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Publication numberUS1420907 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 27, 1922
Filing dateDec 10, 1920
Priority dateDec 10, 1920
Publication numberUS 1420907 A, US 1420907A, US-A-1420907, US1420907 A, US1420907A
InventorsWilliam L Bixler, Bixler L B Henry
Original AssigneeWilliam L Bixler, Bixler L B Henry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment conveyer
US 1420907 A
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1,420,907., Patented June 27, 1922.

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Be it known that we, L B -HENRY BIXLEB.

said' invention having for its object the pro-- vision of novel -means whereby hooks of clothes hangers may be engaged for carrying the said hanger wlth its contents from one floor to another; novel means'being provided whereb' thehooks of-the hangers are released rom the carrier and supported with their loads in convenient position to be handled by an operator.

A still further object of this invention is to produce a novel hanger receiver associated with means for'trippin'g or releasing the hooks of the hangers from the conveyer whereby the said hooks may-be deposited on the hook receiving arm. With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists in the details of construction and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed. r

In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification wherein like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, and in which Figure 1 illustrates a perspective view of a conveyor system embodylng' the invention' Figure 2 illustrates a view in elevation of elegator and receiver on a reduced scale; an 7 v a fragment of the conveyer belt and hanger p rt. 4 1

I n these drawings'fifi' denotes an approxn mately horizontally-"traveling conveyer belt or cord and 6 a guide or hanger therefor to be employed for ca ing clothes hangers 7 having hooks 8 to di erent places on a' floor of a building, but as the details of construction of thisportion of the system are not dependent for its operation on thehanger elevating and depositing mechanisms, further detailed description of the floor conveyer is mum 6d, 1 I v pulley s all rotate and that a conveyer belt proximately parallel with the upright 13 "pulley as is usual with conveyer belts.

As the plates having the flanges reach the 4 Specification of Letters Patent. Patented J n 27, 1922 Application med December 10, 1920. Serial No. 429,757.

. ping mechanism, as will presently appear.

I In ca ing the invention into practice, a pulley 9 is mounted on a shaft 10, it being the pu se of the invention that the said 11 shall run thereover. An idler 12 is provided for the conveyer at its lower end and preferably the conve er belt travels with relation totwo sides 0 an upright 13, the said flanges being arranged in pairs and preferably formed integral with a plate 17 secured to the conveyer belt by fastenings 18 such as rivets. The ends of the flanges constitute supports or engagements for the hooks of, the clothes hangers 7 and the space between each pair of flanges 16 constitutes a clearance inwhich a roller 19 enters as the flanges and plate are carried past the said roller. The roller 19 is mounted on an arm 20 extendin upwardly and outwardly from a post 21 an this arm is intended to receive and hold the hangers as they are dislodged from the carrying flanges in passing the roller. It is shown in the drawing that the arm 20 is of such length as to hold the roller 19 in a position nearly under the shaft 10'so that as theconveyer belt travels upwardly, it is apuntil after the roller 19 is passed. The conveyer belt then travels obliquely to the point Figure 3 illustrates a perspective view of with its engagement with the peripheryof the pulley and then; it travels around the periphery of the. pulley 19, they ale tilted from a vertical to an oblique position in which position the cause the hooks of the' hangers to be dislo ged and the said hangers therefore descend and are caught by the arm 20 down which they avitate resting one 7 against the otherast ey are progressively d1slodged from the carrier, and an operator may then distribute them to the room convey o e f wh ch s ho n and identified upright having blocks 14 and 15 on one of its by the numeral 5 or the hangers may otherwise disposed of.

the conveyor belt. To that end, each arm would be hinged 'as shown at 22 in order that it may swing clear of the conveyer belt or into engagement therewith. When in engagement with the conveyer belt it would preferably be held in position by a brace 23 movabl mounted as at 24,-and the said brace could t en be moved into and out of operative engagement with the arm.

We claim:

1. In an elevator for clothes hangers, a shaft, a pulley thereon, a conveyer belt operating over the pulley, hanger carrying elements attached to the conveyer belt, an arm projectin upwardly and diagonally, a roller mounte on the outer end of'the arm adapted to engage the conveyer belt, the

said arm extending under the pulley to deflect the travel of the conveyer belt from a straight course whereby the hanger carriers are tllted as they pass the roller.

2. In a clothes hanger elevator and desitor, a pulley, an upright thereunder, locks in spaced relation to each other havi roller.'

3. In aclothes hanger elevator and deposi fi r, a pull y 4 upright thereunder, blocks in plates having parallel flanges in y with relation to the. con.- V

spaced relation to each other attached to one face of the upright, a conveyer belt, lates parallel flanges in spaced re ation to eac other attachedto. the a pivotally mounted arm conveyor belt, extendlng upwardly and diagonally with relation to the conveyer belt, means for holding the arm 1n o'peratlve position, a'roller on the outer end of the arm embraced by the flanges of the plates in their travel ast the roller, the

said roller extending 1m deflecting the conveyer having hooks engaging the hanger supports and adapted to be dislodged therefrom when tilted by the roller.



er the pulley forv belt, and hangers.

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U.S. Classification198/465.4, 198/837, 186/14, 186/22, 198/680
International ClassificationB65G37/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65G2812/013, B65G37/00
European ClassificationB65G37/00