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Dec. 3, 1946.
J. PsAlLA
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NOVELTY AMUSEMENT AIR~RIDE APPARATUS u
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UNITEDV STATES PATENT- orrlcrv
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John Psaila, New York, N.
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Application september 14, 1'943,`s'er'ia'1 Nb'. 502267 ‘
6 Claims. (Cl. 272-45)
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This invention relates to new and useful im
provements in a novelty amusement air-ride ap
paratus.
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Fig. 8rv is an enlarged view looking in the direc-I
tion of the line 8-8 of Fig. 1. Y
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' More speciñcally, the invention proposes the
construction of a novelty amusement air-ride ap
paratus for use at amusement parks, carnivals
Fig. 9 is an'enlarged horizontal sectional view
taken on the line 9-9 of Fig. 1.
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Fig. 10 is -averticalfïsectional view on the line
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The novelty
of Fig.'amusement
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air-ride
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‘ apparatus, ac
and thelike which provides pivotally mounted
cording t0 this invention, includes a'stationaryy
seats in which passengers may seat themselves in
vertical‘post I0. An annular track II is arranged
a manner to receive a thrill ride as the device cir
cumnavigates an annular track having vertical 10 concentric with the post I0 and is provided with
verticalwave-like portions. The track II is sup
wave-like portions.
ported in a slightly elevated position bymeans
Still further, it is proposed to mount the seats
of supporting brackets I2.
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upon a pivotally mounted depending support arm
A hub I3 is rotatively` supported upon the verti
in a manner to cause the arm and seats to swing
radially of the annular track as they move about 15 cal post I0. The hub I3 is in the- form of a ring
which rests upon a projecting flange I4 formed
upon an intermediate portion of the lpost IIJ. The
top of the hub >I3 is engaged by a ring, I5 which
provision of a bumper against which the arms
slidably engages> the‘post III. A> spring I6 is con
are adapted to strike when they swing inwards, in
armanner to arrest this inward motion and pre 20 centric'ally engaged upon the post I0 and operates
between the top face> of the ring I5 and a collar
vent the seats from striking their supporting
¿I1 ñxedly mounted upon the topïportion of the
structure.
the track.
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Another object of the'invention :proposes the
post I0_. The,` spring I6 acts to urge thev hub I3
A further object of the invention proposes
into position against the flange I ¿L
mounting the arm eccentrically upon a rotative
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Vertical frames I8 extend- radially from the
lyv supported disc with provision of means for pe
riodically oscillating the disc in a manner to irn
part a slight twisting motion to the seats as they
swing radially and move about the track.
hub I3. n Eacho'f the frames I8 is alike in con-_
struction and each includes a horizontal member
I9 of structural steel extended radially of the hub
f It is a further object of this invention to con
I3. The inner end of each horizontal member I3
manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.
outerl end of eachhorizontal member I9 has a
bracket 22 rotatlvely supporting a roller 23 „which
struct a novelty amusement air-ride apparatus 30 is pivotally supported upon a lug 2,0 which ex
tends fromlthe‘hub, I3by means of a pin 2 _|. The
which is simple and durable and which may be
l'For' further comprehension of this invention,
and of the objects and advantages thereof, refer
ence will be had to the following description and
is adapted to roll upon the ytrack I I. Each hori
accompanying drawings, and to the appended
zontal member I9 carries a vertical member 24
reenforced by‘an angular brace 25. Each'verti
claims in which the various novel features of the
invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a ma
cal memberj24 and the brace 25 are formed of
the same material as the horizontal member I9.
A means is provided for driving the frames I8
terial part of this disclosure:
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along the track as the hub I3 turnson the post
Fig. 1 is a side elevational View of the novelty
amusement air-ride apparatus constructed ac
I0. This means comprises a speed reduction unit
and motor 25 mounted upon the side of one of the
cording to this invention but with the front frame
framesv I8 at a point above the roller 23. l The re
duction unit and motor 26 has an >extended‘ro->
broken away,
2 is a plan view of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged detailed View looking in
the direction of the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view of the center
portion of Fig. 3.
