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US3705730A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60DVEHICLE CONNECTIONS
    • B60D1/00Traction couplings; Hitches; Draw-gear; Towing devices
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60DVEHICLE CONNECTIONS
    • B60D1/00Traction couplings; Hitches; Draw-gear; Towing devices
    • B60D1/48Traction couplings; Hitches; Draw-gear; Towing devices characterised by the mounting
    • B60D1/481Traction couplings; Hitches; Draw-gear; Towing devices characterised by the mounting adapted for being mounted to the front and back of trailers, carts, trolleys, or the like to form a train
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62BHAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES
    • B62B13/00Sledges with runners
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62BHAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES
    • B62B13/00Sledges with runners
    • B62B13/005Sledges with runners comprising articulated sledge segments
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62BHAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES
    • B62B15/00Other sledges; Ice boats or sailing sledges
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60DVEHICLE CONNECTIONS
    • B60D1/00Traction couplings; Hitches; Draw-gear; Towing devices
    • B60D2001/001Traction couplings; Hitches; Draw-gear; Towing devices specially adapted for use on vehicles other than cars
    • B60D2001/005Traction couplings; Hitches; Draw-gear; Towing devices specially adapted for use on vehicles other than cars for carts, scooters, or the like
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62BHAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES
    • B62B2207/00Joining hand-propelled vehicles or sledges together

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A coasting device with coupling means to form a train of two or more coasting sleds is so arranged that at each side of the rear coupling means is a rest for a foot of a rider sitting on the next following sled.

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United States Patent Bergsland 1 Dec. 12, 1972 s41 COASTING DEVICE 1,283,591 11/1918 Steendahl ..2s0/40s 1,456,142 5/1923 Nienow ..280/12 X [72] Inventor m' gz Hoffsum 2,219,905 10/1940 Pickman ..280/12 B y 3,145,029 8/1964 Ollanketo ..280/12 B [22] Filed: Feb. 9, 1970 3,372,944 3/1968 Lauritzen ..280/l7 3,374,000 3/1968 Wetzel ..280/504 X [21] Appl. No.: 9,718 Dl,607,792 11/1950 Le Fever ..280/87.01 X

[30] Foreign Application Priority Data FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS Feb H 1969 Norway 1 534169 86,127 11/1965 France ..280/16 Primary Examiner-Leo Friaglia 52 US. Cl 4 0 8 i511 1111. C1, 13191162315180 ExaminerR ber1R-Song [58] Field of Search ..280/15, 16, 17, 24, 12, 12 B, Attomekwatm (316, Gnndle & watsm [57] ABSTRACT [56] References Cited A coasting device with coupling means to form a train UNITED STATES PATENTS of two or more coasting sledsis so arranged that at each side of the rear coupling means is a rest for a 62,790 8; 1867 Momeny ..280/ 15 foot of a rider sitting on the next following sled. 37 ,227 l 1888 Beard ...280/l5 1,051,614 1/1913 Minish ..280/16 5 Claims, 2 Drawing Figures PATENIEDUEI: 12 1912 v 3.705, 730

INVENTOR ATTORNEY COASTING DEVICE The present invention relates to a coasting device. Such coasting devices are in recent years known in a series of embodiments as well from metal as from plastic material. Different modifications have been produced round as well as oblong and provided with guiding ribs, brakeand steering arrangements, etc. The invention has for its object to provide a further feature as to such coasting devices, whereby new ranges of use are possible for the children.

Further described the invention relates to a coasting device of the kind which is provided with means arranged at the central axis thereof, whereby the device can be coupled to further such devices thereby to form a row or train of two or more coasting devices, the new and characterizing features being that each of these coasting devices has its rear edge so formed that at each side of the coupling means is a rest or engagement for one foot of a child sitting on the following coasting device.

The means whereby the coasting devices are coupled to each other preferably are so arranged that the coupling is locked when established.

By the arrangement according to the invention it is made possible that a train of coasting devices can be steered from one of the devices by the pressure of the feet against the one or the other side of the coasting device situated just in advance thereof.

To have a better understanding of the invention reference should be had to the drawing where an embodiment is shown.

FIG. 1 shows some coasting devices in coupled condition as seen from above, and

FIG. 2 shows two such coasting devices seen from the side.

