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Publication numberUS995239 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 13, 1911
Filing dateMar 21, 1911
Priority dateMar 21, 1911
Publication numberUS 995239 A, US 995239A, US-A-995239, US995239 A, US995239A
InventorsAlbert F Ewart, Samuel Haenny
Original AssigneeAlbert F Ewart, Samuel Haenny
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Swing.
US 995239 A
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A. P. BWART & s. HABNNY.

SWING.

APPLIOATION FILED MAB-.21, 1911. 995,239, Patented June 13,1911.

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ALBERT F. EWART AND SAMUEL HAENNY, OF CANTON, OHIO.

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To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, ALBERT F. EWART and SAMUEL I'IAENNY, citizens of the United States, residing at Canton, in the county of Stark and State of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in Swings, of which the following is a specification.

An object of the invention is to provide a swing which is adapted to be operated by a person or persons seated in the said swing, the said swing being operable over a cableway.

Among other features, the invention embodies a plurality of connected hangers mounted to depend from a cableway, a swing body attached to the said hangers with means controlled by the person or persons seated in the said swing body and adapted to operate the swing body to advance the same along the cableway.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings constituting a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference denote corresponding parts in all the views, and in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of our device. Fig. 2 is an end view. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view, and Fig. 1- is a transverse section taken on the line l-4: of Fig. 1.

Although we are aware that numerous swings have been used heretofore, in our device we aim to provide a swing whereby the occupants thereof operate the said swing to advance the same along a cableway, the said swing being movable forwardly or rearwardly and controllable at the will of the operator.

Referring more particularly to the views, we employ a plurality of hangers 10 provided with grooved wheels 11 and connected by beams 12, the said wheels 11 being mounted on a suitable cableway 13 as will be readily seen by referring to Fig. 1. At-

tached to the hangers 10 and depending therefrom is a swing body 14 consisting essentially of seats 15 connected by a fiooring 16, the said seats 15 bein disposed a dis tance above the ends of the dooring 16. The beams 12 extend upwardly at an incline from the hangers 10 and at their point of connection is mounted a grooved wheel 17. Depending from the point of connection of the beams 12 is a plurality of beams 18, the said beams being substantially held in rigid position by bracing members 19 secured to the beams 12, and mounted to swing at the Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed March 21, 1911.

Patented June 13, 1911.

Serial No. 615,841.

lower ends of the said beams 18 and bet-ween the same is an operating bar 20 having suitable handles 21 provided at its'ends, the said bar 20 being of sufficient length so that the handles 21 can be grasped by operators seated on the seats 15 of the swing body ll.

The grooved wheel 17 is adapted to engage the cableway 13 and revolubly mounted between the beams 18 is a guiding wheel 22 adapted to engage the wheel 17 to prevent the cableway 13 from leaving the groove of the wheel 17 Suitable crank members 23 are connected to the hub of the wheel 17 one of the said crank members being disposed on each side of the hub-and the said crank members eX tending in opposite directions from the said hub. Secured to the ends of the crank members 23 are rods 24 having connect-ion with the operating bar 20.

In the application of our device the op erators seated on the seats 15 of the swing body 14. grasp the handle 21 of the operating bar 20 and by moving the said operating bar upwardly and downwardly, a turning motion is imparted to the cranks 23 which in turn revolve the wheel 17 and advance the swing along the cableway.

If the device described is moving in one direction, and it is desired to retard the speed of the same, the operators decrease the upward and downward motion of the operating bar 20 and thus the speed of the same along the cableway 13 will be diminished. To reverse the motion of the swing along the cableway, the revoluble movement of the wheel 23 is stopped and by exerting a pressure on one of the handles 21, the wheel 23 will revolve in the opposite direction, thus reversing the direction of the swing along the cableway.

Although for the purpose of describing our device we have shown our swing as adapted for two occupants, it will be readily understood that the essential principles of the invention can be embodied in a device which can be operated by one person and although we have shown a particular construction for the purpose of describing our invention, it will be understood that the scope thereof is defined in the appended claims.

Having thus fully described the invention, what we claim as new, is

1. A swing comprising connected hangers mounted to depend from a cableway, a swing body attached to the said hangers and means for operating the said swing body to advance the same along the said cableway.

2. A swing comprising spaced hangers mounted to depend from a. cableway and connected by suitable beams, a swing body attached to the said hangers, and oscillating means disposed between the said hangers and connected with the said cableway for advancing the said swing along the said cableway.

3. A swing comprising hangers mounted to depend from a cableway and provided with grooved wheels engaging the cableway, a swing body attached to said hangers, beams extending upwardly from the said hangers and connected at a point over the cableway, a grooved wheel mounted at the point of connection of the said beams and the said wheel engagin the said cableway, and oscillating means cepending from the said wheel for revolving the same to advance the said swing along the said cable way.

4. A swing comprising a plurality of hangers mounted to depend from a cableway, a swing body attached to the said hangers and depending therefrom, a grooved wheel centrally mounted over the said swing body and engaging the said cableway and means connected with the said wheel and operable by operators seated in the said swing body for advancing the said swing along the said cableway.

5. A swing comprising a plurality of hangers mounted to depend from a cableway and provided with wheels engaging the said cableway, a swing body attached to the said hangers, beams extending from the said hangers and connected centrally over the said swing body, a grooved wheel revolubly mounted at the point of connection of the said beams, centrally depending beams secured at the point of connection of the first mentioned beams, an'operating bar mounted to oscillate at the lower end of the said centrally depending beams, and a connection between the said wheel and the said operating bar for rotating the said wheel to move the said swing along the said cableway.

6. A swing comprising a frame mounted to depend from a cableway, a swing body attached to the said frame, a grooved wheel revolubly mounted on the said frame over the said cableway and engaging the same, centrally depending beams secured to the said frame, an operating bar mounted to swing at the lower end of the said centrally depending beams, laterally extending handles secured to the ends of the said bar, and a connection between the said bar and the said wheel for operating the said wheel to advance the said swing along the said cableway.

7. A swing comprising a frame mounted to depend from a cableway, a swing body attached to the said frame a grooved wheel revolubly mounted on the said frame over the said cableway and engaging the same, centrally dependin beams secured to the said frame, a guiding wheel mounted between the said depending beams and engaging the said cableway beneath the same, crank levers secured to the said grooved wheel, an operating bar mounted to swing at the lower end of the centrally depending beams and a connection between the said operating bar and the said crank levers for revolving the said grooved wheel to advance the said swing along the said cableway.

S. A swing comprising a frame mounted on a cableway, a swing body mounted to depend from the said frame, a plurality of seats formed on the said swing body, a grooved wheel mounted on the said frame over the said cableway and engaging the same, oppositely extending crank levers se cured to said wheel, an operating bar mounted to swing on the said frame and a connection between the said operating bar and the said wheel to advance the swing along the said cableway.

In testimony whereof we afiix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.

ALBERT F. EWVART. SAMUEL HAENNY.

Witnesses: ARTHUR U. BORDNER O. J. VAN DORSTEN.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. C.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB61D15/10