Nov. 5, 1946. ' ..|. A. ARSENAULT ' COMBINATION SKI _ 2,410,702 AND SNOWSHOE ‘ ‘ Filed'Aug; 18, 1945 Inventor I atente Nov. 5, 19 £16,102 " v atlases ccnvarron s snowshoe 21: agent A. 'Arsenanlt, Meme, Application Ant 18, 194,15, Serial No. 81%,363 e Cia. (iii. an) - Z i . I able to ‘e much faster time in traveling over , __ This invention relates to skis and has‘ for an i rough country than can possibly be done object to provide a ski which may be quickly th either‘skis or snowshoes, as on level ground ,or ' going down inclines the ski alone may be used. transformed into a snowshoe. Another object of the invention is to provide . in a ski hinged side wings which may be used as a snowshoe for hill climbing. but in climbing even slight inclines the combine.» tion can be used to great,advantage and in going A further object of the invention is to provide down a hill the man with only snowshoes would be a twoe-in-one combination of _a ski and snowshoe. left very far behind. _ sidering the description in connection with the drawing. ‘Therefore, a more lengthy description . shFigure i is a plan view of-mydevice as a vsnow 0e’ . , ‘ the invention relates will be able to obtain 1.0 .awhich clear understanding of the invention after con- ' more readily apparent; from the following de ' scription and the accompanying illustrative draw inginwhich: ' . It is thought that persons skilled in the art- to Other features and advantages will become is regarded as unnecessary. 4 _ . Figure 2 is a side elevational view thereof 15 ' Minor‘ ‘changes in shape, size and rearrange shownasaski, and ‘ ' ment of details and parts such as come within the purview of the invention claimed may be re . Figure 3 is a view taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1. In the accompanying drawing as above enu sorted to, in actual practice, if desired. Having now described my invention that which characters of ‘ reference indicate like ‘ parts 20 I claim as new and desire to procure by Letters " Patent is: _ throughout and in which 10, indicates my com 1. In a device as described a vski and'wings bination ski and snowshoe, ll being the ski t0 hingedly connected to the sides thereof, said the sides I: and it, of which are attached by wings being in the form of a longitudinal half _ hinges l4 and ‘I5, snowshoesections Hand H, merated and in the following specification, like which may be let down on a common plane with 25 of a snowshoe, and means for holding the wings _ in raised position. that of the ski or which may be held raised by means of straps I 8 and It. The ski is provided ,2. In a device as described a ski and wings with the usual turned-up end 20, foot support 2|, and foot'strap 22. The strap I8, is secured to the outer frame 23, of the member l6, and a strap 30 I9, is secured at 24, to the outer frame'member 25, of they wing l1, and the straps are connected by a buckle 28, in order that the wings may be drawn up to vertical position and so fastened when the device is to be used as a ski. -. _ ' hingedly connected to the sides thereof, and said wings beings in the form of a longitudinalhalf of a snowshoe. ' ' 3. A device as described including a ski, and wings hinged to each side thereof and pivotal means on the ski for holding the wings in hori zontal position, vsaid means'consisting of rigid 35 straps adapted to overreach the outer edges of 'However, when the device is to be used as a snowshoe the buckle 28, is to be loosened to allow the wings l8 and IT, to drop to a common hori-v zontal plane with the .ski member l2, and the. centrally pivoted steel straps 21 and 28, are turned transversely of the ski, to engage both vframe the wings‘, saidwings being netted, and means for holding said straps parallel with the ski. ' 4. A device as described including a ski, and ‘ wings hinged; to each side thereof and pivotal means on the ski for holding thewings in hori 'zontal positiomsaid means consisting of rigid straps adapted to overreach the outer edges of the wings, and said wings being netted. 5. A device as described including a ski, and 80, thus holding the members It and H, in rigid horizontalposition. 1 When the device is used 'as 45 wings hinged to each side thereof and pivotal means on the ski for’holding the wings in hori a ski. the straps are pivoted to longitudinal posi members, forwardly and rearwardly thereof and fastened down securely by the wing nuts 29 and tions on the ski, as indicated in dotted lines and the nuts. tightened. ' _ v > With my above described device hill climbing, moving over even slight inclines will be greatly . zontal position, andsaid means consisting of rigid ‘straps adapted to overreach the outer edges of the wings. - ' " e. A device as described including a ski, and » facilitated as the user has the advantage of a - wings hinged to each side thereof and pivotal snowshoe in walking up such inclines and is thus .means on the ski for holding the wings in hori ‘saved much exertion and fatigue.’ , - With my ski-shoe combination a wearer will be ‘zontal position. . . .- ~ . . sos'grn A; easement‘.