Each of the coasting devices 1 shown in the drawing consists of a tray-formed somewhat longitudinally extended body, for example, made from plastic material. Two steering ribs 2 are provided and in both ends there are projecting parts 3 respective 4 of the rim of the coasting device 1. In the foremost projection 3 is a central aperture (not shown). The rear projection 4 carries a downwardly extending pin 5 adapted for engagement into the aperture 3 of a following coasting device. By these simple means an arbitrary number of coasting devices can be coupled to form a row or train of such devices.

The coupling means shown are to be considered as an example only. In practice the means are preferably so arranged that they are more or less locked in coupled condition. This can be obtained by replacing the pin by a hook, so that the coasting devices will have to be hooked together before use. Or the pin 5 can be provided with a head which has such form that it can be introduced in a corresponding aperture only in a mutual position of the coasting devices where they are swung out the maximum angle of mutual rotational movement. In the usual relative positions of the coasting devices the pin is, however, locked in the aperture. Also further modifications of the coupling means are possible falling within the scope of the invention.

The rear edge 6 of the coasting device is so formed that a good rest or support is obtained for the feet of the child sitting on the following coasting device. By pressing the feet against the one or the other side of the rear edge 6 the train of coasting devices can be steered in the desired direction.

Instead of steering with the feet against the coasting device situated in advance one can steer by means of lines, rods or the like extending from one coasting device to another coasting device situated in advance or behind.

I claim:

l. A coasting device having a one-piece, molded, unitary construction, said device comprising:

an elongated generally dish-shaped rider supporting body having a bottom surface, a front end portion and a rear end portion, said rear end portion being disposed at a higher elevation relative to said bottom surface than said front end portion;

a coupling part at each of said end portions, one of said parts comprising a vertical journal pin and the other part comprising means defining a bearing hole positioned for receiving therein the pin of an identical coasting device disposed in longitudinal alignment with said device, said parts being integral with their respective end portions;

means on each side of the part at said rear end portion presenting a footrest, said rests being positioned for supporting the feet of a rider on the body of a trailing device.

2. A coasting device as set forth in claim 1, said pin being located at the rear end portion and extending downwardly therefrom.

3. A coasting device as set forth in claim ,1, said supporting body having an inclined upper surface disposed at an angle of inclination extending along the longitudinal axis of the device relative to said bottom surface such that the surfaces are closer together at said front end portion than they are at the rear end portion whereby the portions are disposed at different elevations.

4. A coasting device as set forth in claim 3, said vertical pin being located at said rear end portion and extending downwardly therefrom, said rests being disposed on opposite sides of the pin.

5. A train of coasting devices comprising a plurality of attached, longitudinally aligned identical devices, each of said devices being as set forth in claim 1, the pin of at least one of the devices in the train being journalled into the bearing hole of an adjacent, longitudinally aligned device.

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1. A coasting device having a one-piece, molded, unitary construction, said device comprising: an elongated generally dish-shaped rider supporting body having a bottom surface, a front end portion and a rear end portion, said rear end portion being disposed at a higher elevation relative to said bottom surface than said front end portion; a coupling part at each of said end portions, one of said parts comprising a vertical journal pin and the other part comprising means defining a bearing hole positioned for receiving therein the pin of an identical coasting device disposed in longitudinal alignment with said device, said parts being integral with their respective end portions; means on each side of the part at said rear end portion presenting a footrest, said rests being positioned for supporting the feet of a rider on the body of a trailing device.
2. A coasting device as set forth in claim 1, said pin being located at the rear end portion and extending downwardly therefrom.
3. A coasting device as set forth in claim 1, said supporting body having an inclined upper surface disposed at an angle of inclination extending along the longitudinal axis of the device relative to said bottom surface such that the surfaces are closer together at said front end portion than they are at the rear end portion whereby the portions are disposed at different elevations.
4. A coasting device as set forth in claim 3, said vertical pin being located at said rear end portion and extending downwardly therefrom, said rests being disposed on opposite sides of the pin.
5. A train of coasting devices comprising a plurality of attached, longitudinally aligned identical devices, each of said devices being as set forth in claim 1, the pin of at least one of the devices in the train being journalled into the bearing hole of an adjacent, longitudinally aligned device.
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