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tative shaft carrying a> sprocket wheel 21. A
sprocket chain 2% engages the sprocket wheel21
and a sprocket wheelze mounted upon a pin 3l)
upon which’theroller 23 is mounted. Both the
roller A23` and ,the sprocketwheel 29 are fixedlv
50 mounted uponjthe pin 3B to turn the roller 23
Fig. 5 is an enlarged sectional view taken on
when the'sprocket wheel 29 is turned.
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the line 5-5 of Fig. 1.
A horizontal disc 3| is horizontally turnably
Fig. 6 is an enlarged horizontal sectional view
taken on the line S-B of Fig. 1.
Fig. 7 is a vertical sectional view taken on the
mounted in a supporting track 32 mounted upon
line ‘I-T of Fig. 6.
of each of the frames I8. ' A support-‘arm-.33 piv
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the .top ~end of ,each of the vertical members 24
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otally depends eccentrically from each of the
discs 3|. A pin 34 pivotally attaches the arm 33
to a depending lug 35 so that the arm will be
capable of pivoting only radially of the frame I8
when the disc 3| is in its normal. position shown
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engages into a complementary opening 60 formed
in the ring 53 for causing the ring 53 to turn
with the hub I3.
Means is provided for periodically turning the
discs 3| during the rotations of the hub I3. This
in Figs. 1 and 6.
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means comprises a projection 6I extended from
A bumper 36 is mounted on each of the discs
each of the discs 3| through a slot 62 formed in
3| behind the arm 33 to arrest inward pivoting
the side of each disc’s supporting track 32. The
of the arm and prevent itfrom striking‘th'e ver
free en'd `ofïthe projection v6| isadapted to strike
tical member 24 of its respective frame I8. Each lO an abutment 63 mounted on an arm Slt-extended
of the bumpers 36 is alike in construction and
from the top end of the post I0. The arms 64
each comprises a depending bracket 3'I upon the
do not rotate, but with the abutments 63 extend
bottom of which a hollow container~38 is mount
ed into the pathtraversed by the free ends of the
ed. A bumper member 39 slidably extends-` from
« projections 6|, cont-act between the projections
the container 38 and is adapted to be hit by the
6I and abutments 63, as shown in Fig. 6, will
swinging arm 33. Springs 40 are mounted within
lcause the discs 3| to be turned slightly until the
the container 38 and urgethebumper member
projections 6I by~pass the abutments 63.
39 into an extended position.
A pin 65 is mounted upon the disc 3| and is
Seats 44 are indirectly mounted on horizontal '
extendedthrough a slot 66 formed in the side of
pivotal axis on the bottom portion of each of the 20 the supporting track 32 of the disc 3|. A second
support arms -33.*The bottom-of each support
pin 67 is mounted upon the track-32 at a point
arm 33 carries a hollow casing 40’ from ywhich
spaced :from the pin 65. Acontraction spring'68
the ends of a shaft ~4'I extend. Theends ofthe
is mounted between the pins 65 and 61 for lurg
shaft 4| continue into'U-shaped support brackets
42. Eachy bracket 42 supportsfaxhollow open-'top
ing the disc 3| back to its-normal starting .posi
tion when the projection hasfby-passed the abut
container 43 within which a seat 44ïis mounted.
ment 63.
Aperson is adapted to'enter the container 43 and
seatihimself upon the seat 44. Straps may-be
provided for strapping the person .in lposition
The operation of the'device is as follows:
With the amusement device in the inoperative
position shown in Fig. '1, persons-desiring a ride
seat themselves upon the seats y44 and power >is
supplied to the motor and speed -reduction unit
upon the seat-44 to prevent Vhim `i’rom‘falling out .
during the ride, but these strapsare not shown
on thedrawing.l
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Means are provided ífor oscillating the con..
