US 892164 A
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BATENTED JUNE 30, 1908.
J. KING SKATE.
APPLICATION FILED JULY so. 1907.
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PATBNTED .TUNE 30, 1908.
APPLIOATION FILED JULY so. 1907.
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JOSEPH KING, or TROY, NEW YORK.
SKATE I To all 'whom 'it may concern:
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Be it known that I, JOSEPH KING, a citizen ofthe United States, resident of Troy, in the county of Rensselaer and State of New York,
havemade a certain new and useful Invention in Skates; and I declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact -descri tion of the same, such as will enable others s led in the art to which it a pertains to make and use the invention, re erence being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
Figure 1 isv a side elevation of the skate. Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2 2, Fig. 3. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the skate. Fig. 4 isa section on the line 4-4, Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is 'a Fig. 6includes detail plan views of the 'sections of the brace plate. Fig. 7 is a plan view of one of the bow springs. Fig. 8 is a detail erspective view of the top plate and its bo t.
The invention has relation to skates and more particularl to roller skates, and it consists in the nove construction and combinations of parts, as hereinafter set forth.
In the laccompanying drawings, illustrating the invention, the letter a, designates the foot plates to which the bow springs b, have connection at the tops thereof. lar bearings for theroller shafts d, such bearings having intermediate cushioned block connections e, between the same and such springs, and longitudinal brace plates f, located below the bow springs. The foot plates are com Osed of two sections having overlapping re uced extensions a', each provided with a central series of circular perforations a2. i The brace plates f, are also composed of two sections having Overlapping slotted inner end portions f one section thereof 'being rovided with a double series of circularper orations f2, at each side of the slot and the other section having two pins f 3, at each side ofthe slot for engagement with the erforations f2.
- e cushioned blocks e, have each a ooved upper face e', which receives the ower section of a bow spring, a transverse plate h, passing over this section ofthe spring and havlng clamp screw connections h, with lateral extensions e2, of the block e. The blocks e, arey of oblique spreading character from the tops thereof Outward and downward, such tops being horizontal and the bottom faces having a right angular relation to Specification of Letters Patent.
Applicammed July so, 1907. serial No. 386,233.
Patented .Tune 3o, 190s.
each other as is necessary owing to their right angular relation to the forward and rear faces. The bottom faceof each'block has a groove fx, therein, in which lies a the inclined forward and rear faces of the These bottom faces of the blocks cushion fy, which is a little longer than the block and extends slightly Vbeyond the same at each end. This rubber cushion'bears at its bottom against an inclined carrier late extension c', of the tubular roller shaft earings such carrier plate having u ward extending end projections. c2, para lel to the sides of the block e. A securing bolt g, passes through a perforation e3, of the block e, and through perforations c3, of the projections c, the bolt having a right angular relation to the forward and rear faces of the block e, which is trapezoidal in longitudinal section.
.Each section of the longitudinal brace plate f,
has a downward outer end extension f4, parallel to the forward and rear sides of the block e, and also engaged by the securing bolt g. The upward projections c2, of the carrier plate thus do not bear directly against the block e, but against the ends of the rubber cushion f5.
An .adjusting bolt h, is carried by a top plate t, having a grooved llower face i', em-
racing the inner reduced extensions of the overlapping foot lateextensions such bolt passlng downwar through two-alined or reg' istering1 perforations of such extensions and throug the alined slots of the brace plates f, a clampin thumb nut j, having a lock nut washerqf, eing provided at the lower end of such bolt. A'bracin sleeve 7c, surrounds the bolt h, having broa ened upper 'and lower lhorizontal faces 7c', bearing against the foot plate sections at the top and the brace plate sections at the bottom. Thus to adjust the length of the skate the thumb nut y, is unscrewed from the bolt and bolt and to plate to which it is attached removed. T e foot plate sections together with the brace plate sections being then slid upon each other for the desired adjustment the bolt and its to plate are .replaced in position as before state Each bow spring is composed of u per and lower bow sections having ilattene end extensions b, overlying` each other and having brace loop connections b2, having bolt connection b3, therewith. The front or forward section of the foot plate has a transverse bar l, riveted thereto, such bar having an enlarged center portion' Z', provided with a grooved upper face Z2, in which ts the upper section of the bow spring. This center portion Z', Ahas a downward forked extension Z3, which embraces the reduced unthreaded central portion of a transverse adjusting bolt m, such bolt having reverse threaded engagement with downturned flanges n of the clamp plates n, such clamp plates having slots n2, engaging the transverse bar l, which is provided with a headed projection Z4, at each end, engaging the lower faces of said clamp plates. plate has also .a transverse bar 0,' riveted thereto7 such bar having an enlarged center portion o', provided with a grooved upper face o2, with which the upper section of the rear bow spring has engagement. The upper and lower bow spring sections are groovedv or scored on their outer faces as shown at b4, to prevent slippage.
