US 2531959 A
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Nov. 28, 1950 A. WOODARD ET AL 2,531,959
ROLLER SKATE AND CARRIER DEVICE THEREFOR Filed June 10, 1947 SIw'entors attorney Patented Nov. 28, 1950 OFFICE ROLTJER AND GARRIER DEVIGE THEREFOR Arthur-Woodard andIrvingWlewine, New York, N. Y.
ApplicationJune 10, l94'7,$terial No.1753;6-1-2 1'2 Claims. .1 This invention relates to skates and -means thereon for illuminating an area :below .the skate. object pi this .in-v.ention 11s to provide a skate and :a. device mounted on the underside :of the skate and provided with spring clips, and a battery operated flash light removablymounted ion the spring :clips, the arrangement being 'such that the illumination is directed downwardlyiand :forwardly relative to the skate, whereby .to :pro- *duce highly attractive illumination :as theskater skates around.
Anotherobiect .oi' invention is to provide highly improred illuminating means detachably attachable to the underside of a roller'skate or ice skate, and comprising a clamp engaging the skate and provided with spring clips, a battery casing releasably mounted on the spring clips and being provided with .a .socket to receive the base of a flashlight lamp, and 'being inclined forwardly and downwardly so that when a hashlight lamp isscrewed into thesodket, light'beams therefrom will be directed forwardly and downwardly relative to the -1skate to illuminate the floor hr ground beneath and forwardly of the skate.
Still anotherobject of this invention to-131:0- vide a strong, rugged and durable device of the character described, which shallbe attractive in appearance, relatively inexpensive to manufacture, and practical and efficient to a high degree in use.
Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious, and in part hereinafter pointed out.
The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claims.
In the accompanying drawing, in which is shown various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention:
Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a shoe attached roller skate provided with illuminating means embodying the invention;
Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of the structure shown in Fig. l;
Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 33 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a longitudinal cross-sectional view taken through the illuminating means and part of the skate to which it is attached, and illustrating a modified construction; and
Fig. 5 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 6;
Fig. 6 is zawiewsimilar to Fig. :4, but-illustrating the illuminating means on another type of skate.
Referring [now :in detail to the drawing, for one illustration of the invention, '40 designates .a shoe attachedroller skate. Numeral l-I desig- .-nates the shoe, attached to the skate. Thefska-te 1.0 *comprises ,a top wall or platform 12 and an under rein-forcing strip 4 2 a riveted thereto by rivet 13. Extending --downwardly from the plat- -form M are front and rear axle supports .14, supporting .axles 15 which carry the wheels 1 6. Each support l4 comprises inner upwardly and inwardlyinclined struts Mia and outer, outwardly and upwardly inclined struts 14-h. At the underside or the skate and [interconnecting the zfront and rear inner struts Mn, is :a .irame member Ida, comprising an Mpward lyand rearward-1y in- !clined strap ll, atop portion 48 extending therefrom and connectedto the platform 42, and un- .:der support i Z a-thy rsaidrivet 3, and a rearward-1y and -.outwardly inclined strap 1 19 iconnected to the rear :inn'er :axle supporting :stnut Ma.
Attached to the underside of the skate andparticularly to the straps H and 4-9, is an illuminating device 20, in the form of a flashlight.
The :device 28 comprises :a clamp 21. Said clamp 21 100111131 1388 a longitudinal strip :22. .At each end of the strip 22'eare upwardly extending clamping hookszor-fingers 23: and24. The clamping hooks or fingers 524 :may each be provided with-ran upwardly and outwardly extending finger engaging handle portion 25. Members 23 and 24 are in the form of hooks which may be hooked onto opposite edges of straps i1 and I9.
The handle portions 25 may be grasped and pulled or pushed to release or engage the clamp 2| relative to the skate. Attached to the underside of strip 22 at each end thereof, is a spring clip 30. Each spring clip comprises a top portion 3!, which may be fixed to the strip 22 in any suitable manner. Extending from each portion 3! are a pair of symmetrically disposed curved spring fingers 32.
It will be noted that one pair of clamp members 23 and 24 may be attached to strap portion l1, while the other pair of clamp members or hooks 23 or 24 may be attached to the other strap member l9. As shown in Fig. 1, th fingers 23, 24 may be pulled up and bent in shape required to engage the inclined straps ll, 19.
While the illuminating device is shown in the drawing herein, as being attached to the underside of a roller skate having downwardly and outwardly inclined portions for engagement with 3 the clamp fingers 23, 24, it will be understood that the clamp 2| may be attached to the underside of other types of roller skates or of ice skates.
Removably mounted on the clamp member 2| is a flashlight device 35. Said device comprises a casing 36 in the form of a cylindrical tube. Screwed to one end of the tube 38 is a closure member 36a. At the other end of the tube 36 is a downwardly and forwardly inclined socket 31, into which may be screwed the base 39 of a flashlight lamp 39. Within the casing 36 is a dry battery or cell 59. Interposed between the battery 4D and the closure member 36a is a coil compression spring 41, which presses the anode 42 of the battery into engagement with the central contact 43 carried by the lamp base 39.
In Figs. 5 and 6, the illuminating means 29 is shown attached to a roller skate or other skate having a horizontal strip 59 attached to members Ma beneath strip I2a. The attaching clips 23, 24 are engaged with strip 50 to mount the device 20 on the skate.
It will now be understood that the front and rear ends of the battery casing are gripped by the spring finger 32. The casing 38 is thus carried in horizontal position, whereas, the lamp 39 projects forwardly and downwardly to thereby illuminate an area below and forwardly of the skate. The battery casing may be readily removed from the clamp, and the clamp may also be relatively easily removed from the skate. Furthermore, the clamp may be attached to various types of skates.
It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.
As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
Having thus described our invention, we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. In combination with a skate including a platform, front and rear axle supports, and a brace extending longitudinally under said platform between the axle supports; a carrier com-- 50 prising a strip extending longitudinally under said brace, pairs of arms extending upwardly from opposite side edges of opposite ends of said strip and having upper end portions bent inwardly and forming hooks extending inwardly across the upper surface of said brace from opposite side edges thereof and holding the arms in supported engagement with the brace, one arm of each pair having its hook-forming portion of greater length than the other and bent to form an upwardly and outwardly extending handle, and resilient straps secured across under faces of said strip and having end portions bent downwardly and forming longitudinally curved clamping jaws disposed under said arms in position to engage about portions of an article and suspend the said article under the strip longitudinally thereof.
2. In combination with a skate including a platform, front and rear axle supports, and a brace extending longitudinally between the axle supports; a carrier comprising a strip extending longitudinally under said brace and of less length than the brace, pair of arms extending upwardly from opposite side edges of opposite ends of said strip and having inwardly extending hooks at their upper ends overlapping the upper face of the strip from opposite side edges thereof, one arm of each pair having its book provided with an upwardly extending handle, and clamps carried by said strip and having jaws extending downwardly therefrom in position to grip and hold an ar ticle between them.
" ARTHUR WOODARD.
IRVING WM. LEWINE.
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