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Publication numberUS377704 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1888
Filing dateMar 9, 1887
Publication numberUS 377704 A, US 377704A, US-A-377704, US377704 A, US377704A
InventorsJames A. Whelpley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 377704 A
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SISECIEICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 377,704, dated February 7. 1888. p Application led March 9, 1887. Serial No. 230,305. (No model.)

.To all whom it 'may concern:

Be it known that I, JAMES ALBERT WHELP- LEY, a citizen of Canada, residing at Keene, in the county of Cheshire and State of New 5 Hampshire, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Ice-Skates, of which the fol lowing is a specification.

My invention refers to the method or means of securing the toe and heel plates of an iceskate to the runners, whereby they can be more iirmly attached and at a less cost than hereto,- fore; and the invention consistsin certain details of construction, hereinafter more fully described.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a toe-blank as it appears when it comes from the dies. Fig. 2 is a simi lar view of a heel-blank. Fig. 3 is a view of the runner. Fig. 4 is a View of the runner with the blanks in position before they are secured. Fig. 5 is a view showing the toe and' heel plates secured to the runner.

A represents the toeblank,which is stamped out into the form shown in Fig. l-that is, nicked or cut, as shown at a b, and with holes c d d. The heel-plate F is also nicked or cut ate, similar to the toe-plate, and is also stamped with holesf and g. The runner Bis provided with projecting pieces C D E, the forward projection being formed with a .hookshaped projection, h. The central and heel projections, D andE, are both provided with a hook-shaped projection, j, and a projecting piece or stud, 7c.

After the toe-piece has been stamped or cut out, as described, the portion a is bent down so as to stand at or about atan angle of ninety degrees, and the portion b is bent to an angle of about forty-five degrees, so that when the 4o toe-plate is to be secured to the runner the hole c is first slipped over the hooked projection h. The hole d is then passed over the projection k, and the piece b will stand in the position shown in Fig. 4,wlen, by means of a 4 5 punchor other tool,the piece bis forced down,

so that the hole d will be forced over the proa jection j of the runner, and the lower end of said piece will project a short distance down on each side, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 5. It will be seen that by this arrangement 5o the toe-piece A is securely held to the runner B, little labor being required to so secure it, all that is necessary to be done being to place the toe-piece in position and then bend the piece d down, as described.

The heel-plate F, 4after being struck out, as described, is bent to the required form', the piece e being bent down to about an angle of forty-five degrees, and to apply it to the runner the hole g is passed over the projection k 6o on the piece E of the runner, when the portion c will stand in the position shown in Fig. 4. It is then bent or forced so that the hole f. passes over the projection j, and the lower ends of the piece e project over the sides of the runner B, as shown in Fig. 5. l

What I claim as my invention is 1. An ice-slrate runner provided with a projection, C, having hook-shaped projection h, i and a projection, D, having a hook-shaped 7c gojection, j, and stud la, in combination with a oe-plateproyided with downwardly-projecting pieces, and holes to fit and lock onto the projections C and D, substantially as shown and described. 75 A JAMES A. WHELPLEY.

Witnesses CHAs. STEEEE, E. PLANTA.

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Cooperative ClassificationA63C1/30