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US1186966A
US1186966A US5660615A US1186966A US 1186966 A US1186966 A US 1186966A US 5660615 A US5660615 A US 5660615A US 1186966 A US1186966 A US 1186966A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63GMERRY-GO-ROUNDS; SWINGS; ROCKING-HORSES; CHUTES; SWITCHBACKS; SIMILAR DEVICES FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENT
    • A63G1/00Roundabouts
    • A63G1/38Roundabouts with rocking turntables
    • A63G1/42Roundabouts with rocking turntables cone-like shaped
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63GMERRY-GO-ROUNDS; SWINGS; ROCKING-HORSES; CHUTES; SWITCHBACKS; SIMILAR DEVICES FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENT
    • A63G1/00Roundabouts
    • A63G1/30Roundabouts with seats moving up-and-down, e.g. figure-seats
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63GMERRY-GO-ROUNDS; SWINGS; ROCKING-HORSES; CHUTES; SWITCHBACKS; SIMILAR DEVICES FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENT
    • A63G21/00Chutes; Helter-skelters
    • A63G21/10Chutes; Helter-skelters with spiral tracks
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63GMERRY-GO-ROUNDS; SWINGS; ROCKING-HORSES; CHUTES; SWITCHBACKS; SIMILAR DEVICES FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENT
    • A63G25/00Autocar-like self-drivers; Runways therefor

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J. H. BRAMKAMP.

ROUNDABOUT.

APPLICATION HLED ocT.18.1915.

Patented June 13, 1916.

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.|. H. BRAMKAMP.

ROUNDABOUT..

APPLICATION HLED ocT. is. 1915. 1 186 966. PatentedJune13,1916. 9 2 s EETs- EET 2.

M//neaveav /m/ento); M v A@ THE coLuMmA PLANOGRAPH CO.. WASHINGTON, D. C.

PATENT oraison JOI-IN H. kBRAMKAMI, OIF-PORTLAND, OREGON.

ROUNIDABOUT.

1,1eaaee.

specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jamie, 191e.

Application filed October 18, 1915. Serial No. 56,606.

ence being had to the accompanying drawings.

My invention relates to roundabouts or. moving amusement apparatus having ears,

or other novel means for riding.

Thelobject of my invention is to provide an amusement apparatus of the type described in Letters Patent No. 958,119 heretofore issued to me on March 29, 1910,`for an improvement in roundabouts, andparticularly for improvements upon and certain novel arrangements adapted to thev device described in -said patent. I now propose to provide the laforesaid device with cones or frustums upon the platform or table, the former having peculiarly arranged -tracks thereon along which the cars shall travel. I attain these objects, as well as other distinct advantages, by the mechanism, con'- struction and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which form a part hereof.

Figure 1 is a sectional side elevation of the roundabout showing my device arranged thereon in the form of a cone andffrustum. Fig. 2 is a sectional side elevation of the roundabout showing my device arranged thereon in the form of frustums. Y

Like letters and numerals refer to lke parts. y f

A is a socket secured to the earth.

B is a shaft, having anV integral rounded lower end 3,*adapted to rotate in the socket Ain an inclined position.v

l C is a circular table or platform, the center of which is secured upon the upper end of the shaft B. The table is rigidly secured upon the shaft by means of the system of stay braces D. A circular track D is secured upon the earth at a distance fromA the lower end of the shaft Bwhich will allow the rim of the tableto roll thereon. A circular track 1 is arranged upon the outermost surface of the tablev C. An outside continuous guard railing 5 is provided on the edge of the table: A car G provided with power means to drive it is placed upon the track A. The car 6 is also provided with guide rollers 7 which engage the guard rail.-

ing 5'. A cone shell 8 is arranged onV the table C. The cone shell 8 has an opening'Q in its apex and an interior partition 10a little below the apex.V A helical track 11,

having a railing 12, is arranged about the exterior of the cone shell 8, and'tubs 13 lare placed upon said track. The pitch of the helical' track 11 is arranged and fixed with relation to the inclination of the surface of Vthe table C. The cone shell 8 has an inlet '14 mits upper part, through whichinlet the track 11 leads at its highest point of elevation. There is also an outlet 14 in the cone shell 8 at its base.

Within the cone shell 8 is a second cone shell or more preferably a frustum shell 16,

Vras shown in Fig. vl. A helical track 18 with rail 19 is arranged about the exterior of the frustum 16 in the vsame direction as that of the track 11. The track 18 joins with ythe track 11 at the inlet 14 and from there extends to the outlet 14 and there joins the track 11 at its lowest point. The pitch of this track is arranged'and fixed in the same manner as that of the track 1l.

Ink Fig. 2 I show anarrangement ofthe `upon the interior of anl inverted inner frustum 28. The outer frustum 2O in Fig'. 2 and the table and motor car are similar to what yis seen in Fig.l y1 except that the track 11 leads directly into'tlie exposedV track 21 of same track upon a frustum 20, as is illusy the inner Yfrustum 23 which track 21 extends in the same direction to the outlet 14 and thence into the track 11. Cars 18 are yplaced on the track 11 inFig. 2. The principle involvedin the arrangement of ythe tracks upon the frustums' of Fig. V 2 is identical'with that shown in'Fig. 1. f

It will now be seen that when 'my device is assembled 'in operative position as shown in Fig. 1, with cars or tubs placed uponfthc tracks, the motor 6 is started. This causes tlie'table C to roll upon the track D. The rolling movement of the table causes the helical track 11 to move in a manner to impart an upward helical path of travel to a car orV tub on the track. all Vthe cars or tubs in that track to travel in their respective order from the surface of the table to the highest point of the track 11,'then to enter thetrack 18 through .the inlet 14. From that point the tubs or This causes cars travel downward in like manner, and

. they emerge through in the same direction, on the track 18 until an outlet lll ofthe cone 8 upon the track ll and Vagain pursue the same course of travel.

