US 2446905 A
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J. H. BUFFUM Aug. w, 194s.
PLAY SLIDER Filed Nov. 8, 1945 Patented Aug. 10,4 1948 PLAY SLIDER Jesse IL Bulum, Boston, Mass.
Application November 8, 1'945, Serial No. 627,362
This invention relates to a play slider.
The principal object of my invention is to make a play slider more thrilling to youngsters by providing a water dip, whereby the young slider splashes into a pool of water while sliding at full speed.
Another object is to utilize part of the slide structure itself to supply water to the sliding surface to make the slide speedier.
A further object is to provide these new features in such a simple construction that they add only a small amount to the cost of production of ordinary play sliders.
The foregoing and other objects which Will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, may be accomplished by a construction, combinati-on and arrangement of parts, such as is -disclosed by the drawings and specification. The nature of the invention is such as to render it susceptible to various changes and modifications, and, therefore, I am not to be limited to said disclosure; but am entitled to all such changes therefrom as fall within the scope of my claims.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of my play slider.
Figure 2 is a front elevational view and Figure 3 is a side elevational view thereof.
Figure 4 is an enlarged sectional view taken on the line 4 4 of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is an enlarged sectional view taken on the line 5 5 of Figure 4.
Figure 6 is a sectional view in part, showing the water basin portion of my play slider.
Figure 7 is a sectional View in part showing said water basin portion with a cover over it.
As illustrated, my play sider has a slide II) providing a sliding surface I I which may be made of metal, plastic, resin-impregnated or hard 1inished wood, Said slide I has sides I3 at oppOsite sides of and extending at a right angle to said sliding surface II. Said sliding surface II has a sharp dip therein, provided by a basin portion I near its lower end which is of substantial depth and which provides a pool for water. Said basin portion I5 has a sliding surface I5a which is a continuation of said sliding surface II. As the child slider reaches the end of his slide it is climaxed by splashing full speed into the water in said basin portion I5 which is preferably located near the end extremity of said sliding Surface II, so there is an end portion I6 of said slide beyond it.
Said slide I0 is supported by a frame structure, being supported above the ground at its front or lower end by a U-shaped member with legs I8 preferably of suiiicient length to exten-d lower than the lowest part of said basin portion I5. The upper or rear end of said slide I0 is supported by upright legs 20 which extend to and are attached to said upper end. The difference in height of said supporting legs I8 and 20 determines the inclination of said slide II as shown in Figure 3 of the drawings.
Said frame structure at said slide upper end embodies ladder-like means 22 which has hand rails 24 at opposite sides thereof which are preferably made of hollow material such as water pipe. Said hand rails have looped portions 25 extending above said slide IIJ, at least one of which terminates in or connects to a laterally extending water outlet .portion 26 extending across said slide and which has a. number 0f perf-orations 21 through which water passes onto sai-d sliding surface II and flows downwardly by gravity into said basin portion I5. Part of said outlet portion 26 is preferably slightly above said sliding surface.
The upper part of said water outlet portion 26 preferably supports and is covered by an apron 28 which extends forwardly to and into contact with said sliding surface II.
The water to said slide and basin portion is supplied through a said hand rail 24 which is provided with a valve 30 to shut 01T or turn on the flow of water when desired. It is also provided with a hose connection 32 so an ordinary water hose can be attached to it and water supplied therethrough.
Since it is desirable to use my play slider when dry, I provide a cover 35 which may be used. It fits on said sliding surface II and covers said basin portion I5 only so my slide will provide an ordinary sliding surface its full length. Said cover is retained by a looped portion 35a which extends under said slide end portion I6 and is held there by a friction t, or could be clamped in secure position in any well known way.
What I claim is:
l. A play slider comprising a slide having a sliding surface, means to support said slide in an inclined position, said slide embodying a basin portion having a sliding surface that is a continuation of said first-mentioned sliding surface but which inclines downwardly more sharply than it and then inclines upwardly, a cover for said basin embodying a sliding surface which when said cover is in position is so positioned that it is a direct continuation of said first-mentioned sliding surface, and means to hold said cover to said REFERENCES CITED slide.
2 A play slider comprising a slide having a, The following references are of record in the sliding surface, a frame structure rearwardly of file 0f this patenti and supporting said slide in an inclined position, 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS said slide embodying a basin portion at its lower portion of greater depth than the adjoining por- Number Name Date tion of said slide, adapted to hold water and haV- 916,100 BIOWH M312 23, 1909 ing a sliding surface that is a continuation -of said 1,027,437 RdgWay May 23, 1912 sliding surface above it but which inclines down- 10 1,648,196 ROhmBI NOV- 3, 1927 wardly more sharply than it and then inclines upwardly, said slide extending directly downward from said frame structure to said basin portion. JESSE H. BUFFUM.