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US1699065A
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4 Sheets-Sheet 1 altering Jan. 15, 1929.

M. G. HILPERT CHILD'S SLIDE Filed July 1923 Jan. 15, 1929.

M. G. HILPERT 'CHILDS SLIDE Filed July 1923 Jan. 15, 1929. 1,699,065

M. G. HILPERT CHILDS SLIDE 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed July 1923 Jan. 15, 1929. 1,699,065

M. G. HILPERT CHILD'S SLIDE Filed July 1923 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 Patented Jan. 15, 1929.

UNITED STATES MEIER G. HItrnRr, or BETHLEHEM, enameled.

GHILDS SLIDE.

Application filed July 6, 1918s. Serial a... 649,966.

The present invention relates to exercising and amusement slides particularly adapted for children. y

One of the principal objects of the invention is to provide a slide of the type mentioned which has no supports and is easily transportable by children from one position to another, being particularly designed to utilize as supports such articles as Stairways, chairs, beds, tables, and the like.

Another one of the principal objects of the invention is to provide a slide of the character mentioned which combines the properties of safety, durability, strength and lightness, thus adapting it to be handled, set up and used by children of rather tender years.

, The principal features of novelty are as follows:

l. The slide is light in weight so that children can easily handle and transport the same.

2. Although the slide is light in weight, it has maximum strength for said weight, being strong enough so that heavy adults can use the slide without injuringit.

3. The slide is of such length that it can be passed through the usual doorways and can be easily stored in closets and the like.

at. No securing means is required to setup the slide ready for use. It is constructed so that it may be supported at the high end on the tread of a stairway, chairs, tables, beds, etc. The slide is constructed so that it will rest on flat supports sucha tread of a stairway, table-top, and the like without fear of displacement, or it can be supported by a rail such as at the top of a chair, fence or bed, the slide having a projection adapted to hook over such rail.

5; The slide is convexly curved at its upper end to afford a seatfor the child When mounting the slide and. starting to coast.

his curved portion also adapts the slide for support at its upper end on fiat surfaces, the

' curve affording a clearance between the slide and the front edge of the flat surface.

6. The side flanges of the slide, at the upper end, are cutaway so as to afford easy access to the slide at said end.

7. The slide at its lower end is concavely curved so that it may rest on a fiat surface such as a floor, and discharge the child substantially tangentially with the floor without any drop, thereby eliminating the chances of possible injury due to the drop. that thechild 1s subjected to with the usual type of slide.

8. The slide is provided at its lower end with a flexible flap which forms a floor or ground covering to receive the child leaving the slide, thus protecting the child from spl nters or slivers in the floor, and from dirt, sand, etc, and eliminating the chances of tearing or soiling the childs clothes. This flap may be marked at regular intervals with transverse lines for the purpose of determiir mg the distances that the child slides, thus giving the device a game value in addition to the pleasure obtained from the mere coasting down the slide. 1

9. At its upper and lower ends the slide may be provided with transverse bearing members which project laterally from the sides ofthe slide, thus adding to the stability of the slide and keeping the same out of contactwit-h baseboards, etc. Because of these projecting transverse members it is icm" ossible for, a, child to pinch its fingers be ween the slide and the base-board.

10. The lower or bearing surfaces of the transverse members may. be curved convexly so that the slide always has a normal bearing on its flatsupports. Because of this feature these is nocomponent of the weight of the slide or child to cause longitudinal movement of the slide.

11. The slide comprises side members or flanges which. support the slide-way and the slide-way is secured to said members or flanges in such a manner as not to weaken said flanges or members. i

Other objects and features of novelty will be apparent from the descriptiontaken in connection with the drawings in which,

Figure 1 is a plan view of a slide constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of such a slide.

Figure 3 is an endelevation of the slide.