, In Fig. 2 it will be observed that a car or. tubrstarting at the lowest' point-inthe track 11 travels upward in the same 1nani ner, and, at the highest po-int, enters upon 'y helical ofthe coneA shell less than that shown in the drawings to 35 fIt will likewise beseen, motor car travel, that the 15V Vvmy invention.

verse direction to that indicated by the ar-v ,rowsrv in the respective figures. f

`The arrangemeht of varied without changing the' principle of The object of the artition 10 andiopenfurnish Vspace for lights and the dischargeof rockets or otherlike articles through the opening of thecone, while in motion, and

thus provide other amusement and spectacular-features.. Y ItV should be particularly noted that the tracks are arranged entirely with relatidn to the inclination ofthe table, and Vnot with respect tothe inclination Vof the cone or frustum.Y The angle ofinclination 8in a working device, is

obtainfthe. best results.

Y Having fully'ddescribed Y my device :I

f daim# y ;`1.1`A roundaboutof the character described', comprising afc-ircular table supposition by Va shaft in its center, `a. circular track lin ywhich the rim of the tablerrolls, while the table is in i an inclined position,"a 'cone shell upon the i 5oL l ofthefconeshelglat itshi'ghest point toa i table having" a helical track upon its .outerA Surface, the pitchf'of said ntrack being arranged yand fixedwith relation; tothe ini clfination ofthe surface of said'table, a frus- V vtum kwithin `said v.cone shell having a similar track uponits outer surface, 'said Y'track extendingwfre'm a connection with Vthe track c'ennectionr with the same tracky at .its low-V rest p.oint-snbstantial1y'as described'.

" 72. A.V roimdabont of the character described, comprising a Vcircular table supported inclined g in its centena circular track in whichthe fgrimofthe table rolllswhile the table is in 6o, i v uponjitsY outer surface,

the table, said: shellfvan inclinedv position, a fru'stum shell 20 upon having a 'helical track the pitchv of said tracky being .ar-ranged' and fixed with relathe tracks may beA ell 8 of Fig. lis toV position by Va shaft tion to the inclination of the surface of said table, an inverted frustum23 within'said frustum 20 having' a similar track upon its inner surface, said track extending from a connection with the `track of 20 at its highest point to a connection with the same track at yits lowest point, substantially as described.

3. A roundabout of the character described, comprising ya circular table sup" ported in an inclined position by a shaft in its center, a circular track in whichv the rim of the table rolls while the table is in an inclined position, a cone shell upon the table having an opening in its apex, a helical track upon its outer surface, the pitch of said track being arranged and fixed with relation to the inclination of the surface of said table, a frustum within said cone shell havinfr a similar track u )on its outer surface, said trackextending from a connection with the track of the cone shell at its highest point to a connection with the same track at its lowest point, substantially as described.

4.- A roundabout of the character described, comprising a circular table supported in an inclined position by a shaft in its center, a circular track in which the rim of the table rolls while the table is in an inclined position, a cone shell upon the table having a. helical track upon its outer surface, the pitch of said track being arranged and fixed with relation to the inclination of the surface of said table, a frustum within said cone shell a V'connection with the track of the cone shell Yatits highest point to a connection with'the same trackat its lowest point, a car upon said tracks arranged to travel along them, substantially as described.

5.v A roundabout of the character described, comprising a circular table supported in an inclined position by a shaft in the frustum Y having a similar track upon its outer surface, said track extending from its center, a circular track in which the rim n of thetable rolls while the table is in an inclined position, a cone shell upon the table having a helical track upon its outer surface, the pitch of said track being arranged and fixed with relation to the inclination of the surface of said table, a frustum within saidl cone shell having a similar track upon its outer'surface, said track extending from a connection with the track of the cone shell at its highest point to a connection with the same track at its klowest point, means to roll said table along its circular rim track, substantially as described.

JOHN H. BRAMKAMP.` Witnesses:

CYRUs CARRUZZI, Pin'rno Russo.

patentmey, het obtained 'fior vclcents each, addressing the ""Commissioner of Patents.

Wallington, D. 0.

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US4203247A (en) * 1978-01-30 1980-05-20 Diker-Moe Associates Toy vehicle launcher and toy vehicle for use therewith
US4394016A (en) * 1980-02-23 1983-07-19 Pavlos Manos Game using the helical movement of a ball or vehicle
US4836521A (en) * 1988-09-23 1989-06-06 Barber Gerald L Whirlpool amusement ride

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4203247A (en) * 1978-01-30 1980-05-20 Diker-Moe Associates Toy vehicle launcher and toy vehicle for use therewith
US4394016A (en) * 1980-02-23 1983-07-19 Pavlos Manos Game using the helical movement of a ball or vehicle
US4836521A (en) * 1988-09-23 1989-06-06 Barber Gerald L Whirlpool amusement ride

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