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Publication numberUS899963 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 29, 1908
Filing dateNov 4, 1907
Priority dateNov 4, 1907
Publication numberUS 899963 A, US 899963A, US-A-899963, US899963 A, US899963A
InventorsThomas M Ferguson
Original AssigneeThomas M Ferguson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Roller-skate.
US 899963 A
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T. FERGUSON.

ROLLER SKATE. APPLICATION FILED NOV. 4, 1907.

Patented Sept. 29, 1908 13% In woes Skates; and I do dec are the following to be -.ing' andywill therefore enable him togmore'v n *sTTEs PATENT onnion THOMAS M. FERGUSON, OF HAT'llESBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

ROLLER-SKATE.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed November 4, 1907. Serial No. "00,627.

Patented Sept. 29, 1908.

a full, clear, and exact description of the invention,such as will enable others skilled in the art to which'itappertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and t0. the letters and figures of reference marked ,thereon, which form a part of this specification.

My invention relates to safety attachments for'roller skates particularly designed to be used by beginners who are not familiar with the art of roller skating, and my invention has for its object to' provide certain safeliy device'swhich will prevent a novice from f quickly and readily learn the artof roller 'skatin Withlthis object in view my invention'consists in the novel'arrangement and c0nstruc-' at the forward and tion of a brake or drag after ends of each skate. My invention also consists Referring to the accompanying drawing: Figure 1 1s ailelevation illustrating the em ployment of any safety device; Fig; 2 is an elevation of a roller skate constructedin ac cordance with my'invention, having one pair of wheels removed, a d Fi 3 is an 61 vationof a roller skate showing safety n tachrnent, r

four wheel skates or two wheel skates. 2 indicates the usual rollers and S thelrunning 'gear thereforv 1A metallic strap 4 carryin accommodates a p1ece of I11 her or hketn1a 'terialo is arranged as shown inthe drawing, and 7' 1s a bolt passing through said rubber orother material 6' for the purpose of secure'lyholding the 's anie'in position within,

theyoke 5 The strape extending from'the toe ortiondownward'ly and 'rear-wardly,to

. the out running gear lies obliquely oron-a in the arran ei ment of a strap or brace extending from t e" toe of the skate to or near the knee of the skater as will be hereinafter fully descri ed.

Like numerals of reference {indicate the a yoke 5 which slant as shown in Fig. 2, the lower end of the able means, it being of course obvious that the specific means of attachment must vary according to the particular design and cons'truction of the skate. a

At the rear or after end of the skate a similar strap 8 is employed which extends downwardly and has its forward end suitably secured to the running gear of the rear or after rollers :-a yoke 5 and piece ofrubber or other material 6 identical with that on the rial rigidly within the yoke 5. As shown in Fig. 2 the yokes Sand rubber or other mate rial 6-is adjustable on the metallic straps 4 and 8 in order to {it the same to the wishes have a greater tendency to fall backward than forward; while in other instances the reverse is'the case. By means of the adjust-- ment of the brake or drag 6 the-same can be set to more quickly catch the skater very near theskate .on the forward or after wheels which is the position the skater assumes when the skater is falling.

As shown in Fig. 1 a strap or brace 9 is provided which passes from the forward or toe portion of the skate to a garter strap 10 secured around the leg, ofthe skater at or near theknee. This strap .9 can be tightened or loosened in such manner that when the skateris falling backward the strap 9 will the floor, thus insuring a quick and sudden -.-engagement of the rear or after brake 5 with the'iloor thus stopping the forward motion of the skate and preventing a'fall.

falling.' ilhe construction of the safety brake apparatus, however, makes tlusarrangement particularly desirableto be used and particular requirements of the skater, it. frequently happening that some beglnners more quicklyraise the forward wheels from,

