US 936173 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
APPLIGATION FILED SEPT. 1o, 1908.
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UNITED sans NT oriuo 936,173. specification of Letters raient. Patented oet. 5, iooa.
l'ed September 10, 1908. Serial No. 452,488.
15, through which rack bars, downwardly in order to wheels, 11. The rack ba Iwith teeth correspondiiig to the teeth formed 1n the ratchet wheels 11, and are pivotally Secured at tlieii upper ends to lugs, 17, depending froin a`foot plate, 18. .At their upper ends the rack bars, 16, are formed y Application To all 'whom 'it may concern:
Be it known that I, VILLIAM SCHOENBERG, a citizen of-the rgentine Republic, and residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Roller-Skates; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention,
16, extend iigage the ratchet s, 16,* are formed .such as will enable -others skilled in the art with offsets, 19, which are provided with to which it appertains to makeand use the pockets adapted to accommodate 4pressure saine. springs, 20. The foot plate, 18, is preferably This invention contemplates theconstruco the saine curvature and tion of a roller skate provided with ,meansfor transferring the alternately-appliedy pressure of the wearer into -rotary motion .adapted to carry said wearer over the ground.
toe clanip members, 21, which extend through legs, 22, and are capable of being adjusted with relation to each other by a ouble screw, `23, which extends through a In the roller skates as they are at present epending lug, 24, formed on the underside constructed and used, the skate is propelled of the foot plate, 18. The foot plate, 18, is over the ri ound bymeans of oblique stridesl further provided with a heel-engaging stop an my invention comprises the construction member, 25, formed with strap openings, 26. of a skate provided with a plurality of racl The rac bars, 16, arepositioned on oppobars engaging ratchet wheels iifridly mount site ends of the foot plate, 18, and the teeth of said bars preferably face rearwardly.
the Wheels carried on said axles by the ver The springs, 20, seated in-pockets of the tical pressureof the wearer upon t-he yskate offsets, embrace depending studs, 27, formed ith this object in view, the invention on ,the underside of the foot plate, 18. The consists of certain novel features of construcfoot plate, 18, -is reinforced at its central tion, combination and arrangement of arts portion by longitudinal corrugations, 28, as will be described and particularly pointed and is normally held above the plate 14, by out in the appended claims` and in the accompression springs, 28, which' surround .downwardly-moving vguide pins, 30, which are arranged to profeet through the openigure yl is a` side elevation of myV implates, 14, and are formed Fig. 3 is a. longitudinal sectional View taken on the line 3-3 of ings foi'nied in the with enlaigedends 31.-
len vertical Fig. 2,- Fig. 4 is a. transverse sectional view foot plates, 18, the springs, 29, will be conitaken on the'line 4-4 of Fig. 2; and Fig. 5 pressed and' the guide pins, 30, will be is a. rear elevation. i forced downwardly through the openings In the drawings, 1 and 2 denote wheel formed in the plate, 14, thereby forcing the shafts, or axles, which are provided with rack bars, 16, a ainst the ratchet wheels, 11, wheels, 3 and/4. The wheels, 3 and 4, are and, consequent ,rotating the shafts, 1 and secured to the shafts, l and 2, by washers,
7 and 8, and said shafts wardly. When pressure relieved from are provided with cones, 9 and 10, and the foot plate, 18, the springs, 29, will exratchet wheels, 11. The shafts, 1 and 2, pand and the rack bars, 16, will ride freely connect with depending legs, 12 and 13, upward on the teeth of the ratchet wheels, which are positioned on o posite sides of 11, the pivotal connection of said bars perthe ratchet wheels, 11 and'frmed with ball niitting them to swing slightly outward earings for assuring a. free rotary movement of the shafts, 1
and 13, are secured at (wliicliiare slightly enlarged) to a horizontally-disposed plate, formed with the curvature f a shoe sole.
The plate, 14, is formed with openings,
., tion an accompanying drawing that 'my pressure is applied to the' 2, so that the wearer will be propelled for! It will be seen from the foregoing descrip- Y vcompression plate, a plurality of guide pins tioiied plate, depending lugs secured to the Qi. 936,173 A plate whereby the rack bars are held nor- -mally against the ratchet wheels, and springs arranged around theguide pins and adapted to be compressed by the compression "plate,
2. A plurality of ,shafts provided with improved roller skate provides means whereby its wearer secuies a doubleA exercise in the manipulation of the skates over the ground, and that the rotation of said skate is increased, thereby enabling thewearer to travel more rapidly and with less effort.
4From the foregoing description, takenin connection with the accompanying drawing, the construction and operation of the invention will be readilyv understood without requiring a more extended explanation.
Various changes in the iorm, proportion and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the'principle or sacricing any o the advantages o the invention as defined in the appen e claims. Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters-Patent, is: y
i. A plurality ot shafts provided with wheels, ratchet wheels arranged on the shafts, a horizontally extending plate supported' on the shafts above the Wheels, a
the shafts intermediately of their ends, legs secured to the shaftsand extending above the same, a horizontally disposed plate arseries of guide pins secure to the compression plate and extending through opposite lpending lugs formed on the under side of the compression plate, rack bars adapted to slidably extend through the first mentioned plate and engage with the ratchet wheels depending lugs, said rack bars being formed at their upper ends with oii sets having the pockets adapted to bear against the under side of the compression plate for normally holding the rack bars in engagement with the ratchet' wheels, anda series of secured to the compression plate and adaptsprings arranged around the guide pins for ed to extend slidably. tlii'ough'the first inen-v under side of the compression plate adjacent tant from the horizontally disposed plate. to the rear and forward ends of said plate, rack bars adapted to impart motion to the ratchet wheels of the shafts and having nesses.
pocketed off-sets said bars being pivotally Y secured to the depending lugs oci the com j WILLIA SCHOENBERG pression plate, springs disposed in the pocklVitnesseSz' L. H. OBnRNnonr,
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vtheirl upper ends against the compression runner wheels, ratchet wheels mounted on ranged on the legs, a com ression plate, a
sides of the horizontally disposed plate, de-
pivotally secured at their upper ends to the pockets formed therein, springs arranged in holding the compression plate normally dis- In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribingl wit-