US 2559118 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
July 3, 1951 R, FORAN 2,559,118
SCOOTER SKATES Filed Dec. 1946 I m entar Bode/72k f: Fora/*2.
Patented July 3, 1951 OFFICE SCOOTER SKATE Roderick F. Foran, Moncton, New Brunswick,
Application December 10, 1946, Serial No. 715,280
This invention relates to improvements skates.
An object of the invention is to provide a twowheeled scooter skate construction adapted for high speed skating.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved scooter skate securely attached to a shoe sole and including a pair of high roller rubber tired skate wheels mounted on ball bearing races whereby great speed may be attained when skating.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved simplified construction of scooter skate which will be permanently attached to the shoes worn by the skater, including quickly demountable rubber tired wheels supported upon dust excluding two-piece axles securely locked together by means of a centrally disposed deformable metal washer, and oil channels connected with ball bearing races in which said axles will be rotatably supported.
A further object of the invention is to provide a solid rubber tired scooter skate wheel, the same being mounted upon a two-part axle rotatably mounted in spaced ball bearing races and lubricated from an oil cup arranged in the side of the skate wheel, said skate being highly efficient in operation, and relatively inexpensive to manufacture and produce.
Other objects will appear as the description proceeds.
In the accompanying drawings which form a part of this application,
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved scooter skate shown permanently attached to a shoe;
Figure 2 is a front elevation of the the improved scooter skate shown attached to a shoe;
Figure 3 is a fragmentary, enlarged vertical sectional view through a solid rubber tired scooter wheel forming a portion of the present invention;
Figure 4 is a front View of the skate frame with wheels removed therefrom showing one of the cross bracing members disposed between the depending spaced frame arms.
Like characters of reference are used throughout the following specification and the accompanying drawings to designate corresponding parts.
In carrying out the invention, there is provided a shoe generally designated by the reference numeral l to which is attached the shoe sole supporting portion 2 of the skate frame which is formed with the transversely spaced depending 2 Claims. (Cl. 280-1123) front and rear side frame arms 3 and 4 to which are attached the laterally extending reinforcing web portions 5 and 6. The front depending arms 3 are extended forwardly and upwardly as at I, while the rear depending arms 4 are extended rearwardly and upwardly as at 8, being connected with the portion 2 of the skate frame. The lower ends of said depending frame arms 3 and 4 are connected together by the centrally disposed connecting strips 9. The spacers or cross members H], I I and I2 are disposed between the depending side frames as clearly illustrated in Figure 1 of the drawings to provide rigidity to said skate frame.
In Figure 3 of the drawings there is illustrated 'a solid wheel 36 which is formed with a peripherally disposed slot 31 for receiving the rubber tire 38 having a T-shaped attaching flange 39 for positioning in the slot 37. A flanged looking ring 40 will be secured to the side of the wheel 36 by means of the threaded screws or bolts 4| for detachably supporting the tire in position on the wheel 36.
The wheel 36 is formed with the inwardly extending annular recesses 42 in its opposite sides for housing the ball bearing races 43 therein. The washers 44 and 45 are disposed about the races 43 and at the ends thereof, and are secured in place by the long rivets 46 extending therethrough and through said wheel 36. An oil cup 41 will be supported in the side of the wheel 36 and will be connected by the oil channels 48 and 49 with the ball races 43 for lubricating the same.
The depending portions of the frame will be apertured to receive the axle 5!] which is formed on one end with an enlarged hexagonal head 5| and is threaded at its opposite end as at 52 to receive and support the hexagonal nut 53 of a similar size as the head 5! Thus, it will be seen that in this construction, the wheel supports the ball bearing races and the axle is secured in fixed position for the Wheel to rotate about. I
From the foregoing description, it will be apparent that there has been devised and provided a highly efficient form of roller skate which will be sturdy in construction and will be relatively inexpensive to manufacture and produce.
While the preferred embodiment of the instant invention has been illustrated and described, it will be understood that it is not intended to limit the scope of the invention thereto, as many minor changes in detail of construction may be resorted to without departure from the spirit of the invention.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
1. In combination with a shoe, a scooter skate comprising a pair of frame members secured to the shoe having reinforcing spacers therebetween, headed axles extending through said frame members having threads at their free ends, closure nuts received on the threaded ends of said axles for securing the latter to said frame members, solid wheels rotatably mounted on said axles having opposed recesses in their opposite sides, ball races in said recesses disposed about said axles, washers interposed between said frame members and said ball races, rivets extending through said wheels interconnecting said washers for holding said races in place in said recesses, and means for conducting a lubricant to said races, said means including a cup in one side of said Wheels and channels leading from said cup to said races.
4 2. The combination of claim 1 wherein each of said wheels includes a peripheral slot, a tire having a T-shaped flange received in said slot, and a flanged locking ring engaging said T-shaped flange and removably secured to said Wheel.
RODERICK F. FORAN.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
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