US 2322163 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June '15., 1943. G, VE, SCHMIDT 2,322,163
SKATE File'd Ccl'.. 9, 1940 www Paiented June 15, 1943 SKATE Gustav E. Schmidt, Chicago, Ill., assignor to The Alfred Johnson Skate Company, Chicago, Ill.,
a corporation of Illinois Application October 9, 1940, Serial No. 360,345
This invention relates to skates in general, and particularly to ice skates. More specifically, the invention relates to ice skates of the type commonly known as club, rocker, and figure4 skates,
although, of course, the invention is susceptible Y for use on any kind of skates with which the use of the invention is practicable.
The primary object of the present invention is the provision of new and novel means for securing rigidly, inexpensively, and easily the runners of ice skates to the sole and heel plates.
Another important object of the invention consists in the provision of new and improved fastening means which can be applied easily and inexpensively to skates to secure the runner of a skate to the sole and heel plates so as to make a strong rigid connection at the point of connection. Y
A further important object of the invention is the provision of means for securing a skate runner to a sole or heel plate by arranging a disklike fastener member in a depression in the plate, whereby the skate stanchion, or a lug or projection thereon, will extend through alned slots in the plate and fastener and be locked securely and rigidly by clinching or peening over the metal about the upper surface of the disk-like fastener.
Still another important object of the invention is the provision of a drawn or extruded metal part of the heel or sole plate so as to provide a downwardly extending inverted cup-shaped element to receive a stanchion on the runner or blade to support or brace the blade, the extrusion also forming a depression on the top face of the plate to receive a disk or washer-like member having a slot therethrough through which the stanchion, or an extension thereon, projects and is peened over to fasten the parts rigidly and securely together.
The foregoing and numerous other important objects, advantages, and inherent functions of the invention, will become apparent as the same is understoodmore fully from the following description, which, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, discloses a preferred embodiment of the invention.
Referring to the drawing:
Fig. 1 is an elevational View of a skate applied to a shoe, and embodying the invention;
Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of a sole plate for an ice skate Fig. 3 is a bottom plan View of a heel plate;
Fig. 4 is a top plan view of the heel plate shown in Fig. 3;
Fig. 5 is a plan view of the disk or washer-like reinforcing or fastening member;
Fig. 6 is a detail longitudinal sectional view on the line 6-6 of Fig. 4; and
Fig. 'l is a detail cross sectional view on the line 'I--l of Fig. 4.
The skate herein shown for the purpose of illustrating the invention is the type generally known or referred to as a figure skate, the same being fastened to a shoe. The skate comprises a runner or blade 8 of the proper shape, size and thickness, having a forward upturned fore end 9, and an extending tail -or rear end I0. The forward end 9 is preferably made integral with the blade 8 and is shown curved or rounded being provided with teeth or spurs I I for the usual wellknown purpose. A forward or front stanchion I2 and a rearward or back stanchion I3 may be arranged intermediate the extreme ends of the runner. The stanchions I2 and I3 where they join the runner are curved into enlargements to provide reinforcements as indicated at I4. The stanchions are preferably made integral with the runner 8 and project upwardly a predetermined distance from the upper edge or surface I5 of the blade or runner.
A sole plate I6 and a heel plate Il are rigidly secured to the stanchions I2 and I3 to receive and support a skate shoe I8. The shoe may be attached to the skate in any known means such as by the use of rivets I9 passing through the holes 20 punched in the plates and engaging the sole and heel parts of the shoe. The construction of the sole and heel plates being the same except as to size, shape and other non-essentials, only one plate and the manner in which the stanchion is fastened thereto will be described.
A sheet of metal is drawn or extruded to provide a downwardly extending inverted tubular cup-shaped element 2|, after which time it is cut to shape to produce the plates I6 and Il. The extruding or drawing operation is such to provide an annular depression which forms an annular depressed supporting ledge 22 inwardly of the annular marginal edge defining the periphery of the draw or extrusion. The ledge 22 integrally connects the downwardly hollow semispherical part 23 and the main body of the plate. The part 23 has a longitudinal slot 24 formed centrally therethrough to receive the stanchion, the width of the slot 24 being substantially the same as the thickness of thestanchion which also may be the same as the thickness of the runner. The upper end of the stanchion may be reduced in width to provide an attaching or fastening lug or projection 25, and shoulders 26 and 21 which extend on opposite sides of the projection 25. The projection 25 extends a predetermined distance through the extruded part 2l and projects beyond the upper surface of the plate with the shoulders 2S, 2l contacting or butting against the bottom or underside of the ledge 22 on the plate, as indicated at 2B, Fig. 6. The length of the slot 24 is also substantially the same as the length of the projection, and therefore, the plate is prevented from shifting lengthwise or laterally when the stanchion is in the slot. A disk or washer-like member 29 ts into the depression and rests on the ledge 22 which supports it. The disk-like member 29 has a slot 3] formed therein, Fig. 5, of a size equal to the projection 25. The projection passes through the slot 30 and extends a predetermined distance beyond the upper surface of the member 29 so as to allow the upper end of the projection to be clinched or peened over as indicated at 3l, Figs. 4, 6 and 7. The clinching or peening over of the metal rigidly rivets the plate to the runner because the plate is confined between the washer-element 29 and the stanchion shoulders 26, 2l. The runner, therefore, is rigidly secured to the plate, and there is no chance of any vertical movement between the parts as the Washer is pressed against the plate by rcason of the clinch or peen 3l.
