US 331977 A
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(No Model.) C, W. KING.
No.V 331,977. Patented Dec. 8, 1885.
UNITED STATESv PA'rnNr Ormea CHARLES W. KING, OF LYNDHURST, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO HlMSE-LF AND HAINES W. SULLIVAN, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 331,977, dated December 8, 1885.
Application filed May 13, i865. Serial No. 165,298. (No model.)
To a/ZZ whom, it may concern: over the holes b, respectively, and allow a o Be it known that I, CHARLES W. KING, of screw-driver to be operated,as will be under- Lyndhurst,Bergen county, in the State of New stood. The dies which effect the bending are Jersey, have invented certain new and useful so formed that in completing the spring they 5 Improvements in Skates, of which the followoorrugatethemetallongitudinally,as indicated ing is a specification. by bin the vicinity of the holes b. The conl will describe the invention as applied to a siderable reduction in the cross-section of the roller-skate. The construction may be in all spring,due to the punching or otherwise prorespects similar when the invention is applied ducing of the holes bweakeus the spring along 1o to skates for ice. that line. These corrugations stiften the metal I provide a spring firmly secured on the at this part and prevent the iiexure from being 6o upper face of the deck or main body of the excessive. The corrugations should be sut'd skate, arranged to receive the concussions or cient to so fortify this part as to nearly eX- blows when the skate is vigorously used. As tinguish the elasticity there and allow all 15 arranged the spring yields without inducing parts of the spring to endure alike. The back any changes in the relations of the parts beedge is stifdy held to the body A by the two low. I make a hinged counter7 of sheet screws B B. The front portion of the spring metal supported by screws which engage each slides backward and forward ou its bearing on in a slot in an internal ange or inward fold the body as the spring is flexed in use. rlhe 2o or arm at the base of each half. The straps boot of the wearer (shown by dotted lines F) are riveted or otherwise reliably secured to may press directly on the swell of the curve. 7o the front portion of my hinged counter on each The spring works by iiattening and arching side. again, accommodating the vigorous efforts oi' The accompanying drawings form a part of the skater and avoiding shocks. 25 this specification, and represent what l con I form my hinged counter of sheet brass,
sider the best means of carrying out the inveniron, or steel in two halves, C and D, which tion. are counterparts each of the other, and are en- Figure l-is a side elevation partly in section, gaged together hookwise along a portion or and Fig. 2 a plan view showing the rear porthe whole of their joining-dine. They are also 3o tion oi' a skate. Fig. 3 is a cross-section at connected together and to the body A by a the heel. Fig. 4 is alongitudinal section of a stout screw, E, which is inserted through a 8o portion. Fig. 5 is a perspective view showflange turned inward at the base of each half', ing one-half of the hinged counter detached. as indicated by G D. These rlauges are wide Similar letters of reference indicate correat the rear end,and also wide at the front. A
35 spending parts in all the figures. slot, c d, in each,respectively, receives a screw,
A is the main body, of ash or other strong M, firmly set in the body A. The flanges C wood. The rollers and the means or" mounting D may be narrow along the main portion of and connecting them to the body A may be the distance between the front and rear. of any ordinary or approved construction. l The straps G and buckles E may be of any 4o have represented one of the simplest forms. ordinary or suitable character. The heel- Bis my spring,made of hard brass, steel, or straps are secured to the two sides of my 9o other suitable elastic metal. lt is held to the hinged counter by rivets g. body A by screws B,inserted through holes b. Modifications may be made in the forms and The springs may be formed by cutting and proportions withoutdepartingfromthe princi- 45 punching by suitably-formed dies. They may ple or sacrificing the advantages of the invenbe heated and bent by hand or by machinery tion. The swell of the counter to allow for in the form described, holes b o being prothe corresponding form of the hoot may be duced in the blank, so located that when the reduced until each part of the counter is a a spring is properlybent these holes b will come simple bent piece of metal, except for the flange at thelower edge; or, on the other hand,
the swell may be increased somewhat beyond that shown. The swell may be induced by dies acting on the sheet metal in a heated condition in the obvious manner.
The spring B may be narrower than shown, or it may be somewhat wider, care being taken not to widen the spring so much as to interfere with the drawing inward of the two halves of the counter to the fullest extent ever required. In what I esteem the best construction the arohof the spring extends over the heads of the screws M so far as to prevent their contact with theboot; but some degree of usefulness may be attained by a much narrower spring.
I claim as my inventionl. In a skate, a spring, as B, mounted on the upper face of the body A, so as to serve between it and the boot, as herein speeied.
2. In a skate, the counter G D, in two or more parts,hinged to the body A,substantial1y as herein specified.
8. In a skate, the counter C D, in two or more parts, hinged to the body A by a screw or pivot, E, in combination with the body A, and with the pins M, received in slots o d, as herein specified.
4. In askate, the strap G and metal counter having slotted anges O c D d and screws M M, in combination with each other and with the body A, spring B, and confining means B', arranged for joint operation, substantially as herein specified.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand, at New York city, New York, this 6th day of May, 1885, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CHARLES NV. KING.
CHARLES R. SEARLE, M. F. BoYLE.