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H.- G. BUTLER. CONCRETE MAKING AND AGGREGATE HANDLING DEVICE.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 18, 1911.
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HENRY Gr; BUTLER, Ull"XFELL1NGTON, KANS'AiL CQNGRETE-hEAKIZtIQ Ahll) AGGREGATE-HLNDLING DEVICE.
Specification of Letters Eatent.
Patented Sept. 10, 1912.
a usausasiea March 3.8, 1911. SeriaLNo eiasae.
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device and Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same.
Corresponding letters refer to .correspending parts throughout the drawings and specification. As shown in Figal, AJis a car upon which mixer D, an operating platform D and hop )QIS d d are mounted. At tl-lllOOttOll'l oi said hoppers are doors a d" and in the top of the hoppers are inclined dumping chutes (Z (Z formed of bars spaced to let the aggregates passthrough. E is a supporting frame on said *car A and his a tower supporting sheaves f, f and f". .H is a winch drum. H and H are friction winding drums and 72. and k are friction brakes for controlling dru ns H andnH A winch l! drum (J a .lrame (x and track rope sheai es on c and c are niounted on car G. I is a track cable wound around a winch drum H, passed over sheave f through a carriage J anda sheave'housing K over a sheave 0 to coupling shackles l". I isa second cable forming a continuance of thecable I from shackles l and! connecting with xwinch drum C. I prefer to use the winch drums G and, Has a ready means of tightening the tnack cable l and its: continuation 1 but. any simple 'ilasteningat or near-the locationsof winch drums would suffice and be withinzthei spiritof my invention. K is a sheave in. housingli; and K is a connect-ion between housing K and theframe'C A. cable L wound around a drum Hfidhence passed over sheave f overthe sheave 3' in the car-- r go J, thence under sheave N in housing; ll on the bucket M, over the sheave j in. the carriage J, thence over sheave K in housing K and'thence hack and fastened to the housing N on the bucket M. That drum H and. allowing cable .L'to
tion of cable L which: reaches betweensheave K and housing)? may be regarded-as a tail rope to draw lbucltet'M and carriageJ in opposite directionto acable O; and While l prefer to fasten the end of therrope to the housing N it maybe fastened to carriage J,
or to the bucket M, and produce like results and be within the-spirit oi myinvention; Said cable 0 isrliastened to drum H, passed thence over the sheave f and thence fastoned to the front of bucket M. The track carriage J runs on the track cable I and is composed of shell 9', the track sheaves 'j and theibluclret carrying sheaves jend j. The bucket M is a rectangular-box open at its front end and having a lip' m bentslightly downwardv and sharpened to form a cutting edge. thehousi'n N which is fastened to the top of the bucket M, preferably near the fronl.
The sheave N :is carried in end. The concrete mixer .Dmay beef-any standard type and arranged to receive the material from the-hoppers d d and discharge the concrete into any suitable. conveyor, not shown.
To handle my device machinery car A I and a number of cars B \B, comprised preferably of a cement car, severalarock and sand cars and the box-car C, are run upon a side track near where concrete retaining Walls for track elevation.or for other similarpurposes are to be erected, and the machinery set in motion. The eableway 0peraitesas follows: If the operatorholds the drum H with the brake h and releases drum H theweight, of bucket M: in the loop of cable T) will cause said cable L to unwind from drum H and pass over the several sheaves and'thebucket will-fall to the position shownin the dottedlines over cars B 13. inFig. l; by then pulling in on cable 0 on ay out thebucket and, carriage will move orward and fill the bucket, and after filling holding the cable L and pulling on the cable 0 will raise and advance the bucket simultaneously, and after the bucket is raised sufiiciently the paying out of the cableL and hauling in onthe'cable Oat equal. speed will hold the bucket at a given height and advance it toward the point of dumping and a reversal of the latter motions will send the bucket backward ands quieker nayin vout Qf'theI cable-Q then the. cable L will si ultaneously' flected sidewise to miss the material cars B vious string of cars the difference of length may be moved on a direct line from the point of fill ,to the point of dumping or the reverse. It will be further noted that the paying out of either of the cables L or O, singly or simultaneously, will drop the bucket M and the winding of the same either singly or simultaneously will raise the bucket. The bucket on being brought to the hopper for which it is intended is allowed to drop and empty on the inclined chute within the hopper after which it may be returned and refilled. The men attending to the mixer dump the material from the hop pers into the measuring hopper on the mixer, not here developed, and the process proceeds until the material cars are empty. Then the bucket M is allowed to remain in one of the hoppers and the carriage J is allowed to fall and rest on the bucket M as the cable I is payed out from the winch C. the connection K having first been loosened all the cables and the sheave and housing at- K and K are lowered to the ground and de- B The shackles I" are then separated and the slack of the cable I thrown on the car C after which the car C and the material cars are switched out and other material cars and car C are again switched back in the same order as before and the shackles I connected and the cables and sheave again hoisted to position and the operation re pcated ml infinitmn.
