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Publication numberUS883441 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 31, 1908
Filing dateDec 14, 1907
Priority dateDec 14, 1907
Publication numberUS 883441 A, US 883441A, US-A-883441, US883441 A, US883441A
InventorsAlbert G Andrews
Original AssigneeAlbert G Andrews
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Amusement device.
US 883441 A
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2lb @Mietern/it tney-mm? lei sown that'LALnnrG; Nnnws, a eitinen f the UnitedStates, at' Pittsburg, in tlieeonjety of Alleghey'mld Stede of rbinieylvana have invented certain .new and 'i -i lmprovemente in Amusement De -vieea oi' which thefollowing ie e speeieation. The inventionrelates to amusement devices for one iii-pleasure parlare. It lies `for its prineipol objeetstthe provision of a subiuerine passenger-oar or boat which shall be i eonetrneied' to be y} Jo|sitively giiided, above end helov` waterin-a novel and improved deviee im; theA oer; 1 ,etrnotion adapted to submarine the paeeengers dieembark; the provisionoi a tank` r pond forxthe ear requiring a mini'- rnurria ount of'water; and the provision of a ,eli'eetive exit passage. One ein the provision of a con ive the impression of a npenying drawings, in whit-hz" i. ie e pien view oi the device partly' 1 showing the general arrangement J ie; e .l ngituidiijial eeetion through .i1 i, i! 4 u ling-nre l 1e a transverse eeotion through ee the .i tenger-ear andthe deepest part of the eben i is a eideelevation of the ear partly ie a transverse section through iolosed passage-way,

i indieates oertain detailed eon- 'iloyed in mounting the' glass rin el idee and roof of the glaesein'- r.. ,osed paeeageway;

liignie '7,' ie diagremmetie view indicating eertain nndnlations in the track for producinil a wavy or undulating motion of the eubin ine ear, end Y i f i* ng ure i ie en enlarged seetional view taken I on the line "Vililllll oi Figure 7, showing the .meane whereby` such undulating 1novenient of eer obtained. l r x59; now more pertieularlytto Figi end l2?, it will be eeen that in carrying out ention. I provide a 'large lake or iret'ed at 9, which in its `middle pert l shallow, just sufficient water loved to produce the proper apbut the deeper partfbeing arrenged des called the channel, wherein is designee. to be drawn a conveyance or Subinfirmer; the, provision of en improved sefety passage w en the oar lands., and deeper ing the ot thi-.a Liinvention is illustrated inV of the stairs` other 'ainusel'nent place indioated at 23. 0n-

prefer to .shape in representation instance' app ar in description to be hereinafter, edduoedl i The submarine car is fastened to a ceble. 1i (see Figs. 3 and el) and caused to travel along around the' treek indien ted at 12, being above ,the water at the place marked i3 which is opposite the loading platform 14, but eo `guided by the rails and track and guiding devices; as to pass entirely under the Water in various places during the progress of the oar around the'traok, as indicated in Figure 2, for example, et l5 and 16 where ooour the deepest parts of the channel, the

partat 16 providing means for asscfir under a representation ofa )luif indicated at 17, whichv is preferably made of eonorete or other like material .simulating reelle or other bant; rising the ear being then raised out of theV water egain by'anelevationbi the track, into the p oeition indicated ip side ol" the blnli or ground at the-point marked i8 on Figure l, opposite which there is a plat-fo n or landing i9 Where the passengers can disenobark and Walk through the passage-way 2U and either out an exit opening 21, or upward by means 22 to a kind of roof garden or Figure 2, from which an exit passage 2d is provided through which they can leave the said .amusement place. Within the space 25 can bet-arranged certain necessary lighting machinery' or other lneohanien'i adapted to be ueed in connection with the scheine, while along the Sides and over the ceiling; oi 'the paesagew ay 2() l arrange certain gia es mount ed .ae indicated in detail in Figures 5 and 6,

marine car marked v10 which in the present from the water,

there being an .inner wall 26 'preferably' of lewe sheets of late ffless another wall 2? t) v e n closely adgacent to the inner wall, and a third 'wall 28 between which andthe Wall 27 there 1s a stationary body of water which extends up over the oeiling above another glass plete 29, in the manner shown in. Figure 5v.

lThe plete 26 is preferably arranged on a slight incline as shown in Figure 5, and at the bottoni of the space between the platee 25 and 27 is arranged a pipe 30 adapted to sup.- ply a constantflow o1 water `which will rise throughthe space between said plates 26 and 27 Vand overliow around the top of the plate 26 and down along the eide oi' said plate on the inside of the passageway 2G. and eseepe said objects will be seen' by the passengers,

through the body of 4water 34, as well as throughthe running water which comes down over the surface of the sheet. of glass 26, whereby the eiect will be greatly heightened.

