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Publication numberUS1361832 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 14, 1920
Filing dateJul 5, 1919
Priority dateJul 5, 1919
Publication numberUS 1361832 A, US 1361832A, US-A-1361832, US1361832 A, US1361832A
InventorsCrilly William
Original AssigneeCrilly William
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Unloading apparatus
US 1361832 A
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W. CRILLY.

UNLOADING APPARATUS.

APPLICATION FILED JULY 5. 1919.

Patented Dec. 14, 1920.

2 SHEETSSHEET 1.

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UNLOADING APPARATUS- APPLlCATlON FILED JULY 5, 1919.

Patented Dec.14,19 20.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 UNITED sures- WILLIAM CRILLY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

UNLOADING APPARATUS.

Application filed July 5. 1919.

To all whom it may concern.

Be it known that 1, WILLIAM CRILLY, a citizen of the United States, residin at Chicago, in the county of Cook and tate of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Unloading Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in unloading apparatus, particularly adapted, though not necessarily limited in its use, for unloading open cars, and one of the objects of the invention is to provide an improved, simple, compact, portable and self-contained apparatus of this character which is adapted to he placed upon the car and moved lengthwise and crosswise thereof to any position with respect to the car so as to remove all of the contents of the car and deliver the same outside of the car. 7

To the attainment of these ends and the accomplishment of other new and useful objects as will appear, the invention consists in the features of novelty in substantially the construction, combination and arrangement of the several parts hereinafter more fully described and claimed and shown in the accompanying drawings, illustrating this invention and in which; V

Figure 1 is a side elevation of the apparatus showing the same in position upon a car.

Fig. 2 is an end elevation of the apparatus.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, the numeral 10 designates the ordinary car body particularly adapted for carrying coal and similar materials. The apparatus is adapted to be placed upon the top of the side walls of the car and to travel upon the angle irons 11 usually provided in cars of this character. If, however, it is found that the upper edges of the walls are irregular, then the rails 12 may be employed for sup porting the apparatus and as tracks for the apparatus to run upon. These tracks maybe held in position in any suitable manner such as by means of posts 13 adapted to extend downwardly on the inside of the car.

The apparatus consists primarily of a main supporting frame having side bars 14L and end bars 15 and which frame is supported by means of suitable wheels 16 adapted to engage and run upon the tracks 12 when the tracks are employed or upon the angle irons 11 of the car. Projecting upwardly from one side of the main supporting frame and adjacent each end thereof, are

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Dec. 14, 1920,

Serial No. 308,699.

A supplemental frame is provided to move 7 with the main supporting frame and with respect thereto and in adirection transverse to the direction of movement of the main supporting frame; This supplemental frame may be of any desired configuration, but preferably comprises a bottom 24 having uprights 25 at one edge and an inclined up wardly projecting portion 26 at the other edge of the bottom and projecting above the upper edge of the inclined portion 26 are uprights 27 and which uprights 27 are connected with the uprights 25 by means of cross bars 28. The uprights 27 preferably project for a short distance above the cross bars 28 as at 29 and this upwardly projecting portion is reinforced by means of braces Mounted upon the upright 17 of the main frame, is a bar or track 31 preferably of channel iron construction. When the two frames are assembled, the uprights 1729 will stand adjacent each other so that wheels 32 which are connected with the supplemental frame preferably by means of the uprights 29, will engage and run upon the bars or channel irons 31 which serve as a track for the wheels. Additional wheels 33 are connected with the supplemental frame on the opposite side thereof and adjacent one of the cross bars 14 which latter forms a track upon which the wheels 33 rest and travel.

It will thus be seen that as the main frame is moved in one direction across the car, the supplemental frame will be carried thereby and this supplemental frame, inasmuch as the tracks or supporting rails l i-31 are arranged transverse to the tracks or rails 12, will be adapted for a movement across the car in a direction transverse to the movement of the main supporting frame thereacr oss. This independent movement of the supplemental frame may be accomplished in an suitable manner such for instance as by means of a hand wheel 34 connected with the shaft 85, having a worm 36 thereon which meshes wit-h a worm gear carried by the axle of one of the wheels Mounted upon the supplemental frame, preferably upon the bottom 24, is a conveyer of any suitable style but preferably a screw conveyer 37 which operates within a trough 38 and the trough is of a length to extend entirely across the car in adirection transverse to the direction of movement of the main supporting frame, This conveyer may be of any desired length but preferably is of a length to extend beyond the side of the car and is provided with a delivery chute 39 for delivering the material therefrom. The free end of the conveyer is supported in any suitable manner such as by means of a cable 40 connected at one end as at 41 to the free end of the conveyer and is connected by means of an anchor 42 to a fixed support on the supplemental frame.