Figure 4 is a plan view on a larger scale of the lower end of the slide, showing a flexible flap secured thereto and adapted to form a floor or ground covering to receive the children as they shoot out from the end of the slide.

liigure 5 is a side elevation of the structure shown in Figure 4.

Fi ures 6, 7, 8 and 9,; apetransverse sectional elevations oi the slide illustrating several structuralmedifioationd Figures 10 to 17 inclusive illustrate the slide supported on various objects, Figures 10, 1:2 and i l showing the slide supported on the tread ol :1. stairway having different iiielinations.

Figures 18 and 19 illustrate the manner of securing two or more slides together to form in effect a. single long; slide.

Figures 20 and 21 illustrate the slide supported at its upper end on a railing of a "fence and on the seat of a chair, respectively.

Figures 22 and. 23 are longitudinal and transverse sectional views respectively, oi a modified form of slide.

The slide of the present invention, although adapted for outdoor use in connection with terraces, porches, fences. etc. is primarily designed for indoor use, that is to say, in houses or apartments. For this purpose. according to the present invention. the slide is so constructcd that it can be easily transported by children from one place to another. easily stored, and can he set up on various articles found in the average house or apartment, and at elevations to provide good and safe inclinations according to the age of the child.

To these and other ends the slide consists simply of a slidewvay without any attached supports. One or both of the end portions of the slide-way may be curved to present a convex seat portion at its upper or receiving end, and it the lower end .is curved, a concave delivery seat portion at its lower end. The curvatures are such that at all angles at which the slide may he set up, a substan tially horizontal seat is provided at the receiving or upper end, and the child is delivered in a substantially horizontal direction (see Figs. 10 to 17, and 20 to 22). More over, the reverse curvatures mentioned above add to the stiffness ot the slide which, together with other features of construction hereinafter described. gives a slide combining: great strength with n'iiniminn weight.

The slide illustrated in Figures 1 to 21 inch'isivc. includes a pair of side flanges or beams '10. a slide-way 11, and end hearing IllQliillFl'S 12. The slide is adapted to he sup ported solely at its two ends without any securing means, the beams 10 transmitting the load from the slide-way to the supporting surfaces through the end. bearing; members 12. l'hcjteri-ibly the under surfaces oi the end hearing: members are convexly curved so that the slide is adapted, no matter at what unc lo it is positioned, to .give equal. sullicicnt and true or normal hearing; on fiat supporting surfaces. This construction eliminates any such tendency of the slide to slip on its supporting surfaces as occurs when a slide is set againstthe edge of a table or stairway. Where the support surfaces are horizontal, as usually is the case, the weight of the slide and its'load will be transmitted vertically to said surfaces, there being no horizontal components of the weight tending to move the slide lougitui'linally. This is an important feature not only from the standpoint of safety, but also because it enable the slide to he supported on articles of furniture and household [ixlurcs without d anger o't injury to the bearing surfaces.

Preferably the transverse bearing mcmhers 12 project a substantial listance from the side beams 10 on each side thereof. This construction makes the slide very stable, preventing it from turning over sideways even though the child should lean far over the side. Furthermore, these supports provide a rigid base even when the slide is placed on a yielding support, such as a chair cushion or a bed mattress.

Another advantage of this construction rcsides in the fact that the projecting portions of the transverse members act to space the slidcway from a. wall or washluuird, thereby making it impossible for the childs hand or fingers to be Cullfg'l'ill between the slide and the wall or wash-board. It also prevents the child from rubbing against such wall or board when sliding, thus eliminating the chance of damaging;- l'hc wall or injuring the child. This construction also permits using a narrow slide-way having; even greater Sid." bility and strength than a wide sliileovay, for the reason that the load is necessarily more centered with respect to the base or supports of the slide.

