US 1444245 A
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Feb. 6, 1923.
L. L. HALL.
FILED OCT. 28, 1921.
l I N V ENTOR.
LYMAN L. HALL, 0F LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.
Application filed October 28, 1921.
To a]? 1]: cm it nmy/ concern. Be known that LYMAN L. Him, a citizen of the United States. residing at Louisville, in the count oi? Jefferson and State of Kentucky, has invented certain new and useful improvements in Food Bins. of which the following a specification.
This invention relates to food bins or containers and has special reference to a tilting bin or container.
One important object of the invention. is to improve the general construction of devices of this character.
A. second important object of the invention is to provide an oved bin or container and truck thereioi, the two being arranged so that the contaii'ier may be moved to tilting position or moved to a position in which it cannot be tilted.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in general of certain novel details-o1"- construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings,
and specifically claimed.
ln the accompanying drawin actors of reference indicate lik several views, and z- Figure l is a plan view of the device partly broken away.
Figure 2 is vertical median section through the invention, the view also showing the container in tilted position in dotted lines.
In the embodiment of the invention herein illustrated there is provided truck platform 10 having swivelling casters 11 at its corners, the platform being substantially square. At each side of this platform there is provided a vertical post or standard 12 which is braced from lateral swinging move ment by diagonal braces 13. The upper end of each of these posts or standards is provided with a spaced pair of notches i l which extend diagonally downward from one side the respective post to the center, the outer ends of the notches being connected. by a channel 15. This channel 15 is preferably closed in by a cover plate 16 shown in Figure 2. The bin or container proper consists of a cylindrical body 1"? having handles 18 at each side. This body 17 is provided with trunnions 19 located substantially center of the height or" the body. At each end of the body there is provided a cover 20 s, like char parts in the Serial .cTo. 511,218.
which is hinged at one aid. provided at other side inn means as indicated by The proportions of the p. oh
the bottom ct the contain-r l? l? .lnFIL to the platform 1.0 with the trunnions 19 in the normal position as shown in Figure 9 lVhen in this position it will be obvious that the bin cannot be tilted to any extent. Then it is desired to tilt the bin the ban-- dies 18 are grasped and the trunnions 19 moved up through the channel 15 and dropped into the upper notch 14L thus sumino' the position 19. Nhen in this position tile bottom of the container is sufiiciently elevated to permit movement as indicated by the dotted lines in Figure 2 so that the container can be dumped and it will be obvious that, by reason of the double ended construction, the dumping may be eii'ected from either end.
There has thus been provided a simple and eiiicient device of the kind described and for the purpose specified.
It is obvious that minor changes may be made in the form and construction of the invention without departing; from the mate rial principles thereof. It is not therefore desired to confine the invention to the exact form herein shown and described, but it is wished to include all such as properly come within the scope claimed.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, is
l. The combination with a wheel support ed platform; or standards at each side of the platform provided adjacent their 11 ends each with a pair of inwardly downwardly extending notches and a channel connecting the outer ends of these notches, a cover plate covering the channel, a bin located between said standard, and
trunnions on the bin normally resting on.
ends each with apair of inwardly anddownwardly extending notches and a channel connecting the outer ends of these notches, a cover plate covering the channel,
a bin located between said standards, and
trunnions on the bin normally resting in the lower notches, said trunnions being" adapted to be moved upward through said channel into the up zer notches to permit tilting of the bin, said trnnnions being lo cated centrally of the height of said bin whereby the bin may be con'ipletely invert ed, and the bin being provided with a hinged closure at each end whereby each end of the bin may be used for either filling or discharge.
3. The combination with a wheel supported platform; oi? standards at each side of the platform provided adjacent their up per ends each with a pair of inwardly and downwardly extending notches, a bin lo cated between said standards, and trunnions on the bin normally resting in the lower notches, said trunnions being adapted to be moved upward into the upper notches to permit tilting of the bin, said trnnnions being located centrally of the height of said bin whereby the bin may be completely inverted, and the bin being provided with a hinged closure at each end whereby each end of the bin may be used for either filling or discharge.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
LYMAN L. HALL.