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March 6, 1962
L. FESTAD
3,024,034
HAND SLEIGH FOR CHILDREN
Filed Feb. 24, 1960
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United States Patent 0 " "ice
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Patented Mar. 6, 1962
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The lower parts of the legs 1 and 2 are ?attened to form
top plates 7, to which are ?xed runners 8, as by welding.
To the seat portions 3 and 4 of the legs is attached by
bolts 9 a pusher handle 10, the bolts including spacer
washers 11 between the handle arms 12 and the seat por
tions by which the handle may fold over the seat without
binding on the fabric 6.
The front sleigh section further includes a tubular
bumper 13 attached to the top plates 7 and to the legs 1
and 2.
The rear sleigh section is made up of two main parts,
3,024,034
HAND SLEIGH FOR (IHILDREN
Lars Festad, 229 E. 14th Ave., Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada
Filed Feb. 24, 1960, Ser. No. 10,704
3 Claims. ((31. 280-16)
This invention relates to sleighs, having reference more
particularly to a sleigh for children.
In the art to which the invention relates, children’s
sleighs more usually are in the form of a single unit con
sisting of low runners and a platform or box on the run
a yoke 14 of tubular material with depending leg portions
ners, or they may comprise two articulated units such as
15 to which runners 16 are attached by bolts 17. On
bob sleighs. In these there are no convenient means by
the runners are top standing plates 18 ?xed thereto, as by
which the sleigh can be propelled by the user or users.
welding, and on these top plates are secured low tubular
The present sleigh is made up of sections, a front sec 15 foot guard rails 19 that bend slightly outward, as is ap
tion having an elevated seat for a child and a rear sec
parent in FIGURE 3, to permit of a child standing on the
tion coupled to the front section. The rear section in
runner top plates with its feet protected by the guard rails.
cludes a pair of runners with top plates on which a child
At its upper end the yoke 14 is ?attened to form a con
may stand while propelling the sleigh with one foot, and
necting element 20 engageable between spaced leaves 21
20 of a coupling 22 that is engaged on a tubular cross bar 23
the front section includes a handle for steering.
In addition other features are disclosed, including foot
?xed to the under side of the seat portions 3 and 4 of the
guard rails on the runner plates of the rear section, and a
front section legs. The element 20 and coupling 22 are
protecting bumper attached on the top plates of the front
connected by a pin 24. This allows the sleigh sections to
section runners. Also, the two units are so constructed
swing laterally in relation to each other.
that they may be folded for shipping.
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Other features and advantages of the invention will be
come apparent by the accompanying description taken in
conjunction with the drawings.
In the drawings, wherein is disclosed a preferred em
bodiment of the invention,
FIG. 1 is a side view of a sleigh in accordance with my
The swinging movement of the sleigh sections in rela
tion to each other is limited by bolts 25, and further is
cushioned by a ?at spring 26 engaged by studs 27 be
tween the leaves 21. The coupling for the yoke is held
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in place on the cross bar 23 by collars 2-8 on the cross bar.
In the use of the sleigh, one child sits on the seat 6 of
the front unit and a second child stands on the runner
invention, and in which the folded position of the pusher
plates 18 of the rear section and grasps the pusher handle
10. In this position the second child can propel the sleigh
with one foot pushing against the snow covered ground
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FIG. 3 is a top plan view of the sleigh, shown with the
and at the same time steer the sleigh by the handle 10.
seat broken away in part.
The flat plates 7 and 18 on the runners 8 and 16 serve
FIG. 4 is an enlarged side view of a rear runner, includ
as supports for the sleigh sections when traveling over
ing the foot guard rail and a fragment of the yoke to which
loose or soft snow, and as well serve to strengthen the
it is attached.
runner blades.
FIG. 5 shows an enlarged plan view of fragments of the
Having thus particularly described and ascertained
rear runner and yoke, showing the attachment of the run
the nature of my said invention, what I claim and wish to
ner to the yoke.
secure by Letters Patent is:
FIG. 6 is an enlarged side view of a front runner and
1. In a sleigh for children a front section formed of a
fragment of a leg portion with which the runner is inte
45 single piece of material bent to provide a seat portion
gral, and with the runner shown broken away, and includ
consisting of a back rest and spaced parallel sides, the
ing an end view of the runner and top plate.
sides of the seat portion curving forwardly downward
FIG. 7 is a detail enlarged top view of the front unit
forming legs and then rearward terminating in runners, a
cross bar and the rear unit yoke, including the elements
cross bar attached to the sides of the seat portion, a pusher
for attaching the yoke to the cross bar, shown with the 50 handle attached to the seat portion sides, a rear sleigh sec
cross bar and yoke broken away.
tion comprising a pair of runners and a yoke to which the
FIG. 8 is a detail enlarged side view of the cross bar,
runers are attached, and coupling means between the yoke
yoke and attaching elements shown in FIGURE 7 with
and front sleigh section cross bar permitting the sleigh sec
the yoke cushioning spring omitted.
tions to swing laterally in relation to each other.
FIG. 9 is a front end view of the seat fabric shown in 55
2. A sleigh for children as set out in claim 1 in which
attachment to the legs.
the runners are formed of ?at top plates and ?at blades
Having reference to the drawings, the sleigh consists
?xed edgewise to the under sides of the top plates extend
of front and rear sections, of which the front section is
ing lengthwise of the top plates at right angles thereto.
formed of a single piece of tubular material curved or
3. A sleigh for children comprising a front section hav
handle is shown in phantom turned forward on the seat.
FIG. 2 is a front view of the sleigh.
bent to provide spaced leg portions 1 and 2 with parallel 60 ing spaced runners with integral upwardly turned forward
seat sections, ‘as indicated at 3 and 4, and an integral rear
cross bar 5 forming a back rest for a child seated on the
sleigh section.
portions that extend rearward above the runners forming
a seat carrying portion, a pusher handle attached to the
rearwardly extending seat carrying portion of the runners,
A seat is provided consisting of a piece of fabric 6
a rear section for the sleigh consisting of runners for travel
folded over the seat portions of the legs and secured, 65 horizontally on the ground and adapted to form a stand for
as by stitching, and as shown in FIGURE 9.
a child riding thereon, and a yoke pivotally connected to
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the front section to swing sidewise in relation thereto, said
yoke having outwardly spread downwardly extending leg
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Swanson ______________ __ Ian. 1, 1924
Michalowski __________ __ Apr. 21, 1953
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Austria -t. ____________ __ Oct. 25, 1949
portions attached to the rear section runners.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
205,162
Wilkerson ____________ -l June 18, 1878
FOREIGN PATENTS
France _______________ __ Feb. 19, 1945
Great Britain _________ __ Dec. 20, 1890
of 1890
9,525
Sweden _____________ .._ Jan. 21, 1899
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