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US654687A
US654687A US1899715837A US654687A US 654687 A US654687 A US 654687A US 1899715837 A US1899715837 A US 1899715837A US 654687 A US654687 A US 654687A
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No. 654,687. P'a'tented .luly 3|, |900.
- H. SUTER.
vAERIAL RAILWAY. (Application led Kay 6, 1599.)
(No Model.)
and prevent the car leaving the same.
STATES PATENT Orino,
HEINRICH SUTER, OF KAPPEL, SWITZERLAND.
AERlAL RAILWAY.`
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 654,687, dated July 31, 1900. Application filed May 6, 1899. Serial No. 715,837. (No model.)
To @ZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HEINRICH SUTER, a citizen of the Republic of Switzerland, residing at Kappel, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, have invented new and useful Improvements in Aerial Railways, (for which I have made applications for patents inSwitzerland, No.
20,859, dated April 8, 1899; in Germany, No.
1,230, dated lApril l0, 1899; in Austria, dated April 1l, 1899; in Italy, No. 45/79, dated April l0, 1899, and in France, No. 275,717, dated April 13, 1899,) of which the following is a speciiication.
This invention relates to improvements in aerial railways, anduhas for its object to provide means whereby an aerial car can be propelled up an inclined ropeway by a balloon and down the same by receiving ballast or reducing the pressure of gas in the balloon. c I attain this object by the mechanism illus traled in the accompanying drawings, inV Whichl Figure l is a side elevation of an aerial railway constructed in accordancewith my invention, and Figs. 2 and 3 are respectively a detached side view and an end View thereof on an enlarged scale.
Similar letters refer to sim ilar parts th roughout the several views.
Referring to the gures generally, a are pillars formed with arms Z9, the free ends of which support the ropeway c, upon which a trolley ol is adapted to run, having a balloon e secured to the top and a carf suspended from the bottom. The trolley d consists, chiefly, of a plate g, (see Figs. 2 and 3,) furnished at its inner 'side with studs i', upon which are mounted four grooved pulleys h, one above the other, two by two, adapted to receive between them the ropeway c, which pulleys partially embrace the said ropeway The outer side of the said plate is furnished with a stud k, carrying a double-armed lever Z, to the upper end Z' of which is secured the balloon e, and to the lower end 12, by means of pulley-blocks m, the car f is suspended. The inner side of the plate g carries also a doublearmed lever n and two brake-jaws 19'192, having grooved faces. adapted to grip the ropeway c when required, the latter jaw being stationary and formed in guides o, rendered relatively movable through the medium of the lever fn, which is furnished with chains q, manipulated from the car f, and its shorter arm formed with a slot n2, engagingastud n' on the jaw p'.
It is obvious that owing to the ropeway c being at an incline and the tendency of the balloon to rise vertically the car ol will be drawn by the balloon up the ropeway and permitted to run down by the reception of ballast or the reduction of gas-pressure in the balloon.
vWhat I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
l. In an aerial railway worked by a captive balloon, a car-trolley adapted to run on an inclined rope and guided thereon by grooved pulleys h, arranged. on the said car two by two one above the other, the said car-trolley having aplate g to which is fixed at a right angle to the said rope, the stud lo carrying a double-armed lever l, to the upper end of which is secured the balloon and to its lower end the car, all substantially as set forth.
Y, 2. In the balloon-propelled car-trolley d, the double-armed chain pull-lever fn. fulcrumed to the plate g in combination with two brakejaws p', p2 having grooved faces adapted to grip the ropeway c, of which p2 is stationary and p rendered relatively movable on the plate g, through the chain pull-lever n, all substantially as set forth.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two witnesses.
HEINRICH SUTER. lVitnesses:
A. LIEBERKNECHT, E. STEIGER-DIEZIKER.
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US2893518A (en) * 1956-09-04 1959-07-07 Alfred G Vanderbeck Trolley anchoring device
US3026816A (en) * 1960-03-03 1962-03-27 Nichola P Russo Children's exercising and amusement apparatus
US3412958A (en) * 1965-10-13 1968-11-26 Arthur D. Struble Jr. Supply unit
WO1989000121A1 (en) * 1987-07-02 1989-01-12 Smith Flint K Mobile aerial rapid rescue system
US4934277A (en) * 1987-07-02 1990-06-19 Evacuation Systems, Inc. Mobile aerial rapid rescue system
US4948118A (en) * 1988-11-18 1990-08-14 Louis Miraglia Support apparatus for water exercise and therapy
US6792872B1 (en) 2002-12-26 2004-09-21 Joseph M. Valdespino Balloon car and aerial trolley system
US20090014259A1 (en) * 2005-06-28 2009-01-15 Cylvick Eric S Load-minimizing, trolley arrester apparatus and method
US20080121470A1 (en) * 2005-06-28 2008-05-29 Cylvick Eric S Universal brake assembly
US7637213B2 (en) 2005-06-28 2009-12-29 Cylvick Eric S Universal brake assembly
US7966940B2 (en) 2005-06-28 2011-06-28 Zipholdings, Llc. Load-minimizing, trolley arrester apparatus and method
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US20100300322A1 (en) * 2006-11-28 2010-12-02 Cylvick Eric C Trim controlled, dynamically controllable, trolley brake
US7299752B1 (en) 2006-11-28 2007-11-27 Cylvick Eric S Trolley retrieval system
US7404360B2 (en) 2006-11-28 2008-07-29 Cylvick Eric S Dynamically controllable, trolley brake
US7819066B2 (en) * 2007-09-28 2010-10-26 Kevin Geoffrey Smith Zipline trolley
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