highly entertaining device to be used for coasting.
It is a further object 01 the invention to provide a coasting device in the form of a pan or tray, the same being particularly constructed to accommodate the legs of the occupantwhen disposed in the device in a sitting position. said device preferably being equipped withhandholds for the use of the occupant.
It is also an object of the invention to provide such a coasting device in the form of a-pan of appreciable depth and of a length adapted to accommodate two occupants in sitting position, the pan being provided with handholds at each side for each occupant and preferably being provided with spaced depressions at its front and rear adapted to respectively accommodate the legs of the occupants.
It is more specifically an object of the invention to provide a coasting device such as set forth in the preceding paragraphs, the same being provided with means by which it can be connected in a train with other similar devices and which may have supporting means at its bottom in the form of runners or rollers.
These and other objects and advantages of the invention will be fully set forth in the following 85. description made in connection with the accompanying drawings in which like reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views and in which- Fig. 1 is a perspecive view showing the device "i0 wih an occupant therein;
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the device; I
Fig. 3 is a view in side elevation of the device;
Fig. 4 is a vertical section taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 2 as indicated by the arrows;
Fig. 5 is a vertical section taken on line 55 of Fig. 2 as indicated by the arrows:
Fig. 6 is a partial vertical section taken on line 66 of Fig. 2 as indicated by the arrows;
Fig. 7 is a top plan view showing a connecting Fig. 10 is a view similar to Fig. 4 showing-a. modification; Fig. 11 is a vertical section taken on line i |li of Fig. 10 as indicated by the arrows;
Fig. 12 1s a plan view of another modification; 5'
Fig. 13 is a vertical section taken on line I3-l3 of Fig. 12 as indicated by the arrows; and
Fig. 14 is averti'cal section taken online l4i4 of Fig. 12 as indicated by the arrows.
Referring to the drawings, particularly Figs. '1 10 to 6, a coasting device is shown comprising the pan 20. As shown in said figures said pan isof appreciable depth and is adapted to receive the seat portion of the coaster therein when in sitting position. The pan preferably has a fiat bottom 25 20a of appreciableextent. At the forward portion said pan has laterally spacedjdepressions 20b of curved form and at thesedepressions the edge of the pan is bent to have a convex top surface as shown at 200 in Fig. 6. The depressions 29b m accommodate the projecting legs 2 lb of the coaster or occupant 2i and the convex or rounded surfaces 200 insure that the legs will be com"- fortably received in said depressions. Said pan 20 is provided with a handhold 20d at its front as portion between depressions 29b and while this could be variously made, in the embodiment of the invention illustrated it is formed by an elongated hole disposed adjacent the top edge of the pan. Similar handholds Zie are formed by holes an adjacent the top edge of the pan at each side thereof. As shown in Fig. 2 the rear end ofthe pan is preferably of rounded form and the central rear part'is offset to form a recess 20 in which a pair of holes 20h are formed. A rope 22 or other connecting means can be used to connect two of the pans 20 as shown in Fig. 7 and said rope is shown as passing forwardly through one of the holes 2th and rearwardly through the other hole, the end of said rope being provided with a knot 22a at the outside of the pan. Rope 22 passes through the hole forming the-handheld 20d at the front of the device and through a bar or washer 28 placed atthe rear of said hole. A knot 22b is formed on the end of the rope and prevents it passing through washer 23. Two or more of the pans 20 can thus be connected in a train. It will be seen that by having the recess 20f oifset the rope can be placed in position as shown and yet there will be no projection at the rear of the pan to cause any discomfort for the occupant.
In Fig. 9 a pan 25 is shown which is of more elongated form and constructed and arranged to accommodate two occupants. Said pan hasparas 60 with a bright metal.
allel sides and has spaced depressions 25a at its front portion similar to the depressions already described.
also be similar to depressions 20b. Holes 250 at the. front and rear of the device provide handholds for the occupants. Similar holes d at the sides of. the pan and adjacent the front and rear thereof form side handholds for each of the occupants.
