US 3043600 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
July 10, 1962 w. P. VOAKES 3,043,600
COMBINATION ROLLER AND ICE SKATES Filed July 29, 1960 I 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 M/l/am Voakes INVENTOR.
July 10, 1962 w. P. VOAKES 3,043,600
COMBINATION ROLLER AND ICE SKATES Filed July 29, 1960 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 60 (QB K William R I/oakes INVENTOR. 6? B flaw v Y WWW Fig. 8 AW United States Patent Office 3,043,600 Patented July 10, 1962 3,043,600 COMBINATION ROLLER AND ICE SKATES William P. Voakes, 3148 Risedorph, Flint, Mich.,'assignor of one-half to William R. McTaggart, Flint, Mich. Filed July 29, 1960, Ser. No. 46,214
2 Claims. (Cl. 2807.13)
The present invention generally relates to skates and more particularly to a convertible assembly which may be employed either as a roller skate or as an ice skate incorporating in its construction detachable components which may be attached to the same skate shoe so that only a single pair of skate shoes is necessary for use in combination with the roller skating elements or the ice skating elements thereby providing more utility to the skate shoes and otherwise providing a highly utilitarian assembly which enables a person to convert roller skates to ice skates and vice versa with very minimum of time and effort required.
Another object of the present invention is to provide I a skate structure having interchangeable roller skating elements or ice skating elements together with means for securely fastening the elements in position thereby providing a safe and dependable skate and one which may be readily changed from a roller skate to a blade type ice skate and vice versa.
Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a combination roller and ice skate which is simple in construction, easy to convert, safe in operation and generally inexpensive to manufacture and maintain.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
FIGURE 1 is a side elevational view of a roller skate incorporating the present invention therein;
FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view of the skate shoe illustrating the depending studs thereon without any skating elements attached thereto;
FIGURE 3 is a bottom plan view of the construction of FIGURE 2;
FIGURE 4 is a side elevational view of the construction of the skate shoe with the ice skate blade mounted thereon;
FIGURE 5 is a detailed sectional view illustrating the construction of the depending studs for holding the skates in position;
FIGURE 6 is a detailed sectional view illustrating a modified form of means for attaching the skating elements to the skating shoe;
FIGURE 7 is a partial side elevational view of a skating shoe illustrating a further modification of the invention; and
FIGURE 8 is a group plan view illustrating the means for engaging the outer ends of the skating elements.
Referring now specifically to the drawings, the numeral 10 in FIGURE 1 generally designates a roller skate which includes an upper 12 which may be constructed of any suitable material from which shoes of this nature are normally constructed and, of course, may be constructed in any suitable size, style, color and the like. The upper '12 is also provided with the'usual shoe laces 14 and is also provided with a sole 16 attached to the uppers 12 in any suitable manner.
In FIGURE 5, the details of the sole 16 are illustrated in that there is provided a plate 18 underlying the sole 16 and secured thereto by a plurality of rivets 20. Secured to the plate 18 as by welding 22 is a plurality of depending externally threaded studs 24 which are relatively short and which extend through apertures 26 in a mounting plate 28 carried by a roller skate assembly generally designated by the numeral 30 which includes roller skate wheels 32 and supporting members 34 connected therewith. The mounting plate 28is rigid with the supporting plate 18 attached to the sole 16 and the rigid relationship is maintained by the studs 24 thus rigidly and detachably securing the roller skate assembly 30 to the sole so that it may be removed for installation of an ice skate assembly generally designated by the numeral 40 and illustrated in FIGURE 4.
In the ice skate assembly of FIGURE 4, there are two mounting plates 42 and 44 provided which are attached to An alternative connection between the sole 16 and the mounting plate 28 is illustrated in FIGURE 6 in which the supporting plate 50 is provided with a threaded sleeve '52 secured thereto as by welding 54 or the like. Extending through the apertures 26 in the mounting plate 28 is a headed bolt 56 or the like screw threadedly engaged with the sleeve 52 and provided with a head '58 for retaining the mounting plates 28 in position.
In FIGURES 7 and 8, there is another mode of attachment illustrated in which the sole 16 is provided with the same supporting plate 18 on the undersurface thereof. Attached to the supporting plate 18 is a pair of arcuate members 60 and 62 which are in the form of a quarter moon shape or the like and include concave edges 64 facing each other with the upper surface of the plates 60 and 62 having an arcuate recess 66 therein for receiving the ends of the mounting plate 28 thereby retaining the mounting plate 28 in position. One of the members 62 is provided with slots 67 therein receiving fasteners 68 whereby the member 62 may be adjusted longitudinally for securely gripping the ends of the mounting plate 28 between the bottoms of the recesses 66 thereby detachably securing the mounting plate to the sole of the shoe.
In using the present invention, the device will be assembled either as illustrated in FIGURE 1 as a roller skate or in FIGURE 4 as an ice skate. When ice skates are employed, the attaching means may be that shown in FIGURE 5, FIGURE 6 or in FIGURES 7 and 8. By removing the nuts 36, the supporting plates or mounting plates may be removed and the element supported thereby may be adjusted. In the device illustrated in FIGURES 7 and 8, the mounting plate is supported by two inwardly facing members having recesses across the top edge thereof.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invent-ion as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A combination roller skate and ice skate structure comprising an upper shoe portion, a sole attached thereto, a supporting plate attached to the sole, a mounting plate, said mounting plate including a skate assembly mounted thereon, and means interconnecting the mounting plate and the support plate for detachably supporting the mounting plate from the support plate, said means mounting the mounting plate on the support plate including a pair of arcuate members mounted on the support plate with each 3 arcuate member having a recess in the upper inwardly facing edge thereof for receiving the end edges of the mounting plate, one of said arcuate members having a plurality of longitudinally elongated slots therein, and a plurality of bolt means adjustably secured to the support plate and extending through the elongated slots in said one arcuate member so as to allow for longitudinal adjustment of said one arcuate member as Well as the fixedly securing of said one arcuate member to the support plate so as torigidly mount the mounting plate.
2. A combinaion roller skate and ice skate structure comprising an upper shoe portion, a sole attached thereto, a supporting plate attached to the sole, a mounting plate, said mounting plate including a skate assembly mounted thereon, and means interconnecting the mounting plate and the support plate for detachably supporting the mounting plate from the support plate, said means mounting the mounting plate on the support plate including a pair of arcuate members mounted on the support plate with each arcuate member having a recess in the upper inwardly facing edge thereof for receiving the end edges of the mounting plate, one of ,said arcuate members having a plurality of longitudinally elongated slots therein, a plurality of bolts fixedly secured to the support plate, each bolt extending through an elongated slot in the one arcuate member to allow for longitudinal adjustment of said one arcuate member relative to the other arcuate member so as to clamp the mounting plate therebetween, and a nut threaded on the outer end of each bolt for fixedly securing said one arcuate member once the desired position is obtained.
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