Pivotally mounted by one end and upon the supplemental frame is an arm or boom 43 which may be of any desired length and carried by the free end of this arm or boom is a sprocket wheel 44, while a similar sprocket wheel 45 is located at the other end of the boom adjacent its pivot. An endless flexible element or belt 46 passes over these sprocket wheels and scoops or buckets 47 are connected with the endless element. With this construction, it will be noted that there is only a single endless element to which the scoops or buckets are secured and this element is located preferably centrally of the buckets so as to be protected by the buckets or scoops These buckets are pro vided with closed bottoms and each of the buckets is so constructed that it will overlap the next adjacent bucket thereby forming a continuous support for the material in the scoops or buckets which will prevent the material from dropping through the buckets and interfering with the endless element 46.

The sprocket wheel 44 is preferably mounted in an adjustable bearing 48 adapted to be adjusted by means of a suitable adjusting screw 49 so as to take up the slack of the endless element '46. WVith this construction it will be manifest that the boom like elevator is pivotally supported by its upper end so that its lower end will have a free swinging pivotal movement, thereby adapting the free end of the elevator to be positioned so as to engage the material in the car. hen the car is full and the apparatus is first started to be used, the boom like elevator will assume the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1, that is with its free end resting on the top of the material. As the elevator is operated, the free end of the ele-' vator, as the material is removed, will gravitaie as indicated diagrammatically'in dotted lines in Fig. 1 toward the bottom of the car until it assumes'the position shown in full lines in Fig. 1. As the material is then re moved from the'car, with the free end of the elevator depending below the support and into the car, the main supporting frame may be advanced or the supplemental frame advanced with respect to the main supporting frame so as to position the elevator to remove all of the contents of the car.

Motion may be imparted to the elevator to operate the scoops or buckets 47 in any suitable manner such as by means of a motor 50, preferably mounted upon the supplemental frame, and which motor is connect ed in any suitable manner such as by means. of a chain orvbelt 51 passing over suitable sprocket or pulley wheels 52-52. Theconveyer 37 also receives its motion from the motor 50 by means of suitable connections such as a belt or chain 52 passing over asuitable pulley or sprocket connected with the conveyer and also over a suitable sprocket wheel or pulley 54 connected with the sprocket 45.

In order to provide for the proper speed and to reduce the speed of the motor 50 to adapt it for operating the elevator and conveyer, a suitable reducer 55 maybe provided which is connected with the shaft 56 of the motor through a suitable coupling 57.

The free end of the elevator may be swung about its pivotal support in any desired or suitable manner, preferably by means of cables 58 connected with the free end thereof, and which cables vpass over suitable pulleys 59 mounted in suitable bracketsor I earings 60 on the supplemental frame and over drums 61 also mounted upon the sup plemental frame. These drums 61 may be rotated in any suitable manner such as by means of a crank '62 through intermediate gear connections 63 and the free end of the elevator may be supported and maintained in its adjusted position by means of a suit-- apparatus of the character described adapted to rest and travel upon the top of the walls of a car, said apparatus embodying a conveyer for receiving and delivering the contents of the car outside thereof, an elevator for delivering the material to the conveyer, means for moving the elevator and conveyer lengthwise of the car, means for ,ed to be supported by andto travel upon the top of the walls of a car, said apparatus" embodying a main supporting frame.'movable in one direction back and forth across the car, a supplemental frame 'mount'ed upon the main frame for movement therewith and with respect thereto across the car in a direction transverse to the direction of movement of the main frame, an elevator pivotally supported at one end by the supplemental frame whereby its free end will have a free swinging movement about the pivot, and a conveyer positioned adjacent the pivoted end of the elevator to receive the material from the elevator at any point of adjustment of the elevator and deliver the material outside of the car.