The distance, which the upper end. of the projection 25 extends beyond the upper surface of the disk 29, and the depth of the depression, is such that the peened over part 3l of the stanchion will be below the top surface of the plate to overcome any interference with the shoe. A tight rigid fastening connection is made between the runner and the plate by the present construction, and all lateral or side movement, as well as longitudinal movement, is prevented because of the projection 25 and slot 24 connection. Vertical movement is prevented also because of the shoulder, disk and clinch construction. The runner therefore is definitely and positively maintained in xed operable position. The cup part 23, being divided by the slot 2li, forms side braces which engage opposite sides of the stanchion as indicated at 32, 32, Fig. 7, whereby all danger or tendency of the runner to shift laterally or to cant is definitely overcome.
The construction herein shown and described is applicable to various skate constructions of the type referred to, it being unnecessary that the fore end of the skate be connected in any way to the sole plate. In the embodiment shown in Fig. i, the runner extends upwardly a predetermined distance with the extreme front end thereof received in an opening 33 formed in the front end of the sole plate, Fig. 2.
The invention provides simple and inexpensive means for attaching a skate runner to the sole and heel plates. The extruded or drawn part 23 forms side braces as Well as a socket or depression to receive the slotted disk 29. The Washer, in connection with the projection on the stanchion and the means for locking the parts together, forms a strong rigid connection preventing any movement of the blade with respect to the plates.
Changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts Without departing from the spirit of the invention and the right is hereby reserved to make all such changes as fairly fall within the scope of the following claims.
The invention is claimed as follows:
1. A skate comprising a main plate adapted to be secured to a skate shoe and having a cupshaped portion extending downwardly from the lower surface thereof, said plate having a depressed or sunk surface on its upper side adjacent said cup-shaped portion, a second plate member mounted in said depressed surface and overlying said cup-shaped portion, said cupshaped portion and said second plate member each having a single elongated continuously eX- tending and substantially rectangular slot provided therein and arranged in alignment, an elongated stanchion of substantially rectangular shape in cross-section on the runner of said skate, said stanchion having an upper continuous portion of reduced length providing a notched shoulder at each longitudinal end of the stanchion, said reduced portion passing through said aligned slots with said shoulders engaging the under side of said depressed portion of the main plate, and the extreme end of the stanchion projecting beyond the upper surface of the second named plate member and being peened thereover.
2. A skate comprising a main plate adapted to be secured to a skate shoe and having a cupshaped portion extending downwardly from the lower surface thereof, said plate having a depressed or sunk surface on its upper side forming a lateral extension 0f said cup-shaped portion, a second plate member mounted in said depressed surface and overlying said cup-shaped portion, said second plate member having a thickness less than the depth of said depressed surface, said cup-shaped portion and said second plate member each having a single elongated continuously extending and substantially rectangular slot provided therein and arranged in alignment, an elongated stanchion of substantially rectangular shape in cross-section on the runner of said skate, said stanchion having an upper continuous portion of reduced length providing a notched shoulder at each longitudinal end of the stanchion, said reduced portion passing through said aligned slots with said shoulders engaging the under side of said depressed portion of the main plate, and the extreme end of the stanchion projecting beyond the upper surface of the second named plate member and being peened thereover within the space of said depressed portion above said second plate member.
3. An attaching means for a stanchion comprising a plate member having a portion of its surface recessed to provide a downwardly disposed surface and a cup-shaped portion extending downwardly from said surface, said cupshaped portion being provided with an elongated continuously extending substantially rectangular slot, said stanchion being of substantially rectangular cross-section and adapted to closely t within said slot of the cup-shaped portion, the upper end of said stanchion being of reduced size to provide shoulders adapted to engage under said downwardly disposed surface of the plate member, the reduced upper end of the stanchion extending upwardly into said cupshaped portion, a second plate member positioned in said recess having an opening for receiving said reduced upper end of the stanchion, said stanchion extending above said second plate member and being peened over above the second plate member.
GUSTAV E. SCHMDT.