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Publication numberUS724757 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 7, 1903
Filing dateJan 26, 1903
Priority dateJan 26, 1903
Publication numberUS 724757 A, US 724757A, US-A-724757, US724757 A, US724757A
InventorsHerbert Symonds
Original AssigneeLinus B Carroll, Herbert Symonds
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Amusement device.
US 724757 A
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No. 724,757. PATENTED APR. 7, 1903.

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AMUSEMENT DEVICE.

APPLICATION FILED JAN. 26, 1903.

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H. SYMONDS. AMUSEMENT DEVICE. APPLICATION FILED JAN. 2c. 1903.

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UNITED STATES.

OFFICE.

HERBERT SYMONDS, OF EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO LINUS B. CARROLL, ,OFST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.

AMUSEMENT DEVICE.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 724,757, dated April '7, 1903.

Application filed January 26, 1903- Serial No. 140,500. (No model.)

To all whont it 7n0ty concern:

Beit known that I, HERBERT SYMoNDs, of 'the city of East-St. Louis, St. Clair county, State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Amusement Devices, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference beinghad to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof.

My invention relates to improvements in amusement devices, and has for its object to provide means for agitating a body of water to produce wave motion therein and means whereby vessels may be propelled through such body of water with rolling and pitchand-toss movements.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of a device embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view of the same. Fig. 3 is a perspective of the blades used in producing the desired wave motion. Fig. 4 is a vertical transverse sectional view of a device embodying my invention. Fig. 5 is a perspective of the guide-tracks used in imparting motion to the vessel. Fig. 6 is an enlarged transverse sectional view of said guide-tracks, showing their means of support. and the vessel carried by them.' Fig. 7 is a side view of one of said guide-tracks, showing its curvature and the accommodation of its means of support to said curvature.

My invention in that embodiment which is shown in the drawings consists of alake or basin 1, having an excavation 2, adapted to receive cross-ties 3. Upon the cross-ties 3 the guide-rails A B are mounted horizontallyby means of brackets a a b b. The guiderails A B are irregularly curved, as shown in Fig. 5, so'that the depressionsin A are oppo- 40 site to elevations in B. To accommodate the brackets a a b b to the curvature of the rails, I have provided said brackets. with slots 0,

whereby the bracketsa and a and b and b are vertically adjustable, and when adjusted 5 they are fixed by tightening the bolts'd.

The vessel 0 is provided with any desired motive power, exterior or self-contained, is preferably fiat-bottomed, and is preferably provided withsills D.

It is one of the objects of my invention to control the motion of the vessel 0 by means l of the rails A I3, so as to impart thereto the motions of a ship at sea, both pitching, tossing, androlling. These movements are predetermined and provided for by the varying relative curvature of the tracks A B, and the preferred means of so guiding the vessel 0 by the rails A B as to make its movements conform thereto, which is shown in the drawings, I have efiected in the following manner: Upon the sills D, I have provided the bearings E, threaded to receive the ends of the axles F. The double-flanged wheels G are mounted on the axles F in such manner that the flanges are above and below the inner edges of the guide-rails A B.

The illustrated means of producing wave motion in the water through which the vessel passes may be described as follows: The bottom of the basin 1 is provided with lugs 4.. The blades 5 are mounted on standards 6, which standards 6 are pivotally mounted upon the lugs 4. As indicated in plan view in Fig. 1 and in enlarged detail in Figs. 2 and 3, the blades 5 are parallel, but staggered, so that their motion may be oppositely directed. Thus the blades 5 being arranged as shown in Fig. 1 they are actuated'by the movement of eccentrics 7, 8, 9, and 10, to which they are connected by means of rods 7*, 829 and 10, to which blades 5 are pivotally attached by means of pins 11, the blades 5 being laterally connected to the rods actuating them upon opposite ends. Motion is imparted to the rods 7*, 8 9, and 10 through the bars 12, which extend through the bottom of the basin and are pivotally mounted therein by means of the lugs 13 and pins 14:, the lower ends of the levers 12 being connected to the eccentrics 8, 9, and 10 by means of the rods 15.

It is obvious that my device can be applied to a basin of any size and may contain vessels of any desired size, andmy invention is, in fact, adapted and intended to be used both upon a small scale, as a toy, and upon a large scale, for the conveyance of passengers at expositions and the like.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to have secured to .me by the grant of Letters Patent, is

1. In an amusement device, a basin, a body of water contained in the basin, a vessel adapt- ICO ed to be propelled through the water, and an irregular curved guiding-surface mounted upon and within the basin and below the surface of the water whereby rolling and pitchand-toss motion may be imparted to the vessel, substantially as described.

2. In an amusement device, a basin, a body of water contained in the basin, a vessel adapted to be propelled through the water, and irregular, curved guiding surfaces mounted upon and within the basin and below the surface of the water whereby rolling and pitchand-toss motion may be imparted to the vessel, substantially as described.

3. In an amusement device, a basin, abody of watercontained in the basin,a vesseladapted to be propelled through the water, irregular curved guiding-surfaces mounted upon and within the basin and below the surface of the water and means whereby the vessel may be slidably connected to the bottom of the basin for the purpose of causingit to roll, pitch and toss, subtantially as described.

4. In an amusement device, a basin, a body of water contained in the basin,a vessel adapted to be propelled through the water, irregular curved guiding-surfaces mounted upon and within the basin and below the surface of the water and means for imparting wave motion to the Water, substantially as described.

5. In an amusement device, a basin, a body of water contained in the basiu,a vessel adapted to be propelled through the water, an irregular curved guiding-surface mounted upon and within the basin and below the surface of the water,means whereby rolling and pitchand-toss motion may be imparted to the vessel and means for imparting wave motion to the water, substantially as described.

6. In an amusement device, a basin, a body of wateroontained in the basin,a vesseladapted to be propelled through the water, an irregularcurvedguiding-surface mounted upon and within the basin and below the surface of the water whereby rolling and pitch-and-toss motion may be imparted to the vessel and means for imparting wave motion to the water, substantially as described.

7. In an amusement device, abasin, a body of water contained in the basin,a vessel adapted to be propelled through the water, irregular curved guiding-surfaces mounted upon and within the basin and below the surface of the water, means whereby the vessel may be slidably connected to the bottom of the basin for the purpose of causing it to roll, pitch and toss and means for imparting a wave motion to the water, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

HERBERT SYMONDS.

Witnesses:

JAMES L. HOPKINS, ALFRED A. EICKS.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA63G7/00