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July 9, 1946. 2,403,560 ' A._ E.V slMoNs l WATER SCOOTER V 'Filed Feb. 28, 1944 ` ’ INVENTOR. Patented July 9, 1946 i 2,403,560 ` UNITED f STATES . ¿Y ' ' PATENT OFFICE c 2,403,560 , WATER SCOOTER 1 August E. Simons, Detroit, Mich. Application February 28, 1944, Serial No. 524,184 2 Claims. (Cl. 9-21) My invention relates to water scooters, and its principal object is to provide a light, simple, safe, and easily portable craft adapted for use both by 2 ure 1. To the extreme rear of the base 2, as at 3, are pivoted the propelling levers 3|, which have at their upper ends relatively wide members 32 adults and children upon lakes, rivers and ponds adapted to be operated by the hands or the feet of and in amusement parks and other places where the operator, while to their lower ends, as at 33, aquatic amusements are possible. are hinged rods or bars 4 which extend rearward A further object of my invention is to provide ly and terminate in ratchet teeth 4I adapted to a craft of the character referred to which is pro engage the teeth of ratchet wheels ft2 carried by vided with pedal-operated propelling means. A still further object is to provide a structure 10 the propeller shaft 22. Two curved springs 43, se cured to the base 2, press at their central por of this type which is adapted for various games tions against the corresponding levers 3l, while and amusement “stunts” as well as for “sun-tan” their extreme ends press downwardly upon the purposes, and which can be manufactured cheap rods 4 so as to keep their respective ratchet teeth ly by modern production methods so as to bring it within reach of all classes of out-door enthusi 15 in engagement with the wheels 42 during the for ward stroke while allowing them to slip thereupon asts. during the return stroke. Thus by alternately With these and other objects in view, I will new pressing upon the members 32 the rods engaging describe a preferred embodiment of my invention, reference being had to the accompanying draw ing, in which-_ Figure 1 is a side elevation of the scooter and propelling means. , Figure 2 is a plan view. Figure 3 is a transverse section taken on line the wheels cause the paddles to rotate, propelling 20 the hull with a substantially continuous motion, and -on the levers being released they are carried backwards by the springs 43 so as to take a fresh hold upon the ratchet wheels ready for another forward impulse. Figure 5 illustrates a modification in which two 3-3 of Figure l showing the construction of the 26 separate paddle wheels are employed. In this body or hull. modiñcation the >wheels 24 are rotatable about a Figure 4 is a rear elevation showing further de rlXed shaft 22 and each wheel has a ratchet wheel tails of the propelling means. Figure 5 is a similar elevation showing a pair of paddle wheels separately operated. Like characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views. _ In the drawing, í is the body or hull, having 42 arranged in driving relation with it. The shaft 30 22 4has an additional support 5 depending from the member 2. It will be observed from the foregoing descrip tion and by reference to the drawing that I have provided a light, cheap, and practically unsink« wood side members Il, a flat bottom of plywood able craft which can be operated in various ways I2, curved as shown in Figure l, and a concave to meet any aquatic sports requirements, and deck i3 as shown in Figures 1 and 3, while along while I have herein shown and described a pre the sides are a pair of gunwale members I4 of cir ferred embodiment of my said invention, it will be cular cross section which afford a convenient readily understood by those skilled in the art to hand-hold throughout the length on the body. 40 which the same pertains that various modifica Due to the concave character of the deck I3, it is tions in detail may be made to suit any particular possible for the operator to maintain a recumbent position for long periods without undue fatigue, or peculiar requirement without departing from who for the most part is clad in a bathing suit the spirit of the invention as defined in ap» pended claims. For example, any convenient steering means may be added to increase the tending bearing brackets 2I, secured to the base, Having thus described my said invention, what and a mat or rug I 5 attached to the deck further softens its impact upon the body of the operator, only. manoeuverability of the craft, for which purpose the paddle wheel may be formed in two parts, in To the underside of the body, at the rear end, dependently operated so that by rotating only one is a base member 2, preferably of wood, upon of these parts continuously the scooter may be which is carried the propelling mechanism. This mechanism comprises a Dair of downwardly ex- l 50 caused to travel in a circular path. in which is supported a shaft 22 to the central hub the I claim United andStates desireis:to secure by Letters .Patent 23 of which are secured radially disposed vanes 1. A Water craft body having a shaft suspended or paddles 24 preferably curved as shown in Fig 55 therebelow, a paddle wheel rotatable upon said 2,403,560 3 shaft, a ratchet Wheel arranged in driving rela tion with said paddle wheel, a pedal operated 1e« ver pivoted to said body, and a bar connected to said lever and having teeth adapted to engage the teeth of said ratchet wheel and rotate the same when moved in one direction and to slip freely thereupon when moved in the opposite di rection, there being resilient means for moving said bar and said lever in the said opposite direc tion and for yìeldingly holding said bar and said 10 ratchet Wheel in engagement. - 2. A Water craft body having a shaft suspended therebelow, a pair of paddle wheels rotatable - upon said shaft, a pair of ratchet wheels each ar ranged in driving relation with one of said paddle Wheels, a pair of pedal levers pivcted to said body and a bar connected to each of said levers having ratchet teeth adapted to engage the teeth of its respective ratchet wheel and to rotate the same when moved in one direction and to slip freely thereupon when moved in the opposite direction, there being resilient means for moving said bars and Said levers in the said opposite direction and for yieldingly holding said bars and said ratchet wheels in engagement. AUGUST E. SIMONS.