US 1330303 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
I). P. CLEVELAND.
AUTO-MOB1LE BACK. AEP LICATION FILED JULY 7. I919.
' Patented F610,v 10, 1920 2 SHEETS-SHEET I.
D. P. CLEVELAND, AUTOMOBILE RACK. v APPHCATIDN FILED JULYT. 1919.
Patented. Feb. 10,1920.
DAVID CLEVELAND, OF DALLAS, TEXAS, ASSIGNOR To UNIVERSAL PAIN T REMOVER AND MOTORCLEANING COMPANY, on
Application filed July 7, 1919. Serial No. 309,218.
I To all whom it may concern Be it known that 1, DAVID P. CLEVELAND, a citizenof the United States, residing at Dallas, in the county of Dallas and State of ,,Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Automobile-Racks, of which'the following is a specification.
My invention relates to apparatus for supporting an automobile or vehicle in a suitable position, while the paint is being removed therefrom, and for recovering the .liquid used in removing the paint.
An important obj ectof the invention is to provide apparatus of the above mentioned for providing a space so that the operator" may get beneath the automobile, to thoroughly remove the paint from the lower parts thereof. Means are provided for supplying a liquid chemical paint remover to the painted surfaces of the automobile, to remove the paint therefrom.
In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same.
Figure l is a side elevation of apparatus embodying my invention,
Fig. 2 is a transversesection taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1,
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a combined track and pan section,
Fig. l is a perspective view of a stationary section of the track and associated elements, and, I
Fig. 5 is a transverse sectional view taken 'on line 5-5 of Fig.3.
In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodi- .ment of my invention, the numeral 10 designates a pair. of longitudinal tracks or rails,
which are horizontally arranged, and provided at corres onding ends with inclined portions 11,.as s. own. The rails 10 are supported by blocks 12, which hold the same 1 The rails 10 and inclined provided with upstanding oo suitably elevated. portions 11 are flanges 13, whichserve as guide means for the wheels of the automobile.
Each rail 10 has a section 14 which is 're-' movable, in order that access may be readily had to the space beneath the illllZOlHObllG- The blocks 12 carried by these removable sections 14 are permanently secured thereto, together with portions of the flanges 13.
Extending along one sideof one removable track section 14:, is a platform 15, which is suitably secured to the flange 13, this platform is supported by diagonal bars orbraces 16, hinged thereto and which are foldable.
Arranged beneath, the rails or tracks 10 is a longitudinal secured to the same. This pan or shell is curved in cross section, and is longitudinally inclined and extends downwardly toward its center. The p-an 19 embodies removable pan sections 20 and 20, which are carried by the track sections 14, to be removed thereby. The pan section 20 engages above a flange 2 upon the pan section 20', and the pan section 20 has an outlet coup ing 22, for con nection with a suitable pipe, serve to conduct the liquid mass to a desired point.
Arranged at one end of the apparatus, "is a supporting frame 23, upon which is mounted-a tank or receptacle 24; for holding a liquid chemical paint remover. ;A pipe 25 is connected with the tank 2%, and at its free end is provided with a. nozzle 23.. This nozzle may be of any well known or' preferred construction, and is adapted to receive steam under pressure from a steam supply pipe 27. This steam serves to preheat the liquid chemical and to supply the same to the painted surface to be treated.
or rails 10, and held thereby in a suitably elevated position. The nozzle 26 is now op-L steam to the painted surfaces of the automobile. This liquid chelnical "removes the paint, which drips frourthe machine in a liquid mass into the pan 19. lVhen it is desired to Patented Fen 10, i920.
pan or shell 19, suitably 75 The automobile is driven upon the tracks A which may 85 The operation of the apparatus is as folerated to supply the liquid chemical and remove the paint from orinoie particularly .110
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to clean the 1 ower porti'ons of the machine,v
the removable track sections 14 and pan sections carried thereby are withdrawn from their normal position, whereby the operator 5 may get under the automobile.
It is to be understood that the form of my invention. herei'v-ith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes in the shape,
size, and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of my invention, or the scope of the subjoined claims.
steam and chemicals it is possible to reuse the chemicals and therefore the collecting pan is useful. Also it is desirable to keep the floor around the rack clean and free from ,chemicals which might injure the floor or the shoes of the workman.
Havirig'thus described my invention, I claim:
1. In apparatus of the character described, tracks embodying removable track sections, means for supporting. the tracks inan ele- Vated position, a pan arranged between the tracks and secured thereto and embodying v removable pan sections carried by the removable track sections, and means for applying a liquid chemical paint-remover to the automobile upon the tracks.
2. In apparatus of the character described. tracks having inclined ends and embodying In removing paint from automobiles with removable track sections, means for supporting the tracks in an elevated position, a pan arranged between the tracks and secured thereto, said pan embodying overlapping pan sections carried by the removable track sections, outlet means for one pan section, and means for supplying a liquid chemical paint-remover to the automobile upon the tracks.
3. In apparatusotthe character described, tracks having inclined ends and embodying removable track sections, means for supporting the tracks in an elevated position, a longitudinal pan arranged beneath the tracks and embodying. removable pan sections carried by the removable/track sections, a support disposed near one end of the tracks, a tank carried by the support, a nozzle, and a flexible conduit connecting the tank a'nd nozzle. l
4. In an elevated supporting rack for cleaning and removing paint from motor vehicles, a pair of tracks for supporting the wheels oi a motor vehicle, a removaltile sec tion in. each track less in length than the wheel base of a motor vehicle. arranged to be removed to give access to the under side of a motor vehicle supported on the tracks,
and inclined approaches at the ends of the tracks.
In test monywhereof I aflix my signature.
DAVID I, CLEVELAND.