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10. 762,55". PATBNTBD JUNE 14., 1904. A. L. WEBSTER L J. E. H. HYDE.
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No. 762,566. .PATENTED JUNE 14', 1904.
WEBSTER a. LL H. HYBE. AMUSEMBNT DEVICE.
APPLIOATION FILED JAN, 7. 1904.
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No. 762,566 PATENTED JUNE 14, 1904. `A. L. WEBSTER L J. E. E. HYDE.
AMUSEMENT DEVGE. APPLIUATION FILED JAN. 7. 1904.
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ALBERT L. WEBSTER, OF NEV YORK,` AND JOHN E. HINDON HYDE, OF
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 762,566, dated J une 14, 1904.
Application ned January 7,1904. semi No. 188,034. en mau.)
p residing in the city and county of New York,
" and JOHN EDMUND HINDoN HYDE, residing in Richmond Hill, county et' Queens, State of New York, citizens of the United States, have jointly invented a certain new and useful Amusement Device, of which the following' is a specification.
The object of our invention is to create a device which will afford amusement, and it is illustrated in the accompanying' drawings, in which similar numerals of reference referto similar parts throughout the several views.
Figure 1 is a side view, partly in section, of the frame of the device and its working mechanism. Fig. Qis a plan view of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is an end view of one end of the device, showing the oscillating frame at its limit of height. Fig. 4 is a side View of one of the ends of the oscillating frame .with a boat orothervehicle in locked position ready for ascension. Fig.
5 is a plan view of Fig. 4. Fig. 6 isa crossf Vframe raise such vehicle to a height from which it is subsequently released and allowed to slide 'down the frame to the other end..l Y
Referring to the drawings, the oscillating braced frame 4 is mounted pivot-ally upon a l' a bearing 5, supported by the braced standheads 1S), which tra-Velin the guides 11 and lit,
sustained by the standards 'or frames 2 and 3 and guided therein by two pins which travel in the slots 13 and 14, secured to the swinging frame 4.
The engine-room, fremwhich the oscillating trame 4 1s operated, is illustrated m Figs.
1, 6, and '7.
Referring to Figs. L1 and 5 more especially, 23 is a boat or other vehicle adapted to be propelled by a paddle or other means until it rests over and upon the lowered end of the platform of the oscillating `frame 4, and in the case illustrated this boat has wheels which may be brought to rest upon the rails of the track 16. Vhen in position, the boat is locked by means of the joint lever and pin L24-, operated by the hand-lever 25, se as to push thc locking-pin into the space existing between the ends ofthe two beams 22, projecting from the side of the platform of the oscillating frame 1. 1V hen the boat or other vehicle has been lifted toits height of ascension on either end of the oscillating frame 4, the operator withdraws the locking-pin by means of the handle 25 and lever 2li from its. locked position, and the vehicle rolls or slides down the incline to the otherend of the platform of the swinging frame 4 and is there launched 'AIO onto the surface of a body of water, as illuscent and descent. Prelerably each oi the frames 4 should be operated by its own two elevators, so as to be independent ot' each otherin the ascending' and descending of either end of such swinging frames, though, it desired, two of the swinging arms may be operboats 61 are about to enter upon the lower .olf the frame 4 trom its other end.
ends of the frames 4, so as to be locked into position and elevated upon such ends. rlihe boats 23 are being loaded or discharging pas sengers.
Referring to Figs. 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9, the pipe 21 is shown as extending under the platform of the swinging frame 4 and opening through and upon the ends of the platl'orm of said frame, so as to discharge water upon its platform at its end then uppermost, so as to allow such water to How over and down upon suoli platform and the rails 16, mounted thereon. This Water-'supply is furnished by the autovmatieally-controllcd (or other pressure-supply) pump 27, Figs. 6 and 7, through the standing pipe 26 to the valve-chamber 20, having the casing 48, attached to the shaft-l5, with the inner lining' containing orilices 49 and 50, so that, as illustrated in Fig. 9, when the platform on the trame 4 is in the position of incline shown in the ligure the water being delivered through pipe 26 is admitted to the valve-chamber 2() through the orifices 4) to the elevated branch pipe 21, flows therethrough and up to and over the upper end ol said platform through orilice 17, down the incline, when the oscillating trame 4 reverses its position, port 4S) closes, and the passageway to the other arm is opened and the water iows through orilice 5l) in the valve-cliamber 2() and into the ascending arm through pipe 2l, which allows the water to llow through outlet 18, over and upon and down the platform Numbers 17 and 18, Figs. 2 and 4, show these outlets lor the water-supply to the platform of the swinging trame 4.
