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Publication numberUS800297 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 26, 1905
Filing dateDec 5, 1904
Priority dateDec 5, 1904
Publication numberUS 800297 A, US 800297A, US-A-800297, US800297 A, US800297A
InventorsCharles David Havenstrite
Original AssigneeCharles David Havenstrite
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Amusement apparatus.
US 800297 A
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Speccaton of Letters Patent.

Patented sept. 26, 1905.

Application flied December t; 190i. serial No. 235,589'.

T0 a/ZZ whom, `if may concern.-

Be it known that I, CHARLES- Davila-HAVEN- STRITE, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Amuse-y ment Apparatus, of which the following is va specification. i

.This invention relates to an amusement apparatus for producing illusory effects; and its organization comprises a vehicle and vthe like which normally remains in one place while the senses of the occupants thereof are subjected to effects that would be produced were the vehicle propelled through various temperatures, scenes, smooth or rough roads, and the like.

In the accompanying drawings the invention is shown with an automobile in a building, although any other vehicle, boat, and the like might be employed. v

Figure l represents a vertical longitudinal section of a building with the invention partly in section. v Fig. 2 showsa partial top view of Fig. l. Fig. 3 is a partial enlarged top view of the runninggear of the invention, and Fig. 4 represents an elevation of Fig. 3 with' a vehicle in position.

Referring particularly to Figs. l and 2, a building is shown at A with the entranceopening A and exit-opening A2. form B of a turn-table supports the automobile C, and the latter is held in place` on wheels S15 S with .the chainv C2. An Aengine D is geared with a compressor,l E and a blower F. A boiler Gr supplies steam to said engine and to the steam-coil H, which latter is placed within the heater-tank H. A compressor-E is connected with the cooling-coil I, placed within the cooling-tank I. Piping K, with and connects with the vheater and coolingtanks. The piping K runs along the top of the building to the rear thereof, where it terminates in a nozzle K7. Piping L runs from an opening in the ioor of the building to and through the front wall thereof. A kinetoscope M or picture-machine isy supported in the front of the building for projecting pictures on the movable screen M. Electric lights N are controlled from a panel-board The shaft al of the engine carriesa pulthe intermediate shaft d2, and the latter shaft is belted, by means of the belt d5, to the shaft d, which carries the bevel-gear Z 7, that meshes The plat- Vwith the gear d8 on the vertical shaft d. A

screen O is carri-ed and driven by the shaft d2,

gear d1, securedv to the shaft d1, which latter carries and drives the screen O2, which returns over the shaft d 17. The engine D is'v connected bythe belt D with the shaft P, that p carries the bevel-Wheel P which latter meshes with the bevel-wheelP2 of the shaftl P3.

' Referring now to Figs. l, 3, and 4, the shaft P3 carries a bevel-gear P1, that meshes with the bevelgear P5, secured -to the vertical shaft PG. The latter shaft carries a clutch P7,

turns in a bearing Ps, and has secured at its upper end the pinion P, that meshes with the spur-gear Q, that constitutes the bed-plate of the turn-table Q. The spur-gear Q has fixed to it plates Q2, to which latter are fastened the journal-brackets Q3, that su pport the rollersQf, and the said rollers are .arranged to run on tracks Q5. The clutch P7 has extendingfrom it the lever R, fulcrumed in a bearing R', and the other end ofthe said lever is pinned to a sleeve R2, the upper end of which has pinned-to it the bell-crank R3, with the handle Rf. The crank R3 is journaled in aY bearingR. The shaft P3 carries the bevelgear R,'that meshes with the bevel-gear R7, supported on the vertical shaft R8. At the upper end `of the latter shaft is secured the bevel-wheel R. A line of shafting S intwo portions is journaled under the platform of the turn-table, the said portions being connected by the clutch S2, a bevel-wheel S on one of said portions meshing with the bevelwheel R9 and a bevel-wheel Si on the other portion meshing with the bevel-wheel S1 on the axle S5', which latter carries the driver` wheels S6. On the shaft S5 is fastened a sprocket-chain wheel S7, which by means of a chain S8 is geared with the chain-wheel Si, carried on the shaft S10 of the second pair of IOO driver-wheels S6. .The wheels S6 are generally made with projections S12 and depressions S13 on their circumferential surfaces, and the axles S5 and S10 are supported in journal-bearings S12, that are carried on a plate Q, fastened vto the top of the spur-gear Q'.


Adjacent to the driver-wheels'S6 are journaled 65 carries a bevel-wheel d, that meshes with the similar wheels S15 on the axles S16 S1'. Each ment with its stop V' and the clutch '1)T is pair of wheels, like SG 5, form supports for the wheels C3 of the automobile C. On the axles S16 S17 S10 are mounted the brakewheels T, that are provided with the brakestraps T', which latter extend from the brakebeams T2. The said brake-beams are jour naled on pins T2, carried in brackets T2, extending u p from the plate Q". The said brakebeams overlap each other at their free ends, as shown at T5. Springs T'i extend between the plate Q2 and the beams T2, and a screw U, with hand-wheel U', turns in a screw-bracket U2 and has a collar U2, which bears up against a bearing U2. From the clutch S2 extends a lever X, which is fulerumed on apin X', and the other end of the leverX is connected with a vertical lever X2, that is journaled in a bracket X3.

