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Publication numberUS695444 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 18, 1902
Filing dateJul 17, 1901
Priority dateJul 17, 1901
Publication numberUS 695444 A, US 695444A, US-A-695444, US695444 A, US695444A
InventorsRobert J Carson, Edward D Cundell
Original AssigneeCharles G Holzapfel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 695444 A
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No. 695,444. l Pa'tented Mar. I8, |902.

B. J. CARSON &.4 E.ll. vCUNDELL.

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SPECIFICATION forming' part of Letters Patent No. 69 5,444, dated March 18, 1902-.

Application fiieaJuly 17,1901.

To @ZZ whom it r11/cry concern:

Be it known that we, ROBERT J. CARsON,.a resident of Buffalo, in the county of Erie and State of New York, and EDWARD D. CUN- DELL, a resident of Paterson, in the county of Passaic and State of New Jersey, citizens of the United States, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cascade- Tumbles, ot' which the following is a specifiro cation.

Our invention relates to a novel and improved means of affording sport and amusement to bathers. We obtain this by the following appliances, as shown in the accompa- 15 nying drawings, in which- Figure l represents a plan view. Fig. 2 represents a side elevation; Fig. 3, a cross-section at A B of incline.

Similar letters refer to similar parts in the zo respective views.

A is aplatform; B, an incline platform; C, a traveling stairway; D, an elevated waterreservoir; E,amotor; F, apump; G,awater tank; H, an entrance to platform.

A is the upper platform, mounted on a suitable structure at such a height as may be desired. To one side of said platform A is attached the incline platform B at`its upper end, the lower end terminating in the watertank G. The surface of the platforms A and B is covered with canvas cr or other suit-V able material and secured to the deck of platform by a series of buttons l) and bindingstrips c at intervals, as shown. This covering is'put on loose 'to allow it to be inflated by air or Water, thereby forminga cushion or yielding surface. Above the platform A is mounted the Water-reservoir D on suitable supports, to which is attached the spraying- 4o pipe d and discharge-pipes the water being supplied by a suitable pump F through pipe j'. At the side of the incline platform is placed the moving elevator C, which is attached by suitable gearing to the engine or motor E. The covering of the vplatforms A and B is inliated with water through the pipe e, which flows from one compartment to the other, infiating the entire surface of both platforms to a cushion or yielding surface.

Serial No. 68,585. (No model.)

The platform A is iiooded with Water from 5o the spraying-pipe (Z. The saidplatform A is rgraded toward the incline platform B, which causes the Water to iiow'over and down the undulated surface of the platform-covering in the form of a cascade intoA the tank G at the base of the incline'B. On the incline platform B and just above the floor of the tank G is secured the cylindrical iniiated lcushion-bag hito check the fall of a body coming down the incline and prevent it from 6o striking thebottom of the tank G. At either side of the incline platform B is a raised inflatedv cushion t 7c the entire length, which extends above the undulated surface and of sufficient height to` prevent any one falling over the side. 4

The bathers from the platform A can tumble down the incline cascade of yielding cushions over which the water is flowing without injury to life or limb into the tank G, which 7o makes enjoyable and pleasing sport. When the performer'has reached the tank G and desires to repeat the tumble, he can step on the continuous moving elevator or stairway C, which will raise him to the upper platform A, and he can repeat the performance as often as desired without the exertion of climbing to the platform A. Thus it Will be seen We have a novel, safe, and pleasing device for bathers sport.

What we claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. In a cascade-tumble the elevated and incline platforms covered with flexible material'secured to said platforms and i'niiated 85 with` air orwater to make a yielding undulated surface and sides; in combination with Water-tank at base of incline platform substantially as and forthe purpose specified.

2. In a cascade-tumble the elevated'and in- 9o cline platforms covered with flexible material; in combination with a water-supplyreservoir for infiating the flexiblematerialsecured to the deck of elevated and incline 'platforms to make an undulated andyield- 95 ing surface, substantially as and'for the purpose specified.

3. In a cascade-tumble the elevated and inoline platforms covered with inflated undulating yielding surface; in combination with spraying devleeattaehed to Water-Supply reservoir for flooding the surface of said platforms substantially as and for the purpose specified.

4. In a eascade-tumble the elevated and incline platforms covered with an inflated yielding surface; in combination with traveling stairway 0r incline elevator, substantially as and for the purpose specified.

5. In a cascade-tumble the combination of the elevated and incline platforms covered with flexible material secured to the deck and Sides of platforms, inflated to form the undulated yielding surface, the plunging Watertank at base of incline; Water-supply reservoir attached to flexible deck covering and surface; ooding-pipe; the traveling stairway or incline elevator, all as substantially described and specified.

Signed at New York, in the County of New York and State of New York, this 11th day of July, A. D. 1901.




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Cooperative ClassificationA63G21/18