Referring` to Figs. G and 7 the o )erating-levcr 10, controlled by an attendant, operates the four-way valves 87 and 2&8 to apply hydraulic pressure alternately to the hydraulic*cylinders 8 and S) ol Fig. 1 to cause the frame 4to oscillate at the will ol' the attendant, ',l'he hydraulic pump 82 draws water from the surge-tank 2.) 'through suction-pipe b1 and delivers water through its discharge-pipe 35 into the pressure-tank 28, and thence through pressure-pipe 36 to the tour-Way controlvalves 2&7 and 38. The control-valves 37 and 88 are operated simultaneously through levers and the connecting-arm joining' them to the operating-lever 10. The fourevay valves 37 and 38 are arranged withv port-s or orifices in the interior of the same, so that the water in pipe 86 will in one position of the operating-lever l0 be delivered through valve 371;() pipe 39, connecting with the top ot cylinder 8, thereby exerting pressure on the top ot' piston 63, while at the same time the water in pipe 36 will pass through the four-way valves 88 into pipe 42, connecting with the bottom of cylinder 9, thereby exerting pressure on the bottom ot piston 68, thus causing one end of the oscillating frame to rise and the other end to fall. At the same time that pressure is exerted on the top ot' piston 63 and on the bottom of piston 64, as described, the bottom of cylinder 8 and piston 68 are relieved of pressure through pipe 4l, tourway valve 37, and pipe 47, discharging into the surge-tank 29, and the tops ot cylinder l) and piston 64 are relieved ot' pressure through pipe 40, four-way valve 88, and pipe 47, discharging into surge-tank 29. By a reversal of lever-arm 10 the pipes 40 and 4l convey pressure to the top oi cylinder and bottom of cylinder 8, respectively, and the pipes 42 and 89 release the pressure from the bottom of cylinder 9 and top ot' cylinder 8, 'respectively. `When the oscillating' trame 4 is inclined in the position shown in Fig. 7, the operation ot' the device to elevate the lower end of the frame 4 is substantially as Follows: The hydraulic pump 82 draws water through suction-pipe lil troni the surge-tank 2.) and delivers it to the pressuredvzmh 28, thence througli pipe 36 tothe tour-way valves 2&7 and 38, through the four-way valve, v88, through pipe 42 into the bottom ol" the cylinder it, exerting pressure on piston 64, and raises the same, with the piston-rod (36,- attached thereto, thereby raising the lower end of the oscillating Jframe 4. 'lhe contents of tlu` upper end ot' cylinder i) escape through pipe -lfl and through the ports in the four-nay valve 38 to pipe 47 and thence into the surge-tank '29.l At the same time the water under pressure is being delivered at the bottom ol the cylinder water under' pressure is being' delivered at the top oi' cylinder' 8 from the pressure-cylinder 28 through pipe 36, tour-way valve 37, and pipe 3%), thus exerting pressure. on the top of piston 63, causing it to tall, and with it the piston-rod 65, attached to the upper end ot' the oscillating frame, thus pulling down the upper or raised end oi the oscillating frame at the same time the contents ot' the lower portion ofeylinder 8 are being emptied and di-,livered through pipe 4l, the lourway valve 37, and pipe 46 to the surge-tank 2t). '.l `he pump 32 is to be provided with an automatic device arranged to maintain a constant lOO llO
A pressure in'the-pressure-tank28. To preventl accident, the lfour-way valves 37 and 38are ,arranged to be,automatically controlled by the oscillatilvlg frame 4 through the leverarn143, with the connecting-bars shown. The rollers 44 and 45 are attached to a portion of the'oscillating vframe in such a manner as to engage the lever-arm 43 and automatically operatethe four-way valves 37 and 38 to-arr'est1 the motion of the oscillating frame' when the :lend that isrfalling has reached any desired-potsition. at the limit of its oscillation. The valve 33' on the discharge-pipe of the 'pump 32 is arranged so that the surge-'tank 29 can emptied through the operation of the pump 32 and discharged through pipe 34 into the lagoon.
The pressure-,tank 28 is to be provided with a valve, through which it can bc emptied and drained into the surge-tank 29.
' -The operating medium may be air or steam or other liquid orfluid in place of water.
The tracks on the oscillating frame and rplatform are shown in Fig. 2 as having flaring ends 67 to permit easy access of the vehijcle to and upon said rails.
"Of'course various lmodifications of our devvice can be made which would come'within the spirit of 'our invention. Thus instcad'of boats to receive the passengers sleds .or cars or other vehicles could be provided, winch m` stead of being launchedinto the water in the.
A'specified manner shown and described could -vslide by gravity onto a prolongationof the rails of the oscillating frame', but which would be sufficiently' on the ground so as to give a'- run tofthevehicle' after its discharge from the rails ofthe oscillating structure. So, also, the vehicle may be launched from the oscillating frames-upon ice, whether natural or artificial, or upon a Snow-covered (slide. Still, again, the vehicle may be diSchgTgGd upon a surface which leads to the point of loading a vessel or` car or other places where it is desircdto' conveyfmerchandisc. Noris it neccssary that the'platform of the oscillating frame be provided with rails, for,.if desired,
such platform may be 'made smooth like a toboggan-slide and the vehicle slide down therelon either on wheels or runners and even on its own bottom. Again, the track upon which the vehicle slides over the inclined surface of the platform may be curved either latitudinal or perpendicular to theplatform, so as to cause varying grades during the descentland. varying latei'aljmotion to the vehicle. Still, again, the platform of the oscillating frame may be roofed over, so as'to give the effect o f running` through a tunnel.
A modification could be made in which the -oscillating frame would receive its up-andi other device, ofone or more oscillating frames I eachhavinga platform thereon and one ormore removablev vehicles; adapted to .enter upon said platform, to be locked in position and to be raised upon said platform, andto thence pass when unlocked down said Iplatform from the elevated end to thelower end and to be discharged therefrom; and means for op.
erating the same, substantially as described.
2. The combination in an amusement device of one or morev oscillating frames. havinga platform thereonV and boats adapted to enter A' upon' and be raised byone endo'f'said frame or frames and to thence slide down saidj'platform from vthe elevated end to thcl lower end, and means lfor operating the same, together with a lagoon or waterfbasin. having landings into which said boats are discharged on their descent from said platforms fand from which said boats enter for, their subsequent elcvation, substantially as described.
EnMUNn Ennswoarn Fiano," Jr.