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US1189206A
US1189206A US7153916A US7153916A US1189206A US 1189206 A US1189206 A US 1189206A US 7153916 A US7153916 A US 7153916A US 7153916 A US7153916 A US 7153916A US 1189206 A US1189206 A US 1189206A
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J. M. MOREIRA.

KITE.

APPLICATION FILED JAN. H, 1916.

1 1 89,206 Patented June 27, 1916.

INVENTOR BY W a ATTOR N EY JOSE MARCOS MOREIRA, 0F LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS.

KITE.

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Patented June 27, 1916.

Application filed January 11, 1916. Serial No. 71,539.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, J osii MARCOS MOREIRA, a citizen of Portugal, residing at Lowell, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Kites, of wh1ch the following is a specification.

An object of my invention is to provide an aerial toy in the form of a kite which is so arranged that the covering thereover is protected and held against sagging or against rupture in substantially all points of its extent.

A further object is to construct a kite which is of octagonal form and which has the frame members thereof connected together at their cross centers and braced and rebraced by reinforcing cords which are connected in trussed relation.

With other objects in View, my invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations of parts which will be hereinafter set forth in connection with the accompanying drawings and then pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings :Figure 1 is a view in perspective of the kite in the position which it will take when flying and when in leash by a cord. Fig. 2 is a view in rear elevation of the structure. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary detail view to better show the manner of connecting the several sticks or frame members.

As is shown in Figs. 2 and 3, the main frame structure ofthe kite comprises the four sticks, 1, 2, 3, and 4, which are all of equal length and are laid in the crossed relation so that they radiate at equal spaced apart angles, a pin 5 being connected through the several members at their centers to hold this spaced relation of the parts.

A cord or tape 6 is connected with each of the ends of the several members and is extended across the greatest width of the angles therebetween so that this cord describes an octagon. If desired, the ends of the sticks of the frame members might be notched, and the cord of tape 6 could then be led around through these notches and secured together at its ends, or this cord or tape may be secured to theends of the stick members by being wrapped or tied around each member independently.

A cord 7 is connected with the frame members 2 and 4, t points approximately midway between the outer ends and the points of crossing at the centers of these members, this cord or tape 7 being thus mounted to describe substantially a square With the flat sides crossing the sticks of the frame members 1 and 3, and it will of course be understood that this cord or tape 7 is either tied around the sticks 2 and 4:, or secured thereto by means of some adhesive, or this cord might be joined with the cord or tape 8 which is led from the ends of the frame members or sticks 1 and 3 to connect with the sticks 2 'and 4 adjacent the corners of the square formed by the cord or tape 7. It is perhaps preferable that both cords 7 and 8 be secured around the stick members 2 and 4, although these cords might be connected at points adjacent the sticks, and by being placed on the front sides of the frame members or sticks with the paper or fabric covering 9 thereagainst, these cords 7 and 8 would form the reinforcing structure and would be held against bowing or stretching backward by the engagement with the sticks 2 and 4, however, when these cords are connected with the sticks 2 and 4, they form a trussed structure which gives additional strength to the entire frame and thus is reinforced without any increase in the weight.

The paper or fabric covering 9 of the frame may be pasted, sewed, orotherwise secured over the cord or tape 6, and if desired, this covering 9 might be made in several sections, it being possible in this way to secure various color efi'ects or the covering might be painted or tinted on to give the desired color and design. It will of course be understood that the frame or stick members 1, 2, 3, and 4 are preferably of a very thin and light wood and thus, though there are four thicknesses crossing at the central point, the paper or fabric covering is not held in a greatly spaced relation from any one of these sticks and the disposition of the cords or tapes 7. and 8 in the rear of the covering 9 will present a reinforcing structure which will very greatly reduce the possibility of the covering 9 becoming torn or ruptured through the pressure of the Wind against the kite, and will at the same time prevent the covering from bowing 5 backwardly as would be the case if these cords or tapes were not provided between the frame members. In some instances, it may. be found. desirable to form the covering 9 in several pieces and to secure these 10 pieces by placing the same over and upon each other and upon the various lengths of extent of the cord or tape mem' bers 7 and 8, this feature of the construction resting in a great measure with the party making the kite, and the strength which it is desired to give the same.

A tail which may be composed of a cord or tape 10 having the short lengths of cloth 11 which are in the form of streamers attached along the length thereof is connected with the kite structure at the lowermost point or at the lower end of the frame member 3 as shown in the present disclosure, and if desired, the bridle cords 12 may be connected on either side of this connection of the tail and with the next adjacent point of the octagonal shape of the kite, thus giving additional securement for the tail. As a decorative feature, the central squared portion of the covering as embraced within the line of the cord or tape 7 might be marked off in the semblance of a flag, and where desired, short lengths of cloth or streamers 13 may be attached to fly from the edges of the kite.

