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Publication numberUS3715120 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 6, 1973
Filing dateJul 20, 1970
Priority dateJul 20, 1970
Publication numberUS 3715120 A, US 3715120A, US-A-3715120, US3715120 A, US3715120A
InventorsPeltola F
Original AssigneePeltola F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Child's slide
US 3715120 A
Abstract
An exercising and amusement slide adapted to be detachably secured to the side of a hill and to extend downward with a flat flexible runner providing the sliding surface and means secured to opposite edges of the runner to form protective guide rails therefor.
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Peltola 1 51 Feb. 6, 1973 [54] CHILD'S SLIDE 3,363,583 1/1968 Greenberg ..272/56.5 ss x 1,648,196 11/1927 Rohmer 1...272/56.5 R ux [76] lnvemo" 211 Street 2,805,898 9/1957 Willis, Jr.... ..104 134 ux y 11364 1,888,350 11/1932 Lamar ..272/56.5 R

- 916,100 3/1909 Brown..... ...272/56.5 R x [22] July 1970 758,047 4/1904 Chein ..272/56.5 R

App]. No.: 56,371

US. Cl. ..272/56.5 R Int. Cl. ..A63g 21/04 Field of Search ..272/56.5 R, 56.5 SS, 1 R;

References Cited UNlTED STATES PATENTS Primary Examiner-Anton O. Oechsle Assistant ExaminerArnold W. Kramer Attorney-Allison C. Collard [57] ABSTRACT An exercising and amusement slide adapted to be detachably secured to the side of a hill and to extend downward with a flat flexible runner providing the sliding surface and means secured to opposite edges of the runner to form protective guide rails therefor.

5 Claims, 18 Drawing Figures lllllljI/l/ 1 /71/11! 1/11/1111/ /I// II CHILD'S suns SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION Conventional exercising and amusement slides usable by children are disposed on an essentially flat horizontal surface with a ladder or stairway connected to a raised end of a rigid inclined elongated member having a sliding surface whereby a user climbs to the top of the member and slides down.

In my invention, in contradistinction, I provide an elongated flat flexible slide member having a flat sliding surface with raised guide rail means extending in the direction of elongation along both opposite edges. This member is secured to the side of a hill and extends downward whereby a user can slide down the member, the means preventing the user from sliding off the surface. In this manner, the hill itself acts as a support for the member and no ladder or stairway is required.

If desired, the member can be formed in sections which can be detachably interconnected for use on hills of various lengths.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the drawings: FIG. 1 is a cross sectional view of one form of slide in accordance with my invention;

FIG. 2 is a detail view of securing means usable with the structure of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a side view of the structure of FIG. 1; FIGS. 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are detail cross sectional views of different types of guide rail means in accordance with my invention;

FIG. 9 is a cross section taken along line 99 in FIG. 10;

FIG. 10 is a detail side view of interconnected sections in accordance with my invention;

FIG. 11 is a cross sectional view of another form of slide in accordance with my invention;

FIG. 12 is a detail view of securing means usable with the structure of FIG. 11',

FIG. 13 is a view taken along line 13-- 13 in FIG. 18; FIG. 14 is a detail side view of the form of my invention shown in FIG. 13;

FIG. 15 is a view taken along line, 15-15 in FIG. 14; FIG. 16 is a side view of the structure shown in FIG.

FIG. 17 is a side view of the structure employing the member of FIG. 4; and

FIG. 18 is a side view of the structure shown in FIG. 13.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring now to FIGS. l-l8, an elongated thin flexible slide member 10 can have a flat top sliding surface 12 and a bottom surface that can be either smooth as shown at 14 or roughened with fingers to prevent slippage as shown at 16. Typically, this member can be plastic such as vinyl, but it can also be made of metal, wood or the like. Opposite edges of the member are provided with protective guide rail means extending in the longitudinal direction. Double slides can be formed by inserting an additional parallel means along the center line (longitudinal) of the member, thus forming two side by side surfaces.

Such means can be flexible hose 18, filled if desired with sand as shown at 20, and having bottom straps 22 with apertures 24 through which nails 26 can be driven to hold the member and means in position for use on the side of a hill as previously described.

The means can also have the shape in cross section of a right angle as shown at 28 or a square as shown at 30. These means can be periodically peripherally enclosed with straps 32.

When the member and means :are sectionalized, alternate sections can have means 28 with longitudinal pins 34 while the other sections can have means 28 with transverse pins 36 whereby the sections interlock with interlocking transverse and parallel pins. It should be noted that the means 28 can be oriented at different angles as shown for example in FIGS. 7, 8 and 9 or in FIG. 15.

While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, such is not to be considered as limiting its actual scope. 1

Having thus described this invention, what is asserted as new is:

1. An exercise and amusement slide, comprising:

an elongated, flexible slide member, having a first rough surface for frictional engagement with the ground so that said slide member is restricted from movement during use, and a second smooth surface forming the sliding surface of the slide member;

at least two, elongated, hollow, cylindrical tubes,

filled with sand, affixed to the respective edges of said flexible slide member parallel to its longitudinal axis, for preventing the user from sliding off said member during use; and

means, affixed to said cylindrical tubes, for

detachably securing said slide member and said cylindrical tubes to the ground during use.

2. The slide as recited in claim 1, wherein said securing means comprises elongated, rectangular-shaped straps, affixed at one end to said cylindrical tubes perpendicular to their longitudinal axes, and having apertures provided in the free ends thereof, and nails disposed through said apertures, for fastening said cylindrical tubes, said straps, and said slide member to the ground.

3. The slide as recited in claim 2, additionally comprising a third similar cylindrical tube affixed centrally and longitudinally to said slide member, for providing a pair of sliding surfaces on said slide member.

4. An exercise and amusement slide, comprising:

an elongated, flexible slide member, having a first rough surface for frictional engagement with the ground so that said slide member is restricted from movement during use, and a second smooth surface forming the sliding surface of the slide member;

at least two elongated, rigid parallel L-shaped rails,

affixed to the respective edges of said slide I member so that one leg of each of said rails is disposed vertically and the other leg of each of said rails is disposed horizontally outwardly from said slide member, thereby providing vertically disposed edges at the edges of the sliding surface of said slide member, for preventing the user from sliding off said member during use; and

a plurality of elongated, flexible rectangular-shaped straps, affixed at one end to the tops of the vertical legs of said L-shaped rails, and disposed outwardly around said rails and fastened at the other end to the bottom surface of said slide member, and a plurality of nails, disposed through apertures provided in the horizontal legs of said rails for fastening said slide member and said rails to the ground during use of the slide.

5. An exercise and amusement slide comprising:

an elongated flexible slide member, having a first rough surface for frictional engagement with the ground so that said slide member is restricted from movement during use, and a second smooth surface forming the sliding surface of the slide member;

at least two elongated, rigid, inverted V-shaped acute angled rail members, affixed to the respective edges of said flexible slide member, parallel to its longitudinal axis so that one leg of each of said rail members is disposed downwardly and outwardly from said slide member and the other leg of said rail members is disposed downwardly and inwardly towards said slide member and the point of said V- shaped rail members is disposed vertically upwardly, thereby providing vertically disposed parallel edges at the edges of the sliding surface of said sliding member, for preventing the user from sliding off said member during use;

a plurality of elongated, flexible rectangular-shaped straps, affixed at one end to the tops of the downwardly and outwardly extending legs of said rail members, disposed outwardly and around said rail members and fastened at the other end to the bottom surface of said slide member; and

a plurality of additional, elongated, rectangular

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Classifications
U.S. Classification472/116
International ClassificationA63G21/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63G21/00
European ClassificationA63G21/00