tainers 43 about'the horizontal axes of the shafts
26 through the electricleads 52. This will drive
the `frames I8 aboutfthe track -II> causing the
outer endsy of the frames 'I8 to-go up and down
4I 'for moving the seats 44 into certain positions
as 'the'arms 33 swing radially outwards. This
as the rollers pass over the Wave-like‘formati'ons
`of the track II. This will cause the seats to
means is alike-foreach ofthe arms 33, and each
swing to and fro'upon the 'ends of the arms 33'as
comprises la link 45 connected Ato -anintermediate
they are oscillated by the links 45 while at the
portion of theshaft 4I within the hollow casing
same time being turned eccentrically of the discs
40’. The Vfree endof the link`45 is connected to 40 3| as the projections 6I by-pass the abutments 63.
one-end of a 'rod .46 by means-of a -pin 47.V The
y This device may be used as a'iixed or portable
other-end'ofrthe-rod 46 extends upwardsxhrough
amusement device at amusement places or built
in miniature size with a small electric or spring
an enlargedcpening~48 v.formed in the'casing 40’
and is pivotally connected tothe -depending lug
35 at-a point above the «pivot pin 34, by vmeans
of -a pinv49.
motor andused as a toy.
While I have illustrated anddescribed the pre
ferred embodiments of my invention, lit is to-bc
understood that I do not limit myself tothe pre--v
oise constructions hereinfdisclosed and the lright
is'reserved to all changes and modificationscom
With this ~ construction as the arm
33-movesjradially outwardsthe rod` 46 will exert a
pressure-on the link v45'causing the seats“ to
be Aoscillated slightly to maintain substantially
.an-upright position.
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ing within the scope of ythe invention as defined
K A means vis provided for‘supplying themotor
inthe appended claims.
andspeed >reduction unit26 with theelectric cur
rent for~their.operation. ,A ring.50 of insulation
Having thus described my invention, what I
claim as new and desire to secure'by'United State
materialds mounted .uponthepost I 0 --below the
hub .I.3. 4The Vringñù supports a .spacedpair of 55
metallic ~collector .rings .5 I ~to >which .the ends of f a
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l. A Vnovelty amusement 'air-‘ride apparatus
having a stationary vertical post and an annular
track arranged concentric with said post and
pair of .electric leadsÁ 52 areconnected. The leads
52- are'connected witha switch controlled source
having vertical wave-likeportions and a‘hub'ro
of electric power, not shown-on the drawing. A
tatively >mounted on said post with Vvertical
second ring :53 >.of insulation material surrounds 60 frames extending radially from said »hub and
theñrst ring 50. vThe second >ring53 .i-s .-much
being Ypivotally connected‘at their bottom portions
larger _than the ñrstand is supported torotate
with 'said hub and provided with'rollers riding
concentrically about .the .ring 50. .Thisrotative
said annular track and `means -for` drawing-said
support „is.=ac'complished bya bearingil arranged
between-the bottom .ofthe ring 5.3 and .ashelfrää
mounted on-the. .post I'Ilbelow the ring53.
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.Leaf springs l'.56 ,have oneof theirends bolted
totheinneriaceof ,the ring .53.. The freaend
frames along said track, a horizontal disc-hori-y
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zontally turnably mounted-on the .top-of -each
frame, a "support arm .pi-vota‘ly depending "BC
centrícaly from each of .said discs, Va ~bumper
mountedk on each of said discs behind said Ysup
of each of the leaf springs-56 engage ,one of the
port arms, seats pivotally mounted'on» the. bot
collector rings >5I. The outer ends of the bolts 70 tom 'portions of said support arms, means »for
oscillating said seats about th'eir-pivotalisupports,
51 which hold lthe vleaf springs 56 are connected
and means for periodically `oscillating said vdiscs
with ywires l58 which are extended along the
, frames .I8 to .themotor-andgear,reduction unit
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pin -59ïextendsfrom the hub [.3 «and âll‘ìably
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v2. .A novelty amusement » aireride ‘apparatus
rhaving a stationary vertical post .andanannuiar
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track arranged concentric with said post and
having vertical wave-like portions and a hub ro
tatively mounted on said post with vertical frames
extending radially from said hub and being piv
otally connected at their bottom portions with
said hub and provided with rollers riding said
annular track and means for drawing said frames
along said track, a horizontal disc horizontally
turnably mounted on the top of each frame, a
support arm pivotally depending eccentrically
from each of said discs, a bumper mounted on
each of said discs behind said support arms, seats
pivotally mounted on the bottom portions of said
support arms, means for oscillating said seats
about their pivotal supports, and means for pe 15
riodically oscillating said discs during rotations
of said hub, said discs being rotatively supported
in annular tracks mounted upon the top of said
frames.