Should the new string of material cars for any reason be longer or shorter than the preof the cable I between sheaves f and 0 are compensated for by paying off or winding on cable on the winch H.
In the building of concrete retaining walls for railway track elevation it becomes necessary at times to conform to the curvature of the track and it will be readily seen that if the device illustrated be placed on a curve the cars A, B and C will conform to the curvature, but the carriage J and the bucket M will move in a direct line and in dropping the bucket M into thecars it must be defiected 'sidewise toward the outside of the curve. To partially compensate for the above the she: yes sand 0 are provided on the frame C Normally, the track cable I passes over sheave 0, but under the conditions mentioned above it turns over one of the sheaves c or 0 The conveying and mixing machinery may be operated by any suitable power, singly or collectively, by individual electric motors from a central plant, or by individual gas engines. but preferably collectively by a steam plant, not herein shown.
tice the frame C on The present method of procedure is to have a car containing mixing machinery on a track and on the same track a train. of aggregates, viz: sand, gravel, stone and cement in cars; upon the said cars plank staging and wheelbarrows are placed. Laborers shovel and wheel the aggregates to the mixer at great expense because to avoid switching cost and delay (tiring working hours some of the aggregates have to be wheeled from cars quite distant from the concrete mixer.
Many cable conveying devices have been designed for various purposes, and they chiefly comprise two or three classes, viz., those that are merely conveyors, those that convey a grab bucket and those as illustrated in Bennett, 895,064. The latter class are of necessity only suited to short range work, by reason of the necessity of proportioning the height of mast to the distance the bucket must travel on the track rope by gravity to reach the extremity of operation.
It will be noted in Bennett by reference to Fig. 5 that he uses his track rope as the mediumof raising and lowering his bucket and that in doing so, he uses or wastes a lot of power in partially straightening his cable F under load. In my invention it will be noted that the track cable is brought under tension while unweighted and the tension maintained until a new supply of aggregate is required. It will be further noted the bucket is supported on the carrier by a loop in the cable and the pull onsaid cable O is reduced to less than half of the weight of the bucket and its load. It will be further noted that the forward and backward motion is positive and the possible range of operation thereby largely increased. In praccar C is made low, as shown, so that in switching in a new supply of aggregates car Cwill pass under overhead structures such as trafiic and semaphore bridges. but if desired the frame on car C can be made even higher than the frame on car A.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is,-
1. The combination of a railway car, a concrete mixer carried thereon, hoppers carried on said car and arranged to deposit their contents as desired in said concrete mixer. hoisting drums on said car, cableway supporting mechanism on said car, a plurality of sheaves near the top of said supporting mechanism, a second railway car, cableway supporting mechanism on said car. a winch drum on said car, a sheave on said supporting mechanism, a track cable fastened to a winch drum on the first mentioned car, passed over one of the sheaves on said car, thence over the above mentioned sheave on the second car to the winch on said car, a sheave carried on said track cable and fastened to said cableway supporting mechanism on said second railway car. a carrier having a plurality of sheaves therein a part of said sheaves resting on said track cable to I support its other or pull cable attached to said bucket,
sheaves below said t said carrier and the remaining rack cable, a drag line bucket having an open end and a sheave fastened to the top of saidbucket, a second cable wound around drums, then over one of said hoisting a second of the'plurality of sheaves on said supporting mechanism,
then over one of the sheaves in said carriage and under the sheave on said bucket and up over a second sheave in said carriage thereby forming a loop in s bucket sheave and said carriage sheave,
between said said aid cable cable being then passed over the sheave near said. supporting mechanism on said second car and thence returned and fastened near said sheave on said bucket, a third I cable wound around a second of said hoisting drums, thence over a third'of the sheaves on the cableway supportingmechanism on said first mentioned railway car and fastened to the front of said drag line bucket and a plurality of material first and second cars,
2. In an aggregate handling railway cars, power cars spacing apart said substantially as. de
device, two driven winding drums on said cars, supporting frames on said cars, a plurality of a cableway supported on said sheaves attached to said winding drums.