The seat or slide-way 11 consists preferably of a number of thin strips of wood supported on cross members 13, which are attached to the side beams by corner members lei, 14/, 14 and 14 (see Figs. 6v 7, 8 and 9). The strips forming; the sliding; member may have tongucd and grooved joints as shown in Fi 6 and 7, thus permitting; the strips to be sccured to the cross pieces by nails or brads 11 the heads of which are covered. or they may be connected in any other suitable manner. As shown in Figure 8, the strips 11 may be spaced from each other and attached to the cross n'icmbers 13 by nails, screws. or the lihiu inserted from the bottom of the cross members l3. lt is also within the scope of the invention to use a slide-way of sheet material. as veneer or sheet metal. Such a modilication is shown in Figure 9. where the slideway is shown at 11.

The corner pieces ll 14-". 'l-l and l-! are disposed within the side beams and not licli'iw the same, and are secured to the side beams by screws 8, or the like. which pass throuilh said beams well above the lower edsrcs thereof. This construction provides a maximum under Clarence for the slide enabling it to clear. for instance. the noses of intermediate stair treads without necessitating excessive top and bottom reach curves, wl'iercby the slide may he used in connection with highly polished steps or the like without the least injury lllll lll curved concavely to provide the bearing momber 29, adapting the slide to rest securely on flat supporting surfaces. The side members 24: may be secured to the slide-way and hand or guard boards 27 by screws or bolts 80, or

the slideway 525 and side members 2 f may be spot-welded together.

Although two forms of the invention have been described in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not thus limited. but includes modifications and changes which come within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:

1. A childs exercising and amusement slide readily portable by a child and adapted to be supported on various articles, havi? a, transverse end bearing members projecting; from the under side thereof, said members having convex bearing surfaces on the bottoms thereof, whereby the slide will bear normally at its two endson surfaces of different levels.

2. A childs exercising and amusement slide readily portable by a child and adapted to be supported on various articles, having transverse end bearing members secured to the under side thereof and projecting laterally therefrom at each end.

3. A childs exercising and amusement slide readily portable by a chilo and adapted to be supported on various articles, having a convexly curved seat portion at its upper end and having a transverse end bearii'igj member projecting from the lower side of said seat member provided with a convex surface on the bottom thereof and adapted to support the slide on a level surface or to hook over a narrow support.

4. A childs exercising and amusen'ient slide readily portable by a child and adapted to be supported on various articles, consisting of a channel having an angularly extending upper portion presenting a substantially horizontal seat and a concavely curved dclivery portion and having end bearing members provided with conveXly curved bearing surfaces on their lower sides adapted to sugport the slide normally at different angles of i n cli'nati on. a

5. A childs erercisiup, and amusement slide readily portable by a child and adapted to be supported on various articles, comprising a channel having oppositely inclined end portions and having end bearing surfaces oro'ectin from the under side thereof, said surfaces being shaped to t 'ansmit the weight of the slide and its load normally to the supporting surfaces.

6. A childs exercising and amusement slide readily portable by a child and adapted to be supported on various articles, comprising a channel having reversely curved end portions and transversely extending end bearing members secured to the under side of the channel and having rounded surfaces, whereby the weight of the slide and its lead is transmitted normally to the supporting surfaces.

7. A childs exercising and amusement slide readily portable by a child and adapted to be supported on various articles, comprising a channel having a conveXly curved receiving end and having a relatively wide transverse end bearing member secured to the under side of said receiving end, said bearing member having a bearing surface disposed a suflicient distance from said channel to enable the slide to clear the edge of a flat supporting surface and to rest on said flat surface through said bearing member without marring said surface.

8. A childs exercising and amusement slide readily portable by a child and adapted to be supported on arious articles, comprising a channel having reversely curved end portions provided with convexly curved sup porting surfaces on the under side thereof. the flanges of the channel at the upper end portion thereof gradually decreasing in depth toward the end to permit easy mounting of the slide from the side.

9. A childs exercising and amusement slide readily portable by a child and adapted to be supported on various articles, comprising a channel having reduced flanges at each end and rounded supporting members for normal hearing on fiat surfaces at different evels.