In order to produce an undulating or waving motion of the submarine car 10 as it passes around the track, the track is constructed with lateral guides shown most clearly in Figure 3, having wheels 35 running in tracks 36, the whole arrangement being as indicated diagrammatically in Figures 7 and 8, that is, so as to produce an oscillation. or side motion to the car. The car itself ispreferably' secured fast to the cable 11 and the .cable 111 is provided with the guiding wheels 37 held in place under the rails 38, as clearly shown in Fi ure 3, and as a means for driving the cab e 11, suitable buttons or other devices 39 may be attached to the cable in position to be engaged by the teeth 40'of a driving gear 41 or, if preferred, other driving mechanism can be employed, y

The submarine car as shown in Figure 4 is provided at either end with steadying rollers 42 to present too much inclination of the car in casethere is more weight on one end than the other, and it is also provided with the stair 43 as a means of .ingress and egress, and a doorway or door opening covered by a swinging door 44 which is pivoted at 45 and adapted to form a tight joint all around the opening'after the passengers are inside, so

' that the car may be submerged without any water leaking in. As anv addi-tional protec tion a plate 46 is provided as indicated in Figure 4.' Within the carl, seats 47 are pro vided. A device 48 is provided, which is submerged as the car is submerged, and the piston 49 can be drawn down from' withinI the the desired optical illusion.

It will be obvious that in carrying out my mvention, as many submarine cars can be l used as desired, and it is preferable to mount l them so that whileone is going under` the water another will be coming out, so. that the force required to. move them will be some- .What c ounterbalanced, and as many depressed places in the track as indicated at 15 and 16 may be em loyed as desired, or as the room available wi l permit. By the use of a very shallow pond all around the center and a deep passageway or track through which.

Ythec'ar travels, Ait is obvious that only a comparatively small amount of water need be used, and the mechanism can be readily drained if necessary.

' Referring to Figure 3 it will be seen that as a means for providing for the safe escape of the passengers in case the carshould become stuck anywhere under the water, I have provided a sliding outlet tube 53 arranged with a wheel 54 constructed with a kind of manhole cover 55, all of which is normally in the position shown in Figure 3, but which if necessary can be pushed outward so as to elevate the plate'55 above the water at any time that may be necessary, when the plate 55 can be removed by unscrewing the wheel 54, so as to providea safe exit for the passengers. Any preferred means for moving or sliding the tube 53 upward can be used, the main object being to have some telescopic or slidable outlet tube or passage which can be pushed upward so as to have the upper end-of it above the surface of the water to provide a safe escape opcningfor the passengers in case it s ould become necessary for them to get out of the carin this manner. This sliding motion does .not need to be very much in degree, because the plate 55 is at no time more than a small distance below the surface of the water.

Having thus described Amy invention and illustrated its use, what I claim as new and n' desire to secure by Letters Patent 1s the vice, of a body of water, a submarine car, a

track beneath the Water on which the car rides, means for moving the car along the track beneath the surface of the water and a passage way of glass surrounded by water to which the track leads, and in which passage way the track brings the car to the surface \of the body of water to permit a landingof the passengers.

3. In combination, a submarine boat in the form of a fish, a transverse partition intermediate the vends of the 4/boat provided with a water-tight door, and a water -tightl swinging door representing the up er jaw of the h and giving access'to the fliont compartment.

4...]n an amusement device, a'passagewayof glass, acasing kof glass spaced away "sheet ol" from the passage-way, a body of water interpcsefg. between the passage-Way and the casing, ami an exhibit in the space outside the Y ln amusement device, a passageway eefla 5 a casing; of glass spaced away li'ein the msaaee--wa a bodv of water inter- 4 1 I .i osed ne'zween the assaUc-wa and. the n I l t) l canine ann nieans lor cansino" a thin sheet' of watei te flew dcw'n in front of' the glass olthe passage-way.

ln an amusement way oi' a casing of iioni the Jassage-way, 'a body of wate interpcsed between the passage-way and the easing, means im: causing a thin sheet of Water to 'flew down in front of the glass of the 'pas sway andan exhibit in the Space antenna oi the casing, Y l

7. ln an amusement device, a passageway ci having a substantially'vertical side wall, a sheet of glass spaced away from the vei'tieal side wall, and means for su `pl ing.;l 'Water between. the side wall an tlile l@Klass whereby overflows down the fe. ln

device, a passageglass spaced' away the space is filled and front of the sheet of an amusement device, a passageway of llass having a substantially vertical side wall, a sheet of glass the vertical side wal-l and means for supplying water between the side wall and the sheet of glass whereby the space is filled and overflows down the Front el the sheet ol' glass, a `second sheet of glass on the side. of the side wall opposite to the lirst sheet of glass, an inter osed body of water and an exhibit hack o' such second sheet of Aglass.

9. In an amusement device, a passageway of glass having a substantially vertical side Wall, a sheet of glass'spaced away from the vertical side Wall, `means for supplying water between the side wall and the sheet of glass whereby-the space is filled and oven` flows down the front of the sheet of glass, a second sheet of `lass on the side of the. side wall opposite to the interposed bodyol Water.

In testimony whereof have hereunto signed my name in the presence of the two subscribed witnesses. i

ALBERT GQ ANDREWS.. i Witnesses; l


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Cooperative ClassificationA63G3/06