sheaves 'on said frames,
3; In an aggregate handling device, two
railway cars, two 'power drums on one of said cars,
driven winding frames on said end to one of said drums,
passed over two of said sheaves on said frames, looped over two of said sheaves in said carriage, through said sheaves on said bucket and attached at its other end as third or pull cable passed over one of shown and described, 2, attached to said bucket said gheaves in I said frames and its other end attached to the second of said winding drums.
i. In an aggregate handling railway cars, two power drumsjon one of sai car's, a pluralityot a cableway supporte cableway consisting of a track device, two driven winding d frames on said cars,
sheaves on said frames,
(1 on said sheaves said cable, a can riage on said cable, sheaves in said carriage,
a bucket with a sheave carried on a second end to one 0t said drums, of said sheaves on said frames,
in said carriage,
bucket and attached alt two of said sheaves said sheave on said end as show thereon, said bucket cable fastened at one passed overone looped over through 11 and described, a third passed over one of said sheaves in said frames an its other end attache d to the second of saiddrums on one of said a sheave thereon,
winding drums and gate containing cars spacing said railway, oars apart.
plurality aggrev 5. In aggregate handling device, two? power driven Winding drums on one of said cars, frames on said cars, a plurality of sheaves on said frames, a cableway supported on said sheaves said cableway consisting of a track cable sup: ported ontwo' or said sheaves, a carriage on said cable, sheaves in said carriage, a bucket with a sheave thereon, said bucket carried on a second cable fastened-at one end. to one of said drums, passed over one of said sheaves in said frames, looped over two of said sheaves in said carriage through said sheave on said bucket and attached at its other end as railway cars, two
shown and described, a;
third or-pull cable attached to said bucket,
passed over one of said sheaves in. said"- frames, and its other end attached to the second oi. said winding drums, a plurality of aggregate containing cars, spacing said railway cars apart, a concrete mixer-on one of said railway cars, a hopper supported above said concrete mixer and means for operating said mixer.
' 6. In an aggregate handling device, two railway cars, two power driven windin cars, frames on sai cars, a plurality of sheaves on said frames, a cableway supported on said sheaves said cableway consisting of a track cable supported on two of said sheaves, held at it s-ends on winch drums supported on saidrailway cars, a carriage on said cable, sheaves in said carriage, a bucket with said bucket carried on a second cable fastened at one end toone of said drums, passed over one of said sheaves in said frames, looped over two of said sheaves in said carriage on said bucket and attached at its other end as shown and described, a third or pull cable attached to said bucket, passed over one of said sheaves in said frames, and its other end attachedto the second of said winding drums, a plurality of aggregate said track cable ion through said sheave containing cars spacing said railway cars apart,a concrete mired on one of said railway cars, a hopper supported above said concrete mixer and means for operating said mixer.
7. in a concrete making device, a concrete mixer on a" railway car, an aggregate hopper to feed said mixer, an aggre ate car and a cableway extending over sai aggre-. gate car and over said hopper, a bucketcarried on said cableway adapted-to excavate aggregates from said aggregate car and de-' posit them in said hopper to feed sald mixer,
power mechanism on. said railway car to operate said cableway and said mixer to handle and transform aggregates into concrc-te.
8. In a concrete making device, a railway car a concrete mixer on said car, an aggregate hopper to feed aggregate increments into said mixer, a cableway frame on said car, a second railway car and a cableway frame carried thereon a plurality of aggregate cars spacing said first and second cars apart, a cableway supported on said frames on said first and second cars and a bucket carried on said oabieway adapted to excavate aggregates from said aggregate cars and deposit them in said hopper to feed said mixer, power mechanism on said car to operate said cableway and said mixer to handle and transform aggregates into eonl5 erete.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
HENRY G. BUTLER. Vitnesses:
EVANG'ELINE O. GIBBONS, A. B. CORNELIUS;