The main bridle cords 14 are connected with the frame members 1, 2, 3, and 4, at each end thereof and these bridle cords are extended forwardly and are connected together at a common point as at 15, the cable 16 being attached at this point 15. So that the kite may ride on a proper keel and may soar properly, it is preferable that the bridle cords 14 connected with the lower ends of the frame members 2, 3, and 4 be of greater length than the bridle cords connected with the upper ends of these frame members and thus the point of connection of the several bridle cords, or the center of resistance of the kite will be thrown above the center of the frame members, thus causing the kite to take a position in flying in which the lower end is disposed slightly backwardly at an angle, the tail structure 66 acting to maintain the proper balance of the kite and preventing dipping of the same.

From the foregoing it will be seen that I have provided a kite having an octagonal form which is so constructed that the frame 60 members are mounted together and trussed across in a supporting relation in such a manner that a portion of the supporting structure is received at substantially all points behind the face covering of the 06 frame, and further that by making the bridle cords 14 of varied lengths to throw the center of resistance above the center of the kite structure, the kite will be properly balanced to soar and carry in the desired manner, the tail structure acting to hold the kite balance and at the same time to prevent dipping of the kite.

While I have herein shown and described only one specific form of the invention and only one specific mounting of the parts, it will be understood that, as hereinbefore set forth, the said covering 9 may be made in several pieces, that the cords or tapes 7 and 8 are connected in any desired manner, and that other modifications in the formation and arrangement of the parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention and hence I do not wish to be limited to the-exact disclosure but only to such points as may be 35 set forth in the claims.

I claim 1. A kite comprising frame members mounted and secured in crossed relation, a cord led around the ends of said frame me'mg bers to describe an octagon, a covering mounted over said frame members and over the cord, bridle cords of various lengths connected with the outer ends of the frame members and connected together in such relation that the center of resistance is thrown above the actual center of the octagonal shape, and a tail connected with the kite structure in line with the line of offset of the center of resistance.

2. A kite comprising four frame members crossed at their centers and secured together to extend to' have their ends form the approximate corners of an octagon, a cord connected around the ends of said frame members to describe an octagonal shape,- a cord connected with two of said frame members at points on each side of the center to describe substantially a square, and supporting cords connected between the remaining frame members at their ends and with said first frame members at the approximate corners of the square formed by said. first cord, and a covering mounted over the frame members and over the cord led around the ends thereof to have bearing against the frame members and against the supporting cords.

3. A kite comprising four frame members disposed in a crossed relation and connected 12 together to have the ends thereof form the approximate corners of an octagon, a tape secured around the ends of said frame members to describe an octagonal shape, a cord connected between two of said frame members at points on each side of the center thereof to describe substantially a square, a second cord connected between said frame members at the corners of the square and with the ends of the remaining frame menibers, a covering mounted over the frame connected with the lowermost point of the A members and over the tape to be received octagonal frame. 10 over the frame members and against the In testimony whereof I aflix my signature cords, bridle cords connected with each of 111 Presence of O wl l ses- 5 the corners of the octagonal shaped frame J OSE MARCOS MOREIRA.

and made of various lengths so that the cen- Witnesses: ter of resistance of the kite will be thrown ARTHUR L. ENO,

above the center of the frame, and a tail J. VIRGILE LANG

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Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2632614A (en) * 1950-10-07 1953-03-24 Wilbur G Bodell Flying saucer kite
US2648508A (en) * 1950-04-25 1953-08-11 Franklin P Bell Kite
US3409255A (en) * 1966-09-23 1968-11-05 Fermin T. Sada Kite control apparatus
US5098039A (en) * 1986-11-12 1992-03-24 Linden Jr Kenneth M Night kite
US20050224660A1 (en) * 2004-03-24 2005-10-13 May Patrick M Hexagonal kite
US20070137092A1 (en) * 2005-12-20 2007-06-21 Scott Butz Waterfowl decoy kite

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2648508A (en) * 1950-04-25 1953-08-11 Franklin P Bell Kite
US2632614A (en) * 1950-10-07 1953-03-24 Wilbur G Bodell Flying saucer kite
US3409255A (en) * 1966-09-23 1968-11-05 Fermin T. Sada Kite control apparatus
US5098039A (en) * 1986-11-12 1992-03-24 Linden Jr Kenneth M Night kite
US20050224660A1 (en) * 2004-03-24 2005-10-13 May Patrick M Hexagonal kite
US20070137092A1 (en) * 2005-12-20 2007-06-21 Scott Butz Waterfowl decoy kite
US7458181B2 (en) * 2005-12-20 2008-12-02 Reel Wings Decoy Co. Inc. Waterfowl decoy kite

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