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Publication numberUS2537511 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 9, 1951
Filing dateMay 22, 1948
Priority dateMay 22, 1948
Publication numberUS 2537511 A, US 2537511A, US-A-2537511, US2537511 A, US2537511A
InventorsMaurice Coulombe
Original AssigneeMaurice Coulombe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ski waxing machine
US 2537511 A
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Jan. 9, 1951 M CQULQMBE 2,537,511

sx1 wAxING MACHINE Filed May 22, 1948 IMQ 2 /5 Hl f 64? .75 40 .3 lm HIQHIH l A ma@ m in i" 5" 25 m' ulm- 23 e e WWW azz/2% [blib/MA Patented Jan. 9, 1951 UNITED. STATES EATENT OFFICE SKI WAKlNG Maurice Coulombe, ll/Iontreal,` Quebec, Canada Application May 22, 1948,A Serial No. 28,562

6 Claims.

The present invention pertains to a novel machine for waxing the bottoms of skis.

The principal object of the invention is` to provide such a device that operates on the skis while they are being worn by the user. The machine may be mounted `conveniently near the skiing area and' is so constructed as to carry a succession o; skiers over the operating elementsof the ma- Chine- The machine includes a pair of alined conveyor belts betweenwhich arey arrangedv a rotary brush and a rotalywaxel. In this connection, a furtherobjectof the invention i's to provide means operable by the user for applying wax to the waxer and at the same time engaging a clutch for driving the conveyor belts.

Still another object is to provide means, operable automatically by the weight of the user, for removing the wax applier and. disengaging the clutch when the skis have passed over the waxer. Thisrnechanism includes a trip and a series of springs that withdraw the initial operating means to an idle. or disengaging position when the skis pass from the Waker to the weight-operated de- VICE.

The invention is fully disclosed by way of example in the following description and in the accompanying drawings in which:

Figure l is a plan View of the device;

Figure 2 is a longitudinal section;

Figure 3 is a detail plan section; and

Figure 4 is a detail longitudinal section.

Reference to these views will now be made by use kof like characters which are employed to designate corresponding parts throughout.

The machine includes a hollow base I across the top of which are journalled two series or" transverse rollers 2. Around each series of rollers is trained an endless belt 3, the belts being spaced apart at the center of the base as Shown in Figure 2. Between the belts are journalled shafts 4 and 5 carrying respectively a brush and a polisher 'I operated in a manner presently to be described.

The skier mounts the device, wearing his skis, from the left hand end over a ramp S. A similar ramp 9 is provided at the other end for exit. He may hold the hand rail I erected on the base I.

A shaft II mounted across the base near the entrance end carries an upstanding lever I2 within reach of the user. The shaft carries a pair of central lugs I3 between which is pivoted a forwardly extending rod Ill passing through a bearing I5 (Figure 4). To the forward end of the rod is pivoted a hook Itf adapted to engage on a transverse frame bar Il.

The rod I is also attached to a lever I3 pivoted to a side ofthe base I at I9 and operating a clutch Ztl` on a transverse shaft 2l. The shaft 2l' carries a double pulley 22 with endless belts 23, connected to rollers of the respective belts 3'.

An arm 24 pivotally mounted in the base I is jointed to the hook I6 by a coil spring i25. The free end of the arm carries. a box 26 with a block of Wax` 2l that engages and loads the polisher 'I when the hook i6 is advanced.

In the base l is mounted an electric motor 28j joined to a cross shaft 2Q having a fly wheel 29 by a belt 3&3 tensioned by an idler 3l. `A double pulley $2 Q12 the shaft 29 iS belted at 33 and 34 ton'ulleys 35, and 3,@ on the Shafts 4, and t ref sleotivelygas shown in Figure 1.

Another transverse shaft 3l in the base I is belted' at est@ vthe shaft gs and again at as to the driving 4 elennentl of the clutch 20. Thus, the forward movement of the lever I2 engages the clutchv through lever I3 and imparts motion to the belts 3 through the shaft 2l and drive belts 23'.

After the user has operated the lever I2, he is carried forward on the first belt 3. The bottoms of the skis are cleaned by the brush 6 and then waxed by the waxer l. rlhe latter may consist of cloth disks or other material yadapted to apply wax from the block 2'! to the skis.

