US 1014579 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
G. F. EDGINGTON.
ATTACHMENT FOR WAGON BODIES.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 6, 1911.
1,014,579, Patented Jam 9,1912.
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G. F. EDGINGTUN. ATTACHMENT FOR WAGON BODIES.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 6. 1911. I
Patented Jan. 9, 1912.
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lnvgantor Attorney thereof can be easily reached, the said at- TED STAWENT OFFICE GEORGE F. EDGI NGTON, OF JEFFERSONVILLE, INDIANA.
ATTACHMENT ron wAGon-Bomns.
I Specification 'of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 9,1912.
"Application filed NovemberG, 1911. Serial No. 558,903.
Tb azz 'wlzomz't ma concern: I Be it known t at I, GEORGE F. Engine- TON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Jefi'ersonville, in the county of Clark and.
State of Indiana, have invented a new and useful Attachment for Wagon-Bodies, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to attachments for Wagon bodies, one of its objects being to provide a box, crate or the like having novel means for connecting it to the bottom of.
the vehicle body, the various parts being so constructed as to permit the attachment to swing downwardly and rearwardly from the body when released so that the contents tachment, when in normal position, being closed at the top bythe bottom of the vehicle'body..
A further or retracted easvixl y accessible.
ith the foregoing and other objects'in view which will appear as the description proceeds, theinvention resides in the combination'and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that position, said means being changesv in the precise embodiment of theinvention herein disclosed can be madewithin'the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
one of t Fig. 3 is'a perspective view of-the attach-4 I ment.- Fig. 4; is a bottom plan view thereof.
Fig.- 5, is a perspective view of one -of the fastening devices; Fig.6 is an elevation of thebody. v Referring .toth figures by characters of refere'nce-A-design tee a portion of awagon body havingthe usual cross-stripe at the rear end, of the bottom'thereof. p j The attachment constituting the present invention includes a receptacle 1 in the form 'of '-a' box, crate-or the like, said receptacle being preferalfly provided-with metal straps object is to provide simple means for holding the attachment in closed connections between the box and 2 along the sides of the bottom thereof, each strap being formed with spaced ofi'set pore. :tions 3 and at adapted to receive rods .5 which extend longitudinally of the body 1 and terminate in arms 6 and 7 arranged adjacent to the sides of the body 1 and consti-g tuting hangers. The arms 6 have their upper ends forked, as at 8, andpivotally otherwise secured to the body A of the vehicle. The upper ends of the arms 7 are connected to attaching ,plates 9 bolted cries:
also preferably forked as at 10, and are pivotally connected to eyebolts 11 or thelike secured to the cross strip a. The arms 7 are;
somewhat longer than the arms 6 and the- W various parts are so positioned that,,under..- normal conditions, the body 1 of the attach-- vl ment bears, at its front, upon the bottom of the body A and is closed thereby, When the body l'is thus disposed, the arms G and, H .7 are extended downwardly and rearwardly from their points of connection with the ve'-- hicle body and a space is formed between the strip a and, the body 1.- In order to main tain the attachment in this position fasten" ingmeans such as shown in Figs. 3, 4. and 5 are. employed. Each fastening device. in-
eludes an attaching block 12 having .a stem 13 journaled therem, there being a spacing finger 14 extending from one end of the stem while a finger piece 15 extends from the other end thereof and is preferably bowed, the finger piece and the spacing finger being arranged at right angles to each other, or substantially so. When the 'finger piece 15 bears at its free end upon the body 1, the finger 14 is extended toward and bears against the adjoining face of the cross strip a,'thus preventing the body 1 fromshifting out of position. When, however, it is desired to release the box'so that access- Y may be had'conveniently to the contents thereof, the finger pieces 15 are swung away vfrom the body lso as to cause the spacing fingers 14 to move toward the body 1, nd
away, from the stri a." As the box is t as free to move towar the stri a, the armed -and 7 will swing downwar y and, as arms 7 are, longer than arms 6,it will be seen that the body 1 will tilt downwardly and ass under the stripe andxwill then swing ro'm under the rear-end of thevehicle .body'andbe sup orted in an inclined position as'indb v cated y dotted lines in Fig. 1. The to' tents of the bodv 1 can then be; 1 reached after which, by pushingon said body, it can be swung back intoits closed position under the vehicle body and held y turning the finger pieces 15 against the body 1 so as to bringthe spacing fingers 14 into contact with the strip a.
It is to be understood of.course 'that the body 1 can be used for various purposes, such as carrying tools, poultry, etc., andit is to be understood that the said body can be constructed in any manner desired.
What is claimed is g 1. An attachment for vehicle bodies including a receptacle, hangers pivotally con nected thereto and extending close to the sides thereof, one hanger on each side being longer than the other hanger, means for pivotally connecting the hangers to a vehicle body, and means on the receptacle for engaging a portion of the body and spacing the receptacle therefrom.
2. An attachment for vehicle bodies, including a receptacle, hangers of different lengths at each side thereof, said hangers being mounted for swinging movement relative to the receptacle, means for pivotally connecting the hangers to a vehicle body, and means on the receptacle and movable relative thereto for engaging a portion of a vehicle body to hold the receptacle in a predetermined position.
3. The combination with a vehicle body having a cross strip adjacent the rear end thereof, of a receptacle under the body, hangers at the sides of the receptacle, the hangers at each side being of 'difierent lengths, each hanger being mounted to swing relative to the receptacle supported thereby, means for pivotally connecting the hangers to the vehicle body and the'cross strip, and means upon the receptacle and shiftable into i 4 engagement'with the cross strip to hold the receptacle with its top in contact with the bottom of the vehicle body.
the other hangers,
4. The combination with a vehicle body having a cross strip, of a receptacle, hangers for movably supporting'the receptacle, said hangers constituting means for holding the receptacle in an inclined position underand beyond the cross strip, said receptacle being movable upwardly into contact with the bottom of the body, and means upon the re ceptacle for engaging the cross strip to hold the receptacle in raised position.
5. The combination with a vehicle body I having a cross strip,
of hangers pivotally connected to the body and cross strip, a receptacle pivotally connected to and supported by the hangers, said hangers being adapted to support the receptacle in an" inclinet. position with a portion thereof projected under and beyond the cross'strip, said receptacle bein shiftable upwardly against the bottom 0 the vehicle body, and means upon the receptacle for engaging the cross strip to hold the receptacle in elevated position and against the bottom of the body.
6. The combination with a vehicle body having a cross strip, of hangers pivotally connected to the body and cross strip, the hangers on the cross strip being longer than a receptacle movably supported by the hangers and adapted to swing to an inclined position under and beyond the cross strip, upwardly into contact with the bottom of the body, spacing devices movably connected ,to the receptacle, and means for shifting said devices into engagement'with the cross strip to hold the receptacle in elevated position.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixedmy signature in the presence of two witnesses.
GEORGE F. EDGINGTON. Witnesses:
ltur'u's A. Rononns, L. M. ALBEN.
said receptacle being movable