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and means for periodically oscillating said discs
during rotations of said hub, each of said arms
having a casing at its bottom end, a horizontal
shaft extending rotatively through said casing
and said seats being mounted in open top con
tainers mounted upon the ends of said shafts and
comprising the pivotal mounting of said seats.
5. A novelty amusement air-ride apparatus
having a stationary vertical post and an annular
track arranged concentric with said post and hav
ing vertical wave-like portions and a hub rota
tively mounted on said post with vertical frames
extending radially from said hub and being piv
otally connected at their bottom portions with
said hub'and provided with rollers riding said an
nular track and means for drawing said frames
along said track, a horizontal disc horizontally
turnably mounted on the top of each frame, a
support arm pivotally depending eccentrically
3. A novelty amusement air-rideV apparatus 20 from each of said discs, a bumper mounted on
having a stationary vertical post and an annular
each of said discs behind said support arms, seats
track arranged concentric with said post and
pivotally mounted on the bottom portions of said
having vertical wave-like portions and a hub ro
support arms, means for oscillating said seats
tatively mounted on said post with vertical frames
about their pivotal supports, and means for pe
extending radially from said hub and being piv
riodically oscillating said discs during rotations
otally connected at their bottom portions with
of said hub, each of said arms having a casing
said hub and provided with rollers riding said
at its bottom end, a horizontalshaft extending
annular track and means for drawing said frames
rotatively through said each casing and said
along said track, a horizontal disc horizontally
seats being mounted in open top containers
turnably mounted on the top of each frame, a 30 mounted upon the ends of said shafts and com
support arm pivotally depending eccentrically
prising the pivotal mounting of said seats, said
from each of said discs, a bumper mounted on
means for oscillating said seats comprising rods
each of said discs behind said support arms, seats
connected t0 radial links extending from said
pivotally mounted on the bottom portions of said
shafts and to points above the pivots of said arms.
support arms, means for oscillating said seats 35
6. A novelty amusement air-ride apparatus
about their pivotal supports, and means for pe
.having a stationary vertical post and an annular
riodically oscillating said discs during rotations
track arranged concentric with said post and
having vertical wave-like portions and a hub
rotatively mounted on said post with vertical
mounted on the bottom ends of said brackets,
frames extending radially from said hub and
bumper members extending from said hollow con
being pivotally connected at their bottom por
tainers and springs within said containers urg
tions With said hub and provided with rollers rid
ing said bumper members into extended posi
ing said annular track and means for drawing
tions.
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said frames along said track, a horizontal disc
4. A novelty amusement air-ride apparatus
horizontally turnably mounted on the top of each
having a stationary vertical post and an annular
frame, a support arm pivotally depending eccen
track arranged Aconcentric with said post and
trically from each of said discs, a bumper mount
having vertical wave-like portions and a hub ro
ed on each of said discs behind said support
tatively mounted on said post with vertical
arms, seats pivotally mounted on the bottom por
frames extending radially from said hub and 50 tions of said support arms, means for oscillating
being pivotally connected at their bottom portions
said seats about their pivotal supports, and means
with said hub and provided With rollers riding
for periodically oscillating said discs during ro
said annular track and means for drawing said
tations of said hub, said latter means comprising
frames along said track, a horizontal disc hori
projections extending from said discs, abutments
zontally turnably mounted on the top of each
mounted on said post and extending into the
frame, a support arm pivotally depending ec
path traversed by said projections to cause said
centrically from each of said discs, a bumper
discs to turn slightly until said projections by
mounted on each of said discs behind said sup
pass said abutments and resilient means urging
port arms, seats pivotally mounted on the bot
said discs back to their former positions.
tom portions of said support arms, means for 60
oscillating said seats about their pivotal supports,
JOHN PSAILA.
of said hub, said bumpers comprising brackets
depending from said discs, hollow -containers
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