Forward of the waxer l is a cross bar 40 in the path of the skier and carried by an angular arm 4I pivoted at 42 and having a kick piece t3 beneath the hook It. The bar 40 is depressed by the weight of the skier, and when he has crossed it, a spring 44 throws it upward and causes the piece 43 to disengage the hook I6 from the frame bar Il. At the same time, another coil spring l pulling on the rear end of the rod I4 retracts the rod and disengages the clutch 20 to disconnect the drive from the belts 3. The skier pulls himself by the rail II) along the forward belt 3, or is carried on this belt when followed by another user on the rear belt 3, and finally descends the ramp 9.

Although a specific embodiment of the invention has been illustrated and described, it will be understood that various alterations in the details of construction may be made without departing from the scope of the invention as indicated by the appended claims.

What I claim as my invention is:

1. A ski waxing machine comprising a base, a

pair of longitudinally alined and spaced endless belts carried thereby, a brush and a waxer rotatably mounted between said belts on axes transverse of said belts and spaced apart, a wax container movably supported by said base, a lever connected to said container for bringing the latter into engagement with said waxer, and means for driving said belts, brush and waxer.

2. A ski waxing machine comprising a base, a pair of longitudinally alined and spaced endless belts carried thereby, a brush and a waxer rotatably mounted between said belts on axes transverse of said belts and spaced apart, a wax container movably supported by said base, a slidable rod, actuating linkage between said rod and container for moving said'container into engagement with said waxer, a lever for shifting said rod, a hook pivoted on said rod, a frame member engageable by said hook, a trip lever forward of and adjacent to the top of said waxer, said trip lever engaging beneath said hook and adapted to disengage said hook from said frame member, a spring tending to lift said trip lever, and means for driving said belts, brush and waxer.

3. A ski waxing machine comprising a base, a pair of longitudinally alined and spaced endless belts carried thereby, a brush and a waxer rotatably mounted between said belts on axes transverse of said belts and spaced apart, a wax container movably supported by said base, a lever connected to said container for bringing the latter into engagement with said waxer, means for driving said belts, a clutch interposed in said means, and means for driving said brush and waxer.

4. A ski waxing machine comprising a base, a pair of longitudinally alined and spaced endless belts carried thereby, a brush and a waxer rotatably mounted between said belts on axes transverse of said belts and spaced apart, a wax container movably supported by said base, a slidable rod, actuating linkage between said rod and container for moving said container into engagement with said waxer, a lever for shifting said rod, a hook pivoted on said rod, a frame member engageable by said hook, a trip lever forward of and adjacent to the top of said waxer, said trip lever engaging beneath said hook and adapted to disengage said hook :from said frame member, a spring tending to lift said trip lever, means for driving said belts, a clutch interposed in said means and operatively connected to said rst lever, and means for driving said brush and waxer.

5. A ski waxing machine comprising a base, a pair of longitudinally alined and spaced endless belts carried thereby, a brush and a waxer rotatably mounted between said belts on axes transverse of said belts and spaced apart, an arm pivotally mounted on said base, a wax container carried by said arm, means for bringing said container against said waxer, and means for driving said belts, brush and waxer.

6. A ski waxing machine comprising a base, a pair of longitudinally alined and spaced endless belts carried thereby, a brush and a waxer rotatably mounted between said belts on axes transverse of said belts and spaced apart, an arm pivotally mounted on said base, a wax container carried by said arm, a slidable rod connected to said arm and adapted to bring said container against said waxer, means for sliding said rod, a hook pivoted on said rod, a frame member engageable by said hook, a trip lever forward of and adjacent to the top of said waxer, said trip lever engaging beneath said hook and adapted to disengage said hook from said frame member, a spring tending to lift said trip lever, and means for driving said belts, brush and waxer.

MAURICE COULOMBE.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 983,525 Weigle Feb. '7, 1911 1,212,854 Vuono Jan. 16, 1917 1,329,677 Rasehella Feb. 3, 1920 2,263,131 Hoza Nov. 18, 1941

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US4457255 *Jul 25, 1983Jul 3, 1984Amann Peter MSki waxing machine
US4577586 *May 2, 1985Mar 25, 1986Morris Fredric HAutomatic ski waxing machine
US4813371 *Nov 2, 1987Mar 21, 1989Hot GlideSki waxing apparatus
US4899692 *Mar 14, 1989Feb 13, 1990Field CorporationAutomatic wax coating apparatus for use with skis
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Classifications
U.S. Classification118/708, 118/72, 118/239, 118/258, 118/244
International ClassificationA63C11/00, B05C1/02, A63C11/08
Cooperative ClassificationA63C11/08, B05C1/025
European ClassificationB05C1/02D, A63C11/08