10. A childs exercising and an'iusement slide readily portable by a child and adapted to be supported on various articles, comprisside beams, a seat member secured thereto, hearing members secured to the under side of aid seat member at the ends thereof, said lit-airing members having rounded surfaces, whereby the slide will her J normally at its two ends on surfaces of dii'i'erent elevations.

11. A childs exercising and amusement slide comprising a channel having a con *exly curved receiving end and a concave delivery end, combined with a flexible sheet secured to the under side of the delivery end adapted to form a floor or ground coverin to receive the child at the foot of the slide, said sheet having a plura it of longzgitudinally spared ii'alications on its uppcr face.

12. A childs exercising and amusement slide adapted to be supported solely at its two ends, comprising;- side beams, a seat. member, and means for securing the seat member to the side beams comprising corner strips engaging said beams and seat member, fastening devices passing through said beams well within the marginal portions thereof and into said corner pieces and other fastening' devices securing said corner strips to said seat member.

13. An amusement and exercising slide of such Weight that a child can transport the same and of such length that it can be easily passed through a doorway of usual size, comprising a relatively long slideW-ay, the end portions of which are inclined with respect to the central portion, and projecting in opposite directions from said central portion", the upper 01? said end portions adjacent its tip end having a narrow transversely extend ing part projecting slightly from the bottom face of the slide, the under surface of said part constituting a narrow bearing surface for the corresponding end of the slide, whereby the upper end of the slide may be supported on any horizontal surface such as a trend of a stairway or table without liability of displacement or supported on a rail such as the top of chair or fence by booking the said transverse part over said rail.

14. A childs exercising and amusement slide, comprising a channel, and a member connected to the lower end of said channel adapted to form a floor or ground covering to receive the child at the foot of the slide, said member being, foldable into said channel when the slide is not in use.

In testimony whereof I hereunto aitix my signature.

MEIER G. HILPERT;

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US2841396A (en) * 1956-05-17 1958-07-01 Fred F Foss Sliding board
US3715120A (en) * 1970-07-20 1973-02-06 F Peltola Child's slide
US3743281A (en) * 1971-11-16 1973-07-03 W Gimbel Play slide
US4805898A (en) * 1987-09-15 1989-02-21 Jacober Jeffrey M Recreational slide system and components thereof
US4813663A (en) * 1986-12-15 1989-03-21 Rice William D Stair slide
US20040226117A1 (en) * 2003-05-14 2004-11-18 Burgess Sean M. Slide sheet for converting a staircase into a ramp
GB2435223A (en) * 2005-07-28 2007-08-22 Robert James Scarborough A portable slide
US20120174325A1 (en) * 2011-01-07 2012-07-12 Oregon Health & Science University Modular bicycle gutter

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2841396A (en) * 1956-05-17 1958-07-01 Fred F Foss Sliding board
US3715120A (en) * 1970-07-20 1973-02-06 F Peltola Child's slide
US3743281A (en) * 1971-11-16 1973-07-03 W Gimbel Play slide
US4813663A (en) * 1986-12-15 1989-03-21 Rice William D Stair slide
US4805898A (en) * 1987-09-15 1989-02-21 Jacober Jeffrey M Recreational slide system and components thereof
US20040226117A1 (en) * 2003-05-14 2004-11-18 Burgess Sean M. Slide sheet for converting a staircase into a ramp
GB2435223A (en) * 2005-07-28 2007-08-22 Robert James Scarborough A portable slide
GB2435223B (en) * 2005-07-28 2008-03-05 Robert James Scarborough Fun slide
US20090105000A1 (en) * 2005-07-28 2009-04-23 Scarborough Robert J Portable surface covering
US20120174325A1 (en) * 2011-01-07 2012-07-12 Oregon Health & Science University Modular bicycle gutter
US8332981B2 (en) * 2011-01-07 2012-12-18 Oregon Health & Science University Modular bicycle gutter

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