US 90282 A
Abstract available in
Claims available in
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
@initrd states @tutti dljijiirn.
Leners Patent No. 90,282, man May 1s', 1869.
The Schedule referred to in these'Letters Patent and making part of the sanne.
Y Figure 3 is a section of the heel-bolt and heel-plate;
Figure 4 is a section of the front clip, showing the lockpin.
Like letters refer to like parts in each gure.
The nature of this invention relates to an improvement in the peculiar form of clips and bolts for securing the runner to the' foctfplate.
A, in the drawings, represents my skate-runner, one of its edges, a, being straight and grooved, and the other, a', being curved to the shape known as the rocker, slightly concaved in its cross-section, from being ground across the periphery of a stone.
The forward end of the runner has a circular aperture, b', drilled thrbugh it, which is extended outward to and through the end by the narrow slot c.
B is a metallic foot-plate, to which are secured the toe-clips G and heel-clips D, between which the runner is secured when in position.I
d is a lock-pin passing through the toe-clips, and secured thereto.
The height of said lock-pin is equal to the diameter of the aperture'b in the runner, and its width is not greater than the slot c, so that when the runner is at a right angle to the foot-plate, its aperture b may embrace the lock-pin, and by bringing them parallel to cach other, the toe of the runner will be firmly held in place.
' e is a headed screw-bolt, passing through'proper apertures in the heel-clips D and e, in the runner,
securing .the heel of the runner firmly in place, a small wrench being necessary for this purpose. f
Fis a threaded heel-bolt, tapped through the heel of thefooteplate, under the centre of the bcotfheel of the skater, and is provided with an elongated head, corresponding in shape to the slot i in the catch-plate G, which is secured to the heel of the skatei"s boot, which plate, when the head of the heel-bolt F is inser/ted into its slot, and turned partially around, locks the skate to his heel.
f is a check-nut on the heel-bolt, under thefootplate, for preventing undue strain on the threads in the thin foot-plate.
The intention of this adjustable heel-bolt is to enablethe skate to be fastened to a boot-heel which may be hollow or uneven on its surface.
H are the ordinary toe-straps, for securing the toe of the skate to the foot.
The operation of the various parts of this skate and their utility arel so clearly shown, that any further explanation is deemed unnecessary.
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The toe-clips O, provided with the lock-piu d, in
connection with the aperture b and slot c of the runner, substantially as and for the purposes set forth. THEODORE I. MQGRATH.
H. F. EBER'rs, Jes. l. DAY.