An ankle strap p, is riveted to the rear or heel section of the foot plate.
The rubber cushion block fY allows a considerable oscillation to either side lof the foot plate and brace .plate as also of the bow springs and the intermediate block connections e, upon the bolts g, which is of great importance in turning corners.
The combination of the bow springs and rubber cushions in -the relations described aids greatly in relieving the parts of strain and provides an effective elastic bearing for the weight of the wearer.
This skate is of great strength, ada ted to withstand much wear-and is yet considerably)T lighter than the usual roller skate.
l I-Iaving described the invention, what I claim and desireto secure by Letters Patent .1. In a skate, a foot plate, tubular bearings, roller shafts therein, blocks having intermedlate spring connections with said foot lates and bolt connections with said tubular earings, and cushions between said blocks vand tubular bearings.
2. In a-skate, a foot plate, tubular bearings, roller shafts therein, blocks having bolt connections with said tubular bearings and spring connections with said foot late, cushions between said blocks and tu ular bearings, a longitudinalbrace Vplate havin connection with said blocks, anda vertica brace between said foot plate and longitudinal brace plate.
3. In a skate, afoot plate, tubular bearings, roller shafts therein, said tubular bearings having each a carrier plate extension provided with end rejections, blocks having connection with sald foot plate and embraced 'by said end projections, said blocks having each a grooved lower face, cushions in the The rear section of the foot grooved lower face embracing t grooves of said blocks between the same and the carrier late extensions of the tubular bearings, a ongitudinal brace plate having downward end extensions, and securing bolts passing through such downward end eXtensions said end projections and said blocks.
4. In a skate, a foot plate composed of two extensible sections, bow springs connected at p the tops thereof'with said foot plate, blocks having connection with said bow springs at the bottoms thereof, bearings for the roller lshafts having connection with said blocks,
roller shafts in said bearings, a longitudinal brace plate connecting said blocks and composed of two extensible sections, and a ver- -tical clamping and adjusting bolt connecting said foot and brace plates.
5. In a skate, a foot plate, bow springs connected at the tops thereof with said foot late, blocks having connection with said bow springs at the bottoms thereof, bearings for the roller shafts having connection with said blocks, roller shafts lin said. bearings, a longitudinal brace late connecting said blocks, and a vertical race between said foot plate and longitudinal brace late.
6. Inaskate,afoot late, owsprings connected at the tops t ereof with said foot plate, blocks having connection with sald ow springs at the bottoms thereof, tubular bearings having connection with said blocks, roller shafts in said bearings, cushions located between said tubular bearings and blocks, a longitudinal brace plate havin connection with said blocks and a vertice. brace between said foot plate and longitudinal brace plate.
7. Inaskate, afoot late, bow springs connected at the tops t ereof with said foot late, blocks having connection with said bow springs at the bottoms thereof, tubular bearings, roller shafts therein, cushions between said tubular bearings and blocks, a longitudinal .brace late, and bolts connecting said blocks wit said tubular bearings, and longitudinal brace plate.
8. AIn a skate, a foot plate comosed of two overlapping sections having eac a series of perforatins, tubular bearings, roller shafts therein, blocks having connection with said foot plate and having both connections with said tubular bearings, a longitudinal brace plate composed of two overlapping sections aving slotted portions, a top plate having e foot plate sections and carrying a vertical bolt passing through alined perforations of the foot late sections and throu h the slots of the race plate sections, an a bracing sleeve surrounding said bolt and bearing against said foot late and longitudinal brace plate.
9. n a skate, a foot plate com osed of two overlapping sections having eac a series of blocks havin connection with said bow springs at the ottoms thereof, a longitudinal brace plate com osed of two overlap ing sections having s otted portions, a top p ate having a grooved lower face embracing the foot plate sections and carrying a vertical bolt assing through alined erforations of the oot plate sectionsY an through the slots of the brace plate sections, a bracing sleeve surrounding said bolt and bearing at its ends against the foot plate and longitudinal brace plate, tubular bearings for the roller shafts, cushions between said tubularbearings and blocks, and bolts connectin' said blocks with said tubularbearings and tlongitudinal brace plate.
10. In a skate, a foot plate, bow springs connected at the tops thereof with said foot plate and composed of two bow sections having flattened overla lping end extensions, loo s embracing said attened end extensions an having bolt connection therewith, blocks having connection with said bow springs at the bottoms thereof, tubular bearings for the r'oller shafts, and bolts connecting said blocks and tubular bearings.
In testimony whereof I aihx my signature, in presence of two witnesses.
JOSEPH KING. Witnesses:
MILLARD F. FRANKLIN, JOSEPH E. KING, Jr.