US 1210133 A
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E. A. BAKER.
TRUCKING SKID. APPLICATION FILED MAY 1. 191a.
ATTORNEYS 7 to provide an apron attachable to and car-,
To all 207mm it may concern Be it known that L-ELLINGTON A. BAKER, a citizen of the United States,
and a resip dent of Mayfield, in the county of Hancock and State of Georgia, have invented acertaln new and useful Improvement in Trucking-Skids, of which the following is a speci fication.
lily present invention relates generally to trucking skids used to support trucksfor conveying freight by hand from railway cars to depot platformafrom car to car, or "rom any particular place to another. point where it is necessary to use a support for the truck in its movements, andh as to do more particularly with skids utilized between two points one of which is above the other and with means for preventing the skids so placed from slipping, without permanently attaching the same in position.
To this end the object of my invention is he point of use,
I apron. may be readily transported from p place to place and instantly set up or taken down in use.
To this end I preferably provide the construction shown in the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification, and whereinn Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating e practical application of my improvement. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section through a portion of the skidprovided with my improved apron. Fig. 3 is a transverse section taken substantially on line 3-3 of Fig.1, and Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view of the apron removed.
Referring now to these figures, and particularly to Figs.
1, my invention providing the skid so adapted for use with an apron 13, the body of which is formed of a flat section of metal suiiiciently heavy and strong for the purpose disposed upon one end of the skid 10 and having guide flanges 14 lapping the side edges of the skid, these side flanges 14 and the skid 10, at a point adjacent thereto, be-
@opies Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 2c, 1916.
, 1916. Serial No. 94,669.
ing provided with alined openings 15 for the reception of a pivot bolt 16 which, as seen in Fig. 8, extends through the flanges and also through the skid cent the upper surface of the skid 10, permitting the apron to automatically adjust its position when the skid in Fig. 1 in use.
It will be noted that the flanges 14 just above referred to, taper from the upper inner edge of theapron 13 and terminate some distance from the outer edge of the apron, the outer portion of the body being curved downwardly as shown in the'several figures, in order to provide an edge which upon presis placed asshown fromslipping.
ment will enable a truckman toeasilyand readily mount his truck load on the skid and with absolute safety as far skids is concerned, and that loading and unloading operations may hand trucks from car to platform and vice versa with much saving of time in addition to greater degree of safety as to engaged in trucking and the goods handled.
clannz- 1. A skid hoard having at one end a Ine tallic apron disposed thereon and projecting therebeyond in the direction of the length of the skid, provided with side flanges lapping the side, edges of the skid adjacent the said end, a pivot bolt extending through the flanges and through the skid whereby to permit the apron to automatically adjust itself in use, the said side flanges tapering toward the outer end of the k of the said outer end thereof, and the outer portion of of the apron being bent downwardly for the purpose described.
2. A skid having an apron disposed upon one end thereof and provided with side flanges pivotally conof th of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the commissioner (Jr-Patents,
Washington, D. C.
10 whereby to pivotally support the inner edge of the apron l3 adj aas slipping of the the body.
be carried on with both those said i