.' fffVVhenthe begir'nierhas sufficient self con-I fid'encefthe strap 9 can be removed and the brakes'fi thereafter. relied upon to prevent metallic strap ll-being secured by any suitforward strap is employed on the after strap 8, a bolt 7 securing the rubber or other mate- '70 .by-persons versed in the art of, skating, for i or rnarring the floor or. surface'upon which he 'isskatingh j t Having thus fully described my invention what l-"clai-ni as new and. desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is l; prising a metallic strap'extending from vthe the reason that it at all times enables the skater to make a quick stop without scarring 1". A safety device for roller skates eornforward or toe portion of the skate downwardly and rearwardly to the running gear of the front wheels in such manner that said metallic strap lies obliquely or slantingly from the toe portion, a like metallic strap extending from the heel or after. ortion of the skate downwardly and forwar l y to the running gear of the rear or after wheels in such manner that said last mentioned metallic strap lies obliquely or slantingly from the said heel or after portion of the skate, a yoke on each of said metallic straps and a brake piece of suitable material carried in each of said yokes, each of said yokes being adjustable on its strap in such manner that each of said yokes can be moved to increase or diminish, the distance between the skate wheels and the brake piece carried by the yokes, .which movement or adjustment of the yokes raises or lowers the said brake piece relatively to the bottom of the wheels, substantially as described.

2. A safety device for rollerskates comprising a metallic strap extending fromthe forward or toe portion of the skate downwardly and rearward ly to the running gear of the front wheels, a yoke on said metallic strap, brake piece carried on said yoke, said yoke being adjustable on said strap in an oblique or slanting,direetion from the front wheels of the skate in such manner that the distance between the front wheels and the brake piece carried in the said yoke can be increased or diminished and the said brake piece raised or lowered relatively to the bottom of the front wheels, substantially as described.

3. A safety device for roller skates com prising a metallic strap extending from the heel or after portion of the skate downwardly and forunrdl y to the running gear of the rear .01 after wheels in such manner that said strap lies obliquely or slantingly from the said heel or after portion of the skate, a yoke carried on said strap, a brake piece of suitable material carried in said yoke, said yoke being adjustable on said strap to increase or diminish the distance between the rear wheels and the said brake'piece of suitable material and raised or lowered relatively to the bottom ofthe rear wheel, substantially as described,

4. A safety device for roller skates comt i i prising a metallic strap extending from the forward or toe portion of the skate down wardly and rearwardly to the running; gear of the front wheels and secured thereto in such manner that said metallic strap lies obliquely or slantingly from the toe portion of the skate, a similar strap extending from the heel or after portion of the skate down wardly and rearwardly to the running gear of the rear or after wheels and secured to said running gear in such manner that said metallic stra) lies obliquely or slantingly from the heel or after portion of the skate, a brake piece of suitable material carried on the oblique or slanting strap at the forward portion of the skate and a similar brake piece of suitable material carriril on the oblique or slanting strap at the rear or heel portion of the skate, substantially as described.

5. A safety device for roller skates comprising a brake piece of suitable material mounted at each end of the skate and be yond the forward and after wheels thereof, and a strap or brace passing from the forward or toe portion of the skate adapted to be fastened to the knee of the skater, substantially as described 6. A safety device for roller skates ('(ltlprising a brake pieee of suitable material mounted behind the rear or after running gcar of the skate and above the tloor when the skate is in its normal position, and a strap or brace adapted to extend from the forward or toe portion of the skate to a point on the leg of the skater, substantially as described and for the purposes set forth.

7. A safety device for roller skates, (0,111- prising a metallic strap extending down from one end of the body of the skate in an oblique or slanting direction to one of the running gears of said skate to which running gear-said strap is'securcd.at its lower end, and a brake piece of suitable material carried on said metallic strap, substantially described.

In testimony whereof, I atliX my signature, in presence of two witnesses:

THUS. 1'1. FERGUSON.

W itnesses ALVYN ll. (iULLY. ELSA Wxrsox.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA63C17/06