3. A self contained portable unloading apparatus of the character described adapted to be supported by and to travel upon the top of the walls of a car, said apparatus embodying a main supporting frame movable in one direction back and forth across the car, a supplemental frame mounted upon the main frame for movement therewith and with respect thereto across the car i a direction transverse to the direction of movement of the main frame, anelevator pivotally supported at one end by the supplemental frame whereby its free end will have a free swinging movement about the pivot, a conveyer positioned adjacent the pivoted end of the elevator to receive the material from the elevator at any point of adjustment of the elevator and deliver the material outside the car, means common to the elevator and conveyer for actuating them, and means for swinging the elevator about its pivot and at will.

st. A self contained portable unloading apparatus of the character described adapted to rest and travel upon the top of the walls of a car, said apparatus embodying a main supporting frame movable back and forth in one direction across the car, a supplemental frame mounted to travel with the main supporting frame and also with respect thereto back and forth across the car and in a direction transverse to the direction of travel of the main supporting frame, a conveyer connected with the supplemental frame for movement therewith, and adapted to deliver the material outside of the car, and an elevator also connected with the supplemental frame for movement therewith and shiftable with respect thereto and operating to deliver the contents of the car to the conveyer, said elevator embodying a single endless flexible band or belt and individual'buckets or scoops connected therewith.

5. A self contained portable unloading apparatus of the character described adapted to rest and travel upon the .top of the walls ofa car, saidapparatus embodying a main supporting frame movable back and forth in one vdirection across the car, a supplemental frame mounted to travel with the main supporting frame and also with respect thereto back and forth across the car and in a ,direction transverse to the direction of travel of the mainsupporting frame, a conveyer connected therewith andadapted to deliver the material outside of the car, and an elevator also connected with the supplemental frame for movement therewith "and shiftable with respect thereto and operating to deliver the contents of the car to the conveyer, said elevator embodying a single endless flexible band or belt and individual buckets or scoops connected therewith, each of the said buckets or scoops overlapping the next adjacent bucket or scoop;

6. A self contained portable unloading apparatus of the character described adapted to be supported by the walls of a car, said apparatus embodying a pivotally mounted boom like elevator embodying a series of traveling buckets or scoops for removing the contents of the car, means for imparting a bodily movement to the elevator longitudinally and transversely of the car, a conveyer for receiving the material from the elevator in any position, to which the elevator has been .moved about its pivot, and actuating means for the elevator and conveyer.

7. A self contained portable unloading apparatus of the character described adapted to be supported by the walls of a car, said apparatus embodying a pivotally mounted boom like elevator embodying a series of traveling buckets or scoops for removing the contents of the car, means for imparting a bodily movement to the elevator longitudinally and transversely of the car, a conveyer for receiving the material from the elevator in any position to which the ele vator has been moved about its pivot, actuating means for the elevator and conveyer, and means for adjusting the free end of the elevator and maintaining it in its adjusted position.

8. A self contained portable unloading apparatus of the character described embodying a boom like elevator pivotally mounted by one end and supported for bodily move ment in a plurality of directions across a car, a motor for actuating the elevator, said elevator embodying an endless flexible ele-l ment, scoops or buckets connected with the element, said elevator adapted to operate entirely within the confines of the walls of the car, and a conveyer adjacent the elevator for receiving the material therefrom and del vering the same outside of the car. ,9. A self contained port-able unloadlng apparatus of the character described 'embodying a boom ,like elevator pivotally mounted biv'one end and supported for bodily movement in a plurality of directions across a car, a motor for actuating the elevator, said elevator embodying-en endless flexible element, scoops or buckets connected With the element, said elevator adapted to operate entirely Within the con-fines of the Walls of the car, a conveyer adjacent the a l elevator for receiving the material therefrom and delivering the same outside of the car, the free end of the elevator depending below the supporting structure, and means upon the supporting structure and operzv of July, A. D. 1919. 1

WILLIAM oRiLLY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification414/523, 414/394, 198/509
International ClassificationB65G65/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65G2814/0332, B65G65/00
European ClassificationB65G65/00