In Fig. 10 a pair 20 similar to that shown'in Figs. 1 to 6 is shown and the same is provided at its bottom --with ribs 209' shown as pressed downwardly from said bottom. These ribs extend parallel and longitudinally of the pan adjacent the sides thereof and constitute runners,
and also reinforce the bottom of the pan.
In Figs. 12 to 14a pan 20 is shown similar to that shown in Figs. 1 to .6, the same having secured to its bottom a plurality of E roller .or
caster brackets 20k. Said brackets have portions 20m pivotally secured to the underside of pan 20 by the rivets 26. Said brackets have de-v pending parallel portions between which extend the axle members 21 shown as headed rivets and on which are journaled rollers 28. The brackets and rollers 28 form caster wheels.
The device shown in Figs. 12 to 14 could be usedeither on hard ground or. on a floor or other hard surface. Such a device would be suitable for use in an amusement room, or
- amusement place. t The device shown in Figs. 8 and 9, as stated,
may be used for two occupants and these will sit in the device either back to back or both facing the same way. Such a structure whether of a size to accommodate one or more occupants forms a device having its front and rear alike so that either end can face in the direction of movement. Depressions 20b are at each end.
It will be noted that the sidesof the device transverse forward portion. .The pan will pref- 'erably be molded from metal. However, the
same-could be madefrom some of the modern plastics or could even be made of laminated wood or'of a paper product. The pan will preferably be provided withsuitable coating such as a paint,
varnish or baked enamel, or it may be plated From the above description it will be seen that I have invented a very simple and efllcient coasting device. The same can be easily and inexpensively made and will provide must entertainment and enjoyment The facility with which the device may turn about a vertical axis adds to its utility as an amusement device. It is apparent that .thedevice will have a high degree of utility for the purpose intended.
The pan also 'has laterally spaced depressions 25a at its rear end which will It will, of course, be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the parts, without departing from the scope of applicant's invention, which generally stated, consists in a device capable of carrying out the objects above set forth, in the parts and combinations'of parts disclosed and defined in the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A coasting device comprising a pan of appreciable depth having a flat bottom of appreciable area and being adapted to be sat in, said pan being made of substantially continuous sheet material having laterally spaced depressions at its front end portion and front edge adapted to accommodate the forwardly projecting legs of the occupant, said pan being adapted to slide on said flat bottom.
2. A coasting device comprising a pan of appreciable depth havinga bottom and front end portion of substantially continuous sheet material and adapted to receive the coaster in a sitting position, said pan havin'g'laterally spaced depressions at its front end adapted to accommo-- date the forwardly projecting legs of the coaster and having handholds at either side thereof.
3. A coasting device comprising a pan of appreciable depth having a flat bottom of appreciable areaand being adapted to be sat in; said pan having laterally spaced depressions at its front end adapted to accommodate the forwardly projecting legs of the occupant, said pan having a handhold at its front between said spaced depressions.
4. A coasting device comprising a pan of appreciable depth and having a flat bottom of appreciable area, said pan :having laterally spaced depressions at its front end adapted to accommodate the forwardly projecting legs of the occupant, said depressions having convex top surfaces.
5. A coasting device comprising a pan of appreciable depth having its bottom and side portions made of continuous sheet material constructed and arranged; to receive the coaster in a sitting position, said pan having handholds at each side thereof and spaced projections extending longitudinally of 'said pan at the bottom thereof constitutingrunners.
6. A coasting device comprising a panof appreciable depth and of a length to accommodate two occupants in sitting position, spaced depressions at the front of said pan adapted to accommodate the forwardly projecting legs of one occupant, spaced depressions at the rear of said 'pan adapted to accommodate the rearwardly projecting legs of ,the other occupant.
'7. A coasting devicecomprising a pan of appreciable depth and of a length to accommodate two occupants in "sitting position, handholds at each side of said pan adjacent the'front thereof for one occupant and handholds at each side of said pan adjacent the rear thereof for the other occupant. v Q
8. A coasting device comprising a pan of appreciable depth and having a fiat bottom of appreciable area, said pan'having similar front and rear ends and having laterally spaced. depressions at its front and rear.
LOUIS E. PRICKMAN.