To operate the invention, the automobile is run on the turn-table, the guide-rails C* insuring its proper position on the tracks U' of the table and upon the wheels S15 Si. Then after the building is closed with doors at the openings (not'shown) a warm-air blast is produced by the blower driving the air through the tank H', keeping the valves K2 K3 K4 open and the valves K', K5, and KG closed, allowing the air to leave the funnel K7 and striking any occupants of the automobile. The air leaves by means of thepipe L, securing ventilation in addition to the blast. If a cold-air blast is required, the blower F forces air through the tank I' and piping K, by closing the valves K2 K3 K* and keeping the valves K', K5, and K open. The electric lights N, by means of the panel-board N', are made to produce differentilluminating eifects. The kinetoscope M is used to throw various pictures on the screen M', which latter can be raised out of the way should it be desired to run the automobile out of the exit A2. The side screens O and O2 and the upper screen O' are driven by means of the engine D and the connections between said engine and the shafts (Z2, d, andv d1". The driver-wheels SG are driven by the engine through the shaft P3 and its connections, and the movements of said wheels are controlled by the clutch S2 and the brake-bands T',with their connections. When it is desired to run the said wheels, the handwheel U' is turned to allow the springs T6 to raise the brake-beams T2, when the bands T' will be raised from the brake-wheels T and the clutch S2 is put into gear by means of the lever X2. The wheels S by turning will turn the wheels C3 of the automobile, and by reason of the uneven surfaces on said wheels will produce the e'ect of running on an uneven road. If it is desired to stop the rotation of the wheels C2, the clutch S2 is thrown out of gear and the brake-bands T' are set upon the wheels T by means of the hand-wheel U'. Should it now be desired to turn the turntable, the latch WV is thrown out of engagethrown in gear by means oi the levers R` and bell-crank R", by virtue oi' which rotation will be transmitted Jfrom the shal't 'P2 to the shalt P", which will turn the pinion ll", that will drive the spur-gear Q' oll the turn-table Q. Should it then be desired to run the antoniobile from the turn-table, the chain (l2 is nnhooked and the said auton'iobile can be rnn out of the eutrance-mienino' A'.

It will be noted thatl havedcscribml the apparatus so that the wheels of the automobile are driven by the driver-wheels Si'; bntit will be evident that if the clutch S2 is thrown ont of gear the power ol the automobile can be used to drive thewheels C" thereof on the said wheels S15 SG.

Having described my invention, I claim-nv 1. The combination with avehicle; of means to produce on the occupants of the vehicle, the effect of running` the vehicle while the latter is secured in place; means to produce an air-blast of varying temperature against the vehicle; a screen arranged to be visible by the occupants of the vehicle; and a picturemachine to represent pictures on the screen.

2. The combination with a vehicle; ol means to produce on the occupants of the vehicle, the effect of ruiming the vehicle while thc latter is secured in place; moving screens adjacent to the vehicle; means to prod ucc a hotair blast against the vehicle; means to produce a cold-air blast against the vehicle; a screen arranged to be visible by the occupants of the vehicle; and a pictnre-nnlchine to represent pictures on the latter screen.

3. The combination with a vehicle, ol means to produce the eect of running said vehicle while remaining secured in place, and other means connected up with said means to tnrn the vehicle.

4. The combination with a vehicle, of means to produce the eii'ect of ruiming` the vehicle while remaining secured in place, other means connected up with said means to turn the vehicle, moving screens adjacent to the vehicle, secondary means to produce an airblast against the vehicle, a movable screen, and means for representing pictures on the latter screen.

5. The combination of a vehicle, a turntable to carry said vehicle, driver-wheels on the turn-table to support the wheels oi the vehicle, means to hold the vehicle on said driver-wheels, means to turn thc latter wheels and thereby turn the wheels of the vehicle.

6. The combination of a vehicle, a tnrntable to carry said vehicle, driver-wheels on the turn-table to support the wheels oi the vehicle, means to hold the vehicle on said driver-wheels, means to turn the latter wheels, and means to turn the turn-table.

7. The combination of a vehicle, a turntable to carry said vehicle, an engine, a shal't driven by said engine, a second shalt, aclntch lOO IOC


connected 'up between the shafts, a pair of driver-Wheels driven by the second shaft, and the wheels of the vehicle arranged to be driven by said driver-wheels.

8. The combination of a vehicle, a turntable to carry said vehicle, a line of shafting in two portions journaled under the plat-form of the turn-table, a clutch joining the said portions of the shafting, journal-bearings supported on the turn-table, an axle in said'bearings, a bevel-gear on the axle meshing with a bevel-gear on the line of shafting, a pair of driver-wheelson the axle 'located to turna pair of wheels of the vehicle, a brake-wheel on the axle, a brake for the brake-wheel, and means to rotate the line of shafting.

' 9. The combination of a vehicle, a turn- ,table to carry said vehicle, an engine, a vertical shaft, connections between vertical shaft and the engine, ahorizontal shaft, a clutch connected up betweenv the verticaland horizontal shafts, means to operate the clutch, an axle, driver-wheels on the axle to support and turn a pair of wheels of the vehicle, a brakewheel on the axle, a strap-brake around the brake-wheel, a brake-beam securing the ends of the brake-strap, a spring 4bearing up against the said' beam, a pin journaled in the other end of the brake-beam, a screw to move the free end of the brake-beam against said springand vthereby tighten the strap on the brake-wheel. v

10. The combination of a vehicle, a turntable to carry said vehicle, an engine, means between the engine and turn-table to turn the latter, an axle journaled on the turn-table, a pair of driver-wheels on the axle, a second driver-wheel adjacent to each driver-wheel i CHARLES DAVID HAVENSTRITE.



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US2719715 *Jul 12, 1951Oct 4, 1955Leahan Frank ECombination apparatus for theatre auditorium
US4066256 *Nov 17, 1975Jan 3, 1978Future General CorporationAmusement ride
Cooperative ClassificationG09B9/02