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Publication numberUS341186 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 4, 1886
Publication numberUS 341186 A, US 341186A, US-A-341186, US341186 A, US341186A
InventorsBubt B. Tilden
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 341186 A
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(No Model.)

No. 341,186. Patented May 4, 1886'.


r4. PETE R5. PholwLilhngu-aphcr. Washington, D. C.




EBFTECIPICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 341,186, dated May 4, 1886,

Application filed October 13, 1885.

To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, BURT E. TILDEN, of Youngstown, in the county of Mahoning and State of Ohio, have invented a new and Improved Brake for Roller-Skates, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The object of my invention is to provide a new and improved brake for roller-skates, which brake is simple in construction, strong and durable, effective in use, and can be adjusted to any desired height from the floor.

The invention consists in the construction and combination of parts and details, as will be fully described and set forth hereinafter, and pointed in the claims.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.

Figure 1 is a side view of my improved brake for roller-skates. Fig. 2 is alongitudinal sectional elevation of the same, the brake being made adjustable. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a modified form.

On the lower end of a stem, A, ahead, B, is formedwhich has a convex end surface, and is provided at each end of said convex surface with a grooved flange for receiving and holding the end tongues, D, of the brake-shoe O, placed against said convex surface. The brake-shoe G is made of leather, rubber, or other suitable material, with its rubbing-surface outwardly convex.

The stem A is provided at its upper end with an angle-socket, E, which fits against the heel end of the skate-body, extending upward along the leather, forming the heel or counter of the skate, and is fastened to the counter and skate'body by means of suitable screws. Theupward extension of the socketEstrengthens and stiifens the heel or counter.

Serial No. 179,817. (No model.)

Vhen the brake is to be made adjustable. the stem A is made tubular, and is threaded internally to receive the screw-stem F, on the lower end of which the brakeshoe is held. A locking-nut, G, is screwed on the screw-stein F between the lower end of the tubular stern and the lower end of the screw-stem.

When the nut G is loosened, the screw-stein F can be screwed up or down in the tubular stem until the brake-shoe is the desired dis tance from the bottom of the skate, and then the screw-stein is locked in place by means of the nut G.

\V hen increased strength and rigidity are required, I extend the lower arm of the socket E along the edge of the skatebodv, forming two curved arms, a, which are secured by screws to the under surface of the body.

Having thus described 1nyinvention,I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. The combination, with a stem having a convex head, provided with grooved end flanges, of a curved brake-shoe placed against said head, and having end tongues which fit in the grooves in the flanges, substantially as herein shown and dcscri bed.

2. The comliination, with a tubular internally-threaded stem, of a screw-stem screwed into the said tubular stein,and having a brake shoe on its lower end, and ot' a locking-nut screwed on the screw-stem between the lower end of the tubular stem and the brake-shoe head, substantially as herein shown and described.



L. II. E. Lower, J OHN H. CLARKE.

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Cooperative ClassificationA63C17/1436